Fighting Talk For De Vries After Northampton

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 8:18
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The Dutch keeper was beaten four times during the game – three times in little over twenty minutes at the start – and he had some choice words for his team-mates after the game as he delivered his own verdict on the performance – Dutch Style.

And now he is stating that the Swans need to move on as a boxer would do in the last couple of rounds to ensure that the good work to date is not wasted.    Victory at the Memorial Stadium would move the Swans nine points clear of both Carlisle and Doncaster – although they would have played one more than the former – and all of a sudden things would look a little more comfortable in terms of which way the league table was looking.

Looking back on the weekend game, De Vries told the Western Mail “It wasn’t good enough, you think, ‘Oh my God, where is this going?’ We didn’t cope with crosses or close players down and we were lucky we didn’t concede six or seven goals.

“But It was a freak accident which happens once or twice during a season.

“The way I look at it (the season) is that we are in a 12-round fight and we are in the 10th or 11th round now.

“We are not going to win every round, but we have to make sure now that we throw a couple of good punches and stay ahead on points.

“I am a boxing fan but I’m more into the cage-fighting – the meaner stuff. Free-fighting, that’s a bit harder,” revealed de Vries.

“I watch it on TV and DVD here and I go to big tournaments at the Amsterdam Arena in the summer.

“It’s massive in Holland and I like it – I think I would go absolutely berserk in the ring.

“Where I grew up so many have ended up fighting all over the world, and I like the aggression and the adrenalin.”

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