Jeez, De Vries!

It seems Swansea goalkeeper Dorus De Vries has been attempting to cause a bit of a stir with his post-match comments on Saturday.  I don’t think anyone who was at the game nor listened would deny that Swansea certainly could feel rightly aggrieved at not getting a winner – and Forest seemed to play in a manner that we often have to endure our opponents trying when they visit the City Ground.

But still – should we be ashamed?  We are nursing injuries to numerous key players – they also happen to be our key attacking players.  Factor in the questionable match-fitness of both Grant Holt and Junior Agogo, and I think it becomes perfectly understandable why we perhaps we not the most attack-minded of teams on our travels at the weekend.

Now, Dorus.  As a fan old enough to remember winning League Cups, I’m afraid that if you think holding the Jacks to a draw is comparable, even given our now much more lowly status, then you’re getting a wee bit ahead of yourself.  Your comments should have been centred on the positive performance of Swansea on the day – at times their attacking play sounded excellent – however, if you can’t overcome a team who defend in numbers – you won’t get far in this league!

There’s probably an element of the media twisting the ‘keepers comments to seem more provocative than they were intended to be, but it’s a stark demonstration of why perhaps footballers are not always the greatest ambassadors for their clubs in such instances – ultimately it just smells rather of a combination of sour grapes, along with a big dose of stating the bleeding obvious.

Of course, on another day we could have deservedly been defeated – on another day perhaps De Vries would have struggled with the gigantic chip on his shoulder to get across the goal to save Sammy Clingan’s shot we could’ve got an undeserved victory – so chill out Mr De Vries, this won’t be the first game you’re involved with that doesn’t turn out how you may feel it should have.


7 Responses

  1. One thing I will say for him, well done for speaking your mind. If its what he thinks, fair play.

  2. That’s true I suppose, and if you added a healthy layer of diplomacy to his comments, then it would read basically like a Smoulds post-City-Ground-match interview….

  3. It would be interesting to see how many of the “quotes” he actually said. I think that all players and managers should look on their own doorstep first, before commenting on the opposition, officials, weather, passing spacecraft etc (although some match officials do make it hard). To be fair, CC gets a lot of criticism for his spin, but most of his comments are centred on his own team, rather than bad mouthing others.

  4. De Vries should remember that if you don’t get the ball in between the sticks at the other end you won’t win.
    (we should know!) Regardless of how well Swansea played the result was 0-0. Has he not played in a game where he’s had a blinder and kept everyhing out from the opposition to gain an undeserved 0-0? He should also remember Swansea have got to come to the CG and I hope he will have his comments well and truly stuffed into the back of his net just after the ball has sailed passed him for the third time into the top corner!!

  5. I don’t care, the man speaks for what he believes as true, and yes Forest are lucky and disgraceful at the moment. Calderwood we are watching very closely, and you have 8 matches left to prove you are worthy of actually being in Nottingham let alone Forest. No excuses, you have had long enough

  6. wont get far in the league??? Can you please tell me who is top of the league please m8? some team called swansea city ini? and who is their goalkeeper?

  7. 😆

    Did you think to check the date of the article?

    Let’s see if you can stay there after the Havant and Waterlooville debacle 😆

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