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“The best footballing side in the division” – Blackpool boss Critchley praises the Swans

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Neil Critchley was clearly a happy man yesterday after watching his side come from a goal down to take a point back to the North West from South Wales thanks to a late goal from Keshi Anderson.

Anderson struck to cancel out Joel Piroe’s first half opener for the Swans but it was a host of penalty decisions that were not given that was one of the main talking points after the game with Russell Martin confirming that the Swans were to send a video compilation of recent appeals that were not given.

Critchley though was full of praise for the Swans after the game “Swansea play a unique brand of football, they’re the best footballing side in the division and their home record is outstanding,” said Critchley.

“We decided the best way to combat that was to change our shape today and we gave them a real problem without the ball in the first-half.

“Other than the lad striking one in the top corner from 25 yards, they didn’t really get near the goal.

“In the second-half, we showed real courage on the ball and we got on top of them and we made them do what they don’t want to do, which is defend. At times we were in control of the game and that takes real bravery and ability.

“We didn’t threaten the goal enough, but we were growing into the game all the time and in the end I don’t think anything can begrudge us of our point.

“Our character is never to be doubted though, we have it in abundance.

“For us to come here as the away team, and I’ve seen a lot of their games where they’ve won 3-0 and scorelines like that, we’ve been more than a match for them today.”

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Phil Sumblerhttp://www.planetswans.co.uk
Been watching the Swans since the very late 1970s and running the Planet Swans website (in all its current and previous guises since the summer of 2001 As it stood JackArmy.net was right at the forefront of some of the activity against Tony Petty back in 2001, breaking many of the stories of the day as fans stood against the actions where the local media failed. Was involved with the Swans Supporters Trust from 2005, for the large part as Chairman before standing down in the summer of 2020.

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