The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Newcastle

Saturday, 04 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Jenkins questions Dean choice

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says he is 'surprised' Mike Dean will referee the crunch South Wales derby at Cardiff City this weekend.

Last Updated: 04/11/13 at 20:06 Post Comment

Huw Jenkins: Determined to finish above Welsh rivals Cardiff

Huw Jenkins: Determined to finish above Welsh rivals Cardiff

The Wirral official took charge of the last ever Ninian derby and awarded a highly contentious penalty with the Swans 2-1 up in stoppage time.

Ross McCormack tumbled over a challenge from Ashley Williams and Dean pointed to the spot from which the Bluebirds grabbed a share of the spoils.

Now Jenkins is praying that history will not repeat itself when the two sides go head-to-head for the first time in the Premier League.

"I was surprised to see that Mike Dean had been appointed for this particular game," Jenkins said.

"Probably most people will say it is quite a strange choice to make, and also some of our fans might think it's a chance to put right the wrongs of what happened in the game at Ninian Park.

"But on the other hand, you have to say that every referee goes into these games and does his best.

"Every referee gives what he sees and we have to accept that.

"I just hope that in games like this - in any game - the better team on the day wins and the referee does not have to make any decisions that could change that.

"Let's hope the football decides the result on Sunday."

Swans priority

Although Jenkins is hopeful of securing the bragging rights in the latest Welsh derby, he insists the club's priority is to finish above their rivals come the end of the season.

"We're all really looking forward to the game - that would be the case whatever division we were in," said the Swans chairman.

"It's fantastic for the two clubs, and for Welsh football, that we are playing against each other in the Premier League.

"I think it's fair to say that neither set of supporters would have dreamed of that happening a few years ago.

"But there is always the view that whatever the result is on Sunday, it's not really going to affect our season or theirs.

"We all know what it means to the fans, but it's common sense to me that the bigger thing is to finish above them.

"Some people might disagree, but I think the majority of fans at both clubs will first of all want their team to stay up and second to finish above the other Welsh club."

Watch Cardiff v Swansea on Super Sunday on Sky Sports 1HD, kicking off at 4pm

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Premier League: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet delighted Lee Cattermole stayed at club

Gus Poyet believes keeping Lee Cattermole was the best transfer decision he has made while at Sunderland.

Manchester United news: Rio Ferdinand says he has nothing against 'gentleman' David Moyes

Rio Ferdinand says David Moyes is a "great man" and would welcome a chat with the former Manchester United manager.

Championship: Gianfranco Zola has emerged as favourite for the vacant job at Fulham

Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a leading contender for the vacant manager’s position at Fulham, according to Sky Bet’s odds.

Mail Box

It Was Better When City Were Rubbish

'I think I preferred it when we were s**t' says one City fan in the afternoon mailbox. There's a decent chat about the empty seats plus views on Liverpool and Roma...

Do City Really Need To Expand Their Stadium?

That's the question posed by one Man United fan in the mailbox after seeing the empty seats at the Etihad last night. Sadly, there isn't a single mail from a City supporter...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property