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Alan Curtis hails Swans players as legends

By lssport  |  Posted: January 27, 2013

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ALAN Curtis believes winning the Capital One Cup will be Swansea City's greatest achievement.

Curtis, now the club's first-team coach, has played a key role in most of Swansea's greatest moments.

He played in the team which won promotion to Division One in 1981 and was a member of the squad which finished sixth in the First Division a season later.

He was also part of the coaching team when Swansea clinched promotion to the Premier League two years ago.

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But he believes all that will be eclipsed if Swansea can beat Bradford in the League Cup final at Wembley on February 24.

"These guys will go down as legends of this club," he said.

"If we can win the final it will be the biggest achievement in the club's 100-year history.

"Getting into the First Division years ago and winning promotion to the Premier League was phenomenal. 

"But if you can win a major trophy at Wembley, then that would top it.

"It is beyond our wildest dreams."

Swansea reached the final thanks to a 2-0 aggregate defeat of Chelsea in the semi-final.

It will be Swansea's fourth trip to Wembley.

They won the Autoglass Trophy when beating Huddersfield on penalties in 1994, but lost to Northampton in a play-off final three years later.

Their latest visit saw them beat Reading 4-2  to seal promotion to the top flight.

Curtis added: "In all my time at the club, there have probably been more lows than highs.

"But I must say when the highs have come along they have been incredible highs.

"So it's a fantastic achievement for us to reach a major cup final.

"It's building up to a fantastic day at Wembley."

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  • CroJack  |  January 28 2013, 12:30AM

    Winning a mayor trophy and playing european football is going to give Swansea a huge confidence boost. We have already proved that we can beat any Premier League team, and earned a lot of respect for all we have done in the last 10 years. Everybody is talking about Swansea's way of doing things - step by step progress, healthy business, team spirit & lovely football.

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  • brochadav  |  January 27 2013, 8:24PM

    We're already on the global stage, we have new fans all over the world from Denmark to Korea, out in the USA, in Spain.....well all over!! The current crop are already legends. Just when we think it can't get any better we take another step up. I was 13 when we made the old first division and have to say, I'm enjoying this time around a whole lot more. Curtis is towards the top of the legends list, him and Laudrup have so much in common. Both great players (tho no doubting who was better!!) both are true gentlemen, honest, humble and we are lucky to have them both here.

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  • Hedoken97842  |  January 27 2013, 5:17PM

    Not sure it would be the best, because we are playing bradford people will expect us to win no matter who we beat to get there. And footy fans have a short memory. What I think it would do is put us on the global stage, all eyes will be on us, so its a chance to play our football, get some more admirers, get into europe and send out the message to everyone that we are here to stay and we are worth sticking with. Good time to be a swansea city fan I will give him that.

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