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Angel Rangel calling on Swansea City to get back to business

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: September 26, 2012

Angel Rangel

Angel Rangel

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ANGEL Rangel has urged Swansea City to "get back to business" against Stoke after their defeat to Everton.

The 3-0 reverse at the Liberty Stadium last weekend was a second league loss in succession for Michael Laudrup's men, but Rangel reckons it was merely a reality check.

The Spaniard has called for calm from his team-mates and, although a trip to Stoke represents a formidable next task, he is adamant they can arrest their three-game winless Premier League streak.

"We will have bad games," said Rangel. "We have suffered two defeats in a row which is not great but we don't have to go crazy and act like we're a relegated team.

"Stoke is a difficult place. They caused us trouble from set-pieces (last season) but we can compete.

"If we have the ball, hopefully we can go there and get a result."

Swansea's last visit to the Britannia Stadium left egos and bodies bruised, as an aerial onslaught saw Stoke triumph 2-0 in February.

They fared better at home against the Potters, beating them by the same scoreline last October thanks to goals from Scott Sinclair and Danny Graham.

Stoke have had a tough start to this season, drawing their first four fixtures and losing to Chelsea last weekend, but there is no doubting the threat they pose.

Having conceded a headed goal from Everton's totemic Marouane Fellaini last weekend, Swansea have been given a taste of the physical examination they can expect from Stoke.

But despite their shortcomings against the Toffees, Rangel reckons the Swans can return to winning ways on Saturday.

"It's a marathon. Sometimes you will win away and lose at home," he said.

"You have to go game by game. We lost three points last weekend against a very good team.

"Hopefully we can get back to business against Stoke."

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  • brochadav  |  September 26 2012, 8:34PM

    There is a time for words and a time for action, Saturday is the time for action. Stop making promises and try to deliver. We know we'll lose as much as we'll win in the Premier league but all we can do is our best, which in the end was enough to beat Crawley but they did give us a scare, well done to them.

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  • brochadav  |  September 26 2012, 8:34PM

    For pity's sake siddysod, this is a local paper not a website for trolls!! If somebody wants to come here acting like a 4 year old we can't stop them but how pathetic. On the Swans, there is a time for words and a time for action, Saturday is the time for action. Stop making promises and try to deliver. We know we'll lose as much as we'll win in the Premier league but all we can do is our best, which in the end was enough to beat Crawley but they did give us a scare, well done to them.

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  • brochadav  |  September 26 2012, 8:34PM

    For pity's sake siddysod, this is a local paper not a website for trolls!! If somebody wants to come here acting like a 4 year old we can't stop them but how pathetic. On the Swans, there is a time for words and a time for action, Saturday is the time for action. Stop making promises and try to deliver. We know we'll lose as much as we'll win in the Premier league but all we can do is our best, which in the end was enough to beat Crawley but they did give us a scare, well done to them.

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  • bigphil1959  |  September 26 2012, 2:25PM

    Siddysod was born with 2 soft spots one on his head, and the other in is head ,he should have a new username SILLYSOD.

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  • bigphil1959  |  September 26 2012, 2:25PM

    Siddysod was born with 2 soft spots one on his head, and the other in is head ,he should have a new username SILLYSOD.

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  • Swans_Dude  |  September 26 2012, 11:42AM

    Yes we were the better team, yes we are 2 tiers above, yes we did field a very weekened team... But I think it's unfair and disrespectful not to give Crawley the credit they deserve.. They threw all they had at us and almost caused and upset... The Jacks a **** team eh! sounds like sour grapes to me Siddysad..

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  • morton1947  |  September 26 2012, 11:08AM

    Good result on a game that was a potential Banana skin and we came through with a very under strength squad. If our friend is from up the road maybe he could tell me how they managed to throw a 2 goal lead away last weekend.

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  • morton1947  |  September 26 2012, 11:08AM

    Good result on a game that was a potential Banana skin and we came through with a very under strength squad. If our friend siddysod is from up the road maybe he could tell me how they managed to throw a 2 goal lead away last weekend.

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  • morton1947  |  September 26 2012, 11:08AM

    Good result on a game that was a potential Banana skin and we came through with a very under strength squad. If our friend siddysod is from up the road maybe he could tell me how they managed to throw a 2 goal lead away last weekend.

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  • siddysod  |  September 26 2012, 11:07AM

    your going down, and no i do not support Cardiff i would never support a Welsh club

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