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Follow Michel Vorm's lead, urges Swansea City striker Danny Graham

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: October 09, 2012

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SWANSEA City striker Danny Graham believes Michel Vorm's decision to sign a contract extension will encourage others to turn down the advances of the Premier League's big boys.

Swansea paid Dutch side Utrecht £1.5 million for the goalkeeper last summer and he showed his class by winning three of the club's end of season awards.

That led to interest from a host of clubs, with Manchester United and Chelsea among those mentioned, but the 28-year-old decided to commit his long-term future to Swansea by signing a new four-year contract.

Graham told goalkeepers' website GK Icon: "Michel has been unbelievable since he joined the club. Swansea made a big thing about losing Dorus De Vries and how they would replace him when he joined Wolves.

"Swansea like to use their goalkeeper as another outfield player and he has come in and been superb. He has every attribute to be a top, top goalkeeper. We are hoping that Michel signing will encourage others to do the same.

"The chairman has acted quickly in giving Michel a new deal. Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor and several others are also being sorted out.

"Michel stated he wanted to stay because he can see something special happening.

"For Michel to say that when he has been linked with some top teams is a great thing and hopefully the chairman can use that to his advantage and tie down some more players on contracts, and bring other players in to help the squad move forward."

GK Icon runs coaching sessions for keepers of all ages across the country. Their website includes information on their courses, advice for those hoping to improve as goalkeepers and also regular interviews with 'keepers. For more information go to www.gkicon.com/ LatestNews.aspx

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  • brochadav  |  October 11 2012, 3:46PM

    And now why I really came here, with so many players either extending their time here or on the verge of doing so, it makes me wonder who has allegedly gone to the Daily mail with todays non story? There don't seem to be too many unhappy players at the Liberty.

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  • brochadav  |  October 11 2012, 3:34PM

    East stand pleb, oh you are a wit but not quite in Oscar Wilde's league, more like Harry Hill. if you're going to leave early then I know several people who will have your season ticket (assuming you have one) because they would support the team until the match has finished, not leave early because they can't face a queue in the car park. And they'd get behind the boys too. Singing is probably below you though. I know the type. An SA2 postcode doesn't make you posh or educated though, any more than my previous postcode (SA3) made me posh.

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  • swaanseaSA2  |  October 10 2012, 12:35PM

    Oops, upset the plebs from the East Stand... I admit I'm one of the prawn sandwich brigade in the West Stand lot who don't sing and leave early. I'm still optimistic about our progress this year. Will take some time for new players to gel.

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  • brochadav  |  October 09 2012, 10:20PM

    Umm, swaanseaSA2, are you a real Swans fan or just a negative, moaning johnny come lately who can't see past the last bad result? Danny Graham works himself to the bone for the team. He's not scoring as much as anyone would like but I'm sure he's his own biggest critic. Try supporting not ****ging, it's far more enjoyable if you're a true supporter!! Maybe some players need to talk with Leon about how the grass isn't always greener. But if it comes down to money some players will be happy not to play regularly for a big fat take home pay cheque, I'm talking about more people than just Sinclair there too. Unfortunately money will always talk louder than loyalty, or even common sense in some cases.

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  • daiswan  |  October 09 2012, 8:06PM

    There are sad people out there and they cant help it - anyone who signs as swaanseSA2 with a double a needs to get a life! Who are we!

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  • swaanseaSA2  |  October 09 2012, 1:43PM

    2 points out of 9 from the last three home matches. I'm sure the Premier League "big boys" are queuing up for you all Danny....

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