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Leon Britton inspires Angel Rangel to aim for 400

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: October 10, 2012

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ANGEL Rangel is planning to emulate Leon Britton's achievements in a Swansea City shirt.

Britton made his 400th Swansea appearance last weekend in the 2-2 draw with Reading.

Rangel made his 200th league appearance for Swansea in the same match — and is planning on an extended stay at the Liberty Stadium.

He said: "The reception Brits got last weekend was well deserved because he has been a great player for this club.

"He has been through everything here — fighting against relegation to the Conference to playing in the Premier League.

"I've managed 200 league appearances since I moved here, and I would love to reach 400 games like Brits.

"He is a great example to everyone at the club.

"I know I am approaching 30, but I look after myself and I hope to play as long as I can before retiring here."

Rangel made his Swansea debut in a 2-1 defeat at Oldham in August 2007. He has since gone on to win a League One title and sampled Wembley glory via the play-offs.

"Things couldn't have gone any better for me," he added. "When I got here I didn't know what to expect, and the football was a bit of a mystery to me as well.

"I know I am a Spaniard, but I really feel at home here.

"Everyone is really friendly and there is a great vibe around the football club and the city.

"When I got here the talk was to get to the Premier League, and I don't think many people believed we could do it.

"But we proved them wrong, and now we are working towards becoming an established Premier League team."

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  • f1jackarmy  |  October 11 2012, 7:39PM

    What exactly don't you agree with then ' big ' Phil . Correct me if I'm wrong but Rangel is hardly cafu is he ? Explain

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  • bigphil1959  |  October 11 2012, 5:38PM

    Pathetic comments from f1jackarmy

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  • f1jackarmy  |  October 11 2012, 4:40PM

    What is rangel's contribution exactly? Apart from supporters hearts being in their mouths everytime he's involved in play . My main problem with him is his severe lack of pace. If we lose possession and he's out of position we are always in trouble . I hear people say he's good going forward ? Really ? His crossing is poor , he never goes past the opposition full back and his decision making is poor (Cost us the game against united last year to name an example) I really think Curtis Obeng should be given a chance as I've heard he's a good player with pace to burn .

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  • Swanlady  |  October 11 2012, 2:57PM

    Are you "supporting" your own team by dismissing Angel's contribution f1jackarmy, the way we are playing this season with our full backs pushing up means we are obviously going to be more vulnerable at the back but Angel is an important member of our squad and deserves to have fans that back him. As for dismissing Philcwmavon just because he lives outside Swansea is just ridiculous, we welcome fans from all around the world as long as they "support" the team.

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  • f1jackarmy  |  October 11 2012, 1:10AM

    Philcwmavon - stick to watching your local egg chasing team mate from Where ever it is you come from . Cwmavon lol. Leave supporting the swans to the people who are actually from the area ! Bet you weren't traveling down from the sticks when we were league 2 ? Plastic !

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  • Philcwmavon  |  October 10 2012, 11:05PM

    f1diot!!

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  • f1jackarmy  |  October 10 2012, 5:59PM

    Wishful thinking rangel , you are our weakest link as it is. When we finally get a decent right back who can actually defend and with a bit of pace your 400 apps will just be a dream. #notgoodenough

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