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Tom Ince: I was right all along about Swansea City

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: March 03, 2014

Tom Ince of Crystal Palace who drew 1-1 with Swansea City on Sunday in the Premier League.

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TOM Ince has insisted he was right to say Swansea City couldn’t handle Crystal Palace.

Ince angered Swansea supporters in the build-up to yesterday’s match at the Liberty by claiming Garry Monk’s team would not be able to cope with Palace’s forward line.

As a result, he was booed throughout the first half before being replaced at half-time.

In his absence, Palace battled back as Glenn Murray’s penalty cancelled out Jonathan de Guzman’s first-half goal.

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Ince said: “I don’t understand it. The whole comment was ‘we’re Crystal Palace, we’re not going to come here, sit back and allow Swansea to beat us’. We’re in exactly the same situation as them, we’ve got quality players ourselves.

“I said Swansea couldn’t handle us and, at the end of the day, in the second half they couldn’t. If there was another five minutes to play we could have won the game.

When Glenn Murray and Cameron Jerome came on they couldn’t handle us.

“I could have said Swansea are a fantastic team who play fantastic football, but we weren’t coming here to sit back on our laurels. We came here trying to win the game and we showed that in the second half.”

Ince turned down Swansea, among other clubs, to sign for Palace on loan in January.

“I’m not the only person in football to receive a reception like that,” added Ince. “It happens every week. You’ve got to take it on the chin and as a footballer all you can do is concentrate on the game.”

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  • Jules9  |  March 03 2014, 4:45PM

    Tom Ince (daddy's boy) is just a championship player who thinks the world owes him a favour. He was shocking yesterday hence the reason for him being subbed at halftime. If I was you Tom instead of being angry about us rejecting you, because we all know the Swans were your first choice team to come to, concentrate on your game because my friend you are a championship player at best.

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  • abercanaid  |  March 03 2014, 4:30PM

    Didn't see the game, sounded like a game of 2 halves, why did Bony go off?

  • KP287  |  March 03 2014, 12:21PM

    A deluded Ince Junior was completely wrong, we had no problem handling their forwards, one of the reasons he went off. Our problem was not being out of sight at half time... irrespective of the dubious penalty.

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  • brochadav  |  March 03 2014, 11:44AM

    Actually, even when we were down to ten men, Palace still struggled to break us down. How many shots on target Tom?

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  • abertawejack  |  March 03 2014, 10:49AM

    Bending the truth to suit does not make you a prophet Ince my son, then again if you're right all the time you probably can't see no wrong, Next time please try and put your brain into gear, before throttling off at the mouth...think about it, it really does make sense.

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  • nettevaughan  |  March 03 2014, 10:26AM

    memo to Huw. Get a goalkeeper ASAP. Schmeichel looks good.Tell Vorne he is carrying too much weight and he should at least TRY and save even if it looks unstoppable instead of just staring at it.AND STOP COMING OUT TOO FAR.!

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  • snakey  |  March 03 2014, 9:10AM

    "Ince turned down Swansea" another piece of bad journalism, on 31st January your headline was "Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup considers late winger move after pulling out of the race to sign Tom Ince". So which is it? did he turn Swansea down or did Swansea turn him down? Contradiction. Get a dictionary and look it up.

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