Fallon: Swans Haven't Come Out With Much Credit
Sunday, 11th Jan 2009 15:58
Histon manager Steve Fallon believes that the Swans have not come out of the postponement fall out with much credit
Histon have vociefully accused Swansea City of wanting the original tie called off with Chairman Gareth Baldwin leading the charge to criticise the Swans.
The Swans own retaliation was to issue a statement denying much of what Baldwin said and now it is the turn of Histon boss Steve Fallon to wade into the argument which in turn will stir up the bad feeling ahead of the game.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Fallon said "They have tried to paint our Chairman Gareth Baldwin as the villain in all this. They should be big enough to admit they were the ones who kicked it all off.
"I don't think Swansea have come out of this with much credit. I could understand them wanting the game called off last weekend. They are a Championship side and they probably felt a bone hard pitch would have taken away their edge in quality.
"If I'd been in their position I mught have been looking to get it called off as well. But they should not have tried to make it look as if we were the ones badgering the referee.
"The fact is they arrived at the ground at nine o'clock in the morning and within minutes they were on the phone to the FA urging the game to be called off.
"Of course our Chairman was hoping it would go on. The postponement has cost us around £15,000 that's a lot of money to a little club like that. But it wasn't our Chairman who was making all the noise. Gareth Baldwin has done wonders for this club over the past 15 years and I don't want to see his name tarnished like this."
Ironically, Histon's league game was called off yesterday meaning that top scorer Jack Nixon was unable to serve his one match ban and will now miss the Swansea game "Jack has got 13 goals already this season and it would have been great to have him back" added Fallon.
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