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Williams: Swansea are in a good position to stay up

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams believes it is "impossible to know" how many points will ultimately guarantee Barclays Premier League survival this season.

Swansea are just three points above the danger zone ahead of next Saturday's trip to Newcastle.

It is different to normal seasons as everyone is still in the mix. But we really need points.

You always look at other results. That is normal, we are like anyone.

You knew a day like Saturday was going to happen because teams are not going to keep losing every week.

That day came and we knew this would be tough, but we have to concentrate on ourselves and if you are going to be in a relegation battle I would prefer to be in our position with points on the board.

– Swansea captain Ashley Williams.



Port Vale captain angry that injuries could scupper summer move

Port Vale captain Doug Loft is undecided whether or not he will take legal action against Daniel Jones over the facial injuries that have brought a premature end to his season.

Loft was last week involved in a training ground altercation with then-team mate Jones, who has since had his contract with the club terminated, as Vale prepared for their League One fixture against Notts County.

On Tuesday morning, one tabloid newspaper printed a photograph of Loft's face under the headline 'disfigured' and went on to say that he had suffered broken bones in his nose, jaw and cheek.

Speaking about the incident, Loft told Sky Sports News:

I have never had a problem with Jonesy and he has never had one with me, as far as I know.

We went into a tackle and as I was getting up off the floor he hit me. I fell backwards and sat on the floor, the gaffer sent him in and I went to hospital for X-rays. He texted me on the day and said sorry, that was it.

At the minute I am angry. I have been playing really well and I was getting a lot of interest and I knew that people were watching me. I am annoyed and upset that I will miss the rest of the season.

– Port Vale captain Doug Loft

Blatter writes Hillsborough tribute letter to FA


The English flag at FIFA is at half mast in memory of the Hillsborough disaster #Hillsborough25thAnniversary


FIFA asked for all its member associations to fly flags at half-mast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

25 years on from this dark day in the history of the game, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the 96 who so tragically lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster, in remembrance of which the flags of FIFA's member associations will be flown at half-mast.

While it is above all important to honour and remember the innocent victims of 15 April 1989, we can also reflect on the determination of the British political and football authorities to ensure that something so terrible never happens again by introducing the highest standards and stadium safety.

The football community worldwide, whilst never forgetting the tragic circumstances that led to this change, is grateful to England for taking the lead in this area.

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