Chairman Eyes History Repeat
Thursday, 12th Feb 2009 08:06
Huw Jenkins has set his sights on emulating the famous FA Cup run of 1964
That year took Swansea City into the semi finals of the competition and the Chairman believes that the run can be emulated by Roberto Martinez and his team who bid for a quarter final place on Saturday.
If they overcome Fulham then they will progress to the last 8 of the competition for the first time since that run of 64 and Jenkins believes that history can be very much in their hands
"Much of our focus is on the Championship this season, but we should not lose sight of the FA Cup at all" he told the Evening Post
"It's a very important game against Fulham because we have a wonderful chance to progress to the quarter-finals.
"When you look at our history as a club, we all talk about the run to the semi-finals in 1964.
"I'm not old enough to have been there but my dad was and I think it would be a fantastic achievement if we could recreate that.
"Roberto and the players have got an opportunity to form their own piece of history this weekend.
"We are playing well enough to think of getting to the semi-finals if the draw is kind and I'd be more interested in doing that than a big payday," he added.
"If we keep our standards up, we have got a hell of a chance of getting to the last four if the draw is right.
"These opportunities do not come around too often and I know Roberto and the players will want to take advantage.
"The opportunity may even be there to do what Cardiff did last year and reach the final.
"They did well to beat Middlesbrough, but after that they had a couple of winnable ties against teams like Barnsley and the same could happen to us.
"Any money the run brings in is additional income which we are grateful for and it will be reinvested to help Roberto."
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