David Cotterill | My Favourite Game

22nd June 2020
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In our latest website feature, we are asking Swansea City players past and present to pick their favourite game from their time wearing the club’s colours. Next up is former Swansea City forward, David Cotterill.

The former Welsh international chose a 1-1 draw over Newcastle United in February 2010, a match which saw the forward net his third goal for Paulo Sousa’s side. The Swans looked set for victory after Cotterill found the net 11 minutes into the second half, but Andy Carroll’s header just three minutes from time snatched a point for the Magpies.  

There was always a bit of added spice in the South Wales derbies, they were always special matches. I’m from Cardiff originally too so I always got a bit of extra stick.

However, for me personally, my favourite game I played for Swansea was the game against Newcastle at the Liberty. We dominated that game but we ended up drawing 1-1.

We were playing an ex-Premier League team who had just come down to the Championship and the performance made us think that we had a real chance of promotion.

There was a sense that we just had to add a few players and we could actually achieve promotion because we were a very good team.

The fans were brilliant, they were always behind us. I think they were very entertained because we played such an attractive style of football.

They probably got frustrated at times because we would have a lot of possession and wouldn’t always convert the chances we were creating.

But when we did add a little extra power going forward we did put our stamp on games.

We had good managers too and Brendan Rodgers was brilliant for all the players coming through.