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SWINDON TOWN: Loan options prove elusive for Di Canio

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town boss Paolo Di Canio Swindon Town boss Paolo Di Canio

FINDING the right players to reinforce his Swindon Town squad is becoming a tricky task for manager Paolo Di Canio.

After finally being allowed to flex his muscles in the emergency loan market following two months of embargo, Di Canio has found that his main targets are no longer available and the options open to him do not present the sufficient levels of professionalism, commitment and quality that he requires.

The loan window closes in just under two weeks’ time but the Robins boss has stressed that he will not recruit simply for the sake of upping the numbers in the Town dressing room.

“It’s difficult now, the damage was done. If I’m not wrong, in the last two months the only team that couldn’t bring in even on £200 per week wages was Swindon,” he said.

“The problem is difficult. Now where are you going to find what you need for your cause? I don’t bring people in just to be there. I have targets. I speak to them and if I feel they don’t want to come here with desire and determination I don’t sign them.

“I prefer to go with my players – they know me and they work so hard. I prefer to keep the money there and not spend it. It’s not my fault. I claimed before to cancel the embargo, it didn’t happen and now it is difficult to find anyone of quality.

“Obviously someone will join us but the targets we had before, someone flew away because the number of players we selected two months ago was restricted to a few and then you have to be lucky to get the one you want with the right determination and the right price.”

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine and Bolton defender Joe Riley are both believed to be targets of Di Canio, and the Swindon manager seemed to suggest that Madine was slipping from his grasp after the frontman scored for his parent club on Friday night.

“We ask for a player and they score and then they change their mind. Madine, who is he? I don’t know who he is,” he said, smiling from ear to ear after the 2-0 win at Walsall on Saturday.

“Joe Riley, if I’m not wrong, is a good right-back. Not because I have good information but I have to have a vocabulary about all the players. I know every single player from League Two to the Premier League but I don’t know who he is, I don’t know his face. We will see for the future.”

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8:27am Mon 12 Nov 12

old town robin says...

It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here.

I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,
It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here. I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers., old town robin
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10:19am Mon 12 Nov 12

EastleazeRed says...

old town robin wrote:
It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here.

I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,
If Akinfenwaah was to lose around 5 stone then he would be playing at a lot higher level , cant see that happening though !
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here. I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,[/p][/quote]If Akinfenwaah was to lose around 5 stone then he would be playing at a lot higher level , cant see that happening though ! EastleazeRed
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10:23am Mon 12 Nov 12

jmostfc says...

old town robin wrote:
It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here. I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,
Akinfenwa scored his first career hat trick on Saturday, not "another".
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here. I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,[/p][/quote]Akinfenwa scored his first career hat trick on Saturday, not "another". jmostfc
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10:51am Mon 12 Nov 12

HOOKEY says...

church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side
church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side HOOKEY
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12:54pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

HOOKEY wrote:
church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side
Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side[/p][/quote]Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side. Swindon1984
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1:31pm Mon 12 Nov 12

jmostfc says...

HOOKEY wrote:
church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side
Church went on loan last week. Not too sure where though. Possibly Huddersfield.
[quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side[/p][/quote]Church went on loan last week. Not too sure where though. Possibly Huddersfield. jmostfc
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2:47pm Mon 12 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
HOOKEY wrote:
church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side
Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.
Some needs to do some homework church played in the 1-0 win away Saturday, why comment when you Know jack shiit about the day to day in and outs of football
Onwards and upwards just to let you know also Madine scored for Sheffield
Before you come back with that option
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side[/p][/quote]Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.[/p][/quote]Some needs to do some homework church played in the 1-0 win away Saturday, why comment when you Know jack shiit about the day to day in and outs of football Onwards and upwards just to let you know also Madine scored for Sheffield Before you come back with that option smirg kcab
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5:31pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
HOOKEY wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side
Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.
Some needs to do some homework church played in the 1-0 win away Saturday, why comment when you Know jack shiit about the day to day in and outs of football Onwards and upwards just to let you know also Madine scored for Sheffield Before you come back with that option
Not quite sure why you've quoted my comment - I quite clearly said I didn't think we'd get Simon Church!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side[/p][/quote]Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.[/p][/quote]Some needs to do some homework church played in the 1-0 win away Saturday, why comment when you Know jack shiit about the day to day in and outs of football Onwards and upwards just to let you know also Madine scored for Sheffield Before you come back with that option[/p][/quote]Not quite sure why you've quoted my comment - I quite clearly said I didn't think we'd get Simon Church! Swindon1984
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6:37pm Mon 12 Nov 12

mikek says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
HOOKEY wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side
Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.
Some needs to do some homework church played in the 1-0 win away Saturday, why comment when you Know jack shiit about the day to day in and outs of football Onwards and upwards just to let you know also Madine scored for Sheffield Before you come back with that option
Not quite sure why you've quoted my comment - I quite clearly said I didn't think we'd get Simon Church!
I think Grim is trying to say he went to Huddersfield. Too late for us on that avenue.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HOOKEY[/bold] wrote: church of reading is the guy to go for,not in the reading side[/p][/quote]Decent player but can't see us getting him. We will struggle to get anyone half reasonable in at this point, and every other team is looking to bolster their squads too - nice to hear from Paolo that he'd rather go with the players we have than blow the budget on players he doesn't think will do well here just for the sake of it, although some anti-PDC posters will probably choose to ignore that. We have a reasonable enough squad as it is, good enough to at least compete in this league. Can't help thinking that anyone we manage to bring in now, unless they're a real find, won't have enough time to gel or get to the required fitness levels. Some of the fringe players really should be upping their commiment levels as now is their chance to get a run in the side.[/p][/quote]Some needs to do some homework church played in the 1-0 win away Saturday, why comment when you Know jack shiit about the day to day in and outs of football Onwards and upwards just to let you know also Madine scored for Sheffield Before you come back with that option[/p][/quote]Not quite sure why you've quoted my comment - I quite clearly said I didn't think we'd get Simon Church![/p][/quote]I think Grim is trying to say he went to Huddersfield. Too late for us on that avenue. mikek
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6:42pm Mon 12 Nov 12

mikek says...

Blimey all this talk of ex Town players, come on lads that's called history look forward not backwards. Lets support our lads to start banging them in....... Both Rooney's excluded obviously.
Blimey all this talk of ex Town players, come on lads that's called history look forward not backwards. Lets support our lads to start banging them in....... Both Rooney's excluded obviously. mikek
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7:33pm Mon 12 Nov 12

jayden says...

old town robin wrote:
It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here.

I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,
Let him at the burger van he will lose a few stone through a eye off a needle.That will cause a stink with the other strikers.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: It was clear weeks ago that paolo would struggle to find any loanees with quality and level of fitness. \if he has his eye on such a player, why would they not be wanted by their parent club. If a RB comes (Riley) is he going to replace Thompson, don't see that happening, but we do need cover. In midfield we have Ferry, Bostock and Nat Thompson, all capablle players, so don't see him getting anyone better. Up front is where we have problems, saw Madine in the Friday game for Wednesday, looked OK, but if he is scoring goals for them, he's hardly going to come here. I know you will all laugh at this, but Afinwaah was on another hat trick Saturday for Northampton, was nearly a town player after he left Swansea 5 years ago, but he was carrying an jnjury., I know he's big and really doesn't look like much of a footballer, but his goals per game is compareable with anyone and certainly more impressive than our mis-firing strikers.,[/p][/quote]Let him at the burger van he will lose a few stone through a eye off a needle.That will cause a stink with the other strikers. jayden
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10:22pm Mon 12 Nov 12

forzaswindon12 says...

its typical we miss out on a striker like madine, he'd have been ideal as a goalscorer with height option. his goal against boro was a mile offside by the way, it wasnt like he scored a wondergoal or anything so i thought we might still get him.
any chance we could get jervis back on loan?
its typical we miss out on a striker like madine, he'd have been ideal as a goalscorer with height option. his goal against boro was a mile offside by the way, it wasnt like he scored a wondergoal or anything so i thought we might still get him. any chance we could get jervis back on loan? forzaswindon12
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8:58am Tue 13 Nov 12

old town robin says...

forzaswindon12 wrote:
its typical we miss out on a striker like madine, he'd have been ideal as a goalscorer with height option. his goal against boro was a mile offside by the way, it wasnt like he scored a wondergoal or anything so i thought we might still get him.
any chance we could get jervis back on loan?
any chance we could get jervis back on loan?

Not whilst he's at Tranmere on loan.
[quote][p][bold]forzaswindon12[/bold] wrote: its typical we miss out on a striker like madine, he'd have been ideal as a goalscorer with height option. his goal against boro was a mile offside by the way, it wasnt like he scored a wondergoal or anything so i thought we might still get him. any chance we could get jervis back on loan?[/p][/quote]any chance we could get jervis back on loan? Not whilst he's at Tranmere on loan. old town robin
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11:02pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Northern Red78 says...

Saw in the paper today that 4 guys at Peterborough had been naughty boys. Maybe we should try and get one of these lads at Swindon, DC would soon sort them out, and the step up from Peterborough shouldn't be too hard for them. The four are: Gaby Zakuani, Tyronne Barnett, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Emile Sinclair.
Saw in the paper today that 4 guys at Peterborough had been naughty boys. Maybe we should try and get one of these lads at Swindon, DC would soon sort them out, and the step up from Peterborough shouldn't be too hard for them. The four are: Gaby Zakuani, Tyronne Barnett, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Emile Sinclair. Northern Red78
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