PDC: Keep your heads

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PAOLO Di Canio has called on his senior players to help him keep his squad focused as they prepare to entertain Brentford just three days after crushing Yeovil 4-1 at the County Ground.

Two goals from James Collins and one apiece from Darren Ward and Andy Williams handed the Glovers a hiding, but Di Canio wants total concentration when the Bees come calling on Tuesday night.

That, he insists, means forgetting Saturday’s victory and starting afresh. And he hopes the elements of experience within his playing staff will assist in the task at hand.

He said: “Now we have won at home after a few games when we didn’t win. We can look forward now to the next game on Tuesday night in a positive way because if we have the ability and quality to recharge the batteries quickly we can make satisfaction to ourselves and the fans.

“This is the only problem when you play every three days. When you are doing a good job or a fantastic job, if you don’t cancel the performance straight away and keep talking about the goals to your teammates for the next few days when you arrive at the moment when you have to focus maybe it’s too late.

“I need help from my adult players who have more experience than the others and fortunately this year we’ve got a few, and then the job is done.

“It will be a tough week for us but it is normal, against any side it is tough. I prefer to play against Brentford, Notts County or Sheffield United because it is easier for me to prepare the game when you play sides close to you or above you.

“The players are more focused, this is natural, but we have to be strong and good like we did today. There is the risk that you can underestimate and fall down on a banana skin. We didn’t do this today, I am very pleased.”

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6:27am Mon 19 Nov 12

joeyboy says...

I dont care what Paolo has said on the subject recently. I sincerely believe he now has a squad that is capable of achieving automatic promotion, provided he continues to manage the squad exactly as he has in our two previous games !.
I dont care what Paolo has said on the subject recently. I sincerely believe he now has a squad that is capable of achieving automatic promotion, provided he continues to manage the squad exactly as he has in our two previous games !. joeyboy

6:53am Mon 19 Nov 12

Redhouse Red says...

Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??
Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now?? Redhouse Red

7:00am Mon 19 Nov 12

Anoldgreymoonraker says...

I really believe we have the squad ta take us to the next level this season
I really believe we have the squad ta take us to the next level this season Anoldgreymoonraker

7:02am Mon 19 Nov 12

red white says...

Well done Paolo and the lads(including the adults).

Tricky 1 Tuesday,but we will win,
3-0.

Sorry, Predictions league is over there>>>!(somewhere)
.
Well done Paolo and the lads(including the adults). Tricky 1 Tuesday,but we will win, 3-0. Sorry, Predictions league is over there>>>!(somewhere) . red white

7:06am Mon 19 Nov 12

Baritone says...

Two excellent performances against Stevenage and Walsall, followed by Saturday's result. For me, it is no coincidence that these impressive wins came with Bostock in central midfield. Roll on Tuesday!

Also delighted to see a brace from Collins and an excellent solo effort from Williams starting to fill the gap left by Benson!!
Two excellent performances against Stevenage and Walsall, followed by Saturday's result. For me, it is no coincidence that these impressive wins came with Bostock in central midfield. Roll on Tuesday! Also delighted to see a brace from Collins and an excellent solo effort from Williams starting to fill the gap left by Benson!! Baritone

7:29am Mon 19 Nov 12

KojaktheWarg says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??
An ironic comment for those not sure!. Same could be said about Luke Rooney and how we were mad to let him out on loan. Substituted on first game and left on bench for second at Rotherham. I hope he gets a better look in than that, however after Rotherhams good win at the weekend it may be a long slog getting onto the pitch for him.
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??[/p][/quote]An ironic comment for those not sure!. Same could be said about Luke Rooney and how we were mad to let him out on loan. Substituted on first game and left on bench for second at Rotherham. I hope he gets a better look in than that, however after Rotherhams good win at the weekend it may be a long slog getting onto the pitch for him. KojaktheWarg

7:31am Mon 19 Nov 12

mallorca says...

That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games.
Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job.
as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping.
Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting
GO REDS
That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS mallorca

8:32am Mon 19 Nov 12

Stratton Red says...

mallorca wrote:
That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS
How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius...
*
Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS[/p][/quote]How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy? Stratton Red

8:40am Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

mallorca wrote:
That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games.
Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job.
as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping.
Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting
GO REDS
Yes, I roared with laughter when I heard PDC say Martin "needs to eat less food"!
.
For a player who is clearly carrying too much weight, I thought he had a cracking game. What would he be like if we get him properly fit? More worryingly, will we get much benefit from it, or will he just go back to Norwich a better player and do the business for them instead?
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS[/p][/quote]Yes, I roared with laughter when I heard PDC say Martin "needs to eat less food"! . For a player who is clearly carrying too much weight, I thought he had a cracking game. What would he be like if we get him properly fit? More worryingly, will we get much benefit from it, or will he just go back to Norwich a better player and do the business for them instead? Oi Den!

9:11am Mon 19 Nov 12

London Red says...

Redhouse and Kojack - also lets not forget Storey wasn't in the team either - so i'm still shocked how we didn't draw a blank!
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Den - I doubt he will be getting back in the Norwich team anytime soon - been out on loan too much recently (i.e was out last year at Palace)
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They clearly feel his level is Top L1 /Championship and have moved on
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Also Martin's comments about playing to win a contract doesn't suggest it is a fitness thing him being out from Norwich
.
The comments from Collins sugest we will get a benefit - he said you can see the quality and that makes you raise your game - then he and Williams net 3 the first game Martin is here!
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That is what I was talking about when saying we needed extra bodies to freshen thesquad up during our injury crisis - the new face freeing up options kick starts players again
Redhouse and Kojack - also lets not forget Storey wasn't in the team either - so i'm still shocked how we didn't draw a blank! . Den - I doubt he will be getting back in the Norwich team anytime soon - been out on loan too much recently (i.e was out last year at Palace) . They clearly feel his level is Top L1 /Championship and have moved on . Also Martin's comments about playing to win a contract doesn't suggest it is a fitness thing him being out from Norwich . The comments from Collins sugest we will get a benefit - he said you can see the quality and that makes you raise your game - then he and Williams net 3 the first game Martin is here! . That is what I was talking about when saying we needed extra bodies to freshen thesquad up during our injury crisis - the new face freeing up options kick starts players again London Red

9:14am Mon 19 Nov 12

TheTownEnd says...

Oi Den! wrote:
mallorca wrote:
That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games.
Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job.
as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping.
Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting
GO REDS
Yes, I roared with laughter when I heard PDC say Martin "needs to eat less food"!
.
For a player who is clearly carrying too much weight, I thought he had a cracking game. What would he be like if we get him properly fit? More worryingly, will we get much benefit from it, or will he just go back to Norwich a better player and do the business for them instead?
Nice to see the doubters coming round and albeit reluctantly acknowledging the good job PDC is doing - and as for Martin, judging by the pub banning orders in Suffolk might be the drinking aswell as the eating that he needs to cut down on - onwards and upwards, despite the haphazard impression that we sometimes get PDC is actually managing everything brilliantly and playing everybody including the fans, the players, the media and the board like a finely tuned violin - the man is GOD - we've never had it so good !!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS[/p][/quote]Yes, I roared with laughter when I heard PDC say Martin "needs to eat less food"! . For a player who is clearly carrying too much weight, I thought he had a cracking game. What would he be like if we get him properly fit? More worryingly, will we get much benefit from it, or will he just go back to Norwich a better player and do the business for them instead?[/p][/quote]Nice to see the doubters coming round and albeit reluctantly acknowledging the good job PDC is doing - and as for Martin, judging by the pub banning orders in Suffolk might be the drinking aswell as the eating that he needs to cut down on - onwards and upwards, despite the haphazard impression that we sometimes get PDC is actually managing everything brilliantly and playing everybody including the fans, the players, the media and the board like a finely tuned violin - the man is GOD - we've never had it so good !!! TheTownEnd

9:28am Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

London Red wrote:
Redhouse and Kojack - also lets not forget Storey wasn't in the team either - so i'm still shocked how we didn't draw a blank!
.
Den - I doubt he will be getting back in the Norwich team anytime soon - been out on loan too much recently (i.e was out last year at Palace)
.
They clearly feel his level is Top L1 /Championship and have moved on
.
Also Martin's comments about playing to win a contract doesn't suggest it is a fitness thing him being out from Norwich
.
The comments from Collins sugest we will get a benefit - he said you can see the quality and that makes you raise your game - then he and Williams net 3 the first game Martin is here!
.
That is what I was talking about when saying we needed extra bodies to freshen thesquad up during our injury crisis - the new face freeing up options kick starts players again
Fair comment LR. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see. I also take your point about the new face providing a kick up the backside for the others, but there was plenty of competition there already, so it shouldn't really have been necessary.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Redhouse and Kojack - also lets not forget Storey wasn't in the team either - so i'm still shocked how we didn't draw a blank! . Den - I doubt he will be getting back in the Norwich team anytime soon - been out on loan too much recently (i.e was out last year at Palace) . They clearly feel his level is Top L1 /Championship and have moved on . Also Martin's comments about playing to win a contract doesn't suggest it is a fitness thing him being out from Norwich . The comments from Collins sugest we will get a benefit - he said you can see the quality and that makes you raise your game - then he and Williams net 3 the first game Martin is here! . That is what I was talking about when saying we needed extra bodies to freshen thesquad up during our injury crisis - the new face freeing up options kick starts players again[/p][/quote]Fair comment LR. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see. I also take your point about the new face providing a kick up the backside for the others, but there was plenty of competition there already, so it shouldn't really have been necessary. Oi Den!

9:45am Mon 19 Nov 12

red white says...

Stratton Red wrote:
mallorca wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS
How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?
What a question!

Irrelevant but here goes;

4th Hart
3rd Malpas
2nd Iffy
1st Wilson

Make that 4= Hart and Malpas..
No one says Go Reds either!
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS[/p][/quote]How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?[/p][/quote]What a question! Irrelevant but here goes; 4th Hart 3rd Malpas 2nd Iffy 1st Wilson Make that 4= Hart and Malpas.. No one says Go Reds either! red white

9:47am Mon 19 Nov 12

mallorca says...

When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse.
As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc.
Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with.
So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking
When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking mallorca

10:05am Mon 19 Nov 12

Stilloyal says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??
HAHA nice one , like it. We have a plethera of decent strikers right now. I like Benno but Martin albeit a little "heavy" at the moment is a shade better.
I believe that we will become the big goal scorers of L1 . All teams & defences will become terrified of us as the season goes on.
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??[/p][/quote]HAHA nice one , like it. We have a plethera of decent strikers right now. I like Benno but Martin albeit a little "heavy" at the moment is a shade better. I believe that we will become the big goal scorers of L1 . All teams & defences will become terrified of us as the season goes on. Stilloyal

10:06am Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

red white wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
mallorca wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS
How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?
What a question!

Irrelevant but here goes;

4th Hart
3rd Malpas
2nd Iffy
1st Wilson

Make that 4= Hart and Malpas..
No one says Go Reds either!
Not the comparison game again! They say comparisons are odious. Trying to compare Town managers is worse than that - it's impossible, as they were all working under different circumstances. Iffy Onuora might have done OK if he had the luxury of the budget we have today and wasn't shat on by having that nice Ron Atkinson brought into the club. People might now have been looking back on PDC as a complete disasater if he had been operating in the same conditions.
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It could be argued that the only one of the five that we really know is Wilson, as he was with us long enough to show the best and worst of what he can do.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS[/p][/quote]How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?[/p][/quote]What a question! Irrelevant but here goes; 4th Hart 3rd Malpas 2nd Iffy 1st Wilson Make that 4= Hart and Malpas.. No one says Go Reds either![/p][/quote]Not the comparison game again! They say comparisons are odious. Trying to compare Town managers is worse than that - it's impossible, as they were all working under different circumstances. Iffy Onuora might have done OK if he had the luxury of the budget we have today and wasn't shat on by having that nice Ron Atkinson brought into the club. People might now have been looking back on PDC as a complete disasater if he had been operating in the same conditions. . It could be argued that the only one of the five that we really know is Wilson, as he was with us long enough to show the best and worst of what he can do. Oi Den!

10:17am Mon 19 Nov 12

pdc does wot he wants says...

it was the best game of the season so far! the difference is we are playing as a team now we defend as a team and attack as a team we had so many players in there box all game macca made the only mistake all game which lead to the goal but other than that you cant fault the performence would have prefered thompson to macca but im just being picky hopefully we keep it going tomorrow because although we are only 3 points off top 2 11th place is only 5 points off us so need to keep it up COYR!!!
it was the best game of the season so far! the difference is we are playing as a team now we defend as a team and attack as a team we had so many players in there box all game macca made the only mistake all game which lead to the goal but other than that you cant fault the performence would have prefered thompson to macca but im just being picky hopefully we keep it going tomorrow because although we are only 3 points off top 2 11th place is only 5 points off us so need to keep it up COYR!!! pdc does wot he wants

10:19am Mon 19 Nov 12

hertz says...

I really enjoyed Saturday , unlike my Bro in law who put his wedge on 3-1 to Swindon , last kick of the game and its 4-1 :0) . Great to see Simon Ferry pushing up .
Paolo is correct keep your heads , Quote Rudyard Kipling .
"if"

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

COYR
I really enjoyed Saturday , unlike my Bro in law who put his wedge on 3-1 to Swindon , last kick of the game and its 4-1 :0) . Great to see Simon Ferry pushing up . Paolo is correct keep your heads , Quote Rudyard Kipling . "if" If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! COYR hertz

10:34am Mon 19 Nov 12

TenerifeRed says...

mallorca wrote:
When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking
Mallorca, I don't know why I let your comments wind me up but they often do as it's obvious you've never been a fan of PDC since he came here. You almost always have a snide dig at him or his management style.
Of course a lot is lost in translation but you seem to realise that and still miss that what he says is well thought out and said for a reason.
He says out loud what other people think. Blunt and to the point.
He keeps players feet firmly on the ground, doesn't let any player get big headed and hero-worshipped (like Austin) hence why not one player is safe from his rants (Foderingham) or the exit door (Caddis). The players know that and still the dressing room is as good as I've ever seen it. They're a team with not one player standing out, acting bigger than the rest. They all play for each other, support each other if not picked and are ready to fit into the team if they are. Something very special has happened at our club, turned us around, and there's only one person to praise and thank for that. The person you so often direct your snide comments at!
He's had a couple of games praising the players so expect them/someone to get another b*ll*cking within the next few games. It's his way of keeping them focussed and, from where I'm sat, it seems to work.

Just try to read between the lines and see more of the positives in PDC for a change. We're so very lucky to have him and, unfortunately, it won't be forever.

TR
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking[/p][/quote]Mallorca, I don't know why I let your comments wind me up but they often do as it's obvious you've never been a fan of PDC since he came here. You almost always have a snide dig at him or his management style. Of course a lot is lost in translation but you seem to realise that and still miss that what he says is well thought out and said for a reason. He says out loud what other people think. Blunt and to the point. He keeps players feet firmly on the ground, doesn't let any player get big headed and hero-worshipped (like Austin) hence why not one player is safe from his rants (Foderingham) or the exit door (Caddis). The players know that and still the dressing room is as good as I've ever seen it. They're a team with not one player standing out, acting bigger than the rest. They all play for each other, support each other if not picked and are ready to fit into the team if they are. Something very special has happened at our club, turned us around, and there's only one person to praise and thank for that. The person you so often direct your snide comments at! He's had a couple of games praising the players so expect them/someone to get another b*ll*cking within the next few games. It's his way of keeping them focussed and, from where I'm sat, it seems to work. Just try to read between the lines and see more of the positives in PDC for a change. We're so very lucky to have him and, unfortunately, it won't be forever. TR TenerifeRed

10:41am Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two!
Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two! Oi Den!

10:47am Mon 19 Nov 12

TenerifeRed says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two!
haha!
maybe Rd 2 could be in Spanglish lol
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two![/p][/quote]haha! maybe Rd 2 could be in Spanglish lol TenerifeRed

11:36am Mon 19 Nov 12

rockdog says...

Brilliant game on Saturday. Keep it up lads and promotion this season is on. Why is it that STFC always seem to get the rubbish match officials? Answers please on a postcard to Football League headquarters.
Brilliant game on Saturday. Keep it up lads and promotion this season is on. Why is it that STFC always seem to get the rubbish match officials? Answers please on a postcard to Football League headquarters. rockdog

11:41am Mon 19 Nov 12

eastmidsred says...

TenerifeRed wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two!
haha!
maybe Rd 2 could be in Spanglish lol
Used to eat Spangles when I was a kid!
[quote][p][bold]TenerifeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two![/p][/quote]haha! maybe Rd 2 could be in Spanglish lol[/p][/quote]Used to eat Spangles when I was a kid! eastmidsred

12:11pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two!
Beat me to it.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Canaries v Balearics. Seconds out - round two![/p][/quote]Beat me to it. Swindon1984

12:15pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

mallorca wrote:
When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking
That is an exatrordinary display of back peddling, hats off! Martin was fit enough to get on the pitch Saturday and looked good to me as well, just to allay your midweek concerns (I say plural as you must have asked "is he fit?" at least three times - was going to suggest asking the ladies their opinion...)

Doesn't look at the top of his game just yet I'll admit but that can only be a good thing as it means there's better to come and what we've seen so far seems to suggest he could do well for us.
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking[/p][/quote]That is an exatrordinary display of back peddling, hats off! Martin was fit enough to get on the pitch Saturday and looked good to me as well, just to allay your midweek concerns (I say plural as you must have asked "is he fit?" at least three times - was going to suggest asking the ladies their opinion...) Doesn't look at the top of his game just yet I'll admit but that can only be a good thing as it means there's better to come and what we've seen so far seems to suggest he could do well for us. Swindon1984

12:29pm Mon 19 Nov 12

the wizard says...

Getting back to the article above, I think tomorrow nights game will be a much harder test to reveal just how good we are . I don't think for a moment it will be as easy or as one sided as Saturdays game. In my book it will be a lot closer and it will be interesting to see how our midfield do, especially against the experience of the Dreaded Douglas.
A lot of focus will be needed but I'll be very pleased to see Collins trying to repeat his two goals. I don't expect to see Williams, in fact I hope he sits this one out so not to aggravate his knee injury and then get a sustained run alongside Collins. Cut them some slack because the signs are there its coming together.
Getting back to the article above, I think tomorrow nights game will be a much harder test to reveal just how good we are . I don't think for a moment it will be as easy or as one sided as Saturdays game. In my book it will be a lot closer and it will be interesting to see how our midfield do, especially against the experience of the Dreaded Douglas. A lot of focus will be needed but I'll be very pleased to see Collins trying to repeat his two goals. I don't expect to see Williams, in fact I hope he sits this one out so not to aggravate his knee injury and then get a sustained run alongside Collins. Cut them some slack because the signs are there its coming together. the wizard

12:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Brainy_G93 says...

Anyone have any idea why he took Bostock off when he was one of our best players.... whilst leaving Roberts on doing nothing? Eventually Roberts did come off but can't understand why the best player got subbed before the worst.
Anyone have any idea why he took Bostock off when he was one of our best players.... whilst leaving Roberts on doing nothing? Eventually Roberts did come off but can't understand why the best player got subbed before the worst. Brainy_G93

12:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sally2 says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??
Couldn't aggree more.
Don Rogers said this in his write up.
But then didn't Benson back Caddis?
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??[/p][/quote]Couldn't aggree more. Don Rogers said this in his write up. But then didn't Benson back Caddis? sally2

1:10pm Mon 19 Nov 12

jam1 says...

sally2 wrote:
Redhouse Red wrote:
Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??
Couldn't aggree more.
Don Rogers said this in his write up.
But then didn't Benson back Caddis?
I think Redhouse Red is talking with a hint of irony Sally. We scored 4 goals.
[quote][p][bold]sally2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??[/p][/quote]Couldn't aggree more. Don Rogers said this in his write up. But then didn't Benson back Caddis?[/p][/quote]I think Redhouse Red is talking with a hint of irony Sally. We scored 4 goals. jam1

1:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Malkym says...

Redhouse Red wrote:
Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??
Allegedly W & C the toilet twosome are going to deliver?
[quote][p][bold]Redhouse Red[/bold] wrote: Can't believe dicanio let benson go ; where will the goals come from now??[/p][/quote]Allegedly W & C the toilet twosome are going to deliver? Malkym

1:38pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Brainy_G93 wrote:
Anyone have any idea why he took Bostock off when he was one of our best players.... whilst leaving Roberts on doing nothing? Eventually Roberts did come off but can't understand why the best player got subbed before the worst.
To give Bostock a rest, as he's not long back from injury, and to give Hollands a bit of action without too much risk, as the points were all but in the bag?
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_G93[/bold] wrote: Anyone have any idea why he took Bostock off when he was one of our best players.... whilst leaving Roberts on doing nothing? Eventually Roberts did come off but can't understand why the best player got subbed before the worst.[/p][/quote]To give Bostock a rest, as he's not long back from injury, and to give Hollands a bit of action without too much risk, as the points were all but in the bag? Oi Den!

1:39pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Malkym says...

mallorca wrote:
When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking
No hablo espanol Stuie boy - when you over?
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: When i said I had never been a fan of pdc,what I meant was not his ability and football management.Just sometimes his attitude with players comments made in public that maybe should have been dealt with inhouse. As I said I admire him and no doubt about it he is finally managinh HIS TEAM.so apoligies for earlier comments etc. Also again a lot is lost in translation with the media as I speak Spanish and the local fall about at what I come out with. So as said admire what he s doing and with nmedia as said it proved it with positive problem with chiris matin needing to eat less and givin Macca a bolloking[/p][/quote]No hablo espanol Stuie boy - when you over? Malkym

1:54pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Malkym says...

hertz wrote:
I really enjoyed Saturday , unlike my Bro in law who put his wedge on 3-1 to Swindon , last kick of the game and its 4-1 :0) . Great to see Simon Ferry pushing up . Paolo is correct keep your heads , Quote Rudyard Kipling . "if" If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! COYR
Hertz that's really spooky my next post was to also quote some lines from "IF" -guess it must have been the headline that planted the seed. For me it has always been my favourite poem and I'm looking at a copy of it as I type at my desk. The words are so profound and inspiring - if I was Paolo I'd have it hanging in the dressing room with an instruction for it to be read by every player before every game. There's even a line in it for Dreamo -If you can dream...and not make dreams your master Lol:

With those that say Brentford will be a much tougher test tomorrow and we'll see how W(if he plays) & C fare trying to score against their defence - if they receive a similar service and achieve a similar result then even an old sceptic like me may even start to believe they can walk the walk.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: I really enjoyed Saturday , unlike my Bro in law who put his wedge on 3-1 to Swindon , last kick of the game and its 4-1 :0) . Great to see Simon Ferry pushing up . Paolo is correct keep your heads , Quote Rudyard Kipling . "if" If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! COYR[/p][/quote]Hertz that's really spooky my next post was to also quote some lines from "IF" -guess it must have been the headline that planted the seed. For me it has always been my favourite poem and I'm looking at a copy of it as I type at my desk. The words are so profound and inspiring - if I was Paolo I'd have it hanging in the dressing room with an instruction for it to be read by every player before every game. There's even a line in it for Dreamo -If you can dream...and not make dreams your master Lol: With those that say Brentford will be a much tougher test tomorrow and we'll see how W(if he plays) & C fare trying to score against their defence - if they receive a similar service and achieve a similar result then even an old sceptic like me may even start to believe they can walk the walk. Malkym

2:52pm Mon 19 Nov 12

mallorca says...

Malkylm.
over December staing with Tony mazzotta.See you in Old Town.
Do love these slagg off emails who give a f----
Supported this lot from 61 thank GOD we all have an opinion right or wrong
As to Chris martin he will shock a few of the Supporters once fully fit.
Remember ray Clarke ??????? was a regular at our old watering hole.
Oh forgot Rod Thomas.
Still it's great getting such vibrant comments at least we all love our club.
As for Pdc you get the feeling he will get them promoted great if he does yet he is still learning.
As to Teneriife saying read between the lines well guess he is right,but it's down to how each and everyone of us seei.
God help us if we were all clones and had the same point of view
So come on Reds win these next 2 games over to the canaries
Malkylm. over December staing with Tony mazzotta.See you in Old Town. Do love these slagg off emails who give a f---- Supported this lot from 61 thank GOD we all have an opinion right or wrong As to Chris martin he will shock a few of the Supporters once fully fit. Remember ray Clarke ??????? was a regular at our old watering hole. Oh forgot Rod Thomas. Still it's great getting such vibrant comments at least we all love our club. As for Pdc you get the feeling he will get them promoted great if he does yet he is still learning. As to Teneriife saying read between the lines well guess he is right,but it's down to how each and everyone of us seei. God help us if we were all clones and had the same point of view So come on Reds win these next 2 games over to the canaries mallorca

3:03pm Mon 19 Nov 12

London Red says...

Den - I agree the existing players should be giving the kick up the arse - but they obviously were not in this case - which is why PdC wanted the flexibility to shake things up
.
Whether people agree with that or not is a different arguement - but it was clear that we needed fresh blood
.
We have that now and I think the squad is certainly stronger for it!
.
Plus with Navarro back in light training and looking like being back in contention for Donny we should strengthen again
.
Maccelsfield could have done us a favour really as our mini Pre-season coming up could sharpen a lot up and really allow the team to bond (i.e the newer boys who missed June)
Den - I agree the existing players should be giving the kick up the arse - but they obviously were not in this case - which is why PdC wanted the flexibility to shake things up . Whether people agree with that or not is a different arguement - but it was clear that we needed fresh blood . We have that now and I think the squad is certainly stronger for it! . Plus with Navarro back in light training and looking like being back in contention for Donny we should strengthen again . Maccelsfield could have done us a favour really as our mini Pre-season coming up could sharpen a lot up and really allow the team to bond (i.e the newer boys who missed June) London Red

3:06pm Mon 19 Nov 12

MITTED says...

I do hope that Ferry gets to play tomorrow night, especially against Douglas, because the sorcerer will hopefully be shown up big style, by his former apprentice...
COYR
I do hope that Ferry gets to play tomorrow night, especially against Douglas, because the sorcerer will hopefully be shown up big style, by his former apprentice... COYR MITTED

4:23pm Mon 19 Nov 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Malky it's one of my favourite poems too but unfortunately I can't live up to it....

You wrote "There's even a line in it for Dreamo -If you can dream...and not make dreams your master Lol:"

Dreams are my master.......

Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. (Isn't he already)?! Build a statue of him when he takes us into the Premiership (with Ferry and Bostock ruling our midfield).
Malky it's one of my favourite poems too but unfortunately I can't live up to it.... You wrote "There's even a line in it for Dreamo -If you can dream...and not make dreams your master Lol:" Dreams are my master....... Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. (Isn't he already)?! Build a statue of him when he takes us into the Premiership (with Ferry and Bostock ruling our midfield). dreamofacleansheet2

4:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment.
.
.
Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego's in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified man in the room,

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.

You can splash all you wish as you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you'll find in a moment
It looks just the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There is no indispensable man.
As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man. Oi Den!

5:12pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Roger_Smart says...

Malkym wrote:
hertz wrote: I really enjoyed Saturday , unlike my Bro in law who put his wedge on 3-1 to Swindon , last kick of the game and its 4-1 :0) . Great to see Simon Ferry pushing up . Paolo is correct keep your heads , Quote Rudyard Kipling . "if" If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! COYR
Hertz that's really spooky my next post was to also quote some lines from "IF" -guess it must have been the headline that planted the seed. For me it has always been my favourite poem and I'm looking at a copy of it as I type at my desk. The words are so profound and inspiring - if I was Paolo I'd have it hanging in the dressing room with an instruction for it to be read by every player before every game. There's even a line in it for Dreamo -If you can dream...and not make dreams your master Lol: With those that say Brentford will be a much tougher test tomorrow and we'll see how W(if he plays) & C fare trying to score against their defence - if they receive a similar service and achieve a similar result then even an old sceptic like me may even start to believe they can walk the walk.
And there's a great musical version of IF by Joni Mitchell as well. But that's enough culture, this is a Swindon Town comment board for God's sake!
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: I really enjoyed Saturday , unlike my Bro in law who put his wedge on 3-1 to Swindon , last kick of the game and its 4-1 :0) . Great to see Simon Ferry pushing up . Paolo is correct keep your heads , Quote Rudyard Kipling . "if" If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! COYR[/p][/quote]Hertz that's really spooky my next post was to also quote some lines from "IF" -guess it must have been the headline that planted the seed. For me it has always been my favourite poem and I'm looking at a copy of it as I type at my desk. The words are so profound and inspiring - if I was Paolo I'd have it hanging in the dressing room with an instruction for it to be read by every player before every game. There's even a line in it for Dreamo -If you can dream...and not make dreams your master Lol: With those that say Brentford will be a much tougher test tomorrow and we'll see how W(if he plays) & C fare trying to score against their defence - if they receive a similar service and achieve a similar result then even an old sceptic like me may even start to believe they can walk the walk.[/p][/quote]And there's a great musical version of IF by Joni Mitchell as well. But that's enough culture, this is a Swindon Town comment board for God's sake! Roger_Smart

6:56pm Mon 19 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

Oi Den! wrote:
As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment.
.
.
Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego's in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified man in the room,

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.

You can splash all you wish as you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you'll find in a moment
It looks just the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There is no indispensable man.
Den have you got a pan ayres haircut?
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.[/p][/quote]Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

6:57pm Mon 19 Nov 12

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment.
.
.
Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego's in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified man in the room,

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.

You can splash all you wish as you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you'll find in a moment
It looks just the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There is no indispensable man.
Den have you got a pan ayres haircut?
Onwards and upwards
Pam
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.[/p][/quote]Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Pam smirg kcab

7:11pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Grim, I can only dream of having that much hair.
Grim, I can only dream of having that much hair. Oi Den!

8:08pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Malkym says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Grim, I can only dream of having that much hair.
Lol! absolutely "young Baldicus" :) but you do talk like her :)
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Grim, I can only dream of having that much hair.[/p][/quote]Lol! absolutely "young Baldicus" :) but you do talk like her :) Malkym

9:27pm Mon 19 Nov 12

old town robin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
red white wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
mallorca wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS
How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?
What a question!

Irrelevant but here goes;

4th Hart
3rd Malpas
2nd Iffy
1st Wilson

Make that 4= Hart and Malpas..
No one says Go Reds either!
Not the comparison game again! They say comparisons are odious. Trying to compare Town managers is worse than that - it's impossible, as they were all working under different circumstances. Iffy Onuora might have done OK if he had the luxury of the budget we have today and wasn't shat on by having that nice Ron Atkinson brought into the club. People might now have been looking back on PDC as a complete disasater if he had been operating in the same conditions.
.
It could be argued that the only one of the five that we really know is Wilson, as he was with us long enough to show the best and worst of what he can do.
Have to agree with you Den, rediculous comparison to make between Paolo and Iffy.

Iffy deserves better than that with the weight of the crap board he was carrying on his shoulders I have nothing but respect for him. Top bloke who never stood a chance from the start..
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: That win on Sat was so so important for many reasons.I hope he can more or less stick to the team he has used over the last couple of games. Again Tuesday will be another tough match,still you get the feeling the squad have the ability to do the job. as to Notts County will History repeat it'self?????YES for ure and if the Town will win these 2 games I think they will take some stopping. Never been a big fan of Pdc however who can doubt what he is trying to do and his comments on Chris martin made me laugh, we need to get him fitter and eat a lot less.Far way from his normal assments of players so will be listening in on Tuesday reception permitting GO REDS[/p][/quote]How can you not be a fan of PDC? He's brought us great success, we play (mostly) good to very good footy. He's passionate, committed, cares about the club. Yes he may shoot from both hips at times but that's the man. I'm claiming legendary status like some, but come on you can't help but being a fan. Off football, his little wiggle to the Yeovil fans was pure genius... * Who have you been a fan of? Wilson? Hart? Malpas? Iffy?[/p][/quote]What a question! Irrelevant but here goes; 4th Hart 3rd Malpas 2nd Iffy 1st Wilson Make that 4= Hart and Malpas.. No one says Go Reds either![/p][/quote]Not the comparison game again! They say comparisons are odious. Trying to compare Town managers is worse than that - it's impossible, as they were all working under different circumstances. Iffy Onuora might have done OK if he had the luxury of the budget we have today and wasn't shat on by having that nice Ron Atkinson brought into the club. People might now have been looking back on PDC as a complete disasater if he had been operating in the same conditions. . It could be argued that the only one of the five that we really know is Wilson, as he was with us long enough to show the best and worst of what he can do.[/p][/quote]Have to agree with you Den, rediculous comparison to make between Paolo and Iffy. Iffy deserves better than that with the weight of the crap board he was carrying on his shoulders I have nothing but respect for him. Top bloke who never stood a chance from the start.. old town robin

10:58pm Mon 19 Nov 12

joey butler says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment.
.
.
Sometime when you're feeling important;
Sometime when your ego's in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified man in the room,

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.

You can splash all you wish as you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you'll find in a moment
It looks just the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There is no indispensable man.
Den have you got a pan ayres haircut?
Onwards and upwards
No Grim, but you have cracked the mystery. Congratulations!!!

Oxon Red says he was born in Berkshire, but where he was born is now part of Oxfordshire.

Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in The Vale, previously Berkshire, but now part of Oxfordshire.

So, Oxon is actually Pam Ayres.

And Oxon, wait for it............


IS MARRIED TO WIZARD!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.[/p][/quote]Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]No Grim, but you have cracked the mystery. Congratulations!!! Oxon Red says he was born in Berkshire, but where he was born is now part of Oxfordshire. Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in The Vale, previously Berkshire, but now part of Oxfordshire. So, Oxon is actually Pam Ayres. And Oxon, wait for it............ IS MARRIED TO WIZARD!!! joey butler

10:03am Tue 20 Nov 12

Malkym says...

joey butler wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.
Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards
No Grim, but you have cracked the mystery. Congratulations!!! Oxon Red says he was born in Berkshire, but where he was born is now part of Oxfordshire. Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in The Vale, previously Berkshire, but now part of Oxfordshire. So, Oxon is actually Pam Ayres. And Oxon, wait for it............ IS MARRIED TO WIZARD!!!
LOL!! ROFL!!! PMSL!! LMAO!! etc
[quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.[/p][/quote]Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]No Grim, but you have cracked the mystery. Congratulations!!! Oxon Red says he was born in Berkshire, but where he was born is now part of Oxfordshire. Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in The Vale, previously Berkshire, but now part of Oxfordshire. So, Oxon is actually Pam Ayres. And Oxon, wait for it............ IS MARRIED TO WIZARD!!![/p][/quote]LOL!! ROFL!!! PMSL!! LMAO!! etc Malkym

7:27pm Tue 20 Nov 12

joey butler says...

Malkym wrote:
joey butler wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.
Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards
No Grim, but you have cracked the mystery. Congratulations!!! Oxon Red says he was born in Berkshire, but where he was born is now part of Oxfordshire. Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in The Vale, previously Berkshire, but now part of Oxfordshire. So, Oxon is actually Pam Ayres. And Oxon, wait for it............ IS MARRIED TO WIZARD!!!
LOL!! ROFL!!! PMSL!! LMAO!! etc
Glad I made you laugh Malky and I hope we win again tonight!!
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joey butler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: As poetry seems to be the order of the day, I thought I'd add one of those that I like. I won't add any comment. . . Sometime when you're feeling important; Sometime when your ego's in bloom Sometime when you take it for granted You're the best qualified man in the room, Sometime when you feel that your going Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions And see how they humble your soul; Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that remains Is a measure of how you'll be missed. You can splash all you wish as you enter, You may stir up the water galore, But stop and you'll find in a moment It looks just the same as before. The moral of this quaint example Is do just the best that you can, Be proud of yourself but remember, There is no indispensable man.[/p][/quote]Den have you got a pan ayres haircut? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]No Grim, but you have cracked the mystery. Congratulations!!! Oxon Red says he was born in Berkshire, but where he was born is now part of Oxfordshire. Pam Ayres was born in Stanford in The Vale, previously Berkshire, but now part of Oxfordshire. So, Oxon is actually Pam Ayres. And Oxon, wait for it............ IS MARRIED TO WIZARD!!![/p][/quote]LOL!! ROFL!!! PMSL!! LMAO!! etc[/p][/quote]Glad I made you laugh Malky and I hope we win again tonight!! joey butler

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