Paolo maintains top-six stance while question mark hangs over loan stars

UNCERTAIN: Paolo Di Canio

UNCERTAIN: Paolo Di Canio

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NOT knowing whether he will receive the backing he needs to keep his loan stars in Wiltshire is the driving force behind Paolo Di Canio’s persistence in branding a top-six finish for Swindon Town unrealistic.

After getting the financial support to finally lift the Robins out of embargo and free up his options in the transfer market, Di Canio acted quickly this month to recruit Danny Hollands and Chris Martin to the County Ground cause.

The pair’s deals with Town both expire on January 5, the same week that John Bostock is due to return to Spurs and Darren Ward to Millwall.

Right now Di Canio is unsure whether he is going to be given the clout to extend the quartet’s stays in Swindon - and that fact alone is leading him to steer clear of any rash predictions before the term reaches its halfway mark.

“The problem is we don’t know what is going on with the loan players in one month’s time,” he said.

“I don’t have any insurance over this. If we win the next five games you are close in there and you can start not to dream but to say we have already saved the season with half to go.

“What’s going on at the end of December? I don’t know.

“I can tell you in 10 games’ time, not in two or three, even if we win two and we stay close to the top. There are 23 games to go, it’s a long, long run.

“If I’m going to lose the four loans that not only can make a difference in terms of quality but give a genuine and positive inside competition to challenge for places, we will drop back to two months ago when I said we would lose position.

“I don’t want to predict something wrong because it’s early but I can’t confirm, even if they are doing a very good job for me, the loan players. They are doing a very good job and then when we have to keep them, they leave.

“Imagine what can happen in the dressing room. My job is to motivate but it’s human. So because of this I can’t predict now.

“It’s not realistic. I don’t want to sound pathetic but it’s not realistic. We have a chance tomorrow to win and stay close there but in the future it is not realistic to predict now.

“We are there, we did well, but we have to be intelligent, honest with the people because Paolo Di Canio doesn’t know what can happen in four weeks time because it’s not clear to be honest. The picture’s not clear.

“I will do my job 24 hours per day, I will try like crazy to win every game but what’s going to happen in the future I don’t know. Someone else maybe yes.”

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6:47am Tue 20 Nov 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Crucial we keep the loan players if the money's there of course!
Crucial we keep the loan players if the money's there of course! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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6:50am Tue 20 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

Agree with PDC, wants to win every game but is realistic enough to say that it will become tricky to maintain our position if we lose four players at once, some of which have already become important to us, and some like Martin who may give us an edge. Need to try and hang on to them if we can.
Agree with PDC, wants to win every game but is realistic enough to say that it will become tricky to maintain our position if we lose four players at once, some of which have already become important to us, and some like Martin who may give us an edge. Need to try and hang on to them if we can. Swindon1984
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6:53am Tue 20 Nov 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Without Ward AND Boatock it will be very very hard
Without Ward AND Boatock it will be very very hard DarrenSTFCRomain
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7:07am Tue 20 Nov 12

old town robin says...

I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints. old town robin
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7:15am Tue 20 Nov 12

U REDS says...

Ward has not missed a defensive header in recent weeks and for me is getting better after a slow start.. Need to hang onto him.
Ward has not missed a defensive header in recent weeks and for me is getting better after a slow start.. Need to hang onto him. U REDS
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8:05am Tue 20 Nov 12

jam1 says...

fully agreed we need to do everything to keep these 4 players. Hopefully the board see this.
fully agreed we need to do everything to keep these 4 players. Hopefully the board see this. jam1
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8:45am Tue 20 Nov 12

umpcah says...

jam1 wrote:
fully agreed we need to do everything to keep these 4 players. Hopefully the board see this.
If Paolo sees it this way he`ll be sure to convey his thoughts to the board..
[quote][p][bold]jam1[/bold] wrote: fully agreed we need to do everything to keep these 4 players. Hopefully the board see this.[/p][/quote]If Paolo sees it this way he`ll be sure to convey his thoughts to the board.. umpcah
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9:13am Tue 20 Nov 12

Stilloyal says...

Caddis is on a season long loan so we won't see him again .

Ward is gonna be a big , big loss if he goes back and worse still he could go on loan to a rival in L1..

The 2 boys who came in on Saturday are well worth keeping too.
Caddis is on a season long loan so we won't see him again . Ward is gonna be a big , big loss if he goes back and worse still he could go on loan to a rival in L1.. The 2 boys who came in on Saturday are well worth keeping too. Stilloyal
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9:18am Tue 20 Nov 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

"Flipflops Plane says...
The Academy players from U13 up have got their own personalised fitness programs so I guess the first team must have. And no doubt it will be a lot more detailed than the Academy players programs."

Flipflop thank you for confirming this. Exactly as I thought. Hopefully others will realise the extent to which this whole club is being dragged upwards by our manager that expects nothing but the best.

As for the players, Ward is doing well but I don't think it would ruin our season if he left. (I hope he doesn't mind). Also I've always felt we would try and buy Bostock from the proceeds of Caddis in January. Time will tell. Hopefully Charlie is off to which eases any financial worries..

We are winning the league people, we are winning the league.
"Flipflops Plane says... The Academy players from U13 up have got their own personalised fitness programs so I guess the first team must have. And no doubt it will be a lot more detailed than the Academy players programs." Flipflop thank you for confirming this. Exactly as I thought. Hopefully others will realise the extent to which this whole club is being dragged upwards by our manager that expects nothing but the best. As for the players, Ward is doing well but I don't think it would ruin our season if he left. (I hope he doesn't mind). Also I've always felt we would try and buy Bostock from the proceeds of Caddis in January. Time will tell. Hopefully Charlie is off to which eases any financial worries.. We are winning the league people, we are winning the league. dreamofacleansheet2
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9:55am Tue 20 Nov 12

mallorca says...

Guess a lot will depend on our players who are on loan staying where they are or finding them new clubs,otherwise the club just may overspend again is that possible??
As to Charlie Austin my Pal who is Director has just gone back to UK.
He did say 3 clubs were in for CA and although he did not give a lot away the price would be high as they don't want to see him go.Yet as he said if price is right he would go.
As to what % the Town would get he gave nothing away other than it would be a substantial amount.
So fingers crossed for Pdc players out on loan can stay on loan and hopefullly get a windfall from Burnely If CA is sold.
Still is all if's and buts and with Burnley getting a good chunk Of compo coming there way from Bournemouth they don't really want to sell.
Makes you think we all imagine all sorts put our opinion in the post and more than likely are 90% wrong.
Good luck to Pdc and team tonight get feeling they can win these next 2 games
GO REDS
Guess a lot will depend on our players who are on loan staying where they are or finding them new clubs,otherwise the club just may overspend again is that possible?? As to Charlie Austin my Pal who is Director has just gone back to UK. He did say 3 clubs were in for CA and although he did not give a lot away the price would be high as they don't want to see him go.Yet as he said if price is right he would go. As to what % the Town would get he gave nothing away other than it would be a substantial amount. So fingers crossed for Pdc players out on loan can stay on loan and hopefullly get a windfall from Burnely If CA is sold. Still is all if's and buts and with Burnley getting a good chunk Of compo coming there way from Bournemouth they don't really want to sell. Makes you think we all imagine all sorts put our opinion in the post and more than likely are 90% wrong. Good luck to Pdc and team tonight get feeling they can win these next 2 games GO REDS mallorca
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10:06am Tue 20 Nov 12

Rhs Boydy says...

Up until the Macclesfield game I'd have said please send Ward back. However since Joe's gone into the centre he's been a different player. I don't think he's lost out on a defensive header, he actually looks to make a pass ok only to McEvely or maybe Bostock but he still tries now. And he's made a few absolutely crucial tackles and interceptions. If he continues to play like this I'll happily say I was wrong about him and would want him to the end of season.
Up until the Macclesfield game I'd have said please send Ward back. However since Joe's gone into the centre he's been a different player. I don't think he's lost out on a defensive header, he actually looks to make a pass ok only to McEvely or maybe Bostock but he still tries now. And he's made a few absolutely crucial tackles and interceptions. If he continues to play like this I'll happily say I was wrong about him and would want him to the end of season. Rhs Boydy
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11:45am Tue 20 Nov 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

A general consensus of the major Bookmakers on the promotion and relegation scene of League One is as follows :-
Automatic Promotion - Sheffield Utd & M.K.Dons.
Play-Offs - Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth & Notts County.
Relegation Places - Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Portsmouth & Hartlepool.
.
Bournemouth's recent improvement has been recognised by the Bookies.
.
I would say this is probably as good
a realistic forecast as you could get as things stand to-day.
A general consensus of the major Bookmakers on the promotion and relegation scene of League One is as follows :- Automatic Promotion - Sheffield Utd & M.K.Dons. Play-Offs - Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth & Notts County. Relegation Places - Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Portsmouth & Hartlepool. . Bournemouth's recent improvement has been recognised by the Bookies. . I would say this is probably as good a realistic forecast as you could get as things stand to-day. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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11:56am Tue 20 Nov 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Old stager can't believe your pessimism!!

As I've predicted from the start of the season we are winning the league, MK Dons second, Sheff Utd third. (Wilson's teams always blow up at death).....

As grim would say eeee iiii eeee iiii eeee iiii oooooo off to the bookies we go.
Old stager can't believe your pessimism!! As I've predicted from the start of the season we are winning the league, MK Dons second, Sheff Utd third. (Wilson's teams always blow up at death)..... As grim would say eeee iiii eeee iiii eeee iiii oooooo off to the bookies we go. dreamofacleansheet2
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12:22pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
A general consensus of the major Bookmakers on the promotion and relegation scene of League One is as follows :- Automatic Promotion - Sheffield Utd & M.K.Dons. Play-Offs - Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth & Notts County. Relegation Places - Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Portsmouth & Hartlepool. . Bournemouth's recent improvement has been recognised by the Bookies. . I would say this is probably as good a realistic forecast as you could get as things stand to-day.
Tranmere and Stevenage will, I reckon drop off a bit, Tranmere may make the play offs but who knows. Reckon we'll do well to make a top six finish but hoping in the back of my mind that we can nab once of the top two places.

Wouldn't write off Shrewsbury as relegation fodder just yet, also have a sneaking suspicion Pompey may stay up but the bookies will be working on current places as well. Would also love it if the franchise missed out - and get knocked out of cup Sunday, but can't see either happening.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: A general consensus of the major Bookmakers on the promotion and relegation scene of League One is as follows :- Automatic Promotion - Sheffield Utd & M.K.Dons. Play-Offs - Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth & Notts County. Relegation Places - Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Portsmouth & Hartlepool. . Bournemouth's recent improvement has been recognised by the Bookies. . I would say this is probably as good a realistic forecast as you could get as things stand to-day.[/p][/quote]Tranmere and Stevenage will, I reckon drop off a bit, Tranmere may make the play offs but who knows. Reckon we'll do well to make a top six finish but hoping in the back of my mind that we can nab once of the top two places. Wouldn't write off Shrewsbury as relegation fodder just yet, also have a sneaking suspicion Pompey may stay up but the bookies will be working on current places as well. Would also love it if the franchise missed out - and get knocked out of cup Sunday, but can't see either happening. Swindon1984
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1:27pm Tue 20 Nov 12

robins57691 says...

True that we don't know who will be with us in a months time, but we've still got a strong squad. We will miss Bostock if we are unable to keep him, but how many games have Hollands and Martin actually played to get us to where we are. How much will we miss them?

It may be a bit optimistic or even naive to believe that we will finish in the top 6, but do we really need all these energency loans? We made it to the top 6 even with injuries in the squad. Ward is great, but we do already have a strong defensive line and as for Hollands and Martin... are they the key players in maintaining a top 6 place?
True that we don't know who will be with us in a months time, but we've still got a strong squad. We will miss Bostock if we are unable to keep him, but how many games have Hollands and Martin actually played to get us to where we are. How much will we miss them? It may be a bit optimistic or even naive to believe that we will finish in the top 6, but do we really need all these energency loans? We made it to the top 6 even with injuries in the squad. Ward is great, but we do already have a strong defensive line and as for Hollands and Martin... are they the key players in maintaining a top 6 place? robins57691
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1:29pm Tue 20 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.
Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players. SeanG92
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1:55pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
A general consensus of the major Bookmakers on the promotion and relegation scene of League One is as follows :-
Automatic Promotion - Sheffield Utd & M.K.Dons.
Play-Offs - Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth & Notts County.
Relegation Places - Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Portsmouth & Hartlepool.
.
Bournemouth's recent improvement has been recognised by the Bookies.
.
I would say this is probably as good
a realistic forecast as you could get as things stand to-day.
OS, I have a sneaky feeling that Coventry - well out of the picture at the mo - will come with a late run.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: A general consensus of the major Bookmakers on the promotion and relegation scene of League One is as follows :- Automatic Promotion - Sheffield Utd & M.K.Dons. Play-Offs - Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth & Notts County. Relegation Places - Shrewsbury Town, Bury, Portsmouth & Hartlepool. . Bournemouth's recent improvement has been recognised by the Bookies. . I would say this is probably as good a realistic forecast as you could get as things stand to-day.[/p][/quote]OS, I have a sneaky feeling that Coventry - well out of the picture at the mo - will come with a late run. Oi Den!
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2:07pm Tue 20 Nov 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

We're winning the league, just relax people. Really looking forward to tonight, hope it stops lashing it down.

Really think most of you are under estimating the strength of our squad. After all even Grim who thinks we will win the league has written off Willo and Collins.... I have not....
We're winning the league, just relax people. Really looking forward to tonight, hope it stops lashing it down. Really think most of you are under estimating the strength of our squad. After all even Grim who thinks we will win the league has written off Willo and Collins.... I have not.... dreamofacleansheet2
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3:08pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Malkym says...

old town robin wrote:
I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.[/p][/quote]If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back? Malkym
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3:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

SeanG92 wrote:
Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.
IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC...

HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE
[quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.[/p][/quote]IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC... HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE DarrenSTFCRomain
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3:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote:
I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?
Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.[/p][/quote]If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?[/p][/quote]Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have. Oi Den!
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4:20pm Tue 20 Nov 12

SeanG92 says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
SeanG92 wrote:
Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.
IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC...

HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE
No I think you seriously underestimate PDC and I think that he has shown over the last few months that he won't just jump ship due to not getting the cash when he wants it.
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.[/p][/quote]IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC... HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE[/p][/quote]No I think you seriously underestimate PDC and I think that he has shown over the last few months that he won't just jump ship due to not getting the cash when he wants it. SeanG92
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4:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Swindon1984 says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
SeanG92 wrote: Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.
IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC... HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE
Ever the optimist eh?
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.[/p][/quote]IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC... HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE[/p][/quote]Ever the optimist eh? Swindon1984
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4:37pm Tue 20 Nov 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?
Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.
It dont matter if there not part of his plans..
IF no other team wonts them then we have no other option as they are all under contract with Swindon Town FC..
They will be on a good wage as well and that will put alot of other clubs off
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.[/p][/quote]If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?[/p][/quote]Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.[/p][/quote]It dont matter if there not part of his plans.. IF no other team wonts them then we have no other option as they are all under contract with Swindon Town FC.. They will be on a good wage as well and that will put alot of other clubs off DarrenSTFCRomain
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4:39pm Tue 20 Nov 12

CraigClark says...

Rhs Boydy wrote:
Up until the Macclesfield game I'd have said please send Ward back. However since Joe's gone into the centre he's been a different player. I don't think he's lost out on a defensive header, he actually looks to make a pass ok only to McEvely or maybe Bostock but he still tries now. And he's made a few absolutely crucial tackles and interceptions. If he continues to play like this I'll happily say I was wrong about him and would want him to the end of season.
I second every word of that comment.
[quote][p][bold]Rhs Boydy[/bold] wrote: Up until the Macclesfield game I'd have said please send Ward back. However since Joe's gone into the centre he's been a different player. I don't think he's lost out on a defensive header, he actually looks to make a pass ok only to McEvely or maybe Bostock but he still tries now. And he's made a few absolutely crucial tackles and interceptions. If he continues to play like this I'll happily say I was wrong about him and would want him to the end of season.[/p][/quote]I second every word of that comment. CraigClark
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4:47pm Tue 20 Nov 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
SeanG92 wrote: Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.
IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC... HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE
Ever the optimist eh?
VERY OPTIMISTIC WHY..
Sorry was you trying 2be smart...

Sorry ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: Very fair points from PDC, i dont think there is 1 STFC fan who wouldnt agree we will struggle without a few of the loan players.[/p][/quote]IF the board cant find the money to keep the loan players i think Paolo might call it a day at STFC... HOPE IM VERY WRONG BUT HE WONT BE AT ALL HAPPY WILL HE[/p][/quote]Ever the optimist eh?[/p][/quote]VERY OPTIMISTIC WHY.. Sorry was you trying 2be smart... Sorry ha ha DarrenSTFCRomain
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4:58pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Oi Den! says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?
Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.
It dont matter if there not part of his plans..
IF no other team wonts them then we have no other option as they are all under contract with Swindon Town FC..
They will be on a good wage as well and that will put alot of other clubs off
I know. They might come back but what I meant was I can't see them playing for us again.
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.[/p][/quote]If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?[/p][/quote]Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.[/p][/quote]It dont matter if there not part of his plans.. IF no other team wonts them then we have no other option as they are all under contract with Swindon Town FC.. They will be on a good wage as well and that will put alot of other clubs off[/p][/quote]I know. They might come back but what I meant was I can't see them playing for us again. Oi Den!
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5:42pm Tue 20 Nov 12

old town robin says...

Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote:
I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?
Malk,

Re: Caddis, where did I say I thought he would play for us again, maybe my English is not so good as them from North of the border, he is our player and as far as financials are concerned his salary has to be taken into account when the decision makers sit down with their abacus and work out how much is coming in and going out, only then will Paolo know how much he has in the kitty to spend, Doh.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.[/p][/quote]If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?[/p][/quote]Malk, Re: Caddis, where did I say I thought he would play for us again, maybe my English is not so good as them from North of the border, he is our player and as far as financials are concerned his salary has to be taken into account when the decision makers sit down with their abacus and work out how much is coming in and going out, only then will Paolo know how much he has in the kitty to spend, Doh. old town robin
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5:43pm Tue 20 Nov 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Oi Den! wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Malkym wrote:
old town robin wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.
If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?
Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.
It dont matter if there not part of his plans.. IF no other team wonts them then we have no other option as they are all under contract with Swindon Town FC.. They will be on a good wage as well and that will put alot of other clubs off
I know. They might come back but what I meant was I can't see them playing for us again.
Sorry mate.. You know what im like.
Look first think in about a years time..
The only player that might play again IF were scratching to fill the bench MIGHT be Risser as Paolo said he was a true pro..

I think Caddis might be back at the club as well as he has injury problems
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: I don't think there will be a problem with Darren Ward, John Bostock will be in the last 6 months of his contract, so it could be hard to keep him if Spurs or another club make him a better deal than we can afford. First impressions I hope Holland and Martin are extended. Not too bothered if Coke doesn't return, have not seen enough of him to form an opinion. Like him or not I think we got Adam Rooney for the season. So if we only lose one, we can live with that, but we do have Caddis, Risser, Cox, Luke Rooney and Benson all due to return at some point, so a lot of shuffling of the pack to keep within the financial restraints.[/p][/quote]If you think Caddis is ever going to wear a Town shirt again methinks you live in cloud cuckoo land OTR. Given the well publicised acrimony between Caddis & PdC are you seriously suggesting that there is more than a snowballs chance in hell of him coming back?[/p][/quote]Also safe to say that none of the others will be part of his plans I think. I'm sure he would have sold them all if he could have.[/p][/quote]It dont matter if there not part of his plans.. IF no other team wonts them then we have no other option as they are all under contract with Swindon Town FC.. They will be on a good wage as well and that will put alot of other clubs off[/p][/quote]I know. They might come back but what I meant was I can't see them playing for us again.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate.. You know what im like. Look first think in about a years time.. The only player that might play again IF were scratching to fill the bench MIGHT be Risser as Paolo said he was a true pro.. I think Caddis might be back at the club as well as he has injury problems DarrenSTFCRomain
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