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SWINDON TOWN: Frustrated Di Canio lets fly in 20-minute rant

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

PAOLO Di Canio feels he is working in a “hostile environment” at Swindon Town.

In an eventful press conference ahead of the Robins’ trip to Oldham tomorrow, the Italian reiterated how he was close to leaving the County Ground earlier this season but stayed on to fulfil what he perceives as a promise to Town fans.

But his tirade, which started as an unprompted and impassioned defence of his medical team in wake of comments made by Paul Caddis earlier this week, took in subjects as varied as the “dignity” of the youth academy, the prospect of forcing a “revolution” in Swindon and the dificulties he has had enforcing a “Barcelona mentality” throughout the club.

It was a 20-minute explosion of opinion that was absorbing and extraordinary in equal measure.

Di Canio claimed he was willing to “fight 100,000 people” to instill his levels of discipline and professionalism in SN1 after suggesting he could have stepped away from his role two months ago.

The Advertiser understands no approach has been made for the Swindon boss’ services, and that his comments about a potential departure related to Jeremy Wray’s removal as chairman in October.

He said: “I had a chance to leave two months ago. I heard something, that there was a chance. I presumed that I should leave two months ago. I presumed that I had a chance to.

“It didn’t happen because obviously I concentrated straight away I thought I had to win in here. I want to finish my job in here. I have to finish my job. If we go to the Championship this year then I have done my job already and therefore the future changes.

“Otherwise it is three years. If someone decided to sack me it is a completely different situation.

“Otherwise I want to finish my job in here to do my job and get the expectation.

“In the summer I waited one month to sign and it was clear that I could get what they promised the season before and the plan was to keep on going.

“I want to try to do something better now but otherwise the people have to think ‘why would you want to stay in here?’ “I’d fight against 100,000 people, I don’t mind. That is a promise and a promise is a principle. It’s a part of the principle. I promised something.

“If I find a hostile environment I become more nasty and more focused because I don’t distract myself from my players because they are the main part.

“Not my staff and my players - they are fantastic and you see in the way we play - but obviously there is a hostile (environment), but for personal interests. That is rubbish and something that will destroy this club for sure.

“Destroy for me is being average in League Two and hoping not to disappear for a few years if there is no one willing to take the right and strong decisions, which is somethign I will do if I keep going with my plan and they give me a chance to keep going with my plan.

“Now it’s the first team, in the future we will clean everything even if we have 200 people here protesting. I will do this. Until the day I am not here, maybe not now but in one month, three months or five months, if I am still in charge, I will make a real revolution.”

Di Canio also revealed that Town have offered Caddis to Birmingham, where the full-back is currently on loan, on a permanent deal but that the Blues are unwilling to come to any sort of arrangement just yet.

Earlier this week, Caddis said of his return to fitness following a shoulder injury: “There’s no chance I could have got to this stage had I still been back at at Swindon as the facilities are so much better here.”

In retaliation, Di Canio stressed that he would not take such cricitisms from a player who, in his words, “didn’t know what it means to stretch” before he teamed up with the Italian in Wiltshire.

He said: “Talking about medical, first of all I can’t listen to an opinion from a guy who before he joined me didn’t know what it means to stretch and why he should stretch.

“Talking about medical, which is rubbish because he does not have any knowledge what it means. If I asked him ‘do you know the name of this muscle?’ he doesn’t know. He can’t speak.

“Paul Caddis was one year a disaster in League One, in the second year thanks to his teammates and Paolo Di Canio he became a winner even if in defensive moments he is a disaster.

“Birmingham are still fighting to survive, even if he is at a bigger name. They don’t take out their hair to keep him.

“We already asked one month ago ‘would you keep, would you buy?’. (Lee) Clark I know loves him but he said ‘let us think’.

“When a side wants to give you a player it should be a good moment because it means if he cost five it can be three, it can be four. I don’t want to mention the numbers.

“We ask them ‘would you buy?’ (They say) ‘we have plenty of time, let us think’.

“I’m angry, not with Paul Caddis because in my life I would hope I would have problems with real champions, but because I can’t accept stupid comments from a player who hasn’t proved anything yet in football.”

Di Canio went on to slate the youth set-up at the County Ground before hinting that Town could return to the “darkness” of recent years if they choose to rebuff his methods.

“I know it’s difficult to accept when you bring in a Barcelona mentality, a Barcelona behaviour. It’s too tough if you are lazy, if you do not have the same ability, the same knowledge.

“This is the same for the academy. This is another aspect we are going to speak about in the future if I have a chance to stay in here.

“I don’t mind if the parents of the kids or family of the coach are angry because they worry what is going on, maybe if they think they lose their job. I don’t care. They’re not enemies.

“When you have to clean you have to clean, for the best for the cause of this club that 99 per cent of the people care about and spend their money to see good results - not only in the first team but also dignity in the way they play their youth.

“I know it’s difficult. That was my anger in the last three days, even if I have to prepare for the next game.

“This is what I have to fight every day, even if the priority is the first team, because we have to establish this club in League One and see what’s going on for the future.

“The first season was fantastic. This season is already very good. If it’s not possible then it’s important that we easily establish this club in League One. In the future we will see. If Di Canio isn’t involved in this club any more, no problem.

“I will be sorry to see this club go in the darkness again because unfortunately this is the future. Without Paolo Di Canio, with another manager that does not have the same mentality.

“It’s not 100 years ago, what happened two years. That’s what makes me angry and drives me crazy. The story is there what happened. The people used to behave how they wanted. Good players.

“My players never did one rubbish thing. This is already a good base.”

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6:11am Fri 14 Dec 12

Rod Bourne says...

Oh just shut up
Oh just shut up Rod Bourne
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6:19am Fri 14 Dec 12

california andy says...

Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.
Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop. california andy
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6:26am Fri 14 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Absolute spot on Paolo.
The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him.
The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis.
The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH.
Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc .
Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club.
Onwards and upwards
Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone.
Where's sue?
Absolute spot on Paolo. The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him. The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis. The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH. Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc . Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club. Onwards and upwards Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone. Where's sue? smirg kcab
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6:37am Fri 14 Dec 12

Andy Evo says...

Completely and utterly mental, lost the plot. Don't blame Sam Morshead, he didn't ask the questions or goad Paolo, he just came out with all this tripe "unprompted". Why does Paolo have to come out with all this rubbish, if there are so called problems behind the scenes, go and speak to people and sort things out, why bleat to the press?

Barcelona mentality, do me a favour we are Swindon Town, NOT Barcelona!

Why are so many fans blinkered, most half decent managers with the budget he has had would of got us out of League two. We would not go backwards if a new manager came in, there are plenty of managers that could do a good job, the club IS bigger than Paolo, the club WILL be around longer than he is. Don't think he really cares for the club, he cares about building his CV for the next job, that is his only concern, take the blinkers off people!

If Caddis was so bad, why is he performing well in the Championship, never mind where Birmingham sit in the table HE is performing well at a higher level.

Paolo get on with your job, stop bleating as if everything is so "woe is me" at the County Ground GO!

Fed up Town Supporter!
Completely and utterly mental, lost the plot. Don't blame Sam Morshead, he didn't ask the questions or goad Paolo, he just came out with all this tripe "unprompted". Why does Paolo have to come out with all this rubbish, if there are so called problems behind the scenes, go and speak to people and sort things out, why bleat to the press? Barcelona mentality, do me a favour we are Swindon Town, NOT Barcelona! Why are so many fans blinkered, most half decent managers with the budget he has had would of got us out of League two. We would not go backwards if a new manager came in, there are plenty of managers that could do a good job, the club IS bigger than Paolo, the club WILL be around longer than he is. Don't think he really cares for the club, he cares about building his CV for the next job, that is his only concern, take the blinkers off people! If Caddis was so bad, why is he performing well in the Championship, never mind where Birmingham sit in the table HE is performing well at a higher level. Paolo get on with your job, stop bleating as if everything is so "woe is me" at the County Ground GO! Fed up Town Supporter! Andy Evo
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6:45am Fri 14 Dec 12

Angolan Red says...

Decanio
give me Caddis over you any day
Time for you to go go go
Decanio give me Caddis over you any day Time for you to go go go Angolan Red
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6:45am Fri 14 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

california andy wrote:
Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.
Don't think this was an outburst at all.
He seemed very composed very cool and he can't wait for the Oldham game
On the podcast.
The word RANT is a ploy to wind All YOU lot up, I can garantee more post will be posted on here than the VERY,VERY poor crap about the Luke McCormick story which broke the number of posts on here over 250, lets wait and see.
Bring back gary rose even if he did support udds
Onwards and upwards.
Remember the grass will NOT be greener on the other side.
[quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.[/p][/quote]Don't think this was an outburst at all. He seemed very composed very cool and he can't wait for the Oldham game On the podcast. The word RANT is a ploy to wind All YOU lot up, I can garantee more post will be posted on here than the VERY,VERY poor crap about the Luke McCormick story which broke the number of posts on here over 250, lets wait and see. Bring back gary rose even if he did support udds Onwards and upwards. Remember the grass will NOT be greener on the other side. smirg kcab
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6:52am Fri 14 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

smirg kcab wrote:
california andy wrote:
Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.
Don't think this was an outburst at all.
He seemed very composed very cool and he can't wait for the Oldham game
On the podcast.
The word RANT is a ploy to wind All YOU lot up, I can garantee more post will be posted on here than the VERY,VERY poor crap about the Luke McCormick story which broke the number of posts on here over 250, lets wait and see.
Bring back gary rose even if he did support udds
Onwards and upwards.
Remember the grass will NOT be greener on the other side.
I think your spot on Grim.

We need to back Paolo and the team.

Lets just enjoy the ride. I remember last year, we all knew it was going to be a fast ride, and everyone or mostly everyone said....'Yep........
lets just enjoy it'
Now, some fans have had enough.....

Why?........Its just a game; i love our Club and yes he wont be here forever; how fast has the last year gone.......Booom....
thats another 12 months gone......

Lets just enjoy the laughs and rants together and hopefully win some good football games along the way......

COYR'ssssssssssssss

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.[/p][/quote]Don't think this was an outburst at all. He seemed very composed very cool and he can't wait for the Oldham game On the podcast. The word RANT is a ploy to wind All YOU lot up, I can garantee more post will be posted on here than the VERY,VERY poor crap about the Luke McCormick story which broke the number of posts on here over 250, lets wait and see. Bring back gary rose even if he did support udds Onwards and upwards. Remember the grass will NOT be greener on the other side.[/p][/quote]I think your spot on Grim. We need to back Paolo and the team. Lets just enjoy the ride. I remember last year, we all knew it was going to be a fast ride, and everyone or mostly everyone said....'Yep........ lets just enjoy it' Now, some fans have had enough..... Why?........Its just a game; i love our Club and yes he wont be here forever; how fast has the last year gone.......Booom.... thats another 12 months gone...... Lets just enjoy the laughs and rants together and hopefully win some good football games along the way...... COYR'ssssssssssssss Louis :-))) louiscassius
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6:58am Fri 14 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

I'm with you Paolo
I'm with you Paolo Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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7:06am Fri 14 Dec 12

jayden says...

Angolan Red wrote:
Decanio
give me Caddis over you any day
Time for you to go go go
Ah you can spell go and out you must have a dictionary in front of you still you are up nice and early for school.
[quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: Decanio give me Caddis over you any day Time for you to go go go[/p][/quote]Ah you can spell go and out you must have a dictionary in front of you still you are up nice and early for school. jayden
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7:34am Fri 14 Dec 12

RedintheFace says...

Barcelona? Give us a break son. You were given L2's biggest resources and did the job. Now make way for someone who can build the future without damaging our club's finances or reputation.
Barcelona? Give us a break son. You were given L2's biggest resources and did the job. Now make way for someone who can build the future without damaging our club's finances or reputation. RedintheFace
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7:37am Fri 14 Dec 12

LeGod says...

i dont get all these idiots knocking Paolo all he is saying is he is trying to provide a much more professional approach to things and all you knockers of him were all on here a couple of seasons ago knocking all the players for their drinking culture when Wilson was in charge so understand people he is trying to make the club more professional from youth to senior level. Maybe all you knockers of him would be happy with a useless manager like Wilder at Oxford.
Get a life all of you idiots who are knocking him and realise what he has done for us in his time here and yes he has made mistakes and so has ferguson at Man Utd so support him or shut up. Angolan Red i've never seen anything positive out of your comments yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i dont get all these idiots knocking Paolo all he is saying is he is trying to provide a much more professional approach to things and all you knockers of him were all on here a couple of seasons ago knocking all the players for their drinking culture when Wilson was in charge so understand people he is trying to make the club more professional from youth to senior level. Maybe all you knockers of him would be happy with a useless manager like Wilder at Oxford. Get a life all of you idiots who are knocking him and realise what he has done for us in his time here and yes he has made mistakes and so has ferguson at Man Utd so support him or shut up. Angolan Red i've never seen anything positive out of your comments yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LeGod
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7:37am Fri 14 Dec 12

ciclosporindorset says...

I am right behind PDC and there is nothing particularly sensational here. Caddis did have a pop at t he club and the youth set uphas recently had an investment that means it has to become even better than it has at producing real talent - nothing wrong in setting exoectations. As for the Barcelona mentality - he is talking about the professionalism that any club can aspire to.He is a change agent and you cant change things without ruffling a few feathers.
I am right behind PDC and there is nothing particularly sensational here. Caddis did have a pop at t he club and the youth set uphas recently had an investment that means it has to become even better than it has at producing real talent - nothing wrong in setting exoectations. As for the Barcelona mentality - he is talking about the professionalism that any club can aspire to.He is a change agent and you cant change things without ruffling a few feathers. ciclosporindorset
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7:51am Fri 14 Dec 12

southside7 says...

I back Paul Bodin.
I back Paul Bodin. southside7
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7:52am Fri 14 Dec 12

Sniff my hoop says...

I like what PDC says here... you can't argue with many of his comments. I think the 'sensationalism' of this article has been blown out of proportion.
So he'll fight tooth and nail to instill the levels of discipline & professionallism he wants? good! For too many years we've had a squad of egotistical, lazy, indisciplined players... I applaud his ethic. He's reiterated his commitment to get us to the Championship be it this season or next - commitment is something you don't often see in the professional game now. As for rebuffing Caddis' comments, I don't have a problem with that... have we not been sending our injured players to a world class sports injury clinic in Italy?!
As for re-vamping the youth system, why is that a bad thing? I'm not saying we have a bad system in place now, but why would you not not look to improve it? We have a couple of good players that have come through (this season especially) but they are not the finished article... people seem to get carried away when a young 'home grown' player bursts on to the scene.
I like what PDC says here... you can't argue with many of his comments. I think the 'sensationalism' of this article has been blown out of proportion. So he'll fight tooth and nail to instill the levels of discipline & professionallism he wants? good! For too many years we've had a squad of egotistical, lazy, indisciplined players... I applaud his ethic. He's reiterated his commitment to get us to the Championship be it this season or next - commitment is something you don't often see in the professional game now. As for rebuffing Caddis' comments, I don't have a problem with that... have we not been sending our injured players to a world class sports injury clinic in Italy?! As for re-vamping the youth system, why is that a bad thing? I'm not saying we have a bad system in place now, but why would you not not look to improve it? We have a couple of good players that have come through (this season especially) but they are not the finished article... people seem to get carried away when a young 'home grown' player bursts on to the scene. Sniff my hoop
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7:58am Fri 14 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

Frankly I expected Paolo to follow JW very closely out of the County Ground. I believe that was the intention. Make him walk. Better than paying his contract off eh?
Paolo is made of tougher stuff and will see the job out - unless he is sacked first. Okay, he is given to some 'rants' - especially post match. Who would you rather listen to, Hart or Di Canio? Who would you rather have in the dug out, someone with passion or someone leaning arms folded against the post, letting players walk all over him?
Well, I know who I'd rather have! Shame we never hear from the board since JW was shown the door. Funny how it's all gone quiet on the redevelopment front. Maybe it's time those sort of questions were asked rather than getting on Paolo's back. At least he is showing some loyalty and commitment to the fans. Let's show him some in return.
WAPR&WA!
Frankly I expected Paolo to follow JW very closely out of the County Ground. I believe that was the intention. Make him walk. Better than paying his contract off eh? Paolo is made of tougher stuff and will see the job out - unless he is sacked first. Okay, he is given to some 'rants' - especially post match. Who would you rather listen to, Hart or Di Canio? Who would you rather have in the dug out, someone with passion or someone leaning arms folded against the post, letting players walk all over him? Well, I know who I'd rather have! Shame we never hear from the board since JW was shown the door. Funny how it's all gone quiet on the redevelopment front. Maybe it's time those sort of questions were asked rather than getting on Paolo's back. At least he is showing some loyalty and commitment to the fans. Let's show him some in return. WAPR&WA! Since 1950
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7:58am Fri 14 Dec 12

LeGod says...

what is it with all this praise on Bodin you were all bigging up Billy as well when he was here well he's not exactly pulling up roots at Torquay is he.

Are you the same people that kept on about Connell as well when he left you know the player who cant start for Bradfors yes he did a job for us but L2 is his maximum level which is why he's not here.

Bodin is a youth team manager full stop.
what is it with all this praise on Bodin you were all bigging up Billy as well when he was here well he's not exactly pulling up roots at Torquay is he. Are you the same people that kept on about Connell as well when he left you know the player who cant start for Bradfors yes he did a job for us but L2 is his maximum level which is why he's not here. Bodin is a youth team manager full stop. LeGod
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8:18am Fri 14 Dec 12

Malkym says...

ciclosporindorset wrote:
I am right behind PDC and there is nothing particularly sensational here. Caddis did have a pop at t he club and the youth set uphas recently had an investment that means it has to become even better than it has at producing real talent - nothing wrong in setting exoectations. As for the Barcelona mentality - he is talking about the professionalism that any club can aspire to.He is a change agent and you cant change things without ruffling a few feathers.
Ciclo I completely agree. We might not get promoted this season but Paolo's ambition to reach the championship remains but only if he gets the overall backing from everybody. Tough if Zippy and others are of a different mindset. I'm with PdC that if he goes we'll drift backwards. Any sign of those taxis for WC the gruesome twosome?
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: I am right behind PDC and there is nothing particularly sensational here. Caddis did have a pop at t he club and the youth set uphas recently had an investment that means it has to become even better than it has at producing real talent - nothing wrong in setting exoectations. As for the Barcelona mentality - he is talking about the professionalism that any club can aspire to.He is a change agent and you cant change things without ruffling a few feathers.[/p][/quote]Ciclo I completely agree. We might not get promoted this season but Paolo's ambition to reach the championship remains but only if he gets the overall backing from everybody. Tough if Zippy and others are of a different mindset. I'm with PdC that if he goes we'll drift backwards. Any sign of those taxis for WC the gruesome twosome? Malkym
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8:24am Fri 14 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Good posts from Legod Hoop & 1950 too!
Good posts from Legod Hoop & 1950 too! Malkym
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8:31am Fri 14 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

It is a rant. It's unprompted. It's in the interest of stfc fans to hear it. The author of the article says very little so blame the manager. This blinkered adulation for pdc is silly. Yes he's the manager and we'll support him on the pitch but rising to caddis' comments is very unprofessional as is his public slating of players. Caddis was justified saying what he did after his treatment and our current injury record is the worst it has been in a long time which is a result of overtraining and mis management. Slagging off the youth team in another dig at Bodin is a joke. It's not Bodin's fault pdc has signed about 15 dud players. Maybe if the academy had some more budget it would be able improve further still. Instead they make do while Phil spencer has probably taken in fees what the academy runs on in a year. Does the buck ever stop with the manager anymore? The article isn't sensationalist - it's exactly what it says on the tin.
It is a rant. It's unprompted. It's in the interest of stfc fans to hear it. The author of the article says very little so blame the manager. This blinkered adulation for pdc is silly. Yes he's the manager and we'll support him on the pitch but rising to caddis' comments is very unprofessional as is his public slating of players. Caddis was justified saying what he did after his treatment and our current injury record is the worst it has been in a long time which is a result of overtraining and mis management. Slagging off the youth team in another dig at Bodin is a joke. It's not Bodin's fault pdc has signed about 15 dud players. Maybe if the academy had some more budget it would be able improve further still. Instead they make do while Phil spencer has probably taken in fees what the academy runs on in a year. Does the buck ever stop with the manager anymore? The article isn't sensationalist - it's exactly what it says on the tin. stfc2012
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8:31am Fri 14 Dec 12

sp2769 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Absolute spot on Paolo.
The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him.
The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis.
The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH.
Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc .
Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club.
Onwards and upwards
Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone.
Where's sue?
Get 8 players in????? Are you actually serious ??
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Absolute spot on Paolo. The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him. The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis. The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH. Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc . Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club. Onwards and upwards Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone. Where's sue?[/p][/quote]Get 8 players in????? Are you actually serious ?? sp2769
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8:32am Fri 14 Dec 12

Med Red says...

Rant - "talk in a wild or vehement way". Is that really what Paolo was like or is SM stirring things to get a big response on this forum?

Personally I back PDC over Caddis and Paul Bodin. That said, Paolo does make mistakes and needs to admit this sometimes rather than blame others.

Caddis is history, I hope we sell him, rather than give him away, like we have with some others. If Birmingham won't pay the asking price then sell him to another club. We can use the money towards signing a decent striker.
Rant - "talk in a wild or vehement way". Is that really what Paolo was like or is SM stirring things to get a big response on this forum? Personally I back PDC over Caddis and Paul Bodin. That said, Paolo does make mistakes and needs to admit this sometimes rather than blame others. Caddis is history, I hope we sell him, rather than give him away, like we have with some others. If Birmingham won't pay the asking price then sell him to another club. We can use the money towards signing a decent striker. Med Red
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8:34am Fri 14 Dec 12

mallorca says...

Look it's just Pdc going over the top as usual.Make no bones he wants the Town to be winners.It's just sometimes when he talks to the media it appears to come out totally wrong.
As a lot of you on here know I have never been a great fan of his ,yet over the last few months he must have been frustrated as all fans.
We have new chairman who we never hear from,a Board who after the departure of JW never talk to the fans.
Pdc is correct we don't want the bad days to return.
Being honest since this embargo thing the club has it seems slowed down a bit.To Pdc this is the end although his budgets have been good and he has made a few errors I feel for the Board to sack him would be stupid.However he just needs to keep his feelings to himself sometimes as I fear this Board could be ruthless.
They have after put up some serious money.
So heres hoping Pdc gets a result tomorrow and continues to fight the fight
Look it's just Pdc going over the top as usual.Make no bones he wants the Town to be winners.It's just sometimes when he talks to the media it appears to come out totally wrong. As a lot of you on here know I have never been a great fan of his ,yet over the last few months he must have been frustrated as all fans. We have new chairman who we never hear from,a Board who after the departure of JW never talk to the fans. Pdc is correct we don't want the bad days to return. Being honest since this embargo thing the club has it seems slowed down a bit.To Pdc this is the end although his budgets have been good and he has made a few errors I feel for the Board to sack him would be stupid.However he just needs to keep his feelings to himself sometimes as I fear this Board could be ruthless. They have after put up some serious money. So heres hoping Pdc gets a result tomorrow and continues to fight the fight mallorca
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8:38am Fri 14 Dec 12

The 31st Ali says...

Alan Connell da da da da Alan Connell. Just Saying
Alan Connell da da da da Alan Connell. Just Saying The 31st Ali
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8:40am Fri 14 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

No one is bigging up Bodin other than defending him when he is being slagged off in the press by a manager so strong he hasn't the Balls to actually name he like does is with his cattle. Don't know why you are bringing Billy up? Nothing to do with it. If you want to name all the sub standard players that have left you'll be here all day with most of them being Dicanios. Billy is unproven and not played a proper full season yet. He may make it or not, that's football. Wilson had a better scouting system and made / still going to make this club money. All this garbage about passion is wearing thin. I'd rather have someone that leads by example and is respectful.
No one is bigging up Bodin other than defending him when he is being slagged off in the press by a manager so strong he hasn't the Balls to actually name he like does is with his cattle. Don't know why you are bringing Billy up? Nothing to do with it. If you want to name all the sub standard players that have left you'll be here all day with most of them being Dicanios. Billy is unproven and not played a proper full season yet. He may make it or not, that's football. Wilson had a better scouting system and made / still going to make this club money. All this garbage about passion is wearing thin. I'd rather have someone that leads by example and is respectful. stfc2012
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8:42am Fri 14 Dec 12

sp2769 says...

Can't see the board putting up with this for much longer, it's not as if we are top of the league and cruising. PDC should just get on with the job first and get some results before shouting his mouth off. Seems to me he's doing everything in his power to get the sack. Strange man.
Can't see the board putting up with this for much longer, it's not as if we are top of the league and cruising. PDC should just get on with the job first and get some results before shouting his mouth off. Seems to me he's doing everything in his power to get the sack. Strange man. sp2769
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8:50am Fri 14 Dec 12

ecklington says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Frankly I expected Paolo to follow JW very closely out of the County Ground. I believe that was the intention. Make him walk. Better than paying his contract off eh?
Paolo is made of tougher stuff and will see the job out - unless he is sacked first. Okay, he is given to some 'rants' - especially post match. Who would you rather listen to, Hart or Di Canio? Who would you rather have in the dug out, someone with passion or someone leaning arms folded against the post, letting players walk all over him?
Well, I know who I'd rather have! Shame we never hear from the board since JW was shown the door. Funny how it's all gone quiet on the redevelopment front. Maybe it's time those sort of questions were asked rather than getting on Paolo's back. At least he is showing some loyalty and commitment to the fans. Let's show him some in return.
WAPR&WA!
Couldn't have put it better myself. For too long the County Ground has been run like amateur town, PDC and the current owners are trying to step up the levels. Stop the knocking and support PDC.

For those wearing rose tinted specs about the youth team, our annihilation by Liverpool youth should have opened your eyes. We were worlds apart.

The same systems and principles should be followed right through the club, from grass roots to the first team. PDC should have more control and input to the youth set-up.

Stop the knocking.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Frankly I expected Paolo to follow JW very closely out of the County Ground. I believe that was the intention. Make him walk. Better than paying his contract off eh? Paolo is made of tougher stuff and will see the job out - unless he is sacked first. Okay, he is given to some 'rants' - especially post match. Who would you rather listen to, Hart or Di Canio? Who would you rather have in the dug out, someone with passion or someone leaning arms folded against the post, letting players walk all over him? Well, I know who I'd rather have! Shame we never hear from the board since JW was shown the door. Funny how it's all gone quiet on the redevelopment front. Maybe it's time those sort of questions were asked rather than getting on Paolo's back. At least he is showing some loyalty and commitment to the fans. Let's show him some in return. WAPR&WA![/p][/quote]Couldn't have put it better myself. For too long the County Ground has been run like amateur town, PDC and the current owners are trying to step up the levels. Stop the knocking and support PDC. For those wearing rose tinted specs about the youth team, our annihilation by Liverpool youth should have opened your eyes. We were worlds apart. The same systems and principles should be followed right through the club, from grass roots to the first team. PDC should have more control and input to the youth set-up. Stop the knocking. ecklington
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8:56am Fri 14 Dec 12

LegendSTFC says...

Everyone knows Italians have a fiery side to them, none more so than myself as I am marrying one!

I don't see anything wrong with the man speaking what he thinks is right. As we all know, he can do and is doing a better job than anyone we've had in charge for a long time. Wilson was only successful because of Austin, with CA we wouldn't have made the play-offs, let alone the final.

The 'Barcelona mentality' that he is talking about is the professionalism within the club, not the way we play football, let's be honest, we are not Barcelona, nor do we play like them.

I have to agree with what PDC has said about Caddis as well.Good at attacking with MR but not so good getting back, NT is a better prospect and will be 10x better than Caddis with the right support and guidance, which I am sure he is getting.

I do have a feeling that PDC will walk at some point in January regardless, so lets enjoy him while he is still here, shall we?
Everyone knows Italians have a fiery side to them, none more so than myself as I am marrying one! I don't see anything wrong with the man speaking what he thinks is right. As we all know, he can do and is doing a better job than anyone we've had in charge for a long time. Wilson was only successful because of Austin, with CA we wouldn't have made the play-offs, let alone the final. The 'Barcelona mentality' that he is talking about is the professionalism within the club, not the way we play football, let's be honest, we are not Barcelona, nor do we play like them. I have to agree with what PDC has said about Caddis as well.Good at attacking with MR but not so good getting back, NT is a better prospect and will be 10x better than Caddis with the right support and guidance, which I am sure he is getting. I do have a feeling that PDC will walk at some point in January regardless, so lets enjoy him while he is still here, shall we? LegendSTFC
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9:08am Fri 14 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

LegendSTFC wrote:
Everyone knows Italians have a fiery side to them, none more so than myself as I am marrying one! I don't see anything wrong with the man speaking what he thinks is right. As we all know, he can do and is doing a better job than anyone we've had in charge for a long time. Wilson was only successful because of Austin, with CA we wouldn't have made the play-offs, let alone the final. The 'Barcelona mentality' that he is talking about is the professionalism within the club, not the way we play football, let's be honest, we are not Barcelona, nor do we play like them. I have to agree with what PDC has said about Caddis as well.Good at attacking with MR but not so good getting back, NT is a better prospect and will be 10x better than Caddis with the right support and guidance, which I am sure he is getting. I do have a feeling that PDC will walk at some point in January regardless, so lets enjoy him while he is still here, shall we?
Couldn't agree more, though hope he doesn't walk in January. As you say, trying to instill professionalism at all levels of the club, and there's nothing wrong with that. Would like to hear more from the board, seems we do miss the openness and honesty that Wray brought to the table in that respect.
[quote][p][bold]LegendSTFC[/bold] wrote: Everyone knows Italians have a fiery side to them, none more so than myself as I am marrying one! I don't see anything wrong with the man speaking what he thinks is right. As we all know, he can do and is doing a better job than anyone we've had in charge for a long time. Wilson was only successful because of Austin, with CA we wouldn't have made the play-offs, let alone the final. The 'Barcelona mentality' that he is talking about is the professionalism within the club, not the way we play football, let's be honest, we are not Barcelona, nor do we play like them. I have to agree with what PDC has said about Caddis as well.Good at attacking with MR but not so good getting back, NT is a better prospect and will be 10x better than Caddis with the right support and guidance, which I am sure he is getting. I do have a feeling that PDC will walk at some point in January regardless, so lets enjoy him while he is still here, shall we?[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, though hope he doesn't walk in January. As you say, trying to instill professionalism at all levels of the club, and there's nothing wrong with that. Would like to hear more from the board, seems we do miss the openness and honesty that Wray brought to the table in that respect. Swindon1984
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9:08am Fri 14 Dec 12

LeGod says...

For all you negative people i dont understand why this has all come about all the moaning. PDC has got us promoted to the JPT final he has now got us to 8 in the league and still half of the season to go yet. Last season we started poorly and at the turn of the year motored ahead and i am expecting the same to happen this season. I dont fear any team in this league and what you all have to remember is that far too often in the past weve had players with big ego;s who couldnt give a toss about this club. PDC is passionate and is determined to finish the job he came in to do and you knockers need to think what you are wishing for as we have some disasters here as managers ie Malpas - Hart-Wilson-Quinn- etc so be careful what you want. Paolo will get us to where we need to be but keep knocking him and he will be off as there will be a clamour of clubs after him if we end up in a promotion spot this season and if we do manage to go up he will be off anyway as he would have completed his mission.
And while you knockers are thinking about it - there isnt one manager out there i would have over Paolo at this level. We have got the best and dont forget he is still a novice as a manager and will make mistakes as all managers do and we all make mistakes at work so should we all be fired if we make mistakes!!!!!
As i said be very careful what you are spouting and i hate all the negative comments on here from some idiots who dont know what there on about.
For all you negative people i dont understand why this has all come about all the moaning. PDC has got us promoted to the JPT final he has now got us to 8 in the league and still half of the season to go yet. Last season we started poorly and at the turn of the year motored ahead and i am expecting the same to happen this season. I dont fear any team in this league and what you all have to remember is that far too often in the past weve had players with big ego;s who couldnt give a toss about this club. PDC is passionate and is determined to finish the job he came in to do and you knockers need to think what you are wishing for as we have some disasters here as managers ie Malpas - Hart-Wilson-Quinn- etc so be careful what you want. Paolo will get us to where we need to be but keep knocking him and he will be off as there will be a clamour of clubs after him if we end up in a promotion spot this season and if we do manage to go up he will be off anyway as he would have completed his mission. And while you knockers are thinking about it - there isnt one manager out there i would have over Paolo at this level. We have got the best and dont forget he is still a novice as a manager and will make mistakes as all managers do and we all make mistakes at work so should we all be fired if we make mistakes!!!!! As i said be very careful what you are spouting and i hate all the negative comments on here from some idiots who dont know what there on about. LeGod
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9:11am Fri 14 Dec 12

umpcah says...

Med Red wrote:
Rant - "talk in a wild or vehement way". Is that really what Paolo was like or is SM stirring things to get a big response on this forum?

Personally I back PDC over Caddis and Paul Bodin. That said, Paolo does make mistakes and needs to admit this sometimes rather than blame others.

Caddis is history, I hope we sell him, rather than give him away, like we have with some others. If Birmingham won't pay the asking price then sell him to another club. We can use the money towards signing a decent striker.
SM stirring things to get a big response on this forum ? That`s part of his job ! He can tell that Town fans are divided in their opinions of DiCanio and uses inflammatory words to elicit multiple responses on these threads.. Personally I think DiCanio.............
........
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Rant - "talk in a wild or vehement way". Is that really what Paolo was like or is SM stirring things to get a big response on this forum? Personally I back PDC over Caddis and Paul Bodin. That said, Paolo does make mistakes and needs to admit this sometimes rather than blame others. Caddis is history, I hope we sell him, rather than give him away, like we have with some others. If Birmingham won't pay the asking price then sell him to another club. We can use the money towards signing a decent striker.[/p][/quote]SM stirring things to get a big response on this forum ? That`s part of his job ! He can tell that Town fans are divided in their opinions of DiCanio and uses inflammatory words to elicit multiple responses on these threads.. Personally I think DiCanio............. ........ umpcah
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9:11am Fri 14 Dec 12

International Robin2 says...

Paolo is asked a question, Paolo responds - it doesn't matter if it's a one sentence answer or 20 minutes explaining it. As all ready stated, the grass will NOT BE GREENER on the other side. People are getting fed up with Di Canio, for what? His passion? His honesty? His directness? How limited can your memory be! For years the fans have been crying out for characteristics like that.. Now we've got it - still not happy! WHAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY? NOTHING! So sit down, shut up or as Paolo once said - GO WATCH OXFORD!

Caddis can do one. Good player but the true colours of arrogance is coming out. The exact reason Paolo got rid. One player is not bigger than the team. The Youth Academy does needs improving. OK, We are Swindon not Barcalona but why the hell shouldn't we be aiming to replicate one of the best talent producing clubs on Planet Earth? Even if we achieved a fraction of what Barca have done.. Isn't that a great start?

Despite Paolo's arrogance, he is right on the fact if/ when he leaves this club - We will be on the slide into darkness again. Who the hell is out there that could take over the beast Paolo has created and push it forward?

I call upon those fans whinging and moaning to shut up, go see a doctor, get treated for Ficklefan Syndrome and get a dose of reality!! Onwards and upwards - In Paolo, I trust!
Paolo is asked a question, Paolo responds - it doesn't matter if it's a one sentence answer or 20 minutes explaining it. As all ready stated, the grass will NOT BE GREENER on the other side. People are getting fed up with Di Canio, for what? His passion? His honesty? His directness? How limited can your memory be! For years the fans have been crying out for characteristics like that.. Now we've got it - still not happy! WHAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY? NOTHING! So sit down, shut up or as Paolo once said - GO WATCH OXFORD! Caddis can do one. Good player but the true colours of arrogance is coming out. The exact reason Paolo got rid. One player is not bigger than the team. The Youth Academy does needs improving. OK, We are Swindon not Barcalona but why the hell shouldn't we be aiming to replicate one of the best talent producing clubs on Planet Earth? Even if we achieved a fraction of what Barca have done.. Isn't that a great start? Despite Paolo's arrogance, he is right on the fact if/ when he leaves this club - We will be on the slide into darkness again. Who the hell is out there that could take over the beast Paolo has created and push it forward? I call upon those fans whinging and moaning to shut up, go see a doctor, get treated for Ficklefan Syndrome and get a dose of reality!! Onwards and upwards - In Paolo, I trust! International Robin2
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9:14am Fri 14 Dec 12

townend Paul says...

Well, said Paolo! for to many years our club has been run so badly it makes me gringe to think of the past. so he wants to make the whole club more professional and the problem is? The man speaks from he heart and gets frustrated yes sometimes i do wish he didnt alays do it in public but hey its so much better for the supporters who used to be Mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed Bullcrap) he hs been proved right over Caddis did any of you see him play on sky last week awful!! going forward ok defensivly shocking and Brum dont have any other RB so they have to play him, Alan connell cant get a starting position for bradford and only comes on as a impact sub Hmm sounds familiar.
So can the negatives tell me do you all really want to go back to the Darkness or keep going forward in the light!!
Well, said Paolo! for to many years our club has been run so badly it makes me gringe to think of the past. so he wants to make the whole club more professional and the problem is? The man speaks from he heart and gets frustrated yes sometimes i do wish he didnt alays do it in public but hey its so much better for the supporters who used to be Mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed Bullcrap) he hs been proved right over Caddis did any of you see him play on sky last week awful!! going forward ok defensivly shocking and Brum dont have any other RB so they have to play him, Alan connell cant get a starting position for bradford and only comes on as a impact sub Hmm sounds familiar. So can the negatives tell me do you all really want to go back to the Darkness or keep going forward in the light!! townend Paul
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9:17am Fri 14 Dec 12

iancurtisnotdead says...

This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager iancurtisnotdead
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9:21am Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Surely the most alarming aspect of all this is that the County Ground is obviously not a happy place to be at the moment? ("This is what I have to fight every day.") The most successful working environments are those where there are no factions. So it's hardly any wonder that our expensive squad is underachieving. It's more of a wonder that we are not struggling near the bottom.
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I am not going to point the finger at PDC, Bodin, the board or anyone else but something is going to have to give at the County Ground or the infighting will drag us down again. It's up to Sir William Patey to get in there and sort it out - and pretty d@mn quick. Andrew Black and co have been patient and generous but I doubt if they have unlimited reserves of patience. And they are far more important to the future of our club than any of its current employees - big name, club legend or whoever.
Surely the most alarming aspect of all this is that the County Ground is obviously not a happy place to be at the moment? ("This is what I have to fight every day.") The most successful working environments are those where there are no factions. So it's hardly any wonder that our expensive squad is underachieving. It's more of a wonder that we are not struggling near the bottom. . I am not going to point the finger at PDC, Bodin, the board or anyone else but something is going to have to give at the County Ground or the infighting will drag us down again. It's up to Sir William Patey to get in there and sort it out - and pretty d@mn quick. Andrew Black and co have been patient and generous but I doubt if they have unlimited reserves of patience. And they are far more important to the future of our club than any of its current employees - big name, club legend or whoever. Oi Den!
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9:21am Fri 14 Dec 12

NORTH STAND says...

Take the cub reporter sensationalism out and all I see is a man with drive, passion and a genuine belief that if something is sub standard you deal with it. That is certainly going to be very uncomfortable for those who have been 'found out' and they are not difficult to spot on here, however many ids they create!

Ciclo summed it up earlier - this was a huge change programme and it's not finished yet... have a look at the League 2 table and check out Oxford and Rovers - that's where we have come from and where we will surely return if we waver now....

Keep going Paolo - drive the rubbish out and give us a club to be proud of once more...!
Take the cub reporter sensationalism out and all I see is a man with drive, passion and a genuine belief that if something is sub standard you deal with it. That is certainly going to be very uncomfortable for those who have been 'found out' and they are not difficult to spot on here, however many ids they create! Ciclo summed it up earlier - this was a huge change programme and it's not finished yet... have a look at the League 2 table and check out Oxford and Rovers - that's where we have come from and where we will surely return if we waver now.... Keep going Paolo - drive the rubbish out and give us a club to be proud of once more...! NORTH STAND
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9:23am Fri 14 Dec 12

whickergoose says...

Angolan Red wrote:
Decanio give me Caddis over you any day Time for you to go go go
Don't be ridiculous. How quickly people forget the dark days of Malpas, Wilson (towards the end of his time at Swindon), Hart, etc. That's why we ended up in L2 in the first place.

For me, I'd take a rant from Di Canio (thats how you spell it by the way) every day of the week if it meant we weren't a pile of sh1t like we used to be. As much as I'd like us to be closer to the top two this season, at least we're moving forward as a club.
[quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: Decanio give me Caddis over you any day Time for you to go go go[/p][/quote]Don't be ridiculous. How quickly people forget the dark days of Malpas, Wilson (towards the end of his time at Swindon), Hart, etc. That's why we ended up in L2 in the first place. For me, I'd take a rant from Di Canio (thats how you spell it by the way) every day of the week if it meant we weren't a pile of sh1t like we used to be. As much as I'd like us to be closer to the top two this season, at least we're moving forward as a club. whickergoose
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9:23am Fri 14 Dec 12

sagadude says...

This adver rubbish is irrelevant.
I can see STFC losing their next six games!

Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment.

The players don't want PDC - end of.

He will be gone soon!
This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon! sagadude
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9:26am Fri 14 Dec 12

LegendSTFC says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager
As long as it took to read, that was a decent post.

You're right when you say people never give credit to PDC for the players he has bought in that have done well and the players you mentioned would have been the same as my own list. Fickle fans only remember the bad players.

Like I said in my earlier post, I think he will leave, my heart hopes he won't, because I, as a fan, love him and all these 'rants' he goes on.

He wouldnt be PDC otherwise.

COYR
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]As long as it took to read, that was a decent post. You're right when you say people never give credit to PDC for the players he has bought in that have done well and the players you mentioned would have been the same as my own list. Fickle fans only remember the bad players. Like I said in my earlier post, I think he will leave, my heart hopes he won't, because I, as a fan, love him and all these 'rants' he goes on. He wouldnt be PDC otherwise. COYR LegendSTFC
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9:27am Fri 14 Dec 12

Red1681 says...

This is exactly why this man will lead us on to the next level. Absolutely nothing wrong with trying to instill the highest standards throughout the club.
Lets enjoy it while it lasts.
This is exactly why this man will lead us on to the next level. Absolutely nothing wrong with trying to instill the highest standards throughout the club. Lets enjoy it while it lasts. Red1681
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9:28am Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morshead's reporting here. The message makes uncomfortable reading, so let's all shoot the messenger and pretend he made it all up, shall we?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morshead's reporting here. The message makes uncomfortable reading, so let's all shoot the messenger and pretend he made it all up, shall we? Oi Den!
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9:28am Fri 14 Dec 12

SirReg says...

He talks about professionalism and then behaves like an idiot. The Board are just waiting for him to have an outburst and quit so as to avoid paying out his contract. Let's hope it's not too long.
He talks about professionalism and then behaves like an idiot. The Board are just waiting for him to have an outburst and quit so as to avoid paying out his contract. Let's hope it's not too long. SirReg
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9:28am Fri 14 Dec 12

whickergoose says...

sagadude wrote:
This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon!
Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....???

Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon![/p][/quote]Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking..... whickergoose
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9:30am Fri 14 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

I don't see anything wrong with what PdC's saying here, he wants commitment and passion from his players just like he always gave as a player. Why not have a go at Caddis? he's had a pop at our club, well done for standing up for us.

This is PdC's way, he says what he thinks, I don't always like some of the things he comes out with but what I would never doubt is his passion.

For far too long we have had a "small club mentality" If we are to achieve our aims we cant settle for second best!
I don't see anything wrong with what PdC's saying here, he wants commitment and passion from his players just like he always gave as a player. Why not have a go at Caddis? he's had a pop at our club, well done for standing up for us. This is PdC's way, he says what he thinks, I don't always like some of the things he comes out with but what I would never doubt is his passion. For far too long we have had a "small club mentality" If we are to achieve our aims we cant settle for second best! Davidsyrett
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9:32am Fri 14 Dec 12

whickergoose says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
I don't see anything wrong with what PdC's saying here, he wants commitment and passion from his players just like he always gave as a player. Why not have a go at Caddis? he's had a pop at our club, well done for standing up for us. This is PdC's way, he says what he thinks, I don't always like some of the things he comes out with but what I would never doubt is his passion. For far too long we have had a "small club mentality" If we are to achieve our aims we cant settle for second best!
Well said.....
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: I don't see anything wrong with what PdC's saying here, he wants commitment and passion from his players just like he always gave as a player. Why not have a go at Caddis? he's had a pop at our club, well done for standing up for us. This is PdC's way, he says what he thinks, I don't always like some of the things he comes out with but what I would never doubt is his passion. For far too long we have had a "small club mentality" If we are to achieve our aims we cant settle for second best![/p][/quote]Well said..... whickergoose
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9:38am Fri 14 Dec 12

SirReg says...

pdc is not even second best. he's screwed up any hope of a decent managerial career
pdc is not even second best. he's screwed up any hope of a decent managerial career SirReg
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9:43am Fri 14 Dec 12

whickergoose says...

SirReg wrote:
pdc is not even second best. he's screwed up any hope of a decent managerial career
A comment without any logic or reason to back it up.
[quote][p][bold]SirReg[/bold] wrote: pdc is not even second best. he's screwed up any hope of a decent managerial career[/p][/quote]A comment without any logic or reason to back it up. whickergoose
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9:49am Fri 14 Dec 12

Summerof69 says...

Wow iancurtisnotdead !

That's a lot of pent up frustration.

Good post though.
Wow iancurtisnotdead ! That's a lot of pent up frustration. Good post though. Summerof69
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9:50am Fri 14 Dec 12

NORTH STAND says...

Oi Den! wrote:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morshead's reporting here. The message makes uncomfortable reading, so let's all shoot the messenger and pretend he made it all up, shall we?
'Rant, Tirade, Explosion? Give it a rest Den - the boy has gone too far with his petty wind ups and (at last) the real fans are having their say.... just because a handful of losers spill their anti PDC bile on here every morning whatever the story doesn't mean fans opinions are split... real supporters all want what's best for the club and can see what has been achieved already. You see / hear that reflected on every matchday...
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morshead's reporting here. The message makes uncomfortable reading, so let's all shoot the messenger and pretend he made it all up, shall we?[/p][/quote]'Rant, Tirade, Explosion? Give it a rest Den - the boy has gone too far with his petty wind ups and (at last) the real fans are having their say.... just because a handful of losers spill their anti PDC bile on here every morning whatever the story doesn't mean fans opinions are split... real supporters all want what's best for the club and can see what has been achieved already. You see / hear that reflected on every matchday... NORTH STAND
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9:50am Fri 14 Dec 12

Benzel says...

Absolutely spot on from Paolo. Bring on the change. All those moaning about his comments here will be the same folk that'll be chanting sack the board when Paolo leaves and they appoint a bore that undoes all of Paolo's work.
Absolutely spot on from Paolo. Bring on the change. All those moaning about his comments here will be the same folk that'll be chanting sack the board when Paolo leaves and they appoint a bore that undoes all of Paolo's work. Benzel
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9:52am Fri 14 Dec 12

john9149 says...

Ian Curtis - brilliant post. Can't disagree with anything you say!
Ian Curtis - brilliant post. Can't disagree with anything you say! john9149
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9:56am Fri 14 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

This is not a better Supporter than you post but I have been lucky to spend some time with PDC and have had the chance to speak very candidly with him a few times

This "rant" as some of you appear to call it is simply how he feels about footballers in general, attitude of most footballers as a whole and as Manager of STFC the principals and rules he wants to install.

He is a "winner" for sure, ruthless in his beliefs and opinions. If you don't like it then he looks at you as a bad apple and wants you away before you spoil the rest.

When he talks, you listen his energy and passion just comes out. He says it as it is with no holding back. His openness amazes me but you would argue this could be challenging for Board Members.

I am a big fan of PDC. He has given me belief in my Club again. A bumpy ride for sure but I know that the team are giving 100%.
Footballers are blessed for sure. I would love to be one but sadly I have two left feet, but equally I love following Town home and away and being entertained. I am being entertained and once again the Club is moving forward under the tenure of PDC.

To those doubters. Be careful what you wish for. Championship football "could" become a possibility but with our current crowds and revenue streams we would be punching above our weight and year on year likely to be fighting to stay in the Division.

What better grounding though to have a stable Club with professionalism from the Youth Team right through to the first team and I believe PDC will deliver the platform that is required.

His gratitude to fans and his belief that he is lucky to have become a footballer is evident but he worked for it. Like the respect he had for his parents. He believes footballers should give more to their Supporters and fans. I don't mind this philosophy one bit.

So PDC you carry on what you are doing and I am sure the majority of Town fans remain 100% behind you.
The day you walk away and you will, I hope we find an adequate replacement that continues with the platform that you laid down.
However knowing for sure that the vocal minority will be waiting to have a "pop" at something that is not right at the Club or slagging off a player instead of getting behind him.
So remember "be careful what you wish for"

COYR'ds.
This is not a better Supporter than you post but I have been lucky to spend some time with PDC and have had the chance to speak very candidly with him a few times This "rant" as some of you appear to call it is simply how he feels about footballers in general, attitude of most footballers as a whole and as Manager of STFC the principals and rules he wants to install. He is a "winner" for sure, ruthless in his beliefs and opinions. If you don't like it then he looks at you as a bad apple and wants you away before you spoil the rest. When he talks, you listen his energy and passion just comes out. He says it as it is with no holding back. His openness amazes me but you would argue this could be challenging for Board Members. I am a big fan of PDC. He has given me belief in my Club again. A bumpy ride for sure but I know that the team are giving 100%. Footballers are blessed for sure. I would love to be one but sadly I have two left feet, but equally I love following Town home and away and being entertained. I am being entertained and once again the Club is moving forward under the tenure of PDC. To those doubters. Be careful what you wish for. Championship football "could" become a possibility but with our current crowds and revenue streams we would be punching above our weight and year on year likely to be fighting to stay in the Division. What better grounding though to have a stable Club with professionalism from the Youth Team right through to the first team and I believe PDC will deliver the platform that is required. His gratitude to fans and his belief that he is lucky to have become a footballer is evident but he worked for it. Like the respect he had for his parents. He believes footballers should give more to their Supporters and fans. I don't mind this philosophy one bit. So PDC you carry on what you are doing and I am sure the majority of Town fans remain 100% behind you. The day you walk away and you will, I hope we find an adequate replacement that continues with the platform that you laid down. However knowing for sure that the vocal minority will be waiting to have a "pop" at something that is not right at the Club or slagging off a player instead of getting behind him. So remember "be careful what you wish for" COYR'ds. TheDukeOfBanbury
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9:57am Fri 14 Dec 12

Devon Red says...

Like you Legend I don't comment on here very often but having just read your somewhat lengthy post I have to say you are spot on.
A true supporter who has given us a balanced and well informed post to read.
I hope you do keep posting as we need more posters like you who can be constructive and add substance to any debate rather than add one or two lines of rubbish with nothing to back them up.
Like you Legend I don't comment on here very often but having just read your somewhat lengthy post I have to say you are spot on. A true supporter who has given us a balanced and well informed post to read. I hope you do keep posting as we need more posters like you who can be constructive and add substance to any debate rather than add one or two lines of rubbish with nothing to back them up. Devon Red
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9:59am Fri 14 Dec 12

sadgit says...

Throwing a lot of stones Paolo.
Hope your glasshouse is reinforced.
Throwing a lot of stones Paolo. Hope your glasshouse is reinforced. sadgit
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10:01am Fri 14 Dec 12

hertz says...

I have sat in a PDC open forum , if asked just one question the man will talk for an hour , from football to world famine , whoever holds the interview should keep him on track and make sure he simply answers the questions , no point in just reporting everything that comes out the mans mouth becasue it is just that a rant , once again the reporter seems to have enjoyed bringing up the old Caddis debate again , let it go for goodness sake thats the past , we have to look to the future and currently that is tomorow at Oldham . Its the glass half empty or glass half full scenario , if you like him you see the positives , if you happen to not like him or his style you only see the negatives . IMHO
I have sat in a PDC open forum , if asked just one question the man will talk for an hour , from football to world famine , whoever holds the interview should keep him on track and make sure he simply answers the questions , no point in just reporting everything that comes out the mans mouth becasue it is just that a rant , once again the reporter seems to have enjoyed bringing up the old Caddis debate again , let it go for goodness sake thats the past , we have to look to the future and currently that is tomorow at Oldham . Its the glass half empty or glass half full scenario , if you like him you see the positives , if you happen to not like him or his style you only see the negatives . IMHO hertz
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10:04am Fri 14 Dec 12

Devon Red says...

Sorry should be Iancurtisnotdead not Legend ! But your post was good as well Legend !!!
Sorry should be Iancurtisnotdead not Legend ! But your post was good as well Legend !!! Devon Red
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10:07am Fri 14 Dec 12

LegendSTFC says...

Devon Red wrote:
Like you Legend I don't comment on here very often but having just read your somewhat lengthy post I have to say you are spot on. A true supporter who has given us a balanced and well informed post to read. I hope you do keep posting as we need more posters like you who can be constructive and add substance to any debate rather than add one or two lines of rubbish with nothing to back them up.
Thank you Sir,

Just trying to bring some reality in amongst the constant dribble.
[quote][p][bold]Devon Red[/bold] wrote: Like you Legend I don't comment on here very often but having just read your somewhat lengthy post I have to say you are spot on. A true supporter who has given us a balanced and well informed post to read. I hope you do keep posting as we need more posters like you who can be constructive and add substance to any debate rather than add one or two lines of rubbish with nothing to back them up.[/p][/quote]Thank you Sir, Just trying to bring some reality in amongst the constant dribble. LegendSTFC
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10:10am Fri 14 Dec 12

LegendSTFC says...

I did think so, haha.

Thnaks all the same
I did think so, haha. Thnaks all the same LegendSTFC
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10:10am Fri 14 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

PDC just wants to make Swindon professional from top to bottom. We've got to lose this little family club menality if we want to progress to a higher level and stay there.
The way I read this Paolo is trying to force or inspire people at the top echelons of our club to pull their fingers out. HE is not the best manager in the world and I'm not sure he ever will be , ask me again in 20 years. But what he want's and demands is professionalism throughout, is that a bad thing ?
However I do see this as a sh1t or bust rant. Will the board tollerate this latest one or will they sit down with him and share his views and vision and ultimately back him. As it stands someone will be leaving the club , Bodin or Di Canio ?
PDC just wants to make Swindon professional from top to bottom. We've got to lose this little family club menality if we want to progress to a higher level and stay there. The way I read this Paolo is trying to force or inspire people at the top echelons of our club to pull their fingers out. HE is not the best manager in the world and I'm not sure he ever will be , ask me again in 20 years. But what he want's and demands is professionalism throughout, is that a bad thing ? However I do see this as a sh1t or bust rant. Will the board tollerate this latest one or will they sit down with him and share his views and vision and ultimately back him. As it stands someone will be leaving the club , Bodin or Di Canio ? Stilloyal
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10:12am Fri 14 Dec 12

the don69 says...

Hostile Environment!pot,kett
le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!!
Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!! the don69
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10:13am Fri 14 Dec 12

dazinblack says...

Totally agree David Syrett It seems to me there are two options here - adopt the methods of PDC and his "Barcelona mentality" and enable the club to progress or let the players do what they want as they know better let them go back up Old town getting drunk post match.
I find it incredulus that people on here dont understand PDC's passion for success not only for himself but for SWINDON TOWN!!! Fitness and discipline are key factors for any football team he is trying to instill just that.
I find it hard to understand that PDC is criticised for knocking his players when they under perform yet posters on here can do it on a daily basis whether or not their comments are true without any comeback.
Get on the rollercoaster ride that is PDC or trot off down the A420 and follow Oxford Utd.
Totally agree David Syrett It seems to me there are two options here - adopt the methods of PDC and his "Barcelona mentality" and enable the club to progress or let the players do what they want as they know better let them go back up Old town getting drunk post match. I find it incredulus that people on here dont understand PDC's passion for success not only for himself but for SWINDON TOWN!!! Fitness and discipline are key factors for any football team he is trying to instill just that. I find it hard to understand that PDC is criticised for knocking his players when they under perform yet posters on here can do it on a daily basis whether or not their comments are true without any comeback. Get on the rollercoaster ride that is PDC or trot off down the A420 and follow Oxford Utd. dazinblack
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10:13am Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

NORTH STAND wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morshead's reporting here. The message makes uncomfortable reading, so let's all shoot the messenger and pretend he made it all up, shall we?
'Rant, Tirade, Explosion? Give it a rest Den - the boy has gone too far with his petty wind ups and (at last) the real fans are having their say.... just because a handful of losers spill their anti PDC bile on here every morning whatever the story doesn't mean fans opinions are split... real supporters all want what's best for the club and can see what has been achieved already. You see / hear that reflected on every matchday...
Have you heard the interview, NS? I haven't. Morshead has. I would wager that we would all find his description accurate. You can like it or not, but fans' opinions are split. My own opinion is split! There are those who will see no wrong in anything PDC says or does, and there are those who will see no right in it. I find both points of view a little hard to understand.
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I would not be at all surprised if this particular outburst was deliberately planned to provoke a response from the board. That's exactly what it should do anyway. The situation shouldn't be allowed to carry on to the detriment of the club.
[quote][p][bold]NORTH STAND[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There is absolutely nothing wrong with Morshead's reporting here. The message makes uncomfortable reading, so let's all shoot the messenger and pretend he made it all up, shall we?[/p][/quote]'Rant, Tirade, Explosion? Give it a rest Den - the boy has gone too far with his petty wind ups and (at last) the real fans are having their say.... just because a handful of losers spill their anti PDC bile on here every morning whatever the story doesn't mean fans opinions are split... real supporters all want what's best for the club and can see what has been achieved already. You see / hear that reflected on every matchday...[/p][/quote]Have you heard the interview, NS? I haven't. Morshead has. I would wager that we would all find his description accurate. You can like it or not, but fans' opinions are split. My own opinion is split! There are those who will see no wrong in anything PDC says or does, and there are those who will see no right in it. I find both points of view a little hard to understand. . I would not be at all surprised if this particular outburst was deliberately planned to provoke a response from the board. That's exactly what it should do anyway. The situation shouldn't be allowed to carry on to the detriment of the club. Oi Den!
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10:19am Fri 14 Dec 12

jontyg says...

Getting tired reading about Caddis now. Give it a rest please. All in the past.
I back PDC to the hilt!! He says it how it is.
The apprenticeship of a managerial legend.
Onwards and upwards.
Getting tired reading about Caddis now. Give it a rest please. All in the past. I back PDC to the hilt!! He says it how it is. The apprenticeship of a managerial legend. Onwards and upwards. jontyg
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10:24am Fri 14 Dec 12

Sniff my hoop says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager
Right on sister!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Right on sister!!!!!! Sniff my hoop
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10:25am Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Stilloyal wrote:
PDC just wants to make Swindon professional from top to bottom. We've got to lose this little family club menality if we want to progress to a higher level and stay there.
The way I read this Paolo is trying to force or inspire people at the top echelons of our club to pull their fingers out. HE is not the best manager in the world and I'm not sure he ever will be , ask me again in 20 years. But what he want's and demands is professionalism throughout, is that a bad thing ?
However I do see this as a sh1t or bust rant. Will the board tollerate this latest one or will they sit down with him and share his views and vision and ultimately back him. As it stands someone will be leaving the club , Bodin or Di Canio ?
That post is spot on Loyal.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: PDC just wants to make Swindon professional from top to bottom. We've got to lose this little family club menality if we want to progress to a higher level and stay there. The way I read this Paolo is trying to force or inspire people at the top echelons of our club to pull their fingers out. HE is not the best manager in the world and I'm not sure he ever will be , ask me again in 20 years. But what he want's and demands is professionalism throughout, is that a bad thing ? However I do see this as a sh1t or bust rant. Will the board tollerate this latest one or will they sit down with him and share his views and vision and ultimately back him. As it stands someone will be leaving the club , Bodin or Di Canio ?[/p][/quote]That post is spot on Loyal. Oi Den!
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10:29am Fri 14 Dec 12

Sniff my hoop says...

Hands up if you think SirReg is a helmet...
*puts hands up in the air*
Hands up if you think SirReg is a helmet... *puts hands up in the air* Sniff my hoop
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10:36am Fri 14 Dec 12

mike1990 says...

the don69 wrote:
Hostile Environment!pot,kett

le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!!
spot on Don69,get on with your job PDC and engage brain before opening big mouth.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]spot on Don69,get on with your job PDC and engage brain before opening big mouth. mike1990
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10:39am Fri 14 Dec 12

LegendSTFC says...

the don69 wrote:
Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!!
Are you serious?

I see no problem with PDC telling the players that they are bad, some people need that harsh criticism to actually better themselves, instead of being nice about it.

Paolo will only bring in players that he thinks are capable of doing the job, unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as we have seen.

If you have that much of a problem with it, maybe you should apply for job of Chief Scout...?

And were you one of the fans complaining when we were promoted as Champions, or when we went to Wembley? I will hazard a guess at no.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are you serious? I see no problem with PDC telling the players that they are bad, some people need that harsh criticism to actually better themselves, instead of being nice about it. Paolo will only bring in players that he thinks are capable of doing the job, unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as we have seen. If you have that much of a problem with it, maybe you should apply for job of Chief Scout...? And were you one of the fans complaining when we were promoted as Champions, or when we went to Wembley? I will hazard a guess at no. LegendSTFC
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10:55am Fri 14 Dec 12

sagadude says...

whickergoose wrote:
sagadude wrote:
This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon!
Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....???

Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....
Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!.

We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning.

I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period.

STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager.

The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-(
[quote][p][bold]whickergoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon![/p][/quote]Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....[/p][/quote]Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-( sagadude
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11:15am Fri 14 Dec 12

the don69 says...

LegendSTFC wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!!
Are you serious?

I see no problem with PDC telling the players that they are bad, some people need that harsh criticism to actually better themselves, instead of being nice about it.

Paolo will only bring in players that he thinks are capable of doing the job, unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as we have seen.

If you have that much of a problem with it, maybe you should apply for job of Chief Scout...?

And were you one of the fans complaining when we were promoted as Champions, or when we went to Wembley? I will hazard a guess at no.
Nothing wrong with harsh criticism in PRIVATE,if you could be bothered to read my post!I said he slags off his players in public,don't do much for their confidence slagging off your players all over the press!as for us being Div2 champions,with our budget we should have been and that is just what Paolo needs a good chief scout,cause with his poor record of turnover of players,the board are fed up with his wasting of Andrew Black's money,that why he got rid of J-Wray who was a good chairman,but let Paolo waste too much of Black's dosh!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]LegendSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are you serious? I see no problem with PDC telling the players that they are bad, some people need that harsh criticism to actually better themselves, instead of being nice about it. Paolo will only bring in players that he thinks are capable of doing the job, unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as we have seen. If you have that much of a problem with it, maybe you should apply for job of Chief Scout...? And were you one of the fans complaining when we were promoted as Champions, or when we went to Wembley? I will hazard a guess at no.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with harsh criticism in PRIVATE,if you could be bothered to read my post!I said he slags off his players in public,don't do much for their confidence slagging off your players all over the press!as for us being Div2 champions,with our budget we should have been and that is just what Paolo needs a good chief scout,cause with his poor record of turnover of players,the board are fed up with his wasting of Andrew Black's money,that why he got rid of J-Wray who was a good chairman,but let Paolo waste too much of Black's dosh!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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11:18am Fri 14 Dec 12

sp2769 says...

the don69 wrote:
LegendSTFC wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!!
Are you serious?

I see no problem with PDC telling the players that they are bad, some people need that harsh criticism to actually better themselves, instead of being nice about it.

Paolo will only bring in players that he thinks are capable of doing the job, unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as we have seen.

If you have that much of a problem with it, maybe you should apply for job of Chief Scout...?

And were you one of the fans complaining when we were promoted as Champions, or when we went to Wembley? I will hazard a guess at no.
Nothing wrong with harsh criticism in PRIVATE,if you could be bothered to read my post!I said he slags off his players in public,don't do much for their confidence slagging off your players all over the press!as for us being Div2 champions,with our budget we should have been and that is just what Paolo needs a good chief scout,cause with his poor record of turnover of players,the board are fed up with his wasting of Andrew Black's money,that why he got rid of J-Wray who was a good chairman,but let Paolo waste too much of Black's dosh!!!!!!!!!!!
Exactly Don
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LegendSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: Hostile Environment!pot,kett le,black!that's the way Paolo works!slags his players off in public!brings in his players,then tells them their rubbish!can't find a decent striker,after bringing in about 10,sorry Paolo with all the backing you've had from the board,you've had it too good!most managers in the lower leagues have far more problems than you!your still a rookie manager with a hell of a lot to learn!so shut your Gob and get on and do your job!which is a great job to do and if your not happy at our great club,you know what you can do!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Are you serious? I see no problem with PDC telling the players that they are bad, some people need that harsh criticism to actually better themselves, instead of being nice about it. Paolo will only bring in players that he thinks are capable of doing the job, unfortunately, this isn't always the case, as we have seen. If you have that much of a problem with it, maybe you should apply for job of Chief Scout...? And were you one of the fans complaining when we were promoted as Champions, or when we went to Wembley? I will hazard a guess at no.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with harsh criticism in PRIVATE,if you could be bothered to read my post!I said he slags off his players in public,don't do much for their confidence slagging off your players all over the press!as for us being Div2 champions,with our budget we should have been and that is just what Paolo needs a good chief scout,cause with his poor record of turnover of players,the board are fed up with his wasting of Andrew Black's money,that why he got rid of J-Wray who was a good chairman,but let Paolo waste too much of Black's dosh!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Exactly Don sp2769
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11:26am Fri 14 Dec 12

ShearerShearer says...

Nice post ICIND, most of the negativity seem to be coming from one-time posters.

Though I'm afraid IC is dead......
Nice post ICIND, most of the negativity seem to be coming from one-time posters. Though I'm afraid IC is dead...... ShearerShearer
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11:42am Fri 14 Dec 12

mikek says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Absolute spot on Paolo.
The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him.
The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis.
The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH.
Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc .
Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club.
Onwards and upwards
Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone.
Where's sue?
Bang on Grim me boy I'm with you on this one. Some of these "so called" Town fans will never realize what we have got until its gone then we will end up with a manager like Malpas or Hart or even that lump of cardboard I'm Mr Passionate Wilson. Mind you there are many first time posters on here alias scum fans from up the A420 no doubt. Paolo has his issues like any other manager but just ask yourselves this question Malpas or Paolo Di Canio mmmm no brainer.. Caddis is history won't be coming back and to be honest Thompson is a far better defender so get over the lazy so and so and move on.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Absolute spot on Paolo. The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him. The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis. The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH. Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc . Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club. Onwards and upwards Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone. Where's sue?[/p][/quote]Bang on Grim me boy I'm with you on this one. Some of these "so called" Town fans will never realize what we have got until its gone then we will end up with a manager like Malpas or Hart or even that lump of cardboard I'm Mr Passionate Wilson. Mind you there are many first time posters on here alias scum fans from up the A420 no doubt. Paolo has his issues like any other manager but just ask yourselves this question Malpas or Paolo Di Canio mmmm no brainer.. Caddis is history won't be coming back and to be honest Thompson is a far better defender so get over the lazy so and so and move on. mikek
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11:43am Fri 14 Dec 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

I suspect that like many, I have mixed feelings about Paolo. He has some excellent attributes and some awful ones. I could never subscribe to either the "in Paolo we trust" or the "get him out" brigades. On balance I think he has more positives than negatives but at times, that weighting swings wildly. His heart rules his head and his semi-autistic lack of empathy with other people can be very disturbing.

Yes he is right to have an unrelenting focus on improvement and driving the train forward but it's like watching a talented driver tinker with the engine so much that it keeps faltering and going off-track, then jumping out and blaming everyone else for the problems and lack of speed in moving forward.

He does his career aspirations no favours with the image he generates through his, at times, paranoid and emotive comments. Maybe he will end up seeing his entire contract out with Town after all ..........
I suspect that like many, I have mixed feelings about Paolo. He has some excellent attributes and some awful ones. I could never subscribe to either the "in Paolo we trust" or the "get him out" brigades. On balance I think he has more positives than negatives but at times, that weighting swings wildly. His heart rules his head and his semi-autistic lack of empathy with other people can be very disturbing. Yes he is right to have an unrelenting focus on improvement and driving the train forward but it's like watching a talented driver tinker with the engine so much that it keeps faltering and going off-track, then jumping out and blaming everyone else for the problems and lack of speed in moving forward. He does his career aspirations no favours with the image he generates through his, at times, paranoid and emotive comments. Maybe he will end up seeing his entire contract out with Town after all .......... Psychedelic Syd
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11:45am Fri 14 Dec 12

Custodian says...

Thanks, iancurtisnotdead. I was going to chip-in but you've encapsulated my thoughts in a rather large nutshell.

As I've mentioned before, a long time ago Derby County and Leeds United got rid of Brian Clough, essentially because he wanted to do it his way. Di Canio WILL do it his way and I'll be only too happy if he does a 'Nottingham Forest' with the Town.
Thanks, iancurtisnotdead. I was going to chip-in but you've encapsulated my thoughts in a rather large nutshell. As I've mentioned before, a long time ago Derby County and Leeds United got rid of Brian Clough, essentially because he wanted to do it his way. Di Canio WILL do it his way and I'll be only too happy if he does a 'Nottingham Forest' with the Town. Custodian
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11:50am Fri 14 Dec 12

mrclick says...

reading the negative posts on here makes me so glad I don't live in Swindon any more A man once said its a small town with a village mentality - this has never been more present. PDC is a winner he wants to change the club to make them winners, yes he can be a bit of a blunt instrument at times, but when change is required, this at times is needed. I for one dream of the day when Swindon are in the Premier league, when perhaps we could sneak a place in Europe, maybe have an away day at one of the great footballing cities in Europe. I've been to Wycombe, Salisbury, Hereford, Notts County et al enough. This guy can do this if you would only just go with the idea and support him - the board will. So when there are kids walking around Manchester wearing Swindon shirts - where will you be, and Caddis so what he would never have got a move to Birmingham without PDC couldn't get in a relegated side as I recall
reading the negative posts on here makes me so glad I don't live in Swindon any more A man once said its a small town with a village mentality - this has never been more present. PDC is a winner he wants to change the club to make them winners, yes he can be a bit of a blunt instrument at times, but when change is required, this at times is needed. I for one dream of the day when Swindon are in the Premier league, when perhaps we could sneak a place in Europe, maybe have an away day at one of the great footballing cities in Europe. I've been to Wycombe, Salisbury, Hereford, Notts County et al enough. This guy can do this if you would only just go with the idea and support him - the board will. So when there are kids walking around Manchester wearing Swindon shirts - where will you be, and Caddis so what he would never have got a move to Birmingham without PDC couldn't get in a relegated side as I recall mrclick
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11:59am Fri 14 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager
Post more often, that was a **** good read, and agreed with every word. I echo your frustration about the negativity of some of our support, and what seems to be a need to take pot shots at the managers / players for no good reason. There is an awful lot of nonsense gets spouted on here, but some good discussion as well, just a shame that when a "big story" comes out it seems to bring all the idiots out of the woodwork - some who from the way they talk have almost certainly never been town fans or been to a game of football, but seem to want to argue for the sake of arguing.

On a side note - love the username, top band.
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Post more often, that was a **** good read, and agreed with every word. I echo your frustration about the negativity of some of our support, and what seems to be a need to take pot shots at the managers / players for no good reason. There is an awful lot of nonsense gets spouted on here, but some good discussion as well, just a shame that when a "big story" comes out it seems to bring all the idiots out of the woodwork - some who from the way they talk have almost certainly never been town fans or been to a game of football, but seem to want to argue for the sake of arguing. On a side note - love the username, top band. Swindon1984
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12:06pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Highworth red says...

Paolo wont be here forever, but when he does go, its gonna be boring, whoever takes over. I like Paolo, alot, he cares, he wants success for the club, he speaks honestly and he has very high standards and gets upset when others around him dont match those standards. Keep making waves Paolo, the vast majority are totaly behind you.
Paolo wont be here forever, but when he does go, its gonna be boring, whoever takes over. I like Paolo, alot, he cares, he wants success for the club, he speaks honestly and he has very high standards and gets upset when others around him dont match those standards. Keep making waves Paolo, the vast majority are totaly behind you. Highworth red
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12:07pm Fri 14 Dec 12

the don69 says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Are you the Missing London Red in Disguise!LOL!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Are you the Missing London Red in Disguise!LOL!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! the don69
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12:08pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

sagadude wrote:
whickergoose wrote:
sagadude wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon!
Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....
Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-(
Oh dear, back to one of my big bug bears. So you've got the inside scoop have you? To retitterate this point either

A) you're making up nonsense and pretending to be in the know due to make yourself seem more interesting or

B) what you're saying is completely true, but you can't say how you know to protect those involved.

Either way, it's pointless mentioning - by definition that you can't substatiate what you say, no-one will believe you. Add to that there are so many on here who claim to know what's "really" going on inside the club, law of averages says at least some of them are talking out of their arse, hence why I'd decided not to believe a word one of your type says.

PS - why is always these with a unique insight into STFC life only seem to mention it when there's some sort of drama happening, I've yet to hear one of you give us early warning of any good news! Total WUMs.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whickergoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon![/p][/quote]Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....[/p][/quote]Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-([/p][/quote]Oh dear, back to one of my big bug bears. So you've got the inside scoop have you? To retitterate this point either A) you're making up nonsense and pretending to be in the know due to make yourself seem more interesting or B) what you're saying is completely true, but you can't say how you know to protect those involved. Either way, it's pointless mentioning - by definition that you can't substatiate what you say, no-one will believe you. Add to that there are so many on here who claim to know what's "really" going on inside the club, law of averages says at least some of them are talking out of their arse, hence why I'd decided not to believe a word one of your type says. PS - why is always these with a unique insight into STFC life only seem to mention it when there's some sort of drama happening, I've yet to hear one of you give us early warning of any good news! Total WUMs. Swindon1984
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12:11pm Fri 14 Dec 12

dacoo says...

Swindon under Di Canio
•Manager since May 2011
•85 games in charge
•48 wins, 14 draws, 23 defeats
•League Two title in 2011-12 season
•Johnstone's Paint Trophy finalists in 2012
•Currently eighth in League One

How can anyone not be pleased with that?
Swindon under Di Canio •Manager since May 2011 •85 games in charge •48 wins, 14 draws, 23 defeats •League Two title in 2011-12 season •Johnstone's Paint Trophy finalists in 2012 •Currently eighth in League One How can anyone not be pleased with that? dacoo
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12:17pm Fri 14 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

louiscassius wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
california andy wrote:
Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.
Don't think this was an outburst at all.
He seemed very composed very cool and he can't wait for the Oldham game
On the podcast.
The word RANT is a ploy to wind All YOU lot up, I can garantee more post will be posted on here than the VERY,VERY poor crap about the Luke McCormick story which broke the number of posts on here over 250, lets wait and see.
Bring back gary rose even if he did support udds
Onwards and upwards.
Remember the grass will NOT be greener on the other side.
I think your spot on Grim.

We need to back Paolo and the team.

Lets just enjoy the ride. I remember last year, we all knew it was going to be a fast ride, and everyone or mostly everyone said....'Yep........

lets just enjoy it'
Now, some fans have had enough.....

Why?........Its just a game; i love our Club and yes he wont be here forever; how fast has the last year gone.......Booom....

thats another 12 months gone......

Lets just enjoy the laughs and rants together and hopefully win some good football games along the way......

COYR'ssssssssssssss

Louis :-)))
Hear Hear!
---
I don't like some of the immediate post match rants but this is a controlled and revealing outpouring of his thoughts.
---
He always say's he is loyal and wants to speak the truth regardless - keeping to his word....and backing his team all the way as well.
...
Nice One!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]california andy[/bold] wrote: Well, let's hope the owners have ear plugs in. Not the way to respond to all the support he has got to date, I fear. But one also wonders how much is lost in the translation. The passion means the words just spill out, and it is often hard to work out just what they all mean. Clearly Caddis is gone at a discount over what the club paid for him, despite improving as a player and doing well in the Championship. Comments like these from his (ex) manager scarcely improve the club's bargaining position. And while J Wray and Paolo formed a great team in many respects, we can see why the folks putting up the money might recoil a bit faced by this sort of rant. Time to calm down, use the good squad PDC has been given (in part thanks to Paul Bodin - two Thompsons, Storey) and concentrate on getting results. We are still decently placed, despite a run of poorish results - which the hoofball tactics the manager has either employed or tolerated have contributed to. This sort of outburst has to stop.[/p][/quote]Don't think this was an outburst at all. He seemed very composed very cool and he can't wait for the Oldham game On the podcast. The word RANT is a ploy to wind All YOU lot up, I can garantee more post will be posted on here than the VERY,VERY poor crap about the Luke McCormick story which broke the number of posts on here over 250, lets wait and see. Bring back gary rose even if he did support udds Onwards and upwards. Remember the grass will NOT be greener on the other side.[/p][/quote]I think your spot on Grim. We need to back Paolo and the team. Lets just enjoy the ride. I remember last year, we all knew it was going to be a fast ride, and everyone or mostly everyone said....'Yep........ lets just enjoy it' Now, some fans have had enough..... Why?........Its just a game; i love our Club and yes he wont be here forever; how fast has the last year gone.......Booom.... thats another 12 months gone...... Lets just enjoy the laughs and rants together and hopefully win some good football games along the way...... COYR'ssssssssssssss Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]Hear Hear! --- I don't like some of the immediate post match rants but this is a controlled and revealing outpouring of his thoughts. --- He always say's he is loyal and wants to speak the truth regardless - keeping to his word....and backing his team all the way as well. ... Nice One! SAPFanSTFC
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12:21pm Fri 14 Dec 12

LeGod says...

Angolan Red - Why dont you disappear from this forum - your an idiot and your comments are always targeted at PDC.

Get lost you idiot.
Angolan Red - Why dont you disappear from this forum - your an idiot and your comments are always targeted at PDC. Get lost you idiot. LeGod
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12:22pm Fri 14 Dec 12

dacoo says...

furthermore as fans (and i do mean FANS) the least you want from your team is passion and pride in wearing your teams shirt. This is at the core of everything PDC does. So anyone who does not get behind the manager and the team can't truly be fans of the club. Add to that the fact PDC has also been successful then it really does bewilder me that any of the swindon fans can moan about it. Yes he's eccentric, yes he's outspoken yes he's brought back the pride and passion in our club, I for one can't think of a better more exciting manager with ambition for the club and himself in the past 15 years maybe more.
One last thing all those that seem to be against the manager but for the players, remember the vast majority of those boys pulling on a town shirt week in week out are here becasue PDC is here.
furthermore as fans (and i do mean FANS) the least you want from your team is passion and pride in wearing your teams shirt. This is at the core of everything PDC does. So anyone who does not get behind the manager and the team can't truly be fans of the club. Add to that the fact PDC has also been successful then it really does bewilder me that any of the swindon fans can moan about it. Yes he's eccentric, yes he's outspoken yes he's brought back the pride and passion in our club, I for one can't think of a better more exciting manager with ambition for the club and himself in the past 15 years maybe more. One last thing all those that seem to be against the manager but for the players, remember the vast majority of those boys pulling on a town shirt week in week out are here becasue PDC is here. dacoo
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12:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Post of the Year.

You Sir can sit next to me at any game.
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Post of the Year. You Sir can sit next to me at any game. TheDukeOfBanbury
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12:30pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
whickergoose wrote:
sagadude wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon!
Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....
Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-(
Oh dear, back to one of my big bug bears. So you've got the inside scoop have you? To retitterate this point either

A) you're making up nonsense and pretending to be in the know due to make yourself seem more interesting or

B) what you're saying is completely true, but you can't say how you know to protect those involved.

Either way, it's pointless mentioning - by definition that you can't substatiate what you say, no-one will believe you. Add to that there are so many on here who claim to know what's "really" going on inside the club, law of averages says at least some of them are talking out of their arse, hence why I'd decided not to believe a word one of your type says.

PS - why is always these with a unique insight into STFC life only seem to mention it when there's some sort of drama happening, I've yet to hear one of you give us early warning of any good news! Total WUMs.
'84, PDC said earlier in the season that players were faking injury - or at least exaggerating it - to avoid training, so I wouldn't be so quick to write off these comments. If it is still continuing it is a serious problem, whether it's because the players are lazy or because PDC has got his training regime wrong. Both are possible. Of course it's also possible that the problem has been resolved and this is old news - but at least one of the players PDC pointed the finger at is still with us, so you never know...
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whickergoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon![/p][/quote]Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....[/p][/quote]Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-([/p][/quote]Oh dear, back to one of my big bug bears. So you've got the inside scoop have you? To retitterate this point either A) you're making up nonsense and pretending to be in the know due to make yourself seem more interesting or B) what you're saying is completely true, but you can't say how you know to protect those involved. Either way, it's pointless mentioning - by definition that you can't substatiate what you say, no-one will believe you. Add to that there are so many on here who claim to know what's "really" going on inside the club, law of averages says at least some of them are talking out of their arse, hence why I'd decided not to believe a word one of your type says. PS - why is always these with a unique insight into STFC life only seem to mention it when there's some sort of drama happening, I've yet to hear one of you give us early warning of any good news! Total WUMs.[/p][/quote]'84, PDC said earlier in the season that players were faking injury - or at least exaggerating it - to avoid training, so I wouldn't be so quick to write off these comments. If it is still continuing it is a serious problem, whether it's because the players are lazy or because PDC has got his training regime wrong. Both are possible. Of course it's also possible that the problem has been resolved and this is old news - but at least one of the players PDC pointed the finger at is still with us, so you never know... Oi Den!
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12:43pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Helpme234 says...

Psychedelic Syd wrote:
I suspect that like many, I have mixed feelings about Paolo. He has some excellent attributes and some awful ones. I could never subscribe to either the "in Paolo we trust" or the "get him out" brigades. On balance I think he has more positives than negatives but at times, that weighting swings wildly. His heart rules his head and his semi-autistic lack of empathy with other people can be very disturbing. Yes he is right to have an unrelenting focus on improvement and driving the train forward but it's like watching a talented driver tinker with the engine so much that it keeps faltering and going off-track, then jumping out and blaming everyone else for the problems and lack of speed in moving forward. He does his career aspirations no favours with the image he generates through his, at times, paranoid and emotive comments. Maybe he will end up seeing his entire contract out with Town after all ..........
I think that pretty much sums up what i feel.

Would i rather have had the PDC experience (warts and all) or someone else in charge? It's a no brainer - PDC every time. Some of his comments make me cringe, likewise some of his match substitutions, but in my heart i know that he says and does what he does for what he thinks is best for the team and for the club.
[quote][p][bold]Psychedelic Syd[/bold] wrote: I suspect that like many, I have mixed feelings about Paolo. He has some excellent attributes and some awful ones. I could never subscribe to either the "in Paolo we trust" or the "get him out" brigades. On balance I think he has more positives than negatives but at times, that weighting swings wildly. His heart rules his head and his semi-autistic lack of empathy with other people can be very disturbing. Yes he is right to have an unrelenting focus on improvement and driving the train forward but it's like watching a talented driver tinker with the engine so much that it keeps faltering and going off-track, then jumping out and blaming everyone else for the problems and lack of speed in moving forward. He does his career aspirations no favours with the image he generates through his, at times, paranoid and emotive comments. Maybe he will end up seeing his entire contract out with Town after all ..........[/p][/quote]I think that pretty much sums up what i feel. Would i rather have had the PDC experience (warts and all) or someone else in charge? It's a no brainer - PDC every time. Some of his comments make me cringe, likewise some of his match substitutions, but in my heart i know that he says and does what he does for what he thinks is best for the team and for the club. Helpme234
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12:53pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Red & White Dragon says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
iancurtisnotdead wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager
Post more often, that was a **** good read, and agreed with every word. I echo your frustration about the negativity of some of our support, and what seems to be a need to take pot shots at the managers / players for no good reason. There is an awful lot of nonsense gets spouted on here, but some good discussion as well, just a shame that when a "big story" comes out it seems to bring all the idiots out of the woodwork - some who from the way they talk have almost certainly never been town fans or been to a game of football, but seem to want to argue for the sake of arguing. On a side note - love the username, top band.
Just read your post "lancurtisnotdead"-t
ook most of my lunch break!. TOP post, if you have that many good points, so well put why on earth dont you post more offten. So many negative views on here over the last few week. Some well argued other just cr*p from one time posters who are not Swindon fans at all. Dukeof banbury and 1984 excellent posts as well. Ahh back to work.
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Post more often, that was a **** good read, and agreed with every word. I echo your frustration about the negativity of some of our support, and what seems to be a need to take pot shots at the managers / players for no good reason. There is an awful lot of nonsense gets spouted on here, but some good discussion as well, just a shame that when a "big story" comes out it seems to bring all the idiots out of the woodwork - some who from the way they talk have almost certainly never been town fans or been to a game of football, but seem to want to argue for the sake of arguing. On a side note - love the username, top band.[/p][/quote]Just read your post "lancurtisnotdead"-t ook most of my lunch break!. TOP post, if you have that many good points, so well put why on earth dont you post more offten. So many negative views on here over the last few week. Some well argued other just cr*p from one time posters who are not Swindon fans at all. Dukeof banbury and 1984 excellent posts as well. Ahh back to work. Red & White Dragon
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12:54pm Fri 14 Dec 12

STFCman&boy1973 says...

I've been a Swindon fan for many years, seen some good times, Wembley 93 bodin pen in the 86th min, then two relegations on the trout... I don't comment ever before now, we have good times at SN1 right now, a good rookie manager, so passionate, I have to admire the man, as for posts that i've read on here about players being unhappy, so what, that's football, if you don't like watch polo, I'm sure there ask decent to one another in that sport??? I think PDC will leave also, just not yet... To the knockers on here, your probably the same fans that when we beat CUFC 5-1 who booed the team of at fulltime, because we didn't score 6...wtf... When those dark days return to SN1, I can only hope you tell us who you really support, because it can't be the MIGHTYREDS... The team its on the up, you moan, the team is in the doldrums, you moan... I would hate to give you your coffee in the morning in the wrong cup, I would probably be sacked, chastised or stoned to death, for that terrible mistake, as humans we make mistakes, for the few who don't want PDC or God add I like to call the Swindon managers, even Hart, because that's how I look at football... There's 30000 plus hammers fans who do want him... To copy what someone else says careful what you wish for...Ian Curtis your post brought a tear to my eye, thanks, from a 39 yr old Swindon fan fearing the future, were in 8th place, some of the most fickle fans in the world, but for the most part, THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD!!! Imho... lets get behind the boys, we won't lose 6 on the trot, I will take any bet you want on that, I will even give you odds on it not happening... Sorry this is all over the place, what I'm saying is get behind the team,views are good, but even if we were Barca, I still feel you would have something to moan about... Swindon till I die, COYunluckyMRs, lets win this league to give the boo boys something to really moan about....
I've been a Swindon fan for many years, seen some good times, Wembley 93 bodin pen in the 86th min, then two relegations on the trout... I don't comment ever before now, we have good times at SN1 right now, a good rookie manager, so passionate, I have to admire the man, as for posts that i've read on here about players being unhappy, so what, that's football, if you don't like watch polo, I'm sure there ask decent to one another in that sport??? I think PDC will leave also, just not yet... To the knockers on here, your probably the same fans that when we beat CUFC 5-1 who booed the team of at fulltime, because we didn't score 6...wtf... When those dark days return to SN1, I can only hope you tell us who you really support, because it can't be the MIGHTYREDS... The team its on the up, you moan, the team is in the doldrums, you moan... I would hate to give you your coffee in the morning in the wrong cup, I would probably be sacked, chastised or stoned to death, for that terrible mistake, as humans we make mistakes, for the few who don't want PDC or God add I like to call the Swindon managers, even Hart, because that's how I look at football... There's 30000 plus hammers fans who do want him... To copy what someone else says careful what you wish for...Ian Curtis your post brought a tear to my eye, thanks, from a 39 yr old Swindon fan fearing the future, were in 8th place, some of the most fickle fans in the world, but for the most part, THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD!!! Imho... lets get behind the boys, we won't lose 6 on the trot, I will take any bet you want on that, I will even give you odds on it not happening... Sorry this is all over the place, what I'm saying is get behind the team,views are good, but even if we were Barca, I still feel you would have something to moan about... Swindon till I die, COYunluckyMRs, lets win this league to give the boo boys something to really moan about.... STFCman&boy1973
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1:01pm Fri 14 Dec 12

ChrisWantageRed says...

I have to say I'm with Di Canio on this. He is simply saying (albeit with a certain amount of bluster) that he wants to move the club forward, and for that to happen he is completely correct that the mentality has to change. Anyone saying "we're not Barcelona" is completely missing the point - if you think in "small club" terms you will always be a small club! What PDC actually wants is to leave a legacy with our club, something that shapes the club in a good way and sets us heading in the right direction for many years to come. He's every right to feel disappointed with Caddis's comments, there was no need to take an unprovoked swipe at the club in the way he did (doesn't it sort of add weight to PdC's comments concerning Caddis's professionalism). This did not seem like a rant to me at all, rather an honest assessment of the situation at the club and what he proposes to do about it as the manager. Surely that's what we want from a manager?
I have to say I'm with Di Canio on this. He is simply saying (albeit with a certain amount of bluster) that he wants to move the club forward, and for that to happen he is completely correct that the mentality has to change. Anyone saying "we're not Barcelona" is completely missing the point - if you think in "small club" terms you will always be a small club! What PDC actually wants is to leave a legacy with our club, something that shapes the club in a good way and sets us heading in the right direction for many years to come. He's every right to feel disappointed with Caddis's comments, there was no need to take an unprovoked swipe at the club in the way he did (doesn't it sort of add weight to PdC's comments concerning Caddis's professionalism). This did not seem like a rant to me at all, rather an honest assessment of the situation at the club and what he proposes to do about it as the manager. Surely that's what we want from a manager? ChrisWantageRed
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1:23pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Lone Wolf says...

Whatever happens I'll always be happy to say 'I was an STFC fan during the Di Canio years'. He has put this club back on the map come hell or high water. I travel overseas alot in my job and everyone I meet knows about Di Canio AND the club he manages!
Whatever happens I'll always be happy to say 'I was an STFC fan during the Di Canio years'. He has put this club back on the map come hell or high water. I travel overseas alot in my job and everyone I meet knows about Di Canio AND the club he manages! Lone Wolf
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1:32pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Dover Red says...

SirReg wrote:
He talks about professionalism and then behaves like an idiot. The Board are just waiting for him to have an outburst and quit so as to avoid paying out his contract. Let's hope it's not too long.
He tells it how it is and some cant handle it. People moaned that Wilson let things slide, so PDC sorts out the dead wood and gets the club moving once again and you lot still moan, idiot ? , the only idiots are the ones who wont be happy till we are once again fighting relegation and trips to Torquay.
[quote][p][bold]SirReg[/bold] wrote: He talks about professionalism and then behaves like an idiot. The Board are just waiting for him to have an outburst and quit so as to avoid paying out his contract. Let's hope it's not too long.[/p][/quote]He tells it how it is and some cant handle it. People moaned that Wilson let things slide, so PDC sorts out the dead wood and gets the club moving once again and you lot still moan, idiot ? , the only idiots are the ones who wont be happy till we are once again fighting relegation and trips to Torquay. Dover Red
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1:32pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

PDC hasn't actually said what he thinks is wrong, just that he has to fight against other people's self-interest every day. So how come so many people seem to be sure that he's right or wrong? Now that PDC has come out and complained about colleagues in the club, maybe he or the club should go the whole hog and tell us exactly what the problems are, so that we can all judge for ourselves? Otherwise we'll just keep getting the same old entrenched pro-PDC v anti-PDC rhetoric, with no idea of what is really going on. I don't understand how so many posters can be full of optimism when PDC has made it clear that the ship is unhappy. Come on Sir William. Get your arse in gear and sort it out. This is no more than a minor domestic dispute for a man of your experience.
PDC hasn't actually said what he thinks is wrong, just that he has to fight against other people's self-interest every day. So how come so many people seem to be sure that he's right or wrong? Now that PDC has come out and complained about colleagues in the club, maybe he or the club should go the whole hog and tell us exactly what the problems are, so that we can all judge for ourselves? Otherwise we'll just keep getting the same old entrenched pro-PDC v anti-PDC rhetoric, with no idea of what is really going on. I don't understand how so many posters can be full of optimism when PDC has made it clear that the ship is unhappy. Come on Sir William. Get your arse in gear and sort it out. This is no more than a minor domestic dispute for a man of your experience. Oi Den!
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2:30pm Fri 14 Dec 12

rockdog says...

What's all the fuss about? Years ago I worked for a company who's standards were so high that they won several awards for quality and excellence for their work. You were allowed mistakes as long as they were honest mistakes but anyone who didn't apply theirselves properly and professionally were soon shown the door. So Paolo is trying to introduce a Barcelona mentality to the club. What's wrong with that. You won't win anything unless you are top of your game. Ask the athletes in the Olympics about all the hard work that they had to put in to achieve their goals. Footballers are paid very well (even in the lower divisions) compared to the average working fan, and they are doing something that they enjoy. How many workers can say that? STFC has a proud history of doing better than the average lower league clubs. Admittedly we have also been ripped off by egotistical players who only came for the money and to finish their careers, along with directors in the past who have used the club as a money-pit for their own entertainment and not for the good of the club. Paolo is right. Everyone should have a professional attitude. You only get out by what you put in. The fans don't mind too much if you try but fail but they won't put up with laziness for too long. Listen to Paolo who had the reputation as being one of the hardest working players in the country.
What's all the fuss about? Years ago I worked for a company who's standards were so high that they won several awards for quality and excellence for their work. You were allowed mistakes as long as they were honest mistakes but anyone who didn't apply theirselves properly and professionally were soon shown the door. So Paolo is trying to introduce a Barcelona mentality to the club. What's wrong with that. You won't win anything unless you are top of your game. Ask the athletes in the Olympics about all the hard work that they had to put in to achieve their goals. Footballers are paid very well (even in the lower divisions) compared to the average working fan, and they are doing something that they enjoy. How many workers can say that? STFC has a proud history of doing better than the average lower league clubs. Admittedly we have also been ripped off by egotistical players who only came for the money and to finish their careers, along with directors in the past who have used the club as a money-pit for their own entertainment and not for the good of the club. Paolo is right. Everyone should have a professional attitude. You only get out by what you put in. The fans don't mind too much if you try but fail but they won't put up with laziness for too long. Listen to Paolo who had the reputation as being one of the hardest working players in the country. rockdog
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3:09pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Frankly I expected Paolo to follow JW very closely out of the County Ground. I believe that was the intention. Make him walk. Better than paying his contract off eh? Paolo is made of tougher stuff and will see the job out - unless he is sacked first. Okay, he is given to some 'rants' - especially post match. Who would you rather listen to, Hart or Di Canio? Who would you rather have in the dug out, someone with passion or someone leaning arms folded against the post, letting players walk all over him? Well, I know who I'd rather have! Shame we never hear from the board since JW was shown the door. Funny how it's all gone quiet on the redevelopment front. Maybe it's time those sort of questions were asked rather than getting on Paolo's back. At least he is showing some loyalty and commitment to the fans. Let's show him some in return. WAPR&WA!
1950,

We were on a Stadium tour recently and the guy that took us round stated that the Town End WILL be demolished in the summer and replaced with a new stand. He also said that the Don Rogers would be modified to provide the facilities currently provided in the Arkells and that the Arkells would then be replaced.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Frankly I expected Paolo to follow JW very closely out of the County Ground. I believe that was the intention. Make him walk. Better than paying his contract off eh? Paolo is made of tougher stuff and will see the job out - unless he is sacked first. Okay, he is given to some 'rants' - especially post match. Who would you rather listen to, Hart or Di Canio? Who would you rather have in the dug out, someone with passion or someone leaning arms folded against the post, letting players walk all over him? Well, I know who I'd rather have! Shame we never hear from the board since JW was shown the door. Funny how it's all gone quiet on the redevelopment front. Maybe it's time those sort of questions were asked rather than getting on Paolo's back. At least he is showing some loyalty and commitment to the fans. Let's show him some in return. WAPR&WA![/p][/quote]1950, We were on a Stadium tour recently and the guy that took us round stated that the Town End WILL be demolished in the summer and replaced with a new stand. He also said that the Don Rogers would be modified to provide the facilities currently provided in the Arkells and that the Arkells would then be replaced. COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:11pm Fri 14 Dec 12

buckobassettboy says...

townend Paul wrote:
Well, said Paolo! for to many years our club has been run so badly it makes me gringe to think of the past. so he wants to make the whole club more professional and the problem is? The man speaks from he heart and gets frustrated yes sometimes i do wish he didnt alays do it in public but hey its so much better for the supporters who used to be Mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed Bullcrap) he hs been proved right over Caddis did any of you see him play on sky last week awful!! going forward ok defensivly shocking and Brum dont have any other RB so they have to play him, Alan connell cant get a starting position for bradford and only comes on as a impact sub Hmm sounds familiar.
So can the negatives tell me do you all really want to go back to the Darkness or keep going forward in the light!!
Ah,someone else who saw the defensive frailties of Caddis.Was given a torrid time by anyone who felt like taking him on.He is not in my opinion as good as people on this site think he is and is not a championship player.Looked good when here but we were in a lower league then and along with other players we brought in they were soon found out.Birmingham would have stumped up the money by now if he was up to it-Paolo did the right thing,that's why he is the manager
[quote][p][bold]townend Paul[/bold] wrote: Well, said Paolo! for to many years our club has been run so badly it makes me gringe to think of the past. so he wants to make the whole club more professional and the problem is? The man speaks from he heart and gets frustrated yes sometimes i do wish he didnt alays do it in public but hey its so much better for the supporters who used to be Mushrooms (kept in the dark and fed Bullcrap) he hs been proved right over Caddis did any of you see him play on sky last week awful!! going forward ok defensivly shocking and Brum dont have any other RB so they have to play him, Alan connell cant get a starting position for bradford and only comes on as a impact sub Hmm sounds familiar. So can the negatives tell me do you all really want to go back to the Darkness or keep going forward in the light!![/p][/quote]Ah,someone else who saw the defensive frailties of Caddis.Was given a torrid time by anyone who felt like taking him on.He is not in my opinion as good as people on this site think he is and is not a championship player.Looked good when here but we were in a lower league then and along with other players we brought in they were soon found out.Birmingham would have stumped up the money by now if he was up to it-Paolo did the right thing,that's why he is the manager buckobassettboy
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3:21pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

rockdog wrote:
What's all the fuss about? Years ago I worked for a company who's standards were so high that they won several awards for quality and excellence for their work. You were allowed mistakes as long as they were honest mistakes but anyone who didn't apply theirselves properly and professionally were soon shown the door. So Paolo is trying to introduce a Barcelona mentality to the club. What's wrong with that. You won't win anything unless you are top of your game. Ask the athletes in the Olympics about all the hard work that they had to put in to achieve their goals. Footballers are paid very well (even in the lower divisions) compared to the average working fan, and they are doing something that they enjoy. How many workers can say that? STFC has a proud history of doing better than the average lower league clubs. Admittedly we have also been ripped off by egotistical players who only came for the money and to finish their careers, along with directors in the past who have used the club as a money-pit for their own entertainment and not for the good of the club. Paolo is right. Everyone should have a professional attitude. You only get out by what you put in. The fans don't mind too much if you try but fail but they won't put up with laziness for too long. Listen to Paolo who had the reputation as being one of the hardest working players in the country.
Like your comments....spot on!
[quote][p][bold]rockdog[/bold] wrote: What's all the fuss about? Years ago I worked for a company who's standards were so high that they won several awards for quality and excellence for their work. You were allowed mistakes as long as they were honest mistakes but anyone who didn't apply theirselves properly and professionally were soon shown the door. So Paolo is trying to introduce a Barcelona mentality to the club. What's wrong with that. You won't win anything unless you are top of your game. Ask the athletes in the Olympics about all the hard work that they had to put in to achieve their goals. Footballers are paid very well (even in the lower divisions) compared to the average working fan, and they are doing something that they enjoy. How many workers can say that? STFC has a proud history of doing better than the average lower league clubs. Admittedly we have also been ripped off by egotistical players who only came for the money and to finish their careers, along with directors in the past who have used the club as a money-pit for their own entertainment and not for the good of the club. Paolo is right. Everyone should have a professional attitude. You only get out by what you put in. The fans don't mind too much if you try but fail but they won't put up with laziness for too long. Listen to Paolo who had the reputation as being one of the hardest working players in the country.[/p][/quote]Like your comments....spot on! bongiaz
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3:26pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Great Comments..please dont make this your last as we need as many pro Di Canio fans on this site as much as possible. There are a few fans on this site that can't stand PDC but cannot see the wood from the trees imo! COYMR's!!
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Great Comments..please dont make this your last as we need as many pro Di Canio fans on this site as much as possible. There are a few fans on this site that can't stand PDC but cannot see the wood from the trees imo! COYMR's!! bongiaz
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3:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Paolo Di Canio,

Changed us from Swindon Town FC into sWINdon Town FC.

Enough said.

COYMR
Paolo Di Canio, Changed us from Swindon Town FC into sWINdon Town FC. Enough said. COYMR Oxon-Red
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3:35pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

Great to see so many intelligent posts on this site today and mostly backing PDC!! I can see the usual posters trying to squeeze in with their usual negative nonsense but this time out muscled by fans that can see a manager true to the Swindon cause, who has passion and honesty and will not tolerate unprofessionalism of any sort from the players!
Great to see so many intelligent posts on this site today and mostly backing PDC!! I can see the usual posters trying to squeeze in with their usual negative nonsense but this time out muscled by fans that can see a manager true to the Swindon cause, who has passion and honesty and will not tolerate unprofessionalism of any sort from the players! bongiaz
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3:36pm Fri 14 Dec 12

MITTED says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
BRILLIANT POST!!!!

COME ON YOUR REDS!
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]BRILLIANT POST!!!! COME ON YOUR REDS! MITTED
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3:50pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

Andy Evo wrote:
Completely and utterly mental, lost the plot. Don't blame Sam Morshead, he didn't ask the questions or goad Paolo, he just came out with all this tripe "unprompted". Why does Paolo have to come out with all this rubbish, if there are so called problems behind the scenes, go and speak to people and sort things out, why bleat to the press?

Barcelona mentality, do me a favour we are Swindon Town, NOT Barcelona!

Why are so many fans blinkered, most half decent managers with the budget he has had would of got us out of League two. We would not go backwards if a new manager came in, there are plenty of managers that could do a good job, the club IS bigger than Paolo, the club WILL be around longer than he is. Don't think he really cares for the club, he cares about building his CV for the next job, that is his only concern, take the blinkers off people!

If Caddis was so bad, why is he performing well in the Championship, never mind where Birmingham sit in the table HE is performing well at a higher level.

Paolo get on with your job, stop bleating as if everything is so "woe is me" at the County Ground GO!

Fed up Town Supporter!
I would sugest you read Iancurtisisdead's post! You may change your mind with your ill thought out remarks!
[quote][p][bold]Andy Evo[/bold] wrote: Completely and utterly mental, lost the plot. Don't blame Sam Morshead, he didn't ask the questions or goad Paolo, he just came out with all this tripe "unprompted". Why does Paolo have to come out with all this rubbish, if there are so called problems behind the scenes, go and speak to people and sort things out, why bleat to the press? Barcelona mentality, do me a favour we are Swindon Town, NOT Barcelona! Why are so many fans blinkered, most half decent managers with the budget he has had would of got us out of League two. We would not go backwards if a new manager came in, there are plenty of managers that could do a good job, the club IS bigger than Paolo, the club WILL be around longer than he is. Don't think he really cares for the club, he cares about building his CV for the next job, that is his only concern, take the blinkers off people! If Caddis was so bad, why is he performing well in the Championship, never mind where Birmingham sit in the table HE is performing well at a higher level. Paolo get on with your job, stop bleating as if everything is so "woe is me" at the County Ground GO! Fed up Town Supporter![/p][/quote]I would sugest you read Iancurtisisdead's post! You may change your mind with your ill thought out remarks! bongiaz
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3:50pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Dover Red says...

As Above, great post, nice to see some one able to see it the right way !!
As Above, great post, nice to see some one able to see it the right way !! Dover Red
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3:53pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Andy Evo says...

So I guess people DO actually think Paolo is bigger than the club then, wow I am amazed.

If everything is so bad at the club, as he has been criticising most parts of the club this season, why does he want to be here, surely he is such a famous name and could have the pick of clubs why would he want to be at such a bad poor little club? Baffling to me.

Still trying to remember any positives or praise he has dished out......
So I guess people DO actually think Paolo is bigger than the club then, wow I am amazed. If everything is so bad at the club, as he has been criticising most parts of the club this season, why does he want to be here, surely he is such a famous name and could have the pick of clubs why would he want to be at such a bad poor little club? Baffling to me. Still trying to remember any positives or praise he has dished out...... Andy Evo
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4:07pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Swindon1984 wrote:
sagadude wrote:
whickergoose wrote:
sagadude wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon!
Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....
Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-(
Oh dear, back to one of my big bug bears. So you've got the inside scoop have you? To retitterate this point either A) you're making up nonsense and pretending to be in the know due to make yourself seem more interesting or B) what you're saying is completely true, but you can't say how you know to protect those involved. Either way, it's pointless mentioning - by definition that you can't substatiate what you say, no-one will believe you. Add to that there are so many on here who claim to know what's "really" going on inside the club, law of averages says at least some of them are talking out of their arse, hence why I'd decided not to believe a word one of your type says. PS - why is always these with a unique insight into STFC life only seem to mention it when there's some sort of drama happening, I've yet to hear one of you give us early warning of any good news! Total WUMs.
'84, PDC said earlier in the season that players were faking injury - or at least exaggerating it - to avoid training, so I wouldn't be so quick to write off these comments. If it is still continuing it is a serious problem, whether it's because the players are lazy or because PDC has got his training regime wrong. Both are possible. Of course it's also possible that the problem has been resolved and this is old news - but at least one of the players PDC pointed the finger at is still with us, so you never know...
Not disputing what's been said may be true, but for anyone to come out and say they know more than has been released in the public domain, I would take with a pinch of salt. They could be anyone, they could be making it up, they've got no way of proving otherwise, and so I've no reason to believe what they're saying, true though it may be. I could come on here pretending to have inside info on the club - I'd know I was talking rubbish but some would probably believe what I was saying. For every person who might have a bit more insight there'll be at least a few numpties trying to make out they know more than they do. Even if there are some who get some info from the club, it'll be through the grapevine, Chinese whispers, not from anyone who's regularly in the boardroom/dressing room.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whickergoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: This adver rubbish is irrelevant. I can see STFC losing their next six games! Starting at Oldham tomorrow Matt Derbyshire will get a couple in a potential 4-0 embarrassment. The players don't want PDC - end of. He will be gone soon![/p][/quote]Jesus. Someone got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! I'm hoping that was an attempt at sarcasm.....??? Nothing like having a positive outlook is there. Good thing you've got a direct link to the players too, so you know exactly what they're thinking.....[/p][/quote]Some of the players have been faking injuries and been off playing golf!, cannot expand on that for obvious reasons. They simply do not like his training regime "the poor things"!. We wll appreciate to a certain degree what PDC has done for the club and the fans, but I am fed up with his ranting. He needs to take a leaf out of Uwe Rosler's book and use his brain and stop moaning. I still believe we will lose at Oldham if the game is on. I hope they prove me wrong but I see us doing very badly against Tranmere, Colchester, Portsmouth and Bournemouth over the festive period. STFC = too much tinkering, unsettled team, disrespect of the manager. The writing is on the wall unfortunately :-([/p][/quote]Oh dear, back to one of my big bug bears. So you've got the inside scoop have you? To retitterate this point either A) you're making up nonsense and pretending to be in the know due to make yourself seem more interesting or B) what you're saying is completely true, but you can't say how you know to protect those involved. Either way, it's pointless mentioning - by definition that you can't substatiate what you say, no-one will believe you. Add to that there are so many on here who claim to know what's "really" going on inside the club, law of averages says at least some of them are talking out of their arse, hence why I'd decided not to believe a word one of your type says. PS - why is always these with a unique insight into STFC life only seem to mention it when there's some sort of drama happening, I've yet to hear one of you give us early warning of any good news! Total WUMs.[/p][/quote]'84, PDC said earlier in the season that players were faking injury - or at least exaggerating it - to avoid training, so I wouldn't be so quick to write off these comments. If it is still continuing it is a serious problem, whether it's because the players are lazy or because PDC has got his training regime wrong. Both are possible. Of course it's also possible that the problem has been resolved and this is old news - but at least one of the players PDC pointed the finger at is still with us, so you never know...[/p][/quote]Not disputing what's been said may be true, but for anyone to come out and say they know more than has been released in the public domain, I would take with a pinch of salt. They could be anyone, they could be making it up, they've got no way of proving otherwise, and so I've no reason to believe what they're saying, true though it may be. I could come on here pretending to have inside info on the club - I'd know I was talking rubbish but some would probably believe what I was saying. For every person who might have a bit more insight there'll be at least a few numpties trying to make out they know more than they do. Even if there are some who get some info from the club, it'll be through the grapevine, Chinese whispers, not from anyone who's regularly in the boardroom/dressing room. Swindon1984
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4:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Dover Red says...

Andy Evo wrote:
So I guess people DO actually think Paolo is bigger than the club then, wow I am amazed.

If everything is so bad at the club, as he has been criticising most parts of the club this season, why does he want to be here, surely he is such a famous name and could have the pick of clubs why would he want to be at such a bad poor little club? Baffling to me.

Still trying to remember any positives or praise he has dished out......
Cos you only want to comment on what you believe to be bad news . This club needed someone to come in and kick it into shape, now PDC is doing that hes said to be some sort of bullying bighead !! Do we really want to go back to the Malpas, Wilson (thgough he gave it a go only to loose the plot ! ) and Hart days ? Think the vast majority can see PDC is just what this under performing club needed, just support him, it will make you feel much better to be positive on the future.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Evo[/bold] wrote: So I guess people DO actually think Paolo is bigger than the club then, wow I am amazed. If everything is so bad at the club, as he has been criticising most parts of the club this season, why does he want to be here, surely he is such a famous name and could have the pick of clubs why would he want to be at such a bad poor little club? Baffling to me. Still trying to remember any positives or praise he has dished out......[/p][/quote]Cos you only want to comment on what you believe to be bad news . This club needed someone to come in and kick it into shape, now PDC is doing that hes said to be some sort of bullying bighead !! Do we really want to go back to the Malpas, Wilson (thgough he gave it a go only to loose the plot ! ) and Hart days ? Think the vast majority can see PDC is just what this under performing club needed, just support him, it will make you feel much better to be positive on the future. Dover Red
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4:37pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

LeGod wrote:
For all you negative people i dont understand why this has all come about all the moaning. PDC has got us promoted to the JPT final he has now got us to 8 in the league and still half of the season to go yet. Last season we started poorly and at the turn of the year motored ahead and i am expecting the same to happen this season. I dont fear any team in this league and what you all have to remember is that far too often in the past weve had players with big ego;s who couldnt give a toss about this club. PDC is passionate and is determined to finish the job he came in to do and you knockers need to think what you are wishing for as we have some disasters here as managers ie Malpas - Hart-Wilson-Quinn- etc so be careful what you want. Paolo will get us to where we need to be but keep knocking him and he will be off as there will be a clamour of clubs after him if we end up in a promotion spot this season and if we do manage to go up he will be off anyway as he would have completed his mission.
And while you knockers are thinking about it - there isnt one manager out there i would have over Paolo at this level. We have got the best and dont forget he is still a novice as a manager and will make mistakes as all managers do and we all make mistakes at work so should we all be fired if we make mistakes!!!!!
As i said be very careful what you are spouting and i hate all the negative comments on here from some idiots who dont know what there on about.
Interesting comments on previous Managers LeGod...
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Malpas - Agree, he was a very poor manager with nil personality.
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Hart - Agree, he was even worse and probably the worst ever Swindon manager, and not a nice person as well
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Wilson - A decent person, and had a good first year or so, but seemed to lose interest eventually and lacked discipline with the players.
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Quinn - A bit unfair to say he was a disaster, because he had no money to spend and we were playing in the second tier of football at the time.
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Holloway - this was a disaster that we did not appoint him as our manager, because he desperately wanted the job at Swindon at the time.
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DiCanio - He certainly is a "Marmite" manager with the current Town Fans, and today's Forum seems to confirm this.
My feeling is that most younger fans adore Paolo, whereas the older fans have some doubts.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: For all you negative people i dont understand why this has all come about all the moaning. PDC has got us promoted to the JPT final he has now got us to 8 in the league and still half of the season to go yet. Last season we started poorly and at the turn of the year motored ahead and i am expecting the same to happen this season. I dont fear any team in this league and what you all have to remember is that far too often in the past weve had players with big ego;s who couldnt give a toss about this club. PDC is passionate and is determined to finish the job he came in to do and you knockers need to think what you are wishing for as we have some disasters here as managers ie Malpas - Hart-Wilson-Quinn- etc so be careful what you want. Paolo will get us to where we need to be but keep knocking him and he will be off as there will be a clamour of clubs after him if we end up in a promotion spot this season and if we do manage to go up he will be off anyway as he would have completed his mission. And while you knockers are thinking about it - there isnt one manager out there i would have over Paolo at this level. We have got the best and dont forget he is still a novice as a manager and will make mistakes as all managers do and we all make mistakes at work so should we all be fired if we make mistakes!!!!! As i said be very careful what you are spouting and i hate all the negative comments on here from some idiots who dont know what there on about.[/p][/quote]Interesting comments on previous Managers LeGod... . Malpas - Agree, he was a very poor manager with nil personality. . Hart - Agree, he was even worse and probably the worst ever Swindon manager, and not a nice person as well . Wilson - A decent person, and had a good first year or so, but seemed to lose interest eventually and lacked discipline with the players. . Quinn - A bit unfair to say he was a disaster, because he had no money to spend and we were playing in the second tier of football at the time. . Holloway - this was a disaster that we did not appoint him as our manager, because he desperately wanted the job at Swindon at the time. . DiCanio - He certainly is a "Marmite" manager with the current Town Fans, and today's Forum seems to confirm this. My feeling is that most younger fans adore Paolo, whereas the older fans have some doubts. Old-Stager, Hilperton
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4:37pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Andy Evo says...

Why the Wilson bashing all the time? He didn't have Paolos purse strings, he has at Sheff Utd and they have done well last season and currently higher than us this season so he is a good manager.

I agree Paolo has desire and determination to do well and win things (though thats more for him than the Town of Swindon) and can't fault his work ethic but that doesn't mean to say he has to do all this public slating of the club and its people all the time. If there are problems behind the scenes why doesn't he go and speak with the people he doesn't like or has issues with and try and resolve it internally?
Why the Wilson bashing all the time? He didn't have Paolos purse strings, he has at Sheff Utd and they have done well last season and currently higher than us this season so he is a good manager. I agree Paolo has desire and determination to do well and win things (though thats more for him than the Town of Swindon) and can't fault his work ethic but that doesn't mean to say he has to do all this public slating of the club and its people all the time. If there are problems behind the scenes why doesn't he go and speak with the people he doesn't like or has issues with and try and resolve it internally? Andy Evo
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4:44pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Andy Evo wrote:
So I guess people DO actually think Paolo is bigger than the club then, wow I am amazed. If everything is so bad at the club, as he has been criticising most parts of the club this season, why does he want to be here, surely he is such a famous name and could have the pick of clubs why would he want to be at such a bad poor little club? Baffling to me. Still trying to remember any positives or praise he has dished out......
Andy,

I do not think anyone who supports Paolo believes he is bigger than the club and it is certainly not something the man himself has said. Your statement comes from posters who dislike him and it is a 'throw-away' statement that is used as a way of trying to justify an opinion.

I feel sad that supposed fans of the club want to get rid of a manager that has transformed the fortunes of the club in 18 months.

Before the start of last season we were in a similar position to Bristol Rovers. Both needed to rebuild and both had new managers. The man that went to Rovers was touted on here by some. I am just glad that Paolo came to us and not Rovers, things could be sooo different.

At the risk of upsetting Den, I would still like people to suggest a name to replace Paolo who would takes us forward (too easy say get rid IMO).

Champions strive to acheive by improving themselves and factors they control. Once they have succeeded they look to improve in order to stay at that level and above. Paolo is right to identify problems because by resolving them they can help STFC achieve not only now but in the future.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Andy Evo[/bold] wrote: So I guess people DO actually think Paolo is bigger than the club then, wow I am amazed. If everything is so bad at the club, as he has been criticising most parts of the club this season, why does he want to be here, surely he is such a famous name and could have the pick of clubs why would he want to be at such a bad poor little club? Baffling to me. Still trying to remember any positives or praise he has dished out......[/p][/quote]Andy, I do not think anyone who supports Paolo believes he is bigger than the club and it is certainly not something the man himself has said. Your statement comes from posters who dislike him and it is a 'throw-away' statement that is used as a way of trying to justify an opinion. I feel sad that supposed fans of the club want to get rid of a manager that has transformed the fortunes of the club in 18 months. Before the start of last season we were in a similar position to Bristol Rovers. Both needed to rebuild and both had new managers. The man that went to Rovers was touted on here by some. I am just glad that Paolo came to us and not Rovers, things could be sooo different. At the risk of upsetting Den, I would still like people to suggest a name to replace Paolo who would takes us forward (too easy say get rid IMO). Champions strive to acheive by improving themselves and factors they control. Once they have succeeded they look to improve in order to stay at that level and above. Paolo is right to identify problems because by resolving them they can help STFC achieve not only now but in the future. COYMR Oxon-Red
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5:07pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him. Oi Den!
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5:16pm Fri 14 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Ian Curtis absolutely brilliant post. Please don't make that your last post.

As I've tried to bang the drum over the last few weeks. I for one hope the Di Canio way of work ethic, discipline and professionalism becomes the "Swindon Way". As a season ticket holder that is all I could ever wish for. Some games you win, some you don't. But work ethic is everything.

I don't think anyone on here is saying that Paolo gets everything right but who does in any walk of life. I for one hopes he stays for as long as possible and drags this club forward with him (however many on here that upsets).
Ian Curtis absolutely brilliant post. Please don't make that your last post. As I've tried to bang the drum over the last few weeks. I for one hope the Di Canio way of work ethic, discipline and professionalism becomes the "Swindon Way". As a season ticket holder that is all I could ever wish for. Some games you win, some you don't. But work ethic is everything. I don't think anyone on here is saying that Paolo gets everything right but who does in any walk of life. I for one hopes he stays for as long as possible and drags this club forward with him (however many on here that upsets). dreamofacleansheet2
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5:32pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Lone Wolf says...

Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.
Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals. Lone Wolf
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5:36pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Andy Evo says...

I have no problem with Paolo staying if he tinkers with his style. I have said I admire his work ethic BUT why does he not sort out the issues he has behind closed doors, why does he need to go public with problems he feels there are?
I have no problem with Paolo staying if he tinkers with his style. I have said I admire his work ethic BUT why does he not sort out the issues he has behind closed doors, why does he need to go public with problems he feels there are? Andy Evo
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5:48pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

Lone Wolf wrote:
Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.
Same here a 53 year old PDC fan!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.[/p][/quote]Same here a 53 year old PDC fan!!! bongiaz
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5:51pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it! bongiaz
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5:54pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Med Red says...

Lone Wolf wrote:
Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.
"It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more" ... I wish he could do a bit more with our strikers!!
[quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.[/p][/quote]"It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more" ... I wish he could do a bit more with our strikers!! Med Red
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6:17pm Fri 14 Dec 12

stigger says...

I am one fo the fans who for the most part likes PDC but doesn't like the way he does certain things. We are not prey to what happens behind closed doors despite some people's 'i have it on good authority' so it is difficult to know who is to blame (perhaps its on both sides) for whatever falling out there may have been. What i do know is i fully support PDC's drive for standards and do not want a return to players more interested in the pub than promotion, but i also don't like his public rants but have realised that probably isn't going to change. It is difficult to see what he is actually upset about as he has been backed very well in the transfer market, the club has put more money in to get out of the embargo and then financed some more loan moves. Perhaps it is to do with any budget in January?? Who knows but i hope this isn't a precursor to any exit as overall PDC has taken the club a long way in the right direction. COYR
I am one fo the fans who for the most part likes PDC but doesn't like the way he does certain things. We are not prey to what happens behind closed doors despite some people's 'i have it on good authority' so it is difficult to know who is to blame (perhaps its on both sides) for whatever falling out there may have been. What i do know is i fully support PDC's drive for standards and do not want a return to players more interested in the pub than promotion, but i also don't like his public rants but have realised that probably isn't going to change. It is difficult to see what he is actually upset about as he has been backed very well in the transfer market, the club has put more money in to get out of the embargo and then financed some more loan moves. Perhaps it is to do with any budget in January?? Who knows but i hope this isn't a precursor to any exit as overall PDC has taken the club a long way in the right direction. COYR stigger
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6:40pm Fri 14 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

bongiaz wrote:
Oi Den! wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it!
HOW do you no paolo is being honest...

Dont care about the talk from the manager anymore as its old chip paper..
Same stuff day after day...
The only thing that i will worrie about from now on are the RESULTS..

So any chance of a win some thime soon ??????
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it![/p][/quote]HOW do you no paolo is being honest... Dont care about the talk from the manager anymore as its old chip paper.. Same stuff day after day... The only thing that i will worrie about from now on are the RESULTS.. So any chance of a win some thime soon ?????? DarrenSTFCRomain
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7:17pm Fri 14 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Looks like
Pdc 100
Morsheads supporters 6 and they are new posters
And paolo said he would argue with 100,000 people to make this club great
So push on peasants.
Onwards and upwards
Eieieio to the bookies we will go.
Looking forward to a good win, at our jinx ground.
Just please play your best tho.
Looks like Pdc 100 Morsheads supporters 6 and they are new posters And paolo said he would argue with 100,000 people to make this club great So push on peasants. Onwards and upwards Eieieio to the bookies we will go. Looking forward to a good win, at our jinx ground. Just please play your best tho. smirg kcab
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7:21pm Fri 14 Dec 12

red white says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Absolute spot on Paolo. The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him. The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis. The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH. Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc . Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club. Onwards and upwards Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone. Where's sue?
Totally agree with you.

We are in a perfect postion ready to steam up the league next year just like this.

Plus,Paolo won't leave either,he's more determined than us to get us up(as champions).
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Absolute spot on Paolo. The first part of this article is to wind up town fans against him. The rest is the true reflection on the whole story regarding caddis. The truth will always come from Paolo which is what us fans wants the TRUTH. Just goes to show all the people wanting caddis back or we miss him think again. Nathan is a far better player at his age let alone when he learns more from Pdc . Now get lost caddis and take S. Morshead with you. Nothing but a wind up merchant who wants to destroy this club. Onwards and upwards Get 8 players in January them I'm sure 3 will get us to the next level with the deadwood gone. Where's sue?[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you. We are in a perfect postion ready to steam up the league next year just like this. Plus,Paolo won't leave either,he's more determined than us to get us up(as champions). red white
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7:23pm Fri 14 Dec 12

swwindon61uk says...

So basically what PDC is saying is he wants a winning mentality at the club and is struggling to get it,this i 1000% agree with him on.
It really said nothing.
Have Sam and PDC fallwn out?
Seems like there are more of these headlines than last season,but it could just be me?
So basically what PDC is saying is he wants a winning mentality at the club and is struggling to get it,this i 1000% agree with him on. It really said nothing. Have Sam and PDC fallwn out? Seems like there are more of these headlines than last season,but it could just be me? swwindon61uk
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7:26pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Okus Road says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
For your first post it was worth waiting for, agree 100%
With Paolo we will move forward with that bit of luck all teams need 2013 will be good and a top 2 spot is there for the taking.
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]For your first post it was worth waiting for, agree 100% With Paolo we will move forward with that bit of luck all teams need 2013 will be good and a top 2 spot is there for the taking. Okus Road
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7:26pm Fri 14 Dec 12

swwindon61uk says...

Lone Wolf wrote:
Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.
I am in that "older" bracket also and agree with your post,but would not say we have doubts but just being realistic especially with numerous years of seeing thing over numerous years.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Wolf[/bold] wrote: Someone posted that it's the younger fans who seem to support PdC whereas the older ones have doubts. I'm of the latter category and 'yes' I have my doubts at times but I'm still glad to have had the Di Canio experience. Eccentric he may be and given to the mother of all rants but he has turned this club around in many respects and certainly made it interesting to support. I particularly support his approach to fitness and dedication. It's those attributes which can help make average players into just a bit more ... and young prospects into true professionals.[/p][/quote]I am in that "older" bracket also and agree with your post,but would not say we have doubts but just being realistic especially with numerous years of seeing thing over numerous years. swwindon61uk
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7:29pm Fri 14 Dec 12

swwindon61uk says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Good post Den and i too would like to here the full story so i can have a real level headed opinion,
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Good post Den and i too would like to here the full story so i can have a real level headed opinion, swwindon61uk
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8:04pm Fri 14 Dec 12

southside7 says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Good post Den and i too would like to here the full story so i can have a real level headed opinion,
Yes, I agree. The world doesn't start or end with PdC. There are other capable managers.
If you look into Paolo's politics he believes in having a supreme leader, in other words a dictator and that is exactly what he is doing at our club. He wants to cleanse it and install his regime from top to bottom, youth to 1st team, the medics (Jay's trips to Rome prove this ) and all.
I am unhappy with this as I back Paul Bodin and the players he's produced with no budget compared to PdC's Esajas's , Comazzi's and A.Rooney's of this world.
Andrew Black is our supreme leader, not Paolo. Please Andrew, don't let him tear our club apart.
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Good post Den and i too would like to here the full story so i can have a real level headed opinion,[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. The world doesn't start or end with PdC. There are other capable managers. If you look into Paolo's politics he believes in having a supreme leader, in other words a dictator and that is exactly what he is doing at our club. He wants to cleanse it and install his regime from top to bottom, youth to 1st team, the medics (Jay's trips to Rome prove this ) and all. I am unhappy with this as I back Paul Bodin and the players he's produced with no budget compared to PdC's Esajas's , Comazzi's and A.Rooney's of this world. Andrew Black is our supreme leader, not Paolo. Please Andrew, don't let him tear our club apart. southside7
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8:09pm Fri 14 Dec 12

bearwoodred says...

LegendSTFC wrote:
iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager
As long as it took to read, that was a decent post.

You're right when you say people never give credit to PDC for the players he has bought in that have done well and the players you mentioned would have been the same as my own list. Fickle fans only remember the bad players.

Like I said in my earlier post, I think he will leave, my heart hopes he won't, because I, as a fan, love him and all these 'rants' he goes on.

He wouldnt be PDC otherwise.

COYR
Hats off to LegendsSTFC on a truly great post, absolutely agree with everything he has said. Paolo is 100% passion and commitment and clearly expects the same back from players and the Board. We are a fit side and the core of the squad is improving all the time. I still think we will go up automatically and seen enough this season to think that it will get going soon and we will hit the same run as last year. Once the goals start going in we will be off. We still have one of the best defences and keeper in in the league and our midfield has quality all the way through it. I think Collins, Williams and Storey can do a job but need to get into that groove.

Paolo will rant - who doesn't? Everyone complains about people at work etc. Yes it's not always professional but apart from Caddis and the fat boy it seems to me that most players want to be at the Town. I live in Brum and know a lot of Blues season ticket holders who at first thought Caddis was the dogs b's but now are not so sure! Personally I think Nathan is the better player. The loan players all seem to want to stay and hopefully Bostock will sign as he is class in my book and some of his passing against Donny was as good as anything I have seen at the Town, I just wish Ferry would start.
Onwards and upwards with Paolo.
[quote][p][bold]LegendSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]As long as it took to read, that was a decent post. You're right when you say people never give credit to PDC for the players he has bought in that have done well and the players you mentioned would have been the same as my own list. Fickle fans only remember the bad players. Like I said in my earlier post, I think he will leave, my heart hopes he won't, because I, as a fan, love him and all these 'rants' he goes on. He wouldnt be PDC otherwise. COYR[/p][/quote]Hats off to LegendsSTFC on a truly great post, absolutely agree with everything he has said. Paolo is 100% passion and commitment and clearly expects the same back from players and the Board. We are a fit side and the core of the squad is improving all the time. I still think we will go up automatically and seen enough this season to think that it will get going soon and we will hit the same run as last year. Once the goals start going in we will be off. We still have one of the best defences and keeper in in the league and our midfield has quality all the way through it. I think Collins, Williams and Storey can do a job but need to get into that groove. Paolo will rant - who doesn't? Everyone complains about people at work etc. Yes it's not always professional but apart from Caddis and the fat boy it seems to me that most players want to be at the Town. I live in Brum and know a lot of Blues season ticket holders who at first thought Caddis was the dogs b's but now are not so sure! Personally I think Nathan is the better player. The loan players all seem to want to stay and hopefully Bostock will sign as he is class in my book and some of his passing against Donny was as good as anything I have seen at the Town, I just wish Ferry would start. Onwards and upwards with Paolo. bearwoodred
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8:10pm Fri 14 Dec 12

SimonPrice351 says...

Ian, a brilliant first post. Sums it all up perfectly.

Paolo is a good manager, and I rate him far higher than Wilson and Hart, but he needs to can the passion and concentrate on matters in hand.

There are only three promotion slots, and it looks as if Tranmere won't be vacating the top two places for a while (incidentally, well done to Ronnie Moore - would have loved for him to have been manager here!) whilst Sheffield United will be there or thereabouts. Doncaster, Stevenage, Notts. County, Brentford and AFC Bouremouth, Crawley and possibly Crewe will be fighting it out with us for the last promotion slot via the play-offs.

I can't see us finishing in the top two, and facing any of those teams mentioned in the play-offs is going to be very tricky.

Paolo needs to realise that we won't be brilliant overnight, and that it will take time for us to get back to being a Championship/Premier League side.

I do agree with the point made about the quiet chairman - he does need to be more public. What about the overhaul of The County Ground, or the plans for Hay Lane? What about financing the club when Sir Martyn is no longer around? What is the corporate plan for the next five, ten, twenty years?
Ian, a brilliant first post. Sums it all up perfectly. Paolo is a good manager, and I rate him far higher than Wilson and Hart, but he needs to can the passion and concentrate on matters in hand. There are only three promotion slots, and it looks as if Tranmere won't be vacating the top two places for a while (incidentally, well done to Ronnie Moore - would have loved for him to have been manager here!) whilst Sheffield United will be there or thereabouts. Doncaster, Stevenage, Notts. County, Brentford and AFC Bouremouth, Crawley and possibly Crewe will be fighting it out with us for the last promotion slot via the play-offs. I can't see us finishing in the top two, and facing any of those teams mentioned in the play-offs is going to be very tricky. Paolo needs to realise that we won't be brilliant overnight, and that it will take time for us to get back to being a Championship/Premier League side. I do agree with the point made about the quiet chairman - he does need to be more public. What about the overhaul of The County Ground, or the plans for Hay Lane? What about financing the club when Sir Martyn is no longer around? What is the corporate plan for the next five, ten, twenty years? SimonPrice351
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8:18pm Fri 14 Dec 12

jamesturner says...

Do we really want to read these continual criticisms of the club and the staff and players by Di Canio?
i think these alleged clubs that were interested in him are all part of his delusional state of mind.In an ideal world most managers would like more money etc.Many achieve success on a limited budget and quietly get on with their job.
Do we really want to read these continual criticisms of the club and the staff and players by Di Canio? i think these alleged clubs that were interested in him are all part of his delusional state of mind.In an ideal world most managers would like more money etc.Many achieve success on a limited budget and quietly get on with their job. jamesturner
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8:46pm Fri 14 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

southside7 wrote:
swwindon61uk wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Good post Den and i too would like to here the full story so i can have a real level headed opinion,
Yes, I agree. The world doesn't start or end with PdC. There are other capable managers.
If you look into Paolo's politics he believes in having a supreme leader, in other words a dictator and that is exactly what he is doing at our club. He wants to cleanse it and install his regime from top to bottom, youth to 1st team, the medics (Jay's trips to Rome prove this ) and all.
I am unhappy with this as I back Paul Bodin and the players he's produced with no budget compared to PdC's Esajas's , Comazzi's and A.Rooney's of this world.
Andrew Black is our supreme leader, not Paolo. Please Andrew, don't let him tear our club apart.
Totally agree with you Southside. And tear this club apart is exactly what PdC will do if allowed to continue.

Would much prefer a new order myself.
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Good post Den and i too would like to here the full story so i can have a real level headed opinion,[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree. The world doesn't start or end with PdC. There are other capable managers. If you look into Paolo's politics he believes in having a supreme leader, in other words a dictator and that is exactly what he is doing at our club. He wants to cleanse it and install his regime from top to bottom, youth to 1st team, the medics (Jay's trips to Rome prove this ) and all. I am unhappy with this as I back Paul Bodin and the players he's produced with no budget compared to PdC's Esajas's , Comazzi's and A.Rooney's of this world. Andrew Black is our supreme leader, not Paolo. Please Andrew, don't let him tear our club apart.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you Southside. And tear this club apart is exactly what PdC will do if allowed to continue. Would much prefer a new order myself. mancrobin
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9:07pm Fri 14 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow..... dreamofacleansheet2
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9:15pm Fri 14 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Quite surprising so many have reacted in this way as the "rant" really revealed nothing new or anything we didn't know. Most of it has all been said before in dips and drabs.
Its plain to see that he has been severely cheesed off over the treatment that befell Wray, a very close friend. The embargo and the way Black decided to treat it was another sore point. The ghost of Caddis is one of the type many managers have, and the fact he keeps mentioning it shows he is not easy with it in his own mind, perhaps something he wishes he had done differently.
As goes him leaving, well he will one day, but there are hardly clubs battering down own doors to get him. Sure, he has done some good work, but is he the same calibre as Ardilles or Hoddle, or even Wise come to that, and don't forget dear old Luggy pulled us out of League Two, with the club financially in dire straits, no big budget there as we simply had no money. He has a lot to do yet, one really good season in League Two is hardly yet proof that he is the manager he aspires to tell people he is. He may well become one, but that takes more than one promotion, and a good season.
Most of us older guys have said ever since he came here, one day he will through all his toys out, and spit the dummy, but between now and then he will try to do a good job. The major failing he has is failing to recognise that all players don't share his attributes of skill, performance, passion etc. A man has to know his limitations, he is still finding his, until he does, he will always be entertaining. Special he aint, not yet, pride can be a good thing, but it can also make you obsessive.
Quite surprising so many have reacted in this way as the "rant" really revealed nothing new or anything we didn't know. Most of it has all been said before in dips and drabs. Its plain to see that he has been severely cheesed off over the treatment that befell Wray, a very close friend. The embargo and the way Black decided to treat it was another sore point. The ghost of Caddis is one of the type many managers have, and the fact he keeps mentioning it shows he is not easy with it in his own mind, perhaps something he wishes he had done differently. As goes him leaving, well he will one day, but there are hardly clubs battering down own doors to get him. Sure, he has done some good work, but is he the same calibre as Ardilles or Hoddle, or even Wise come to that, and don't forget dear old Luggy pulled us out of League Two, with the club financially in dire straits, no big budget there as we simply had no money. He has a lot to do yet, one really good season in League Two is hardly yet proof that he is the manager he aspires to tell people he is. He may well become one, but that takes more than one promotion, and a good season. Most of us older guys have said ever since he came here, one day he will through all his toys out, and spit the dummy, but between now and then he will try to do a good job. The major failing he has is failing to recognise that all players don't share his attributes of skill, performance, passion etc. A man has to know his limitations, he is still finding his, until he does, he will always be entertaining. Special he aint, not yet, pride can be a good thing, but it can also make you obsessive. the wizard
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9:39pm Fri 14 Dec 12

southside7 says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Why should he not go tomorrow? We support Swindon, have supported for many years before Paolo and will support for many years to come...our entire lives. We are a stepping stone for Paolo......Swindon is 'OUR' club, not his......take your blinkers off, we have a right to protest against this man and I can see him doing great damage to our club and as a fan, won't stand by and let him do it....I back Paul Bodin.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Why should he not go tomorrow? We support Swindon, have supported for many years before Paolo and will support for many years to come...our entire lives. We are a stepping stone for Paolo......Swindon is 'OUR' club, not his......take your blinkers off, we have a right to protest against this man and I can see him doing great damage to our club and as a fan, won't stand by and let him do it....I back Paul Bodin. southside7
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9:46pm Fri 14 Dec 12

red white says...

iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Fantastic.
It is Paolos way or no way.

I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him.

Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him.

Must be a Swindon thing...
[quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Fantastic. It is Paolos way or no way. I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him. Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him. Must be a Swindon thing... red white
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10:14pm Fri 14 Dec 12

red white says...

southside7 wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Why should he not go tomorrow? We support Swindon, have supported for many years before Paolo and will support for many years to come...our entire lives. We are a stepping stone for Paolo......Swindon is 'OUR' club, not his......take your blinkers off, we have a right to protest against this man and I can see him doing great damage to our club and as a fan, won't stand by and let him do it....I back Paul Bodin.
Go and watch the youths then!
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Why should he not go tomorrow? We support Swindon, have supported for many years before Paolo and will support for many years to come...our entire lives. We are a stepping stone for Paolo......Swindon is 'OUR' club, not his......take your blinkers off, we have a right to protest against this man and I can see him doing great damage to our club and as a fan, won't stand by and let him do it....I back Paul Bodin.[/p][/quote]Go and watch the youths then! red white
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Fri 14 Dec 12

southside7 says...

red white wrote:
iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Fantastic.
It is Paolos way or no way.

I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him.

Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him.

Must be a Swindon thing...
No, it is NOT a 'Swindon' thing. I f*cking detest negative, moan at anything, backward idiots, but some of us are putting forward reasoned arguments against the way Paolo is trying to 'revolutionise' our club. I don't want lazy players and managers that can't control the dressing room, but I also don't want a manager that has some narcissistic pledge to go out all guns blazing and take everyone with him.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Fantastic. It is Paolos way or no way. I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him. Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him. Must be a Swindon thing...[/p][/quote]No, it is NOT a 'Swindon' thing. I f*cking detest negative, moan at anything, backward idiots, but some of us are putting forward reasoned arguments against the way Paolo is trying to 'revolutionise' our club. I don't want lazy players and managers that can't control the dressing room, but I also don't want a manager that has some narcissistic pledge to go out all guns blazing and take everyone with him. southside7
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Fri 14 Dec 12

southside7 says...

red white wrote:
iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Fantastic.
It is Paolos way or no way.

I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him.

Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him.

Must be a Swindon thing...
No, it is NOT a 'Swindon' thing. I f*cking detest negative, moan at anything, backward idiots, but some of us are putting forward reasoned arguments against the way Paolo is trying to 'revolutionise' our club. I don't want lazy players and managers that can't control the dressing room, but I also don't want a manager that has some narcissistic pledge to go out all guns blazing and take everyone with him.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Fantastic. It is Paolos way or no way. I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him. Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him. Must be a Swindon thing...[/p][/quote]No, it is NOT a 'Swindon' thing. I f*cking detest negative, moan at anything, backward idiots, but some of us are putting forward reasoned arguments against the way Paolo is trying to 'revolutionise' our club. I don't want lazy players and managers that can't control the dressing room, but I also don't want a manager that has some narcissistic pledge to go out all guns blazing and take everyone with him. southside7
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10:17pm Fri 14 Dec 12

badger58 says...

I'm with Paolo on this one a man who says what he thinks no matter who may get upset by it ,what a refreshing change .
I really believe that he loves this club and is true to his word that he will see out his contract unless pushed out .
Stilloyal said he thinks it is either PDC or PB to go , sorry its bye bye PB for me .
Convinced come May we will be celbrating again , we have to find our shooting boots soon and come that day someone is going to take a right tonking .
COYMR
I'm with Paolo on this one a man who says what he thinks no matter who may get upset by it ,what a refreshing change . I really believe that he loves this club and is true to his word that he will see out his contract unless pushed out . Stilloyal said he thinks it is either PDC or PB to go , sorry its bye bye PB for me . Convinced come May we will be celbrating again , we have to find our shooting boots soon and come that day someone is going to take a right tonking . COYMR badger58
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10:17pm Fri 14 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment.

Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are.

I have my views. I also support and always have.

Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters? mancrobin
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10:19pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

bongiaz wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it!
Ask the board? Why? The board are not giving us half-arsed criticisms of unnamed people in the club. I don't see that the board have any explaining to do. What the chairman needs to do is assert his authority, kick some backsides (including the manager's if that is needed) and sort out this infighting now. If that doesn't happen, the best we can expect is stagnation.
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it![/p][/quote]Ask the board? Why? The board are not giving us half-arsed criticisms of unnamed people in the club. I don't see that the board have any explaining to do. What the chairman needs to do is assert his authority, kick some backsides (including the manager's if that is needed) and sort out this infighting now. If that doesn't happen, the best we can expect is stagnation. Oi Den!
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10:19pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

bongiaz wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager.
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I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it!
Ask the board? Why? The board are not giving us half-arsed criticisms of unnamed people in the club. I don't see that the board have any explaining to do. What the chairman needs to do is assert his authority, kick some backsides (including the manager's if that is needed) and sort out this infighting now. If that doesn't happen, the best we can expect is stagnation.
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Why don't you ask the board? PDC is the only one being honest and he's getting flack for it![/p][/quote]Ask the board? Why? The board are not giving us half-arsed criticisms of unnamed people in the club. I don't see that the board have any explaining to do. What the chairman needs to do is assert his authority, kick some backsides (including the manager's if that is needed) and sort out this infighting now. If that doesn't happen, the best we can expect is stagnation. Oi Den!
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10:23pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Malkym says...

the wizard wrote:
Quite surprising so many have reacted in this way as the "rant" really revealed nothing new or anything we didn't know. Most of it has all been said before in dips and drabs.
Its plain to see that he has been severely cheesed off over the treatment that befell Wray, a very close friend. The embargo and the way Black decided to treat it was another sore point. The ghost of Caddis is one of the type many managers have, and the fact he keeps mentioning it shows he is not easy with it in his own mind, perhaps something he wishes he had done differently.
As goes him leaving, well he will one day, but there are hardly clubs battering down own doors to get him. Sure, he has done some good work, but is he the same calibre as Ardilles or Hoddle, or even Wise come to that, and don't forget dear old Luggy pulled us out of League Two, with the club financially in dire straits, no big budget there as we simply had no money. He has a lot to do yet, one really good season in League Two is hardly yet proof that he is the manager he aspires to tell people he is. He may well become one, but that takes more than one promotion, and a good season.
Most of us older guys have said ever since he came here, one day he will through all his toys out, and spit the dummy, but between now and then he will try to do a good job. The major failing he has is failing to recognise that all players don't share his attributes of skill, performance, passion etc. A man has to know his limitations, he is still finding his, until he does, he will always be entertaining. Special he aint, not yet, pride can be a good thing, but it can also make you obsessive.
I don't see his vision of wanting players to aspire to his passion, standards and ways of playing the game so that they improve as a failing at all and certainly not a major one.

As I've said before why don't some folks, particularly those who are super critical every time he opens his mouth give the guy a break cut him some slack and let him get on with the job. Fair enough at the end of the season if he fouls up have a dig but until then give him a break.

Some of the old sages on here are really good -at being an armchair manager pontificating and saying he should do this or not say or do that etc.

Paolo do it Sinatra's way and prove the doubters wrong because life at the CG post you can only be dull !
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Quite surprising so many have reacted in this way as the "rant" really revealed nothing new or anything we didn't know. Most of it has all been said before in dips and drabs. Its plain to see that he has been severely cheesed off over the treatment that befell Wray, a very close friend. The embargo and the way Black decided to treat it was another sore point. The ghost of Caddis is one of the type many managers have, and the fact he keeps mentioning it shows he is not easy with it in his own mind, perhaps something he wishes he had done differently. As goes him leaving, well he will one day, but there are hardly clubs battering down own doors to get him. Sure, he has done some good work, but is he the same calibre as Ardilles or Hoddle, or even Wise come to that, and don't forget dear old Luggy pulled us out of League Two, with the club financially in dire straits, no big budget there as we simply had no money. He has a lot to do yet, one really good season in League Two is hardly yet proof that he is the manager he aspires to tell people he is. He may well become one, but that takes more than one promotion, and a good season. Most of us older guys have said ever since he came here, one day he will through all his toys out, and spit the dummy, but between now and then he will try to do a good job. The major failing he has is failing to recognise that all players don't share his attributes of skill, performance, passion etc. A man has to know his limitations, he is still finding his, until he does, he will always be entertaining. Special he aint, not yet, pride can be a good thing, but it can also make you obsessive.[/p][/quote]I don't see his vision of wanting players to aspire to his passion, standards and ways of playing the game so that they improve as a failing at all and certainly not a major one. As I've said before why don't some folks, particularly those who are super critical every time he opens his mouth give the guy a break cut him some slack and let him get on with the job. Fair enough at the end of the season if he fouls up have a dig but until then give him a break. Some of the old sages on here are really good -at being an armchair manager pontificating and saying he should do this or not say or do that etc. Paolo do it Sinatra's way and prove the doubters wrong because life at the CG post you can only be dull ! Malkym
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10:31pm Fri 14 Dec 12

red white says...

southside7 wrote:
red white wrote:
iancurtisnotdead wrote:
This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club.

Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan.

This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot”

There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there.

The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so.

I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that?

Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club.

Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have.

PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!!

None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship.

Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio

COYR get behind our manager
Fantastic.
It is Paolos way or no way.

I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him.

Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him.

Must be a Swindon thing...
No, it is NOT a 'Swindon' thing. I f*cking detest negative, moan at anything, backward idiots, but some of us are putting forward reasoned arguments against the way Paolo is trying to 'revolutionise' our club. I don't want lazy players and managers that can't control the dressing room, but I also don't want a manager that has some narcissistic pledge to go out all guns blazing and take everyone with him.
But aint that how we roll now?

Hold tight!
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iancurtisnotdead[/bold] wrote: This is the first time I have decided to comment on this forum and I doubt t in the future I will again because what I have read recently cannot possibly have come from real fans. I can only presume that these negative comments are either from P*****d fans or people whose only interest is for PDC to leave this club. Everyone is entitled to express their views, but what I see in these forums is some people that never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at our manager, a man that bought passion back to this club and got us promoted to League 1 as Champions, took us to a cup final at Wembley as well as beating Premiership and Championship teams in his first 18 months in charge, with Swindon playing some of the best football I have seen for ages. I noticed the other day that somebody referred to our manager as an “idiot”. This cannot be a true fan. This season, despite many injuries and the embargo problems, we are doing the best out of all the teams that were promoted from League 2 last year and are seven points from top place and only three points from a play off place, not bad from a manager who is supposed to be an “idiot” There has been a lot of comments with regards to the size of the budget and someone said that the lady from the pie stand could have got us promoted with that budget, which is absolute rubbish. There are lots of clubs with big budgets that don’t achieve anything. When PDC took over, most of our players had already deserted us and he had to completely rebuild the squad. If you want to see what a great job he did with mediocre players, look at where a lot of that team from last year are now. Connell – regularly on the bench in League 2 with only four goals this season, Kennedy – never starts for Scunny, Murray – Playing Ipswich Town reserves, Risser – Always on the bench at Stevenage, Bodin - twenty appearances and only three goals, Jervis – never settles at one club, Smith – sold to York, now on loan at Luton in the Blue Conference, Rooney – played well last year, obviously came back pre season with a different attitude, tried to get him going by getting him out on loan but he could hardly get a game at Burton, went back out on loan to Fatty Evans at Rotherham and is not playing there. The comments on Caddis is another thing I don’t understand. Firstly, he wasn’t the greatest defender and many of you said that because he has gone , Ritchie is half the player he was to last season. If that’s the case, why has he already scored 8 goals in this season in League 1 compared with 10 in 40 in League 2 last year and 7 in 35 when we were in League 1 last time. I also read somewhere that he has delivered the most amount of balls into the box this season so far, another point while I’m at it, is that we have one of the top 3 defensive records this season as well. So we have we missed, I don’t think so. I was gobsmacked by the comments and the attack the other day on PDC when he gave his honest view of the youth after the Liverpool Game and can only think that the people who wrote these comments were either Bodin’s friends, Parents of the players or their close friends because the same people never miss an opportunity to back Bodin and insult our manager. I was at the game and have to say that such a big defeat, that could have been a lot worse was an embarrassment to our club. When the first team played Wigan, Stoke, Brighton to name a few, we battered them through the way the team was set up and our fitness levels. At Youth level, where the players are of a similar age, you should be able to compensate any gap in ability through team organisation, like PDC did every time we played against bigger teams. It’s irrelevant how much Liverpool spend on their Youth, to make a true comparison you need to look about how Swindon compares with our local competitors. In a league table of 9 we are currently 5th , playing against teams like P*****d, Plymouth, Brizzle Rovers, Exeter, Hereford, Cheltenham and Torquay – none of which I’m sure invest more money than Swindon Youth Development. WOW !!! how good is that? Even though Bodin has been a good player for us, it doesn’t mean that he is going to be a good manager and from what I saw when I watched the Liverpool game, it doesn’t look like anyone from that team could make it at League 2 let alone at League 1 level. So PDC is absolutely right with his assessment of the current crop of Youth at our club. In recent years, only a few good players have come out from our Academy, most of these, such as Morrison, Jukewitz, Tozer, Storey, Nathan came through when Budgie controlled the Youth Team and there is no doubt that Nathan Thompson, who spent the whole of last season with the First Team working and learning under PDC, has improved as a player. When we were bottom of League 1, who gave a s**t about our Youth then? Yet PDC makes a comment and suddenly this forum is full of insults from people that I cannot believe are real fans of this club and to me, are people that have an ulterior motive to support Bodin and insult PDC, because the Swindon fans that I talk to all support PDC and what he has done and says about our club. Whilst I’m on my soap box, I would also say that I get fed up with fans talking about the size of our budget and money PDC has spent on players that haven’t succeeded this year. When a club signs a player, there’s no guarantee those players will settle in and succeed straight away. In the summer, when we signed Collins, TAH, Williams, Roberts, Navarro, Miller etc everybody on these forums were saying how excited they were and what fantastic players we were signing, but three or four months later are blaming PDC for signing s**t players. Yes there have been some players I am sure Paolo in hindsight would not of signed from last year and he has been honest enough to admit that, but what about the ones that have been a success that he never gets credit for like, Wes, Jay, Macca, DeVita, Devera etc and the improvement to players like Ritchie, Ferry, Flinty etc. Owners set budgets, managers identify players and then the club sign them and for PDC to be criticised for spending the money that he was given is ridiculous. What is he supposed to do, save it, not buy players? And as far as I understand, the only reason why we went into embargo was because the club had to pay larger tribunal fees for Collins and TAH. I am pretty sure that Paolo would have no idea about tribunals and it should have been the club that guided him on this and if they got it wrong, it’s the clubs fault, not PDC’s. I don’t know if there are other financial issues in the club, but what I do remember is PDC waiting to sign his new contract because he wanted assurances that the board would continue with the three year plan to get back to the championship and I am sure part of that was what budget he would be given and what support he would have. PDC’s decision to send injured players out to Italy has also been questioned with people saying it was a waste of money. Reading Miller’s interview I think this is far from the truth. A friend of mine, who is close to one of the injured players was advised by the player that the clinic, called Villa Stuart, is one of the best in the world where all the top players go and apparently because of PDC’s connection, the treatments are free, so the players are getting the best treatment for less money in England. Plus every player that has been there has said they cannot believe what the facilities are like and how quickly they have managed to come back from their injuries. What a waste !!!!!! None of us know what will happen in the future, but what I want as a fan is to see my team achieve success on the pitch. Some fans have forgotten the dark place we were after we had been relegated from League 1 two seasons ago. PDC has come into our club and what he has achieved in his first eighteen months of management is fantastic. Maybe it’s because of his success that people expect too much and forget too quickly. I want to see Swindon players wear our shirt with pride and give everything for the club and under PDC, this has happened. He makes strong decisions because he is a strong manager. He is not afraid to punish players when the do something wrong, as we saw a Gillingham last year. But ultimately, he has a team that believe in him and respect him for what he has achieved as a player and manager. So all those negative non fan should keep their thoughts to themselves and get behind their manager and let’s hope that PDC remains with us as he is our only hope of getting back to the Championship. Who needs Mourinho we’ve got Di Canio COYR get behind our manager[/p][/quote]Fantastic. It is Paolos way or no way. I hate it when the snipers start i won't hear a bad word about him. Always arguing with my brother and father who've got that mentality and moan about him. Must be a Swindon thing...[/p][/quote]No, it is NOT a 'Swindon' thing. I f*cking detest negative, moan at anything, backward idiots, but some of us are putting forward reasoned arguments against the way Paolo is trying to 'revolutionise' our club. I don't want lazy players and managers that can't control the dressing room, but I also don't want a manager that has some narcissistic pledge to go out all guns blazing and take everyone with him.[/p][/quote]But aint that how we roll now? Hold tight! red white
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10:45pm Fri 14 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Malkym wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Quite surprising so many have reacted in this way as the "rant" really revealed nothing new or anything we didn't know. Most of it has all been said before in dips and drabs.
Its plain to see that he has been severely cheesed off over the treatment that befell Wray, a very close friend. The embargo and the way Black decided to treat it was another sore point. The ghost of Caddis is one of the type many managers have, and the fact he keeps mentioning it shows he is not easy with it in his own mind, perhaps something he wishes he had done differently.
As goes him leaving, well he will one day, but there are hardly clubs battering down own doors to get him. Sure, he has done some good work, but is he the same calibre as Ardilles or Hoddle, or even Wise come to that, and don't forget dear old Luggy pulled us out of League Two, with the club financially in dire straits, no big budget there as we simply had no money. He has a lot to do yet, one really good season in League Two is hardly yet proof that he is the manager he aspires to tell people he is. He may well become one, but that takes more than one promotion, and a good season.
Most of us older guys have said ever since he came here, one day he will through all his toys out, and spit the dummy, but between now and then he will try to do a good job. The major failing he has is failing to recognise that all players don't share his attributes of skill, performance, passion etc. A man has to know his limitations, he is still finding his, until he does, he will always be entertaining. Special he aint, not yet, pride can be a good thing, but it can also make you obsessive.
I don't see his vision of wanting players to aspire to his passion, standards and ways of playing the game so that they improve as a failing at all and certainly not a major one.

As I've said before why don't some folks, particularly those who are super critical every time he opens his mouth give the guy a break cut him some slack and let him get on with the job. Fair enough at the end of the season if he fouls up have a dig but until then give him a break.

Some of the old sages on here are really good -at being an armchair manager pontificating and saying he should do this or not say or do that etc.

Paolo do it Sinatra's way and prove the doubters wrong because life at the CG post you can only be dull !
Its not so much as a failing for wanting them to aspire, but some have just not got that certain bit of the jig saw within them, and never will. Once he realises that , and the fact that some although good cannot be bothered to go that bit extra, then he will move on, but trying to get every player to that standard, although commendable, is just not going to happen. I'm quite laid back and very prepared to wait and see and by Easter we will either be doing fine, or we will be more mid table as he has predicted. I'd prefer us to being doing quite well near the top, however, I don't think he will get much if any money in the January sales, we will see. That could be the factor that decides many things .

As for the "old sages" bit, isn't it you that have been super critical of both Collins and Williams.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Quite surprising so many have reacted in this way as the "rant" really revealed nothing new or anything we didn't know. Most of it has all been said before in dips and drabs. Its plain to see that he has been severely cheesed off over the treatment that befell Wray, a very close friend. The embargo and the way Black decided to treat it was another sore point. The ghost of Caddis is one of the type many managers have, and the fact he keeps mentioning it shows he is not easy with it in his own mind, perhaps something he wishes he had done differently. As goes him leaving, well he will one day, but there are hardly clubs battering down own doors to get him. Sure, he has done some good work, but is he the same calibre as Ardilles or Hoddle, or even Wise come to that, and don't forget dear old Luggy pulled us out of League Two, with the club financially in dire straits, no big budget there as we simply had no money. He has a lot to do yet, one really good season in League Two is hardly yet proof that he is the manager he aspires to tell people he is. He may well become one, but that takes more than one promotion, and a good season. Most of us older guys have said ever since he came here, one day he will through all his toys out, and spit the dummy, but between now and then he will try to do a good job. The major failing he has is failing to recognise that all players don't share his attributes of skill, performance, passion etc. A man has to know his limitations, he is still finding his, until he does, he will always be entertaining. Special he aint, not yet, pride can be a good thing, but it can also make you obsessive.[/p][/quote]I don't see his vision of wanting players to aspire to his passion, standards and ways of playing the game so that they improve as a failing at all and certainly not a major one. As I've said before why don't some folks, particularly those who are super critical every time he opens his mouth give the guy a break cut him some slack and let him get on with the job. Fair enough at the end of the season if he fouls up have a dig but until then give him a break. Some of the old sages on here are really good -at being an armchair manager pontificating and saying he should do this or not say or do that etc. Paolo do it Sinatra's way and prove the doubters wrong because life at the CG post you can only be dull ![/p][/quote]Its not so much as a failing for wanting them to aspire, but some have just not got that certain bit of the jig saw within them, and never will. Once he realises that , and the fact that some although good cannot be bothered to go that bit extra, then he will move on, but trying to get every player to that standard, although commendable, is just not going to happen. I'm quite laid back and very prepared to wait and see and by Easter we will either be doing fine, or we will be more mid table as he has predicted. I'd prefer us to being doing quite well near the top, however, I don't think he will get much if any money in the January sales, we will see. That could be the factor that decides many things . As for the "old sages" bit, isn't it you that have been super critical of both Collins and Williams. the wizard
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10:50pm Fri 14 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment.

Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are.

I have my views. I also support and always have.

Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one.

To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?[/p][/quote]Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us" mancrobin
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10:50pm Fri 14 Dec 12

red white says...

badger58 wrote:
I'm with Paolo on this one a man who says what he thinks no matter who may get upset by it ,what a refreshing change .
I really believe that he loves this club and is true to his word that he will see out his contract unless pushed out .
Stilloyal said he thinks it is either PDC or PB to go , sorry its bye bye PB for me .
Convinced come May we will be celbrating again , we have to find our shooting boots soon and come that day someone is going to take a right tonking .
COYMR
We will you are right.
[quote][p][bold]badger58[/bold] wrote: I'm with Paolo on this one a man who says what he thinks no matter who may get upset by it ,what a refreshing change . I really believe that he loves this club and is true to his word that he will see out his contract unless pushed out . Stilloyal said he thinks it is either PDC or PB to go , sorry its bye bye PB for me . Convinced come May we will be celbrating again , we have to find our shooting boots soon and come that day someone is going to take a right tonking . COYMR[/p][/quote]We will you are right. red white
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10:57pm Fri 14 Dec 12

red white says...

mancrobin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment.

Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are.

I have my views. I also support and always have.

Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one.

To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"
Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?[/p][/quote]Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"[/p][/quote]Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him. red white
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11:04pm Fri 14 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Ouch
Fingers crossed
Onwards and up up and awaaaaayyyy
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Ouch Fingers crossed Onwards and up up and awaaaaayyyy smirg kcab
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11:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

red white wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment.

Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are.

I have my views. I also support and always have.

Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one.

To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"
Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.
I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc.

But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff.

His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity.

In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job.

So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people?

It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame.

I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton.

And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge.

True Faith is what we need.
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?[/p][/quote]Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"[/p][/quote]Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.[/p][/quote]I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc. But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff. His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity. In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job. So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people? It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame. I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton. And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge. True Faith is what we need. mancrobin
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11:55pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Have re-read the article and his comments and I have to agree with a few posters on here.

We lost a bleeding good journalist when Gary moved to the BBC (some great articles involving Paolo have been posted on the beeb site). We are now getting reasonable articles but with attenton grabbing gutter press headlines. I will admit that I haven't heard the press conference but the word 'rant' and 'lets fly' suggest that he was raising his voice maybe even shouting. Was this the case ? I don't know.

As for his points I believe the 100,000 could be a reference to fans that maybe have had a go at his methods.

The Caddis dig, is this a dig at the media ? Anyone heard a Caddis interview or were words twisted to provoke a response ?

The youth set-up. Last week there were some really interesting articles on this. We have opted in as such but ... and this is my reading ... we have to commit to it. Is this being implemented ? Has Paolo heard the talk but not seen the walk ?

If you want to be successful at any sport you have to be committed and it is my belief that our manager is total committed. To me, at the moment, he wears his red and white scarve with the same pride that we do. He is a fan, he can see failings and he is on the inside.

I fully support him because I believe I can see his commitment and his passion to see this club do well. The first time I saw it was at the Open Day in the summer of 2011.

We may not get promoted this season, as he has said, but back to backs are rare and we have had to rebuild the squad compete in the higher league. Twenty teams in league 1 had a league one base to start with this season, Town along with Shrewsbury, Crawley and Crewe didn't. You may get lucky and the players perform in the higher league but for the most part you have to add new faces to be competitive.

We have had a decent budget but not as good as some e.g., Lee Holmes was offered more at Preston (where are they ?).

I believe we have a chance of back to back but it should not be taken as given. Next season if we don't go up is when Paolo should come under the microscope. And I also believe he will hold his hands up and admit failure if we don't do well.

COYMR
Have re-read the article and his comments and I have to agree with a few posters on here. We lost a bleeding good journalist when Gary moved to the BBC (some great articles involving Paolo have been posted on the beeb site). We are now getting reasonable articles but with attenton grabbing gutter press headlines. I will admit that I haven't heard the press conference but the word 'rant' and 'lets fly' suggest that he was raising his voice maybe even shouting. Was this the case ? I don't know. As for his points I believe the 100,000 could be a reference to fans that maybe have had a go at his methods. The Caddis dig, is this a dig at the media ? Anyone heard a Caddis interview or were words twisted to provoke a response ? The youth set-up. Last week there were some really interesting articles on this. We have opted in as such but ... and this is my reading ... we have to commit to it. Is this being implemented ? Has Paolo heard the talk but not seen the walk ? If you want to be successful at any sport you have to be committed and it is my belief that our manager is total committed. To me, at the moment, he wears his red and white scarve with the same pride that we do. He is a fan, he can see failings and he is on the inside. I fully support him because I believe I can see his commitment and his passion to see this club do well. The first time I saw it was at the Open Day in the summer of 2011. We may not get promoted this season, as he has said, but back to backs are rare and we have had to rebuild the squad compete in the higher league. Twenty teams in league 1 had a league one base to start with this season, Town along with Shrewsbury, Crawley and Crewe didn't. You may get lucky and the players perform in the higher league but for the most part you have to add new faces to be competitive. We have had a decent budget but not as good as some e.g., Lee Holmes was offered more at Preston (where are they ?). I believe we have a chance of back to back but it should not be taken as given. Next season if we don't go up is when Paolo should come under the microscope. And I also believe he will hold his hands up and admit failure if we don't do well. COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:11am Sat 15 Dec 12

southside7 says...

mancrobin wrote:
red white wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead.

Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment.

Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are.

I have my views. I also support and always have.

Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one.

To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"
Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.
I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc.

But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff.

His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity.

In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job.

So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people?

It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame.

I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton.

And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge.

True Faith is what we need.
If Ian Curtis was really still alive (and I am a massive Joy Divsion fan) I think he would be, as I am, fascinated by Paolo Di Canio. But as a manager of his beloved fooball team, I think he would've been afraid. Atrocity Exhibition?....give it time with Paolo and it may just be that.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?[/p][/quote]Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"[/p][/quote]Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.[/p][/quote]I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc. But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff. His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity. In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job. So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people? It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame. I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton. And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge. True Faith is what we need.[/p][/quote]If Ian Curtis was really still alive (and I am a massive Joy Divsion fan) I think he would be, as I am, fascinated by Paolo Di Canio. But as a manager of his beloved fooball team, I think he would've been afraid. Atrocity Exhibition?....give it time with Paolo and it may just be that. southside7
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12:17am Sat 15 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Hi Den,

As always a great balanced response. I wasn't having a go it was just the comment from you the other day :-)

I do believe that if it suggested that the manager should go when they appear not to be failing that a worthwhile alternative is offered.

As for your questions, I have offered my opinion above.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Hi Den, As always a great balanced response. I wasn't having a go it was just the comment from you the other day :-) I do believe that if it suggested that the manager should go when they appear not to be failing that a worthwhile alternative is offered. As for your questions, I have offered my opinion above. COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:28am Sat 15 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

southside7 wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
red white wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"
Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.
I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc. But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff. His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity. In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job. So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people? It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame. I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton. And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge. True Faith is what we need.
If Ian Curtis was really still alive (and I am a massive Joy Divsion fan) I think he would be, as I am, fascinated by Paolo Di Canio. But as a manager of his beloved fooball team, I think he would've been afraid. Atrocity Exhibition?....give it time with Paolo and it may just be that.
Not quite sure what you fear, change maybe.

I do find it frustrating when a manager defends a player for making a mistake that has cost the team a result when Gary Linekar and co are quite happy to go over in fine detail exactly what the manager has been afraid to say.

When players continue to make these mistakes who is the person that is ultimately responsible ?

Is Paolo putting Linekar, Hanson etc out of a job ? Maybe a good thing as we may actually see more football !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?[/p][/quote]Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"[/p][/quote]Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.[/p][/quote]I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc. But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff. His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity. In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job. So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people? It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame. I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton. And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge. True Faith is what we need.[/p][/quote]If Ian Curtis was really still alive (and I am a massive Joy Divsion fan) I think he would be, as I am, fascinated by Paolo Di Canio. But as a manager of his beloved fooball team, I think he would've been afraid. Atrocity Exhibition?....give it time with Paolo and it may just be that.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure what you fear, change maybe. I do find it frustrating when a manager defends a player for making a mistake that has cost the team a result when Gary Linekar and co are quite happy to go over in fine detail exactly what the manager has been afraid to say. When players continue to make these mistakes who is the person that is ultimately responsible ? Is Paolo putting Linekar, Hanson etc out of a job ? Maybe a good thing as we may actually see more football ! COYMR Oxon-Red
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12:48am Sat 15 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Hi Den,

As always a great balanced response. I wasn't having a go it was just the comment from you the other day :-)

I do believe that if it suggested that the manager should go when they appear not to be failing that a worthwhile alternative is offered.

As for your questions, I have offered my opinion above.

COYMR
Hi guys, my name is Steve, i am a Swindon Town fan. That's all i have to say about this thread.

Signed
Sensitive Steve.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Hi Den, As always a great balanced response. I wasn't having a go it was just the comment from you the other day :-) I do believe that if it suggested that the manager should go when they appear not to be failing that a worthwhile alternative is offered. As for your questions, I have offered my opinion above. COYMR[/p][/quote]Hi guys, my name is Steve, i am a Swindon Town fan. That's all i have to say about this thread. Signed Sensitive Steve. Steve. Brentford
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1:06am Sat 15 Dec 12

southside7 says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
southside7 wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
red white wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....
Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?
Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"
Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.
I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc. But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff. His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity. In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job. So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people? It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame. I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton. And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge. True Faith is what we need.
If Ian Curtis was really still alive (and I am a massive Joy Divsion fan) I think he would be, as I am, fascinated by Paolo Di Canio. But as a manager of his beloved fooball team, I think he would've been afraid. Atrocity Exhibition?....give it time with Paolo and it may just be that.
Not quite sure what you fear, change maybe.

I do find it frustrating when a manager defends a player for making a mistake that has cost the team a result when Gary Linekar and co are quite happy to go over in fine detail exactly what the manager has been afraid to say.

When players continue to make these mistakes who is the person that is ultimately responsible ?

Is Paolo putting Linekar, Hanson etc out of a job ? Maybe a good thing as we may actually see more football !

COYMR
That's a fair point to a degree. It is refreshing to have a manager speak honestly about player's mistakes but there has to be a limit, surely? I punch the dugout with him, I feel 'that' passion. But I just don't think it's fair that a man comes in and tries to completely cleanse our club to the nth degree. It just seems arrogant and wrong....I'm with Paul, sorry guys.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southside7[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Manc if you want Paolo out perhaps you shouldn't go tomorrow and leave those that support to go instead. Grim I've been back to bookies again, taken the 10-1 from Ladrbokes and had the 11/8 on us tomorrow at Oldham. I've had a bet that will hurt if we don't win. Let us see tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]Sorry Dreamo, I like your post but I have to object to that comment. Did those who were not happy with Wilson stop going to matches? Why should I? I'm Swindon till I die, I don't think either Wilson or DiCanio are. I have my views. I also support and always have. Why shouldn't I go? Is it being policed by pro PdC supporters?[/p][/quote]Meant to say I generally like your posts. Not this particular one. To all posters who have applauded Mr Curtis I suggest you check out 'Thieves like us' by New Order. "It belongs to all of us"[/p][/quote]Which is Paolos manifesto,if we all follow him.[/p][/quote]I really wish I could agree with that as a lot of what he is trying to do is right - ambition, passion, discipline, being a winner etc. But he has to bring the whole club with him to succeed. This includes the fans (who from comments on here he might well have the majority at the moment) but also the Board, the players and the back room staff. His desire to see us achieve I do not doubt. His methods could unfortunately leave us in a shambles due to his immaturity. In the modern football world, the people who call the shots are the financial backers. At most clubs they seem to be people with over sized egos who would not put up with such antics. The financial backers at Swindon do not appear to be like that to me. And while I would not normally support the money men, the financial backers behind this club have done a great job. Paul Bodin has done a great job. The old lags who post on here have done a great job supporting the Club through thick and thin. Players like Fodders have done a great job. So why does he constantly stir it up by taking a pop at all of those people? It just could be because he's on a permanent ego trip and thinks he's on a fast track to managerial fame. I personally don't think so but would be delighted to be proved wrong if it meant my away games up here were going to be Man City, Man U, Liverpool and Everton. And for all those who think he's our greatest manager of all time, I've already bthere here with that dream courtesy of Macari, Ardilles and Hoddle. Those who can genuinely wear that badge. True Faith is what we need.[/p][/quote]If Ian Curtis was really still alive (and I am a massive Joy Divsion fan) I think he would be, as I am, fascinated by Paolo Di Canio. But as a manager of his beloved fooball team, I think he would've been afraid. Atrocity Exhibition?....give it time with Paolo and it may just be that.[/p][/quote]Not quite sure what you fear, change maybe. I do find it frustrating when a manager defends a player for making a mistake that has cost the team a result when Gary Linekar and co are quite happy to go over in fine detail exactly what the manager has been afraid to say. When players continue to make these mistakes who is the person that is ultimately responsible ? Is Paolo putting Linekar, Hanson etc out of a job ? Maybe a good thing as we may actually see more football ! COYMR[/p][/quote]That's a fair point to a degree. It is refreshing to have a manager speak honestly about player's mistakes but there has to be a limit, surely? I punch the dugout with him, I feel 'that' passion. But I just don't think it's fair that a man comes in and tries to completely cleanse our club to the nth degree. It just seems arrogant and wrong....I'm with Paul, sorry guys. southside7
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2:18am Sat 15 Dec 12

joey butler says...

Never before, in the history of human conflict, has so much absolute rubbish been posted on here, by so few!!

I just made the massive mistake of reading ALL of todays posts and heavens above, they are boring!!

The fact is that PDC will be gone as soon as he can get a better job and from me, it is Goodbye and Good luck PDC!!
Never before, in the history of human conflict, has so much absolute rubbish been posted on here, by so few!! I just made the massive mistake of reading ALL of todays posts and heavens above, they are boring!! The fact is that PDC will be gone as soon as he can get a better job and from me, it is Goodbye and Good luck PDC!! joey butler
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6:57am Sat 15 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Manc apologies of course you should support the Town. However you've been clear you want a change of manager. Can you really Support the team if that's the case? Will you not get on players and managers back if we start losing today? You're inclination is to sack the manager and therefor I find it difficult to believe you won't bring negativity to the ground.

I hope I'm wrong and we all have a good day today....
Manc apologies of course you should support the Town. However you've been clear you want a change of manager. Can you really Support the team if that's the case? Will you not get on players and managers back if we start losing today? You're inclination is to sack the manager and therefor I find it difficult to believe you won't bring negativity to the ground. I hope I'm wrong and we all have a good day today.... dreamofacleansheet2
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8:54am Sat 15 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

Apologies happily accepted Dreamo.

I shall be supporting the whole team today including the manager, rest assured.

Here's to 3 points.

Enjoy the game.
Apologies happily accepted Dreamo. I shall be supporting the whole team today including the manager, rest assured. Here's to 3 points. Enjoy the game. mancrobin
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9:28am Sat 15 Dec 12

the don69 says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.
Hi Den,

As always a great balanced response. I wasn't having a go it was just the comment from you the other day :-)

I do believe that if it suggested that the manager should go when they appear not to be failing that a worthwhile alternative is offered.

As for your questions, I have offered my opinion above.

COYMR
Hi guys, my name is Steve, i am a Swindon Town fan. That's all i have to say about this thread.

Signed
Sensitive Steve.
Thought you'd gone missing,like your ol mate LR,Sensitive Steve?tell us another one!LOL!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Haha! No risk of upsetting me, Oxon. I just find it strange that many people seem to think it's got to be a choice between PDC or Malpas, PDC or Hart, PDC or Wilson, PDC or a team full of drunks... How on earth are other clubs in the League managing to cope - some even seem able to succeed! - without PDC as their manager. . I am all for PDC trying to improve the club and I am all for him identifying problems in it. But what are those problems and who is causing them? He clearly has a difference of opinion with somebody. Who is it? And what have they fallen out about? I would like to know these things brfore jumping to any conclusion - either for him or against him.[/p][/quote]Hi Den, As always a great balanced response. I wasn't having a go it was just the comment from you the other day :-) I do believe that if it suggested that the manager should go when they appear not to be failing that a worthwhile alternative is offered. As for your questions, I have offered my opinion above. COYMR[/p][/quote]Hi guys, my name is Steve, i am a Swindon Town fan. That's all i have to say about this thread. Signed Sensitive Steve.[/p][/quote]Thought you'd gone missing,like your ol mate LR,Sensitive Steve?tell us another one!LOL!!!!!!!! the don69
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3:37pm Sat 15 Dec 12

red white says...

2-0 !
2-0 ! red white
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