I can't please everyone, says Di Canio

POINTING THE FINGER: Paolo Di Canio during the win at Oldham

POINTING THE FINGER: Paolo Di Canio during the win at Oldham

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PAOLO Di Canio has defended his decision to bring internal issues at Swindon Town into the public domain, saying: “You can’t make everybody happy.”

The Robins boss has become notorious for his outspoken views during his time in Wiltshire, with many private battles being fought out in the public forum through the local media.

After suggesting that he is working in a “hostile environment” during an interview last week, opinion has been split on whether the Italian’s blunt openness on every aspect of the club is the best policy.

Di Canio explained that, following the removal of Jeremy Wray as chairman in October, he feels he does not have a liaison within the club and that expressing his opinion through the mediums of press and radio is the most satisfactory alternative.

Nonetheless, he stressed that what he says should not matter as long as his team are performing on the pitch and bringing success to the County Ground.

He said: “If someone else speaks about me it is normal and when I reply it’s strange?

“When someone works as a snake behind your back and someone sends out rubbish messages about how we work, what we lost, I have to shout my mouth and maybe speak to those people who already maybe sent poison and try to create a friction or problem even if there is no friction because the fans love me.

“It’s clear. How can they not love me? How, how, how, how?

“You have to be mad if you don’t love Paolo Di Canio but not in terms of a person and how he expresses his opinion, because probably there is someone who thinks as a good manager you should keep the things quiet.

“No, I have my ideas why I tell something. It’s important that we have good success and at the moment we are not doing good, we are doing fantastic. I never expected to stay three or four points off at the end of December.

“I have my way to manage. I have to fight in an environment where a lot of things have changed already.

“There are a lot of people who want to save their little garden but they don’t know what it means to have top professionalism. Sometimes Paolo Di Canio has to put his anger out because I don’t have any reference in the club now to relate to and speak.

“There is a chairman who obviously, with all respect, once every month and a half stays everywhere. He was put there and maybe he will be a good chairman but the dynamics have changed. Before I had a person where I could speak and say things. Now there is only frustration. Nobody has tried to calm the situation down.

“You can’t be perfect. If I don’t say nothing then why doesn’t Paolo Di Canio say anything? You can’t make everybody happy. It is important that we win, that is the main thing.”

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6:42am Mon 17 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Not seen much of the new chairman to date. The acid test will be January when we decide who's coming in and who's going out!
Not seen much of the new chairman to date. The acid test will be January when we decide who's coming in and who's going out! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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6:43am Mon 17 Dec 12

Angolan Red says...

Paulo, just focus on the job and keep your opinions to yourself, remember we were going bust before this board bailed us out
Paulo, just focus on the job and keep your opinions to yourself, remember we were going bust before this board bailed us out Angolan Red
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7:02am Mon 17 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players.

When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little. the wizard
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7:10am Mon 17 Dec 12

stfc49 says...

Can't knock the job he has done albeit on a huge budget, but just shut up, if you have a problem with PB speak to him, if you have a problem with the board speak to them, don't speak to the press as you make yourself look like a spoilt child. I really do believe he has mental issues!
Can't knock the job he has done albeit on a huge budget, but just shut up, if you have a problem with PB speak to him, if you have a problem with the board speak to them, don't speak to the press as you make yourself look like a spoilt child. I really do believe he has mental issues! stfc49
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7:16am Mon 17 Dec 12

california andy says...

More and more tiresome. The problems with man management are now spreading to relationships with the board. I'm sure Wray's departure has changed things for the worse from Di Canio's point of view, but this public nonsense, which is now emerging on an almost daily basis, is ridiculous. The man has to learn to curb his tongue in public, or all the good he has done on other fronts will not save him. No board is going to tolerate this situation for long.
More and more tiresome. The problems with man management are now spreading to relationships with the board. I'm sure Wray's departure has changed things for the worse from Di Canio's point of view, but this public nonsense, which is now emerging on an almost daily basis, is ridiculous. The man has to learn to curb his tongue in public, or all the good he has done on other fronts will not save him. No board is going to tolerate this situation for long. california andy
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7:25am Mon 17 Dec 12

KojaktheWarg says...

To repeat myself....
Its funny how some moaners seem to know exactly what is going on in the background. The only thing that is clear is this - PDC got the team to work hard and got us promoted as champions. PDC has got an injury plagued team to 7th position in League 1. Not to mention cup runs.

The facts speak for themselves. And PDC can speak for himself.

I am with PDC any day. Well done PDC and the team for Saturdays result!!
To repeat myself.... Its funny how some moaners seem to know exactly what is going on in the background. The only thing that is clear is this - PDC got the team to work hard and got us promoted as champions. PDC has got an injury plagued team to 7th position in League 1. Not to mention cup runs. The facts speak for themselves. And PDC can speak for himself. I am with PDC any day. Well done PDC and the team for Saturdays result!! KojaktheWarg
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7:58am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

KojaktheWarg wrote:
To repeat myself....
Its funny how some moaners seem to know exactly what is going on in the background. The only thing that is clear is this - PDC got the team to work hard and got us promoted as champions. PDC has got an injury plagued team to 7th position in League 1. Not to mention cup runs.

The facts speak for themselves. And PDC can speak for himself.

I am with PDC any day. Well done PDC and the team for Saturdays result!!
Kojak,

I'm with you. He's a class act, and the rants are just sometimes letting off steam......

Yes, yes, yes i know you are all right. Maybe he shouldn't do it publically but thats just not him.

Remember Wilson, is that what some people want back....folded arms and no expression........Hm
mmm, let me think.

Like the headlines suggest, you cant please everyone.

We cant sit here and pick and choose the bits we like and dont like about someones personality......

I said last week. Time passes so fast these days.....this year has gone so so fast.......before long he'll be gone and someone boring and emotionless may be in charge and we'll all look back and say....'Do you remember when......'

Now, brill result on Sat......lets see if PDC can pull another amazing result outta the bag on Fri at home to Tranmere....COYR'sss
ssssss

I'm going for 4 - 1 to us.

Enjoy the rid guys....it wont be long and it'll all be over........

Louis :-)
[quote][p][bold]KojaktheWarg[/bold] wrote: To repeat myself.... Its funny how some moaners seem to know exactly what is going on in the background. The only thing that is clear is this - PDC got the team to work hard and got us promoted as champions. PDC has got an injury plagued team to 7th position in League 1. Not to mention cup runs. The facts speak for themselves. And PDC can speak for himself. I am with PDC any day. Well done PDC and the team for Saturdays result!![/p][/quote]Kojak, I'm with you. He's a class act, and the rants are just sometimes letting off steam...... Yes, yes, yes i know you are all right. Maybe he shouldn't do it publically but thats just not him. Remember Wilson, is that what some people want back....folded arms and no expression........Hm mmm, let me think. Like the headlines suggest, you cant please everyone. We cant sit here and pick and choose the bits we like and dont like about someones personality...... I said last week. Time passes so fast these days.....this year has gone so so fast.......before long he'll be gone and someone boring and emotionless may be in charge and we'll all look back and say....'Do you remember when......' Now, brill result on Sat......lets see if PDC can pull another amazing result outta the bag on Fri at home to Tranmere....COYR'sss ssssss I'm going for 4 - 1 to us. Enjoy the rid guys....it wont be long and it'll all be over........ Louis :-) louiscassius
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7:59am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

the wizard wrote:
Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful.
When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love.
Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club. Since 1950
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8:05am Mon 17 Dec 12

RedintheFace says...

'Enjoy the rid guys'. Yeah will do. We need success but we also need professionalism. Haven't seen much of that.
'Enjoy the rid guys'. Yeah will do. We need success but we also need professionalism. Haven't seen much of that. RedintheFace
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8:05am Mon 17 Dec 12

Ronnie Lonsdale says...

Just have to laugh at the 'leave PDC alone, he won us Promtion' Brigade. Get over yourself. The man is paid well to manage the team. Fact. The constant whinging in the paper (which can't have anything better to print) gets boring week, by week, by week. Fact.. Yeah, he won us promotion, but we are Swindon Town, NOT Paolo Di Canio FC. Fact... Do your job, curb the constant ego and 'you are nothing without me', and button it..
Just have to laugh at the 'leave PDC alone, he won us Promtion' Brigade. Get over yourself. The man is paid well to manage the team. Fact. The constant whinging in the paper (which can't have anything better to print) gets boring week, by week, by week. Fact.. Yeah, he won us promotion, but we are Swindon Town, NOT Paolo Di Canio FC. Fact... Do your job, curb the constant ego and 'you are nothing without me', and button it.. Ronnie Lonsdale
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8:08am Mon 17 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

Wilson had respect and everyone in the club liked him as a man. The exact opposite of the current situation. I'd take him back any day. He lost the dressing room but signed some decent players and is still making us money. Pdc a true dictator.
Wilson had respect and everyone in the club liked him as a man. The exact opposite of the current situation. I'd take him back any day. He lost the dressing room but signed some decent players and is still making us money. Pdc a true dictator. stfc2012
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8:13am Mon 17 Dec 12

SAPFanSTFC says...

I'm fine with Paolo and a lot of what he has to say - just maybe not some of the immediate post-match player rants...
---.
However!...The players know what to expect and the squad are delivering. Like many I feel like we're still ticking along in 2nd gear and every time we look to go up a gear we get a crucial injury such as Williams, just as he looked to have gained that goal touch again.
---.
PDC is the best thing that has happened to this club in a long, long time and I for one am REALLY happy to pay to watch him and his team...maybe they could get into 3rd gear in January though? :-)
---.
Again like many I noted the the change in the board and I believed, underlying changes to the whole set-up and that PDC would not be happy about.
.
PDC is loyal and WILL see out the season and as long as we the fans stay behind the team and most importantly PDC's leadership of that team then the board cannot make any....err 'political' moves....in the name of STFC.
.
I'm not convinced we'll get the required kick-on and consistency in January onwards but if we do there is NO-ONE in this league who could match us - not impressed with the overall quality of League 1 at all.
I'm fine with Paolo and a lot of what he has to say - just maybe not some of the immediate post-match player rants... ---. However!...The players know what to expect and the squad are delivering. Like many I feel like we're still ticking along in 2nd gear and every time we look to go up a gear we get a crucial injury such as Williams, just as he looked to have gained that goal touch again. ---. PDC is the best thing that has happened to this club in a long, long time and I for one am REALLY happy to pay to watch him and his team...maybe they could get into 3rd gear in January though? :-) ---. Again like many I noted the the change in the board and I believed, underlying changes to the whole set-up and that PDC would not be happy about. . PDC is loyal and WILL see out the season and as long as we the fans stay behind the team and most importantly PDC's leadership of that team then the board cannot make any....err 'political' moves....in the name of STFC. . I'm not convinced we'll get the required kick-on and consistency in January onwards but if we do there is NO-ONE in this league who could match us - not impressed with the overall quality of League 1 at all. SAPFanSTFC
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8:14am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Wilson had respect and everyone in the club liked him as a man. The exact opposite of the current situation. I'd take him back any day. He lost the dressing room but signed some decent players and is still making us money. Pdc a true dictator.
Oh my word.....

I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone mention the word 'Dictator'.......

Nice one!!

Wilson.......go and support the Blades then.....

PDC for me everytime!!

Louis :-(
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Wilson had respect and everyone in the club liked him as a man. The exact opposite of the current situation. I'd take him back any day. He lost the dressing room but signed some decent players and is still making us money. Pdc a true dictator.[/p][/quote]Oh my word..... I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone mention the word 'Dictator'....... Nice one!! Wilson.......go and support the Blades then..... PDC for me everytime!! Louis :-( louiscassius
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8:14am Mon 17 Dec 12

Ronnie Lonsdale says...

The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is
The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is Ronnie Lonsdale
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8:15am Mon 17 Dec 12

Stfcsteve says...

What a bunch of morons slagging of dicanio again hes the best thing to happen to this club we would be struggling without out him long live dicanio!!!!
What a bunch of morons slagging of dicanio again hes the best thing to happen to this club we would be struggling without out him long live dicanio!!!! Stfcsteve
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8:21am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

They're all coming out of the woodwork today! That Paolo is vocal is part of the man. Sure, you can argue that he is overly so. I predicted after JW was shown the door that PDC could hit the self distruct button. With no one close at his side as JW was to cool things down when required this was always a possibility. At least JW was always prepared to give an interview post match. Paolo is obviously feeling increasingly isolated. Never mind, when we get a Hart back in charge everone can look forward to a mono salabic post match interview lasting two minutes.
Anyone heared from our chairman - what's his name again?
They're all coming out of the woodwork today! That Paolo is vocal is part of the man. Sure, you can argue that he is overly so. I predicted after JW was shown the door that PDC could hit the self distruct button. With no one close at his side as JW was to cool things down when required this was always a possibility. At least JW was always prepared to give an interview post match. Paolo is obviously feeling increasingly isolated. Never mind, when we get a Hart back in charge everone can look forward to a mono salabic post match interview lasting two minutes. Anyone heared from our chairman - what's his name again? Since 1950
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8:21am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
I'm fine with Paolo and a lot of what he has to say - just maybe not some of the immediate post-match player rants...
---.
However!...The players know what to expect and the squad are delivering. Like many I feel like we're still ticking along in 2nd gear and every time we look to go up a gear we get a crucial injury such as Williams, just as he looked to have gained that goal touch again.
---.
PDC is the best thing that has happened to this club in a long, long time and I for one am REALLY happy to pay to watch him and his team...maybe they could get into 3rd gear in January though? :-)
---.
Again like many I noted the the change in the board and I believed, underlying changes to the whole set-up and that PDC would not be happy about.
.
PDC is loyal and WILL see out the season and as long as we the fans stay behind the team and most importantly PDC's leadership of that team then the board cannot make any....err 'political' moves....in the name of STFC.
.
I'm not convinced we'll get the required kick-on and consistency in January onwards but if we do there is NO-ONE in this league who could match us - not impressed with the overall quality of League 1 at all.
SAPF,

Brilliant post!!

Nicely worded, and carefully thought out.

PDC, no matter what you think of his little rants has been nothing short of a revelation to STFC.

Just look at Bristol Rovers who took on Mark McGee in Jan, remember we could have had Paul Buckle, who also came here looking for a job.

PDC.....i will agree, i personally dont like the public rants, but i would never distance myself, or wish ill of him over it.

Long may STFC success continue and ....

Dear Mr Chairman (Patey), could we have a new Stadium now please?

Come on fans.....lets focus on Fridays game.........COYR'ss
sss

What do people think the team will be???...I think Navarro maybe back....

Louis :-)
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: I'm fine with Paolo and a lot of what he has to say - just maybe not some of the immediate post-match player rants... ---. However!...The players know what to expect and the squad are delivering. Like many I feel like we're still ticking along in 2nd gear and every time we look to go up a gear we get a crucial injury such as Williams, just as he looked to have gained that goal touch again. ---. PDC is the best thing that has happened to this club in a long, long time and I for one am REALLY happy to pay to watch him and his team...maybe they could get into 3rd gear in January though? :-) ---. Again like many I noted the the change in the board and I believed, underlying changes to the whole set-up and that PDC would not be happy about. . PDC is loyal and WILL see out the season and as long as we the fans stay behind the team and most importantly PDC's leadership of that team then the board cannot make any....err 'political' moves....in the name of STFC. . I'm not convinced we'll get the required kick-on and consistency in January onwards but if we do there is NO-ONE in this league who could match us - not impressed with the overall quality of League 1 at all.[/p][/quote]SAPF, Brilliant post!! Nicely worded, and carefully thought out. PDC, no matter what you think of his little rants has been nothing short of a revelation to STFC. Just look at Bristol Rovers who took on Mark McGee in Jan, remember we could have had Paul Buckle, who also came here looking for a job. PDC.....i will agree, i personally dont like the public rants, but i would never distance myself, or wish ill of him over it. Long may STFC success continue and .... Dear Mr Chairman (Patey), could we have a new Stadium now please? Come on fans.....lets focus on Fridays game.........COYR'ss sss What do people think the team will be???...I think Navarro maybe back.... Louis :-) louiscassius
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8:32am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Prediction League Oldham V STFC

I would just like to say to

'Crafty Pig'

Well done....Oh my god!!!

He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats...

Its scarey!!!

Well done anyway......

Louis :-)))
Prediction League Oldham V STFC I would just like to say to 'Crafty Pig' Well done....Oh my god!!! He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats... Its scarey!!! Well done anyway...... Louis :-))) louiscassius
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8:33am Mon 17 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful.
When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love.
Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that. the wizard
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8:42am Mon 17 Dec 12

mrclick says...

just unbelievable, surely no one really wants Danny Wilson back, as well as this "huge budget" Swindon are within the league rules of budget, yes we may have a bigger turnover and consequentially a bigger budget than many clubs - because we have better gate receipts, and are a bigger club. PDC has instilled a belief into the fans and players that he can take the club forward and as such he wishes to change every aspect of the club - brilliant, either buy into it or don't I suppose, but for me a supporter supports the Club including the manager
just unbelievable, surely no one really wants Danny Wilson back, as well as this "huge budget" Swindon are within the league rules of budget, yes we may have a bigger turnover and consequentially a bigger budget than many clubs - because we have better gate receipts, and are a bigger club. PDC has instilled a belief into the fans and players that he can take the club forward and as such he wishes to change every aspect of the club - brilliant, either buy into it or don't I suppose, but for me a supporter supports the Club including the manager mrclick
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8:44am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz.
My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'.
I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening! Since 1950
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8:48am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
Oops. 'their'..
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening![/p][/quote]Oops. 'their'.. Since 1950
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8:54am Mon 17 Dec 12

umpcah says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
Oops. 'their'..
Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening![/p][/quote]Oops. 'their'..[/p][/quote]Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ? umpcah
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8:56am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

umpcah wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
Oops. 'their'..
Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?
I think that is what I was pointing at and the reason for Paolo's frustrations.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening![/p][/quote]Oops. 'their'..[/p][/quote]Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?[/p][/quote]I think that is what I was pointing at and the reason for Paolo's frustrations. Since 1950
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8:58am Mon 17 Dec 12

umpcah says...

There have been some good postings today but I still dont know what to think ! Footie is a results business and as long as Town are doing OK on the field blind eyes will be turned towards imperfections. 2013 is going to be interesting though - perhaps hair-raising !
There have been some good postings today but I still dont know what to think ! Footie is a results business and as long as Town are doing OK on the field blind eyes will be turned towards imperfections. 2013 is going to be interesting though - perhaps hair-raising ! umpcah
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9:03am Mon 17 Dec 12

the wizard says...

umpcah wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
Oops. 'their'..
Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?
Big shame Wray didn't take the option offered him by Black to stay as part and parcel, but that was his choice, and it has to be respected. If he had stayed then I have no doubt that these latest outbursts would have been softer and more controlled.
there is no doubting our managers ability but his PR is continuing to drive a divide in opinion, and at the end of last season not a disparaging word was to be heard. Only since the name, shame and blame tactic he has employed this season for the greater part have any words been said against him. If he has issues with Black or Patey or anyone else then why not talk to them instead of the press, I am never going to believe he hasn't got their phone numbers.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening![/p][/quote]Oops. 'their'..[/p][/quote]Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?[/p][/quote]Big shame Wray didn't take the option offered him by Black to stay as part and parcel, but that was his choice, and it has to be respected. If he had stayed then I have no doubt that these latest outbursts would have been softer and more controlled. there is no doubting our managers ability but his PR is continuing to drive a divide in opinion, and at the end of last season not a disparaging word was to be heard. Only since the name, shame and blame tactic he has employed this season for the greater part have any words been said against him. If he has issues with Black or Patey or anyone else then why not talk to them instead of the press, I am never going to believe he hasn't got their phone numbers. the wizard
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9:10am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

My take on the over-all situation with PDC is this. PDC has lost faith in the board and future plans since JW was ousted. He fears there will be no money to build in the Jan window. He is frustrated at the lack of communication. I sense the board would like rid of PDC but fear a fans back lash if they sack him at this stage of the season. For his part Paolo is saying he is here (only) for the fans and his players. No mention of his employers! Enjoy, if you do, Di Canios second half of the season. My feeling is he wont be here next.
My take on the over-all situation with PDC is this. PDC has lost faith in the board and future plans since JW was ousted. He fears there will be no money to build in the Jan window. He is frustrated at the lack of communication. I sense the board would like rid of PDC but fear a fans back lash if they sack him at this stage of the season. For his part Paolo is saying he is here (only) for the fans and his players. No mention of his employers! Enjoy, if you do, Di Canios second half of the season. My feeling is he wont be here next. Since 1950
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9:13am Mon 17 Dec 12

Redhouse Red says...

Pdc. always a good page turner on a monday morning. and with morseheads usual provocative twist to the editorial

The question is who walks away first. The board or the manager?

Ultimately one party will have had enough.

For me, although outspoken, I truly believe dicanio is trying to change the club (top to bottom) for the better. I'm sure what the boards vision actually is these days.
Pdc. always a good page turner on a monday morning. and with morseheads usual provocative twist to the editorial The question is who walks away first. The board or the manager? Ultimately one party will have had enough. For me, although outspoken, I truly believe dicanio is trying to change the club (top to bottom) for the better. I'm sure what the boards vision actually is these days. Redhouse Red
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9:16am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

the wizard wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
Oops. 'their'..
Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?
Big shame Wray didn't take the option offered him by Black to stay as part and parcel, but that was his choice, and it has to be respected. If he had stayed then I have no doubt that these latest outbursts would have been softer and more controlled. there is no doubting our managers ability but his PR is continuing to drive a divide in opinion, and at the end of last season not a disparaging word was to be heard. Only since the name, shame and blame tactic he has employed this season for the greater part have any words been said against him. If he has issues with Black or Patey or anyone else then why not talk to them instead of the press, I am never going to believe he hasn't got their phone numbers.
I have some sympathy with that view Wiz. Trouble is we don't really know what JW was offered. I doubt he'd want to stay on as an extra in the piece. Maybe he too didn't like what he saw for the future and wanted no part in it.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening![/p][/quote]Oops. 'their'..[/p][/quote]Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?[/p][/quote]Big shame Wray didn't take the option offered him by Black to stay as part and parcel, but that was his choice, and it has to be respected. If he had stayed then I have no doubt that these latest outbursts would have been softer and more controlled. there is no doubting our managers ability but his PR is continuing to drive a divide in opinion, and at the end of last season not a disparaging word was to be heard. Only since the name, shame and blame tactic he has employed this season for the greater part have any words been said against him. If he has issues with Black or Patey or anyone else then why not talk to them instead of the press, I am never going to believe he hasn't got their phone numbers.[/p][/quote]I have some sympathy with that view Wiz. Trouble is we don't really know what JW was offered. I doubt he'd want to stay on as an extra in the piece. Maybe he too didn't like what he saw for the future and wanted no part in it. Since 1950
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9:16am Mon 17 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

This is beginning to worry me now.

Needs to wind his neck in. You can't have this in a working environment, let alone a media exposed football Club.

Not good. Needs resolving or I see a major disaster.
This is beginning to worry me now. Needs to wind his neck in. You can't have this in a working environment, let alone a media exposed football Club. Not good. Needs resolving or I see a major disaster. TheDukeOfBanbury
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9:20am Mon 17 Dec 12

SirReg says...

It is true that PDC will stay as long as results are acceptable even if his behaviour is awful. But he has made enemies and he won't be given much time or leeway when our fortunes take a dip.

An intelligent person does not trash his employers and colleagues in pubic.

I wonder how many of the PDC worshippers have read his authobiography: a fascinating tale of a man who has left a trail of damaged relationships and made few friends in the game.

The funny thing is that despite the many fall-outs (where he is the common denominator) he is never wrong, never sorry. It's always someone else's fault.

His flaws outweighed his talent as a player, stopping him reaching the top at club and international level. The same seems to be happening in his managerial career, which has been brief and unexceptional.

The saddest thing is he really thinks he's bigger than our club. And some of our fans seem to agree.
It is true that PDC will stay as long as results are acceptable even if his behaviour is awful. But he has made enemies and he won't be given much time or leeway when our fortunes take a dip. An intelligent person does not trash his employers and colleagues in pubic. I wonder how many of the PDC worshippers have read his authobiography: a fascinating tale of a man who has left a trail of damaged relationships and made few friends in the game. The funny thing is that despite the many fall-outs (where he is the common denominator) he is never wrong, never sorry. It's always someone else's fault. His flaws outweighed his talent as a player, stopping him reaching the top at club and international level. The same seems to be happening in his managerial career, which has been brief and unexceptional. The saddest thing is he really thinks he's bigger than our club. And some of our fans seem to agree. SirReg
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9:21am Mon 17 Dec 12

Lanky says...

Ronnie Lonsdale wrote:
The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is
For every person in the "We love Paolo" brigade, there is someone like you in the "We hate Paolo" brigade, so don't think you are so high and mighty because you are rolling out the "No one is bigger than our club" comment yet again. EVERYONE knows that old cliche, its boring.

I'm a Paolo supporter - not because of his rants. I couldn't care less about them. I support him purely because since he has been here, he has been successful. I could understand the negative attitudes from 50% of the fans towards him if we we in 21st position. But we are actually 5 points off the top.

Take away all of the comments to the media and judge him on results. And do what I do and have a laugh about his latest outburst in the morning, and be thankful for how well we are currently doing.
[quote][p][bold]Ronnie Lonsdale[/bold] wrote: The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is[/p][/quote]For every person in the "We love Paolo" brigade, there is someone like you in the "We hate Paolo" brigade, so don't think you are so high and mighty because you are rolling out the "No one is bigger than our club" comment yet again. EVERYONE knows that old cliche, its boring. I'm a Paolo supporter - not because of his rants. I couldn't care less about them. I support him purely because since he has been here, he has been successful. I could understand the negative attitudes from 50% of the fans towards him if we we in 21st position. But we are actually 5 points off the top. Take away all of the comments to the media and judge him on results. And do what I do and have a laugh about his latest outburst in the morning, and be thankful for how well we are currently doing. Lanky
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9:22am Mon 17 Dec 12

mallorca says...

Since the departure of JW Pdc has been let's say floundering,I just fear that his honest outbursts and talks with the Media will inthe end contribute to many self made problems.
OK his budget hasbeen great,he has like many Managers made mistakes who has not?
He now has a Chairman who now we never hear from, the Board have supported him for how much longer again who know's.
Points to look at 7th in table 14 goals Plus and 5 points behind the Top Team.
Yes with fans it is those for pdc and those against.
It's taken me over a year to come round and have stuck my opinion in many times and got slagged off.
Yet for now the guy is frustrated and as fans how the hell do we know whathappens behind the scenes???
My feeling is he shouldcoach/manage do what he he feels is right,never mind the media and try to get on with his players as there culture is totally different to his.
Really wish him well and just hope the Board look before they leap
Merry Xmas to all fans from a sunny 19c Monday morning in Port de soller
Since the departure of JW Pdc has been let's say floundering,I just fear that his honest outbursts and talks with the Media will inthe end contribute to many self made problems. OK his budget hasbeen great,he has like many Managers made mistakes who has not? He now has a Chairman who now we never hear from, the Board have supported him for how much longer again who know's. Points to look at 7th in table 14 goals Plus and 5 points behind the Top Team. Yes with fans it is those for pdc and those against. It's taken me over a year to come round and have stuck my opinion in many times and got slagged off. Yet for now the guy is frustrated and as fans how the hell do we know whathappens behind the scenes??? My feeling is he shouldcoach/manage do what he he feels is right,never mind the media and try to get on with his players as there culture is totally different to his. Really wish him well and just hope the Board look before they leap Merry Xmas to all fans from a sunny 19c Monday morning in Port de soller mallorca
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9:23am Mon 17 Dec 12

Ronnie Lonsdale says...

The same donuts on here giving the thumbs up to PDC's rants, like todays ''thinly veiled swipe at Youth dept'', are the same donuts who have always worshipped likes of PB as a club legend, many of em wanting him as Town boss a few years ago.. The PDC Brigade really are blind to the ego, the rants, the constant 'Stfc is about me me me. Managers come and go, get over it. I love my club, PDC is an okay manager. He IS NOT bigger than Stfc....
The same donuts on here giving the thumbs up to PDC's rants, like todays ''thinly veiled swipe at Youth dept'', are the same donuts who have always worshipped likes of PB as a club legend, many of em wanting him as Town boss a few years ago.. The PDC Brigade really are blind to the ego, the rants, the constant 'Stfc is about me me me. Managers come and go, get over it. I love my club, PDC is an okay manager. He IS NOT bigger than Stfc.... Ronnie Lonsdale
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9:27am Mon 17 Dec 12

Ronnie Lonsdale says...

Stfcsteve wrote:
What a bunch of morons slagging of dicanio again hes the best thing to happen to this club we would be struggling without out him long live dicanio!!!!
You couldn't make people like this up. Do you really believe players at a bigger club will put up with PDC's antics ? They'd laugh him off the training ground. Do you believe a bigger club's Board would tolerate the ego and rants ? Yeah, you probably do.......
[quote][p][bold]Stfcsteve[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of morons slagging of dicanio again hes the best thing to happen to this club we would be struggling without out him long live dicanio!!!![/p][/quote]You couldn't make people like this up. Do you really believe players at a bigger club will put up with PDC's antics ? They'd laugh him off the training ground. Do you believe a bigger club's Board would tolerate the ego and rants ? Yeah, you probably do....... Ronnie Lonsdale
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9:28am Mon 17 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
the wizard wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.
Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.
I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening!
Oops. 'their'..
Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?
Big shame Wray didn't take the option offered him by Black to stay as part and parcel, but that was his choice, and it has to be respected. If he had stayed then I have no doubt that these latest outbursts would have been softer and more controlled. there is no doubting our managers ability but his PR is continuing to drive a divide in opinion, and at the end of last season not a disparaging word was to be heard. Only since the name, shame and blame tactic he has employed this season for the greater part have any words been said against him. If he has issues with Black or Patey or anyone else then why not talk to them instead of the press, I am never going to believe he hasn't got their phone numbers.
I have some sympathy with that view Wiz. Trouble is we don't really know what JW was offered. I doubt he'd want to stay on as an extra in the piece. Maybe he too didn't like what he saw for the future and wanted no part in it.
I don't think we are that far apart, in fact very close.

As goes the money, the club stance seems to be, he has had his budget. I don't know what will happen to any Austin money, whether it goes in either the club or transfer kitty, but if any deal is done, at what point in January ? If it is late on then all the better players will have been snapped up. I do think we should be twisting Brums arm over Caddis, and send back Rooney. Get some money in for Cox and the other Rooney, and in all honesty do something with Roberts, because its not happening for him here right now. That little juggle should produce something if takers can be found and that will be the sticking point, finding the takers at the right price.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wiz. I respect a lot of your posts and opinions on here. In my view you are way off beam on this one, though I do agree that PDC's public floggings of players on occaision have not been helpful. When in Rome do as Lazio do. But When in Swindon do as Swindonians do? You have to be joking! I have seen too much 'little Swindon' attitude over the years. I for one am glad that Paolo Di Canio has changed, and continues to change the 'holiday camp' attitude that has blighted this club. I for one am glad that he wants to bring in a Barcelona style of proffesionalism to everything connected with this club we love. Don't please misunderstand me. I am a proud Swindonian. Born on the 3rd July 1948 - A 'Trip Saturday' and you can't get anymore Swindonian than that! But, with repect, lets aspire to greater things connected with our club.[/p][/quote]Sorry I used the wrong phrase, perhaps I should have kept it to when in Italy do as the Italians, when in Britain do as the British, in as much as the public out bursts etc. I don't doubt his aspirations or intentions, but, there are ways of doing things. Since the departure of Jay-Wray he has changed and not in all senses for the better. Big shame. This was his chance to stand alone and stand tall, yet he talks about professionalism, but reacts in a totally non professional way himself. All the top managers I know of keep it in the dressing room, or the board room. The public floggings may go down with some but seriously, I don't think it is the way to go, sorry if we disagree on that.[/p][/quote]I think we agree on the public floggings Wiz. My 08.21 post says what I have to say about his outburst or 'rants'. I will conceed that maybe we could do with hearing just a little less from Paolo - IF we heard a little more from the board. I find there silence deafening![/p][/quote]Oops. 'their'..[/p][/quote]Perhaps Paolo is annoyed with the board`s silence towards him as well ?[/p][/quote]Big shame Wray didn't take the option offered him by Black to stay as part and parcel, but that was his choice, and it has to be respected. If he had stayed then I have no doubt that these latest outbursts would have been softer and more controlled. there is no doubting our managers ability but his PR is continuing to drive a divide in opinion, and at the end of last season not a disparaging word was to be heard. Only since the name, shame and blame tactic he has employed this season for the greater part have any words been said against him. If he has issues with Black or Patey or anyone else then why not talk to them instead of the press, I am never going to believe he hasn't got their phone numbers.[/p][/quote]I have some sympathy with that view Wiz. Trouble is we don't really know what JW was offered. I doubt he'd want to stay on as an extra in the piece. Maybe he too didn't like what he saw for the future and wanted no part in it.[/p][/quote]I don't think we are that far apart, in fact very close. As goes the money, the club stance seems to be, he has had his budget. I don't know what will happen to any Austin money, whether it goes in either the club or transfer kitty, but if any deal is done, at what point in January ? If it is late on then all the better players will have been snapped up. I do think we should be twisting Brums arm over Caddis, and send back Rooney. Get some money in for Cox and the other Rooney, and in all honesty do something with Roberts, because its not happening for him here right now. That little juggle should produce something if takers can be found and that will be the sticking point, finding the takers at the right price. the wizard
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9:33am Mon 17 Dec 12

fredi says...

Let's be clear, PDC does not have a daily moan. He speaks openly and honestly directly after the match on Saturday and the Adver rehash this for the following four days until he speaks again at his prematch press briefing on Thursday which gives the Adver it's Friday ammo.

What is clear from his post match interviews is that his English is not perfect and often deteriorates as he becomes more animated. But these are minor details which we should all make allowances for. The substance of what he says is fascinating because it is raw, honest and passionate. We get a real insight of what goes on and if the truth is sometimes uncomfortable so be it. Let us never return to the platitudes and dull nothingness of so many previous managers - and indeed most managers at other clubs.

Wray brought in PDC because he wanted restored the core values that every fan respects in a player - commitment, passion, fitness, desire. He got a man who embodied those attributes as a player and has continued to do so as a manager. He expects 100% professionalism from everybody at the club and is not frightened to speak out when he sees standards fall short - be it his own players, youth team coaches or even board members. He puts in everything for the cause and expects nothing less from others.

The truth is, and this is what hurts some, that many at the club cannot or do not want, to live by such exacting standards. They are comfortable in the less taxing way of life they have got used to. Paolo cannot stand this so bust ups occur and the mutterings start behind his back. But don't tell me the majority of the players are not behind him. For the past season and a half it has been a complete joy nearly every game watching Swindon players play with pride and commitment. They recognise that they have improved as individuals and as a team under his coaching ( I have spoken to players after matches home and away who acknowledge this and talk about the closeness of the squad under PDC)

As a fan watching for nearly twenty years, I enjoy my football now more than ever. I know that on Friday night I will see my beloved team put in every effort against Tranmere. Why? Because they play for a manager who will tolerate nothing less and who, whatever the result, will come over to us, the fans, after the game and thank us for the efforts and sacrifices we have made.

People have short memories. It has not always been like this. We should be grateful to have PDC at Swindon and should support what he is trying to do. I would love to see more open support from the club ( the new chairman seems to have gone AWOL and Watkins has disappeared since Wray left) but the rest of us can do our bit as always. Sing loud and proud on Friday night and every game and show our faith in the man who WILL lead us to back to back promotions.
Let's be clear, PDC does not have a daily moan. He speaks openly and honestly directly after the match on Saturday and the Adver rehash this for the following four days until he speaks again at his prematch press briefing on Thursday which gives the Adver it's Friday ammo. What is clear from his post match interviews is that his English is not perfect and often deteriorates as he becomes more animated. But these are minor details which we should all make allowances for. The substance of what he says is fascinating because it is raw, honest and passionate. We get a real insight of what goes on and if the truth is sometimes uncomfortable so be it. Let us never return to the platitudes and dull nothingness of so many previous managers - and indeed most managers at other clubs. Wray brought in PDC because he wanted restored the core values that every fan respects in a player - commitment, passion, fitness, desire. He got a man who embodied those attributes as a player and has continued to do so as a manager. He expects 100% professionalism from everybody at the club and is not frightened to speak out when he sees standards fall short - be it his own players, youth team coaches or even board members. He puts in everything for the cause and expects nothing less from others. The truth is, and this is what hurts some, that many at the club cannot or do not want, to live by such exacting standards. They are comfortable in the less taxing way of life they have got used to. Paolo cannot stand this so bust ups occur and the mutterings start behind his back. But don't tell me the majority of the players are not behind him. For the past season and a half it has been a complete joy nearly every game watching Swindon players play with pride and commitment. They recognise that they have improved as individuals and as a team under his coaching ( I have spoken to players after matches home and away who acknowledge this and talk about the closeness of the squad under PDC) As a fan watching for nearly twenty years, I enjoy my football now more than ever. I know that on Friday night I will see my beloved team put in every effort against Tranmere. Why? Because they play for a manager who will tolerate nothing less and who, whatever the result, will come over to us, the fans, after the game and thank us for the efforts and sacrifices we have made. People have short memories. It has not always been like this. We should be grateful to have PDC at Swindon and should support what he is trying to do. I would love to see more open support from the club ( the new chairman seems to have gone AWOL and Watkins has disappeared since Wray left) but the rest of us can do our bit as always. Sing loud and proud on Friday night and every game and show our faith in the man who WILL lead us to back to back promotions. fredi
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9:41am Mon 17 Dec 12

Haydonender says...

It seems more and more like the inevitable parting of the ways will be soon, probably at the end of the season. PDC clearly unhappy with various things since Wray left and I'm sure the board don't exactly love him.

Although I don't always agree with everything he says and the way he says things, I prefer PDC's open honesty to questions. Especially compared to Wilson and the players 'everything is fine' bull from the relegation season where there was clearly all sorts of problems in the dressing room and at the club but every interview claimed there were no problems.

The board and chairman have been completely silent over the last few months so at least we find out what is happening at the club from PDC. Clearly his straightforward style is not for everyone but I prefer it compared to what we have had in the past
It seems more and more like the inevitable parting of the ways will be soon, probably at the end of the season. PDC clearly unhappy with various things since Wray left and I'm sure the board don't exactly love him. Although I don't always agree with everything he says and the way he says things, I prefer PDC's open honesty to questions. Especially compared to Wilson and the players 'everything is fine' bull from the relegation season where there was clearly all sorts of problems in the dressing room and at the club but every interview claimed there were no problems. The board and chairman have been completely silent over the last few months so at least we find out what is happening at the club from PDC. Clearly his straightforward style is not for everyone but I prefer it compared to what we have had in the past Haydonender
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9:42am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

Don't disagree with those thoughts Wiz. There is another piece of the jigsaw that hasn't benn mentioned for a while. Ground redevelopment. At the last AGM at which I was present, JW said that work on the Town end would start next Summer. IF that is still the plan, money will have to be made available for that. Again though, we don't know what the plan is now for that aspect as we hear nothing from the board.
Don't disagree with those thoughts Wiz. There is another piece of the jigsaw that hasn't benn mentioned for a while. Ground redevelopment. At the last AGM at which I was present, JW said that work on the Town end would start next Summer. IF that is still the plan, money will have to be made available for that. Again though, we don't know what the plan is now for that aspect as we hear nothing from the board. Since 1950
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9:47am Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

fredi wrote:
Let's be clear, PDC does not have a daily moan. He speaks openly and honestly directly after the match on Saturday and the Adver rehash this for the following four days until he speaks again at his prematch press briefing on Thursday which gives the Adver it's Friday ammo. What is clear from his post match interviews is that his English is not perfect and often deteriorates as he becomes more animated. But these are minor details which we should all make allowances for. The substance of what he says is fascinating because it is raw, honest and passionate. We get a real insight of what goes on and if the truth is sometimes uncomfortable so be it. Let us never return to the platitudes and dull nothingness of so many previous managers - and indeed most managers at other clubs. Wray brought in PDC because he wanted restored the core values that every fan respects in a player - commitment, passion, fitness, desire. He got a man who embodied those attributes as a player and has continued to do so as a manager. He expects 100% professionalism from everybody at the club and is not frightened to speak out when he sees standards fall short - be it his own players, youth team coaches or even board members. He puts in everything for the cause and expects nothing less from others. The truth is, and this is what hurts some, that many at the club cannot or do not want, to live by such exacting standards. They are comfortable in the less taxing way of life they have got used to. Paolo cannot stand this so bust ups occur and the mutterings start behind his back. But don't tell me the majority of the players are not behind him. For the past season and a half it has been a complete joy nearly every game watching Swindon players play with pride and commitment. They recognise that they have improved as individuals and as a team under his coaching ( I have spoken to players after matches home and away who acknowledge this and talk about the closeness of the squad under PDC) As a fan watching for nearly twenty years, I enjoy my football now more than ever. I know that on Friday night I will see my beloved team put in every effort against Tranmere. Why? Because they play for a manager who will tolerate nothing less and who, whatever the result, will come over to us, the fans, after the game and thank us for the efforts and sacrifices we have made. People have short memories. It has not always been like this. We should be grateful to have PDC at Swindon and should support what he is trying to do. I would love to see more open support from the club ( the new chairman seems to have gone AWOL and Watkins has disappeared since Wray left) but the rest of us can do our bit as always. Sing loud and proud on Friday night and every game and show our faith in the man who WILL lead us to back to back promotions.
What a top post!
[quote][p][bold]fredi[/bold] wrote: Let's be clear, PDC does not have a daily moan. He speaks openly and honestly directly after the match on Saturday and the Adver rehash this for the following four days until he speaks again at his prematch press briefing on Thursday which gives the Adver it's Friday ammo. What is clear from his post match interviews is that his English is not perfect and often deteriorates as he becomes more animated. But these are minor details which we should all make allowances for. The substance of what he says is fascinating because it is raw, honest and passionate. We get a real insight of what goes on and if the truth is sometimes uncomfortable so be it. Let us never return to the platitudes and dull nothingness of so many previous managers - and indeed most managers at other clubs. Wray brought in PDC because he wanted restored the core values that every fan respects in a player - commitment, passion, fitness, desire. He got a man who embodied those attributes as a player and has continued to do so as a manager. He expects 100% professionalism from everybody at the club and is not frightened to speak out when he sees standards fall short - be it his own players, youth team coaches or even board members. He puts in everything for the cause and expects nothing less from others. The truth is, and this is what hurts some, that many at the club cannot or do not want, to live by such exacting standards. They are comfortable in the less taxing way of life they have got used to. Paolo cannot stand this so bust ups occur and the mutterings start behind his back. But don't tell me the majority of the players are not behind him. For the past season and a half it has been a complete joy nearly every game watching Swindon players play with pride and commitment. They recognise that they have improved as individuals and as a team under his coaching ( I have spoken to players after matches home and away who acknowledge this and talk about the closeness of the squad under PDC) As a fan watching for nearly twenty years, I enjoy my football now more than ever. I know that on Friday night I will see my beloved team put in every effort against Tranmere. Why? Because they play for a manager who will tolerate nothing less and who, whatever the result, will come over to us, the fans, after the game and thank us for the efforts and sacrifices we have made. People have short memories. It has not always been like this. We should be grateful to have PDC at Swindon and should support what he is trying to do. I would love to see more open support from the club ( the new chairman seems to have gone AWOL and Watkins has disappeared since Wray left) but the rest of us can do our bit as always. Sing loud and proud on Friday night and every game and show our faith in the man who WILL lead us to back to back promotions.[/p][/quote]What a top post! Since 1950
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10:04am Mon 17 Dec 12

Malkym says...

the wizard wrote:
Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.
Wow Wiz you are really cranking up your anti PdC vitriol by the day. As stated before I really do think you want him out, you are critical of him at every level - your rant about Bodin and the youth set up on the other thread is yet another example.

As others have said shouldn't we be grateful were not supporting Pox, Gas or Brizzle C - we're 5 points from top of the league with an injury ravaged squad, and two strikers who can't hit a cow's arse with a banjo and yet you're still not happy. It rather beggars belief IMO.

Give it a rest mate - its not only me now who are finding your tirade tiresome and after all isn't it the season of goodwill to all mankind? Or does your dislike of PdC exclude him from that fraternity?
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if you were to let the results and score sheet do all your talking for you, you may start to win back people who have become tired of your tirades and public humiliations of players. When in Rome do as the Romans, but when in Swindon, do as the the Swindonians. A lot can be stated by saying little.[/p][/quote]Wow Wiz you are really cranking up your anti PdC vitriol by the day. As stated before I really do think you want him out, you are critical of him at every level - your rant about Bodin and the youth set up on the other thread is yet another example. As others have said shouldn't we be grateful were not supporting Pox, Gas or Brizzle C - we're 5 points from top of the league with an injury ravaged squad, and two strikers who can't hit a cow's arse with a banjo and yet you're still not happy. It rather beggars belief IMO. Give it a rest mate - its not only me now who are finding your tirade tiresome and after all isn't it the season of goodwill to all mankind? Or does your dislike of PdC exclude him from that fraternity? Malkym
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10:16am Mon 17 Dec 12

KerroucheIsntOnFire says...

Paolo is the best thing to happen to this club in recent years, Cant believe how fickle some of you morons are, I love his honesty and openess - People moaning about the budget can i please just stress to you that our league 2 budget was lower than our budget in league 1 when we got relegated! This years budget is within the top 6 of the league and our league position reflects this! Paolo is getting the best out of these players, They are being treated as proffesionals and PLAYERS have for too long got away with taking the **** out of our club Ferry et al a few years back were simply picking up a wage and blowing it in old town! Paolos turned the club around in terms of fitness and professionalism. So what we've lost Caddis he was good going forward but suspect defensively! I would happily take Di canio over every single one of our players! We back this man we will get promoted! So what if he has a go at the board in the media! The openess from the club has gone since Wray departed and i want to know the things that go behind closed doors! Im glad he critices the players - how many of you get told your doing a **** job at work - Its what motivates you to either leave or do a better job! If the board want us to go up they will put more money in! If you are fed up of Paolo go support another team and settle for a dull lifeles managet who will get you nothing cough cough Mcghee and Bristol Rovers
Paolo is the best thing to happen to this club in recent years, Cant believe how fickle some of you morons are, I love his honesty and openess - People moaning about the budget can i please just stress to you that our league 2 budget was lower than our budget in league 1 when we got relegated! This years budget is within the top 6 of the league and our league position reflects this! Paolo is getting the best out of these players, They are being treated as proffesionals and PLAYERS have for too long got away with taking the **** out of our club Ferry et al a few years back were simply picking up a wage and blowing it in old town! Paolos turned the club around in terms of fitness and professionalism. So what we've lost Caddis he was good going forward but suspect defensively! I would happily take Di canio over every single one of our players! We back this man we will get promoted! So what if he has a go at the board in the media! The openess from the club has gone since Wray departed and i want to know the things that go behind closed doors! Im glad he critices the players - how many of you get told your doing a **** job at work - Its what motivates you to either leave or do a better job! If the board want us to go up they will put more money in! If you are fed up of Paolo go support another team and settle for a dull lifeles managet who will get you nothing cough cough Mcghee and Bristol Rovers KerroucheIsntOnFire
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10:27am Mon 17 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Malkym,

As I have said before, and again now, I have no problem with his coaching ability, and double underlined that yesterday with my support in our debate about Williams and Collins.

My issue with him, and I'm sure others are the same, is this continued issue of bringing his battles and opinions which should be kept either in the dressing room or board room into the public arena and carrying on doing the clubs laundry in the press.

No, I don't want him to go, and I've told you that before, but there is a time and place for everything and he has little perspective of this. Well actually I'm wrong, he does have perspective and is playing the dangerous game of politics in the public arena. he will either win or get his fingers burned badly. Trying to manipulate somebody out of a job is a dangerous business, and the board I suspect are taking advice before they do anything, which is why there has been no comment so far.
That is just my opinion, but I'll bet there are many who are of similar thoughts.

Is he a flawed genius, well certainly beginning to look like that, one half of me rather likes him, while the other half hates his politics, rants, raves and tirades, but then again which half of me is which, me being half Italian anyway. I see all this in the family on a regular basis, and it drives people apart.
Malkym, As I have said before, and again now, I have no problem with his coaching ability, and double underlined that yesterday with my support in our debate about Williams and Collins. My issue with him, and I'm sure others are the same, is this continued issue of bringing his battles and opinions which should be kept either in the dressing room or board room into the public arena and carrying on doing the clubs laundry in the press. No, I don't want him to go, and I've told you that before, but there is a time and place for everything and he has little perspective of this. Well actually I'm wrong, he does have perspective and is playing the dangerous game of politics in the public arena. he will either win or get his fingers burned badly. Trying to manipulate somebody out of a job is a dangerous business, and the board I suspect are taking advice before they do anything, which is why there has been no comment so far. That is just my opinion, but I'll bet there are many who are of similar thoughts. Is he a flawed genius, well certainly beginning to look like that, one half of me rather likes him, while the other half hates his politics, rants, raves and tirades, but then again which half of me is which, me being half Italian anyway. I see all this in the family on a regular basis, and it drives people apart. the wizard
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10:29am Mon 17 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

I admit to not having read all the above posts, however what is abundantly clear is that some of you want Paolo to NOT succeed at Swindon. SHAME ON YOU !
Some of you don't understand or realise what he has so far acheived , the same applies to someone on the board apparantly.
I have sometimes been critical of our manager, "You can't please all the people all the time " . However there are those here that will never be pleased.
We've had one promotion and a cup final and we are now on the brink of possibly another promotion. What do you people want ?
Argue yes he's had a big budget but what does that matter when he's successful ? There are clubs at a higher level that have had bigger budgets and massive failure , I name Pompey and Coventry as two big and classic examples, there are others.
If we were languishing near the bottom of the league I too would be critical but we aint doing too bad are we.
Sometimes our manager can be too outspoken but in this instance I am right with him, someone up there doesn't like him , he knows who it is but has so far declined to name and shame. I don't know if I'd be as restrained under the same circumstances.
For gods sake leave the man to do his job and stop being so bl00dy critical of someone so successful. At least HE is letting us know what is going on at the club unlike our new chairman who promised regular updates. In retrospect J.W should have stayed with the board in another capacity.
Keep going Paolo and get us that 2dn promotion and thank you for getting us that clinic in Italy.

Merry Christmas everyone !
I admit to not having read all the above posts, however what is abundantly clear is that some of you want Paolo to NOT succeed at Swindon. SHAME ON YOU ! Some of you don't understand or realise what he has so far acheived , the same applies to someone on the board apparantly. I have sometimes been critical of our manager, "You can't please all the people all the time " . However there are those here that will never be pleased. We've had one promotion and a cup final and we are now on the brink of possibly another promotion. What do you people want ? Argue yes he's had a big budget but what does that matter when he's successful ? There are clubs at a higher level that have had bigger budgets and massive failure , I name Pompey and Coventry as two big and classic examples, there are others. If we were languishing near the bottom of the league I too would be critical but we aint doing too bad are we. Sometimes our manager can be too outspoken but in this instance I am right with him, someone up there doesn't like him , he knows who it is but has so far declined to name and shame. I don't know if I'd be as restrained under the same circumstances. For gods sake leave the man to do his job and stop being so bl00dy critical of someone so successful. At least HE is letting us know what is going on at the club unlike our new chairman who promised regular updates. In retrospect J.W should have stayed with the board in another capacity. Keep going Paolo and get us that 2dn promotion and thank you for getting us that clinic in Italy. Merry Christmas everyone ! Stilloyal
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10:32am Mon 17 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Good post from fredi, although I don't necessarily agree with it all and I have to say that I'm not bothered about the Chairman being quiet on the PR front. I'd rather he got on with the job quietly and efiiciently in the background. He only needs to talk when there is something to say.
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For my money though, the club has been too quiet on the development front. We get tantalising morsels but they are never followed up with anything satisfying. Is it too much to ask the club to say "Our plans are A, B and C", we'd like to get started on ... but this is all dependent on X, Y and Z."?
Good post from fredi, although I don't necessarily agree with it all and I have to say that I'm not bothered about the Chairman being quiet on the PR front. I'd rather he got on with the job quietly and efiiciently in the background. He only needs to talk when there is something to say. . For my money though, the club has been too quiet on the development front. We get tantalising morsels but they are never followed up with anything satisfying. Is it too much to ask the club to say "Our plans are A, B and C", we'd like to get started on ... but this is all dependent on X, Y and Z."? Oi Den!
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10:32am Mon 17 Dec 12

lacey198 says...

Yawn.....looks like the oxford trolls are all over this today....Oooo get rid of paolo, trying to make the club more profession is wrong! Don't moan at anyone who isn't agreeing with the new professional attitude! Head back to your own site. Pdc has made massive difference to this club, the football is best ive seen in my 12 years going to games.... Yes he is having a go a bodin, so what maybe he isn't doing his job!!! All these "go talk to him" quotes, how exactly do you know he hasn't!!! So let's get a proper mentality and let the oxford scuz go back to their own site
Yawn.....looks like the oxford trolls are all over this today....Oooo get rid of paolo, trying to make the club more profession is wrong! Don't moan at anyone who isn't agreeing with the new professional attitude! Head back to your own site. Pdc has made massive difference to this club, the football is best ive seen in my 12 years going to games.... Yes he is having a go a bodin, so what maybe he isn't doing his job!!! All these "go talk to him" quotes, how exactly do you know he hasn't!!! So let's get a proper mentality and let the oxford scuz go back to their own site lacey198
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10:36am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Since 1950 wrote:
My take on the over-all situation with PDC is this. PDC has lost faith in the board and future plans since JW was ousted. He fears there will be no money to build in the Jan window. He is frustrated at the lack of communication. I sense the board would like rid of PDC but fear a fans back lash if they sack him at this stage of the season. For his part Paolo is saying he is here (only) for the fans and his players. No mention of his employers! Enjoy, if you do, Di Canios second half of the season. My feeling is he wont be here next.
Do you know what mate, i think you might have just smacked the nail on the head there........

Absolutely spot on IMHO......

Louis :-(((
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: My take on the over-all situation with PDC is this. PDC has lost faith in the board and future plans since JW was ousted. He fears there will be no money to build in the Jan window. He is frustrated at the lack of communication. I sense the board would like rid of PDC but fear a fans back lash if they sack him at this stage of the season. For his part Paolo is saying he is here (only) for the fans and his players. No mention of his employers! Enjoy, if you do, Di Canios second half of the season. My feeling is he wont be here next.[/p][/quote]Do you know what mate, i think you might have just smacked the nail on the head there........ Absolutely spot on IMHO...... Louis :-((( louiscassius
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10:41am Mon 17 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

I admit to not having read all the above posts, however what is abundantly clear is that some of you want Paolo to NOT succeed at Swindon. SHAME ON YOU !
Some of you don't understand or realise what he has so far acheived , the same applies to someone on the board apparantly.
I have sometimes been critical of our manager, "You can't please all the people all the time " . However there are those here that will never be pleased.
We've had one promotion and a cup final and we are now on the brink of possibly another promotion. What do you people want ?
Argue yes he's had a big budget but what does that matter when he's successful ? There are clubs at a higher level that have had bigger budgets and massive failure , I name Pompey and Coventry as two big and classic examples, there are others.
If we were languishing near the bottom of the league I too would be critical but we aint doing too bad are we.
Sometimes our manager can be too outspoken but in this instance I am right with him, someone up there doesn't like him , he knows who it is but has so far declined to name and shame. I don't know if I'd be as restrained under the same circumstances.
For gods sake leave the man to do his job and stop being so bl00dy critical of someone so successful. At least HE is letting us know what is going on at the club unlike our new chairman who promised regular updates. In retrospect J.W should have stayed with the board in another capacity.
Keep going Paolo and get us that 2dn promotion and thank you for getting us that clinic in Italy.

Merry Christmas everyone !
I admit to not having read all the above posts, however what is abundantly clear is that some of you want Paolo to NOT succeed at Swindon. SHAME ON YOU ! Some of you don't understand or realise what he has so far acheived , the same applies to someone on the board apparantly. I have sometimes been critical of our manager, "You can't please all the people all the time " . However there are those here that will never be pleased. We've had one promotion and a cup final and we are now on the brink of possibly another promotion. What do you people want ? Argue yes he's had a big budget but what does that matter when he's successful ? There are clubs at a higher level that have had bigger budgets and massive failure , I name Pompey and Coventry as two big and classic examples, there are others. If we were languishing near the bottom of the league I too would be critical but we aint doing too bad are we. Sometimes our manager can be too outspoken but in this instance I am right with him, someone up there doesn't like him , he knows who it is but has so far declined to name and shame. I don't know if I'd be as restrained under the same circumstances. For gods sake leave the man to do his job and stop being so bl00dy critical of someone so successful. At least HE is letting us know what is going on at the club unlike our new chairman who promised regular updates. In retrospect J.W should have stayed with the board in another capacity. Keep going Paolo and get us that 2dn promotion and thank you for getting us that clinic in Italy. Merry Christmas everyone ! Stilloyal
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10:43am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

SirReg wrote:
It is true that PDC will stay as long as results are acceptable even if his behaviour is awful. But he has made enemies and he won't be given much time or leeway when our fortunes take a dip.

An intelligent person does not trash his employers and colleagues in pubic.

I wonder how many of the PDC worshippers have read his authobiography: a fascinating tale of a man who has left a trail of damaged relationships and made few friends in the game.

The funny thing is that despite the many fall-outs (where he is the common denominator) he is never wrong, never sorry. It's always someone else's fault.

His flaws outweighed his talent as a player, stopping him reaching the top at club and international level. The same seems to be happening in his managerial career, which has been brief and unexceptional.

The saddest thing is he really thinks he's bigger than our club. And some of our fans seem to agree.
I think you could have a point in some of what you mentioned in your post.

However, to say ' The saddest thing is he really thinks he's bigger than our club. And some of our fans seem to agree' is just unfounded and a nasty comment to fans who pay good well earned money to watch their childhood team play football week in, week out.

I think the world of PDC and what he's achieved in his time at the Club, but i would drop him like a bad habit if i had to choose between him and our beloved STFC!!!

Club always comes first and all fans know that!!

Its ok to have different opinions....and view them on here, you dont have to slag others off because they dont think the same as yourself.....

Lets try and get back onto football and talk about Fridays game against Tranmere.....

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]SirReg[/bold] wrote: It is true that PDC will stay as long as results are acceptable even if his behaviour is awful. But he has made enemies and he won't be given much time or leeway when our fortunes take a dip. An intelligent person does not trash his employers and colleagues in pubic. I wonder how many of the PDC worshippers have read his authobiography: a fascinating tale of a man who has left a trail of damaged relationships and made few friends in the game. The funny thing is that despite the many fall-outs (where he is the common denominator) he is never wrong, never sorry. It's always someone else's fault. His flaws outweighed his talent as a player, stopping him reaching the top at club and international level. The same seems to be happening in his managerial career, which has been brief and unexceptional. The saddest thing is he really thinks he's bigger than our club. And some of our fans seem to agree.[/p][/quote]I think you could have a point in some of what you mentioned in your post. However, to say ' The saddest thing is he really thinks he's bigger than our club. And some of our fans seem to agree' is just unfounded and a nasty comment to fans who pay good well earned money to watch their childhood team play football week in, week out. I think the world of PDC and what he's achieved in his time at the Club, but i would drop him like a bad habit if i had to choose between him and our beloved STFC!!! Club always comes first and all fans know that!! Its ok to have different opinions....and view them on here, you dont have to slag others off because they dont think the same as yourself..... Lets try and get back onto football and talk about Fridays game against Tranmere..... Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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10:48am Mon 17 Dec 12

jamesturner says...

With the New Year around the corner this is the ideal time to cancel the Adver so i don't have to read the rantings and ravings of Di Canio.I am sure we all have all had enough of his will he stay will he go etc.
I for one have better things to do with my time.I wish you all a Merry Christmas and peace and quiet from the County Ground.
With the New Year around the corner this is the ideal time to cancel the Adver so i don't have to read the rantings and ravings of Di Canio.I am sure we all have all had enough of his will he stay will he go etc. I for one have better things to do with my time.I wish you all a Merry Christmas and peace and quiet from the County Ground. jamesturner
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10:52am Mon 17 Dec 12

Malkym says...

FREDI- take a bow, excellent post and sums up my thoughts well - Wiz please read Fredi's post I can't better it as a response to you.
FREDI- take a bow, excellent post and sums up my thoughts well - Wiz please read Fredi's post I can't better it as a response to you. Malkym
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10:54am Mon 17 Dec 12

sagadude says...

The truth is, we all want PDC with his passion to shut up and be like Uwe Rosler, Mark Robins and Ronnie Moore who shut everybody up by producing the results without press tirades!
The truth is, we all want PDC with his passion to shut up and be like Uwe Rosler, Mark Robins and Ronnie Moore who shut everybody up by producing the results without press tirades! sagadude
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11:01am Mon 17 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

Stilloyal wrote:
I admit to not having read all the above posts, however what is abundantly clear is that some of you want Paolo to NOT succeed at Swindon. SHAME ON YOU ! Some of you don't understand or realise what he has so far acheived , the same applies to someone on the board apparantly. I have sometimes been critical of our manager, "You can't please all the people all the time " . However there are those here that will never be pleased. We've had one promotion and a cup final and we are now on the brink of possibly another promotion. What do you people want ? Argue yes he's had a big budget but what does that matter when he's successful ? There are clubs at a higher level that have had bigger budgets and massive failure , I name Pompey and Coventry as two big and classic examples, there are others. If we were languishing near the bottom of the league I too would be critical but we aint doing too bad are we. Sometimes our manager can be too outspoken but in this instance I am right with him, someone up there doesn't like him , he knows who it is but has so far declined to name and shame. I don't know if I'd be as restrained under the same circumstances. For gods sake leave the man to do his job and stop being so bl00dy critical of someone so successful. At least HE is letting us know what is going on at the club unlike our new chairman who promised regular updates. In retrospect J.W should have stayed with the board in another capacity. Keep going Paolo and get us that 2dn promotion and thank you for getting us that clinic in Italy. Merry Christmas everyone !
OOPS , Sorry , having now read the earlier thread anbout the youth system I understand it's not a board member that is anti Poalo. The culprit is none other than Town legend Paul Bodin.
I have myself been critical of the youth set up here in the past , too many promising players not making it etc.
I said or rather asked last week that someone would be leaving "Paolo or Bodin ?" it now looks certain that the writing is on the wall for the latter.
I was a fan of Bodin as a player and having met him a couple of times like him as a person . However he is not doing our youth system justice so I agree he must make way for someone that can do the job properly.
I agree with Paolo's remarks about Crewe, for years they have developed great young players.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: I admit to not having read all the above posts, however what is abundantly clear is that some of you want Paolo to NOT succeed at Swindon. SHAME ON YOU ! Some of you don't understand or realise what he has so far acheived , the same applies to someone on the board apparantly. I have sometimes been critical of our manager, "You can't please all the people all the time " . However there are those here that will never be pleased. We've had one promotion and a cup final and we are now on the brink of possibly another promotion. What do you people want ? Argue yes he's had a big budget but what does that matter when he's successful ? There are clubs at a higher level that have had bigger budgets and massive failure , I name Pompey and Coventry as two big and classic examples, there are others. If we were languishing near the bottom of the league I too would be critical but we aint doing too bad are we. Sometimes our manager can be too outspoken but in this instance I am right with him, someone up there doesn't like him , he knows who it is but has so far declined to name and shame. I don't know if I'd be as restrained under the same circumstances. For gods sake leave the man to do his job and stop being so bl00dy critical of someone so successful. At least HE is letting us know what is going on at the club unlike our new chairman who promised regular updates. In retrospect J.W should have stayed with the board in another capacity. Keep going Paolo and get us that 2dn promotion and thank you for getting us that clinic in Italy. Merry Christmas everyone ![/p][/quote]OOPS , Sorry , having now read the earlier thread anbout the youth system I understand it's not a board member that is anti Poalo. The culprit is none other than Town legend Paul Bodin. I have myself been critical of the youth set up here in the past , too many promising players not making it etc. I said or rather asked last week that someone would be leaving "Paolo or Bodin ?" it now looks certain that the writing is on the wall for the latter. I was a fan of Bodin as a player and having met him a couple of times like him as a person . However he is not doing our youth system justice so I agree he must make way for someone that can do the job properly. I agree with Paolo's remarks about Crewe, for years they have developed great young players. Stilloyal
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11:08am Mon 17 Dec 12

MITTED says...

It's about time our salaried new chairman actually earned his money and displayed some of his supposed diplomatic skills because he obviously hasn't so far! Sort it Sir William and do it now!
In Paulo we trust.
COYR.
It's about time our salaried new chairman actually earned his money and displayed some of his supposed diplomatic skills because he obviously hasn't so far! Sort it Sir William and do it now! In Paulo we trust. COYR. MITTED
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11:08am Mon 17 Dec 12

graham81 says...

Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?
Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday? graham81
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11:16am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Since 1950 wrote:
fredi wrote:
Let's be clear, PDC does not have a daily moan. He speaks openly and honestly directly after the match on Saturday and the Adver rehash this for the following four days until he speaks again at his prematch press briefing on Thursday which gives the Adver it's Friday ammo. What is clear from his post match interviews is that his English is not perfect and often deteriorates as he becomes more animated. But these are minor details which we should all make allowances for. The substance of what he says is fascinating because it is raw, honest and passionate. We get a real insight of what goes on and if the truth is sometimes uncomfortable so be it. Let us never return to the platitudes and dull nothingness of so many previous managers - and indeed most managers at other clubs. Wray brought in PDC because he wanted restored the core values that every fan respects in a player - commitment, passion, fitness, desire. He got a man who embodied those attributes as a player and has continued to do so as a manager. He expects 100% professionalism from everybody at the club and is not frightened to speak out when he sees standards fall short - be it his own players, youth team coaches or even board members. He puts in everything for the cause and expects nothing less from others. The truth is, and this is what hurts some, that many at the club cannot or do not want, to live by such exacting standards. They are comfortable in the less taxing way of life they have got used to. Paolo cannot stand this so bust ups occur and the mutterings start behind his back. But don't tell me the majority of the players are not behind him. For the past season and a half it has been a complete joy nearly every game watching Swindon players play with pride and commitment. They recognise that they have improved as individuals and as a team under his coaching ( I have spoken to players after matches home and away who acknowledge this and talk about the closeness of the squad under PDC) As a fan watching for nearly twenty years, I enjoy my football now more than ever. I know that on Friday night I will see my beloved team put in every effort against Tranmere. Why? Because they play for a manager who will tolerate nothing less and who, whatever the result, will come over to us, the fans, after the game and thank us for the efforts and sacrifices we have made. People have short memories. It has not always been like this. We should be grateful to have PDC at Swindon and should support what he is trying to do. I would love to see more open support from the club ( the new chairman seems to have gone AWOL and Watkins has disappeared since Wray left) but the rest of us can do our bit as always. Sing loud and proud on Friday night and every game and show our faith in the man who WILL lead us to back to back promotions.
What a top post!
Oh my god!!!

Best post for ages!!!!

COYR'sssssssssssssss
ss

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredi[/bold] wrote: Let's be clear, PDC does not have a daily moan. He speaks openly and honestly directly after the match on Saturday and the Adver rehash this for the following four days until he speaks again at his prematch press briefing on Thursday which gives the Adver it's Friday ammo. What is clear from his post match interviews is that his English is not perfect and often deteriorates as he becomes more animated. But these are minor details which we should all make allowances for. The substance of what he says is fascinating because it is raw, honest and passionate. We get a real insight of what goes on and if the truth is sometimes uncomfortable so be it. Let us never return to the platitudes and dull nothingness of so many previous managers - and indeed most managers at other clubs. Wray brought in PDC because he wanted restored the core values that every fan respects in a player - commitment, passion, fitness, desire. He got a man who embodied those attributes as a player and has continued to do so as a manager. He expects 100% professionalism from everybody at the club and is not frightened to speak out when he sees standards fall short - be it his own players, youth team coaches or even board members. He puts in everything for the cause and expects nothing less from others. The truth is, and this is what hurts some, that many at the club cannot or do not want, to live by such exacting standards. They are comfortable in the less taxing way of life they have got used to. Paolo cannot stand this so bust ups occur and the mutterings start behind his back. But don't tell me the majority of the players are not behind him. For the past season and a half it has been a complete joy nearly every game watching Swindon players play with pride and commitment. They recognise that they have improved as individuals and as a team under his coaching ( I have spoken to players after matches home and away who acknowledge this and talk about the closeness of the squad under PDC) As a fan watching for nearly twenty years, I enjoy my football now more than ever. I know that on Friday night I will see my beloved team put in every effort against Tranmere. Why? Because they play for a manager who will tolerate nothing less and who, whatever the result, will come over to us, the fans, after the game and thank us for the efforts and sacrifices we have made. People have short memories. It has not always been like this. We should be grateful to have PDC at Swindon and should support what he is trying to do. I would love to see more open support from the club ( the new chairman seems to have gone AWOL and Watkins has disappeared since Wray left) but the rest of us can do our bit as always. Sing loud and proud on Friday night and every game and show our faith in the man who WILL lead us to back to back promotions.[/p][/quote]What a top post![/p][/quote]Oh my god!!! Best post for ages!!!! COYR'sssssssssssssss ss Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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11:18am Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

graham81 wrote:
Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?
No its not mate :-(
[quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?[/p][/quote]No its not mate :-( louiscassius
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11:30am Mon 17 Dec 12

CraftyPig says...

louiscassius wrote:
Prediction League Oldham V STFC

I would just like to say to

'Crafty Pig'

Well done....Oh my god!!!

He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats...

Its scarey!!!

Well done anyway......

Louis :-)))
Thank Louis, just my lucky day I guess. Shame I didn't have any money on it!

PDC does split opinion among the fan base but you also have to consider that having him as a manager probably attracts a higher than average number of trolls to the site that like to wind it up!

For me I wouldn't want to go back and every time he blows his top in public I think it reduces the chances of another club poaching him which is an added bonus!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Prediction League Oldham V STFC I would just like to say to 'Crafty Pig' Well done....Oh my god!!! He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats... Its scarey!!! Well done anyway...... Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]Thank Louis, just my lucky day I guess. Shame I didn't have any money on it! PDC does split opinion among the fan base but you also have to consider that having him as a manager probably attracts a higher than average number of trolls to the site that like to wind it up! For me I wouldn't want to go back and every time he blows his top in public I think it reduces the chances of another club poaching him which is an added bonus! CraftyPig
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11:45am Mon 17 Dec 12

Roy Carter says...

“You have to be mad if you don’t love Paolo Di Canio"

I am not mad, I love Paolo Di Canio and I can't wait for Friday night's game, and to see him in action in the flesh again.

As long as we are progressing as a team, he can say what he wants.
“You have to be mad if you don’t love Paolo Di Canio" I am not mad, I love Paolo Di Canio and I can't wait for Friday night's game, and to see him in action in the flesh again. As long as we are progressing as a team, he can say what he wants. Roy Carter
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11:49am Mon 17 Dec 12

eastmidsred says...

The problem appears to me to be the so called Chief Executive and not Pdc or the Board. If Watkins has not disappeared, as has been said, then he's certainly invisible!
It seems as though Pdc has no working relationship with him. In most clubs and businesses it is the Chief Executive who
is the 'bridge' to the Board and line manager of the Coach. Instead there seems to be a vacuum at Swindon now that JW is no longer there. Sir Bill needs to get this sorted. Either get rid of Watkins or do what JW did and fill the gap. Clearly the Board don't want the Chairman to do this but there seems to be something wrong at the moment and it has to be fixed asap.
The problem appears to me to be the so called Chief Executive and not Pdc or the Board. If Watkins has not disappeared, as has been said, then he's certainly invisible! It seems as though Pdc has no working relationship with him. In most clubs and businesses it is the Chief Executive who is the 'bridge' to the Board and line manager of the Coach. Instead there seems to be a vacuum at Swindon now that JW is no longer there. Sir Bill needs to get this sorted. Either get rid of Watkins or do what JW did and fill the gap. Clearly the Board don't want the Chairman to do this but there seems to be something wrong at the moment and it has to be fixed asap. eastmidsred
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11:53am Mon 17 Dec 12

LegendSTFC says...

Wow, the haters are out this morning.

He really can't do anything right at the moment can he?

Are there really people here that do not want Paolo to succeed with the Town? I can hardly believe it.

Having grown up watching Paolo in the Premier League, getting him to become Town manager was massive.

If he leaves, he leaves. He won't leave for a club that will be battling relegation in the Championship, that is clear.

Wherever he goes I will watch closely, because as a man and a manager, he is a top bloke. I remember sitting with him in a pub in Old Town and chatting about how bad we were the previous season, who was good and who was bad etc, 45 minutes later I thought I had better leave him in peace with his staff, but a friendlier bunch of people you could not ask to meet.

Paolo, you have pleased me and I am sure you have pleased 90% of the people who come to watch STFC week in week out.

COYR
Wow, the haters are out this morning. He really can't do anything right at the moment can he? Are there really people here that do not want Paolo to succeed with the Town? I can hardly believe it. Having grown up watching Paolo in the Premier League, getting him to become Town manager was massive. If he leaves, he leaves. He won't leave for a club that will be battling relegation in the Championship, that is clear. Wherever he goes I will watch closely, because as a man and a manager, he is a top bloke. I remember sitting with him in a pub in Old Town and chatting about how bad we were the previous season, who was good and who was bad etc, 45 minutes later I thought I had better leave him in peace with his staff, but a friendlier bunch of people you could not ask to meet. Paolo, you have pleased me and I am sure you have pleased 90% of the people who come to watch STFC week in week out. COYR LegendSTFC
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11:54am Mon 17 Dec 12

newburymike says...

louiscassius wrote:
Prediction League Oldham V STFC

I would just like to say to

'Crafty Pig'

Well done....Oh my god!!!

He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats...

Its scarey!!!

Well done anyway......

Louis :-)))
Oh no, that's my nephew, he must be catching me up fast now!!!!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Prediction League Oldham V STFC I would just like to say to 'Crafty Pig' Well done....Oh my god!!! He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats... Its scarey!!! Well done anyway...... Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]Oh no, that's my nephew, he must be catching me up fast now!!!! newburymike
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11:57am Mon 17 Dec 12

graham81 says...

louiscassius wrote:
graham81 wrote:
Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?
No its not mate :-(
Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?[/p][/quote]No its not mate :-([/p][/quote]Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there. graham81
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12:08pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

Same argument every week it seems. Literally the same argument. Paolo should shut up... Paolo should say what he wants... Bring back anyone but Paolo.... Paolo forever... Doesn't matter what he's said the same **** gets posted on here.

For what it's worth I think he's been great for the club, doesn't mean I reckon he's done everything right or is beyond criticism, far from it. But we're not in a bad position, and until the board see fit to change their man, I'll be behind him.
Same argument every week it seems. Literally the same argument. Paolo should shut up... Paolo should say what he wants... Bring back anyone but Paolo.... Paolo forever... Doesn't matter what he's said the same **** gets posted on here. For what it's worth I think he's been great for the club, doesn't mean I reckon he's done everything right or is beyond criticism, far from it. But we're not in a bad position, and until the board see fit to change their man, I'll be behind him. Swindon1984
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12:19pm Mon 17 Dec 12

donaldslovechild says...

Unbelievable! One tirade after another, again and again. No I'm not talking about Paolo I'm referring to TheWizard (no giant ego there) et al, who so like the sound of their own voices that they devote half of their lives undermining the best thing to happen to this club in 20 years. Paolo is actually achieving something here despite the band of raving hypocrits that seem intent on dragging him down. Oops ranting!!!
Unbelievable! One tirade after another, again and again. No I'm not talking about Paolo I'm referring to TheWizard (no giant ego there) et al, who so like the sound of their own voices that they devote half of their lives undermining the best thing to happen to this club in 20 years. Paolo is actually achieving something here despite the band of raving hypocrits that seem intent on dragging him down. Oops ranting!!! donaldslovechild
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12:23pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Devon Red says...

A lot of speculation on here today.
Until our beloved club get the PR side of things right there is always going to be a wide range of differing views from fans. I can see both sides of the various debates above and until someone at the CG sorts out the very poor communication arrangements they will no doubt continue.
I guess its early days for Patey to actually show he is doing something for his money but it would be nice to have some communication from the club. Whilst PDC's comments are always "interesting" it would be nice for the Club to have another source of information we can tap into. I know the JayWray thing has been done to death on here but he really is sadly missed.
Is Watkins still at the club ?
A lot of speculation on here today. Until our beloved club get the PR side of things right there is always going to be a wide range of differing views from fans. I can see both sides of the various debates above and until someone at the CG sorts out the very poor communication arrangements they will no doubt continue. I guess its early days for Patey to actually show he is doing something for his money but it would be nice to have some communication from the club. Whilst PDC's comments are always "interesting" it would be nice for the Club to have another source of information we can tap into. I know the JayWray thing has been done to death on here but he really is sadly missed. Is Watkins still at the club ? Devon Red
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12:31pm Mon 17 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Fredi top post, brightened my day along with the mother in law leaving this am!

I have no "inside knowledge" or "close source" but I believe SWP was brought in by Black to try and get further investment into the club, to stop AB from having to fund it all himself.

Den, I believe this is the reason we haven't heard anymore about the redevelopment. Won't until they are sure they have the money. Also unless I've missed it have we actually got planning permission for the redevelopment?

On Paolo's public outbursts. I like many would rather he didn't but I do see this as a negotiation tactic with the board based on his extremely high standards. The nonsense peddled about Paolo only doing it by a big budget is ridiculous when the accounts show our budget this year was the same the year we were relegated under Wilson. I'll ask Santa for a Christmas wish that people stop peddling this nonsense.

Having looked at our Christmas fixtures, nothing to fear (as in whole division). Still 5 points off the top expecting a string of good results following on from Saturday. If we are odds against versus Tranmere fill your Christmas boots.

Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. (Isn't he already)?! Build a statue of him when he takes us into the Premiership. Off with Grim to the bookies at the end of the season.
Fredi top post, brightened my day along with the mother in law leaving this am! I have no "inside knowledge" or "close source" but I believe SWP was brought in by Black to try and get further investment into the club, to stop AB from having to fund it all himself. Den, I believe this is the reason we haven't heard anymore about the redevelopment. Won't until they are sure they have the money. Also unless I've missed it have we actually got planning permission for the redevelopment? On Paolo's public outbursts. I like many would rather he didn't but I do see this as a negotiation tactic with the board based on his extremely high standards. The nonsense peddled about Paolo only doing it by a big budget is ridiculous when the accounts show our budget this year was the same the year we were relegated under Wilson. I'll ask Santa for a Christmas wish that people stop peddling this nonsense. Having looked at our Christmas fixtures, nothing to fear (as in whole division). Still 5 points off the top expecting a string of good results following on from Saturday. If we are odds against versus Tranmere fill your Christmas boots. Back to back to back promotions coming. Watching the birth of a managerial legend. (Isn't he already)?! Build a statue of him when he takes us into the Premiership. Off with Grim to the bookies at the end of the season. dreamofacleansheet2
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12:49pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

It was always going to be a rollercoaster with Paolo, but cannot be argued that we are in a far better position than when he joined, all credit to him and I hope he's here for a long time to come.

Wray seemed to keep things in check, the 'rants' seem to be on the increase since he left.

I've no need to hear from the board on a daily basis but from time to time an update would be useful. Particularly ground redevelopment and youth team situation could do with some sort of update.

Is SWP still here has he been at games or made comments I've heard nothing since his first week ot two, or is he frantically working away behind the scenes? Could be the calm before the storm but hopefully he or someone senior will feel inclined to share some views in the near future.
It was always going to be a rollercoaster with Paolo, but cannot be argued that we are in a far better position than when he joined, all credit to him and I hope he's here for a long time to come. Wray seemed to keep things in check, the 'rants' seem to be on the increase since he left. I've no need to hear from the board on a daily basis but from time to time an update would be useful. Particularly ground redevelopment and youth team situation could do with some sort of update. Is SWP still here has he been at games or made comments I've heard nothing since his first week ot two, or is he frantically working away behind the scenes? Could be the calm before the storm but hopefully he or someone senior will feel inclined to share some views in the near future. Wilesy
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12:57pm Mon 17 Dec 12

the don69 says...

Paolo really loves all this confrontation and the headlines!think he hates it when nothing's being said and it's boring,well can we have a nice quiet Christmas Paolo?with a few wins and no confrontation,before it all kicks off again in the new year!Happy Christmas to all posters for or against our Paolo and bring on the league leaders Friday,lets ave em!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paolo really loves all this confrontation and the headlines!think he hates it when nothing's being said and it's boring,well can we have a nice quiet Christmas Paolo?with a few wins and no confrontation,before it all kicks off again in the new year!Happy Christmas to all posters for or against our Paolo and bring on the league leaders Friday,lets ave em!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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1:06pm Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

graham81 wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
graham81 wrote:
Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?
No its not mate :-(
Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.
I know Gray,

I would have loved to have watched this on tele over a couple of beers....

But i suppose i have to listen to it on the radio.....

COYR'ssssss

4 - 1 the Town on Friday......

Here's fingers crossed, oh and toes....lol

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?[/p][/quote]No its not mate :-([/p][/quote]Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.[/p][/quote]I know Gray, I would have loved to have watched this on tele over a couple of beers.... But i suppose i have to listen to it on the radio..... COYR'ssssss 4 - 1 the Town on Friday...... Here's fingers crossed, oh and toes....lol Louis :-)))) louiscassius
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1:07pm Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

newburymike wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Prediction League Oldham V STFC

I would just like to say to

'Crafty Pig'

Well done....Oh my god!!!

He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats...

Its scarey!!!

Well done anyway......

Louis :-)))
Oh no, that's my nephew, he must be catching me up fast now!!!!
Honestly mate,

Amazing stuff. I only checked the first five....didnt look at the others....he could have aced the lot!!!

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]newburymike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Prediction League Oldham V STFC I would just like to say to 'Crafty Pig' Well done....Oh my god!!! He must have a super natural ability or something, go check out his predictions compared to BBC Sports stats... Its scarey!!! Well done anyway...... Louis :-)))[/p][/quote]Oh no, that's my nephew, he must be catching me up fast now!!!![/p][/quote]Honestly mate, Amazing stuff. I only checked the first five....didnt look at the others....he could have aced the lot!!! Louis :-))) louiscassius
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1:19pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month.

I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for....
I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month. I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for.... Is that you Lovesey
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1:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month.

I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for....
I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month. I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for.... Is that you Lovesey
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1:29pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

I really am at a loss to understand what some so called fans are after, PdC sacked? The board sell the club?

Over the last 18 mths, PdC with the boards backing, have turned us in to a championship chasing team after a dire relegation season,

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
I really am at a loss to understand what some so called fans are after, PdC sacked? The board sell the club? Over the last 18 mths, PdC with the boards backing, have turned us in to a championship chasing team after a dire relegation season, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? Davidsyrett
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1:30pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month.

I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for....
Well said Lovesey,
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month. I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for....[/p][/quote]Well said Lovesey, Davidsyrett
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1:35pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

Ronnie Lonsdale wrote:
The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is
Come on the Ronnie, what would you like to happen? Are we under achieving? Do you think we should be 20 points clear at the top otherwise sack the manager? Shall we get in Mark Mcghee? Hear he's going cheap! I can only imagine you don't attend the CG that regularly,
[quote][p][bold]Ronnie Lonsdale[/bold] wrote: The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is[/p][/quote]Come on the Ronnie, what would you like to happen? Are we under achieving? Do you think we should be 20 points clear at the top otherwise sack the manager? Shall we get in Mark Mcghee? Hear he's going cheap! I can only imagine you don't attend the CG that regularly, Davidsyrett
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1:39pm Mon 17 Dec 12

twasadawf says...

Guess the betting shops have closed the book on pdc going before the seasons finished
Guess the betting shops have closed the book on pdc going before the seasons finished twasadawf
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1:41pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month. I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for....
Agree with your opening comments.
Second part begs the question Lovesey. Why was he (Sir WP)brought here in the first place? If it was just to attract investment he could have come in as an advisor or similar. Did we have to see JW exit for that to happen? We never hear from the bloke and he is hardly an ever present at the CG. Nick Watkins has gone very quiet also. At least he had things to say along with JW. Like I said, earlier. Their silence is deafening! That's the real worry for me.
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: I have been supporting the Town long enough to know when we have a decent manager or not.... and I have not felt this way about going to watch our club for a very very long time. We have passion excitement, an unpredictable manager who expects and demands the players give their all. Whats not to like, we play well, have the best squad that we have had for many a year. My only worry is what Mr Blacks thoughts are and where he wants this to go. Sir WP is clearly not at the club on a regu;lar basis, but he is probably brokering whatever finance deal he was bought in to broker, because I dont think he was bought in to run the club 1.5days a month. I love having Paolo here and when he goes and we are stuck with another Malpass or Wilson type manager just remember what you wished for....[/p][/quote]Agree with your opening comments. Second part begs the question Lovesey. Why was he (Sir WP)brought here in the first place? If it was just to attract investment he could have come in as an advisor or similar. Did we have to see JW exit for that to happen? We never hear from the bloke and he is hardly an ever present at the CG. Nick Watkins has gone very quiet also. At least he had things to say along with JW. Like I said, earlier. Their silence is deafening! That's the real worry for me. Since 1950
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1:43pm Mon 17 Dec 12

RamsburyRed says...

I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.
I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward. RamsburyRed
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1:51pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.
I would guess that's the case, JW was set in stone on the redevelopment but I could never understand how it could be cost effective. I have banged on about this for ages but to me the only way forward is a new stadium.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.[/p][/quote]I would guess that's the case, JW was set in stone on the redevelopment but I could never understand how it could be cost effective. I have banged on about this for ages but to me the only way forward is a new stadium. Davidsyrett
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1:53pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Lambourn Red says...

There are certain individuals on here who have a political agenda against PDC they know who they are and are clearly revelling in all this. Part of me thinks that he does go over the top at times but one thing is clear to me that he wants the best for this club and if that means he has his say in how the Academy is structured then let the man do it. The last 18 months have been the best supporting Town since the Hoddle days and anyone who wants to go back to the Paul Hart, Andy King etc eras is clearly more insane than PDC. There is obviously a character clash between PDC and Bodin which needs sorting out which if that means that Paul Bodin is a casualty then so be it, he has been a great servant and although I hope it does not come to that it has to be Bodin going every time.
There are certain individuals on here who have a political agenda against PDC they know who they are and are clearly revelling in all this. Part of me thinks that he does go over the top at times but one thing is clear to me that he wants the best for this club and if that means he has his say in how the Academy is structured then let the man do it. The last 18 months have been the best supporting Town since the Hoddle days and anyone who wants to go back to the Paul Hart, Andy King etc eras is clearly more insane than PDC. There is obviously a character clash between PDC and Bodin which needs sorting out which if that means that Paul Bodin is a casualty then so be it, he has been a great servant and although I hope it does not come to that it has to be Bodin going every time. Lambourn Red
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2:12pm Mon 17 Dec 12

graham81 says...

louiscassius wrote:
graham81 wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
graham81 wrote:
Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?
No its not mate :-(
Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.
I know Gray,

I would have loved to have watched this on tele over a couple of beers....

But i suppose i have to listen to it on the radio.....

COYR'ssssss

4 - 1 the Town on Friday......

Here's fingers crossed, oh and toes....lol

Louis :-))))
Yes my thoughts exactly. You still up in London?
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?[/p][/quote]No its not mate :-([/p][/quote]Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.[/p][/quote]I know Gray, I would have loved to have watched this on tele over a couple of beers.... But i suppose i have to listen to it on the radio..... COYR'ssssss 4 - 1 the Town on Friday...... Here's fingers crossed, oh and toes....lol Louis :-))))[/p][/quote]Yes my thoughts exactly. You still up in London? graham81
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2:23pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
I really am at a loss to understand what some so called fans are after, PdC sacked? The board sell the club?

Over the last 18 mths, PdC with the boards backing, have turned us in to a championship chasing team after a dire relegation season,

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
Nothing with what you have said except for the Board being continually "swiped" at by PDC.

This cannot and will not continue.

I like the majority of Town fans just hope that PDC and the Board can call a kind of truce otherwise I feel the worst.

Great Manager, one of the best and most enjoyable but the Board have backed him financially and he is ultimately responsible for the players he has brought in. We have gone through quite a few !!
However this has been down to the Board and particular the investment.

.......Not comfortable at present but on the field loving every minute.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: I really am at a loss to understand what some so called fans are after, PdC sacked? The board sell the club? Over the last 18 mths, PdC with the boards backing, have turned us in to a championship chasing team after a dire relegation season, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?[/p][/quote]Nothing with what you have said except for the Board being continually "swiped" at by PDC. This cannot and will not continue. I like the majority of Town fans just hope that PDC and the Board can call a kind of truce otherwise I feel the worst. Great Manager, one of the best and most enjoyable but the Board have backed him financially and he is ultimately responsible for the players he has brought in. We have gone through quite a few !! However this has been down to the Board and particular the investment. .......Not comfortable at present but on the field loving every minute. TheDukeOfBanbury
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2:32pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

While PdC's successful on the pitch, the board will not get rid of him. I think we read to much into these so called rants, why would the board be upset by PdC saying he has less contact with them now JW gone? I'm sure it's the truth, WP is not around the CG much, neither are most of the board. relax and enjoy the football, got the feeling Fridays going to be a good game.
While PdC's successful on the pitch, the board will not get rid of him. I think we read to much into these so called rants, why would the board be upset by PdC saying he has less contact with them now JW gone? I'm sure it's the truth, WP is not around the CG much, neither are most of the board. relax and enjoy the football, got the feeling Fridays going to be a good game. Davidsyrett
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2:41pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
While PdC's successful on the pitch, the board will not get rid of him. I think we read to much into these so called rants, why would the board be upset by PdC saying he has less contact with them now JW gone? I'm sure it's the truth, WP is not around the CG much, neither are most of the board. relax and enjoy the football, got the feeling Fridays going to be a good game.
.....but its not just about the "contact" though. He is continually digging about the Budget, Players, Other employees etc.

Just wish this was behind the scenes.

You can't keep on doing this against your employers.....someth
ing will eventually give.

For the record I am pro PDC.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: While PdC's successful on the pitch, the board will not get rid of him. I think we read to much into these so called rants, why would the board be upset by PdC saying he has less contact with them now JW gone? I'm sure it's the truth, WP is not around the CG much, neither are most of the board. relax and enjoy the football, got the feeling Fridays going to be a good game.[/p][/quote].....but its not just about the "contact" though. He is continually digging about the Budget, Players, Other employees etc. Just wish this was behind the scenes. You can't keep on doing this against your employers.....someth ing will eventually give. For the record I am pro PDC. TheDukeOfBanbury
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3:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

therock4u says...

All you lot moaning about PDC rants getting to you.

Well i for one am feeling the same about your rants on here.

You are only a very very small minority and you certainly like to slate off PDC at the least opportunity.

You are far worse than him, by miles.

I cant believe that some on here would want Danny Wilson back.

If i remember you were the same ones giving him the same rants and wanting him out that you are now giving PDC.
All you lot moaning about PDC rants getting to you. Well i for one am feeling the same about your rants on here. You are only a very very small minority and you certainly like to slate off PDC at the least opportunity. You are far worse than him, by miles. I cant believe that some on here would want Danny Wilson back. If i remember you were the same ones giving him the same rants and wanting him out that you are now giving PDC. therock4u
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3:22pm Mon 17 Dec 12

SimonPrice351 says...

The board should, imho, consider Hay Lane as THE future site for any new development.

It's right next to the M4, so convenient for travel, and widening the access road won't be a problem. Also, it's near enough a brown-field site, with other buildings nearby, so environmental impact won't be that great.

Plus, it gets the gypsies out as well ;)

Back onto PDC... he's like Marmite - you'll either love him or loathe him. Myself, I think he is up there with Macari and Hoddle but even I get tired of him babbling on. Just focus on the job in hand.
The board should, imho, consider Hay Lane as THE future site for any new development. It's right next to the M4, so convenient for travel, and widening the access road won't be a problem. Also, it's near enough a brown-field site, with other buildings nearby, so environmental impact won't be that great. Plus, it gets the gypsies out as well ;) Back onto PDC... he's like Marmite - you'll either love him or loathe him. Myself, I think he is up there with Macari and Hoddle but even I get tired of him babbling on. Just focus on the job in hand. SimonPrice351
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3:30pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

SimonPrice351 wrote:
The board should, imho, consider Hay Lane as THE future site for any new development.

It's right next to the M4, so convenient for travel, and widening the access road won't be a problem. Also, it's near enough a brown-field site, with other buildings nearby, so environmental impact won't be that great.

Plus, it gets the gypsies out as well ;)

Back onto PDC... he's like Marmite - you'll either love him or loathe him. Myself, I think he is up there with Macari and Hoddle but even I get tired of him babbling on. Just focus on the job in hand.
I am with you. One of the best Manager's in my time and loving these times. (since 1975)

Just a little concerned that something is going to "blow up" soon as this cannot continue the way it is.

Lets just hope the differences are settled and we move forward with PDC in charge.
[quote][p][bold]SimonPrice351[/bold] wrote: The board should, imho, consider Hay Lane as THE future site for any new development. It's right next to the M4, so convenient for travel, and widening the access road won't be a problem. Also, it's near enough a brown-field site, with other buildings nearby, so environmental impact won't be that great. Plus, it gets the gypsies out as well ;) Back onto PDC... he's like Marmite - you'll either love him or loathe him. Myself, I think he is up there with Macari and Hoddle but even I get tired of him babbling on. Just focus on the job in hand.[/p][/quote]I am with you. One of the best Manager's in my time and loving these times. (since 1975) Just a little concerned that something is going to "blow up" soon as this cannot continue the way it is. Lets just hope the differences are settled and we move forward with PDC in charge. TheDukeOfBanbury
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3:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

ah1982 says...

Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional.

As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position:

- Not attending any youth games
- Not getting constructively involved in the youth system
- Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will
- Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian)
- Breaking panes of glass in the dugout
- Not paying for or replacing this glass
- Smashing Television sets at the training ground
- Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples)
- Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples)
- Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples)

The list goes on.

My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?
Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure? ah1982
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3:55pm Mon 17 Dec 12

stfc49 says...

ah1982 wrote:
Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional.

As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position:

- Not attending any youth games
- Not getting constructively involved in the youth system
- Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will
- Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian)
- Breaking panes of glass in the dugout
- Not paying for or replacing this glass
- Smashing Television sets at the training ground
- Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples)
- Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples)
- Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples)

The list goes on.

My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?
Hear hear
[quote][p][bold]ah1982[/bold] wrote: Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?[/p][/quote]Hear hear stfc49
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3:57pm Mon 17 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

absolute brilliant just shows what a priick Wilson was and still is.
Well done for telling us the truth about time us fans was told instead of all the lies the previous two managers told us.
Keep up the great interviews I can listen to him all day
PAOLO a true Legend who will take this club to the dizzy heights
Can't wait for Friday
Onwards and upwards
absolute brilliant just shows what a priick Wilson was and still is. Well done for telling us the truth about time us fans was told instead of all the lies the previous two managers told us. Keep up the great interviews I can listen to him all day PAOLO a true Legend who will take this club to the dizzy heights Can't wait for Friday Onwards and upwards smirg kcab
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4:03pm Mon 17 Dec 12

themoonraker says...

ah1982 wrote:
Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional.

As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position:

- Not attending any youth games
- Not getting constructively involved in the youth system
- Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will
- Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian)
- Breaking panes of glass in the dugout
- Not paying for or replacing this glass
- Smashing Television sets at the training ground
- Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples)
- Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples)
- Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples)

The list goes on.

My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?
An excellent post IMO.
Perhaps all the posters who constantly spout ,be careful what you wish for, whilst kissing PDC,s backside should stop and think a while, because IMO his constant outbursts and criticisms are starting to make the board question who is running STFC and that is likely to spell disaster.
I know where my choice would lie...ciao Paulo.
[quote][p][bold]ah1982[/bold] wrote: Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?[/p][/quote]An excellent post IMO. Perhaps all the posters who constantly spout ,be careful what you wish for, whilst kissing PDC,s backside should stop and think a while, because IMO his constant outbursts and criticisms are starting to make the board question who is running STFC and that is likely to spell disaster. I know where my choice would lie...ciao Paulo. themoonraker
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5:02pm Mon 17 Dec 12

RamsburyRed says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote: I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.
I would guess that's the case, JW was set in stone on the redevelopment but I could never understand how it could be cost effective. I have banged on about this for ages but to me the only way forward is a new stadium.
I think you and I are in a minority on here, I can understand and appreciate the fans who argue about heritage and atmosphere, but the club needs to attract a wider fan base if it is to progress, and that means better facilities, better access and better parking, which can never be achieved in a satisfactory way on the current site.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.[/p][/quote]I would guess that's the case, JW was set in stone on the redevelopment but I could never understand how it could be cost effective. I have banged on about this for ages but to me the only way forward is a new stadium.[/p][/quote]I think you and I are in a minority on here, I can understand and appreciate the fans who argue about heritage and atmosphere, but the club needs to attract a wider fan base if it is to progress, and that means better facilities, better access and better parking, which can never be achieved in a satisfactory way on the current site. RamsburyRed
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5:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Robin of Andover says...

I am with PDC all the way. I know sometimes decisions are made that are not the same as in my mind but PDC's knowledge of the game is far and above what ever I could wish for. He knows what is best for STFC and I am 100 per cent behind him. I have always been a STFC fan and after 65 years I have seen the highs and lows but my support for the club has always been there. COYR all the way to the Championship
I am with PDC all the way. I know sometimes decisions are made that are not the same as in my mind but PDC's knowledge of the game is far and above what ever I could wish for. He knows what is best for STFC and I am 100 per cent behind him. I have always been a STFC fan and after 65 years I have seen the highs and lows but my support for the club has always been there. COYR all the way to the Championship Robin of Andover
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5:18pm Mon 17 Dec 12

mr_flibble says...

Right.

I think it’s time we really showed PDC that we really love him and show him how much we appreciate his passion, commitment and outright entertainment.

I know it’s a bit faddy but how about in the 9th minute on Friday we have a minutes clapping and chanting of Paolo Di Canio? (9 was his squad number at Lazio).

Let’s let him know that we support him to the hilt and everything he does, he does for our collective benefit.

Or we could re-appoint Andy King or Mauirce Malpas?
Right. I think it’s time we really showed PDC that we really love him and show him how much we appreciate his passion, commitment and outright entertainment. I know it’s a bit faddy but how about in the 9th minute on Friday we have a minutes clapping and chanting of Paolo Di Canio? (9 was his squad number at Lazio). Let’s let him know that we support him to the hilt and everything he does, he does for our collective benefit. Or we could re-appoint Andy King or Mauirce Malpas? mr_flibble
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5:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Dover Red says...

ah1982 wrote:
Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional.

As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position:

- Not attending any youth games
- Not getting constructively involved in the youth system
- Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will
- Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian)
- Breaking panes of glass in the dugout
- Not paying for or replacing this glass
- Smashing Television sets at the training ground
- Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples)
- Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples)
- Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples)

The list goes on.

My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?
Sounds like a passionate manger to me who will only settle for the best. How do you know what he is doing re the youth ? and he is not the last manger who got it wrong about transfers. Seem to have heard a certain Scotsman in the premier league does ok with his heart on his sleve, god help him if he ever throws a tea cup.
And by the way WHERES LONDON RED ?
[quote][p][bold]ah1982[/bold] wrote: Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?[/p][/quote]Sounds like a passionate manger to me who will only settle for the best. How do you know what he is doing re the youth ? and he is not the last manger who got it wrong about transfers. Seem to have heard a certain Scotsman in the premier league does ok with his heart on his sleve, god help him if he ever throws a tea cup. And by the way WHERES LONDON RED ? Dover Red
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5:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

mr_flibble says...

If you like the idea please start facebooking and tweeting this idea.

#backpaolo #9thminute
If you like the idea please start facebooking and tweeting this idea. #backpaolo #9thminute mr_flibble
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5:26pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Redhouse Red says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
RamsburyRed wrote: I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.
I would guess that's the case, JW was set in stone on the redevelopment but I could never understand how it could be cost effective. I have banged on about this for ages but to me the only way forward is a new stadium.
I think you and I are in a minority on here, I can understand and appreciate the fans who argue about heritage and atmosphere, but the club needs to attract a wider fan base if it is to progress, and that means better facilities, better access and better parking, which can never be achieved in a satisfactory way on the current site.
As long as I can park for a fiver I'm happy
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: I suspect regarding ground redevelopment that the penny has dropped with the Board and they realise that with the cost and other issues affecting the current site, that relocation is the only sensible way forward.[/p][/quote]I would guess that's the case, JW was set in stone on the redevelopment but I could never understand how it could be cost effective. I have banged on about this for ages but to me the only way forward is a new stadium.[/p][/quote]I think you and I are in a minority on here, I can understand and appreciate the fans who argue about heritage and atmosphere, but the club needs to attract a wider fan base if it is to progress, and that means better facilities, better access and better parking, which can never be achieved in a satisfactory way on the current site.[/p][/quote]As long as I can park for a fiver I'm happy Redhouse Red
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5:34pm Mon 17 Dec 12

avo says...

sagadude says...
10:54am Mon 17 Dec 12

The truth is, we all want PDC with his passion to shut up and be like Uwe Rosler, Mark Robins and Ronnie Moore who shut everybody up by producing the results without press tirades!”
The truth is, we all want PDC with his passion to shut up and be like Uwe Rosler, Mark Robins and Ronnie Moore who shut everybody up by producing the results without press tirades! sagadude
.
Truth is, I want you to boldy predict another 4-0 thrashing for us this Friday, like you did before the Oldham game. You know your stuff, you do lol........
sagadude says... 10:54am Mon 17 Dec 12 The truth is, we all want PDC with his passion to shut up and be like Uwe Rosler, Mark Robins and Ronnie Moore who shut everybody up by producing the results without press tirades!” The truth is, we all want PDC with his passion to shut up and be like Uwe Rosler, Mark Robins and Ronnie Moore who shut everybody up by producing the results without press tirades! sagadude . Truth is, I want you to boldy predict another 4-0 thrashing for us this Friday, like you did before the Oldham game. You know your stuff, you do lol........ avo
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5:42pm Mon 17 Dec 12

avo says...

#backpaolo
#backpaolo avo
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5:44pm Mon 17 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Since 1950 wrote:
My take on the over-all situation with PDC is this. PDC has lost faith in the board and future plans since JW was ousted. He fears there will be no money to build in the Jan window. He is frustrated at the lack of communication. I sense the board would like rid of PDC but fear a fans back lash if they sack him at this stage of the season. For his part Paolo is saying he is here (only) for the fans and his players. No mention of his employers! Enjoy, if you do, Di Canios second half of the season. My feeling is he wont be here next.
Dont think there will be any money in the january sales,Unless the board can get another cash injection or how ever they work it out...
Loseing in the 1st round of the FA Cup has put a big dent in that pot..
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: My take on the over-all situation with PDC is this. PDC has lost faith in the board and future plans since JW was ousted. He fears there will be no money to build in the Jan window. He is frustrated at the lack of communication. I sense the board would like rid of PDC but fear a fans back lash if they sack him at this stage of the season. For his part Paolo is saying he is here (only) for the fans and his players. No mention of his employers! Enjoy, if you do, Di Canios second half of the season. My feeling is he wont be here next.[/p][/quote]Dont think there will be any money in the january sales,Unless the board can get another cash injection or how ever they work it out... Loseing in the 1st round of the FA Cup has put a big dent in that pot.. DarrenSTFCRomain
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6:25pm Mon 17 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

graham81 wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
graham81 wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
graham81 wrote:
Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?
No its not mate :-(
Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.
I know Gray,

I would have loved to have watched this on tele over a couple of beers....

But i suppose i have to listen to it on the radio.....

COYR'ssssss

4 - 1 the Town on Friday......

Here's fingers crossed, oh and toes....lol

Louis :-))))
Yes my thoughts exactly. You still up in London?
Nah, moved now to Harrogate buddy....

Blummin freezin up here, but coming home between Christmas and New Year.

Just thought the 2 games in between are both away...Dam!!!

The devil **** in my face once again....

Merry Christmas mate

Louis :-)))
[quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]graham81[/bold] wrote: Is Swindon v tranmere on sky this Friday?[/p][/quote]No its not mate :-([/p][/quote]Thought not. Shame really, that what Friday night football is for. This is one game I can't wait to hear about unfortunately can't make it. If it was on Saturday Id defo be there.[/p][/quote]I know Gray, I would have loved to have watched this on tele over a couple of beers.... But i suppose i have to listen to it on the radio..... COYR'ssssss 4 - 1 the Town on Friday...... Here's fingers crossed, oh and toes....lol Louis :-))))[/p][/quote]Yes my thoughts exactly. You still up in London?[/p][/quote]Nah, moved now to Harrogate buddy.... Blummin freezin up here, but coming home between Christmas and New Year. Just thought the 2 games in between are both away...Dam!!! The devil **** in my face once again.... Merry Christmas mate Louis :-))) louiscassius
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6:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

mr_flibble wrote:
Right.

I think it’s time we really showed PDC that we really love him and show him how much we appreciate his passion, commitment and outright entertainment.

I know it’s a bit faddy but how about in the 9th minute on Friday we have a minutes clapping and chanting of Paolo Di Canio? (9 was his squad number at Lazio).

Let’s let him know that we support him to the hilt and everything he does, he does for our collective benefit.

Or we could re-appoint Andy King or Mauirce Malpas?
I'm going to clap on 4th 9th and 72nd when the goals go in anyway
Onwards and upwards
Where's sue?
[quote][p][bold]mr_flibble[/bold] wrote: Right. I think it’s time we really showed PDC that we really love him and show him how much we appreciate his passion, commitment and outright entertainment. I know it’s a bit faddy but how about in the 9th minute on Friday we have a minutes clapping and chanting of Paolo Di Canio? (9 was his squad number at Lazio). Let’s let him know that we support him to the hilt and everything he does, he does for our collective benefit. Or we could re-appoint Andy King or Mauirce Malpas?[/p][/quote]I'm going to clap on 4th 9th and 72nd when the goals go in anyway Onwards and upwards Where's sue? smirg kcab
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6:45pm Mon 17 Dec 12

P*ssed Off says...

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !!
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !! P*ssed Off
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6:50pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Good healthy debate today chaps, well done!
Good healthy debate today chaps, well done! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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6:52pm Mon 17 Dec 12

mikek says...

Lanky wrote:
Ronnie Lonsdale wrote:
The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is
For every person in the "We love Paolo" brigade, there is someone like you in the "We hate Paolo" brigade, so don't think you are so high and mighty because you are rolling out the "No one is bigger than our club" comment yet again. EVERYONE knows that old cliche, its boring.

I'm a Paolo supporter - not because of his rants. I couldn't care less about them. I support him purely because since he has been here, he has been successful. I could understand the negative attitudes from 50% of the fans towards him if we we in 21st position. But we are actually 5 points off the top.

Take away all of the comments to the media and judge him on results. And do what I do and have a laugh about his latest outburst in the morning, and be thankful for how well we are currently doing.
Well said Lanky this site is only about opinions at the end of the day so no one is right and no one is wrong. I totally agree that results wise we really are doing very well, and when you look at 3 or even 4 clubs close to Wiltshire having torrid seasons it makes matters even more pleasing. I don't really give a toss what Paolo says in the media as all I care about is the shirt and the team, and that they put in the effort and try their best unlike the player power of the past and beer swilling prima donas at this club. For those who would rather have that lump of cardboard Wilson back you are even nuttier than our Paolo. Wilson has got problems again with drunk players up at Sheffield so that bubble could be about to burst. Wilson, Hart, Malpas or Paolo mmmmmm let me think now.
[quote][p][bold]Lanky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronnie Lonsdale[/bold] wrote: The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is[/p][/quote]For every person in the "We love Paolo" brigade, there is someone like you in the "We hate Paolo" brigade, so don't think you are so high and mighty because you are rolling out the "No one is bigger than our club" comment yet again. EVERYONE knows that old cliche, its boring. I'm a Paolo supporter - not because of his rants. I couldn't care less about them. I support him purely because since he has been here, he has been successful. I could understand the negative attitudes from 50% of the fans towards him if we we in 21st position. But we are actually 5 points off the top. Take away all of the comments to the media and judge him on results. And do what I do and have a laugh about his latest outburst in the morning, and be thankful for how well we are currently doing.[/p][/quote]Well said Lanky this site is only about opinions at the end of the day so no one is right and no one is wrong. I totally agree that results wise we really are doing very well, and when you look at 3 or even 4 clubs close to Wiltshire having torrid seasons it makes matters even more pleasing. I don't really give a toss what Paolo says in the media as all I care about is the shirt and the team, and that they put in the effort and try their best unlike the player power of the past and beer swilling prima donas at this club. For those who would rather have that lump of cardboard Wilson back you are even nuttier than our Paolo. Wilson has got problems again with drunk players up at Sheffield so that bubble could be about to burst. Wilson, Hart, Malpas or Paolo mmmmmm let me think now. mikek
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6:57pm Mon 17 Dec 12

mikek says...

P*ssed Off wrote:
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !!
Most of them Pox or Gas fans no doubt, a lot of new posters on here lately. Mind you I suppose they get more joy on our site after looking at the state of their own clubs this season. Both Bristols and the Pox are a load of ****.
HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, PAOLO DI CANIO HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS.
[quote][p][bold]P*ssed Off[/bold] wrote: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !![/p][/quote]Most of them Pox or Gas fans no doubt, a lot of new posters on here lately. Mind you I suppose they get more joy on our site after looking at the state of their own clubs this season. Both Bristols and the Pox are a load of ****. HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, PAOLO DI CANIO HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS. mikek
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6:59pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jayden says...

smirg kcab wrote:
mr_flibble wrote:
Right.

I think it’s time we really showed PDC that we really love him and show him how much we appreciate his passion, commitment and outright entertainment.

I know it’s a bit faddy but how about in the 9th minute on Friday we have a minutes clapping and chanting of Paolo Di Canio? (9 was his squad number at Lazio).

Let’s let him know that we support him to the hilt and everything he does, he does for our collective benefit.

Or we could re-appoint Andy King or Mauirce Malpas?
I'm going to clap on 4th 9th and 72nd when the goals go in anyway
Onwards and upwards
Where's sue?
IN her shop with Ken
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr_flibble[/bold] wrote: Right. I think it’s time we really showed PDC that we really love him and show him how much we appreciate his passion, commitment and outright entertainment. I know it’s a bit faddy but how about in the 9th minute on Friday we have a minutes clapping and chanting of Paolo Di Canio? (9 was his squad number at Lazio). Let’s let him know that we support him to the hilt and everything he does, he does for our collective benefit. Or we could re-appoint Andy King or Mauirce Malpas?[/p][/quote]I'm going to clap on 4th 9th and 72nd when the goals go in anyway Onwards and upwards Where's sue?[/p][/quote]IN her shop with Ken jayden
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7:03pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jayden says...

mikek wrote:
P*ssed Off wrote:
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !!
Most of them Pox or Gas fans no doubt, a lot of new posters on here lately. Mind you I suppose they get more joy on our site after looking at the state of their own clubs this season. Both Bristols and the Pox are a load of ****.
HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, PAOLO DI CANIO HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS.
Also some schools are shut now (CLOWN) i should know HONK HONK.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P*ssed Off[/bold] wrote: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !![/p][/quote]Most of them Pox or Gas fans no doubt, a lot of new posters on here lately. Mind you I suppose they get more joy on our site after looking at the state of their own clubs this season. Both Bristols and the Pox are a load of ****. HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, PAOLO DI CANIO HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS.[/p][/quote]Also some schools are shut now (CLOWN) i should know HONK HONK. jayden
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7:07pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Med Red says...

Bottom line is Paolo's doing a good job for us. He may have made a few poor signings but he's also managed to keep hold of our better players. With a weaker manager I'm sure some of our better players would have been sold to balance the books. I back Paolo!!
Bottom line is Paolo's doing a good job for us. He may have made a few poor signings but he's also managed to keep hold of our better players. With a weaker manager I'm sure some of our better players would have been sold to balance the books. I back Paolo!! Med Red
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7:10pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jayden says...

mikek wrote:
Lanky wrote:
Ronnie Lonsdale wrote:
The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is
For every person in the "We love Paolo" brigade, there is someone like you in the "We hate Paolo" brigade, so don't think you are so high and mighty because you are rolling out the "No one is bigger than our club" comment yet again. EVERYONE knows that old cliche, its boring.

I'm a Paolo supporter - not because of his rants. I couldn't care less about them. I support him purely because since he has been here, he has been successful. I could understand the negative attitudes from 50% of the fans towards him if we we in 21st position. But we are actually 5 points off the top.

Take away all of the comments to the media and judge him on results. And do what I do and have a laugh about his latest outburst in the morning, and be thankful for how well we are currently doing.
Well said Lanky this site is only about opinions at the end of the day so no one is right and no one is wrong. I totally agree that results wise we really are doing very well, and when you look at 3 or even 4 clubs close to Wiltshire having torrid seasons it makes matters even more pleasing. I don't really give a toss what Paolo says in the media as all I care about is the shirt and the team, and that they put in the effort and try their best unlike the player power of the past and beer swilling prima donas at this club. For those who would rather have that lump of cardboard Wilson back you are even nuttier than our Paolo. Wilson has got problems again with drunk players up at Sheffield so that bubble could be about to burst. Wilson, Hart, Malpas or Paolo mmmmmm let me think now.
Ha ha like it Pdc couldnt keep his arms folded in a strait jacket.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lanky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ronnie Lonsdale[/bold] wrote: The 'We love Paolo Brigade' need to stop the Paolo brown nosing and get real. The constant need to amuse journalists with weekly boring outbursts display an amazing lack of class. . The majority of fans i sit/drink with find it a little bit yawnworthy now. They back the club, they have season tickets.. They have an opinion. Sure, the timid little souls on here scared of losing Paolo give us 'leave Paolo alone'.. Behave, as i said, he ain't bigger than our club.. No one is[/p][/quote]For every person in the "We love Paolo" brigade, there is someone like you in the "We hate Paolo" brigade, so don't think you are so high and mighty because you are rolling out the "No one is bigger than our club" comment yet again. EVERYONE knows that old cliche, its boring. I'm a Paolo supporter - not because of his rants. I couldn't care less about them. I support him purely because since he has been here, he has been successful. I could understand the negative attitudes from 50% of the fans towards him if we we in 21st position. But we are actually 5 points off the top. Take away all of the comments to the media and judge him on results. And do what I do and have a laugh about his latest outburst in the morning, and be thankful for how well we are currently doing.[/p][/quote]Well said Lanky this site is only about opinions at the end of the day so no one is right and no one is wrong. I totally agree that results wise we really are doing very well, and when you look at 3 or even 4 clubs close to Wiltshire having torrid seasons it makes matters even more pleasing. I don't really give a toss what Paolo says in the media as all I care about is the shirt and the team, and that they put in the effort and try their best unlike the player power of the past and beer swilling prima donas at this club. For those who would rather have that lump of cardboard Wilson back you are even nuttier than our Paolo. Wilson has got problems again with drunk players up at Sheffield so that bubble could be about to burst. Wilson, Hart, Malpas or Paolo mmmmmm let me think now.[/p][/quote]Ha ha like it Pdc couldnt keep his arms folded in a strait jacket. jayden
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7:12pm Mon 17 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

P*ssed Off wrote:
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !!
ALL I WONT IS TO WIN EVERY GAME OVER XMAS.
BUT IF THATS WHAT YOU WONT THEN THAT JUST DANDY
[quote][p][bold]P*ssed Off[/bold] wrote: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !![/p][/quote]ALL I WONT IS TO WIN EVERY GAME OVER XMAS. BUT IF THATS WHAT YOU WONT THEN THAT JUST DANDY DarrenSTFCRomain
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7:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Med Red says...

ah1982 wrote:
Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?
Paolo's in charge and long may that continue!!
[quote][p][bold]ah1982[/bold] wrote: Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?[/p][/quote]Paolo's in charge and long may that continue!! Med Red
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7:23pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jayden says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
P*ssed Off wrote:
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !!
ALL I WONT IS TO WIN EVERY GAME OVER XMAS.
BUT IF THATS WHAT YOU WONT THEN THAT JUST DANDY
Yeah and if i dont win pin the tale on the williams(SORRY DONKEY) the kids can go to bed early.
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]P*ssed Off[/bold] wrote: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR YOU LOT OF MOANERS ON HERE TO BE STUFFED INTO SANTAS SACK (LITTERALLY) AND TAKEN AWAY TO THE NORTH POLE OR WHEREVER !![/p][/quote]ALL I WONT IS TO WIN EVERY GAME OVER XMAS. BUT IF THATS WHAT YOU WONT THEN THAT JUST DANDY[/p][/quote]Yeah and if i dont win pin the tale on the williams(SORRY DONKEY) the kids can go to bed early. jayden
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8:06pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TenerifeRed says...

I've only read about the first 6 comments but after a year and a half people still don't know how to take Paolo? Really?
Jeez get a grip and enjoy his interviews. They're full of passion along with a few jokes and windups. Try listening to the interview rather than reading bits of it in text.
Realise that English isn't his first language and a lot of what he says is wrongly translated.
Sure he goes on a bit sometimes but he's 100% passionate for the game, his team and success.
We're so lucky to have him, his style of management is a breathe of fresh air and will bring us success as long as he's with us and us with him.
If I was in his shoes I'd be p*ssed off that not everyone was behind him. He's making changes across the board that will benefit our club for years to come.
Support him before he goes somewhere that they will cos there's fans all over the country that would love to swap places with us right now.
I've only read about the first 6 comments but after a year and a half people still don't know how to take Paolo? Really? Jeez get a grip and enjoy his interviews. They're full of passion along with a few jokes and windups. Try listening to the interview rather than reading bits of it in text. Realise that English isn't his first language and a lot of what he says is wrongly translated. Sure he goes on a bit sometimes but he's 100% passionate for the game, his team and success. We're so lucky to have him, his style of management is a breathe of fresh air and will bring us success as long as he's with us and us with him. If I was in his shoes I'd be p*ssed off that not everyone was behind him. He's making changes across the board that will benefit our club for years to come. Support him before he goes somewhere that they will cos there's fans all over the country that would love to swap places with us right now. TenerifeRed
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8:17pm Mon 17 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

#backpaolo every minute of the game Friday night. We are Paolo's red and white army.
#backpaolo every minute of the game Friday night. We are Paolo's red and white army. dreamofacleansheet2
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8:58pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

Dover Red wrote:
ah1982 wrote:
Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional.

As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position:

- Not attending any youth games
- Not getting constructively involved in the youth system
- Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will
- Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian)
- Breaking panes of glass in the dugout
- Not paying for or replacing this glass
- Smashing Television sets at the training ground
- Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples)
- Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples)
- Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples)

The list goes on.

My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?
Sounds like a passionate manger to me who will only settle for the best. How do you know what he is doing re the youth ? and he is not the last manger who got it wrong about transfers. Seem to have heard a certain Scotsman in the premier league does ok with his heart on his sleve, god help him if he ever throws a tea cup.
And by the way WHERES LONDON RED ?
Been arrested for insider dealing!
[quote][p][bold]Dover Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ah1982[/bold] wrote: Mr. Di Canio uses the platform of Swindon manager to vent his personal prejudices by labelling things and people as unprofessional. As a fan of nearly 25 years, and a first time poster, what I can say is this. Unprofessional is a person in Mr. Di Canio's privileged position: - Not attending any youth games - Not getting constructively involved in the youth system - Shunning press and media responsibilities seemingly at will - Swearing constantly during games (yes I speak Italian) - Breaking panes of glass in the dugout - Not paying for or replacing this glass - Smashing Television sets at the training ground - Inconsistencies managing players (multiple examples) - Unreasonable demands and threats on the club (multiple examples) - Continued financial irresponsibility (multiple examples) The list goes on. My question is now this. Who exactly is in charge at the club, and at what point has he truly overstepped the mark in regard to his contract and tenure?[/p][/quote]Sounds like a passionate manger to me who will only settle for the best. How do you know what he is doing re the youth ? and he is not the last manger who got it wrong about transfers. Seem to have heard a certain Scotsman in the premier league does ok with his heart on his sleve, god help him if he ever throws a tea cup. And by the way WHERES LONDON RED ?[/p][/quote]Been arrested for insider dealing! Davidsyrett
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10:01pm Mon 17 Dec 12

mikek says...

TenerifeRed wrote:
I've only read about the first 6 comments but after a year and a half people still don't know how to take Paolo? Really?
Jeez get a grip and enjoy his interviews. They're full of passion along with a few jokes and windups. Try listening to the interview rather than reading bits of it in text.
Realise that English isn't his first language and a lot of what he says is wrongly translated.
Sure he goes on a bit sometimes but he's 100% passionate for the game, his team and success.
We're so lucky to have him, his style of management is a breathe of fresh air and will bring us success as long as he's with us and us with him.
If I was in his shoes I'd be p*ssed off that not everyone was behind him. He's making changes across the board that will benefit our club for years to come.
Support him before he goes somewhere that they will cos there's fans all over the country that would love to swap places with us right now.
Do you know what Tenerife Red the language point is of major significance here and I am sure Paolo gets miss quoted many times by the media. Some of Paolo's talks after the games on BBC Wilts sounds like complete gobbledy gook and it would take a genius to translate what he is actually saying. Paolo does go round the block a few times and talks in riddles trying to get his points over and it must be difficult for him trying to put his point over in broken English. Some Town fans have taken to slating him even though we are doing so well in Division 1 so god knows what would happen if we were in 21st place. The football this and last season has been excellent and I am sure there are many Town fans happy with what we have achieved so far. There are obviously a few inbreds from up the A420 doing plenty of stirring on here plus Gas fans no doubt.I have heard so many other clubs fans who would love a manager like him and it is a case of treasure him while we have him. I am sure the hammers fans would worship this guy and being a West Ham fan myself he would be appreciated much more up there. Paolo is KING.
[quote][p][bold]TenerifeRed[/bold] wrote: I've only read about the first 6 comments but after a year and a half people still don't know how to take Paolo? Really? Jeez get a grip and enjoy his interviews. They're full of passion along with a few jokes and windups. Try listening to the interview rather than reading bits of it in text. Realise that English isn't his first language and a lot of what he says is wrongly translated. Sure he goes on a bit sometimes but he's 100% passionate for the game, his team and success. We're so lucky to have him, his style of management is a breathe of fresh air and will bring us success as long as he's with us and us with him. If I was in his shoes I'd be p*ssed off that not everyone was behind him. He's making changes across the board that will benefit our club for years to come. Support him before he goes somewhere that they will cos there's fans all over the country that would love to swap places with us right now.[/p][/quote]Do you know what Tenerife Red the language point is of major significance here and I am sure Paolo gets miss quoted many times by the media. Some of Paolo's talks after the games on BBC Wilts sounds like complete gobbledy gook and it would take a genius to translate what he is actually saying. Paolo does go round the block a few times and talks in riddles trying to get his points over and it must be difficult for him trying to put his point over in broken English. Some Town fans have taken to slating him even though we are doing so well in Division 1 so god knows what would happen if we were in 21st place. The football this and last season has been excellent and I am sure there are many Town fans happy with what we have achieved so far. There are obviously a few inbreds from up the A420 doing plenty of stirring on here plus Gas fans no doubt.I have heard so many other clubs fans who would love a manager like him and it is a case of treasure him while we have him. I am sure the hammers fans would worship this guy and being a West Ham fan myself he would be appreciated much more up there. Paolo is KING. mikek
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11:01pm Mon 17 Dec 12

RedintheFace says...

Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.
Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die. RedintheFace
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11:05pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TenerifeRed says...

mikek wrote:
TenerifeRed wrote: I've only read about the first 6 comments but after a year and a half people still don't know how to take Paolo? Really? Jeez get a grip and enjoy his interviews. They're full of passion along with a few jokes and windups. Try listening to the interview rather than reading bits of it in text. Realise that English isn't his first language and a lot of what he says is wrongly translated. Sure he goes on a bit sometimes but he's 100% passionate for the game, his team and success. We're so lucky to have him, his style of management is a breathe of fresh air and will bring us success as long as he's with us and us with him. If I was in his shoes I'd be p*ssed off that not everyone was behind him. He's making changes across the board that will benefit our club for years to come. Support him before he goes somewhere that they will cos there's fans all over the country that would love to swap places with us right now.
Do you know what Tenerife Red the language point is of major significance here and I am sure Paolo gets miss quoted many times by the media. Some of Paolo's talks after the games on BBC Wilts sounds like complete gobbledy gook and it would take a genius to translate what he is actually saying. Paolo does go round the block a few times and talks in riddles trying to get his points over and it must be difficult for him trying to put his point over in broken English. Some Town fans have taken to slating him even though we are doing so well in Division 1 so god knows what would happen if we were in 21st place. The football this and last season has been excellent and I am sure there are many Town fans happy with what we have achieved so far. There are obviously a few inbreds from up the A420 doing plenty of stirring on here plus Gas fans no doubt.I have heard so many other clubs fans who would love a manager like him and it is a case of treasure him while we have him. I am sure the hammers fans would worship this guy and being a West Ham fan myself he would be appreciated much more up there. Paolo is KING.
couldn't agree more.
A lot of first time posters and all of them seem to be having a bash.
Having someone like Paolo as manager was always going to be interesting. He says exactly what he thinks and feels, a straight talker. He has nothing to hide and the words just come tumbling out faster than he can help.
I'm glad we have someone like that, we needed it after the last few years. There's no way Paolo would lose the dressing room like Wilson did. God help anyone that tries to be the big I am. He runs a team and every player knows what is expected of them and they seem to be far more professional, and happier, than I can remember.
If only every fan could feel the same way the buzz around the Town would really start to have an affect on gates and results.
The PDC bashing is the only negative in what aims to be another great season.
[quote][p][bold]mikek[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TenerifeRed[/bold] wrote: I've only read about the first 6 comments but after a year and a half people still don't know how to take Paolo? Really? Jeez get a grip and enjoy his interviews. They're full of passion along with a few jokes and windups. Try listening to the interview rather than reading bits of it in text. Realise that English isn't his first language and a lot of what he says is wrongly translated. Sure he goes on a bit sometimes but he's 100% passionate for the game, his team and success. We're so lucky to have him, his style of management is a breathe of fresh air and will bring us success as long as he's with us and us with him. If I was in his shoes I'd be p*ssed off that not everyone was behind him. He's making changes across the board that will benefit our club for years to come. Support him before he goes somewhere that they will cos there's fans all over the country that would love to swap places with us right now.[/p][/quote]Do you know what Tenerife Red the language point is of major significance here and I am sure Paolo gets miss quoted many times by the media. Some of Paolo's talks after the games on BBC Wilts sounds like complete gobbledy gook and it would take a genius to translate what he is actually saying. Paolo does go round the block a few times and talks in riddles trying to get his points over and it must be difficult for him trying to put his point over in broken English. Some Town fans have taken to slating him even though we are doing so well in Division 1 so god knows what would happen if we were in 21st place. The football this and last season has been excellent and I am sure there are many Town fans happy with what we have achieved so far. There are obviously a few inbreds from up the A420 doing plenty of stirring on here plus Gas fans no doubt.I have heard so many other clubs fans who would love a manager like him and it is a case of treasure him while we have him. I am sure the hammers fans would worship this guy and being a West Ham fan myself he would be appreciated much more up there. Paolo is KING.[/p][/quote]couldn't agree more. A lot of first time posters and all of them seem to be having a bash. Having someone like Paolo as manager was always going to be interesting. He says exactly what he thinks and feels, a straight talker. He has nothing to hide and the words just come tumbling out faster than he can help. I'm glad we have someone like that, we needed it after the last few years. There's no way Paolo would lose the dressing room like Wilson did. God help anyone that tries to be the big I am. He runs a team and every player knows what is expected of them and they seem to be far more professional, and happier, than I can remember. If only every fan could feel the same way the buzz around the Town would really start to have an affect on gates and results. The PDC bashing is the only negative in what aims to be another great season. TenerifeRed
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11:10pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TenerifeRed says...

RedintheFace wrote:
Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.
He's the manager, he should be able to do what he likes while he holds that position.
No manager should have their hands tied, how can anyone operate like that?
I'd be suprised if he went soon but if he did the only reason would be the critisism he's getting from so called fans.
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.[/p][/quote]He's the manager, he should be able to do what he likes while he holds that position. No manager should have their hands tied, how can anyone operate like that? I'd be suprised if he went soon but if he did the only reason would be the critisism he's getting from so called fans. TenerifeRed
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6:53am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

RedintheFace wrote:
Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.
You are completely mad!!
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.[/p][/quote]You are completely mad!! louiscassius
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7:26am Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
Unbelievable! One tirade after another, again and again. No I'm not talking about Paolo I'm referring to TheWizard (no giant ego there) et al, who so like the sound of their own voices that they devote half of their lives undermining the best thing to happen to this club in 20 years. Paolo is actually achieving something here despite the band of raving hypocrits that seem intent on dragging him down. Oops ranting!!!
Ooh dear Wiz someone else who thinks you're a bit OTT maybe you should change your user ID to Major Rant? :)
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable! One tirade after another, again and again. No I'm not talking about Paolo I'm referring to TheWizard (no giant ego there) et al, who so like the sound of their own voices that they devote half of their lives undermining the best thing to happen to this club in 20 years. Paolo is actually achieving something here despite the band of raving hypocrits that seem intent on dragging him down. Oops ranting!!![/p][/quote]Ooh dear Wiz someone else who thinks you're a bit OTT maybe you should change your user ID to Major Rant? :) Malkym
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8:12am Tue 18 Dec 12

avo says...

Malkym wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote: Unbelievable! One tirade after another, again and again. No I'm not talking about Paolo I'm referring to TheWizard (no giant ego there) et al, who so like the sound of their own voices that they devote half of their lives undermining the best thing to happen to this club in 20 years. Paolo is actually achieving something here despite the band of raving hypocrits that seem intent on dragging him down. Oops ranting!!!
Ooh dear Wiz someone else who thinks you're a bit OTT maybe you should change your user ID to Major Rant? :)
like it lol
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable! One tirade after another, again and again. No I'm not talking about Paolo I'm referring to TheWizard (no giant ego there) et al, who so like the sound of their own voices that they devote half of their lives undermining the best thing to happen to this club in 20 years. Paolo is actually achieving something here despite the band of raving hypocrits that seem intent on dragging him down. Oops ranting!!![/p][/quote]Ooh dear Wiz someone else who thinks you're a bit OTT maybe you should change your user ID to Major Rant? :)[/p][/quote]like it lol avo
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8:45am Tue 18 Dec 12

RedintheFace says...

louiscassius wrote:
RedintheFace wrote:
Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.
You are completely mad!!
We should all be mad about what's happening to our club.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.[/p][/quote]You are completely mad!![/p][/quote]We should all be mad about what's happening to our club. RedintheFace
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12:46pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

RedintheFace wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
RedintheFace wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.
You are completely mad!!
We should all be mad about what's happening to our club.
Care to enlighten us as to what is happening that's making you so mad?

All that matters is where we are at the end of the season. If we're promoted Paolo'll be hailed as a genius. Anything less and some will use it as a rod to beat him with. Currently we're sitting in a decent position. That should be enough, but some won't be happy until we get a manager who does what he's told and speaks when he's spoken to. There are plenty of those about, so we'll have our pick of them one day. Would be interesting to see how many of those calling for the current managers head will be happy when we end up with another Wilson-esque character.
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.[/p][/quote]You are completely mad!![/p][/quote]We should all be mad about what's happening to our club.[/p][/quote]Care to enlighten us as to what is happening that's making you so mad? All that matters is where we are at the end of the season. If we're promoted Paolo'll be hailed as a genius. Anything less and some will use it as a rod to beat him with. Currently we're sitting in a decent position. That should be enough, but some won't be happy until we get a manager who does what he's told and speaks when he's spoken to. There are plenty of those about, so we'll have our pick of them one day. Would be interesting to see how many of those calling for the current managers head will be happy when we end up with another Wilson-esque character. Swindon1984
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8:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

RedintheFace says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
RedintheFace wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
RedintheFace wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.
You are completely mad!!
We should all be mad about what's happening to our club.
Care to enlighten us as to what is happening that's making you so mad?

All that matters is where we are at the end of the season. If we're promoted Paolo'll be hailed as a genius. Anything less and some will use it as a rod to beat him with. Currently we're sitting in a decent position. That should be enough, but some won't be happy until we get a manager who does what he's told and speaks when he's spoken to. There are plenty of those about, so we'll have our pick of them one day. Would be interesting to see how many of those calling for the current managers head will be happy when we end up with another Wilson-esque character.
That'll be a reference to the manager whose side are four places above us? By your own reckoning that makes him 'better' than DiCanio.

All true supporters want us to finish top of the table but just take 30 seconds to reflect on 'All that matters is where we are at the end of the season'. Wrong. Clubs wouldn't last long if they were run like that. And we don't - well I don't - support ST based on our league position.

Other things that matter are loyalty, respect, reputation, tradition, financial viability, community involvement, playing style. No doubt many more. Argue if you must that PDC hasn't damaged us in any of those areas but don't say they don't matter.

Won't insult you by asking if you'd switch allegiance to the pox in the incredibly unlikely event they one day finished above us - but you get the point...
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: Di Canio thinks he can use STFC as his personal doormat and people will still back him? Some on here just have no pride in the Club. He was manager when we got promoted so he can do what he likes? Get real. Soon he'll be gone. Right now there may be a cuckoo in the nest but Swindon Town will never die.[/p][/quote]You are completely mad!![/p][/quote]We should all be mad about what's happening to our club.[/p][/quote]Care to enlighten us as to what is happening that's making you so mad? All that matters is where we are at the end of the season. If we're promoted Paolo'll be hailed as a genius. Anything less and some will use it as a rod to beat him with. Currently we're sitting in a decent position. That should be enough, but some won't be happy until we get a manager who does what he's told and speaks when he's spoken to. There are plenty of those about, so we'll have our pick of them one day. Would be interesting to see how many of those calling for the current managers head will be happy when we end up with another Wilson-esque character.[/p][/quote]That'll be a reference to the manager whose side are four places above us? By your own reckoning that makes him 'better' than DiCanio. All true supporters want us to finish top of the table but just take 30 seconds to reflect on 'All that matters is where we are at the end of the season'. Wrong. Clubs wouldn't last long if they were run like that. And we don't - well I don't - support ST based on our league position. Other things that matter are loyalty, respect, reputation, tradition, financial viability, community involvement, playing style. No doubt many more. Argue if you must that PDC hasn't damaged us in any of those areas but don't say they don't matter. Won't insult you by asking if you'd switch allegiance to the pox in the incredibly unlikely event they one day finished above us - but you get the point... RedintheFace
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12:36am Wed 19 Dec 12

CirenRed says...

I have to say that whilst Paolo does say some mad things in the press sometimes, I don't believe he thinks he is bigger than the club.

Ultimately he came to a club with a 'small club' set up and 'small club mentality' in his opinion. Perhaps that is right, perhaps not, but it is his opinion.

But I absolutely know from his passionate statements that he want to change that. That he wants Swindon Town to be something different and something special. It sounds like sometimes he feels he is the only one who wants things to be 'elite', and feels there are lots of factors trying to keep the 'small club' mentality.

We do have a manager who is passionate, charismatic and full of love for football and players taking things seriously and wanting to be the best they can be.

I understand how far out of left field he appears, but I would sooner have Paolo as manager than Wilson at the moment. And I really liked Danny Wilson. But Paolo is something refreshing and different and I for one hope he takes us on to the next level. I really believe he can. Just hope it all comes together
I have to say that whilst Paolo does say some mad things in the press sometimes, I don't believe he thinks he is bigger than the club. Ultimately he came to a club with a 'small club' set up and 'small club mentality' in his opinion. Perhaps that is right, perhaps not, but it is his opinion. But I absolutely know from his passionate statements that he want to change that. That he wants Swindon Town to be something different and something special. It sounds like sometimes he feels he is the only one who wants things to be 'elite', and feels there are lots of factors trying to keep the 'small club' mentality. We do have a manager who is passionate, charismatic and full of love for football and players taking things seriously and wanting to be the best they can be. I understand how far out of left field he appears, but I would sooner have Paolo as manager than Wilson at the moment. And I really liked Danny Wilson. But Paolo is something refreshing and different and I for one hope he takes us on to the next level. I really believe he can. Just hope it all comes together CirenRed
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