Town chairman insists there is no tension behind the scenes

Swindon Advertiser: Sir William Patey Sir William Patey

SWINDON Town chairman Sir William Patey has said there is no “great crisis or tension” at the County Ground, backing the work Paolo Di Canio is doing in all aspects of his job as Robins manager.

Patey, who replaced Jeremy Wray in the boardroom in October, has been at the club for a little over two months and feels he is starting to open better lines of communication with the Italian.

After the furore of recent days, sparked by comments made by the Town boss about the youth team and a “hostile environment” in SN1, Patey played down any murmurs of unrest.

He said Di Canio feels he has been “misquoted” in the press and revealed that he has spoken to under 18s manager Paul Bodin and agreed to discuss how best to take the academy forward in the new year.

“I’ve had a long chat with Paolo and various other people in the club since I got back (Patey was on holiday last week). I think Paolo feels some of his remarks have been taken out of context,” he said.

“He and I had a good chat. We had a good meeting before I went off to Barbados about the future of the club and he thinks he’s been misquoted.

“He and I are pretty clear that what we want, and I’ve spoken to Paul Bodin this morning as well and I made it clear that I want a youth system that delivers talent to the first team or to the wider benefit of Swindon, and everyone’s clear on that. There are no disagreements.

“I’ve also made it clear that Paolo’s in charge of football and I want him to be working. We’ve discussed how we might enhance and improve on the work of the youth team and we will be sitting down early in the new year to agree a plan on how we take forward the youth team.

“We want young players that want to come to Swindon. We want Swindon to be first choice because they know they’ll get the sort of professional development that will give them the chance to be even better footballers.

“We need to build on the successes that we’ve had with the youth team. We suffer from the fact that we don’t actually have a reserve team so there is an issue of abridging between the youth team and the first team in terms of fitness and professionalism, and we need to work together to find a way to cover that gap.

“I know that Paolo and Paul Bodin both share my views on that. We’re going to be sitting down in the new year and working on a plan that delivers the best opportunity to benefit from the youth set-up.

“The idea that there is a great crisis or tension, there is not one I’ve discovered. In any football club, in any organisation you’ll find differences of opinion and that’s not unusual.”

Patey suggested that Di Canio could rein in his forthright views if he feels he is being misunderstood by the local media, but he stressed that the Italian’s ambitions and those of the club are one and the same.

“I think Paolo often needs to get stuff off his chest and that’s who he is. He’s a kind of mercurial, brilliant character. His emotions are on his sleeve, you can see them, that’s how he is,” he said.

“That’s part of the package.

“I would say to him sometimes: ‘Look, if you think you’ve been misquoted by the press then say less’. Less is more sometimes.

“His heart is in absolutely the right place. He wants what’s best for Swindon because what’s best for Swindon and what’s best for Paolo are the same things - success.

“I think I’m happy to recognise he’s doing a great job and if we’re to get promoted that would be amazing. But he mustn’t get too upset. The trouble is it usually comes out when there’s been a couple of defeats and he feels that.

“Let’s hope for a good result on Friday and then everyone’s head will be lifted for Christmas.”

Meanwhile, when asked whether there was any advancement on locating new investors or adding new faces to the Swindon board, Patey said: “It’s an exciting challenge. We’ve got some real issues which, while we’ll discuss all the football in public, I think I’d rather keep all the investment and financial matters in private.”

When questioned if there were any positives, negatives, difficulties or developments to report the chairman said: “There’s always something that’s difficult, there’s always something that’s developing and there’s always some financial problems to deal with. That would be the same every week.

“When any announcements are to be made, they will be made. There’s nothing I wish to impart at the moment.”

Finally, striker Miles Storey was due to undergo a scan on a knee injury yesterday. The 18-year-old missed the trip to Oldham on Saturday with the knock.

He tweeted: “Scan later il be honest Rome over Xmas doesn't appeal to me.”

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6:33am Tue 18 Dec 12

stfcphil says...

OK Sam,
Flak jacket and hard hat on, head below the parapet, and best advice, don't look at the website for the next 24 hours. Mind you, impossible to see how someone who speaks as slowly, clearly and placidly as Paolo could ever feel he is being misquoted :-)
OK Sam, Flak jacket and hard hat on, head below the parapet, and best advice, don't look at the website for the next 24 hours. Mind you, impossible to see how someone who speaks as slowly, clearly and placidly as Paolo could ever feel he is being misquoted :-) stfcphil

6:35am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Well well. It seems that all is good behind the closed doors after all...

You have to love the media though dont you......any news is good news for them....

I think someone said yesterday, they take one of PDC's rants and cut it, chop it up and use over the next 4 days........that could be the misquoting PDC's talking about.....The problem i think is that poor old PDC is so passionate but his English doesn't allow him to articulate very well, leaving himself open to interpretation sometimes.....

Now lets put this speculation from yesterday all to bed.

We have a brilliant manager, brilliant board, and a Club thats starting to go places......

I think once extra investment has been found, (for which i think Patey has mainly been brought in for), we'll have a new stadium built, and 2 or 3 seasons after that..........

Top end of the Championship.....

Excactly where we should be......

COYR'sssssssssssssss
ssssssssssss

Louis :-))))))))))))))))))
))))))))
Well well. It seems that all is good behind the closed doors after all... You have to love the media though dont you......any news is good news for them.... I think someone said yesterday, they take one of PDC's rants and cut it, chop it up and use over the next 4 days........that could be the misquoting PDC's talking about.....The problem i think is that poor old PDC is so passionate but his English doesn't allow him to articulate very well, leaving himself open to interpretation sometimes..... Now lets put this speculation from yesterday all to bed. We have a brilliant manager, brilliant board, and a Club thats starting to go places...... I think once extra investment has been found, (for which i think Patey has mainly been brought in for), we'll have a new stadium built, and 2 or 3 seasons after that.......... Top end of the Championship..... Excactly where we should be...... COYR'sssssssssssssss ssssssssssss Louis :-)))))))))))))))))) )))))))) louiscassius

6:47am Tue 18 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

It will blow over till th next time. In Paolo we trust!
It will blow over till th next time. In Paolo we trust! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

7:24am Tue 18 Dec 12

KojaktheWarg says...

Darnit!! - this makes it harder for the The Cups-Half-Empty brigade to come up with something negative on here today.

In PDC we trust

...and this business of taking a conversation with Paolo and chopping it up for the rest of the week - yes, thats been going on all season in the adver. So it looks like a tiring daily rant instead of a weekly passionate outburst.

My cup is Half full! Cheers!
Darnit!! - this makes it harder for the The Cups-Half-Empty brigade to come up with something negative on here today. In PDC we trust ...and this business of taking a conversation with Paolo and chopping it up for the rest of the week - yes, thats been going on all season in the adver. So it looks like a tiring daily rant instead of a weekly passionate outburst. My cup is Half full! Cheers! KojaktheWarg

7:28am Tue 18 Dec 12

jayden says...

TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.
TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always. jayden

7:29am Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

Looks like they both seem to get on together which is great news.


''That’s part of the package'';he totally gets Paolo,fantastic


In Paolo and Patey we trust!
Looks like they both seem to get on together which is great news. ''That’s part of the package'';he totally gets Paolo,fantastic In Paolo and Patey we trust! red white

7:34am Tue 18 Dec 12

stfc49 says...

Lets be honest, he has put the fire out in the public domain (for now)but an awful lot of work to do behind the scenes. I sincerely hope he can shut PDC up as he has become embarrassing with his ramblings of a small child. Lets not blame the press either they only print what is said and report it to those who are interested.i fully expect PDC to throw the dummy out again shortly and then sadly I can see him going blaming the board,the Kitman, the tea lady,the fans,the press, London red, oi den, for making him do it, sorry forgot my mum. Lets hope it now settles down and we talk about football.
Lets be honest, he has put the fire out in the public domain (for now)but an awful lot of work to do behind the scenes. I sincerely hope he can shut PDC up as he has become embarrassing with his ramblings of a small child. Lets not blame the press either they only print what is said and report it to those who are interested.i fully expect PDC to throw the dummy out again shortly and then sadly I can see him going blaming the board,the Kitman, the tea lady,the fans,the press, London red, oi den, for making him do it, sorry forgot my mum. Lets hope it now settles down and we talk about football. stfc49

7:43am Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Poor old Wizard and co. all those long drawn out tirades lambasting Paolo- he shouldn't do this and he shouldn't say that because the board won't like it or put up with his antics etc....and well what have we here...Sir WP stating effectively what many if us have been saying that to quote the chant "he does what wants" because that's who he is, wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate in the extreme-that's what you get with PdC. So if Bill's not bovvered I certainly ain't either - chill pills required for a few whose BP has been off the Richter scale lately methinks.
Poor old Wizard and co. all those long drawn out tirades lambasting Paolo- he shouldn't do this and he shouldn't say that because the board won't like it or put up with his antics etc....and well what have we here...Sir WP stating effectively what many if us have been saying that to quote the chant "he does what wants" because that's who he is, wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate in the extreme-that's what you get with PdC. So if Bill's not bovvered I certainly ain't either - chill pills required for a few whose BP has been off the Richter scale lately methinks. Malkym

7:48am Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

jayden wrote:
TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.
Err you sure? Cos I paid normal old git price of £19 pound for my DR stand seat yesterday which suggests there aren't any concessions?
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.[/p][/quote]Err you sure? Cos I paid normal old git price of £19 pound for my DR stand seat yesterday which suggests there aren't any concessions? Malkym

7:57am Tue 18 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

As a seasoned diplomat he probably said enough. Time will tell.
"Look, if you feel you've been misquoted by the press then say less". Wise words, but I doubt Paolo will heed the advice.
As a seasoned diplomat he probably said enough. Time will tell. "Look, if you feel you've been misquoted by the press then say less". Wise words, but I doubt Paolo will heed the advice. Since 1950

8:06am Tue 18 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Malkym wrote:
Poor old Wizard and co. all those long drawn out tirades lambasting Paolo- he shouldn't do this and he shouldn't say that because the board won't like it or put up with his antics etc....and well what have we here...Sir WP stating effectively what many if us have been saying that to quote the chant "he does what wants" because that's who he is, wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate in the extreme-that's what you get with PdC. So if Bill's not bovvered I certainly ain't either - chill pills required for a few whose BP has been off the Richter scale lately methinks.
Well, it really didn't take you that long this morning now did it,

At 07:02 yesterday I said,

A lot can be stated by saying little.

Today the Chairman says,

. Less is more sometimes.

Less is more, which amounts to, a lot can be stated by saying little, so OK the words are different but its pretty much the same, so why not just slide by SN1 and go have a word with the Chairman. The very fact he has had to get the press in to make this statement shows more than a ripple was caused by the press articles and some smoothing over has taken place.
I take you are on the chill pills then, me, I just take Naproxen for my knees. No cartilage in either.
Thats it, out for the day now, bye.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Poor old Wizard and co. all those long drawn out tirades lambasting Paolo- he shouldn't do this and he shouldn't say that because the board won't like it or put up with his antics etc....and well what have we here...Sir WP stating effectively what many if us have been saying that to quote the chant "he does what wants" because that's who he is, wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate in the extreme-that's what you get with PdC. So if Bill's not bovvered I certainly ain't either - chill pills required for a few whose BP has been off the Richter scale lately methinks.[/p][/quote]Well, it really didn't take you that long this morning now did it, At 07:02 yesterday I said, A lot can be stated by saying little. Today the Chairman says, . Less is more sometimes. Less is more, which amounts to, a lot can be stated by saying little, so OK the words are different but its pretty much the same, so why not just slide by SN1 and go have a word with the Chairman. The very fact he has had to get the press in to make this statement shows more than a ripple was caused by the press articles and some smoothing over has taken place. I take you are on the chill pills then, me, I just take Naproxen for my knees. No cartilage in either. Thats it, out for the day now, bye. the wizard

8:17am Tue 18 Dec 12

avo says...

now then, moving on..........
now then, moving on.......... avo

8:31am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

the wizard wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Poor old Wizard and co. all those long drawn out tirades lambasting Paolo- he shouldn't do this and he shouldn't say that because the board won't like it or put up with his antics etc....and well what have we here...Sir WP stating effectively what many if us have been saying that to quote the chant "he does what wants" because that's who he is, wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate in the extreme-that's what you get with PdC. So if Bill's not bovvered I certainly ain't either - chill pills required for a few whose BP has been off the Richter scale lately methinks.
Well, it really didn't take you that long this morning now did it,

At 07:02 yesterday I said,

A lot can be stated by saying little.

Today the Chairman says,

. Less is more sometimes.

Less is more, which amounts to, a lot can be stated by saying little, so OK the words are different but its pretty much the same, so why not just slide by SN1 and go have a word with the Chairman. The very fact he has had to get the press in to make this statement shows more than a ripple was caused by the press articles and some smoothing over has taken place.
I take you are on the chill pills then, me, I just take Naproxen for my knees. No cartilage in either.
Thats it, out for the day now, bye.
Wiz,

I always love your articles.

I was on Naproxin 500mg for years, played havock with my guts.....

Being Army, 20 odd years my knees are shot too....

Take care buddy and what do you think about the team selection for Fri??

Louis :-))
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Poor old Wizard and co. all those long drawn out tirades lambasting Paolo- he shouldn't do this and he shouldn't say that because the board won't like it or put up with his antics etc....and well what have we here...Sir WP stating effectively what many if us have been saying that to quote the chant "he does what wants" because that's who he is, wears his heart on his sleeve and is passionate in the extreme-that's what you get with PdC. So if Bill's not bovvered I certainly ain't either - chill pills required for a few whose BP has been off the Richter scale lately methinks.[/p][/quote]Well, it really didn't take you that long this morning now did it, At 07:02 yesterday I said, A lot can be stated by saying little. Today the Chairman says, . Less is more sometimes. Less is more, which amounts to, a lot can be stated by saying little, so OK the words are different but its pretty much the same, so why not just slide by SN1 and go have a word with the Chairman. The very fact he has had to get the press in to make this statement shows more than a ripple was caused by the press articles and some smoothing over has taken place. I take you are on the chill pills then, me, I just take Naproxen for my knees. No cartilage in either. Thats it, out for the day now, bye.[/p][/quote]Wiz, I always love your articles. I was on Naproxin 500mg for years, played havock with my guts..... Being Army, 20 odd years my knees are shot too.... Take care buddy and what do you think about the team selection for Fri?? Louis :-)) louiscassius

8:33am Tue 18 Dec 12

davel4848 says...

Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours.
If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing.
Just remember those days and have a little think.
Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours. If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing. Just remember those days and have a little think. davel4848

8:34am Tue 18 Dec 12

mallorca says...

At least now the Chairman has spoken,is indeed so different to JW.All seems to have died ref new investors. Still I guess we will never know what goes on behind the scenes.
Do agree a lot is lost in translation whem media get hold of pdc,yet you get th feeling if in Jan no further money is available Pdc will not be a happy Bunny.
as said yesterday 7th in table goal difference of 14plus an 5 points behind top spot.
My feeling is the Town are in a good spot and should not be negative at all.
Pdc is pdc what you see is what you get
You either love hime or hate him.
Good Luck On friday any win would be great
At least now the Chairman has spoken,is indeed so different to JW.All seems to have died ref new investors. Still I guess we will never know what goes on behind the scenes. Do agree a lot is lost in translation whem media get hold of pdc,yet you get th feeling if in Jan no further money is available Pdc will not be a happy Bunny. as said yesterday 7th in table goal difference of 14plus an 5 points behind top spot. My feeling is the Town are in a good spot and should not be negative at all. Pdc is pdc what you see is what you get You either love hime or hate him. Good Luck On friday any win would be great mallorca

8:40am Tue 18 Dec 12

umpcah says...

If Paolo says nothing or next to nothing he will be accused of sulking ,contemplating another job, etc ! There are many imaginative posters who try to read between the lines and draw conclusions which are wide of the mark.
If Paolo says nothing or next to nothing he will be accused of sulking ,contemplating another job, etc ! There are many imaginative posters who try to read between the lines and draw conclusions which are wide of the mark. umpcah

9:03am Tue 18 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

As I said yesterday, Stop Worrying, lets enjoy the football, in years to come we will look back on this period as one of the best times to be a STFC fan!! Looking forward to Friday.
As I said yesterday, Stop Worrying, lets enjoy the football, in years to come we will look back on this period as one of the best times to be a STFC fan!! Looking forward to Friday. Davidsyrett

9:04am Tue 18 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! wrote:
It will blow over till th next time. In Paolo we trust!
Get OOFFFF the toilet!! See you Friday!
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Reed's Parky dance![/bold] wrote: It will blow over till th next time. In Paolo we trust![/p][/quote]Get OOFFFF the toilet!! See you Friday! Davidsyrett

9:09am Tue 18 Dec 12

TheBlackHand says...

So everythings ok, mmm must get my hearing checked.
So everythings ok, mmm must get my hearing checked. TheBlackHand

9:13am Tue 18 Dec 12

billbst says...

Well done Sir Will. Needed your involvement and statement just now. must admit the article made me smile:-
Misquoted - means - he didn't mean to say it
taken out of context - its not as bad as it sounds
meeting in January - lets buy a bit of time
Most importantly he is dealing with it and that is enough for me.
Well done Sir Will. Needed your involvement and statement just now. must admit the article made me smile:- Misquoted - means - he didn't mean to say it taken out of context - its not as bad as it sounds meeting in January - lets buy a bit of time Most importantly he is dealing with it and that is enough for me. billbst

9:14am Tue 18 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

I don'r mind Paolo talking because thats who he is, however maybe talking through an interpretor with a better knowledge and use of English is the way forward :-)

Football wise we are in a very similar position to where we were this time last year. We came good in the new year and pushed on to win the league by 5 points. I can see something similar happening this season (providing the world doesn't end on Friday )
I don'r mind Paolo talking because thats who he is, however maybe talking through an interpretor with a better knowledge and use of English is the way forward :-) Football wise we are in a very similar position to where we were this time last year. We came good in the new year and pushed on to win the league by 5 points. I can see something similar happening this season (providing the world doesn't end on Friday ) Stilloyal

9:18am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

davel4848 wrote:
Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours.
If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing.
Just remember those days and have a little think.
Oh my word. Thats not very nice.

Wizz, has been on here for years and is a very loyal supporter.

His views might not be up your ally buddy, but you can wish people away like that.

Come on lets put all this behind us and focus on Fridays big big game with Tranmere......

Do you think we'll win??

Louis :-)
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours. If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing. Just remember those days and have a little think.[/p][/quote]Oh my word. Thats not very nice. Wizz, has been on here for years and is a very loyal supporter. His views might not be up your ally buddy, but you can wish people away like that. Come on lets put all this behind us and focus on Fridays big big game with Tranmere...... Do you think we'll win?? Louis :-) louiscassius

9:19am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

louiscassius wrote:
davel4848 wrote:
Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours.
If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing.
Just remember those days and have a little think.
Oh my word. Thats not very nice.

Wizz, has been on here for years and is a very loyal supporter.

His views might not be up your ally buddy, but you can wish people away like that.

Come on lets put all this behind us and focus on Fridays big big game with Tranmere......

Do you think we'll win??

Louis :-)
* Cant!! wish people away like that.......

Sorry.......mis-quot
ed myself....lol
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours. If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing. Just remember those days and have a little think.[/p][/quote]Oh my word. Thats not very nice. Wizz, has been on here for years and is a very loyal supporter. His views might not be up your ally buddy, but you can wish people away like that. Come on lets put all this behind us and focus on Fridays big big game with Tranmere...... Do you think we'll win?? Louis :-)[/p][/quote]* Cant!! wish people away like that....... Sorry.......mis-quot ed myself....lol louiscassius

9:20am Tue 18 Dec 12

the don69 says...

There you are chaps!I said yesterday all hot air from Paolo!he gets bored when there's no headlines,lets have full focus on beating the league leaders friday,then we'll have some good headlines and we will be sitting in a nice position!!!!!!!!!!
There you are chaps!I said yesterday all hot air from Paolo!he gets bored when there's no headlines,lets have full focus on beating the league leaders friday,then we'll have some good headlines and we will be sitting in a nice position!!!!!!!!!! the don69

9:27am Tue 18 Dec 12

Davethered says...

Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion.
At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters.
It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life.
The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face .
A bully with no balls will write on a forum.
Time to support the team and each other.
Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion. At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters. It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life. The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face . A bully with no balls will write on a forum. Time to support the team and each other. Davethered

9:37am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Davethered wrote:
Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion.
At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters.
It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life.
The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face .
A bully with no balls will write on a forum.
Time to support the team and each other.
Good post!!
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion. At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters. It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life. The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face . A bully with no balls will write on a forum. Time to support the team and each other.[/p][/quote]Good post!! louiscassius

9:41am Tue 18 Dec 12

Lone Wolf says...

As long as PdC keeps talking I'll keep reading the posts. I don't think he's capable of keeping his emotions and thoughts in check .... The important point is that he's done a lot for this club and no matter what happens we won't forget him in a hurry.
PS I think Sir Bill looks a bit dodgy in that hat ... Mafia links?
As long as PdC keeps talking I'll keep reading the posts. I don't think he's capable of keeping his emotions and thoughts in check .... The important point is that he's done a lot for this club and no matter what happens we won't forget him in a hurry. PS I think Sir Bill looks a bit dodgy in that hat ... Mafia links? Lone Wolf

9:49am Tue 18 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:50am Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Louis just because Wizard has been on here for years and to quote you "is a loyal supporter" doesn't mean that others can't disagree with his views or find them tiresome and to me and others he has done nothing but hace a go at PdC for months at every opportunity. That is his prerogative as it is anybody else's to express their opinion but please don't play the "loyal supporter" card when he gets criticised by others. Louis we're all loyal supporters that's why we post on here.
Louis just because Wizard has been on here for years and to quote you "is a loyal supporter" doesn't mean that others can't disagree with his views or find them tiresome and to me and others he has done nothing but hace a go at PdC for months at every opportunity. That is his prerogative as it is anybody else's to express their opinion but please don't play the "loyal supporter" card when he gets criticised by others. Louis we're all loyal supporters that's why we post on here. Malkym

9:52am Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
I'll drink to that Dukey!
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds.[/p][/quote]I'll drink to that Dukey! Malkym

9:56am Tue 18 Dec 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

It could be interesting then when Paolo really does have something to feel aggrieved about and feels like he wants to make a genuine point or two. So it was all just nothing at all then, just emotive hot air in a total vacuum with nothing at all behind it and everyone's great mates and hunky dory.

Ah good. You can always completely trust a diplomat's words.......... Can't you?
It could be interesting then when Paolo really does have something to feel aggrieved about and feels like he wants to make a genuine point or two. So it was all just nothing at all then, just emotive hot air in a total vacuum with nothing at all behind it and everyone's great mates and hunky dory. Ah good. You can always completely trust a diplomat's words.......... Can't you? Psychedelic Syd

9:58am Tue 18 Dec 12

louiscassius says...

Malkym wrote:
Louis just because Wizard has been on here for years and to quote you "is a loyal supporter" doesn't mean that others can't disagree with his views or find them tiresome and to me and others he has done nothing but hace a go at PdC for months at every opportunity. That is his prerogative as it is anybody else's to express their opinion but please don't play the "loyal supporter" card when he gets criticised by others. Louis we're all loyal supporters that's why we post on here.
I know, i know.....

I'm the same as you i suppose.....

I dont mind his rants and stuff to be honest......

And i wish everyone would just support and love PDC for what he is and what he brings to our Club, but hey, like he said......'You cant please everyone....lol'

I'm sure Wizz will be back one day, but we all want the same (Well those of us that actually support STFC - I think there were some wind up merchants on here yesterday from down the road if you know what i mean).....

Didnt mean to tell you what to write or anything, just felt a little sorry for Wizz, i think he's an older member if you know what i mean.....and felt sorry for him being told to clear off and not come back thats all

Louis :-(((
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Louis just because Wizard has been on here for years and to quote you "is a loyal supporter" doesn't mean that others can't disagree with his views or find them tiresome and to me and others he has done nothing but hace a go at PdC for months at every opportunity. That is his prerogative as it is anybody else's to express their opinion but please don't play the "loyal supporter" card when he gets criticised by others. Louis we're all loyal supporters that's why we post on here.[/p][/quote]I know, i know..... I'm the same as you i suppose..... I dont mind his rants and stuff to be honest...... And i wish everyone would just support and love PDC for what he is and what he brings to our Club, but hey, like he said......'You cant please everyone....lol' I'm sure Wizz will be back one day, but we all want the same (Well those of us that actually support STFC - I think there were some wind up merchants on here yesterday from down the road if you know what i mean)..... Didnt mean to tell you what to write or anything, just felt a little sorry for Wizz, i think he's an older member if you know what i mean.....and felt sorry for him being told to clear off and not come back thats all Louis :-((( louiscassius

10:01am Tue 18 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Firstly, Sir William is to be applauded for addressing the matter straightaway. Secondly, he his talking complete and utter tosh. I'm sorry Sir William, but many of us have heard Saturday's post-match interview. There is no possibility of any misquoting, any remarks being taken out of context or anything of the sort.
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"When someone works as a snake behind your back..."
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No tension Sir William? Pull the other one. If you really have used your undoubted skills to calm things down at the County Ground, thank you. But please don't treat the fans as fools. **** has an unmistakable aroma.
Firstly, Sir William is to be applauded for addressing the matter straightaway. Secondly, he his talking complete and utter tosh. I'm sorry Sir William, but many of us have heard Saturday's post-match interview. There is no possibility of any misquoting, any remarks being taken out of context or anything of the sort. . "When someone works as a snake behind your back..." . No tension Sir William? Pull the other one. If you really have used your undoubted skills to calm things down at the County Ground, thank you. But please don't treat the fans as fools. **** has an unmistakable aroma. Oi Den!

10:03am Tue 18 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

The asterisked word begins with bull and ends with droppings.
The asterisked word begins with bull and ends with droppings. Oi Den!

10:07am Tue 18 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Davethered wrote:
Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion.
At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters.
It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life.
The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face .
A bully with no balls will write on a forum.
Time to support the team and each other.
That is just rubbish, your opinion is rubbish......then on the other hand you are laughing as much as me.

Happy Christmas Davethered lets get p***ed. :)
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion. At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters. It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life. The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face . A bully with no balls will write on a forum. Time to support the team and each other.[/p][/quote]That is just rubbish, your opinion is rubbish......then on the other hand you are laughing as much as me. Happy Christmas Davethered lets get p***ed. :) TheDukeOfBanbury

10:14am Tue 18 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
I'll drink to that Dukey!
......Now that is a great idea :)
I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke.

Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds.[/p][/quote]I'll drink to that Dukey![/p][/quote]......Now that is a great idea :) I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke. Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait. TheDukeOfBanbury

10:18am Tue 18 Dec 12

old town robin says...

billbst wrote:
Well done Sir Will. Needed your involvement and statement just now. must admit the article made me smile:-
Misquoted - means - he didn't mean to say it
taken out of context - its not as bad as it sounds
meeting in January - lets buy a bit of time
Most importantly he is dealing with it and that is enough for me.
Nice one Billbst, you must have been in the diplomatic service in a previous life.

Have tended to restrict my comments of late to match days when football issues are debated, but thought this Will Patey interview was worthy of a comment.

So it would seem any disharmoney in the ranks was over exagerated by the press. I would tend to agree. As far as I know Paolo has never mentioned Paul Bodin in person in any of his rants about the youths lack of skill, desire, commitment or whatever else he is not happy about. Don't forget the Youth academy has Newton, Jamie Pitman and others I don't know of also within their ranks, so a little unfair to say his comments were just aimed at PB. I would prefer to think he has been analysing the whole set-up from top to bottom and has some ideas of how things can be improved, which can only be good for the club.

The other comment from Patey I found interesting, was raised by Wlisey yesterday, we have no reserve team set-up. which IMO makes it more difficult for youth team players to make such a quantum jump to the first team. If a reserve team are registered in a combination league of good quality next season, it gives the out of favour first teamers the chance to maintain match fitness and with a blend of youths making up the numbers, it would be a good intermediate stepping stone for youngsters to get more experience and understanding of the ways Paolo works. As an example how bad must it be for our No 2 goalie Bedwell not to get a regular game, sure it wasn't paolo's decision to discontinue the reserve team, but most "professiona!" teams as he calls them do run a second team within their set-up.

From the outside it looks like a "them and us" mentality has been festering and Patey has indicated that talks are ongoing to change that way of thinking, let's hope that is the case and we all move forward together.

On his final comments that he prefers to keep financial and development issue on a need to know basis, I think to get the right answers one has ask the right questions. E.G. I may have missed it, but I haven't seen anything in print to say Fitton and Wray have agreed to turn their loans into equity, which I understood was always going to be a stumbling block for new investment. While on the subject of Wray, it was his decision to stand down from the board, but a open door to change his mind could and should be there to discuss, O.K. it might not be the chairman role, but when he took over from Fitton it was not on a permanent basis for more than a year, maybe time to swallow a bit of pride by him and the board and bring him back in a role where he can intermediate between manager and board, which obviously Mr Patey doesn't have the time to do. Doubt he has even moved to a house close to Swindon, which if he hasn't can hardly be "hans on" so to speak.

Well that's my little rant done until after the trannie game, I know it doesn't suit everybody, but moving it to the friday seems like a good idea as traditionally last Saturday before Christmas is never well attended. Checked the table this moring, a win will temperarily move us up to fourth, surprisingly despite our inconsistency we have the second best goal difference of +14, our goals for of 32 is only bettered by Trannie 38, Coventry 37, (although they have conceeded about the same) Brentford 33 and Bournemouth 33.
Goals against of 18, only the MK Dons are better with 17. So really alot of possitives there, just need to start turning those dropped points at home wins starting Friday,
COYR
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: Well done Sir Will. Needed your involvement and statement just now. must admit the article made me smile:- Misquoted - means - he didn't mean to say it taken out of context - its not as bad as it sounds meeting in January - lets buy a bit of time Most importantly he is dealing with it and that is enough for me.[/p][/quote]Nice one Billbst, you must have been in the diplomatic service in a previous life. Have tended to restrict my comments of late to match days when football issues are debated, but thought this Will Patey interview was worthy of a comment. So it would seem any disharmoney in the ranks was over exagerated by the press. I would tend to agree. As far as I know Paolo has never mentioned Paul Bodin in person in any of his rants about the youths lack of skill, desire, commitment or whatever else he is not happy about. Don't forget the Youth academy has Newton, Jamie Pitman and others I don't know of also within their ranks, so a little unfair to say his comments were just aimed at PB. I would prefer to think he has been analysing the whole set-up from top to bottom and has some ideas of how things can be improved, which can only be good for the club. The other comment from Patey I found interesting, was raised by Wlisey yesterday, we have no reserve team set-up. which IMO makes it more difficult for youth team players to make such a quantum jump to the first team. If a reserve team are registered in a combination league of good quality next season, it gives the out of favour first teamers the chance to maintain match fitness and with a blend of youths making up the numbers, it would be a good intermediate stepping stone for youngsters to get more experience and understanding of the ways Paolo works. As an example how bad must it be for our No 2 goalie Bedwell not to get a regular game, sure it wasn't paolo's decision to discontinue the reserve team, but most "professiona!" teams as he calls them do run a second team within their set-up. From the outside it looks like a "them and us" mentality has been festering and Patey has indicated that talks are ongoing to change that way of thinking, let's hope that is the case and we all move forward together. On his final comments that he prefers to keep financial and development issue on a need to know basis, I think to get the right answers one has ask the right questions. E.G. I may have missed it, but I haven't seen anything in print to say Fitton and Wray have agreed to turn their loans into equity, which I understood was always going to be a stumbling block for new investment. While on the subject of Wray, it was his decision to stand down from the board, but a open door to change his mind could and should be there to discuss, O.K. it might not be the chairman role, but when he took over from Fitton it was not on a permanent basis for more than a year, maybe time to swallow a bit of pride by him and the board and bring him back in a role where he can intermediate between manager and board, which obviously Mr Patey doesn't have the time to do. Doubt he has even moved to a house close to Swindon, which if he hasn't can hardly be "hans on" so to speak. Well that's my little rant done until after the trannie game, I know it doesn't suit everybody, but moving it to the friday seems like a good idea as traditionally last Saturday before Christmas is never well attended. Checked the table this moring, a win will temperarily move us up to fourth, surprisingly despite our inconsistency we have the second best goal difference of +14, our goals for of 32 is only bettered by Trannie 38, Coventry 37, (although they have conceeded about the same) Brentford 33 and Bournemouth 33. Goals against of 18, only the MK Dons are better with 17. So really alot of possitives there, just need to start turning those dropped points at home wins starting Friday, COYR old town robin

10:26am Tue 18 Dec 12

MITTED says...

I love Paulo but the chairman's word are deluded or more likely, very carefully chosen to protect his own back. If you actually read what he says, it is very much in the diplomats language and he sits on the fence more than once. Firstly, Paulo being misintepreted. Not on this occassion Sir William. Paulo knew exactly what he was saying and got his message across loud and clear. As for sitting on the fence, "The idea that there is a great crisis or tension, there is not one I’ve discovered." In other words, it's his get out clause when the proverbial hits the fan. Or how about "I think I’m happy to recognise he’s doing a great job.." In other words, "I'm not 100% sure but it gives me some leway to wriggle down the line"... Sir William, you are not in the diplomatic service now, you are the chairman of a football club and business. Please be more decisive in your choice of words but most importantly, actually do something that will have everyone at the club, pulling together in the right direction, rather than what I think are condescending platitudes. Some fans may be fickle, narrow minded, blinkered and tribal in the extreme, but they aren't stupid - even the minority ones that slag off Paulo at every opportunity!
In Paulo we trust.
COYR
I love Paulo but the chairman's word are deluded or more likely, very carefully chosen to protect his own back. If you actually read what he says, it is very much in the diplomats language and he sits on the fence more than once. Firstly, Paulo being misintepreted. Not on this occassion Sir William. Paulo knew exactly what he was saying and got his message across loud and clear. As for sitting on the fence, "The idea that there is a great crisis or tension, there is not one I’ve discovered." In other words, it's his get out clause when the proverbial hits the fan. Or how about "I think I’m happy to recognise he’s doing a great job.." In other words, "I'm not 100% sure but it gives me some leway to wriggle down the line"... Sir William, you are not in the diplomatic service now, you are the chairman of a football club and business. Please be more decisive in your choice of words but most importantly, actually do something that will have everyone at the club, pulling together in the right direction, rather than what I think are condescending platitudes. Some fans may be fickle, narrow minded, blinkered and tribal in the extreme, but they aren't stupid - even the minority ones that slag off Paulo at every opportunity! In Paulo we trust. COYR MITTED

10:37am Tue 18 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Off Subject.

For anyone that is thinking of going to the Tranmere game that has yet to buy a ticket, the ADVENTure week 3 email is advertising a £5 off a future match voucher if tickets are bought on Thursday from the Box Office.

It is also advertised on the club website.

COYMR
Off Subject. For anyone that is thinking of going to the Tranmere game that has yet to buy a ticket, the ADVENTure week 3 email is advertising a £5 off a future match voucher if tickets are bought on Thursday from the Box Office. It is also advertised on the club website. COYMR Oxon-Red

10:47am Tue 18 Dec 12

SimonPrice351 says...

The absence of a Reserve set-up is not good, and I hope that next season Swindon Town can field both Reserve and U21 sides in respective leagues.

Incidentally, we're not looking for full-backs are we? Only I've seen two players available for nothing: Bradley Diallo (was at Oldham last season) and Jerome Kinsonga (was with Lille recently). Left Back and Right Back respectively.
The absence of a Reserve set-up is not good, and I hope that next season Swindon Town can field both Reserve and U21 sides in respective leagues. Incidentally, we're not looking for full-backs are we? Only I've seen two players available for nothing: Bradley Diallo (was at Oldham last season) and Jerome Kinsonga (was with Lille recently). Left Back and Right Back respectively. SimonPrice351

10:52am Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
I'll drink to that Dukey!
......Now that is a great idea :)
I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke.

Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.
Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds.[/p][/quote]I'll drink to that Dukey![/p][/quote]......Now that is a great idea :) I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke. Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.[/p][/quote]Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well. Malkym

11:41am Tue 18 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

davel4848 wrote:
Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours.
If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing.
Just remember those days and have a little think.
Tut tut,not your place to tell a man if he should come back or not,whats worse negativity or bullying? i know my answer to that question.
To many posters being offencive instead of debating matters makes for poor reading.Sir Billy
makes a suggestion doesn't he "saying less is sometimes more".
[quote][p][bold]davel4848[/bold] wrote: Goodbye 'wizard' and don't come back. We could do without your negativity for at least 24 hours. If you feel as bad as you do about our manager, go and support whichever teams King or Hart are managing. Just remember those days and have a little think.[/p][/quote]Tut tut,not your place to tell a man if he should come back or not,whats worse negativity or bullying? i know my answer to that question. To many posters being offencive instead of debating matters makes for poor reading.Sir Billy makes a suggestion doesn't he "saying less is sometimes more". Steve. Brentford

11:45am Tue 18 Dec 12

deviant in the tupping pen says...

Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
I'll drink to that Dukey!
......Now that is a great idea :)
I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke.

Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.
Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.
Three points, three points and three points again. Like your thinking Malkym!
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds.[/p][/quote]I'll drink to that Dukey![/p][/quote]......Now that is a great idea :) I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke. Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.[/p][/quote]Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.[/p][/quote]Three points, three points and three points again. Like your thinking Malkym! deviant in the tupping pen

12:13pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Davethered wrote:
Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion.
At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters.
It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life.
The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face .
A bully with no balls will write on a forum.
Time to support the team and each other.
Sorry Davethered i never read any further down than the post i addressed but see yours after i posted mine,well said,i sometimes wonder if certain folks lives are to easy with so little to worry about they create shiite due to boredom.

Merry Christmas all, now pizz off.

Sensitive Steve.
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Why do some people on this forum have to keep having a pop at others because of their difference of opinion. At the end of the day we're all swindon supporters. It's time to stop the bickering and the slagging off of ordinary decent people and get a life. The brave amongst you will say what you have to say to a persons face . A bully with no balls will write on a forum. Time to support the team and each other.[/p][/quote]Sorry Davethered i never read any further down than the post i addressed but see yours after i posted mine,well said,i sometimes wonder if certain folks lives are to easy with so little to worry about they create shiite due to boredom. Merry Christmas all, now pizz off. Sensitive Steve. Steve. Brentford

12:25pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
I'll drink to that Dukey!
......Now that is a great idea :)
I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke.

Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.
Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.
Your boss just wants a break from you jock,i understand him/her ;)

Duke, do you normally drink when you have the Kids in the car?? enjoy the game boys have a good one.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds.[/p][/quote]I'll drink to that Dukey![/p][/quote]......Now that is a great idea :) I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke. Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.[/p][/quote]Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.[/p][/quote]Your boss just wants a break from you jock,i understand him/her ;) Duke, do you normally drink when you have the Kids in the car?? enjoy the game boys have a good one. Steve. Brentford

1:03pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Another view says...

Wiz, I enjoy reading most of your posts, and when I don't I move on. Maybe your stalker should think about moving on.
Wiz, I enjoy reading most of your posts, and when I don't I move on. Maybe your stalker should think about moving on. Another view

1:07pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Malkym wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman.

A great early Christmas present.

......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch.

COYR'ds.
I'll drink to that Dukey!
......Now that is a great idea :)
I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke.

Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.
Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.
Your boss just wants a break from you jock,i understand him/her ;)

Duke, do you normally drink when you have the Kids in the car?? enjoy the game boys have a good one.
Well hello stranger congrats on you and LR's civil partnership -trust me with the **** I work for I need a long break she's about as much use as Williams Collins & Martin put together!
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: A much needed and welcome statement from the Chairman. A great early Christmas present. ......now for the important issue. Friday nights game and now looking forward to what I enjoy most. Football on the pitch. COYR'ds.[/p][/quote]I'll drink to that Dukey![/p][/quote]......Now that is a great idea :) I am driving on my own Friday without the kids so a sober Duke. Finish work Thursday night.....can't wait.[/p][/quote]Lol don't want to gloat I finished on 6th till Jan drive safe and merry crimbo to you yours and all posters whether we agree disagree or hack each other off lol! Three points and three Boxing Day and three ny day as well.[/p][/quote]Your boss just wants a break from you jock,i understand him/her ;) Duke, do you normally drink when you have the Kids in the car?? enjoy the game boys have a good one.[/p][/quote]Well hello stranger congrats on you and LR's civil partnership -trust me with the **** I work for I need a long break she's about as much use as Williams Collins & Martin put together! Malkym

1:12pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Another view wrote:
Wiz, I enjoy reading most of your posts, and when I don't I move on. Maybe your stalker should think about moving on.
Can't beat a good old stalker keeps the mrs happy eh!
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Wiz, I enjoy reading most of your posts, and when I don't I move on. Maybe your stalker should think about moving on.[/p][/quote]Can't beat a good old stalker keeps the mrs happy eh! Malkym

1:33pm Tue 18 Dec 12

RamsburyRed says...

Well one or two posters above have had the nous to read between the lines. Anyone who reads that and thinks everything is OK is not thinking at all.
*
And the most ominous part of the interview - the bit at the end - has barely been mentioned.
*
I suspect there is a lot going on behind the scenes regarding the future funding and financial set-up at the club. That's what we should really be worrying about.
Well one or two posters above have had the nous to read between the lines. Anyone who reads that and thinks everything is OK is not thinking at all. * And the most ominous part of the interview - the bit at the end - has barely been mentioned. * I suspect there is a lot going on behind the scenes regarding the future funding and financial set-up at the club. That's what we should really be worrying about. RamsburyRed

1:48pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

Good to hear from the Chairman.

Sounds like

a) SWP has spoken bluntly with Bodin about the need to produce first teamers, and Bodin has said he needs a reserve team to do so. Expect to see a reserve team next year. Other teams have one, why can't we. I'm baffled why we haven't I would think it is an essential part of any successful football club.

b) SWP is unlikely to say anthing contentious to the press, good news, the last thing we need is a public feud. He also seems to politely be saying to the Adver, be careful on how you report things or you may not have much to misquote in the future. No bad thing either, although it's generous to say Paolo has been misquoted.

c) SWP has not yet had much success on the finances front, as OTR says the Fitton / Wray equity issue and also outside investment. Presumably this is a set-back for the summer's Town End rebuild? Time will tell I guess.
Good to hear from the Chairman. Sounds like a) SWP has spoken bluntly with Bodin about the need to produce first teamers, and Bodin has said he needs a reserve team to do so. Expect to see a reserve team next year. Other teams have one, why can't we. I'm baffled why we haven't I would think it is an essential part of any successful football club. b) SWP is unlikely to say anthing contentious to the press, good news, the last thing we need is a public feud. He also seems to politely be saying to the Adver, be careful on how you report things or you may not have much to misquote in the future. No bad thing either, although it's generous to say Paolo has been misquoted. c) SWP has not yet had much success on the finances front, as OTR says the Fitton / Wray equity issue and also outside investment. Presumably this is a set-back for the summer's Town End rebuild? Time will tell I guess. Wilesy

3:08pm Tue 18 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Wednesday headlines

Where's Luke McCormick?
Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona

Onwards and upwards
Wednesday headlines Where's Luke McCormick? Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

3:47pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Wednesday headlines

Where's Luke McCormick?
Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona

Onwards and upwards
I take it Sue is no longer missing then,i must of missed that....
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Wednesday headlines Where's Luke McCormick? Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]I take it Sue is no longer missing then,i must of missed that.... Steve. Brentford

4:08pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Mytwocents says...

I think the message from the boss is "shut up Di Canio"
I think the message from the boss is "shut up Di Canio" Mytwocents

4:12pm Tue 18 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Mytwocents wrote:
I think the message from the boss is "shut up Di Canio"
Shut up ?I'm sure you mean going up

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]Mytwocents[/bold] wrote: I think the message from the boss is "shut up Di Canio"[/p][/quote]Shut up ?I'm sure you mean going up Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

4:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Mytwocents wrote:
I think the message from the boss is "shut up Di Canio"
Shut up ?I'm sure you mean going up

Where's sue ?
Onwards and upwards
Ha ha ha!

We 're going up.we're going up,we're going up and we're going up!

It's the board,staff,Paolo,th
e plaaaayeerrs,and you me an the christmas tree,that is how!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mytwocents[/bold] wrote: I think the message from the boss is "shut up Di Canio"[/p][/quote]Shut up ?I'm sure you mean going up Where's sue ? Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha! We 're going up.we're going up,we're going up and we're going up! It's the board,staff,Paolo,th e plaaaayeerrs,and you me an the christmas tree,that is how! red white

4:49pm Tue 18 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully.

PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad.

The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them.

It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly.

I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system.

Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.
Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully. PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad. The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them. It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly. I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system. Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday. stfc2012

5:16pm Tue 18 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

I think it's Professor Plum with the candlestick in the Study.
I think it's Professor Plum with the candlestick in the Study. TheDukeOfBanbury

5:29pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully.

PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad.

The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them.

It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly.

I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system.

Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.
Expect to see us as championes,come May.

Beleive or die.
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully. PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad. The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them. It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly. I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system. Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.[/p][/quote]Expect to see us as championes,come May. Beleive or die. red white

5:34pm Tue 18 Dec 12

jayden says...

Malkym wrote:
jayden wrote:
TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.
Err you sure? Cos I paid normal old git price of £19 pound for my DR stand seat yesterday which suggests there aren't any concessions?
No not sure must have miss read the web site as we were charged £52 for 2 extra tickets on our season tickets and got a bloody parking ticket at the cg .They charge what they want.
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.[/p][/quote]Err you sure? Cos I paid normal old git price of £19 pound for my DR stand seat yesterday which suggests there aren't any concessions?[/p][/quote]No not sure must have miss read the web site as we were charged £52 for 2 extra tickets on our season tickets and got a bloody parking ticket at the cg .They charge what they want. jayden

5:39pm Tue 18 Dec 12

jayden says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Wednesday headlines

Where's Luke McCormick?
Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona

Onwards and upwards
I take it Sue is no longer missing then,i must of missed that....
Ah the old christmas wind down hardest game in the world.
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Wednesday headlines Where's Luke McCormick? Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]I take it Sue is no longer missing then,i must of missed that....[/p][/quote]Ah the old christmas wind down hardest game in the world. jayden

5:43pm Tue 18 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

One question it's going to be the end of the world on Friday
Will it finish before or after the game?
Or perhaps if we are getting beat 3/0 that would be a good time to finish it.
But I hope it's after Paolo post match comments.
Also I might find sue on the other side fingers crossed
Onwards and upwards
One question it's going to be the end of the world on Friday Will it finish before or after the game? Or perhaps if we are getting beat 3/0 that would be a good time to finish it. But I hope it's after Paolo post match comments. Also I might find sue on the other side fingers crossed Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

5:50pm Tue 18 Dec 12

MITTED says...

red white wrote:
stfc2012 wrote:
Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully.

PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad.

The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them.

It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly.

I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system.

Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.
Expect to see us as championes,come May.

Beleive or die.
would that be the same youth team staff spending too much time in corridors wearing STFC tracks suits while supping tea? Doesn't sound professional to me.

I think you are are right about the demise of reserve team football being due to finances, however, the modern game has become very much the continental setup with squad rotation. In days gone by, if you weren't in the first eleven and what with just 1 or then 2 subs, reserves football was essential to keeping other squad members playing to some degree for when a first team opportunity arose.

I honestly can't see a reserve team being created for these reasons, plus we have a continental coaching setup at first team level and reserve team football is alien to their nature. Enhanced professionalism at the youth level and more integrated training and travelling with the first team is the most likely outcome.

In Paulo we trust.
COYR
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully. PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad. The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them. It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly. I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system. Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.[/p][/quote]Expect to see us as championes,come May. Beleive or die.[/p][/quote]would that be the same youth team staff spending too much time in corridors wearing STFC tracks suits while supping tea? Doesn't sound professional to me. I think you are are right about the demise of reserve team football being due to finances, however, the modern game has become very much the continental setup with squad rotation. In days gone by, if you weren't in the first eleven and what with just 1 or then 2 subs, reserves football was essential to keeping other squad members playing to some degree for when a first team opportunity arose. I honestly can't see a reserve team being created for these reasons, plus we have a continental coaching setup at first team level and reserve team football is alien to their nature. Enhanced professionalism at the youth level and more integrated training and travelling with the first team is the most likely outcome. In Paulo we trust. COYR MITTED

6:34pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Malkym says...

jayden wrote:
Malkym wrote:
jayden wrote:
TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.
Err you sure? Cos I paid normal old git price of £19 pound for my DR stand seat yesterday which suggests there aren't any concessions?
No not sure must have miss read the web site as we were charged £52 for 2 extra tickets on our season tickets and got a bloody parking ticket at the cg .They charge what they want.
Unlucky lol I must admit I never buy a parking ticket when I pop in for a match ticket.
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: TICKET PRICES for friday nights game are £20 for side stands and kids for a pound with adult paying £20 Town end the same price as always.[/p][/quote]Err you sure? Cos I paid normal old git price of £19 pound for my DR stand seat yesterday which suggests there aren't any concessions?[/p][/quote]No not sure must have miss read the web site as we were charged £52 for 2 extra tickets on our season tickets and got a bloody parking ticket at the cg .They charge what they want.[/p][/quote]Unlucky lol I must admit I never buy a parking ticket when I pop in for a match ticket. Malkym

6:51pm Tue 18 Dec 12

southside7 says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully.

PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad.

The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them.

It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly.

I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system.

Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.
Excellent post, wholeheatedly agree. Paolo is trying to take over, which might be fine, but what happens when he finally flips and f*cks off like a child and leaves our club in tatters.

Den, you are bang on with Patey comments, trying to pull the wool over our eyes he won't do. Paolo is steaming about Bodin, and didn't realise how much of a dig the post match was until read what he said.

Even if Paolo is right, Bodin deserves respect and not
public humiliation. This is like Phil Smith x10 and is way over what is acceptable and Patey knows it. Let's see what he does in private about it all......because this 'will' blow up.....and Paul, I for one am right behind you. Rant over, f*cking angry.
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Mis-quoted, exaggerated by the media, lost in translation...I have heard it all now. PDCs rant was a pure and simple pop at PB and those associated with him. Of course the chairman is going to pacify this - to keep the fans happy. There is disharmony - that is obvious. SWP is a true diplomat and rightly so chooses his words carefully. PDCs total control mentality is gradually rising and he thinks he should be in charge of the club top-to-bottom. In theory that's not a bad thing. Fergie and Wenger execute a high level of control but they equip themselves with people around them to support the cause. The problem with PDC is that his man-management skills are not good enough to properly take ownership of this club from top-to-bottom. Having a group of yes men working out of fear is not the way to run a club. No harm with a bit of steel but if he can't arrange a meeting with the youth department to talk over ideas, and instead makes several rants in the press all but naming the recipient of his attack, then I don't want that type running the whole thing. The other main thing is he won't be around for more than a season or 2 at most and to swan in and bad mouth loyal servants to the club giving it the big 'I am' is again sad. The youth department has recently become a proper academy with full time staff, coaches etc etc so is heading in the right direction. This will take a while but we already produce decent players and this will help produce more. Their budget was (and still is) next to nothing so fair play to them. It was STFC that decided not to participate in a reserve league for a few seasons now - nothing at all to do with the youth set-up. It's obvious that there is no middle ground for players to step up to as a halfway point between youth and1st team. The level is completely different and also forms part of integrating with the 1st team squad, getting used to 1st team preparation and getting that match fitness up. The reasons for not participating in a reserve league is mainly financial I would think as many clubs have opted out and will have a development squad playing the odd locally arranged friendly. I'd much prefer the manager to talk about chihuahuas than supposed flaws in what is actually a very decent and constantly improving youth system. Expect to see us top 4 by the end of the Xmas run of games starting by smashing Tranmere Friday.[/p][/quote]Excellent post, wholeheatedly agree. Paolo is trying to take over, which might be fine, but what happens when he finally flips and f*cks off like a child and leaves our club in tatters. Den, you are bang on with Patey comments, trying to pull the wool over our eyes he won't do. Paolo is steaming about Bodin, and didn't realise how much of a dig the post match was until read what he said. Even if Paolo is right, Bodin deserves respect and not public humiliation. This is like Phil Smith x10 and is way over what is acceptable and Patey knows it. Let's see what he does in private about it all......because this 'will' blow up.....and Paul, I for one am right behind you. Rant over, f*cking angry. southside7

7:32pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

Chairman wins and ole Paul Bodin won't.

Me thinks Paul Bodin has lost it now,Paolo rules,sorry,power struggle over.
Chairman wins and ole Paul Bodin won't. Me thinks Paul Bodin has lost it now,Paolo rules,sorry,power struggle over. red white

7:40pm Tue 18 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

jayden wrote:
Steve. Brentford wrote:
smirg kcab wrote: Wednesday headlines Where's Luke McCormick? Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona Onwards and upwards
I take it Sue is no longer missing then,i must of missed that....
Ah the old christmas wind down hardest game in the world.
Dont worrie chap"s she was only in the bog powdering her nose ?
[quote][p][bold]jayden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Wednesday headlines Where's Luke McCormick? Or maybe a story on miles storey being linked to Barcelona Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]I take it Sue is no longer missing then,i must of missed that....[/p][/quote]Ah the old christmas wind down hardest game in the world.[/p][/quote]Dont worrie chap"s she was only in the bog powdering her nose ? DarrenSTFCRomain

7:41pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Andy Evo says...

"STFC Tracksuit & cup of tea"....never heard so much drivel in all my life!

Would an STFC tracksuit not be part of their working clothes if you like? Surely wearing "casual clothes" all the time in the work place is less professional?!

Wow having a cup of tea, thats a real crime eh......

Can't really see how Paolo has been misquoted as such, amusing piece of diplomacy by SWP but I guess I can understand why he has done that.

I guess we just have to wait and see what the outcome is of this meeting he says is planned between all parties.
"STFC Tracksuit & cup of tea"....never heard so much drivel in all my life! Would an STFC tracksuit not be part of their working clothes if you like? Surely wearing "casual clothes" all the time in the work place is less professional?! Wow having a cup of tea, thats a real crime eh...... Can't really see how Paolo has been misquoted as such, amusing piece of diplomacy by SWP but I guess I can understand why he has done that. I guess we just have to wait and see what the outcome is of this meeting he says is planned between all parties. Andy Evo

7:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin!
And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin! red white

8:59pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Andy Evo wrote:
"STFC Tracksuit & cup of tea"....never heard so much drivel in all my life!

Would an STFC tracksuit not be part of their working clothes if you like? Surely wearing "casual clothes" all the time in the work place is less professional?!

Wow having a cup of tea, thats a real crime eh......

Can't really see how Paolo has been misquoted as such, amusing piece of diplomacy by SWP but I guess I can understand why he has done that.

I guess we just have to wait and see what the outcome is of this meeting he says is planned between all parties.
Andy, I am staggered that so many people seem to be taking Sir William's comments at face value, despite cast iron evidence to the contrary. I am a supporter who welcomed him to the club with open arms and great respect. As far as I am concerned, he's flunked his first opportunity to show the fans that he's in charge and to show us that his early compliments to us were not just platitudes. Of course some diplomacy is necessary but I would rather hear nothing at all from him than outright denial of the facts and all this rubbish about misquoting. Very disappointing.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Evo[/bold] wrote: "STFC Tracksuit & cup of tea"....never heard so much drivel in all my life! Would an STFC tracksuit not be part of their working clothes if you like? Surely wearing "casual clothes" all the time in the work place is less professional?! Wow having a cup of tea, thats a real crime eh...... Can't really see how Paolo has been misquoted as such, amusing piece of diplomacy by SWP but I guess I can understand why he has done that. I guess we just have to wait and see what the outcome is of this meeting he says is planned between all parties.[/p][/quote]Andy, I am staggered that so many people seem to be taking Sir William's comments at face value, despite cast iron evidence to the contrary. I am a supporter who welcomed him to the club with open arms and great respect. As far as I am concerned, he's flunked his first opportunity to show the fans that he's in charge and to show us that his early compliments to us were not just platitudes. Of course some diplomacy is necessary but I would rather hear nothing at all from him than outright denial of the facts and all this rubbish about misquoting. Very disappointing. Oi Den!

9:19pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

red white wrote:
And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin!
Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time.
Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching.

I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for.
I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us.
I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years.

Merry Christmas everyone !!
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin![/p][/quote]Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time. Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching. I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for. I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us. I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years. Merry Christmas everyone !! Stilloyal

9:29pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote: And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin!
Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time. Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching. I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for. I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us. I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years. Merry Christmas everyone !!
Strange some Town fans wanted Trollope , Buckle and McGee , I wouldnt trade Paolo for all three together , bl00dy useless, all three. !
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin![/p][/quote]Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time. Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching. I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for. I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us. I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years. Merry Christmas everyone !![/p][/quote]Strange some Town fans wanted Trollope , Buckle and McGee , I wouldnt trade Paolo for all three together , bl00dy useless, all three. ! Stilloyal

9:39pm Tue 18 Dec 12

southside7 says...

Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote:
And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin!
Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time.
Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching.

I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for.
I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us.
I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years.

Merry Christmas everyone !!
Will be interesting to see who Andrew Black is siding with, PB or PdC. It must be a difficult position for him to be in. Paolo getting results 'at the moment' . Is the loss of Bodin worth the unpredictability of PdC long term especially as he's taking swipes at the new chairman too. Celtic mk II.

Den, to a lot of people all they want to see and hear is b*llsh*t of the like Patey came out with and they're happy. 'Oh, if the chairman 'says' it's all hunky dory then it must be'. A bit like nicely packaged chicken in Tesco's, looks great, must be great, whilst totally ignoring the fact that the said chicken has been abused and mistreated to get it there. Ignorance is bliss.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin![/p][/quote]Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time. Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching. I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for. I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us. I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years. Merry Christmas everyone !![/p][/quote]Will be interesting to see who Andrew Black is siding with, PB or PdC. It must be a difficult position for him to be in. Paolo getting results 'at the moment' . Is the loss of Bodin worth the unpredictability of PdC long term especially as he's taking swipes at the new chairman too. Celtic mk II. Den, to a lot of people all they want to see and hear is b*llsh*t of the like Patey came out with and they're happy. 'Oh, if the chairman 'says' it's all hunky dory then it must be'. A bit like nicely packaged chicken in Tesco's, looks great, must be great, whilst totally ignoring the fact that the said chicken has been abused and mistreated to get it there. Ignorance is bliss. southside7

9:40pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote: And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin!
Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time. Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching. I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for. I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us. I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years. Merry Christmas everyone !!
Strange some Town fans wanted Trollope , Buckle and McGee , I wouldnt trade Paolo for all three together , bl00dy useless, all three. !
Sir John Trollope,

Sir Donald Rogers,

Sir Stanley Harland,

Sir Peter Downsborough,

Sir Peter Noble,

Sir Joe Butler,

Sir Daniel Wilson.

you name the rest please....
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: And one of the greatest players to ever wear the Swindon Town shirt by the way,Paul Bodin![/p][/quote]Great players don't al;ways make good managers / coaches as has been stated many time. Paolo is an exception regarding the coaching. I've been banging on about a reserve team ever since it was disbanded at the C.G. of course we need one. If one of our big squad isn't playing then he's sat on his arris and not earning his crust or doing what he signed up for. I agree that Patey is exercising his diplomatic skills and he doesn't fool everyone as has been pointed out by the more shrewd of us. I expect P.B will go to Plymouth to fill the vacancy that John Ward was supposed to fill after he was established as Rovers SIXTH manager in TWO years. Merry Christmas everyone !![/p][/quote]Strange some Town fans wanted Trollope , Buckle and McGee , I wouldnt trade Paolo for all three together , bl00dy useless, all three. ![/p][/quote]Sir John Trollope, Sir Donald Rogers, Sir Stanley Harland, Sir Peter Downsborough, Sir Peter Noble, Sir Joe Butler, Sir Daniel Wilson. you name the rest please.... red white

9:46pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

Sir Roger Smart
Sir Roger Smart red white

9:52pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

red white wrote:
Sir Roger Smart
Think you meant Sir Danny Williams.



Sir Frank Burrows

Sir Rod Thomas

Sir John Smith

Sir Don Heath.


Although I don't see the connection with my post .
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Sir Roger Smart[/p][/quote]Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post . Stilloyal

10:03pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote:
Sir Roger Smart
Think you meant Sir Danny Williams.



Sir Frank Burrows

Sir Rod Thomas

Sir John Smith

Sir Don Heath.


Although I don't see the connection with my post .
Sir Bert Head!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Sir Roger Smart[/p][/quote]Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .[/p][/quote]Sir Bert Head! red white

10:08pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

red white wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote: Sir Roger Smart
Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .
Sir Bert Head!
????????????????????
???????????????
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Sir Roger Smart[/p][/quote]Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .[/p][/quote]Sir Bert Head![/p][/quote]???????????????????? ??????????????? Stilloyal

10:27pm Tue 18 Dec 12

red white says...

Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote: Sir Roger Smart
Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .
Sir Bert Head!
????????????????????

???????????????
Wembley 69!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Sir Roger Smart[/p][/quote]Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .[/p][/quote]Sir Bert Head![/p][/quote]???????????????????? ???????????????[/p][/quote]Wembley 69! red white

12:55am Wed 19 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

Sam if you are reading this, one question I would love to see put to Paolo in the future is -

"If you were manager at a Premiership club, specifically Man City, how would you do the role differently to Swindon"

I would be fascinated to see the answer. Man City is the example I would like to see used because there are some interesting scenarios:

- an Italian manager already

- loads of international players with massive salaries and big egos

- a high number of foreign players

- the four strikers, who with the exception of Aguero would be 'hard work'

- endless financial resources, but running at a £98m annual loss

- an improved youth system but the players are nowhere near the first team

- far greater expectations from fans


This isn't a 'loaded question', but one of genuine interest. We frequently hear references to Paolo's expectation to manage at the top level, and I hope he does one day, would be great to hear a few comments from him on such a scenario.
Sam if you are reading this, one question I would love to see put to Paolo in the future is - "If you were manager at a Premiership club, specifically Man City, how would you do the role differently to Swindon" I would be fascinated to see the answer. Man City is the example I would like to see used because there are some interesting scenarios: - an Italian manager already - loads of international players with massive salaries and big egos - a high number of foreign players - the four strikers, who with the exception of Aguero would be 'hard work' - endless financial resources, but running at a £98m annual loss - an improved youth system but the players are nowhere near the first team - far greater expectations from fans This isn't a 'loaded question', but one of genuine interest. We frequently hear references to Paolo's expectation to manage at the top level, and I hope he does one day, would be great to hear a few comments from him on such a scenario. Wilesy

6:56am Wed 19 Dec 12

Stilloyal says...

red white wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote: Sir Roger Smart
Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .
Sir Bert Head!
???????????????????? ???????????????
Wembley 69!
Bert Head had nothing to do with Wembley 69 unless he made the tea
[quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Sir Roger Smart[/p][/quote]Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .[/p][/quote]Sir Bert Head![/p][/quote]???????????????????? ???????????????[/p][/quote]Wembley 69![/p][/quote]Bert Head had nothing to do with Wembley 69 unless he made the tea Stilloyal

9:11am Wed 19 Dec 12

the don69 says...

Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
red white wrote: Sir Roger Smart
Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .
Sir Bert Head!
???????????????????? ???????????????
Wembley 69!
Bert Head had nothing to do with Wembley 69 unless he made the tea
He brought Sir Don to our club Loyal!without Don there wouldn't have been Wembley 69!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]red white[/bold] wrote: Sir Roger Smart[/p][/quote]Think you meant Sir Danny Williams. Sir Frank Burrows Sir Rod Thomas Sir John Smith Sir Don Heath. Although I don't see the connection with my post .[/p][/quote]Sir Bert Head![/p][/quote]???????????????????? ???????????????[/p][/quote]Wembley 69![/p][/quote]Bert Head had nothing to do with Wembley 69 unless he made the tea[/p][/quote]He brought Sir Don to our club Loyal!without Don there wouldn't have been Wembley 69!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

1:06pm Wed 19 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

stfc49 wrote:
Lets be honest, he has put the fire out in the public domain (for now)but an awful lot of work to do behind the scenes. I sincerely hope he can shut PDC up as he has become embarrassing with his ramblings of a small child. Lets not blame the press either they only print what is said and report it to those who are interested.i fully expect PDC to throw the dummy out again shortly and then sadly I can see him going blaming the board,the Kitman, the tea lady,the fans,the press, London red, oi den, for making him do it, sorry forgot my mum. Lets hope it now settles down and we talk about football.
Are you ever going to say anything positive ever????
[quote][p][bold]stfc49[/bold] wrote: Lets be honest, he has put the fire out in the public domain (for now)but an awful lot of work to do behind the scenes. I sincerely hope he can shut PDC up as he has become embarrassing with his ramblings of a small child. Lets not blame the press either they only print what is said and report it to those who are interested.i fully expect PDC to throw the dummy out again shortly and then sadly I can see him going blaming the board,the Kitman, the tea lady,the fans,the press, London red, oi den, for making him do it, sorry forgot my mum. Lets hope it now settles down and we talk about football.[/p][/quote]Are you ever going to say anything positive ever???? bongiaz

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