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SWINDON TOWN: One day at a time for unsettled Paolo

Swindon Advertiser: QUESTIONS: Paolo Di Canio QUESTIONS: Paolo Di Canio

PAOLO Di Canio has stressed that he is working “day to day” as a question mark continues to hang over Swindon Town.

New owners are expected to be ratified by the Football League by Thursday but until Di Canio has discovered what their intentions are with the club he will not talk about where his own future lies.

In a statement released to the Advertiser last week, the Italian revealed he is considering his position at the County Ground following a turbulent fortnight which included the sale of Matt Ritchie and an administration near-miss.

However, he remained unwilling to talk about what happens next at his pre-match press conference ahead of his side’s trip to Colchester.

“I’m not talking about the rest of the season because we don’t know what’s going on in the next two days. We are living day to day, working day by day to get the best we can in terms of quality in training sessions, strategy to win the next game, the maximum professionalism as usual,” he said.

“If you ask me the future, I can’t tell you because we don’t have a normal situation. We don’t know what’s going on in the next four days. If it remains like today it will be a very dark future in terms of hoping for something important.

“We don’t know, but now what can we say? You know what has happened in the last few months, maybe you don’t know everything but in the last few days it is clear how I have worked in the last few months.”

Meanwhile, Di Canio said what his squad have achieved so far this year is the equivalent to winning four league titles in a row.

“I’m here, I’m working alone with my players and with my staff,” he said.”I didn’t meet anyone from the old board in the last four months. I’m working and to be honest I don’t even want to listen to anyone at the moment because there are too much lies that would go out in the last few months.

“This year we have achieved much more. People think it has been this environment since the last three days. This is since September.

“When you win you can try to compare against other results in other situations, but in the way I know football at any level what we have done this year is more than win four leagues in a row.

“If we win tomorrow we are two points from direct promotion with 15 games to go, not only without any help but with a hostile environment.

“If it depends on me we should celebrate the promotion now, and the fans show this every time because their feeling is the team is amazing. This is why they still have this passion even if they have an uncertain future in front of them, because what we have done is magic.”

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6:10am Tue 5 Feb 13

Redhouse Red says...

Poor old Paolo
Poor old Paolo Redhouse Red
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6:26am Tue 5 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

Paolo must be extremely focused to have achieved what he has so far this season in that type of working environment.
No contact with his employers since last September, has everything gone through Nick Watkins then.
Paolo must be extremely focused to have achieved what he has so far this season in that type of working environment. No contact with his employers since last September, has everything gone through Nick Watkins then. NewburyRobin
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6:27am Tue 5 Feb 13

bowralbob says...

Soon PDC will meet the new owner(s) and get a clearer picture of their intentions.
No one can guess at the outcome, I just hope and pray PDC hang's in a little longer to learn of their intentions.

Movin' on up !! COYR.
Soon PDC will meet the new owner(s) and get a clearer picture of their intentions. No one can guess at the outcome, I just hope and pray PDC hang's in a little longer to learn of their intentions. Movin' on up !! COYR. bowralbob
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7:25am Tue 5 Feb 13

QSS1960 says...

Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well.

Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club.

I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.
Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well. Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club. I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation. QSS1960
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7:34am Tue 5 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

QSS1960 wrote:
Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well.

Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club.

I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.
Total speculation, don't think anyone's in a position to say whether an attempt's been made or not. Bearing in mind Ritchie was sold without his knowledge makes you wonder if the board would be completely forthcoming even if PDC was able to speak to them.
[quote][p][bold]QSS1960[/bold] wrote: Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well. Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club. I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.[/p][/quote]Total speculation, don't think anyone's in a position to say whether an attempt's been made or not. Bearing in mind Ritchie was sold without his knowledge makes you wonder if the board would be completely forthcoming even if PDC was able to speak to them. Swindon1984
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7:47am Tue 5 Feb 13

Last step says...

I don't think we can blame Paolo for this non-comunication. Looks like the board have been trying to get him to resign for some time.

Really slippery way of doing business if you ask me. Patey should be ashamed.
I don't think we can blame Paolo for this non-comunication. Looks like the board have been trying to get him to resign for some time. Really slippery way of doing business if you ask me. Patey should be ashamed. Last step
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8:10am Tue 5 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

QSS1960 wrote:
Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well. Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club. I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.
Surely it's a two way street? Lets face it, who would you rather deal with, Wray or Patey?
[quote][p][bold]QSS1960[/bold] wrote: Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well. Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club. I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.[/p][/quote]Surely it's a two way street? Lets face it, who would you rather deal with, Wray or Patey? Pewsham Red
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8:34am Tue 5 Feb 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too.

They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it.

The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes.

Paolo, please stay.
Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too. They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it. The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes. Paolo, please stay. oncearedalwaysared
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8:57am Tue 5 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Lots of Board room fall outs and takeover threats for sure.
All we Supporters can do and always do is spend our hard earned money doing the thing we love doing, supporting STFC.

For once A Manager (legend) and the players can hold their heads up high as they have done us proud.
Not that long ago when we we heading for Div 2 with a Manager that lost the dressing room and couldn't motivate the players.

Hope this week we see a brighter future.
Lots of Board room fall outs and takeover threats for sure. All we Supporters can do and always do is spend our hard earned money doing the thing we love doing, supporting STFC. For once A Manager (legend) and the players can hold their heads up high as they have done us proud. Not that long ago when we we heading for Div 2 with a Manager that lost the dressing room and couldn't motivate the players. Hope this week we see a brighter future. TheDukeOfBanbury
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9:46am Tue 5 Feb 13

Devon Red says...

Since Paolo arrived he has gained the fans respect largely down to his open and honest approach to all that he does.
It is clear to me that only J Wray provided him with the line of communication with the board so his comment about not meeting anyone from the board during the last four months seems to coincide with J Wrays departure.
After Paolo's initial outburst about plans being changed he appeared to become more positive as working with a new board looked like a better scenario. I wonder now if this new consortium is the only reason he is still with us.
I agree that we all need to be patient as things will no doubt become a lot clearer over the next week or so.
My only wish is we get someone on the board with the stature, professionalism and perhaps most importantly from Paolo's point of view the same honesty as J Wray.
Since Paolo arrived he has gained the fans respect largely down to his open and honest approach to all that he does. It is clear to me that only J Wray provided him with the line of communication with the board so his comment about not meeting anyone from the board during the last four months seems to coincide with J Wrays departure. After Paolo's initial outburst about plans being changed he appeared to become more positive as working with a new board looked like a better scenario. I wonder now if this new consortium is the only reason he is still with us. I agree that we all need to be patient as things will no doubt become a lot clearer over the next week or so. My only wish is we get someone on the board with the stature, professionalism and perhaps most importantly from Paolo's point of view the same honesty as J Wray. Devon Red
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9:53am Tue 5 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Totally getting boring it will be Fans who suffer in long run.Another rumour not from GUV is that AF nearly gained control of the club? is it true or BS
What concerns me is the club is SKINT ok been there many times before yet this stance by the FL not letting the club sign loan players yet Pompey owe 79 million and they ship them in and out on a weekly basis.
Unless the new people have money and most of all if the takeover is APPROVED we will be in for a rough ride as I cannot see them throwing money at Pdc.
Also why the Secrecy who the new investors are,to much cloak and dagger for me.
Feel so fed up with all of it God knows what all our faithfull Fans are feeling.
Just think on this without you you all there is NO CLUB time for voices to be heard put the situation to bed lets get the truth what is happening to our club
Totally getting boring it will be Fans who suffer in long run.Another rumour not from GUV is that AF nearly gained control of the club? is it true or BS What concerns me is the club is SKINT ok been there many times before yet this stance by the FL not letting the club sign loan players yet Pompey owe 79 million and they ship them in and out on a weekly basis. Unless the new people have money and most of all if the takeover is APPROVED we will be in for a rough ride as I cannot see them throwing money at Pdc. Also why the Secrecy who the new investors are,to much cloak and dagger for me. Feel so fed up with all of it God knows what all our faithfull Fans are feeling. Just think on this without you you all there is NO CLUB time for voices to be heard put the situation to bed lets get the truth what is happening to our club mallorca
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11:21am Tue 5 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

When did Watkins last speak to Di Canio ? Months ago I believe.
When did Watkins last speak to Di Canio ? Months ago I believe. davel4848
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1:33pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Lots of Board room fall outs and takeover threats for sure.
All we Supporters can do and always do is spend our hard earned money doing the thing we love doing, supporting STFC.

For once A Manager (legend) and the players can hold their heads up high as they have done us proud.
Not that long ago when we we heading for Div 2 with a Manager that lost the dressing room and couldn't motivate the players.

Hope this week we see a brighter future.
Good shout Dukey,i know i`m wishing my life away but cant wait for the next few days to pass and hope we can pick up some momentum from then to see us through to the end of the season.

Red as they come
still red when they go.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Lots of Board room fall outs and takeover threats for sure. All we Supporters can do and always do is spend our hard earned money doing the thing we love doing, supporting STFC. For once A Manager (legend) and the players can hold their heads up high as they have done us proud. Not that long ago when we we heading for Div 2 with a Manager that lost the dressing room and couldn't motivate the players. Hope this week we see a brighter future.[/p][/quote]Good shout Dukey,i know i`m wishing my life away but cant wait for the next few days to pass and hope we can pick up some momentum from then to see us through to the end of the season. Red as they come still red when they go. Steve. Brentford
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1:40pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

oncearedalwaysared wrote:
Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too.

They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it.

The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes.

Paolo, please stay.
I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week.

With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news.

What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.
[quote][p][bold]oncearedalwaysared[/bold] wrote: Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too. They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it. The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes. Paolo, please stay.[/p][/quote]I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week. With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news. What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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1:58pm Tue 5 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
oncearedalwaysared wrote:
Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too.

They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it.

The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes.

Paolo, please stay.
I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week.

With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news.

What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.
Oh come on!!! He is clearly the best manager we've had as far as the fans are concerned. He speaks his mind and tells the truth which is like a breath of fresh air if you ask me. It's the other idiots that have caused all the problems by not having a clue about football.
Lets face it, these public school boys are more into cricket and rugby and making money of course. Black has pulled out and left us in the lurch and clearly caused a very nasty feeling between PDC and the board.
Paulo, you are the only manager for us and you are irreplaceable if we are to get to the championship. There is no one else that can get us there.
Please stay at least for this season. Please !!!
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oncearedalwaysared[/bold] wrote: Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too. They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it. The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes. Paolo, please stay.[/p][/quote]I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week. With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news. What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.[/p][/quote]Oh come on!!! He is clearly the best manager we've had as far as the fans are concerned. He speaks his mind and tells the truth which is like a breath of fresh air if you ask me. It's the other idiots that have caused all the problems by not having a clue about football. Lets face it, these public school boys are more into cricket and rugby and making money of course. Black has pulled out and left us in the lurch and clearly caused a very nasty feeling between PDC and the board. Paulo, you are the only manager for us and you are irreplaceable if we are to get to the championship. There is no one else that can get us there. Please stay at least for this season. Please !!! MARK TITCOMBE
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2:05pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
oncearedalwaysared wrote:
Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too.

They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it.

The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes.

Paolo, please stay.
I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week.

With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news.

What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.
Oh come on!!! He is clearly the best manager we've had as far as the fans are concerned. He speaks his mind and tells the truth which is like a breath of fresh air if you ask me. It's the other idiots that have caused all the problems by not having a clue about football.
Lets face it, these public school boys are more into cricket and rugby and making money of course. Black has pulled out and left us in the lurch and clearly caused a very nasty feeling between PDC and the board.
Paulo, you are the only manager for us and you are irreplaceable if we are to get to the championship. There is no one else that can get us there.
Please stay at least for this season. Please !!!
To be fair,if you read Jeremy's numerous posts over the last week or so, he is very consistent in his anti Paolo stance.

Why that would be, I am unsure, as I agree with you that he has been an outstanding manager and I am happy to take the rough with the smooth, but we are all entitled to our opinion.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oncearedalwaysared[/bold] wrote: Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too. They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it. The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes. Paolo, please stay.[/p][/quote]I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week. With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news. What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.[/p][/quote]Oh come on!!! He is clearly the best manager we've had as far as the fans are concerned. He speaks his mind and tells the truth which is like a breath of fresh air if you ask me. It's the other idiots that have caused all the problems by not having a clue about football. Lets face it, these public school boys are more into cricket and rugby and making money of course. Black has pulled out and left us in the lurch and clearly caused a very nasty feeling between PDC and the board. Paulo, you are the only manager for us and you are irreplaceable if we are to get to the championship. There is no one else that can get us there. Please stay at least for this season. Please !!![/p][/quote]To be fair,if you read Jeremy's numerous posts over the last week or so, he is very consistent in his anti Paolo stance. Why that would be, I am unsure, as I agree with you that he has been an outstanding manager and I am happy to take the rough with the smooth, but we are all entitled to our opinion. Pewsham Red
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2:54pm Tue 5 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Strange who said we could sign 3 players? Surely it must have been the board, perhaps they just face booked each other or twatter
Onwards and upwards tweet tweet
Strange who said we could sign 3 players? Surely it must have been the board, perhaps they just face booked each other or twatter Onwards and upwards tweet tweet smirg kcab
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5:37pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Andy Evo says...

It was known that Hollands and Martin would be going back, why has Benson a player who has been commited to the cause and a player who has and can score goals (unlike Martin 1 goal in 12 and that a pen) been allowed to go out on loan. Add him to Cox and Rooney who should be in the squad tonight (ridiculous not to include them) and things wouldn't look so bad.
It was known that Hollands and Martin would be going back, why has Benson a player who has been commited to the cause and a player who has and can score goals (unlike Martin 1 goal in 12 and that a pen) been allowed to go out on loan. Add him to Cox and Rooney who should be in the squad tonight (ridiculous not to include them) and things wouldn't look so bad. Andy Evo
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6:17pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
oncearedalwaysared wrote:
Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too.

They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it.

The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes.

Paolo, please stay.
I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week.

With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news.

What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.
Oh come on!!! He is clearly the best manager we've had as far as the fans are concerned. He speaks his mind and tells the truth which is like a breath of fresh air if you ask me. It's the other idiots that have caused all the problems by not having a clue about football.
Lets face it, these public school boys are more into cricket and rugby and making money of course. Black has pulled out and left us in the lurch and clearly caused a very nasty feeling between PDC and the board.
Paulo, you are the only manager for us and you are irreplaceable if we are to get to the championship. There is no one else that can get us there.
Please stay at least for this season. Please !!!
To be fair,if you read Jeremy's numerous posts over the last week or so, he is very consistent in his anti Paolo stance.

Why that would be, I am unsure, as I agree with you that he has been an outstanding manager and I am happy to take the rough with the smooth, but we are all entitled to our opinion.
I wouldn't say I'm anti Di Canio. I'd support any successful one, but I'm also wary about some of his behaviour, particularly over the last week or so. I also find some of the PDC love on these boards a bit ridiculous - there's a bit too much "Paolo amazing; board evil" from some people.

Is he he best manager we've had? Well, he's one of only a handful to win us promotion and one of only three to win us a title, so I'm not going to criticise his achievements.

However, neither am I blind to his faults. I think promotion meant the JPT final loss slipped under the radar a bit, and I do think he deserves a share of the blame for that due to his team selection on the day. I'm a bit cynical about the Macclesfield game this season - his comments at the time suggested he'd have happily taken a 1-0 win to prove to the board his point about more investment being required. Don't get me wrong - I don't think he set out to lose, but I do wonder if there was also an ulterior motive at work (a bit like claiming we've only got 13 players for tonight).

However, while the championship win was great, it's also true that he was backed big-time by the board. I don't think any other FL2 manager has the backing he had last season - he delivered, but with the resources he had, he really neeed to.

This year has been better than I'd expected, but ultimately I'm concerned about the long-term cost. We spend a fortune on agents and we've had a very high turnover of players. I'll credit the board for supporting the manager, but perhaps had he been made to live with one or two of those mistakes we wouldn't be in what appears to be a financial mess. If we are in financial trouble, I don't blame Di Canio totally - you've got to blame the likes of Wray and maybe Watkins for not reining him back more, but it's Di Canio who fell out with the likes of Caddis, who we might have been able to get something for instead of just shipping him out on loan to a team with no money. If we'd got some money for Caddis, maybe Ritchie would still be at the club.

But what I certainly don't like is Di Canio's behaviour over the last week. It's been all about him with little or no regard how it impacts on the team. It can't do the players much good if you've got a manager threatening to walk if he doesn't get his way.

I want a manager who doesn't go off on one all the time, who balances passion and desire with patience and appreciation that things don't always go his way all the time and that being a manager means overcoming adversities not just demanding he gets his way regardless of the consequences for the longterm future of the club. For all his achievements at the Town Di Canio's actions over the last week have shown him at his worst. He should have kept his concerns to himself, got on with the job and sat down with the new board when they're in a position to sit down with him, instead of setting out his demands publicly, playing on the fans' worst fears and being a destabilising factor.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oncearedalwaysared[/bold] wrote: Totally, 100% behind Paolo on this one. A company leads from the top down and any instructions or 'engagement' with its workforce should flow from there too. They have clearly pulled up the drawbridge and left Paolo to work alone because had they spoken to him and admitted what their plans were he would have been gone a long time ago. As it is now, he/we are in touching distance of our goal (Cahmpionship football) and the odds on him sticking around to finish the job have shortened because of it. The fact he is still here has to be encouraging. No-one would have blamed him for walking away last week. He may still go, but he will forever be a legend in my eyes. Paolo, please stay.[/p][/quote]I'd have blamed him for walking last week, and I'd blame him if he walked this week. With the club in a bit of limbo because of the takeover, what is needs is a manager being patient and staying focused on the job in hand, regardless of what's going on around him, and appreciating that no news isn't automatically bad news. What we've got is a manager playing the prima donna. Yes, he's achieved some success, but if the FLC isn't immediately achievable because the gamble isn't worth the risk then he needs to understand that instead of just throwing tantrums to his spokesman Sam Morshead all the time. The new board might well be wondering whether it's worth all the hassle and expense, especially if you've got a manager who is increasingly coming across as someone who will end up walking sooner or later anyway.[/p][/quote]Oh come on!!! He is clearly the best manager we've had as far as the fans are concerned. He speaks his mind and tells the truth which is like a breath of fresh air if you ask me. It's the other idiots that have caused all the problems by not having a clue about football. Lets face it, these public school boys are more into cricket and rugby and making money of course. Black has pulled out and left us in the lurch and clearly caused a very nasty feeling between PDC and the board. Paulo, you are the only manager for us and you are irreplaceable if we are to get to the championship. There is no one else that can get us there. Please stay at least for this season. Please !!![/p][/quote]To be fair,if you read Jeremy's numerous posts over the last week or so, he is very consistent in his anti Paolo stance. Why that would be, I am unsure, as I agree with you that he has been an outstanding manager and I am happy to take the rough with the smooth, but we are all entitled to our opinion.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't say I'm anti Di Canio. I'd support any successful one, but I'm also wary about some of his behaviour, particularly over the last week or so. I also find some of the PDC love on these boards a bit ridiculous - there's a bit too much "Paolo amazing; board evil" from some people. Is he he best manager we've had? Well, he's one of only a handful to win us promotion and one of only three to win us a title, so I'm not going to criticise his achievements. However, neither am I blind to his faults. I think promotion meant the JPT final loss slipped under the radar a bit, and I do think he deserves a share of the blame for that due to his team selection on the day. I'm a bit cynical about the Macclesfield game this season - his comments at the time suggested he'd have happily taken a 1-0 win to prove to the board his point about more investment being required. Don't get me wrong - I don't think he set out to lose, but I do wonder if there was also an ulterior motive at work (a bit like claiming we've only got 13 players for tonight). However, while the championship win was great, it's also true that he was backed big-time by the board. I don't think any other FL2 manager has the backing he had last season - he delivered, but with the resources he had, he really neeed to. This year has been better than I'd expected, but ultimately I'm concerned about the long-term cost. We spend a fortune on agents and we've had a very high turnover of players. I'll credit the board for supporting the manager, but perhaps had he been made to live with one or two of those mistakes we wouldn't be in what appears to be a financial mess. If we are in financial trouble, I don't blame Di Canio totally - you've got to blame the likes of Wray and maybe Watkins for not reining him back more, but it's Di Canio who fell out with the likes of Caddis, who we might have been able to get something for instead of just shipping him out on loan to a team with no money. If we'd got some money for Caddis, maybe Ritchie would still be at the club. But what I certainly don't like is Di Canio's behaviour over the last week. It's been all about him with little or no regard how it impacts on the team. It can't do the players much good if you've got a manager threatening to walk if he doesn't get his way. I want a manager who doesn't go off on one all the time, who balances passion and desire with patience and appreciation that things don't always go his way all the time and that being a manager means overcoming adversities not just demanding he gets his way regardless of the consequences for the longterm future of the club. For all his achievements at the Town Di Canio's actions over the last week have shown him at his worst. He should have kept his concerns to himself, got on with the job and sat down with the new board when they're in a position to sit down with him, instead of setting out his demands publicly, playing on the fans' worst fears and being a destabilising factor. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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6:18pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
QSS1960 wrote:
Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well. Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club. I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.
Surely it's a two way street? Lets face it, who would you rather deal with, Wray or Patey?
He doesn't need to deal with either. He should be dealing with Watkins, at least on a day-to-day basis.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]QSS1960[/bold] wrote: Sorry PDC, but any manager that doesn't talk with his board since September needs look at themselves as well. Not meeting with your board means you will not know what is happening on a daily basis at your club. I think you have done a great job, but take a look at yourselve as well. Perhaps regular meetings with your board would have meant you would have known about the situation.[/p][/quote]Surely it's a two way street? Lets face it, who would you rather deal with, Wray or Patey?[/p][/quote]He doesn't need to deal with either. He should be dealing with Watkins, at least on a day-to-day basis. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:45pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Andy Evo says...

Excellent post JHB summing it up. Nobody disputes the results Di Canio has achieved but like you said he has been backed better than other managers.

For all the good there has been the bad such as him constantly having a go at the board, players that he suddenly falls out with, the youth department and anyone else he feels.

He has to accept that perhaps if he hadn't made mistakes on signings and spent so much on wages and pay offs and letting players go for nothing which he paid for then perhaps there would be money in place now.

Comazzi, Lanzano, Esjatis, Atiku, Clarke, Risser, Magera, Cox, Rooney, Caddis, Timlin, Kerouche are just some of the players that he has fallen out with or wasted money on costing the club n the long term.

He has also brought in some good players I accept that but as JHB has said he needs to be far more balanced and more respectful. If he can do that and show some humility and keep progressing us steadily then his long term CV will be very good but as it stands at the moment I'm not sure too many other chairmen would take him on with all the baggage he is currently throwing about.
Excellent post JHB summing it up. Nobody disputes the results Di Canio has achieved but like you said he has been backed better than other managers. For all the good there has been the bad such as him constantly having a go at the board, players that he suddenly falls out with, the youth department and anyone else he feels. He has to accept that perhaps if he hadn't made mistakes on signings and spent so much on wages and pay offs and letting players go for nothing which he paid for then perhaps there would be money in place now. Comazzi, Lanzano, Esjatis, Atiku, Clarke, Risser, Magera, Cox, Rooney, Caddis, Timlin, Kerouche are just some of the players that he has fallen out with or wasted money on costing the club n the long term. He has also brought in some good players I accept that but as JHB has said he needs to be far more balanced and more respectful. If he can do that and show some humility and keep progressing us steadily then his long term CV will be very good but as it stands at the moment I'm not sure too many other chairmen would take him on with all the baggage he is currently throwing about. Andy Evo
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9:53pm Tue 5 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Send your messages to Paolo and let him know why we want him to stay

http://www.thisisswi
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In Paolo we trust!
Send your messages to Paolo and let him know why we want him to stay http://www.thisisswi ndontownfc.co.uk/new s/headlines/10205113 .Send_your_messages_ to_Paolo/ In Paolo we trust! chrystovski
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