SWINDON TOWN: Race for Town top job hots up as backroom staff confirm they are to quit

Swindon Advertiser: Fabrizio Piccareta Fabrizio Piccareta

THE race to become the next manager of Swindon Town has started to heat up and several applicants are believed to have already put their names forward for the role.

Last night Fabrizio Piccareta, the assistant manager to Paolo Di Canio during his time in charge at the County Ground, revealed that he and the rest of the Robins’ backroom staff will leave the club today – meaning the search is on for a new man to take control of the League One leaders.

While speculation persists surrounding the possibility that Di Canio could make a peculiar U-turn and return to the Swindon hotseat, with several bookmakers yesterday making him the favourite for the role, the Advertiser has learnt that the Town job’s appeal has not dwindled despite the recent turbulence around the club.

The former St Mirren and Queen of the South boss Gus MacPherson, who previously applied for the position prior to Di Canio’s appointment in 2011, is interested in taking charge in SN1. MacPherson is believed to have made the final shortlist for the Robins post 22 months ago.

Another potential contender is Andy Thorn, who the Adver understands has applied for the job. Thorn was manager at Coventry during their difficult recent years before being replaced by Mark Robins following the Sky Blues’ relegation from the Championship.

It is also believed that former England caretaker boss Peter Taylor has thrown his hat into the ring. Taylor has most recently been managing the Bahraini national side and has worked at clubs up and down the Football League.

Piccareta said last night after overseeing Swindon’s 3-1 win at Tranmere: “After this fantastic game this is our last game as a technical staff at Swindon Town.

“Tomorrow morning (Wednesday) as a team, we are a team as a technical staff, myself Claudio Donatelli, Domenico Doardo and the physios, we will resign because we are here for Paolo Di Canio. We will follow Paolo Di Canio everywhere even if he coaches Real Madrid or Luton Town.

“We are a team and we have shown in these two years that if you have a strong team, you can achieve this fantastic achievement.

“Nobody can expect Swindon Town Football Club at this point of the season, top of the league. Swindon gave us a lot, but we gave a lot as well to the club.”

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6:12am Wed 20 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Yes Fabrizio,

And the Fans have given alot too.

We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out.

Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with.....

Sorry, just a tad sad....

Onwards and Upwards??

As Grim would say....

Louis :-|||||
Yes Fabrizio, And the Fans have given alot too. We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out. Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with..... Sorry, just a tad sad.... Onwards and Upwards?? As Grim would say.... Louis :-||||| louiscassius

6:15am Wed 20 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Gus mc pherson , andy thorn , peter taylor the list just gets better :-D Come on jed splash out on someone half decent until the end of the season , only 14 games left you must of saved a fortune on di canio's wages. If we get promoted then we negotiate a longer deal if not then we consolidate . We need an experienced manager to see us through to may .
Gus mc pherson , andy thorn , peter taylor the list just gets better :-D Come on jed splash out on someone half decent until the end of the season , only 14 games left you must of saved a fortune on di canio's wages. If we get promoted then we negotiate a longer deal if not then we consolidate . We need an experienced manager to see us through to may . EastleazeRed

6:18am Wed 20 Feb 13

stevehalloz says...

Thanks for everything Paolo, Fabrizio and co. It was fun while it lasted, good luck for the future.

Next!
Thanks for everything Paolo, Fabrizio and co. It was fun while it lasted, good luck for the future. Next! stevehalloz

6:30am Wed 20 Feb 13

castle9 says...

Well Fabrizio, the fans expected Swindon to be towards the top of the league - you forget we were here a few short years ago. We were one game away from the Championship.

What you have achieved is to get us back to where we were, at considerable financial outlay.

What you needed to do was finish the job. Leaving now undermines the work that you have done.
Well Fabrizio, the fans expected Swindon to be towards the top of the league - you forget we were here a few short years ago. We were one game away from the Championship. What you have achieved is to get us back to where we were, at considerable financial outlay. What you needed to do was finish the job. Leaving now undermines the work that you have done. castle9

6:30am Wed 20 Feb 13

super red says...

No physio or Italian clinic, back room staff or manager.

Can someone let Miles know he has to phone his GP at 8 am to make an appointment reference his hamstring.
No physio or Italian clinic, back room staff or manager. Can someone let Miles know he has to phone his GP at 8 am to make an appointment reference his hamstring. super red

6:31am Wed 20 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Come on jed this is the closest were ever gonna get to the championship for a long time , you've got to get this appointment right .
Come on jed this is the closest were ever gonna get to the championship for a long time , you've got to get this appointment right . EastleazeRed

6:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

louiscassius wrote:
Yes Fabrizio,

And the Fans have given alot too.

We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out.

Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with.....

Sorry, just a tad sad....

Onwards and Upwards??

As Grim would say....

Louis :-|||||
Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL.

I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!!

It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life!
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Yes Fabrizio, And the Fans have given alot too. We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out. Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with..... Sorry, just a tad sad.... Onwards and Upwards?? As Grim would say.... Louis :-|||||[/p][/quote]Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL. I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!! It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life! Lazaat

6:43am Wed 20 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Lazaat wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Yes Fabrizio,

And the Fans have given alot too.

We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out.

Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with.....

Sorry, just a tad sad....

Onwards and Upwards??

As Grim would say....

Louis :-|||||
Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL.

I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!!

It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life!
Nah,

I'm ironing uniform now mate been up since 5.....

Heres one for ya.....

STEVE COTTERILL

Temp staff at QPR......had brill run with Notts County...i think he might do a job for us...

What you think Lazz??

Louis :-))))
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Yes Fabrizio, And the Fans have given alot too. We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out. Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with..... Sorry, just a tad sad.... Onwards and Upwards?? As Grim would say.... Louis :-|||||[/p][/quote]Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL. I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!! It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life![/p][/quote]Nah, I'm ironing uniform now mate been up since 5..... Heres one for ya..... STEVE COTTERILL Temp staff at QPR......had brill run with Notts County...i think he might do a job for us... What you think Lazz?? Louis :-)))) louiscassius

6:48am Wed 20 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Sick to the back teath of all this now. Once again it's the Town fans who get kicked in the orchestras.
What a bloody mess!
Sick to the back teath of all this now. Once again it's the Town fans who get kicked in the orchestras. What a bloody mess! Since 1950

6:56am Wed 20 Feb 13

thesixtyniner says...

Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them.

Adkins or Hoddle anyone?
Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them. Adkins or Hoddle anyone? thesixtyniner

6:56am Wed 20 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

louiscassius wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Yes Fabrizio,

And the Fans have given alot too.

We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out.

Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with.....

Sorry, just a tad sad....

Onwards and Upwards??

As Grim would say....

Louis :-|||||
Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL.

I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!!

It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life!
Nah,

I'm ironing uniform now mate been up since 5.....

Heres one for ya.....

STEVE COTTERILL

Temp staff at QPR......had brill run with Notts County...i think he might do a job for us...

What you think Lazz??

Louis :-))))
Steve Cotterill, not a bad shout Louis and we could do a lot worse! As 1950 said I am also sick of all this and he's right, it's us fans who really suffer. I bet Prozac tablets are in short supply in Wiltshire at the moment? I long for stability.
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Yes Fabrizio, And the Fans have given alot too. We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out. Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with..... Sorry, just a tad sad.... Onwards and Upwards?? As Grim would say.... Louis :-|||||[/p][/quote]Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL. I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!! It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life![/p][/quote]Nah, I'm ironing uniform now mate been up since 5..... Heres one for ya..... STEVE COTTERILL Temp staff at QPR......had brill run with Notts County...i think he might do a job for us... What you think Lazz?? Louis :-))))[/p][/quote]Steve Cotterill, not a bad shout Louis and we could do a lot worse! As 1950 said I am also sick of all this and he's right, it's us fans who really suffer. I bet Prozac tablets are in short supply in Wiltshire at the moment? I long for stability. Lazaat

6:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

Steve Cotterill,he would do me to. Good cv and local-ish lad.
Steve Cotterill,he would do me to. Good cv and local-ish lad. Bassett Hound

6:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

thesixtyniner wrote:
Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them.

Adkins or Hoddle anyone?
Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition! He did a fantastic job at Southampton but I believe he did an even better job at Scunthorpe considering the low budget he had to work with! I hope we at least try for him.
[quote][p][bold]thesixtyniner[/bold] wrote: Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them. Adkins or Hoddle anyone?[/p][/quote]Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition! He did a fantastic job at Southampton but I believe he did an even better job at Scunthorpe considering the low budget he had to work with! I hope we at least try for him. Lazaat

7:01am Wed 20 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Sick to the back teath of all this now. Once again it's the Town fans who get kicked in the orchestras.
What a bloody mess!
Yep couldn't agree more - but spare a thought for the Pompies of the world - think they are having an equally bad time or worse even.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: Sick to the back teath of all this now. Once again it's the Town fans who get kicked in the orchestras. What a bloody mess![/p][/quote]Yep couldn't agree more - but spare a thought for the Pompies of the world - think they are having an equally bad time or worse even. Chish and Fips

7:04am Wed 20 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Lazaat wrote:
thesixtyniner wrote:
Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them.

Adkins or Hoddle anyone?
Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition! He did a fantastic job at Southampton but I believe he did an even better job at Scunthorpe considering the low budget he had to work with! I hope we at least try for him.
I would think after tasting Prem League football Adkins would be setting his sights higher than us - as good as we are, it would be a gamble and possibly all the finances would be a put-off.
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesixtyniner[/bold] wrote: Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them. Adkins or Hoddle anyone?[/p][/quote]Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition! He did a fantastic job at Southampton but I believe he did an even better job at Scunthorpe considering the low budget he had to work with! I hope we at least try for him.[/p][/quote]I would think after tasting Prem League football Adkins would be setting his sights higher than us - as good as we are, it would be a gamble and possibly all the finances would be a put-off. Chish and Fips

7:08am Wed 20 Feb 13

Baritone says...

Surely Adkins would find us an attractive proposition if offered a three month contract with a big bonus at the end for getting Town into the CCC. First, let's get this stupid matter of unpaid player fees out of the way!
Surely Adkins would find us an attractive proposition if offered a three month contract with a big bonus at the end for getting Town into the CCC. First, let's get this stupid matter of unpaid player fees out of the way! Baritone

7:10am Wed 20 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

super red wrote:
No physio or Italian clinic, back room staff or manager.

Can someone let Miles know he has to phone his GP at 8 am to make an appointment reference his hamstring.
Love the humour and the irony!
[quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: No physio or Italian clinic, back room staff or manager. Can someone let Miles know he has to phone his GP at 8 am to make an appointment reference his hamstring.[/p][/quote]Love the humour and the irony! The Jockster

7:10am Wed 20 Feb 13

STFCBourne98 says...

Has anyone noticed that the Luton Manager Buckle has resigned by "mutual consent" and is also very good friends with Jed McCrory. My bets on him
Has anyone noticed that the Luton Manager Buckle has resigned by "mutual consent" and is also very good friends with Jed McCrory. My bets on him STFCBourne98

7:12am Wed 20 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

I'm on holiday, got time on my hands & ironically have read Paolo Di Canio's autobiography. He wrote it in 2000 whilst still a West Ham player.
Interestingly for me were the number of chairmen & managers he says in his own words that he fell out will, even having actual fights with some people.
I was one of his biggest fans during his time at the Town but, on reflection he just wanted to get his stock up, when it suited him pick a fight - play it out in public & leave it as the excuse to leave.
Trouble is, I think he's made a big mistake. Any potential employer of Paolo; read his autobiography & look at how he left STFC when the FL couldn't finalise the deal to fit in with his demands!
Yes, he could & probably will go to a bigger club but, they could hit hard times & they won't bow to his every demand.
As someone as previously said today, he got us promoted, he hasn't done two consecutive promotions as Lou Macari did. If we go up now with 14 games left to play that will be down to the new manager. So, he took us up on the back of spending a fortune & then stitched us up when things got tough. All along he has quoted his points per game tally - for his benefit & to get his stock rising.
I think he's had very shrewd advisors but, I think he's been badly advised over his exit.
He hasn't hurt the old (current owners) & he hasn't hurt the new ones, he has tortured the many loyal Town fans & the very loyal STFC office staff. And yet, he said how much he appreciated the Town Fans' support. Funny way to show it!
Good luck to Paolo & his staff, they've obviously got something up their sleeve. However, if I was one of them I think I would keep a suitcase packed as this will happen again when a PDC deadline isn't met by his new club!
Yes, probably the greatest character we've had as our Manager but, no not the greatest. The greatest? Lou Macari who DID achieve two back to back promotions.
Finally, well done to the players at Tranmere last night - what a professional job given what has been going on.
Lets hope we do get a decent guy as our next manager and one that is prepared to ride the peaks & troughs & accept that he cannot have everything he wants.
COYR!
I'm on holiday, got time on my hands & ironically have read Paolo Di Canio's autobiography. He wrote it in 2000 whilst still a West Ham player. Interestingly for me were the number of chairmen & managers he says in his own words that he fell out will, even having actual fights with some people. I was one of his biggest fans during his time at the Town but, on reflection he just wanted to get his stock up, when it suited him pick a fight - play it out in public & leave it as the excuse to leave. Trouble is, I think he's made a big mistake. Any potential employer of Paolo; read his autobiography & look at how he left STFC when the FL couldn't finalise the deal to fit in with his demands! Yes, he could & probably will go to a bigger club but, they could hit hard times & they won't bow to his every demand. As someone as previously said today, he got us promoted, he hasn't done two consecutive promotions as Lou Macari did. If we go up now with 14 games left to play that will be down to the new manager. So, he took us up on the back of spending a fortune & then stitched us up when things got tough. All along he has quoted his points per game tally - for his benefit & to get his stock rising. I think he's had very shrewd advisors but, I think he's been badly advised over his exit. He hasn't hurt the old (current owners) & he hasn't hurt the new ones, he has tortured the many loyal Town fans & the very loyal STFC office staff. And yet, he said how much he appreciated the Town Fans' support. Funny way to show it! Good luck to Paolo & his staff, they've obviously got something up their sleeve. However, if I was one of them I think I would keep a suitcase packed as this will happen again when a PDC deadline isn't met by his new club! Yes, probably the greatest character we've had as our Manager but, no not the greatest. The greatest? Lou Macari who DID achieve two back to back promotions. Finally, well done to the players at Tranmere last night - what a professional job given what has been going on. Lets hope we do get a decent guy as our next manager and one that is prepared to ride the peaks & troughs & accept that he cannot have everything he wants. COYR! Jets there'd

7:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

sadgit says...

It seems Mike Newell was at last nights game.
O dear!
Laz I don't think Paolo will regret a thing as the story of his life appears to be "it was always someone elses fault"
It seems Mike Newell was at last nights game. O dear! Laz I don't think Paolo will regret a thing as the story of his life appears to be "it was always someone elses fault" sadgit

7:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

New board have to be very careful who they bring in and not rush this. It's vital they appoint in the next few weeks to allow for the new man to prepare for next season no matter which league we end up in.
Appointing Buckle, Newell and the 3 bore names included in this article would be a step back and disaster.

Someone that's managed at championship level should be the bench mark.

Looking forward to the new boards statement of intent now
New board have to be very careful who they bring in and not rush this. It's vital they appoint in the next few weeks to allow for the new man to prepare for next season no matter which league we end up in. Appointing Buckle, Newell and the 3 bore names included in this article would be a step back and disaster. Someone that's managed at championship level should be the bench mark. Looking forward to the new boards statement of intent now Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

7:24am Wed 20 Feb 13

hg191a says...

Please not buckle
Please not buckle hg191a

7:24am Wed 20 Feb 13

hg191a says...

Please not buckle
Please not buckle hg191a

7:24am Wed 20 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Steve Cotterill,he would do me to. Good cv and local-ish lad.
Long ball, no thanks. Also his accent would drive me crazy. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Steve Cotterill,he would do me to. Good cv and local-ish lad.[/p][/quote]Long ball, no thanks. Also his accent would drive me crazy. ;-) Exmouth_red69

7:27am Wed 20 Feb 13

jayden says...

Well its goodbye from Pdc and staff "thanks" .I feel he has let all st fans down if we called it a day every time we had been lied to by this "Great club" then their would only be a handfull of fans left.I think the only option left is P Bodin ( yes i know i am not his greatest fan at management) but at least he will settle the club down and he will have a point to prove and most of the fans will get behind him and we could get the players like luke rooney back.
Well its goodbye from Pdc and staff "thanks" .I feel he has let all st fans down if we called it a day every time we had been lied to by this "Great club" then their would only be a handfull of fans left.I think the only option left is P Bodin ( yes i know i am not his greatest fan at management) but at least he will settle the club down and he will have a point to prove and most of the fans will get behind him and we could get the players like luke rooney back. jayden

7:30am Wed 20 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Few interesting names.Yet here we are top of the tabble/no Manager/no Board/no support staff..The takeover at standstill because od an unpaid fee for a loan player,who was at fault with that one was it the outgoing Board???? or maybe the FL should have flagged this up a while ago.
Anyways nothing can take away the effort the team put in last night,well done REDS.
Now let´s hope this problem with the FL is resolved ASAP
Few interesting names.Yet here we are top of the tabble/no Manager/no Board/no support staff..The takeover at standstill because od an unpaid fee for a loan player,who was at fault with that one was it the outgoing Board???? or maybe the FL should have flagged this up a while ago. Anyways nothing can take away the effort the team put in last night,well done REDS. Now let´s hope this problem with the FL is resolved ASAP mallorca

7:31am Wed 20 Feb 13

super red says...

The Jockster wrote:
super red wrote: No physio or Italian clinic, back room staff or manager. Can someone let Miles know he has to phone his GP at 8 am to make an appointment reference his hamstring.
Love the humour and the irony!
Beggars the question as we wake up this morning, who is in charge?

Who's taking training, warm downs after games etc, hope someone is.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: No physio or Italian clinic, back room staff or manager. Can someone let Miles know he has to phone his GP at 8 am to make an appointment reference his hamstring.[/p][/quote]Love the humour and the irony![/p][/quote]Beggars the question as we wake up this morning, who is in charge? Who's taking training, warm downs after games etc, hope someone is. super red

7:31am Wed 20 Feb 13

STFC 67 says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Gus mc pherson , andy thorn , peter taylor the list just gets better :-D Come on jed splash out on someone half decent until the end of the season , only 14 games left you must of saved a fortune on di canio's wages. If we get promoted then we negotiate a longer deal if not then we consolidate . We need an experienced manager to see us through to may .
Wow. Guess the ambition is Blue Square South. Well done Jed well done Andrew. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Gus mc pherson , andy thorn , peter taylor the list just gets better :-D Come on jed splash out on someone half decent until the end of the season , only 14 games left you must of saved a fortune on di canio's wages. If we get promoted then we negotiate a longer deal if not then we consolidate . We need an experienced manager to see us through to may .[/p][/quote]Wow. Guess the ambition is Blue Square South. Well done Jed well done Andrew. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory STFC 67

7:38am Wed 20 Feb 13

super reds says...

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! wrote:
New board have to be very careful who they bring in and not rush this. It's vital they appoint in the next few weeks to allow for the new man to prepare for next season no matter which league we end up in.
Appointing Buckle, Newell and the 3 bore names included in this article would be a step back and disaster.

Someone that's managed at championship level should be the bench mark.

Looking forward to the new boards statement of intent now
'In the next few weeks Ollie' , jeeez, it'll be far too late by then surely, the season will be almost done, that could be 6 or 7 more games played given our Tuesday/Saturday commitments, IMO we need someone now, as Baritone alluded to in an earlier post, offer Adkins a 3 1/2 month contract til the end of the season & see where we go from there
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Reed's Parky dance![/bold] wrote: New board have to be very careful who they bring in and not rush this. It's vital they appoint in the next few weeks to allow for the new man to prepare for next season no matter which league we end up in. Appointing Buckle, Newell and the 3 bore names included in this article would be a step back and disaster. Someone that's managed at championship level should be the bench mark. Looking forward to the new boards statement of intent now[/p][/quote]'In the next few weeks Ollie' , jeeez, it'll be far too late by then surely, the season will be almost done, that could be 6 or 7 more games played given our Tuesday/Saturday commitments, IMO we need someone now, as Baritone alluded to in an earlier post, offer Adkins a 3 1/2 month contract til the end of the season & see where we go from there super reds

7:39am Wed 20 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

Jets there'd wrote:
I'm on holiday, got time on my hands & ironically have read Paolo Di Canio's autobiography. He wrote it in 2000 whilst still a West Ham player.
Interestingly for me were the number of chairmen & managers he says in his own words that he fell out will, even having actual fights with some people.
I was one of his biggest fans during his time at the Town but, on reflection he just wanted to get his stock up, when it suited him pick a fight - play it out in public & leave it as the excuse to leave.
Trouble is, I think he's made a big mistake. Any potential employer of Paolo; read his autobiography & look at how he left STFC when the FL couldn't finalise the deal to fit in with his demands!
Yes, he could & probably will go to a bigger club but, they could hit hard times & they won't bow to his every demand.
As someone as previously said today, he got us promoted, he hasn't done two consecutive promotions as Lou Macari did. If we go up now with 14 games left to play that will be down to the new manager. So, he took us up on the back of spending a fortune & then stitched us up when things got tough. All along he has quoted his points per game tally - for his benefit & to get his stock rising.
I think he's had very shrewd advisors but, I think he's been badly advised over his exit.
He hasn't hurt the old (current owners) & he hasn't hurt the new ones, he has tortured the many loyal Town fans & the very loyal STFC office staff. And yet, he said how much he appreciated the Town Fans' support. Funny way to show it!
Good luck to Paolo & his staff, they've obviously got something up their sleeve. However, if I was one of them I think I would keep a suitcase packed as this will happen again when a PDC deadline isn't met by his new club!
Yes, probably the greatest character we've had as our Manager but, no not the greatest. The greatest? Lou Macari who DID achieve two back to back promotions.
Finally, well done to the players at Tranmere last night - what a professional job given what has been going on.
Lets hope we do get a decent guy as our next manager and one that is prepared to ride the peaks & troughs & accept that he cannot have everything he wants.
COYR!
Nice one Jet, time to get back in the pool now.

Swindon Town FC – We have no manager, no owners, no Football league clearance for a takeover & are as poor a church mice.

But hey after last nights away win we are TOP OF THE LEAGUE.

Who knows what tomorrow may bring but today & always I will support them with all my heart.
[quote][p][bold]Jets there'd[/bold] wrote: I'm on holiday, got time on my hands & ironically have read Paolo Di Canio's autobiography. He wrote it in 2000 whilst still a West Ham player. Interestingly for me were the number of chairmen & managers he says in his own words that he fell out will, even having actual fights with some people. I was one of his biggest fans during his time at the Town but, on reflection he just wanted to get his stock up, when it suited him pick a fight - play it out in public & leave it as the excuse to leave. Trouble is, I think he's made a big mistake. Any potential employer of Paolo; read his autobiography & look at how he left STFC when the FL couldn't finalise the deal to fit in with his demands! Yes, he could & probably will go to a bigger club but, they could hit hard times & they won't bow to his every demand. As someone as previously said today, he got us promoted, he hasn't done two consecutive promotions as Lou Macari did. If we go up now with 14 games left to play that will be down to the new manager. So, he took us up on the back of spending a fortune & then stitched us up when things got tough. All along he has quoted his points per game tally - for his benefit & to get his stock rising. I think he's had very shrewd advisors but, I think he's been badly advised over his exit. He hasn't hurt the old (current owners) & he hasn't hurt the new ones, he has tortured the many loyal Town fans & the very loyal STFC office staff. And yet, he said how much he appreciated the Town Fans' support. Funny way to show it! Good luck to Paolo & his staff, they've obviously got something up their sleeve. However, if I was one of them I think I would keep a suitcase packed as this will happen again when a PDC deadline isn't met by his new club! Yes, probably the greatest character we've had as our Manager but, no not the greatest. The greatest? Lou Macari who DID achieve two back to back promotions. Finally, well done to the players at Tranmere last night - what a professional job given what has been going on. Lets hope we do get a decent guy as our next manager and one that is prepared to ride the peaks & troughs & accept that he cannot have everything he wants. COYR![/p][/quote]Nice one Jet, time to get back in the pool now. Swindon Town FC – We have no manager, no owners, no Football league clearance for a takeover & are as poor a church mice. But hey after last nights away win we are TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Who knows what tomorrow may bring but today & always I will support them with all my heart. NewburyRobin

7:39am Wed 20 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Quote ..... 'we will resign because we are here for Paolo Di Canio'.
Not for the club then.
Quote ..... 'we will resign because we are here for Paolo Di Canio'. Not for the club then. tifosi

7:41am Wed 20 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market.
Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder.
Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down.
One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.
Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager. peatmoor pirate

7:50am Wed 20 Feb 13

jayden says...

I forgot to say "well done to the players last night" they and the fans can be proud of this season where ever we finish.
I forgot to say "well done to the players last night" they and the fans can be proud of this season where ever we finish. jayden

7:52am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oldswindonian says...

Got to be Adkins. The others on the list like Taylor make for woeful reading...... negative journeyman managers! Lets hope the new board have a little ambition and imagination!
Shame on you Paulo for not at least allowing a new manager to appointed before you walked out.
Got to be Adkins. The others on the list like Taylor make for woeful reading...... negative journeyman managers! Lets hope the new board have a little ambition and imagination! Shame on you Paulo for not at least allowing a new manager to appointed before you walked out. Oldswindonian

7:58am Wed 20 Feb 13

Marmite Soldier says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.
Coppell? He'd walk away after three matches!
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.[/p][/quote]Coppell? He'd walk away after three matches! Marmite Soldier

7:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

super red says...

In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question.
In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question. super red

8:03am Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here.

I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .
Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with . old town robin

8:04am Wed 20 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

louiscassius wrote:
Lazaat wrote:
louiscassius wrote:
Yes Fabrizio,

And the Fans have given alot too.

We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out.

Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with.....

Sorry, just a tad sad....

Onwards and Upwards??

As Grim would say....

Louis :-|||||
Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL.

I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!!

It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life!
Nah,

I'm ironing uniform now mate been up since 5.....

Heres one for ya.....

STEVE COTTERILL

Temp staff at QPR......had brill run with Notts County...i think he might do a job for us...

What you think Lazz??

Louis :-))))
Don't know how you do it!?
:-)
...
Speak later matey - will be in the bar tonight so a decent signal...think you'd gone out by the time I could phone last night.
...
This STFC story is something else - as the radio commentary team said: "You couldn't dream up this season's story line....Eastenders had better sign u whoever is writing this script!
:-)
...
.....and the final chapters to follow a manager less and board-less team through to promotion into the Championship.....Lou
is and Laz take over next season and the home brews at the home games make everything else errrrrmmmmm....what was that, what were we here for?
[quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louiscassius[/bold] wrote: Yes Fabrizio, And the Fans have given alot too. We all trusted you and Paolo to at least see the season out. Now we have Thorn and the likes to contend with..... Sorry, just a tad sad.... Onwards and Upwards?? As Grim would say.... Louis :-|||||[/p][/quote]Are you still in the garage drinking Louis? You were well oiled last night M8 LOL. I'm very sad that Paolo and his team have dumped us, I think they have all behaved petulantly and even though we fully understand the reasoning behind Paolo's resignation I feel he should have shown loyalty to the fans and given the new board a chance! There has been a lot of upheaval during his short reign as manager here, he needs to calm down or else his managerial career will be one long list of resignations and walkouts!!! It's a shame that in the future when the dust has settled he will probably be remembered for letting the players and fans down when a double promotion in consecutive seasons was within his grasp...unless a miracle now happens in the next few days that opportunity will be lost forever and he will probably live to regret this for the rest of his life![/p][/quote]Nah, I'm ironing uniform now mate been up since 5..... Heres one for ya..... STEVE COTTERILL Temp staff at QPR......had brill run with Notts County...i think he might do a job for us... What you think Lazz?? Louis :-))))[/p][/quote]Don't know how you do it!? :-) ... Speak later matey - will be in the bar tonight so a decent signal...think you'd gone out by the time I could phone last night. ... This STFC story is something else - as the radio commentary team said: "You couldn't dream up this season's story line....Eastenders had better sign u whoever is writing this script! :-) ... .....and the final chapters to follow a manager less and board-less team through to promotion into the Championship.....Lou is and Laz take over next season and the home brews at the home games make everything else errrrrmmmmm....what was that, what were we here for? SAPFanSTFC

8:09am Wed 20 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

I know one thing if paul buckle or mike newell come anywhere near this club it will be a disaster waiting to happen!!
I know one thing if paul buckle or mike newell come anywhere near this club it will be a disaster waiting to happen!! bradley red 1

8:09am Wed 20 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Lot of &amp about today - only padding?
Lot of & about today - only padding? BillyLucas4me

8:12am Wed 20 Feb 13

super red says...

old town robin wrote:
Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .
Love the last paragraph, something similar to the Concordia springs to mind!!

I can picture Pdc being the first one off whilst wardy and fodders are playing the musical instruments keeping morale high!!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .[/p][/quote]Love the last paragraph, something similar to the Concordia springs to mind!! I can picture Pdc being the first one off whilst wardy and fodders are playing the musical instruments keeping morale high!! super red

8:18am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oldswindonian says...

Concordia. Love it ! Fits perfectly !!!
Concordia. Love it ! Fits perfectly !!! Oldswindonian

8:20am Wed 20 Feb 13

Med Red says...

super red wrote:
In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question.
He hasn't mentioned it because along with 99.99% of others who claim to have inside information.... he doesn't!! Any player's name he decides to mention would be a pure guess and we can all do that.
[quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question.[/p][/quote]He hasn't mentioned it because along with 99.99% of others who claim to have inside information.... he doesn't!! Any player's name he decides to mention would be a pure guess and we can all do that. Med Red

8:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of. MARK TITCOMBE

8:24am Wed 20 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition).

THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT.
HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.
I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition). THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT. HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL. NewburyRobin

8:28am Wed 20 Feb 13

Kellyroze says...

I am devastated that all of them are just about to walk out on Swindon at this stage. I understand they are very upset and frustrated with everything that's happened but to leave the players and club in this situation is devastating for us fans. I appreciate everything they have done for us and wish Paolo all the best for the future but as a fan of STFC I am just gutted about the situation we find ourselves in. Well done to players last night, fantastic job hope we can keep going :)
I am devastated that all of them are just about to walk out on Swindon at this stage. I understand they are very upset and frustrated with everything that's happened but to leave the players and club in this situation is devastating for us fans. I appreciate everything they have done for us and wish Paolo all the best for the future but as a fan of STFC I am just gutted about the situation we find ourselves in. Well done to players last night, fantastic job hope we can keep going :) Kellyroze

8:28am Wed 20 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up? Super Mario TV

8:28am Wed 20 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th.

Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign.

I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills.
As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much.

On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later....

I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) -

Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.
I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice. chrystovski

8:29am Wed 20 Feb 13

super reds says...

NewburyRobin wrote:
I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition).

THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT.
HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.
Priceless!!!
[quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition). THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT. HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.[/p][/quote]Priceless!!! super reds

8:30am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

By the way - The long ball thing really worries me.

Can't stand it!
Crap to watch!
Crap results!

Don't want a manager like that.
Won't be going if that happens.
By the way - The long ball thing really worries me. Can't stand it! Crap to watch! Crap results! Don't want a manager like that. Won't be going if that happens. MARK TITCOMBE

8:33am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer. umpcah

8:34am Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

NewburyRobin wrote:
I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition).

THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT.
HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.
He's either already got a new job to go too or could find himself in the wilderness for a very long time. Other clubs will look at the way he left Swindon and think twice about making appointments where an entire team staff walk out on them. He and his crew have lut us down, but they hasn't done themselves any favours either.
[quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition). THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT. HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.[/p][/quote]He's either already got a new job to go too or could find himself in the wilderness for a very long time. Other clubs will look at the way he left Swindon and think twice about making appointments where an entire team staff walk out on them. He and his crew have lut us down, but they hasn't done themselves any favours either. old town robin

8:35am Wed 20 Feb 13

john9149 says...

It has to be Nigel Adkins. The job though is going to be a poison chalice. Whoever comes in will now be expected to deliver automatic promotion.

Unfortunately the only way is down!
It has to be Nigel Adkins. The job though is going to be a poison chalice. Whoever comes in will now be expected to deliver automatic promotion. Unfortunately the only way is down! john9149

8:37am Wed 20 Feb 13

super reds says...

chrystovski wrote:
I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th.

Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign.

I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills.
As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much.

On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later....

I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) -

Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.
Having gone back over the last 18 months in my mind I tend to agree with you Chrystovski, it's pretty much all been 'me me me' as far as PDC is concerned, & even last night very little credit given to the players just Piccareta being PDC's mouthpiece
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.[/p][/quote]Having gone back over the last 18 months in my mind I tend to agree with you Chrystovski, it's pretty much all been 'me me me' as far as PDC is concerned, & even last night very little credit given to the players just Piccareta being PDC's mouthpiece super reds

8:39am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think? MARK TITCOMBE

8:39am Wed 20 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

I like many others was a Paolo admirer and chanted his name home and away for the past 21 months. Fact is he has jumped ship when the going gets tough.

We so desperately need this takeover to be approved and finalised as our prospective new owners have the biggest job on thier hands they could wish for and that obviously being a manager search!

We are so close to something special and we need a manager with exprience and knowledge in this situation. Im sure that many People have '';thrown thier names into the hat'' but what manager out of a job wouldn't ?...we're top of league one!!

I just hope and pray IF the takeover is completed very soon that the new board appoint the right person and if they can get him the only person out there for me is Nigel Adkins.
I like many others was a Paolo admirer and chanted his name home and away for the past 21 months. Fact is he has jumped ship when the going gets tough. We so desperately need this takeover to be approved and finalised as our prospective new owners have the biggest job on thier hands they could wish for and that obviously being a manager search! We are so close to something special and we need a manager with exprience and knowledge in this situation. Im sure that many People have '';thrown thier names into the hat'' but what manager out of a job wouldn't ?...we're top of league one!! I just hope and pray IF the takeover is completed very soon that the new board appoint the right person and if they can get him the only person out there for me is Nigel Adkins. stfcknowitall

8:41am Wed 20 Feb 13

sideshow says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market.
Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder.
Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down.
One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.
totally agree. You are either excited about a managers name or you groan when they are mentioned. An unproven 'player manager' for me over a failed lower league journeyman anyday. If only gary neville wanted to start management. I still believe Paul Bodin would be the better bet that any roundabout journeyman manager mentioned over the past week. He loves Swindon Town and we had a glimpse of what he could achieve at the tranmere game in 2010/11 season. It would be amazing if he was a success and would be 100x more loyal to swindon town above any manager mentioned so far.
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.[/p][/quote]totally agree. You are either excited about a managers name or you groan when they are mentioned. An unproven 'player manager' for me over a failed lower league journeyman anyday. If only gary neville wanted to start management. I still believe Paul Bodin would be the better bet that any roundabout journeyman manager mentioned over the past week. He loves Swindon Town and we had a glimpse of what he could achieve at the tranmere game in 2010/11 season. It would be amazing if he was a success and would be 100x more loyal to swindon town above any manager mentioned so far. sideshow

8:42am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

I would love to see Hoddle there again but it's extremely unlikely don't you think?

Lets be realistic - we're not going to get anyone worth mentioning soon.
I would love to see Hoddle there again but it's extremely unlikely don't you think? Lets be realistic - we're not going to get anyone worth mentioning soon. MARK TITCOMBE

8:43am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

super red wrote:
In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question.
Q. Did Paolo "forget" to pay the loanees wages that was supposed to paid for with his grand gesture of £30k of his own money?

Maybe it is a conspiracy engineered by Paolo to create an exit strategy for himself?

Joking aside:

Great game last night, 100% effort throughout.

Paolo has left us with a quality squad with a great work ethic.

These players could probably take themselves up.

My shout would be Wardy as Player Manager for the remainder of the season.
He has great leadership on the pitch, and I suspect his training methods would not be too far from what the players are used to.

He could then either continue as PM next season or Full time Mgr.
[quote][p][bold]super red[/bold] wrote: In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question.[/p][/quote]Q. Did Paolo "forget" to pay the loanees wages that was supposed to paid for with his grand gesture of £30k of his own money? Maybe it is a conspiracy engineered by Paolo to create an exit strategy for himself? Joking aside: Great game last night, 100% effort throughout. Paolo has left us with a quality squad with a great work ethic. These players could probably take themselves up. My shout would be Wardy as Player Manager for the remainder of the season. He has great leadership on the pitch, and I suspect his training methods would not be too far from what the players are used to. He could then either continue as PM next season or Full time Mgr. Oldhamred

8:45am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

sideshow wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote:
Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market.
Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder.
Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down.
One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.
totally agree. You are either excited about a managers name or you groan when they are mentioned. An unproven 'player manager' for me over a failed lower league journeyman anyday. If only gary neville wanted to start management. I still believe Paul Bodin would be the better bet that any roundabout journeyman manager mentioned over the past week. He loves Swindon Town and we had a glimpse of what he could achieve at the tranmere game in 2010/11 season. It would be amazing if he was a success and would be 100x more loyal to swindon town above any manager mentioned so far.
At least Paul Bodin will know how the training regime is carried out and should have an understanding of how things are done b the last lot
[quote][p][bold]sideshow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.[/p][/quote]totally agree. You are either excited about a managers name or you groan when they are mentioned. An unproven 'player manager' for me over a failed lower league journeyman anyday. If only gary neville wanted to start management. I still believe Paul Bodin would be the better bet that any roundabout journeyman manager mentioned over the past week. He loves Swindon Town and we had a glimpse of what he could achieve at the tranmere game in 2010/11 season. It would be amazing if he was a success and would be 100x more loyal to swindon town above any manager mentioned so far.[/p][/quote]At least Paul Bodin will know how the training regime is carried out and should have an understanding of how things are done b the last lot MARK TITCOMBE

8:45am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Whoever takes over could well end up looking good because he has a promotion on his CV, or might be seen as the man who blew it when promotion was there for the taking. And I'm not sure that either view would be justified.
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I really hope I'm wrong about this but everything feels so uncertain that it seems we're at the top of a slope that's become very slippery.
Whoever takes over could well end up looking good because he has a promotion on his CV, or might be seen as the man who blew it when promotion was there for the taking. And I'm not sure that either view would be justified. . I really hope I'm wrong about this but everything feels so uncertain that it seems we're at the top of a slope that's become very slippery. Oi Den!

8:45am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

chrystovski wrote:
I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th.

Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign.

I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills.
As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much.

On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later....

I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) -

Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.
...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.[/p][/quote]...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship? Blazing Riff

8:48am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential. umpcah

8:49am Wed 20 Feb 13

ICDeadpeople says...

B'muff posters are very quiet this morning.
B'muff posters are very quiet this morning. ICDeadpeople

8:50am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

No Hoddle took us up first
No Hoddle took us up first MARK TITCOMBE

8:51am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th.

Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign.

I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills.
As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much.

On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later....

I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) -

Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.
...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?
Didn`t he also jump ship ? Yes he did and now that he can no longer be a player-manager how good would he be now ? Probably not bad but my tenner is on him having no interest in a return to STFC.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.[/p][/quote]...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?[/p][/quote]Didn`t he also jump ship ? Yes he did and now that he can no longer be a player-manager how good would he be now ? Probably not bad but my tenner is on him having no interest in a return to STFC. umpcah

8:54am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
Yes totally agree! It's got to be someone they respect. My concern is that hey are young men who need guidance. I have met some of the players away from the game recently and they are very young in attitude. In any other business they would need constant monitoring by a very experienced proffessional.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.[/p][/quote]Yes totally agree! It's got to be someone they respect. My concern is that hey are young men who need guidance. I have met some of the players away from the game recently and they are very young in attitude. In any other business they would need constant monitoring by a very experienced proffessional. MARK TITCOMBE

8:56am Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists. madterrier

8:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

lacey198 says...

Firstly, on the comments moaning about Fabrizio saying he was here for Di Canio...i see no problem with this, its Paolo's backroom team, they came together, were lied to together, and will leave together as a team. This closeness no doubt created the great spirit within the camp, so dont start moaning now.

As for managers, we need someone who can continue to build on te brand of attractive, attacking football thats created already. Paolo Sousa, Adkins, Hoddle, Vialli would fit but are all long shots. I think unfortunately the new board will bring in a old school british manager who prefers to lump the ball than play it around on the deck and pushes the players constantly.
Firstly, on the comments moaning about Fabrizio saying he was here for Di Canio...i see no problem with this, its Paolo's backroom team, they came together, were lied to together, and will leave together as a team. This closeness no doubt created the great spirit within the camp, so dont start moaning now. As for managers, we need someone who can continue to build on te brand of attractive, attacking football thats created already. Paolo Sousa, Adkins, Hoddle, Vialli would fit but are all long shots. I think unfortunately the new board will bring in a old school british manager who prefers to lump the ball than play it around on the deck and pushes the players constantly. lacey198

9:03am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

madterrier wrote:
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!!
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!! MARK TITCOMBE

9:04am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

umpcah wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th.

Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign.

I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills.
As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much.

On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later....

I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) -

Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.
...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?
Didn`t he also jump ship ? Yes he did and now that he can no longer be a player-manager how good would he be now ? Probably not bad but my tenner is on him having no interest in a return to STFC.
Managers move on to bigger jobs and that's fair enough. But Hoddle lied through his teeth about Chelsea's approach. For that reason alone I wouldn't want him at our club. For good measure, I think he was too aloof. He didn't ever put his heart and soul into the club the way that say Macari, Ardiles and Di Canio did. Definitely not for me.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.[/p][/quote]...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?[/p][/quote]Didn`t he also jump ship ? Yes he did and now that he can no longer be a player-manager how good would he be now ? Probably not bad but my tenner is on him having no interest in a return to STFC.[/p][/quote]Managers move on to bigger jobs and that's fair enough. But Hoddle lied through his teeth about Chelsea's approach. For that reason alone I wouldn't want him at our club. For good measure, I think he was too aloof. He didn't ever put his heart and soul into the club the way that say Macari, Ardiles and Di Canio did. Definitely not for me. Oi Den!

9:04am Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

old town robin wrote:
Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here.

I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .
Not on the Costa Concorida disaster. The Italian captain was the first into the lifeboats!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .[/p][/quote]Not on the Costa Concorida disaster. The Italian captain was the first into the lifeboats! madterrier

9:06am Wed 20 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Well thanks for leaving the sinking ship, Good luck to them, and hopefully they fall flat on their noses and come to regret leaving here.

Whilst I would love the likes of Hoddle/Atkins etc, realistically there's no way we can afford their wages

I'd like to see someone like Mark Yates here, done a great job with Cheltenham on a very small budget.

I wonder though whether we can really afford to go up, whatever LR says, no club in the championship makes money unless there is large investment from the owners
Well thanks for leaving the sinking ship, Good luck to them, and hopefully they fall flat on their noses and come to regret leaving here. Whilst I would love the likes of Hoddle/Atkins etc, realistically there's no way we can afford their wages I'd like to see someone like Mark Yates here, done a great job with Cheltenham on a very small budget. I wonder though whether we can really afford to go up, whatever LR says, no club in the championship makes money unless there is large investment from the owners Davidsyrett

9:07am Wed 20 Feb 13

ScottLeitch says...

Thanks for your commitment Paolo, his position was made very difficult. I dont blame him for walking. The new board have one chance to get this right, they need to step up to the plate and appoint a manager who is worthy of the players and fans respect. Top with 14 games to go, what an opportunity.
Thanks for your commitment Paolo, his position was made very difficult. I dont blame him for walking. The new board have one chance to get this right, they need to step up to the plate and appoint a manager who is worthy of the players and fans respect. Top with 14 games to go, what an opportunity. ScottLeitch

9:10am Wed 20 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

Let's all remember that our team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE!
Paolo didn't offer to pay the unpaid player's fee that is allegedly holding up the takeover.
Funny that, he said (for maximum publicity) after one game that he would use £30k of his own money to extend players' loan moves but, didn't want to use it to save the club!!!!
Let's all get behind the players who have been great to stay focused and, who knows it could be better for all concerned inn the long run if we get someone interested in the club & not themselves.
Remember, OUR team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE.
Let's all remember that our team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE! Paolo didn't offer to pay the unpaid player's fee that is allegedly holding up the takeover. Funny that, he said (for maximum publicity) after one game that he would use £30k of his own money to extend players' loan moves but, didn't want to use it to save the club!!!! Let's all get behind the players who have been great to stay focused and, who knows it could be better for all concerned inn the long run if we get someone interested in the club & not themselves. Remember, OUR team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Jets there'd

9:10am Wed 20 Feb 13

Farteaboy says...

Yes mate its Paolo's team alright....but its OUR CLUB.

Thankyou and goodbye.
Yes mate its Paolo's team alright....but its OUR CLUB. Thankyou and goodbye. Farteaboy

9:11am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Paul Bodin might be able to get us there as long as he doesn't start playing too many youngsters with no first team experience. Board needs to get money sorted for players but who's gonna chose them? What a disaster!!
Paul Bodin might be able to get us there as long as he doesn't start playing too many youngsters with no first team experience. Board needs to get money sorted for players but who's gonna chose them? What a disaster!! MARK TITCOMBE

9:13am Wed 20 Feb 13

Mobyok says...

Listening to 5 live the other night, the reporter from Radio Wiltshire spoke of "rumours" that Paolo might re engage in talks and return to Swindon.
Where did those rumours come from? and why have local bookies made Paolo favourite? Surely they are not that gullible?
To my mind it is unthinkable that Paolo would return - he has always struck me as a man of his word, the last person to make a U-turn.
Still, now that his staff have resigned I guess that knocks any further rumours on the head.
Listening to 5 live the other night, the reporter from Radio Wiltshire spoke of "rumours" that Paolo might re engage in talks and return to Swindon. Where did those rumours come from? and why have local bookies made Paolo favourite? Surely they are not that gullible? To my mind it is unthinkable that Paolo would return - he has always struck me as a man of his word, the last person to make a U-turn. Still, now that his staff have resigned I guess that knocks any further rumours on the head. Mobyok

9:14am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue. Blazing Riff

9:14am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Jets there'd wrote:
Let's all remember that our team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE!
Paolo didn't offer to pay the unpaid player's fee that is allegedly holding up the takeover.
Funny that, he said (for maximum publicity) after one game that he would use £30k of his own money to extend players' loan moves but, didn't want to use it to save the club!!!!
Let's all get behind the players who have been great to stay focused and, who knows it could be better for all concerned inn the long run if we get someone interested in the club & not themselves.
Remember, OUR team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE.
Yeah that just about sums him up! "Put yer money where yer mouth is" - comes to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Jets there'd[/bold] wrote: Let's all remember that our team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE! Paolo didn't offer to pay the unpaid player's fee that is allegedly holding up the takeover. Funny that, he said (for maximum publicity) after one game that he would use £30k of his own money to extend players' loan moves but, didn't want to use it to save the club!!!! Let's all get behind the players who have been great to stay focused and, who knows it could be better for all concerned inn the long run if we get someone interested in the club & not themselves. Remember, OUR team is TOP OF THE LEAGUE.[/p][/quote]Yeah that just about sums him up! "Put yer money where yer mouth is" - comes to mind. MARK TITCOMBE

9:15am Wed 20 Feb 13

stfctrowbridgepaul says...

Eddie Howe anyone :)
Eddie Howe anyone :) stfctrowbridgepaul

9:16am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
Well thanks for leaving the sinking ship, Good luck to them, and hopefully they fall flat on their noses and come to regret leaving here.

Whilst I would love the likes of Hoddle/Atkins etc, realistically there's no way we can afford their wages

I'd like to see someone like Mark Yates here, done a great job with Cheltenham on a very small budget.

I wonder though whether we can really afford to go up, whatever LR says, no club in the championship makes money unless there is large investment from the owners
"I'd like to see someone like Mark Yates here, done a great job with Cheltenham on a very small budget" I`m sure that we all agree that Mark is doing well at Cheltenham. However some managers e.g Gary Johnson at Yeovil are best as lower league managers . This appointment is going to be very tricky and I have to admit to being a bit apprehensive.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: Well thanks for leaving the sinking ship, Good luck to them, and hopefully they fall flat on their noses and come to regret leaving here. Whilst I would love the likes of Hoddle/Atkins etc, realistically there's no way we can afford their wages I'd like to see someone like Mark Yates here, done a great job with Cheltenham on a very small budget. I wonder though whether we can really afford to go up, whatever LR says, no club in the championship makes money unless there is large investment from the owners[/p][/quote]"I'd like to see someone like Mark Yates here, done a great job with Cheltenham on a very small budget" I`m sure that we all agree that Mark is doing well at Cheltenham. However some managers e.g Gary Johnson at Yeovil are best as lower league managers . This appointment is going to be very tricky and I have to admit to being a bit apprehensive. umpcah

9:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Agree with the point that while Di Canio could probably afford not to work until the summer, his backroom staff probably couldn't. Certainly does make me suspicious that he (and they) have got something lined up, but the only real option right now is Leeds if they sack Warnock.

As for the others - Adkins' stock is probably too high to come here, unless it's as a short-term only thing for the last 14 games (which probably depends on if Soton have already paid him up - if it's one of those situations where a sacked manager just continues to get paid until he finds a new job then I doubt he'd come here).

We might be better with a caretaker appointment until the end of the season - at least then the new board can see what division we're in and make an appointment based on that. We don't want to be lumbered with a manager who wants the FLC but we're still in the FL1 with probably fewer resources than this season. OTOH, if we're in the FLC we probably need a more experienced manager because we'd be one of the smaller teams in the division, and having to scrap to survive.

So - if they can get Adkins til the end of the season then get him. If we don't go up I doubt he'd stay but then we can look for an FL1 manager - maybe Mark Yates or even Gary Johnson (despite the Brizzle City connection). Both have done well on small budgets, and they'd have more money to play with at the Town but wouldn't be expecting to be handed a blank cheque.

If they could appoint Adkins for the next 14 games and go up then he might well stay - keeping the Town in the FLC would probably be a fairly decent achievement, even though you'd suspect he might not be a long-term appointment (whether he'd risk managing a team who would be favourites to relegation back to FL1 is another matter though).

Some of the other names seem optimistic and the only plus someone like Carragher would bring is possible loanees from Liverpool.
Agree with the point that while Di Canio could probably afford not to work until the summer, his backroom staff probably couldn't. Certainly does make me suspicious that he (and they) have got something lined up, but the only real option right now is Leeds if they sack Warnock. As for the others - Adkins' stock is probably too high to come here, unless it's as a short-term only thing for the last 14 games (which probably depends on if Soton have already paid him up - if it's one of those situations where a sacked manager just continues to get paid until he finds a new job then I doubt he'd come here). We might be better with a caretaker appointment until the end of the season - at least then the new board can see what division we're in and make an appointment based on that. We don't want to be lumbered with a manager who wants the FLC but we're still in the FL1 with probably fewer resources than this season. OTOH, if we're in the FLC we probably need a more experienced manager because we'd be one of the smaller teams in the division, and having to scrap to survive. So - if they can get Adkins til the end of the season then get him. If we don't go up I doubt he'd stay but then we can look for an FL1 manager - maybe Mark Yates or even Gary Johnson (despite the Brizzle City connection). Both have done well on small budgets, and they'd have more money to play with at the Town but wouldn't be expecting to be handed a blank cheque. If they could appoint Adkins for the next 14 games and go up then he might well stay - keeping the Town in the FLC would probably be a fairly decent achievement, even though you'd suspect he might not be a long-term appointment (whether he'd risk managing a team who would be favourites to relegation back to FL1 is another matter though). Some of the other names seem optimistic and the only plus someone like Carragher would bring is possible loanees from Liverpool. Jeremy Hilary Boob

9:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

stfctrowbridgepaul wrote:
Eddie Howe anyone :)
Like yer style lol
[quote][p][bold]stfctrowbridgepaul[/bold] wrote: Eddie Howe anyone :)[/p][/quote]Like yer style lol MARK TITCOMBE

9:19am Wed 20 Feb 13

kelvinmarshall says...

Snuff out pronto every failed journeyman wannabee and get Adkins, he's someone us long sufering fans can get behind immediately and is plainly capable of keeping this momentum going, but the new board must act urgently or it will be too late. So sort out the outstanding loan fee and whatever else is gumming up the works Jed and give us a new manager to get excited about with the credentials to get us into the championship.
Snuff out pronto every failed journeyman wannabee and get Adkins, he's someone us long sufering fans can get behind immediately and is plainly capable of keeping this momentum going, but the new board must act urgently or it will be too late. So sort out the outstanding loan fee and whatever else is gumming up the works Jed and give us a new manager to get excited about with the credentials to get us into the championship. kelvinmarshall

9:20am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Agree with the point that while Di Canio could probably afford not to work until the summer, his backroom staff probably couldn't. Certainly does make me suspicious that he (and they) have got something lined up, but the only real option right now is Leeds if they sack Warnock.

As for the others - Adkins' stock is probably too high to come here, unless it's as a short-term only thing for the last 14 games (which probably depends on if Soton have already paid him up - if it's one of those situations where a sacked manager just continues to get paid until he finds a new job then I doubt he'd come here).

We might be better with a caretaker appointment until the end of the season - at least then the new board can see what division we're in and make an appointment based on that. We don't want to be lumbered with a manager who wants the FLC but we're still in the FL1 with probably fewer resources than this season. OTOH, if we're in the FLC we probably need a more experienced manager because we'd be one of the smaller teams in the division, and having to scrap to survive.

So - if they can get Adkins til the end of the season then get him. If we don't go up I doubt he'd stay but then we can look for an FL1 manager - maybe Mark Yates or even Gary Johnson (despite the Brizzle City connection). Both have done well on small budgets, and they'd have more money to play with at the Town but wouldn't be expecting to be handed a blank cheque.

If they could appoint Adkins for the next 14 games and go up then he might well stay - keeping the Town in the FLC would probably be a fairly decent achievement, even though you'd suspect he might not be a long-term appointment (whether he'd risk managing a team who would be favourites to relegation back to FL1 is another matter though).

Some of the other names seem optimistic and the only plus someone like Carragher would bring is possible loanees from Liverpool.
we're not going to get Adkins
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Agree with the point that while Di Canio could probably afford not to work until the summer, his backroom staff probably couldn't. Certainly does make me suspicious that he (and they) have got something lined up, but the only real option right now is Leeds if they sack Warnock. As for the others - Adkins' stock is probably too high to come here, unless it's as a short-term only thing for the last 14 games (which probably depends on if Soton have already paid him up - if it's one of those situations where a sacked manager just continues to get paid until he finds a new job then I doubt he'd come here). We might be better with a caretaker appointment until the end of the season - at least then the new board can see what division we're in and make an appointment based on that. We don't want to be lumbered with a manager who wants the FLC but we're still in the FL1 with probably fewer resources than this season. OTOH, if we're in the FLC we probably need a more experienced manager because we'd be one of the smaller teams in the division, and having to scrap to survive. So - if they can get Adkins til the end of the season then get him. If we don't go up I doubt he'd stay but then we can look for an FL1 manager - maybe Mark Yates or even Gary Johnson (despite the Brizzle City connection). Both have done well on small budgets, and they'd have more money to play with at the Town but wouldn't be expecting to be handed a blank cheque. If they could appoint Adkins for the next 14 games and go up then he might well stay - keeping the Town in the FLC would probably be a fairly decent achievement, even though you'd suspect he might not be a long-term appointment (whether he'd risk managing a team who would be favourites to relegation back to FL1 is another matter though). Some of the other names seem optimistic and the only plus someone like Carragher would bring is possible loanees from Liverpool.[/p][/quote]we're not going to get Adkins MARK TITCOMBE

9:21am Wed 20 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.[/p][/quote]They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on. Super Mario TV

9:22am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

I bear no resentment towards PDC. We all knew what we were getting when he signed up. The manner of his leaving is completely in keeping with his character.
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What is puzzling though is his reasoning. He cites broken promises. But the people who made those promises are presumably on the verge of leaving the club, so it's hard to see the relevance. I can't help feeling there must be something connected with the takeover itself that bothers PDC. The whole thing still bothers me anyway.
I bear no resentment towards PDC. We all knew what we were getting when he signed up. The manner of his leaving is completely in keeping with his character. . What is puzzling though is his reasoning. He cites broken promises. But the people who made those promises are presumably on the verge of leaving the club, so it's hard to see the relevance. I can't help feeling there must be something connected with the takeover itself that bothers PDC. The whole thing still bothers me anyway. Oi Den!

9:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

When is this flippin Banbury bloke gonnado something? Doesn't fill one with confidence does it?
When is this flippin Banbury bloke gonnado something? Doesn't fill one with confidence does it? MARK TITCOMBE

9:24am Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
I would love to see Hoddle there again but it's extremely unlikely don't you think?

Lets be realistic - we're not going to get anyone worth mentioning soon.
The think about Hoddle is as a player manager he did a good job fort us, but without his number 2 John, (forget his surname), he was nothing special as was proven when he was at chelsea
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: I would love to see Hoddle there again but it's extremely unlikely don't you think? Lets be realistic - we're not going to get anyone worth mentioning soon.[/p][/quote]The think about Hoddle is as a player manager he did a good job fort us, but without his number 2 John, (forget his surname), he was nothing special as was proven when he was at chelsea old town robin

9:26am Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie.
Di canio don't take shiit from anyone.
Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing.
Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them.
Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board.
Something very very wrong still.
This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked.
Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think.
Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him.
It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle.
Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years.
Onwards and upwards
Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie. Di canio don't take shiit from anyone. Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing. Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them. Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board. Something very very wrong still. This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked. Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think. Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him. It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle. Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years. Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

9:27am Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Marmite Soldier wrote:
peatmoor pirate wrote: Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.
Coppell? He'd walk away after three matches!
Coppell? Blimey, we thought di Canio was flakey!

If someone took his parking space or used his mug he'd be off. No thanks.
[quote][p][bold]Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Paolo's history guys and whoever we get wont be a top name at this point of the season. The business model of a new hungry manager or player manager has been the best bet for us over the last few decades (Macari, Ossie, Glen, even the loathsome McMahon was successful) and if we want to go down that route, we probably need to wait till the close season when the likes of Carragher come on the market. Personally, of the names mentioned, only Peter Taylor has any merit IMHO the others are journeymen lower league management roundabout fodder. Personally, I'd go for Bodin for rest of season. If he gets us up give him a contract, otherwise find someone else. Unlike others, he has never let us down. One final thought, what is Steve Coppell up to these days, tremendous record of getting teams promoted and massivey underrated manager.[/p][/quote]Coppell? He'd walk away after three matches![/p][/quote]Coppell? Blimey, we thought di Canio was flakey! If someone took his parking space or used his mug he'd be off. No thanks. Pewsham Red

9:28am Wed 20 Feb 13

ShearerShearer says...

Oi Den! wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
chrystovski wrote: I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.
...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?
Didn`t he also jump ship ? Yes he did and now that he can no longer be a player-manager how good would he be now ? Probably not bad but my tenner is on him having no interest in a return to STFC.
Managers move on to bigger jobs and that's fair enough. But Hoddle lied through his teeth about Chelsea's approach. For that reason alone I wouldn't want him at our club. For good measure, I think he was too aloof. He didn't ever put his heart and soul into the club the way that say Macari, Ardiles and Di Canio did. Definitely not for me.
with you on this Den , no thanks to Hoddle, liked the style of football though
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: I was really disappointed with the message Paolo conveyed through Fabrizio last night.....Firstly he kept saying Paolo and the team leave the club top of the league...sorry Paolo you cannot take credit for last night, you didn't take the warm up, the pre match & HT team talks....you didn't make the subs...last night was down to a magnificent effort from our players...as far as I'm concerned you left us when we were 6th. Fabrizio also went on to say the success was not down to the club but down to Paolo and his team, regardless of what we think of Andrew Black without him and his money Paolo would not have been able to splash out so much money on transfers, loans, wages & agent fees during his 20 month reign. I am a massive Paolo fan and the positives far outweighed the negatives during his regin but when we needed him most he waved his white flag and ran to the high hills. As far as I'm concerned Paolo is a massive hypocrite for criticising Andrew Black for chucking the towel in half way through a 3 year plan, that's exactly what you've done Paolo and the only ones who will suffer is your adoring public who you 'love' so much. On a positive note cracking win boys and I'm looking forward to watching Roberts 2nd goal later.... I tweeted Jed last night with my preferred choice(s) - Steve Cottrell, Owen Coyle or Glenn Hoddle as I don't think Adkins would come us. Otherwise he'd be my number 1 choice.[/p][/quote]...but you don't really know he wouldn't come so how's Jed supposed to know who yours...and many others...first choice really is? I also don't understand why Hoddle's name keeps appearing. Didn't he also jump ship?[/p][/quote]Didn`t he also jump ship ? Yes he did and now that he can no longer be a player-manager how good would he be now ? Probably not bad but my tenner is on him having no interest in a return to STFC.[/p][/quote]Managers move on to bigger jobs and that's fair enough. But Hoddle lied through his teeth about Chelsea's approach. For that reason alone I wouldn't want him at our club. For good measure, I think he was too aloof. He didn't ever put his heart and soul into the club the way that say Macari, Ardiles and Di Canio did. Definitely not for me.[/p][/quote]with you on this Den , no thanks to Hoddle, liked the style of football though ShearerShearer

9:31am Wed 20 Feb 13

Davethered says...

I think it's a total disgrace for the whole backroom staff to walk out as well as the manager.
This in my eyes was done to cause as much damage to the club as possible.
Poor Paul Bodin must have woken up this morning and thought what the hack do I do today , we have no coaches no physio's and no bloody board to give directions . Best get on the phone Paul and give Alan Mac a shout to come and give you a hand for a few day's , then the agency and get a temp physio down here. Adi Viveash is doing well up at Chelsea , give him a shout , sure he'll help an old mate out when he's not to busy.
Good Luck Paul , Make the job your own , you deserve a shot , at least till the end of the season
I think it's a total disgrace for the whole backroom staff to walk out as well as the manager. This in my eyes was done to cause as much damage to the club as possible. Poor Paul Bodin must have woken up this morning and thought what the hack do I do today , we have no coaches no physio's and no bloody board to give directions . Best get on the phone Paul and give Alan Mac a shout to come and give you a hand for a few day's , then the agency and get a temp physio down here. Adi Viveash is doing well up at Chelsea , give him a shout , sure he'll help an old mate out when he's not to busy. Good Luck Paul , Make the job your own , you deserve a shot , at least till the end of the season Davethered

9:31am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie.
Di canio don't take shiit from anyone.
Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing.
Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them.
Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board.
Something very very wrong still.
This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked.
Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think.
Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him.
It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle.
Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years.
Onwards and upwards
As you say Adkins is a prven manager...So why would he want to manage us with the situation as it is? It's too much of a risk for his reputation.

I agree about Roberts and PDC putting too much pressure on him though. I always felt something like that was holding him back
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie. Di canio don't take shiit from anyone. Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing. Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them. Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board. Something very very wrong still. This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked. Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think. Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him. It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle. Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years. Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]As you say Adkins is a prven manager...So why would he want to manage us with the situation as it is? It's too much of a risk for his reputation. I agree about Roberts and PDC putting too much pressure on him though. I always felt something like that was holding him back MARK TITCOMBE

9:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

"Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie". You`re probably right there ! STFC shiit on Paolo so he shiit on them ?
"Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie". You`re probably right there ! STFC shiit on Paolo so he shiit on them ? umpcah

9:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!!
Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did.

If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us?

A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!![/p][/quote]Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did. If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us? A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer. madterrier

9:32am Wed 20 Feb 13

redtilldead says...

Bye Paolo your brief affair with STFC is over as it was always going to happen.

So get Nigel away from his garden leave in Southampton, do the job to get us up. Then when Leeds call for him let's have Warnock who is b good at getting teams up.

What a plan.

What are Sky Sports going to do? Lost their only source of League 1 commentary.

Oi Jed, Newell NOOOOOOOOO
Bye Paolo your brief affair with STFC is over as it was always going to happen. So get Nigel away from his garden leave in Southampton, do the job to get us up. Then when Leeds call for him let's have Warnock who is b good at getting teams up. What a plan. What are Sky Sports going to do? Lost their only source of League 1 commentary. Oi Jed, Newell NOOOOOOOOO redtilldead

9:35am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

madterrier wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!!
Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did.

If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us?

A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.
Sorry! I didn't mean to sound too annoying. I just don't see these new owners being able to draw anyone special to the club.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!![/p][/quote]Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did. If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us? A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.[/p][/quote]Sorry! I didn't mean to sound too annoying. I just don't see these new owners being able to draw anyone special to the club. MARK TITCOMBE

9:37am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!!
Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did.

If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us?

A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.
Sorry! I didn't mean to sound too annoying. I just don't see these new owners being able to draw anyone special to the club.
MARK : Alas I have to agree. I remain a bit apprehensive.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!![/p][/quote]Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did. If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us? A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.[/p][/quote]Sorry! I didn't mean to sound too annoying. I just don't see these new owners being able to draw anyone special to the club.[/p][/quote]MARK : Alas I have to agree. I remain a bit apprehensive. umpcah

9:38am Wed 20 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Congrats to the Town for topping the league in February just as I predicted we would . I just hope we can sustain it !
Seems like Bodin has to be in charge until a new manager is found, I just hope he doesn't get the job full time.
Of course we can't appoint a new manager until we get new owners ( might be today cough )
People I don't want to see as our manager are Buckle, Trollope , Taylor & or Calderwood, Newell, McGhee or anyone from the leagues below us.
Adkins is the only name I've seen that looks good along with Ole Gunnar Solksjar.
Someone with the experience and nous to finish the job started by our former manager, even if it's only as interim until the end of the season with a view to something more fruitful after.

Four more points required to avoid relegation in case the deal doesn't go through and we get deducted 20, well you never know ! On the positive side 30 / 32 points will see us as champions !
Congrats to the Town for topping the league in February just as I predicted we would . I just hope we can sustain it ! Seems like Bodin has to be in charge until a new manager is found, I just hope he doesn't get the job full time. Of course we can't appoint a new manager until we get new owners ( might be today cough ) People I don't want to see as our manager are Buckle, Trollope , Taylor & or Calderwood, Newell, McGhee or anyone from the leagues below us. Adkins is the only name I've seen that looks good along with Ole Gunnar Solksjar. Someone with the experience and nous to finish the job started by our former manager, even if it's only as interim until the end of the season with a view to something more fruitful after. Four more points required to avoid relegation in case the deal doesn't go through and we get deducted 20, well you never know ! On the positive side 30 / 32 points will see us as champions ! Stilloyal

9:40am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

madterrier wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!!
Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did.

If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us?

A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.
Also, surely the way things regularly go at this club with the finances etc are enough to put most young managers off these days. They will think to themselves something bad i gong on if people like Di Canio leave at this stage of the season. Remember, Carragherprobably looks up to PDC too? or did??
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!![/p][/quote]Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did. If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us? A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.[/p][/quote]Also, surely the way things regularly go at this club with the finances etc are enough to put most young managers off these days. They will think to themselves something bad i gong on if people like Di Canio leave at this stage of the season. Remember, Carragherprobably looks up to PDC too? or did?? MARK TITCOMBE

9:41am Wed 20 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down,
Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford....

Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...
To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down, Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford.... Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo... STFCman&boy1973

9:41am Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
madterrier wrote:
It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'.

I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season.

Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks.

Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him.

Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.
I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!!
Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did.

If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us?

A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.
Sorry! I didn't mean to sound too annoying. I just don't see these new owners being able to draw anyone special to the club.
To be honest, I don't either.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: It's a shame they didn't stay on. I would have preferred Piccareta to have remained caretaker until the summer, and then us go and get a player manager with Jamie Carragher always being top of my list. But in reality they were always going to play 'follow my leader'. I had reasoned that while Paolo could afford not to work until the summer, perhaps the backroom team did not have that financial luxury, and that was why they were still here yesterday. Their resignation fuels speculation that Paolo has a new job to go now and not waiting until end of season. Paolo was favourite for the Swindon manager position with the bookmakers for a while yesterday, but only until Buckle resigned at Luton. He then became clear odds-on favourite with all the bookmakers yesterday evening. No thanks. Unless we can get Nigel Adkins or Phil Parkinson now, I would rather Bodin be put in charge, and draw upon senior pros like Ward and McCormack (who should be reinstated as captain). I don't want a no-name journeyman. Might as well get the Anfield Cat and give the job to him. Then go for a retiring player manager with a bit of profile in the summer. This formula has served Swindon well in the past and we should pursue it again. I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned on these lists.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see Carragher or Giggs mentioned -- come on mate be real! neither of those are gong to happen are they lol. It will probably be a complete surprise as always and not until we lose a play off to the championship. Sorry to be gloom and doom but this is what I sense from all this. No real leadership again !!![/p][/quote]Why shouldn't they happen? People would not have thought that Ardiles or Hoddle or Di Canio would happen. But they did. If Carragher's name gets mentioned more, he may pick up on it. And he's done his badges I understand. He would have to start somewhere so why not us? A profile player about to retire is better sorted out in summer, which is why I favour a short-term contract for Adkins (short to suit him, not us), Darren Ward as player manager, or Paul Bodin in charge until the summer.[/p][/quote]Sorry! I didn't mean to sound too annoying. I just don't see these new owners being able to draw anyone special to the club.[/p][/quote]To be honest, I don't either. madterrier

9:43am Wed 20 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

I think we need to pitch the 3 months temporary contract around. Get someone way beyond our status to get an 'easy' title on their CV and they can go no strings attached. A bit like Gus Hiddink at Chelsea. Obviously Gus might be a bit of a stretch but you know what I mean.
I think we need to pitch the 3 months temporary contract around. Get someone way beyond our status to get an 'easy' title on their CV and they can go no strings attached. A bit like Gus Hiddink at Chelsea. Obviously Gus might be a bit of a stretch but you know what I mean. Wonder Strike

9:44am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down,
Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford....

Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...
Paulo said a lot of things though didn't he ??? Full of bull in the end though wasn't he. I could have got the team to where it is wih that much money to spend.
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down, Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford.... Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...[/p][/quote]Paulo said a lot of things though didn't he ??? Full of bull in the end though wasn't he. I could have got the team to where it is wih that much money to spend. MARK TITCOMBE

9:44am Wed 20 Feb 13

burley01rs says...

Due diligence?
Due diligence? burley01rs

9:44am Wed 20 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie.
Di canio don't take shiit from anyone.
Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing.
Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them.
Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board.
Something very very wrong still.
This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked.
Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think.
Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him.
It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle.
Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years.
Onwards and upwards
Agree with you.

Felt bizarre at end top of the league tinged with sadness and concerns on what we don't know.

Adkins would be my first choice.

We need this sorted asap.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie. Di canio don't take shiit from anyone. Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing. Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them. Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board. Something very very wrong still. This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked. Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think. Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him. It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle. Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years. Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Agree with you. Felt bizarre at end top of the league tinged with sadness and concerns on what we don't know. Adkins would be my first choice. We need this sorted asap. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:45am Wed 20 Feb 13

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers.
If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager",
I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.[/p][/quote]With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers. If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager", I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight. Old-Stager, Hilperton

9:47am Wed 20 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

It sounds like Hoddle wouldn't be welcomed back and I think you're right I don't think he'd interested.

What about Coyle or Cottrell though?

I'd be happy with either of them.
It sounds like Hoddle wouldn't be welcomed back and I think you're right I don't think he'd interested. What about Coyle or Cottrell though? I'd be happy with either of them. chrystovski

9:48am Wed 20 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

redtilldead wrote:
Bye Paolo your brief affair with STFC is over as it was always going to happen.

So get Nigel away from his garden leave in Southampton, do the job to get us up. Then when Leeds call for him let's have Warnock who is b good at getting teams up.

What a plan.

What are Sky Sports going to do? Lost their only source of League 1 commentary.

Oi Jed, Newell NOOOOOOOOO
Colin is the last bloke I'd want in charge of the Town.
[quote][p][bold]redtilldead[/bold] wrote: Bye Paolo your brief affair with STFC is over as it was always going to happen. So get Nigel away from his garden leave in Southampton, do the job to get us up. Then when Leeds call for him let's have Warnock who is b good at getting teams up. What a plan. What are Sky Sports going to do? Lost their only source of League 1 commentary. Oi Jed, Newell NOOOOOOOOO[/p][/quote]Colin is the last bloke I'd want in charge of the Town. Jeremy Hilary Boob

9:50am Wed 20 Feb 13

VinnyPericard says...

Gus McPherson and Andy Thorn? My goodness, they are quite frankly dreadful names to be linked to the job!
Gus McPherson and Andy Thorn? My goodness, they are quite frankly dreadful names to be linked to the job! VinnyPericard

9:50am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

When are they starting the new ground refurb then? lol

Don't reckon we'll be hearing about that for a while.

Can't even keep a manager when things are going well.

Bull................
..................it
!!!!
When are they starting the new ground refurb then? lol Don't reckon we'll be hearing about that for a while. Can't even keep a manager when things are going well. Bull................ ..................it !!!! MARK TITCOMBE

9:50am Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers.
If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager",
I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.
Friends of mine who are Rovers fans see Trollope as a failed manager !
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.[/p][/quote]With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers. If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager", I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.[/p][/quote]Friends of mine who are Rovers fans see Trollope as a failed manager ! umpcah

9:51am Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers.
If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager",
I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.
Good point Old Stager.

Who do you fancy?
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.[/p][/quote]With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers. If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager", I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.[/p][/quote]Good point Old Stager. Who do you fancy? Pewsham Red

9:52am Wed 20 Feb 13

jontyg says...

This is like the Costa Concordia but on land. The Captain has jumped ship followed swiftly by the crew and the owners seem unable to take control. Disaster!!
Hope by the end of this day, we don't go into admin.........10 point deduction and assett stripping starts.
Was Guv correct in his predictions? Or did he really have inside info? Perhaps we will never know. Let's all hope!
This is like the Costa Concordia but on land. The Captain has jumped ship followed swiftly by the crew and the owners seem unable to take control. Disaster!! Hope by the end of this day, we don't go into admin.........10 point deduction and assett stripping starts. Was Guv correct in his predictions? Or did he really have inside info? Perhaps we will never know. Let's all hope! jontyg

9:53am Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

VinnyPericard wrote:
Gus McPherson and Andy Thorn? My goodness, they are quite frankly dreadful names to be linked to the job!
Can't really comment on McPherson as I know little about him. Really don't fancy Andy Thorn, unless we are also looking for a head steward.
[quote][p][bold]VinnyPericard[/bold] wrote: Gus McPherson and Andy Thorn? My goodness, they are quite frankly dreadful names to be linked to the job![/p][/quote]Can't really comment on McPherson as I know little about him. Really don't fancy Andy Thorn, unless we are also looking for a head steward. Pewsham Red

9:54am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

I here Maurice Malpas would like the job
I here Maurice Malpas would like the job MARK TITCOMBE

10:04am Wed 20 Feb 13

hertz says...

I always remember last game at home last season , PDC had been hammering his Plaaaaayers ate every opportunity , you Plaaaayers are nothing without me , you will go nowhere without me , teamn then scored 4 or was it 5 goals , and I remember commenting on this at the time , every time they scored the team ran as far away from PDC as poss to celebrate , it was like "up yours mate" we play the football . And they have to be firm and remember that now these next few gamnes can be the make or break . Funny how Concordia has been mentioned that was our discussion over lunch yesterday , Paolo on the shore waving his red and white scarf at us poor souls on the terraces , COYR United we stand , hopefully in numbers this Saturday :0)
I always remember last game at home last season , PDC had been hammering his Plaaaaayers ate every opportunity , you Plaaaayers are nothing without me , you will go nowhere without me , teamn then scored 4 or was it 5 goals , and I remember commenting on this at the time , every time they scored the team ran as far away from PDC as poss to celebrate , it was like "up yours mate" we play the football . And they have to be firm and remember that now these next few gamnes can be the make or break . Funny how Concordia has been mentioned that was our discussion over lunch yesterday , Paolo on the shore waving his red and white scarf at us poor souls on the terraces , COYR United we stand , hopefully in numbers this Saturday :0) hertz

10:07am Wed 20 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down,
Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford....

Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...
Paulo said a lot of things though didn't he ??? Full of bull in the end though wasn't he. I could have got the team to where it is wih that much money to spend.
No you couldn't, this is not a computer game, you could not of got us to the top of the league with that money, football is more than just money, sorry to ruin your dream...
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down, Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford.... Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...[/p][/quote]Paulo said a lot of things though didn't he ??? Full of bull in the end though wasn't he. I could have got the team to where it is wih that much money to spend.[/p][/quote]No you couldn't, this is not a computer game, you could not of got us to the top of the league with that money, football is more than just money, sorry to ruin your dream... STFCman&boy1973

10:08am Wed 20 Feb 13

GL5 Arkells Stand says...

I've just had a look on Oddschecker and Paul Buckle is currently the 10/11 favourite.
I've just had a look on Oddschecker and Paul Buckle is currently the 10/11 favourite. GL5 Arkells Stand

10:13am Wed 20 Feb 13

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Richard Money, Paul Buckle, Mike Newell, Paul Trollope, bloke from Scotland who was on the short list last time.....aaarrhhhh wake me from this nightmare!
Richard Money, Paul Buckle, Mike Newell, Paul Trollope, bloke from Scotland who was on the short list last time.....aaarrhhhh wake me from this nightmare! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

10:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

stfctrowbridgepaul says...

Surely if the great work of the season is to continue there's no way they could consider the likes of these names and newell and buckle these names are alright if we were a mid table team going nowhere but we are top of the league my only choice is use the 600,000 for Ritchie and get Eddie Howe ;) only joking would like Adkins but can't see it Owen coyle would be good to we need a person with a proven promotion record and a half decent championship manager mr newell and buckle would be out of there depth in the championship I believe anyway good morning to all another day on the Swindon Big Dipper or a quiet day ????
Surely if the great work of the season is to continue there's no way they could consider the likes of these names and newell and buckle these names are alright if we were a mid table team going nowhere but we are top of the league my only choice is use the 600,000 for Ritchie and get Eddie Howe ;) only joking would like Adkins but can't see it Owen coyle would be good to we need a person with a proven promotion record and a half decent championship manager mr newell and buckle would be out of there depth in the championship I believe anyway good morning to all another day on the Swindon Big Dipper or a quiet day ???? stfctrowbridgepaul

10:18am Wed 20 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Buckle is out of the equation , family reasons . Although expect PDC and his team to go to Luton.

Trollope is a failed manager, he did o.k when he had his assistant ( forgot his name) but one the assistant was sacked it all went downhill.
I also haveRovers friends and they also say he wasn't very good !

Don't want Dickov either.
Buckle is out of the equation , family reasons . Although expect PDC and his team to go to Luton. Trollope is a failed manager, he did o.k when he had his assistant ( forgot his name) but one the assistant was sacked it all went downhill. I also haveRovers friends and they also say he wasn't very good ! Don't want Dickov either. Stilloyal

10:19am Wed 20 Feb 13

kelvinmarshall says...

Are you reading these Jed? From the fans, NOOOO to Buckle, Newell, Harford or anyone else with Luton connections.
Are you reading these Jed? From the fans, NOOOO to Buckle, Newell, Harford or anyone else with Luton connections. kelvinmarshall

10:20am Wed 20 Feb 13

Redgollum says...

Who is running, training & picking the team for Saturday? With our record, after last night's win, I wouldn't be surprised to find them all out on the Raz!
And, isn't a contract a two-way deal? Shouldn't any of them have had to give notice?
Who is running, training & picking the team for Saturday? With our record, after last night's win, I wouldn't be surprised to find them all out on the Raz! And, isn't a contract a two-way deal? Shouldn't any of them have had to give notice? Redgollum

10:31am Wed 20 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Drawing a line in the sand post The Italian Job,

We are now top of the league.

We have a game in hand over many.

We have a superb team.

Within the club right now we have,

Darren Ward and Macca, who can take training, lead the players and pick the team.

Paul Bodin is a safe hands bet and will do nothing rash but will no doubt be happy and willing to help the club through a difficult time.

We also have Jamie Pitman who has managerial experience and is also qualified as a physio,

so really for the immediate future there is no need to worry or panic.

The league is now ours to loose, the others have to chase, catch up, overtake, we need to just keep winning or drawing.

Massive congrats to Gary Roberts for his efforts last evening, if ever there was a time to come good. Far too many positives to get down and depressed about. He's gone, he did a good job and now he aint coming back, and like before we need to say, thank you and good-bye, it was great while the money lasted, and now its time to move on.

I live in the profound hope that even further investment can be found to further secure the future of the club and I do believe the new board will be very active in that avenue as soon as they can.
Drawing a line in the sand post The Italian Job, We are now top of the league. We have a game in hand over many. We have a superb team. Within the club right now we have, Darren Ward and Macca, who can take training, lead the players and pick the team. Paul Bodin is a safe hands bet and will do nothing rash but will no doubt be happy and willing to help the club through a difficult time. We also have Jamie Pitman who has managerial experience and is also qualified as a physio, so really for the immediate future there is no need to worry or panic. The league is now ours to loose, the others have to chase, catch up, overtake, we need to just keep winning or drawing. Massive congrats to Gary Roberts for his efforts last evening, if ever there was a time to come good. Far too many positives to get down and depressed about. He's gone, he did a good job and now he aint coming back, and like before we need to say, thank you and good-bye, it was great while the money lasted, and now its time to move on. I live in the profound hope that even further investment can be found to further secure the future of the club and I do believe the new board will be very active in that avenue as soon as they can. the wizard

10:33am Wed 20 Feb 13

jfmorty says...

All very sad, innit? The only faithful ones are us, the fans, all the rest are on big ego trips or just in it for the money, or both. Luckily the squad is good enough to get us promoted, but what worries me is that the board will go for a "safe pair of hands" as manager, who will be unable to continue "the plan". If there is a plan anymore. There doesn't seem to be much of a plan at the moment.

And say what you like about PDC, big ego, leaving a sinking ship, incomprehensible, money burner, etc. etc. he did motivate, he did stir up Swindon: club, players, fans and the whole **** town, he got us talked about, and regenerated our interest in our club. I hadn't been so excited about STFC since the days of Lou Macari.

I hope the board has the balls to give someone new a chance, rather than go for any of those safe, tired old faces most people are talking about. Somebody with guts, and fire, and passion (and lower salary aspirations!)
All very sad, innit? The only faithful ones are us, the fans, all the rest are on big ego trips or just in it for the money, or both. Luckily the squad is good enough to get us promoted, but what worries me is that the board will go for a "safe pair of hands" as manager, who will be unable to continue "the plan". If there is a plan anymore. There doesn't seem to be much of a plan at the moment. And say what you like about PDC, big ego, leaving a sinking ship, incomprehensible, money burner, etc. etc. he did motivate, he did stir up Swindon: club, players, fans and the whole **** town, he got us talked about, and regenerated our interest in our club. I hadn't been so excited about STFC since the days of Lou Macari. I hope the board has the balls to give someone new a chance, rather than go for any of those safe, tired old faces most people are talking about. Somebody with guts, and fire, and passion (and lower salary aspirations!) jfmorty

10:35am Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers.
If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager",
I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.
Fair comment Old-Stager,all this failed manager business is getting depressing,no-one ever mentions the good things some of these "dead beats) have achieved in earlier employment,i will wait and see,probably end up reading dozens of "i`m never going to the CG whilst he/them/that/or those are there",instead of realising things are on a knife edge right now and our support is the only thing that our players should be able to rely on.Right lets all hold hands and pray.
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.[/p][/quote]With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers. If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager", I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.[/p][/quote]Fair comment Old-Stager,all this failed manager business is getting depressing,no-one ever mentions the good things some of these "dead beats) have achieved in earlier employment,i will wait and see,probably end up reading dozens of "i`m never going to the CG whilst he/them/that/or those are there",instead of realising things are on a knife edge right now and our support is the only thing that our players should be able to rely on.Right lets all hold hands and pray. Steve. Brentford

10:36am Wed 20 Feb 13

sagadude says...

I cannot understand why the new consortium has this realtionship with non-league Luton. When taking over STFC, they should be forgetting the past looking at what they have just inherited and choose the best manager for the job.

Nigel Adkins
Glen Hoddle + Paul Bodin + Shaun Taylor
Phil Brown
Owen Coyle
Steve Cotterill
Luc Nijholt
Colin Calderwood + Paul Bodin + Shaun Taylor


NOT

Buckle!
Newell!
I cannot understand why the new consortium has this realtionship with non-league Luton. When taking over STFC, they should be forgetting the past looking at what they have just inherited and choose the best manager for the job. Nigel Adkins Glen Hoddle + Paul Bodin + Shaun Taylor Phil Brown Owen Coyle Steve Cotterill Luc Nijholt Colin Calderwood + Paul Bodin + Shaun Taylor NOT Buckle! Newell! sagadude

10:37am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not.
.
As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town."
That was quick!
There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not. . As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town." That was quick! Oi Den!

10:38am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

"As it happens..."
"As it happens..." Oi Den!

10:44am Wed 20 Feb 13

Devon Red says...

Watched many games down here when Buckle was at the helm. A definate no no in my book. Still cant find a Torquay fan that has anything good to say about him. Another one who jumps ship and goes on to supposedly greater things.
Don't think Bristol Rovers fans have anything different to say either the only difference being he was sacked for being craap.
Watched many games down here when Buckle was at the helm. A definate no no in my book. Still cant find a Torquay fan that has anything good to say about him. Another one who jumps ship and goes on to supposedly greater things. Don't think Bristol Rovers fans have anything different to say either the only difference being he was sacked for being craap. Devon Red

10:45am Wed 20 Feb 13

Rogersalegend says...

Oh Paolo. I had my doubts about you when you became manager of Swindon. No experience, your hot temperament. But as a manager you proved yourself, learning as you went the lower league way to win and having a good team and friends around you.
I can understand your annoyance and anger at the sale of Matt Ritchie,but I thought you had an agreement in place with the new consortium and it would seem it is not their fault that the football league are taking so long to ratify them, I understand it is to do with non payment,/to another club, by the existing board, who have lost all interest in STFC and don't seem to care about anyone involved with the football club.
So Paolo revoke your resignation, bring back your team, and finish what you started. You should have been lead the team last night. Your team.
Oh Paolo. I had my doubts about you when you became manager of Swindon. No experience, your hot temperament. But as a manager you proved yourself, learning as you went the lower league way to win and having a good team and friends around you. I can understand your annoyance and anger at the sale of Matt Ritchie,but I thought you had an agreement in place with the new consortium and it would seem it is not their fault that the football league are taking so long to ratify them, I understand it is to do with non payment,/to another club, by the existing board, who have lost all interest in STFC and don't seem to care about anyone involved with the football club. So Paolo revoke your resignation, bring back your team, and finish what you started. You should have been lead the team last night. Your team. Rogersalegend

10:46am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down,
Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford....

Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...
Paulo said a lot of things though didn't he ??? Full of bull in the end though wasn't he. I could have got the team to where it is wih that much money to spend.
No you couldn't, this is not a computer game, you could not of got us to the top of the league with that money, football is more than just money, sorry to ruin your dream...
Yes I could lol. You know what I mean surely? Ha Ha!

Good football on the floor with short sharp passing. Strict training is key and must continue or no hope of championship football. Not automatic anyway.
Do you see Paul Bodin keeping the training regime/ftness levels up?

Anyone agree it could be slightly different?
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: To show the true intent of the new board, if they get in before the season is over, only two months left you know, they should appoint Buckle, Newell, Harford, stop dreaming of fantasy names, Paolo said he would reduce his wages to save the club, our new song should be, the only way is down, Haters always hate, so carry on... If they ever get control, this season, or next, or two seasons after next, a real statement of intent will be getting, Paolo back as manager...and not buckle Newell harford.... Great team performance yesterday, well done lads, that result for Paolo...[/p][/quote]Paulo said a lot of things though didn't he ??? Full of bull in the end though wasn't he. I could have got the team to where it is wih that much money to spend.[/p][/quote]No you couldn't, this is not a computer game, you could not of got us to the top of the league with that money, football is more than just money, sorry to ruin your dream...[/p][/quote]Yes I could lol. You know what I mean surely? Ha Ha! Good football on the floor with short sharp passing. Strict training is key and must continue or no hope of championship football. Not automatic anyway. Do you see Paul Bodin keeping the training regime/ftness levels up? Anyone agree it could be slightly different? MARK TITCOMBE

10:46am Wed 20 Feb 13

NinJaH says...

What is Roberto di Matteo doing these days?
What is Roberto di Matteo doing these days? NinJaH

10:48am Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Just seen Steve claridge in McDonalds
Green bridge buying a happy meal.

Any thoughts on him I'm sure he will be a firm favourite amongst us fans?

Onwards and upwards
Just seen Steve claridge in McDonalds Green bridge buying a happy meal. Any thoughts on him I'm sure he will be a firm favourite amongst us fans? Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

10:49am Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

NinJaH wrote:
What is Roberto di Matteo doing these days?
With Paolo now being interviewed for the popes job
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]NinJaH[/bold] wrote: What is Roberto di Matteo doing these days?[/p][/quote]With Paolo now being interviewed for the popes job Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

10:52am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Rogersalegend wrote:
Oh Paolo. I had my doubts about you when you became manager of Swindon. No experience, your hot temperament. But as a manager you proved yourself, learning as you went the lower league way to win and having a good team and friends around you.
I can understand your annoyance and anger at the sale of Matt Ritchie,but I thought you had an agreement in place with the new consortium and it would seem it is not their fault that the football league are taking so long to ratify them, I understand it is to do with non payment,/to another club, by the existing board, who have lost all interest in STFC and don't seem to care about anyone involved with the football club.
So Paolo revoke your resignation, bring back your team, and finish what you started. You should have been lead the team last night. Your team.
Yes Paulo! You gave up onyour player and your fans. Show how big a man you are and finish what you started.
Or simply you will have shown us your true colours.

"They sold my best player" poo hoo! sob sob!
"My bosses didn't tell me everything" poo hoo! sob sob!
Grow up and get on with your job you big baby.

Me Me Me !!!!!!!

My 5 year old doesn't complain that much.
[quote][p][bold]Rogersalegend[/bold] wrote: Oh Paolo. I had my doubts about you when you became manager of Swindon. No experience, your hot temperament. But as a manager you proved yourself, learning as you went the lower league way to win and having a good team and friends around you. I can understand your annoyance and anger at the sale of Matt Ritchie,but I thought you had an agreement in place with the new consortium and it would seem it is not their fault that the football league are taking so long to ratify them, I understand it is to do with non payment,/to another club, by the existing board, who have lost all interest in STFC and don't seem to care about anyone involved with the football club. So Paolo revoke your resignation, bring back your team, and finish what you started. You should have been lead the team last night. Your team.[/p][/quote]Yes Paulo! You gave up onyour player and your fans. Show how big a man you are and finish what you started. Or simply you will have shown us your true colours. "They sold my best player" poo hoo! sob sob! "My bosses didn't tell me everything" poo hoo! sob sob! Grow up and get on with your job you big baby. Me Me Me !!!!!!! My 5 year old doesn't complain that much. MARK TITCOMBE

10:55am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

Super Mario TV wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.
'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.
[quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.[/p][/quote]They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.[/p][/quote]'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found. Blazing Riff

10:55am Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

David gold has just given allardyce the vote of confidence at west ham according to the d.express.
Uuuuuummmmmmmm

Onwards and upwards
Red army
David gold has just given allardyce the vote of confidence at west ham according to the d.express. Uuuuuummmmmmmm Onwards and upwards Red army smirg kcab

10:55am Wed 20 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

See a few are starting to turn on Paolo now, saying he's a quitter. Truth is, like most things in life, none of us know the full story, even those who pretend to on here (you know who you are).
I'm just looking forwards now. Paolo is gone, like so many before him; we are still here. Nothing changes, let's just enjoy being top of the League for now anyway. I hope people haven't been forgetting to give the Pox and B'muff fans some stick while we can.
See a few are starting to turn on Paolo now, saying he's a quitter. Truth is, like most things in life, none of us know the full story, even those who pretend to on here (you know who you are). I'm just looking forwards now. Paolo is gone, like so many before him; we are still here. Nothing changes, let's just enjoy being top of the League for now anyway. I hope people haven't been forgetting to give the Pox and B'muff fans some stick while we can. peatmoor pirate

10:56am Wed 20 Feb 13

Rogersalegend says...

If Paolo doesn't come back I would go for Nigel Adkins I thought he did a good job with Southampton. But truthfully I would have liked to see Paolo get us up.
If Paolo doesn't come back I would go for Nigel Adkins I thought he did a good job with Southampton. But truthfully I would have liked to see Paolo get us up. Rogersalegend

10:57am Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

jfmorty wrote:
All very sad, innit? The only faithful ones are us, the fans, all the rest are on big ego trips or just in it for the money, or both. Luckily the squad is good enough to get us promoted, but what worries me is that the board will go for a "safe pair of hands" as manager, who will be unable to continue "the plan". If there is a plan anymore. There doesn't seem to be much of a plan at the moment.

And say what you like about PDC, big ego, leaving a sinking ship, incomprehensible, money burner, etc. etc. he did motivate, he did stir up Swindon: club, players, fans and the whole **** town, he got us talked about, and regenerated our interest in our club. I hadn't been so excited about STFC since the days of Lou Macari.

I hope the board has the balls to give someone new a chance, rather than go for any of those safe, tired old faces most people are talking about. Somebody with guts, and fire, and passion (and lower salary aspirations!)
There is no 'plan' at the moment - the current/previous owner ripped it up halfway through.

The new plan is the one from Jed's consortium that the Football League has been poring over/sitting on/struggling to understand *delete as applicable . I can only assume that the proposed financial/business model is one of the following:

1. New owners pump their own money in as loans or equity, revive the three-year plan into the Championship, and sustain the operating losses of £1.2-2.0m a year that this entailed.

2. Balance the books by selling some players, reducing wages, and hiring a much cheaper management team than Paolo and the Italians.

3. Hold the fort, financed by short-term loans, while they seek further investment from richer owners over a timeframe that Black didn't allow.

Any other ideas?
[quote][p][bold]jfmorty[/bold] wrote: All very sad, innit? The only faithful ones are us, the fans, all the rest are on big ego trips or just in it for the money, or both. Luckily the squad is good enough to get us promoted, but what worries me is that the board will go for a "safe pair of hands" as manager, who will be unable to continue "the plan". If there is a plan anymore. There doesn't seem to be much of a plan at the moment. And say what you like about PDC, big ego, leaving a sinking ship, incomprehensible, money burner, etc. etc. he did motivate, he did stir up Swindon: club, players, fans and the whole **** town, he got us talked about, and regenerated our interest in our club. I hadn't been so excited about STFC since the days of Lou Macari. I hope the board has the balls to give someone new a chance, rather than go for any of those safe, tired old faces most people are talking about. Somebody with guts, and fire, and passion (and lower salary aspirations!)[/p][/quote]There is no 'plan' at the moment - the current/previous owner ripped it up halfway through. The new plan is the one from Jed's consortium that the Football League has been poring over/sitting on/struggling to understand *delete as applicable . I can only assume that the proposed financial/business model is one of the following: 1. New owners pump their own money in as loans or equity, revive the three-year plan into the Championship, and sustain the operating losses of £1.2-2.0m a year that this entailed. 2. Balance the books by selling some players, reducing wages, and hiring a much cheaper management team than Paolo and the Italians. 3. Hold the fort, financed by short-term loans, while they seek further investment from richer owners over a timeframe that Black didn't allow. Any other ideas? madterrier

10:58am Wed 20 Feb 13

stfctrowbridgepaul says...

Continuing the Luton link John Hartson or Matthew upson as player manager :)
Continuing the Luton link John Hartson or Matthew upson as player manager :) stfctrowbridgepaul

11:02am Wed 20 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

STFC 67 wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Gus mc pherson , andy thorn , peter taylor the list just gets better :-D Come on jed splash out on someone half decent until the end of the season , only 14 games left you must of saved a fortune on di canio's wages. If we get promoted then we negotiate a longer deal if not then we consolidate . We need an experienced manager to see us through to may .
Wow. Guess the ambition is Blue Square South. Well done Jed well done Andrew. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
That last sentence sums it all up for me... so very frustrating.... Given the various lists of options and the sense that cheap is the order of the day I would personally give Paul Bodin a six month contract starting today - if we're going for cheap let it at least be our cheap - anyone connected with Luton is a major no-no at this point in time...
[quote][p][bold]STFC 67[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: Gus mc pherson , andy thorn , peter taylor the list just gets better :-D Come on jed splash out on someone half decent until the end of the season , only 14 games left you must of saved a fortune on di canio's wages. If we get promoted then we negotiate a longer deal if not then we consolidate . We need an experienced manager to see us through to may .[/p][/quote]Wow. Guess the ambition is Blue Square South. Well done Jed well done Andrew. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory[/p][/quote]That last sentence sums it all up for me... so very frustrating.... Given the various lists of options and the sense that cheap is the order of the day I would personally give Paul Bodin a six month contract starting today - if we're going for cheap let it at least be our cheap - anyone connected with Luton is a major no-no at this point in time... NORTH STAND

11:03am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.
'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.
Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this?
My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees?
Do your bosses/directors/man
aging director tell you all of their business?

He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC.
He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.[/p][/quote]They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.[/p][/quote]'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.[/p][/quote]Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this? My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees? Do your bosses/directors/man aging director tell you all of their business? He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC. He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake. MARK TITCOMBE

11:03am Wed 20 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

Exmouth_red69 wrote:
Bassett Hound wrote:
Steve Cotterill,he would do me to. Good cv and local-ish lad.
Long ball, no thanks. Also his accent would drive me crazy. ;-)
From deepest Devon that's quite a worry! yet another manager we cant understand on the radio
[quote][p][bold]Exmouth_red69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: Steve Cotterill,he would do me to. Good cv and local-ish lad.[/p][/quote]Long ball, no thanks. Also his accent would drive me crazy. ;-)[/p][/quote]From deepest Devon that's quite a worry! yet another manager we cant understand on the radio NORTH STAND

11:06am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

Oi Den! wrote:
There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not.
.
As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town."
That was quick!
'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not. . As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town." That was quick![/p][/quote]'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work! Blazing Riff

11:09am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not.
.
As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town."
That was quick!
'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work!
You are mad mate! funny though lol
Nice one!
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not. . As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town." That was quick![/p][/quote]'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work![/p][/quote]You are mad mate! funny though lol Nice one! MARK TITCOMBE

11:11am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.
'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.
Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this?
My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees?
Do your bosses/directors/man

aging director tell you all of their business?

He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC.
He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.
Football is plagued with 'mercenaries' of all types. Mostly, the only real dedication is from us fans.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.[/p][/quote]They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.[/p][/quote]'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.[/p][/quote]Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this? My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees? Do your bosses/directors/man aging director tell you all of their business? He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC. He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.[/p][/quote]Football is plagued with 'mercenaries' of all types. Mostly, the only real dedication is from us fans. Blazing Riff

11:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

Sparticus says...

I don't post on here very often these days but felt compelled to echo the sentiments expressed by Batch on the Picaretta article below . His words sum up pretty much how I have been feeling as the events of the last week have unfolded. Yes, PDC and his backroom boys did a lot of good work over the past two years and gave us many more successful, happy and proud days than the other sort. So, it's a big 'thank you' to them from me for that. It has to be said, though, that he also wasted a huge amount of money while he was here, signing a crazy number of misfits on long, expensive contracts, only to discard them after a short period of time. I love PDC's passion but I disagree with his decision to walk away - and the timing of it. I can't see how that is going to look good on his CV. Yes, it's frustrating that the Football League seem to be 'doing a number' on us again but how much better would Paolo's record have looked if he had stuck with it in spite of the adversity and taken us to the ultimate success that we hope is just around the corner?
I am afraid that there is now one word on his CV that stands out in bold type, from all the other words - "QUITTER".

A huge 'well done' to everyone who made it to Tranmere last night. You guys are great. Sadly, I didn't go but it was only the fourth game I have missed this season.

"We'll keep the red flag flying high etc..."
I don't post on here very often these days but felt compelled to echo the sentiments expressed by Batch on the Picaretta article below . His words sum up pretty much how I have been feeling as the events of the last week have unfolded. Yes, PDC and his backroom boys did a lot of good work over the past two years and gave us many more successful, happy and proud days than the other sort. So, it's a big 'thank you' to them from me for that. It has to be said, though, that he also wasted a huge amount of money while he was here, signing a crazy number of misfits on long, expensive contracts, only to discard them after a short period of time. I love PDC's passion but I disagree with his decision to walk away - and the timing of it. I can't see how that is going to look good on his CV. Yes, it's frustrating that the Football League seem to be 'doing a number' on us again but how much better would Paolo's record have looked if he had stuck with it in spite of the adversity and taken us to the ultimate success that we hope is just around the corner? I am afraid that there is now one word on his CV that stands out in bold type, from all the other words - "QUITTER". A huge 'well done' to everyone who made it to Tranmere last night. You guys are great. Sadly, I didn't go but it was only the fourth game I have missed this season. "We'll keep the red flag flying high etc..." Sparticus

11:20am Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.
'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.
Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this?
My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees?
Do your bosses/directors/man


aging director tell you all of their business?

He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC.
He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.
Football is plagued with 'mercenaries' of all types. Mostly, the only real dedication is from us fans.
Yes mate! You have a point there.
I think the club should make a statement today about caretaker management or whatever, or we'll be stuck with supposition for ever as usual.

I worry about how wealthy or not this bunch are. Lets face it, if they had any significant funds none of this would have been necessary. It seems like a consortium thats been scraped together in some way? I hope I am wrong though.
So good to be top of the league COYR
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.[/p][/quote]They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.[/p][/quote]'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.[/p][/quote]Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this? My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees? Do your bosses/directors/man aging director tell you all of their business? He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC. He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.[/p][/quote]Football is plagued with 'mercenaries' of all types. Mostly, the only real dedication is from us fans.[/p][/quote]Yes mate! You have a point there. I think the club should make a statement today about caretaker management or whatever, or we'll be stuck with supposition for ever as usual. I worry about how wealthy or not this bunch are. Lets face it, if they had any significant funds none of this would have been necessary. It seems like a consortium thats been scraped together in some way? I hope I am wrong though. So good to be top of the league COYR MARK TITCOMBE

11:20am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not.
.
As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town."
That was quick!
'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work!
You are mad mate! funny though lol
Nice one!
She's now 25/1 at BetFred.
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not. . As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town." That was quick![/p][/quote]'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work![/p][/quote]You are mad mate! funny though lol Nice one![/p][/quote]She's now 25/1 at BetFred. Blazing Riff

11:21am Wed 20 Feb 13

Graham8181 says...

Shut the door on your way out Di Cannio you arrogant piece of work.

This weekend is going to get very very interesting. All the top teams are playing each other, apart from us. Will be very interesting to see how the points are looking come Saturday evening.

Adkins for me all the way. Bro is a saints fan and spoke very highly of him. Obviously very shocked to when he was given the boot
Shut the door on your way out Di Cannio you arrogant piece of work. This weekend is going to get very very interesting. All the top teams are playing each other, apart from us. Will be very interesting to see how the points are looking come Saturday evening. Adkins for me all the way. Bro is a saints fan and spoke very highly of him. Obviously very shocked to when he was given the boot Graham8181

11:25am Wed 20 Feb 13

Always red says...

The way I see it is Andrew Black bailed us out of the smelly stuff big time he saved the sinking ship, but just as we could see land he chucked us back into the sea with all the sharks . Then Pdc has done the same thing as Black after slating him ,he is a hypocrite . Don't get me wrong I love Paolo ,his time here was brilliant but I have lost so much respect for him for walking out on us. He didn't even give the potential new owners a chance. With all the help & backing that Pdc had from Swindon and let's be fair he made some right awful signings early on the first sign of trouble he was off . Don't worry about us fans Paolo we've been here before ,although I thought you was made of stronger stuff.
I think you liked blowing your own trumpet a bit too much , Thanks for the memories but you've shown your true colours ,remember the swindon flag has red in it it's not all white
The way I see it is Andrew Black bailed us out of the smelly stuff big time he saved the sinking ship, but just as we could see land he chucked us back into the sea with all the sharks . Then Pdc has done the same thing as Black after slating him ,he is a hypocrite . Don't get me wrong I love Paolo ,his time here was brilliant but I have lost so much respect for him for walking out on us. He didn't even give the potential new owners a chance. With all the help & backing that Pdc had from Swindon and let's be fair he made some right awful signings early on the first sign of trouble he was off . Don't worry about us fans Paolo we've been here before ,although I thought you was made of stronger stuff. I think you liked blowing your own trumpet a bit too much , Thanks for the memories but you've shown your true colours ,remember the swindon flag has red in it it's not all white Always red

11:27am Wed 20 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Oldhamred says...
8:43am Wed 20 Feb 13

super red wrote:
In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question.
Q. Did Paolo "forget" to pay the loanees wages that was supposed to paid for with his grand gesture of £30k of his own money?

Maybe it is a conspiracy engineered by Paolo to create an exit strategy for himself?

Joking aside:

Great game last night, 100% effort throughout.

Paolo has left us with a quality squad with a great work ethic.

These players could probably take themselves up.

My shout would be Wardy as Player Manager for the remainder of the season.
He has great leadership on the pitch, and I suspect his training methods would not be too far from what the players are used to.

He could then either continue as PM next season or Full time Mgr.”



Oldhamred,

I was thinking along these lines. We have done well with first time managers in the past and Darren, IMO, could be a great choice, assuming he wants to go done this route.

He would provide continuity, he is probably well respected within the dressing room and will have a decent idea of where we need cover until the end of the season.

He will probably have contacts that he can call in to assist him and he would be a fairly cheap option.

This group of players have hit the top, what they need is a level headed guy and a bit of guidance for the 14 games that remain. What they don't need, IMO, is someone coming in and totally changing the way they currently play.

We will miss Paolo's insight and his meticulous planning to exploit other team's weaknesses, but, it could be we already have the person we need.

COYMR
Oldhamred says... 8:43am Wed 20 Feb 13 super red wrote: In regards to unpaid fee to loan player, why hasn't Guv mentioned this? Maybe if he has "inside" knowledge he can let us know the player in question. Q. Did Paolo "forget" to pay the loanees wages that was supposed to paid for with his grand gesture of £30k of his own money? Maybe it is a conspiracy engineered by Paolo to create an exit strategy for himself? Joking aside: Great game last night, 100% effort throughout. Paolo has left us with a quality squad with a great work ethic. These players could probably take themselves up. My shout would be Wardy as Player Manager for the remainder of the season. He has great leadership on the pitch, and I suspect his training methods would not be too far from what the players are used to. He could then either continue as PM next season or Full time Mgr.” Oldhamred, I was thinking along these lines. We have done well with first time managers in the past and Darren, IMO, could be a great choice, assuming he wants to go done this route. He would provide continuity, he is probably well respected within the dressing room and will have a decent idea of where we need cover until the end of the season. He will probably have contacts that he can call in to assist him and he would be a fairly cheap option. This group of players have hit the top, what they need is a level headed guy and a bit of guidance for the 14 games that remain. What they don't need, IMO, is someone coming in and totally changing the way they currently play. We will miss Paolo's insight and his meticulous planning to exploit other team's weaknesses, but, it could be we already have the person we need. COYMR Oxon-Red

11:33am Wed 20 Feb 13

stfc_user says...

Surely the unpaid loan fee would have been picked up in due diligence? If not, it still doesn’t make any sense for a takeover to be blocked because of it – what with it being the current boards responsibility – and even if for whatever reason it becomes the current boards responsibility, surely stopping them taking over because it hasn’t been paid still makes as much sense as everything else that has happened in the past week or so.
I don’t imagine many clubs can claim to be top of the league without a manager, backrooms staff, money or a board or anyone in any semblance of control. Bizarre.
Surely the unpaid loan fee would have been picked up in due diligence? If not, it still doesn’t make any sense for a takeover to be blocked because of it – what with it being the current boards responsibility – and even if for whatever reason it becomes the current boards responsibility, surely stopping them taking over because it hasn’t been paid still makes as much sense as everything else that has happened in the past week or so. I don’t imagine many clubs can claim to be top of the league without a manager, backrooms staff, money or a board or anyone in any semblance of control. Bizarre. stfc_user

11:35am Wed 20 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Great Great Result,and top of the league, and this is from an Italian fan who has supported STFC for many a year. and will always be a Red!!!!!.
I'm so sorry the way that Di Canio has thrown his toys out of the pram and has left the club at a critical time, especially as he kept spouting the word "loyalty and such words in his rants", well man you really have proved to be a fine example and a hypocrite. And now his backroom mob have decided to become turncoats too, it smacks of "we musn't annoy our master" as we will enjoy Leeds , West Ham etc etc . What a pathetic ending, from one Italian to the Italian mob leaving, Thanks for what you have done the last season and a half great times, but GOOD RIDDENCE!!!! as us supporters who have been loyal and be shown loyalty and not pampered prima donnas who think that the world revolves just around them. I feel so strongly about this type of ending, I wish I could have told Di Canio and his backroom staff face to face "either in English or Italian" how I and many others feel. especially as they have kicked us supporters up the backside.
And as for this takeover business, what a joke!!!! Every day a new problem "when we get to hear about it". Excuse after excuse, I begining to think that hierachy who run the football league and STFC, should rename themselves Billy Smarts Circus as it would be a more apt name.
Calcio Robin”
Great Great Result,and top of the league, and this is from an Italian fan who has supported STFC for many a year. and will always be a Red!!!!!. I'm so sorry the way that Di Canio has thrown his toys out of the pram and has left the club at a critical time, especially as he kept spouting the word "loyalty and such words in his rants", well man you really have proved to be a fine example and a hypocrite. And now his backroom mob have decided to become turncoats too, it smacks of "we musn't annoy our master" as we will enjoy Leeds , West Ham etc etc . What a pathetic ending, from one Italian to the Italian mob leaving, Thanks for what you have done the last season and a half great times, but GOOD RIDDENCE!!!! as us supporters who have been loyal and be shown loyalty and not pampered prima donnas who think that the world revolves just around them. I feel so strongly about this type of ending, I wish I could have told Di Canio and his backroom staff face to face "either in English or Italian" how I and many others feel. especially as they have kicked us supporters up the backside. And as for this takeover business, what a joke!!!! Every day a new problem "when we get to hear about it". Excuse after excuse, I begining to think that hierachy who run the football league and STFC, should rename themselves Billy Smarts Circus as it would be a more apt name. Calcio Robin” Calcio Robin

11:35am Wed 20 Feb 13

billbst says...

If its adin then Paul Bodin would be asked. If not why not go for Adkins. Why might he come on a short term? Short term to the end of the season would give him chance to make a long term decision in the summer. He doesn't have to move. He's bored. He might have ones he wants to see in a job. (physios, etc) He might be interested in seeing how Paolo worked.He might like the idea of another notch on his CV. Don't write it off. Just a matter of ambition.... if we have any.
If its adin then Paul Bodin would be asked. If not why not go for Adkins. Why might he come on a short term? Short term to the end of the season would give him chance to make a long term decision in the summer. He doesn't have to move. He's bored. He might have ones he wants to see in a job. (physios, etc) He might be interested in seeing how Paolo worked.He might like the idea of another notch on his CV. Don't write it off. Just a matter of ambition.... if we have any. billbst

11:39am Wed 20 Feb 13

the wizard says...

The mafia going to Luton, do me a favour, you're havin' a laugh, Luton have NO MONEY, quite how do you work that one out, without money to spend he is lost.

Just had a Town Insider on the phone saying the mirror-mirror on the wall has been changed to a much smaller model, lol.
The mafia going to Luton, do me a favour, you're havin' a laugh, Luton have NO MONEY, quite how do you work that one out, without money to spend he is lost. Just had a Town Insider on the phone saying the mirror-mirror on the wall has been changed to a much smaller model, lol. the wizard

11:43am Wed 20 Feb 13

Always red says...

Calcio Robin wrote:
Great Great Result,and top of the league, and this is from an Italian fan who has supported STFC for many a year. and will always be a Red!!!!!.
I'm so sorry the way that Di Canio has thrown his toys out of the pram and has left the club at a critical time, especially as he kept spouting the word "loyalty and such words in his rants", well man you really have proved to be a fine example and a hypocrite. And now his backroom mob have decided to become turncoats too, it smacks of "we musn't annoy our master" as we will enjoy Leeds , West Ham etc etc . What a pathetic ending, from one Italian to the Italian mob leaving, Thanks for what you have done the last season and a half great times, but GOOD RIDDENCE!!!! as us supporters who have been loyal and be shown loyalty and not pampered prima donnas who think that the world revolves just around them. I feel so strongly about this type of ending, I wish I could have told Di Canio and his backroom staff face to face "either in English or Italian" how I and many others feel. especially as they have kicked us supporters up the backside.
And as for this takeover business, what a joke!!!! Every day a new problem "when we get to hear about it". Excuse after excuse, I begining to think that hierachy who run the football league and STFC, should rename themselves Billy Smarts Circus as it would be a more apt name.
Calcio Robin”
Nice post can't agree more !
[quote][p][bold]Calcio Robin[/bold] wrote: Great Great Result,and top of the league, and this is from an Italian fan who has supported STFC for many a year. and will always be a Red!!!!!. I'm so sorry the way that Di Canio has thrown his toys out of the pram and has left the club at a critical time, especially as he kept spouting the word "loyalty and such words in his rants", well man you really have proved to be a fine example and a hypocrite. And now his backroom mob have decided to become turncoats too, it smacks of "we musn't annoy our master" as we will enjoy Leeds , West Ham etc etc . What a pathetic ending, from one Italian to the Italian mob leaving, Thanks for what you have done the last season and a half great times, but GOOD RIDDENCE!!!! as us supporters who have been loyal and be shown loyalty and not pampered prima donnas who think that the world revolves just around them. I feel so strongly about this type of ending, I wish I could have told Di Canio and his backroom staff face to face "either in English or Italian" how I and many others feel. especially as they have kicked us supporters up the backside. And as for this takeover business, what a joke!!!! Every day a new problem "when we get to hear about it". Excuse after excuse, I begining to think that hierachy who run the football league and STFC, should rename themselves Billy Smarts Circus as it would be a more apt name. Calcio Robin”[/p][/quote]Nice post can't agree more ! Always red

11:52am Wed 20 Feb 13

Rogersalegend says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Rogersalegend wrote:
Oh Paolo. I had my doubts about you when you became manager of Swindon. No experience, your hot temperament. But as a manager you proved yourself, learning as you went the lower league way to win and having a good team and friends around you.
I can understand your annoyance and anger at the sale of Matt Ritchie,but I thought you had an agreement in place with the new consortium and it would seem it is not their fault that the football league are taking so long to ratify them, I understand it is to do with non payment,/to another club, by the existing board, who have lost all interest in STFC and don't seem to care about anyone involved with the football club.
So Paolo revoke your resignation, bring back your team, and finish what you started. You should have been lead the team last night. Your team.
Yes Paulo! You gave up onyour player and your fans. Show how big a man you are and finish what you started.
Or simply you will have shown us your true colours.

"They sold my best player" poo hoo! sob sob!
"My bosses didn't tell me everything" poo hoo! sob sob!
Grow up and get on with your job you big baby.

Me Me Me !!!!!!!

My 5 year old doesn't complain that much.
I was not digging out Paolo, in my opinion he did a great job getting us where we are now.I just wish he would have waited for the new board, if they ever arrive, to be in place before making the decision he has made.
I think he was a character and was always a talking point at work, with his antics. Swindon always seemed to be on sky sports news and put Swindon in the news.
Good luck to Paolo in what ever he decides just wish it was with the town COYR
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rogersalegend[/bold] wrote: Oh Paolo. I had my doubts about you when you became manager of Swindon. No experience, your hot temperament. But as a manager you proved yourself, learning as you went the lower league way to win and having a good team and friends around you. I can understand your annoyance and anger at the sale of Matt Ritchie,but I thought you had an agreement in place with the new consortium and it would seem it is not their fault that the football league are taking so long to ratify them, I understand it is to do with non payment,/to another club, by the existing board, who have lost all interest in STFC and don't seem to care about anyone involved with the football club. So Paolo revoke your resignation, bring back your team, and finish what you started. You should have been lead the team last night. Your team.[/p][/quote]Yes Paulo! You gave up onyour player and your fans. Show how big a man you are and finish what you started. Or simply you will have shown us your true colours. "They sold my best player" poo hoo! sob sob! "My bosses didn't tell me everything" poo hoo! sob sob! Grow up and get on with your job you big baby. Me Me Me !!!!!!! My 5 year old doesn't complain that much.[/p][/quote]I was not digging out Paolo, in my opinion he did a great job getting us where we are now.I just wish he would have waited for the new board, if they ever arrive, to be in place before making the decision he has made. I think he was a character and was always a talking point at work, with his antics. Swindon always seemed to be on sky sports news and put Swindon in the news. Good luck to Paolo in what ever he decides just wish it was with the town COYR Rogersalegend

11:54am Wed 20 Feb 13

Always red says...

The Chuckle brothers are at the CG having a kick about in the car park while they wait to be interviewed about the manager & assistants job . To you to me , you gotta laugh or you'll cry what a mess ! Top of the league
No manager No back room staff & No board
Could only happen at Swindon.
The Chuckle brothers are at the CG having a kick about in the car park while they wait to be interviewed about the manager & assistants job . To you to me , you gotta laugh or you'll cry what a mess ! Top of the league No manager No back room staff & No board Could only happen at Swindon. Always red

11:55am Wed 20 Feb 13

RED STATE says...

Something very odd going on here, the Phrase including Sinking ship springs to mind. Andrew Black writes off millions of Pounds, the new consortium deal has not be ratified by the FL due to non payment of funds for loan players, only cash made available was from questionable sale of MR to Bournemouth, and now no Management team. Could all be innocent ?
Something very odd going on here, the Phrase including Sinking ship springs to mind. Andrew Black writes off millions of Pounds, the new consortium deal has not be ratified by the FL due to non payment of funds for loan players, only cash made available was from questionable sale of MR to Bournemouth, and now no Management team. Could all be innocent ? RED STATE

11:58am Wed 20 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

umpcah wrote:
Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
umpcah wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself.
This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion.
Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there.
We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster.
Who could do this I ask?

Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.
Who could do this I ask?
That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.
Hi umpcah

I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play.
What do you think?
Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.
With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers.
If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager",
I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.
Friends of mine who are Rovers fans see Trollope as a failed manager !
Most Rovers fans I know think the problems started after he left. He has also become a fine and respected coach
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: The world is full of people with CV'S that show they can not handle things when the going gets tough and PDC is clearly one of them. If he really is the man of honour he makes himself out to be ??, he should come back and finish the job. He has a history of being arrogant and clearly only cares about himself. This honour thing is just covering up self obsession and will back fire on him in the future in my opinion. Great though, to see that the players can work just as well without him there. We do however,clearly need someone the players can look up to and it needs to be a manager that understands the type of football we are already playing, as changing that at this stage will definitely end in disaster. Who could do this I ask? Well done lads - keep going without him and show what you are made of.[/p][/quote]Who could do this I ask? That`s a good question and when I look at names put forward on these threads as LIKELY candidates I cant give you a convincing answer.[/p][/quote]Hi umpcah I don't think any of the names mentioned will be able to resist changing the way we play. What do you think?[/p][/quote]Any manager will have his own ideas on how the game should be played so a few changes seem inevitable. If a previously failed manager such as Trollope or Buckle is appointed the club may as well state that League 1 footie is all that is wanted. Ambitious players need to think / know that Swindon Town is a good club to get to and a respected manager is essential.[/p][/quote]With due respect umpcah, Paul Trollope has only held one position as Manager on his CV, and that was five years with Bristol Rovers. If you care to research his career there, you will discover he was far from being a "Failed Manager", I am not proposing his name as new manager for us, but just trying to set the record straight.[/p][/quote]Friends of mine who are Rovers fans see Trollope as a failed manager ![/p][/quote]Most Rovers fans I know think the problems started after he left. He has also become a fine and respected coach Bassett Hound

12:00pm Wed 20 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie.
Di canio don't take shiit from anyone.
Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing.
Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them.
Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board.
Something very very wrong still.
This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked.
Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think.
Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him.
It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle.
Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years.
Onwards and upwards
Good post there Grim - never thought I'd say that.... strange times indeed :)
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Don't blame Paolo and the staff, it all came down to the sale of Ritchie. Di canio don't take shiit from anyone. Also piccaretta and co are all out of jobs due to black and his bad timing. Fair play for them all sticking together can't blame them. Pics post interview shows how the team works and never mentioned the board. Something very very wrong still. This would be a fantastic job for Adkins top of the league, not many games left, a proven manager in all divisions, the only choice for me but still think this newell saga was done and dusted weeks ago when it was leaked that di canio was going to be sacked. Thanks to all last night for a very good team performance, from anger to joy and ever other emotion you could think. Great goals and perhaps the players like Roberts found his true form now Paolo wasn't about to put pressure on him. It felt like the player had tons of pressure lifted from them after the final whistle. Can't believe how many town fans went last night and out sung them by light years. Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Good post there Grim - never thought I'd say that.... strange times indeed :) NORTH STAND

12:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Fernham Red says...

PAOLO, PLEASE COME BACK
PAOLO, PLEASE COME BACK Fernham Red

12:09pm Wed 20 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

madterrier wrote:
jfmorty wrote:
All very sad, innit? The only faithful ones are us, the fans, all the rest are on big ego trips or just in it for the money, or both. Luckily the squad is good enough to get us promoted, but what worries me is that the board will go for a "safe pair of hands" as manager, who will be unable to continue "the plan". If there is a plan anymore. There doesn't seem to be much of a plan at the moment.

And say what you like about PDC, big ego, leaving a sinking ship, incomprehensible, money burner, etc. etc. he did motivate, he did stir up Swindon: club, players, fans and the whole **** town, he got us talked about, and regenerated our interest in our club. I hadn't been so excited about STFC since the days of Lou Macari.

I hope the board has the balls to give someone new a chance, rather than go for any of those safe, tired old faces most people are talking about. Somebody with guts, and fire, and passion (and lower salary aspirations!)
There is no 'plan' at the moment - the current/previous owner ripped it up halfway through.

The new plan is the one from Jed's consortium that the Football League has been poring over/sitting on/struggling to understand *delete as applicable . I can only assume that the proposed financial/business model is one of the following:

1. New owners pump their own money in as loans or equity, revive the three-year plan into the Championship, and sustain the operating losses of £1.2-2.0m a year that this entailed.

2. Balance the books by selling some players, reducing wages, and hiring a much cheaper management team than Paolo and the Italians.

3. Hold the fort, financed by short-term loans, while they seek further investment from richer owners over a timeframe that Black didn't allow.

Any other ideas?
here's a thought

black lends money to six individuals to buy his shares off him and (most people seem to have forgotten this) renegotiate the existing loans...

football league question whether this is a transfer of ownership at all

incomers have no other source of funding and desperately trying to secure some

more delay

football league ever more suspicious

management team realise there is not a hope in hell of getting paid bonuses and equity share promised in return for achieving agreed targets and eventually, reluctantly resign (but having first established those constructive dismissal cases are watertight)

incoming team want indemnities against existing debt and future claims from existing contracts

all complete conjecture of course - nobody's allowed to talk....
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jfmorty[/bold] wrote: All very sad, innit? The only faithful ones are us, the fans, all the rest are on big ego trips or just in it for the money, or both. Luckily the squad is good enough to get us promoted, but what worries me is that the board will go for a "safe pair of hands" as manager, who will be unable to continue "the plan". If there is a plan anymore. There doesn't seem to be much of a plan at the moment. And say what you like about PDC, big ego, leaving a sinking ship, incomprehensible, money burner, etc. etc. he did motivate, he did stir up Swindon: club, players, fans and the whole **** town, he got us talked about, and regenerated our interest in our club. I hadn't been so excited about STFC since the days of Lou Macari. I hope the board has the balls to give someone new a chance, rather than go for any of those safe, tired old faces most people are talking about. Somebody with guts, and fire, and passion (and lower salary aspirations!)[/p][/quote]There is no 'plan' at the moment - the current/previous owner ripped it up halfway through. The new plan is the one from Jed's consortium that the Football League has been poring over/sitting on/struggling to understand *delete as applicable . I can only assume that the proposed financial/business model is one of the following: 1. New owners pump their own money in as loans or equity, revive the three-year plan into the Championship, and sustain the operating losses of £1.2-2.0m a year that this entailed. 2. Balance the books by selling some players, reducing wages, and hiring a much cheaper management team than Paolo and the Italians. 3. Hold the fort, financed by short-term loans, while they seek further investment from richer owners over a timeframe that Black didn't allow. Any other ideas?[/p][/quote]here's a thought black lends money to six individuals to buy his shares off him and (most people seem to have forgotten this) renegotiate the existing loans... football league question whether this is a transfer of ownership at all incomers have no other source of funding and desperately trying to secure some more delay football league ever more suspicious management team realise there is not a hope in hell of getting paid bonuses and equity share promised in return for achieving agreed targets and eventually, reluctantly resign (but having first established those constructive dismissal cases are watertight) incoming team want indemnities against existing debt and future claims from existing contracts all complete conjecture of course - nobody's allowed to talk.... NORTH STAND

12:14pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Tomcat 1944 says...

Surely the point is we can discuss who we'd like to be manager on here until the cows come home but if the FL don't ratify the takeover we won't be appointing anybody. Also we need a physio in by Saturday or we won't be playing Preston. Time for fingers out all round methinks.
Surely the point is we can discuss who we'd like to be manager on here until the cows come home but if the FL don't ratify the takeover we won't be appointing anybody. Also we need a physio in by Saturday or we won't be playing Preston. Time for fingers out all round methinks. Tomcat 1944

12:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Super Mario TV wrote:
If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint?

Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?
Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.
They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.
'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.
Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this?
My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees?
Do your bosses/directors/man


aging director tell you all of their business?

He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC.
He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.
Football is plagued with 'mercenaries' of all types. Mostly, the only real dedication is from us fans.
Unfortunately, players and managers are as loyal to clubs as clubs are to them.

Easy to be sacked by the clubs, so it has to be just as easy to resign. Modern football I am afraid.
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super Mario TV[/bold] wrote: If you buy a business then surely you buy the debts that go with it? Why are incoming board refusing to pay the wages that are due to to the loan player? Are they really that skint? Also all week the Adver has being saying the takeover just needs rubber stamped when the truth is there is issues regarding outstanding debts within the club, the FA has remained silent throughout, so have the board been dip feeding the paper total bullsh!t all week? If so what other undisclosed issues are holding it up?[/p][/quote]Suggest you read the article again.They're not 'refusing' to pay it but trying to 'resolve' the issue.[/p][/quote]They only need to resolve if their not willing to pay it, otherwise they would of just paid it and moved on.[/p][/quote]'Not willing' is not quite the same as 'refusing'. There could be many reasons as to why the bill has not been paid so, before just stumping up the cash, the matter needs investigation and a resolution found.[/p][/quote]Yea and I wonder how much PDC new about this? My guess? not much if anything at all and why should they divulge all their business to one of their employees? Do your bosses/directors/man aging director tell you all of their business? He should have just done the job with the rescorces and information given to him and worked through to the end of his contract with STFC. He is no beter than the rest. He has dumped us and left us with no staff for gods sake.[/p][/quote]Football is plagued with 'mercenaries' of all types. Mostly, the only real dedication is from us fans.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, players and managers are as loyal to clubs as clubs are to them. Easy to be sacked by the clubs, so it has to be just as easy to resign. Modern football I am afraid. Pewsham Red

12:18pm Wed 20 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

This team is performing to a high standard and I take the view that a good team don't necessarily need a manager to get results.

With or without a manager we are a bit thin on the ground because of injuries but still managing to win games against the FORMER top team in the league!
This team is performing to a high standard and I take the view that a good team don't necessarily need a manager to get results. With or without a manager we are a bit thin on the ground because of injuries but still managing to win games against the FORMER top team in the league! BillyLucas4me

12:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Lambourn Red says...

The silence is deafening tick tock
The silence is deafening tick tock Lambourn Red

12:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

oldlegtrailer says...

De Canio is being considered for the Arsenal job hence his resignation. You heard it first on this channel
De Canio is being considered for the Arsenal job hence his resignation. You heard it first on this channel oldlegtrailer

12:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

wiki27 says...

Not sure if this has been posted before (apologies if yes) but have a look at this article:

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2281313/Pa
olo-Di-Canio-high-ma
intenance-Premier-Le
ague--Martin-Samuel.
html

Am not a DM reader, but Martin Samuel is spot on with this piece.

COYR!
Not sure if this has been posted before (apologies if yes) but have a look at this article: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2281313/Pa olo-Di-Canio-high-ma intenance-Premier-Le ague--Martin-Samuel. html Am not a DM reader, but Martin Samuel is spot on with this piece. COYR! wiki27

12:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Kevin Blackwell now second favourite with Sky Bet. Given their sports links through the TV channel, that link must have come from somewhere.
Kevin Blackwell now second favourite with Sky Bet. Given their sports links through the TV channel, that link must have come from somewhere. madterrier

12:26pm Wed 20 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Trollope a failure at Rovers? Until Ward came in they were sliding out of the league. Ridiculous but hey that's football fans for you. I don't want him but plain silly.

Firstly can we get the takeover done so we have club that's not going into Administration.

Secondly just get Paolo and the boys back please and finish the job off.

To those turning on him, please re consider. He has been well and truely shafted. But his standards of work, discipline and professionalism are second to NONE.

I've said it many times but if he has gone for good I don't mind who comes in as long as they carry the same ethos forward. Incredibly high standards, no prisoners, no passengers and no I don't want Caddis back. Hard work hard work hard work, no drinking, professionalism. It's a PROFESSIONAL sport. Let's continue what he started.
Trollope a failure at Rovers? Until Ward came in they were sliding out of the league. Ridiculous but hey that's football fans for you. I don't want him but plain silly. Firstly can we get the takeover done so we have club that's not going into Administration. Secondly just get Paolo and the boys back please and finish the job off. To those turning on him, please re consider. He has been well and truely shafted. But his standards of work, discipline and professionalism are second to NONE. I've said it many times but if he has gone for good I don't mind who comes in as long as they carry the same ethos forward. Incredibly high standards, no prisoners, no passengers and no I don't want Caddis back. Hard work hard work hard work, no drinking, professionalism. It's a PROFESSIONAL sport. Let's continue what he started. dreamofacleansheet2

12:28pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the don69 says...

One of our players has told me,no team has contacted Paolo and his team about a job offer!he just had enough of the broken promises and feels very let down,the dispute over a loan player fee's that is holding up the take-over is Black's issue,but it's a minor hold up!great night at Tranny yesterday,players gave their all and our Fans were different class!as for a manager?my opinion is not to rush in too fast,has to be Bodin temp with Ward and Pitman helping,but they should just keep them fit and ticking over,need a few loans asap to cover injuries,so need this Fecking take-over completed ASAP!it can only be the TOWN!no owner,no manager,no assistant and staff!yet we sit proudly TOP OF THE LEAGUE,the hard part is staying there!but it can be done chaps,get to the County Ground and lets give great support,just like the away fans ALWAYS DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One of our players has told me,no team has contacted Paolo and his team about a job offer!he just had enough of the broken promises and feels very let down,the dispute over a loan player fee's that is holding up the take-over is Black's issue,but it's a minor hold up!great night at Tranny yesterday,players gave their all and our Fans were different class!as for a manager?my opinion is not to rush in too fast,has to be Bodin temp with Ward and Pitman helping,but they should just keep them fit and ticking over,need a few loans asap to cover injuries,so need this Fecking take-over completed ASAP!it can only be the TOWN!no owner,no manager,no assistant and staff!yet we sit proudly TOP OF THE LEAGUE,the hard part is staying there!but it can be done chaps,get to the County Ground and lets give great support,just like the away fans ALWAYS DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

12:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

stfcflag says...

Gutted !

Personally I hope that Paolo returns and this is just a warning shot to Black to get out for good and leave the football to the new board and to the manager. I think the Ritchie sale really hurt him as it did me, again it just seems a silly step from Black. Black has given a lot of cash and helped save our club but he needs to be considerate in his actions here....

Hopefully the sale goes through today, the new board are considerate and Paolo returns before the weekend after getting the assurances he needs from the new owners when they really are in control and can make the changes needed. Promotion this season and Paolo off to West Ham at the end of the year with everyones thanks, that'd do me ...

Fingers crossed
Gutted ! Personally I hope that Paolo returns and this is just a warning shot to Black to get out for good and leave the football to the new board and to the manager. I think the Ritchie sale really hurt him as it did me, again it just seems a silly step from Black. Black has given a lot of cash and helped save our club but he needs to be considerate in his actions here.... Hopefully the sale goes through today, the new board are considerate and Paolo returns before the weekend after getting the assurances he needs from the new owners when they really are in control and can make the changes needed. Promotion this season and Paolo off to West Ham at the end of the year with everyones thanks, that'd do me ... Fingers crossed stfcflag

12:43pm Wed 20 Feb 13

redjet says...

The thing that saddens me is that I looked up to Paolo and his team of backroom staff. Now when I think of the Chihuahua speech it just shows that Chihuahuas come in all shape and sizes. It would seem that what I really liked was the façade of the strong warrior leader that Paolo projected rather than the Chihuahua hiding behind it. Sorry Paolo but when the going got tough you ran away.
The thing that saddens me is that I looked up to Paolo and his team of backroom staff. Now when I think of the Chihuahua speech it just shows that Chihuahuas come in all shape and sizes. It would seem that what I really liked was the façade of the strong warrior leader that Paolo projected rather than the Chihuahua hiding behind it. Sorry Paolo but when the going got tough you ran away. redjet

12:44pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Stickshaker says...

Sorry been away for a while...
....tell me is Danny Wilson still manager?
Sorry been away for a while... ....tell me is Danny Wilson still manager? Stickshaker

1:06pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Whatdogirlsknowaboutfootball says...

well one thing is 'crystal', whoever the new manager is, needn't bother negotiating any form of 'contract' as it seems you can walk away from these with no penalty and no recourse!
pop it on a post it and call it a contract - jokeshop
well one thing is 'crystal', whoever the new manager is, needn't bother negotiating any form of 'contract' as it seems you can walk away from these with no penalty and no recourse! pop it on a post it and call it a contract - jokeshop Whatdogirlsknowaboutfootball

1:07pm Wed 20 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Basically we are all heading on another rollercoaster but this one starts at the top and only goes downwards - so make sure you all Buckle up!!
Basically we are all heading on another rollercoaster but this one starts at the top and only goes downwards - so make sure you all Buckle up!! The Jockster

1:10pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Can't question Paolo's ability, it's a results business and results have been fantastic. Like him or loath him, there's more than one way to skin a cat and his way of doing things has been hugely successful so can't knock it.

He should have stayed though to the end of the season to keep his reputation intact. Will always be perceived as 'high maintenance' but the quitter tag will surely now put the big boys off and in his heart I bet he regrets it. Looks as though all was rosy but when the money dried up and the going got a bit tough he was off like a shot and he must surely be disappointed with that.

If Adkins or Coyle aren't interested I would take stock and give Bodin the chance to the end of the season, with the support of the senior players. A couple of loan players should see us there or thereabouts.

Was there last night and the team clearly have a fantastic team spirit. Just need someone at the helm to see us home. Roberts was fantastic by the way, his best game for Swindon by a country mile. Collins too really put himself about.
Can't question Paolo's ability, it's a results business and results have been fantastic. Like him or loath him, there's more than one way to skin a cat and his way of doing things has been hugely successful so can't knock it. He should have stayed though to the end of the season to keep his reputation intact. Will always be perceived as 'high maintenance' but the quitter tag will surely now put the big boys off and in his heart I bet he regrets it. Looks as though all was rosy but when the money dried up and the going got a bit tough he was off like a shot and he must surely be disappointed with that. If Adkins or Coyle aren't interested I would take stock and give Bodin the chance to the end of the season, with the support of the senior players. A couple of loan players should see us there or thereabouts. Was there last night and the team clearly have a fantastic team spirit. Just need someone at the helm to see us home. Roberts was fantastic by the way, his best game for Swindon by a country mile. Collins too really put himself about. Wilesy

1:12pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

old town robin wrote:
Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .
Great post OTR
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .[/p][/quote]Great post OTR Wilesy

1:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

old town robin wrote:
NewburyRobin wrote:
I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition).

THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT.
HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.
He's either already got a new job to go too or could find himself in the wilderness for a very long time. Other clubs will look at the way he left Swindon and think twice about making appointments where an entire team staff walk out on them. He and his crew have lut us down, but they hasn't done themselves any favours either.
I think Paolo may well have shot himself in the foot along with his Disciples (staff) who will follow him to Nowhere FC?
The way he has abandoned us, love/hate relationship with the board, we couldn't give a dam!
Paolo you should have done the right thing and finished the season off, with STFC fans blessing?
Rant over.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: I havn't read the article but a headline in Todays Daily Mail Sport (London Edition). THER'S NO PLACE FOR DI CANIO IN THE TOP FLIGHT. HE'S HIGHER MAINTENANCE THAN THE SISTINE CHAPEL.[/p][/quote]He's either already got a new job to go too or could find himself in the wilderness for a very long time. Other clubs will look at the way he left Swindon and think twice about making appointments where an entire team staff walk out on them. He and his crew have lut us down, but they hasn't done themselves any favours either.[/p][/quote]I think Paolo may well have shot himself in the foot along with his Disciples (staff) who will follow him to Nowhere FC? The way he has abandoned us, love/hate relationship with the board, we couldn't give a dam! Paolo you should have done the right thing and finished the season off, with STFC fans blessing? Rant over. FORZASTFC

1:22pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not.
.
As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town."
That was quick!
'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work!
Haha! It wasn't actually the manager's job she was looking for. Maybe I should have made that clear!
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not. . As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town." That was quick![/p][/quote]'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work![/p][/quote]Haha! It wasn't actually the manager's job she was looking for. Maybe I should have made that clear! Oi Den!

1:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the wizard says...

For somebody who always stood for virtue, and preached honesty integrity and above all professionalism, he never stood firm to his word to the n, th degree. I do realise he has put up with a lot, but did it not occur to him to find out by asking for audience with the likes of Black, Watkins and Jedward, or all three to find out precisely what, when and where was going on, and by whom. Instead he gave a deadline which the duffers at the FL were always going to ignore and said deadline was impossible for anybody else to enforce. The trouble over the unpaid loan fee is for Black to sort out as it was something that happened during his tenure as owner and should have been picked up during "due diligence". Said dispute over the payment of the loan player may have been Canio's doing anyway, so did he lay his own eggs leading to departure ?????
I dunno why we are likened to a sinking ship when we have competent folk within the club and are top of the pile, for Pete's sake somebody, smile will yer !!!!
For somebody who always stood for virtue, and preached honesty integrity and above all professionalism, he never stood firm to his word to the n, th degree. I do realise he has put up with a lot, but did it not occur to him to find out by asking for audience with the likes of Black, Watkins and Jedward, or all three to find out precisely what, when and where was going on, and by whom. Instead he gave a deadline which the duffers at the FL were always going to ignore and said deadline was impossible for anybody else to enforce. The trouble over the unpaid loan fee is for Black to sort out as it was something that happened during his tenure as owner and should have been picked up during "due diligence". Said dispute over the payment of the loan player may have been Canio's doing anyway, so did he lay his own eggs leading to departure ????? I dunno why we are likened to a sinking ship when we have competent folk within the club and are top of the pile, for Pete's sake somebody, smile will yer !!!! the wizard

1:25pm Wed 20 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

Wilesy wrote:
old town robin wrote:
Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .
Great post OTR
Yep! Totally agree with you there OTR.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .[/p][/quote]Great post OTR[/p][/quote]Yep! Totally agree with you there OTR. FORZASTFC

1:42pm Wed 20 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Just down at the CG getting ticket for Saturday - bank end gate open covers in pitch to protect frost/snow forecast. Buckle was having a walk around!

Ok ok I lied a about buckle lol!

This is a Jockster exclusive - just been speaking to Jed McCrory and Steve Murrell. I asked when we could expect some news. Jed said he was waiting on a call in the next 15 minutes then added he'd been waiting on the same call for a few days. He was warm genuine and seemed concerned about fans concerns. Look out for me on points west tonight I'm in the battered green car!
Just down at the CG getting ticket for Saturday - bank end gate open covers in pitch to protect frost/snow forecast. Buckle was having a walk around! Ok ok I lied a about buckle lol! This is a Jockster exclusive - just been speaking to Jed McCrory and Steve Murrell. I asked when we could expect some news. Jed said he was waiting on a call in the next 15 minutes then added he'd been waiting on the same call for a few days. He was warm genuine and seemed concerned about fans concerns. Look out for me on points west tonight I'm in the battered green car! The Jockster

2:07pm Wed 20 Feb 13

the wizard says...

The Jockster wrote:
Just down at the CG getting ticket for Saturday - bank end gate open covers in pitch to protect frost/snow forecast. Buckle was having a walk around!

Ok ok I lied a about buckle lol!

This is a Jockster exclusive - just been speaking to Jed McCrory and Steve Murrell. I asked when we could expect some news. Jed said he was waiting on a call in the next 15 minutes then added he'd been waiting on the same call for a few days. He was warm genuine and seemed concerned about fans concerns. Look out for me on points west tonight I'm in the battered green car!
I just knew it !!!!!! said it all along !!!!!!
Blummin covert Norwich supporter !!!!!


LOL, LOL & LOL again, best post you have written for ages Jock, By jove I needed a laugh today.

To-in and fro-in from flippin hosp again, I did need that, cheers mate.

Take it you were brown nosin as well, lick ahrsin they used to call it, good feed back thou'. Does Jeddy eat Tesco burgers or was he horsin abaht as usual ??
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Just down at the CG getting ticket for Saturday - bank end gate open covers in pitch to protect frost/snow forecast. Buckle was having a walk around! Ok ok I lied a about buckle lol! This is a Jockster exclusive - just been speaking to Jed McCrory and Steve Murrell. I asked when we could expect some news. Jed said he was waiting on a call in the next 15 minutes then added he'd been waiting on the same call for a few days. He was warm genuine and seemed concerned about fans concerns. Look out for me on points west tonight I'm in the battered green car![/p][/quote]I just knew it !!!!!! said it all along !!!!!! Blummin covert Norwich supporter !!!!! LOL, LOL & LOL again, best post you have written for ages Jock, By jove I needed a laugh today. To-in and fro-in from flippin hosp again, I did need that, cheers mate. Take it you were brown nosin as well, lick ahrsin they used to call it, good feed back thou'. Does Jeddy eat Tesco burgers or was he horsin abaht as usual ?? the wizard

2:30pm Wed 20 Feb 13

swindonjason says...

This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night.

I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them

Now, the way forward in the interim:

Manager: Paul Bodin
Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin
Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby
Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford.

I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players)

Lets remember that we are also TOP OF THE LEAGUE
This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night. I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them Now, the way forward in the interim: Manager: Paul Bodin Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford. I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players) Lets remember that we are also TOP OF THE LEAGUE swindonjason

2:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

old town robin wrote:
Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here.

I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .
I like the thrust of your argument OTR, but I suppose it depends on who you perceive to be the captain.

To me, that captain of the ship would be the person in overall control, which would be Black, not di Canio.

Di Canio is first mate and jumped ship after the captain decided he would jump ashore before anybody else after leaving a shambles behind him.

The bottom line is - if Black had decided on a sensible timescale and withdrew gracefully would we be in this mess and would di Canio have left?

I think the clear answer is no and whilst I do feel a bit let down by di Canio I feel he is the symptom, not the cause.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Black said he wouldn't leave a car crash, didn't mention anything about a ship wreck though. No board, no manager, no first team coaching staff, no money, unable to bring in loanees because we haven't paid a fee for an unknown player, (probably Coke or Bostock), both who had their fair share of injuries whilst here. I know the fans will chant Di Canios name on Saturday, but he doesn't deserve it, reality is he jumped ship, I was always taught a captain was the last man to leave a sinking ship and he and his crew were first in to the life boats, leaving the players and fans who have supported him to try and plug the holes that the out going board scuppered us with .[/p][/quote]I like the thrust of your argument OTR, but I suppose it depends on who you perceive to be the captain. To me, that captain of the ship would be the person in overall control, which would be Black, not di Canio. Di Canio is first mate and jumped ship after the captain decided he would jump ashore before anybody else after leaving a shambles behind him. The bottom line is - if Black had decided on a sensible timescale and withdrew gracefully would we be in this mess and would di Canio have left? I think the clear answer is no and whilst I do feel a bit let down by di Canio I feel he is the symptom, not the cause. Pewsham Red

2:41pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Doctor red says...

Paolo has had a very stressful 18 months at Swindon with Personal loss of his parents and all the other aggro, Has anyone thought of his personal inner well being !

In and effort to get him back I would be willing to have a man to man chat with him to reassure him that he is our own Papa and God !

Come back Paolo- Now !

The Doc
Paolo has had a very stressful 18 months at Swindon with Personal loss of his parents and all the other aggro, Has anyone thought of his personal inner well being ! In and effort to get him back I would be willing to have a man to man chat with him to reassure him that he is our own Papa and God ! Come back Paolo- Now ! The Doc Doctor red

2:51pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

swindonjason wrote:
This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night.

I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them

Now, the way forward in the interim:

Manager: Paul Bodin
Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin
Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby
Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford.

I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players)

Lets remember that we are also TOP OF THE LEAGUE
I should imagine you are reasonably accurate with your predictions but it doesn't take a genius to work that out lol. I hope the players realise we are impressed with their unity and desire to cotinue on to the championship. If they continue like last night I see absolutely no reason why we won't acheive it.
Keep it up lads - play your hearts out and keep the footballing style the same.
[quote][p][bold]swindonjason[/bold] wrote: This is a total mess behind the scenes, and the players deserve massive credit for their performance last night. I was there and there was no tactics being forwarded from the bench (all were sat down). The way the players acknowledged the fans tells me there is togetherness between us and them Now, the way forward in the interim: Manager: Paul Bodin Assistant Manager: Alan McGloughlin Goalkeeper Coach: Fraser Digby Physio: Either recall Kate Cady or Jamie Pitman (he was physio at Hereford. I state this is in the interim arrangement as I don't think the club will be able to appoint anybody until the takeover has the FL approval (same as getting new players) Lets remember that we are also TOP OF THE LEAGUE[/p][/quote]I should imagine you are reasonably accurate with your predictions but it doesn't take a genius to work that out lol. I hope the players realise we are impressed with their unity and desire to cotinue on to the championship. If they continue like last night I see absolutely no reason why we won't acheive it. Keep it up lads - play your hearts out and keep the footballing style the same. MARK TITCOMBE

3:16pm Wed 20 Feb 13

mickry says...

I agree that Bodin would be the best interim choice. Anyone else would disrupt what is clearly now a very cohesive squad of players.
Also, could it possibly be that we might just be better off without the influx of loan players? In my opinion, we should stick with the men who have done so brilliantly under very very difficult circustances. I think they can, given a fair crack of the whip, get us promoted without any further reinforcements. Mick
I agree that Bodin would be the best interim choice. Anyone else would disrupt what is clearly now a very cohesive squad of players. Also, could it possibly be that we might just be better off without the influx of loan players? In my opinion, we should stick with the men who have done so brilliantly under very very difficult circustances. I think they can, given a fair crack of the whip, get us promoted without any further reinforcements. Mick mickry

3:21pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

mickry wrote:
I agree that Bodin would be the best interim choice. Anyone else would disrupt what is clearly now a very cohesive squad of players.
Also, could it possibly be that we might just be better off without the influx of loan players? In my opinion, we should stick with the men who have done so brilliantly under very very difficult circustances. I think they can, given a fair crack of the whip, get us promoted without any further reinforcements. Mick
I think Bodin would give a degree of continuity but I am doubtful that he has a great deal to do with the first team when it comes to training etc so don't think having a completely new guy coming in would be any more disruptive.
[quote][p][bold]mickry[/bold] wrote: I agree that Bodin would be the best interim choice. Anyone else would disrupt what is clearly now a very cohesive squad of players. Also, could it possibly be that we might just be better off without the influx of loan players? In my opinion, we should stick with the men who have done so brilliantly under very very difficult circustances. I think they can, given a fair crack of the whip, get us promoted without any further reinforcements. Mick[/p][/quote]I think Bodin would give a degree of continuity but I am doubtful that he has a great deal to do with the first team when it comes to training etc so don't think having a completely new guy coming in would be any more disruptive. Pewsham Red

3:22pm Wed 20 Feb 13

super reds says...

Just a little off subject but wasn't it the Italians who ran for cover when things started getting tough in WW2....only saying
Just a little off subject but wasn't it the Italians who ran for cover when things started getting tough in WW2....only saying super reds

3:46pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Is Andrew Black Italian?
Is Andrew Black Italian? Pewsham Red

3:56pm Wed 20 Feb 13

super reds says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Is Andrew Black Italian?
He was the 1 who made it tough Pewsham? He had the dosh all along, just wasn't prepared to spend any more of it IMHO.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: Is Andrew Black Italian?[/p][/quote]He was the 1 who made it tough Pewsham? He had the dosh all along, just wasn't prepared to spend any more of it IMHO. super reds

4:00pm Wed 20 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Is Andrew Black Italian?
No he is English but from Oxford :)
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: Is Andrew Black Italian?[/p][/quote]No he is English but from Oxford :) TheDukeOfBanbury

4:07pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Tomcat 1944 says...

Just a thought it is possible that our players will have more freedom to express themselves now PDC has gone - evidently Roberts and Collins, to name just 2, put in superb performances last night and the team playing without the prospect of incurring PDC's wrath might just be better than ever.
Just a thought it is possible that our players will have more freedom to express themselves now PDC has gone - evidently Roberts and Collins, to name just 2, put in superb performances last night and the team playing without the prospect of incurring PDC's wrath might just be better than ever. Tomcat 1944

4:10pm Wed 20 Feb 13

redhouse rover says...

Whilst the behaviour of all surrounding the ownership of STFC has been appalling - in my very humble opinion PDC was an expensive liability and must have been an absolute nightmare to manage. He was a law unto himself and whilst the performances of the team have, on the whole, been excellent through his reign he needs to learn the skill of tact and diplomacy. You would not hear some of our more distinguished FL managers berating their players and employers in the way that he did constantly. He was an accident waiting to happen - the issue for STFC is the timing and he did not even have the common decency to see his job through until the end of the season. He has left us totally in the brown stuff and nobody should forget that. It is the players and the fans that he should have thought of first - not himself and the massive ego he has. I have supported STFC since 1969 and every time we get a bit of success we have a manager whose personal aspirations get in the way of progress. Remember Glenn Hoddle?!!
Whilst the behaviour of all surrounding the ownership of STFC has been appalling - in my very humble opinion PDC was an expensive liability and must have been an absolute nightmare to manage. He was a law unto himself and whilst the performances of the team have, on the whole, been excellent through his reign he needs to learn the skill of tact and diplomacy. You would not hear some of our more distinguished FL managers berating their players and employers in the way that he did constantly. He was an accident waiting to happen - the issue for STFC is the timing and he did not even have the common decency to see his job through until the end of the season. He has left us totally in the brown stuff and nobody should forget that. It is the players and the fans that he should have thought of first - not himself and the massive ego he has. I have supported STFC since 1969 and every time we get a bit of success we have a manager whose personal aspirations get in the way of progress. Remember Glenn Hoddle?!! redhouse rover

4:20pm Wed 20 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

Listen to piccaretas post interview, he said Paolo will be back to say goodbye to the fans.
When ?
Hope he's in the town end Saturday
Onwards sidewards backwards and forwards ( yes willo did miss a couple more sitters talking of forwards)
Listen to piccaretas post interview, he said Paolo will be back to say goodbye to the fans. When ? Hope he's in the town end Saturday Onwards sidewards backwards and forwards ( yes willo did miss a couple more sitters talking of forwards) smirg kcab

5:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

I hope the fans don't sing about Di Canio on Saturday. Lets sing about the people on the pitch they are the ones who need the encouragement not the retreating Italians
I hope the fans don't sing about Di Canio on Saturday. Lets sing about the people on the pitch they are the ones who need the encouragement not the retreating Italians MARK TITCOMBE

5:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

a lot of bitterness towards the wrong person as Paolo always said if the plans were the same he would be here. It wasnt him who changed the script it was black, Paolo has not changed his ambition it is the club and it has always been that way, letting players go for a pittence is the norm pressing the self distruct button is the norm it just goes with supporting Swindon Town
swindon had a gem who could and would have made things happen yes money has been spent but success comes at a price
a lot of bitterness towards the wrong person as Paolo always said if the plans were the same he would be here. It wasnt him who changed the script it was black, Paolo has not changed his ambition it is the club and it has always been that way, letting players go for a pittence is the norm pressing the self distruct button is the norm it just goes with supporting Swindon Town swindon had a gem who could and would have made things happen yes money has been spent but success comes at a price alchafreds

5:18pm Wed 20 Feb 13

pcowley says...

I see all the big names are in the hat.Thorn,MacPherson
!They are setting their standards high.NOT
I see all the big names are in the hat.Thorn,MacPherson !They are setting their standards high.NOT pcowley

5:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

alchafreds wrote:
a lot of bitterness towards the wrong person as Paolo always said if the plans were the same he would be here. It wasnt him who changed the script it was black, Paolo has not changed his ambition it is the club and it has always been that way, letting players go for a pittence is the norm pressing the self distruct button is the norm it just goes with supporting Swindon Town
swindon had a gem who could and would have made things happen yes money has been spent but success comes at a price
I agree with you but he did't have to leave us as well did he?
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: a lot of bitterness towards the wrong person as Paolo always said if the plans were the same he would be here. It wasnt him who changed the script it was black, Paolo has not changed his ambition it is the club and it has always been that way, letting players go for a pittence is the norm pressing the self distruct button is the norm it just goes with supporting Swindon Town swindon had a gem who could and would have made things happen yes money has been spent but success comes at a price[/p][/quote]I agree with you but he did't have to leave us as well did he? MARK TITCOMBE

5:38pm Wed 20 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
Blazing Riff wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not.
.
As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town."
That was quick!
'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work!
You are mad mate! funny though lol
Nice one!
She's now 25/1 at BetFred.
Same as the odds on a ratification statement tomorrow ?
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: There's hardly a manager in the game who hasn't "failed" at some point or another. Ian Holloway was sacked by Bristol Rovers, QPR and Leicester - and look at him now, widely regarded as the canine's testicles. A lot of the names being bandied about do not exactly inspire but that doesn't mean they'd be no hopers. There's a lot of luck involved in whether it works out or not. . As i happens, my wife is looking for a job and she decided to look at the STFC website. Apparently "There are no vacancies at Swindon Town." That was quick![/p][/quote]'We're Mrs. Oi Den's Red and White Army'! Could work![/p][/quote]You are mad mate! funny though lol Nice one![/p][/quote]She's now 25/1 at BetFred.[/p][/quote]Same as the odds on a ratification statement tomorrow ? umpcah

5:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Lazaat wrote:
thesixtyniner wrote: Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them. Adkins or Hoddle anyone?
Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition! He did a fantastic job at Southampton but I believe he did an even better job at Scunthorpe considering the low budget he had to work with! I hope we at least try for him.
Spot on lazaat...The man has proved his worth as a manager and would be perfect to finish off the job...

I would like him here but cant see any decent manager wanting to come here after all the crap that has gone on in the last 2 weeks
[quote][p][bold]Lazaat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesixtyniner[/bold] wrote: Those who 'throw their hats in the ring' are rarely the right choices, there's always a slight air of desperation about them. Adkins or Hoddle anyone?[/p][/quote]Adkins would be a tremendous acquisition! He did a fantastic job at Southampton but I believe he did an even better job at Scunthorpe considering the low budget he had to work with! I hope we at least try for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on lazaat...The man has proved his worth as a manager and would be perfect to finish off the job... I would like him here but cant see any decent manager wanting to come here after all the crap that has gone on in the last 2 weeks DarrenSTFCRomain

5:49pm Wed 20 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

Black does a u turn his back and owens the new boss
Black does a u turn his back and owens the new boss HOOKEY

5:51pm Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Buckle is out of the equation , family reasons . Although expect PDC and his team to go to Luton.

Trollope is a failed manager, he did o.k when he had his assistant ( forgot his name) but one the assistant was sacked it all went downhill.
I also haveRovers friends and they also say he wasn't very good !

Don't want Dickov either.
Loyal, think it was Lennie lawrence supporting paul T.

memory lapse happened to me too this morning forgot it was John Gorman who was Hoddles number 2, John was not a great No 1 but one of the best as a no 2, a bit like Peter Taylor was to Cloughie.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Buckle is out of the equation , family reasons . Although expect PDC and his team to go to Luton. Trollope is a failed manager, he did o.k when he had his assistant ( forgot his name) but one the assistant was sacked it all went downhill. I also haveRovers friends and they also say he wasn't very good ! Don't want Dickov either.[/p][/quote]Loyal, think it was Lennie lawrence supporting paul T. memory lapse happened to me too this morning forgot it was John Gorman who was Hoddles number 2, John was not a great No 1 but one of the best as a no 2, a bit like Peter Taylor was to Cloughie. old town robin

6:06pm Wed 20 Feb 13

donaldslovechild says...

As per usual the fickle and feckless are having a field day. Well they did tell us so every time we lost a game!
How quickly people turn-it is one of the worst traits of human nature and, while I agree they are entitled to their opinion, the vitriol they spout is unpleasant and crude, reflecting very badly on the sensible and rational contributors on this site.
We will look back on Paolo's time here as special and the current list of replacement are akin to boiled rice after a banquet.
For what its worth I support a creative appointment suggested earlier in Steve Coppell. Someone with imagination, intelligence and contacts.
As per usual the fickle and feckless are having a field day. Well they did tell us so every time we lost a game! How quickly people turn-it is one of the worst traits of human nature and, while I agree they are entitled to their opinion, the vitriol they spout is unpleasant and crude, reflecting very badly on the sensible and rational contributors on this site. We will look back on Paolo's time here as special and the current list of replacement are akin to boiled rice after a banquet. For what its worth I support a creative appointment suggested earlier in Steve Coppell. Someone with imagination, intelligence and contacts. donaldslovechild

6:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

stfc_user wrote:
Surely the unpaid loan fee would have been picked up in due diligence? If not, it still doesn’t make any sense for a takeover to be blocked because of it – what with it being the current boards responsibility – and even if for whatever reason it becomes the current boards responsibility, surely stopping them taking over because it hasn’t been paid still makes as much sense as everything else that has happened in the past week or so.
I don’t imagine many clubs can claim to be top of the league without a manager, backrooms staff, money or a board or anyone in any semblance of control. Bizarre.
Agree, at worse it would probably be another embargo stopping us from signing new loanees, but can't see why it would stop new owners taking over a club because of a debt they are not responsible for.
[quote][p][bold]stfc_user[/bold] wrote: Surely the unpaid loan fee would have been picked up in due diligence? If not, it still doesn’t make any sense for a takeover to be blocked because of it – what with it being the current boards responsibility – and even if for whatever reason it becomes the current boards responsibility, surely stopping them taking over because it hasn’t been paid still makes as much sense as everything else that has happened in the past week or so. I don’t imagine many clubs can claim to be top of the league without a manager, backrooms staff, money or a board or anyone in any semblance of control. Bizarre.[/p][/quote]Agree, at worse it would probably be another embargo stopping us from signing new loanees, but can't see why it would stop new owners taking over a club because of a debt they are not responsible for. old town robin

6:09pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

pcowley wrote:
I see all the big names are in the hat.Thorn,MacPherson

!They are setting their standards high.NOT
These are just names being bandied about. We've no idea yet who the club is interested in.
[quote][p][bold]pcowley[/bold] wrote: I see all the big names are in the hat.Thorn,MacPherson !They are setting their standards high.NOT[/p][/quote]These are just names being bandied about. We've no idea yet who the club is interested in. Oi Den!

6:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

They are definitely interested in Jock,because they spoke to him earlier!
They are definitely interested in Jock,because they spoke to him earlier! Steve. Brentford

6:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

old town robin says...

For those that think Darren Ward could step up and be our player manager, IMO it would be too much of an ask for a player that basically wants to concentrate on his own performance. After a bad start he has become a real rock at the back and I would whole heartingly support him being the captain until the end of season, I would also support him leading training sessions, but not to have the extra burden of management, least wise not at this critical time.

The only prospective candidate for me and 99.9% of our fans would be Nigel Atkins even if it was only for the remaining 3 months of the season. I think he might be interested unless he is bound to stay on garden leave until the saints have agreed compensation payments he is owed.

Any fan with any knowledge of the game would seriously question what medication the saints chairman was on, but hey ho their loss will be someone elses gain.
For those that think Darren Ward could step up and be our player manager, IMO it would be too much of an ask for a player that basically wants to concentrate on his own performance. After a bad start he has become a real rock at the back and I would whole heartingly support him being the captain until the end of season, I would also support him leading training sessions, but not to have the extra burden of management, least wise not at this critical time. The only prospective candidate for me and 99.9% of our fans would be Nigel Atkins even if it was only for the remaining 3 months of the season. I think he might be interested unless he is bound to stay on garden leave until the saints have agreed compensation payments he is owed. Any fan with any knowledge of the game would seriously question what medication the saints chairman was on, but hey ho their loss will be someone elses gain. old town robin

6:44pm Wed 20 Feb 13

stonehousered68 says...

Jets there'd wrote:
I'm on holiday, got time on my hands & ironically have read Paolo Di Canio's autobiography. He wrote it in 2000 whilst still a West Ham player.
Interestingly for me were the number of chairmen & managers he says in his own words that he fell out will, even having actual fights with some people.
I was one of his biggest fans during his time at the Town but, on reflection he just wanted to get his stock up, when it suited him pick a fight - play it out in public & leave it as the excuse to leave.
Trouble is, I think he's made a big mistake. Any potential employer of Paolo; read his autobiography & look at how he left STFC when the FL couldn't finalise the deal to fit in with his demands!
Yes, he could & probably will go to a bigger club but, they could hit hard times & they won't bow to his every demand.
As someone as previously said today, he got us promoted, he hasn't done two consecutive promotions as Lou Macari did. If we go up now with 14 games left to play that will be down to the new manager. So, he took us up on the back of spending a fortune & then stitched us up when things got tough. All along he has quoted his points per game tally - for his benefit & to get his stock rising.
I think he's had very shrewd advisors but, I think he's been badly advised over his exit.
He hasn't hurt the old (current owners) & he hasn't hurt the new ones, he has tortured the many loyal Town fans & the very loyal STFC office staff. And yet, he said how much he appreciated the Town Fans' support. Funny way to show it!
Good luck to Paolo & his staff, they've obviously got something up their sleeve. However, if I was one of them I think I would keep a suitcase packed as this will happen again when a PDC deadline isn't met by his new club!
Yes, probably the greatest character we've had as our Manager but, no not the greatest. The greatest? Lou Macari who DID achieve two back to back promotions.
Finally, well done to the players at Tranmere last night - what a professional job given what has been going on.
Lets hope we do get a decent guy as our next manager and one that is prepared to ride the peaks & troughs & accept that he cannot have everything he wants.
COYR!
Spot on jets there'd . You make a very poignant set of points.
What is Paolo thinking.
Leaving us in the lurch. Just be big and accept things can't always go your way. We all have to. Life is a compromise.
It's been great whilst it lasted. Maybe we just need someone who can see the job through and will bring stability a little. Adkins though would be brilliant. But we do need someone who can manage people better .
[quote][p][bold]Jets there'd[/bold] wrote: I'm on holiday, got time on my hands & ironically have read Paolo Di Canio's autobiography. He wrote it in 2000 whilst still a West Ham player. Interestingly for me were the number of chairmen & managers he says in his own words that he fell out will, even having actual fights with some people. I was one of his biggest fans during his time at the Town but, on reflection he just wanted to get his stock up, when it suited him pick a fight - play it out in public & leave it as the excuse to leave. Trouble is, I think he's made a big mistake. Any potential employer of Paolo; read his autobiography & look at how he left STFC when the FL couldn't finalise the deal to fit in with his demands! Yes, he could & probably will go to a bigger club but, they could hit hard times & they won't bow to his every demand. As someone as previously said today, he got us promoted, he hasn't done two consecutive promotions as Lou Macari did. If we go up now with 14 games left to play that will be down to the new manager. So, he took us up on the back of spending a fortune & then stitched us up when things got tough. All along he has quoted his points per game tally - for his benefit & to get his stock rising. I think he's had very shrewd advisors but, I think he's been badly advised over his exit. He hasn't hurt the old (current owners) & he hasn't hurt the new ones, he has tortured the many loyal Town fans & the very loyal STFC office staff. And yet, he said how much he appreciated the Town Fans' support. Funny way to show it! Good luck to Paolo & his staff, they've obviously got something up their sleeve. However, if I was one of them I think I would keep a suitcase packed as this will happen again when a PDC deadline isn't met by his new club! Yes, probably the greatest character we've had as our Manager but, no not the greatest. The greatest? Lou Macari who DID achieve two back to back promotions. Finally, well done to the players at Tranmere last night - what a professional job given what has been going on. Lets hope we do get a decent guy as our next manager and one that is prepared to ride the peaks & troughs & accept that he cannot have everything he wants. COYR![/p][/quote]Spot on jets there'd . You make a very poignant set of points. What is Paolo thinking. Leaving us in the lurch. Just be big and accept things can't always go your way. We all have to. Life is a compromise. It's been great whilst it lasted. Maybe we just need someone who can see the job through and will bring stability a little. Adkins though would be brilliant. But we do need someone who can manage people better . stonehousered68

8:01pm Wed 20 Feb 13

joey butler says...

The Jockster wrote:
Just down at the CG getting ticket for Saturday - bank end gate open covers in pitch to protect frost/snow forecast. Buckle was having a walk around!

Ok ok I lied a about buckle lol!

This is a Jockster exclusive - just been speaking to Jed McCrory and Steve Murrell. I asked when we could expect some news. Jed said he was waiting on a call in the next 15 minutes then added he'd been waiting on the same call for a few days. He was warm genuine and seemed concerned about fans concerns. Look out for me on points west tonight I'm in the battered green car!
It was very good of Jed to give you a lift Malky, but I am a bit worried he only has a battered green car!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Just down at the CG getting ticket for Saturday - bank end gate open covers in pitch to protect frost/snow forecast. Buckle was having a walk around! Ok ok I lied a about buckle lol! This is a Jockster exclusive - just been speaking to Jed McCrory and Steve Murrell. I asked when we could expect some news. Jed said he was waiting on a call in the next 15 minutes then added he'd been waiting on the same call for a few days. He was warm genuine and seemed concerned about fans concerns. Look out for me on points west tonight I'm in the battered green car![/p][/quote]It was very good of Jed to give you a lift Malky, but I am a bit worried he only has a battered green car! joey butler

8:16pm Wed 20 Feb 13

castle9 says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
As per usual the fickle and feckless are having a field day. Well they did tell us so every time we lost a game!
How quickly people turn-it is one of the worst traits of human nature and, while I agree they are entitled to their opinion, the vitriol they spout is unpleasant and crude, reflecting very badly on the sensible and rational contributors on this site.
We will look back on Paolo's time here as special and the current list of replacement are akin to boiled rice after a banquet.
For what its worth I support a creative appointment suggested earlier in Steve Coppell. Someone with imagination, intelligence and contacts.
..not to mention a track record of upping sticks and leaving after a few days/weeks/months..

There's only one choice - Nigel Adkins. We should be knocking on his door, not waiting for him to apply...

Get him in NOW!!
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: As per usual the fickle and feckless are having a field day. Well they did tell us so every time we lost a game! How quickly people turn-it is one of the worst traits of human nature and, while I agree they are entitled to their opinion, the vitriol they spout is unpleasant and crude, reflecting very badly on the sensible and rational contributors on this site. We will look back on Paolo's time here as special and the current list of replacement are akin to boiled rice after a banquet. For what its worth I support a creative appointment suggested earlier in Steve Coppell. Someone with imagination, intelligence and contacts.[/p][/quote]..not to mention a track record of upping sticks and leaving after a few days/weeks/months.. There's only one choice - Nigel Adkins. We should be knocking on his door, not waiting for him to apply... Get him in NOW!! castle9

9:04pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Bumblep says...

The guys to blame for our public humilaration is the board of Swindon town FC and the blokes from Banbury with no money. PDc done a good job put bums on seats and put the town in the spot light. We don t want a chairman who supports Luton we need people from the area that love the Town like me. Swindon boys you know who we are
The guys to blame for our public humilaration is the board of Swindon town FC and the blokes from Banbury with no money. PDc done a good job put bums on seats and put the town in the spot light. We don t want a chairman who supports Luton we need people from the area that love the Town like me. Swindon boys you know who we are Bumblep

9:23pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Bonehead1965 says...

roberto de matteo or colin calderwood for manager stfc.onwards and upwards
roberto de matteo or colin calderwood for manager stfc.onwards and upwards Bonehead1965

9:37pm Wed 20 Feb 13

bongiaz says...

MARK TITCOMBE wrote:
I hope the fans don't sing about Di Canio on Saturday. Lets sing about the people on the pitch they are the ones who need the encouragement not the retreating Italians
I said it before and I'll say it again...there are many Swindon fans from Italian backgrounds who find these sort of comments offensive...it's paramount to racism so can we cut this sort of verbal rubbish out! PDC is the best thing that's happened to us in the last 2 years..I don't blame him for leaving..the fault lies totally with Black and I quote "I will not leave a car crash behind" ... He then sells our best player for peanuts behind PDCs back...PDC in fact should have resigned on the spot!
[quote][p][bold]MARK TITCOMBE[/bold] wrote: I hope the fans don't sing about Di Canio on Saturday. Lets sing about the people on the pitch they are the ones who need the encouragement not the retreating Italians[/p][/quote]I said it before and I'll say it again...there are many Swindon fans from Italian backgrounds who find these sort of comments offensive...it's paramount to racism so can we cut this sort of verbal rubbish out! PDC is the best thing that's happened to us in the last 2 years..I don't blame him for leaving..the fault lies totally with Black and I quote "I will not leave a car crash behind" ... He then sells our best player for peanuts behind PDCs back...PDC in fact should have resigned on the spot! bongiaz

10:07am Thu 21 Feb 13

MARK TITCOMBE says...

It's only a joke! Lighten up.
I'ts not racism of any sort.
Some of us support the footballers and some it seems the managers. The lads kicing the ball do the hard work and they have proved that already. Whatever nationality, he has not got the balls to finish his job.
How can you support a man like that?
Odd!
It's only a joke! Lighten up. I'ts not racism of any sort. Some of us support the footballers and some it seems the managers. The lads kicing the ball do the hard work and they have proved that already. Whatever nationality, he has not got the balls to finish his job. How can you support a man like that? Odd! MARK TITCOMBE

10:17am Thu 21 Feb 13

BillyLucas4me says...

Let's see how the two players in temp charge do. If the games they are given are won let them carry on while they are successful in winning enough points to impress. We may be nurturing a football genius!.
Let's see how the two players in temp charge do. If the games they are given are won let them carry on while they are successful in winning enough points to impress. We may be nurturing a football genius!. BillyLucas4me

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