Piccareta dedicates Tranmere win to Paolo

Swindon Advertiser: Paolo Di Canio Paolo Di Canio

FABRIZIO Piccareta was quick to dedicate last night’s dramatic 3-1 victory at Tranmere, which took Town top of League One, to former manager Paolo Di Canio.

Piccareta was in charge of the game after Di Canio quit the club on Monday evening, and winger Gary Roberts fired in a shot from inside his own half deep in stoppage time to move Swindon to the top of the pile.

Along with Piccareta the whole of Di Canio’s backroom staff will resign from their positions at the County Ground this morning, but speaking after last night’s game, the former assistant was full of praise for his boss before he left.

“I want to highlight that this achievement is Paolo Di Canio’s, the people must know until five in the afternoon yesterday we were together preparing this game in the best professional way. He talked to us and I want to stress this point,” he said.

“He looked after the team and the players until yesterday, and the win and the way they performed was Paolo Di Canio’s work.

“Now we leave the team top of League One, and it is the product of what Paolo Di Canio and the team and the technical staff have done in the last two years.

“I spoke to Paolo because he rung to congratulate us and the players, and he is happy what his team achieved.

“From tomorrow I don’t know what is going on at Swindon Town Football Club, but this was a very important moment to say thanks to the fans. They are amazing.

“Also too our players who are highly professional, and this is a victory and achievement of Paolo Di Canio his staff and his players. This is what I want to tell and stress.”

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6:21am Wed 20 Feb 13

stevehalloz says...

I dedicate that win to the team - brilliantly done lads, in spite of all the disruption of the past weeks.

Paolo was fun and did a lot, time to move on. We're top, we have a great team, fabulous fans and half the unemployed managers in the universe want to manage us. And we're Swindon Town!

Let's get a good one to steer us to the Championship and beyond..
I dedicate that win to the team - brilliantly done lads, in spite of all the disruption of the past weeks. Paolo was fun and did a lot, time to move on. We're top, we have a great team, fabulous fans and half the unemployed managers in the universe want to manage us. And we're Swindon Town! Let's get a good one to steer us to the Championship and beyond.. stevehalloz

6:34am Wed 20 Feb 13

Red-in-exile says...

We definitely needed that on the pitch last night. Well done everyone who was involved, players, back room, Paolo and of course all those who travelled to Tranmere last night. Nice 8-1 on aggregate there!

Agree with Steve, yes, Paolo was a breath of fresh air for our club, yes, it is sad he has gone especially in the circumstances, but we'll all support our club, through thick and thin and even when he is gone. He's laid down and left some good foundations and hopefully good mindsets in the players which will hopefully continue, especially fitness.

We've definitely had worse times in the history of Swindon Town, so let's just appreciate that!
COYR!
We definitely needed that on the pitch last night. Well done everyone who was involved, players, back room, Paolo and of course all those who travelled to Tranmere last night. Nice 8-1 on aggregate there! Agree with Steve, yes, Paolo was a breath of fresh air for our club, yes, it is sad he has gone especially in the circumstances, but we'll all support our club, through thick and thin and even when he is gone. He's laid down and left some good foundations and hopefully good mindsets in the players which will hopefully continue, especially fitness. We've definitely had worse times in the history of Swindon Town, so let's just appreciate that! COYR! Red-in-exile

6:41am Wed 20 Feb 13

Red-in-exile says...

Oh, and we are top of the league, say we are top of the league!
Oh, and we are top of the league, say we are top of the league! Red-in-exile

7:08am Wed 20 Feb 13

batch says...

The last 1 1/2 years will long live in the memory. Di Canio was IMHO the best manager we have had for, well, since Hoddle. Despite his spending, his tantrums and volatility he got the buy in of nearly everyone involved at this club. He is a winner. Brilliant. Thanks and good luck.

BUT...

over the last few hours I've got annoyed. Annoyed that he's left us in the lurch. Annoyed he rightly talks of broken promises and owners running away, yet does exactly the same by turning his back on his (allegedly breached) contract and running away himself.

He's left every fan, every remaining staff member and every player in the brown stuff at exactly the wrong time.

We don't know what is going on at STFC. Maybe there is even more to this mess of a takeover than meets the eye.

For now PDC to me is PDC the brilliant winner. PDC the motivator. PDC the ultimate dedicated manager, but also PDC the quitter.
The last 1 1/2 years will long live in the memory. Di Canio was IMHO the best manager we have had for, well, since Hoddle. Despite his spending, his tantrums and volatility he got the buy in of nearly everyone involved at this club. He is a winner. Brilliant. Thanks and good luck. BUT... over the last few hours I've got annoyed. Annoyed that he's left us in the lurch. Annoyed he rightly talks of broken promises and owners running away, yet does exactly the same by turning his back on his (allegedly breached) contract and running away himself. He's left every fan, every remaining staff member and every player in the brown stuff at exactly the wrong time. We don't know what is going on at STFC. Maybe there is even more to this mess of a takeover than meets the eye. For now PDC to me is PDC the brilliant winner. PDC the motivator. PDC the ultimate dedicated manager, but also PDC the quitter. batch

7:24am Wed 20 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

Couldn't agree more with 'batch's comment.
PDC has bailed out when the pressure increased & he didn't get his own way.
Even West Ham won't say "yes" to everything!
Paolo might have achieved consecutive promotions but we'll never know because he quit.
Thanks to him for what he did but I thought he had the character to see it through.
Couldn't agree more with 'batch's comment. PDC has bailed out when the pressure increased & he didn't get his own way. Even West Ham won't say "yes" to everything! Paolo might have achieved consecutive promotions but we'll never know because he quit. Thanks to him for what he did but I thought he had the character to see it through. Jets there'd

7:28am Wed 20 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Di Canio has insulted and dishonoured the tremendous support we gave him and the team. Just when strong leadership was required from a manager to see us through a very difficult patch, he leaves. It seems that he and his ego is bigger than the team, the club, and the fans put together. His loyalty was to himself and not to the club.
Di Canio has insulted and dishonoured the tremendous support we gave him and the team. Just when strong leadership was required from a manager to see us through a very difficult patch, he leaves. It seems that he and his ego is bigger than the team, the club, and the fans put together. His loyalty was to himself and not to the club. tifosi

7:36am Wed 20 Feb 13

Highworth red says...

Piccareta sounded like a Dicanio clone post match, smacking his lips mid sentence and using words like ' professional '. Who says nobody would expect Town to be there, prat, we've been here a day much higher in the past. Bleedin Italians, run at the first sign of trouble. Good ridance for leaving us at such a crucial time. Here for only a season and a half, certainly not a legend in my book
Piccareta sounded like a Dicanio clone post match, smacking his lips mid sentence and using words like ' professional '. Who says nobody would expect Town to be there, prat, we've been here a day much higher in the past. Bleedin Italians, run at the first sign of trouble. Good ridance for leaving us at such a crucial time. Here for only a season and a half, certainly not a legend in my book Highworth red

7:41am Wed 20 Feb 13

eddyxx says...

Have to say well done to the players, under the circumstances they deserve the credit. Not gonna say pdc and his staff dont deserve a huge thanks but at the end of the day when the dust settles it would look like they have behaved like spoiled kids who could not get their own way, the players deserve the credit and well done to all of them and shame on paulo for even contemplating trying to take credit for last nights victory.
Have to say well done to the players, under the circumstances they deserve the credit. Not gonna say pdc and his staff dont deserve a huge thanks but at the end of the day when the dust settles it would look like they have behaved like spoiled kids who could not get their own way, the players deserve the credit and well done to all of them and shame on paulo for even contemplating trying to take credit for last nights victory. eddyxx

7:47am Wed 20 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

batch wrote:
The last 1 1/2 years will long live in the memory. Di Canio was IMHO the best manager we have had for, well, since Hoddle. Despite his spending, his tantrums and volatility he got the buy in of nearly everyone involved at this club. He is a winner. Brilliant. Thanks and good luck. BUT... over the last few hours I've got annoyed. Annoyed that he's left us in the lurch. Annoyed he rightly talks of broken promises and owners running away, yet does exactly the same by turning his back on his (allegedly breached) contract and running away himself. He's left every fan, every remaining staff member and every player in the brown stuff at exactly the wrong time. We don't know what is going on at STFC. Maybe there is even more to this mess of a takeover than meets the eye. For now PDC to me is PDC the brilliant winner. PDC the motivator. PDC the ultimate dedicated manager, but also PDC the quitter.
You know what batch, you just about summed up how I feel today.

Before I just felt very sad. Sad for myself (selfish) and sad for the rest of the fans and our beloved Club at this ongoing saga which has made us a laughing stock yet again.

Last night I had real tears rolling down my cheeks when that 3rd goal went in.

We were top against all odds. Fabrizio had steadied the ship. The lads had done there stuff and there was a hope, just a glimmer of a hope that Paolo might re consider.

Then came the crushing announcement which brought the whole thing into reality.

Today I feel anger. I mean real anger at what has been allowed to happen, and not for the first time at the CG. Why? Egos it seems to me. Peoples egos.

Once again the loyal Town Fans who have put up with so much over the years are the ones left behind to pick up the bits. Expected to scrimp and save to stump up for season tickets again while those who are culpable for this mess just walk away.

THANKS - THANKS FOR NOTHING IN THE END!
[quote][p][bold]batch[/bold] wrote: The last 1 1/2 years will long live in the memory. Di Canio was IMHO the best manager we have had for, well, since Hoddle. Despite his spending, his tantrums and volatility he got the buy in of nearly everyone involved at this club. He is a winner. Brilliant. Thanks and good luck. BUT... over the last few hours I've got annoyed. Annoyed that he's left us in the lurch. Annoyed he rightly talks of broken promises and owners running away, yet does exactly the same by turning his back on his (allegedly breached) contract and running away himself. He's left every fan, every remaining staff member and every player in the brown stuff at exactly the wrong time. We don't know what is going on at STFC. Maybe there is even more to this mess of a takeover than meets the eye. For now PDC to me is PDC the brilliant winner. PDC the motivator. PDC the ultimate dedicated manager, but also PDC the quitter.[/p][/quote]You know what batch, you just about summed up how I feel today. Before I just felt very sad. Sad for myself (selfish) and sad for the rest of the fans and our beloved Club at this ongoing saga which has made us a laughing stock yet again. Last night I had real tears rolling down my cheeks when that 3rd goal went in. We were top against all odds. Fabrizio had steadied the ship. The lads had done there stuff and there was a hope, just a glimmer of a hope that Paolo might re consider. Then came the crushing announcement which brought the whole thing into reality. Today I feel anger. I mean real anger at what has been allowed to happen, and not for the first time at the CG. Why? Egos it seems to me. Peoples egos. Once again the loyal Town Fans who have put up with so much over the years are the ones left behind to pick up the bits. Expected to scrimp and save to stump up for season tickets again while those who are culpable for this mess just walk away. THANKS - THANKS FOR NOTHING IN THE END! Since 1950

7:58am Wed 20 Feb 13

sw1ndon says...

Buckle next manager?
Buckle next manager? sw1ndon

7:58am Wed 20 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

A HUGE well done to the players for a fantastic result.
.
Give Ward and Ferry acting manager roles alongside Bodin as a temporary measure and let's gain revenge for that 4-1 defeat earlier in the season.
.
One step at a time but come on lads... this is now for YOU!!!
A HUGE well done to the players for a fantastic result. . Give Ward and Ferry acting manager roles alongside Bodin as a temporary measure and let's gain revenge for that 4-1 defeat earlier in the season. . One step at a time but come on lads... this is now for YOU!!! SAPFanSTFC

8:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

Another view says...

Boom? - Bust? - Top of the League!!!

What's next for this lunatic club of ours?

Thank you for the memories, Paolo, but we move on, and Saturday is the opportunity to show the players how much we appreciate them. They grew a few inches last night as they rose above all the crap. Time to sign their names now.
Boom? - Bust? - Top of the League!!! What's next for this lunatic club of ours? Thank you for the memories, Paolo, but we move on, and Saturday is the opportunity to show the players how much we appreciate them. They grew a few inches last night as they rose above all the crap. Time to sign their names now. Another view

9:00am Wed 20 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
A HUGE well done to the players for a fantastic result.
.
Give Ward and Ferry acting manager roles alongside Bodin as a temporary measure and let's gain revenge for that 4-1 defeat earlier in the season.
.
One step at a time but come on lads... this is now for YOU!!!
Not a bad shout. They all know the training routines etc. so, if it ain't broke (like everything else) don't fix it. What's more, the players will be even more united and playing for Swindon as opposed to Di Canio.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: A HUGE well done to the players for a fantastic result. . Give Ward and Ferry acting manager roles alongside Bodin as a temporary measure and let's gain revenge for that 4-1 defeat earlier in the season. . One step at a time but come on lads... this is now for YOU!!![/p][/quote]Not a bad shout. They all know the training routines etc. so, if it ain't broke (like everything else) don't fix it. What's more, the players will be even more united and playing for Swindon as opposed to Di Canio. Blazing Riff

9:04am Wed 20 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

I can't believe people are turning on Paolo when they have absolutely no idea of what caused him to leave.

Of course the players deserve credit but so does Paolo and his backroom team, as Piccareta states in the article.

Paolo is the reason the team are playing as well as they are. His players, his training regime, his tactics, his professionalism, his pride and his passion. Make no mistake, money or not, we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him and his staff.

Credit where it's due.
Thankyou Paolo, your staff and the team you've left us with. I'm sure you've instilled the passion and professionalism in the team that will see us over the line this year.
I can't believe people are turning on Paolo when they have absolutely no idea of what caused him to leave. Of course the players deserve credit but so does Paolo and his backroom team, as Piccareta states in the article. Paolo is the reason the team are playing as well as they are. His players, his training regime, his tactics, his professionalism, his pride and his passion. Make no mistake, money or not, we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him and his staff. Credit where it's due. Thankyou Paolo, your staff and the team you've left us with. I'm sure you've instilled the passion and professionalism in the team that will see us over the line this year. TenerifeRed

9:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Come on you lot. Don't turn on PDC and what he has had to put up with over the past weeks.

The plan changed, player sold behind his back, no board etc.
On another issue those players should be proud last night they played for the shirt and fans.

It felt really strange last night. A little subdued in the pub before the game, then the typical banter as always that you expect from Swindon fans. (Ken Beamish was driving the coach and Andy King collecting the tickets). Paul Hart was seen at the CG......Its the fans that get you through it.

Then the game. It distracted the mind from the "shambles" that we have endured recently and boy was that much needed.
Last 5 minutes was fantastic. Before Roberts goal they nearly scored an own goal when the keeper was in no mans land and Roberts "delivered" with the keeper chasing back after pushing up in our area.

To the fellow Supporters last night .....thanks as you gave me the reason why I love this Club......Great support last night. Only one PDC chant and then everything was about the Club.
Thank you.

Special praise to Robbo. You done it last night and that is why you got the praise you deserved. First goal....Fantastic.
Come on you lot. Don't turn on PDC and what he has had to put up with over the past weeks. The plan changed, player sold behind his back, no board etc. On another issue those players should be proud last night they played for the shirt and fans. It felt really strange last night. A little subdued in the pub before the game, then the typical banter as always that you expect from Swindon fans. (Ken Beamish was driving the coach and Andy King collecting the tickets). Paul Hart was seen at the CG......Its the fans that get you through it. Then the game. It distracted the mind from the "shambles" that we have endured recently and boy was that much needed. Last 5 minutes was fantastic. Before Roberts goal they nearly scored an own goal when the keeper was in no mans land and Roberts "delivered" with the keeper chasing back after pushing up in our area. To the fellow Supporters last night .....thanks as you gave me the reason why I love this Club......Great support last night. Only one PDC chant and then everything was about the Club. Thank you. Special praise to Robbo. You done it last night and that is why you got the praise you deserved. First goal....Fantastic. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:38am Wed 20 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Blazing Riff wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
A HUGE well done to the players for a fantastic result.
.
Give Ward and Ferry acting manager roles alongside Bodin as a temporary measure and let's gain revenge for that 4-1 defeat earlier in the season.
.
One step at a time but come on lads... this is now for YOU!!!
Not a bad shout. They all know the training routines etc. so, if it ain't broke (like everything else) don't fix it. What's more, the players will be even more united and playing for Swindon as opposed to Di Canio.
Yep, I think they would work as hard as ever for each other and bringing in another manager at this stage would only cause doubts.
.
You need someone like Bodin as he could sort out a couple of loanees IF the board sanction the takeover
[quote][p][bold]Blazing Riff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: A HUGE well done to the players for a fantastic result. . Give Ward and Ferry acting manager roles alongside Bodin as a temporary measure and let's gain revenge for that 4-1 defeat earlier in the season. . One step at a time but come on lads... this is now for YOU!!![/p][/quote]Not a bad shout. They all know the training routines etc. so, if it ain't broke (like everything else) don't fix it. What's more, the players will be even more united and playing for Swindon as opposed to Di Canio.[/p][/quote]Yep, I think they would work as hard as ever for each other and bringing in another manager at this stage would only cause doubts. . You need someone like Bodin as he could sort out a couple of loanees IF the board sanction the takeover SAPFanSTFC

11:09am Wed 20 Feb 13

Sparticus says...

I don't post on here very often these days but felt compelled to echo the sentiments expressed above by Batch. 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 above by Batch. 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

11:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

allshookup says...

TenerifeRed wrote:
I can't believe people are turning on Paolo when they have absolutely no idea of what caused him to leave.

Of course the players deserve credit but so does Paolo and his backroom team, as Piccareta states in the article.

Paolo is the reason the team are playing as well as they are. His players, his training regime, his tactics, his professionalism, his pride and his passion. Make no mistake, money or not, we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him and his staff.

Credit where it's due.
Thankyou Paolo, your staff and the team you've left us with. I'm sure you've instilled the passion and professionalism in the team that will see us over the line this year.
Well Mr. De Canio, you could have gone down in history as the man who took the town to two consecutive championships, and even a possible third consecutive championship, but decided to abandon our club, us supporters and your legions to fight on on our own, and for what reason? Because a player was sold behind your back to keep the club going with the transfer money it brought in? And then demand a takeover in place by giving a 5pm deadline? This is the FL you were trying to play games with, there was only going to be one winner. You gave us as fans some wonderful times, fun and attractive football that other clubs could only dream of, but now instead of leading your troops into the final battle, you decide to do a runner and leave them to another manager to take them up and get the glory. We as town fans will carry on supporting our team regardless of who the new manager will be, and continue to put our hard earned money into the club we love. Thanks for all you have done and how far you have taken us, but i would have hoped you had stayed to see out the job you started Good luck to you and your staff to whichever club you go to.
[quote][p][bold]TenerifeRed[/bold] wrote: I can't believe people are turning on Paolo when they have absolutely no idea of what caused him to leave. Of course the players deserve credit but so does Paolo and his backroom team, as Piccareta states in the article. Paolo is the reason the team are playing as well as they are. His players, his training regime, his tactics, his professionalism, his pride and his passion. Make no mistake, money or not, we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him and his staff. Credit where it's due. Thankyou Paolo, your staff and the team you've left us with. I'm sure you've instilled the passion and professionalism in the team that will see us over the line this year.[/p][/quote]Well Mr. De Canio, you could have gone down in history as the man who took the town to two consecutive championships, and even a possible third consecutive championship, but decided to abandon our club, us supporters and your legions to fight on on our own, and for what reason? Because a player was sold behind your back to keep the club going with the transfer money it brought in? And then demand a takeover in place by giving a 5pm deadline? This is the FL you were trying to play games with, there was only going to be one winner. You gave us as fans some wonderful times, fun and attractive football that other clubs could only dream of, but now instead of leading your troops into the final battle, you decide to do a runner and leave them to another manager to take them up and get the glory. We as town fans will carry on supporting our team regardless of who the new manager will be, and continue to put our hard earned money into the club we love. Thanks for all you have done and how far you have taken us, but i would have hoped you had stayed to see out the job you started Good luck to you and your staff to whichever club you go to. allshookup

11:27am Wed 20 Feb 13

eddyxx says...

thanks of course to pdc and what he brought but cant help thinking theres egg on his face. We could be singing who needs dicanio when we get promoted and whats he gonna think, maybe hes onto bigger and better and who knows, when you hear of foreign managers talk about their contract as a project it kinda makes you see they are in it for football and themselves and not necessarily the club and the fans. He has done good but his record is gonna say he left a winning team, i only hope we go on and get promoted so we can sing who needs dicanio and let him hear it, i have a feeling though he is thinking its all gonna cave in now hes gone and be sat there thinking it was all me it was all me, i left and my team could not get promoted without me, i hope those boys go out and prove mr big time wrong and we sing who needs dicanio.
thanks of course to pdc and what he brought but cant help thinking theres egg on his face. We could be singing who needs dicanio when we get promoted and whats he gonna think, maybe hes onto bigger and better and who knows, when you hear of foreign managers talk about their contract as a project it kinda makes you see they are in it for football and themselves and not necessarily the club and the fans. He has done good but his record is gonna say he left a winning team, i only hope we go on and get promoted so we can sing who needs dicanio and let him hear it, i have a feeling though he is thinking its all gonna cave in now hes gone and be sat there thinking it was all me it was all me, i left and my team could not get promoted without me, i hope those boys go out and prove mr big time wrong and we sing who needs dicanio. eddyxx

11:31am 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

12:41pm Wed 20 Feb 13

batch says...

TenerifeRed wrote:
I can't believe people are turning on Paolo when they have absolutely no idea of what caused him to leave.

Of course the players deserve credit but so does Paolo and his backroom team, as Piccareta states in the article.

Paolo is the reason the team are playing as well as they are. His players, his training regime, his tactics, his professionalism, his pride and his passion. Make no mistake, money or not, we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him and his staff.

Credit where it's due.
Thankyou Paolo, your staff and the team you've left us with. I'm sure you've instilled the passion and professionalism in the team that will see us over the line this year.
If calling him the best manager since Hoddle is turning on him, I don't know what being really angry is!

He has done all the things you say and we will all appreciate it, if not now then in the future when the raw emotions have subsided. The best compliment I can give him is that I'd dance round the office with joy if he changed his mind (he won't, just emphasising things).

It doesn't stop my frustration and yes, a tiny bit of anger, at the timing of it all. I really thought we were all in it together until the end of the season.

Somehow I forgot while he gives his all, more than any manager, he is just doing job.

And yes the facts aren't known. So I reserve my right to change how I feel about everything if they ever are!

Hey ho, its done. We move on.
[quote][p][bold]TenerifeRed[/bold] wrote: I can't believe people are turning on Paolo when they have absolutely no idea of what caused him to leave. Of course the players deserve credit but so does Paolo and his backroom team, as Piccareta states in the article. Paolo is the reason the team are playing as well as they are. His players, his training regime, his tactics, his professionalism, his pride and his passion. Make no mistake, money or not, we wouldn't be where we are if it wasn't for him and his staff. Credit where it's due. Thankyou Paolo, your staff and the team you've left us with. I'm sure you've instilled the passion and professionalism in the team that will see us over the line this year.[/p][/quote]If calling him the best manager since Hoddle is turning on him, I don't know what being really angry is! He has done all the things you say and we will all appreciate it, if not now then in the future when the raw emotions have subsided. The best compliment I can give him is that I'd dance round the office with joy if he changed his mind (he won't, just emphasising things). It doesn't stop my frustration and yes, a tiny bit of anger, at the timing of it all. I really thought we were all in it together until the end of the season. Somehow I forgot while he gives his all, more than any manager, he is just doing job. And yes the facts aren't known. So I reserve my right to change how I feel about everything if they ever are! Hey ho, its done. We move on. batch

1:02pm Wed 20 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

For all major shocks in life try say you go through a journey of:
- Denial
- Anger
- Acceptance
.
I was in denial last night in so far as he'll be back IF the FL ratify the deal - after all we do owe a huge vote of thanks to him and his team for their part in the current resurgence of STFC as there can be no doubting all of the positives they've brought
.
I'm now verging on the anger, as many have said we've been jilted, dumped, left on the doorstep and by the one person / team who preached loyalty to a cause, the team and to us the fans. That loyalty does not stack up against the current actions, wait until the new board get in before resigning, don't desert a shop taking on water, especially when it is the QE2 following a refit and upgrade and in the best state for years...
.
...and don't take the rest of the officers with you!
.
Now we have luietenant Bodin, 2nd luietenant Ward and Bosun Ferry to steer us into port....and they can do it with the full commitment of the rest of the crew!
For all major shocks in life try say you go through a journey of: - Denial - Anger - Acceptance . I was in denial last night in so far as he'll be back IF the FL ratify the deal - after all we do owe a huge vote of thanks to him and his team for their part in the current resurgence of STFC as there can be no doubting all of the positives they've brought . I'm now verging on the anger, as many have said we've been jilted, dumped, left on the doorstep and by the one person / team who preached loyalty to a cause, the team and to us the fans. That loyalty does not stack up against the current actions, wait until the new board get in before resigning, don't desert a shop taking on water, especially when it is the QE2 following a refit and upgrade and in the best state for years... . ...and don't take the rest of the officers with you! . Now we have luietenant Bodin, 2nd luietenant Ward and Bosun Ferry to steer us into port....and they can do it with the full commitment of the rest of the crew! SAPFanSTFC

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