SWINDON TOWN: Falling out with Di Canio proved okay for Caddis

Swindon Advertiser: Paul Caddis Paul Caddis

PAUL Caddis has come to the conclusion that falling out with Paolo Di Canio was a blessing in disguise.

The Swindon Town full-back, currently on loan at Championship Birmingham, has recently made his return to action following a shoulder injury - a recovery which took less time than expected.

He puts his comeback down to the Blues' medical set-up, which he claimed is superior to what is on offer at the County Ground.

"Maybe it was not so bad I fell out with the manager," Caddis told BBC West Midlands.

"Originally the plan was after Christmas. But I've got to give a lot of credit to the physios here, who have worked me very hard in the gym.

"Christmas-time is important when games come thick and fast. Three wins gets you up in the play-offs and I don't see why we can't do that ”

"I've done a lot with the fitness coach and adrenaline's a strong thing. That got me though that first game back at Blackpool.

"But there's no chance I could have got to this stage had I still been back at Swindon as the facilities are so much better here.

"It's been quite a year. We won promotion, I was made club captain, then me and the manager had a few words, and I lost the captain's armband, but I ended up in the Championship."

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3:33pm Mon 10 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

Your happy and paolos happy now we have Adam Rooney
Onwards and upwards
Your happy and paolos happy now we have Adam Rooney Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

3:35pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Davidsyrett says...

For all of those of you that think he's coming back, think again. Lets hope we get a fee for him.
For all of those of you that think he's coming back, think again. Lets hope we get a fee for him. Davidsyrett

3:41pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

Our loss their gain, pity because he was very effective attacking, not quite so defensively, but one of our better players nonetheless. The move has worked out well for him and I wish him well, he was always loyal to our club and the team. Shame we have lost him.
Our loss their gain, pity because he was very effective attacking, not quite so defensively, but one of our better players nonetheless. The move has worked out well for him and I wish him well, he was always loyal to our club and the team. Shame we have lost him. Psychedelic Syd

3:55pm Mon 10 Dec 12

LeGod says...

As much as i think we miss him as Ritchie and him would set this league on fire his comment about working hard in the gym why didnt he do it when he was aksed here then during the summer break.
Yes they will have better facilities there a bigger club and more resource how much of it is bent money is still a leading question with their dodgy owner who is still in prison or on bail back in Thailand or wherever it is.

I wish Caddis well as he is a good player and always gave his all for us and with his comments there is no way he will be back here so lets see how much we get for him when the time comes.
As much as i think we miss him as Ritchie and him would set this league on fire his comment about working hard in the gym why didnt he do it when he was aksed here then during the summer break. Yes they will have better facilities there a bigger club and more resource how much of it is bent money is still a leading question with their dodgy owner who is still in prison or on bail back in Thailand or wherever it is. I wish Caddis well as he is a good player and always gave his all for us and with his comments there is no way he will be back here so lets see how much we get for him when the time comes. LeGod

3:57pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Highworth red says...

We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.
We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon. Highworth red

4:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Summerof69 says...

Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer.
I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way. Summerof69

4:13pm Mon 10 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

Ego lost us a championship level right back. Classy and honest is Caddis. He was treated unfairly. Good luck to him.
Ego lost us a championship level right back. Classy and honest is Caddis. He was treated unfairly. Good luck to him. stfc2012

4:16pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Summerof69 says...

stfc2012 wrote:
Ego lost us a championship level right back. Classy and honest is Caddis. He was treated unfairly. Good luck to him.
Why was he treated unfairly ? Was he asked to train any more than any other squad member ? Was he expected to show a more professional attitude to any other squad member ?
[quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Ego lost us a championship level right back. Classy and honest is Caddis. He was treated unfairly. Good luck to him.[/p][/quote]Why was he treated unfairly ? Was he asked to train any more than any other squad member ? Was he expected to show a more professional attitude to any other squad member ? Summerof69

4:18pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Summerof69 wrote:
Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer.
I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
[quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him. Oi Den!

4:19pm Mon 10 Dec 12

swindonoldie says...

Highworth red wrote:
We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.
Spot on! my sentiments exactly.
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.[/p][/quote]Spot on! my sentiments exactly. swindonoldie

4:35pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Swindon1984 says...

Summerof69 wrote:
stfc2012 wrote: Ego lost us a championship level right back. Classy and honest is Caddis. He was treated unfairly. Good luck to him.
Why was he treated unfairly ? Was he asked to train any more than any other squad member ? Was he expected to show a more professional attitude to any other squad member ?
Would have to agree with that, although we've lost a very good player it wouldn't have sent out the right mesage if he were treated differently than any other town player. Don't think this as simple as one or the other being in the right either. Just an unfortunate situation for STFC to have lost him.
[quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stfc2012[/bold] wrote: Ego lost us a championship level right back. Classy and honest is Caddis. He was treated unfairly. Good luck to him.[/p][/quote]Why was he treated unfairly ? Was he asked to train any more than any other squad member ? Was he expected to show a more professional attitude to any other squad member ?[/p][/quote]Would have to agree with that, although we've lost a very good player it wouldn't have sent out the right mesage if he were treated differently than any other town player. Don't think this as simple as one or the other being in the right either. Just an unfortunate situation for STFC to have lost him. Swindon1984

4:39pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Highworth red wrote:
We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.
Who was playing on the right wing for Town on Saturday then ?

We haven't lost Ritchie and with 8 goals already this season, compared to last season's total of 10, it could said he is doing better without Caddis.

Matt is forming a good partnership with Nathan, which also enabled Bostock to attack space on Saturday. Cads was good for us but I believe Nathan will be better in the future (certainly defensively) and he is home grown :-)

I also watched some of the Brum game and Cads was good going forward but he didn't look fit to me and didn't bust a gut to get back when attacks broke down.

Good luck to him but time for us to move forward without him.

COYMR

ps. They may be Championship at the moment but with only 5 teams below them they could be somewhere else next season !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.[/p][/quote]Who was playing on the right wing for Town on Saturday then ? We haven't lost Ritchie and with 8 goals already this season, compared to last season's total of 10, it could said he is doing better without Caddis. Matt is forming a good partnership with Nathan, which also enabled Bostock to attack space on Saturday. Cads was good for us but I believe Nathan will be better in the future (certainly defensively) and he is home grown :-) I also watched some of the Brum game and Cads was good going forward but he didn't look fit to me and didn't bust a gut to get back when attacks broke down. Good luck to him but time for us to move forward without him. COYMR ps. They may be Championship at the moment but with only 5 teams below them they could be somewhere else next season !!!! Oxon-Red

4:42pm Mon 10 Dec 12

mallorca says...

Wish Paul all the best.It does seem that Pdc just needs to calm things down a bit.
I still think we have done ok this season.
OK his temprment is way off at times,yet thats just Pdc.
Just hope this new chairman and Board do not rock the boat too much.
So let's hope on Sky TV we can get a result
Wish Paul all the best.It does seem that Pdc just needs to calm things down a bit. I still think we have done ok this season. OK his temprment is way off at times,yet thats just Pdc. Just hope this new chairman and Board do not rock the boat too much. So let's hope on Sky TV we can get a result mallorca

4:55pm Mon 10 Dec 12

umpcah says...

mallorca wrote:
Wish Paul all the best.It does seem that Pdc just needs to calm things down a bit.
I still think we have done ok this season.
OK his temprment is way off at times,yet thats just Pdc.
Just hope this new chairman and Board do not rock the boat too much.
So let's hope on Sky TV we can get a result
The rejigged board seems remarkably quiet. I`m not saying that they should offer daily bulletins but why is it Di Canio ranting all the time ?
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Wish Paul all the best.It does seem that Pdc just needs to calm things down a bit. I still think we have done ok this season. OK his temprment is way off at times,yet thats just Pdc. Just hope this new chairman and Board do not rock the boat too much. So let's hope on Sky TV we can get a result[/p][/quote]The rejigged board seems remarkably quiet. I`m not saying that they should offer daily bulletins but why is it Di Canio ranting all the time ? umpcah

5:07pm Mon 10 Dec 12

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Great player and nice lad good luck to him.

We now need to move on.
Great player and nice lad good luck to him. We now need to move on. TheDukeOfBanbury

5:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

robin_in_the_snow says...

I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.
I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball. robin_in_the_snow

5:19pm Mon 10 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Summerof69 wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
Spot on Den!..
Why should he not have his say ?...
He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM
Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ?????????? DarrenSTFCRomain

5:46pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

robin_in_the_snow wrote:
I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.
Our leaky defence !!!

We have conceded 18 in 21 matches. Only 2 clubs Doncaster and MK Dons have conceded fewer (17).

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]robin_in_the_snow[/bold] wrote: I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.[/p][/quote]Our leaky defence !!! We have conceded 18 in 21 matches. Only 2 clubs Doncaster and MK Dons have conceded fewer (17). COYMR Oxon-Red

6:08pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Is that you Lovesey says...

He doesn't want to be here, end of move on... Good luck to him, he is a very good player, but wont be a town player going forward.
He doesn't want to be here, end of move on... Good luck to him, he is a very good player, but wont be a town player going forward. Is that you Lovesey

6:08pm Mon 10 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Paul Caddis, decent bloke, wore the arm band with pride and all the passion anybody could ask for, bar one of course, and who would that be then ?

Well Mister, I, myself, personally, nobody is bigger here in this club than me. Big ego man himself. Trouble is he lets some of the good players go, and keeps the carp.

Birmingham got a well decent player, we got a portable tub of lard, probably with less pride and passion than any other player. Crikey, compared to him Magera looked good.
Paul Caddis, decent bloke, wore the arm band with pride and all the passion anybody could ask for, bar one of course, and who would that be then ? Well Mister, I, myself, personally, nobody is bigger here in this club than me. Big ego man himself. Trouble is he lets some of the good players go, and keeps the carp. Birmingham got a well decent player, we got a portable tub of lard, probably with less pride and passion than any other player. Crikey, compared to him Magera looked good. the wizard

6:29pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

What lake are the "carp" being kept in then Wiz or are they being put into the Thames at Lechlade....

Maybe they will meet up with that feckjng Sue..
What lake are the "carp" being kept in then Wiz or are they being put into the Thames at Lechlade.... Maybe they will meet up with that feckjng Sue.. Steve. Brentford

6:30pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Rogersforengland says...

Good luck to Caddis, he is allowed to do interviews and clearly Paolo pulls no punches.

He stuck up for his new born child and family, why not i would
Good luck to Caddis, he is allowed to do interviews and clearly Paolo pulls no punches. He stuck up for his new born child and family, why not i would Rogersforengland

6:32pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Med Red says...

Our loss, their gain AND we got Adam Rooney. What a rank bad piece of business that was!! Hopefully our new Chairman will make sure we get money for Caddis, which will be used to sign a decent striker.

Ditch Spencer, we need a Chief Scout.
Our loss, their gain AND we got Adam Rooney. What a rank bad piece of business that was!! Hopefully our new Chairman will make sure we get money for Caddis, which will be used to sign a decent striker. Ditch Spencer, we need a Chief Scout. Med Red

6:32pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Steve. Brentford says...

Steve. Brentford wrote:
What lake are the "carp" being kept in then Wiz or are they being put into the Thames at Lechlade....

Maybe they will meet up with that feckjng Sue..
Ahhh i see you were talking crap not carp..
[quote][p][bold]Steve. Brentford[/bold] wrote: What lake are the "carp" being kept in then Wiz or are they being put into the Thames at Lechlade.... Maybe they will meet up with that feckjng Sue..[/p][/quote]Ahhh i see you were talking crap not carp.. Steve. Brentford

6:34pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
For all of those of you that think he's coming back, think again. Lets hope we get a fee for him.
There will be no fee we will just off load as there is probably some sort of clause in his extended contract!

I'm more interested in a ruddy striker that can hit the back of the net every other chance he gets not every 10 chances!
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: For all of those of you that think he's coming back, think again. Lets hope we get a fee for him.[/p][/quote]There will be no fee we will just off load as there is probably some sort of clause in his extended contract! I'm more interested in a ruddy striker that can hit the back of the net every other chance he gets not every 10 chances! Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

6:49pm Mon 10 Dec 12

SirReg says...

Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.
Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us. SirReg

7:18pm Mon 10 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Summerof69 wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
Spot on Den!..
Why should he not have his say ?...
He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM
Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????
I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????[/p][/quote]I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship? bongiaz

7:32pm Mon 10 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

SirReg wrote:
Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.
PDC will finish the season with Swindon after gaining promotion to the Championship! Why do you think he is hanging himself? The guy wants the best for Swindon Town FC, PDC is a winner and I for one am enjoying every match! Caddis I believe was given time away to be with his wife and baby on condition he kept fit in the Gym...he did not follow the clubs instructions and came back unfit! If PDC was so bad why did Ritchie extend his contract? Why is Bostock (Who once fit will be a brilliant player) loving Swindon so much? We should have hammered Doncaster last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting! COYR's
[quote][p][bold]SirReg[/bold] wrote: Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.[/p][/quote]PDC will finish the season with Swindon after gaining promotion to the Championship! Why do you think he is hanging himself? The guy wants the best for Swindon Town FC, PDC is a winner and I for one am enjoying every match! Caddis I believe was given time away to be with his wife and baby on condition he kept fit in the Gym...he did not follow the clubs instructions and came back unfit! If PDC was so bad why did Ritchie extend his contract? Why is Bostock (Who once fit will be a brilliant player) loving Swindon so much? We should have hammered Doncaster last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting! COYR's bongiaz

7:41pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Chish and Fips says...

bongiaz wrote:
SirReg wrote:
Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.
PDC will finish the season with Swindon after gaining promotion to the Championship! Why do you think he is hanging himself? The guy wants the best for Swindon Town FC, PDC is a winner and I for one am enjoying every match! Caddis I believe was given time away to be with his wife and baby on condition he kept fit in the Gym...he did not follow the clubs instructions and came back unfit! If PDC was so bad why did Ritchie extend his contract? Why is Bostock (Who once fit will be a brilliant player) loving Swindon so much? We should have hammered Doncaster last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting! COYR's
Its all paper talk really - tomorrows chip wrappings - Caddis is probably smirking at us and it made an item of news to help fill the page.

Good luck to him - lets move and get these forwards of ours doing what they are paid for ... or ship 'em out ...

I must admit and have said it before - who the hell manages to find these players that to be brutal are not up to scratch, we seem to have ended up with the 'Barn Door Triplets.'
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SirReg[/bold] wrote: Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.[/p][/quote]PDC will finish the season with Swindon after gaining promotion to the Championship! Why do you think he is hanging himself? The guy wants the best for Swindon Town FC, PDC is a winner and I for one am enjoying every match! Caddis I believe was given time away to be with his wife and baby on condition he kept fit in the Gym...he did not follow the clubs instructions and came back unfit! If PDC was so bad why did Ritchie extend his contract? Why is Bostock (Who once fit will be a brilliant player) loving Swindon so much? We should have hammered Doncaster last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting! COYR's[/p][/quote]Its all paper talk really - tomorrows chip wrappings - Caddis is probably smirking at us and it made an item of news to help fill the page. Good luck to him - lets move and get these forwards of ours doing what they are paid for ... or ship 'em out ... I must admit and have said it before - who the hell manages to find these players that to be brutal are not up to scratch, we seem to have ended up with the 'Barn Door Triplets.' Chish and Fips

7:48pm Mon 10 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

bongiaz wrote:
SirReg wrote: Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.
PDC will finish the season with Swindon after gaining promotion to the Championship! Why do you think he is hanging himself? The guy wants the best for Swindon Town FC, PDC is a winner and I for one am enjoying every match! Caddis I believe was given time away to be with his wife and baby on condition he kept fit in the Gym...he did not follow the clubs instructions and came back unfit! If PDC was so bad why did Ritchie extend his contract? Why is Bostock (Who once fit will be a brilliant player) loving Swindon so much? We should have hammered Doncaster last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting! COYR's
We should have hammered last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting...

And how many times have we al said that this season?
and we never hammered Doncaster the score was 1.1
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SirReg[/bold] wrote: Board is giving pdc the rope to hang himself. He won't finish the season with us.[/p][/quote]PDC will finish the season with Swindon after gaining promotion to the Championship! Why do you think he is hanging himself? The guy wants the best for Swindon Town FC, PDC is a winner and I for one am enjoying every match! Caddis I believe was given time away to be with his wife and baby on condition he kept fit in the Gym...he did not follow the clubs instructions and came back unfit! If PDC was so bad why did Ritchie extend his contract? Why is Bostock (Who once fit will be a brilliant player) loving Swindon so much? We should have hammered Doncaster last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting! COYR's[/p][/quote]We should have hammered last Saturday and were unlucky but mark my words we cant be so unlucky every week and some clubs are going to get a pasting... And how many times have we al said that this season? and we never hammered Doncaster the score was 1.1 DarrenSTFCRomain

7:59pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

bongiaz wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Summerof69 wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
Spot on Den!..
Why should he not have his say ?...
He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM
Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????
I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?
I think you've changed the subject. I simply asked why Caddis should not tell his club's local radio station that things have worked out well for him.
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As for the wider point that you raise, I don't see why it should be impossible for a manager and player to have a difference of opinion without it ending in a parting of the ways. We are all entitled to our views on that, and those views are bound to vary. We haven't heard of any fall-outs lately, so I'm hoping that PDC has now learned that there is room for other people's opinions. Otherwise, I think it will hinder his progress as a manager and our progress as a club. It has not been too much of a problem so far because the board has backed him in principle and with finance at every turn. That may be about to change here, and I doubt if he'll get the same luxury anywhere else.
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????[/p][/quote]I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?[/p][/quote]I think you've changed the subject. I simply asked why Caddis should not tell his club's local radio station that things have worked out well for him. . As for the wider point that you raise, I don't see why it should be impossible for a manager and player to have a difference of opinion without it ending in a parting of the ways. We are all entitled to our views on that, and those views are bound to vary. We haven't heard of any fall-outs lately, so I'm hoping that PDC has now learned that there is room for other people's opinions. Otherwise, I think it will hinder his progress as a manager and our progress as a club. It has not been too much of a problem so far because the board has backed him in principle and with finance at every turn. That may be about to change here, and I doubt if he'll get the same luxury anywhere else. Oi Den!

8:01pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

bongiaz, you are enjoying every match? You and I are poles apart then. Until Saturday the football at the County Ground has been dreadful for ages.
bongiaz, you are enjoying every match? You and I are poles apart then. Until Saturday the football at the County Ground has been dreadful for ages. Oi Den!

8:06pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Dosomethingmutley says...

A very smug and thinly Veiled pop at our club set - up and at the Manager.

bongiaz' comment read, "we should have hammered Doncaster", not that we had, nothing wrong with that.
A very smug and thinly Veiled pop at our club set - up and at the Manager. bongiaz' comment read, "we should have hammered Doncaster", not that we had, nothing wrong with that. Dosomethingmutley

8:19pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

Interesting comment about the medical set-up. I recall an article with an interview with Williams when him and Navarro went over to Italy for treament and Williams was highly impressed. I can't imagine they saw some quack over there which is what Caddis is implying.

That being said I would be surprised if Birmingham didn't have a better set-up.

Shame Paolo and Caddis fell out, Swindon haven't benefitted from that decision in my opinion and I'm sure the forwards would have notched a few more goals if Caddis had played this season.
Interesting comment about the medical set-up. I recall an article with an interview with Williams when him and Navarro went over to Italy for treament and Williams was highly impressed. I can't imagine they saw some quack over there which is what Caddis is implying. That being said I would be surprised if Birmingham didn't have a better set-up. Shame Paolo and Caddis fell out, Swindon haven't benefitted from that decision in my opinion and I'm sure the forwards would have notched a few more goals if Caddis had played this season. Wilesy

8:28pm Mon 10 Dec 12

the wizard says...

Den,

You are quite right, we haven't heard so many public out bursts lately, probably down to our new chairman, hopefully bringing some calm into the camp.
Den, You are quite right, we haven't heard so many public out bursts lately, probably down to our new chairman, hopefully bringing some calm into the camp. the wizard

8:48pm Mon 10 Dec 12

TheBlackHand says...

Bit dissappinted with with Caddis's comments. Yes you were great for STFC and i was one who was angry when you and PDC fell out and yes i;ve watched your last two games on sky and you've put in a good shift,HOWEVER lets compare you to Ferry. both came from Celtic, both developed well with STFC, both had kids.Si prepared to train Sunday's you ain't. Rumour has it your on 8K a week!!! if my boss paid me 8 k a week i train 8 day's a week and 8 nights and kiss his ****. So Brum have better facilities .... state the obvious bet Lee Clarke says Man U got better facilities. Paolo may have his outbursts which you as captain should have known best, he only wants the best for STFC.Hope it wors out for you!! PS ho wears the trousers in your house! rant over in Paolo we trust
Bit dissappinted with with Caddis's comments. Yes you were great for STFC and i was one who was angry when you and PDC fell out and yes i;ve watched your last two games on sky and you've put in a good shift,HOWEVER lets compare you to Ferry. both came from Celtic, both developed well with STFC, both had kids.Si prepared to train Sunday's you ain't. Rumour has it your on 8K a week!!! if my boss paid me 8 k a week i train 8 day's a week and 8 nights and kiss his ****. So Brum have better facilities .... state the obvious bet Lee Clarke says Man U got better facilities. Paolo may have his outbursts which you as captain should have known best, he only wants the best for STFC.Hope it wors out for you!! PS ho wears the trousers in your house! rant over in Paolo we trust TheBlackHand

9:03pm Mon 10 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

bongiaz wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Summerof69 wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????
I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?
YES I DO challenge the boss..
But just like every other man in the world we chat about it and see who was right or wrong...
2 min after that its back 2 normal...
Or are you just a YES SIR man lick lick
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????[/p][/quote]I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?[/p][/quote]YES I DO challenge the boss.. But just like every other man in the world we chat about it and see who was right or wrong... 2 min after that its back 2 normal... Or are you just a YES SIR man lick lick DarrenSTFCRomain

9:43pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer!
Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer! Malkym

10:39pm Mon 10 Dec 12

smirg kcab says...

robin_in_the_snow wrote:
I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.
You have never seen a man called Nathan Thompson then, think we should sign him one of the best if not the best in league and he's only young

Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]robin_in_the_snow[/bold] wrote: I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.[/p][/quote]You have never seen a man called Nathan Thompson then, think we should sign him one of the best if not the best in league and he's only young Where's sue Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

10:53pm Mon 10 Dec 12

mancrobin says...

smirg kcab wrote:
robin_in_the_snow wrote:
I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.
You have never seen a man called Nathan Thompson then, think we should sign him one of the best if not the best in league and he's only young

Where's sue
Onwards and upwards
Good point Grim. And a real silver lining to come out of all of this.

I was disappointed to see Caddis go but see little point in his side swipe at Swindon's set up. Having said that, I'm still not convinced why injured players have to be flown to Italy. Any one know the logic behind this?
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robin_in_the_snow[/bold] wrote: I'm a big Caddis fan, I don't think I've seen a better right back in League One, he was too good for our league and belongs in the championship, it's a real shame the needless fall out with Paulo happened because he was perfectly happy here until then. We could have had the best fullback in the league and he'd have been likely to get his championship level football next season playing in red and white. Worst of both worlds now as we've made getting a good fee for him trickier and we haven't replaced him and it shows in our leaky defence and lack of any fullback who can cross a ball.[/p][/quote]You have never seen a man called Nathan Thompson then, think we should sign him one of the best if not the best in league and he's only young Where's sue Onwards and upwards[/p][/quote]Good point Grim. And a real silver lining to come out of all of this. I was disappointed to see Caddis go but see little point in his side swipe at Swindon's set up. Having said that, I'm still not convinced why injured players have to be flown to Italy. Any one know the logic behind this? mancrobin

11:49pm Mon 10 Dec 12

harley red says...

caddis crap brum crap rooney crap caddis cant defend rooney cant score so who wins ???????
caddis crap brum crap rooney crap caddis cant defend rooney cant score so who wins ??????? harley red

6:18am Tue 11 Dec 12

stfc2012 says...

We waste money sending our injured lot to Italy for treatment. There are plenty of facilities in the uk, especially for your run of the mill injury. It's a pdc thing it seems. Our injury record now is terrible either way.
We waste money sending our injured lot to Italy for treatment. There are plenty of facilities in the uk, especially for your run of the mill injury. It's a pdc thing it seems. Our injury record now is terrible either way. stfc2012

6:55am Tue 11 Dec 12

jayden says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Highworth red wrote:
We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.
Who was playing on the right wing for Town on Saturday then ?

We haven't lost Ritchie and with 8 goals already this season, compared to last season's total of 10, it could said he is doing better without Caddis.

Matt is forming a good partnership with Nathan, which also enabled Bostock to attack space on Saturday. Cads was good for us but I believe Nathan will be better in the future (certainly defensively) and he is home grown :-)

I also watched some of the Brum game and Cads was good going forward but he didn't look fit to me and didn't bust a gut to get back when attacks broke down.

Good luck to him but time for us to move forward without him.

COYMR

ps. They may be Championship at the moment but with only 5 teams below them they could be somewhere else next season !!!!
Agree with you totaly.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: We've not just lost a fantastic right back in Caddis, we've also lost Matt Ritchie. Watched Caddis on Sky the other day and even though he has only just got back from injury, was a class act. Nice going Paolo, good enough for Birmingham, but not good enough for Swindon.[/p][/quote]Who was playing on the right wing for Town on Saturday then ? We haven't lost Ritchie and with 8 goals already this season, compared to last season's total of 10, it could said he is doing better without Caddis. Matt is forming a good partnership with Nathan, which also enabled Bostock to attack space on Saturday. Cads was good for us but I believe Nathan will be better in the future (certainly defensively) and he is home grown :-) I also watched some of the Brum game and Cads was good going forward but he didn't look fit to me and didn't bust a gut to get back when attacks broke down. Good luck to him but time for us to move forward without him. COYMR ps. They may be Championship at the moment but with only 5 teams below them they could be somewhere else next season !!!![/p][/quote]Agree with you totaly. jayden

7:40am Tue 11 Dec 12

Since 1950 says...

I was very sorry to see Caddis go after his fall out with PDC. I thought he could have been another captain fantastic like Colin Calderwood. However, things are as they are, our loss, imo.
Every cloud though as they say. Maybe young Nathan Thompson wouldn't have got his chance.
I was very sorry to see Caddis go after his fall out with PDC. I thought he could have been another captain fantastic like Colin Calderwood. However, things are as they are, our loss, imo. Every cloud though as they say. Maybe young Nathan Thompson wouldn't have got his chance. Since 1950

7:44am Tue 11 Dec 12

Glosteroldboy says...

Message for SAP - Re - predictions.

had a late call and I am off to hospital for a few days..
Could you please use the 10th predictor's scores and timings as my own. Whoever it is.

If anyone else could advise SAP of this request I would be grateful. Should be back for Christmas. Cheers.
Message for SAP - Re - predictions. had a late call and I am off to hospital for a few days.. Could you please use the 10th predictor's scores and timings as my own. Whoever it is. If anyone else could advise SAP of this request I would be grateful. Should be back for Christmas. Cheers. Glosteroldboy

8:26am Tue 11 Dec 12

jam1 says...

unprofessional from caddis
unprofessional from caddis jam1

8:49am Tue 11 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Malkym wrote:
Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer!
Malkym,

Thought you might have looked at the team sheet before making your statement.

M+W started on Saturday and worked very well together. They held the ball up well, fed the midfield and were one of the main reasons why we dominated the game. What they didn't receive was good service from the midfield.

On the 1-on-1, he had to try to nick the ball past him and stay on his feet to score as it was a long way out. We should also remember that he has just returned from an injury that was picked up in a challenge with the keeper.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer![/p][/quote]Malkym, Thought you might have looked at the team sheet before making your statement. M+W started on Saturday and worked very well together. They held the ball up well, fed the midfield and were one of the main reasons why we dominated the game. What they didn't receive was good service from the midfield. On the 1-on-1, he had to try to nick the ball past him and stay on his feet to score as it was a long way out. We should also remember that he has just returned from an injury that was picked up in a challenge with the keeper. COYMR Oxon-Red

8:55am Tue 11 Dec 12

swwindon61uk says...

Personally i am looking forward to us playing against Caddis next season!
I thought Caddis was good but not as good as what he is being made out on here by a few people.
He is not irreplaceable and as someone said earlier young Thompson i think will take his place quite comfortably going forward.
I am sure Caddis could say a lot a lot of things about what went on but i am also sure so can the club!
Personally i am looking forward to us playing against Caddis next season! I thought Caddis was good but not as good as what he is being made out on here by a few people. He is not irreplaceable and as someone said earlier young Thompson i think will take his place quite comfortably going forward. I am sure Caddis could say a lot a lot of things about what went on but i am also sure so can the club! swwindon61uk

9:38am Tue 11 Dec 12

Old-Stager, Hilperton says...

Med Red wrote:
Our loss, their gain AND we got Adam Rooney. What a rank bad piece of business that was!! Hopefully our new Chairman will make sure we get money for Caddis, which will be used to sign a decent striker.

Ditch Spencer, we need a Chief Scout.
mmm....I seem to remember that the much maligned Andy King was brilliant at signing good players.
[quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Our loss, their gain AND we got Adam Rooney. What a rank bad piece of business that was!! Hopefully our new Chairman will make sure we get money for Caddis, which will be used to sign a decent striker. Ditch Spencer, we need a Chief Scout.[/p][/quote]mmm....I seem to remember that the much maligned Andy King was brilliant at signing good players. Old-Stager, Hilperton

9:44am Tue 11 Dec 12

hertz says...

I believe Paul merely stated that had he got that injury at STFC he would have been out a lot longer , therefore Brum getting him back playing so early was a blessing . No more than that , if anything it simply tells us how much he actually wants to play and be part of the team . Of course Brum have a better back room they are much bigger club . COYR
I believe Paul merely stated that had he got that injury at STFC he would have been out a lot longer , therefore Brum getting him back playing so early was a blessing . No more than that , if anything it simply tells us how much he actually wants to play and be part of the team . Of course Brum have a better back room they are much bigger club . COYR hertz

9:45am Tue 11 Dec 12

jontyg says...

With Caddis gone, it's given young Nathan T his chance.......and he's taken it. He'll be a great player for the future..........anyo
ne can see that. Let's all move on from Caddis now, once and for all!!
With Caddis gone, it's given young Nathan T his chance.......and he's taken it. He'll be a great player for the future..........anyo ne can see that. Let's all move on from Caddis now, once and for all!! jontyg

9:55am Tue 11 Dec 12

Psychedelic Syd says...

If only Caddis had chosen the pasta and not the soup ...... Perfectly understandable why something like that should lead to him going to Birmingham .........
If only Caddis had chosen the pasta and not the soup ...... Perfectly understandable why something like that should lead to him going to Birmingham ......... Psychedelic Syd

10:02am Tue 11 Dec 12

wiki27 says...

Agree jontyg. Lets move on from Caddis. Nathan has already proved to be a more than capable replacement and after this his first season or so, will be one of the best full backs outside of the Premiership. A great talent and still so young.
Agree jontyg. Lets move on from Caddis. Nathan has already proved to be a more than capable replacement and after this his first season or so, will be one of the best full backs outside of the Premiership. A great talent and still so young. wiki27

10:12am Tue 11 Dec 12

bongiaz says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
bongiaz wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Summerof69 wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????
I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?
YES I DO challenge the boss..
But just like every other man in the world we chat about it and see who was right or wrong...
2 min after that its back 2 normal...
Or are you just a YES SIR man lick lick
Childish response, so glad I'm not your boss! So in your little world the boss asks you to do something you dont do it, and then expect to argue it out with him to see who was right or wrong?
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????[/p][/quote]I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?[/p][/quote]YES I DO challenge the boss.. But just like every other man in the world we chat about it and see who was right or wrong... 2 min after that its back 2 normal... Or are you just a YES SIR man lick lick[/p][/quote]Childish response, so glad I'm not your boss! So in your little world the boss asks you to do something you dont do it, and then expect to argue it out with him to see who was right or wrong? bongiaz

11:34am Tue 11 Dec 12

Med Red says...

Old-Stager, Hilperton wrote:
Med Red wrote:
Our loss, their gain AND we got Adam Rooney. What a rank bad piece of business that was!! Hopefully our new Chairman will make sure we get money for Caddis, which will be used to sign a decent striker.

Ditch Spencer, we need a Chief Scout.
mmm....I seem to remember that the much maligned Andy King was brilliant at signing good players.
He was indeed, but then he had good contacts within the game. Whereas Paolo seemingly doesn't..... wonder what Andy King's doing these days? Did he have health issues? Working with PDC might not be too good for his health!!
[quote][p][bold]Old-Stager, Hilperton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Med Red[/bold] wrote: Our loss, their gain AND we got Adam Rooney. What a rank bad piece of business that was!! Hopefully our new Chairman will make sure we get money for Caddis, which will be used to sign a decent striker. Ditch Spencer, we need a Chief Scout.[/p][/quote]mmm....I seem to remember that the much maligned Andy King was brilliant at signing good players.[/p][/quote]He was indeed, but then he had good contacts within the game. Whereas Paolo seemingly doesn't..... wonder what Andy King's doing these days? Did he have health issues? Working with PDC might not be too good for his health!! Med Red

1:00pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Wilesy says...

Hang on hang on! Virtually all the signings made from Wes onwards have been good on paper. Why they are not doing the business is another matter, and no need to call for Andy King to save the day!

I would much rather see an English Number 2 come in to assist Paolo. The ego would never allow it, obviously, but it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.
Hang on hang on! Virtually all the signings made from Wes onwards have been good on paper. Why they are not doing the business is another matter, and no need to call for Andy King to save the day! I would much rather see an English Number 2 come in to assist Paolo. The ego would never allow it, obviously, but it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw. Wilesy

1:30pm Tue 11 Dec 12

emly1975 says...

So let me get this straight its ok for Paolo to have strong opinions and voice them as he pleases but not for anybody else.

Fair play Caddis I remember Paolo saying that Caddis was not good enough at league one or two level (in a normal through my toys out the pram moment) and what did he do first game for Birmingham and he gets man of the match.

I dont think he looks out of place at Birmingham and think he will probably sign for them as soon as Jan.

One player dosent make a team but maybe we are missing a little bit of Caddis.

I think it is very unhealthy to not be allowed an an opinion in the work place and lets face it thats all he did!!
So let me get this straight its ok for Paolo to have strong opinions and voice them as he pleases but not for anybody else. Fair play Caddis I remember Paolo saying that Caddis was not good enough at league one or two level (in a normal through my toys out the pram moment) and what did he do first game for Birmingham and he gets man of the match. I dont think he looks out of place at Birmingham and think he will probably sign for them as soon as Jan. One player dosent make a team but maybe we are missing a little bit of Caddis. I think it is very unhealthy to not be allowed an an opinion in the work place and lets face it thats all he did!! emly1975

1:35pm Tue 11 Dec 12

RamsburyRed says...

Wilesy wrote:
Hang on hang on! Virtually all the signings made from Wes onwards have been good on paper. Why they are not doing the business is another matter, and no need to call for Andy King to save the day! I would much rather see an English Number 2 come in to assist Paolo. The ego would never allow it, obviously, but it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.
Hang on, firstly please let's not rekindle this myth (started by the man himself) that Andy King had such a great eye for a player and signed all these 'gems'. Who are they? In all the time he was here, for every Parkin there were five Sabins. Believe it or not, I'm not having a go at the guy, he did ok at a time when we were potless, but please don't tell me he found hidden gems. How many players signed by him were sold on for big fees?
*
And secondly, there is no chance of Paolo having a new number 2.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Hang on hang on! Virtually all the signings made from Wes onwards have been good on paper. Why they are not doing the business is another matter, and no need to call for Andy King to save the day! I would much rather see an English Number 2 come in to assist Paolo. The ego would never allow it, obviously, but it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.[/p][/quote]Hang on, firstly please let's not rekindle this myth (started by the man himself) that Andy King had such a great eye for a player and signed all these 'gems'. Who are they? In all the time he was here, for every Parkin there were five Sabins. Believe it or not, I'm not having a go at the guy, he did ok at a time when we were potless, but please don't tell me he found hidden gems. How many players signed by him were sold on for big fees? * And secondly, there is no chance of Paolo having a new number 2. RamsburyRed

2:31pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy wrote:
Hang on hang on! Virtually all the signings made from Wes onwards have been good on paper. Why they are not doing the business is another matter, and no need to call for Andy King to save the day!

I would much rather see an English Number 2 come in to assist Paolo. The ego would never allow it, obviously, but it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.
Agree Wilesy. Although I think we have made some duff signings, overall we have a squad of good individual players but only an average team. It's not like a couple of years ago, when there were such glaring weaknesses in the squad that our poor performances and ultimate relegation came as little surprise. Wilson's excellent team of 2009/10 was probably only marginally better than the one we have now but they played with such passion and belief that good performances and victories were the norm rather than the exception - until the calamitous late season collapse of course. I believe PDC's challenge is to galvanise the players he has, not to look for magic solutions halfway through the season.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Hang on hang on! Virtually all the signings made from Wes onwards have been good on paper. Why they are not doing the business is another matter, and no need to call for Andy King to save the day! I would much rather see an English Number 2 come in to assist Paolo. The ego would never allow it, obviously, but it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw.[/p][/quote]Agree Wilesy. Although I think we have made some duff signings, overall we have a squad of good individual players but only an average team. It's not like a couple of years ago, when there were such glaring weaknesses in the squad that our poor performances and ultimate relegation came as little surprise. Wilson's excellent team of 2009/10 was probably only marginally better than the one we have now but they played with such passion and belief that good performances and victories were the norm rather than the exception - until the calamitous late season collapse of course. I believe PDC's challenge is to galvanise the players he has, not to look for magic solutions halfway through the season. Oi Den!

2:47pm Tue 11 Dec 12

MITTED says...

Caddis who? I would rather have Nathan Thompson in the team. He is a much better defender and is quickly improving his attacking qualities.

There seems quite a few that seemed to have forgotten that Caddis by his own admission, skived off from training sessions. In other words, he repeatedly absented himself from work without management approval. That is a sackable offence in any other walk of life! For someone on £1000s per week, his conduct was disagraceful and it is even more unpalatable that he ended up manipulating a move to a championship club. A sad way to end his impressive Town career but one of his own making.
COYR
Caddis who? I would rather have Nathan Thompson in the team. He is a much better defender and is quickly improving his attacking qualities. There seems quite a few that seemed to have forgotten that Caddis by his own admission, skived off from training sessions. In other words, he repeatedly absented himself from work without management approval. That is a sackable offence in any other walk of life! For someone on £1000s per week, his conduct was disagraceful and it is even more unpalatable that he ended up manipulating a move to a championship club. A sad way to end his impressive Town career but one of his own making. COYR MITTED

3:09pm Tue 11 Dec 12

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Mitted - well said that man.

Dear Paul I liked you a lot as a player and Captain (although a little to mouthy with refs for my liking). However there is no excuse for your lack of setting an example by your admitted skipped training. As Captain quite rightly the manager needed you to set an example. You were even give more leniency because you were such a good pro last year. Unfortunately you tried to take advantage of this leniency and rightly paid the price.

No mater what people think about our manager and some of his methods (criticising players in public and lack of plan b to change a game being two that are definitely worth a discussion) I have said before that I hope whoever the club appoints when he leaves that they appoint someone with the same desire, discipline and work ethic. That this becomes the "Swindon Way".

By having a pop Caddis does himself no favours. I will be delighted if we get some money for him January, we can spend it on Bostock and building this club to be great again.
Mitted - well said that man. Dear Paul I liked you a lot as a player and Captain (although a little to mouthy with refs for my liking). However there is no excuse for your lack of setting an example by your admitted skipped training. As Captain quite rightly the manager needed you to set an example. You were even give more leniency because you were such a good pro last year. Unfortunately you tried to take advantage of this leniency and rightly paid the price. No mater what people think about our manager and some of his methods (criticising players in public and lack of plan b to change a game being two that are definitely worth a discussion) I have said before that I hope whoever the club appoints when he leaves that they appoint someone with the same desire, discipline and work ethic. That this becomes the "Swindon Way". By having a pop Caddis does himself no favours. I will be delighted if we get some money for him January, we can spend it on Bostock and building this club to be great again. dreamofacleansheet2

3:14pm Tue 11 Dec 12

the wizard says...

MITTED wrote:
Caddis who? I would rather have Nathan Thompson in the team. He is a much better defender and is quickly improving his attacking qualities.

There seems quite a few that seemed to have forgotten that Caddis by his own admission, skived off from training sessions. In other words, he repeatedly absented himself from work without management approval. That is a sackable offence in any other walk of life! For someone on £1000s per week, his conduct was disagraceful and it is even more unpalatable that he ended up manipulating a move to a championship club. A sad way to end his impressive Town career but one of his own making.
COYR
Usually agree with much of what you write, however, I'd never heard of Caddis having a bad word for anyone, let alone falling out, but our illustrious manager, well that seems to be a habit he has. I agree about the absenteeism but a proffesessional doesn't do that without good reason. Simple truth is we all, will never know what was really said, but Caddis is now with Brum, on probably more money and probably better thought of by the man in charge, he won, we got lard in his place. Hope Nathan continues to improve.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Caddis who? I would rather have Nathan Thompson in the team. He is a much better defender and is quickly improving his attacking qualities. There seems quite a few that seemed to have forgotten that Caddis by his own admission, skived off from training sessions. In other words, he repeatedly absented himself from work without management approval. That is a sackable offence in any other walk of life! For someone on £1000s per week, his conduct was disagraceful and it is even more unpalatable that he ended up manipulating a move to a championship club. A sad way to end his impressive Town career but one of his own making. COYR[/p][/quote]Usually agree with much of what you write, however, I'd never heard of Caddis having a bad word for anyone, let alone falling out, but our illustrious manager, well that seems to be a habit he has. I agree about the absenteeism but a proffesessional doesn't do that without good reason. Simple truth is we all, will never know what was really said, but Caddis is now with Brum, on probably more money and probably better thought of by the man in charge, he won, we got lard in his place. Hope Nathan continues to improve. the wizard

3:18pm Tue 11 Dec 12

sagadude says...

Rumours:

1. Dicanio to Sheff Wed.
2. Ritchie to Palace.
3. Flint to Brizzle City.
4. Owen Hargreaves to STFC as player/Manager.

Hmmm?
Rumours: 1. Dicanio to Sheff Wed. 2. Ritchie to Palace. 3. Flint to Brizzle City. 4. Owen Hargreaves to STFC as player/Manager. Hmmm? sagadude

3:37pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

sagadude wrote:
Rumours: 1. Dicanio to Sheff Wed. 2. Ritchie to Palace. 3. Flint to Brizzle City. 4. Owen Hargreaves to STFC as player/Manager. Hmmm?
'Rumours' was a Fleetwood Mac album but I don't recognise the tracks you have listed :-)

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Rumours: 1. Dicanio to Sheff Wed. 2. Ritchie to Palace. 3. Flint to Brizzle City. 4. Owen Hargreaves to STFC as player/Manager. Hmmm?[/p][/quote]'Rumours' was a Fleetwood Mac album but I don't recognise the tracks you have listed :-) COYMR Oxon-Red

5:32pm Tue 11 Dec 12

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

bongiaz wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
bongiaz wrote:
DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Summerof69 wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.
Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.
Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????
I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?
YES I DO challenge the boss.. But just like every other man in the world we chat about it and see who was right or wrong... 2 min after that its back 2 normal... Or are you just a YES SIR man lick lick
Childish response, so glad I'm not your boss! So in your little world the boss asks you to do something you dont do it, and then expect to argue it out with him to see who was right or wrong?
If i think that there is a better way of doing it or if something else needs 2 be done first then yes i will have my say..
But im on the buildings so your line of work might be different
[quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bongiaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: Personally I think he should keep his thoughts to himself. At the end of the day, whether he likes it or not, he is contracted to Swindon Town. And whilst I appreciate that he will never play for us again, under Paolo, we can make it very difficult for him in the summer. I do think we have lost a quality player but unless he actually wants to play for us then I would rather see him performing at the highest possible level, and hopefully, increasing his stock along the way.[/p][/quote]Why should he keep his thoughts to himself? He hasn't had a go at anyone; he's just said things have worked out well for him.[/p][/quote]Spot on Den!.. Why should he not have his say ?... He could have said a lot more as he was talking on BBC W Mid but chose not to.FAIR PLAY TO HIM Its not like paolo kept quiet about this or any other player is it ??????????[/p][/quote]I wonder how many of you challenge your bosses at work and still have a great working relationship?[/p][/quote]YES I DO challenge the boss.. But just like every other man in the world we chat about it and see who was right or wrong... 2 min after that its back 2 normal... Or are you just a YES SIR man lick lick[/p][/quote]Childish response, so glad I'm not your boss! So in your little world the boss asks you to do something you dont do it, and then expect to argue it out with him to see who was right or wrong?[/p][/quote]If i think that there is a better way of doing it or if something else needs 2 be done first then yes i will have my say.. But im on the buildings so your line of work might be different DarrenSTFCRomain

5:55pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Malkym says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Malkym wrote:
Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer!
Malkym,

Thought you might have looked at the team sheet before making your statement.

M+W started on Saturday and worked very well together. They held the ball up well, fed the midfield and were one of the main reasons why we dominated the game. What they didn't receive was good service from the midfield.

On the 1-on-1, he had to try to nick the ball past him and stay on his feet to score as it was a long way out. We should also remember that he has just returned from an injury that was picked up in a challenge with the keeper.

COYMR
Oxon point taken but its worrying that we are not hitting the target and that once again service from midfield was poor? So who are the most culpable? Midfield for not supplying quality balls in or the strikers themselves for not being able to put the ball in the onion bag? The number if times we've hit the woodwork in the last two games is staggering but at the end of the day a miss is as good as a mile isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer![/p][/quote]Malkym, Thought you might have looked at the team sheet before making your statement. M+W started on Saturday and worked very well together. They held the ball up well, fed the midfield and were one of the main reasons why we dominated the game. What they didn't receive was good service from the midfield. On the 1-on-1, he had to try to nick the ball past him and stay on his feet to score as it was a long way out. We should also remember that he has just returned from an injury that was picked up in a challenge with the keeper. COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon point taken but its worrying that we are not hitting the target and that once again service from midfield was poor? So who are the most culpable? Midfield for not supplying quality balls in or the strikers themselves for not being able to put the ball in the onion bag? The number if times we've hit the woodwork in the last two games is staggering but at the end of the day a miss is as good as a mile isn't it? Malkym

9:35pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Oxon-Red says...

Malkym wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Malkym wrote: Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer!
Malkym, Thought you might have looked at the team sheet before making your statement. M+W started on Saturday and worked very well together. They held the ball up well, fed the midfield and were one of the main reasons why we dominated the game. What they didn't receive was good service from the midfield. On the 1-on-1, he had to try to nick the ball past him and stay on his feet to score as it was a long way out. We should also remember that he has just returned from an injury that was picked up in a challenge with the keeper. COYMR
Oxon point taken but its worrying that we are not hitting the target and that once again service from midfield was poor? So who are the most culpable? Midfield for not supplying quality balls in or the strikers themselves for not being able to put the ball in the onion bag? The number if times we've hit the woodwork in the last two games is staggering but at the end of the day a miss is as good as a mile isn't it?
I haven't been to away games but I have seen all the home games and to me the problem is the supply to the strikers.

Perhaps this is poor positioning but in theory it could be sorted. I remember watching a training session with the good Danny Wilson side and he spent almost half the session working on delivery into the penalty area. This explains, to me, the reason why Paynter and Austin did so well that season.

Would love to know the goals to shots ratio of our Strikers, it is probably fairly decent based on what I have seen at home this season.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malkym[/bold] wrote: Didn't see the Donny game as I was on my way to mallorca's neck of the woods, well mainland part. Seems WC the bog roll 2 are still firing turds instead of Exocets with dry Martini close behind. I'll stand by my claim that W + C won't score a score between them - was it Grim that said Willo failed to round the keeper again on a 1 on 1. Looking forward to seeing if they hit the net against tranmere but won't be having them down for 1st goal scorer![/p][/quote]Malkym, Thought you might have looked at the team sheet before making your statement. M+W started on Saturday and worked very well together. They held the ball up well, fed the midfield and were one of the main reasons why we dominated the game. What they didn't receive was good service from the midfield. On the 1-on-1, he had to try to nick the ball past him and stay on his feet to score as it was a long way out. We should also remember that he has just returned from an injury that was picked up in a challenge with the keeper. COYMR[/p][/quote]Oxon point taken but its worrying that we are not hitting the target and that once again service from midfield was poor? So who are the most culpable? Midfield for not supplying quality balls in or the strikers themselves for not being able to put the ball in the onion bag? The number if times we've hit the woodwork in the last two games is staggering but at the end of the day a miss is as good as a mile isn't it?[/p][/quote]I haven't been to away games but I have seen all the home games and to me the problem is the supply to the strikers. Perhaps this is poor positioning but in theory it could be sorted. I remember watching a training session with the good Danny Wilson side and he spent almost half the session working on delivery into the penalty area. This explains, to me, the reason why Paynter and Austin did so well that season. Would love to know the goals to shots ratio of our Strikers, it is probably fairly decent based on what I have seen at home this season. COYMR Oxon-Red

10:17pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Oi Den! says...

Agree with that Oxon. Paynter and Austin were a bit special that season but they did receive great service from Douglas and Ferry in the middle and McGovern and Ward on the flanks. Our current strikers are not getting anything like that service. Mind you, the hoofball tactic that was in evidence for many weeks until last Saturday didn't give the midfielders much chance to create anything.
Agree with that Oxon. Paynter and Austin were a bit special that season but they did receive great service from Douglas and Ferry in the middle and McGovern and Ward on the flanks. Our current strikers are not getting anything like that service. Mind you, the hoofball tactic that was in evidence for many weeks until last Saturday didn't give the midfielders much chance to create anything. Oi Den!

5:51am Wed 12 Dec 12

Angolan Red says...

Caddis-Rooney -Benson back Decanio out out out
Caddis-Rooney -Benson back Decanio out out out Angolan Red

7:14am Wed 12 Dec 12

jayden says...

Angolan Red wrote:
Caddis-Rooney -Benson back Decanio out out out
Least you can spell out.
[quote][p][bold]Angolan Red[/bold] wrote: Caddis-Rooney -Benson back Decanio out out out[/p][/quote]Least you can spell out. jayden

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