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SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio delighted with Brighton draw

Swindon Advertiser: Paolo Di Canio Paolo Di Canio

PAOLO Di Canio cannot wait to pit his wits against Championship opposition when his Swindon Town side take on Brighton in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Town have been drawn to face the Seagulls at the County Ground in the 2012/13 season opener, and the Robins manager was delighted with the tie.

He told www.swindontownfc.co.uk: "Obviously I am very happy with the draw. Last season we started the season very well in the cups against higher-division opposition and we now have that opportunity again.

"There were many good games against higher-division teams last season and the game against Brighton means we can challenge another of those sides.

"It will be special this year because the game is played before the league season begins. It will be an important test against a good footballing side.

"Gus Poyet is a manager who likes his team to play attractive football and they finished tenth in the championship last season.

"This will be the first official test for us. My pre-season will be tough again and we have plenty of time to be ready for the cup fixture and for the new league season.

"Brighton will be a good chance to see how the players integrate and play together as a group. Only through victories can we build the belief and it should be an exciting match.

"We will prepare well and of course we want to win the game like we do any other.

"We want to give satisfaction to our supporters after the summer break and hopefully there will be a big crowd at The County Ground so we can start the new season together."

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12:10pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Swindon1984 says...

Should be a better turn out than some league cup games we've had in recent years, good stuff
Should be a better turn out than some league cup games we've had in recent years, good stuff Swindon1984
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1:18pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Even Angrier Monkey says...

looking forward to it as the 1st home game of the season especially given our cup record against higher division sides last season
looking forward to it as the 1st home game of the season especially given our cup record against higher division sides last season Even Angrier Monkey
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1:22pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Stilloyal says...

Brighton like to play attractive football. They also like to get stuck in Paolo, they had several sendings off last year for serious foul play., beware !!!
Brighton like to play attractive football. They also like to get stuck in Paolo, they had several sendings off last year for serious foul play., beware !!! Stilloyal
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1:40pm Thu 14 Jun 12

SeanG92 says...

Sould be a good game. If we can carry on our home form from last season then I think we have a good shout of getting through. Will be nice to kick of the campaign at home with the extra atmosphere of a cup match as well.
Sould be a good game. If we can carry on our home form from last season then I think we have a good shout of getting through. Will be nice to kick of the campaign at home with the extra atmosphere of a cup match as well. SeanG92
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2:19pm Thu 14 Jun 12

smirg kcab says...

Brezovan,Greer but no Poyet as I believe he will be spurs manager.
Onwards and upwards
Games scheduled for w/c13th unless both clubs agree to a earlier date.
Brezovan,Greer but no Poyet as I believe he will be spurs manager. Onwards and upwards Games scheduled for w/c13th unless both clubs agree to a earlier date. smirg kcab
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2:59pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Stratton Red says...

I believe you can switch the game to Saturday, I hope we do, much better chnace of a big crowd than a Tuesday night!...
I believe you can switch the game to Saturday, I hope we do, much better chnace of a big crowd than a Tuesday night!... Stratton Red
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4:07pm Thu 14 Jun 12

swindonjason says...

The match WILL BE PLAYED ON THE TUESDAY and is live on Sky Sports. TV revenue already...Can't be bad !!
The match WILL BE PLAYED ON THE TUESDAY and is live on Sky Sports. TV revenue already...Can't be bad !! swindonjason
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7:11pm Thu 14 Jun 12

the wizard says...

Even Angrier Monkey wrote:
looking forward to it as the 1st home game of the season especially given our cup record against higher division sides last season
It always used to be that way, especially back in the 60's and early 70's, high league teams just didn't want to come here. I think you are right, they don't want to be here.
Great game in prospect and the nemesis of Greer, if he is still there.
[quote][p][bold]Even Angrier Monkey[/bold] wrote: looking forward to it as the 1st home game of the season especially given our cup record against higher division sides last season[/p][/quote]It always used to be that way, especially back in the 60's and early 70's, high league teams just didn't want to come here. I think you are right, they don't want to be here. Great game in prospect and the nemesis of Greer, if he is still there. the wizard
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10:01pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Ginger-nutz says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Brezovan,Greer but no Poyet as I believe he will be spurs manager.
Onwards and upwards
Games scheduled for w/c13th unless both clubs agree to a earlier date.
Interesting shout again Grim, as always.....
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Always enjoy reading your posts buddy because they are very unpredictable :)
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Just can't see Gus getting the nod qite yet..... but definitely agree that he is a spurs man for the future.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Brezovan,Greer but no Poyet as I believe he will be spurs manager. Onwards and upwards Games scheduled for w/c13th unless both clubs agree to a earlier date.[/p][/quote]Interesting shout again Grim, as always..... . Always enjoy reading your posts buddy because they are very unpredictable :) . Just can't see Gus getting the nod qite yet..... but definitely agree that he is a spurs man for the future. Ginger-nutz
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