SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio resigns

This Is Swindon Town FC: Paolo Di Canio has resigned as manager of Swindon Town Paolo Di Canio has resigned as manager of Swindon Town

PAOLO Di Canio has resigned as the manager of Swindon Town.

In a statement released to the Advertiser this evening, the Italian announced his decision to leave the County Ground following months of unrest in SN1.

The statement read: "It is with great regret that I find myself having to make this further press statement.

"Last Tuesday, 12th February, I formally confirmed my resignation as Manager of Swindon Town Football Club with immediate effect.

"In my previous press statement on 1st February, I said that I was considering my future, as my position with the club had become untenable, after I found out that Matt Ritchie had been sold without my consent. 

"As I had previously stated, there have been a number of broken promises made by the club over the time that I have been Manager of Swindon Town. Despite these problems, I have delivered everything and more that was asked of me, by achieving promotion last year as Champions and competing this season for promotion to the Championship and being just 3 points from top place a year earlier than expected.

"I did not resign immediately, nor publicise my resignation after I had formally confirmed it, as I did not want to jeopardise the negotiations for the sale of the club and I wanted to listen to what the proposed new owners plans were.

"Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

"This is all I wish to say for the time being other than to thank my Technical Staff and the players for their fantastic professional behaviour and attitude in achieving what they have done up to today, also thanks to the Swindon Town supporters for the incredible support they have shown me and the team throughout my time as Manager.

"I wish the best of luck to the supporters, the players and my Technical Staff for the future."

 

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7:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!! spectacles testicals wallet watch
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7:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Mikey107 says...

A great manager and a fantastic person.

Such a shame it's had to end now as we are so close to the top but Paolo cannot be blamed at all imo.

Goodbye Paolo thank you for the memories.
A great manager and a fantastic person. Such a shame it's had to end now as we are so close to the top but Paolo cannot be blamed at all imo. Goodbye Paolo thank you for the memories. Mikey107
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7:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

Is this what the FL wanted and knew all along? He was never flavour of the month with them.
Well what a kick in the stones, what or who will be able to replicate what he has achieved. Who ever they may be will have some massive shoes to fill.
Gutted!
Is this what the FL wanted and knew all along? He was never flavour of the month with them. Well what a kick in the stones, what or who will be able to replicate what he has achieved. Who ever they may be will have some massive shoes to fill. Gutted! spectacles testicals wallet watch
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7:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Lambourn Red says...

Well it was great while it lasted thanks for the memories Paolo I am sure you will find a club big enough for your ambitions
Well it was great while it lasted thanks for the memories Paolo I am sure you will find a club big enough for your ambitions Lambourn Red
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7:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info
Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info mallorca
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7:10pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Steve. Brentford says...

Good luck Paolo,you gave us the best couple of years we could of hoped for however i am a STFC supporter so life goes on,i hope now that we live by our means and don't go down the shittter.
Off to the bookies i go with a heavy heart.

I did expect Paolo to see it through at least until the F,L gave the go ahead,we are in the shat if all his staff go as well.
Good luck Paolo,you gave us the best couple of years we could of hoped for however i am a STFC supporter so life goes on,i hope now that we live by our means and don't go down the shittter. Off to the bookies i go with a heavy heart. I did expect Paolo to see it through at least until the F,L gave the go ahead,we are in the shat if all his staff go as well. Steve. Brentford
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7:10pm Mon 18 Feb 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

So those who are happy that due dilligance is our future, are you happy to see this state of affairs?
F$%k the NDA someone needs to speak out now give us some direction.
Were NOT Paolos Red 'N' White ARMY
So those who are happy that due dilligance is our future, are you happy to see this state of affairs? F$%k the NDA someone needs to speak out now give us some direction. Were NOT Paolos Red 'N' White ARMY spectacles testicals wallet watch
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7:11pm Mon 18 Feb 13

billbst says...

So so disappointing!!
So so disappointing!! billbst
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7:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Last step says...

Gutted.

All the best to you for the future, Paolo.
Gutted. All the best to you for the future, Paolo. Last step
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7:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

umpcah says...

All the best Paolo. I hope your next club will play fair with you.
All the best Paolo. I hope your next club will play fair with you. umpcah
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7:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability. chrystovski
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7:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

UsernameSTFC says...

Can't blame him!
Can't blame him! UsernameSTFC
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7:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Yes he was a decent manager and will be missed,however what happens now STFC are still in LIMBO God the FL have a lot to answer for
Yes he was a decent manager and will be missed,however what happens now STFC are still in LIMBO God the FL have a lot to answer for mallorca
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7:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Yes he was a decent manager and will be missed,however what happens now STFC are still in LIMBO God the FL have a lot to answer for
Yes he was a decent manager and will be missed,however what happens now STFC are still in LIMBO God the FL have a lot to answer for mallorca
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7:17pm Mon 18 Feb 13

doomster says...

Think this was part of the new owners plans all along. They have been way to quiet and have made little effort IMO to keep him.

Wouldn't surprise me if the takeover deal collapses altogether tbh.

Very bad news.....season over
Think this was part of the new owners plans all along. They have been way to quiet and have made little effort IMO to keep him. Wouldn't surprise me if the takeover deal collapses altogether tbh. Very bad news.....season over doomster
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7:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

umpcah says...

chrystovski wrote:
Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ? umpcah
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7:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Oh well. Thanks for the memories, but the show must go on.
Oh well. Thanks for the memories, but the show must go on. stfclondon
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7:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

lambo says...

and nothing on the stfc official site. this is a true adver exclusive.

real shame, but at least we have a point to build from now.

fingers crossed for a good and speedy appointment.
and nothing on the stfc official site. this is a true adver exclusive. real shame, but at least we have a point to build from now. fingers crossed for a good and speedy appointment. lambo
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7:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

super red says...

And cue my depression.

Unfortnately whoever picks up this mess will be a downward step from PDC.

Im just thankful Black didnt leave a car crash!!!!!
And cue my depression. Unfortnately whoever picks up this mess will be a downward step from PDC. Im just thankful Black didnt leave a car crash!!!!! super red
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7:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

Well i have to say i am not surpised at all,genuinely gutted by this and i worry for the future now of our club,thanks paolo for all you installed into this club you will be missed,i have heard lots of negative and quite disturbing stories regarding the prospective new owners,time will tell and what a bloody mess!!who comes in now is anyones guess but it better not be mike newell.
Well i have to say i am not surpised at all,genuinely gutted by this and i worry for the future now of our club,thanks paolo for all you installed into this club you will be missed,i have heard lots of negative and quite disturbing stories regarding the prospective new owners,time will tell and what a bloody mess!!who comes in now is anyones guess but it better not be mike newell. bradley red 1
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7:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

buckobassettboy says...

well there you go Paolo-surprised you you stuck at it so long with all the crap going on.Just what I stated before-a s**T run club and always will be.I will eat my bobble hat and rattle if we go up now.Patey,Black et all can go and do a very large one.Well p****d off me.
well there you go Paolo-surprised you you stuck at it so long with all the crap going on.Just what I stated before-a s**T run club and always will be.I will eat my bobble hat and rattle if we go up now.Patey,Black et all can go and do a very large one.Well p****d off me. buckobassettboy
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7:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

lambo says...

and thank you Paolo for a wonderful time under your management. It's been exciting. Best of luck wherever you end up.
and thank you Paolo for a wonderful time under your management. It's been exciting. Best of luck wherever you end up. lambo
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7:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SouthcoastRed says...

Gutted. Stfc legend
Gutted. Stfc legend SouthcoastRed
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7:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SouthcoastRed says...

Gutted. Stfc legend
Gutted. Stfc legend SouthcoastRed
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7:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tobruk says...

What a bl***y disaster!!!. Has the FL played a part in this by delaying the ratification of the takeover I wonder?
Hope the team step up to the mark tomorrow in tribute to our wonderful ex manager! Good luck Paulo for your future success. You will be snapped up soon, if not already! Hope we get a good replacement who understands the passion we all have for our fantastic club. COYR!!!
What a bl***y disaster!!!. Has the FL played a part in this by delaying the ratification of the takeover I wonder? Hope the team step up to the mark tomorrow in tribute to our wonderful ex manager! Good luck Paulo for your future success. You will be snapped up soon, if not already! Hope we get a good replacement who understands the passion we all have for our fantastic club. COYR!!! tobruk
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7:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

Without doubt it is the FL that have screwed us with these delays.

Good Luck Paolo in everything you do.
Without doubt it is the FL that have screwed us with these delays. Good Luck Paolo in everything you do. Oldhamred
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7:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

umpcah wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?[/p][/quote]Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control? chrystovski
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7:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

BournemouthRobin says...

Gutted but can't blame you Paolo.

Thank you for some wonderful memories.

The King is dead, long live the King.

I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving.

Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out.

This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club.

Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.
Gutted but can't blame you Paolo. Thank you for some wonderful memories. The King is dead, long live the King. I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving. Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out. This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club. Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better. BournemouthRobin
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7:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Dont know what to say.....

Skyfall is on Sky Box Office......

I'm going to cry into my pint glass now.....

For gods sake.....

Jesus, why, oh why...couldnt the FL help us out, just this once......

Maybe, if the FL ratifies this tomorrow; he might come back......

Jesus, its times like these we need to stick together as fans and show the world; we're not just a one man team....

We're STFC, and we're bl00dy good!!!

Come on Paul Bodin; pick up the reigns and lead us to back to back promotions.....

Just this once, something please go right for us!!!!

Louis :-)))) Half Full.

P.S

Paolo, cheers buddy thanks for all you did for us; take care and good luck.....

Oh, by the way....did you ever get that STFC tattoo???

Hahaha, good luck mate.
Dont know what to say..... Skyfall is on Sky Box Office...... I'm going to cry into my pint glass now..... For gods sake..... Jesus, why, oh why...couldnt the FL help us out, just this once...... Maybe, if the FL ratifies this tomorrow; he might come back...... Jesus, its times like these we need to stick together as fans and show the world; we're not just a one man team.... We're STFC, and we're bl00dy good!!! Come on Paul Bodin; pick up the reigns and lead us to back to back promotions..... Just this once, something please go right for us!!!! Louis :-)))) Half Full. P.S Paolo, cheers buddy thanks for all you did for us; take care and good luck..... Oh, by the way....did you ever get that STFC tattoo??? Hahaha, good luck mate. louiscassius
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7:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

No big surprise really. Must be difficult to carry on with the club in such a shambles. Can't blame di Canio, sounds like it was just a build up of issues that forced his hand.

Hope we get someone in quick, this bloody take over gets signed off and we can carry on where Paolo left off by getting some fresh faces in.
No big surprise really. Must be difficult to carry on with the club in such a shambles. Can't blame di Canio, sounds like it was just a build up of issues that forced his hand. Hope we get someone in quick, this bloody take over gets signed off and we can carry on where Paolo left off by getting some fresh faces in. Pewsham Red
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7:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Very disappointed and good luck to PDC one day we will find out what went wrong .
Right lets get the wagons in a circle and fight for the Town.
It's going to be a long season from here on in.
Good luck PDC and thank you for the ride.
Very disappointed and good luck to PDC one day we will find out what went wrong . Right lets get the wagons in a circle and fight for the Town. It's going to be a long season from here on in. Good luck PDC and thank you for the ride. Chish and Fips
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7:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

flynners1962 says...

BournemouthRobin wrote:
Gutted but can't blame you Paolo.

Thank you for some wonderful memories.

The King is dead, long live the King.

I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving.

Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out.

This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club.

Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.
thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthRobin[/bold] wrote: Gutted but can't blame you Paolo. Thank you for some wonderful memories. The King is dead, long live the King. I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving. Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out. This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club. Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.[/p][/quote]thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off flynners1962
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Yes I agree the best stfc manager in my memory of 50 years. So many happy days he had a vision partly achieved last season. Thank you Paolo you made a difference to a town and a football club. best is he's .......
Yes I agree the best stfc manager in my memory of 50 years. So many happy days he had a vision partly achieved last season. Thank you Paolo you made a difference to a town and a football club. best is he's ....... ciclosporindorset
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

batch says...

Great. What is the point of it all. Seriously. Someone will no doubt say stand by your club, I probably will. But at this moment in time I feel why bother. So I can be kicked in the knackers again.
Great. What is the point of it all. Seriously. Someone will no doubt say stand by your club, I probably will. But at this moment in time I feel why bother. So I can be kicked in the knackers again. batch
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

umpcah says...

chrystovski wrote:
umpcah wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?
Bodin will almost certainly take charge as caretaker manager. Beyond that I think all permanent candidates will hesitate to apply until dust has really settled at STFC. Am I upset ? Yes I bldy am !
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?[/p][/quote]Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?[/p][/quote]Bodin will almost certainly take charge as caretaker manager. Beyond that I think all permanent candidates will hesitate to apply until dust has really settled at STFC. Am I upset ? Yes I bldy am ! umpcah
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tobruk says...

Sorry, no disrespect meant, it was a typo error Paolo!
Sorry, no disrespect meant, it was a typo error Paolo! tobruk
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Black Hand says...

FFS Not Paul Bodin, we need someone with passion. Paolo thanks for the meories arriverderci
FFS Not Paul Bodin, we need someone with passion. Paolo thanks for the meories arriverderci The Black Hand
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Massive B0ll0cks... F joke!
*
Gutted...
Massive B0ll0cks... F joke! * Gutted... Stratton Red
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7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

Oh deary me. I thought he'd stay til the end of the season.

Good luck Paolo on what you do, I'll follow your managerial career as a fan of yours.

Thanks for the good times!
Oh deary me. I thought he'd stay til the end of the season. Good luck Paolo on what you do, I'll follow your managerial career as a fan of yours. Thanks for the good times! Wonder Strike
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7:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

mallorca wrote:
Yes he was a decent manager and will be missed,however what happens now STFC are still in LIMBO God the FL have a lot to answer for
Is it the FL though? I suspect shenanigans from other parties. To be honest, I expected more from Paolo and am disappointed by his action. I'm thankful for what he achieved though and wish him well for the future. Remember folks we are Swindon Town FC and the TEAM still need our support.
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Yes he was a decent manager and will be missed,however what happens now STFC are still in LIMBO God the FL have a lot to answer for[/p][/quote]Is it the FL though? I suspect shenanigans from other parties. To be honest, I expected more from Paolo and am disappointed by his action. I'm thankful for what he achieved though and wish him well for the future. Remember folks we are Swindon Town FC and the TEAM still need our support. Blazing Riff
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7:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

JohnNeal4me says...

The king is dead - long live the king! Get Nigel Adkins in quick and we could still save our season!
The king is dead - long live the king! Get Nigel Adkins in quick and we could still save our season! JohnNeal4me
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7:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Oh well ! Watch em bring in someone on the cheap , a mr nobody just to stabilise the club . Kiss promotion goodby !
Oh well ! Watch em bring in someone on the cheap , a mr nobody just to stabilise the club . Kiss promotion goodby ! EastleazeRed
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7:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RedintheFace says...

At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it
At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it RedintheFace
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7:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Goodbye Paolo and thanks for all the fish.
(what a ballsup)
Can I have a new username?
Goodbye Paolo and thanks for all the fish. (what a ballsup) Can I have a new username? tifosi
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7:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Sad to see you go Poalo!thanks for the memories,but I did think it was only a matter of time!broken promises from Black the cause,so we move on chaps!another chapter in our history begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!
Sad to see you go Poalo!thanks for the memories,but I did think it was only a matter of time!broken promises from Black the cause,so we move on chaps!another chapter in our history begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! the don69
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7:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Fernham Red says...

Paolo Di Canio, Paulo Di Canio; he does what he likes, he does what he likes!! Love you Paulo and thank you for giving me the most exciting times as a Swindon Town fan. You will always be revered and welcomed by Swindon fans; only sorry we did not have the ownership to back your ambitions and ability. Can you please give me your Green coat; I'll wear it for the rest of my days!
Paolo Di Canio, Paulo Di Canio; he does what he likes, he does what he likes!! Love you Paulo and thank you for giving me the most exciting times as a Swindon Town fan. You will always be revered and welcomed by Swindon fans; only sorry we did not have the ownership to back your ambitions and ability. Can you please give me your Green coat; I'll wear it for the rest of my days! Fernham Red
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7:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

red white says...

Heartbroken.
Heartbroken. red white
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7:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

driverhire says...

I sometimes wish that Swindon Town had a differant name because it looks like other clubs can get away with things but we can't like portsmouths buyers? we seem to get held up by the short and curlys every time.
I sometimes wish that Swindon Town had a differant name because it looks like other clubs can get away with things but we can't like portsmouths buyers? we seem to get held up by the short and curlys every time. driverhire
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7:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Oh well,time to move on,
Got to say not good timing and maybe explain the poorish performance Satirday.
Batch i think i agree with you,
Oh well,time to move on, Got to say not good timing and maybe explain the poorish performance Satirday. Batch i think i agree with you, swwindon61uk
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7:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

JohnNeal4me wrote:
The king is dead - long live the king! Get Nigel Adkins in quick and we could still save our season!
Thats brill....

Yers quick run....someone kidknap him now!!!
[quote][p][bold]JohnNeal4me[/bold] wrote: The king is dead - long live the king! Get Nigel Adkins in quick and we could still save our season![/p][/quote]Thats brill.... Yers quick run....someone kidknap him now!!! louiscassius
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7:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

super red says...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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GGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Thats what i think....fed up
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Thats what i think....fed up super red
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7:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

jfmorty says...

What a bugger. At least we seem to be safe from being relegated. I'm sure the players will be professional, and do their best tomorrow (at Tranmere) and for the rest of the season, but it will be very hard for them to maintain the momentum gained with PDC.Will we ever be told why Black gave up?
What a bugger. At least we seem to be safe from being relegated. I'm sure the players will be professional, and do their best tomorrow (at Tranmere) and for the rest of the season, but it will be very hard for them to maintain the momentum gained with PDC.Will we ever be told why Black gave up? jfmorty
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7:33pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Paul Hart anyone?
Paul Hart anyone? tifosi
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7:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

And people wonder why no one wants to support us.

Good luck legend.

Looks like Hartford and stein then as stated.
Wish I wasn't going to tranny now.

Downwards and downwards.
Thanks black for your ambitions
And people wonder why no one wants to support us. Good luck legend. Looks like Hartford and stein then as stated. Wish I wasn't going to tranny now. Downwards and downwards. Thanks black for your ambitions smirg kcab
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7:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

wedgec says...

Best manager we have had in a loooong time, however I'm disappointed in him for leaving seemingly due to a football league delay. Surely leaving us like this should illicit the same response from supporters that Black received? I think he was looking for a reason to leave whilst his stock is high.
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Can't for the life of me see us getting promotion this season without PDC here.
Best manager we have had in a loooong time, however I'm disappointed in him for leaving seemingly due to a football league delay. Surely leaving us like this should illicit the same response from supporters that Black received? I think he was looking for a reason to leave whilst his stock is high. . Can't for the life of me see us getting promotion this season without PDC here. wedgec
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7:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

The Black Hand wrote:
FFS Not Paul Bodin, we need someone with passion. Paolo thanks for the meories arriverderci
I thought Bodin did a good job last time and would not be against him if he got the job,
[quote][p][bold]The Black Hand[/bold] wrote: FFS Not Paul Bodin, we need someone with passion. Paolo thanks for the meories arriverderci[/p][/quote]I thought Bodin did a good job last time and would not be against him if he got the job, swwindon61uk
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7:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

So long Paulo, thanks for evrything. Good luck at your next club. If the Mirror story about Stein/Newell prove to be correct after all, we can t least look forwad to playing the Pox again in the near future. ******* joke.
I'd just give the job to Paul Bodin now. Too late in season to bring in someone completely new IMHO.
So long Paulo, thanks for evrything. Good luck at your next club. If the Mirror story about Stein/Newell prove to be correct after all, we can t least look forwad to playing the Pox again in the near future. ******* joke. I'd just give the job to Paul Bodin now. Too late in season to bring in someone completely new IMHO. peatmoor pirate
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7:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

RedintheFace wrote:
At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it[/p][/quote]Idiot. Pewsham Red
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7:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Nigel Adkins??? Come on guys lets be serious, we've got no chance of that happening.
Nigel Adkins??? Come on guys lets be serious, we've got no chance of that happening. chrystovski
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7:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

STFC 67 says...

Hello Stein and Newell. Goodbye from 2 season ticket holders.
Stick it Jed. Poor business poor management .
Hello Stein and Newell. Goodbye from 2 season ticket holders. Stick it Jed. Poor business poor management . STFC 67
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7:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Ohh dear been expecting this and something really smells in this ridiculous Football League non approval and deadline tonight for Paolo. We lose one or THE best manager this club has ever had and now I can spend my season ticket money because I fear for our club and will not be re-newing with this shambolic mess we are in at present and seems like a ship with no sail. Paolo will be off to West Ham next and he will certainly ruffle a few feathers over there for sure. This has been a shocking experience for Town fans let alone Paolo and to be honest I got past caring whether Paolo stayed or left and could not really give a **** any more about this takeover due to the amount of time its taken and Black leaving his car wreck behind. I shudder to think who this money less consortium will bring in as manager.
Ohh dear been expecting this and something really smells in this ridiculous Football League non approval and deadline tonight for Paolo. We lose one or THE best manager this club has ever had and now I can spend my season ticket money because I fear for our club and will not be re-newing with this shambolic mess we are in at present and seems like a ship with no sail. Paolo will be off to West Ham next and he will certainly ruffle a few feathers over there for sure. This has been a shocking experience for Town fans let alone Paolo and to be honest I got past caring whether Paolo stayed or left and could not really give a **** any more about this takeover due to the amount of time its taken and Black leaving his car wreck behind. I shudder to think who this money less consortium will bring in as manager. Di kanny oh
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7:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

NEWBURYREDS says...

Good luck PDC thanks for everything you've done for our club, also thanks for always spotting me at away games when you got off the coach and seen me in my wheelchair and giving me a big hug and a clip round the ear. I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT! LEGEND!!!!!!
Good luck PDC thanks for everything you've done for our club, also thanks for always spotting me at away games when you got off the coach and seen me in my wheelchair and giving me a big hug and a clip round the ear. I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT! LEGEND!!!!!! NEWBURYREDS
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7:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

NORTH STAND says...

AND STILL PEOPLE ARE BLAMING THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE - OPEN YOUR EYES.....!

ANDREW BLACK MAY YOU RUE THE DAY
AND STILL PEOPLE ARE BLAMING THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE - OPEN YOUR EYES.....! ANDREW BLACK MAY YOU RUE THE DAY NORTH STAND
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7:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

smirg kcab wrote:
And people wonder why no one wants to support us.

Good luck legend.

Looks like Hartford and stein then as stated.
Wish I wasn't going to tranny now.

Downwards and downwards.
Thanks black for your ambitions
Nice one Grim,

Quick, lets all kills ourselves....

Hey???

Guess what???

We all get to speculate who the next legend gonna be....

My bets on Kerbs or Adkins.....

Any takers???
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: And people wonder why no one wants to support us. Good luck legend. Looks like Hartford and stein then as stated. Wish I wasn't going to tranny now. Downwards and downwards. Thanks black for your ambitions[/p][/quote]Nice one Grim, Quick, lets all kills ourselves.... Hey??? Guess what??? We all get to speculate who the next legend gonna be.... My bets on Kerbs or Adkins..... Any takers??? louiscassius
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7:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Laurak Bat says...

Good old Swindon town 'official' site saying f -all as per usual
Good old Swindon town 'official' site saying f -all as per usual Laurak Bat
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7:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

No to Bodin and a big NOOOO with regards to Newell\Stein.
No to Bodin and a big NOOOO with regards to Newell\Stein. chrystovski
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7:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Paolo you will be a true legend for ever and what a manager and what a man simply made me proud to be a Swindon fan good luck and best wishes Paolo you will be missed..
Paolo you will be a true legend for ever and what a manager and what a man simply made me proud to be a Swindon fan good luck and best wishes Paolo you will be missed.. Di kanny oh
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7:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

We need the new owners (if that ever happens) to basically say what their plan is and hopefully if it's for the championship and backing the manager we would be an attractive proposition.
We need the new owners (if that ever happens) to basically say what their plan is and hopefully if it's for the championship and backing the manager we would be an attractive proposition. Wonder Strike
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7:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best. John Young's Grumpy
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7:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Curbishley please.
Curbishley please. Di kanny oh
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7:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

The sale of the club will be confirmed by the football league in the morning!!! also looks like di canio will be off too coventry city! rumours on twitter.Di Canio was too much money for the new owners and as he said his position became untenable when black wanted out!,lots of questions need answering for me asap.
The sale of the club will be confirmed by the football league in the morning!!! also looks like di canio will be off too coventry city! rumours on twitter.Di Canio was too much money for the new owners and as he said his position became untenable when black wanted out!,lots of questions need answering for me asap. bradley red 1
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7:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

town4life85 says...

I feel the need to kick the f**I out of every person who works at football league HQ!!
I feel the need to kick the f**I out of every person who works at football league HQ!! town4life85
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7:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Afcb4life says...

Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs
Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs Afcb4life
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7:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Kobbie says...

Gutted, you couldn't have written a better storey if you tried.......
I've a conspiracy theory that goes something like, You get the FL to get a bloke and his mates from OXFORDSHIRE to pretend to buy a football club pi@@ off the manager so that he leaves after selling the crown jewels to the competition for half that he's worth and then pull out of the deal leaving Swindon to be wound up or something close to it... whilst our neighbours in Oxford laugh out loud...
Historically what has Swindon done to upset the FL so much? why do deals take so long to go through and why is it always Swindon Town Football Club that is used by the FL to try out things when other much larger clubs get away with murder! I hope the Mr McCory is happy as I was lead to believe that it was he that the FL were looking in to!
Gutted, you couldn't have written a better storey if you tried....... I've a conspiracy theory that goes something like, You get the FL to get a bloke and his mates from OXFORDSHIRE to pretend to buy a football club pi@@ off the manager so that he leaves after selling the crown jewels to the competition for half that he's worth and then pull out of the deal leaving Swindon to be wound up or something close to it... whilst our neighbours in Oxford laugh out loud... Historically what has Swindon done to upset the FL so much? why do deals take so long to go through and why is it always Swindon Town Football Club that is used by the FL to try out things when other much larger clubs get away with murder! I hope the Mr McCory is happy as I was lead to believe that it was he that the FL were looking in to! Kobbie
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7:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

It was PDC decision, nobody else's he is a man of principle and values and that's why we all love him. He does what he wants. Move on now.
It was PDC decision, nobody else's he is a man of principle and values and that's why we all love him. He does what he wants. Move on now. ciclosporindorset
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7:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Afcb4life says...

Can u here the Swindon sing no no
Can u here the Swindon sing no no Afcb4life
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7:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mallorca says...

In all honestly is this takeover on?????
did Pdc read between the lines and jump ship????? who could blame him.
This SAGA has gone on long enough FL make a staement
AB fund us until May or put us out of our misery put us into admin.
Yet if you get a semi decent manager in you could have a championship club to sell
Please don´t dump us as thiese investors appear to be a bit Mickey Mouse
In all honestly is this takeover on????? did Pdc read between the lines and jump ship????? who could blame him. This SAGA has gone on long enough FL make a staement AB fund us until May or put us out of our misery put us into admin. Yet if you get a semi decent manager in you could have a championship club to sell Please don´t dump us as thiese investors appear to be a bit Mickey Mouse mallorca
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7:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Guv says...

mallorca wrote:
Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info
You don't want the truth, you really don't. Despite twice meeting the requirements the FL set out, they have now refused the takeover, The club will enter administration and a ten point deduction is not almost guaranteed.

I cannot discuss any more at this time as requested from the man himself.
[quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info[/p][/quote]You don't want the truth, you really don't. Despite twice meeting the requirements the FL set out, they have now refused the takeover, The club will enter administration and a ten point deduction is not almost guaranteed. I cannot discuss any more at this time as requested from the man himself. Guv
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7:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RRobin69 says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
This. Why not wait 36 hours? Me me me me me.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]This. Why not wait 36 hours? Me me me me me. RRobin69
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7:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited?

By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.
[quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited? By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

Not given to silly rivalry, as live in Dorset. On this occasion simply **** of you ****.
Not given to silly rivalry, as live in Dorset. On this occasion simply **** of you ****. ciclosporindorset
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7:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

STFC 67 wrote:
Hello Stein and Newell. Goodbye from 2 season ticket holders.
Stick it Jed. Poor business poor management .
You obviously don't support the football team then!
[quote][p][bold]STFC 67[/bold] wrote: Hello Stein and Newell. Goodbye from 2 season ticket holders. Stick it Jed. Poor business poor management .[/p][/quote]You obviously don't support the football team then! Blazing Riff
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7:43pm Mon 18 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

I reckon the board wanted Paulo out and something has been arranged to look like Paulo resigned.
He cost too much and all of his entourage.
Just hope Swindon footballers do not start drinking and getting fat!!!!
I reckon the board wanted Paulo out and something has been arranged to look like Paulo resigned. He cost too much and all of his entourage. Just hope Swindon footballers do not start drinking and getting fat!!!! igiwigi
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7:43pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

RRobin69 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
This. Why not wait 36 hours? Me me me me me.
Why not wait 36 hours? Because he's got another job lined up maybe?
[quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]This. Why not wait 36 hours? Me me me me me.[/p][/quote]Why not wait 36 hours? Because he's got another job lined up maybe? Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:43pm Mon 18 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

swwindon61uk wrote:
The Black Hand wrote:
FFS Not Paul Bodin, we need someone with passion. Paolo thanks for the meories arriverderci
I thought Bodin did a good job last time and would not be against him if he got the job,
wont win a game with bodin in charge
[quote][p][bold]swwindon61uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Black Hand[/bold] wrote: FFS Not Paul Bodin, we need someone with passion. Paolo thanks for the meories arriverderci[/p][/quote]I thought Bodin did a good job last time and would not be against him if he got the job,[/p][/quote]wont win a game with bodin in charge HOOKEY
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7:43pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Fozzystfc says...

Next Swindon Manager odds :'(

We love you Di Canio we will always sing with passion at CG!!!!!!

Fabrizio Piccareta (Assistant Manager of STFC) 6/4
Paul Bodin 6/1
Nigel Adkins 10/1
Next Swindon Manager odds :'( We love you Di Canio we will always sing with passion at CG!!!!!! Fabrizio Piccareta (Assistant Manager of STFC) 6/4 Paul Bodin 6/1 Nigel Adkins 10/1 Fozzystfc
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7:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

grove red says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Curbishley please.
Adkins for me
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Curbishley please.[/p][/quote]Adkins for me grove red
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7:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Not so much a car crash, more like a motorway multi car pile up.

More bad news to follow regrettably methinks.

Gutted and on bugger don't come close, but as I posted a while back he continued to speak in the past tense so his mind was made up as much as three weeks ago.

NO JOCK, before you write a word, I didn't want him to go, but cut my posts a couple of weeks back as I had a very bad feeling. The last thing we need now is a melt down, but I suspect one is on its way.
Not so much a car crash, more like a motorway multi car pile up. More bad news to follow regrettably methinks. Gutted and on bugger don't come close, but as I posted a while back he continued to speak in the past tense so his mind was made up as much as three weeks ago. NO JOCK, before you write a word, I didn't want him to go, but cut my posts a couple of weeks back as I had a very bad feeling. The last thing we need now is a melt down, but I suspect one is on its way. the wizard
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7:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Very disappointed that he's gone but am even more concerned about what it might tell us about the new owners. If they do actually get FL approval and they have anything about them, maybe PDC's decision is not irreversible?
Very disappointed that he's gone but am even more concerned about what it might tell us about the new owners. If they do actually get FL approval and they have anything about them, maybe PDC's decision is not irreversible? Oi Den!
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7:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Fernham Red says...

Forgot to add to my original post...."frickin rats ****"
Forgot to add to my original post...."frickin rats ****" Fernham Red
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7:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

London Red says...

Bugg3r bugg3r bugg3r - absolutely gutted
Bugg3r bugg3r bugg3r - absolutely gutted London Red
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7:46pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SeanG92 says...

So its the Football Leagues fault! FFS!!

If this takeover had been done and dusted then everthing would have been huncky dorey, instead, now we are buggered
So its the Football Leagues fault! FFS!! If this takeover had been done and dusted then everthing would have been huncky dorey, instead, now we are buggered SeanG92
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7:46pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
If that is true then the new board have a lot to answer for,not to contact him good or bad news is not right.
At this moment it does seem they did not want him,
[quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]If that is true then the new board have a lot to answer for,not to contact him good or bad news is not right. At this moment it does seem they did not want him, swwindon61uk
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7:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Custodian says...

I'm glad we already have 55 points. Hello League One obscurity, Swindon Town is back.
I'm glad we already have 55 points. Hello League One obscurity, Swindon Town is back. Custodian
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7:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Don't panic!football league will give approval tomorrow!no one is bigger than the club,we move on!!!!!!!!!
Don't panic!football league will give approval tomorrow!no one is bigger than the club,we move on!!!!!!!!! the don69
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7:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Baritone says...

Hardly surprising really. However, after all his protestations about the fans etc., he has chosen to do this the day before rather than the day after the the game at Tranmere. Surely, a two day delay before this announcement would have cost him nothing, suggesting that all his verbal posturing was little more than playing to the gallery rather than holding any genuine feeling for Swindon Town and the fans, in particular.
Hardly surprising really. However, after all his protestations about the fans etc., he has chosen to do this the day before rather than the day after the the game at Tranmere. Surely, a two day delay before this announcement would have cost him nothing, suggesting that all his verbal posturing was little more than playing to the gallery rather than holding any genuine feeling for Swindon Town and the fans, in particular. Baritone
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7:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited?

By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.
Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited? By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.[/p][/quote]Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon. Pewsham Red
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7:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RRobin69 says...

Guv wrote:
mallorca wrote:
Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info
You don't want the truth, you really don't. Despite twice meeting the requirements the FL set out, they have now refused the takeover, The club will enter administration and a ten point deduction is not almost guaranteed.

I cannot discuss any more at this time as requested from the man himself.
You can tell us who you are now Guv.

Who is "the man himself"?
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info[/p][/quote]You don't want the truth, you really don't. Despite twice meeting the requirements the FL set out, they have now refused the takeover, The club will enter administration and a ten point deduction is not almost guaranteed. I cannot discuss any more at this time as requested from the man himself.[/p][/quote]You can tell us who you are now Guv. Who is "the man himself"? RRobin69
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7:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

SeanG92 wrote:
So its the Football Leagues fault! FFS!!

If this takeover had been done and dusted then everthing would have been huncky dorey, instead, now we are buggered
Or Di Canio could have waited for a couple of more days to see if the takeover was going through or not, rather than throwing his toys out of the pram and walking.

I cannot believe that people seem to think he's acted reponsibly over this.
[quote][p][bold]SeanG92[/bold] wrote: So its the Football Leagues fault! FFS!! If this takeover had been done and dusted then everthing would have been huncky dorey, instead, now we are buggered[/p][/quote]Or Di Canio could have waited for a couple of more days to see if the takeover was going through or not, rather than throwing his toys out of the pram and walking. I cannot believe that people seem to think he's acted reponsibly over this. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:49pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

chrystovski wrote:
umpcah wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?
And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb.

It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years.

Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road.

Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?[/p][/quote]Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?[/p][/quote]And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb. It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years. Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road. Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take. The Jockster
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7:50pm Mon 18 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

In mourning, black arm band on, its a remorseful time, I was waiting to watch the footy on sky, they said God quit, wtf, I hope Donny don't get promoted,
Thank you Paolo Di Canio of Swindon town, I can't wait to hear just what has gone on...

I'm off to cry my self to sleep....peace fellow Swindon fans...
In mourning, black arm band on, its a remorseful time, I was waiting to watch the footy on sky, they said God quit, wtf, I hope Donny don't get promoted, Thank you Paolo Di Canio of Swindon town, I can't wait to hear just what has gone on... I'm off to cry my self to sleep....peace fellow Swindon fans... STFCman&boy1973
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7:50pm Mon 18 Feb 13

madred says...

Paolo now odds on favorite
to be the next Pope.....
Paolo now odds on favorite to be the next Pope..... madred
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7:50pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Fozzystfc wrote:
Next Swindon Manager odds :'(

We love you Di Canio we will always sing with passion at CG!!!!!!

Fabrizio Piccareta (Assistant Manager of STFC) 6/4
Paul Bodin 6/1
Nigel Adkins 10/1
what about Maurice Malpas and Paul Hart?
[quote][p][bold]Fozzystfc[/bold] wrote: Next Swindon Manager odds :'( We love you Di Canio we will always sing with passion at CG!!!!!! Fabrizio Piccareta (Assistant Manager of STFC) 6/4 Paul Bodin 6/1 Nigel Adkins 10/1[/p][/quote]what about Maurice Malpas and Paul Hart? tifosi
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7:50pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RedintheFace says...

Proven now: PDC is a looooooser. But hey you can afford to sit at home for a while. This may surprise you Di Canio but Real Madrid and ManU won't come knocking. Message to all those who've stayed away because of this blight on our Club: Let's all pack the CG from now on. And a new gaffer who's *not* me me me. Onward and upward!!
Proven now: PDC is a looooooser. But hey you can afford to sit at home for a while. This may surprise you Di Canio but Real Madrid and ManU won't come knocking. Message to all those who've stayed away because of this blight on our Club: Let's all pack the CG from now on. And a new gaffer who's *not* me me me. Onward and upward!! RedintheFace
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7:50pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

I think Bodin can keep us going......the only way is up.
I think Bodin can keep us going......the only way is up. Robinonfire
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7:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

cornishrobin says...

So long Paolo; thanks for the memories.
Bring in Shaun Taylor NOW.
So long Paolo; thanks for the memories. Bring in Shaun Taylor NOW. cornishrobin
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7:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Baritone wrote:
Hardly surprising really. However, after all his protestations about the fans etc., he has chosen to do this the day before rather than the day after the the game at Tranmere. Surely, a two day delay before this announcement would have cost him nothing, suggesting that all his verbal posturing was little more than playing to the gallery rather than holding any genuine feeling for Swindon Town and the fans, in particular.
Quite.

He threw a paddy before the Crawley game and again before tomorrow's. He could have stayed until after the Tranmere game or - since his statement seems mostly self-justifying guff - gone after the Hartlepool match and given the Town 10 days to get a new manager in.

It's been all about him for a while so perhaps it's not surprising he's gone the day before a massively important match.
[quote][p][bold]Baritone[/bold] wrote: Hardly surprising really. However, after all his protestations about the fans etc., he has chosen to do this the day before rather than the day after the the game at Tranmere. Surely, a two day delay before this announcement would have cost him nothing, suggesting that all his verbal posturing was little more than playing to the gallery rather than holding any genuine feeling for Swindon Town and the fans, in particular.[/p][/quote]Quite. He threw a paddy before the Crawley game and again before tomorrow's. He could have stayed until after the Tranmere game or - since his statement seems mostly self-justifying guff - gone after the Hartlepool match and given the Town 10 days to get a new manager in. It's been all about him for a while so perhaps it's not surprising he's gone the day before a massively important match. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
umpcah wrote:
chrystovski wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?
And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb. It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years. Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road. Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.
Jock, I hope not, I cannot stand Leeds...
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?[/p][/quote]Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?[/p][/quote]And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb. It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years. Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road. Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.[/p][/quote]Jock, I hope not, I cannot stand Leeds... Stratton Red
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7:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

madred wrote:
Paolo now odds on favorite
to be the next Pope.....
see my post above he's not going that far!
[quote][p][bold]madred[/bold] wrote: Paolo now odds on favorite to be the next Pope.....[/p][/quote]see my post above he's not going that far! The Jockster
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7:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

The Jockster wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
umpcah wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?
And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb.

It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years.

Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road.

Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.
If this turns out to be true then maybe some of the people on here will start to see him in a different light.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?[/p][/quote]Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?[/p][/quote]And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb. It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years. Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road. Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.[/p][/quote]If this turns out to be true then maybe some of the people on here will start to see him in a different light. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

There you go Mr Black thanks for the f**k up and selling the club at the wrong time to the first bidder. Great start but you may have destroyed what you created at first, not that you care anyway.

Car crash you were driving.

Paolo Di Canio - Legend, the best and we understand the plan changed.

Just sad we never had a real chance to say goodbye.
Two young lads who were going to be mascots in a few weeks time very upset tonight.

Football is c**p but I have just been talked into still going tomorrow night when quite frankly I am not up for it.

Same old Swindon.
There you go Mr Black thanks for the f**k up and selling the club at the wrong time to the first bidder. Great start but you may have destroyed what you created at first, not that you care anyway. Car crash you were driving. Paolo Di Canio - Legend, the best and we understand the plan changed. Just sad we never had a real chance to say goodbye. Two young lads who were going to be mascots in a few weeks time very upset tonight. Football is c**p but I have just been talked into still going tomorrow night when quite frankly I am not up for it. Same old Swindon. TheDukeOfBanbury
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7:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Very disappointed that he's gone but am even more concerned about what it might tell us about the new owners. If they do actually get FL approval and they have anything about them, maybe PDC's decision is not irreversible?
Looks like he was well unhappy with no contact with new owners regarding deadline,not good business acumen to me.
PDC coming back would be the icing on the cake and as about as likely as an ABBA reunion!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Very disappointed that he's gone but am even more concerned about what it might tell us about the new owners. If they do actually get FL approval and they have anything about them, maybe PDC's decision is not irreversible?[/p][/quote]Looks like he was well unhappy with no contact with new owners regarding deadline,not good business acumen to me. PDC coming back would be the icing on the cake and as about as likely as an ABBA reunion!! swwindon61uk
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Carlo says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
RedintheFace wrote:
At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it
Idiot.
Probably an armchair idiot as well
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it[/p][/quote]Idiot.[/p][/quote]Probably an armchair idiot as well Carlo
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Guv says...

Yep Jock, it's true :(
Yep Jock, it's true :( Guv
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
Are you mental?
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]Are you mental? STFCman&boy1973
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
Are you mental?
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]Are you mental? STFCman&boy1973
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

RedintheFace wrote:
Proven now: PDC is a looooooser. But hey you can afford to sit at home for a while. This may surprise you Di Canio but Real Madrid and ManU won't come knocking. Message to all those who've stayed away because of this blight on our Club: Let's all pack the CG from now on. And a new gaffer who's *not* me me me. Onward and upward!!
Just you then! Well done.
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: Proven now: PDC is a looooooser. But hey you can afford to sit at home for a while. This may surprise you Di Canio but Real Madrid and ManU won't come knocking. Message to all those who've stayed away because of this blight on our Club: Let's all pack the CG from now on. And a new gaffer who's *not* me me me. Onward and upward!![/p][/quote]Just you then! Well done. Pewsham Red
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

jayden says...

So pdc has gone its up to the players to show now that they can do it with out him .All the best pdc and good luck.
So pdc has gone its up to the players to show now that they can do it with out him .All the best pdc and good luck. jayden
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7:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

supersaver says...

We were hoping for:

1. Di Canio to stay.
2. Promotion.
3. New owners.
4. More toilet paper.

Just been to Sainsburys, no toilet paper
left.

Had to buy a copy of the Oxford Mail.
We were hoping for: 1. Di Canio to stay. 2. Promotion. 3. New owners. 4. More toilet paper. Just been to Sainsburys, no toilet paper left. Had to buy a copy of the Oxford Mail. supersaver
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7:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

nonnogeppetto says...

As a Bournemouth supporter I come in peace and share in your frustration in losing your manager at this very crucial time of the season. As some of you will know we lost Eddie and Jason at around the same time of the season a year or so ago so some of us!! Know what it feels like.

Good luck with the rest of the season. Ignore some of the comments from one or two of our supporters that have forgotten what it is like to lose a decent manager.
As a Bournemouth supporter I come in peace and share in your frustration in losing your manager at this very crucial time of the season. As some of you will know we lost Eddie and Jason at around the same time of the season a year or so ago so some of us!! Know what it feels like. Good luck with the rest of the season. Ignore some of the comments from one or two of our supporters that have forgotten what it is like to lose a decent manager. nonnogeppetto
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7:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

Think people may be too quick to blame the football league, there has to be more to it than this. It'll get worse before it gets better I reckon.
Think people may be too quick to blame the football league, there has to be more to it than this. It'll get worse before it gets better I reckon. Swindon1984
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7:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Kobbie says...

Di Canio is a legend in Wiltshire and he's served us Swindon fans well, I've bought the last 2 season tickets as a two for one, one to watch STFC and the other was to see the manager on the side line.
For a guy that hadn't managed before he's learnt a lot very quickly and I for one wish him well for the future and would ask him to stay true to what he does next, I am proud to have been there when you started and know that one day you will be a manager's legend outside of Wiltshire, you will always be in our memories...
Di Canio is a legend in Wiltshire and he's served us Swindon fans well, I've bought the last 2 season tickets as a two for one, one to watch STFC and the other was to see the manager on the side line. For a guy that hadn't managed before he's learnt a lot very quickly and I for one wish him well for the future and would ask him to stay true to what he does next, I am proud to have been there when you started and know that one day you will be a manager's legend outside of Wiltshire, you will always be in our memories... Kobbie
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7:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Oh, and if he does go to Leeds - Bates did the Town over in 1993 to get himself a manger. 20 years later and is he still at it?

If a deal really has been done for 2 weeks then Di Canio has just been stringing people along since before the Crawley game.
Oh, and if he does go to Leeds - Bates did the Town over in 1993 to get himself a manger. 20 years later and is he still at it? If a deal really has been done for 2 weeks then Di Canio has just been stringing people along since before the Crawley game. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

glasred says...

I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC.
Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today.
PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover.
What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.
I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC. Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today. PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover. What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable. glasred
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7:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Baritone wrote:
Hardly surprising really. However, after all his protestations about the fans etc., he has chosen to do this the day before rather than the day after the the game at Tranmere. Surely, a two day delay before this announcement would have cost him nothing, suggesting that all his verbal posturing was little more than playing to the gallery rather than holding any genuine feeling for Swindon Town and the fans, in particular.
Quite.

He threw a paddy before the Crawley game and again before tomorrow's. He could have stayed until after the Tranmere game or - since his statement seems mostly self-justifying guff - gone after the Hartlepool match and given the Town 10 days to get a new manager in.

It's been all about him for a while so perhaps it's not surprising he's gone the day before a massively important match.
Or after Preston, or after the next match, or the next one. Clearly principles mean very little to you.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baritone[/bold] wrote: Hardly surprising really. However, after all his protestations about the fans etc., he has chosen to do this the day before rather than the day after the the game at Tranmere. Surely, a two day delay before this announcement would have cost him nothing, suggesting that all his verbal posturing was little more than playing to the gallery rather than holding any genuine feeling for Swindon Town and the fans, in particular.[/p][/quote]Quite. He threw a paddy before the Crawley game and again before tomorrow's. He could have stayed until after the Tranmere game or - since his statement seems mostly self-justifying guff - gone after the Hartlepool match and given the Town 10 days to get a new manager in. It's been all about him for a while so perhaps it's not surprising he's gone the day before a massively important match.[/p][/quote]Or after Preston, or after the next match, or the next one. Clearly principles mean very little to you. Pewsham Red
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7:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Disaster. What a shambles all round. Just when you think it's all going well.

Thanks for all the memories Paolo.
Disaster. What a shambles all round. Just when you think it's all going well. Thanks for all the memories Paolo. Wilesy
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7:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Disaster. What a shambles all round. Just when you think it's all going well.

Thanks for all the memories Paolo.
Disaster. What a shambles all round. Just when you think it's all going well. Thanks for all the memories Paolo. Wilesy
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7:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RICHARDPIKE says...

I was right said earlier. About stfc
I was right said earlier. About stfc RICHARDPIKE
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7:57pm Mon 18 Feb 13

tifosi says...

Can we have Caddis back?
Can we have Caddis back? tifosi
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7:58pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
Are you mental?
No. Are you?
[quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]Are you mental?[/p][/quote]No. Are you? Jeremy Hilary Boob
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7:58pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swwindon61uk says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
As a Bournemouth supporter I come in peace and share in your frustration in losing your manager at this very crucial time of the season. As some of you will know we lost Eddie and Jason at around the same time of the season a year or so ago so some of us!! Know what it feels like.

Good luck with the rest of the season. Ignore some of the comments from one or two of our supporters that have forgotten what it is like to lose a decent manager.
Cheers,but i feel there is another twist to come yet!
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: As a Bournemouth supporter I come in peace and share in your frustration in losing your manager at this very crucial time of the season. As some of you will know we lost Eddie and Jason at around the same time of the season a year or so ago so some of us!! Know what it feels like. Good luck with the rest of the season. Ignore some of the comments from one or two of our supporters that have forgotten what it is like to lose a decent manager.[/p][/quote]Cheers,but i feel there is another twist to come yet! swwindon61uk
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7:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

Sounds like a complete lack of respect from the new owners to Paolo!
Not a great start from them! gutted
Sounds like a complete lack of respect from the new owners to Paolo! Not a great start from them! gutted Exmouth_red69
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7:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

This has been coming since JW got the tin tack.

Still more gutted than I was after demotion from the first division.

Some of us have been warning this take over wasn't the real deal. I fear the worst.
This has been coming since JW got the tin tack. Still more gutted than I was after demotion from the first division. Some of us have been warning this take over wasn't the real deal. I fear the worst. Since 1950
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7:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wellfire says...

Not surprised, but I don't blame the FL. They don't seem totally comfortable with the prospective new owners and quite frankly, neither am I.
Not surprised, but I don't blame the FL. They don't seem totally comfortable with the prospective new owners and quite frankly, neither am I. Wellfire
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7:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

stigger says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
There you go Mr Black thanks for the f**k up and selling the club at the wrong time to the first bidder. Great start but you may have destroyed what you created at first, not that you care anyway.

Car crash you were driving.

Paolo Di Canio - Legend, the best and we understand the plan changed.

Just sad we never had a real chance to say goodbye.
Two young lads who were going to be mascots in a few weeks time very upset tonight.

Football is c**p but I have just been talked into still going tomorrow night when quite frankly I am not up for it.

Same old Swindon.
Gutted for the kids!! that is harsh. Bad news all round today, hope that guv is wrong and at least we avoid admin and takeover goes through
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: There you go Mr Black thanks for the f**k up and selling the club at the wrong time to the first bidder. Great start but you may have destroyed what you created at first, not that you care anyway. Car crash you were driving. Paolo Di Canio - Legend, the best and we understand the plan changed. Just sad we never had a real chance to say goodbye. Two young lads who were going to be mascots in a few weeks time very upset tonight. Football is c**p but I have just been talked into still going tomorrow night when quite frankly I am not up for it. Same old Swindon.[/p][/quote]Gutted for the kids!! that is harsh. Bad news all round today, hope that guv is wrong and at least we avoid admin and takeover goes through stigger
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8:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

nosyrudeman says...

Well I must say a big thankyou for Andrew Black for being a saviour of our club, but now this has backfired and now PDC has gone. Well as a supporter since 1961, many have come and gone, and like players and managers, if they do not want to be here then I don't want them here. Macari, Ardiles, Hoddle all thought they could go on to better things, and where are they now. Pundits.
My big worry was all this time or so without a game and he would walk. Too much time on his hands. Another thing that tells me he wanted out is that he gave a deadline of 5pm tonight for FL approval.

You might think from my rant I did not support him but I'm gutted. He has left a job half finished. Any one who have any ideas of not renewing their season tickets or not going again, had it all before and when the club does well, hey ho they all come out the wood again claiming to have always been a STFC fan. I have not missed a season since first going in '61. I'll be there this season and next as well. STFC is bigger than any person, old cliche I know but so true.
Going back to FL, they always have a downer on us since the Macari betting scandal. Why take so long to ratify, and we are not allowed to do any transfer business. Yet Pompey who are in deep doo doo, can sign players. The new board need to make a statement, and sharpish as soon as ratification is granted. Put Zippy in till end of season. Do not make rash decisions on new manage. Dunno if this rant is over yet. I'm so angry about the whole situation..

C'mon U Redzzzz for tomoz.
Well I must say a big thankyou for Andrew Black for being a saviour of our club, but now this has backfired and now PDC has gone. Well as a supporter since 1961, many have come and gone, and like players and managers, if they do not want to be here then I don't want them here. Macari, Ardiles, Hoddle all thought they could go on to better things, and where are they now. Pundits. My big worry was all this time or so without a game and he would walk. Too much time on his hands. Another thing that tells me he wanted out is that he gave a deadline of 5pm tonight for FL approval. You might think from my rant I did not support him but I'm gutted. He has left a job half finished. Any one who have any ideas of not renewing their season tickets or not going again, had it all before and when the club does well, hey ho they all come out the wood again claiming to have always been a STFC fan. I have not missed a season since first going in '61. I'll be there this season and next as well. STFC is bigger than any person, old cliche I know but so true. Going back to FL, they always have a downer on us since the Macari betting scandal. Why take so long to ratify, and we are not allowed to do any transfer business. Yet Pompey who are in deep doo doo, can sign players. The new board need to make a statement, and sharpish as soon as ratification is granted. Put Zippy in till end of season. Do not make rash decisions on new manage. Dunno if this rant is over yet. I'm so angry about the whole situation.. C'mon U Redzzzz for tomoz. nosyrudeman
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8:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

gillsrus says...

GOD BLESS !!!
seems that spending beyond your means, has now had a sad impact...your wheels have fallen off your there tractor boyo.
oh how the so called mighty have fallen...a nice happy ending for all ox fans x.
GOD BLESS !!! seems that spending beyond your means, has now had a sad impact...your wheels have fallen off your there tractor boyo. oh how the so called mighty have fallen...a nice happy ending for all ox fans x. gillsrus
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8:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Red Savage says...

Paolo - such a sad day, can't believe it

Why couldn't you at least wait until the deal went through? You're still a new manager and could have possibly ended a 2nd year with another promotion under your belt, but you're leaving just at the end of the season.

Please can plan our finances a little more in the future so we don't get into these messes!

I have a bad feeling that we will now slip in the league, not reach the playoffs, then all out decent players will leave at the end of the season, because they wanted to play for Paolo.

Anyway Paolo - thank you for your efforts at town, you brought desire and passion to our football and will be sorely missed.
Paolo - such a sad day, can't believe it Why couldn't you at least wait until the deal went through? You're still a new manager and could have possibly ended a 2nd year with another promotion under your belt, but you're leaving just at the end of the season. Please can plan our finances a little more in the future so we don't get into these messes! I have a bad feeling that we will now slip in the league, not reach the playoffs, then all out decent players will leave at the end of the season, because they wanted to play for Paolo. Anyway Paolo - thank you for your efforts at town, you brought desire and passion to our football and will be sorely missed. Red Savage
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8:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Guv says...

All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push.

At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed. Guv
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8:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

stfcpaul says...

Goodbye Matt & Paolo.
Hello Mike Newell???
Promotion, Wembley, Brink of another promotion and now we have turned into the biggest shambles of the season.
Somehow we've made Blackburn look like a normal club!!!
Goodbye Matt & Paolo. Hello Mike Newell??? Promotion, Wembley, Brink of another promotion and now we have turned into the biggest shambles of the season. Somehow we've made Blackburn look like a normal club!!! stfcpaul
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8:01pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mallorca says...

Just maybe the FL refusing to ratfy the club maybe a blessing in disguise
Just maybe AB wil fund the club until the end of the season as selling them with a 20 point deduction aint on.
Like a few of us this deal willnot happen, so with 55 points we will not get relegated mmmmmmmm hope we don´t.
Just feel this saga has been not right hope I´M WRONG
Just maybe the FL refusing to ratfy the club maybe a blessing in disguise Just maybe AB wil fund the club until the end of the season as selling them with a 20 point deduction aint on. Like a few of us this deal willnot happen, so with 55 points we will not get relegated mmmmmmmm hope we don´t. Just feel this saga has been not right hope I´M WRONG mallorca
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8:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

jayden says...

next manager Billy smart.
next manager Billy smart. jayden
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8:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Well he may have been upset at the change of ownership, but to resign before a match that could take us to the top of League One? Sorry can't forgive that!
Well he may have been upset at the change of ownership, but to resign before a match that could take us to the top of League One? Sorry can't forgive that! Wembley69
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8:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Very disappointed at the timing of this from Paolo, even if it was inevitable at some point. He has loyal supporters and loyal players all behind him. If it is just over this delay by the Football League that the new owners can do nothing about, then it's a very disappointing 'It's all about Me' attention-seeking gesture from Paolo in throwing his toys out of the cot. Clearly the fans don't mean as much to him as he would like to make out.

Could he really not wait until the decision from the Football League was taken, even if they are a bunch of knobs who don't like our club and are clearly dragging their feet? I would have thought he would have sided with us in a siege mentality, rather than jump ship on the eve of playing Tranmere.

Of course there's plenty room for conspiracy theories - against the Football League, against the new consortium - and we'll just have to wait and see.

But I feel massively let down by:

A. Black
B. Patey
C. Football League (as usual)
D. Paolo.

Still, at least Black didn't leave behind a car crash. One dreads to think what he believes one would look like.
Very disappointed at the timing of this from Paolo, even if it was inevitable at some point. He has loyal supporters and loyal players all behind him. If it is just over this delay by the Football League that the new owners can do nothing about, then it's a very disappointing 'It's all about Me' attention-seeking gesture from Paolo in throwing his toys out of the cot. Clearly the fans don't mean as much to him as he would like to make out. Could he really not wait until the decision from the Football League was taken, even if they are a bunch of knobs who don't like our club and are clearly dragging their feet? I would have thought he would have sided with us in a siege mentality, rather than jump ship on the eve of playing Tranmere. Of course there's plenty room for conspiracy theories - against the Football League, against the new consortium - and we'll just have to wait and see. But I feel massively let down by: A. Black B. Patey C. Football League (as usual) D. Paolo. Still, at least Black didn't leave behind a car crash. One dreads to think what he believes one would look like. madterrier
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8:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

glasred wrote:
I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC.
Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today.
PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover.
What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.
The new owners made it easy for him to walk away.
They will get there wishes
Mick Hartford and mark stein (2 deadbeats)
No ambition
Downwards and downwards
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC. Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today. PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover. What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.[/p][/quote]The new owners made it easy for him to walk away. They will get there wishes Mick Hartford and mark stein (2 deadbeats) No ambition Downwards and downwards smirg kcab
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8:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Oh, and if he does go to Leeds - Bates did the Town over in 1993 to get himself a manger. 20 years later and is he still at it?

If a deal really has been done for 2 weeks then Di Canio has just been stringing people along since before the Crawley game.
That's just rumour too much of a gamble for Leeds,can't see him going there!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Oh, and if he does go to Leeds - Bates did the Town over in 1993 to get himself a manger. 20 years later and is he still at it? If a deal really has been done for 2 weeks then Di Canio has just been stringing people along since before the Crawley game.[/p][/quote]That's just rumour too much of a gamble for Leeds,can't see him going there!!!!!! the don69
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8:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
glasred wrote:
I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC.
Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today.
PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover.
What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.
The new owners made it easy for him to walk away.
They will get there wishes
Mick Hartford and mark stein (2 deadbeats)
No ambition
Downwards and downwards
Harford
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC. Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today. PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover. What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.[/p][/quote]The new owners made it easy for him to walk away. They will get there wishes Mick Hartford and mark stein (2 deadbeats) No ambition Downwards and downwards[/p][/quote]Harford smirg kcab
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8:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Super Mario TV says...

glasred wrote:
I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC.
Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today.
PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover.
What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.
THIS.

Paolo was disrespected over the Richie sale, and the new owners unbelievably disrespected him again by not getting in contact with in to explain the delay or to try and amend the terms, and therefore it's fairly clear they pushed him over the edge without even trying, ****.
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC. Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today. PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover. What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.[/p][/quote]THIS. Paolo was disrespected over the Richie sale, and the new owners unbelievably disrespected him again by not getting in contact with in to explain the delay or to try and amend the terms, and therefore it's fairly clear they pushed him over the edge without even trying, ****. Super Mario TV
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8:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Bring back Glen Hoddle with Bodin Assistant.
Bring back Glen Hoddle with Bodin Assistant. Robinonfire
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8:05pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

Fozzystfc wrote:
Next Swindon Manager odds :'(

We love you Di Canio we will always sing with passion at CG!!!!!!

Fabrizio Piccareta (Assistant Manager of STFC) 6/4
Paul Bodin 6/1
Nigel Adkins 10/1
Absolutely gutted, best manager and what an entertainer. Life must go on, John Hughes anyone?
[quote][p][bold]Fozzystfc[/bold] wrote: Next Swindon Manager odds :'( We love you Di Canio we will always sing with passion at CG!!!!!! Fabrizio Piccareta (Assistant Manager of STFC) 6/4 Paul Bodin 6/1 Nigel Adkins 10/1[/p][/quote]Absolutely gutted, best manager and what an entertainer. Life must go on, John Hughes anyone? RogerJ1969
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8:06pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RICHARDPIKE says...

Stfc league 1 again next year not going up. Going down the following year.
Stfc league 1 again next year not going up. Going down the following year. RICHARDPIKE
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8:06pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Stratton Red wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
umpcah wrote:
chrystovski wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.
What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?
Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?
And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb. It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years. Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road. Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.
Jock, I hope not, I cannot stand Leeds...
Stratton - Trust me I'm a doctor!!

Wiz - no gloating from me but come on realistically most of us knew deep down that he was going - I posted after the Bournemouth game and said to you at Orient he was going - his body language said so -many others said so as well.

Still there's always Bodin to start the downward spiral!!
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Great memories and a fantastic manager and it sounds like the new board went to a great effort to keep him. What we now need is some stability.[/p][/quote]What we now need is some stability. Any idea where it will be coming from ?[/p][/quote]Ummmm Paul Bodin and Billy the wiz to take control?[/p][/quote]And the next Leeds manager is... a certain Mr Di Canio -deal been done for about two weeks -just been tweeted by Swindonweb. It remains for me to add my thanks to Paolo for providing the best football seen at the County Ground for years. Good luck to you and your support staff at Elland Road. Warnock will be rubbing his hands at the payoff which he's already publicly stated he's happy to take.[/p][/quote]Jock, I hope not, I cannot stand Leeds...[/p][/quote]Stratton - Trust me I'm a doctor!! Wiz - no gloating from me but come on realistically most of us knew deep down that he was going - I posted after the Bournemouth game and said to you at Orient he was going - his body language said so -many others said so as well. Still there's always Bodin to start the downward spiral!! The Jockster
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8:06pm Mon 18 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
STFCman&boy1973 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
Are you mental?
No. Are you?
I'm a Swindon fan, so you decide...
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFCman&boy1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]Are you mental?[/p][/quote]No. Are you?[/p][/quote]I'm a Swindon fan, so you decide... STFCman&boy1973
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8:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Laurak Bat wrote:
Good old Swindon town 'official' site saying f -all as per usual
They`re too embarrassed.
[quote][p][bold]Laurak Bat[/bold] wrote: Good old Swindon town 'official' site saying f -all as per usual[/p][/quote]They`re too embarrassed. umpcah
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8:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Get ready Town fans for plenty of bad news about our club and as Paolo said two weeks ago he nearly left many months back. I feel lots of brown stuff will hit the fan very soon. This new consortium could find themselves on a hiding to nothing if they foul up the choice of a new manager. It seems in Paolo's meeting with the new consortium he was asked to take a pay cut which he agreed so its quite obvious this new rabble have little or no money. I'm off to Weymouth for a long weekend in April with my season ticket money totally fed up being a Town fan at this moment in time Mr Black.
Get ready Town fans for plenty of bad news about our club and as Paolo said two weeks ago he nearly left many months back. I feel lots of brown stuff will hit the fan very soon. This new consortium could find themselves on a hiding to nothing if they foul up the choice of a new manager. It seems in Paolo's meeting with the new consortium he was asked to take a pay cut which he agreed so its quite obvious this new rabble have little or no money. I'm off to Weymouth for a long weekend in April with my season ticket money totally fed up being a Town fan at this moment in time Mr Black. Di kanny oh
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8:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

red white says...

Who's in charge tomorrow FFS ?

No one.
Who's in charge tomorrow FFS ? No one. red white
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8:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Guv wrote:
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
Bl00dy hell Guv, I like your posts and have suspected you know the score but we need more... What the hell is going on???
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.[/p][/quote]Bl00dy hell Guv, I like your posts and have suspected you know the score but we need more... What the hell is going on??? Stratton Red
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8:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Guv wrote:
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push.

At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
Talking rubbish again Teaboy!seeking attention again,you don't know didley shat!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.[/p][/quote]Talking rubbish again Teaboy!seeking attention again,you don't know didley shat!!!!!! the don69
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8:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Couchy125 says...

I hope he payed for the damage to our dug out before he done one. Up the cherries.
I hope he payed for the damage to our dug out before he done one. Up the cherries. Couchy125
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8:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Ginge09 says...

Thank you PDC. True legend and proper top bloke. All the best for the future. Up there with the best managers we've ever had at the club.
Thank you PDC. True legend and proper top bloke. All the best for the future. Up there with the best managers we've ever had at the club. Ginge09
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8:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

What a bloody shambles,it does make you wonder why should i continue supporting this team? well i have done for many years and will continue too but things like this make you wonder whats it all about! andrew black hopefully will tell the full story as to why he wanted out of this asap.Bloody car crash alright,very angry has to how this takeover has been handled.
What a bloody shambles,it does make you wonder why should i continue supporting this team? well i have done for many years and will continue too but things like this make you wonder whats it all about! andrew black hopefully will tell the full story as to why he wanted out of this asap.Bloody car crash alright,very angry has to how this takeover has been handled. bradley red 1
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8:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

tifosi wrote:
Can we have Caddis back?
Am I correct in thinking that PDC knows something in advance that the rest of us don't, obviously time will tell. That said he has been treated poorly by people who have said one thing and done something else, two faced. Add to that the rather now lengthy ratification/ non ratification of the new business plan which is a potential tension builder. The whole mis management of this now rather sordid episode in the history of this club has now stooped to a new low. Information I had last week was far from rosey, but I took it with a pinch of salt, now it seems to have come very true. I honestly fear the next news will be worse, sorry guys, not being down beat or negative, just fearful that what I was told is bang on true. I sincerely hope big time that I'm wrong.
Who ever is handling the whole of this transfer of ownership needs a thorough sorting, something long, large, metallic and red hot, inserted verily. Shoddy, totally shoddy way to do business, and not the way to win over fans and impress people.
[quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: Can we have Caddis back?[/p][/quote]Am I correct in thinking that PDC knows something in advance that the rest of us don't, obviously time will tell. That said he has been treated poorly by people who have said one thing and done something else, two faced. Add to that the rather now lengthy ratification/ non ratification of the new business plan which is a potential tension builder. The whole mis management of this now rather sordid episode in the history of this club has now stooped to a new low. Information I had last week was far from rosey, but I took it with a pinch of salt, now it seems to have come very true. I honestly fear the next news will be worse, sorry guys, not being down beat or negative, just fearful that what I was told is bang on true. I sincerely hope big time that I'm wrong. Who ever is handling the whole of this transfer of ownership needs a thorough sorting, something long, large, metallic and red hot, inserted verily. Shoddy, totally shoddy way to do business, and not the way to win over fans and impress people. the wizard
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8:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

I am now seriously worried about the rest of the squad now , who else will be sold or loaned out with a view to buy at the end of the season ? I am expecting more bad news tomorrow !
I am now seriously worried about the rest of the squad now , who else will be sold or loaned out with a view to buy at the end of the season ? I am expecting more bad news tomorrow ! EastleazeRed
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8:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Guv wrote:
mallorca wrote:
Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info
You don't want the truth, you really don't. Despite twice meeting the requirements the FL set out, they have now refused the takeover, The club will enter administration and a ten point deduction is not almost guaranteed.

I cannot discuss any more at this time as requested from the man himself.
Yes please don't discuss any more PLEASE you are a complete bore - if you know everything as you suggest and like the weak minded to believe this more fool you .. Now do one ....
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mallorca[/bold] wrote: Now the FL do not santion the takeover did Pdc know something???? come on GUV give us the info[/p][/quote]You don't want the truth, you really don't. Despite twice meeting the requirements the FL set out, they have now refused the takeover, The club will enter administration and a ten point deduction is not almost guaranteed. I cannot discuss any more at this time as requested from the man himself.[/p][/quote]Yes please don't discuss any more PLEASE you are a complete bore - if you know everything as you suggest and like the weak minded to believe this more fool you .. Now do one .... Chish and Fips
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8:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season. Okus Road
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8:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

akershaker says...

Philosophical. It's been great and infuriating in equal measure. We all knew it would happen in the end, so I can't get too down about it. The club and the players stay the same, we're still in a great position.
Disappointed with Di Canio tbh. Promises weren't kept because the situation changed - as always happens especially in lower league football. But wish him all the best.
There are plenty of good managers around. Onwards and upwards.
Last point, those who say they're going to stop following the club make me MAD! This is life for 90% of football club, it's the drama - the highs and lows - that makes football great. In the grand scheme of things, the manager leaving - no matter how good he is - is something that happens to every club bar the big 4. Get over yourself. We're all disappointed. Stick with the club, thick and thin.
Philosophical. It's been great and infuriating in equal measure. We all knew it would happen in the end, so I can't get too down about it. The club and the players stay the same, we're still in a great position. Disappointed with Di Canio tbh. Promises weren't kept because the situation changed - as always happens especially in lower league football. But wish him all the best. There are plenty of good managers around. Onwards and upwards. Last point, those who say they're going to stop following the club make me MAD! This is life for 90% of football club, it's the drama - the highs and lows - that makes football great. In the grand scheme of things, the manager leaving - no matter how good he is - is something that happens to every club bar the big 4. Get over yourself. We're all disappointed. Stick with the club, thick and thin. akershaker
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8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

vikingred says...

Is Administration looming? Something about this takeover feels badly wrong.
Is Administration looming? Something about this takeover feels badly wrong. vikingred
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8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

glasred says...

Jed Mcrory......or whoever is in charge of the club ....how would anyone know?.....needs to speak up and make some sort of statement....not only a betrayal to PDC but also to every STFC supporter.
Cant see wher we go from here, cant believe a word anyone who is so say in charge of our club has to say.
If these new owners do get approval,they have made the worst possible start. Pathetic.
Jed Mcrory......or whoever is in charge of the club ....how would anyone know?.....needs to speak up and make some sort of statement....not only a betrayal to PDC but also to every STFC supporter. Cant see wher we go from here, cant believe a word anyone who is so say in charge of our club has to say. If these new owners do get approval,they have made the worst possible start. Pathetic. glasred
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8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

Donny 1 nil down. It would be typical of Swindon to end up top of the league by tomorrow night.
Donny 1 nil down. It would be typical of Swindon to end up top of the league by tomorrow night. Okus Road
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8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

glasred says...

Jed Mcrory......or whoever is in charge of the club ....how would anyone know?.....needs to speak up and make some sort of statement....not only a betrayal to PDC but also to every STFC supporter.
Cant see wher we go from here, cant believe a word anyone who is so say in charge of our club has to say.
If these new owners do get approval,they have made the worst possible start. Pathetic.
Jed Mcrory......or whoever is in charge of the club ....how would anyone know?.....needs to speak up and make some sort of statement....not only a betrayal to PDC but also to every STFC supporter. Cant see wher we go from here, cant believe a word anyone who is so say in charge of our club has to say. If these new owners do get approval,they have made the worst possible start. Pathetic. glasred
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8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

doomster says...

crawley one up :-)
crawley one up :-) doomster
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8:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

jason900 says...

I am trying to see the positives here and i am thinking that PDC helped us out and has got us in great position, the new guy may push us on.

the problem is that i am thinking it but i dont beleive it, i am concerned about the ambition/direction we are heading in, we are not Banbury we are STFC!!!
I am trying to see the positives here and i am thinking that PDC helped us out and has got us in great position, the new guy may push us on. the problem is that i am thinking it but i dont beleive it, i am concerned about the ambition/direction we are heading in, we are not Banbury we are STFC!!! jason900
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8:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
glasred wrote:
I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC.
Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today.
PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover.
What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.
The new owners made it easy for him to walk away.
They will get there wishes
Mick Hartford and mark stein (2 deadbeats)
No ambition
Downwards and downwards
Harford
Hey Grim I will pop down to the County Ground in the morning and pick up an application form for us bud. Grim as manager and assistant Di kanny oh what say you mate.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC. Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today. PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover. What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.[/p][/quote]The new owners made it easy for him to walk away. They will get there wishes Mick Hartford and mark stein (2 deadbeats) No ambition Downwards and downwards[/p][/quote]Harford[/p][/quote]Hey Grim I will pop down to the County Ground in the morning and pick up an application form for us bud. Grim as manager and assistant Di kanny oh what say you mate. Di kanny oh
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8:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

I still hope to be proved wrong, but this takeover has felt flaky right from the off and now it seems that PDC has either found out that these people are not quite what they promised or that FL approval will not be forthcoming - or both.
I still hope to be proved wrong, but this takeover has felt flaky right from the off and now it seems that PDC has either found out that these people are not quite what they promised or that FL approval will not be forthcoming - or both. Oi Den!
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8:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

oldtownred72 says...

As an STFC fan and season ticket holder for 22 yrs i implore people to open their eyes. Good will come out this. For all his good on the pitch, PDC was alienating all players and staff off it The club has been and will be here for longer than PDC. Off the pitch a weak board have been bullied by PDC. He was close to crippling us. As a business decision and for our l term future PDC not being here is for the best. Saints did the same and it looks to be a positive.
As an STFC fan and season ticket holder for 22 yrs i implore people to open their eyes. Good will come out this. For all his good on the pitch, PDC was alienating all players and staff off it The club has been and will be here for longer than PDC. Off the pitch a weak board have been bullied by PDC. He was close to crippling us. As a business decision and for our l term future PDC not being here is for the best. Saints did the same and it looks to be a positive. oldtownred72
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8:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Med Red says...

Very disappointed and very concerned about how much the new consortium may have contributed to Paolo's departure. The sale of Ritchie behind Paolo's back and the delay in FL approval, are the new owners totally blameless? Has their aim from the outset been to alienate Paolo and make him walk? I think it so.

Good luck to Paolo.

Paul Buckle for manager anyone?
Very disappointed and very concerned about how much the new consortium may have contributed to Paolo's departure. The sale of Ritchie behind Paolo's back and the delay in FL approval, are the new owners totally blameless? Has their aim from the outset been to alienate Paolo and make him walk? I think it so. Good luck to Paolo. Paul Buckle for manager anyone? Med Red
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8:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

inspiron says...

This is the headline I have been expecting within a month of Dicanio joining us.

I would like him to stay as he has been one of the best managers for results and professionalism we have ever had.On the down side he has been the worst manager we have ever had throwing his toys out the pram,slagging off players in public and the rest of his antics.

I have said on this site before,the two most important elements to our football club are the money men,and the fans.I hope the money side gets sorted so we have a club to support.

We can get another great manager and we will move onwards.I hope we again go for an ex player with something to prove.
This is the headline I have been expecting within a month of Dicanio joining us. I would like him to stay as he has been one of the best managers for results and professionalism we have ever had.On the down side he has been the worst manager we have ever had throwing his toys out the pram,slagging off players in public and the rest of his antics. I have said on this site before,the two most important elements to our football club are the money men,and the fans.I hope the money side gets sorted so we have a club to support. We can get another great manager and we will move onwards.I hope we again go for an ex player with something to prove. inspiron
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8:17pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Afcb4life says...

Going down with the Yeovil next year crap club crap fans
Going down with the Yeovil next year crap club crap fans Afcb4life
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8:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

louiscassius says...

Guv wrote:
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push.

At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
So, Administration is going to happen then??
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.[/p][/quote]So, Administration is going to happen then?? louiscassius
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8:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited?

By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.
Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.
Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults.

Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited? By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.[/p][/quote]Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.[/p][/quote]Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults. Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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8:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

vikingred wrote:
Is Administration looming? Something about this takeover feels badly wrong.
There certainly is a bad smell about all this and my gut feeling is its going to get much worse. Ritchie gone, Paolo gone, surely not the "A" word next.
[quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: Is Administration looming? Something about this takeover feels badly wrong.[/p][/quote]There certainly is a bad smell about all this and my gut feeling is its going to get much worse. Ritchie gone, Paolo gone, surely not the "A" word next. Di kanny oh
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8:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???
Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch??? Stratton Red
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8:19pm Mon 18 Feb 13

richardgould says...

Thanks for everything you have brought to the Town Paolo. Let's hope we have learnt from you and continue to dominate the leagues at whatever cost. It will hit you later just what a good club Swindon is and you will miss it.
Don't forget your legends tie.
Thanks for everything you have brought to the Town Paolo. Let's hope we have learnt from you and continue to dominate the leagues at whatever cost. It will hit you later just what a good club Swindon is and you will miss it. Don't forget your legends tie. richardgould
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8:19pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Sheffieldred says...

To resign 24 hours before a potential game which could see us go top, is completely unprofessional. Why resign now? Theres more to this story which will undoubtedly follow..Should have stayed till the end of the season. Something obviously better on the table......Prima donna until the end.
To resign 24 hours before a potential game which could see us go top, is completely unprofessional. Why resign now? Theres more to this story which will undoubtedly follow..Should have stayed till the end of the season. Something obviously better on the table......Prima donna until the end. Sheffieldred
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8:19pm Mon 18 Feb 13

super red says...

the don69 wrote:
Guv wrote:
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push.

At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
Talking rubbish again Teaboy!seeking attention again,you don't know didley shat!!!!!!
In fairness, i think he may no more than me, i havent a clue whats going on.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.[/p][/quote]Talking rubbish again Teaboy!seeking attention again,you don't know didley shat!!!!!![/p][/quote]In fairness, i think he may no more than me, i havent a clue whats going on. super red
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8:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

The king is dead long live the king!!!
I adored Pdc!!
But I adore Swindon more
I am a town fan and the club will hopefully be here long after Pdc has gone
And so begins the next chapter in our clubs strange history
I will be at tranmere tomorrow night
Just would like to say to the football league f.u. k you!! Nothing but a bunch of to.ssers!!!!!!!
The king is dead long live the king!!! I adored Pdc!! But I adore Swindon more I am a town fan and the club will hopefully be here long after Pdc has gone And so begins the next chapter in our clubs strange history I will be at tranmere tomorrow night Just would like to say to the football league f.u. k you!! Nothing but a bunch of to.ssers!!!!!!! Cookie43
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8:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mallorca says...

all clear as MUD yet makes you think why the FL have not said anything,look just put us out of our mysery.
Or do we have a Russian Billionaire in the background.
Sorry guys it does look like administration unless AB has a change of heart
all clear as MUD yet makes you think why the FL have not said anything,look just put us out of our mysery. Or do we have a Russian Billionaire in the background. Sorry guys it does look like administration unless AB has a change of heart mallorca
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8:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
I am now seriously worried about the rest of the squad now , who else will be sold or loaned out with a view to buy at the end of the season ? I am expecting more bad news tomorrow !
Get over it. Half the squad are Out of c at end of season so liabilities quite low. assets still decent in the team though, Williams, Collins, Roberts, ward, Navarro, Archie, McEveley, plus youngsters coming through. Dare mention Caddis! Fodders. Good set up so move on with hope.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: I am now seriously worried about the rest of the squad now , who else will be sold or loaned out with a view to buy at the end of the season ? I am expecting more bad news tomorrow ![/p][/quote]Get over it. Half the squad are Out of c at end of season so liabilities quite low. assets still decent in the team though, Williams, Collins, Roberts, ward, Navarro, Archie, McEveley, plus youngsters coming through. Dare mention Caddis! Fodders. Good set up so move on with hope. ciclosporindorset
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8:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

3ampcb says...

Yes, most of us loved him, but with the turnover of players last season I could have got the team promoted and I know nothing about football. If he'd stayed he could have gone on to achieve god like status but chose to do a runner. Good riddance............
..............
Yes, most of us loved him, but with the turnover of players last season I could have got the team promoted and I know nothing about football. If he'd stayed he could have gone on to achieve god like status but chose to do a runner. Good riddance............ .............. 3ampcb
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8:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

This is a great shame.

Thanks Paolo for a wonderful period in our clubs history.

One things for sure, the gates at the next few home games will be low, especially if we start losing.

Stil, how many clubs do better when there's a change of manager, so heres hoping.

Another point. Funny how it takes Paolo's resignation to finally get the Beeb to say what a great job Paolo has done here at Swindon
This is a great shame. Thanks Paolo for a wonderful period in our clubs history. One things for sure, the gates at the next few home games will be low, especially if we start losing. Stil, how many clubs do better when there's a change of manager, so heres hoping. Another point. Funny how it takes Paolo's resignation to finally get the Beeb to say what a great job Paolo has done here at Swindon Rebel_phish
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8:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

the wizard wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Can we have Caddis back?
Am I correct in thinking that PDC knows something in advance that the rest of us don't, obviously time will tell. That said he has been treated poorly by people who have said one thing and done something else, two faced. Add to that the rather now lengthy ratification/ non ratification of the new business plan which is a potential tension builder. The whole mis management of this now rather sordid episode in the history of this club has now stooped to a new low. Information I had last week was far from rosey, but I took it with a pinch of salt, now it seems to have come very true. I honestly fear the next news will be worse, sorry guys, not being down beat or negative, just fearful that what I was told is bang on true. I sincerely hope big time that I'm wrong.
Who ever is handling the whole of this transfer of ownership needs a thorough sorting, something long, large, metallic and red hot, inserted verily. Shoddy, totally shoddy way to do business, and not the way to win over fans and impress people.
Wiz -I think we have been spoilt with having AB bailing us out - we now have possibly new owners who will cut their cloth to suit their means and this probably mean a lot of cost cutting and players being shipped out - so, which is it a club that floats or club that sails by the seat of its pants and leaking water by the bucket load.
I think it means going back to be a selling club again - and probably remaining a yoyo club between divisions again.

Could with some of your jokes again right now. :o(
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: Can we have Caddis back?[/p][/quote]Am I correct in thinking that PDC knows something in advance that the rest of us don't, obviously time will tell. That said he has been treated poorly by people who have said one thing and done something else, two faced. Add to that the rather now lengthy ratification/ non ratification of the new business plan which is a potential tension builder. The whole mis management of this now rather sordid episode in the history of this club has now stooped to a new low. Information I had last week was far from rosey, but I took it with a pinch of salt, now it seems to have come very true. I honestly fear the next news will be worse, sorry guys, not being down beat or negative, just fearful that what I was told is bang on true. I sincerely hope big time that I'm wrong. Who ever is handling the whole of this transfer of ownership needs a thorough sorting, something long, large, metallic and red hot, inserted verily. Shoddy, totally shoddy way to do business, and not the way to win over fans and impress people.[/p][/quote]Wiz -I think we have been spoilt with having AB bailing us out - we now have possibly new owners who will cut their cloth to suit their means and this probably mean a lot of cost cutting and players being shipped out - so, which is it a club that floats or club that sails by the seat of its pants and leaking water by the bucket load. I think it means going back to be a selling club again - and probably remaining a yoyo club between divisions again. Could with some of your jokes again right now. :o( Chish and Fips
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8:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Going down with the Yeovil next year crap club crap fans
I disagree, Yeovil won't get relegated with your boys....would of thought you'd be upbeat about your chances next season but then again this is your level why aim for anything higher?
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Going down with the Yeovil next year crap club crap fans[/p][/quote]I disagree, Yeovil won't get relegated with your boys....would of thought you'd be upbeat about your chances next season but then again this is your level why aim for anything higher? chrystovski
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8:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Guv wrote:
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
I see your back again.

Instead of posting the obvious tell us something we don't know. Full of c**p, just do one.

You know as much as what we all know. Nothing.

Come and introduce yourself tomorrow night.
[quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.[/p][/quote]I see your back again. Instead of posting the obvious tell us something we don't know. Full of c**p, just do one. You know as much as what we all know. Nothing. Come and introduce yourself tomorrow night. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???”
Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???” Stratton Red
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8:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

grove red says...

creepies are 1-0 up
creepies are 1-0 up grove red
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8:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TenerifeRed says...

gutted
gutted TenerifeRed
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8:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

STFC 67 wrote:
Hello Stein and Newell. Goodbye from 2 season ticket holders.
Stick it Jed. Poor business poor management .
2 more and the list will go on and on
[quote][p][bold]STFC 67[/bold] wrote: Hello Stein and Newell. Goodbye from 2 season ticket holders. Stick it Jed. Poor business poor management .[/p][/quote]2 more and the list will go on and on alchafreds
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8:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

Okus Road wrote:
Donny 1 nil down. It would be typical of Swindon to end up top of the league by tomorrow night.
Just watch the team playing with freedom tomorrow night. Bet WIllo and Collo will be on fire. Lets ride this wave and finish the season as Champions. Only concern is who will be Manager, needs sorting quickly.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: Donny 1 nil down. It would be typical of Swindon to end up top of the league by tomorrow night.[/p][/quote]Just watch the team playing with freedom tomorrow night. Bet WIllo and Collo will be on fire. Lets ride this wave and finish the season as Champions. Only concern is who will be Manager, needs sorting quickly. RogerJ1969
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8:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs
F#ck off
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs[/p][/quote]F#ck off alchafreds
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8:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Onto football matters

Creepies 1-0 Donney
Onto football matters Creepies 1-0 Donney Rebel_phish
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8:25pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Okus Road wrote:
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio.

He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to.

Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.[/p][/quote]5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio. He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to. Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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8:25pm Mon 18 Feb 13

oldtownred72 says...

I for one think we will go onwards and upwards , we will be better off l term without him.
I for one think we will go onwards and upwards , we will be better off l term without him. oldtownred72
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8:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Well at least we no were we stand and all this salking was affecting the team
Well at least we no were we stand and all this salking was affecting the team DarrenSTFCRomain
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8:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

How bizarre this all is. 3 points off top and it feels like complete melt down.

Feelings like this are meant to be for relegation etc.

I think we are all feeling a little nervous and the fact that we know nothing.....another "typical" chapter in the history of STFC.
How bizarre this all is. 3 points off top and it feels like complete melt down. Feelings like this are meant to be for relegation etc. I think we are all feeling a little nervous and the fact that we know nothing.....another "typical" chapter in the history of STFC. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Going down with the Yeovil next year crap club crap fans
Get a life cretin you should be more concerned about the wheels falling of your wagon!!!
Total sad act !!!
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Going down with the Yeovil next year crap club crap fans[/p][/quote]Get a life cretin you should be more concerned about the wheels falling of your wagon!!! Total sad act !!! Cookie43
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8:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Any news on the tattoo?
Any news on the tattoo? Wilesy
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8:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

clunge_meister says...

the wizard wrote:
tifosi wrote:
Can we have Caddis back?
Am I correct in thinking that PDC knows something in advance that the rest of us don't, obviously time will tell. That said he has been treated poorly by people who have said one thing and done something else, two faced. Add to that the rather now lengthy ratification/ non ratification of the new business plan which is a potential tension builder. The whole mis management of this now rather sordid episode in the history of this club has now stooped to a new low. Information I had last week was far from rosey, but I took it with a pinch of salt, now it seems to have come very true. I honestly fear the next news will be worse, sorry guys, not being down beat or negative, just fearful that what I was told is bang on true. I sincerely hope big time that I'm wrong.
Who ever is handling the whole of this transfer of ownership needs a thorough sorting, something long, large, metallic and red hot, inserted verily. Shoddy, totally shoddy way to do business, and not the way to win over fans and impress people.
I think there's a list with Patey at the top of it. No wonder we have trouble in the middle east if they think we are all like him.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tifosi[/bold] wrote: Can we have Caddis back?[/p][/quote]Am I correct in thinking that PDC knows something in advance that the rest of us don't, obviously time will tell. That said he has been treated poorly by people who have said one thing and done something else, two faced. Add to that the rather now lengthy ratification/ non ratification of the new business plan which is a potential tension builder. The whole mis management of this now rather sordid episode in the history of this club has now stooped to a new low. Information I had last week was far from rosey, but I took it with a pinch of salt, now it seems to have come very true. I honestly fear the next news will be worse, sorry guys, not being down beat or negative, just fearful that what I was told is bang on true. I sincerely hope big time that I'm wrong. Who ever is handling the whole of this transfer of ownership needs a thorough sorting, something long, large, metallic and red hot, inserted verily. Shoddy, totally shoddy way to do business, and not the way to win over fans and impress people.[/p][/quote]I think there's a list with Patey at the top of it. No wonder we have trouble in the middle east if they think we are all like him. clunge_meister
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8:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

super red says...

the don69 wrote:
Guv wrote:
All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push.

At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.
Talking rubbish again Teaboy!seeking attention again,you don't know didley shat!!!!!!
In fairness, i think he may no more than me, i havent a clue whats going on.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guv[/bold] wrote: All of the materials are in place to go up, remember it's the team who perform on the pitch, if the new owners can do their magic and overturn the decision at their appeal tomorrow then it could be that swindon can continue their promotion push. At the moment their isn't much chance bearing a miracle, I cannot discuss the ins and outs, it's no longer my place but believe me, you will find out a lot more in a few weeks and will realise what has happened, happened for a reason. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't be choosing any of them currently being listed.[/p][/quote]Talking rubbish again Teaboy!seeking attention again,you don't know didley shat!!!!!![/p][/quote]In fairness, i think he may no more than me, i havent a clue whats going on. super red
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8:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
vikingred wrote:
Is Administration looming? Something about this takeover feels badly wrong.
There certainly is a bad smell about all this and my gut feeling is its going to get much worse. Ritchie gone, Paolo gone, surely not the "A" word next.
Chris Wise did state on Radio 5L that the take-over is 'sposed to be a done deal and ratification will be announced tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vikingred[/bold] wrote: Is Administration looming? Something about this takeover feels badly wrong.[/p][/quote]There certainly is a bad smell about all this and my gut feeling is its going to get much worse. Ritchie gone, Paolo gone, surely not the "A" word next.[/p][/quote]Chris Wise did state on Radio 5L that the take-over is 'sposed to be a done deal and ratification will be announced tomorrow. Rebel_phish
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8:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio.

He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to.

Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.
Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.[/p][/quote]5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio. He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to. Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.[/p][/quote]Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!! the don69
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8:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

glasred says...

Why did McRory and co say take over this Monday to PDC,if they were not sure it would occur?
Why not tell him later this week for takeover if they were not sure Then not contact PDC today to update him.?
So either they lied to PDC, or something is badly wrong with takeover plans..or they are simply discurtious and utterly ignorant by not contacting PDC today.
Whatever the truth is ,this so say takeover does not smell very nice Mr Mc Crory.
Why did McRory and co say take over this Monday to PDC,if they were not sure it would occur? Why not tell him later this week for takeover if they were not sure Then not contact PDC today to update him.? So either they lied to PDC, or something is badly wrong with takeover plans..or they are simply discurtious and utterly ignorant by not contacting PDC today. Whatever the truth is ,this so say takeover does not smell very nice Mr Mc Crory. glasred
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8:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Haydonender says...

One of those days when I wonder why I support and pour my money into this football club. Absolute shambles, as it has been since the day Black wanted out. Even if the new owners do finalise the takeover (and that seems a big if - the FL must have reasons for being unsure on it) I am massively unimpressed with them. Not only have they lied to Phil spencer/Paolo but they don't seem to have the money to sustain a league 1 club, let alone a championship club.

Just want to say thanks to Paolo for the great memories. And please can we not go for the rubbish cheap options like Bodin (no experience). Adkins is out of our league and shame we've just missed out on Simon grayson to Preston but the manager is worth spending money on, as we saw with Paolo
One of those days when I wonder why I support and pour my money into this football club. Absolute shambles, as it has been since the day Black wanted out. Even if the new owners do finalise the takeover (and that seems a big if - the FL must have reasons for being unsure on it) I am massively unimpressed with them. Not only have they lied to Phil spencer/Paolo but they don't seem to have the money to sustain a league 1 club, let alone a championship club. Just want to say thanks to Paolo for the great memories. And please can we not go for the rubbish cheap options like Bodin (no experience). Adkins is out of our league and shame we've just missed out on Simon grayson to Preston but the manager is worth spending money on, as we saw with Paolo Haydonender
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8:33pm Mon 18 Feb 13

clunge_meister says...

Okus Road wrote:
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
Possibly that's when the team was due to travel up to Tranmere. They always have stayed overnight under PDC.
[quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.[/p][/quote]Possibly that's when the team was due to travel up to Tranmere. They always have stayed overnight under PDC. clunge_meister
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8:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

coppersmith says...

you can count the good managers we have had on one hand and PDC was one of the best but Swindon town are still my club and who ever the new owners put in as manager will not satisfy every one but please get a manager with passion who cares about the team and supporters .the least said about the FL the better for some reason Swindon Town fc is a dirty word time after time we have been on the receiving end of bad decisions its about time the FL thought about the supporters when dealing with club take overs and move with purpose .I have supported STFC for over 60 years and love this club with a passion we must keep the faith and support the team in this difficult time COYR
you can count the good managers we have had on one hand and PDC was one of the best but Swindon town are still my club and who ever the new owners put in as manager will not satisfy every one but please get a manager with passion who cares about the team and supporters .the least said about the FL the better for some reason Swindon Town fc is a dirty word time after time we have been on the receiving end of bad decisions its about time the FL thought about the supporters when dealing with club take overs and move with purpose .I have supported STFC for over 60 years and love this club with a passion we must keep the faith and support the team in this difficult time COYR coppersmith
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8:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

drewy63 says...

This is the first time i have commented on here,i just want to say,getting the best out of players,and technical ability,p.d.c is up there with the best,but i feel what as broken down.is Paolo couldn't except things with the board when they didn't go his way,only one manager in this country seems to run there club and thats Fergie,i wont be surprised if another clubs jumbs at the prospect of getting there hands on Paolo,but after a couple of years,i bet we see the same thing happening
This is the first time i have commented on here,i just want to say,getting the best out of players,and technical ability,p.d.c is up there with the best,but i feel what as broken down.is Paolo couldn't except things with the board when they didn't go his way,only one manager in this country seems to run there club and thats Fergie,i wont be surprised if another clubs jumbs at the prospect of getting there hands on Paolo,but after a couple of years,i bet we see the same thing happening drewy63
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8:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

alchafreds wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs
F#ck off
Ignore the lack of brain cells individual seems AFCB stands for ' A Fool Composing Bullsh!t for Life' ... hah hah .hah.
[quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs[/p][/quote]F#ck off[/p][/quote]Ignore the lack of brain cells individual seems AFCB stands for ' A Fool Composing Bullsh!t for Life' ... hah hah .hah. Chish and Fips
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8:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

super red says...

Wilesy wrote:
Any news on the tattoo?
Any news on Pack signing?
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: Any news on the tattoo?[/p][/quote]Any news on Pack signing? super red
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8:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Crawely 1-1 Donny
Crawely 1-1 Donny Rebel_phish
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8:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

glasred wrote:
Why did McRory and co say take over this Monday to PDC,if they were not sure it would occur? Why not tell him later this week for takeover if they were not sure Then not contact PDC today to update him.? So either they lied to PDC, or something is badly wrong with takeover plans..or they are simply discurtious and utterly ignorant by not contacting PDC today. Whatever the truth is ,this so say takeover does not smell very nice Mr Mc Crory.
Maybe this is exactly what they want ?

Very suspicious but we are bound to be. More chance of Curly giving a team talk tomorrow night than a snippet of info from anybody it appears at present.
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: Why did McRory and co say take over this Monday to PDC,if they were not sure it would occur? Why not tell him later this week for takeover if they were not sure Then not contact PDC today to update him.? So either they lied to PDC, or something is badly wrong with takeover plans..or they are simply discurtious and utterly ignorant by not contacting PDC today. Whatever the truth is ,this so say takeover does not smell very nice Mr Mc Crory.[/p][/quote]Maybe this is exactly what they want ? Very suspicious but we are bound to be. More chance of Curly giving a team talk tomorrow night than a snippet of info from anybody it appears at present. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

madterrier says...

As Den and I and a few others have said repeatedly, what is more important is that we still have a club to support - not who's manager.

This new takeover was hurried, has never tasted good, and has not been ratified. While I'm sure the Football League are doing nothing to help the club, we have to remember that Jed McCrory had a consortium bid for Luton turned down. Until it is approved, I'm very worried, and even if it is approved, "J'ai le moral dans mes chausettes" as the French would say.

It's a shame Paolo couldn't have stuck with us (fans and players) through the next week or so. I thought he was made of sterner stuff. But maybe the old adage about the book of Italian War Heroes was right.
As Den and I and a few others have said repeatedly, what is more important is that we still have a club to support - not who's manager. This new takeover was hurried, has never tasted good, and has not been ratified. While I'm sure the Football League are doing nothing to help the club, we have to remember that Jed McCrory had a consortium bid for Luton turned down. Until it is approved, I'm very worried, and even if it is approved, "J'ai le moral dans mes chausettes" as the French would say. It's a shame Paolo couldn't have stuck with us (fans and players) through the next week or so. I thought he was made of sterner stuff. But maybe the old adage about the book of Italian War Heroes was right. madterrier
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8:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

How come a horse can become a cow? Same way a Pole can become a Brit! OOps, sorry, wrong thread. No disrespect - its all about a free market in trade and no-one - no-one is forced to be where they dont want to be. Simples!
How come a horse can become a cow? Same way a Pole can become a Brit! OOps, sorry, wrong thread. No disrespect - its all about a free market in trade and no-one - no-one is forced to be where they dont want to be. Simples! ciclosporindorset
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8:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

REDROM says...

RedintheFace wrote:
At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it
What an idiot you are,"Soon as the going gets rough he's off" are you for real??? no one is bigger than any club. PDC was the best STFC has ever had. He didnt want to leave, hope all of you who slated him are happy now, Hate to say this but cant see us doing nothing but go backwards now and we will be fighting to stay in league 1 next season. Hope im wrong. Good luck with the hammers PDC.
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it[/p][/quote]What an idiot you are,"Soon as the going gets rough he's off" are you for real??? no one is bigger than any club. PDC was the best STFC has ever had. He didnt want to leave, hope all of you who slated him are happy now, Hate to say this but cant see us doing nothing but go backwards now and we will be fighting to stay in league 1 next season. Hope im wrong. Good luck with the hammers PDC. REDROM
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8:43pm Mon 18 Feb 13

badger58 says...

Very sad day in the history of our great club , to me Paolo will always be a STFC legend and wish him well wherever he goes ( except Leeds ) !
Still have a bad feeling about the takeover and think the FL wont sanction it ..Hope im wrong but can see bleak times ahead but come rain or shine i will still trek out to the CG .
Fingers crossed for some good news
Very sad day in the history of our great club , to me Paolo will always be a STFC legend and wish him well wherever he goes ( except Leeds ) ! Still have a bad feeling about the takeover and think the FL wont sanction it ..Hope im wrong but can see bleak times ahead but come rain or shine i will still trek out to the CG . Fingers crossed for some good news badger58
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8:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited?

By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.
Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.
Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults.

Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.
Sarcasm, which you didn't get because you are a buffoon. Left in the lurch? He's been the only thing keeping us afloat in the last month.

I am not debating your points as you have raised nothing worth debating - just anti di Canio stuff which you have been trying to trot our for months.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited? By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.[/p][/quote]Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.[/p][/quote]Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults. Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.[/p][/quote]Sarcasm, which you didn't get because you are a buffoon. Left in the lurch? He's been the only thing keeping us afloat in the last month. I am not debating your points as you have raised nothing worth debating - just anti di Canio stuff which you have been trying to trot our for months. Pewsham Red
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8:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

This gets more and more bizarre by the day - what worries me most is that the discussions the new board had with Paolo had him re negotiating his deal to make it more affordable to the club. Does this new board have any money? I saw Sam's Q&A the other day and he said a lot that the new board were football fans and didn't want to see a club suffering and that they'd put up the money for the rest of this season and next - what about after that? Or will we be up for sale again?
This gets more and more bizarre by the day - what worries me most is that the discussions the new board had with Paolo had him re negotiating his deal to make it more affordable to the club. Does this new board have any money? I saw Sam's Q&A the other day and he said a lot that the new board were football fans and didn't want to see a club suffering and that they'd put up the money for the rest of this season and next - what about after that? Or will we be up for sale again? 1STFC!
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8:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Okus Road says...

You never know we might get Neil Warnock he knows how to get a team promoted
You never know we might get Neil Warnock he knows how to get a team promoted Okus Road
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8:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

kandiman says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Bring back Glen Hoddle with Bodin Assistant.
Agreed. Partially. Let's have Glenn back with Shaun Taylor or Colin Calderwood as his assistant. Actually, most of the 93 team has gone on to become decent coaches... Kerslake, Hazard, White... let's get the band back together.

Thanks for every Paolo, the writing was on the wall when JW left. Black's got the money, but not the passion and it's cost us. McCrory... he's not exactly beloved in Banbury, so we'll see.

Frankly, if we get Harford and Stein, we'll become the laughing stocks of the football league. Neither man has exactly shown themselves to be managerial masterminds. If it's not Glenn, then surely it needs to be Adkins, Warnock or Curbs.

Or, of course, we can take a chance on another enigmatic, gobby foreigner... Nicolas Anelka's got his badges, right?
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Bring back Glen Hoddle with Bodin Assistant.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Partially. Let's have Glenn back with Shaun Taylor or Colin Calderwood as his assistant. Actually, most of the 93 team has gone on to become decent coaches... Kerslake, Hazard, White... let's get the band back together. Thanks for every Paolo, the writing was on the wall when JW left. Black's got the money, but not the passion and it's cost us. McCrory... he's not exactly beloved in Banbury, so we'll see. Frankly, if we get Harford and Stein, we'll become the laughing stocks of the football league. Neither man has exactly shown themselves to be managerial masterminds. If it's not Glenn, then surely it needs to be Adkins, Warnock or Curbs. Or, of course, we can take a chance on another enigmatic, gobby foreigner... Nicolas Anelka's got his badges, right? kandiman
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8:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!! SAPFanSTFC
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8:48pm Mon 18 Feb 13

leader1111 says...

I am sad beyond belief not only because PDC has been relentless in his players reaching for the top but also in the exceptional physical/skill levels expected of them. We are so near to success again but now the rug has been pulled out from under us again at this critical time. I don't see any other manager who even comes close in know how and motivation. The rest are so bland. I had hoped he would stay till the summer.
I am sad beyond belief not only because PDC has been relentless in his players reaching for the top but also in the exceptional physical/skill levels expected of them. We are so near to success again but now the rug has been pulled out from under us again at this critical time. I don't see any other manager who even comes close in know how and motivation. The rest are so bland. I had hoped he would stay till the summer. leader1111
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8:49pm Mon 18 Feb 13

LydiardRED67 says...

This is terrible news but somehow not unforeseen. If we are honest this could have happened about three or four times in his reign in charge.

Like others have said it does sound as if there is more behind the scenes regarding the takeover than we know of.

What upsets me most about this is the timing. To agree a deadline 24 hours before a crucial game is daft.

Also, PDC has shown a lack of responsibility here. Yes he has had promises broken (apparently) but he has been paid, he has a strong team which he put together and as Manager should have shown more loyalty.

Still gutted though although many other managers may have achieved the same results with our budgets, he brought passion, humour and integrity back to our club
This is terrible news but somehow not unforeseen. If we are honest this could have happened about three or four times in his reign in charge. Like others have said it does sound as if there is more behind the scenes regarding the takeover than we know of. What upsets me most about this is the timing. To agree a deadline 24 hours before a crucial game is daft. Also, PDC has shown a lack of responsibility here. Yes he has had promises broken (apparently) but he has been paid, he has a strong team which he put together and as Manager should have shown more loyalty. Still gutted though although many other managers may have achieved the same results with our budgets, he brought passion, humour and integrity back to our club LydiardRED67
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8:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

clunge_meister says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???
Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???[/p][/quote]Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list. clunge_meister
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8:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

spectacles testicals wallet watch says...

I do feel there is more to this than we know. Never would he be able to walk out on the club if the FL didnt give the green light. It is not looking good, rumours he has signed pre nups with Leeds and spoken to Cov mean he is in breach of contract. IF we enter admin we were warned of a fire sale so who will be out the door next? Were out of the buying season so its loans out only, loads out of contract this summer oh deep joy no money for our assets so if this consortium fail were screwed. I am not blaming any of our supporters but i am a firm believer of what goes round comes round. We have been guilty of bragging how rich we are how were going to go up again and consolidate in the CCC before pushing on for another promotion and now look! DOG SH1T
I do feel there is more to this than we know. Never would he be able to walk out on the club if the FL didnt give the green light. It is not looking good, rumours he has signed pre nups with Leeds and spoken to Cov mean he is in breach of contract. IF we enter admin we were warned of a fire sale so who will be out the door next? Were out of the buying season so its loans out only, loads out of contract this summer oh deep joy no money for our assets so if this consortium fail were screwed. I am not blaming any of our supporters but i am a firm believer of what goes round comes round. We have been guilty of bragging how rich we are how were going to go up again and consolidate in the CCC before pushing on for another promotion and now look! DOG SH1T spectacles testicals wallet watch
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8:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

Apparently FL to rubber stamp the deal tomorrow! I know he set a deadline, but what is one more day?
Apparently FL to rubber stamp the deal tomorrow! I know he set a deadline, but what is one more day? 1STFC!
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8:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

stace55 says...

I have been a swindon town fan for over 50 years.I have seen managers come and go over the years and i dont think pdc ranks in the top 5.Pdc will not make a top manager with his attitude .he will step on to many toes and upset the prima donnas in the premier league.Iam not saying he did't do well for the town but he wants everything to go his own way.
We need to sort things out very soon and maybe we will still be in the top 6
I have been a swindon town fan for over 50 years.I have seen managers come and go over the years and i dont think pdc ranks in the top 5.Pdc will not make a top manager with his attitude .he will step on to many toes and upset the prima donnas in the premier league.Iam not saying he did't do well for the town but he wants everything to go his own way. We need to sort things out very soon and maybe we will still be in the top 6 stace55
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8:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Ciao, Paolo. Don't forget to close the door on your way out. Oh - sounds like you didn't.

I hope the club tries to attract Jamie Carragher to quit Liverpool early and take the reins at Swindon now. This formula of a player manager or first job has worked well for us in the past.

The chance of a promotion push in the last 13-14 games has to have considerable appeal to all sorts of managers. And I think Carragher is destined to be a very good manager. That's my shout anyway.

It won't be Richard Briers anyway. RIP to a much-loved English actor and true gent.
Ciao, Paolo. Don't forget to close the door on your way out. Oh - sounds like you didn't. I hope the club tries to attract Jamie Carragher to quit Liverpool early and take the reins at Swindon now. This formula of a player manager or first job has worked well for us in the past. The chance of a promotion push in the last 13-14 games has to have considerable appeal to all sorts of managers. And I think Carragher is destined to be a very good manager. That's my shout anyway. It won't be Richard Briers anyway. RIP to a much-loved English actor and true gent. madterrier
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8:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

matt71 says...

Jed has just tweeted he is going to try and get dicanio back.also when someone stated no bodin or newell to be in charge he said "agreed".so lets wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Jed has just tweeted he is going to try and get dicanio back.also when someone stated no bodin or newell to be in charge he said "agreed".so lets wait and see what tomorrow brings. matt71
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8:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!!
All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!! the don69
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8:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited?

By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.
Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.
Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults.

Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.
Sarcasm, which you didn't get because you are a buffoon. Left in the lurch? He's been the only thing keeping us afloat in the last month.

I am not debating your points as you have raised nothing worth debating - just anti di Canio stuff which you have been trying to trot our for months.
Isn't sarcasm the lowest form of wit? It also works incredibly badly on message boards, and you've just shown.

So you don't think resigning the day before a match which could send us top is leaving us in the lurch? God knows what is then.

I'm not anti-Di Canio, but I'm not mindlessly pro like many of here are either. It's not all black and white and there are too sides to every story - it's just that due to the Town's usual inept PR all we hear is Di Canio's (via his little fanboys at the Adver). Maybe what he says is true, but not everyone automatically has to accept everything he says at face value.

You also seem to have a bizarre definition of "kept us afloat". He was the manager - he wasn't pumping money into the club was he?
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited? By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.[/p][/quote]Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.[/p][/quote]Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults. Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.[/p][/quote]Sarcasm, which you didn't get because you are a buffoon. Left in the lurch? He's been the only thing keeping us afloat in the last month. I am not debating your points as you have raised nothing worth debating - just anti di Canio stuff which you have been trying to trot our for months.[/p][/quote]Isn't sarcasm the lowest form of wit? It also works incredibly badly on message boards, and you've just shown. So you don't think resigning the day before a match which could send us top is leaving us in the lurch? God knows what is then. I'm not anti-Di Canio, but I'm not mindlessly pro like many of here are either. It's not all black and white and there are too sides to every story - it's just that due to the Town's usual inept PR all we hear is Di Canio's (via his little fanboys at the Adver). Maybe what he says is true, but not everyone automatically has to accept everything he says at face value. You also seem to have a bizarre definition of "kept us afloat". He was the manager - he wasn't pumping money into the club was he? Jeremy Hilary Boob
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8:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ArkellsStrattonTownEnd says...

Those on here who claim to be upset or disappointed... are you all DiCanio's expensive agents or what? Don't you ever talk to supporters of other sides? I for one have had enough of being told 'Swindon? hahahaha Di Canio he's trouble, mess up your club, won't be there long' etc etc. Well everyone who's taken the p1ss out of our club over the past couple of years has been proved right and I hope you brown-nosers are pleased. Be proud of STFC for godsake!
Those on here who claim to be upset or disappointed... are you all DiCanio's expensive agents or what? Don't you ever talk to supporters of other sides? I for one have had enough of being told 'Swindon? hahahaha Di Canio he's trouble, mess up your club, won't be there long' etc etc. Well everyone who's taken the p1ss out of our club over the past couple of years has been proved right and I hope you brown-nosers are pleased. Be proud of STFC for godsake! ArkellsStrattonTownEnd
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8:58pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

the don69 wrote:
All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!!
Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it.
Harford will be manager as stated
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it. Harford will be manager as stated smirg kcab
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8:58pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Ian, I hate to say this but you and I both know that it will take a click of the fingers and the back room team will go rushing back to their boss. The fact that we have them for now is a luxury I think.
We will probably get Bodin or a "low cost" management team.

Jock, you studied his body language and I studied his words, we both got the same result. CG will NOT be the same for a very long time to come no matter who arrives to try and fill his shoes, but they wont. I fear players will start leaving now, some of the high earners will go out on loans where the wages are paid by the other clubs, asset stripping almost. I really am afraid, I hope its unfounded, really do. Big rats on the nose radar.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Ian, I hate to say this but you and I both know that it will take a click of the fingers and the back room team will go rushing back to their boss. The fact that we have them for now is a luxury I think. We will probably get Bodin or a "low cost" management team. Jock, you studied his body language and I studied his words, we both got the same result. CG will NOT be the same for a very long time to come no matter who arrives to try and fill his shoes, but they wont. I fear players will start leaving now, some of the high earners will go out on loans where the wages are paid by the other clubs, asset stripping almost. I really am afraid, I hope its unfounded, really do. Big rats on the nose radar. the wizard
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8:58pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

the don69 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio.

He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to.

Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.
Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!!
Correct Don. But it feels like we're standing on shifting sands. Promotion is there for the taking. But can we keep the squad together and motivated? Can we add a couple of new faces?
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Wherever PDC goes from here, I think he's going to find life a lot tougher. He was lucky enough to start in management at exactly the right place. The only way was up from where we were. He'll be on a more level playing field now.
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.[/p][/quote]5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio. He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to. Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.[/p][/quote]Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Correct Don. But it feels like we're standing on shifting sands. Promotion is there for the taking. But can we keep the squad together and motivated? Can we add a couple of new faces? . Wherever PDC goes from here, I think he's going to find life a lot tougher. He was lucky enough to start in management at exactly the right place. The only way was up from where we were. He'll be on a more level playing field now. Oi Den!
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8:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

kandiman wrote:
Robinonfire wrote:
Bring back Glen Hoddle with Bodin Assistant.
Agreed. Partially. Let's have Glenn back with Shaun Taylor or Colin Calderwood as his assistant. Actually, most of the 93 team has gone on to become decent coaches... Kerslake, Hazard, White... let's get the band back together.

Thanks for every Paolo, the writing was on the wall when JW left. Black's got the money, but not the passion and it's cost us. McCrory... he's not exactly beloved in Banbury, so we'll see.

Frankly, if we get Harford and Stein, we'll become the laughing stocks of the football league. Neither man has exactly shown themselves to be managerial masterminds. If it's not Glenn, then surely it needs to be Adkins, Warnock or Curbs.

Or, of course, we can take a chance on another enigmatic, gobby foreigner... Nicolas Anelka's got his badges, right?
hoddle and hazard do me
[quote][p][bold]kandiman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Bring back Glen Hoddle with Bodin Assistant.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Partially. Let's have Glenn back with Shaun Taylor or Colin Calderwood as his assistant. Actually, most of the 93 team has gone on to become decent coaches... Kerslake, Hazard, White... let's get the band back together. Thanks for every Paolo, the writing was on the wall when JW left. Black's got the money, but not the passion and it's cost us. McCrory... he's not exactly beloved in Banbury, so we'll see. Frankly, if we get Harford and Stein, we'll become the laughing stocks of the football league. Neither man has exactly shown themselves to be managerial masterminds. If it's not Glenn, then surely it needs to be Adkins, Warnock or Curbs. Or, of course, we can take a chance on another enigmatic, gobby foreigner... Nicolas Anelka's got his badges, right?[/p][/quote]hoddle and hazard do me HOOKEY
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8:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

Thus another crazy chapter in Swindon Town's history comes to an end.

Paolo, you are up there with Lou Macari, Glenn Hoddle and Danny Williams in terms of great Swindon Town managers. Thank you and may I wish you the best for your future (in football and outside).

Now, did Paolo walk or was he pushed? We will know for sure if a Mr. Newell is our new manager. I have a feeling that Paolo was at the end of his tether and felt he could no longer trust his bosses. Paolo may be a lot of things, but he is totally honest (remember when he was at West Ham and caught the ball in a game v Everton so that Paul Gerrard could get treatment for an injury?) and unwilling to compromise.

It is just a shame that Paolo wasn't our chairman. We could do with a honest and decent person on our Board, rather than the lizards and snakes at present. I trust none of them, and I can't see Jed being an improvement.

We are going to go backwards now, I am sure of it. The players will walk in the summer and we'll have to make do with the scraps discarded by Championship/League 1 sides or look at some good players in Non League like Nuno Carracha (http://www.ukfffc.c
o.uk/club/News/view/
747989).

Jed and co will not last long.
Thus another crazy chapter in Swindon Town's history comes to an end. Paolo, you are up there with Lou Macari, Glenn Hoddle and Danny Williams in terms of great Swindon Town managers. Thank you and may I wish you the best for your future (in football and outside). Now, did Paolo walk or was he pushed? We will know for sure if a Mr. Newell is our new manager. I have a feeling that Paolo was at the end of his tether and felt he could no longer trust his bosses. Paolo may be a lot of things, but he is totally honest (remember when he was at West Ham and caught the ball in a game v Everton so that Paul Gerrard could get treatment for an injury?) and unwilling to compromise. It is just a shame that Paolo wasn't our chairman. We could do with a honest and decent person on our Board, rather than the lizards and snakes at present. I trust none of them, and I can't see Jed being an improvement. We are going to go backwards now, I am sure of it. The players will walk in the summer and we'll have to make do with the scraps discarded by Championship/League 1 sides or look at some good players in Non League like Nuno Carracha (http://www.ukfffc.c o.uk/club/News/view/ 747989). Jed and co will not last long. SimonPrice351
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8:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ArchbishopRed says...

Just out of interest, here are the latest odds on the next permanent manager.

Fabrizio Piccareta - 6/4
Paul Bodin - 6/1
Nigel Adkins - 10/1
Phil Brown - 10/1
Mike Newell - 10/1
Gelnn Hoddle - 16/1
Ian Dowie - 16/1
Paul Jewell - 20/1

I'd be quite happy with Piccareta taking over. He knows Di Canio's methods, and the team so there would continuity.
Just out of interest, here are the latest odds on the next permanent manager. Fabrizio Piccareta - 6/4 Paul Bodin - 6/1 Nigel Adkins - 10/1 Phil Brown - 10/1 Mike Newell - 10/1 Gelnn Hoddle - 16/1 Ian Dowie - 16/1 Paul Jewell - 20/1 I'd be quite happy with Piccareta taking over. He knows Di Canio's methods, and the team so there would continuity. ArchbishopRed
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8:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

nosyrudeman says...

Who are you Guv, and how come you reckon you have your finger on the pulse. And for FFsake tell us all, or be quiet and let us find out in time, as you suggest. Are you a real STFC fan and go to games or just a scaremongerer. Don't think I'll hold my breath awaiting the answer.
Who are you Guv, and how come you reckon you have your finger on the pulse. And for FFsake tell us all, or be quiet and let us find out in time, as you suggest. Are you a real STFC fan and go to games or just a scaremongerer. Don't think I'll hold my breath awaiting the answer. nosyrudeman
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9:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
the don69 wrote:
All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!!
Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it.
Harford will be manager as stated
Not what I've heard Grim!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it. Harford will be manager as stated[/p][/quote]Not what I've heard Grim!!!!! the don69
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9:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TriciaH says...

Paolo we love you. We understand that you have had really bad treatment by the old board and not much better by the new board. We are very disappointed that you could not give it another day to see if things could be sorted but knowing your character we know this would be difficult for you to do. Please write another book so that we can learn what has been going on. Swindon are such a rotten team to support - whenever things are going well there is always something around the corner to take the smiles off our faces. All these people who say no more season tickets - why not go to Speedway instead. A much more genuine set up there!!
Paolo we love you. We understand that you have had really bad treatment by the old board and not much better by the new board. We are very disappointed that you could not give it another day to see if things could be sorted but knowing your character we know this would be difficult for you to do. Please write another book so that we can learn what has been going on. Swindon are such a rotten team to support - whenever things are going well there is always something around the corner to take the smiles off our faces. All these people who say no more season tickets - why not go to Speedway instead. A much more genuine set up there!! TriciaH
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9:01pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Sorry, but for me PdC has let us down, no legend, just too big an ego. Sam has tweeted the deal will be confirmed tomorrow morning, so why did PdC feel the need to walk out?? If the deal had collapsed then different story, but while it looks like it's about to go through then to me, it proves he didn't quite think as much of the club as we thought.

Why blame the new board? they do not control the club until the takeover has been ratified.

Have a funny feeling we will be top tomorrow.

COYR
Sorry, but for me PdC has let us down, no legend, just too big an ego. Sam has tweeted the deal will be confirmed tomorrow morning, so why did PdC feel the need to walk out?? If the deal had collapsed then different story, but while it looks like it's about to go through then to me, it proves he didn't quite think as much of the club as we thought. Why blame the new board? they do not control the club until the takeover has been ratified. Have a funny feeling we will be top tomorrow. COYR Davidsyrett
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9:01pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ChippyBOB. says...

This is gutting news.........

No one can blame Paolo, he has proved to be a fantastic professional, an inspirational manager and has showed respect to us the fans for which he has joined the list of true legends for STFC.
When the dust settles and all the unseen information comes to light, it may truly uncover where the finger of blame actually needs pointing.
But it remains a fact that no player should be sold without the manager being made aware, whether or not it is an essential requirement to generate funds or not, IT SHOULD JUST NOT HAPPEN!
There may be a scenario where the manager just does not agree to a sale, as a player is an assent of a club (business) they are the first way to get ready funds, but keep the manager informed! ( that was madness, and was the moment the wedge was forced between STFC and Paolo).
Lets face it the out going board especially SWP who is leaving entirely are less likely to give a sh#t how they go about it.
I hope that the new owners have the strength and funds to pull us through this, as the Championships is closer now than it has been for a long time, so we need action ASAP. The players on hold wont want to come now.
IT looks as though the football league has dragged it’s feet too, by all means do your job to safe guard our club but do it quickly.
At the end of the day we are near the top and still very much pushing for promotion, and even if Doncaster win tonight (1-1 at half time) we can go into an automatic place with a win at Tranmere.
So on wards and up wards.
(Oh and if you do happen to be reading these Paolo, when I win £100+ million on the Euro lottery, how do you fancy finishing unfinished business……..( I WISH) )
This is gutting news......... No one can blame Paolo, he has proved to be a fantastic professional, an inspirational manager and has showed respect to us the fans for which he has joined the list of true legends for STFC. When the dust settles and all the unseen information comes to light, it may truly uncover where the finger of blame actually needs pointing. But it remains a fact that no player should be sold without the manager being made aware, whether or not it is an essential requirement to generate funds or not, IT SHOULD JUST NOT HAPPEN! There may be a scenario where the manager just does not agree to a sale, as a player is an assent of a club (business) they are the first way to get ready funds, but keep the manager informed! ( that was madness, and was the moment the wedge was forced between STFC and Paolo). Lets face it the out going board especially SWP who is leaving entirely are less likely to give a sh#t how they go about it. I hope that the new owners have the strength and funds to pull us through this, as the Championships is closer now than it has been for a long time, so we need action ASAP. The players on hold wont want to come now. IT looks as though the football league has dragged it’s feet too, by all means do your job to safe guard our club but do it quickly. At the end of the day we are near the top and still very much pushing for promotion, and even if Doncaster win tonight (1-1 at half time) we can go into an automatic place with a win at Tranmere. So on wards and up wards. (Oh and if you do happen to be reading these Paolo, when I win £100+ million on the Euro lottery, how do you fancy finishing unfinished business……..( I WISH) ) ChippyBOB.
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9:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

stigger says...

On twitter Jed has several times this evening said he will be trying to get PDC to reconsider, so if does go through tomorrow maybe he will return, Lou did after all. Either way i get feeling we will never know what has happened these last few months and i will support STFC come what may and i will also give new owners a chance, there is little they can do till actually in charge. COYR!
On twitter Jed has several times this evening said he will be trying to get PDC to reconsider, so if does go through tomorrow maybe he will return, Lou did after all. Either way i get feeling we will never know what has happened these last few months and i will support STFC come what may and i will also give new owners a chance, there is little they can do till actually in charge. COYR! stigger
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9:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

clunge_meister wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???
Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.
They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up.

The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible.

If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract.

I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)
[quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???[/p][/quote]Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.[/p][/quote]They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up. The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible. If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract. I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?) Jeremy Hilary Boob
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9:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Can't help wondering which manager doesnt know he no longer has a job and PdC is replacing him?
Can't help wondering which manager doesnt know he no longer has a job and PdC is replacing him? Wembley69
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9:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

glasred says...

Radio 5 live now suggesting that if STFC takeover completed tomorrow,PDC may be pursuaded to stay/come back,especially if STFC supporters make huge outcry.
Thay are asking for STFC fans to phone 5 Live now.
Radio 5 live now suggesting that if STFC takeover completed tomorrow,PDC may be pursuaded to stay/come back,especially if STFC supporters make huge outcry. Thay are asking for STFC fans to phone 5 Live now. glasred
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9:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ICDeadpeople says...

I reckon PDC will once again be our manager - as soon as we get FL clearance for the takeover.
I reckon PDC will once again be our manager - as soon as we get FL clearance for the takeover. ICDeadpeople
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9:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio.

He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to.

Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.
Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!!
Correct Don. But it feels like we're standing on shifting sands. Promotion is there for the taking. But can we keep the squad together and motivated? Can we add a couple of new faces?
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Wherever PDC goes from here, I think he's going to find life a lot tougher. He was lucky enough to start in management at exactly the right place. The only way was up from where we were. He'll be on a more level playing field now.
If Paolo goes I think he's made a rather big mistake, but hey it's his life!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.[/p][/quote]5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio. He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to. Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.[/p][/quote]Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Correct Don. But it feels like we're standing on shifting sands. Promotion is there for the taking. But can we keep the squad together and motivated? Can we add a couple of new faces? . Wherever PDC goes from here, I think he's going to find life a lot tougher. He was lucky enough to start in management at exactly the right place. The only way was up from where we were. He'll be on a more level playing field now.[/p][/quote]If Paolo goes I think he's made a rather big mistake, but hey it's his life!!!!!!! the don69
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9:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

pat.swindon.f.c. says...

Paolo's leaving at this critical stage in the season will be a blow.However,it must not be forgotten that he has cost the
club dearly in his Management "learning curve.Hopefully he will learn from all his
costly mistakes,with agent Phil,and become a better Manager.It has been a very exciting roller coaster!Typical of Swindon.A much greater loss was Glenn
Hoddle?There are now many proven Managers seeking work;Curbishley,Adki
ns,etc if the "to be ratified"Board will pay for them.The biggest worry is the "consortium"so hurriedly scrambled together.How much finance do they have and what are they prepared to invest in the Club.Okay at Non-league level but not at a club aspiring to Championship football.Well done,IF,the F.L.are really completing full and proper checks.Why were they not successful at Luton?Interesting times to follow??
Paolo's leaving at this critical stage in the season will be a blow.However,it must not be forgotten that he has cost the club dearly in his Management "learning curve.Hopefully he will learn from all his costly mistakes,with agent Phil,and become a better Manager.It has been a very exciting roller coaster!Typical of Swindon.A much greater loss was Glenn Hoddle?There are now many proven Managers seeking work;Curbishley,Adki ns,etc if the "to be ratified"Board will pay for them.The biggest worry is the "consortium"so hurriedly scrambled together.How much finance do they have and what are they prepared to invest in the Club.Okay at Non-league level but not at a club aspiring to Championship football.Well done,IF,the F.L.are really completing full and proper checks.Why were they not successful at Luton?Interesting times to follow?? pat.swindon.f.c.
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9:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
John Young's Grumpy wrote:
PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms.

"I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February.

"At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands.

So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted?

To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board.

Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.
When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited?

By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.
Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.
Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults.

Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.
Sarcasm, which you didn't get because you are a buffoon. Left in the lurch? He's been the only thing keeping us afloat in the last month.

I am not debating your points as you have raised nothing worth debating - just anti di Canio stuff which you have been trying to trot our for months.
Isn't sarcasm the lowest form of wit? It also works incredibly badly on message boards, and you've just shown.

So you don't think resigning the day before a match which could send us top is leaving us in the lurch? God knows what is then.

I'm not anti-Di Canio, but I'm not mindlessly pro like many of here are either. It's not all black and white and there are too sides to every story - it's just that due to the Town's usual inept PR all we hear is Di Canio's (via his little fanboys at the Adver). Maybe what he says is true, but not everyone automatically has to accept everything he says at face value.

You also seem to have a bizarre definition of "kept us afloat". He was the manager - he wasn't pumping money into the club was he?
Yes it is - well done you.

I never said he did pump money into the club. He just managed to keep things going on the pitch - kept us afloat.

You ARE anti Di Canio as you have displayed in almost every post over the last month or so, so don't claim otherwise.

And no, I do not believe he left us in the lurch, although perhaps he should have consulted you as to how to time his departure.

He gave a timescale and received no further contact - the ball was in the consortiums court, not DI Canio's and he followed through on his commitment as a man of principle would.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: PDC says quote.... "Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms. "I entered into a temporary arrangement with the proposed new owners to continue in my role as Manager but all this was agreed subject to Football League approval for the purchase of the Club being granted by 5:00pm on Monday 18th February. "At the time of issuing this statement, I have had no further contact from the proposed new owners and I have been told that unfortunately Football League approval has not been granted yet and therefore my temporary arrangement has ended and my resignation stands. So, who has fouled up here then? The FL, no to me, it has to be the new owners. They had a manager who committed and even offered a better option to support the club. NDA or not, you should have been working like crazy to keep him. Even if the FL have delayed why no continued dialogue with Paolo? Why have things been so protracted? To many questions, to much silence, and now you have alienated the fans - shame on you new board. Thanks for everything Paolo, you are a legend and will always have my respect. I cling to the hope we can salvage this and keep you - but, if it is to be, stay safe and all the best.[/p][/quote]When will people on here realise that until the takeover is ratified the new board don't own the club and what say they've got is at best incredibly limited? By the looks of it - never, as people continue to dance to Di Canio's tune instead of criticising a manager who's left the club in the lurch. The club that took a chance on an uproven manager that many others would not have touched with a bargepole.[/p][/quote]Yeah, good point Jeremy. You could tell he never had his heart in it! What did he ever do for us! You are a buffoon.[/p][/quote]Don't call me a buffoon, especially since you clearly can't be bothered to debate any of the points and just choose to sling insults. Oh, and where did I say his heart was never in it? That's right - nowhere.[/p][/quote]Sarcasm, which you didn't get because you are a buffoon. Left in the lurch? He's been the only thing keeping us afloat in the last month. I am not debating your points as you have raised nothing worth debating - just anti di Canio stuff which you have been trying to trot our for months.[/p][/quote]Isn't sarcasm the lowest form of wit? It also works incredibly badly on message boards, and you've just shown. So you don't think resigning the day before a match which could send us top is leaving us in the lurch? God knows what is then. I'm not anti-Di Canio, but I'm not mindlessly pro like many of here are either. It's not all black and white and there are too sides to every story - it's just that due to the Town's usual inept PR all we hear is Di Canio's (via his little fanboys at the Adver). Maybe what he says is true, but not everyone automatically has to accept everything he says at face value. You also seem to have a bizarre definition of "kept us afloat". He was the manager - he wasn't pumping money into the club was he?[/p][/quote]Yes it is - well done you. I never said he did pump money into the club. He just managed to keep things going on the pitch - kept us afloat. You ARE anti Di Canio as you have displayed in almost every post over the last month or so, so don't claim otherwise. And no, I do not believe he left us in the lurch, although perhaps he should have consulted you as to how to time his departure. He gave a timescale and received no further contact - the ball was in the consortiums court, not DI Canio's and he followed through on his commitment as a man of principle would. Pewsham Red
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9:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Oi Den! wrote:
the don69 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Okus Road wrote:
So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know?

Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt.
As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over.
Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.
5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio.

He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to.

Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.
Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!!
Correct Don. But it feels like we're standing on shifting sands. Promotion is there for the taking. But can we keep the squad together and motivated? Can we add a couple of new faces?
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Wherever PDC goes from here, I think he's going to find life a lot tougher. He was lucky enough to start in management at exactly the right place. The only way was up from where we were. He'll be on a more level playing field now.
Who will want to join a club like ours now - certainly not the possible 3 new faces so it doesn't leave many others we'd want.
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Let's hope the team put us top tomorrow night before we get put into admin!
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....or can Black afford a low cost management team until the end of the season as per Wiz's comment without sending people out on loan!?
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The players have a lot left to play for and many of them could earn nice deals elsewhere if we do get into 6th or better.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Okus Road[/bold] wrote: So why was 17:00 today so critical? anyone know? Time for the players to stand up and be counted and prove they deserve to wear the shirt. As gutted as everyone else (well most fans) but will still follow the Town whoever takes over. Fans need to take a step back and support the next manager/caretaker and believe we can still have a successful season.[/p][/quote]5pm seems to have been a deadline imposed by Di Canio. He might have been keen to get the takeover out of the way but did he actually think the FL would (or even could) jump to is tune like that? It actually beggars belief that his agent would have thought laying down a deadline would result in the FL speeding things up? You only have to look at the omnishambles at Pompey to see why they might be taking their time a bit more than they used to. Unless the situation was designed (by Di Canio and his agent) to give him an "excuse" to walk. That's what it's looked like to me every since his outburst before the Crawley game.[/p][/quote]Lets move on,no manager is bigger than the club,we thank thank Paolo for his hard work!now it's getting this approval sorted asap and down to the players to give their all tomorrow!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Correct Don. But it feels like we're standing on shifting sands. Promotion is there for the taking. But can we keep the squad together and motivated? Can we add a couple of new faces? . Wherever PDC goes from here, I think he's going to find life a lot tougher. He was lucky enough to start in management at exactly the right place. The only way was up from where we were. He'll be on a more level playing field now.[/p][/quote]Who will want to join a club like ours now - certainly not the possible 3 new faces so it doesn't leave many others we'd want. . Let's hope the team put us top tomorrow night before we get put into admin! . ....or can Black afford a low cost management team until the end of the season as per Wiz's comment without sending people out on loan!? . The players have a lot left to play for and many of them could earn nice deals elsewhere if we do get into 6th or better. SAPFanSTFC
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9:06pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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9:06pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Carlo says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Can u here the Swindon sing no no
We can't help it if you are deaf.
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Can u here the Swindon sing no no[/p][/quote]We can't help it if you are deaf. Carlo
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9:07pm Mon 18 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway.

I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear.

Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1.

He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did.

I will miss you Paolo.

I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed.

A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended.

This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club.

I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end.

COYR's
If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway. I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear. Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1. He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did. I will miss you Paolo. I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed. A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended. This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club. I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end. COYR's sp1dersw3b
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9:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Kingseleven says...

Thanks PDC for all that you have done. You will be missed....We have to move forwards now and beat Tranmere tomorrow and then appoint a decent manager to get us up. Lots of mixed views on here but we all ultimately want the same thing.

New board ( fingers crossed ) have to make the right appointment to appease us lot. Don't fancy there chances at the moment !!

Time for the team to stand up and be counted.

COYR !!
Thanks PDC for all that you have done. You will be missed....We have to move forwards now and beat Tranmere tomorrow and then appoint a decent manager to get us up. Lots of mixed views on here but we all ultimately want the same thing. New board ( fingers crossed ) have to make the right appointment to appease us lot. Don't fancy there chances at the moment !! Time for the team to stand up and be counted. COYR !! Kingseleven
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9:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

ArchbishopRed wrote:
Just out of interest, here are the latest odds on the next permanent manager.

Fabrizio Piccareta - 6/4
Paul Bodin - 6/1
Nigel Adkins - 10/1
Phil Brown - 10/1
Mike Newell - 10/1
Gelnn Hoddle - 16/1
Ian Dowie - 16/1
Paul Jewell - 20/1

I'd be quite happy with Piccareta taking over. He knows Di Canio's methods, and the team so there would continuity.
Not sure. I'd be happy him staying as number 2 but would prefer an experienced head at this stage of the season.

Out of the above I'd like to see Adkins but I honestly think he deserves better than us and not because we are a shambles but because I think he could do better than league one.
[quote][p][bold]ArchbishopRed[/bold] wrote: Just out of interest, here are the latest odds on the next permanent manager. Fabrizio Piccareta - 6/4 Paul Bodin - 6/1 Nigel Adkins - 10/1 Phil Brown - 10/1 Mike Newell - 10/1 Gelnn Hoddle - 16/1 Ian Dowie - 16/1 Paul Jewell - 20/1 I'd be quite happy with Piccareta taking over. He knows Di Canio's methods, and the team so there would continuity.[/p][/quote]Not sure. I'd be happy him staying as number 2 but would prefer an experienced head at this stage of the season. Out of the above I'd like to see Adkins but I honestly think he deserves better than us and not because we are a shambles but because I think he could do better than league one. Pewsham Red
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9:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Calcio Robin says...

Well, Well we build the big wall, and there is always someone on the the otherside with a sledge hammer to knock it down!!!!! I don't blame Paolo at all, as I loved his passion and commitment to STFC, and going to County Ground for the past year and half has been a real treat. I blame the gutless suited and booted invisable men at the football League who can't make decisions, as this has been a prolonged affair, "just look at what is going on at Portsmouth". I personally don't think they have given STFC two hoots at the present and also problems that have reared thier head in the past. I blame the gutless heirachy at STFC who love to take to their posh seats on match days, but are very weak on support, especially when transactions "Matt Ritchie" are made without conferring with a true manager who was passionate about his team and it's supporters, and wanted us to be number 1. Weak Weak Weak!!!!!. If they really wanted success they would have gone to Paolo on bended knee and do everything to keep him at The County Ground, but alas they have shown thier true colours and its not RED!!!!!.
As for this new or so say consortium, reading between the lines, are happy to succeed at mediocrity, I suppose their always be Banbury Utd.
Its the true supporters who always hurt, the ones that plough their £25's on matchdays, while the invisable suited and booted scurry around busy doing nothing.
Sad but hopeful that the team will rise from this tomorrow evening and come home with three points and will be top of League 1, and shut up "once and for all" these mindless idiots who have no right to give us their drivel on this forum, and support teams of lesser standing!!!.
Always a "RED"
Well, Well we build the big wall, and there is always someone on the the otherside with a sledge hammer to knock it down!!!!! I don't blame Paolo at all, as I loved his passion and commitment to STFC, and going to County Ground for the past year and half has been a real treat. I blame the gutless suited and booted invisable men at the football League who can't make decisions, as this has been a prolonged affair, "just look at what is going on at Portsmouth". I personally don't think they have given STFC two hoots at the present and also problems that have reared thier head in the past. I blame the gutless heirachy at STFC who love to take to their posh seats on match days, but are very weak on support, especially when transactions "Matt Ritchie" are made without conferring with a true manager who was passionate about his team and it's supporters, and wanted us to be number 1. Weak Weak Weak!!!!!. If they really wanted success they would have gone to Paolo on bended knee and do everything to keep him at The County Ground, but alas they have shown thier true colours and its not RED!!!!!. As for this new or so say consortium, reading between the lines, are happy to succeed at mediocrity, I suppose their always be Banbury Utd. Its the true supporters who always hurt, the ones that plough their £25's on matchdays, while the invisable suited and booted scurry around busy doing nothing. Sad but hopeful that the team will rise from this tomorrow evening and come home with three points and will be top of League 1, and shut up "once and for all" these mindless idiots who have no right to give us their drivel on this forum, and support teams of lesser standing!!!. Always a "RED" Calcio Robin
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9:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

TakeTheMick says...

Always the same old sh*t. Get somewhere handy in the league then the manager resigns because of all the crap running of the club. Don't blame PDC for jumping ****. Good luck to him and hope a big club snaps him up if they haven't already and appreciate all the good hard work he does and the good displays of himself on the touch line. STFC you are a joke.
Always the same old sh*t. Get somewhere handy in the league then the manager resigns because of all the crap running of the club. Don't blame PDC for jumping ****. Good luck to him and hope a big club snaps him up if they haven't already and appreciate all the good hard work he does and the good displays of himself on the touch line. STFC you are a joke. TakeTheMick
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9:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

MXXC59 says...

spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!!
Seen it before and no dought what so ever will see it again.
When ever STFC ( my team ) are doing well and everything seems to be going in one direction ( UPWARDS ), Always someone or the management press self distruct.
WHY ?, They had the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which is past it's sell by date anyway. And have a very special and professional squad of players. All the results have been in the teams favour ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season.
Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next year as other clubs come poching players.
Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. The phrase P*** U* I* A Brewery comes to mind.
Just one manager could ever fill the void left here, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening.
Good luck Paolo where ever you go and hope you get the respect you deserve.
[quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Seen it before and no dought what so ever will see it again. When ever STFC ( my team ) are doing well and everything seems to be going in one direction ( UPWARDS ), Always someone or the management press self distruct. WHY ?, They had the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which is past it's sell by date anyway. And have a very special and professional squad of players. All the results have been in the teams favour ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season. Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next year as other clubs come poching players. Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. The phrase P*** U* I* A Brewery comes to mind. Just one manager could ever fill the void left here, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening. Good luck Paolo where ever you go and hope you get the respect you deserve. MXXC59
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9:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Never a dull moment at SN1

The rollercoaster keeps on going
Never a dull moment at SN1 The rollercoaster keeps on going Rebel_phish
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9:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

At least I had the double up today
Di canio and Richard briars
Downwards and downwards
At least I had the double up today Di canio and Richard briars Downwards and downwards smirg kcab
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9:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

clunge_meister says...

matt71 wrote:
Jed has just tweeted he is going to try and get dicanio back.also when someone stated no bodin or newell to be in charge he said "agreed".so lets wait and see what tomorrow brings.
If he really did just tweet that then he is completely out of his depth. PDC said he resigned a week ago and Sam has confirmed that Paolo did not attend training last week.
[quote][p][bold]matt71[/bold] wrote: Jed has just tweeted he is going to try and get dicanio back.also when someone stated no bodin or newell to be in charge he said "agreed".so lets wait and see what tomorrow brings.[/p][/quote]If he really did just tweet that then he is completely out of his depth. PDC said he resigned a week ago and Sam has confirmed that Paolo did not attend training last week. clunge_meister
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9:09pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
...
You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss. SAPFanSTFC
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9:10pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

i think kevin webster is looking for a new job
i think kevin webster is looking for a new job GUVS MASTER
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9:10pm Mon 18 Feb 13

London Red says...

Just read some of the Jed Tweets - why wait until tomorrow to speak to PdC get on the blower now!
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Can anyone on Twitter ask that - surely he is allowed to speak to PdC before the ratification as they had a meeting last week
Just read some of the Jed Tweets - why wait until tomorrow to speak to PdC get on the blower now! . Can anyone on Twitter ask that - surely he is allowed to speak to PdC before the ratification as they had a meeting last week London Red
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9:11pm Mon 18 Feb 13

therock4u says...

I can't imagine why he set a deadline. Surely he should ahve waited till the new owners are in place. Reading his statement and quote:

""Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms".

Strange one that, as Jed has tweeted he did not know he had resigned. He really wants him to stay.Jed has calmed down a bit now. JW has also tweeted that he is a bit dissapointed with his decission, as he hoped he would have seen his time out with STFC.

Please no to Bodin.
I can't imagine why he set a deadline. Surely he should ahve waited till the new owners are in place. Reading his statement and quote: ""Following discussions, my representatives put forward a proposal that would secure my future at the club until at least the end of the season and quite possibly beyond as well. This proposal actually reduced the Clubs contractual liabilities to me in the interest of saving Swindon Town FC. At a meeting last Friday the proposed new owners accepted and said they were very happy with the new terms". Strange one that, as Jed has tweeted he did not know he had resigned. He really wants him to stay.Jed has calmed down a bit now. JW has also tweeted that he is a bit dissapointed with his decission, as he hoped he would have seen his time out with STFC. Please no to Bodin. therock4u
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9:11pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
clunge_meister wrote:
Stratton Red wrote: Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???
Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.
They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up. The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible. If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract. I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)
If the Board (whoever that may be) suspect PDC has an iron in the fire they should refuse the resignation and only let him go when we agree some compensation.
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I really hope he doesn't go to Leeds..
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???[/p][/quote]Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.[/p][/quote]They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up. The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible. If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract. I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)[/p][/quote]If the Board (whoever that may be) suspect PDC has an iron in the fire they should refuse the resignation and only let him go when we agree some compensation. * I really hope he doesn't go to Leeds.. Stratton Red
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9:12pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Last step says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
RRobin69 wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Typical "me me me" from Di Canio.

He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again.

Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back.

If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job.

I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.
This. Why not wait 36 hours? Me me me me me.
Why not wait 36 hours? Because he's got another job lined up maybe?
Because he's been messed about by the club for ages. You've got to draw the line somewhere and I can't say I blame him.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RRobin69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: Typical "me me me" from Di Canio. He got the Town promoted but over the last few weeks it has all been about him. He's destabilised the team before matches and he's done it again. Coming out with the "FL agrees the takeover by 5pm or I'm off" is just childish and stabs the club who took a chance on him in the back. If he's walked I only hope he's taking the rest of his entourage with him or the Town will be left having to pay off a load of backroom staff they no longer want. If they're still there then the Town should sue Di Canio for breach of contract (all his stuff about that is almost certainly hot air - no club would put guarantees on expenditure in a manager's contract) and make sure he isn't just walking out so he can walk into another job. I have absolutely no respect for him after this whatsoever.[/p][/quote]This. Why not wait 36 hours? Me me me me me.[/p][/quote]Why not wait 36 hours? Because he's got another job lined up maybe?[/p][/quote]Because he's been messed about by the club for ages. You've got to draw the line somewhere and I can't say I blame him. Last step
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9:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

bradley red 1 says...

All this about di canio being persuaded to re consider is nonsence!!he aint coming back and wanted out as soon as mr black withdrew his support.get real a low cost manager will be in shortley.
All this about di canio being persuaded to re consider is nonsence!!he aint coming back and wanted out as soon as mr black withdrew his support.get real a low cost manager will be in shortley. bradley red 1
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9:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

ArchbishopRed wrote:
Just out of interest, here are the latest odds on the next permanent manager.

Fabrizio Piccareta - 6/4
Paul Bodin - 6/1
Nigel Adkins - 10/1
Phil Brown - 10/1
Mike Newell - 10/1
Gelnn Hoddle - 16/1
Ian Dowie - 16/1
Paul Jewell - 20/1

I'd be quite happy with Piccareta taking over. He knows Di Canio's methods, and the team so there would continuity.
Forgot to add Paolo to that list
[quote][p][bold]ArchbishopRed[/bold] wrote: Just out of interest, here are the latest odds on the next permanent manager. Fabrizio Piccareta - 6/4 Paul Bodin - 6/1 Nigel Adkins - 10/1 Phil Brown - 10/1 Mike Newell - 10/1 Gelnn Hoddle - 16/1 Ian Dowie - 16/1 Paul Jewell - 20/1 I'd be quite happy with Piccareta taking over. He knows Di Canio's methods, and the team so there would continuity.[/p][/quote]Forgot to add Paolo to that list Rebel_phish
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9:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

townie63 says...

flynners1962 wrote:
BournemouthRobin wrote:
Gutted but can't blame you Paolo.

Thank you for some wonderful memories.

The King is dead, long live the King.

I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving.

Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out.

This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club.

Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.
thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off
me too mate, i've had enough rugs pulled out from under me these past 50 years. i'll never set foot in the CG again.
[quote][p][bold]flynners1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthRobin[/bold] wrote: Gutted but can't blame you Paolo. Thank you for some wonderful memories. The King is dead, long live the King. I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving. Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out. This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club. Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.[/p][/quote]thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off[/p][/quote]me too mate, i've had enough rugs pulled out from under me these past 50 years. i'll never set foot in the CG again. townie63
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9:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

townie63 says...

flynners1962 wrote:
BournemouthRobin wrote:
Gutted but can't blame you Paolo.

Thank you for some wonderful memories.

The King is dead, long live the King.

I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving.

Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out.

This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club.

Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.
thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off
me too mate, i've had enough rugs pulled out from under me these past 50 years. i'll never set foot in the CG again.
[quote][p][bold]flynners1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthRobin[/bold] wrote: Gutted but can't blame you Paolo. Thank you for some wonderful memories. The King is dead, long live the King. I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving. Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out. This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club. Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.[/p][/quote]thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off[/p][/quote]me too mate, i've had enough rugs pulled out from under me these past 50 years. i'll never set foot in the CG again. townie63
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9:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

John Young's Grumpy says...

From Beeb website in running commentary for Man U and Reading game.

..... "Jeremy Wray, former Swindon chairman who appointed Paolo Di Canio as manager in May 2011, told BBC Sport:

"When we first got to know each other it was like boxers sparring. Then you find you trust each other and that is what he relied on and expected from everyone he met.

"He expects a certain standard from others and gives the same standard in return. He is loyal and he expects loyalty in return. It is a two-way street and from everything i have read and heard you can understand he feels let down.

"I think he would definitely have seen this season through, taken stock in the summer and seen what the plans were going forward. He is a very loyal individual and if he still felt he had the backing of the club why would he want to leave?"

Now I don't want to dis PDC but haven't we the fans shown him the utmost loyalty and respect? I can't think how we could have done more these past few weeks to show him our loyalty...... So why can't he hang on long enough to let the new board show their mettle or not? I know I am contradicting my last post but on reflection I just have to ask the above.

Anyway - let's hope it's done deal tomorrow, Jed gets in the door and persuades PDC to change his mind.

Lovemyclub!
From Beeb website in running commentary for Man U and Reading game. ..... "Jeremy Wray, former Swindon chairman who appointed Paolo Di Canio as manager in May 2011, told BBC Sport: "When we first got to know each other it was like boxers sparring. Then you find you trust each other and that is what he relied on and expected from everyone he met. "He expects a certain standard from others and gives the same standard in return. He is loyal and he expects loyalty in return. It is a two-way street and from everything i have read and heard you can understand he feels let down. "I think he would definitely have seen this season through, taken stock in the summer and seen what the plans were going forward. He is a very loyal individual and if he still felt he had the backing of the club why would he want to leave?" Now I don't want to dis PDC but haven't we the fans shown him the utmost loyalty and respect? I can't think how we could have done more these past few weeks to show him our loyalty...... So why can't he hang on long enough to let the new board show their mettle or not? I know I am contradicting my last post but on reflection I just have to ask the above. Anyway - let's hope it's done deal tomorrow, Jed gets in the door and persuades PDC to change his mind. Lovemyclub! John Young's Grumpy
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9:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ICDeadpeople says...

madterrier wrote:
Ciao, Paolo. Don't forget to close the door on your way out. Oh - sounds like you didn't. I hope the club tries to attract Jamie Carragher to quit Liverpool early and take the reins at Swindon now. This formula of a player manager or first job has worked well for us in the past. The chance of a promotion push in the last 13-14 games has to have considerable appeal to all sorts of managers. And I think Carragher is destined to be a very good manager. That's my shout anyway. It won't be Richard Briers anyway. RIP to a much-loved English actor and true gent.
I'd forgot about Carragher!
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Same passion as PDC but far more mentally stable.
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Ciao, Paolo. Don't forget to close the door on your way out. Oh - sounds like you didn't. I hope the club tries to attract Jamie Carragher to quit Liverpool early and take the reins at Swindon now. This formula of a player manager or first job has worked well for us in the past. The chance of a promotion push in the last 13-14 games has to have considerable appeal to all sorts of managers. And I think Carragher is destined to be a very good manager. That's my shout anyway. It won't be Richard Briers anyway. RIP to a much-loved English actor and true gent.[/p][/quote]I'd forgot about Carragher! . Same passion as PDC but far more mentally stable. ICDeadpeople
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9:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

smirg kcab wrote:
the don69 wrote: All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!!
Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it. Harford will be manager as stated
Newell not harford lol
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it. Harford will be manager as stated[/p][/quote]Newell not harford lol smirg kcab
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9:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

How come PdC announced his resignation to the press and not to the board? Has he told his players? His team? The players he brought in? The players he wanted to bring in? Or will he just let them find out in the papers tomorrow? Shameful I say!
How come PdC announced his resignation to the press and not to the board? Has he told his players? His team? The players he brought in? The players he wanted to bring in? Or will he just let them find out in the papers tomorrow? Shameful I say! Wembley69
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9:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swindon1969 says...

same old 'same old, pi&sed off yes,not supprised, why shoud i be?
Swindon Town, football league puppets,
lets see what more damage we can do this little club, we have previously sent the board to prison, we have relegated them to lower leagues, we have the power to do what we can with them, just to show the rest of the world we are the FA,the FL.
WHAT HAS HAPPEND, IS IN THE PAST.As this "little club has got bigger" we are still being pi$sed on as an example to the rest of the football league, we are your ****, do want you want, we will stand as Swindon Town football club. Up-yours.
same old 'same old, pi&sed off yes,not supprised, why shoud i be? Swindon Town, football league puppets, lets see what more damage we can do this little club, we have previously sent the board to prison, we have relegated them to lower leagues, we have the power to do what we can with them, just to show the rest of the world we are the FA,the FL. WHAT HAS HAPPEND, IS IN THE PAST.As this "little club has got bigger" we are still being pi$sed on as an example to the rest of the football league, we are your ****, do want you want, we will stand as Swindon Town football club. Up-yours. swindon1969
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9:15pm Mon 18 Feb 13

MXXC59 says...

spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote:
Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!!
Seen it before and no dought what so ever will see it again.
When ever STFC ( my team ) are doing well and everything seems to be going in one direction ( UPWARDS ), Always someone or the management press self distruct.
WHY ?, They had the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which is past it's sell by date anyway. And have a very special and professional squad of players. All the results have been in the teams favour ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season.
Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next year as other clubs come poching players.
Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. The phrase P*** U* I* A Brewery comes to mind.
Just one manager could ever fill the void left here, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening.
Good luck Paolo where ever you go and hope you get the respect you deserve.
[quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Seen it before and no dought what so ever will see it again. When ever STFC ( my team ) are doing well and everything seems to be going in one direction ( UPWARDS ), Always someone or the management press self distruct. WHY ?, They had the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which is past it's sell by date anyway. And have a very special and professional squad of players. All the results have been in the teams favour ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season. Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next year as other clubs come poching players. Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. The phrase P*** U* I* A Brewery comes to mind. Just one manager could ever fill the void left here, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening. Good luck Paolo where ever you go and hope you get the respect you deserve. MXXC59
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9:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

MXXC59 wrote:
spectacles testicals wallet watch wrote: Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!!
Seen it before and no dought what so ever will see it again. When ever STFC ( my team ) are doing well and everything seems to be going in one direction ( UPWARDS ), Always someone or the management press self distruct. WHY ?, They had the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which is past it's sell by date anyway. And have a very special and professional squad of players. All the results have been in the teams favour ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season. Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next year as other clubs come poching players. Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. The phrase P*** U* I* A Brewery comes to mind. Just one manager could ever fill the void left here, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening. Good luck Paolo where ever you go and hope you get the respect you deserve.
I'd rather Chris Wilder than that nasty piece of work Gristle face.
[quote][p][bold]MXXC59[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spectacles testicals wallet watch[/bold] wrote: Oh Naggers!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Seen it before and no dought what so ever will see it again. When ever STFC ( my team ) are doing well and everything seems to be going in one direction ( UPWARDS ), Always someone or the management press self distruct. WHY ?, They had the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which is past it's sell by date anyway. And have a very special and professional squad of players. All the results have been in the teams favour ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season. Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next year as other clubs come poching players. Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. The phrase P*** U* I* A Brewery comes to mind. Just one manager could ever fill the void left here, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening. Good luck Paolo where ever you go and hope you get the respect you deserve.[/p][/quote]I'd rather Chris Wilder than that nasty piece of work Gristle face. Stratton Red
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9:16pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
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You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans. Pewsham Red
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9:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Always liked a long shot. Takeover completes tomorrow. New board convinces The Maestro to stay, we go top tomorrow night, sign players Wednesday and win the league...

Time for another drink.....

Truely dark day for our club. Yes no one is bigger but this is a disaster. Just hope the world doesn't get blacker tomorrow and my long shot comes in....

Grim as the saying goes "we was robbed"....
Always liked a long shot. Takeover completes tomorrow. New board convinces The Maestro to stay, we go top tomorrow night, sign players Wednesday and win the league... Time for another drink..... Truely dark day for our club. Yes no one is bigger but this is a disaster. Just hope the world doesn't get blacker tomorrow and my long shot comes in.... Grim as the saying goes "we was robbed".... dreamofacleansheet2
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9:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Right then chaps...
PDC has gone so thats old news now...
Who would you the fans like to see as manager ???
Right then chaps... PDC has gone so thats old news now... Who would you the fans like to see as manager ??? DarrenSTFCRomain
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9:19pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

smirg kcab wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
the don69 wrote: All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!!
Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it. Harford will be manager as stated
Newell not harford lol
Not him either Grim!Paolo's assistant until things are sorted!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: All fit and proper rules have been passed!stop the panic!this will go through tomorrow,Jed not been told by Paolo he's resigned,Jed is going to speak to him!!!!!![/p][/quote]Don he resigned last Tuesday if you read it. Harford will be manager as stated[/p][/quote]Newell not harford lol[/p][/quote]Not him either Grim!Paolo's assistant until things are sorted!!!!!! the don69
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9:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

castle9 says...

Mad as a box of frogs, but it was our box of frogs and we loved him for it.


Passion and commitment was unbelievable - and he if he could learn to channel that energy in the right direction without alienating people he will be one of the top managers. However, as the game is full of over-earning prima donnas that is a tall order.


He's gone but STFC carry on.


Adkins please.


Worried about this 'consortium', from what I can tell they are a bunch of pub landlords on an ego trip with no financial clout.


p.s. when WUMs from other clubs post on here - please just ignore them.
Mad as a box of frogs, but it was our box of frogs and we loved him for it. Passion and commitment was unbelievable - and he if he could learn to channel that energy in the right direction without alienating people he will be one of the top managers. However, as the game is full of over-earning prima donnas that is a tall order. He's gone but STFC carry on. Adkins please. Worried about this 'consortium', from what I can tell they are a bunch of pub landlords on an ego trip with no financial clout. p.s. when WUMs from other clubs post on here - please just ignore them. castle9
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9:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

swindonurock says...

PDC is just playing games. I bet he's come to some new arrangement with STFC with better personal conditions by the end of the week.

He simply wants it to be all about him, and it is, and the new owners will cave.
PDC is just playing games. I bet he's come to some new arrangement with STFC with better personal conditions by the end of the week. He simply wants it to be all about him, and it is, and the new owners will cave. swindonurock
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9:20pm Mon 18 Feb 13

MidlandRobin says...

Well, saw this coming eventually. Just hope we have someone lined up, would like to see someone like Curbishley come in, someone with a brain.

However, thanks Paolo for what you've done for the club. I can't take away his achievements over the 2 seasons, but the financial situation in which we find ourselves is due to some extent to Paolo's poor and costly signings.

E.g. Last Season
Lanzano
Cibbo
Easyjet
Gariboldi
Comazzi
Cox
L.Rooney
Atiku
Clarke - 'cause of the fall out, would have been a good signing otherwise.
Kerrouche - ditto
AND RISSER...


and this year still to be convinced by:
Miller
Navarro
Roberts
and A.Rooney

Lots of these players were wasted wages...

Don't mean to snap at Paolo, but this is my opinion. Good luck with future clubs, unless you play Swindon obvs ;)
Well, saw this coming eventually. Just hope we have someone lined up, would like to see someone like Curbishley come in, someone with a brain. However, thanks Paolo for what you've done for the club. I can't take away his achievements over the 2 seasons, but the financial situation in which we find ourselves is due to some extent to Paolo's poor and costly signings. E.g. Last Season Lanzano Cibbo Easyjet Gariboldi Comazzi Cox L.Rooney Atiku Clarke - 'cause of the fall out, would have been a good signing otherwise. Kerrouche - ditto AND RISSER... and this year still to be convinced by: Miller Navarro Roberts and A.Rooney Lots of these players were wasted wages... Don't mean to snap at Paolo, but this is my opinion. Good luck with future clubs, unless you play Swindon obvs ;) MidlandRobin
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9:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Wembley69 wrote:
How come PdC announced his resignation to the press and not to the board? Has he told his players? His team? The players he brought in? The players he wanted to bring in? Or will he just let them find out in the papers tomorrow? Shameful I say!
Bit of an assumption. According to the report he resigned a while back and then gave a deadline for it to take effect, so presumably the board did know.

I agree it will leave the players and the likes of Pack and Wright Phillips in the lurch but probably no more so than any of the events of the last few weeks.

I expect there will be more to this story than any of us are currently aware of and it will be interesting to hear the other side of the story.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: How come PdC announced his resignation to the press and not to the board? Has he told his players? His team? The players he brought in? The players he wanted to bring in? Or will he just let them find out in the papers tomorrow? Shameful I say![/p][/quote]Bit of an assumption. According to the report he resigned a while back and then gave a deadline for it to take effect, so presumably the board did know. I agree it will leave the players and the likes of Pack and Wright Phillips in the lurch but probably no more so than any of the events of the last few weeks. I expect there will be more to this story than any of us are currently aware of and it will be interesting to hear the other side of the story. Pewsham Red
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9:22pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

John Young's Grumpy wrote:
From Beeb website in running commentary for Man U and Reading game.

..... "Jeremy Wray, former Swindon chairman who appointed Paolo Di Canio as manager in May 2011, told BBC Sport:

"When we first got to know each other it was like boxers sparring. Then you find you trust each other and that is what he relied on and expected from everyone he met.

"He expects a certain standard from others and gives the same standard in return. He is loyal and he expects loyalty in return. It is a two-way street and from everything i have read and heard you can understand he feels let down.

"I think he would definitely have seen this season through, taken stock in the summer and seen what the plans were going forward. He is a very loyal individual and if he still felt he had the backing of the club why would he want to leave?"

Now I don't want to dis PDC but haven't we the fans shown him the utmost loyalty and respect? I can't think how we could have done more these past few weeks to show him our loyalty...... So why can't he hang on long enough to let the new board show their mettle or not? I know I am contradicting my last post but on reflection I just have to ask the above.

Anyway - let's hope it's done deal tomorrow, Jed gets in the door and persuades PDC to change his mind.

Lovemyclub!
well said, STFC are bigger than one person!!
[quote][p][bold]John Young's Grumpy[/bold] wrote: From Beeb website in running commentary for Man U and Reading game. ..... "Jeremy Wray, former Swindon chairman who appointed Paolo Di Canio as manager in May 2011, told BBC Sport: "When we first got to know each other it was like boxers sparring. Then you find you trust each other and that is what he relied on and expected from everyone he met. "He expects a certain standard from others and gives the same standard in return. He is loyal and he expects loyalty in return. It is a two-way street and from everything i have read and heard you can understand he feels let down. "I think he would definitely have seen this season through, taken stock in the summer and seen what the plans were going forward. He is a very loyal individual and if he still felt he had the backing of the club why would he want to leave?" Now I don't want to dis PDC but haven't we the fans shown him the utmost loyalty and respect? I can't think how we could have done more these past few weeks to show him our loyalty...... So why can't he hang on long enough to let the new board show their mettle or not? I know I am contradicting my last post but on reflection I just have to ask the above. Anyway - let's hope it's done deal tomorrow, Jed gets in the door and persuades PDC to change his mind. Lovemyclub![/p][/quote]well said, STFC are bigger than one person!! Davidsyrett
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9:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

madterrier wrote:
Very disappointed at the timing of this from Paolo, even if it was inevitable at some point. He has loyal supporters and loyal players all behind him. If it is just over this delay by the Football League that the new owners can do nothing about, then it's a very disappointing 'It's all about Me' attention-seeking gesture from Paolo in throwing his toys out of the cot. Clearly the fans don't mean as much to him as he would like to make out.

Could he really not wait until the decision from the Football League was taken, even if they are a bunch of knobs who don't like our club and are clearly dragging their feet? I would have thought he would have sided with us in a siege mentality, rather than jump ship on the eve of playing Tranmere.

Of course there's plenty room for conspiracy theories - against the Football League, against the new consortium - and we'll just have to wait and see.

But I feel massively let down by:

A. Black
B. Patey
C. Football League (as usual)
D. Paolo.

Still, at least Black didn't leave behind a car crash. One dreads to think what he believes one would look like.
Black pumped millions into the club PdC got publicity, we have been used just like Hoddle!
[quote][p][bold]madterrier[/bold] wrote: Very disappointed at the timing of this from Paolo, even if it was inevitable at some point. He has loyal supporters and loyal players all behind him. If it is just over this delay by the Football League that the new owners can do nothing about, then it's a very disappointing 'It's all about Me' attention-seeking gesture from Paolo in throwing his toys out of the cot. Clearly the fans don't mean as much to him as he would like to make out. Could he really not wait until the decision from the Football League was taken, even if they are a bunch of knobs who don't like our club and are clearly dragging their feet? I would have thought he would have sided with us in a siege mentality, rather than jump ship on the eve of playing Tranmere. Of course there's plenty room for conspiracy theories - against the Football League, against the new consortium - and we'll just have to wait and see. But I feel massively let down by: A. Black B. Patey C. Football League (as usual) D. Paolo. Still, at least Black didn't leave behind a car crash. One dreads to think what he believes one would look like.[/p][/quote]Black pumped millions into the club PdC got publicity, we have been used just like Hoddle! Wembley69
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9:23pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Last step says...

Wembley69 wrote:
How come PdC announced his resignation to the press and not to the board? Has he told his players? His team? The players he brought in? The players he wanted to bring in? Or will he just let them find out in the papers tomorrow? Shameful I say!
Have you read the resignation? Looks like he'd submitted it the club etc some time ago and its just been made public.
[quote][p][bold]Wembley69[/bold] wrote: How come PdC announced his resignation to the press and not to the board? Has he told his players? His team? The players he brought in? The players he wanted to bring in? Or will he just let them find out in the papers tomorrow? Shameful I say![/p][/quote]Have you read the resignation? Looks like he'd submitted it the club etc some time ago and its just been made public. Last step
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9:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

DarrenSTFCRomain wrote:
Right then chaps...
PDC has gone so thats old news now...
Who would you the fans like to see as manager ???
Ryan Giggs doing his manager badge and could get us some Manc loans Darren!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]DarrenSTFCRomain[/bold] wrote: Right then chaps... PDC has gone so thats old news now... Who would you the fans like to see as manager ???[/p][/quote]Ryan Giggs doing his manager badge and could get us some Manc loans Darren!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
.
If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
...
Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
...
You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.
No need for Fabrizio or his Mrs to worry - when Paolo takes over at Leeds he's going to need his team with him!
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.[/p][/quote]No need for Fabrizio or his Mrs to worry - when Paolo takes over at Leeds he's going to need his team with him! The Jockster
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9:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Always liked a long shot. Takeover completes tomorrow. New board convinces The Maestro to stay, we go top tomorrow night, sign players Wednesday and win the league...

Time for another drink.....

Truely dark day for our club. Yes no one is bigger but this is a disaster. Just hope the world doesn't get blacker tomorrow and my long shot comes in....

Grim as the saying goes "we was robbed"....
Peter Reid. Derek McInnes. Graham Taylor. Chris Wilder.

I'd quite like Martin Allen and he never takes much persuading to leave his current employers!
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Always liked a long shot. Takeover completes tomorrow. New board convinces The Maestro to stay, we go top tomorrow night, sign players Wednesday and win the league... Time for another drink..... Truely dark day for our club. Yes no one is bigger but this is a disaster. Just hope the world doesn't get blacker tomorrow and my long shot comes in.... Grim as the saying goes "we was robbed"....[/p][/quote]Peter Reid. Derek McInnes. Graham Taylor. Chris Wilder. I'd quite like Martin Allen and he never takes much persuading to leave his current employers! Pewsham Red
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9:26pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Highworth red says...

Thank goodness he's gone. His behaviour over the last few weeks has been appalling and has shown how little he cares, leaving us in a horrible predicament during the takeover process. Pack your bags Dicanio and don't come back and let's get in a manager that cares more for the cause than for himself.
Thank goodness he's gone. His behaviour over the last few weeks has been appalling and has shown how little he cares, leaving us in a horrible predicament during the takeover process. Pack your bags Dicanio and don't come back and let's get in a manager that cares more for the cause than for himself. Highworth red
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9:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

ciclosporindorset says...

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9:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

jevs says...

Endless rumours & no solid information. People are taking sides here with no idea what the story really is. If Di Canio is about to become Leeds / Coventry manager then this could just be a convenient opt out. I cannot understand why he would carry on through a 'hostile' environment for so long to walk at the supposed brink of new ownership.

I've no idea about the new consortium & have been dismissing the negativity, but losing our 2 biggest assets during the takeover is not the greatest start. Would Black really write off the debt, keep 15% off the club just to hand the club on to some chancers? You've got to hope not.
Endless rumours & no solid information. People are taking sides here with no idea what the story really is. If Di Canio is about to become Leeds / Coventry manager then this could just be a convenient opt out. I cannot understand why he would carry on through a 'hostile' environment for so long to walk at the supposed brink of new ownership. I've no idea about the new consortium & have been dismissing the negativity, but losing our 2 biggest assets during the takeover is not the greatest start. Would Black really write off the debt, keep 15% off the club just to hand the club on to some chancers? You've got to hope not. jevs
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9:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

Di canios gone get a life time to look on the bright side of life. I Dont want carragher i could just understand what paolo was saying with jamie it will just be mmmmmmmm
Di canios gone get a life time to look on the bright side of life. I Dont want carragher i could just understand what paolo was saying with jamie it will just be mmmmmmmm GUVS MASTER
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9:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
.
The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
.
If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
...
Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
...
You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out.

However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line.

TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own.

Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out. However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line. TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own. Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs. Jeremy Hilary Boob
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9:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
.
The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
.
If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
...
Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
...
You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.
Without knowing too much about Piccareta, I reckon he'd be worth a try as the new gaffer. You never know - he might even be an improvement! (Am I allowed to say that?) But I think we'll find that PDC and his backroom boys come and go as a package. He said ages ago that he'd want to take them with him wherever he goes.
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.[/p][/quote]Without knowing too much about Piccareta, I reckon he'd be worth a try as the new gaffer. You never know - he might even be an improvement! (Am I allowed to say that?) But I think we'll find that PDC and his backroom boys come and go as a package. He said ages ago that he'd want to take them with him wherever he goes. Oi Den!
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9:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Afcb4life says...

Lo what a s#it club
Lo what a s#it club Afcb4life
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9:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

On a more positive note, Crawley looking more likely to get a winner than Donny. Durso gone yellow card happy as usual.
On a more positive note, Crawley looking more likely to get a winner than Donny. Durso gone yellow card happy as usual. Pewsham Red
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9:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Desperados22 says...

Gutted....

But Thank you Paolo for a Fantastic 18 months.
Gutted.... But Thank you Paolo for a Fantastic 18 months. Desperados22
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9:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Always liked a long shot. Takeover completes tomorrow. New board convinces The Maestro to stay, we go top tomorrow night, sign players Wednesday and win the league... Time for another drink..... Truely dark day for our club. Yes no one is bigger but this is a disaster. Just hope the world doesn't get blacker tomorrow and my long shot comes in.... Grim as the saying goes "we was robbed"....
We are doomed laddy
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Always liked a long shot. Takeover completes tomorrow. New board convinces The Maestro to stay, we go top tomorrow night, sign players Wednesday and win the league... Time for another drink..... Truely dark day for our club. Yes no one is bigger but this is a disaster. Just hope the world doesn't get blacker tomorrow and my long shot comes in.... Grim as the saying goes "we was robbed"....[/p][/quote]We are doomed laddy smirg kcab
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9:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Travelling to Tranmere tomorrow our team needs support more than ever, imagine 3 points and we go top! How can any manager leave when that is a possibility?More to this I think!
Travelling to Tranmere tomorrow our team needs support more than ever, imagine 3 points and we go top! How can any manager leave when that is a possibility?More to this I think! Wembley69
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9:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

wiltshirered64 says...

RedintheFace wrote:
At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it
Have to agree, that was the problem he believed he was the club, I know he did a job, but with the backing he had so he should do a job.Then there was the buying errors don't you think that's where it all went wrong. He believed the croc of gold was never ending. Hail him as the next god but I was never a fan as I thought he made too many buying mistakes, and financially cost the club dearly in the end. Onwards and upwards.
[quote][p][bold]RedintheFace[/bold] wrote: At last! Our Club is *way* bigger than him. Soon as the going gets rough he's off. OK we'll probably have a wobbly few months but now Championship-bound if not this season then next. Proud to be a ST Red at last. Lovin it[/p][/quote]Have to agree, that was the problem he believed he was the club, I know he did a job, but with the backing he had so he should do a job.Then there was the buying errors don't you think that's where it all went wrong. He believed the croc of gold was never ending. Hail him as the next god but I was never a fan as I thought he made too many buying mistakes, and financially cost the club dearly in the end. Onwards and upwards. wiltshirered64
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9:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Steaming-in says...

Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said.

It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.
Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said. It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be. Steaming-in
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9:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mustard red says...

If di Canio has gone, it will be a hard job for anyone to follow in his footsteps.

Does everyone think this is a final decision?
If di Canio has gone, it will be a hard job for anyone to follow in his footsteps. Does everyone think this is a final decision? mustard red
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9:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
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You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.
Without knowing too much about Piccareta, I reckon he'd be worth a try as the new gaffer. You never know - he might even be an improvement! (Am I allowed to say that?) But I think we'll find that PDC and his backroom boys come and go as a package. He said ages ago that he'd want to take them with him wherever he goes.
Yeah heard he wants the job,if Paolo goes Paolo resignation not been accepted yet,more to play out in game yet Den!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.[/p][/quote]Without knowing too much about Piccareta, I reckon he'd be worth a try as the new gaffer. You never know - he might even be an improvement! (Am I allowed to say that?) But I think we'll find that PDC and his backroom boys come and go as a package. He said ages ago that he'd want to take them with him wherever he goes.[/p][/quote]Yeah heard he wants the job,if Paolo goes Paolo resignation not been accepted yet,more to play out in game yet Den!!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mustard red says...

Steaming-in wrote:
Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said.

It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.
Harsh.
[quote][p][bold]Steaming-in[/bold] wrote: Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said. It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.[/p][/quote]Harsh. mustard red
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9:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Lo what a s#it club
Still not got the hang of being a wind up merchant have you.... give up, and rest those two cells they are obviously on overload ... hah hah.
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Lo what a s#it club[/p][/quote]Still not got the hang of being a wind up merchant have you.... give up, and rest those two cells they are obviously on overload ... hah hah. Chish and Fips
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9:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

robstfc says...

Paolo' team will leave with him in a matter of days... Or at most when he gets a new job....so no point appointing him

Good discussion on BBC 5 live a bit earlier.... Saying that maybe just maybe Paolo should have forgot about his CV for a minute and stayed as the clubs figure head in it's hour of real need. As the club have supported him so well over the last 18 months.....

Does anyone think there s any chance he could reconsider IF the takeover is finally approved tomorrow (as Sam thinks it will) OR am I just living in a dream world (nightmare).....
Paolo' team will leave with him in a matter of days... Or at most when he gets a new job....so no point appointing him Good discussion on BBC 5 live a bit earlier.... Saying that maybe just maybe Paolo should have forgot about his CV for a minute and stayed as the clubs figure head in it's hour of real need. As the club have supported him so well over the last 18 months..... Does anyone think there s any chance he could reconsider IF the takeover is finally approved tomorrow (as Sam thinks it will) OR am I just living in a dream world (nightmare)..... robstfc
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9:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

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?????????????? jumping ship when the going gets tough!!! Thanks for spending all our money and blowing the budget yes thank you di canio nice one you pr1ck
[quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio etc etc etc[/p][/quote]thanks for what???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????? jumping ship when the going gets tough!!! Thanks for spending all our money and blowing the budget yes thank you di canio nice one you pr1ck GUVS MASTER
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9:38pm Mon 18 Feb 13

clunge_meister says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
clunge_meister wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???
Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.
They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up.

The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible.

If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract.

I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)
I have no problem with prudence, in fact I wish more clubs were so that footballers salaries and ticket prices could be more realistic.

I also did not say that there was a breach I said it was a potential breach and dispute.

Having been on both sides of dozens of takeovers over the last 20 years, I do have a problem with the way this one has been handled. From the start the communication has been poor. Communicating with key employees is a necessity, even if you cannot talk through all the details you can keep them in the loop, and they simply have not done that.

Secondly the chronology has been totally shot. You should know the basics such as what your key dates are, how long things may take and the order you need to do things.

For example, they could have easily sold Ritchie, if it had to be done, then sign the 3 players. Once they were ratified you could then put in the paperwork for the takeover, still before the midnight of the 31st.

You constantly moan about people blindly following PDC yet you are so blind the other way you completely defeat your own argument.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???[/p][/quote]Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.[/p][/quote]They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up. The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible. If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract. I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)[/p][/quote]I have no problem with prudence, in fact I wish more clubs were so that footballers salaries and ticket prices could be more realistic. I also did not say that there was a breach I said it was a potential breach and dispute. Having been on both sides of dozens of takeovers over the last 20 years, I do have a problem with the way this one has been handled. From the start the communication has been poor. Communicating with key employees is a necessity, even if you cannot talk through all the details you can keep them in the loop, and they simply have not done that. Secondly the chronology has been totally shot. You should know the basics such as what your key dates are, how long things may take and the order you need to do things. For example, they could have easily sold Ritchie, if it had to be done, then sign the 3 players. Once they were ratified you could then put in the paperwork for the takeover, still before the midnight of the 31st. You constantly moan about people blindly following PDC yet you are so blind the other way you completely defeat your own argument. clunge_meister
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9:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

Still no comment from the club! Head in sand or do they simply know nothing about it?
Still no comment from the club! Head in sand or do they simply know nothing about it? Wembley69
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9:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

GUVS MASTER wrote:
i think kevin webster is looking for a new job
I think our club is too old for him
[quote][p][bold]GUVS MASTER[/bold] wrote: i think kevin webster is looking for a new job[/p][/quote]I think our club is too old for him the wizard
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9:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
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You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out.

However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line.

TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own.

Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.
..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form...
...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee!
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[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out. However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line. TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own. Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.[/p][/quote]..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee! ! SAPFanSTFC
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9:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Wembley69 says...

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?????????????? jumping ship when the going gets tough!!! Thanks for spending all our money and blowing the budget yes thank you di canio nice one you pr1ck
With you there, chance to go top and he bails out! So much for loyalty!
[quote][p][bold]GUVS MASTER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ciclosporindorset[/bold] wrote: Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio Thank you Di Canio, Thank you Di Canio etc etc etc[/p][/quote]thanks for what???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????? jumping ship when the going gets tough!!! Thanks for spending all our money and blowing the budget yes thank you di canio nice one you pr1ck[/p][/quote]With you there, chance to go top and he bails out! So much for loyalty! Wembley69
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9:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

jevs wrote:
Endless rumours & no solid information. People are taking sides here with no idea what the story really is. If Di Canio is about to become Leeds / Coventry manager then this could just be a convenient opt out. I cannot understand why he would carry on through a 'hostile' environment for so long to walk at the supposed brink of new ownership. I've no idea about the new consortium & have been dismissing the negativity, but losing our 2 biggest assets during the takeover is not the greatest start. Would Black really write off the debt, keep 15% off the club just to hand the club on to some chancers? You've got to hope not.
He wont become Coventry manager as thay have no money to spend...

PLUS HIS MATE CLARK IS THERE TOP PLAYER LOL
[quote][p][bold]jevs[/bold] wrote: Endless rumours & no solid information. People are taking sides here with no idea what the story really is. If Di Canio is about to become Leeds / Coventry manager then this could just be a convenient opt out. I cannot understand why he would carry on through a 'hostile' environment for so long to walk at the supposed brink of new ownership. I've no idea about the new consortium & have been dismissing the negativity, but losing our 2 biggest assets during the takeover is not the greatest start. Would Black really write off the debt, keep 15% off the club just to hand the club on to some chancers? You've got to hope not.[/p][/quote]He wont become Coventry manager as thay have no money to spend... PLUS HIS MATE CLARK IS THERE TOP PLAYER LOL DarrenSTFCRomain
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9:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

abbotboy says...

if everybody is upset as they say, why not have a protest at the preston game next week and nobody go in the ground just stand outside and shout at the idiots now incharge......
if everybody is upset as they say, why not have a protest at the preston game next week and nobody go in the ground just stand outside and shout at the idiots now incharge...... abbotboy
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9:41pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
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You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.
I wasn't having a go at him, although my reply comes across as too short. I should have added that just because he hasn't resigned doesn't really mean anything at this stage - he could be staying because he wants to be manager, is happy to stay as assistant to someone new or wants the club to make the next move.

I don't blame him at all - I do exactly the same thing if I was in his position. If anyone is to blame for putting him and/or the club in a difficult position it's Di Canio.

I'm not hellbent on picking fights, but neither do I think automatically buying into everything Di Canio says is the way to go

As for "real Town fans" - I'm always mystified by that sort of thing. What do people mean by that? "Someone who agrees with me"?
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.[/p][/quote]I wasn't having a go at him, although my reply comes across as too short. I should have added that just because he hasn't resigned doesn't really mean anything at this stage - he could be staying because he wants to be manager, is happy to stay as assistant to someone new or wants the club to make the next move. I don't blame him at all - I do exactly the same thing if I was in his position. If anyone is to blame for putting him and/or the club in a difficult position it's Di Canio. I'm not hellbent on picking fights, but neither do I think automatically buying into everything Di Canio says is the way to go As for "real Town fans" - I'm always mystified by that sort of thing. What do people mean by that? "Someone who agrees with me"? Jeremy Hilary Boob
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9:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

mustard red wrote:
If di Canio has gone, it will be a hard job for anyone to follow in his footsteps.

Does everyone think this is a final decision?
yer i think its the final countdown ( like the clock on countdown )
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: If di Canio has gone, it will be a hard job for anyone to follow in his footsteps. Does everyone think this is a final decision?[/p][/quote]yer i think its the final countdown ( like the clock on countdown ) GUVS MASTER
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9:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Creepies draw with Donney.

Town win tomorrow night.

COYReds
Creepies draw with Donney. Town win tomorrow night. COYReds Rebel_phish
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9:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

the wizard wrote:
GUVS MASTER wrote:
i think kevin webster is looking for a new job
I think our club is too old for him
yer maybe the mk dons more his taste
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GUVS MASTER[/bold] wrote: i think kevin webster is looking for a new job[/p][/quote]I think our club is too old for him[/p][/quote]yer maybe the mk dons more his taste GUVS MASTER
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9:46pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Steaming-in says...

mustard red wrote:
Steaming-in wrote:
Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said.

It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.
Harsh.
I thought it was fair. I won't be popular to say it, but he's been given far more financial support than many Town managers in recent times and, for example, Andy King had far more sh*t to deal with with absolutely no budget and took us to the play-offs in this division.

As for his ranking ( and this 'ain't gonna be popular) McMuck achieved more by winning this league at a canter, keeping us in the (now) Championship (topping the table for a while as well) and took us to a league cup semi-final.
[quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steaming-in[/bold] wrote: Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said. It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.[/p][/quote]Harsh.[/p][/quote]I thought it was fair. I won't be popular to say it, but he's been given far more financial support than many Town managers in recent times and, for example, Andy King had far more sh*t to deal with with absolutely no budget and took us to the play-offs in this division. As for his ranking ( and this 'ain't gonna be popular) McMuck achieved more by winning this league at a canter, keeping us in the (now) Championship (topping the table for a while as well) and took us to a league cup semi-final. Steaming-in
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9:46pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bmthboys says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs
F#ck off
Ignore the lack of brain cells individual seems AFCB stands for ' A Fool Composing Bullsh!t for Life' ... hah hah .hah.
That's afcbFL u thick t@:t!! Hahaha.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs[/p][/quote]F#ck off[/p][/quote]Ignore the lack of brain cells individual seems AFCB stands for ' A Fool Composing Bullsh!t for Life' ... hah hah .hah.[/p][/quote]That's afcbFL u thick t@:t!! Hahaha. Bmthboys
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9:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Lo what a s#it club
you still here you inbreed pr=k
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Lo what a s#it club[/p][/quote]you still here you inbreed pr=k alchafreds
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9:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

bowralbob says...

Well I am sorry to hear PDC has gone mid season. If I'm honest I did think he would stay until the end of the season.
BUT, he would have left then I'm sure, so we are only bringing forward the day of his leaving.

In times such as these we need some stability so the sooner the new owners get going the better.

I do wish Paolo well and hope he is able to find a club that matches his ambition and desire to achieve.

I can't help feeling Mr. Black bottled it and that is the real cause of all our problems.

Where we go from here is anyone's guess all I know is I will remain a Swindon fan and supporter until I die, or until the town are no more. I'm not sure which will come the sooner.
Well I am sorry to hear PDC has gone mid season. If I'm honest I did think he would stay until the end of the season. BUT, he would have left then I'm sure, so we are only bringing forward the day of his leaving. In times such as these we need some stability so the sooner the new owners get going the better. I do wish Paolo well and hope he is able to find a club that matches his ambition and desire to achieve. I can't help feeling Mr. Black bottled it and that is the real cause of all our problems. Where we go from here is anyone's guess all I know is I will remain a Swindon fan and supporter until I die, or until the town are no more. I'm not sure which will come the sooner. bowralbob
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9:49pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

abbotboy wrote:
if everybody is upset as they say, why not have a protest at the preston game next week and nobody go in the ground just stand outside and shout at the idiots now incharge......
Appreciate the sentiment but there is no active resident board to protest to is there!?...
.
....so it would all be a bit pointless really wouldn't it!?
.
Got better things to do than to wave placards and shout "Down with don't know who but BOOOO shucks to YOU!!!....(whoever you are!)"
:-)
[quote][p][bold]abbotboy[/bold] wrote: if everybody is upset as they say, why not have a protest at the preston game next week and nobody go in the ground just stand outside and shout at the idiots now incharge......[/p][/quote]Appreciate the sentiment but there is no active resident board to protest to is there!?... . ....so it would all be a bit pointless really wouldn't it!? . Got better things to do than to wave placards and shout "Down with don't know who but BOOOO shucks to YOU!!!....(whoever you are!)" :-) SAPFanSTFC
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9:50pm Mon 18 Feb 13

caserta1956 says...

What a shame best manager we've had since I can remeber.

Thank you PDC for all you did.

Annoyed that PDC decided to quit now right before next game.

Why not wait another 24 hrs or until after next game?

Think he knows more than he's letting on and decided to walk because of goings on.

He may have made arrangements with another club to take over and they needed to know by 5pm tonight and he had to resign to be considered.

Hope he reconsiders but I fear he knew we were headed for administration and would be deducted pts and his hard work went out the window?

How will the players react and who will they get in?

Hope they can get someone like Adkins knows division etc and it would be worth it to take town on.

What I'd like to know is why FL dragged it's feet did they want PDC out?

And was there a lack of communication between new owners and PDC?

Here's the deal PDC it's taking longer its the FL not us etc

Too bad something always happens with STFC when things are going good to screw it up.
Very sad.
What a shame best manager we've had since I can remeber. Thank you PDC for all you did. Annoyed that PDC decided to quit now right before next game. Why not wait another 24 hrs or until after next game? Think he knows more than he's letting on and decided to walk because of goings on. He may have made arrangements with another club to take over and they needed to know by 5pm tonight and he had to resign to be considered. Hope he reconsiders but I fear he knew we were headed for administration and would be deducted pts and his hard work went out the window? How will the players react and who will they get in? Hope they can get someone like Adkins knows division etc and it would be worth it to take town on. What I'd like to know is why FL dragged it's feet did they want PDC out? And was there a lack of communication between new owners and PDC? Here's the deal PDC it's taking longer its the FL not us etc Too bad something always happens with STFC when things are going good to screw it up. Very sad. caserta1956
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9:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
.
The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
.
If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
...
Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
...
You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.
I wasn't having a go at him, although my reply comes across as too short. I should have added that just because he hasn't resigned doesn't really mean anything at this stage - he could be staying because he wants to be manager, is happy to stay as assistant to someone new or wants the club to make the next move.

I don't blame him at all - I do exactly the same thing if I was in his position. If anyone is to blame for putting him and/or the club in a difficult position it's Di Canio.

I'm not hellbent on picking fights, but neither do I think automatically buying into everything Di Canio says is the way to go

As for "real Town fans" - I'm always mystified by that sort of thing. What do people mean by that? "Someone who agrees with me"?
No one has said we have to blindly agree with di Canio and there are quite a number of posters on here who feel let down by him, but the difference is they are making a point.

If you want to make a point, make one, rather than just sniping.

Appreciate that your comments about Fabrizio may have been misconstrued but it seemed in keeping with all of your previous posts.
[quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]Agreed SAP, bit harsh having a go at Fabrizio who is likely to be an innocent victim in all this. Not surprised by the comment though - he does seem to be hellbent on picking fights and upsetting the vast majority of real town fans.[/p][/quote]I wasn't having a go at him, although my reply comes across as too short. I should have added that just because he hasn't resigned doesn't really mean anything at this stage - he could be staying because he wants to be manager, is happy to stay as assistant to someone new or wants the club to make the next move. I don't blame him at all - I do exactly the same thing if I was in his position. If anyone is to blame for putting him and/or the club in a difficult position it's Di Canio. I'm not hellbent on picking fights, but neither do I think automatically buying into everything Di Canio says is the way to go As for "real Town fans" - I'm always mystified by that sort of thing. What do people mean by that? "Someone who agrees with me"?[/p][/quote]No one has said we have to blindly agree with di Canio and there are quite a number of posters on here who feel let down by him, but the difference is they are making a point. If you want to make a point, make one, rather than just sniping. Appreciate that your comments about Fabrizio may have been misconstrued but it seemed in keeping with all of your previous posts. Pewsham Red
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9:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

MXXC59 says...

Seen it before and no dought will see it again.
When ever STFC ( my team ) are flying high and doing well with everything seemingly going in one direction, that being UPWARDS, There is always someone or some movement within the running of the club that getts itchy fingers and just has to press the self distruct button.
WHY ?, They had everything, the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which by the way is well past it's sell by date. They have a very special, dedicated and professional squad of players. All the results have been going their way ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season.
What more could anyone want ?
Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next season as other clubs come poching players.
Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive.
Just one manager could ever fill the void left here by Paolo, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening.
Good luck Paolo where ever you go. I do hope you get the respect you deserve in your next position.
England maybe ?
Or maybe not as your not a yes man and may ruffle a few feathers and upset a few people and players, but then you would win the world cup of that there is no dought.
Good luck mate, just go for it, but you always did any way. X
Seen it before and no dought will see it again. When ever STFC ( my team ) are flying high and doing well with everything seemingly going in one direction, that being UPWARDS, There is always someone or some movement within the running of the club that getts itchy fingers and just has to press the self distruct button. WHY ?, They had everything, the best manager in the whole football league including the premiership, which by the way is well past it's sell by date. They have a very special, dedicated and professional squad of players. All the results have been going their way ( well most of the time ), and it looked as though STFC would be playing championship football next season. What more could anyone want ? Now who knows what is going to happen. One thing I think you can count on is that the team will not be the same next season as other clubs come poching players. Seems such a shame that some of the decisions taken at this club begger belive. Just one manager could ever fill the void left here by Paolo, Sir Alex and we have no chance of that ever happening. Good luck Paolo where ever you go. I do hope you get the respect you deserve in your next position. England maybe ? Or maybe not as your not a yes man and may ruffle a few feathers and upset a few people and players, but then you would win the world cup of that there is no dought. Good luck mate, just go for it, but you always did any way. X MXXC59
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9:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

Steaming-in wrote:
mustard red wrote:
Steaming-in wrote:
Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said.

It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.
Harsh.
I thought it was fair. I won't be popular to say it, but he's been given far more financial support than many Town managers in recent times and, for example, Andy King had far more sh*t to deal with with absolutely no budget and took us to the play-offs in this division.

As for his ranking ( and this 'ain't gonna be popular) McMuck achieved more by winning this league at a canter, keeping us in the (now) Championship (topping the table for a while as well) and took us to a league cup semi-final.
any manager could of done what paolo did and probably more with the money he spent. now hes jumped ship cus there is no more money
[quote][p][bold]Steaming-in[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mustard red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steaming-in[/bold] wrote: Thank's Paolo. The memories will never fade but you're still not in the top 5 Town managers. You would've been, but you ducked the challenge to see things through, which is contrary to everything you've said. It's a shame that you've proved not to be a "warrior" just like you demanded your players to be.[/p][/quote]Harsh.[/p][/quote]I thought it was fair. I won't be popular to say it, but he's been given far more financial support than many Town managers in recent times and, for example, Andy King had far more sh*t to deal with with absolutely no budget and took us to the play-offs in this division. As for his ranking ( and this 'ain't gonna be popular) McMuck achieved more by winning this league at a canter, keeping us in the (now) Championship (topping the table for a while as well) and took us to a league cup semi-final.[/p][/quote]any manager could of done what paolo did and probably more with the money he spent. now hes jumped ship cus there is no more money GUVS MASTER
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9:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Very sad day :-(

Thank you Paolo for 1 3/4 fantastic seasons which has seen us win 27 of our 43 games at home scoring 82 and conceding 18. Value for money

Thank you for the Wigan victory, the trip to Leicester, the trip to Wembley and the League cup exploits this season.

Good luck wherever you go.

To all Town fans, it is a frustrating day, week, month lets see what tomorrow brings. A favourite Town End song springs to mind which ends:

"Coz Swindon Town will never die".

Time for the players to stand up and be counted whoever is in charge. Win tomorrow and another favourite chant will be echoing round the ground on Saturday.

If the deal gets approval it is also time for the fans to stand up and be counted. Fifteen games to go, we can make a difference.

COYMR

ps AFCB4LIFE get one because if you fail to gain promotion this season you will be able to make an omelette from what will end up on your face.
Very sad day :-( Thank you Paolo for 1 3/4 fantastic seasons which has seen us win 27 of our 43 games at home scoring 82 and conceding 18. Value for money Thank you for the Wigan victory, the trip to Leicester, the trip to Wembley and the League cup exploits this season. Good luck wherever you go. To all Town fans, it is a frustrating day, week, month lets see what tomorrow brings. A favourite Town End song springs to mind which ends: "Coz Swindon Town will never die". Time for the players to stand up and be counted whoever is in charge. Win tomorrow and another favourite chant will be echoing round the ground on Saturday. If the deal gets approval it is also time for the fans to stand up and be counted. Fifteen games to go, we can make a difference. COYMR ps AFCB4LIFE get one because if you fail to gain promotion this season you will be able to make an omelette from what will end up on your face. Oxon-Red
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9:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

Bmthboys wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
alchafreds wrote:
Afcb4life wrote:
Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs
F#ck off
Ignore the lack of brain cells individual seems AFCB stands for ' A Fool Composing Bullsh!t for Life' ... hah hah .hah.
That's afcbFL u thick t@:t!! Hahaha.
for = 4 whose the thicko now ... DOH back to your room now ...Ha Hah Hah
[quote][p][bold]Bmthboys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alchafreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Haha bournemouth have ruined ya were goin up were goin up your not your not cheers for Richie for 400k Swindon mugs[/p][/quote]F#ck off[/p][/quote]Ignore the lack of brain cells individual seems AFCB stands for ' A Fool Composing Bullsh!t for Life' ... hah hah .hah.[/p][/quote]That's afcbFL u thick t@:t!! Hahaha.[/p][/quote]for = 4 whose the thicko now ... DOH back to your room now ...Ha Hah Hah Chish and Fips
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9:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

RedintheFace says...

Highworth red wrote:
Thank goodness he's gone. His behaviour over the last few weeks has been appalling and has shown how little he cares, leaving us in a horrible predicament during the takeover process. Pack your bags Dicanio and don't come back and let's get in a manager that cares more for the cause than for himself.
Yes Highworth. He's treated our club like a piece of dirt. Oh but that's OK because we can laugh at him being 'passionate' on the touchline. Don't think so.
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness he's gone. His behaviour over the last few weeks has been appalling and has shown how little he cares, leaving us in a horrible predicament during the takeover process. Pack your bags Dicanio and don't come back and let's get in a manager that cares more for the cause than for himself.[/p][/quote]Yes Highworth. He's treated our club like a piece of dirt. Oh but that's OK because we can laugh at him being 'passionate' on the touchline. Don't think so. RedintheFace
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9:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

lymicherry says...

As a Bournemouth supporter I cringe at some of the cheap-shot drivel that's being posted on this forum by other Cherries fans. I've nothing but admiration for what Paulo Di Canio has achieved at Swindon and I remain firmly of the opinion I offered on Jan 12 that you have a fine squad with every chance of going up this season. I for one wish you well.
As a Bournemouth supporter I cringe at some of the cheap-shot drivel that's being posted on this forum by other Cherries fans. I've nothing but admiration for what Paulo Di Canio has achieved at Swindon and I remain firmly of the opinion I offered on Jan 12 that you have a fine squad with every chance of going up this season. I for one wish you well. lymicherry
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9:55pm Mon 18 Feb 13

towiered says...

glasred wrote:
I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC.
Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today.
PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover.
What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.
Spot on glasred, this appalling lack of man management stinks to high heaven. If true what Di Caneo says and that they haven't even spoken to him then they took the cowards way out knowing what the outcome would be after 5pm. Hardly bows well for the future of our club does it? I feel like I've been kicked in the stomach, really down tonight but then let's get behind the lads tomorrow, we've still got a team capable of automatic promotion after all
[quote][p][bold]glasred[/bold] wrote: I believe that the new owners told PDCs agent that takeover by today.Why the hell didnt the new owners then contact PDC today and tell him a further delay (whatever that might be)??? Lack of truth and transparancy YET AGAIN from ownersd and potential owners of STFC. Cant blame PDC for handing in notice,cant blame football leauge either,blame our new potential owners for not contacting PDC today. PATHETIC ...lack of communication and transparency BEFORE they take over officially. Just a phone call to PDc from the new owners today ,and PDC would likely have waited until the FL ratified the takeover. What the hell are they playing at....and what are we in for now?..Unbelieveable.[/p][/quote]Spot on glasred, this appalling lack of man management stinks to high heaven. If true what Di Caneo says and that they haven't even spoken to him then they took the cowards way out knowing what the outcome would be after 5pm. Hardly bows well for the future of our club does it? I feel like I've been kicked in the stomach, really down tonight but then let's get behind the lads tomorrow, we've still got a team capable of automatic promotion after all towiered
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9:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
Well, saw this coming eventually. Just hope we have someone lined up, would like to see someone like Curbishley come in, someone with a brain.

However, thanks Paolo for what you've done for the club. I can't take away his achievements over the 2 seasons, but the financial situation in which we find ourselves is due to some extent to Paolo's poor and costly signings.

E.g. Last Season
Lanzano
Cibbo
Easyjet
Gariboldi
Comazzi
Cox
L.Rooney
Atiku
Clarke - 'cause of the fall out, would have been a good signing otherwise.
Kerrouche - ditto
AND RISSER...


and this year still to be convinced by:
Miller
Navarro
Roberts
and A.Rooney

Lots of these players were wasted wages...

Don't mean to snap at Paolo, but this is my opinion. Good luck with future clubs, unless you play Swindon obvs ;)
You missed out the biggest lemon of them all, Magera, aka Nearly man.

We all make gaffs while learning our trade, but then again, promoted as Champions, trip to Wembley, unbeaten run, football above League Two standard and the team that finished the season was brilliant, THAT CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY, OR IGNORED, what price do you put on that, and any of those listed I agree were lemons, but most were free lemons.
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Well, saw this coming eventually. Just hope we have someone lined up, would like to see someone like Curbishley come in, someone with a brain. However, thanks Paolo for what you've done for the club. I can't take away his achievements over the 2 seasons, but the financial situation in which we find ourselves is due to some extent to Paolo's poor and costly signings. E.g. Last Season Lanzano Cibbo Easyjet Gariboldi Comazzi Cox L.Rooney Atiku Clarke - 'cause of the fall out, would have been a good signing otherwise. Kerrouche - ditto AND RISSER... and this year still to be convinced by: Miller Navarro Roberts and A.Rooney Lots of these players were wasted wages... Don't mean to snap at Paolo, but this is my opinion. Good luck with future clubs, unless you play Swindon obvs ;)[/p][/quote]You missed out the biggest lemon of them all, Magera, aka Nearly man. We all make gaffs while learning our trade, but then again, promoted as Champions, trip to Wembley, unbeaten run, football above League Two standard and the team that finished the season was brilliant, THAT CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY, OR IGNORED, what price do you put on that, and any of those listed I agree were lemons, but most were free lemons. the wizard
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9:57pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway.

I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear.

Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1.

He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did.

I will miss you Paolo.

I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed.

A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended.

This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club.

I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end.

COYR's
What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway. I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear. Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1. He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did. I will miss you Paolo. I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed. A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended. This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club. I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end. COYR's[/p][/quote]What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand. The Jockster
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10:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

lymicherry wrote:
As a Bournemouth supporter I cringe at some of the cheap-shot drivel that's being posted on this forum by other Cherries fans. I've nothing but admiration for what Paulo Di Canio has achieved at Swindon and I remain firmly of the opinion I offered on Jan 12 that you have a fine squad with every chance of going up this season. I for one wish you well.
Cheers matey!!
...
Three immediate possibilities:
1) We win tomorrow and go top ==> FL Turn down takeover ==> STFC put into admin ==> J-Wray rescues us ==> re-appoints di Canio ==> STFC storm to the title at odds of 33/1
.
2) FL approve the take-over ==> New board re-appoint di Canio => STFC storm to the title at odds of 5/1
.
3) Hmmmm....Bmuff or Yeovil win title and STFC slip into play-offs - only to be taken over by Zen Warriors and we storm into the Championship after an 8-0 triumph over Sheff Utd at Wembley!!
.
Don't care about any other options as too depressing! :-)
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: As a Bournemouth supporter I cringe at some of the cheap-shot drivel that's being posted on this forum by other Cherries fans. I've nothing but admiration for what Paulo Di Canio has achieved at Swindon and I remain firmly of the opinion I offered on Jan 12 that you have a fine squad with every chance of going up this season. I for one wish you well.[/p][/quote]Cheers matey!! ... Three immediate possibilities: 1) We win tomorrow and go top ==> FL Turn down takeover ==> STFC put into admin ==> J-Wray rescues us ==> re-appoints di Canio ==> STFC storm to the title at odds of 33/1 . 2) FL approve the take-over ==> New board re-appoint di Canio => STFC storm to the title at odds of 5/1 . 3) Hmmmm....Bmuff or Yeovil win title and STFC slip into play-offs - only to be taken over by Zen Warriors and we storm into the Championship after an 8-0 triumph over Sheff Utd at Wembley!! . Don't care about any other options as too depressing! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:01pm Mon 18 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

For me the FL rubber stamping the takeover has to be priority and whilst its taken some time I'd prefer they were sure our new owners would do a good job. Jed has said on twitter that he'd like to speak and try and keep Paolo, i can see this happening if the takeover is imminent, but the longer it drags on the less likely we can persuade him back. For me if we can't have Paolo I'd like to have adkins
For me the FL rubber stamping the takeover has to be priority and whilst its taken some time I'd prefer they were sure our new owners would do a good job. Jed has said on twitter that he'd like to speak and try and keep Paolo, i can see this happening if the takeover is imminent, but the longer it drags on the less likely we can persuade him back. For me if we can't have Paolo I'd like to have adkins 1STFC!
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10:01pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

lymicherry wrote:
As a Bournemouth supporter I cringe at some of the cheap-shot drivel that's being posted on this forum by other Cherries fans. I've nothing but admiration for what Paulo Di Canio has achieved at Swindon and I remain firmly of the opinion I offered on Jan 12 that you have a fine squad with every chance of going up this season. I for one wish you well.
Cheers Lymi - give that AFCB4L prat a poke in the eye with a blunt stick from us please.
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: As a Bournemouth supporter I cringe at some of the cheap-shot drivel that's being posted on this forum by other Cherries fans. I've nothing but admiration for what Paulo Di Canio has achieved at Swindon and I remain firmly of the opinion I offered on Jan 12 that you have a fine squad with every chance of going up this season. I for one wish you well.[/p][/quote]Cheers Lymi - give that AFCB4L prat a poke in the eye with a blunt stick from us please. Chish and Fips
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10:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

red white says...

Don't believe he would leave us,it is love.
Don't believe he would leave us,it is love. red white
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10:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

mustard red says...

the wizard wrote:
MidlandRobin wrote:
Well, saw this coming eventually. Just hope we have someone lined up, would like to see someone like Curbishley come in, someone with a brain.

However, thanks Paolo for what you've done for the club. I can't take away his achievements over the 2 seasons, but the financial situation in which we find ourselves is due to some extent to Paolo's poor and costly signings.

E.g. Last Season
Lanzano
Cibbo
Easyjet
Gariboldi
Comazzi
Cox
L.Rooney
Atiku
Clarke - 'cause of the fall out, would have been a good signing otherwise.
Kerrouche - ditto
AND RISSER...


and this year still to be convinced by:
Miller
Navarro
Roberts
and A.Rooney

Lots of these players were wasted wages...

Don't mean to snap at Paolo, but this is my opinion. Good luck with future clubs, unless you play Swindon obvs ;)
You missed out the biggest lemon of them all, Magera, aka Nearly man.

We all make gaffs while learning our trade, but then again, promoted as Champions, trip to Wembley, unbeaten run, football above League Two standard and the team that finished the season was brilliant, THAT CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY, OR IGNORED, what price do you put on that, and any of those listed I agree were lemons, but most were free lemons.
Well said. You could add to this - he gave the STFC fans something to feel proud of and part of. In my humble opinion, this is a sad day.

Despite the vast number of Di Canio signings in the last 18 months that haven't worked out, he HAS assembled a team that will be top of the league tomorrow night, and hopefully will fight to the end of the season to stay there.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Well, saw this coming eventually. Just hope we have someone lined up, would like to see someone like Curbishley come in, someone with a brain. However, thanks Paolo for what you've done for the club. I can't take away his achievements over the 2 seasons, but the financial situation in which we find ourselves is due to some extent to Paolo's poor and costly signings. E.g. Last Season Lanzano Cibbo Easyjet Gariboldi Comazzi Cox L.Rooney Atiku Clarke - 'cause of the fall out, would have been a good signing otherwise. Kerrouche - ditto AND RISSER... and this year still to be convinced by: Miller Navarro Roberts and A.Rooney Lots of these players were wasted wages... Don't mean to snap at Paolo, but this is my opinion. Good luck with future clubs, unless you play Swindon obvs ;)[/p][/quote]You missed out the biggest lemon of them all, Magera, aka Nearly man. We all make gaffs while learning our trade, but then again, promoted as Champions, trip to Wembley, unbeaten run, football above League Two standard and the team that finished the season was brilliant, THAT CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY, OR IGNORED, what price do you put on that, and any of those listed I agree were lemons, but most were free lemons.[/p][/quote]Well said. You could add to this - he gave the STFC fans something to feel proud of and part of. In my humble opinion, this is a sad day. Despite the vast number of Di Canio signings in the last 18 months that haven't worked out, he HAS assembled a team that will be top of the league tomorrow night, and hopefully will fight to the end of the season to stay there. mustard red
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10:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Pewsham Red says...

1STFC! wrote:
For me the FL rubber stamping the takeover has to be priority and whilst its taken some time I'd prefer they were sure our new owners would do a good job. Jed has said on twitter that he'd like to speak and try and keep Paolo, i can see this happening if the takeover is imminent, but the longer it drags on the less likely we can persuade him back. For me if we can't have Paolo I'd like to have adkins
Agreed - due diligence has to be right, but the concern for me is that until rubber stamped we are in limbo and if the FL say no to the new guys, where does that leave us?

Di Canio leaving may not be the worse news we hear this week.
[quote][p][bold]1STFC![/bold] wrote: For me the FL rubber stamping the takeover has to be priority and whilst its taken some time I'd prefer they were sure our new owners would do a good job. Jed has said on twitter that he'd like to speak and try and keep Paolo, i can see this happening if the takeover is imminent, but the longer it drags on the less likely we can persuade him back. For me if we can't have Paolo I'd like to have adkins[/p][/quote]Agreed - due diligence has to be right, but the concern for me is that until rubber stamped we are in limbo and if the FL say no to the new guys, where does that leave us? Di Canio leaving may not be the worse news we hear this week. Pewsham Red
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10:05pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

clunge_meister wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
clunge_meister wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???
Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.
They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up.

The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible.

If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract.

I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)
I have no problem with prudence, in fact I wish more clubs were so that footballers salaries and ticket prices could be more realistic.

I also did not say that there was a breach I said it was a potential breach and dispute.

Having been on both sides of dozens of takeovers over the last 20 years, I do have a problem with the way this one has been handled. From the start the communication has been poor. Communicating with key employees is a necessity, even if you cannot talk through all the details you can keep them in the loop, and they simply have not done that.

Secondly the chronology has been totally shot. You should know the basics such as what your key dates are, how long things may take and the order you need to do things.

For example, they could have easily sold Ritchie, if it had to be done, then sign the 3 players. Once they were ratified you could then put in the paperwork for the takeover, still before the midnight of the 31st.

You constantly moan about people blindly following PDC yet you are so blind the other way you completely defeat your own argument.
The Town have always been abysmal at communication - so sadly it's been business as usual on that front.

As for their communication with Di Canio, we only have his word on this. It's quite likely it hasn't been great because of the Town's track record but it doesn't automatically follow that he's 100% right.

As for how much he should be kept in the loop, perhaps his track record of going public a lot has meant people were less inclined to tell him info that was confidential but which they thought they could get away telling him because they could be 100% certain he'd keep quiet?

I think there's been a distinct lack of football savvy at the club recently. I do think the attempt to force through the takeover by Jan 31 was probably a bit misguided and/or naive. But then again, maybe Black is under cashflow or other pressures that we don't know about and which necessitated this deadline.

So Ritchie was probably sold purely because of the transfer window. Black knew that if the takeover didn't go through then he'd be left having to fund the club for the next 4 months - in the old days they could just have sold Ritchie or AN Other this month or next.

I'm not totally anti-Di Canio. I think he's done good things for the Town but I think some of his behaviour has been poor, especially recently. I think he plays the media quite well, especially compared to the club itself. I'm not blind to his achievements but I do think the praise for him and Wray is a bit OTT and I think Black comes in for some unnecessary criticism on here (although I think he could maybe have handled the sale better).
[quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clunge_meister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Q - Have STFC actually accepted his resignation. Is this for AB to do or the new bunch???[/p][/quote]Precisely!! Directionless, clueless and now managerless. They have to accept it - as there is a potential breach and a dispute, would be silly to contest..Oh wait a minute they may add it to the list.[/p][/quote]They don't have to accept it at all, especially if they think he's got another job lined up. The only person claiming there is a breach of contract is Di Canio, but he's not a lawyer and he does tend to get carried away with what he says. I cannot believe that any board would write into a manager's contract how much his transfer budget his or how much he's got to spend on salaries. It would be completely irresponsible. If they (the old board) discussed it with him and said the aim is the FLC but now it turns out that the finances will be tighter until the new board, I cannot see how that's a breach of contract. I'm also mystified why fans seem to back him 100% over that line. What's the alterative to reining the finances in - continuing to spend irresponsibly and end up in administration? Is that what some fans want (or at least, do they think the risk of continuing how we have been and ending up in admin if it fails is a risk worth taking?)[/p][/quote]I have no problem with prudence, in fact I wish more clubs were so that footballers salaries and ticket prices could be more realistic. I also did not say that there was a breach I said it was a potential breach and dispute. Having been on both sides of dozens of takeovers over the last 20 years, I do have a problem with the way this one has been handled. From the start the communication has been poor. Communicating with key employees is a necessity, even if you cannot talk through all the details you can keep them in the loop, and they simply have not done that. Secondly the chronology has been totally shot. You should know the basics such as what your key dates are, how long things may take and the order you need to do things. For example, they could have easily sold Ritchie, if it had to be done, then sign the 3 players. Once they were ratified you could then put in the paperwork for the takeover, still before the midnight of the 31st. You constantly moan about people blindly following PDC yet you are so blind the other way you completely defeat your own argument.[/p][/quote]The Town have always been abysmal at communication - so sadly it's been business as usual on that front. As for their communication with Di Canio, we only have his word on this. It's quite likely it hasn't been great because of the Town's track record but it doesn't automatically follow that he's 100% right. As for how much he should be kept in the loop, perhaps his track record of going public a lot has meant people were less inclined to tell him info that was confidential but which they thought they could get away telling him because they could be 100% certain he'd keep quiet? I think there's been a distinct lack of football savvy at the club recently. I do think the attempt to force through the takeover by Jan 31 was probably a bit misguided and/or naive. But then again, maybe Black is under cashflow or other pressures that we don't know about and which necessitated this deadline. So Ritchie was probably sold purely because of the transfer window. Black knew that if the takeover didn't go through then he'd be left having to fund the club for the next 4 months - in the old days they could just have sold Ritchie or AN Other this month or next. I'm not totally anti-Di Canio. I think he's done good things for the Town but I think some of his behaviour has been poor, especially recently. I think he plays the media quite well, especially compared to the club itself. I'm not blind to his achievements but I do think the praise for him and Wray is a bit OTT and I think Black comes in for some unnecessary criticism on here (although I think he could maybe have handled the sale better). Jeremy Hilary Boob
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10:06pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Mobyok says...

I haven't felt as upset about my club since we lost the play off semi final at Brighton in 2004.
I'm also feeling very angry, but don't know who to direct my anger at - the FL for dragging their heels?, Black for ditching our club at the worst possible time? or the new owners for apparently doing nothing to hold on to Paolo?
I just can't understand how this total capitulation can have happened. As a supporter with little knowledge of what has been going on internally I can only despair at the implosion of my beloved Town. Just weeks ago we were set to achieve a second automatic promotion in successive seasons, now we will do well to get 7th place.
Right now, losing Paolo feels almost as bad as losing a family member. I just hope that the players can lift themselves for tomorrow - I don't think I could.
I haven't felt as upset about my club since we lost the play off semi final at Brighton in 2004. I'm also feeling very angry, but don't know who to direct my anger at - the FL for dragging their heels?, Black for ditching our club at the worst possible time? or the new owners for apparently doing nothing to hold on to Paolo? I just can't understand how this total capitulation can have happened. As a supporter with little knowledge of what has been going on internally I can only despair at the implosion of my beloved Town. Just weeks ago we were set to achieve a second automatic promotion in successive seasons, now we will do well to get 7th place. Right now, losing Paolo feels almost as bad as losing a family member. I just hope that the players can lift themselves for tomorrow - I don't think I could. Mobyok
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10:08pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Highworth red says...

Dicanio had a budget for league 2 and 1 that any half decent manager could achieve success with. When he goes to a club that might actually have some expectations, when they start losing and fans give him grief, watch Dicanio implode in style. He was here 5 minutes and is certainly no legend in my book.
Dicanio had a budget for league 2 and 1 that any half decent manager could achieve success with. When he goes to a club that might actually have some expectations, when they start losing and fans give him grief, watch Dicanio implode in style. He was here 5 minutes and is certainly no legend in my book. Highworth red
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10:10pm Mon 18 Feb 13

pcowley says...

I see the new consortium are trying there best to destroy this club totally in less than 2 weeks of showing an interest in taking this club forward.I dont understand their definition of taking this club forward.I think they have ripped the heart out of Swindon Town.The club has just died tonight.BIG time muck up by these guys.Its been the first time in years that the fans were returning in numbers and now that has all been undone.Gutted isn't the word.2 points off the brink of Championship football and what a disaster.Di Canio has showed so much passion,commitment and pride while managing Swindon during the past 18months.These new guys have wreaked it and will probably sign a manager who no one has ever heard of.The knock on effect is that the gates will drop, the players will all leave once their contracts are up in the summer, we miss out on promotion because of this mess and then we will have to start all over again.Congratulation
s new Mr Chairman for the biggest **** up in football ever!This is how not to run a football club.
I see the new consortium are trying there best to destroy this club totally in less than 2 weeks of showing an interest in taking this club forward.I dont understand their definition of taking this club forward.I think they have ripped the heart out of Swindon Town.The club has just died tonight.BIG time muck up by these guys.Its been the first time in years that the fans were returning in numbers and now that has all been undone.Gutted isn't the word.2 points off the brink of Championship football and what a disaster.Di Canio has showed so much passion,commitment and pride while managing Swindon during the past 18months.These new guys have wreaked it and will probably sign a manager who no one has ever heard of.The knock on effect is that the gates will drop, the players will all leave once their contracts are up in the summer, we miss out on promotion because of this mess and then we will have to start all over again.Congratulation s new Mr Chairman for the biggest **** up in football ever!This is how not to run a football club. pcowley
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10:11pm Mon 18 Feb 13

forzaswindon12 says...

this feels like bad timing. we've got a very important game tomorrow night which we could go top of the league should we win it which would be a major psychological boost for our side at this stage having not been top at all this season.
Ive got a hunch this could be a publicity stunt and by tomorrow night PDC is back in charge hopefully, but if not then Id bring back Glenn Hoddle with hazard/bodin or fabrizio to the end of the season. I doubt nigel adkins or warnock would come here tbh.
I share fans frustration to do with the football league ratification, they have always seemed to have had a problem with our club but at the same time takeovers can take longer than you think.
just hope this takeover is kosher, if its not thats us done for.
this feels like bad timing. we've got a very important game tomorrow night which we could go top of the league should we win it which would be a major psychological boost for our side at this stage having not been top at all this season. Ive got a hunch this could be a publicity stunt and by tomorrow night PDC is back in charge hopefully, but if not then Id bring back Glenn Hoddle with hazard/bodin or fabrizio to the end of the season. I doubt nigel adkins or warnock would come here tbh. I share fans frustration to do with the football league ratification, they have always seemed to have had a problem with our club but at the same time takeovers can take longer than you think. just hope this takeover is kosher, if its not thats us done for. forzaswindon12
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10:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

caravanman says...

Gov obviously not as in the know as he likes to think. Alan Shearer to be appointed this week with his best mate in football, Mike Newell as director of football. Your heard it hear first.
Gov obviously not as in the know as he likes to think. Alan Shearer to be appointed this week with his best mate in football, Mike Newell as director of football. Your heard it hear first. caravanman
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10:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Doubt they were really free, Wiz. "Free transfer" usually equals nice little signing-on fee, then there's the wages and the contracts that we had to pay up when we discarded some of them. Lots of pros and cons about PDC. Even now, I would still like to think he'll stay with us. But if he has gone there will be some negatives that have departed with the many positives.
Doubt they were really free, Wiz. "Free transfer" usually equals nice little signing-on fee, then there's the wages and the contracts that we had to pay up when we discarded some of them. Lots of pros and cons about PDC. Even now, I would still like to think he'll stay with us. But if he has gone there will be some negatives that have departed with the many positives. Oi Den!
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10:14pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

Highworth red wrote:
Dicanio had a budget for league 2 and 1 that any half decent manager could achieve success with. When he goes to a club that might actually have some expectations, when they start losing and fans give him grief, watch Dicanio implode in style. He was here 5 minutes and is certainly no legend in my book.
Old news from you, never said a good word about Paolo have you! well you now have your wish. enjoy and let's see where we end up!
[quote][p][bold]Highworth red[/bold] wrote: Dicanio had a budget for league 2 and 1 that any half decent manager could achieve success with. When he goes to a club that might actually have some expectations, when they start losing and fans give him grief, watch Dicanio implode in style. He was here 5 minutes and is certainly no legend in my book.[/p][/quote]Old news from you, never said a good word about Paolo have you! well you now have your wish. enjoy and let's see where we end up! Exmouth_red69
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10:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

pcowley says...

One thing for sure!We were a well recognised club under Di Canio and we were always in the media.Now this is the last Swindon will be mentioned on Sky Sports for a long long time unless we are actually playing live on Sky that is.What a laughing stock we are. Well gutted!Bang goes the end of this season that's for sure
One thing for sure!We were a well recognised club under Di Canio and we were always in the media.Now this is the last Swindon will be mentioned on Sky Sports for a long long time unless we are actually playing live on Sky that is.What a laughing stock we are. Well gutted!Bang goes the end of this season that's for sure pcowley
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10:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

stonehousered68 says...

Absolutely agree. We are done for if this takeover falls foul.
I am shocked by Paolo's press statement. Surely if he is sick of the way he has been treated you would have thought he would still have waited until after the match tomorrow night. I can see it now, we win we go top and then paolo says." look at wht I ahve done for this club. We are now top of L1 and the best team in the division. I have done my job, I now go. The board have not supported me and have told me lies. I am sorry to the fans but that is not my fault".
Now he would get the respect of every club and could walk into any job he wants. Simple.
Absolutely agree. We are done for if this takeover falls foul. I am shocked by Paolo's press statement. Surely if he is sick of the way he has been treated you would have thought he would still have waited until after the match tomorrow night. I can see it now, we win we go top and then paolo says." look at wht I ahve done for this club. We are now top of L1 and the best team in the division. I have done my job, I now go. The board have not supported me and have told me lies. I am sorry to the fans but that is not my fault". Now he would get the respect of every club and could walk into any job he wants. Simple. stonehousered68
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10:18pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Steaming-in says...

pcowley wrote:
I see the new consortium are trying there best to destroy this club totally in less than 2 weeks of showing an interest in taking this club forward.I dont understand their definition of taking this club forward.I think they have ripped the heart out of Swindon Town.The club has just died tonight.BIG time muck up by these guys.Its been the first time in years that the fans were returning in numbers and now that has all been undone.Gutted isn't the word.2 points off the brink of Championship football and what a disaster.Di Canio has showed so much passion,commitment and pride while managing Swindon during the past 18months.These new guys have wreaked it and will probably sign a manager who no one has ever heard of.The knock on effect is that the gates will drop, the players will all leave once their contracts are up in the summer, we miss out on promotion because of this mess and then we will have to start all over again.Congratulation

s new Mr Chairman for the biggest **** up in football ever!This is how not to run a football club.
How can you conclude that the new consortium are trying to destroy the club? You have no evidence of this and, what little we do know, seems to suggest that they don't have the autonomy to do anything at the moment.

As far as we're aware, they could actually have kept the club alive and we could already be 'dead, without them.

You have a go at the "new Mr Chairman" not knowing how to run a club but the new Chairman is not in place and cannot run the club until he is! How would you react if you we're slagged off for doing a bad job before you'd even been employed?

Get behind the Club!
[quote][p][bold]pcowley[/bold] wrote: I see the new consortium are trying there best to destroy this club totally in less than 2 weeks of showing an interest in taking this club forward.I dont understand their definition of taking this club forward.I think they have ripped the heart out of Swindon Town.The club has just died tonight.BIG time muck up by these guys.Its been the first time in years that the fans were returning in numbers and now that has all been undone.Gutted isn't the word.2 points off the brink of Championship football and what a disaster.Di Canio has showed so much passion,commitment and pride while managing Swindon during the past 18months.These new guys have wreaked it and will probably sign a manager who no one has ever heard of.The knock on effect is that the gates will drop, the players will all leave once their contracts are up in the summer, we miss out on promotion because of this mess and then we will have to start all over again.Congratulation s new Mr Chairman for the biggest **** up in football ever!This is how not to run a football club.[/p][/quote]How can you conclude that the new consortium are trying to destroy the club? You have no evidence of this and, what little we do know, seems to suggest that they don't have the autonomy to do anything at the moment. As far as we're aware, they could actually have kept the club alive and we could already be 'dead, without them. You have a go at the "new Mr Chairman" not knowing how to run a club but the new Chairman is not in place and cannot run the club until he is! How would you react if you we're slagged off for doing a bad job before you'd even been employed? Get behind the Club! Steaming-in
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10:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

forzaswindon12 wrote:
this feels like bad timing. we've got a very important game tomorrow night which we could go top of the league should we win it which would be a major psychological boost for our side at this stage having not been top at all this season.
Ive got a hunch this could be a publicity stunt and by tomorrow night PDC is back in charge hopefully, but if not then Id bring back Glenn Hoddle with hazard/bodin or fabrizio to the end of the season. I doubt nigel adkins or warnock would come here tbh.
I share fans frustration to do with the football league ratification, they have always seemed to have had a problem with our club but at the same time takeovers can take longer than you think.
just hope this takeover is kosher, if its not thats us done for.
.....or PDC is reinstated after an FL rubber stamping of the take-over and PDC arrives at Tranmere with 10 minutes to go to kick-off....Tranmere left totally deflated after thinking they'd play a bunch of de-motivated players and STFC win 6-0 just to go one better.
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Then the FL shout 'April Fool' no new owners really, we go into Admin and then slip into obscurity yet still win the World Cup after Blatter and Platini take over at the top ruling that only Wiltshire based teams with STFC as the acronym can win ANY trophy anywhere in the world....so long as the Final is played in Qatar in January!
[quote][p][bold]forzaswindon12[/bold] wrote: this feels like bad timing. we've got a very important game tomorrow night which we could go top of the league should we win it which would be a major psychological boost for our side at this stage having not been top at all this season. Ive got a hunch this could be a publicity stunt and by tomorrow night PDC is back in charge hopefully, but if not then Id bring back Glenn Hoddle with hazard/bodin or fabrizio to the end of the season. I doubt nigel adkins or warnock would come here tbh. I share fans frustration to do with the football league ratification, they have always seemed to have had a problem with our club but at the same time takeovers can take longer than you think. just hope this takeover is kosher, if its not thats us done for.[/p][/quote].....or PDC is reinstated after an FL rubber stamping of the take-over and PDC arrives at Tranmere with 10 minutes to go to kick-off....Tranmere left totally deflated after thinking they'd play a bunch of de-motivated players and STFC win 6-0 just to go one better. . Then the FL shout 'April Fool' no new owners really, we go into Admin and then slip into obscurity yet still win the World Cup after Blatter and Platini take over at the top ruling that only Wiltshire based teams with STFC as the acronym can win ANY trophy anywhere in the world....so long as the Final is played in Qatar in January! SAPFanSTFC
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10:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

pcowley wrote:
I see the new consortium are trying there best to destroy this club totally in less than 2 weeks of showing an interest in taking this club forward.I dont understand their definition of taking this club forward.I think they have ripped the heart out of Swindon Town.The club has just died tonight.BIG time muck up by these guys.Its been the first time in years that the fans were returning in numbers and now that has all been undone.Gutted isn't the word.2 points off the brink of Championship football and what a disaster.Di Canio has showed so much passion,commitment and pride while managing Swindon during the past 18months.These new guys have wreaked it and will probably sign a manager who no one has ever heard of.The knock on effect is that the gates will drop, the players will all leave once their contracts are up in the summer, we miss out on promotion because of this mess and then we will have to start all over again.Congratulation

s new Mr Chairman for the biggest **** up in football ever!This is how not to run a football club.
how have the new owners wrecked it? if they didnt come in with an offer we would be in administraition and paolo would of walked any way. The FL are doing there job and fair play to them why rush cus sum silly fans cant wait. Paolo didnt do any thing any other manager couldnt do with his budget. Paolo is the reason w are where we are with is outspoken comments against the club and players. im glad the pr1ck is gone come bk caddis all is forgiven
[quote][p][bold]pcowley[/bold] wrote: I see the new consortium are trying there best to destroy this club totally in less than 2 weeks of showing an interest in taking this club forward.I dont understand their definition of taking this club forward.I think they have ripped the heart out of Swindon Town.The club has just died tonight.BIG time muck up by these guys.Its been the first time in years that the fans were returning in numbers and now that has all been undone.Gutted isn't the word.2 points off the brink of Championship football and what a disaster.Di Canio has showed so much passion,commitment and pride while managing Swindon during the past 18months.These new guys have wreaked it and will probably sign a manager who no one has ever heard of.The knock on effect is that the gates will drop, the players will all leave once their contracts are up in the summer, we miss out on promotion because of this mess and then we will have to start all over again.Congratulation s new Mr Chairman for the biggest **** up in football ever!This is how not to run a football club.[/p][/quote]how have the new owners wrecked it? if they didnt come in with an offer we would be in administraition and paolo would of walked any way. The FL are doing there job and fair play to them why rush cus sum silly fans cant wait. Paolo didnt do any thing any other manager couldnt do with his budget. Paolo is the reason w are where we are with is outspoken comments against the club and players. im glad the pr1ck is gone come bk caddis all is forgiven GUVS MASTER
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10:24pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

I am gutted, but not as much as I will be if we go into administration, there must be a reason it's not been ratified, IMO PDC is a rat jumping a sinking ship. PDC blames broken promises, well you promised to stick by the players and fans, black promised that if I spent an extra £120 per season ticket it would be used to support DI Canio, yet here we are Ritchie is gone PDC is gone, but we the fans are here......

In the words of Grim, onwards and upwards, did someone mention buckle....
I am gutted, but not as much as I will be if we go into administration, there must be a reason it's not been ratified, IMO PDC is a rat jumping a sinking ship. PDC blames broken promises, well you promised to stick by the players and fans, black promised that if I spent an extra £120 per season ticket it would be used to support DI Canio, yet here we are Ritchie is gone PDC is gone, but we the fans are here...... In the words of Grim, onwards and upwards, did someone mention buckle.... Is that you Lovesey
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10:25pm Mon 18 Feb 13

akershaker says...

We overspent on a sugar daddy, back to reality. Paolo had the best budget in l1 & l2, that's come to an end and he's off. Love him for his work rate, passion and no-nonsense style. But life goes on, and so does stfc.
We overspent on a sugar daddy, back to reality. Paolo had the best budget in l1 & l2, that's come to an end and he's off. Love him for his work rate, passion and no-nonsense style. But life goes on, and so does stfc. akershaker
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10:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

chrystovski wrote:
Nigel Adkins??? Come on guys lets be serious, we've got no chance of that happening.
And why don't you think we can attract Adkins???? We still have a great side, and just need steered to our goal via another direction?
Grazie Tanti Paolo!
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Nigel Adkins??? Come on guys lets be serious, we've got no chance of that happening.[/p][/quote]And why don't you think we can attract Adkins???? We still have a great side, and just need steered to our goal via another direction? Grazie Tanti Paolo! FORZASTFC
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10:30pm Mon 18 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

The Jockster wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway.

I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear.

Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1.

He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did.

I will miss you Paolo.

I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed.

A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended.

This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club.

I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end.

COYR's
What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.
No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters.

If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known.

I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway. I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear. Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1. He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did. I will miss you Paolo. I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed. A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended. This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club. I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end. COYR's[/p][/quote]What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.[/p][/quote]No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters. If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known. I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way. sp1dersw3b
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10:34pm Mon 18 Feb 13

smirg kcab says...

I'm sure we won at tranny when hart was sacked and Bodin was in charge.

Wonder if newell will be appointed tomorrow?

Will jed be at reddich or trannie on Tuesday ?

Downwards and doomed
I'm sure we won at tranny when hart was sacked and Bodin was in charge. Wonder if newell will be appointed tomorrow? Will jed be at reddich or trannie on Tuesday ? Downwards and doomed smirg kcab
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10:35pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Afcb4life says...

Small town in Banbury
Small town in Banbury Afcb4life
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10:36pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Richard Money will get the usual mention I expect
Richard Money will get the usual mention I expect Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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10:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
...
You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out.

However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line.

TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own.

Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.
..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form...
...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee!

!
Ahh Jeremy HB I see you too have encountered the wrath of SAP -yes, you, me, Den and a few others have been on the end of his vitriol merely because we have the sheer temerity to offer an alternative to his righteous arrogant and conceited viewpoint and his "and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions.." is a perfect example of his arrogance. He says "as like many others" when he has absolutely no evidence to back up such wild claims and whcih is only said to justify his remarks..

His universal pattern of behaviour is to insult a fellow poster by rubbishing their view because its not his view and to be honest Jeremy you 've got off lightly because it's not unknown for our friend SAP to tell fellow posters to "get a life".

To coin a phrase - I'm sure that like many! I wish he'd heed his own advice.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out. However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line. TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own. Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.[/p][/quote]..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee! ![/p][/quote]Ahh Jeremy HB I see you too have encountered the wrath of SAP -yes, you, me, Den and a few others have been on the end of his vitriol merely because we have the sheer temerity to offer an alternative to his righteous arrogant and conceited viewpoint and his "and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions.." is a perfect example of his arrogance. He says "as like many others" when he has absolutely no evidence to back up such wild claims and whcih is only said to justify his remarks.. His universal pattern of behaviour is to insult a fellow poster by rubbishing their view because its not his view and to be honest Jeremy you 've got off lightly because it's not unknown for our friend SAP to tell fellow posters to "get a life". To coin a phrase - I'm sure that like many! I wish he'd heed his own advice. The Jockster
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10:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

red white says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Small town in Banbury
Fack aff fatso!
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Small town in Banbury[/p][/quote]Fack aff fatso! red white
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10:37pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Blazing Riff says...

townie63 wrote:
flynners1962 wrote:
BournemouthRobin wrote:
Gutted but can't blame you Paolo.

Thank you for some wonderful memories.

The King is dead, long live the King.

I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving.

Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out.

This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club.

Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.
thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off
me too mate, i've had enough rugs pulled out from under me these past 50 years. i'll never set foot in the CG again.
Utterly childish...of course you'll be back!
[quote][p][bold]townie63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flynners1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthRobin[/bold] wrote: Gutted but can't blame you Paolo. Thank you for some wonderful memories. The King is dead, long live the King. I feel like I'm in mourning, can't ever remember in 28 years supporting the Town feeling so sad at someone leaving. Jed and the others, hope you can get this mess sorted out - can't believe how this has all panned out. This feels the wrong time for saying this but who do we think would be an adequate replacement (not sure anyone can truly replace Paolo!!) - was thinking Nigel Adkins - if we could get him to come to our basket case of a club. Yes I call us a basket case, but it's still OUR basket case which we love very dearly. We must all stick together through this. We have had worse times, we WILL have better.[/p][/quote]thats it they can keep it 40 odd years supporting now they can **** off[/p][/quote]me too mate, i've had enough rugs pulled out from under me these past 50 years. i'll never set foot in the CG again.[/p][/quote]Utterly childish...of course you'll be back! Blazing Riff
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10:40pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway.

I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear.

Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1.

He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did.

I will miss you Paolo.

I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed.

A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended.

This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club.

I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end.

COYR's
What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.
No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters.

If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known.

I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way.
He's had been at the catnip again and has nothing better to do in life - ignore!
;-)
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway. I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear. Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1. He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did. I will miss you Paolo. I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed. A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended. This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club. I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end. COYR's[/p][/quote]What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.[/p][/quote]No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters. If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known. I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way.[/p][/quote]He's had been at the catnip again and has nothing better to do in life - ignore! ;-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:42pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

The Jockster wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
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You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out.

However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line.

TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own.

Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.
..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form...
...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee!


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Ahh Jeremy HB I see you too have encountered the wrath of SAP -yes, you, me, Den and a few others have been on the end of his vitriol merely because we have the sheer temerity to offer an alternative to his righteous arrogant and conceited viewpoint and his "and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions.." is a perfect example of his arrogance. He says "as like many others" when he has absolutely no evidence to back up such wild claims and whcih is only said to justify his remarks..

His universal pattern of behaviour is to insult a fellow poster by rubbishing their view because its not his view and to be honest Jeremy you 've got off lightly because it's not unknown for our friend SAP to tell fellow posters to "get a life".

To coin a phrase - I'm sure that like many! I wish he'd heed his own advice.
Late night posts again...good night out eh!?
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ZZzzzzzzzzzzz.......
Pot Kettle etc. etc. etc.
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I'm off to bed so don't waste your breath although no doubt your alcohol indiced ranting will continue into the night.
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......almost like you have yet another new id to talk to yourself between eh!?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out. However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line. TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own. Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.[/p][/quote]..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee! ![/p][/quote]Ahh Jeremy HB I see you too have encountered the wrath of SAP -yes, you, me, Den and a few others have been on the end of his vitriol merely because we have the sheer temerity to offer an alternative to his righteous arrogant and conceited viewpoint and his "and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions.." is a perfect example of his arrogance. He says "as like many others" when he has absolutely no evidence to back up such wild claims and whcih is only said to justify his remarks.. His universal pattern of behaviour is to insult a fellow poster by rubbishing their view because its not his view and to be honest Jeremy you 've got off lightly because it's not unknown for our friend SAP to tell fellow posters to "get a life". To coin a phrase - I'm sure that like many! I wish he'd heed his own advice.[/p][/quote]Late night posts again...good night out eh!? ... ZZzzzzzzzzzzz....... Pot Kettle etc. etc. etc. --- I'm off to bed so don't waste your breath although no doubt your alcohol indiced ranting will continue into the night. ... ......almost like you have yet another new id to talk to yourself between eh!? SAPFanSTFC
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10:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

WOE Woe and thrice woe.... :)
WOE Woe and thrice woe.... :) Afcbpete
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10:44pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

I have a horrible feeling that we will be appointing a cheap and cheerful manager a la Simon Davey.

Paolo was lied to and will not come back. Already rumours from West Ham fans that Paolo is heading to Upton Park for next season and that Big Sam will be paid off and re-take over control of Blackburn Rovers.

Forget any new developments, we will be retrenching (i.e. offloading the big earners in May) and next season could well be damage limitation.

Still, we'll have nice local trips to Bristol Rovers and Aldershot to look forward too...

Why is it that for every high this club has, there follows a mega low?
I have a horrible feeling that we will be appointing a cheap and cheerful manager a la Simon Davey. Paolo was lied to and will not come back. Already rumours from West Ham fans that Paolo is heading to Upton Park for next season and that Big Sam will be paid off and re-take over control of Blackburn Rovers. Forget any new developments, we will be retrenching (i.e. offloading the big earners in May) and next season could well be damage limitation. Still, we'll have nice local trips to Bristol Rovers and Aldershot to look forward too... Why is it that for every high this club has, there follows a mega low? SimonPrice351
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10:45pm Mon 18 Feb 13

GUVS MASTER says...

Fabrizio in charge tommorrow just been confirmed
Fabrizio in charge tommorrow just been confirmed GUVS MASTER
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10:46pm Mon 18 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

I would also add that unlike you 'Oh he of many IDs' - I've never lowered myself to stalking or to posting personal data on public sites....next time you do that you'll be talking to the boys in blue as you didn't get away with it in the manner you believed last time - complaints were registered and statements with examples taken.
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Nighty Night you poor sad little multi-poster! ;-)
I would also add that unlike you 'Oh he of many IDs' - I've never lowered myself to stalking or to posting personal data on public sites....next time you do that you'll be talking to the boys in blue as you didn't get away with it in the manner you believed last time - complaints were registered and statements with examples taken. ... Nighty Night you poor sad little multi-poster! ;-) SAPFanSTFC
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10:47pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway.

I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear.

Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1.

He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did.

I will miss you Paolo.

I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed.

A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended.

This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club.

I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end.

COYR's
What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.
No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters.

If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known.

I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way.
Spider no offence meant -apologies - I know its affected many -me too I've really enjoyed Paolo's reign and the outstanding quality of the football - I've attended several away games for the first time in years but its no good beating ourselves up over it is it.

The sad thing is that the supporters are the lifeblood of the club but they'll never ever have a say and make a difference when these situations happen as they do all too often in football.

All the best and lets hope we can salvage something from this mess!
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway. I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear. Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1. He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did. I will miss you Paolo. I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed. A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended. This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club. I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end. COYR's[/p][/quote]What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.[/p][/quote]No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters. If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known. I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way.[/p][/quote]Spider no offence meant -apologies - I know its affected many -me too I've really enjoyed Paolo's reign and the outstanding quality of the football - I've attended several away games for the first time in years but its no good beating ourselves up over it is it. The sad thing is that the supporters are the lifeblood of the club but they'll never ever have a say and make a difference when these situations happen as they do all too often in football. All the best and lets hope we can salvage something from this mess! The Jockster
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10:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

THE Board are disappointed that Paolo Di Canio has made the decision to resign at such a critical time for Swindon Town Football Club.

We are also disappointed that the sale of the Club has yet to be approved, but we hope the outstanding issues with the Football League will be resolved within a short period of time.

It is worth noting that Matt Ritchie was sold due to the tremendous financial pressure the Club is facing and in order to continue operating whilst the sale of the Club went through. We understand the prospective new owners had reached agreement with Paolo Di Canio on bringing in loan players to strengthen the squad for a final push for the Championship.

Until the situation has been resolved, Fabrizio Piccareta will be in temporary charge of the team as we travel to Tranmere Rovers tomorrow, where a win would see Swindon become leaders of League One. The Board shares the fans' tremendous frustration at the events of the last few weeks and is determined to resolve these issues to ensure the best outcome for the Club.

Club statement just released
THE Board are disappointed that Paolo Di Canio has made the decision to resign at such a critical time for Swindon Town Football Club. We are also disappointed that the sale of the Club has yet to be approved, but we hope the outstanding issues with the Football League will be resolved within a short period of time. It is worth noting that Matt Ritchie was sold due to the tremendous financial pressure the Club is facing and in order to continue operating whilst the sale of the Club went through. We understand the prospective new owners had reached agreement with Paolo Di Canio on bringing in loan players to strengthen the squad for a final push for the Championship. Until the situation has been resolved, Fabrizio Piccareta will be in temporary charge of the team as we travel to Tranmere Rovers tomorrow, where a win would see Swindon become leaders of League One. The Board shares the fans' tremendous frustration at the events of the last few weeks and is determined to resolve these issues to ensure the best outcome for the Club. Club statement just released Davidsyrett
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10:51pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

We Town fans have been to hell and back over the past few month's and yet our team are one win from going top of Division one which could and should happen tomorrow night. Anger, frustration, anxiety, dis-belief, hope, yes we have been suffering all this and more and yet if the right appointment for a new manager were made it could just take this team up to the championship. It could be just the relief the players need to get the pressure off and play with no fear and the possibility of being dragged off at any point in a game. Paolo Di Canio , yes what a manager and a passion that was just incredible, but had his faults as have been mentioned with his spending and player spats to name but a few. What a character and will be sorely missed but now the dust is settling and the fact is that STFC are still there and should they be able to bring a Curbishley or Adkins type manager in then this team would benefit even more and go on and get promoted to the championship. There will be life after Paolo and as good as he has made us I do feel he has learnt a lot about himself and did get plenty wrong during his management role at STFC. Lets wait and see what happens and not do or say anything in haste and give the new board a chance to show their plans and hear them out. Hard act to follow but how many other managers would have succeeded with Paolo's budget. Many managers have done well with little or no money.
We Town fans have been to hell and back over the past few month's and yet our team are one win from going top of Division one which could and should happen tomorrow night. Anger, frustration, anxiety, dis-belief, hope, yes we have been suffering all this and more and yet if the right appointment for a new manager were made it could just take this team up to the championship. It could be just the relief the players need to get the pressure off and play with no fear and the possibility of being dragged off at any point in a game. Paolo Di Canio , yes what a manager and a passion that was just incredible, but had his faults as have been mentioned with his spending and player spats to name but a few. What a character and will be sorely missed but now the dust is settling and the fact is that STFC are still there and should they be able to bring a Curbishley or Adkins type manager in then this team would benefit even more and go on and get promoted to the championship. There will be life after Paolo and as good as he has made us I do feel he has learnt a lot about himself and did get plenty wrong during his management role at STFC. Lets wait and see what happens and not do or say anything in haste and give the new board a chance to show their plans and hear them out. Hard act to follow but how many other managers would have succeeded with Paolo's budget. Many managers have done well with little or no money. Di kanny oh
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10:52pm Mon 18 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Jeremy Hilary Boob wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo.
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The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath.
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If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!!
Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.
Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!?
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Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time.
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You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.
No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out.

However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line.

TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own.

Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.
..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form...
...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee!



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Ahh Jeremy HB I see you too have encountered the wrath of SAP -yes, you, me, Den and a few others have been on the end of his vitriol merely because we have the sheer temerity to offer an alternative to his righteous arrogant and conceited viewpoint and his "and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions.." is a perfect example of his arrogance. He says "as like many others" when he has absolutely no evidence to back up such wild claims and whcih is only said to justify his remarks..

His universal pattern of behaviour is to insult a fellow poster by rubbishing their view because its not his view and to be honest Jeremy you 've got off lightly because it's not unknown for our friend SAP to tell fellow posters to "get a life".

To coin a phrase - I'm sure that like many! I wish he'd heed his own advice.
Late night posts again...good night out eh!?
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ZZzzzzzzzzzzz.......

Pot Kettle etc. etc. etc.
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I'm off to bed so don't waste your breath although no doubt your alcohol indiced ranting will continue into the night.
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......almost like you have yet another new id to talk to yourself between eh!?
So I'm obviously right then :)
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeremy Hilary Boob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: Fabrizio hasn't resigned as yet...assistant manager would normally be first in line and has probably been briefed along with the players for tomorrow by Paolo. . The whole thing stinks as much as the people in the room v Hartlepool and can't see Paolo wanting to work with then yet it seems he did make an offer for the sake of us all....IF the approval is granted tomorrow which I doubt then he may yet be back....just not holding my breath. . If we go into admin then cue J-Wray in his Superhero shirt and underpants outside his trousers please!![/p][/quote]Of course he hasn't resigned yet. He's got the Town over a barrel - continue to employ him or sack him and pay him off.[/p][/quote]Oh aren't you a nice charitable person!? ... Fabrizio is not to blame here, the whole situation isn't his making - his wife sits near me and she was really upset and concerned at it all - her husband may not have a job and they have really enjoyed their time. ... You really do come across as a sad catty witch....keep your opinons to yourself as like many of the new names on this site you seem to exist only to stir things up and not to discuss.[/p][/quote]No he's not to blame and I don't blame him for not walking. I certainly wouldn't - I'd wait to see what happened next. I wouldn't throw away a job out of "loyalty" to someone who's walked out. However, promoting an assistant to manager often doesn't work out (Hoddle to Gorman, anyone?) so I'm not sure whether he's automatically in line. TBH my post doesn't come across as I meant it. I think it shows the potential problem of having a manager - particularly at this level - bring in his own backroom staff. If you sack him you have to sack the lot and if he walks out you could be left with a backroom team a new manager doesn't want (or who wouldn't want to work with him). The Town seem to be in a bit of a mess financially yet Di Canio could potentially have left them having to pay up contracts because people are surplus to requirements through no fault of their own. Oh and this is a board for posting comments on. You're not the moderator so please don't tell others what they can and can't post. Despite some of the insults aimed at the minority who aren't automatically taking Di Canio's side, I'm not trying to stir anything up. But hurling insults or posting "I'm not debating this" type comments just gives the impression people aren't prepared to listen to a view that's not the same as theirs.[/p][/quote]..eerrrr...free country - freedom of speech and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions...and you don't have the right to stop me telling you to stop posting!!...touchee! ![/p][/quote]Ahh Jeremy HB I see you too have encountered the wrath of SAP -yes, you, me, Den and a few others have been on the end of his vitriol merely because we have the sheer temerity to offer an alternative to his righteous arrogant and conceited viewpoint and his "and don't like you or your posts as they aren't 'debate worthy' or 'debate enticing' in any shape or form... ...so on that basis I think I have every right to tell you to keep your comments to yourself as like many I'm not interested in your opinions.." is a perfect example of his arrogance. He says "as like many others" when he has absolutely no evidence to back up such wild claims and whcih is only said to justify his remarks.. His universal pattern of behaviour is to insult a fellow poster by rubbishing their view because its not his view and to be honest Jeremy you 've got off lightly because it's not unknown for our friend SAP to tell fellow posters to "get a life". To coin a phrase - I'm sure that like many! I wish he'd heed his own advice.[/p][/quote]Late night posts again...good night out eh!? ... ZZzzzzzzzzzzz....... Pot Kettle etc. etc. etc. --- I'm off to bed so don't waste your breath although no doubt your alcohol indiced ranting will continue into the night. ... ......almost like you have yet another new id to talk to yourself between eh!?[/p][/quote]So I'm obviously right then :) The Jockster
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10:53pm Mon 18 Feb 13

billbst says...

What more do I know since Paolo's resignation. My grandson is distraught because he has to change his pet rabbit's name. Not a lot more factually. One important one for the next few days. Paolo says no one from the prospective new owners tried to contact him before 5:00pm today. Jed says he did. See if the truth of that comes out and it will tell us quite a bit for the future. Hope the boys can put everything into the game tomorrow. COYRss!
What more do I know since Paolo's resignation. My grandson is distraught because he has to change his pet rabbit's name. Not a lot more factually. One important one for the next few days. Paolo says no one from the prospective new owners tried to contact him before 5:00pm today. Jed says he did. See if the truth of that comes out and it will tell us quite a bit for the future. Hope the boys can put everything into the game tomorrow. COYRss! billbst
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10:54pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Cookie43 says...

Afcb4life wrote:
Small town in Banbury
ha ha ha you really are one sad sad individual please do yourself a favour and get a life please. Do you honestly think that your pitiful existence gives your life meaning.
are you that sad that you think anyone swindon fan gives a monkeys **** what you say. we do not even see your little pathetic club as a rival to us you have no history small club in a old age pensioners haven you are nothing to us.
you need to look at your little club as your wheels have come off loosing to preston is just the beginning of your slump back down the table. the fact that you find it necessary to come onto our forums just tells me how much you respect and envy our club over your own you know what they say about ridicule just hiding the real truth in that you are just a secret closet swindon fan
[quote][p][bold]Afcb4life[/bold] wrote: Small town in Banbury[/p][/quote]ha ha ha you really are one sad sad individual please do yourself a favour and get a life please. Do you honestly think that your pitiful existence gives your life meaning. are you that sad that you think anyone swindon fan gives a monkeys **** what you say. we do not even see your little pathetic club as a rival to us you have no history small club in a old age pensioners haven you are nothing to us. you need to look at your little club as your wheels have come off loosing to preston is just the beginning of your slump back down the table. the fact that you find it necessary to come onto our forums just tells me how much you respect and envy our club over your own you know what they say about ridicule just hiding the real truth in that you are just a secret closet swindon fan Cookie43
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10:58pm Mon 18 Feb 13

zowow says...

Thanks for the fantastic job you have done for us and for Swindon - You will be missed and you will go down in history for what you have done here. A sad day for Swindon :(
Thanks for the fantastic job you have done for us and for Swindon - You will be missed and you will go down in history for what you have done here. A sad day for Swindon :( zowow
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10:59pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Doubt they were really free, Wiz. "Free transfer" usually equals nice little signing-on fee, then there's the wages and the contracts that we had to pay up when we discarded some of them. Lots of pros and cons about PDC. Even now, I would still like to think he'll stay with us. But if he has gone there will be some negatives that have departed with the many positives.
Den, hello, well we all have our views, but no matter how many lemons he signed, the non lemons got us out of L2 with pride, passion courage and conviction, and the same goes for the lads we have now. Who would have thought that Joe Devera would have had the season he has achieved so far, and the blooding of Thompson, who grows in skill and statue with every game seemingly, just to mention two. The you cannot over look Ferry who at the beginning of last season couldn't get a game, until he adopted all of the philosophy, pride, passion, commitment etc, and just what price do you put to that unity. Quite right, it cannot be bought with a cheque book, but the players who adopt it are, and its just having that sense of picking the right guy. Seems Black was very pleased for us to be back in L1, and the promotion, and the trip to Wembley.

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We haven't heard all the story as yet, but very importantly, while many are predicting a win for us tomorrow, has anybody as yet stopped to consider the emotions of our players while all this shyte is going on. They are probably GUTTED MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE. Not shouting just highlighting so others take it on board. Unless there immediate talks to get him back on board very first thing tomorrow you can kiss good bye to that win tomorrow, the guys will be floored with what has gone on and he has probably already told them he is gone. Their emotions will be shattered.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: Doubt they were really free, Wiz. "Free transfer" usually equals nice little signing-on fee, then there's the wages and the contracts that we had to pay up when we discarded some of them. Lots of pros and cons about PDC. Even now, I would still like to think he'll stay with us. But if he has gone there will be some negatives that have departed with the many positives.[/p][/quote]Den, hello, well we all have our views, but no matter how many lemons he signed, the non lemons got us out of L2 with pride, passion courage and conviction, and the same goes for the lads we have now. Who would have thought that Joe Devera would have had the season he has achieved so far, and the blooding of Thompson, who grows in skill and statue with every game seemingly, just to mention two. The you cannot over look Ferry who at the beginning of last season couldn't get a game, until he adopted all of the philosophy, pride, passion, commitment etc, and just what price do you put to that unity. Quite right, it cannot be bought with a cheque book, but the players who adopt it are, and its just having that sense of picking the right guy. Seems Black was very pleased for us to be back in L1, and the promotion, and the trip to Wembley. ******************** ****************** We haven't heard all the story as yet, but very importantly, while many are predicting a win for us tomorrow, has anybody as yet stopped to consider the emotions of our players while all this shyte is going on. They are probably GUTTED MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE. Not shouting just highlighting so others take it on board. Unless there immediate talks to get him back on board very first thing tomorrow you can kiss good bye to that win tomorrow, the guys will be floored with what has gone on and he has probably already told them he is gone. Their emotions will be shattered. the wizard
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11:00pm Mon 18 Feb 13

the wizard says...

What are the players tweeting somebody must know.
What are the players tweeting somebody must know. the wizard
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11:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

madterrier says...

Last thought from me for the evening, then we all have to wait and see. Why did Paolo resign, why now, and why all the posturing?

Invariably, managers only resign because they have another job to go to - or think they have. Paolo has 18 months of his current contract to run. If Paolo is an asset to Swindon Town, and a club e.g. Leeds want him as their new manager, it would be better for us if they had to pay compensation.

I don't know what the terms of Paolo's contract are, what the get-out clauses are, or whether he could even be in breach of contract and the club could decline his resignation.

So all the language and statements from Paolo could be seen as an effort to build a case for constructive dismissal instead. Contract and promises broken; players sold without him being consulted; no communication from the board; position has become 'untenable' etc.

I don't think that Paolo would sue the club for constructive dismissal (but Alan Curbishley sued West Ham and got £2m after they sold players 'against his wishes'). Apart from anything else, he at least knows the club doesn't have any money. But by building his case against the (current) board, he would strengthen his hand in being allowed to join another club without a battle, in the event that he has been tapped up while still under contract to Swindon.

If he doesn't have anything else lined up, then you would have thought his managerial CV would have been boosted immeasurably by galvanising the club and guiding Swindon to a successive promotion, in the face of adversity, on a constrained budget.

All conjecture of course. But Paolo's statements and timing do have a calculated nature about them. And he's meant to be fiery and emotional.
Last thought from me for the evening, then we all have to wait and see. Why did Paolo resign, why now, and why all the posturing? Invariably, managers only resign because they have another job to go to - or think they have. Paolo has 18 months of his current contract to run. If Paolo is an asset to Swindon Town, and a club e.g. Leeds want him as their new manager, it would be better for us if they had to pay compensation. I don't know what the terms of Paolo's contract are, what the get-out clauses are, or whether he could even be in breach of contract and the club could decline his resignation. So all the language and statements from Paolo could be seen as an effort to build a case for constructive dismissal instead. Contract and promises broken; players sold without him being consulted; no communication from the board; position has become 'untenable' etc. I don't think that Paolo would sue the club for constructive dismissal (but Alan Curbishley sued West Ham and got £2m after they sold players 'against his wishes'). Apart from anything else, he at least knows the club doesn't have any money. But by building his case against the (current) board, he would strengthen his hand in being allowed to join another club without a battle, in the event that he has been tapped up while still under contract to Swindon. If he doesn't have anything else lined up, then you would have thought his managerial CV would have been boosted immeasurably by galvanising the club and guiding Swindon to a successive promotion, in the face of adversity, on a constrained budget. All conjecture of course. But Paolo's statements and timing do have a calculated nature about them. And he's meant to be fiery and emotional. madterrier
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11:04pm Mon 18 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

The Jockster wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway.

I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear.

Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1.

He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did.

I will miss you Paolo.

I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed.

A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended.

This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club.

I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end.

COYR's
What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Black folded his hand.
No --I won't rise to your baiting Jockstrap and your unnecessary derogatory term regarding my post as it is so obviously easy for you to ignore how much this has affected many, if not all, such as yourself, STFC supporters.

If you care to actually read the content I posted, alarm bells were certainly ringing for me weeks ago - hence my contact to STFC - once intentions of AB were known.

I think your enthusiasm and easiness to just suggest 'get over it' is simplistic in its small town mentality way.
Spider no offence meant -apologies - I know its affected many -me too I've really enjoyed Paolo's reign and the outstanding quality of the football - I've attended several away games for the first time in years but its no good beating ourselves up over it is it.

The sad thing is that the supporters are the lifeblood of the club but they'll never ever have a say and make a difference when these situations happen as they do all too often in football.

All the best and lets hope we can salvage something from this mess!
Thank you very much for the apology and of course accepted willingly - not a good day today :(

COYR's
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: If I made any personal comment now to a poster about this sorry situation it will be based on emotions only - several people here have already made my blood boil but I will refrain from any angst towards them as they are probably not true STFC supporters anyway. I am uncomfortable about the future of our club right now and the only people to gain from this resignation will be the other teams in the mix, I fear. Paolo IMO only was the best happening for the club, which I have supported for 50 years, in a generation - his passion, work ethic, attention to detail and drive pulled us up from the basement to our current standing in League 1. He did this - not some armchair warrior, not some politically correct sniffy individual or a Football Manager freak who believes they know how to manage a real professional football team - no, Paolo, and the rules he was given to comply with, which I believe, he did. I will miss you Paolo. I will continue to support STFC as it is my club but as I stated in an email sent to the prospective new board several weeks ago (when all this sh1t first started) if it 'became clear PDC was forced out of the club in any way' my season ticket will not be renewed. A well deserved holiday will be taken instead and I will choose the games, if any, that will then be attended. This does not make me any less of a supporter than anyone else should this happen but the continued big city hopes just do not match the small town mentality which so often haunts this football club. I sincerely hope this is not the beginning of the end. COYR's[/p][/quote]What a drama queen -get over it for goodness sake! Yes we're all disappointed he's gone but it was inevitable from the moment Bla