SWINDON TOWN: Paolo ready for four away games in 11 days

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Paolo Di Canio celebrates a point at Bournemouth ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Paolo Di Canio celebrates a point at Bournemouth

PAOLO Di Canio believes he will get a good indication of exactly what Swindon Town can achieve this season from the way they deal with a run of four away matches in 11 days in the coming weeks.

The Robins’ clash with Shrewsbury on Saturday is their last home fixture until February 9, as Town make the trips to Tranmere, Leyton Orient, Crawley and Colchester in pursuit of the points needed to maintain their League One promotion bid.

It may be a daunting prospect, but Di Canio is confident the atmosphere in the Swindon dressing room is positive enough, after the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, to ensure his squad delivers on each occasion.

“It’s obvious that four in a row, every three days, is something we will go through and test ourselves,” he said.

“Today was crucial and now every week I am happy to say to my players ‘it’s a key game’ but the period when we have from now through the next five games will give us the real picture of what we can do for the rest of the season.

“Five games in 15 days – four in a row away from – is a tough test.

“Two are in the night which is a good record for us and one is a game that we have to play when not many others are playing, so that could give us a bonus.

“It will be interesting to see how we can work because we will be up and down, traveling every two days.

“I’m sure there is such enthusiasm with these guys that if we have a chance to win Saturday we will go with turbo and with desire. I’m sure that we can get very good results, even if we have four games in a row away from home.”

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6:36am Mon 14 Jan 13

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

Essential 3 points this Saturday at home is a must then
Essential 3 points this Saturday at home is a must then Ollie Reed's Parky dance!
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7:14am Mon 14 Jan 13

robstfc says...

Looking forward to Saturday already...... score prediction... 3.1. Collins must start against his old team even after the bad miss on Saturday...
Looking forward to Saturday already...... score prediction... 3.1. Collins must start against his old team even after the bad miss on Saturday... robstfc
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7:31am Mon 14 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.
With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others. Rebel_phish
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9:05am Mon 14 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.
I'd settle for 8pts from the 4 but being honest, like you I'm expecting 10pts but I see the televised clash as being our nemesis...we always seem to screw it up on TV....I know it isn't always but it feels like it! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.[/p][/quote]I'd settle for 8pts from the 4 but being honest, like you I'm expecting 10pts but I see the televised clash as being our nemesis...we always seem to screw it up on TV....I know it isn't always but it feels like it! :-) SAPFanSTFC
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9:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

Rebel_phish says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.
I'd settle for 8pts from the 4 but being honest, like you I'm expecting 10pts but I see the televised clash as being our nemesis...we always seem to screw it up on TV....I know it isn't always but it feels like it! :-)
With you on that Sap, TV feature = poor showing - usually

Yet wasn't our last televised game the one with Brighton at the start of the season. 3-0 and that sublime training ground free kick that paid off so well.

But we are playing Crawley.... How'd the song go .......

We only win 3-nill
We only win 3-nill ........
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.[/p][/quote]I'd settle for 8pts from the 4 but being honest, like you I'm expecting 10pts but I see the televised clash as being our nemesis...we always seem to screw it up on TV....I know it isn't always but it feels like it! :-)[/p][/quote]With you on that Sap, TV feature = poor showing - usually Yet wasn't our last televised game the one with Brighton at the start of the season. 3-0 and that sublime training ground free kick that paid off so well. But we are playing Crawley.... How'd the song go ....... We only win 3-nill We only win 3-nill ........ Rebel_phish
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10:10am Mon 14 Jan 13

Robinonfire says...

Ferry and De Vita should start on Saturday.

Come on you REDS
Ferry and De Vita should start on Saturday. Come on you REDS Robinonfire
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4:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Dover Red says...

Robinonfire wrote:
Ferry and De Vita should start on Saturday.

Come on you REDS
Who ever PDC picks is good enough for me ! would expect some tinkering due to number of games coming up, players do need to be protected.
[quote][p][bold]Robinonfire[/bold] wrote: Ferry and De Vita should start on Saturday. Come on you REDS[/p][/quote]Who ever PDC picks is good enough for me ! would expect some tinkering due to number of games coming up, players do need to be protected. Dover Red
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4:18pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Robin of Andover says...

Ferry should start on Saturday, he makes a massive difference. Three points on Saturday and 8 or more from the next 4 matches will be very good. We are Swindon, we score when we want !!!
Ferry should start on Saturday, he makes a massive difference. Three points on Saturday and 8 or more from the next 4 matches will be very good. We are Swindon, we score when we want !!! Robin of Andover
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4:38pm Mon 14 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Rebel_phish wrote:
SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Rebel_phish wrote:
With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.
I'd settle for 8pts from the 4 but being honest, like you I'm expecting 10pts but I see the televised clash as being our nemesis...we always seem to screw it up on TV....I know it isn't always but it feels like it! :-)
With you on that Sap, TV feature = poor showing - usually

Yet wasn't our last televised game the one with Brighton at the start of the season. 3-0 and that sublime training ground free kick that paid off so well.

But we are playing Crawley.... How'd the song go .......

We only win 3-nill
We only win 3-nill ........
:-0 - How true!! :-)
---.
Am happy about the Crawley on TV as I can't go but still peeved to have my birthday plans wrecked at Yeovil...you know how much of a nightlife centre for Europe Yeovil is!?...may have to be a night out in Swindon now.
[quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rebel_phish[/bold] wrote: With our away form I'd expect a return of a minimum of 10 points - Tranmere being the most difficult, wont be another 5-nill ther, but don't rule it out against any of the others.[/p][/quote]I'd settle for 8pts from the 4 but being honest, like you I'm expecting 10pts but I see the televised clash as being our nemesis...we always seem to screw it up on TV....I know it isn't always but it feels like it! :-)[/p][/quote]With you on that Sap, TV feature = poor showing - usually Yet wasn't our last televised game the one with Brighton at the start of the season. 3-0 and that sublime training ground free kick that paid off so well. But we are playing Crawley.... How'd the song go ....... We only win 3-nill We only win 3-nill ........[/p][/quote]:-0 - How true!! :-) ---. Am happy about the Crawley on TV as I can't go but still peeved to have my birthday plans wrecked at Yeovil...you know how much of a nightlife centre for Europe Yeovil is!?...may have to be a night out in Swindon now. SAPFanSTFC
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10:02pm Mon 14 Jan 13

joey butler says...

robstfc wrote:
Looking forward to Saturday already...... score prediction... 3.1. Collins must start against his old team even after the bad miss on Saturday...
I have offered to personally coach Collins after his miss of the century at Bournemouth.

He can borrow my Banjo for training, if anyone has an ex-mrs who can provide the cow's arse?
[quote][p][bold]robstfc[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to Saturday already...... score prediction... 3.1. Collins must start against his old team even after the bad miss on Saturday...[/p][/quote]I have offered to personally coach Collins after his miss of the century at Bournemouth. He can borrow my Banjo for training, if anyone has an ex-mrs who can provide the cow's arse? joey butler
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