SWINDON TOWN: Di Canio urges fans to help sell the Robins

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paolo Di Canio Paolo Di Canio

PAOLO Di Canio has called for Swindon Town fans to pack out the County Ground this weekend in an effort to show the club off to potential new owners.

Seven interested parties are believed to have discussed the possibility of buying up a large proportion of majority shareholder Andrew Black’s 98 per cent stake in the Robins, and Di Canio wants supporters to create an atmosphere for the visit of Shrewsbury which will help convince the prospective buyers to invest in Town.

The Italian was in an optimistic mood at his pre-match press conference on Thursday, where he reacted to the news that the Swindon board would consider putting the club in administration should new investment not be sought in the immediate future.

Di Canio stressed that the confirmation Black is looking to shift his controlling interest in the Robins is a step forward for everyone at SN1, following an uncertain period during which the Town boss publicly stated he was unsure why further funds were not being freed up in pursuit of back-to-back promotions.

And now he is keen to prove to all those eyeing up Swindon as a possible investment opportunity that their money would be well spent at the County Ground.

“We did something that is amazing, so I want to say the best way is to come in numbers on Saturday and follow the team and try to win the game and celebrate, and try and give more and more chance and persuade even more of the people who showed interest that this club deserves a stable future,” he said.

“There is a big opportunity, with 9,000 or 10,000 people in League One, to invest in the future like a new stadium if we go to the Championship.

“There are many opportunities, obviously the fans worry because they don’t know exactly what is going on, but now we have a more clear picture because the owner decided to sell this club.

“It is a good step, and you can either take it in a bad way or a positive way.

“I take it in a positive way because it is a clear situation.

“We will see if we can get something important for the future, but up until then they have to show their passion in the last year and a half.

“We can keep going and work hard with our ethic and big professionalism and inner motivation and get results, so altogether we can make something special.

“I can say publicly there are a few people with a strong interest, but I can’t promise anything. I can’t say yes.

“If we think an owner of this club has three years plan, and after one and a half he decides to stop everything, but there are a group of people who have interest in taking this club, it is already positive.

“I can only work and do my best with my players to respect the people and be loyal to our professionalism.

“It can be possible in football to think about when you used play eight hours in a row in the park without money, you never used to want to stop play.

“Why distract yourself?

“If we win Saturday we are close to the top, so I will claim that natural way to behave and wait and see what is going on.

“We respect the thousands of people who come and watch the game full of expectation because they have already invested money. We have to work, even double because it would be fantastic in this situation.”

Di Canio did not wish to divulge the identities of those parties he know are interested in making a financial commitment to the club, but he did say they have a passion for football.

“At the moment I have heard something, but not completely because the people interested in the club want to know all the numbers, and also we want to be sure the people that want to take this club are good people otherwise this doesn’t mean anything,” he said.

“They are positive people with good history, and are people that have football in them and football fans.This is good because they are not only businessmen but have interest in football and passion to take a bigger club than Swindon with honesty and big history, even though Swindon have big history.

“I don’t want to say nothing at this moment.”

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8:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

With these comments Paolo has done more for the supporters hopes than any other person at the club...no need to say any more but good positive stuff.
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2013 is a year for change and hopefully that change will be positive - fingers crossed but now back to the good stuff.
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COYRs!!!!.....SCARVE
S HELD HIGH!!
With these comments Paolo has done more for the supporters hopes than any other person at the club...no need to say any more but good positive stuff. . 2013 is a year for change and hopefully that change will be positive - fingers crossed but now back to the good stuff. . COYRs!!!!.....SCARVE S HELD HIGH!! SAPFanSTFC

8:54am Fri 18 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Paolo Di Canio = LEGEND.

Lets show our appreciation.
Paolo Di Canio = LEGEND. Lets show our appreciation. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:00am Fri 18 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

both the above posts are spot on...Scarves out tomorrow (looking out the window now I'd say we might need them!)
both the above posts are spot on...Scarves out tomorrow (looking out the window now I'd say we might need them!) ChrisWantageRed

9:03am Fri 18 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

I wonder if the club might want volunteers to help remove any snow from the pitch area before the game tomorrow?
I wonder if the club might want volunteers to help remove any snow from the pitch area before the game tomorrow? ChrisWantageRed

9:03am Fri 18 Jan 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Paolo is indeed a legend but I will remain negative until it's done I'm afraid. On the flip side we'll just have to win the league by 10 points. I'll be there Saturday.

People ring everyone you know who came to the play off final and JPT. Get them to buy a ticket for Saturday.

To paraphrase Lord Kitchener:

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU.
Paolo is indeed a legend but I will remain negative until it's done I'm afraid. On the flip side we'll just have to win the league by 10 points. I'll be there Saturday. People ring everyone you know who came to the play off final and JPT. Get them to buy a ticket for Saturday. To paraphrase Lord Kitchener: YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU. dreamofacleansheet2

9:05am Fri 18 Jan 13

the don69 says...

ChrisWantageRed wrote:
both the above posts are spot on...Scarves out tomorrow (looking out the window now I'd say we might need them!)
Spot on chaps!sadly looking at the weather!the only thing the County Ground will be full of,is SNOW be surprised if we can get the game on!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ChrisWantageRed[/bold] wrote: both the above posts are spot on...Scarves out tomorrow (looking out the window now I'd say we might need them!)[/p][/quote]Spot on chaps!sadly looking at the weather!the only thing the County Ground will be full of,is SNOW be surprised if we can get the game on!!!!!!!!!! the don69

9:12am Fri 18 Jan 13

matt71 says...

"This is good because they are not only businessmen but have interest in football and passion to take a bigger club than Swindon with honesty and big history, even though Swindon have big history". Does this mean that they are after another bigger club than town? I am confused by this sentence .
"This is good because they are not only businessmen but have interest in football and passion to take a bigger club than Swindon with honesty and big history, even though Swindon have big history". Does this mean that they are after another bigger club than town? I am confused by this sentence . matt71

9:14am Fri 18 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

The club needs more people like Paolo , positive thinking can help you achieve anything.

That said I can't see the gate being that large tomorrow for a couple of reasons. 1/ The doomsters won't come, they have already given up. 2/ The weather will possibly keep some away especially those from outlying areas.

This is the time however to get right behind Paolo and the boys. Paolo has shown his commitment now we must show ours. We need to show prospective buyers (there will be some in attendance ) that the club is well supported and deserves saving.

I've no doubt the game will be on , Marcus is doing a marvelous job down there. There will be games in our league that will be off so we can consolidate our positition and get closer to the top where we belong !
The club needs more people like Paolo , positive thinking can help you achieve anything. That said I can't see the gate being that large tomorrow for a couple of reasons. 1/ The doomsters won't come, they have already given up. 2/ The weather will possibly keep some away especially those from outlying areas. This is the time however to get right behind Paolo and the boys. Paolo has shown his commitment now we must show ours. We need to show prospective buyers (there will be some in attendance ) that the club is well supported and deserves saving. I've no doubt the game will be on , Marcus is doing a marvelous job down there. There will be games in our league that will be off so we can consolidate our positition and get closer to the top where we belong ! Stilloyal

9:28am Fri 18 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National.


COYR's
My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's Stilloyal

9:28am Fri 18 Jan 13

Lambourn Red says...

I actually think all of this will make PDC even more loyal towards STFC he seems the sort of guy that revels in adversity and we as fans need to respond to him. I Many a manager would have run a mile with all of this going on behind the scenes over the last few months.
I actually think all of this will make PDC even more loyal towards STFC he seems the sort of guy that revels in adversity and we as fans need to respond to him. I Many a manager would have run a mile with all of this going on behind the scenes over the last few months. Lambourn Red

9:30am Fri 18 Jan 13

alchafreds says...

top man paolo,, on a good day i think the town would rally round and we would have a good gate saturday, but with the weather the way it is cant see it happening even if the pitch is playable people cant get to the ground
top man paolo,, on a good day i think the town would rally round and we would have a good gate saturday, but with the weather the way it is cant see it happening even if the pitch is playable people cant get to the ground alchafreds

9:30am Fri 18 Jan 13

sagadude says...

Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days.

Bloody great timing :-(
Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-( sagadude

9:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

the wizard says...

If I can get there I'll be there. I may have question our managers name/blame/shame tactics in the past but I have never doubted his resolve to do his best for this club and I'm pleased to read the above. I've never had him down as a quitter, love him or loathe him his passion says it all.
If I can get there I'll be there. I may have question our managers name/blame/shame tactics in the past but I have never doubted his resolve to do his best for this club and I'm pleased to read the above. I've never had him down as a quitter, love him or loathe him his passion says it all. the wizard

9:39am Fri 18 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

sagadude wrote:
Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-(
Well I have already sent a quick message to Marcus Cassidy to volunteer my services in terms of snow clearing tomorrow. If anyone else fancies joining me in that I'm sure the help would be welcomed
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-([/p][/quote]Well I have already sent a quick message to Marcus Cassidy to volunteer my services in terms of snow clearing tomorrow. If anyone else fancies joining me in that I'm sure the help would be welcomed ChrisWantageRed

9:40am Fri 18 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

sagadude wrote:
Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-(
Marcus said that everything around the ground has been gritted so it shouldn't be a problem. They have an army of volunteers to shift the snow and a tractor & trailer to take the stuff away.
I doubt very much if the game will be off.
[quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-([/p][/quote]Marcus said that everything around the ground has been gritted so it shouldn't be a problem. They have an army of volunteers to shift the snow and a tractor & trailer to take the stuff away. I doubt very much if the game will be off. Stilloyal

9:45am Fri 18 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

We are Paolo's Red & White Army!

We are Paolo's Red & White Army!

We are Paolo's Red & White Army!

We are Paolo's Red & White Army!
We are Paolo's Red & White Army! We are Paolo's Red & White Army! We are Paolo's Red & White Army! We are Paolo's Red & White Army! louiscassius

9:47am Fri 18 Jan 13

louiscassius says...

Bring on the Leeds away match atmosphere again!!!

That was electric and the Leicester game

Lets smash the Shrews 5 - 0....

No retreat......No Surrender!!!

(If anyone remembers that film, haha)

COYMR'sssss

Louis :-))))
Bring on the Leeds away match atmosphere again!!! That was electric and the Leicester game Lets smash the Shrews 5 - 0.... No retreat......No Surrender!!! (If anyone remembers that film, haha) COYMR'sssss Louis :-)))) louiscassius

9:53am Fri 18 Jan 13

ChrisWantageRed says...

Stilloyal wrote:
sagadude wrote: Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-(
Marcus said that everything around the ground has been gritted so it shouldn't be a problem. They have an army of volunteers to shift the snow and a tractor & trailer to take the stuff away. I doubt very much if the game will be off.
I have a feeling about tomorrows game...The point at the Muff last weekend was a milestone for us, it really showed such determination in adversity and the confidence boost the lads will have gotten from that must have been huge! I reckon we'll see a town performance that'll warm up even the coldest folk in the CG tomorrow.

Despite what has been played out in the press, we now know that the PdC express has merely pulled into the station to take on new passengers...next stop...The Championship! COYR!!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sagadude[/bold] wrote: Snow on the pitch will not be the problem, but the thoroughfares around the ground/ turnstiles, safety and all that these days. Bloody great timing :-([/p][/quote]Marcus said that everything around the ground has been gritted so it shouldn't be a problem. They have an army of volunteers to shift the snow and a tractor & trailer to take the stuff away. I doubt very much if the game will be off.[/p][/quote]I have a feeling about tomorrows game...The point at the Muff last weekend was a milestone for us, it really showed such determination in adversity and the confidence boost the lads will have gotten from that must have been huge! I reckon we'll see a town performance that'll warm up even the coldest folk in the CG tomorrow. Despite what has been played out in the press, we now know that the PdC express has merely pulled into the station to take on new passengers...next stop...The Championship! COYR!! ChrisWantageRed

9:56am Fri 18 Jan 13

Stickshaker says...

Stilloyal wrote:
My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's
Stop horsing around!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's[/p][/quote]Stop horsing around! Stickshaker

9:59am Fri 18 Jan 13

the wizard says...

One of my spy's has just told me that our manager is stuck in the snow and help is on its way to dig him out. Late for training oh dear.
One of my spy's has just told me that our manager is stuck in the snow and help is on its way to dig him out. Late for training oh dear. the wizard

10:00am Fri 18 Jan 13

jontyg says...

PDC. The best manager STFC have ever had!!!!
PDC. The best manager STFC have ever had!!!! jontyg

10:06am Fri 18 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Paolo is the best thing that has happenned to this club for a long time and all our opposing fans who knock him really dont understand his committment and passion and desire.

The guy is positive and any player that plays under him you can understand how he gets them to play in a more positive and committed way and he breeds it.

To me Paolo is a legend already at this club and i hope we get this situation sorted soon not only for all of us but for him as well as he deserves some positivity from the board to help us move forward.
Paolo without doubt is going to hit the top as he did as a player and good luck to him. Its a pity there arent more managers and characters like him in the game as the majority of managers are dull and boring.
Paolo is the best thing that has happenned to this club for a long time and all our opposing fans who knock him really dont understand his committment and passion and desire. The guy is positive and any player that plays under him you can understand how he gets them to play in a more positive and committed way and he breeds it. To me Paolo is a legend already at this club and i hope we get this situation sorted soon not only for all of us but for him as well as he deserves some positivity from the board to help us move forward. Paolo without doubt is going to hit the top as he did as a player and good luck to him. Its a pity there arent more managers and characters like him in the game as the majority of managers are dull and boring. LeGod

10:07am Fri 18 Jan 13

the don69 says...

the wizard wrote:
One of my spy's has just told me that our manager is stuck in the snow and help is on its way to dig him out. Late for training oh dear.
That's gonna cost him then Wiz!late for training,that's a two weeks wage fine under Paolo's rules!lol,seriously the roads are treacherous out there,I'd be very surprised if the game goes ahead!too dangerous for many folk to travel,stay safe and warm!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: One of my spy's has just told me that our manager is stuck in the snow and help is on its way to dig him out. Late for training oh dear.[/p][/quote]That's gonna cost him then Wiz!late for training,that's a two weeks wage fine under Paolo's rules!lol,seriously the roads are treacherous out there,I'd be very surprised if the game goes ahead!too dangerous for many folk to travel,stay safe and warm!!!!!!!!!!! the don69

10:21am Fri 18 Jan 13

rockdog says...

Paolo di Canio. One of a kind and a legend already.

COYR
Paolo di Canio. One of a kind and a legend already. COYR rockdog

10:23am Fri 18 Jan 13

TelSTFC says...

What a Legend would be great if Paolo could be part of some consortium to buy the club and stay as Manager/Director of Football etc for many years to come.
Love his passion & commitment and what he has acheived for STFC.

I really hope the game is on tomorrow i will be travelling up from Portsmouth to support the team as long as the motorways are ok. COYR
What a Legend would be great if Paolo could be part of some consortium to buy the club and stay as Manager/Director of Football etc for many years to come. Love his passion & commitment and what he has acheived for STFC. I really hope the game is on tomorrow i will be travelling up from Portsmouth to support the team as long as the motorways are ok. COYR TelSTFC

10:25am Fri 18 Jan 13

The Jockster says...

Can only echo the thoughts of other posters on this thread - PdC is totally committed to the cause - other lesser men would have said "S0d it I'm out of here" and found another club.

Lets hope that Paolo's "football men" come to fruition and we don't have to sell any key players including my fave bog roll two :)

Admire the tenacity to get the game on tomorrow but sadly fear the elements will defeat the efforts one way or another.

And finally Cyril - >A highways agency warning said anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing, including scarf, hat and gloves, torch, 24hr supply of food and drink, rock salt, de-icer, tow rope.petrol can, jump leads, and first aid kit.

I tell you i looked a right tw@t on the bus this morning!
Can only echo the thoughts of other posters on this thread - PdC is totally committed to the cause - other lesser men would have said "S0d it I'm out of here" and found another club. Lets hope that Paolo's "football men" come to fruition and we don't have to sell any key players including my fave bog roll two :) Admire the tenacity to get the game on tomorrow but sadly fear the elements will defeat the efforts one way or another. And finally Cyril - >A highways agency warning said anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing, including scarf, hat and gloves, torch, 24hr supply of food and drink, rock salt, de-icer, tow rope.petrol can, jump leads, and first aid kit. I tell you i looked a right tw@t on the bus this morning! The Jockster

10:27am Fri 18 Jan 13

ecklington says...

LeGod wrote:
Paolo is the best thing that has happenned to this club for a long time and all our opposing fans who knock him really dont understand his committment and passion and desire.

The guy is positive and any player that plays under him you can understand how he gets them to play in a more positive and committed way and he breeds it.

To me Paolo is a legend already at this club and i hope we get this situation sorted soon not only for all of us but for him as well as he deserves some positivity from the board to help us move forward.
Paolo without doubt is going to hit the top as he did as a player and good luck to him. Its a pity there arent more managers and characters like him in the game as the majority of managers are dull and boring.
+ 1, couldn't have put it better myself!

Everyone get aboard Paolo's express.

COYR's
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Paolo is the best thing that has happenned to this club for a long time and all our opposing fans who knock him really dont understand his committment and passion and desire. The guy is positive and any player that plays under him you can understand how he gets them to play in a more positive and committed way and he breeds it. To me Paolo is a legend already at this club and i hope we get this situation sorted soon not only for all of us but for him as well as he deserves some positivity from the board to help us move forward. Paolo without doubt is going to hit the top as he did as a player and good luck to him. Its a pity there arent more managers and characters like him in the game as the majority of managers are dull and boring.[/p][/quote]+ 1, couldn't have put it better myself! Everyone get aboard Paolo's express. COYR's ecklington

10:38am Fri 18 Jan 13

hertz says...

Stilloyal , I had one of those burgers , it gave me the trots .
What better way to show any potential investors that we are a good club than to get the game on tomorrow .
Stilloyal , I had one of those burgers , it gave me the trots . What better way to show any potential investors that we are a good club than to get the game on tomorrow . hertz

10:51am Fri 18 Jan 13

FORZASTFC says...

jontyg wrote:
PDC. The best manager STFC have ever had!!!!
Have to agree with you Whole heartedly, even with us getting into the Prem League with Hoddle?
Nothing & no one will touch Paolo's Passion & Enthusiasm at our club, Love what he has done to us, and cannot believe some of the fans i have spoke to in the past questioning his ability?
Christ i even had to buy a season ticket for the WIFE, that is the power of Di Canio! LONG LIVE PAOLO DI CANIO!
Already a LEGEND at STFC and long may it continue.
FORZA STFC.
[quote][p][bold]jontyg[/bold] wrote: PDC. The best manager STFC have ever had!!!![/p][/quote]Have to agree with you Whole heartedly, even with us getting into the Prem League with Hoddle? Nothing & no one will touch Paolo's Passion & Enthusiasm at our club, Love what he has done to us, and cannot believe some of the fans i have spoke to in the past questioning his ability? Christ i even had to buy a season ticket for the WIFE, that is the power of Di Canio! LONG LIVE PAOLO DI CANIO! Already a LEGEND at STFC and long may it continue. FORZA STFC. FORZASTFC

11:26am Fri 18 Jan 13

burley01rs says...

The BBC says we won contraversially last season. I cannot remember that.
The BBC says we won contraversially last season. I cannot remember that. burley01rs

11:38am Fri 18 Jan 13

Cookie43 says...

burley01rs wrote:
The BBC says we won contraversially last season. I cannot remember that.
Burley mate the BBC are a bunch of tw.ts they are biased to the bristol clubs.
always have been always will be. geoff twentyman loves bristol clubs and hates swindon, They have always given more air time to the bristol clubs. take anything they say with a pinch of salt
[quote][p][bold]burley01rs[/bold] wrote: The BBC says we won contraversially last season. I cannot remember that.[/p][/quote]Burley mate the BBC are a bunch of tw.ts they are biased to the bristol clubs. always have been always will be. geoff twentyman loves bristol clubs and hates swindon, They have always given more air time to the bristol clubs. take anything they say with a pinch of salt Cookie43

11:41am Fri 18 Jan 13

ShearerShearer says...

burley01rs wrote:
The BBC says we won contraversially last season. I cannot remember that.
http://swindon-town-
fc.co.uk/MatchCentre
.asp?MatchID=2012013
0
[quote][p][bold]burley01rs[/bold] wrote: The BBC says we won contraversially last season. I cannot remember that.[/p][/quote]http://swindon-town- fc.co.uk/MatchCentre .asp?MatchID=2012013 0 ShearerShearer

11:53am Fri 18 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

Stickshaker wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's
Stop horsing around!
Tell her to stop nagging you.
Onwards and snow bound

Just drove from Oxford towards Winchester, the a34 has disappeared with lorry and cars crashing everywhere, turned back on the m4 and only doing 40mph bath to chipp closed and swindon to chipp, glad I'm home now as this was the scariest day of driving I have had.
Take care fellow town fans
[quote][p][bold]Stickshaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's[/p][/quote]Stop horsing around![/p][/quote]Tell her to stop nagging you. Onwards and snow bound Just drove from Oxford towards Winchester, the a34 has disappeared with lorry and cars crashing everywhere, turned back on the m4 and only doing 40mph bath to chipp closed and swindon to chipp, glad I'm home now as this was the scariest day of driving I have had. Take care fellow town fans smirg kcab

12:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Since 1950 says...

Stilloyal wrote:
My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's
Had a Tesco burger for lunch. Still got a bit between my teeth!

I'll be there as usual tomorrow - IF I can get out of Stroud!

COYR!
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: My doctor told me to watch what I eat and then she gave me tickets for the Grand National. COYR's[/p][/quote]Had a Tesco burger for lunch. Still got a bit between my teeth! I'll be there as usual tomorrow - IF I can get out of Stroud! COYR! Since 1950

12:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

old town robin says...

See Southampton has sacked Nigel Atkins. But they won't be looking to take Paolo, they've appointed another Italian Mauricio Pochettino, ex Espanyol manager, never heard of him before, don't see them staying in the premiere, unless he is a miracle worker.
See Southampton has sacked Nigel Atkins. But they won't be looking to take Paolo, they've appointed another Italian Mauricio Pochettino, ex Espanyol manager, never heard of him before, don't see them staying in the premiere, unless he is a miracle worker. old town robin

12:08pm Fri 18 Jan 13

mallorca says...

Admire what Pdc is trying to do.Makes you think one min he is told all is ok then this.
Let's hope suitable investors an be found by the end of Feb.Otherwise I think Mr Black will take the club into admin to try and and get some of his investment back.
As to the advisors coming in no doubt the hatchet Man SWP will be hehind them looking to cut the monthly wage bill.I guess that would mean the Likes of Ritchie/Flint/Collin
s plus others set to be sold.
I do hope this does not happen yet when AF went then JW pushed I feel we all knew something was not kosher.
Plus we have not heard a peep out of SWP I wonder how much he has cost the club..
So as Wizard said yesterday more or less we wait and see let us hope for a positive result.
Looking at weather seen on West TV Swindon Covered in snow is even cold over here just seen club to give update at 1300hrs
So all Town Fans take care in this severe weather
Admire what Pdc is trying to do.Makes you think one min he is told all is ok then this. Let's hope suitable investors an be found by the end of Feb.Otherwise I think Mr Black will take the club into admin to try and and get some of his investment back. As to the advisors coming in no doubt the hatchet Man SWP will be hehind them looking to cut the monthly wage bill.I guess that would mean the Likes of Ritchie/Flint/Collin s plus others set to be sold. I do hope this does not happen yet when AF went then JW pushed I feel we all knew something was not kosher. Plus we have not heard a peep out of SWP I wonder how much he has cost the club.. So as Wizard said yesterday more or less we wait and see let us hope for a positive result. Looking at weather seen on West TV Swindon Covered in snow is even cold over here just seen club to give update at 1300hrs So all Town Fans take care in this severe weather mallorca

12:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

smirg kcab says...

old town robin wrote:
See Southampton has sacked Nigel Atkins. But they won't be looking to take Paolo, they've appointed another Italian Mauricio Pochettino, ex Espanyol manager, never heard of him before, don't see them staying in the premiere, unless he is a miracle worker.
Poccentino just been appointed thank god
Onwards and upwards
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: See Southampton has sacked Nigel Atkins. But they won't be looking to take Paolo, they've appointed another Italian Mauricio Pochettino, ex Espanyol manager, never heard of him before, don't see them staying in the premiere, unless he is a miracle worker.[/p][/quote]Poccentino just been appointed thank god Onwards and upwards smirg kcab

12:14pm Fri 18 Jan 13

stfc_tom says...

The Jockster wrote:
Can only echo the thoughts of other posters on this thread - PdC is totally committed to the cause - other lesser men would have said "S0d it I'm out of here" and found another club. Lets hope that Paolo's "football men" come to fruition and we don't have to sell any key players including my fave bog roll two :) Admire the tenacity to get the game on tomorrow but sadly fear the elements will defeat the efforts one way or another. And finally Cyril - >A highways agency warning said anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing, including scarf, hat and gloves, torch, 24hr supply of food and drink, rock salt, de-icer, tow rope.petrol can, jump leads, and first aid kit. I tell you i looked a right tw@t on the bus this morning!
Absolute genius that last bit!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Can only echo the thoughts of other posters on this thread - PdC is totally committed to the cause - other lesser men would have said "S0d it I'm out of here" and found another club. Lets hope that Paolo's "football men" come to fruition and we don't have to sell any key players including my fave bog roll two :) Admire the tenacity to get the game on tomorrow but sadly fear the elements will defeat the efforts one way or another. And finally Cyril - >A highways agency warning said anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing, including scarf, hat and gloves, torch, 24hr supply of food and drink, rock salt, de-icer, tow rope.petrol can, jump leads, and first aid kit. I tell you i looked a right tw@t on the bus this morning![/p][/quote]Absolute genius that last bit! stfc_tom

12:18pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

Well I've given up on the Tesco burgers , I'm into my Lidl pony now.


Facebook says that an update on tomorrows game will come after 13.00hrs.

Radio says that Phil Spencer is trying to get a consortium together, if Paolo is part of that then it could mean him staying a long time. That'll be good news !
Well I've given up on the Tesco burgers , I'm into my Lidl pony now. Facebook says that an update on tomorrows game will come after 13.00hrs. Radio says that Phil Spencer is trying to get a consortium together, if Paolo is part of that then it could mean him staying a long time. That'll be good news ! Stilloyal

12:22pm Fri 18 Jan 13

the don69 says...

5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????
5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow???? the don69

12:30pm Fri 18 Jan 13

madterrier says...

Sounds like the supporters will be needed first to clear the snow from the pitch. Not sure I'll be able to get down from London tomorrow, but happy to sponsor a shovel.

Meanwhile, back in the bat cave....

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Sounds like the supporters will be needed first to clear the snow from the pitch. Not sure I'll be able to get down from London tomorrow, but happy to sponsor a shovel. Meanwhile, back in the bat cave.... http://sphotos-b.xx. fbcdn.net/hphotos-sn c7/c11.0.403.403/p40 3x403/408716_5040881 36298151_478323703_n .jpg madterrier

12:35pm Fri 18 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Well I've given up on the Tesco burgers , I'm into my Lidl pony now.


Facebook says that an update on tomorrows game will come after 13.00hrs.

Radio says that Phil Spencer is trying to get a consortium together, if Paolo is part of that then it could mean him staying a long time. That'll be good news !
Hi Loyal,

Quote from Prince Charles, "I don't know what all this Tesco fuss is about, I have been eating horse for years, haven't I Camilla dear".

I selected some burgers on the Tesco web site and just clicked Add to Cart.

Despite the recent news Tesco say that sales of burgers remain stable.

Went to the fridge to check my burgers, AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand their off..

Due to the closure of HMV and Blockbuster you can now buy Warhorse in Tesco's.

First Horse meat scandal at Tesco's now they have found a Camel toe in leggings at Primark.


Anyway, enough of this, I thought Phil Spencer had given up on the idea. Would love to see Wray back as Chairman, but he would have to behave himself with the Company Wallet a bit better.
I think our manager has learned a terrific amount on the workings of a football club since the embargo and probably has a terrific grasp of the gravity of the situation.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: Well I've given up on the Tesco burgers , I'm into my Lidl pony now. Facebook says that an update on tomorrows game will come after 13.00hrs. Radio says that Phil Spencer is trying to get a consortium together, if Paolo is part of that then it could mean him staying a long time. That'll be good news ![/p][/quote]Hi Loyal, Quote from Prince Charles, "I don't know what all this Tesco fuss is about, I have been eating horse for years, haven't I Camilla dear". I selected some burgers on the Tesco web site and just clicked Add to Cart. Despite the recent news Tesco say that sales of burgers remain stable. Went to the fridge to check my burgers, AAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand their off.. Due to the closure of HMV and Blockbuster you can now buy Warhorse in Tesco's. First Horse meat scandal at Tesco's now they have found a Camel toe in leggings at Primark. Anyway, enough of this, I thought Phil Spencer had given up on the idea. Would love to see Wray back as Chairman, but he would have to behave himself with the Company Wallet a bit better. I think our manager has learned a terrific amount on the workings of a football club since the embargo and probably has a terrific grasp of the gravity of the situation. the wizard

12:44pm Fri 18 Jan 13

old town robin says...

the don69 wrote:
5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????
6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet
[quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????[/p][/quote]6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet old town robin

12:50pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

I am doing the Tesco burger diet.....

Low in fat, but high in Shergar
I am doing the Tesco burger diet..... Low in fat, but high in Shergar Is that you Lovesey

1:03pm Fri 18 Jan 13

jillyh says...

As long as Paolo stays there will be a good following of the town - at the moment he symbolises STFC. Thank you for your commitment and passion.
As long as Paolo stays there will be a good following of the town - at the moment he symbolises STFC. Thank you for your commitment and passion. jillyh

1:10pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

old town robin wrote:
the don69 wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????
6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet
I've only seen 2 - 3 inches so far and the snow is due to stop in the next hour or so.. Update any minute now on the game.
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????[/p][/quote]6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet[/p][/quote]I've only seen 2 - 3 inches so far and the snow is due to stop in the next hour or so.. Update any minute now on the game. Stilloyal

1:26pm Fri 18 Jan 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Stilloyal wrote:
old town robin wrote:
the don69 wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????
6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet
I've only seen 2 - 3 inches so far and the snow is due to stop in the next hour or so.. Update any minute now on the game.
Yep been stopped in RWB for about an hour now barring a few flakes and only 2-3 inches on the ground.
-----
Theoretically all afternoon and tomorrow morning to clear everything plus not too cold forecasted for tonight...would be great if we can get the game on and gain 3 points.
..
- especially as 4 of the 7 teams below us are already postponed...gaining another 3pts now would be a great help going into the run of 4 away games.
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????[/p][/quote]6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet[/p][/quote]I've only seen 2 - 3 inches so far and the snow is due to stop in the next hour or so.. Update any minute now on the game.[/p][/quote]Yep been stopped in RWB for about an hour now barring a few flakes and only 2-3 inches on the ground. ----- Theoretically all afternoon and tomorrow morning to clear everything plus not too cold forecasted for tonight...would be great if we can get the game on and gain 3 points. .. - especially as 4 of the 7 teams below us are already postponed...gaining another 3pts now would be a great help going into the run of 4 away games. SAPFanSTFC

1:34pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Stilloyal says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
old town robin wrote:
the don69 wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????
6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet
I've only seen 2 - 3 inches so far and the snow is due to stop in the next hour or so.. Update any minute now on the game.
Yep been stopped in RWB for about an hour now barring a few flakes and only 2-3 inches on the ground. ----- Theoretically all afternoon and tomorrow morning to clear everything plus not too cold forecasted for tonight...would be great if we can get the game on and gain 3 points. .. - especially as 4 of the 7 teams below us are already postponed...gaining another 3pts now would be a great help going into the run of 4 away games.
Apparantly some travelling fans are showing some concern. Don't panic the main routes will be clear in the morning and I'll be on the midday bus from RWB.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the don69[/bold] wrote: 5 Games off in League one already,wonder what the odds are on no games on,in our league tomorrow????[/p][/quote]6 " deep so far in SN1 with no signs of let up as yet[/p][/quote]I've only seen 2 - 3 inches so far and the snow is due to stop in the next hour or so.. Update any minute now on the game.[/p][/quote]Yep been stopped in RWB for about an hour now barring a few flakes and only 2-3 inches on the ground. ----- Theoretically all afternoon and tomorrow morning to clear everything plus not too cold forecasted for tonight...would be great if we can get the game on and gain 3 points. .. - especially as 4 of the 7 teams below us are already postponed...gaining another 3pts now would be a great help going into the run of 4 away games.[/p][/quote]Apparantly some travelling fans are showing some concern. Don't panic the main routes will be clear in the morning and I'll be on the midday bus from RWB. Stilloyal

1:48pm Fri 18 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Temp not predicted to lift above zero until Thursday and thats only for a few hours at the most. More snow forecast for Sunday.

Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too.
Temp not predicted to lift above zero until Thursday and thats only for a few hours at the most. More snow forecast for Sunday. Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too. the wizard

1:49pm Fri 18 Jan 13

madterrier says...

I've told my girlfriend that the game will only be postponed if there is 10-12 inches of snow on the pitch, but she says that sounds more likely to be 5-6 inches....
I've told my girlfriend that the game will only be postponed if there is 10-12 inches of snow on the pitch, but she says that sounds more likely to be 5-6 inches.... madterrier

2:25pm Fri 18 Jan 13

London Red says...

Controversy came about not sending Macca off for a trip when they were running through - think it was at 1-0 to them at the time
.
2nd half we came out and took control and won it 2-1
.
Collins was then spoken to by PdC paving the way for him to join the express
Controversy came about not sending Macca off for a trip when they were running through - think it was at 1-0 to them at the time . 2nd half we came out and took control and won it 2-1 . Collins was then spoken to by PdC paving the way for him to join the express London Red

3:11pm Fri 18 Jan 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

the wizard wrote:
Temp not predicted to lift above zero until Thursday and thats only for a few hours at the most. More snow forecast for Sunday.

Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too.
I have been feeding the birds all day.

Garden alive with all sorts.

I will be going to heaven.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Temp not predicted to lift above zero until Thursday and thats only for a few hours at the most. More snow forecast for Sunday. Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too.[/p][/quote]I have been feeding the birds all day. Garden alive with all sorts. I will be going to heaven. TheDukeOfBanbury

3:20pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Another view says...

"Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too."

- Wiz, I did my bit this morning in Highworth before 7.00am. Had a shower and breakfast then went out the front door - and I couldn't see a B_ _ _ _ _ bit of path anywhere!! Just the weather for getting out the horse and cart, but apparently there's a shortage of one of them...
"Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too." - Wiz, I did my bit this morning in Highworth before 7.00am. Had a shower and breakfast then went out the front door - and I couldn't see a B_ _ _ _ _ bit of path anywhere!! Just the weather for getting out the horse and cart, but apparently there's a shortage of one of them... Another view

3:28pm Fri 18 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Another view wrote:
"Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too."

- Wiz, I did my bit this morning in Highworth before 7.00am. Had a shower and breakfast then went out the front door - and I couldn't see a B_ _ _ _ _ bit of path anywhere!! Just the weather for getting out the horse and cart, but apparently there's a shortage of one of them...
I like it, but don't be put off by all this scare mongering about Tesco's burgers, you could try their meat balls, evidently they are the dogs ****
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: "Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too." - Wiz, I did my bit this morning in Highworth before 7.00am. Had a shower and breakfast then went out the front door - and I couldn't see a B_ _ _ _ _ bit of path anywhere!! Just the weather for getting out the horse and cart, but apparently there's a shortage of one of them...[/p][/quote]I like it, but don't be put off by all this scare mongering about Tesco's burgers, you could try their meat balls, evidently they are the dogs **** the wizard

3:28pm Fri 18 Jan 13

the wizard says...

Another view wrote:
"Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too."

- Wiz, I did my bit this morning in Highworth before 7.00am. Had a shower and breakfast then went out the front door - and I couldn't see a B_ _ _ _ _ bit of path anywhere!! Just the weather for getting out the horse and cart, but apparently there's a shortage of one of them...
I like it, but don't be put off by all this scare mongering about Tesco's burgers, you could try their meat balls, evidently they are the dogs ****
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: "Done my bit by checking around the oldies that live near-by this morning and cleared a few path ways for them. Hope some of you are also doing your bit too." - Wiz, I did my bit this morning in Highworth before 7.00am. Had a shower and breakfast then went out the front door - and I couldn't see a B_ _ _ _ _ bit of path anywhere!! Just the weather for getting out the horse and cart, but apparently there's a shortage of one of them...[/p][/quote]I like it, but don't be put off by all this scare mongering about Tesco's burgers, you could try their meat balls, evidently they are the dogs **** the wizard

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