SWINDON TOWN: Miller and Ward given the nod to continue

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: IN CHARGE: Tommy Miller applauds the Town support on Saturday IN CHARGE: Tommy Miller applauds the Town support on Saturday

DARREN Ward and Tommy Miller will remain in charge of Swindon Town for the visit of Bury, as the search for a new full-time manager has yet to begin in earnest.

The Advertiser understands the new owners of the club, a consortium led by Jed McCrory, have yet to make any formal approaches to prospective targets regarding the vacant position at the County Ground following Paolo Di Canio’s resignation last week - and they are unlikely to do so until after the clash with the Shakers tomorrow.

A national newspaper reported on Sunday that Nigel Adkins had turned down the position in Wiltshire, but the Adver has learnt that – even if he had been formally offered the role by Town – the former Southampton manager would not contractually be able to accept.

It is believed that Adkins is still officially on “gardening leave” from St Mary’s and will remain so until the terms of his severance package from the Premier League club are finalised. Adkins’ first-team coach, Dean Wilkins, is understood to be in the same situation.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Phil Brown, Terry Butcher, Peter Taylor, Gus MacPherson and Andy Thorn are all interested in taking over from Di Canio, but in the interim Ward and Miller will continue to prepare the team.

Miller revealed after the 1-1 draw with Preston on Saturday that the caretaker duo want to recruit new faces to bolster Swindon’s depleted ranks.

“We can go to the new owners and maybe give them a list but we don’t know the authority we have at this minute at time,” he said. “We would like one or two in just to boost us but that’s not my final decision.”

Meanwhile, the new board of directors will be formally introduced to the media at 2pm this afternoon at a press conference at the County Ground. Chairman Jed McCrory, commercial manager Gary Hooper, general manager Steve Murrall and Callum Rice are the men in charge of Town.

Chief executive Nick Watkins was retained by the new owners upon their successful takeover of the Robins on Thursday but it remains unclear how long he will stay with the club.

It is expected that the board will be quizzed on their plans for the club in the immediate future, the search for a new manager, the redevelopment of the County Ground and their respective backgrounds.

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6:16am Mon 25 Feb 13

super reds says...

So, no Adkins then, that disappoints me a little. Who are we gonna end up with now??
So, no Adkins then, that disappoints me a little. Who are we gonna end up with now?? super reds

6:40am Mon 25 Feb 13

grove red says...

none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.
none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday. grove red

6:40am Mon 25 Feb 13

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! says...

I'd take Hasslebank with an experienced number 2 or Phil Brown and Owen Coyle
I'd take Hasslebank with an experienced number 2 or Phil Brown and Owen Coyle Ollie Reed's Parky dance!

6:48am Mon 25 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

Ollie Reed's Parky dance! wrote:
I'd take Hasslebank with an experienced number 2 or Phil Brown and Owen Coyle
This will get the moaners out ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Reed's Parky dance![/bold] wrote: I'd take Hasslebank with an experienced number 2 or Phil Brown and Owen Coyle[/p][/quote]This will get the moaners out ha ha DarrenSTFCRomain

6:59am Mon 25 Feb 13

dazinblack says...

I do hope they retain Nick watkins becuase he is a very nice man, always approachable and listens to what fans say.
I do hope they retain Nick watkins becuase he is a very nice man, always approachable and listens to what fans say. dazinblack

7:21am Mon 25 Feb 13

EastoeSTFC says...

I would go for David Kerslake the number 2 at top of the Championship Cardiff City
He knows STFC and has worked in the prem league too
I would go for David Kerslake the number 2 at top of the Championship Cardiff City He knows STFC and has worked in the prem league too EastoeSTFC

7:40am Mon 25 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

Working or playing in the Premiership is no indication of success in lower league management. That said, JFH would cotinue the trend of giving bright new managers a start on the career ladder. The trouble is of course that s soon as they are successful they leave for "bigger clubs".
I have to laugh at those who sound bored of names like Brown and Taylor. These are proven managers who some seem to think are beneath us. A firmer grip on reality might be helpful.
I'll support whoever we get and be glad we are Swindon Town FC again and not Paolo DiCanio FC as we seemed to have become recently.
Working or playing in the Premiership is no indication of success in lower league management. That said, JFH would cotinue the trend of giving bright new managers a start on the career ladder. The trouble is of course that s soon as they are successful they leave for "bigger clubs". I have to laugh at those who sound bored of names like Brown and Taylor. These are proven managers who some seem to think are beneath us. A firmer grip on reality might be helpful. I'll support whoever we get and be glad we are Swindon Town FC again and not Paolo DiCanio FC as we seemed to have become recently. peatmoor pirate

7:45am Mon 25 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

grove red wrote:
none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.
Let's go poach one from another club then ? Steve cotterill , phil parkinson , and my favorite choice olle gunner solskjer
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.[/p][/quote]Let's go poach one from another club then ? Steve cotterill , phil parkinson , and my favorite choice olle gunner solskjer EastleazeRed

7:59am Mon 25 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful.

With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry.

Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park.

Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop.

That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course.

COYR!
I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful. With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry. Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park. Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop. That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course. COYR! Since 1950

8:02am Mon 25 Feb 13

Chish and Fips says...

peatmoor pirate wrote:
Working or playing in the Premiership is no indication of success in lower league management. That said, JFH would cotinue the trend of giving bright new managers a start on the career ladder. The trouble is of course that s soon as they are successful they leave for "bigger clubs".
I have to laugh at those who sound bored of names like Brown and Taylor. These are proven managers who some seem to think are beneath us. A firmer grip on reality might be helpful.
I'll support whoever we get and be glad we are Swindon Town FC again and not Paolo DiCanio FC as we seemed to have become recently.
With you all the way on that one PP.. wake up and smell the coffee time to the dreamers on here sometimes.
The thought of another rookie manager is worrying in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]peatmoor pirate[/bold] wrote: Working or playing in the Premiership is no indication of success in lower league management. That said, JFH would cotinue the trend of giving bright new managers a start on the career ladder. The trouble is of course that s soon as they are successful they leave for "bigger clubs". I have to laugh at those who sound bored of names like Brown and Taylor. These are proven managers who some seem to think are beneath us. A firmer grip on reality might be helpful. I'll support whoever we get and be glad we are Swindon Town FC again and not Paolo DiCanio FC as we seemed to have become recently.[/p][/quote]With you all the way on that one PP.. wake up and smell the coffee time to the dreamers on here sometimes. The thought of another rookie manager is worrying in my opinion. Chish and Fips

8:05am Mon 25 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already. stanharlands6shirt

8:09am Mon 25 Feb 13

grove red says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
grove red wrote:
none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.
Let's go poach one from another club then ? Steve cotterill , phil parkinson , and my favorite choice olle gunner solskjer
Or may be Di matteo would he come he knows the lower leagues won champs league and has just vanished. Go get him jed.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.[/p][/quote]Let's go poach one from another club then ? Steve cotterill , phil parkinson , and my favorite choice olle gunner solskjer[/p][/quote]Or may be Di matteo would he come he knows the lower leagues won champs league and has just vanished. Go get him jed. grove red

8:16am Mon 25 Feb 13

grove red says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Very good post could not agree more it probably wont happen but i still feel most the players would like PDC and his team back even if it was until end of the season jed would be mad not to ask him.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Very good post could not agree more it probably wont happen but i still feel most the players would like PDC and his team back even if it was until end of the season jed would be mad not to ask him. grove red

8:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

grove red wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Very good post could not agree more it probably wont happen but i still feel most the players would like PDC and his team back even if it was until end of the season jed would be mad not to ask him.
Think all the questions will be asked in the press conference this afternoon , should have a clearer picture then.
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Very good post could not agree more it probably wont happen but i still feel most the players would like PDC and his team back even if it was until end of the season jed would be mad not to ask him.[/p][/quote]Think all the questions will be asked in the press conference this afternoon , should have a clearer picture then. EastleazeRed

8:24am Mon 25 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already. stanharlands6shirt

8:25am Mon 25 Feb 13

castle9 says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Blimey, what a depressing post - you need to get out more! I'm not surprised it felt like a wake at 11am as there would be nobody there!! I'm keen, but 1pm is early enough for me.

Paolo has gone - his decision. Get over it.


He has left us with the job half done, which shows what kind of a person he is. He chose to walk out just before a vital game and having got us to a place where we have a real chance of promotion to the Championship. He should have stayed and seen it through until the end of the season. He didn't.

Don't belive this stuff about Adkins either. Southampton chose to sack him, so they can't prevent him from taking up employment in the meantime. Football is littered with sackings and protracted compensation packages (Curbishley, Pardew etc etc).

Approach him now and offer him the job before someone else does.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Blimey, what a depressing post - you need to get out more! I'm not surprised it felt like a wake at 11am as there would be nobody there!! I'm keen, but 1pm is early enough for me. Paolo has gone - his decision. Get over it. He has left us with the job half done, which shows what kind of a person he is. He chose to walk out just before a vital game and having got us to a place where we have a real chance of promotion to the Championship. He should have stayed and seen it through until the end of the season. He didn't. Don't belive this stuff about Adkins either. Southampton chose to sack him, so they can't prevent him from taking up employment in the meantime. Football is littered with sackings and protracted compensation packages (Curbishley, Pardew etc etc). Approach him now and offer him the job before someone else does. castle9

8:25am Mon 25 Feb 13

Med Red says...

Since 1950 wrote:
I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful.

With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry.

Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park.

Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop.

That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course.

COYR!
Agreed. Also the player managers we have appointed in the past have been top quality players that have played at the highest level..... Paolo, Hoddle, Ardiles, Macari. Whereas the Ward/Miller combo???

Unfortunately I can see our auto promotion chance quickly slipping away, if Jed & Co. don't pull their finger out.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful. With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry. Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park. Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop. That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course. COYR![/p][/quote]Agreed. Also the player managers we have appointed in the past have been top quality players that have played at the highest level..... Paolo, Hoddle, Ardiles, Macari. Whereas the Ward/Miller combo??? Unfortunately I can see our auto promotion chance quickly slipping away, if Jed & Co. don't pull their finger out. Med Red

8:28am Mon 25 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Saturday we badly missed someone orchestrating from the touchline. I would go as far as saying Miller should drop himself and play Navaro in the middle to manage.
Saturday we badly missed someone orchestrating from the touchline. I would go as far as saying Miller should drop himself and play Navaro in the middle to manage. Stratton Red

8:28am Mon 25 Feb 13

Rugby Red says...

Town need a manager with Championship experience not lower league, This will show show the ambition of the new board. It's no good going up and then not having the experience managerially to stay there. Consolidation in the 2nd tier must be the aim.
Town need a manager with Championship experience not lower league, This will show show the ambition of the new board. It's no good going up and then not having the experience managerially to stay there. Consolidation in the 2nd tier must be the aim. Rugby Red

8:38am Mon 25 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

castle9 wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Blimey, what a depressing post - you need to get out more! I'm not surprised it felt like a wake at 11am as there would be nobody there!! I'm keen, but 1pm is early enough for me.

Paolo has gone - his decision. Get over it.


He has left us with the job half done, which shows what kind of a person he is. He chose to walk out just before a vital game and having got us to a place where we have a real chance of promotion to the Championship. He should have stayed and seen it through until the end of the season. He didn't.

Don't belive this stuff about Adkins either. Southampton chose to sack him, so they can't prevent him from taking up employment in the meantime. Football is littered with sackings and protracted compensation packages (Curbishley, Pardew etc etc).

Approach him now and offer him the job before someone else does.
Sorry, I am usually a very positive person who does not dwell on the negatives.
However the truth is sometimes depressing and hiding it in a dark cupboard and pretending it has not or is not happening does not make it go away !
With a 460 mile round trip each week just to home games, 880 Hartlepool, 570 Preston etc, you may forgive me for getting to the ground early each week to ensure of no traffic hold ups etc.
The days when I could just role up an hour before kick off are long gone...but I'm still here.
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Blimey, what a depressing post - you need to get out more! I'm not surprised it felt like a wake at 11am as there would be nobody there!! I'm keen, but 1pm is early enough for me. Paolo has gone - his decision. Get over it. He has left us with the job half done, which shows what kind of a person he is. He chose to walk out just before a vital game and having got us to a place where we have a real chance of promotion to the Championship. He should have stayed and seen it through until the end of the season. He didn't. Don't belive this stuff about Adkins either. Southampton chose to sack him, so they can't prevent him from taking up employment in the meantime. Football is littered with sackings and protracted compensation packages (Curbishley, Pardew etc etc). Approach him now and offer him the job before someone else does.[/p][/quote]Sorry, I am usually a very positive person who does not dwell on the negatives. However the truth is sometimes depressing and hiding it in a dark cupboard and pretending it has not or is not happening does not make it go away ! With a 460 mile round trip each week just to home games, 880 Hartlepool, 570 Preston etc, you may forgive me for getting to the ground early each week to ensure of no traffic hold ups etc. The days when I could just role up an hour before kick off are long gone...but I'm still here. stanharlands6shirt

8:39am Mon 25 Feb 13

street2000 says...

As a fan when things happen on the pitch, you instinctively look towards the bench to look for guidance. Sorry to say, no one on the bench was visible. everyone sitting down chillin. Our two leaders should not of both been on the pitch at the same time. One of them should of been in the dug out. All a little bit dis organised, but in very difficult circumstances, it has to be said.
As a fan when things happen on the pitch, you instinctively look towards the bench to look for guidance. Sorry to say, no one on the bench was visible. everyone sitting down chillin. Our two leaders should not of both been on the pitch at the same time. One of them should of been in the dug out. All a little bit dis organised, but in very difficult circumstances, it has to be said. street2000

8:40am Mon 25 Feb 13

SAPFanSTFC says...

Stratton Red wrote:
Saturday we badly missed someone orchestrating from the touchline. I would go as far as saying Miller should drop himself and play Navaro in the middle to manage.
Not a fan of Navarro
.
Put Macca back into his natural midfield anchor role next to Ferry and put Thompson back in as right back.
.
Seemples!
[quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Saturday we badly missed someone orchestrating from the touchline. I would go as far as saying Miller should drop himself and play Navaro in the middle to manage.[/p][/quote]Not a fan of Navarro . Put Macca back into his natural midfield anchor role next to Ferry and put Thompson back in as right back. . Seemples! SAPFanSTFC

8:41am Mon 25 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Rugby Red wrote:
Town need a manager with Championship experience not lower league, This will show show the ambition of the new board. It's no good going up and then not having the experience managerially to stay there. Consolidation in the 2nd tier must be the aim.
Cant argue with that !
[quote][p][bold]Rugby Red[/bold] wrote: Town need a manager with Championship experience not lower league, This will show show the ambition of the new board. It's no good going up and then not having the experience managerially to stay there. Consolidation in the 2nd tier must be the aim.[/p][/quote]Cant argue with that ! umpcah

8:42am Mon 25 Feb 13

akershaker says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
I don't want PDC back. Loved it when he was here but the bridges are burnt and it would be a mistake to go back.

Personally would be happy with Brown or Tisdale. Adkins would be great but seems unlikely. Tisdale has achieved good things, playing good football, with a very limited budget at Exeter.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]I don't want PDC back. Loved it when he was here but the bridges are burnt and it would be a mistake to go back. Personally would be happy with Brown or Tisdale. Adkins would be great but seems unlikely. Tisdale has achieved good things, playing good football, with a very limited budget at Exeter. akershaker

8:43am Mon 25 Feb 13

STFCLee says...

Lets have a bit of ambition here... Roberto Di Matteo
Lets have a bit of ambition here... Roberto Di Matteo STFCLee

8:43am Mon 25 Feb 13

stfcknowitall says...

grove red wrote:
none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.
Definately agree that we lacked leadership from the dugout saturday. Needs either miller or ward to be on the sidelines giving out instructions but unfortunately we need both of them on the pitch.

I do disagree with your opinion of McCormack though I thought he gave his all and did well as he always does, I thought personally that Mcceverly was below par and I would like to see Macca left back and Nathan right back again.

Ah well I guess we're all the best managers in the world really!!
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.[/p][/quote]Definately agree that we lacked leadership from the dugout saturday. Needs either miller or ward to be on the sidelines giving out instructions but unfortunately we need both of them on the pitch. I do disagree with your opinion of McCormack though I thought he gave his all and did well as he always does, I thought personally that Mcceverly was below par and I would like to see Macca left back and Nathan right back again. Ah well I guess we're all the best managers in the world really!! stfcknowitall

8:50am Mon 25 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

akershaker wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
I don't want PDC back. Loved it when he was here but the bridges are burnt and it would be a mistake to go back.

Personally would be happy with Brown or Tisdale. Adkins would be great but seems unlikely. Tisdale has achieved good things, playing good football, with a very limited budget at Exeter.
Did anyone make it clear to Jed in the winners that we didn't want newell or buckle ?
[quote][p][bold]akershaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]I don't want PDC back. Loved it when he was here but the bridges are burnt and it would be a mistake to go back. Personally would be happy with Brown or Tisdale. Adkins would be great but seems unlikely. Tisdale has achieved good things, playing good football, with a very limited budget at Exeter.[/p][/quote]Did anyone make it clear to Jed in the winners that we didn't want newell or buckle ? EastleazeRed

8:54am Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over.
He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on.

Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times
Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over. He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on. Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times the wizard

8:54am Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
grove red wrote: none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.
Let's go poach one from another club then ? Steve cotterill , phil parkinson , and my favorite choice olle gunner solskjer
Mark Yates could be a good shout.

If Solksjaer leaves Mold then it will be for a premier league club, I'm sure of that.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: none of the above names interest me to be honest only maybe Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink unproven i know but a winner in the prem will want to win and his fitness for the lads should be up to prem standards. Hope we have a manager very soon we lacked a leader on the side lines saturday. Thompson is a must on tuesday at right back maccormack was a liabilty saturday.[/p][/quote]Let's go poach one from another club then ? Steve cotterill , phil parkinson , and my favorite choice olle gunner solskjer[/p][/quote]Mark Yates could be a good shout. If Solksjaer leaves Mold then it will be for a premier league club, I'm sure of that. stfclondon

8:58am Mon 25 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Please not Tisdale...just a lower league manager.
Please not Tisdale...just a lower league manager. Robinonfire

8:58am Mon 25 Feb 13

Psychedelic Syd says...

SAPFanSTFC wrote:
Stratton Red wrote:
Saturday we badly missed someone orchestrating from the touchline. I would go as far as saying Miller should drop himself and play Navaro in the middle to manage.
Not a fan of Navarro
.
Put Macca back into his natural midfield anchor role next to Ferry and put Thompson back in as right back.
.
Seemples!
100% agree. Macca was frequently a liability on Saturday, Nathan T is a much better right back. Macca is a weak link at right back, if we put him in midfield with Ferry we have leadership on the field with Miller providing leadership off it. Macca needed subbing on Saturday and if Paolo had been there I'm sure it would have happened.

I've never been a fan of Navarro and don't think I ever will be. Slow, predictable and on Saturday's showing, lacking match fitness. Louis Thompson is a better option on the bench - a real 100% committed gutsy player, just like his brother.
[quote][p][bold]SAPFanSTFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stratton Red[/bold] wrote: Saturday we badly missed someone orchestrating from the touchline. I would go as far as saying Miller should drop himself and play Navaro in the middle to manage.[/p][/quote]Not a fan of Navarro . Put Macca back into his natural midfield anchor role next to Ferry and put Thompson back in as right back. . Seemples![/p][/quote]100% agree. Macca was frequently a liability on Saturday, Nathan T is a much better right back. Macca is a weak link at right back, if we put him in midfield with Ferry we have leadership on the field with Miller providing leadership off it. Macca needed subbing on Saturday and if Paolo had been there I'm sure it would have happened. I've never been a fan of Navarro and don't think I ever will be. Slow, predictable and on Saturday's showing, lacking match fitness. Louis Thompson is a better option on the bench - a real 100% committed gutsy player, just like his brother. Psychedelic Syd

9:01am Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Did anyone make it clear to Jed in the winners that we didn't want newell or buckle ?

I made it clear diplomatically that the club needed somebody who was acceptable to the fan base when I spoke with Murrall. I don't think after all they have been through over the last few weeks getting the deal through that they want to shot themselves in the foot as goes supporters right now or any time soon.
Hopefully at the Q & A this afternoon somebody will ask pertinent questions in that direction. I think most are right with you in as much as Newell is bottom of most peoples list, tbh, he's not even on mine as a last resort.
Did anyone make it clear to Jed in the winners that we didn't want newell or buckle ? I made it clear diplomatically that the club needed somebody who was acceptable to the fan base when I spoke with Murrall. I don't think after all they have been through over the last few weeks getting the deal through that they want to shot themselves in the foot as goes supporters right now or any time soon. Hopefully at the Q & A this afternoon somebody will ask pertinent questions in that direction. I think most are right with you in as much as Newell is bottom of most peoples list, tbh, he's not even on mine as a last resort. the wizard

9:01am Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Rugby Red wrote:
Town need a manager with Championship experience not lower league, This will show show the ambition of the new board. It's no good going up and then not having the experience managerially to stay there. Consolidation in the 2nd tier must be the aim.
Who do you suggest?
[quote][p][bold]Rugby Red[/bold] wrote: Town need a manager with Championship experience not lower league, This will show show the ambition of the new board. It's no good going up and then not having the experience managerially to stay there. Consolidation in the 2nd tier must be the aim.[/p][/quote]Who do you suggest? stfclondon

9:07am Mon 25 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

Yes a very subdued atmosphere at the ground on Saturday, but lets be fair with what we have all been through these last three weeks it was hardly suprising.

Ward & Miller did very well in the circumstances & it certainly didn't effect their performances. They have stepped up to the plate in our hour of need & the other players have responded brilliantly from all that I have read.

I am sure the new owners have been working overtime this weekend discussing possibilities, but I would think they discussed Paolo returning very early on & have ruled that one out. The majority of us loved his time here, it was certainly something unique & different in the life & times of STFC, however we all knew one day he was going to move on & that day arrived sooner than we hoped. Do we want to go through all this again in a few months, I for one do not.

I don't envy the new boys with this decision making so early on, with Adkins out of the equation there are no jump out candidates. There are however a few out there with experience & if one of those were to be appointed until the end of the season it would give Jed & Co more time to hopefully get the right man.
Yes a very subdued atmosphere at the ground on Saturday, but lets be fair with what we have all been through these last three weeks it was hardly suprising. Ward & Miller did very well in the circumstances & it certainly didn't effect their performances. They have stepped up to the plate in our hour of need & the other players have responded brilliantly from all that I have read. I am sure the new owners have been working overtime this weekend discussing possibilities, but I would think they discussed Paolo returning very early on & have ruled that one out. The majority of us loved his time here, it was certainly something unique & different in the life & times of STFC, however we all knew one day he was going to move on & that day arrived sooner than we hoped. Do we want to go through all this again in a few months, I for one do not. I don't envy the new boys with this decision making so early on, with Adkins out of the equation there are no jump out candidates. There are however a few out there with experience & if one of those were to be appointed until the end of the season it would give Jed & Co more time to hopefully get the right man. NewburyRobin

9:07am Mon 25 Feb 13

The Black Hand says...

Maurice Malpas with Paul Hart as his number two ;)
Maurice Malpas with Paul Hart as his number two ;) The Black Hand

9:07am Mon 25 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Latest rumour is Paul Tisdale from Exeter. A good choice as he has good experience and will not break the bank!.
Latest rumour is Paul Tisdale from Exeter. A good choice as he has good experience and will not break the bank!. sagadude

9:09am Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Stan, we are missing A manager, not necessarily THE manager.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Stan, we are missing A manager, not necessarily THE manager. Oi Den!

9:13am Mon 25 Feb 13

LeGod says...

How about in order -

1. Ollie Gunner Sholskaer (spelt wrong)
2. Adkins (until the end of season)
3. Hoddle (until the end of season)
4. Jimmy Floyd
5. Curbishley

They are the only names that do it for me all the other names mentioned are failed managers time and again.
How about in order - 1. Ollie Gunner Sholskaer (spelt wrong) 2. Adkins (until the end of season) 3. Hoddle (until the end of season) 4. Jimmy Floyd 5. Curbishley They are the only names that do it for me all the other names mentioned are failed managers time and again. LeGod

9:17am Mon 25 Feb 13

grove red says...

LeGod wrote:
How about in order -

1. Ollie Gunner Sholskaer (spelt wrong)
2. Adkins (until the end of season)
3. Hoddle (until the end of season)
4. Jimmy Floyd
5. Curbishley

They are the only names that do it for me all the other names mentioned are failed managers time and again.
Why dont jed and the new boys pick there top 3 managers after interviews and the put it to a fans vote on the advert web the one with the most votes gets the job.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: How about in order - 1. Ollie Gunner Sholskaer (spelt wrong) 2. Adkins (until the end of season) 3. Hoddle (until the end of season) 4. Jimmy Floyd 5. Curbishley They are the only names that do it for me all the other names mentioned are failed managers time and again.[/p][/quote]Why dont jed and the new boys pick there top 3 managers after interviews and the put it to a fans vote on the advert web the one with the most votes gets the job. grove red

9:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

jimmy Floyd maybe a good choice but for me not until the summer, needs to find his feet, not chucked in at the back end of a season where there's a lot at stake.

Someone like Owen Coyle until the summer, with Jimmy Floyd as a no. 2, thn Jimmy could take over full time.

I wouldn't be disappointed with Tisdale, or Mark Yates, would be on a sensible wage as well.
jimmy Floyd maybe a good choice but for me not until the summer, needs to find his feet, not chucked in at the back end of a season where there's a lot at stake. Someone like Owen Coyle until the summer, with Jimmy Floyd as a no. 2, thn Jimmy could take over full time. I wouldn't be disappointed with Tisdale, or Mark Yates, would be on a sensible wage as well. Davidsyrett

9:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

I posted over the w/e Ossie? Fans massively on side. Not convinced myself but number of small bets being placed on the prodigal Argetinian.

Hopefully today doesn't resemble the play ground of the w/e with the name calling and the threat of violence. So many covered themselves in glory and it wasn't being aimed at London either!

More importantly than the manager I'd like to hear we've signed Pack or even Bostock on loan till the end of the season and a couple of others. We are thread bare and it will hurt us if we don't sort soon.
I posted over the w/e Ossie? Fans massively on side. Not convinced myself but number of small bets being placed on the prodigal Argetinian. Hopefully today doesn't resemble the play ground of the w/e with the name calling and the threat of violence. So many covered themselves in glory and it wasn't being aimed at London either! More importantly than the manager I'd like to hear we've signed Pack or even Bostock on loan till the end of the season and a couple of others. We are thread bare and it will hurt us if we don't sort soon. dreamofacleansheet2

9:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

grove red says...

keep hearing David O'Leary name he's got to be 95 years old now??
keep hearing David O'Leary name he's got to be 95 years old now?? grove red

9:21am Mon 25 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Top post and agree with everything you say.

A good ship without a good captain.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Top post and agree with everything you say. A good ship without a good captain. TheDukeOfBanbury

9:23am Mon 25 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

the wizard wrote:
Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over.
He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on.

Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times
Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so.

However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over. He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on. Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times[/p][/quote]Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so. However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought. NewburyRobin

9:27am Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Strange, but most I spoke to in the DR felt it was best PdC had gone. too much baggage and thought he was bigger than the club.

If he doesn't want PdC, why does Jed have to make out that he does?

Sorry Stan, you obviously would like PdC back, and of course we miss him as manager, but he walked out on us, what more could the club have done?

Time to move on, PdC is not coming back, nor would he be welcomed by a large number of fans, except it, move on and look to the future.
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Strange, but most I spoke to in the DR felt it was best PdC had gone. too much baggage and thought he was bigger than the club. If he doesn't want PdC, why does Jed have to make out that he does? Sorry Stan, you obviously would like PdC back, and of course we miss him as manager, but he walked out on us, what more could the club have done? Time to move on, PdC is not coming back, nor would he be welcomed by a large number of fans, except it, move on and look to the future. Davidsyrett

9:27am Mon 25 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Since 1950 wrote:
I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful.

With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry.

Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park.

Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop.

That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course.

COYR!
Good post title agree with your interpretation we need a voice on the bench and its no good if both are on the park .
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful. With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry. Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park. Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop. That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course. COYR![/p][/quote]Good post title agree with your interpretation we need a voice on the bench and its no good if both are on the park . The Jockster

9:29am Mon 25 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Blo0dy I phone totally not title lol
Blo0dy I phone totally not title lol The Jockster

9:31am Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

NewburyRobin wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over.
He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on.

Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times
Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so.

However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.
Be real! we are not going to get former premiership managers, we need to stick to a budget not the crazy money that's been through around for the last couple of years, DiMatteo won the champions league last season, you really think he would come to Swindon?

Either an ex player starting out in management or a sucessfull lower league manager.
[quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over. He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on. Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times[/p][/quote]Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so. However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.[/p][/quote]Be real! we are not going to get former premiership managers, we need to stick to a budget not the crazy money that's been through around for the last couple of years, DiMatteo won the champions league last season, you really think he would come to Swindon? Either an ex player starting out in management or a sucessfull lower league manager. Davidsyrett

9:31am Mon 25 Feb 13

Jeremy Hilary Boob says...

Re Adkins - loads of clubs just carry on paying a sacked manager his salary (hence us taking Andy King back) and if he's still getting paid by Soton he won't throw that away by coming here. He also might see back to back promotions on his CV and regard himself as at least an FLC manager - even if we get up next season it'll be a slog to stay up, which won't look that good on his record.

Tisdale does seem underwhelming. OTOH some of the suggestions on here seem optimistic and I'd rather a decent lower league manager with potential than handing the reins to a JFH type with no experience (depends who he brings in with him, but a rookie manager would need an experienced no. 2 and not just his mates who he thinks would do a good job). It's a bit easier to be a newbie manager in FL2 than in FL1, and would be even more difficult in the FLC.

I think someone with experience of working on a budget - Mark Yates maybe - would be a decent bet. As an FL1 team we should be better off than 75% of the division and if we do get promoted he'd used to trying to work miracles against teams who have a lot more money to play with.

The advantage of someone like Yates is that his career might be on the same trajectory as the Town are. Get in someone like Adkins or Coyle on a permanent basis and you just know they'll be looking for a bigger team to be moving onto after 12 months. Someone like Yates would be stepping up a bit, but if he's any good then the step won't be too far and his career would be developing at a similar pace to how the Town are progressing.
Re Adkins - loads of clubs just carry on paying a sacked manager his salary (hence us taking Andy King back) and if he's still getting paid by Soton he won't throw that away by coming here. He also might see back to back promotions on his CV and regard himself as at least an FLC manager - even if we get up next season it'll be a slog to stay up, which won't look that good on his record. Tisdale does seem underwhelming. OTOH some of the suggestions on here seem optimistic and I'd rather a decent lower league manager with potential than handing the reins to a JFH type with no experience (depends who he brings in with him, but a rookie manager would need an experienced no. 2 and not just his mates who he thinks would do a good job). It's a bit easier to be a newbie manager in FL2 than in FL1, and would be even more difficult in the FLC. I think someone with experience of working on a budget - Mark Yates maybe - would be a decent bet. As an FL1 team we should be better off than 75% of the division and if we do get promoted he'd used to trying to work miracles against teams who have a lot more money to play with. The advantage of someone like Yates is that his career might be on the same trajectory as the Town are. Get in someone like Adkins or Coyle on a permanent basis and you just know they'll be looking for a bigger team to be moving onto after 12 months. Someone like Yates would be stepping up a bit, but if he's any good then the step won't be too far and his career would be developing at a similar pace to how the Town are progressing. Jeremy Hilary Boob

9:35am Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

The Jockster wrote:
Since 1950 wrote:
I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful.

With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry.

Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park.

Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop.

That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course.

COYR!
Good post title agree with your interpretation we need a voice on the bench and its no good if both are on the park .
Agree. Miller on the bench, Thompson right back, McCormack alongside Ferry in midfield. Also, I think it's a bit of a nonsense that we had two managers on the pitch on Saturday and neither of them was captain. Ward is the only obvious captain in the team anyway.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful. With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry. Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park. Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop. That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course. COYR![/p][/quote]Good post title agree with your interpretation we need a voice on the bench and its no good if both are on the park .[/p][/quote]Agree. Miller on the bench, Thompson right back, McCormack alongside Ferry in midfield. Also, I think it's a bit of a nonsense that we had two managers on the pitch on Saturday and neither of them was captain. Ward is the only obvious captain in the team anyway. Oi Den!

9:39am Mon 25 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
NewburyRobin wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over.
He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on.

Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times
Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so.

However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.
Be real! we are not going to get former premiership managers, we need to stick to a budget not the crazy money that's been through around for the last couple of years, DiMatteo won the champions league last season, you really think he would come to Swindon?

Either an ex player starting out in management or a sucessfull lower league manager.
Good post !
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over. He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on. Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times[/p][/quote]Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so. However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.[/p][/quote]Be real! we are not going to get former premiership managers, we need to stick to a budget not the crazy money that's been through around for the last couple of years, DiMatteo won the champions league last season, you really think he would come to Swindon? Either an ex player starting out in management or a sucessfull lower league manager.[/p][/quote]Good post ! Bassett Hound

9:41am Mon 25 Feb 13

alchafreds says...

stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
some very good points and oh so true
[quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]some very good points and oh so true alchafreds

9:41am Mon 25 Feb 13

hertz says...

Can't say I am sorry to see PDC go , but as I think we all saw on Saturday he did manage to get that little extra out of mediocre players , unfortunately those players started that can turn the game cracks started to show on Saturday and as we all saw nobody on the side to cunduct them , as much as I disliked PDC sideline antics I could'nt help keep look at the dug out every time we made an error but it was lifeless and I did kinda miss it , at least when the play was bad the side line entertainment got going . Macca hitting the long ball not good , Aden seemed off his game , Ferry was dead on his feet , points lost against Hartlepool and PNE where we really should have collected more will cost us . I like the idea of plugging the gap with Ward and Miller but for a very short term only but we may be missing that little fear factor that gave us just that edge ...... COYR
Can't say I am sorry to see PDC go , but as I think we all saw on Saturday he did manage to get that little extra out of mediocre players , unfortunately those players started that can turn the game cracks started to show on Saturday and as we all saw nobody on the side to cunduct them , as much as I disliked PDC sideline antics I could'nt help keep look at the dug out every time we made an error but it was lifeless and I did kinda miss it , at least when the play was bad the side line entertainment got going . Macca hitting the long ball not good , Aden seemed off his game , Ferry was dead on his feet , points lost against Hartlepool and PNE where we really should have collected more will cost us . I like the idea of plugging the gap with Ward and Miller but for a very short term only but we may be missing that little fear factor that gave us just that edge ...... COYR hertz

9:43am Mon 25 Feb 13

yorkrobin says...

I hate to frighten people, but the sports pages of the Torygraph this morning mention the name of a certain Dennis Wise as being interested in the STFC manager's job. God forbid! I hope this is just typical newspaper speculation with no basis of truth. Phil Brown, Owen Coyle, Terry Butcher, Peter taylor, Sven, Uncle Tom Cobley - all welcome ahead of DW.
I hate to frighten people, but the sports pages of the Torygraph this morning mention the name of a certain Dennis Wise as being interested in the STFC manager's job. God forbid! I hope this is just typical newspaper speculation with no basis of truth. Phil Brown, Owen Coyle, Terry Butcher, Peter taylor, Sven, Uncle Tom Cobley - all welcome ahead of DW. yorkrobin

9:43am Mon 25 Feb 13

outlaw2 says...

The thing that will attract the right manager will be the amount of cash available to spend on players.
We defo need a born striker urgently and that wont come cheap, but a move into the championship will require serious expenditure if we are to prosper.
Faling back into League 1 can't be an option, especially as the Gap between Championship and L1 will widen as the higher div becomes Premiership 2
The thing that will attract the right manager will be the amount of cash available to spend on players. We defo need a born striker urgently and that wont come cheap, but a move into the championship will require serious expenditure if we are to prosper. Faling back into League 1 can't be an option, especially as the Gap between Championship and L1 will widen as the higher div becomes Premiership 2 outlaw2

9:46am Mon 25 Feb 13

TerryHubbard says...

Curbishley all the way for me has done it in the lower divisions with Charlton before taking Charlton to 8th in the Premership more than held their own.After he left Charlton went from the Prem to Div1 got relegated twice. West Ham fans moaned about his style they havent won anything for years and had 2 relegations since Curbishley left so their style was so great?
We need to grind out results espescially with 6 tough away games coming he can get us up.
Curbishley all the way for me has done it in the lower divisions with Charlton before taking Charlton to 8th in the Premership more than held their own.After he left Charlton went from the Prem to Div1 got relegated twice. West Ham fans moaned about his style they havent won anything for years and had 2 relegations since Curbishley left so their style was so great? We need to grind out results espescially with 6 tough away games coming he can get us up. TerryHubbard

9:47am Mon 25 Feb 13

sadgit says...

Anything less than three points tomorrow would seriously dent our promotion credentials.
Anything less than three points tomorrow would seriously dent our promotion credentials. sadgit

9:50am Mon 25 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
I posted over the w/e Ossie? Fans massively on side. Not convinced myself but number of small bets being placed on the prodigal Argetinian.

Hopefully today doesn't resemble the play ground of the w/e with the name calling and the threat of violence. So many covered themselves in glory and it wasn't being aimed at London either!

More importantly than the manager I'd like to hear we've signed Pack or even Bostock on loan till the end of the season and a couple of others. We are thread bare and it will hurt us if we don't sort soon.
I remember going to Blackburn in the play offs and watching ossie's team play the best football I have ever seen , inherited a good team though. Never really did a lot after leaving Swindon.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: I posted over the w/e Ossie? Fans massively on side. Not convinced myself but number of small bets being placed on the prodigal Argetinian. Hopefully today doesn't resemble the play ground of the w/e with the name calling and the threat of violence. So many covered themselves in glory and it wasn't being aimed at London either! More importantly than the manager I'd like to hear we've signed Pack or even Bostock on loan till the end of the season and a couple of others. We are thread bare and it will hurt us if we don't sort soon.[/p][/quote]I remember going to Blackburn in the play offs and watching ossie's team play the best football I have ever seen , inherited a good team though. Never really did a lot after leaving Swindon. EastleazeRed

9:57am Mon 25 Feb 13

stokes_stfc says...

I think that Hasselbaink will make a good manager, similar to paolo in some respects, but I think it would be a huge gamble to go for him at this stage... paolo took about 5 games to get going (and I think we lost 3 or 4 in a row after the opening day of the season last year), and this is something we cannot afford to do at this stage of the season with only 12 or 13 games left.

my preferred choice would be adkins, but that seems like it is not a possibility. I think we should go for someone with a bit of experience on a short deal until the end of the season...
I think that Hasselbaink will make a good manager, similar to paolo in some respects, but I think it would be a huge gamble to go for him at this stage... paolo took about 5 games to get going (and I think we lost 3 or 4 in a row after the opening day of the season last year), and this is something we cannot afford to do at this stage of the season with only 12 or 13 games left. my preferred choice would be adkins, but that seems like it is not a possibility. I think we should go for someone with a bit of experience on a short deal until the end of the season... stokes_stfc

9:59am Mon 25 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

Oi Den! wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Stan, we are missing A manager, not necessarily THE manager.
OI DEN, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE....

My main point with regards to the managers position, particularly from the dug out during the game, was not that I want DiCanio back, although I would above any of the candidates mentioned, it was more that we lacked a knowledgeable game changing influence from the sidelines throughout the game. Granted Rooneys sub did bring an immediate change of fortune.

Another point, and it may not be one that everyone agrees with, but, I feel not only do the squad need a leader to believe in and follow, so do the supporters.

The next manager, given our current position, and the discipline and professionalism we have become used to and now expect, will have no honeymoon period to settle in.

Because of that it is so important that the new board get it right.

Talks of Tisdale, Newell, Buckle etc, is so negative and lacks ambition. Make no mistake Tisdale wears stylish clothes but his team does not play anything like stylish football.

If DiCanio cannot come back then for me it has to be Adkins.

The new board can send out a strong message of intent to all those doubters that met them in the Legends.

If the STFC staff that I spoke to on Saturday are correct, the previous day the new board members done the rounds, and one of them is worth in excess of one hundred million ?

If that were to be true, and he/they were looking to make a statement of intent, then buying up Adkins gardening leave contract, if one exists, would surely be money well spent ?

Yes its true we can hope to know a little more after this afternoons meeting.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Stan, we are missing A manager, not necessarily THE manager.[/p][/quote]OI DEN, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE.... My main point with regards to the managers position, particularly from the dug out during the game, was not that I want DiCanio back, although I would above any of the candidates mentioned, it was more that we lacked a knowledgeable game changing influence from the sidelines throughout the game. Granted Rooneys sub did bring an immediate change of fortune. Another point, and it may not be one that everyone agrees with, but, I feel not only do the squad need a leader to believe in and follow, so do the supporters. The next manager, given our current position, and the discipline and professionalism we have become used to and now expect, will have no honeymoon period to settle in. Because of that it is so important that the new board get it right. Talks of Tisdale, Newell, Buckle etc, is so negative and lacks ambition. Make no mistake Tisdale wears stylish clothes but his team does not play anything like stylish football. If DiCanio cannot come back then for me it has to be Adkins. The new board can send out a strong message of intent to all those doubters that met them in the Legends. If the STFC staff that I spoke to on Saturday are correct, the previous day the new board members done the rounds, and one of them is worth in excess of one hundred million ? If that were to be true, and he/they were looking to make a statement of intent, then buying up Adkins gardening leave contract, if one exists, would surely be money well spent ? Yes its true we can hope to know a little more after this afternoons meeting. stanharlands6shirt

10:03am Mon 25 Feb 13

MITTED says...

Following the recent plethora of lies and inuendo in the national press, it is most likely that Atkins hasn't specifically said no to Swindon, just that he can't say yes to anybody at the moment for legal reasons. Which will be the case until he reaches a settlement with Southampton, ie. if he takes a job now, the worth of a new contract would be deducted from any pay out from Southampton. If he waits, gets a full pay out and then takes a job, in effect he gets paid twice. Can't blame him I suppose because we would all do the same in his situation.
COYR
Following the recent plethora of lies and inuendo in the national press, it is most likely that Atkins hasn't specifically said no to Swindon, just that he can't say yes to anybody at the moment for legal reasons. Which will be the case until he reaches a settlement with Southampton, ie. if he takes a job now, the worth of a new contract would be deducted from any pay out from Southampton. If he waits, gets a full pay out and then takes a job, in effect he gets paid twice. Can't blame him I suppose because we would all do the same in his situation. COYR MITTED

10:20am Mon 25 Feb 13

HOOKEY says...

TerryHubbard wrote:
Curbishley all the way for me has done it in the lower divisions with Charlton before taking Charlton to 8th in the Premership more than held their own.After he left Charlton went from the Prem to Div1 got relegated twice. West Ham fans moaned about his style they havent won anything for years and had 2 relegations since Curbishley left so their style was so great?
We need to grind out results espescially with 6 tough away games coming he can get us up.
Go along with that with hasselbaink as his number 2 even if its to he end of the season,then let hasselbaink take over
[quote][p][bold]TerryHubbard[/bold] wrote: Curbishley all the way for me has done it in the lower divisions with Charlton before taking Charlton to 8th in the Premership more than held their own.After he left Charlton went from the Prem to Div1 got relegated twice. West Ham fans moaned about his style they havent won anything for years and had 2 relegations since Curbishley left so their style was so great? We need to grind out results espescially with 6 tough away games coming he can get us up.[/p][/quote]Go along with that with hasselbaink as his number 2 even if its to he end of the season,then let hasselbaink take over HOOKEY

10:29am Mon 25 Feb 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

On...

Nick Watkin - A superb bloke but I fear his time here is limited. Maybe I am reading to much into what he said to me on Saturday, but he certainly didn't fill me with confidence that he was here for the long term. Big, big shame if so.

McCormack - Agree he should be moved from right back with Thompson our first choice every time. After Aden's abject performance (hoofing every ball away) he should either move back to the centre until Devera is fit again or for me, he could be the grit needed in the middle of the park that we seem to lack. For me Miller and Navarro are too ineffectual and lightweight. Presume Si Ferry was carrying the knock from the off because he looked off the pace from the start.

Manager - Adkins is contractually unable to come, and probably never would have anyway. Can't see us getting any ex-Prem manager because wages won't fit. Agree that Solskjaer will go straight to the Prem when he is ready to leave Mold.

We do need experience to see us over the line though, so no JFH please. Not keen on recruiting from the league below as we should be looking for Championship quality in anticipation of promotion. I'd be more than happy if Curbishley could be encouraged out of retirement.

Current set up - We need Darren Ward on the pitch but maybe Miller could be sacrificed to the touchline.

Style - Can someone please explain why we reverted to hoofball for virtually the entire game, especially when we were playing against much bigger players than our forwards. It's not even as though we were putting balls in behind the defence for our speedy forwards to run onto, they were being made to compete in the air for them first. We do best when we play it on the ground. In fact I actually think both Hartlepool and Preston played more 'football' than we did, albeit in patches. Ironically, Bury lost on Friday night to a series of long balls over the top, but I still believe we should be winning, and are capable of winning, by playing it on the ground
On... Nick Watkin - A superb bloke but I fear his time here is limited. Maybe I am reading to much into what he said to me on Saturday, but he certainly didn't fill me with confidence that he was here for the long term. Big, big shame if so. McCormack - Agree he should be moved from right back with Thompson our first choice every time. After Aden's abject performance (hoofing every ball away) he should either move back to the centre until Devera is fit again or for me, he could be the grit needed in the middle of the park that we seem to lack. For me Miller and Navarro are too ineffectual and lightweight. Presume Si Ferry was carrying the knock from the off because he looked off the pace from the start. Manager - Adkins is contractually unable to come, and probably never would have anyway. Can't see us getting any ex-Prem manager because wages won't fit. Agree that Solskjaer will go straight to the Prem when he is ready to leave Mold. We do need experience to see us over the line though, so no JFH please. Not keen on recruiting from the league below as we should be looking for Championship quality in anticipation of promotion. I'd be more than happy if Curbishley could be encouraged out of retirement. Current set up - We need Darren Ward on the pitch but maybe Miller could be sacrificed to the touchline. Style - Can someone please explain why we reverted to hoofball for virtually the entire game, especially when we were playing against much bigger players than our forwards. It's not even as though we were putting balls in behind the defence for our speedy forwards to run onto, they were being made to compete in the air for them first. We do best when we play it on the ground. In fact I actually think both Hartlepool and Preston played more 'football' than we did, albeit in patches. Ironically, Bury lost on Friday night to a series of long balls over the top, but I still believe we should be winning, and are capable of winning, by playing it on the ground oncearedalwaysared

10:29am Mon 25 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
NewburyRobin wrote:
the wizard wrote:
Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over.
He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on.

Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times
Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so.

However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.
Be real! we are not going to get former premiership managers, we need to stick to a budget not the crazy money that's been through around for the last couple of years, DiMatteo won the champions league last season, you really think he would come to Swindon?

Either an ex player starting out in management or a sucessfull lower league manager.
Good post !
I was thinking as a quick temporary position to see the season out & to give the board more time, plus he would attract some loan players to the club who we desperately need ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: Fellow supporters have to realise he has gone, period, game over. He submitted his resignation, he set the deadline of the take over ratification, as if he has the authority over the FL to do that, he came back and removed his personal items from his office, and you only do that when you have no intention of returning, his actions, his words, his walk out, his ego and his desire to no longer be here. Game over, he has gone. Get over it. We all need to move on. Roberto Di Matteo, most sensible suggestion besides Adkins, knowledgeable, experienced , passionate and goes about things in a good manner, likeable bloke, and above all calming influence after these troubled times[/p][/quote]Roberto Di Matteo would be a big name to fill Paolos boots & he could fill them with ease. I would love to think he would apply, could we afford him, don't think so. However stranger things happen in this funny old game of football & maybe just maybe he would rather be involved (with the salary on offer)) in everything that goes with the day to day involvement of managing a football club, rather than just waiting around ... just a thought.[/p][/quote]Be real! we are not going to get former premiership managers, we need to stick to a budget not the crazy money that's been through around for the last couple of years, DiMatteo won the champions league last season, you really think he would come to Swindon? Either an ex player starting out in management or a sucessfull lower league manager.[/p][/quote]Good post ![/p][/quote]I was thinking as a quick temporary position to see the season out & to give the board more time, plus he would attract some loan players to the club who we desperately need ASAP. NewburyRobin

10:30am Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

MITTED wrote:
Following the recent plethora of lies and inuendo in the national press, it is most likely that Atkins hasn't specifically said no to Swindon, just that he can't say yes to anybody at the moment for legal reasons. Which will be the case until he reaches a settlement with Southampton, ie. if he takes a job now, the worth of a new contract would be deducted from any pay out from Southampton. If he waits, gets a full pay out and then takes a job, in effect he gets paid twice. Can't blame him I suppose because we would all do the same in his situation.
COYR
I think you will find that if he takes a new job his contract with Saints is finished and he will be entitled to no more money.

Obviously Saints can do a deal but why would Atkins want to except it when he can sit at home taking their money.
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Following the recent plethora of lies and inuendo in the national press, it is most likely that Atkins hasn't specifically said no to Swindon, just that he can't say yes to anybody at the moment for legal reasons. Which will be the case until he reaches a settlement with Southampton, ie. if he takes a job now, the worth of a new contract would be deducted from any pay out from Southampton. If he waits, gets a full pay out and then takes a job, in effect he gets paid twice. Can't blame him I suppose because we would all do the same in his situation. COYR[/p][/quote]I think you will find that if he takes a new job his contract with Saints is finished and he will be entitled to no more money. Obviously Saints can do a deal but why would Atkins want to except it when he can sit at home taking their money. Davidsyrett

10:37am Mon 25 Feb 13

MITTED says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
MITTED wrote:
Following the recent plethora of lies and inuendo in the national press, it is most likely that Atkins hasn't specifically said no to Swindon, just that he can't say yes to anybody at the moment for legal reasons. Which will be the case until he reaches a settlement with Southampton, ie. if he takes a job now, the worth of a new contract would be deducted from any pay out from Southampton. If he waits, gets a full pay out and then takes a job, in effect he gets paid twice. Can't blame him I suppose because we would all do the same in his situation.
COYR
I think you will find that if he takes a new job his contract with Saints is finished and he will be entitled to no more money.

Obviously Saints can do a deal but why would Atkins want to except it when he can sit at home taking their money.
That's exactly what I just said!!!!!
COYR
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Following the recent plethora of lies and inuendo in the national press, it is most likely that Atkins hasn't specifically said no to Swindon, just that he can't say yes to anybody at the moment for legal reasons. Which will be the case until he reaches a settlement with Southampton, ie. if he takes a job now, the worth of a new contract would be deducted from any pay out from Southampton. If he waits, gets a full pay out and then takes a job, in effect he gets paid twice. Can't blame him I suppose because we would all do the same in his situation. COYR[/p][/quote]I think you will find that if he takes a new job his contract with Saints is finished and he will be entitled to no more money. Obviously Saints can do a deal but why would Atkins want to except it when he can sit at home taking their money.[/p][/quote]That's exactly what I just said!!!!! COYR MITTED

10:39am Mon 25 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Need a manager ASAP, lets get the best we can from who is available now. Someone new to the club please, not Hoddle, Ardiles etc, they are no longer current. Don't like the idea of Jfh getting 12 games then taking over from Curbishley, much better to just appoint Curbishley! Tisdale could be an option, though not sure hes anything special?
Need a manager ASAP, lets get the best we can from who is available now. Someone new to the club please, not Hoddle, Ardiles etc, they are no longer current. Don't like the idea of Jfh getting 12 games then taking over from Curbishley, much better to just appoint Curbishley! Tisdale could be an option, though not sure hes anything special? Wilesy

10:40am Mon 25 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

All this speculation I want so and so etc. I should think every name under the sun except Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all has been mentioned including every past Town manager including Bert Head & Danny Williams and they won't be taking it on!
I appreciate everybody has their own opinion and there are a few I wouldn't want but the fans don't choose. That is down to Jed & co. who will either stand and fall by their choice over a period of time. Why don't we all just wait and see?
All this speculation I want so and so etc. I should think every name under the sun except Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all has been mentioned including every past Town manager including Bert Head & Danny Williams and they won't be taking it on! I appreciate everybody has their own opinion and there are a few I wouldn't want but the fans don't choose. That is down to Jed & co. who will either stand and fall by their choice over a period of time. Why don't we all just wait and see? The Jockster

10:49am Mon 25 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

The Jockster wrote:
All this speculation I want so and so etc. I should think every name under the sun except Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all has been mentioned including every past Town manager including Bert Head & Danny Williams and they won't be taking it on!
I appreciate everybody has their own opinion and there are a few I wouldn't want but the fans don't choose. That is down to Jed & co. who will either stand and fall by their choice over a period of time. Why don't we all just wait and see?
because that would be boring!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: All this speculation I want so and so etc. I should think every name under the sun except Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all has been mentioned including every past Town manager including Bert Head & Danny Williams and they won't be taking it on! I appreciate everybody has their own opinion and there are a few I wouldn't want but the fans don't choose. That is down to Jed & co. who will either stand and fall by their choice over a period of time. Why don't we all just wait and see?[/p][/quote]because that would be boring! Davidsyrett

10:50am Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Tisdale nooo ffs nor anyone else connected with a team lower than us. We are at the top end of the league and need to show ambition, get someone capeable of giving us that final push.
The new board have to realise that the appointment they make now will not just affect this seasons attendances but next seasons and beyond.
Make the wrong appointment and we finnish mid table with season tickets for next year barely reaching 4k.

Ole Solksjar is the man, two consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club, come on Jed go for it.
Tisdale nooo ffs nor anyone else connected with a team lower than us. We are at the top end of the league and need to show ambition, get someone capeable of giving us that final push. The new board have to realise that the appointment they make now will not just affect this seasons attendances but next seasons and beyond. Make the wrong appointment and we finnish mid table with season tickets for next year barely reaching 4k. Ole Solksjar is the man, two consectutive league titles with Molde and looking for an English club, come on Jed go for it. Stilloyal

10:56am Mon 25 Feb 13

albatross says...

Since 1950 wrote:
I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful.

With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry.

Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park.

Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop.

That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course.

COYR!
Totally agree with this. It has to be an experienced manager until the end of the season, then review the situation depending where we are. I worried about suggestions to appoint a No. 2 from other clubs. There is a big difference between a successful No. 2 and manager as we found to our cost before.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: I think it has to be an experienced manager to step in - even if in a temporary role til the end of the season. He could always apply for the job at the end of the season if successful. With the gratest of respect to the Ward/Miller situation and the two lads themselves. It wont work, sorry. Sure we've had successful player/managers before, but never two on the park. Hoddle had Gorman on the bench. It was clear to me that on Saturday no one was watching the shop. That can only go on for a couple of games tops or we will slide out of the play-off spots quickly. In my opinion of course. COYR![/p][/quote]Totally agree with this. It has to be an experienced manager until the end of the season, then review the situation depending where we are. I worried about suggestions to appoint a No. 2 from other clubs. There is a big difference between a successful No. 2 and manager as we found to our cost before. albatross

10:56am Mon 25 Feb 13

jam1 says...

Anyone seen this article -


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Anyone seen this article - http://www.independe nt.co.uk/sport/footb all/football-league/ we-have-not-seen-the -last-of-di-canio-cl aims-swindons-careta ker-manager-8508832. html jam1

11:25am Mon 25 Feb 13

Bassett Hound says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Top post and agree with everything you say.

A good ship without a good captain.
If PDC was so good at changing the game from the dugout,how come we have had so many poor performances at home. He has yet to come up with a tactic against a 5 man mid-field.
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Top post and agree with everything you say. A good ship without a good captain.[/p][/quote]If PDC was so good at changing the game from the dugout,how come we have had so many poor performances at home. He has yet to come up with a tactic against a 5 man mid-field. Bassett Hound

11:52am Mon 25 Feb 13

stfcflag says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Top post and agree with everything you say.

A good ship without a good captain.
If PDC was so good at changing the game from the dugout,how come we have had so many poor performances at home. He has yet to come up with a tactic against a 5 man mid-field.
Great post stan. Anyone at the game Saturday could see we missed a gaffer who could lead. It was like watching the dark days under malpas. Fingers crosse for a goo man back at the helm soon. I'd still take paolo back, whatever has happened he's still a legend for me
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Top post and agree with everything you say. A good ship without a good captain.[/p][/quote]If PDC was so good at changing the game from the dugout,how come we have had so many poor performances at home. He has yet to come up with a tactic against a 5 man mid-field.[/p][/quote]Great post stan. Anyone at the game Saturday could see we missed a gaffer who could lead. It was like watching the dark days under malpas. Fingers crosse for a goo man back at the helm soon. I'd still take paolo back, whatever has happened he's still a legend for me stfcflag

11:55am Mon 25 Feb 13

stanharlands6shirt says...

Bassett Hound wrote:
TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
stanharlands6shirt wrote:
Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds.
I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back.
He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him.
A good p.r. Exercise?
I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away.
What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday.
Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back.
The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately.
The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing.
I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one.
Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good.
And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ?

On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie.
Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games.
If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods.
Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.
Top post and agree with everything you say.

A good ship without a good captain.
If PDC was so good at changing the game from the dugout,how come we have had so many poor performances at home. He has yet to come up with a tactic against a 5 man mid-field.
Not an altogether unfair point Bassett Hound, but I don't think anyone here has been saying Paolo was/is perfect, more he is a perfectionist.

His win ratio tells it's own story though. Over eighteen months you do not build that sort of win ratio by sitting on your hands and not being brave and adventurous in making tactical changes when needed.

He got lots wrong in my opinion and occasionally through these posts I expressed my feelings respectfully.
Lest we forget too quickly he answered me and others in the perfect way;

Division Two Champions.
Johnsons Paint Wembley final.
Victories over Premiership opposition in Cup competitions.
Top of League One, on course for the Championship ahead of schedule.
Restored the lost pride in our club, our players playing for the shirt, and gave us the supporters something to stand up and be proud of when we speak about our current team.
[quote][p][bold]Bassett Hound[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stanharlands6shirt[/bold] wrote: Jed etc was in the legends bar per Preston. A perfect time to start winning hearts and minds. I listened for a good while and many wanted to know had he approached, would he approach DiCanio. would he try to get him back. He would not commit himself but left those around the circle feeling that he did not want him. A good p.r. Exercise? I think not,as many were moaning and disappointed when he walked away. What a horrible feeling around the ground on Saturday. Arriving at 11.00 o'clock everywhere I went it felt like a wake with people talking about DiCanio, with good bad and indifferent opinions..although the vast majority I encountered still wanted him back. The main feeling I got, especially in the Legends and in the Town End was that yes, people new he was/is a loose canon, high maintenance etc, and yes everyone seemed to say they were disappointed in the way in which he left us, but I heard few that would not want him back immediately. The warm up routines pre match were almost the same routines as usual but the Italian coaching staffs slickness was missing. I know it was the first game without them but I felt sorry for Wes for one. Frazier will always be a hero, but signing autographs etc when professionalism demands that he concentrates on Wes for the short warm up period was not good. And as for Rockin Robin jumping all over Frazier, ..it just did not help and was an embarrasment to watch. So unprofessional, and Wes, ever the gent just smiled and looked on ? On the terraces (seats) we gave great support for the first ten minutes and again for the last ten minutes, but make no mistake, particularly in the Town End whilst we gave the Ward and Miller combo our support, I felt their was no real belief in their ability to change the game from where they were. Nobody blamed them, but looking towards our dug out it was evident how much we already miss that green coat and beanie. Yes he was/is demanding, but he also knows how to win and influence games. If Jedwood and co is not going to be brave enough to bring him back, then they need to sort out the situation quickly as there was a lot of verbal unrest and discontent between the early and later periods. Dress it up whatever way you like, we miss him both on and off the field already.[/p][/quote]Top post and agree with everything you say. A good ship without a good captain.[/p][/quote]If PDC was so good at changing the game from the dugout,how come we have had so many poor performances at home. He has yet to come up with a tactic against a 5 man mid-field.[/p][/quote]Not an altogether unfair point Bassett Hound, but I don't think anyone here has been saying Paolo was/is perfect, more he is a perfectionist. His win ratio tells it's own story though. Over eighteen months you do not build that sort of win ratio by sitting on your hands and not being brave and adventurous in making tactical changes when needed. He got lots wrong in my opinion and occasionally through these posts I expressed my feelings respectfully. Lest we forget too quickly he answered me and others in the perfect way; Division Two Champions. Johnsons Paint Wembley final. Victories over Premiership opposition in Cup competitions. Top of League One, on course for the Championship ahead of schedule. Restored the lost pride in our club, our players playing for the shirt, and gave us the supporters something to stand up and be proud of when we speak about our current team. stanharlands6shirt

12:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better.

For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ?

Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury.

COYMR
Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR Oxon-Red

12:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR
I think the Macca to midfield shout is because we have a very weak midfield at present .
With Ferry struggling with "injury" on Saturday it's even weaker, so for the first time I will give the Macca to midfield a shout too. Unless Pack signs today of course.
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR[/p][/quote]I think the Macca to midfield shout is because we have a very weak midfield at present . With Ferry struggling with "injury" on Saturday it's even weaker, so for the first time I will give the Macca to midfield a shout too. Unless Pack signs today of course. Stilloyal

12:11pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Agreed, Oxon. Flint's distribution may be lacking (and he wasn't alone in that on Saturday), but defensively he's hardly put a foot wrong since he came back into the side. That is his job, after all.
Agreed, Oxon. Flint's distribution may be lacking (and he wasn't alone in that on Saturday), but defensively he's hardly put a foot wrong since he came back into the side. That is his job, after all. stfclondon

12:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

On Saturday wewere ruderless, some people mentioed flat, I would have PDC back but he would not want to be here under the new owners, the model will be a more conservative Fitton style than a wray or black style, you buy a player, you are stuck with them kinda model.

Get real with people like solskaer being mentioned, he turned villa down, adkins no way, people like Tisdale are the type of managers we will be looking at...
On Saturday wewere ruderless, some people mentioed flat, I would have PDC back but he would not want to be here under the new owners, the model will be a more conservative Fitton style than a wray or black style, you buy a player, you are stuck with them kinda model. Get real with people like solskaer being mentioned, he turned villa down, adkins no way, people like Tisdale are the type of managers we will be looking at... Is that you Lovesey

12:19pm Mon 25 Feb 13

stfclondon says...

Stilloyal wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote: Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR
I think the Macca to midfield shout is because we have a very weak midfield at present . With Ferry struggling with "injury" on Saturday it's even weaker, so for the first time I will give the Macca to midfield a shout too. Unless Pack signs today of course.
Don't you believe he's injured then?
[quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR[/p][/quote]I think the Macca to midfield shout is because we have a very weak midfield at present . With Ferry struggling with "injury" on Saturday it's even weaker, so for the first time I will give the Macca to midfield a shout too. Unless Pack signs today of course.[/p][/quote]Don't you believe he's injured then? stfclondon

12:35pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Although I have always rated the man up with the best, thinking about things objectively, when was the last time Curbishly was sat in the dug out opposed to the pundits chair ? I think we need somebody who is, currently involved at our club level, or above. Phil Brown has had a mare since leaving Hull and others mentioned hardly seem to fit the bill for reasons various.
With all that has gone on recently Jed is going to have to do a pretty good sales job in getting the right calibre of person to accept the role possibly.
OGS may be the right choice, so to Hasselbank, surely its down to who we can afford, but how much would we loose in revenue if we don't speculate to accumulate now ? A difficult decision, and what would be the fall out if a good "name" is appointed and it all goes wrong ?
Although I have always rated the man up with the best, thinking about things objectively, when was the last time Curbishly was sat in the dug out opposed to the pundits chair ? I think we need somebody who is, currently involved at our club level, or above. Phil Brown has had a mare since leaving Hull and others mentioned hardly seem to fit the bill for reasons various. With all that has gone on recently Jed is going to have to do a pretty good sales job in getting the right calibre of person to accept the role possibly. OGS may be the right choice, so to Hasselbank, surely its down to who we can afford, but how much would we loose in revenue if we don't speculate to accumulate now ? A difficult decision, and what would be the fall out if a good "name" is appointed and it all goes wrong ? the wizard

12:49pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oxon-Red says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
On Saturday wewere ruderless, some people mentioed flat, I would have PDC back but he would not want to be here under the new owners, the model will be a more conservative Fitton style than a wray or black style, you buy a player, you are stuck with them kinda model. Get real with people like solskaer being mentioned, he turned villa down, adkins no way, people like Tisdale are the type of managers we will be looking at...
Saturday is out of the way now, never going to be easy after the events of last week. In a way we escaped with several players mis-firing on the same day.

Not sure who I want as manager but I support the idea of a temporary appointment, a guiding light for Ward and Miller until the end of the season.

I don't want the appointment to be rushed and then regretted. We may find that better candidates are available in May.

Whoever is chosen I will support the appointment regardless as I want Town to succeed.

In the meantime we should get behind everyone at the club and help them achieve the promotion we all want.

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: On Saturday wewere ruderless, some people mentioed flat, I would have PDC back but he would not want to be here under the new owners, the model will be a more conservative Fitton style than a wray or black style, you buy a player, you are stuck with them kinda model. Get real with people like solskaer being mentioned, he turned villa down, adkins no way, people like Tisdale are the type of managers we will be looking at...[/p][/quote]Saturday is out of the way now, never going to be easy after the events of last week. In a way we escaped with several players mis-firing on the same day. Not sure who I want as manager but I support the idea of a temporary appointment, a guiding light for Ward and Miller until the end of the season. I don't want the appointment to be rushed and then regretted. We may find that better candidates are available in May. Whoever is chosen I will support the appointment regardless as I want Town to succeed. In the meantime we should get behind everyone at the club and help them achieve the promotion we all want. COYMR Oxon-Red

1:09pm Mon 25 Feb 13

jillyh says...

Very interesting comment from our favourite pundit Claridge on Football League Show. Rather than showing smugness he could understand why he left and also said these financial problems had been on-going since 2008. Now I'd be VERY interested in how much Wilson spent on sick note players and Dossevi (hopeless players) and then the pay offs for those managers discarded along the way................. This didn't all happen in 18 months.
Very interesting comment from our favourite pundit Claridge on Football League Show. Rather than showing smugness he could understand why he left and also said these financial problems had been on-going since 2008. Now I'd be VERY interested in how much Wilson spent on sick note players and Dossevi (hopeless players) and then the pay offs for those managers discarded along the way................. This didn't all happen in 18 months. jillyh

7:47pm Mon 25 Feb 13

muckie says...

Surprised nobody has mentioned Edgar Davids as a contender to take over from PDC. He's currently at Barnet and I presume he would jump at the chance to manage a club in the Town's position. He has always oosed class as a player at the highest level and has the charisma to take over from our loopy ex-manager. Or maybe a Dutch duo of ED & JFH to take over the helm at the Town? One thing is certain, as much as I admire and respect Miller & Ward for taking over at such a difficult time, with so much at stake, this arrangement needs to be superceeded immediately after the Bury game regardless of the result. A respected football professional with a hint of charisma is needed - Edgar Davids come on down (or up, in this case)!!
Surprised nobody has mentioned Edgar Davids as a contender to take over from PDC. He's currently at Barnet and I presume he would jump at the chance to manage a club in the Town's position. He has always oosed class as a player at the highest level and has the charisma to take over from our loopy ex-manager. Or maybe a Dutch duo of ED & JFH to take over the helm at the Town? One thing is certain, as much as I admire and respect Miller & Ward for taking over at such a difficult time, with so much at stake, this arrangement needs to be superceeded immediately after the Bury game regardless of the result. A respected football professional with a hint of charisma is needed - Edgar Davids come on down (or up, in this case)!! muckie

8:07pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

muckie wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned Edgar Davids as a contender to take over from PDC. He's currently at Barnet and I presume he would jump at the chance to manage a club in the Town's position. He has always oosed class as a player at the highest level and has the charisma to take over from our loopy ex-manager. Or maybe a Dutch duo of ED & JFH to take over the helm at the Town? One thing is certain, as much as I admire and respect Miller & Ward for taking over at such a difficult time, with so much at stake, this arrangement needs to be superceeded immediately after the Bury game regardless of the result. A respected football professional with a hint of charisma is needed - Edgar Davids come on down (or up, in this case)!!
Interesting you should mention him. Here's what a Barnet supporter friend of mine said to me about him today:

"Davids needs to cut his teeth a little longer in management (as opposed to playing) but I doubt he will be there next season despite what the fans want. He can earn much better money in another team. He has a good coach from Holland with him who seems to know a bit as well. Cannot see them staying that long. By the way he cannot on my view play as he does till end of season. He is so fit but he must burn out soon as every game he tries to play defence. midfield and attack but to no avail at times. He literally is everywhere and to his credit he has injected something into a lacklustre team."

Certainly seems to be giving it his all.
[quote][p][bold]muckie[/bold] wrote: Surprised nobody has mentioned Edgar Davids as a contender to take over from PDC. He's currently at Barnet and I presume he would jump at the chance to manage a club in the Town's position. He has always oosed class as a player at the highest level and has the charisma to take over from our loopy ex-manager. Or maybe a Dutch duo of ED & JFH to take over the helm at the Town? One thing is certain, as much as I admire and respect Miller & Ward for taking over at such a difficult time, with so much at stake, this arrangement needs to be superceeded immediately after the Bury game regardless of the result. A respected football professional with a hint of charisma is needed - Edgar Davids come on down (or up, in this case)!![/p][/quote]Interesting you should mention him. Here's what a Barnet supporter friend of mine said to me about him today: "Davids needs to cut his teeth a little longer in management (as opposed to playing) but I doubt he will be there next season despite what the fans want. He can earn much better money in another team. He has a good coach from Holland with him who seems to know a bit as well. Cannot see them staying that long. By the way he cannot on my view play as he does till end of season. He is so fit but he must burn out soon as every game he tries to play defence. midfield and attack but to no avail at times. He literally is everywhere and to his credit he has injected something into a lacklustre team." Certainly seems to be giving it his all. Oi Den!

8:10pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

stfclondon wrote:
Stilloyal wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote: Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR
I think the Macca to midfield shout is because we have a very weak midfield at present . With Ferry struggling with "injury" on Saturday it's even weaker, so for the first time I will give the Macca to midfield a shout too. Unless Pack signs today of course.
Don't you believe he's injured then?
I certainly saw him struggling and asking to come off, he didn't look well to me .
[quote][p][bold]stfclondon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stilloyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Don't understand the calls for Macca to move to centre half because Aden misplaced a few passes on Saturday and Macca may pass the ball better. For me the main priority for a defender is to defend and stop the opponents from scoring. The centre half pairings of Ward/Flint and Ward/Devera have seen Town concede 8 goals in the last 18 league matches why does this need to change ? Agree about moving Macca into centre mid but not in place of Miller. I believe that Ferry needs to be rested so enable him to recover from the injury he is carrying. I would prefer he missed 1 or 2 games now than 6 or 7 later because he aggrivated his injury. COYMR[/p][/quote]I think the Macca to midfield shout is because we have a very weak midfield at present . With Ferry struggling with "injury" on Saturday it's even weaker, so for the first time I will give the Macca to midfield a shout too. Unless Pack signs today of course.[/p][/quote]Don't you believe he's injured then?[/p][/quote]I certainly saw him struggling and asking to come off, he didn't look well to me . Stilloyal

9:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Another view says...

The comments about Edgar Davids and his assistant sound very interesting. Definitely one to watch, and why not at the County Ground?

In the meantime, Macca in midfield is well worth trying. He looked like he could have torn the Preston defence apart in the second half, if he only had some support. When he runs at defences someone should be just behind him ready to pick up any loose ball as he usually just keeps on running till he hits the proverbial brick wall.
The comments about Edgar Davids and his assistant sound very interesting. Definitely one to watch, and why not at the County Ground? In the meantime, Macca in midfield is well worth trying. He looked like he could have torn the Preston defence apart in the second half, if he only had some support. When he runs at defences someone should be just behind him ready to pick up any loose ball as he usually just keeps on running till he hits the proverbial brick wall. Another view

9:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Angolan Red says...

We need an experienced manager and quickly, on contract to end of season with good bonus if we achieve promotionand option to extend. This will show we are committed, we will miss decanios passion but we dont want him back.Ferry does need to be rested to regain full fitness and we need some one watching fro the bench as some playerswere show boating on saturday trying back heels and flick ons when a pass would have been better, ok when were winning but we were 1 down at the time. Need a good win again bury upwards and onwards.
We need an experienced manager and quickly, on contract to end of season with good bonus if we achieve promotionand option to extend. This will show we are committed, we will miss decanios passion but we dont want him back.Ferry does need to be rested to regain full fitness and we need some one watching fro the bench as some playerswere show boating on saturday trying back heels and flick ons when a pass would have been better, ok when were winning but we were 1 down at the time. Need a good win again bury upwards and onwards. Angolan Red

9:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Angolan Red says...

We need an experienced manager and quickly, on contract to end of season with good bonus if we achieve promotionand option to extend. This will show we are committed, we will miss decanios passion but we dont want him back.Ferry does need to be rested to regain full fitness and we need some one watching fro the bench as some playerswere show boating on saturday trying back heels and flick ons when a pass would have been better, ok when were winning but we were 1 down at the time. Need a good win again bury upwards and onwards.
We need an experienced manager and quickly, on contract to end of season with good bonus if we achieve promotionand option to extend. This will show we are committed, we will miss decanios passion but we dont want him back.Ferry does need to be rested to regain full fitness and we need some one watching fro the bench as some playerswere show boating on saturday trying back heels and flick ons when a pass would have been better, ok when were winning but we were 1 down at the time. Need a good win again bury upwards and onwards. Angolan Red

10:17pm Mon 25 Feb 13

LeckhamptonROBIN says...

Edgar Davids for me. He's done a reasonable job at Barnet and has a suitable profile for Swindon.
Edgar Davids for me. He's done a reasonable job at Barnet and has a suitable profile for Swindon. LeckhamptonROBIN

11:12pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wizard says...

ED = Class act. Has kept his head down and got on with the job at hand. Very inspirational and would share some good mutual respect with the players here. Without doubt the best and probably the best name put forward so far. Would also be a massive show of intent and desire by the new guys, and I doubt if he is really "that" expensive.
Good call.
ED = Class act. Has kept his head down and got on with the job at hand. Very inspirational and would share some good mutual respect with the players here. Without doubt the best and probably the best name put forward so far. Would also be a massive show of intent and desire by the new guys, and I doubt if he is really "that" expensive. Good call. the wizard

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