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Title: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: tans on Monday, April 29, 2019, 21:17:51
4th September at Swindon MECA if anyone is interested


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, April 29, 2019, 21:34:39
Will he be showing off his stfc tattoo?


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Combe Up on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 04:49:33
Do not miss this! His 'Evening with...' at the CG when he was manager was priceless!!!


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: DV Canio on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 06:52:51
FAO Lee Power


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 08:16:51
Cringe.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:57:34
What's he been up to since leaving Sunderland?  He's been uncharacteristically quiet.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 13:01:02
He went back to Italian television...

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/14/sky-sport-italia-suspends-paolo-di-canio-after-showing-dux-tattoo


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 13:51:24
What's he been up to since leaving Sunderland?  He's been uncharacteristically quiet.

Wheels fell off, he fell out with the players and got sacked from the Mackems. Then as noted gone back to punditry, looks to have applied for the Bolton job previously and also Rotherham twice, he had a good record with us and even at Sunderland his win rate was not dreadful, but for whatever reason no one fancies him. 


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 13:59:50
but for whatever reason no one fancies him. 

(https://i.imgur.com/CTnrV8Q.gif)

 :)


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 15:30:02
Definitely a manager who got the most out of his players and to a level of fitness beyond L2 & L1. Yes he spent money and made rash decisions. You can see what he was trying to build (in essence a squad capable of competing in the Championship), so fucking close. It was a more calculated gamble than just throw enough shit at it and some will stick. The difference with PdC as a manager, no player would fuck with him. That's easier at L2&L1, the higher up the pyramid you go, egos clash as he found out and it takes a different kind of manager to handle that. PdC couldn't handle not having control. In the end it went against him not only in player management but in boardroom management. He wanted to control it all.

Would still take him here as manager again. Could he do it with a "lower-than-last-time" budget? Maybe he fancies another go and for sure, he enjoys the attention of "Big fish - Small pond" mentality because it will be all about him. I'd say, let it be all about him. If it were to bring us a title and a good cup run (in two cups), followed by a serious title challenge the season next. We were spoilt but fuck, I think many of us crave a chunk of that purple patch, being hated by others (for being good) and such like.

I always felt he had unfinished business here. Like beating Oxford, for one!

FFS, I just took myself back to "that day" v Port Vale. County Ground packed, scarves aloft, spooky deep chants of "ESS TEE EFF CEE" ringing dulcetly around the stadia. To the respected lengthy silence of all those with associations to the club, no longer with us. A 5-0 bashing of the not so valiant, Valiants. When we didn't even need it. It became an expectation and regardless of players personal thoughts about the manager - they did respect him and they respected the shirt they were in. For that short couple of years, football was back. The pride, the passion, the positivity and it was being played at my club.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 15:47:34
Definitely a manager who got the most out of his players and to a level of fitness beyond L2 & L1. Yes he spent money and made rash decisions. You can see what he was trying to build (in essence a squad capable of competing in the Championship), so fucking close. It was a more calculated gamble than just throw enough shit at it and some will stick. The difference with PdC as a manager, no player would fuck with him. That's easier at L2&L1, the higher up the pyramid you go, egos clash as he found out and it takes a different kind of manager to handle that. PdC couldn't handle not having control. In the end it went against him not only in player management but in boardroom management. He wanted to control it all.

Would still take him here as manager again. Could he do it with a "lower-than-last-time" budget? Maybe he fancies another go and for sure, he enjoys the attention of "Big fish - Small pond" mentality because it will be all about him. I'd say, let it be all about him. If it were to bring us a title and a good cup run (in two cups), followed by a serious title challenge the season next. We were spoilt but fuck, I think many of us crave a chunk of that purple patch, being hated by others (for being good) and such like.

I always felt he had unfinished business here. Like beating Oxford, for one!

FFS, I just took myself back to "that day" v Port Vale. County Ground packed, scarves aloft, spooky deep chants of "ESS TEE EFF CEE" ringing dulcetly around the stadia. To the respected lengthy silence of all those with associations to the club, no longer with us. A 5-0 bashing of the not so valiant, Valiants. When we didn't even need it. It became an expectation and regardless of players personal thoughts about the manager - they did respect him and they respected the shirt they were in. For that short couple of years, football was back. The pride, the passion, the positivity and it was being played at my club.

On reflection, the guy was a cock. I'd rather no success than that success.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 15:52:24
I make no apologies for fucking loving the PDC days.

he is a cock though


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 15:56:10
It was fun while it lasted, would like to see another nutter at the helm at some point.

But, yeah, he was a cock.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16:02:31
Yes he spent money and made rash decisions. You can see what he was trying to build (in essence a squad capable of competing in the Championship)

Nope, based on his time here he would have needed 150m+ to do that!

I think the rest of your post sums up his problem getting a new job, needed silly money to succeed here and not got the temperament to succeed at a bigger club due to his ego, ultimately there are managers out there who could get you out of the basement for about a 1/3 of the cost and without the baggage, plus there will always be the suspicion that the wheels could falloff at any moment, so why would a chairman take that risk?

Did I enjoy the rollercoaster - yes, do I now realise that if he had stayed it could have gone badly wrong financially - yes! It was a period of our history that was fun to live through (on the footballing side obviously), but it was never going to last nor be sustainable.

As for the last paragraph probably better to copy and paste that to the Facebook group, that's more their sort of thing!  ;)

I concur that he is indeed a cock and if anyone goes to the event thingy, ask the lying twat to show you his STFC tattoo!

Christ 32, for an extra 30 you can have a picture with him as well! http://www.mecaswindon.co.uk/events-tickets/2019/september/an-evening-with-paolo-di-canio/


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16:17:52
As for the last paragraph probably better to copy and paste that to the Facebook group, that's more their sort of thing!  ;)


Yes, I'm well aware of where that kind of paragraph belongs  :soapy tit wank: but in all honesty, in that very moment it was special and it did feel like everyone belonged and was together. The spending, not sustainable - yes but the on field and supporter togetherness was real. I'm not sure if we can get it to that kind of level again. It can be done and it doesn't cost anything financially. Even in the shitty times, I still want us (while voicing our concerns) to be proud of our club. There is an element of our fan base that seems to go watch the Town as a place of mediation. To vent their own personal anger and frustrations. They aren't interested in how Town do. If we are shit, it gives them further excuse to be like that. Not healthy for anyone - not continually.


Anyway. 30 is a bit steep for that. I saw  Stiff Little Fingers (with Eddie & The Hotrods) for less than that. Playing in Gloucester on 21st August for anyone interested 25ish.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16:44:44
There is an element of our fan base that seems to go watch the Town as a place of mediation, medication & meditation.


 :)

SLF. I'm in.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16:49:38
I make no apologies for fucking loving the PDC days.

Last year, you could still get the PdC pizza in Fratello's if so inclined, not sure about 2019, mind.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 17:42:57
:)

SLF. I'm in.
We could have a Townend knees up. I will be going with daughter.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 17:45:52
Returning in 2019 to fleece people 30 on top of a 32 ticket which entitles you to a single photo opportunity seems about right to me.

The word 'passion' is going to be said a lot in the Q&A, isn't it?


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 17:53:16
Returning in 2019 to fleece people 30 on top of a 32 ticket which entitles you to a single photo opportunity seems about right to me.

The word 'passion' is going to be said a lot in the Q&A, isn't it?

Nail head hit.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 17:54:11
Yes, I'm well aware of where that kind of paragraph belongs  :soapy tit wank: but in all honesty, in that very moment it was special and it did feel like everyone belonged and was together. The spending, not sustainable - yes but the on field and supporter togetherness was real. I'm not sure if we can get it to that kind of level again. It can be done and it doesn't cost anything financially. Even in the shitty times, I still want us (while voicing our concerns) to be proud of our club. There is an element of our fan base that seems to go watch the Town as a place of mediation. To vent their own personal anger and frustrations. They aren't interested in how Town do. If we are shit, it gives them further excuse to be like that. Not healthy for anyone - not continually.


Anyway. 30 is a bit steep for that. I saw  Stiff Little Fingers (with Eddie & The Hotrods) for less than that. Playing in Gloucester on 21st August for anyone interested 25ish.

There was zero on-field togetherness and less than zero among the backroom and club staff.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 18:57:13
Not entirely true.


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 19:00:14
There was zero on-field togetherness and less than zero among the backroom and club staff.

Wasn't how I viewed it in maybe a clouded moment, while we were marching towards the L2 title, met PdC twice in person during his "reign" and for all the media bravado etc, one man to another, he came across as a gentleman and always had time for kids too. There was division between players and management (shock) but that's only because they were beasted even if they won 4-0 :) They'd never faced a fitness regime so intense but I bet when their careers are all done they will remember winning that title and how fit they were. I don't think it was as zeroed as you're making out PP but each to their own. We know it wasn't perfect but that L2 season was memorable  :pint:


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 19:02:53
We could have a Townend knees up. I will be going with daughter.

Enjoy Chalkie, daughter and Wobbly. E&THR were still pretty decent in support too!


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 30, 2019, 18:39:34
Cancelled!

Issues with the promoter.
Wonder what the ticket sales were like.  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: pauld on Saturday, August 31, 2019, 14:02:36
Cancelled!

Issues with the promoter.
Wonder what the ticket sales were like.  :hmmm:
He's also due to do one in Sunderland, can't imagine that will be sold out either


Title: Re: Evening with Di Canio
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, August 31, 2019, 15:30:06
He cant come to Swindon as there's still a warrant out after the break in at the county ground.