I reckon PDC (aka God) can give that mug Ian Holloway a run for his money – this man wants nothing but to win – and when it goes wrong he does not back away from telling it as it is…..
It is only a matter of time before the board will make an approach – not this year, may be not next – but when Big Sam has had enough, PDC has to be a serious contender –
And below is the reason as to why – his post match thoughts on Swindon’s defeat to Chesterfield in the JPT Trophy yesterday –
Paolo di Canio believes the occasion of a Wembley final was too much for some of his players.
The Swindon Town manager said his high-flying League Two side were mentally “weak” in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final defeat by Chesterfield.
The Spireites, struggling in League One, won the game 2-0.
Di Canio said: “We made many technical mistakes because they are not capable of playing at this stage.”
Chesterfield took the lead two minutes after half time when Swindon defender Oliver Risser turned the ball into his own net. Striker Craig Westcarr then sealed victory in injury time.
Di Canio told BBC Wiltshire: “When you lose you have to say you lose together.
“We lost together, but it’s clear that Oliver, an experienced player, has to feel responsible after his mistake.”
Use accessible player and disable flyout menusHe added: “I feel responsible too, in the way I choose my players, but now we have to come back to Swindon and obviously we are sad because in one game, when you have to win or die, a lot of players were incapable of playing their best at this stage.
“Not all of my players, but sometimes it happens when people feel sure, or even arrogant, or weak in their brain or weak in their heart.
“I don’t want to say we have many in our team but on a special occasion we proved that some players are not ready to play this game.”
Di Canio is certain that those mental doubts led to errors on the pitch.
“It is clear they are not ready because the second half was a disaster,” he added.
“If the player finishes the game with regrets he is a weak person, he is not a winner and deserves to be a loser.
“We deserved to be a loser because we were all weak. For this kind of game they were weak, I hope we take the humility and work hard during the week because the next game is important for us.”
Swindon sit four points clear at the top of League Two with two games in hand over second-placed Torquay, and Di Canio is keen to switch his attention to beating Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
“I am happy that we have a tough game straight away, because we have to prove that we are not a donkey,” he said.