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Paolo Di Canio on life at Sheffield Wednesday

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This is a real honest and terrific interview with Paolo who opens up about life in the city, and his time at Sheffield Wednesday

 

Sheffield Wednesday section starts at 10:48

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10:48 ill be in bed by then :ph34r:

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9 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

 

More of a John Moncur kinda guy 

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If we’d have kept Big Ron on at the club rather than replacing him with Danny Wilson, he’d have handled the situation completely differently.

 

Wilson was completely out of his depth handling big personalities.

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Man Utd stood by Cantona for a flying kick at a fan, we disowned Di Canio for a little push on a ref. This club.. 

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Yes, but look on the bright side, at least Dave Richards got a career at the FA out of it....while we got 20 years of misery and failure 

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8 hours ago, TrickyTrev said:

If we’d have kept Big Ron on at the club rather than replacing him with Danny Wilson, he’d have handled the situation completely differently.

 

Wilson was completely out of his depth handling big personalities.

Absolutely spot on fella.

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Pushes ref......Northern Club Sheffield Wednesday  FA.. "let's have him"................goes to London West Ham...FA.."big welcome Paulo"

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It’s been 20 years but it still makes angry. At the time the club were very good at saying, he has sent in Doctors notes and won’t play, but basically he just wanted someone to say, he did wrong, let’s draw a line under it and let him play football. 

Bought for £4.5m and sold for £1.5m when he didn’t lose any ability, what a great bit of business.

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danny wilson played a large part in the downfall of our club. Miss man management of players which directly caused the performances to drop and the resulting regulation, then missing out on the whole relegation payments by a year or two crippling the finances.  wipe willson from our management history and we could see a totally different club right now.

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The failure to support di Canio (as Man U did Cantona) is just one of so many "moments" in our history where bad decisions were made.

 

Lack of ambition leading to Harry Catterick leaving for Everton

Ditto when Howard Wilkinson went to Leeds

Not signing Cantona

The vindictive sacking of Big Ron by Dave Richards

Showing zero ambition and appointing Danny Wilson

Not sacking Danny Wilson after the 0-8 at Newcastle

and so on.

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Absolutely shocking. Should have backed him. 

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We were too bothered about our old image as a club and relationship with the FA and it’s cost us.

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Let's be honest, as a good a player as he was, he was a bit of a ****, like Carbone, they fleeced us dry, we should have earned a fortune out of the pair of them, yet we ended up with  peanuts.

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12 hours ago, TrickyTrev said:

If we’d have kept Big Ron on at the club rather than replacing him with Danny Wilson, he’d have handled the situation completely differently.

 

Wilson was completely out of his depth handling big personalities.

 

Entirely agree.  

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16 minutes ago, royalowlisback said:

Let's be honest, as a good a player as he was, he was a bit of a ****, like Carbone, they fleeced us dry, we should have earned a fortune out of the pair of them, yet we ended up with  peanuts.

 

How did they fleece us dry exactly?
 

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1 minute ago, @owlstalk said:

 

How did they fleece us dry exactly?
 

By acting like grade A douchebags, refusing to play, refusing to sit on the bench and/or pretending to be injured.

 

Whether you should be starting a game or not, it is disrespectful to your club, your supporters and your teammates if you refuse to be part of the squad. Just like FF was in the wrong for refusing to travel to Norwich, so was Carbone at Newcastle. Cracking players, but poor attitudes, and it cost Wednesday millions in their subsequent transfer fees.

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Did he really have to disappear back to Italy though to be with his family, blame sky for it, act like a hard done to child and throw his toys out of his pram.

 

And seemingly engineering his own departure to the capital where he could use it to further his profile and make more money.

 

I doubt that he planned the whole thing but boy did he use it to his advantage.

 

The club had to make a difficult decision, retain some integrity and couldn't have know what would come after.

 

Yes Fergie knew how make the most of a petulant, off the wall, selfish talent and handle the situation for the best of himself and the club.  But fergie had balls of steel compared to most managers.

 

(waits for hi dave comments ;))

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6 minutes ago, royalowlisback said:

By acting like grade A douchebags, refusing to play, refusing to sit on the bench and/or pretending to be injured.

 

Whether you should be starting a game or not, it is disrespectful to your club, your supporters and your teammates if you refuse to be part of the squad. Just like FF was in the wrong for refusing to travel to Norwich, so was Carbone at Newcastle. Cracking players, but poor attitudes, and it cost Wednesday millions in their subsequent transfer fees.

 


Poor attitudes or poor man-management of them?

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