Paolo Di Canio (born 9 July 1968) is an Italian former professional footballer and current manager of League Two side Swindon Town.
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I think I'm working out next to Paolo Di Canio at the gym
Ignacio Scocco lasted as little as Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland, and is off back to Newell's Old Boys in Argentina.
I never thought I'd say this, but Paolo di Canio's doing a pretty good job of summarising my feelings right now
Paolo di canio has a tattoo of you on his arm apparently. Must be true it was in.the Sun!!!
sunderland in a nutshell Sunderland Football Club began its life in October 1879 at a meeting of schoolteachers called by James Allan, graduate of Glasgow University, who had started teaching at Hendon Board School. At first the club was called Sunderland and District Teachers’ Association Football Club. After the first year, non-teachers were allowed to join and the name was changed to Sunderland AFC. Their first ground was Blue House Field at Hendon. After two years there, two at a ground at Ashbrooke and a brief spell playing near The Cedars in Sunderland, the club moved north of the river, to fields in Roker and Fulwell, and then in 1886 to Newcastle Road - with stands which could hold 15,000 spectators. In 1882 they played in blue shirts, blue knickerbockers and a white stripe, using the playing formation of 188.8.131.52. In 1884 the club won its first trophy. There were now so many football clubs around the country that the FA set up county competitions. Sunderland were the first winners of the Durham ...
I've nearly finished it n it's very interesting, his views on Eng/transfers & the Paolo Di Canio stories are pure jokes! I got iron
Love that paolo di canio show of sportsmanship when paul Gerard was injured
Everytime I see Paolo Di Canio's goal against wimbledon in 2000, I *** in my shorts!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, England need a mad manager e.g. Paolo Di Canio to inject passion and grit. Hodgson is boring.
SACK Roy Hodgson and replace him with Paolo Di Canio!!!
Obviously would love to have Italy prolong our misery,but Paolo Wanchope is a Costa Rica coach,but Paolo Di Canio's Italian. I'm so confused
England are missing parts of the team and they will let in absurd goals.Paolo Di Canio last month.now who is an ***
Id rather have Paolo Di Canio manage us than Hodgeson ffs
Why do non-English players always touch the ref? Don't they remember Paolo Di Canio? It's not right. Punish it!
SWFC take a look back at some memorable goals from Italian ace Paolo Di Canio during his time at Hillsborough.
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"I will both make and eat a nacho hat if Paolo Di Canio ever becomes West Ham manager" – June 19, 2014.
Cahill's goal today really reminded me of the Paolo Di Canio Volley vs. Wimbledon. Cahill's harder, DC more panache:
Outfield players has a mare he gets subbed,keeper has a mare & stays on,unless your Paolo di canio
Was that Paolo di Canio in the crowd just then?
Paolo Di Canio would've already hooked Casillas by now.
"Paolo Di Canio knee slide Casillas needs to stop thinking he's Di Canio, stay on your feet lad!
Nice strike from Tim Cahill but not quite Paolo di Canio for
Memories of the Paolo Di Canio goal there by Tim Cahill
It's deffo gonna be Denise Wise backed up by Paolo Di Canio
I've got a "soft" spot for Sonia! I also love Paolo Di Canio and I've owned several Italian football shirts.
Paolo Di Canio and Steve Bruce had the same affect on me :)
I don't think that the coach has stood up this entire game... Someone get Paolo di Canio out here to show him how its done...
Steven Gerrard says England's last World Cup manager Fabio Capello never really had faith in him as skipper, unlike current boss Roy Hodgson, Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a £25m bid to bring Chelsea midfielder Ramires to Real Madrid. Eden Hazard has declared there is "no chance" he will leave Chelsea this summer. Lukas Podolski insists Arsenal's FA Cup win has given Germany's World Cup hopes a major boost. Arsenal target Loic Remy is desperate to join the Gunners as Arsene Wenger weighs up transfer options. Sunderland have made a £4million bid for Ashley Williams as Gus Poyet looks to land his top transfer target. Raheem Sterling is set to be Roy Hodgson's wild card despite his red card in England's friendly against Ecuador. "Exhausted" England have no chance in Brazil, claims Paolo Di Canio. Karim Benzema says Real Madrid target Luis Suarez needs more than one good season. Chelsea are looking to wrap up their protracted purchase of Atletico Madrid's diego costa
I heard Paolo Di Canio was in the frame!
ALS NEWS ROUNDUP FINAL DAY HAVING FLASHBACKS Recently released Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar is a target for Crystal Palace, whilst it is also rumoured that Leicester City have a made a bid for recently relegated and Former Sunderland treatment table dweller Fraizer Campbell (is that unfair?). Meanwhile David Luiz is making a £44million move to PSG from Chelsea, I'm nervously awaiting the inevitable £60million bid for Lee Cattermole. What has been confirmed however is that both Keiren Westwood and Oscar Ustari will be released, or at least are set to be pending contract renewals, which seems a lot more likely with Ustari than Westwood. Colback and Larsson are still anybody's guess however, with Colback being linked to West Ham and Larsson apparently being measured up by clubs abroad. Connor Wickham has admitted that he did not retaliate to Paolo Di Canio's potshots at him in press conferences, as he new the crackpot manager just wanted a reaction out of him. He said: “He's his own man and he can ...
DID YOU KNOW? Jack Wilshere grew up supporting West Ham and his idol was Paolo Di Canio.
Stoke confirm Bardsley deal Stoke have confirmed the signing of defender Phil Bardsley from Sunderland on a three-year deal. Last Updated: 22/05/14 at 18:56 Post Comment Premier League Top Half Finish 14/15 Top Half Finish: Stoke 7/4 Phil Bardsley: Had been one of Sunderland's longest-serving players Bardsley decided not to extend his lengthy Black Cats stay and will officially join the Potters on July 1 after his deal expires at the Stadium of Light. The full-back has been at Sunderland since 2008, moving to Wearside from Manchester United, and finishes with 200 appearances and 11 goals. He ended a difficult final season at the club on a high after playing his part in a dramatic escape from relegation. Paolo Di Canio had frozen out the defender during his spell in charge, but he was recalled by the Italian's successor Gus Poyet and repaid his faith in the closing months. The 28-year-old was a regular in the side as Sunderland mounted a late survival push, eventually finishing in 14th place, four points c ...
Candidates for job. Paolo Di Canio. Controversial but interesting choice, would love him to get it
paolo di canio! He'd bring more than thunder back to paradise!
Not seen many shouts for this guy as next Celtic gaffer.he's available, ex player & managed in PL. Paolo Di Canio. Now we're talking!
One of the best goals in Premier League history as Paolo Di Canio finishes with both feet off the ground!
Celtic board please make Paolo Di Canio their new manager lol
Phil Bardsley has completed a three-year deal with Stoke City. Somewhere in The Potteries, Paolo Di Canio is waiting for his chance...
Paolo Di Canio is unemployed at the moment.
Are suggesting that Paolo Di Canio's word is to be taken as Gospel? Other managers have managed him well?
Paolo Di Canio is emerging as one of the fans' favourites to take the new coaching role at West Ham according to KUMB.
I can't understand why people think Paolo Di Canio stepping in as manager is a good idea...
New manager Paolo Di Canio in his green parka. Arms out wide, standing atop the main stand. Like a bald Italian Jesus.
Paolo Di Canio's mouth is about 3 days ahead of his brain, talks absolute *** that bloke
Paolo Di Canio is a ridiculously inept manager, if he is to get back into management then it has to be with a league 1/2 side, dictator.
Greatest goal of all time. . Paolo Di Canio Volley vs. Wimbledon: via
Thanks Neil for bringing the thunder back to paradise! time for change! PAOLO DI CANIO
(Blatantly stolen from P&B) Paolo Di Canio, both Catholic and a Fascist. Could his appointment as Celtic manager finally unite the old firm?
I'm hearing that Paolo Di Canio is who the players want to take over, my mate Leigh told me.
Interesting that you can't bet on Paolo Di Canio on the site just now...
I dare say even Paolo Di Canio would succeed at Celtic
New Celtic manager... an ex player with Premiership experience ... Paolo di Canio anyone?
Paolo di Canio for sheer mentalism. But nah, we'll end up with McNamara.
meanwhile Paolo Di Canio has left 6 messages on Peter Lawells voicemail
Would love to see Paolo Di Canio take over at the Valley!!! what do you reckon
When do we see paolo di canio. Saying he's always wanted to manage celtic... NAW
Neil Lennon has left One way ticket to . Henrik Larsson and Paolo Di Canio both in the running for the Bhoys job.
Paolo Di canio possibly hopeful not poyet
Paolo Di Canio has already submitted his application for the Celtic job I guess
Is there anyone I can vote for today to make the Metro run on time? What's Paolo Di Canio up to?
And to think we nearly signed Paolo Di Canio!
Of the names being mentioned in connection with two that I most certainly don't want are Owen Coyle & Paolo Di Canio.You know why.
Would love to see Paolo Di Canio come in as attacking coach.
Entertainment will be hard to achieve with only £20 million: This afternoon I was asked by Daily Mail Sports to give my thoughts about Sam Allardyce creating entertainment next season on a budget of £20m. Sam Allardyce has been ordered to entertain the Hammers faithful next season, and has reportedly been given a £20million budget, together with a new attacking coach, to achieve this feat. I have great respect for Allardyce, simply because of what he has done for West Ham; getting us promoted at the first time of asking and avoiding relegation in our first two seasons back in the Premier League. But demanding entertaining football from him might just be a step too far. Sam is an excellent survivalist who buys experienced survivalist players based on statistics. The problem is the board and the fans now want more than this. We want to be entertained and push for a top eight league position. Some people outside of West Ham will say we want our cake and to eat it too, but the chairmen have invested huge p ...
Weird that the Charlton manager has left his job already. I could see them getting Paolo Di Canio, but maybe they should get Curbishley back
Paolo di Canio will never, ever be employed by West Ham in any capacity as manager, coach, tea boy or even gardener by the current owners. Get over it and move on!
Would love to see Paolo di canio at the valley next season if jose Riga didn't get the job full time!
Good luck to at The singer of the finest rendition of "Paolo Di Canio"
Best Bet - Paolo Di Canio to win PL sack race @ 12/1. Worst Bet - Watford to win Championship @ 12/1. (Tho it looked great after 2 games).
ATTENTION PLEASE. Paolo di Canio, some years ago, about Zarate at SS Lazio: " Selfish, not very useful to the team with little personality"
Hammers legend Paolo Di Canio talks about Sam Allardyce and his style of football -
This hour, Paolo Di Canio declares himself ready to return to football and says he's a better manager after being sacked…
PAOLO Di Canio insists he is pleased to see Sunderland remain in the Premier League. Di Canio was sacked as... http:/…
Paolo Di Canio has declared he ready to return to the game as a better manager. - King B
"Paolo Di Canio is one picnic short of a hamper." . - Alan Brazil
love to see Diego Milito at West Ham! As our new Paolo Di Canio!!
Just read a press release which describes Paolo Di Canio as "king legend of the modern era" and "The Italian Master Maverick". V good.
10 - Steven Gerrard has scored 10 penalties for Liverpool this season and is now just second behind Andy Johnson for most spot kicks converted in a single season. 10 - When Manchester United beat Hull City it was their tenth straight Boxing day Victory. 10 - For the first time in the Premier League, 10 manager's left their club's before the final day of the season. Those were; Andre Villas-Boas, David Moyes, Ian Holloway, Michael Laudrup, Paolo Di Canio, Steve Clarke, Chris Hughton, Malky MacKay, Martin Jol and Rene Meulensteen. 9. 9 - Record Norwich City striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel managed to take just nine shots from his 25 Premier League appearances this season, scoring just one - on the opening day of the season in a 2-2 draw with Everton. 9 - Goals scored by Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo, who cost City £16m from Sevilla last summer. 8. 8 - Daniel Sturridge became only the second player in Premier League history to score in eight consecutive games, the only other player to do so is Ruud Van Nist ...
Ever since they sacked Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland have become my second favourite Premier League team by far!
Paolo Di Canio banished Conor Wickham, calling him "the playboy model". When it mattered most he shoved that down the Italian's throat.
The only sacking I did agree with was Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland, long story short: he was a bellend. Gus Poyet has done a great job.
Wrote in September that the sacking of Paolo Di Canio would keep in the Prem- Puyot has done an incredible job at an excellent club.
Sunderland have had great managers along the line. Martin O'Neil, Steve Bruce, Paolo Di Canio & Gus Poyet (plying his trade currently)
The magic of Paolo Di Canio, I guess. Credit to Sunderland though, they've been outstanding the last couple of weeks.
I think Mike Ashley should give the people what they want. A Michael Jackson statue and Paolo Di Canio.
But Gus Poyet is doing exactly what Paolo Di Canio did last season. Rescuing the club from relegation. No difference.
I think Paolo Di Canio would shake things up. What? He's not fictional? Really?
The hammers heroes will be managed by Martin Allen and will have Paolo Di Canio as captain!
Agreed . . I mean, who can forget the joys that players like Paolo Di Canio can bring
Fair Play by Paolo Di Canio: - He might be a fascist sympathiser, but he did this once.
Paolo Di Canio. Personally I think he would be good, but I think there is a really good manager for us out there somewhere.
In his debut Footballers’ Football Column, Benito Carbone talks about his desire to manage in England - but hopes he will not be compared to his former Wednesday team-mate Paolo Di Canio.
Love or hate that crazy SOB Paolo Di Canio, he shows here how much he loves us -
Or Sunderland appointing Paolo Di Canio last season, knowing well in advanced that he's a known fascist. He was sacked due to
Paolo Di Canio celebrates the first goal in Wednesday's 5-0 win over Bolton back in 1997
Paolo Di Canio looking moderately happy while still at Swindon, wearing what can only be described as, a Paolo...
Topic: i still have her come not to taunt new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio with fascist salutes during Sunday's North…
My choices for manager of the season would be:. 1. Tim Sherwood . 2. Paolo Di Canio. 3. David Moyes
I see the spirit of Paolo Di Canio lives on at Sunderland
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pepe Mel, Rene Meulensteen, Paolo Di Canio and Andre Villas-Boas on the other hand have all been flops.
fair point, though we had a few decent players. Obviously Steve McLaren has something Paolo Di Canio didn't!
"I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism" Paolo Di Canio
Hats off to David Ginola and Paolo Di Canio for resisting big money moves and staying loyal to the scum and West Ham!
Paolo Di Canio had clearly lost the dressing room and the team haven't looked back since his departure.
Paolo Di Canio receives plaudits for catching the ball in a West Ham shirt. Matt Jarvis criticised by his manager for a failure to simulate.
So, now Gus Poyet has spotted things aren'tt right at Sundeland, didn't Paolo Di Canio say that? He was ignored due to his politics, ha.
West Brom must be wondering what it is about losing to them that is so shameful it compels chairmen of opposing clubs to sack their managers. André Villas-Boas (Chelsea), Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea), *** McCarthy (Wolves), Paolo Di Canio (Sunderland) and Roberto Mancini (Manchester City) have all been sacked in the immediate aftermath of losses against the Baggies and now Chris Hughton (for him twice, at Newcastle and Norwich)
Sacked football managers: Where are the clubs now? Norwich have sacked manager Chris Hughton and replaced him with youth coach Neil Adams. The Canaries lost 1-0 to West Brom on Saturday, leaving them five points clear of relegation with five games left. They are still to play Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Hughton is the seventh Premier League boss to be sacked this season. Here's how the other six clubs have fared. Sunderland sacked head coach Paolo Di Canio in September, with the Black Cats sitting bottom of the Premier League table. Twenty four hours before he was sacked, the Italian walked onto the pitch and appeared to try to apologise to angry travelling supporters after a 3-0 defeat by West Brom. Gus Poyet is the new manager at Sunderland Who was he replaced by? Gus Poyet Where were they then? 20th Where are they now? 20th In October, Ian Holloway left his position as manager of Crystal Palace by mutual consent after less than a year in charge at Selhurst Park. Tony Puli ...
After the implosion at the Stadium of Light ended the chaotic reign of Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland’s target was Premier League survival.
Paolo Di Canio, the man with real Football Spirit!
Capital One Cup final: Gus Poyet made Sunderland smile again after the chaotic reign of Paolo Di Canio
Hang on a minute, isn't this Paolo Di Canio?!
great to see so many Italians at WHU now. Long live Paolo Di Canio.long live Dolcedo, Imperia
has this update also made Paolo Di Canio more "Lunatic" like?
Lucky Charms last, Grape Nuts 3, Mueslix in top 10?!?! Was this list put together by Paolo Di Canio!
MOTD3 pundits Alan Shearer, Kevin Kilbane and Michael Owen discuss the sacking of Paolo Di Canio from Sunderland. Former Newcastle striker Shearer says ...
Could player power ultimately undermine Moyes, just as it did at Chelsea and Sunderland, when Andre Villas-Boas and Paolo Di Canio were forced out after losing the backing of the dressing room?
Rob McCaffrey interviews Sheffield Wednesday maverick Paolo Di Canio in a toliet at Hillsborough.
The most beautiful side of football is the spectacle on the stands, the players should be the ones who pay the ticket" Paolo Di Canio
Video of Paolo Di Canio singing Bubbles! for fans of Soccer. PAOLO DI CANIO singing bubbles at West Ham game!LEGEND!
Paolo di canio a tactical genius that night. one point tho, we did have 1 point then. Away to Southampton.
My Gaming Channel! Paolo Di Canio has a fight with leon clarke after losing 3-1 to Southampton in the Carling Cup I Don...
Little does he know he will be a future legend Paolo Di Canio Juventus 1990-91
Arsenal V Sunderland: Team News, Possible Line-Ups, Tactics, And Prediction Arsenal FC V Sunderland FC Emirates Stadium, London February 21, 2014; 15:00 GMT *** Arsenal FC and Sunderland FC will play each other this Saturday. Arsenal won the first encounter between these two, a 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light. In that match, Arsenal and their fans were riding of beating Tottenham and signing Mesut Ozil. In that game, Mesut Ozil showcased his quality both on the counterattack and when Arsenal played a possession game and Aaron Ramsey continued his fantastic goal-scoring record to start the season with a brace. Recently, Arsenal have done their title chances no favors by dropping points at Southampton, by getting destroyed at Anfield, and by giving a listless performance against Manchester United. After this match and the one away to Stoke City, Arsenal play Everton in the FA Cup, Bayern Munich away, Tottenham away, Chelsea away, Manchester City, and Everton away, before an easier set of fixtures to end th ...
Reading about Fulhams new manager reminds me of a certain Paolo Di Canio! 'Brutal' training regimes are the norm!
It sounds dreadful - is this Paolo Di Canio sneaking in under the cover of a mask? Felix sounds more PDC than PL saviour.
The last Paolo Di Canio video went down a hit, so we're going to post another one in a few minutes. Stay tuned :)
Just gettin a 'welcome to your new home' card signed by the man himself paolo di canio!
Giaccherini not seeking Sunderland exit: The Italy international, signed by axed boss Paolo Di Canio, has been...
"'Poyet Effect' Benefitting Sunderland. Analytics types will tell you that on a macro level total wage bill and total net spending are the main predictors of a team success and that firing managers, particularly during the season, has a scant overall effect. That may be accurate in absolute terms, but there are obviously outliers. And that is why managers keep getting the bullet. When Sunderland's Gus Poyet took charge of his first game after taking over from interim boss Kevin Ball, who had himself replaced Paolo Di Canio, his club was dead last in the Premier League, with one point from seven games. Sunderland is still technically in the relegation zone—18th in the table—but it is level on points with West Bromwich Albion in 17th and has played one fewer game. More telling is the "Poyet effect." If the season had begun on October 19, with Poyet's debut at the Sunderland helm, the club would be 10th in the table, despite having played one fewer game than most of its opponents. Include cup competition ...
MUST WATCH: Paolo Di Canio sings Bubbles with the West Ham fans before the game!
Di Canio ready for management return - Paolo Di Canio is ready to return to management and insists his reputation was not damaged by his brief time at Sunderland. -
Di Canio eyes return to management and claims: ‘I saved Sunderland’ - Paolo Di Canio is eyeing a return to management in England and claims he ‘saved’ Sunderland during a brief spell mired in controversy at the North East club. -
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Harry Redknapp has claimed Ravel Morrison can be his new Paolo Di Canio after agreeing a loan deal for the England U21 star. - Rene Meulensteen believes rock-bottom Fulham have 'panicked' in sacking him and naming Felix Magath as their third boss of the season. - Raheem Sterling is set to get the chance to claim a place in Roy Hodgson's World Cup starting line-up. - Liverpool's Martin Skrtel: Opening 20 minutes against Arsenal last week is the best I've EVER played. - Adnan Januzaj is set to make his international debut next month - for Kosovo. - Thibaut Courtois is to have a showdown meeting with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho next month - and is set to tell him he will leave if he's not No.1. - Robin van Persie's Manchester United future is up in the air with reports from Italy suggesting Arsene Wenger and the player's agent met last month. - Paris Saint-Germain are leading the chase to sign David Luiz, according to reports in France. - Real Madrid are ready to r ...
Paolo Di Canio fears the days of good sportsmanship are over as a new generation of footballers are trying to benefit from ‘bad actions’.
Liverpool's loans (Interesting) Peter Fraser looks at the extremely encouraging form of Suso, Fabio Borini and Oussama Assaidi during their season-long loans as reasons for optimism for the future at Liverpool... There has been much criticism of Liverpool's failure to complete any major signings in January. It has also been questioned why the Anfield club were targeting attackers, such as Mohamed Salah - who went to Chelsea from Basel - and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's Yevhen Konoplyanka - who could yet move in the summer - instead of looking at defenders. With the likes of fellow £7million men Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto already going relatively unused as backup to the abundance of attack-minded players in Brendan Rodgers' starting line-ups, the transfer window policy did seem unusual. Not only that but Liverpool also have three attackers out on loan this season who are enjoying excellent campaigns and could return to Merseyside in the next campaign as significantly better players. That makes the pursuit o . ...
Italian striker Paolo Di Canio in action for Celtic Glasgow and West Ham United.
"To get a penalty at Old Trafford Jaap Stam would need to riddle you from behind with an AK47" - Paolo Di Canio
Sport always throws up great talents that are hard to manage - Eric Cantona, George Best, Kevin Pietersen, Paolo Di Canio to name just a few. Who do you think has been the hardest sports star to manage and who is the best manager of talented but troublesome players?
Anyone remember that team from earlier this season, Sunderland? Bit rubbish, in-fighting? Where did they go? What changed?The post METRO – Sunderland recovery proves why Paolo Di Canio must never be West Ham manager appeared first on Kop That - Liverpool FC.
Michael Laudrup becomes the seventh Premier League manager to leave his post this season, meaning more than a third of clubs have now changed bosses since August. The full list is as follows: Paolo di Canio (Sunderland), Ian Holloway (Crystal Palace), Martin Jol (Fulham), Steve Clarke (West Brom), Andre Villas-Boas (Spurs), Malky MacKay (Cardiff), Michael Laudrup (Swansea). Complete this list . (Man Utd):D
Michael Laudrup has just been sacked by Swansea City after a bad run of form has left them 2 points from the drop zone. He joins Andres Villas Boas, Steve Clarke, Malkay McKay, Paolo Di Canio, Martin Jol and Ian Holloway in the list of sacked managers
Paolo Di Canio, take a bow. What a goal this was!
An emotional interview with Paolo Di Canio as he scored the winner in West Ham's final home game of the 2002/03 Season. A week later the club were relegated ...
Wot a player he was legend Paolo Di canio.
Paolo Di Canio has launched a withering tirade at Sunderland duo Phil Bardsley and Lee Cat
United slump, Sunderland out of relegation 01 February 2014, 20:35 Charlie Adam scored twice as Stoke City beat Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday to show the flailing Premier League champions it will take more than one big- money signing to improve their fortunes. The optimism created by Juan Mata's transfer from Chelsea drained away as United were beaten for the third time in their last five league games, losing ground on rivals Everton, who beat Aston Villa 2-1, and Tottenham Hotspur who drew 1-1 at Hull City. United, who fielded Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Mata in a mouth- watering forward line, were again undone at the back. Adam rifled home a spectacular winner in the second half, after Van Persie cancelled out his deflected opener, to leave United seventh on 40 points, five adrift of Everton in fifth and four behind Spurs. Elsewhere, an Adam Johnson-inspired Sunderland recorded a thumping 3-0 win at derby rivals Newcastle United while West Ham United striker Andy Carroll set up both goals but ...
Either Paolo di canio is a moron, or Gus Poyet is the most underrated manager in the world. Sunderland are staying up, who would have thought it...
Once again the inability to take goal scoring chances has let us down. Sunderland on the up! Best achievement in there history is sack paolo di canio. And they'l stay up easily.
Poor Paolo Di Canio. The one thing he had to cling to was the 3-0 win at St James' Park last season. Now everyone's doing it.
Under Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland averaged 272 passes per game. With Gus Poyet in charge that has risen sharply to 420.
Pardew's golden chance Newcastle manager Alan Pardew feared he would not get to the end of January with Yohan Cabaye still among his ranks, and so it proved, with the 19 million pound deal that took the France midfielder to Paris Saint-Germain representing good business for a 28-year-old midfielder who made it clear he wanted to leave Tyneside. Replacing Cabaye is a task that now falls to Pardew, with his belief that the players he has in his ranks can plug the void left by the star of his midfield set to be put to the test in the most fevered atmosphere imaginable. Sunderland come to St James’ Park on Saturday, and you need to spend a few days in the sporting goldfish bowl that is the North East to appreciate just what this fixture means to a region that will come to a standstill for the biannual domestic dustup. Don’t tell the Tyne-Wear natives that the rest of the world will merely be looking in as casual observers, as when you are involved emotionally in the story, this is the fixture that defines ...
If paolo di canio is the next manager of Leeds I will definitely give up :-(
In making his impassioned defence on Monday, Paolo Di Canio demanded that those debating his political views should remember “we are not in the Houses of Parliament, we are in a football club”.
Sky Sports sources understand Fulham FC Official have made renewed bid for Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley. The Cottagers had a £1million offer to their relegation rivals turned down for the 28-year-old full-back last week. With the player's contract expiring at the end of the season, Black Cats boss Guy Poyet is keen to keep him with the promise of a new deal in the summer. Bardsley looked like his time at the club was coming to an end when he was frozen out by previous boss Paolo Di Canio, but has now established himself as a key member of the side under the Uruguayan. He scored against former club Manchester United as the Wearsiders booked their place in the Capital One Cup final against Manchester City.
Don Hutchison says that his ex-team-mate Paolo Di Canio will 'never be a manager in a million years' after the Italian labelled his Former Sunderland players 'rotten' and 'two-faced' in a recent interview.
Sunderland are taking legal advice after the team's former manager Paolo Di Canio launched a scathing attack on the club.
the sun Manchester City are offering Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi a stunning £8million to sign. Paolo Di Canio has named and shamed 'rotten' Sunderland stars. Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones is set to join Cardiff with Peter Odemwingie heading the other way. West Ham have signed Italy internationals Marco Borriello from Roma and Antonio Nocerino from AC Milan. QPR striker Loic Remy has so far snubbed the chance to join Newcastle permanently Liverpool and Fulham want Cologne midfielder Yannick Gerhardt. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is certain to sell Romelu Lukaku in the summer. Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is a shock summer target for Manchester United. Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is considering quitting, despite only taking over in November. Nigeria midfielder Reuben Gabriel has snubbed Tottenham to sign for Belgian side Waasland-Beveren from Kilmarnock. Fulham are eyeing Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat of Galatasaray. Aston Villa could revive their interest in Charlton midfielder Dale Step ...
When Paolo Di Canio was asked about a potential return to West Ham during a BBC Football Focus interview over the weekend, he replied: “They chant my n...
Paolo Di Canio is the worst man in football. Closely followed by Mark Lawrenson.
Mark Douglas: Ellis Short is reaping the rewards 24 January 2014 11:21 AM By Mark Douglas Sunderland chairman has made mistakes, but he's rectified them quickly and ruthlessly, and now Cats are on the right track Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short He stood in the director’s seats, lingering for as long as he possibly could. The smile was tattooed on Ellis Short’s face as he shook the hands of journalists, supporters and a legion of well-wishers who hung over the box at Old Trafford to congratulate him on Sunderland’s incredible achievement. Was this the moment a five-year investment which has bought him little more than headaches and strife finally began to reap a glorious dividend? If it was, you could hardly say Short didn’t deserve it. After facing down the deserved torrent of criticism which followed the rapid rise and fall of Paolo Di Canio in September, the Sunderland owner has barely made a bad call in the last five months. It all started with a public admission. Billionaires don’t s ...
Paolo Di Canio pushes Paul Alcock over before scaring the living daylights out of poor Nigel Winterburn.
Paolo Di Canio managed Sunderland between 31.3.13 to 22.11.13 in 13 games he won just 3 games before getting sacked ht…
““Paolo Di Canio. never forget this day!!!” What a knob
“Paolo Di Canio. never forget this day!!!
Paolo Di Canio has applied for the Northampton job
LFC fans chanting Paolo Di Canio's name to wind up the small amount of Newcastle fans left in the stadium
Di Canio: Cabral Couldn't Adapt - Paolo Di Canio has attempted to lift the lid on Cabral's mysterious spell on Wea...
What was Paolo Di Canio like as a manager?
Carlton Cole is 10 goals off from being level as West Ham's all time top goal scorer alongside Paolo Di Canio!
Phil Bardsley says team spirit at Sunderland was beyond dead under Paolo Di Canio
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley has critcised former manager Paolo Di Canio, claiming team spirit was "beyond dead" under his stewardship
*Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he wants to mark his debut season in England by securing all four trophies they're competing for. Mmmh.that'll be a record, are other clubs aware of this abrakadabra trumpet being blown? Man City owner Sheikh Mansoor now has a good reason to sack someone if that doesn't happen. *Clarence Seedorf says he is to become the new AC Milan manager, replacing the sacked Massimiliano Alegri. Well, well, well, from player straight away to manager? We saw Roy Keane, Gianluca Viali, Gianfranco Zola, Paolo Di Canio, etc but.anyway.
Drastic measures needed now. Martin Allen or Paolo Di Canio step forward! Need a complete nutjob in charge if we're going to shock this bunch into climbing to safety...
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio tells all about grappling with rowdy Southampton fans the night before his team's match at St Mary's.
Midfielder's admirers claim former Tottenham manager could have turned a 'terrific talent' into the new Glenn HoddleAndré Villas-Boas seemed blinded by his lack of both pace and shooting accuracy. Paolo Di Canio saw him as the "man with the keys" to solving Sunderland's myriad problems. Steve Bruce ...
The sacking of Fulham's Jol and three Championship managers leaves one club captain saying 'it's a disgrace'The King is dead, long live The King. Owen Coyle, Dave Jones, David Flitcroft and Sean O'Driscoll have all fallen and, suddenly, Paolo Di Canio, Stuart Pearce, Ian Holloway et al are willing t...
Paolo Di Canio, the man with real Soccer Spirit ! Like Soccer Vines
Love him or loathe him, Paolo Di Canio leaving was the best thing to happen to Sunderland. But can Poyet create history and become just the second club to survive having been bottom at Christmas?
23.09.2013 Paolo Di Canio: Shearer shocked by Sunderland sacking Sunderland's decision to sack Paolo Di Canio as manager just five games into the Premier ...
Paolo Di Canio demands to be substituted after the ref turns down three penalty appeals. West Ham vs Bradford City, Upton Park, 12 February 2000, ...
Memorable Football Moments Fair Play by Paolo Di Canio. That is the spirit of football. Respect
West Ham fans singing Paolo Di Canio. Beware what you wish for. sam allardyce must be on borrowed time now though???!??
Gus Poyet admits Sunderland's January transfer dealings with determine whether they can secure their Premier League status. The Black Cats are in FA Cup action this weekend but there will be work going on behind the scenes as Poyet bids to strengthen the squad he inherited from Paolo Di Canio. ''I need to choose well and make sure we get the ones who can really help us to change the season around, that simple''.
Overheard a West Ham fan today saying he'd like Paolo Di Canio to be their manager.
SEPTEMBER 2013 The summer transfer window slammed shut in September, but only after a number of high-profile signings among Barclays Premier League clubs. Arsenal made the biggest signing of all with hours to spare and ended the month top of the table, helped by a win over Tottenham Hospur, while Manchester City ran out winners in a thrilling Manchester derby and Paolo Di Canio left his post as Sunderland head coach. September started well for Arsenal, as a single Olivier Giroud goal helped them beat North London rivals Spurs at the Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger followed the result up by signing Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil the next day, the final day of the summer transfer window, for a club-record fee. Liverpool made their best start to a Barclays Premier League season since 1994/95 when they beat Manchester United at Anfield on the first day of the month for their third straight 1-0 victory, with each of the goals scored by striker Daniel Sturridge. The Reds then completed a triple s ...
Malky MacKay,Andre Villas-Boas,Steve Clarke,Martin Jol,Ian Holloway, Paolo Di Canio...and the list is growing. Who's next to get the boot?
Paolo Di Canio has revealed how he once turned down an approach from Sir Alex Ferguson to play for...
Paolo Di Canio loved to talk up his tactical acumen, but under Gus Poyet Sunderland have improved immeasurably tactically.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says he jokily invited referee Martin Atkinson to send him off during his side's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, only for the official ...
Posh football in the Paolo Di Canio lounge courtesy of Chris Willes
Paolo Di Canio stops play for an injured goalkeeper denying himself a scoring opportunity!
what doesn't kill me makes me stronger - Paolo Di Canio *good morning*
Evacuation complete. Get the kettle on Dad. I've left the Paolo Di Canio derby 0-3 mug though :S
Paolo Di Canio has ruled out a return to management with Lazio due to his relationship with chairman Claudio Lotito.
Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has rejected speculations linking him with the post at Lazio
Paolo Di Canio would not consider succeeding Vladimir Petkovic as Lazio coach due to his fractious relationship with chairman Claudio Lotito.
Paolo Di Canio is currently on Italian TV as a pundit and will be revealing all about experience. I'll pass on anything of interest. Hmm. Good old Paolo. Interesting remarks about Steven Fletcher.. "He is not a professional player. He is Mr Relegation. When I arrived at Sunderland, he went to Dubai. No desire to improve as player"... now for his opinion on everybody's best pal, Marty... "He spend £40million and his team is in relegation zone. He did disasters. His program was 4 days free of 7"... "I saw unbelievable things. Player enter pitch with mobile phone in shorts pocket. Players with cramp from driving car".. "To save Sunderland from O'Neill reign was equivalent of winning the Champions League. It was a miracle"... now said he hopes Sunderland stay in the Premier League for the fans. It's what we, the fans, deserve. Canio on Fletcher: "every critic of Fletcher is like a graduation for me..." Very angry about Fletcher's attitude.
Sunderland fans signing about Paolo Di Canio after game against Newcastle United. Lyrics Paolo Di Canio, you are the love of my life Paolo Di Canio, I'll let...
In 1998 Paolo Di Canio pushed referee Paul Alcock over after being sent off. He received an 11 match ban
MOST Read:Villas-Boas follows the likes of Paolo Di Canio,Ian Holloway,Martin Jol & Steve Clarke out of work this season.wHO WILL be NEXT? David Moyes OR MORINHO?pls send me ur comments.
Paolo Di Canio and Stuart Pearce were last night linked to Sheffield Wednesday after Dave Jones became the latest manager to lose his job.
My view in the Premier League this weekend. Its the start of three games in less 10 days. HOW WILL BWEZANI DO? Saturday-30 Nov 2013 Aston Villa vs Sunderland Villa Park 17:00 Last season's 6-1 battering at Villa Park precipitated the demise of Paolo Di Canio and still holds grisly memories for the players that remain. Sunderland's away form has not improved since that disastrous evening in April and Gus Poyet has demanded an improvement before the hands of relegation pull his team further into trouble. There have been steady signs of progress at Villa ever since that win, with their new-found strength of character demonstrated in the comeback draw at West Brom on Monday. There have been four red cards in the last three league meetings between these teams at Villa Park and this won't be different. My Verdict: Aston Villa 1-1 Sunderland _ Cardiff City vs Arsenal Cardiff City Stadium 17:00 Who would have thought that Cardiff City would have taken four points off the two Manchester clubs on home soil in this, ...
Paolo Di Canio comes off the bench to inspire a late Charlton comeback against Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth at Fratton Park. Subscribe t...
Martin O'Neill has hit back at Paolo Di Canio with the spat between the two Former Sunderland managers showing little sign of abating
QUOTE OF THE DAY "I was too good, my level was too high. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger. I can't wait to have another chance with the right people. I feel a better manager than before. Even if I have requests from around Europe I say no … There is no space for me in England at the moment but I will wait. It would be stupid for a chairman not to call me" – Paolo Di Canio, who has won three games in the Premier League, gets a few things off his chest. And a few more here. The Fiver/Guardian.co.uk
Fight! Fight! Fight! “Paolo Di Canio hits back at Martin O’Neill, insisting ‘he is not very big’
Has anyone ever seen Elvis Costello and Paolo Di Canio in the same room at the same time?
What the *** I said I wanted Paolo Di Canio not Rene Meulensteen.
Martin O'Neill, who has taken over as Republic of Ireland manager, has labelled Paolo Di Canio a "managerial charlatan". The Italian criticised the fitness of Sunderland's players after taking over from O'Neill at the Stadium of Light last season, before being sacked himself early in September. Full story: Daily Telegraph
FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has reckoned that City's poor away form is threatening to derail their title challenge. (The Guardian) ***Manchester United defender Phil Jones has sent a defiant message from the club by stating that the champions are inspired by "everyone hating" them and believes that because David Moyes is in his inaugural campaign at the club they have received unfair criticism from non-United fans. (The Guardian) ***Arsenal and Manchester United are in line to make a move for Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan. (Daily Star) ***Lanus emerged as true title contenders in Argentina with a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Monday, and while they also have a Copa Sudamericana semi-final to look forward to coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto is wary of a sensational season falling apart due to complacency. (Reuters) ***Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has labelled the regime of Paolo Di Canio as a "debacle", but has been impressed with the job done by his replacemen ...
Sunderland's former chairman believes Ellis Short deserves credit for the early dismissal of Paolo Di Canio and revealed Short considered Poyet before Di Canio's arrival
Phil Bardsley has taken a swipe at his former manager Paolo Di Canio by saying: 'You've got to be tough upstairs or this game will destroy you. A couple of people have tried that but not been successful'
A QUICK LOOK AT MAJOR UK PAPERS SPORTS HEADLINES: THE TIMES: Manchester United are weighing up an ambitious move in January for Marco Reus, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder, as part of a deal that could lead to Shinji Kagawa returning to the German club. Also: Phil Bardsley has suggested that he was almost destroyed by his treatment under Paolo Di Canio during their brief but often tempestuous working relationship at Sunderland. THE SUN: Micah Richards fears his refusal to go on Roy Hodgson's standby list ahead of Euro 2012 could cost him his England career. Also: Amir Khan will get his dream fight with American legend Floyd Mayweather on May 3 next year. DAILY MIRROR: Arsene Wenger is making a fresh move for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema. Also: Phil Jones says Manchester United are relishing the fact people are writing them off under David Moyes. DAILY MAIL: Roy Hodgson's first big week of World Cup preparation was disrupted last night when England players had to leave their hotel base because of a viru ...
The Republic of Ireland have just installed Martin O’Neill as their new manager and the Northern Irishman has now gone public on the disastrous Paolo Di Canio regime at the Stadium of Light.
New Repubic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has dismissed Paolo Di Canio, his successor at Sunderland, as a "managerial charlatan"
Martin O'Neill, the new boss of the Republic of Ireland national team, has questioned the thinking behind Sunderland's decision to sack him and bring in Paolo Di Canio. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says more emphasis is to be placed on the production of home-grown talent at St James' Park.[sunday times]
Manchester City suffered their fourth Premier League defeat of the season as Sunderland's revival under Gus Poyet gathered pace. Phil Bardsley scored the only goal in the first half when he shrugged off James Milner and curled in a low shot. City dominated thereafter but were thwarted by a well-organised Sunderland defence and goalkeeper Vito Mannone. Sergio Aguero headed wide from close range and had a shot palmed away by Mannone as the Black Cats held on. City's bogey ground Manchester City have suffered 1-0 defeats on each of their last four trips to the Stadium of Light By the end of the match, as the hosts soaked up incessant City pressure, every Sunderland touch was greeted with a roar by the home fans. It was the Black Cats' third win in four games in all competitions and Poyet's third in as many home games since he succeeded Paolo Di Canio as manager. In just over a month at the helm, the Uruguayan appears to have instilled a confidence and composure in his team. With Wes Brown making his first Pr ...
Paolo Di Canio dropped Phil Bardsley after he was pictured lying in a pile of £50 notes in a casino. (May, 2013) http…
.“You can't speak to the boys like that, they're not kids, they're adults.". Steven Fletcher on PDC
This would be funny, unless you are a City fan.
The biggest compliment English football paid to the Italians was hiring Fabio Capello and sacking Paolo Di Canio.
Paolo Di Canio being a Premiership manager is like making Susan Boyle the new face of Estée Lauder.
'I'm not Paolo Di Canio, you can have ketchup on your pasta!' Giggsy, Oct 2013
Paolo Di Canio's reign as STFC manager. Almost killed our club
Yes, Russell, life’s just howwible. Now grow up, will you. was a clever idea to get Russell Brand to edit an edition of the New Statesman. It will have tripled the magazine’s circulation to about 27, once all Russell’s exes and his fan club have bought copies. The guest-editor thing has proved popular with publications that are on their last legs: The Independent put Bono at the helm — reckoning that his fame would outweigh the reader’s misery at having to wade through the sanctimonious, self-regarding drivel with which Bono introduced himself. You may have noticed by now that publications only ever invite famous people who share their precise worldview to guest-edit, thereby rendering the exercise utterly pointless. It would have been interesting to read a copy of The Independent edited by, say, the late Eugène Terre’Blanche of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement, or Ariel Sharon, or Lord Tebbit — but no chance. Bono it was. Frankly, you couldn’t tell the difference from the normal paper. ...
The chapter on Paolo Di Canio in Harry Redknapp's autobiography is one of the funniest things I've ever read.
- stunning, like a Paolo Di Canio volley. I hope the pink Micra stays in one piece
I love how Poirot refers to himself in the third person, the same as Paolo di canio. I may just start doing it myself.
Premier League: Top 10 geniuses of all-time 10. Luis Suarez Controversial, mad, crazy, ridiculous, outrageous and most certainly a genius. You may not like him, in-fact you may hate him, but Luis Suarez is as naturally gifted as they come. The Liverpool forward scores goals for fun, somehow finding the net from all angles and on his day is unplayable. 9. Ryan Giggs Of course Ryan Giggs makes this list. In his prime, he could take on player-after player with ease. The ball seemed to be stuck to his left foot, he was that good. 8. David Ginola David Ginola was a thing of beauty when playing in the Premier League. And that wasn't just his looks. The ex-Tottenham star graced England with a magical presence and his fine skill on the pitch was recognised all over the world. 7. Matt Le Tissier A scorer of some of the best goals the Premier League has ever seen, the former Southampton star thrilled audiences with his sheer class. 6. Paolo Di Canio The controversial Italian was one of the greatest talents to shine ...
Nice. I had an excellent Stevenage team in about 08. Went all Paolo Di Canio & signed *anyone* I could get my hands on.
Paolo DI Canio won't be happy you stole his song
Paolo di Canio celebrates Sunderland's 2-1 win over Newcastle United at the weekend.
my *** Paolo di Canio: skills and top 5 goal: via
yep. maybe we could all learn something. Paolo Di Canio Fair Play: via
Away to grow my sideburns like Paolo Di Canio
REVEALED: THE THREE SUPERSTARS FERGIE TRIED TO SIGN FOR MAN UTD Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:27 1 Share on email Share on print Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson missed out on three amazing signings during his time in charge. The Daily Star Sunday reports Fergie had a deal wrapped up for Paolo Di Canio after United won the Champions League in 1999. The Italian had accepted the offer before then coming back to tell Old Trafford chiefs he wanted more money, which they declined. Ferguson also agreed a deal to bring Ronaldinho to Old Trafford too. The legendary boss was keen to get in talismanic players like the Brazilian and he was ready to spend £19m to snap him up. The transfer was being funded by the sale of David Beckham but, like the Di Canio deal, it fell through at the last minute. Ferguson asked chief executive Peter Kenyon to ring Arsenal to enquire about the availability of Patrick Vieira in the 90s. Kenyon informed Fergie he had but a day later the Scot me ...
The coach of swag XI must be Paolo Di Canio
0 - Number of goals Sunderland have scored from their right wing while Paolo Di Canio has been manager. Fascist.
This is definitely the best bit of Redknapp's book so far: Paolo Di Canio, Spandau Ballet superfan.
Paolo Di Canio ordered team bus to leave without El-Hadji Ba?
How is Rafa Benitez in for Coach of the year award? Thats a joke! He deserves it as much as Paolo Di Canio!
Imma vote Paolo Di Canio for sports personality of the year...
A 9th-minute Paolo Di Canio volley opened the scoring for West Ham in a 2-1 win over Wimbledon. (26th March, 2000) ht…
El Hadji Ba was left holding the bags by Former Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio earlier this season, it has been revealed. The Daily Mail says Di Canio ordered the team bus to leave for the Premier League match at Crystal Palace without summer signing Ba on board. The French midfielder had gone to collect a bag he’d left in his hotel room. A club spokeswoman said there was a designated leaving time but Ba received a lift and arrived at Selhurst Park before than Sunderland’s coach.
Here are some footy facts for you: At the beginning of the season, Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway had his players hypnotised to help them get ready for the new season but they still lost to Spurs! Derby have named one of the stands at Pride Park after their long-serving kitman Gordon Guthrie! On average, Prem refs do 176 high-speed runs over 13 mph each game! That is more than most footballers! After his double in the Community Shield, Robin Van Persie has now scored 8 goals in 6 games against Wigan! Tottenham had more shots on target than any other prem team in 2012/13 with 241! Edinson Cavani took out an advert in an Italian newspaper to thank Napoli's fans after he joined PSG. Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio was so angry with how his team played in a pre-season friendly against Midtjylland that he tried to ban his players eating a pasta buffet afterwards!
Paolo Di Canio could make a surprise return to management with League One strugglers Bristol City.
(funny) Football Manager 2014 review "Media relations are significantly spruced up and you'll be asked more varied questions, your responses ranging from calm to animated. While fieriness can be fun, it makes managerial progression much harder, like adopting evil-alignment in an RPG or being Paolo Di Canio."
A Scott Wagstaff interview and Paolo Di Canio retrospective are my articles in Voice of The Valley number 108 -->
PL's famous "bad boy" Paolo Di Canio's act of sportsmanship at Goodison, catching the ball to allow Paul Gerrard to be treated
has to be Paolo Di Canio v Everton when he caught the ball instead of scoring. True act of sportsmanship
Paolo Di Canio catching the ball when Paul Gerrard went down injured vs West Ham, Could have scored the winner, but didn't.
Lee Cattermole appears to have a big future under new coach Gus Poyet having been out in the cold under Paolo di Canio.
Paolo Di Canio could be on his way to City.
Manuel Pellegrini's no Paolo Di Canio, we're sure, but he did call Man City "stupid" after their loss to Chelsea
Fernando Torres's perseverance was rewarded when his last-minute goal saw Chelsea to a 2-1 win at home to title rivals Manchester City on Sunday that catapulted the London club into second place in the Premier League table. The match was heading for a draw when, after Willian had helped the ball forward, a mix-up saw City defender Matija Nastasic head the ball past his own keeper, Joe Hart, with the onrushing Torres turning the ball into an empty net. Torres's winner left Chelsea just two points behind leaders Arsenal and atoned for his dramatic 29th minute miss when, with the match still goalless, he somehow shot over the bar from 10 yards out. The Spain striker turned provider for Chelsea's 33rd minute opener when his run and cross from the right set up Andre Schurrle, who from a mere four yards out, eased the ball in for his first Chelsea goal. Torres then almost made it 2-0 when, from some 20 yards wide out on the left, he managed to fire in a shot that clipped the angle of the far post and bar. Chels ...
I think Gus Poyet needs to keep in mind that Paolo Di Canio won his first derby match against Newcastle too, and look how that ended up!
One of our Best Selling armbands, signed by Paolo Di Canio.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short has admitted to making a mistake by appointing Paolo Di Canio as the club's head coach
What do Gus Poyet and Paolo Di Canio have in common of their Sunderland managerial careers? Victory in their first derby and were finished off with beautiful goals.
Looks like Sunderland could get their first win of the season.. Hmm, getting rid of Paolo Di Canio was a good decision after all.
The last time Sunderland met Newcastle, a certain Paolo Di Canio became an instant hero with Sunderland running out 3-0 winners. What are your score predictions today? The game is moments away for getting underway.
Fletcher welcomes boss change - Steven Fletcher says the switch in mood at Sunderland since Gus Poyet succeeded Paolo Di Canio has been 'like night and day'.
Paolo Di Canio even banned us from smiling, says Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher
Ellis Short has admitted he should have never brought Paolo Di Canio to the club. Bit late there mate, but at least you’ve broken your silence, at last, and admitted your error: Short said: "With the euphoria from our successful survival fight at the end of last season and the optimism surrounding our pre-season, we could never have imagined in our worst nightmare being in the position we are in now. The club has been in turmoil as a result of the change of head coach so early in the season. I have to take the blame for that. Clearly at least one of the decisions I made over the last several months was the wrong one. I believe this period of uncertainty is now over with the appointment of Gus Poyet. Gus' challenge at Sunderland is to establish stability, get what I consider to be a good squad of players together as a cohesive unit and to begin fighting or way back up the table. This will have to be a steady, one-game-at-a-time recovery."
Paolo Di Canio could make a swift return to management as he looks set to take the vacant managers role at struggling League 1 side, Bristol City!
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has spoken out about the "weird" world of Paolo Di Canio ahead of today's derby clash with Newcastle.
Steven Fletcher on Paolo Di Canio : "He could have become a Sunderland legend because the fans loved him. But the players never did and it is the players that need to like him. It wasn't a nice place to be."
Today's paper talk THE SUN ON SUNDAY Stoke boss Mark Hughes was left fuming by Javier Hernandez's dramatic winner for Manchester United. Meanwhile, United manager David Moyes may be willing to let £15m summer signing Wilfried Zaha go out on loan in January. Liverpool's Luis Suarez fired the Premier League's first hat-trick of the season as West Brom lost 4-1. Tony Pulis wants £2m a year to become the new manager of Crystal Palace. Owen Hargreaves wants face-to-face talks with Sir Alex Ferguson over allegations in his book that he was one of the former United manager's worst signings. SUNDAY MIRROR Gus Poyet hopes to return as Newcastle's hoodoo man today in the Wear-Tyne derby. Javier Hernandez was Manchester United's supersub hero in a fightback 3-2 win over Stoke. Zinedine Zidane has told Sir Alex Ferguson that his negative verdict about Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is wrong. Former England U21 manager Stuart Pearce has confirmed his interest in the vacant Crystal Palace job. Arsenal are plotti ...
Goal of the Season 2000. Paolo Di Canio for West Ham United. What a Goal! Only £24.99 with FREE Postage!
OMG - Mail On Sunday report that City are looking to appoint Paolo Di Canio as their new manager - don't know if thats good or bad! :-)
ALS NEWS ROUNDUP DERBY DAY... FINALLY HERE Well the day is finally here. Derby Day. Grab your winter coat, head down the pub bright and early, lock up your horses and let's hope that the lads finally put in a performance which we've been lacking this season so far. Let's see what people have been saying in the media ahead of the match: Gus Poyet reckons that he used to drive Sir Bobby Robson mad, because he would always be a thorn in the side of Newcastle whenever he came up against them! Pondering on why Robson hated him, the gaffer said: "It was difficult to blame him. He was a manager and there was this player who somehow always scored against him, so I suppose you would hate him. But it was hate because you wanted him in your side. I took it as a compliment – but it was an interesting statement! The game I realised was when I was playing for Spurs and we came up to Newcastle, and I was man-marked. I had never been man-marked before in my life. Then I realised this was something to be proud of as wel ...
Hammers value to sink Swans = Sunderland v Newcastle The Tyne-Wear derby hasn't been too kind to Newcastle in recent years but that can all change on Sunday. The Magpies have won just one of their last five against Sunderland but their local rivals go into Sunday's game on the back of a terrible start to the season, one point from eight games seeing them sit below even Crystal Palace in the standings. Paolo Di Canio has departed with Gus Poyet drafted in, but his task was underlined in his first game in charge - a 4-0 defeat at Swansea. Newcastle have been inconsistent but the pick of their form is a league above Sunderland's. Their second half display at Goodison and their wins at Villa and Cardiff is away form that will be good enough to take all three points from the Stadium of Light, while their home draw against Liverpool last week, achieved despite playing 50 minutes with 10 men, was highly creditable. The Reds tore apart Sunderland only weeks before struggling to break down 10-man Newcastle and on ...
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed in his new autobiography that he talked himself out of signing Petr Cech 12 years ago when he was still playing for French club Rennes, the Daily Star reports. The former United boss had watched Cech as a fresh faced 19-year-old and though he was impressed by what he saw, he decided that the Czech international was just too young. But now at 31 years of age Cech has gone on to see himself become one of the world’s best goalkeepers after Claudio Ranieri decided to take a chance on him two years later by bringing him to Chelsea. Arriving at Stamford Bridge for £7m, he quickly went on to displace Carlo Cudicini in the Chelsea goal during his first season in England. And since the first season he has gone on to pick up three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a Champions League along the way. Ferguson also revealed that he missed out on signing the likes of Paolo Di Canio, Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Paul Gascoigne and Ronaldinho during his 27 years at Old Trafford. ...
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley, 28, who was dropped by former manager Paolo Di Canio after an incident in a Newcastle casino, has been restored to the squad by new boss Gus Poyet. Sunderland AFC
He was singled out by Paolo Di Canio for his “disgusting” behaviour, fined, ostracised, told he would never play again for Sunderland and suspended but, unlike the Italian, Phil Bardsley remains on Wearside and a new head coach has initiated a fresh start. Yesterday, the defender was described as…
Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner has backed new manager of the Black Cats, Gus Poyet to turn the ailing club's fortunes around this season. Poyet was announced as Paolo Di Canio's successor earlier this month but has yet to take charge of a game due to the international break.Gardner believes that could have a positive impact for Sunderland as they go in search of their first victory of the campaign against Swansea City on Saturday. Question: Do you see Poyet succeeding with Sunderland, or will he end up just like Paolo Di Canio? Adm(ABS)
Harry Redknapp on Paolo Di Canio as a West Ham player, "He had such a focused outlook that even the slightest disturbance on the training field would send him into a rage. He would come storming off. ‘Hey, f***ing gaffer, hey boss! We are warming up, we are supposed to be stretching. Razor Ruddock, he is talking about drinking last night, he is talking about sh***ing — how can this be right? This is not right.’ He was high-maintenance but I told the young lads to watch and learn. Paolo was as fit as a fiddle; a fanatic about conditioning, a brilliant, committed footballer. And a handful."
Sunderland signs Gus Poyet as new manager to 2-yr deal after sacking Paolo Di Canio 2 weeks ago ---Calciatore
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