Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Di Canio: 'Players Were Fantastic'

Di Canio: 'Players Were Fantastic'

The media circus that is Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio was in Essex on Tuesday night, and he told BBC Wiltshire after their game with the U's that his players were fantastic.

In a tight, scrappy game on a pitch that has deteriorated amongst the recent wintry weather, Di Canio dedicated the victory to his players whilst having a small dig at the ongoing off-the-field situation that surrounds the Robins.

With injuries and illness leaving Di Canio with only fifteen players, the Italian boss implied that a similar commitment was needed from those above.

'This is my players' victory, not Paolo Di Canio's and not my staff,' he said after the game. 'The heroes who come and follow us were amazing again, but this is my players' victory.

'If someone was committed just half of what my players showed tonight, even just ten-percent, we could be a Champion's League club.'

Although exaggerating somewhat, Di Canio was clearly riled by the recent activities away from the pitch that still appears to leave his future shrouded in uncertainty.

Prior to the game he had been intimating that the U's would be favourites for the game, despite Swindon's high league position, because they had drawn two games and could only name four subs.

Considering you can only use three and all fifteen players named were of high quality for this division, his mind-games don't quite wash with me.

'Today we saw what the fantastic lads did,' he continued. 'It's not easy only having fifteen and we made mistakes, but they're fantastic.

'I want to say thanks to everybody and the fans, and if someone behaves just ten-percent of how those players did then maybe this club will have good health and a very good future.'

For the latest U's news and views, follow us on Twitter

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Colchester Dan
Date:Thursday February 7 2013
Time: 10:34AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Could L1 & L2 Get A Much Needed Cash Boost?

The EFL have crunched the full attendance numbers for the season of 2016/17 and their...

What Is A Club Developed Player & Why Does It Matter

EFL member clubs will be held to a 'club developed player' requirement from the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

The U's Neither Here Nor There Come The Season End?

No late rally for Colchester United?

League Two 2017/18 Golden Boot Battle (1/3/18)

The season might only be a few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year's Golden Boot battle...

Colchester United Archived Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win47%
Rochdale win32%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures

Vital Football Comment