Pic by Mohan
It’s a great rant from Paulo Di Canio, who is clearly unhappy with the lack of discipline and respect at Sunderland. Di Canio is a breath of fresh air in the sometimes dry world of management speak.
“He does it to everybody in their box. He was nowhere near the ball, was never going to win it, so he just fell down. He was just trying to get a penalty, so I wouldn’t make anything out of it. He’s bigger than me so he actually made me look really strong, but if the referee had given anything it would have been ridiculous. That’s never a penalty. I actually said to him: ‘That was a bit embarrassing, John’ and he laughed as he ran off.”
~ Ryan Nelsen, September 15, 2012
The talk before the QPR v Chelsea match was about the pre-match handshake between Anton Ferdinand and John Terry. In the end they did not shake hands (Anton’s choice) and Terry tried to draw a penalty in a hard fought game. Ryan Nelsen called him out on his dive.
The funniest thing in football is the vote of confidence. It means it is the end. Maybe I don’t want one.
~ Andre Villas-Boas, February 15, 2012