2-0 up against second from bottom Hereford, Paolo's Swindon somehow managed to draw 3-3. Di Canio's charges are now settled into mid table, a full 9 points off the lead already. The Italian's fans will claim that he can still lead Swindon into a play off place, and that may well not be beyond them, but that is not what was expected at the start of the season.
Frustration will be mounting inside Di Canio and I have predicted all along that he will be gone before Christmas. The first cracks are showing with open criticism of individuals when talking to the press. That's a great way of losing the dressing room.
Will Di Canio jump or will he be pushed? I favour the former. No matter what happens, there will still be a lobby for him to be given the manager's job at West Ham of course. Passion. That's what counts. Passion.