As USA Dave says, the BBC interview with Di Canio makes interesting listening. Follow the link below to catch it in full. To summarise, Di Canio claims he has done a "fantastic job to maintain the concentration" of a team which, when it switches off, is "average". He says, "We went up but four teams will go up, only one team will go as Champions. I want to go up as Champions". He criticises the British drinking "culture" and tells his critics they don't know his best team because they don't see the players in training.
He then reveals that 45 days ago he considered resigning but refuses to say why other than to explain that he had to stay to honour his promise to get Swindon promoted because, "It sounds arrogant but without Paolo Di Canio this team is capable of losing thirteen games in a row". He adds, "Without Paolo Di Canio and his technical staff, this team was capable of going out of the play off places. The players are not going to tell you so but I know."
Paolo admits that he sounds "arrogant" but confirms repeatedly that everything is down to him. Allardyce would be proud of the lad listening to the interview.
He continues, "It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. To make a team great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I do" adds, "It's good to trust others but, not to do so is much better", turns on the footballing authorities when he announces, "The League is very well when sparrows shout, but no good at all when eagles fall out", turns on the Swindon fans when he exclaims, "The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army, is vile", urges a greater fighting spirit in the remaining games when demanding, "Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts", claims, "The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito", points the finger at Wiltshire wenches when he proclaims, "The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction. All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing at them when their birth rate fell off", insists, "Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail", argues, "War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it", propounds, "War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace" and concludes, "We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance".
And for his next tricks? PDC is going to get the trains to run on time, change the Swindon kit to black shirts, stimulate food production in Wiltshire with the "Battle for Wheat", drain the marsh in Wanborough, invite financial support to buy new players by urging fans to exchange gold rings and necklaces for steel wristbands ...oh and invade Ethiopia.
Watch the interview in full at: