Cherries: Di Canio tips rivals to spring a cup surprise

FA CUP giant-killer Paolo Di Canio is backing Cherries to strike a blow for League One – by causing a shock against top-flight outfit Wigan.

The Swindon Town boss insisted Cherries had a “big chance” of springing a surprise after his team had earned a point at Dean Court on Saturday.

Cherries and Premier League Wigan clash tonight (7.45pm) in a third round replay following their 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium earlier this month.

Eddie Howe’s men will be bidding to set a new club record of 19 matches unbeaten when they step out in front of a sell-out home crowd.

But Wigan, despite the prospect of manager Roberto Martinez tinkering with his team, remain slight favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers.

Di Canio, 44, knows all about upsetting the odds in the famous knockout competition – both as a player and manager.

The Italian scored the winner when West Ham defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in 2001. He also got the better of Wigan from the technical area when masterminding Swindon’s 2-1 third round win over the Latics last season.

And the Hammers legend believes Cherries possess the attributes to cause problems for Martinez’s men.

Di Canio said: “They have a big chance of beating Wigan – absolutely.

“I saw the draw at Wigan and I have the clips to study Bournemouth again.

“They play with a discipline and quality. When you play against a Premier League side, that gives you the opportunity to play football and gives Bournemouth a bigger chance.

“Last year, we beat Wigan, and I can see a weakness in them away from home. We dominated at our place.

“And with this ground and this atmosphere, they (Cherries) have a big chance to go through because they have quality, a system and a good manager.”

Di Canio was impressed by both teams in Saturday’s 1-1 draw.

He added: “I thought it was a Championship performance.

“To produce good attacking football with this surface was very good and I was happy for the people.”

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7:26am Tue 15 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Must admit the first ten minutes against Wigan at Swindon I thought we were going to get a hammering, they were pinging the ball about all over the shop, then we closed them down more and the rest is history.
I think you are going to have a battle on your hands but the playing surface or lack of it, may be the leveler and work in your favour.

Good luck hope its a good game.
Must admit the first ten minutes against Wigan at Swindon I thought we were going to get a hammering, they were pinging the ball about all over the shop, then we closed them down more and the rest is history. I think you are going to have a battle on your hands but the playing surface or lack of it, may be the leveler and work in your favour. Good luck hope its a good game. Chish and Fips

7:37am Tue 15 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

There you go again on about our pitch!!! We have a very good surface at Dean Court and like I already informed you on the other thread, it's been dry here for 2 days and will be again today!!! you also might recall the first 25 minutes Saturday we played your lot off the park, one wet game in I don't know how long and you lot think it's like it here all the time!! We will play our game tonight and what will be will be, also sold out as well, says something about the away side when you say we didn't sell many tickets Saturday for your little club!!
There you go again on about our pitch!!! We have a very good surface at Dean Court and like I already informed you on the other thread, it's been dry here for 2 days and will be again today!!! you also might recall the first 25 minutes Saturday we played your lot off the park, one wet game in I don't know how long and you lot think it's like it here all the time!! We will play our game tonight and what will be will be, also sold out as well, says something about the away side when you say we didn't sell many tickets Saturday for your little club!! Frankiesbackfromhollywood

7:53am Tue 15 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Must admit the first ten minutes against Wigan at Swindon I thought we were going to get a hammering, they were pinging the ball about all over the shop, then we closed them down more and the rest is history.
I think you are going to have a battle on your hands but the playing surface or lack of it, may be the leveler and work in your favour.

Good luck hope its a good game.
Thank you for still showing an interest in our team. I will send you a half and half scarf if you give me your address.
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Must admit the first ten minutes against Wigan at Swindon I thought we were going to get a hammering, they were pinging the ball about all over the shop, then we closed them down more and the rest is history. I think you are going to have a battle on your hands but the playing surface or lack of it, may be the leveler and work in your favour. Good luck hope its a good game.[/p][/quote]Thank you for still showing an interest in our team. I will send you a half and half scarf if you give me your address. Mike Oxbig

8:03am Tue 15 Jan 13

Dont have short memorys says...

don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter
don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter Dont have short memorys

8:04am Tue 15 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Must admit the first ten minutes against Wigan at Swindon I thought we were going to get a hammering, they were pinging the ball about all over the shop, then we closed them down more and the rest is history.
I think you are going to have a battle on your hands but the playing surface or lack of it, may be the leveler and work in your favour.

Good luck hope its a good game.
Thank you for still showing an interest in our team. I will send you a half and half scarf if you give me your address.
One thing you can't call me narrow minded and biased ..hint hint ..
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: Must admit the first ten minutes against Wigan at Swindon I thought we were going to get a hammering, they were pinging the ball about all over the shop, then we closed them down more and the rest is history. I think you are going to have a battle on your hands but the playing surface or lack of it, may be the leveler and work in your favour. Good luck hope its a good game.[/p][/quote]Thank you for still showing an interest in our team. I will send you a half and half scarf if you give me your address.[/p][/quote]One thing you can't call me narrow minded and biased ..hint hint .. Chish and Fips

8:06am Tue 15 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

Dont have short memorys wrote:
don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter
We've already beaten them - it's your turn now - no pressure ...
[quote][p][bold]Dont have short memorys[/bold] wrote: don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter[/p][/quote]We've already beaten them - it's your turn now - no pressure ... Chish and Fips

8:10am Tue 15 Jan 13

tricky1007 says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Dont have short memorys wrote:
don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter
We've already beaten them - it's your turn now - no pressure ...
you also went out in the first round to a non league team... so there is no pressure!!, and as for being dry for 2 days... it hammered down in Bournemouth yesterday!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dont have short memorys[/bold] wrote: don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter[/p][/quote]We've already beaten them - it's your turn now - no pressure ...[/p][/quote]you also went out in the first round to a non league team... so there is no pressure!!, and as for being dry for 2 days... it hammered down in Bournemouth yesterday! tricky1007

8:28am Tue 15 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

tricky1007 wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Dont have short memorys wrote:
don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter
We've already beaten them - it's your turn now - no pressure ...
you also went out in the first round to a non league team... so there is no pressure!!, and as for being dry for 2 days... it hammered down in Bournemouth yesterday!
True we went out to the Macclesfield and deservedly on the day too, no quibble, likewise Cardiff fell foul of them too.
No pressure if you can get passed Wigan then .. Touche !!
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dont have short memorys[/bold] wrote: don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter[/p][/quote]We've already beaten them - it's your turn now - no pressure ...[/p][/quote]you also went out in the first round to a non league team... so there is no pressure!!, and as for being dry for 2 days... it hammered down in Bournemouth yesterday![/p][/quote]True we went out to the Macclesfield and deservedly on the day too, no quibble, likewise Cardiff fell foul of them too. No pressure if you can get passed Wigan then .. Touche !! Chish and Fips

9:02am Tue 15 Jan 13

Local fan says...

Encouraging words from the manager one of our "local" rivals. Swindon were excellent on Saturday but we were better so we have a great chance tonight. Its going to be an amazing evening, so glad I went to Wigan as well as it felt like a home game...amazing! UTCIAD!!
Encouraging words from the manager one of our "local" rivals. Swindon were excellent on Saturday but we were better so we have a great chance tonight. Its going to be an amazing evening, so glad I went to Wigan as well as it felt like a home game...amazing! UTCIAD!! Local fan

9:21am Tue 15 Jan 13

InkZ says...

I've got my woolly hat ready for tonight.
I've got my woolly hat ready for tonight. InkZ

10:16am Tue 15 Jan 13

Local fan says...

And my long johns.
And my long johns. Local fan

11:38am Tue 15 Jan 13

LeGod says...

Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder.

Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic.

By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1.
And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game.
Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.
Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder. Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic. By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1. And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game. Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight. LeGod

3:55pm Tue 15 Jan 13

stfcinbmth says...

Dont have short memorys wrote:
don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter
Deary me, it's not really a fans' forum per se is it, it's the local rag and as some of us gyppos live here it's fair game
[quote][p][bold]Dont have short memorys[/bold] wrote: don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter[/p][/quote]Deary me, it's not really a fans' forum per se is it, it's the local rag and as some of us gyppos live here it's fair game stfcinbmth

4:45pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

LeGod wrote:
Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder.

Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic.

By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1.
And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game.
Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.
Hardly a mad rush of your fans wishing us luck, more like you can't wait for us to lose so you can come on here and say how superior you are because you beat them last season, really legob we have chips on our shoulders, you are the one's who keep on coming back when we have moved on! What will be will be tonight, I will be there and will enjoy it, there is zero pressure on us as we don't judhe ourselves by how Swindon are doing, and we know how good our manager is! haven't you got an important league game coming up at the weekend?
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder. Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic. By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1. And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game. Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.[/p][/quote]Hardly a mad rush of your fans wishing us luck, more like you can't wait for us to lose so you can come on here and say how superior you are because you beat them last season, really legob we have chips on our shoulders, you are the one's who keep on coming back when we have moved on! What will be will be tonight, I will be there and will enjoy it, there is zero pressure on us as we don't judhe ourselves by how Swindon are doing, and we know how good our manager is! haven't you got an important league game coming up at the weekend? Frankiesbackfromhollywood

6:31pm Tue 15 Jan 13

babyduck says...

LeGod wrote:
Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder.

Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic.

By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1.
And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game.
Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.
I must have been watching a different game then. Without the assistance of the playing surface you could have played all night and not scored. Lets just see where we both end up come May. You are a good side but a better footballing side? Please.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder. Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic. By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1. And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game. Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.[/p][/quote]I must have been watching a different game then. Without the assistance of the playing surface you could have played all night and not scored. Lets just see where we both end up come May. You are a good side but a better footballing side? Please. babyduck

8:41pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

babyduck wrote:
LeGod wrote:
Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder.

Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic.

By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1.
And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game.
Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.
I must have been watching a different game then. Without the assistance of the playing surface you could have played all night and not scored. Lets just see where we both end up come May. You are a good side but a better footballing side? Please.
Hypothetical codswallop BD !!
[quote][p][bold]babyduck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: Why dont some of you cherry fans get this MASSIVE CHIP off your shoulder. Our fans are wishing you good luck for tonight so the stupid little comments back are childish and moronic. By the way yes you have sold out for Wigan but its only an extra 400 on your biggest crowd of the season on saturday against the best footballing side in L1. And you wernt better on saturday otherwise you would have won the game. Remember we beat Wigan as a L2 team so the pressure is on against the Wigan youth team tonight.[/p][/quote]I must have been watching a different game then. Without the assistance of the playing surface you could have played all night and not scored. Lets just see where we both end up come May. You are a good side but a better footballing side? Please.[/p][/quote]Hypothetical codswallop BD !! Chish and Fips

11:42pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Dont have short memorys says...

stfcinbmth wrote:
Dont have short memorys wrote:
don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter
Deary me, it's not really a fans' forum per se is it, it's the local rag and as some of us gyppos live here it's fair game
simply pointing out an obvious fact no offence meant I am only interested in two games that Swindon are involved in and that's against us that's all . I meant
[quote][p][bold]stfcinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dont have short memorys[/bold] wrote: don't Swindon have their own site can understand Swindon supporters coming on here when we are playing them but what on earth is the interest in the Wigan match for them or di canios for that matter[/p][/quote]Deary me, it's not really a fans' forum per se is it, it's the local rag and as some of us gyppos live here it's fair game[/p][/quote]simply pointing out an obvious fact no offence meant I am only interested in two games that Swindon are involved in and that's against us that's all . I meant Dont have short memorys

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