Swindon’s James Collins Scores Hat-Trick vs Stoke, Still Gets Kick Up The Arse From Paolo Di Canio (Video)

Chris Wright

29th, August 2012


By Chris Wright

Swindon saw off Stoke City in the Capital One Cup League Cup last night, coming out on top in a 4-3 tit-for-tat game which saw James Collins sticking away a hat-trick for the Robins, including an extra-time winner – though it was his second goal of the evening which coaxed the most curious reaction out of manager Paolo Di Canio, with the coco-loopy Italian beckoning Collins over, hoofing the striker up the arse and sending him on his way…

Mentalist. After the game, Di Canio described his side’s first-half performance as “like watching Stoke City against Barcelona.” Therefore we guess that congrats are due to Swindon for passing the age-old ‘cold, wet Tuesday night at the Britannia’ acid test.

(Video: Dirty Tackle)