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Author Topic: (The start of) Press-ing concern  (Read 1020 times)

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: (The start of) Press-ing concern
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2019, 12:55:52 PM »
Excellent summation DW.  In passing I find it extremely difficult to equate Dean Smith's performances against us with Brentford - aggressive, energetic, committed, quick, effective - with the slow, ponderous, predictable, turgidity his players produce for us now.  Could he be a good low budget manager better at bringing the best out of journeymen players punching above their weight than wet nursing self regarding "better" players?
Or maybe he had little say in who we bought in.

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Re: (The start of) Press-ing concern
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2019, 01:17:27 PM »
When Smith got the job I thought that we were getting a manager that was innovative and changes his set up as to who the opponents are very disappointed that finally he played two up top only when the game was lost.
If he starts the next game with the same set up he has used all season (which I think he will) then he should be removed even if we scrape a win.
This......I'm with you Robbo
He is not as innovative as we thought he was - disappointing

Indeed. If I'm honest, I was concerned the quality of our performances started to peter out during our brilliant unbeaten run last season. At the time I put it down to tiredness. Now I'm not so sure. What concerns me now is I find it very difficult to argue with Dave's comment, something that would normally de dismissed as nonsense:

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..at the moment Villa’s one-dimensional play is telegraphed well in advance; we could have a friendly against a non-league team from Africa and they’d know how to set up against us.