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Online themossman

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2250 on: January 12, 2019, 07:51:04 PM »
Fans turning  on each other in the stands and now on the boards.

Mon then.
Geh teh fuh yuh wee basa

Ye jess winnae let it go

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2251 on: January 12, 2019, 07:53:46 PM »
There is only one priority now.  To use the rest of this season to clear out every twig of the dead wood at the club so that we can hit the ground running next season.   That MUST include giving all our youngest players every chance to prove themselves with us including those loaned out.

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2252 on: January 12, 2019, 07:59:46 PM »
There is only one priority now.  To use the rest of this season to clear out every twig of the dead wood at the club so that we can hit the ground running next season.   That MUST include giving all our youngest players every chance to prove themselves with us including those loaned out.
Fully agree Brian ....worryingly though two of the teams we may be competing with next season could  be Newcastle and Fulham who will have the finances to regroup -
I was upset that we could no longer compete with Bourenemouth, Brighton and Huddersfield ...we now need to add the mighty Wigan for heaven's sake
The club have some big decisions to make and soon

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2253 on: January 12, 2019, 08:03:37 PM »
Agree too many players going through the motions, the likes of Whelan, Hourihane in fact most of the squad needs clearing out and building from scratch. Jack will be off at the end of the season so we will need a complete fresh start.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2254 on: January 12, 2019, 08:05:49 PM »
It way too early to be writing off this season yet. There’s a long way to go and the window it open for another 3 weeks. Today was clearly unacceptable though.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2255 on: January 12, 2019, 08:06:32 PM »
We will get a fresh start whatever happens with so many out of contract or going back to their parent clubs - which in Bolaise's case can't come a moment too soon. The Villa 11 that inevitably kicks off in August in the Chumps is going to look very unfamiliar

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2256 on: January 12, 2019, 08:07:33 PM »
It's called you coming across as gloating because we lost, which to be honest comes as no surprise from you.

Believe what you like, it's called over a season of having to deal with people constantly going on about how great it would be if we had Smith instead of Bruce.  Well Smith is here now and it's actually worse.

as much as you love Bruce and hate Smith (that’s your choice and it’s a free speech site)

There’s no more than a handful on here at best that would want Bruce back over Smith

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2257 on: January 12, 2019, 08:12:23 PM »
I agree Oz but the realistic bet is that even if we scraped into the play offs which becomes more unlikely with every game that preparing a campaign for automatic promotion next season is less difficult with proper planning and focus.

Offline XXVilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2258 on: January 12, 2019, 08:15:49 PM »
The question should be “what the hell has gone on since the Albion game?”

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2259 on: January 12, 2019, 08:18:28 PM »
We will get a fresh start whatever happens with so many out of contract or going back to their parent clubs - which in Bolaise's case can't come a moment too soon. The Villa 11 that inevitably kicks off in August in the Chumps is going to look very unfamiliar
You would like to think that highly paid "professionals" would give their best for the club paying them so well but I wonder if the reality is that a large portion of the squad are "sulking" as they will not be in Smith's' plans for next season
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 08:20:06 PM by villa `cross the mersey »

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2260 on: January 12, 2019, 08:20:04 PM »
whatever it was it's had the most pernicious affect on the team. i could understand a dip in the performance immediately afterwards, due to the disappointment of losing two points to a cheat. But that doesn't explain an ineptness now going into five weeks

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2261 on: January 12, 2019, 08:38:56 PM »
The question should be “what the hell has gone on since the Albion game?”

There is one massive obvious but surely it cant just be as simple as that?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2262 on: January 12, 2019, 08:51:37 PM »
Anyone notice Elphicks reaction to being subbed?
He was well pissed off. To be recalled from loan for a couple of games and then to be hauled off and replaced by ‘that’ must be fucking gauliing.

I’m not Tommy’s biggest fan and I’m sure the new guy will improve, but that was a bad substitution.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2263 on: January 12, 2019, 08:56:44 PM »
Anyone notice Elphicks reaction to being subbed?
He was well pissed off. To be recalled from loan for a couple of games and then to be hauled off and replaced by ‘that’ must be fucking gauliing.

I’m not Tommy’s biggest fan and I’m sure the new guy will improve, but that was a bad substitution.

Chester needs some time off. Both to properly recover but frankly he’s been a serious weak link this season. I think Hause will improve and while it has not chance of happening I’d play him with Elphick.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2264 on: January 12, 2019, 08:57:23 PM »
The question should be “what the hell has gone on since the Albion game?”

There is one massive obvious but surely it cant just be as simple as that?
The obvious being Grealish and to an extent Tunzabee.
I think this has exposed the fact that we have a lot of players that are not good enough and or don’t care enough.