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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 285496 times)

Offline brian green

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2265 on: January 12, 2019, 08:57:54 PM »
It was a game of bad substitutions.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2266 on: January 12, 2019, 09:00:32 PM »
The question should be ďwhat the hell has gone on since the Albion game?Ē

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 donít care enough.
I think itís an ability issue  more than anything else. Press, pass and move needs energy but the difficult bit is ability.

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2267 on: January 12, 2019, 09:08:21 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 Ďthatí must be fucking gauliing.

Iím not Tommyís biggest fan and Iím sure the new guy will improve, but that was a bad substitution.

Chasing the game at 1-0, and he brings on Hause and Whelan.  Genius.

Offline CT Villan

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2268 on: January 12, 2019, 09:20:46 PM »
There is one massive obvious but surely it cant just be as simple as that?

We are obviously missing JG and AT, but that doesn't explain why players suddenly have no first touch, are incapable of making a 10 yd pass to a teammate or don't - as a minimum - run hard on the pitch.

and I'm going to whisper this...but I actually thought Whelan did ok when he came on.

Offline brian green

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2269 on: January 12, 2019, 09:23:24 PM »
Sorry I missed that.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2270 on: January 12, 2019, 09:35:16 PM »
I haven't heard a Villa team booed off as savagely as that for a while.

Offline XXVilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2271 on: January 12, 2019, 09:37:40 PM »
The question should be ďwhat the hell has gone on since the Albion game?Ē

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 donít care enough.
I think itís an ability issue  more than anything else. Press, pass and move needs energy but the difficult bit is ability.

But they had ability up until  the Albion game

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2272 on: January 12, 2019, 09:40:23 PM »
Be interesting to see the fallout from El Ghazis outburst after he got subbed. It looked to me like he was giving Smith some abuse?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2273 on: January 12, 2019, 09:48:37 PM »
Be interesting to see the fallout from El Ghazis outburst after he got subbed. It looked to me like he was giving Smith some abuse?

Him and Elphick looked mightily unimpressed.  So did Bjarnason, but he's a miserable twat the entire time anyway, so hard to know if he was pissed off specifically by that or not.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2274 on: January 12, 2019, 10:08:50 PM »
Be interesting to see the fallout from El Ghazis outburst after he got subbed. It looked to me like he was giving Smith some abuse?

El Ghazi seems to think he's Messi after some decent games in December. He should realise why he's actually playing at this level.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2275 on: January 12, 2019, 10:09:19 PM »
The question should be ďwhat the hell has gone on since the Albion game?Ē

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 donít care enough.
I think itís an ability issue  more than anything else. Press, pass and move needs energy but the difficult bit is ability.

But they had ability up until  the Albion game
I think many of the first eleven are technically limited and probably arenít up to doing what Smith wants but I canít explain the last two performances. Itís as if theyíve never played together before. I didnít think we relied on Grealish that much.
Very poor options in midfield at the moment.

Offline Pvb1968

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2276 on: January 12, 2019, 10:11:10 PM »
Now is the time to back smith.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2277 on: January 12, 2019, 10:18:34 PM »
The question should be ďwhat the hell has gone on since the Albion game?Ē

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 donít care enough.
I think itís an ability issue  more than anything else. Press, pass and move needs energy but the difficult bit is ability.

Combination of things. Jack obviously and we've become really poor in attack.

Then losing Axel. O.k our defence still wasn't great when he was playing but he himself was playing well so 1 out of 5 in the unit as opposed to none of them now.

Also think giving up the lead and losing v Leeds has totally thrown us. Now we lack confidence when leading in games (couldn't see out QPR and PNE when winning) and seems like all opposition now saw how Leeds killed us attacking both fullbacks and now they're all doing it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2278 on: January 12, 2019, 10:19:29 PM »
Now is the time to back smith.
Smith has unanimous backing, we are all desperate for this one to succeed. He can absolutely be questioned on his decisions though.

Offline XXVilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2279 on: January 12, 2019, 10:22:00 PM »
The question should be ďwhat the hell has gone on since the Albion game?Ē

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 donít care enough.
I think itís an ability issue  more than anything else. Press, pass and move needs energy but the difficult bit is ability.

But they had ability up until  the Albion game
I think many of the first eleven are technically limited and probably arenít up to doing what Smith wants but I canít explain the last two performances. Itís as if theyíve never played together before. I didnít think we relied on Grealish that much.
Very poor options in midfield at the moment.

Well we canít sign the Man City squad en masse, so Deanís going to have to try harder with what heís got