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Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4320 on: June 01, 2019, 01:18:27 AM »
How is it possible to take over a club :


a) in 14th place in October

b) with a talented but crazily unbalanced squad

c) then have two key players out for three months each

and STILL win promotion! All this while making the team's playing style obviously easier on the eye.

I think we're lucky to have him and we're going ti have him for a long while...

Listen I love Dean and I think he did a great job but we are Villa. He never for one second looked like a man who thought getting us into the playoffs (or higher) would be some sort of miracle, unlike Steve fucking Bruce.

Above all things, that's what I most love him for - the fact that he genuinely looked at us, sentiment aside, and thought: "What the fuck is this squad doing occupying 14th place in the championship? This is a promotion squad."

I'm not suggesting it was easy by any means, and he did well with loan recruitment in January, but that's the big thing for me. The common sense of it all.

I agree with every word of both quoted posts.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4321 on: June 01, 2019, 01:22:05 AM »
All his signings made sense and you could see why we signed them.

Meanwhile how it often felt under spuddy.

Oh and, "it takes a while to find a system and style of play with the new signings". Actually Steve, good managers buy players that will fit into and compliment the system and style of play that the manager employs, whereas you bring in players and then seem to think "now what the fuck do I do with them". Wanker.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4322 on: June 01, 2019, 01:41:28 AM »
How is it possible to take over a club :


a) in 14th place in October

b) with a talented but crazily unbalanced squad

c) then have two key players out for three months each

and STILL win promotion! All this while making the team's playing style obviously easier on the eye.

I think we're lucky to have him and we're going ti have him for a long while...

Listen I love Dean and I think he did a great job but we are Villa. He never for one second looked like a man who thought getting us into the playoffs (or higher) would be some sort of miracle, unlike Steve fucking Bruce.

Above all things, that's what I most love him for - the fact that he genuinely looked at us, sentiment aside, and thought: "What the fuck is this squad doing occupying 14th place in the championship? This is a promotion squad."

I'm not suggesting it was easy by any means, and he did well with loan recruitment in January, but that's the big thing for me. The common sense of it all.

I agree with every word of both quoted posts.

Yes yes.

All his signings made sense and you could see why we signed them.

Meanwhile how it often felt under spuddy.

Oh and, "it takes a while to find a system and style of play with the new signings". Actually Steve, good managers buy players that will fit into and compliment the system and style of play that the manager employs, whereas you bring in players and then seem to think "now what the fuck do I do with them". Wanker.

Yes yes yes.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4323 on: June 01, 2019, 07:01:21 AM »
I'll have what he's having!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4324 on: June 03, 2019, 12:50:42 PM »
Yes yes.

All his signings made sense and you could see why we signed them.

Meanwhile how it often felt under spuddy.

Oh and, "it takes a while to find a system and style of play with the new signings". Actually Steve, good managers buy players that will fit into and compliment the system and style of play that the manager employs, whereas you bring in players and then seem to think "now what the fuck do I do with them". Wanker.

Yes yes yes.
No, no, no. "Complement".

Sorry. It was necessary.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 04:12:38 PM by Bad English »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4325 on: June 03, 2019, 01:57:50 PM »
A client was telling me that he knew someone who was a big Villa but couldn't get a ticket to the final. He lived a couple of doors down from DS's aunt so it got mentioned in passing. A couple of days before the final, Dean phoned him to tell him he had a couple of tickets for him. He was over the moon.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4326 on: June 03, 2019, 06:17:11 PM »
Sorry. It was necessary.

It's ok, I take it as a complement.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4327 on: June 03, 2019, 06:29:23 PM »
Cheers, Dean, you beautiful, beautiful man. Since landing here yesterday at Haven Hafan y Môr I've seen more Villa shirts than those of any other single club.
I was in Burnham at the weekend. Same there. Villa shorts everywhere. Dean Smith has made us proud to show our colours again.

How odd. I own a van at Burnham and was there for part of last weekend. Am going to Hafan y Mor next month in a van swap owners arrangement thing.

OT stuart but how much do you reckon it costs you a year to have a van - er indoors wants one.

Depends what site you put it on and whereabouts. We back onto the seafront and that is more expensive than most other bits of the park. You are in for seven grand a year in spite fees plus a grand on top for utilities and insurance. We make most of that back from letting it out though.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4328 on: June 03, 2019, 06:33:41 PM »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4329 on: June 24, 2019, 10:16:35 PM »
https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/aston-villa-dean-smith-avfc-16476412.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Please can somebody reassure me that all true Brummies go to Conservative clubs and it has nothing to do with politics?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4330 on: June 24, 2019, 10:27:20 PM »
https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/aston-villa-dean-smith-avfc-16476412.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Please can somebody reassure me that all true Brummies go to Conservative clubs and it has nothing to do with politics?


Does it fucking matter, really?

Shock horror someone may have a different world view to you.

Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4331 on: June 24, 2019, 10:31:08 PM »
https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/aston-villa-dean-smith-avfc-16476412.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Please can somebody reassure me that all true Brummies go to Conservative clubs and it has nothing to do with politics?


Does it fucking matter, really?

Shock horror someone may have a different world view to you.

Don't be like that mate. I used to be on nodding terms with Robert Peston.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4332 on: June 25, 2019, 04:59:17 AM »
I taught Holder how to nod.

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4333 on: June 25, 2019, 09:08:23 AM »
I taught Holder how to nod.

John? Good as gold as head of the Gloucestershire mob!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4334 on: June 25, 2019, 08:22:07 PM »
https://www.waste of paper.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/aston-villa-dean-smith-avfc-16476412.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Please can somebody reassure me that all true Brummies go to Conservative clubs and it has nothing to do with politics?


Does it fucking matter, really?

Shock horror someone may have a different world view to you.

I had exactly the same reaction

Not suggesting it makes them bad people or anything. But I can't help being disappointed if him and his family are Tories!