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Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #405 on: October 12, 2018, 12:12:41 PM »
I remember watching Elphicks debut thinking ‘he’s not up to much, I hope he’s got it in him to get better’

He didn’t. I don’t think I saw him have an impressive game, not his fault, we’ve made better players than him go to pot quickly.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #406 on: October 12, 2018, 12:14:59 PM »
He was good till he signed for us, then shite. Like a 2010s Kinsella. I've no objection to Bruce getting rid of him. Not bothering to acquire a replacement when we had already lost Terry was lunacy, though.
Not so. He was pretty good when he first arrived and played well with Chester. He struggled later on and never recovered fully. Signs he can play -he has had good games-not just easy games. Good coaching and team structure would help any centre half. One thing no-one would criticise was his attitude.

I remember him being pretty bloody awful from the start. He only had a brief spell last season when he was vaguely competent.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #407 on: October 12, 2018, 12:17:06 PM »
As much as I am very excited by the appointment of a coach and a DOF I do however have some concerns on some of the stats I have seen.

As much as we assume he plays attacking football his win ratio is not as impressive as I would of expected and he never emulated the league position his predecessor did at Brentford

I really hope that it works out for the guy and for us

At Walsall he had issues finding a prolific goalscorer so they drew plenty of matches they dominated. Found Tom Bradshaw and that win percentage went up a fair bit in his last 18 months there.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #408 on: October 12, 2018, 12:17:13 PM »
Totally agree re Chester - a left sided centre half and left back are the only signings we need to make in January.
A decent keeper too would be nice - although if the almighty defensive mess is remedied it may not be such an issue

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #409 on: October 12, 2018, 12:18:09 PM »
He'd probably have finished even higher with Brentford if they didn't sell their best players every season. To have a 40% win percentage in division 2 with Brentford is a massive achievement, their most consistent finishes for 70 years.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #410 on: October 12, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »
Should be a big crowd for his first game in charge. Swansea have sold out 2800.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #411 on: October 12, 2018, 12:23:56 PM »
Should be a big crowd for his first game in charge. Swansea have sold out 2800.

Looking at our ticket selector for that game, there's not much availability left in the ground.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #412 on: October 12, 2018, 12:41:06 PM »
I remember watching Elphicks debut thinking ‘he’s not up to much, I hope he’s got it in him to get better’

He didn’t. I don’t think I saw him have an impressive game, not his fault, we’ve made better players than him go to pot quickly.

From the few games he's played for Hull, they absolutely love him. Strange one.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #413 on: October 12, 2018, 12:46:05 PM »
Should be a big crowd for his first game in charge. Swansea have sold out 2800.

Looking at our ticket selector for that game, there's not much availability left in the ground.

I’ve mentioned on another thread somewhere that I was in the ticket office earlier and struggled to get two together, had to move to the WL to get them. Lady said they would take a decision on opening the Upper Trinity early next week.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #414 on: October 12, 2018, 12:48:09 PM »
I remember watching Elphicks debut thinking ‘he’s not up to much, I hope he’s got it in him to get better’

He didn’t. I don’t think I saw him have an impressive game, not his fault, we’ve made better players than him go to pot quickly.

From the few games he's played for Hull, they absolutely love him. Strange one.

Indeed it is strange. In terms of mobility he makes Mile look like Rudolph Nureyev.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #415 on: October 12, 2018, 02:48:23 PM »
Upper Trinity now open for Swansea. Nice.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #416 on: October 12, 2018, 04:22:29 PM »
Upper Trinity now open for Swansea. Nice.

Saw your post.
Rang to claim our old seats.

They've charged me extra money. They've not done that previously.

It's ffp gorn mad.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #417 on: October 12, 2018, 04:33:15 PM »
Does anybody know what's been happening since the appointment? Dean Smith had prepared to do double training sessions with Brentford this and next week but I haven't seen anything to say he's been at Bodymoor Heath with the players yet. Maybe he's with Terry and O'Kelly planning and only starting with the players on Monday.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #418 on: October 12, 2018, 04:43:00 PM »
Can't wait for next Saturday. I will have been at Ron Saunders first game but no idea what it was and I just hope we are now starting out on the same journey we had with the great man.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #419 on: October 12, 2018, 04:44:45 PM »
Does anybody know what's been happening since the appointment? Dean Smith had prepared to do double training sessions with Brentford this and next week but I haven't seen anything to say he's been at Bodymoor Heath with the players yet. Maybe he's with Terry and O'Kelly planning and only starting with the players on Monday.

Apparently his first press conference is on Monday 4pm