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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #840 on: October 21, 2018, 01:21:47 PM »
It's so refreshing. Give the oppostion something to worry about, and they can't just throw everyone forward.

If that had been Bruce, Swansea would have been camped in our half for the last 82 minutes.

FTFY

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #841 on: October 21, 2018, 01:36:23 PM »
A nice bonus of it being Smith rather than Henry who got the gig, is that when Bruce finally resurfaces, he won't be able to blather on to his mates in the press about how he lost his job to somebody with next to no coaching experience.  Smith is twice the coach Bruce is, he just hasn't had the big stage to prove it, until now.

I'm twice the coach Bruce is and so's my wife.  Smith must be at least 10 times better.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #842 on: October 21, 2018, 01:36:27 PM »
Is there a link to the post match interview?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #843 on: October 21, 2018, 01:37:32 PM »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #844 on: October 21, 2018, 01:45:40 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #845 on: October 21, 2018, 01:49:37 PM »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #846 on: October 21, 2018, 02:00:12 PM »
What was all that witchcraft Smith was mentioning in his post match comments? It’ll never catch on!

Christ, I just watched that for the first time and it's almost like he had an actual plan.

Actually, what I really liked is that he has a long term plan for how we're going to improve the football - off the ball first, develop possession over more time. He's planning for having plans on the future. Is this what having a manager's like?


Smith came out with comments that made him sound like an insightful football coach. I could have stood there and spouted the bland football cliches Bruce used to come out with week after week.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #847 on: October 21, 2018, 02:31:45 PM »
It made a refreshing change to “All I ask of them is to roll up their sleeves”.

Signed...Fucking dinosaur

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #848 on: October 21, 2018, 02:36:32 PM »
Or “ that little bit of magic “

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #849 on: October 21, 2018, 03:02:29 PM »
Or “ that little bit of magic “

A TV screen smashing comment if ever there was one.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #850 on: October 21, 2018, 04:08:49 PM »
Or “ that little bit of magic “

A TV screen smashing comment if ever there was one.

Yeah, but that's the Championship for ya!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #851 on: October 21, 2018, 04:22:53 PM »
What is this "plan" he speaks of?


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #852 on: October 21, 2018, 04:40:08 PM »
Bruce cliche bingo.

‘Some of them didn’t put their boots on.’

‘I made a mistake today not freshening it up.’  Times 14.

‘There or there or there or thereabouts.’  Repeated over 400 times.

‘The ti’kly bit.’

‘We’ve got the makings of a really decent team.’  Fifteen times a season.

‘After a week it’s a crisis and off wi’ me head.’

‘Forestieri’s a real handful.’  At each weekly press conference.

‘I lost 4, 5, 6, 10 of the team that started the play off final.’

‘The owners have breathed new life in’o the club.’

‘We keep a clean sheet against a very decent Rotherham team and I don’t know worri’m doin.’

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #853 on: October 22, 2018, 10:09:18 AM »
Interesting piece in The Times this morning.  Again all encouraging stuff!

"Dean Smith claimed that John Terry had already made his mark as a coach by helping to orchestrate a clean sheet in their first game together at Aston Villa.

Tammy Abraham’s goal was enough to give the new head coach a 1-0 winning start to his reign, against Swansea City on an emotional day when Villa Park paid tribute to Sir Doug Ellis, the former chairman who died on October 11.

But the former Walsall and Brentford manager was quick to share the praise with Terry, a surprise appointment as one of two assistant managers alongside Richard O’Kelly, Smith’s trusted right-hand man.

“He’s had a big input as has Richard O’Kelly,” Smith said. “We’ve worked hard on defending without the ball and defending our penalty box.  JT has been at the top level so he knows is stuff.  He coaches. He passes on tips.

"We have worked very well together and hopefully that will continue.  We discussed it as a coaching team and Richard will take possession and the forwards and JT will break off with the defenders.  Myself and John have done some really good work with the defensive system.  I'm just glad we got the clean sheet and the win."

Smith's attempts to manoeuvre his boyhood club into promotion contention continue tomorrow away to Norwich.  He gradually plansto impose his own style on Bruce's former squad.

Smith knows that Jack Grealish will be a key figure and is looking for more goals, assists and defensive discipline from him.  "He is outstanding" Smith said, "He probably saw me coming and thought 'Brentford are a total footballing team'.  And yet all the work this week has been without the ball.  He has seen a different side to me.  But that's part of his game that needs to get better.  I like the fact he was looking at getting into the penalty box, which is something he can improve upon.  He doesn't have the goals and assists someone of his talent should have - that is for me and the coaching staff to help him work on.  I invite players to ask questions and certainly asks questions.  He has that desire to get better"

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #854 on: October 22, 2018, 10:11:59 AM »
Interesting piece in The Times this morning.  Again all encouraging stuff!

"Dean Smith claimed that John Terry had already made his mark as a coach by helping to orchestrate a clean sheet in their first game together at Aston Villa.

Tammy Abraham’s goal was enough to give the new head coach a 1-0 winning start to his reign, against Swansea City on an emotional day when Villa Park paid tribute to Sir Doug Ellis, the former chairman who died on October 11.

But the former Walsall and Brentford manager was quick to share the praise with Terry, a surprise appointment as one of two assistant managers alongside Richard O’Kelly, Smith’s trusted right-hand man.

“He’s had a big input as has Richard O’Kelly,” Smith said. “We’ve worked hard on defending without the ball and defending our penalty box.  JT has been at the top level so he knows is stuff.  He coaches. He passes on tips.

"We have worked very well together and hopefully that will continue.  We discussed it as a coaching team and Richard will take possession and the forwards and JT will break off with the defenders.  Myself and John have done some really good work with the defensive system.  I'm just glad we got the clean sheet and the win."

Smith's attempts to manoeuvre his boyhood club into promotion contention continue tomorrow away to Norwich.  He gradually plansto impose his own style on Bruce's former squad.

Smith knows that Jack Grealish will be a key figure and is looking for more goals, assists and defensive discipline from him.  "He is outstanding" Smith said, "He probably saw me coming and thought 'Brentford are a total footballing team'.  And yet all the work this week has been without the ball.  He has seen a different side to me.  But that's part of his game that needs to get better.  I like the fact he was looking at getting into the penalty box, which is something he can improve upon.  He doesn't have the goals and assists someone of his talent should have - that is for me and the coaching staff to help him work on.  I invite players to ask questions and certainly asks questions.  He has that desire to get better"

Fucking hell, it's like thinks about his job!