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Offline Richard

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1065 on: November 05, 2018, 03:48:00 PM »
I'm not altogether sure whether he's good enough to get us to where we want to be, but when we do get there it will be in no small part down to Smiffy. He's shown more progressive thinking in four weeks than our previous six managers combined.
Dave, who are you not sure is good enough? Axel? Or Jack? I initially read it as Axel but on re-reading The Edge's post again thought you may have meant Jack.


I think Dave means Smith.

Offline Diablo

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1066 on: November 05, 2018, 04:11:13 PM »
I'm not altogether sure whether he's good enough to get us to where we want to be, but when we do get there it will be in no small part down to Smiffy. He's shown more progressive thinking in four weeks than our previous six managers combined.
Dave, who are you not sure is good enough? Axel? Or Jack? I initially read it as Axel but on re-reading The Edge's post again thought you may have meant Jack.


I think Dave means Smith.
Oh right, I really did get the wrong end of the stick then.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1067 on: November 08, 2018, 02:01:03 PM »


Fuck me! A manager who references Guardiola like he's in the same profession as him, and that he can learn from him, rather than thinking of him a a mystical being who must be feared. This could end up turning out ok.

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1068 on: November 08, 2018, 03:02:05 PM »
As long as we don’t see any backpasses from our goalkeeper...

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1069 on: November 08, 2018, 04:12:48 PM »
When Bruce spoke, I would think "he doesn't know very much about modern football". When Smith speaks I think "I don't know very much about modern football". And that's exactly what I want from a manager.  We'll be fine with him, I'm sure of it.

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1070 on: November 08, 2018, 06:32:00 PM »
When Bruce spoke, I would think "he doesn't know very much about modern football". When Smith speaks I think "I don't know very much about modern football". And that's exactly what I want from a manager.  We'll be fine with him, I'm sure of it.

Exactly right, I feel the same.

Offline brian green

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1071 on: November 08, 2018, 06:34:07 PM »
Me too.  Plus he actually looks like a manager.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1072 on: November 08, 2018, 07:52:15 PM »
When Bruce spoke, I would think "he doesn't know very much about modern football". When Smith speaks I think "I don't know very much about modern football". And that's exactly what I want from a manager.  We'll be fine with him, I'm sure of it.

Exactly right, I feel the same.

i watched all that 10 minute clip that was posted

my biggest fear about Smith was he is British and I have a really low opinion of British managers at the moment
 (I admit I’m a bit paranoid about it)
the old ones doing the rounds and the younger ones not much better than clones of them, not a tactical plan amongst them apart from ‘keeping it tight’

but he talks better than I expected, it’s actually like listening to a foreign manager talking tactics with a brummie accent

as for Bruce I never listened to one press conference not a single one
I was never interested in anything he had to say for two years I just turned him off
I got the gist of things from on here so I did know about the ‘thereabouts’ stuff, I just couldn’t bear the guy trying to talk football

I was really pleased when Smith got appointed but I dare say it was probably more to do with finally saying goodbye to Bruce than anything to do with Smith

but I think he’s been really impressive not just talking a good game but actually seeing it taking shape on the pitch
not perfect and loads of room for improvement but that’s a good thing

really do think we might have found the right one this time

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1073 on: November 09, 2018, 12:54:05 AM »
Me too.  Plus he actually looks like a manager.

Can't seem to get rid of that cough though!!

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1074 on: November 09, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
Me too.  Plus he actually looks like a manager.

Can't seem to get rid of that cough though!!

I know how he feels.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1075 on: November 09, 2018, 10:39:52 AM »
It is starting to look like the last great British manager being Ferguson. Last English manager to win the top flight championship? Howard Wilkinson, Leeds 92. Therefore the PL has never been won by an Englishman? In fact I don't think there's been many over the past 30 years, although there have been a few Scots, Dalglish and Graham in addition to Fergie. Last English manager to win the 2nd tier...?
How many have managed in the CL..?
I do think Smith is the right man for us at this point and he'll do well though. But from those stats you can see what John and Dave are saying about the long term.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 10:51:18 AM by Clark W Griswold »

Offline Diablo

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1076 on: November 09, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »
Me too.  Plus he actually looks like a manager.

Can't seem to get rid of that cough though!!
That's a concern, does anyone know if he smokes?

And whilst we're on the subject of the videos, why doesn't someone edit them properly? Looks really amateurish/pish.

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1077 on: November 09, 2018, 03:59:10 PM »
One day another English manager will win the premiership. Why shouldn't it be Dean Smith.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1078 on: November 09, 2018, 07:20:37 PM »
One day another English manager will win the premiership. Why shouldn't it be Dean Smith.

[Dave] Because it doesn't exist. [/Dave]

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1079 on: November 09, 2018, 07:41:26 PM »
Me too.  Plus he actually looks like a manager.

Can't seem to get rid of that cough though!!

Bob Fleming.