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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 84835 times)

Offline dekko

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1170 on: November 12, 2018, 08:33:04 PM »
Should also add that these 3 clean sheets are very welcome. The goal difference is starting to look better.

Goal aside, I thought we defended very well v QPR too. However, even on the highlights, the 2 chances we conceded v Derby from routine direct clearances were utterly ridiculous. Very similar to the mistake that caused the QPR goal.

Yes JT needs to fix that as other teams will have spotted it

One of the nice things about the new regime is that I'm 100% sure they will be working on it in training

Offline not3bad

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1171 on: November 12, 2018, 11:23:53 PM »
Last season we didn't kick on from our best performance and had a mini slump.

Smith can be streaky, but we have a significantly better squad than Brentford and have, for this league, bags and bags of quality.

I'm hopeful that's a marker of what we can expect rather than a one off. Given the way things have been progressing I am hopeful we'll actually get better.

the performances have been pretty good though with Smith whether winning or losing
he might get streaky results but the performances are pretty solid

shows we have a more defined style now and that will improve with more time

I have to say I'm still in the novelty stage of the fact that Villa are just fun to watch again. Long may it continue!

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1172 on: November 13, 2018, 01:50:03 AM »
For me the jury is still out. It’s all good and well doing it at Derby. I’ll only be convinced Dean Smith is the right man for the job when we are pinning Barcelona back in their own half with 70% possession in a few seasons time. It’s all fart until them.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 07:01:55 PM by Toronto Villa »

Offline olaftab

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1173 on: November 13, 2018, 07:03:03 AM »
Quote from: not3bad link=topic=59028.msg3511338#msg3511338
I have to say I'm still in the novelty stage of the fact that Villa are just fun to watch again. Long may it continue!
That word fun now let me think when that happened last? Mainly in the days of BFR and Brian Little. Not much since those times.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1174 on: November 13, 2018, 07:23:18 AM »
Add a decent left back and I think we will be even stronger. Possibly an upgrade for deeper centre mid too.

That twat Joe Bryan chased the dollar with Fulham. I see they're occupying bottom place in PL Table, shame. They spent huge sums after the play-off final. I can see them in trouble financially when they get relegated.

I don't blame him too much. He was offered Premier League football as well as more money. I think plenty of other players would have made the same decision.

Didn't Fulham screw him over by then going and signing another left back straight after signing him?

I don't see the problem with Bryan. He might never get a chance to play premier league again.

If we were in fulhams position wed want to use our power in the same way


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1175 on: November 13, 2018, 09:04:38 AM »
I can never understand why any player doesn’t jump at the chance of playing for the Villa

even if we wanted Messi or Mbappé I’m sure they would jump at the opportunity, I can’t see any reason why not

Offline brian green

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1176 on: November 13, 2018, 09:21:21 AM »
They should be so lucky.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1177 on: November 13, 2018, 02:28:24 PM »
Dean speaks about setting traps for the opposition quite a bit. What does he mean specifically and is it legal?

Online Nev

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1178 on: November 13, 2018, 02:30:13 PM »
Dean speaks about setting traps for the opposition quite a bit. What does he mean specifically and is it legal?

I've noticed that phrase cropping up in commentaries lately as well, in fact since I first heard Dean say it. Along with overloads.

Online Brassneck

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« Reply #1179 on: November 13, 2018, 03:12:55 PM »
I take “setting traps “ as inviting the ball to be played into a certain area/position by leaving a space or a player unmarked.  When the ball is played there, Villa players close the opponent down thus springing the trap

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1180 on: November 13, 2018, 04:02:31 PM »
I take “setting traps “ as inviting the ball to be played into a certain area/position by leaving a space or a player unmarked.  When the ball is played there, Villa players close the opponent down thus springing the trap

Yep.  Hold off until the ball goes into a particular area or player then really press hard in numbers.  There was a discussion about it on Talksport yesterday and they were saying by doing that you then have a number of your players in advanced positions when you win the ball back.

Probably best example is if the opposition play with a defensive midfielder.  If you mark him tightly then they probably aren't going to play into there and go a bit longer.  If you sit off a bit though encouraging them to play in there and then press not only the ball quickly, but all the options as well then you can get the ball back in a good position with players in advanced positions.  Barcelona under Guardiola were brilliant at it.   
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 04:08:26 PM by tomd2103 »

Offline Chris Smith

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1181 on: November 13, 2018, 04:22:29 PM »
Teams have been doing it to us for years which is where the idea that we played hoofball came from. I don’t think it was by design just that we were either not good enough or hadn’t worked on ways to counter it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1182 on: November 13, 2018, 05:28:31 PM »
Let hutton have the ball...

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1183 on: November 13, 2018, 08:46:50 PM »
Let hutton have the ball...

Or Nathan Baker <winces>

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #1184 on: November 13, 2018, 11:12:28 PM »
Let hutton have the ball...

He said trap, not crap.