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Online Chinchilla Bathhouse

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2205 on: January 12, 2019, 06:20:19 PM »
We're crying out for some leadership too. When things aren't going our way we look absolutely clueless. McGinn tries to take the game by the scruff of the neck and lead by example but he's completely on his own. The rest just buckle under the slightest pressure and capitulate, mentally and physically.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2206 on: January 12, 2019, 06:20:29 PM »
Loans are fine if theyíre used right. You bring in then to supplement and add quality to a stable core of a squad. Thatís where adding quality like Tammy is perfect.

The solution isnít to do away with loans, itís to use them to bring in additional quality.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2207 on: January 12, 2019, 06:24:32 PM »
There's a lot of talk about Smith being given time, which I absolutely agree with, but as we've seen with Rowett this week, you don't have to be at a club for a couple of seasons before owners get itchy trigger fingers.

Difference is Rowett had pre season to shape things and get his signings in.

Don't think DS is in any imminent danger unless we fail to win again until March which I guess could happen way we're playing.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2208 on: January 12, 2019, 06:29:25 PM »
Next summer I want us to do away with loans. We need to start again from the ground up. Buy players, use the academy. Tammy has been great but we need to have more long term certainty. And we absolutely have to much younger, faster and more energetic.

Completely disagree. Get whatever players it takes to get promoted. We will then be in position to make much better permanent signings than we can down here.

we've tried this and it's failed. repetitive cycle of building a team from fresh each season. 1 or 2 loans is fine but we're paying the cost after last year and we'll be in a similar position come May

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2209 on: January 12, 2019, 06:31:05 PM »
I watched the U23's thrash Man United 5-1 the other night. They looked organised and disciplined - they surely couldn't do any worse than that absolute shower today? They can actually pass the ball to a player in the same colour shirt!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2210 on: January 12, 2019, 06:31:44 PM »
Didn't do Watford any harm. We can't go out and get eleven players then replace them all when we go up. The loan players aren't to blame for our predicament. Or for us not going up last season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2211 on: January 12, 2019, 06:35:28 PM »
It will be now when he properly realises that he isn't at Brentford.  How he reacts will make / break him.  Good managers come through spells like this, so let's hope our Dean does. 

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2212 on: January 12, 2019, 06:39:58 PM »
the problem with throwing in our own the youth players like O'Hare, Davis, Revan, Doyle-Hayes, Green, RHM, is that they are not good enough

if we did start playing them we could easily risk going to a shit arsed club like say Wigan and getting played off the park whilst being handed our arse in a humiliating 2 or 3 goal thrashing

think we're better off sticking to the experienced and loanees to make sure that never happens
all to risky

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2213 on: January 12, 2019, 06:42:46 PM »
What I donít get is how other teams are brave enough to try their young players? Why are ours never ready or good enough? The only player good enough has been Jack and heís head and shoulders over most kids coming through at any club at this level. So it means other clubs introduce players who arenít as good but then through experience they improve. We need to start trusting our academy more simply not have one.

Edit: look at someone like Bannan or Daniel Johnson. They became so much better at this level simply because they got playing time after leaving us.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 06:45:02 PM by Toronto Villa »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2214 on: January 12, 2019, 06:44:53 PM »
the problem with throwing in our own the youth players like O'Hare, Davis, Revan, Doyle-Hayes, Green, RHM, is that they are not good enough

if we did start playing them we could easily risk going to a shit arsed club like say Wigan and getting played off the park whilst being handed our arse in a humiliating 2 or 3 goal thrashing

think we're better off sticking to the experienced and loanees to make sure that never happens
all to risky
Very good

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2215 on: January 12, 2019, 06:45:00 PM »
We've had two shocking performances in a row, but a month ago we were the inform team. DS is struggling with a lack of options, we have 4 full backs on the books, none of them any good, one decent centre back and no decent defensive midfielder. He has little to play with and Jack's injury has magnified this. A couple of good signings can spark a return to form, but they have to happen quickly.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2216 on: January 12, 2019, 06:45:02 PM »
What I donít get is how other teams are brave enough to try their young players? Why are ours never ready or good enough? The only player good enough has been Jack and heís head and shoulders over most kids coming through at any club at this level. So it means other clubs introduce players who arenít as good but then through experience they improve. We need to start trusting our academy more simply not have one.

we were told Smith was the man to do that instead he's become BFF with Whelan

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2217 on: January 12, 2019, 06:58:04 PM »
The turn around in form has been incredible. From being the swashbuckling team of pre Christmas to this in double quick time makes me think that he might have had a fall out with some of the senior players. Maybe he has dished out a few home truths and someone's spat the dummy out. Needs sorting double quick. I hope to God that we're not about to witness the second coming of Graham Turner.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2218 on: January 12, 2019, 07:18:50 PM »
Well that was another Stella performance wasn't it, so King Smith has had a new manager bounce but now it's actually worse than when Bruce was here, I'd even go as far as saying today was worse than anything we produced in our relegation season

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2219 on: January 12, 2019, 07:19:14 PM »
Did Purslow make the right decision 3 months ago? How can things change so drastically from shit to decent and then shit again?
We clearly need to support the manager and over a prolonged period but was appointing a manager who was used to working with lesser expectations too much ?
So many questions ......
Maybe we all need to be pragmatic and forget all about promotion this season and look to establish a new model and squad at seasons end