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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 208410 times)

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2295 on: January 13, 2019, 12:38:41 AM »
Smith needs time, he also needs to show he can address clear failings in the squad.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2296 on: January 13, 2019, 12:38:54 AM »
Bruce did fail twice. If at the end of next season we're still a second division side then Smith will have failed twice as well.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2297 on: January 13, 2019, 12:44:58 AM »
Absolutely. Especially with the resources available to both relative to the competition. He can win early enough to get us up and he will have no excuses at all next season.

Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2298 on: January 13, 2019, 12:52:46 AM »
Most if not literally all of us are behind him (ok probably not stuart44544554 or whatever his name is). But Smith needs to start making some better decisions. Were sinking fast in the league. Yes were still 5 points out but now there is 5 teams ahead of us to the playoffs spots. He is making a lot of mistakes as a manager including picking certain favourite players who offer nothing all. Also he needs to cut out this publicly blaming the ref bollocks. He might be right but shut the fuck up and win the game irrespective of the quality of the ref.

Oh I am still behind him, I just don't like the way Smith is allowed a bye this season when Bruce wasn't, I also don't take the view that some have taken that Smith is beyond question.

Today was embarrassing even when Bruce was going insane at the start of the season he still managed to beat Wigan. Smiths subs today was to put it nicely were strange. I hope the Hause performance was just because it was his first game in ages because if that is his norm I'm worried 

Stuart and Steve, sitting in a tree. F.I.S.T.I.N.G

And don't reply saying that that's childish. It's not.

Offline footyskillz

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2299 on: January 13, 2019, 12:58:38 AM »
It is a long game and it's a build to have a squad and team with the whole ethos of his ideas with his type of player.

I said before the appointment of Smith gets a longevity no many other coaches would get.

Hopefully it was a genuine talk about progress rather than some appeasing and cheaper alternative .
Like some business strategy in marketing the idea as a long term project which help slow down expectations .

It wasn't high status but it ticks boxes and with right balance has potential to great succeed.

I feel it's like Wilder at Sheff united but it's on a much bigger scale.

It's looking like we don't have enough of the type of players in midfield especially to play his football.

I don't know if that naive by Smith , the board for the situation or it just to say it's part of building plan and that eventually will all come good.

I think he's got the strong will and belief as well as the passion but importantly I feel  he will be getting the time to develop things his way.

At the moment it's all a bit off form and a struggle in transition .




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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2300 on: January 13, 2019, 01:04:32 AM »
Based on nothing really, I have a feeling that a manager in our situation needs to be unafraid to be a prick to some people. I hope that DS can do that (if, of course, I'm right.)

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2301 on: January 13, 2019, 01:14:47 AM »
In this discussion on giving our managers a bye, it should be remembered that Bruce was hired largely because he was a promotion specialist (something he was always very quick to remind us of).  Why the hell would he, of all people, get a bye? With thirty odd games to play and money to spend in January? Never mind a bye, he should have had a goodbye for finishing 13th.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2302 on: January 13, 2019, 01:17:49 AM »
Based on nothing really, I have a feeling that a manager in our situation needs to be unafraid to be a prick to some people. I hope that DS can do that (if, of course, I'm right.)

Agree.  He has to start being ruthless now and start casting aside those who he feels can't take us forward. 

Offline tony scott

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2303 on: January 13, 2019, 04:46:54 AM »
It's a big ask for D S to get us out of this division, based on his previous championship results. Many posters said he gets us ,following his appointment, due to being a villa supporter.  I Think that's a disadvantage can you imagine the pressure when we lose, going home to a family of Villa supporters.  I hope he is now getting support from our DOF that's the way I hope our new management system works I think the next 5 games will give us an indication as to how motivated this group of players are.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2304 on: January 13, 2019, 06:54:32 AM »
We all know Dean won't get time, unless he gets results, which at the moment he isn't. I don't see things dramatically improving even when Grealish returns - like McGinn, he can't carry the team on his own. The dilemma for the owners is this - how much do we risk/dare spend in January to help the manager and improve the team, given that despite recent levels of ineptitude we are still in with a chance of the play-offs. My guess is that it will be limited. The time for the rebuild the club desperately needs is from the moment the season ends.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2305 on: January 13, 2019, 07:09:03 AM »
I think a few on here are writing DS off far too quickly.

Lets see how we look squad wise and results wise in 3 weeks before we start wetting ourselves.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2306 on: January 13, 2019, 07:30:13 AM »
I disagree - things have turned to shit very quickly and it can't all be attributed to Grealish's injury.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2307 on: January 13, 2019, 08:40:59 AM »
He has to get a midfielder in this week, as we've been playing with McGinn and some meat in a shirt for weeks.

Hourihane
Whelan
BB

All wretched and unsuited to pressing or moving. No presence or mobility or game management.

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2308 on: January 13, 2019, 08:58:48 AM »
Thing is, we cant change the whole squad every time we make a managerial change, we all said Bruce should be getting more out of this group of players and that goes for Dean too.

Yes he needs time and players but he also needs to get more out of those he currently has available and to cut out these bursts of abject form.

The problem with writing this season off as a learning exercise is that will mean more losses to teams like Wigan whom we should be mullering, and that piles on the pressure with more of us wondering if hes the man to rebuild a team.

He and the coaches need to identify whats gone wrong and put it right, and bloody quickly. Weve seen that at his best his teams play very good football, hes the man. But he needs to get better.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 09:01:04 AM by PeterWithe »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #2309 on: January 13, 2019, 09:01:00 AM »
There was an interview a few weeks back with Pitarch where he said that the club plans were not reliant on going up this season. This suggests that Smith will be given the time to build for next season if we dont go up this year. That, in turn, suggests we will not see us see sign players for a short term fix but those that can contribute to improving us over a longer period. The current bottom 4 clubs in the PL are all sides promoted over the past 2 seasons which shows how difficult the transition is if you are not fully prepared.