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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 242241 times)

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4170 on: April 23, 2019, 05:46:26 PM »
Whatever happens from hereon in  Deano has worked some magic.  We were going nowhere fast until Stoke second half (away). 

Been a tadge lucky with decisions and the way things have gone, but it all evens out.  We have 4 premier players in the team, Mings, Grealish, McGinn and El Ghazi and its now showing.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4171 on: April 23, 2019, 06:16:15 PM »
Whatever happens from hereon in  Deano has worked some magic.  We were going nowhere fast until Stoke second half (away). 

Been a tadge lucky with decisions and the way things have gone, but it all evens out.  We have 4 premier players in the team, Mings, Grealish, McGinn and El Ghazi and its now showing.

Abraham not included??

Offline vilan461

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4172 on: April 23, 2019, 06:25:37 PM »
Has done a tremendous job---- demeanour body language and face show he is loving his job---and speaks sense be it pre or post match---i used to cringe at post match interviews of previous managers---but Deano  tells it  truthfully as it is  no excuses --and is like a breath of fresh air----
 nice one Deano keep up the good work.

Offline Newby

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4173 on: April 23, 2019, 08:14:34 PM »
Whatever happens from hereon in  Deano has worked some magic.  We were going nowhere fast until Stoke second half (away). 

Been a tadge lucky with decisions and the way things have gone, but it all evens out.  We have 4 premier players in the team, Mings, Grealish, McGinn and El Ghazi and its now showing.

Abraham not included??

Tuanzebe? Hause? When all fit, it's easier to count the weaker links.

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4174 on: April 23, 2019, 08:14:56 PM »
Has done a tremendous job---- demeanour body language and face show he is loving his job---and speaks sense be it pre or post match---i used to cringe at post match interviews of previous managers---but Deano  tells it  truthfully as it is  no excuses --and is like a breath of fresh air----
 nice one Deano keep up the good work.

Well said.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4175 on: April 23, 2019, 09:39:00 PM »
Don't know if this is even a slightly reasonable thing to say, but my instinct is that he's actually not getting enough credit. For years we've had managers whose man-management was good but tactics bad (MON) or the reverse (Garde), not to mention plenty who seemed fucking miserable at both. He seems the first to combine both elements and it's producing the most likeable Villa team in ages.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4176 on: April 23, 2019, 09:44:20 PM »
Think that's spot on Monty.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4177 on: April 23, 2019, 09:50:26 PM »
Don't know if this is even a slightly reasonable thing to say, but my instinct is that he's actually not getting enough credit. For years we've had managers whose man-management was good but tactics bad (MON) or the reverse (Garde), not to mention plenty who seemed fucking miserable at both. He seems the first to combine both elements and it's producing the most likeable Villa team in ages.

Spot on.

Offline VILLA MOLE

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4178 on: April 23, 2019, 09:54:42 PM »
Don't know if this is even a slightly reasonable thing to say, but my instinct is that he's actually not getting enough credit. For years we've had managers whose man-management was good but tactics bad (MON) or the reverse (Garde), not to mention plenty who seemed fucking miserable at both. He seems the first to combine both elements and it's producing the most likeable Villa team in ages.

Spot on.


I also think moving forward he will employ young gems for the future , exciting times

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4179 on: April 23, 2019, 10:04:14 PM »
It's just nice to see them organised and competing for every ball.  We are still a bit weak in a couple of areas, although they are working hard for each other, to cover some of those gaps.  I honestly think that we will go up as Champions next season if we fail in the play offs. 

By weaknesses, subjective I know, but I mean left back (unless Hause is playing), right wing (Green needs work and Albert needs erm, a rocket) and central midfield (although Whelan has been really good just recently).

Offline KRS

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4180 on: April 25, 2019, 02:45:51 PM »
A subtle side swipe in his press conference today mentioning how he had to field 3 right backs in defence during December. Well played Dean!

Edit: its painful looking back at those starting lineups with a back four of Hutton, Elmo, Bree and an injured Chester.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 02:51:12 PM by KRS »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4181 on: April 25, 2019, 03:14:28 PM »
Monty, you are absolutely right.  Had it been any of the media favourites who had landed the job you just know that this would be the outcome...

John Terry's/Frank Lampard's/Thierry Henry's/ Aston Villa win 10 in a row It would have been all about them 

It's all hypothetical anyway, because none of them would have got anywhere near emulating what Dean has achieved, but I think you get my drift.  The only time they will sing his praise is when they start touting him as the next boss of someone like Leicester. I think Villa fans on the whole are overjoyed with what he's done for us.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4182 on: April 25, 2019, 06:32:23 PM »
We had some short sighted people on here calling for a Smith out thread when hed lost his best player and cabbage bollocks had stitched up us up with no defenders until Smith signed Hause and Mings. Hope hes our manager for an extremely long time

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4183 on: April 25, 2019, 06:47:50 PM »
Cheers, Dean, you beautiful, beautiful man. Since landing here yesterday at Haven Hafan y Mr I've seen more Villa shirts than those of any other single club.
I was in Burnham at the weekend. Same there. Villa shorts everywhere. Dean Smith has made us proud to show our colours again.

How odd. I own a van at Burnham and was there for part of last weekend. Am going to Hafan y Mor next month in a van swap owners arrangement thing.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #4184 on: April 25, 2019, 08:37:58 PM »
Lets see how he reacts to his next bad run of games which we all hope wont happen but if it does it will be as a PL club. But it will happen. Hes done brilliantly to bounce back but there is no doubt it happened with Jack returning. So while heaping praise on is fine its also important to point out the catalyst to the recent run. But hes learning all the time and hes improving.