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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 387970 times)

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5310 on: December 14, 2019, 09:15:10 PM »

Seriously though, if we're sliding this fast it'll have to happen with the majority of the transfer window still available, and it'll need to be a manager who has a defined, organised style and knows how tough it is to grind out cheap results in this league. I can only really think of Benitez.
If we're talking about replacements now, I'd love to see Pochettino managing Villa.


Well if we are talking replacements, I'd absolutely love to see Carlo Ancelotti managing the Villa.

Ancelotti, yes please. Just donít see it happening

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5311 on: December 14, 2019, 09:25:01 PM »

Seriously though, if we're sliding this fast it'll have to happen with the majority of the transfer window still available, and it'll need to be a manager who has a defined, organised style and knows how tough it is to grind out cheap results in this league. I can only really think of Benitez.
If we're talking about replacements now, I'd love to see Pochettino managing Villa.


Well if we are talking replacements, I'd absolutely love to see Carlo Ancelotti managing the Villa.

Not Klopp, or the ghost of Jock Stein?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5312 on: December 14, 2019, 11:08:44 PM »
I wouldn't be doing anything rash. Let's stick with the guy and see if he can turn round the current slump we are in. He's earnt that at least.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5313 on: December 14, 2019, 11:10:15 PM »
He needs a different system. He's smart enough to come up with something, but just stubborn enough that he'll persist with this one for too long, IMO.

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« Reply #5314 on: December 14, 2019, 11:12:15 PM »
Good championship manager and he has a four year deal and looks like we'll be heading back there so not all bad.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5315 on: December 14, 2019, 11:17:57 PM »
He does need more tactical flexibility. Itís incredibly rare, if ever, Dean changes tactics to alter the course of a game. It all feels very much off a single playbook, he needs to do more.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5316 on: December 14, 2019, 11:18:20 PM »
We were very unlucky not to win at Old Trafford a fee short games ago.

Heís one of us, heís done fantastically well and we are ahead of schedule.

In sickness and in health....

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5317 on: December 14, 2019, 11:22:50 PM »
We were very unlucky not to win at Old Trafford a fee short games ago.

Heís one of us, heís done fantastically well and we are ahead of schedule.

In sickness and in health....

I want him to succeed, but he needs to show he can vary his strategy and tactics. We drop far too many points from half time onwards in games.

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« Reply #5318 on: December 14, 2019, 11:25:03 PM »
As I say after handing out a drubbing to Liverpool to move into the league cup semi finals and then beat Southampton for some daylight from bottom 3 some people's views will be very different this time next Saturday .

Hold steady as Smith is very decent and his football philosophy is superb.
I think talk of replacements or that he's not up to standard is far too premature and a little crass.

I back him 100 %

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5319 on: December 14, 2019, 11:26:52 PM »
This is a game of money and there is no way the owners will be sitting there thinking Deano is ďone of usĒ. Rather I suspect they will be looking at the table and seriously asking questions of Purslow about whatís going on and what needs to be done to preserve their investment. Just the way it is. If results donít improve over the festive season, I think we will be appointing a new manager before the end of January

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5320 on: December 14, 2019, 11:28:54 PM »
We were very unlucky not to win at Old Trafford a fee short games ago.

Heís one of us, heís done fantastically well and we are ahead of schedule.

In sickness and in health....

I want him to succeed, but he needs to show he can vary his strategy and tactics. We drop far too many points from half time onwards in games.

Iím not so sure that varying your tactics is such a positive where were are where we are.

He has an ideology of 4-3-3 varying this could confuse the players, he just needs some better players.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5321 on: December 14, 2019, 11:35:11 PM »
He needs more than 4-3-3 when other teams adjust. I agree on the players point. But it doesnít excuse the last three performances.

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« Reply #5322 on: December 14, 2019, 11:43:34 PM »
When you look at the quality of the squad, we are about where we were always likely to be

I disagree with you in that I think 4-3-3, or itís many variants, are by far the best system for where we are

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5323 on: December 14, 2019, 11:46:19 PM »
As I say after handing out a drubbing to Liverpool to move into the league cup semi finals and then beat Southampton for some daylight from bottom 3 some people's views will be very different this time next Saturday .

Hold steady as Smith is very decent and his football philosophy is superb.
I think talk of replacements or that he's not up to standard is far too premature and a little crass.

I back him 100 %
Conversely we get beat by a Liverpool youth team, fall to a plucky Southampton side and come unstuck in our other "must win "  games ............(Playing devils advocate here and not being obtuse)
I've no  doubt Dean Smith is a nice guy and has the right approach to the game but we need a ruthless son of a bitch to keep us up .......has he got that attribute? I don't think it at all crass to consider looking at all options to ensure we don't get relegated again and to consider better , more experienced managers if they become available - as stated elsewhere the owners will be looking to protect their investments,- no room for sentiment

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5324 on: December 14, 2019, 11:54:10 PM »
As I say after handing out a drubbing to Liverpool to move into the league cup semi finals and then beat Southampton for some daylight from bottom 3 some people's views will be very different this time next Saturday .

Hold steady as Smith is very decent and his football philosophy is superb.
I think talk of replacements or that he's not up to standard is far too premature and a little crass.

I back him 100 %
Conversely we get beat by a Liverpool youth team, fall to a plucky Southampton side and come unstuck in our other "must win "  games ............(Playing devils advocate here and not being obtuse)
I've no  doubt Dean Smith is a nice guy and has the right approach to the game but we need a ruthless son of a bitch to keep us up .......has he got that attribute? I don't think it at all crass to consider looking at all options to ensure we don't get relegated again and to consider better , more experienced managers if they become available - as stated elsewhere the owners will be looking to protect their investments,- no room for sentiment


Yes he'll probably get the sack if that happens sometime in January.

So far though we're the only team in prem yet to play either Norwich or Southampton. They are both below us for a reason. We beat one of them 5-1 away from home two months ago.

Why are teams like Everton and West Ham starting to pull away from us? Because they are playing these teams. Those two have both beaten Southampton and Watford this season.

We have also done well in home games when the pressure has started to heat up. Disappointing to lose our first two but we then stepped up and beat Everton. Then lost three in a row but convincingly took over Newcastle.

Whether people are rating DS or not currently he certainly deserves the two winnable home games. I'll fully assess things on January 1st. There's still a good chunk of games left and a transfer window even if a change has to be made.