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Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4350 on: July 26, 2021, 09:16:59 PM »
A great signing and tenure at the villa. Best of luck in the future JT

Online Dante Lavelli

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4351 on: July 26, 2021, 09:26:46 PM »
He sorted our defence out. 

If he takes the credit for the defence post COVID then he has to take some blame for the defence beforehand.  From what I read, Smith pulled the whole team together and restructured the team. 

Conjecture obviously but I do think he added a level of professionalism that wasn’t at the club until he arrived.

Offline Aldridge Villa

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4352 on: July 26, 2021, 09:39:50 PM »
Gut instinct says he was good for us and we were good for him. A valuable contribution, thanks JT and all the very best.

Offline Ger Regan

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4353 on: July 26, 2021, 09:42:12 PM »
Memory might be playing tricks on me but didn't the improvement akela coincide with Shakespeare joining us?  Not saying Terry shouldn't get some credit but doubt it was all down to him

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4354 on: July 26, 2021, 09:44:29 PM »
I completely understand all the well-wishes above, and I can understand the reasons for them. That said, I'm delighted that he's gone and I never want to see him again, much less as our manager.

Off you fuck, I hope you fail.

Offline Stu

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4355 on: July 26, 2021, 10:03:07 PM »
Has Chris not weighed in yet? I know he knows!

Offline Taylor

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4356 on: July 26, 2021, 10:17:02 PM »
Has Chris not weighed in yet? I know he knows!
I completely understand all the well-wishes above, and I can understand the reasons for them. That said, I'm delighted that he's gone and I never want to see him again, much less as our manager.

Off you fuck, I hope you fail.
Far to much hate in the world. Good luck JT.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4357 on: July 27, 2021, 12:19:26 AM »
Has Chris not weighed in yet? I know he knows!
I completely understand all the well-wishes above, and I can understand the reasons for them. That said, I'm delighted that he's gone and I never want to see him again, much less as our manager.

Off you fuck, I hope you fail.
Far to much hate in the world. Good luck JT.

Well some might say he himself added to it.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4358 on: July 27, 2021, 12:28:07 AM »
That's not to say I don't understand people wishing him well, he has clearly been good for us but I understand why people wouldn't be so kind in their wishes also.

Offline Matt C

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4359 on: July 27, 2021, 02:48:16 AM »
As others have said, the absolute consummate professional throughout his time for us and a dignified way to end it. Wouldn’t underestimate the impact of his winning mentality and PL experience over the last couple of seasons when we were very light on the latter.

One of those where both parties were good for each other and it ends amicably - doesn’t happen too often!

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4360 on: July 27, 2021, 03:10:40 AM »
I'd hope that being around Terry made Tyrone Mings a better defender. I'd hope that being around Tyrone Mings made Terry a better person.

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4361 on: July 27, 2021, 06:07:49 AM »
Our defence improved when Doug dropped 20 yards deeper and then improved again when Emi signed. Before that we were useless at they back. I think Terry’s influence, as mentioned, was more of a mental one.

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4362 on: July 27, 2021, 09:00:58 AM »


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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4363 on: July 27, 2021, 09:11:04 AM »
That’s a lovely bit of praise there to Smith, nice to see.

I never would have thought in a million years I’d like John Terry, but from the moment he put on his shirt and played his commitment was there to be seen. He certainly won me over.

Offline Somniloquism

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Re: John Terry - Gone
« Reply #4364 on: July 27, 2021, 09:28:48 AM »
He sorted our defence out. 

If he takes the credit for the defence post COVID then he has to take some blame for the defence beforehand.  From what I read, Smith pulled the whole team together and restructured the team. 

Conjecture obviously but I do think he added a level of professionalism that wasn’t at the club until he arrived.

I thought the general consensus was Smith got personally involved in the defence coaching during the initial Covid break. However he was also in the camp of all out attack at the start of the season and win 4-3 so maybe the decision was to defend better across the whole team rather then hope the four at the back don't get too overrun.

 


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