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Saved by the virus
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:51:55 PM »

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 05:50:44 AM »
Id keep Elmo. Always liked him. Nice review of the season.

We can complain but we did get to a cup final and a villa player lifting a cup of something Ill never get bored of seeing (Twice before you dont ask)

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 06:48:16 AM »
First of all, I thought it was a link from SHA! Good read anyway.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 09:23:07 AM »
I take issue with 'the virus saved us'.

Every other team had the same break, but they obviously didn't use it as well our gaffer.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
I take issue with 'the virus saved us'.

Every other team had the same break, but they obviously didn't use it as well our gaffer.

So it did save us then, Smith has pretty well said as much himself.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 10:08:08 AM »
It definitely came at the right time. We looked all over the place defensively.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 10:12:15 AM »
I thought it was going to help us with SJM coming back from injury, who did slowly get better as the games went by but it was the Douglas luiz one for me , how he came back like another player. So it
definitely helped us with Dougie Luiz and the defence seem to get better .


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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 11:00:08 AM »
It definitely came at the right time. We looked all over the place defensively.

Yep, and nothing wrong with that at all. We were all over the shop defensively, and so using the time off to work on that was perfectly sensible.  After the nightmare away at Leicester, I think if the season had continued we'd have almost certainly gone down and Smith would have been sacked.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 02:16:23 PM »
Pre lockdown we were consistently inconsistent & headed for the drop no doubt.

Post lockdown we were less inconsistent, our frailties were still there, some were plugged others remain.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 02:27:02 PM »
Ill give the coaching staff a lot of credit for how they used the break. It was clear that if we just carried on as before wed be finished. So whether it started with Dean Smith, whether it meant John Terry had more say, it matters not. What it has proved is that it works and it is how we need to start next season too. Hopefully with better forwards and wingers so we can win games more convincingly and not put the entire onus on Jack bailing us out.

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Re: Saved by the virus
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2020, 08:02:27 PM »
I take issue with 'the virus saved us'.

Every other team had the same break, but they obviously didn't use it as well our gaffer.

So it did save us then, Smith has pretty well said as much himself.

No 'it' didn't, the way we used it did.

 


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