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Offline Allan C

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10215 on: August 25, 2020, 05:00:32 PM »
I came in when Tommy Doc was in charge.
Me too  My first game was right at the end of the Tommy Docherty reign. Liked Vic Crowe a lot

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10216 on: August 25, 2020, 05:46:43 PM »
Eric Houghton when I first started attending.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10217 on: August 25, 2020, 06:17:55 PM »
Just on a slightly different tack, after going on the VP tour today, and being told a few things, it’s clear how much all the staff at the club think of Dean.

I heard similar comments about how well thought of he was among club staff from someone who worked at Walsall during his time there.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10218 on: August 25, 2020, 06:43:13 PM »
Eric Houghton when I first started attending.

Are you Olivia De Haviland?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10219 on: August 25, 2020, 06:44:27 PM »
Eric Houghton when I first started attending.

Are you Olivia De Haviland?

Me Nan.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10220 on: August 25, 2020, 06:46:25 PM »
Haha I just checked to be fair he was around until late 50’s. I should’ve checked.  Fair play to you though!  Ronald Saunders for me.  Ipswich at home meaningless fixture 1980.  1–1.

Offline stubbsyandy

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10221 on: August 25, 2020, 07:05:35 PM »
Dick Taylor..bloody hell!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10222 on: August 25, 2020, 07:35:00 PM »
Dick Taylor..bloody hell!

Yep I vaguely recall Passing Dick Taylor Sports on Witton Road as we walked to VP

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10223 on: August 25, 2020, 07:50:14 PM »
Mercers' Minors were the first team I went to see circa 1961

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10224 on: August 25, 2020, 08:02:40 PM »
Don't Liverpool have a team of 20 odd statisticians? It doesn't seem to have done them any harm.

Nine extra on the pitch is certainly a statistical advantage.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10225 on: September 01, 2020, 12:57:44 PM »
Can we just acknowledge Dean Smith for his development in coaching yet again.
Jack Grealish has been called up in no small part to Smith coaching of him.
Smith has now developed several players into international status.

Tyrone Mings plays for England because of Dean Smith.
Hourihane has become a main midfielder for Ireland
John McGinn for Scotland.
Douglas Luiz and Wesley were called up to Brazil because of how they have developed at Aston Villa.

I think it has to be noted how good an impact Dean has and his enjoyment of making players better.

Let's not forget Deans quality in coaching players.

Fully see Ezri Konsa being called up for England if his progression continues.

Up the Villa
« Last Edit: September 01, 2020, 01:02:03 PM by Vill I An »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10226 on: September 01, 2020, 02:09:43 PM »
Nah.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10227 on: September 01, 2020, 05:48:09 PM »
Smith's met both of his objective sin the 18 months he's been here - can't fault the end results.

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Offline WilliamStanding

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10229 on: September 16, 2020, 05:42:48 PM »
Well done Deano - many wanted you gone in March and even during project restart.

Proved them wrong

 


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