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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10260 on: September 28, 2020, 09:37:35 PM »
It does seem very reminiscent of SGT's time when we struggled to stay up first season and then kicked on. I'm not saying we're gonna finish 2nd or anything, but most of our players took a kicking from the premier in terms of the step-up in quality last season. You either adjust to it or fall by the wayside. We seem to be adjusting.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10261 on: September 28, 2020, 09:42:57 PM »
Good stuff so far, looking forward to what sort of plan we come up with for Liverpool.

We played alright in the two games v them last season and one of them was without Grealish so confident we'll give them a good game although they've looked pretty good tonight.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10262 on: September 28, 2020, 09:54:12 PM »
Maybe we're seeing the influence of quality coaching now Shakespeare has been added to the bunch.

Looks like a shrewd appointment.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10263 on: September 28, 2020, 09:55:02 PM »
Maybe we're seeing the influence of quality coaching now Shakespeare has been added to the bunch.

Looks like a shrewd appointment.

That's a bit tame.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10264 on: September 29, 2020, 09:31:30 PM »





Hard to disagree

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10265 on: September 29, 2020, 09:56:16 PM »
Maybe we're seeing the influence of quality coaching now Shakespeare has been added to the bunch.

Looks like a shrewd appointment.

That's a bit tame.

Well he's certainly had an affect on the defence since him came in. Last year was a comedy of errors.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10266 on: September 29, 2020, 10:08:37 PM »
Definitely showing to be a King compared to say O’Leary.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10267 on: September 29, 2020, 10:16:33 PM »
As well as the vast majority in-between.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10268 on: September 29, 2020, 10:33:43 PM »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10269 on: September 29, 2020, 10:35:43 PM »
Totally. I was wrong. Quite happy to admit it. Humble pie was eaten ages ago.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10270 on: September 29, 2020, 10:39:26 PM »
Really hoping I was wrong, and am encouraged very much by the signs so far this season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10271 on: September 29, 2020, 10:42:27 PM »
Isn't this when we offer him a new contract and six months later things have gone to shit and many want him out?!

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« Reply #10272 on: September 29, 2020, 10:49:37 PM »
I always said he was the next Ron Saunders and look forward to reminding the doubters of this for many years to come. Truly, I am a better fan than you all.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10273 on: September 29, 2020, 10:51:05 PM »
Really hoping I was wrong, and am encouraged very much by the signs so far this season.

I was very critical and I still feel I was right to be. He saved his Villa career by using the break to fundamentally change how we played games. And we have become much better organized and disciplined because of it. But even yesterday we saw signs where instead of taking the game to a much weaker team and controlling possession, we allowed them too much of the ball for long periods. We can not afford to do that against the better sides. But so far, so good. Cannot really be critical about a 4 win start. I hope it continues.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10274 on: September 29, 2020, 10:52:15 PM »
Dean Smith made mistakes in his first season in the top flight. This is hardly unusual. The important question is did he learn from them. So far it looks promising.

 


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