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Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5370 on: December 15, 2019, 09:07:44 PM »
Begs another question:  how about we yo-yo for a couple of years until we find out feet?

No ta. We've seen already what a slog the Championship is and how hard it is to get out of.  Go down and that's the last time we'll see jack in a Villa shirt.  I hope that Smith keeps us up, but the next three games are enormous and if he doesn't sort it out then he needs to be sacked before January.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5371 on: December 15, 2019, 09:21:14 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5372 on: December 15, 2019, 09:26:50 PM »
Begs another question:  how about we yo-yo for a couple of years until we find out feet?

No ta. We've seen already what a slog the Championship is and how hard it is to get out of.  Go down and that's the last time we'll see jack in a Villa shirt.  I hope that Smith keeps us up, but the next three games are enormous and if he doesn't sort it out then he needs to be sacked before January.

If I'm honest Risso, I think the optimum time to sack him will be tomorrow so they can bring someone in to have a quick look at the squad in readiness for making a few smart signings in January. It's such a gamble either way.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5373 on: December 15, 2019, 09:27:16 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5374 on: December 15, 2019, 09:31:34 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5375 on: December 15, 2019, 09:34:01 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

Not sure if you've been drinking or are just trolling a bit.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5376 on: December 15, 2019, 09:37:30 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

Not sure if you've been drinking or are just trolling a bit.
Neither.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5377 on: December 15, 2019, 09:41:56 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

Not sure if you've been drinking or are just trolling a bit.
Neither.

So Poch would even think for more than a second about coming here?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5378 on: December 15, 2019, 09:46:20 PM »
I doubt if Poch would come but there is always a chance. Newcastle got Benitez. Championship Leeds got Bielsa. However I am still hoping and believing Dean will be a success and our run of fixtures coming up will improve our position.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5379 on: December 15, 2019, 11:04:15 PM »
We have a pretty good first 11, maybe only 10 as the jury is certainly out on Wes.

Pretty good first 10?

Which of are squad are demonstrably good enough for this level? Not potentially, but clearly as demonstrated thus far this season.

Heaton, Mings, Engels, Guilbert, Grealish, McGinn.

That's it in my opinion.

Our options up front - Kodjia, Wesley, Davis - are particularly poor. How many sides would we expect to stay up with those options up front?

The options up front are very poor but the root cause of our problem is in midfield and has been all season. We are far too easy to play against. We lack mobility, presence and bite in there and it's killing us.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5380 on: December 15, 2019, 11:08:31 PM »
While it's highly unlikely he'd come there's always a chance. Owners offer a very good salary, sell a vision to him of where they want the club to go, show him an annual budget that has every chance of getting us there and so on. Maybe it would be what he's looking for, maybe he wouldn't touch us with a barge pole.
Doesn't matter either way though as we already have a head coach.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5381 on: December 16, 2019, 12:00:26 AM »
If Southampton turn us over I think attitudes could change.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5382 on: December 16, 2019, 01:56:30 AM »
While it's highly unlikely he'd come there's always a chance. Owners offer a very good salary, sell a vision to him of where they want the club to go, show him an annual budget that has every chance of getting us there and so on. Maybe it would be what he's looking for, maybe he wouldn't touch us with a barge pole.
Doesn't matter either way though as we already have a head coach.
One thing I was hoping for with new owners is that, should we ever be in the market for a new manager it would not be the usual list of suspects like Moyes or Fat Sam or another Lambert /Bruce type chancer.
If our intentions are to be competing at the top end of the league then we have to recruit accordingly.
If you want players for that level then you need a manager that will attract those players.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5383 on: December 16, 2019, 02:07:00 AM »
Agree wholeheartedly. We'll know we've really made the big time again when some of our fans stop thinking of us as a Brummie version of Norwich or Watford.

We have loads of money and we're fucking massive. We should act like it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5384 on: December 16, 2019, 06:56:45 AM »
Begs another question:  how about we yo-yo for a couple of years until we find out feet?

No ta. We've seen already what a slog the Championship is and how hard it is to get out of.  Go down and that's the last time we'll see jack in a Villa shirt.  I hope that Smith keeps us up, but the next three games are enormous and if he doesn't sort it out then he needs to be sacked before January.

If I'm honest Risso, I think the optimum time to sack him will be tomorrow so they can bring someone in to have a quick look at the squad in readiness for making a few smart signings in January. It's such a gamble either way.

Ridiculous. Suggesting sacking a manager we've just handed a new contract to, on the even of a cup quarter final? Yes, we are in a bit of a slump and yes things do we need to improve but the lack of patience is truly staggering.

 


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