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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 506034 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7065 on: February 29, 2020, 04:21:04 PM »
The fact is that if we can win tomorrow he becomes our most successful manager for 24 years.

And if we get battered tomorrow and relegated, he'll be worse than Sherwood.

Offline Drummond

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7066 on: February 29, 2020, 04:29:29 PM »
The fact is that if we can win tomorrow he becomes our most successful manager for 24 years.

And if we get battered tomorrow and relegated, he'll be worse than Sherwood.

Fine lines.

Shows just how crap we've been for such a long time doesn't it?

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7067 on: February 29, 2020, 04:34:41 PM »
Yep.  And it shows no sign of letting up, unfortunately.  One day we'll appoint a good manager again.

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7068 on: February 29, 2020, 04:45:26 PM »
These players will make a far better team if they are still together in the premier league next season.
Why will they automatically become far better next season?

Offline Newby

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7069 on: February 29, 2020, 06:00:26 PM »
These players will make a far better team if they are still together in the premier league next season.
Why will they automatically become far better next season?

They won't, without better players around them.  Meaning that we will need to spend some good money on at least three or four good quality players. 

Offline Meanwood Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7070 on: February 29, 2020, 06:09:51 PM »
Last season he achieved his objective. If we stay up this season, which could well happen, he'll have achieved his objective. If we win tomorrow he'll have exceeded expectations. I think he's done a good job.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7071 on: February 29, 2020, 06:52:22 PM »
Getting us into the relegation zone is not doing a good job.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7072 on: February 29, 2020, 07:00:27 PM »
Getting us into the relegation zone is not doing a good job.

Hear hear. It's been pathetic. We have under performed all season. That new contract was a joke.

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7073 on: February 29, 2020, 07:22:29 PM »
Heís looks to me like a lower league manager grateful to be in a big job. Too naive, too nice, not a big enough character for this level.

Offline Smithy

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7074 on: February 29, 2020, 07:25:17 PM »
Getting us into the relegation zone is not doing a good job.

Hear hear. It's been pathetic. We have under performed all season. That new contract was a joke.

I genuinely think that new contract will have been related to promotion, rather than how well (or not) we were doing at the time it was signed. Might even have been contractual ("get us promoted and you get a new X-year contract).

Offline themossman

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7075 on: February 29, 2020, 07:25:50 PM »
Yep. Itís notable that the teams around us are getting results that are attributable to their manager. Dean canít galvanise the team and his tactics cost us games. Heís fluffed his lines, simple as that.

Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7076 on: February 29, 2020, 09:16:08 PM »
Getting us into the relegation zone is not doing a good job.

Hear hear. It's been pathetic. We have under performed all season. That new contract was a joke.

I genuinely think that new contract will have been related to promotion, rather than how well (or not) we were doing at the time it was signed. Might even have been contractual ("get us promoted and you get a new X-year contract).

The timing of it makes this look overwhelmingly likely.

Offline Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7077 on: March 01, 2020, 02:12:44 AM »
As much as I love him and want him to succeed, I think him and his team are crap. Hate saying it but there's little room to support him. Paul Lambert with money? Never has so much been spent on so little. Take Jack out and we're a half decent Championship side.

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7078 on: March 01, 2020, 07:06:22 AM »
Dean Smith is a poor mans Tim Sherwood, both tactically useless but at least Sherwood seemed able to motivate a team for a fight.

Offline GarTomas

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7079 on: March 01, 2020, 07:08:29 AM »
11 games left and we are still well in it.
McGinn returning will be a massive boost for the team and the fans; his energy is midfield has been badly missed.

 


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