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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 506081 times)

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7080 on: March 01, 2020, 07:10:25 AM »
Iím sure heíll make a difference, not sure Smith will though.

Offline GarTomas

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7081 on: March 01, 2020, 07:12:13 AM »
Iím sure heíll make a difference, not sure Smith will though.

Not calling you out specifically; but for many Smith takes all the blame when we play badly but none of the credit when we do well?


Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7082 on: March 01, 2020, 07:53:15 AM »
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.
Inflexible and indecisive.

Offline JD

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7083 on: March 01, 2020, 08:10:52 AM »
Give the Guy a fucking break. He is leading out his our our team at Wembley tomorrow. What a dream.
We are Aston Villa, the greatest team in the world and we will win. 

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7084 on: March 01, 2020, 08:18:27 AM »
Precisely JD well said. UTV!

Offline Clampy

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7085 on: March 01, 2020, 08:18:51 AM »
Give the Guy a fucking break. He is leading out his our our team at Wembley tomorrow. What a dream.
We are Aston Villa, the greatest team in the world and we will win. 

Yep. Happy Cup Final Day everyone.

Offline ez

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7086 on: March 01, 2020, 09:17:22 AM »
To stop up from here Smith is going to have to do something radical. Carrying on as we are will be suicide.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7087 on: March 01, 2020, 09:20:07 AM »
Smith's last stand - get annihilated today and it will destroy any vestige of confidence we have. We must put on a performance and if we are to lose, let's do so with passion and pride.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7088 on: March 01, 2020, 09:22:40 AM »
Iím sure heíll make a difference, not sure Smith will though.

Not calling you out specifically; but for many Smith takes all the blame when we play badly but none of the credit when we do well?


We've barely played well.

Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7089 on: March 01, 2020, 09:23:43 AM »
Anyway... Everyone have a great day out and fingers crossed. Hopefully we win a trophy and end this awful drought!

Offline Newby

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7090 on: March 01, 2020, 10:57:20 AM »
Smith's last stand - get annihilated today and it will destroy any vestige of confidence we have. We must put on a performance and if we are to lose, let's do so with passion and pride.

If we lose today, and I sincerely hope that we pull of something really special, as it will completely restore faith and confidence that we can survive, it will be interesting to see what the reaction is. 

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7091 on: March 02, 2020, 06:45:29 AM »
I think itís safe to save we need to revert back to back four with engles and mings at cb. Looked more solid than the 5 At the back.

Going with nakamba as protection of the back four. Once McGinns back him sitting there with age on the wing Andy grealish in the hole behind samatta

Offline john e

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7092 on: March 02, 2020, 07:59:35 AM »
got his team line up spot on yesterday imo

best players playing in their best positions with a few good options on the bench

add McGinn for Elmo when fit and thatís as strong as we can get to give it a go if staying up

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7093 on: March 02, 2020, 08:03:08 AM »
I like that Dean is developing and picking a team and formation based on circumstance, his early season Ďlet them worry about usí was fine for a while but we now need a more horses for courses method and I think we are seeing it. Just wish the horses were of better quality.

Offline Mister E

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7094 on: March 02, 2020, 08:14:33 AM »
I know we're short on squad depth, but bringing like-for-like subs on does my head in. Trez is not an option, quality-wise, and Davis and Samatta would have been definitely worth a shout for the final 15 minutes.
The interesting takeaway from yesterday is whether Smith can bottle the energy we showed for our remaining league games: we can score goals, and yesterday we showed we can defend. So, time to get it together!

 


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