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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 762341 times)

Online Villan82

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9630 on: July 17, 2020, 12:45:45 AM »
Now, what news on the Rialto?

Online Mellin

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9631 on: July 17, 2020, 01:42:34 AM »
The Championship is empty and all of the players are here.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9632 on: July 17, 2020, 07:21:28 AM »
Some are born goalshy, some achieve goalshyness, and some have goalshyness thrust upon them.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9633 on: July 17, 2020, 09:11:10 AM »
sadly, our pistol's cock hasn't been up all season and we've had no flashing fire to follow.

Offline VinnieChase84

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9634 on: July 17, 2020, 09:45:27 AM »
He was understandably as flat as a witches tit last night (like us all)
He needs to raise spirits for tuesday. We surely have to beat one big team at somepoint this season. Hopefully arsenal run themselves into the ground in the FA cup and rest a few tuesday!.............

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9635 on: July 20, 2020, 11:06:35 PM »
Just reading some of his comments today. Im more convinced than before that if we go down hell still be manager.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9636 on: July 20, 2020, 11:15:38 PM »
Just reading some of his comments today. Im more convinced than before that if we go down hell still be manager.

Yup.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9637 on: July 21, 2020, 08:24:52 AM »
Just reading some of his comments today. Im more convinced than before that if we go down hell still be manager.

Yup.

It certainly looks that way.  If he evidences with player purchases that he knows what we have been missing all along, and fills those gaps, I wouldn't be against giving him another crack at bringing us back up, or moving us forward if we pull off the unlikely.   He really does need to evidence that he is learning from the experience though.  If an upgrade was available, I would seek to bring them in but I do understand the conditions and restrictions under which Dean has had to work.

Offline sid1964

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9638 on: July 21, 2020, 09:05:23 AM »
If Smith is given the opportunity to bring us back up (which I doubt, every Manager always believes that they wont be sacked) then he will have 10 games to prove that he can do the job, if we are mid table at that point he will be gone, and then we will be scratching around for a replacement.

Big decisions need to be made whichever division we are in next season, and I include looking at the Chief Exec role,personally if it were me I would like to see us ask the ex-Crystal Palace Owner (cant remember his name), who I listen to on the radio and he talks a lot of sense. and also our chief scout will be gone.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2020, 10:00:53 AM by sid1964 »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9639 on: July 21, 2020, 09:38:28 AM »
If we go down, I can see both sides of the argument for whether he stays or not. I'm undecided at the moment if I'm honest but if they did decided to stick with him, I wouldn't be too upset but others would be and I can see why.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9640 on: July 21, 2020, 10:05:09 AM »
Just reading some of his comments today. Im more convinced than before that if we go down hell still be manager.

Yup.

How come? Doesn't he know his Bard? I beg to differ. In his press conference yesterday he expressed sympathy for his old mate Craig Shakespeare losing his job at Watford.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9641 on: July 21, 2020, 11:30:04 AM »
down and its Smith & Co out, simple as that.

Offline mattjpa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9642 on: July 21, 2020, 01:31:03 PM »
If Smith is given the opportunity to bring us back up (which I doubt, every Manager always believes that they wont be sacked) then he will have 10 games to prove that he can do the job, if we are mid table at that point he will be gone, and then we will be scratching around for a replacement.

Big decisions need to be made whichever division we are in next season, and I include looking at the Chief Exec role,personally if it were me I would like to see us ask the ex-Crystal Palace Owner (cant remember his name), who I listen to on the radio and he talks a lot of sense. and also our chief scout will be gone.

Simon Jordan? That is a real marmite shout. I would be for it, he is brutally honest and upfront. His pomp and bravado often disguise the fact that he is extremely clued up and more often than not speaks a hell of alot of sense. For a long time, Aston Villa have suffered from not having anyone in a position of authority that is willing to speak home truths or be decisive at the right time.

Offline Scott Nielsen

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9643 on: July 21, 2020, 02:07:28 PM »
What is it that he has said that suggests he is staying on regardless of sporting outcome?
« Last Edit: July 21, 2020, 02:11:23 PM by Scott Nielsen »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #9644 on: July 21, 2020, 02:17:02 PM »
What is it that he has said that suggests he is staying on regardless of sporting outcome?

He's been talking about how relegation wouldn't cause us huge problems because of how rich the owners are and how willing they would be to put more money in.

 


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