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Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #195 on: October 11, 2018, 12:32:19 AM »
Not my no. 1, but a million miles from my last choice. I like the football he's produced at Brentford, he seems ambitious and ready to move on to the big time. Let's hope this is the start of something huge for him.

My feelings exactly, Monty. Good luck, Dean.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #196 on: October 11, 2018, 12:36:26 AM »
Not my no. 1, but a million miles from my last choice. I like the football he's produced at Brentford, he seems ambitious and ready to move on to the big time. Let's hope this is the start of something huge for him.

My feelings exactly, Monty. Good luck, Dean.
Not my no. 1, but a million miles from my last choice. I like the football he's produced at Brentford, he seems ambitious and ready to move on to the big time. Let's hope this is the start of something huge for him.

My feelings exactly, Monty. Good luck, Dean.

Agreed, not my first choice but more than acceptable. We’re all behind you Dean, good luck mate.

Offline footyskillz

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #197 on: October 11, 2018, 12:38:19 AM »
Forgetting win percentages, he finished 9th, 10th, 9th with Brentford. When you consider their size, income, stadium, fan base, budget and the fact they lose their best players every year, then that is overachieving. This whilst playing some of the best football in the league and playing us off the park nearly every time we've played them.

That is the structure and set up at Brentford. Using the analytics and set up the way they have as a club Warburton also was doing some good things and playing this football.

They set the whole club as one to overachieve.

Hopefully Smith can still bring success and stamp some of his authority despite the difficult step up in size of club and expectations.

I think Smith has learnt a lot at Brentford and this restructuring at Villa with a sporting director hopefully will work well .

What's fascinating is how Smith adapts to managing outside of the Brentford structure and that there seems to be a restructuring at Villa which hopes to be progressive

I'm enjoying reading all the comment and debate all having  .

It's just as fascinating gauging the vibes of all the supporters and followers on this appointment and how will move forward.

Definite I'm optimistic but now with a hint of caution. That's because  having researched a bit more on the Brentford club structure it's totally different to villa set up and actually unique as a club to Brentford .
It's how much was it Smithy methods and how much is it the specialist coaching staff and systems used.

Villa have own system so will see .
Up the villa!

« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 12:43:46 AM by footyskillz »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #198 on: October 11, 2018, 12:42:25 AM »
The most interesting thing for me is that he's labelled as head coach like his previous role. Suggests they could be trying to go down the Brentford route of the club having a philosophy that the coach is asked to implement. Could also mean he wouldn't be too involved in transfers as well.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #199 on: October 11, 2018, 12:47:12 AM »
What vegetable are we going to associate with Smith then?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #200 on: October 11, 2018, 12:49:05 AM »
And thank the lord it wasn't Moyes, McCarthy, Allardyce, Pardew, etc etc.

Dwight Yorke won't be very happy, I'd imagine!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #201 on: October 11, 2018, 12:59:11 AM »
Dwight Yorke won't be very happy, I'd imagine!

Good. The self entitled tool. He's only a few months younger than Dean Smith, once has been coaching since 2005, the other keeps thinking he should be handed a job because, well, because.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #202 on: October 11, 2018, 01:00:08 AM »
The most interesting thing for me is that he's labelled as head coach like his previous role. Suggests they could be trying to go down the Brentford route of the club having a philosophy that the coach is asked to implement. Could also mean he wouldn't be too involved in transfers as well.

It is a very successful way having a sporting director and a head coach. Many clubs throughout Europe use this method especially on the continent and it's now one that Aston villa football club have embraced.

Smith may not get overall say on final transfers but having worked that system at Brentford then he should be comfortable.



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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #203 on: October 11, 2018, 01:28:21 AM »
Dean Smith interview on captains and leadership.. quite ironic at :40.

https://youtu.be/W0xEu4gt94Q

Another thing..

Dean started two 20 year old CBs away at Elland Road before the break. Maybe he can figure something out with our group, Axel/Chester?
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 01:34:03 AM by villadelph »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #204 on: October 11, 2018, 01:30:25 AM »
Excited for us and happy for him.
Hopefully Hogan and Grealish will be rejuvenated with their old mentors.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #205 on: October 11, 2018, 01:42:37 AM »
I wish all the good things in the world on him and only him.

But it is such a massive step up.

Walsall>Brentford>Villa

My fear -like when Wagner was under consideration back in 2016- is we are a juggernaut. With a bit of forward momentum= one of the top 6-8 clubs in England regardless of league position.

When it's shite, it's like being hit by a bus and dragged under.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #206 on: October 11, 2018, 03:03:53 AM »
I cant imagine Dean Smith will get much sleep tonight , he will be so bloody excited .

Good luck Dean Smith , looking forward to your brand of football down the Villa. 


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #207 on: October 11, 2018, 03:24:22 AM »
Dean Smith interview on captains and leadership.. quite ironic at :40.

https://youtu.be/W0xEu4gt94Q

Another thing..

Dean started two 20 year old CBs away at Elland Road before the break. Maybe he can figure something out with our group, Axel/Chester?

He used the word “studying”, relative to captaincy in other sports. I nearly blacked out. The only thing Steve Bruce ever studied is the menu at the local chippy.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #208 on: October 11, 2018, 03:34:40 AM »
Bloody hell, I'd switched off for the night, I certainly wasn't expecting this news.

Welcome, Dean. Do us proud. It's a crime it's taken us 18 years to join the 21st century. Watching the World Cup this summer followed by watching the Villa this season, you'd think they were two completely different sports. Looking forward now to the rest of the season. Bring it on!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #209 on: October 11, 2018, 04:30:07 AM »
How refreshing to listen to a manager that clearly knows what he’s doing.

https://youtu.be/56G-dyffX7M