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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 466574 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #270 on: October 11, 2018, 09:24:35 AM »
So does that make Terry assistant to the head coach? /davidbrent

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #271 on: October 11, 2018, 09:25:19 AM »
First job for Smith is to talk Terry out of retirement, at least until the next transfer window


I'd be disappointed if he did, to be honest.


We've got players who can do the job, they just need to play in their correct positions

At the moment Villa have .......

one fully qualified centre half who's looked a bit flaky himself this season
one apprentice centre half
one YTS centre half
one really slow midfielder, who's been moved into defence because he can head the ball (although not with any directional control)
the decaying carcass of Micah Richards

Therefore, a couple of months of Terry playing the odd game would be a positive move.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #272 on: October 11, 2018, 09:32:04 AM »
Richard O'Kelly to join as his assistant.
Is this now confirmed anywhere ?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #273 on: October 11, 2018, 09:37:24 AM »
It’s the paring I wanted. Great news for fans, players and the club. This to me is probably the best managerial appointment at VP in all my years as a fan.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #275 on: October 11, 2018, 09:45:35 AM »
Hearing the Dean Smith's comments after the Leeds game, I'd expect he'll be using this international break to work with the squad as he planned to at Brentford, despite having seven players out on international duty. DOUBLE SESSIONS. The bloke doesn't miss an opportunity to improve his players.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #276 on: October 11, 2018, 09:46:42 AM »
Awkward. I'd hate to think JT has been shoehorned in. He's too good for that, and we require stability too much to have people potentially working at cross purposes or competing for the gaffer's ear. I don't see how a manager (or head coach, whatever) can have more than one actual assistant, whatever their title.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #277 on: October 11, 2018, 09:48:53 AM »
Happy with this but hope Smith wanted Terry rather than him being foisted upon him.

Unfortunately it seems a contrived partnership to me. Best of luck to Dean Smith, we go again...

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #278 on: October 11, 2018, 09:50:51 AM »
When Hogan is fit he really will be like a new signing.  This news should give him a great lift too.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #279 on: October 11, 2018, 09:54:52 AM »
When Hogan is fit he really will be like a new signing.  This news should give him a great lift too.

According to Hogan, he's been fit for the last five weeks.  Yet more proof of a what a lying twat Bruce was.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #280 on: October 11, 2018, 09:58:07 AM »
Typical of me, switched off about 9:15 last night and didn't bother logging in again.  Got up to go swimming at 6:15 and had a quick look in and the first thing I saw was the new manager thread locked and John Terry appointed as coach.  I couldn't wait to get home to carry on reading.  I completely missed the minor fact that Dean Smith had got the gig and also the new DOF.

Anyway, welcome chaps and the very best of luck to you, I wish you well.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #281 on: October 11, 2018, 09:58:10 AM »
Awkward. I'd hate to think JT has been shoehorned in. He's too good for that, and we require stability too much to have people potentially working at cross purposes or competing for the gaffer's ear. I don't see how a manager (or head coach, whatever) can have more than one actual assistant, whatever their title.

I think it's a great move, and I'm sure Smith will be perfectly happy with having somebody with such recent experience of the squad, who commands respect and can act as a go between.  Of course a manager can have more than one assistant, they can have different roles, and bring different strengths to the group.  Our defence has been a bit shit for example, so having somebody like Terry as a coach who actually played with Chester and Hutton will be a massive help.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #282 on: October 11, 2018, 09:58:32 AM »
He's in the Ireland squad so I don't think he is unfit.

Smith seems to play 4-2-3-1 though, so he will likely have to bide his time.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #283 on: October 11, 2018, 10:09:53 AM »
Any news on whether Deano is bringing any of his backroom team?
 I think this is important.

Check out @MattHughesTimes’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/MattHughesTimes/status/1050295836297580544?s=09

I can't tell if his Profile Pic is supposed to be a comedy one or not?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #284 on: October 11, 2018, 10:15:06 AM »
Really pleased with this. And 'Head Coach' on the training ground rather than 'Manager' in his office. Given the dysfunctional defence Bruce has left him we need to be patient and give him time to build his team and style, and for a change it will be a pleasure going to the game rather than a chore.

Hats off to the new owners not just for these appointments but also for building a structure in the background which will serve us for years to come.