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Offline Diablo

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #315 on: October 11, 2018, 03:35:16 PM »
Jeez that's a rare, well written and thought out article - from the Metro too?!

Offline Chico Hamilton III

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #316 on: October 11, 2018, 03:38:29 PM »
Great appointment, really looking forward to seeing where he can take us. he's been the fans' choice for a while now.

I just wish that little devil on my shoulder, shouting Graham Turner in my ear, would fuck of though.

Offline aldridgeboy

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #317 on: October 11, 2018, 03:39:34 PM »
Good article that. Sums it all up very well.
I’m pleased with the decision. Henry was such a gamble and possibly a car crash waiting to happen.

The Brentford fans stating we may concede sloppy goals on Talk Sport - well we do that anyway- without good attacking. So straight away there’s an improvement!!

Any chance of Terry registering as a player to get us a bit of cover ?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #318 on: October 11, 2018, 03:40:07 PM »
So as he’s a local bloke what are all our tenuous links to Deano?

I met him at Boldmere St Michaels when he was Walsall manager. He was with a mate of mine who went to school with him and was watching their youth team play in the Bham Senior Cup. Nice fella, just seemed a straight up normal lad.

He went to my old school, as people used to talk about him a few years later when I was there (and he was playing for Walsall) , so I've kept an eye out for him ever since.

What school did he go to? I grew up in Great Barr myself. A mate of mine used to drink with Smith’s brother in the Scott Arms.
Dartmouth -it's in the bit of Great Barr that's in Sandwell.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #319 on: October 11, 2018, 03:44:10 PM »
I'd have thought the Swansea game will see a decent turnout now

Offline The Edge

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #320 on: October 11, 2018, 03:49:31 PM »
I wonder if we will start playing Dexys' "Geno" again?

We can hope!
That would be brill. Someone plz contact the club immediately.

Offline dave.woodhall

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #321 on: October 11, 2018, 03:49:34 PM »
Great appointment, really looking forward to seeing where he can take us. he's been the fans' choice for a while now.

I just wish that little devil on my shoulder, shouting Graham Turner in my ear, would fuck of though.

Graham Turner took over a team of internationals and European champions, and had to rebuild our most successful team of the past hundred years. Smiffy is dealing with Championship players. It's a big difference.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #322 on: October 11, 2018, 03:51:34 PM »
Great appointment, really looking forward to seeing where he can take us. he's been the fans' choice for a while now.

I just wish that little devil on my shoulder, shouting Graham Turner in my ear, would fuck of though.

I did have a little wobble and mentally compare him with Graham Turner when he was appointed, but without wishing to have a dig at Doug on today of all days I do think Turner was brought in a Doug's 'yes man' with a remit to bomb out the Championship and European Cup winners who were big characters and more popular than Doug.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #323 on: October 11, 2018, 03:59:38 PM »
Great appointment, really looking forward to seeing where he can take us. he's been the fans' choice for a while now.

I just wish that little devil on my shoulder, shouting Graham Turner in my ear, would fuck of though.

Graham Turner took over a team of internationals and European champions, and had to rebuild our most successful team of the past hundred years. Smiffy is dealing with Championship players. It's a big difference.
I have a little angle whispering another 'Brian Little' era in my ear!

Offline Diablo

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #324 on: October 11, 2018, 04:01:12 PM »
A little angle or a little angel? Either way let's hope so!

Offline DB

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #325 on: October 11, 2018, 04:05:10 PM »
A little angle or a little angel? Either way let's hope so!

You would know how to spell it with your username !

Offline The Edge

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #326 on: October 11, 2018, 04:07:53 PM »
Accurate article from The Metro.
What a superbly accurate article about our current position. He managed to avoid all the usual "old footballers stick together" cliches. How refreshing. "Bruce stuck to his tradition of putting square pegs in round holes" Brilliant. And he nailed us as a fan base with his "they will give him time" quote. We may have been a bit quick to turn on our managers from time to time but I honestly feel we will all "buy into" this latest attempt to put the club back on the big stage in world football. I know I am. Thanks for posting. UTV

Offline Damo70

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #327 on: October 11, 2018, 04:09:47 PM »
Adrian Durham on Talksport has just said that at 4.15 they will be discussing whether Dean Smith should be allowed to leave one Championship club for another during the season. Obviously the answer is 'yes' as there is no rule against it but it should be an interesting debate.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #328 on: October 11, 2018, 04:14:53 PM »
Darren Gough says no club should be allowed to sack a manager during the season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #329 on: October 11, 2018, 04:15:45 PM »
Adrian Durham on Talksport has just said that at 4.15 they will be discussing whether Dean Smith should be allowed to leave one Championship club for another during the season. Obviously the answer is 'yes' as there is no rule against it but it should be an interesting debate.

Well if they are talking about it we must still be important then.