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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 466584 times)

Offline enigma

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #330 on: October 11, 2018, 04:23:38 PM »
Happy with this. Smith did a great job at Brentford and got results while playing decent football. I know Terry retired from playing but any chance he could come back as player coach? We desperately need him on the pitch.

Offline Diablo

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #331 on: October 11, 2018, 04:37:40 PM »
A little angle or a little angel? Either way let's hope so!

You would know how to spell it with your username !
Haha! Absolutely! There are reasons why I am interested in such matters (other interests besides the Villa of course, include pain (masochism, sadism) souls (lost or otherwise), contracts, nakedness and hot climates)  ;-)

Offline ktvillan

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #332 on: October 11, 2018, 04:47:52 PM »
A colleague who supports Villa but watches a lot of Walsall really rates Smith from his time at the Saddlers, so it's not as if he hasn't done well without the backroom set up he's had at Brentford.  As for Graham Turner comparisons, I doubt Pitarch will be countenencing signings in the mould of Simon Stainrod.

Offline Drummond

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #333 on: October 11, 2018, 04:56:30 PM »
A little angle or a little angel? Either way let's hope so!

You would know how to spell it with your username !
Haha! Absolutely! There are reasons why I am interested in such matters (other interests besides the Villa of course, include pain (masochism, sadism) souls (lost or otherwise), contracts, nakedness and hot climates)  ;-)

Oh, Hi Fergal.

Offline kieron

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #334 on: October 11, 2018, 05:25:38 PM »
https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1050419529858371585


"🎥 Dean Smith will meet the media on Monday from 4pm

You’ll be able to watch the broadcast press conference LIVE on our YouTube channel 👉 http://bit.ly/2gCsXCy"


Five days from appointment to presser is quite a while, isn't it?

Offline garyfouroaks

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #335 on: October 11, 2018, 06:12:35 PM »
I am pretty neutral on this.

It seems like a decent appointment, and Smith has numerous positives, not least of which is knowing the Division.

I don't think that the team is as bad as recent results, nor that Bruce was that bad a manager.

Fingers crossed.

Offline john2710

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #336 on: October 11, 2018, 06:14:44 PM »
The thing I noticed about Brentford, other than playing attractive / progressive football, was that they were no pushovers. There was most definitely a nasty streak to their game, something that has been missing from us for a long time & very much needed in this league.

Offline ez

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #337 on: October 11, 2018, 06:19:40 PM »
New manager bounce will see us in the top 6

Offline Rigadon

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #338 on: October 11, 2018, 06:21:36 PM »
The thing I noticed about Brentford, other than playing attractive / progressive football, was that they were no pushovers. There was most definitely a nasty streak to their game, something that has been missing from us for a long time & very much needed in this league.


You were not alone in noticing that.  Yes, let's hope we show the same characteristics but with better players playing better football, aggressively. 

Offline john e

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #339 on: October 11, 2018, 06:26:25 PM »
I know a Brentford fan as well

he said today that he doesn't know any other way but to play attacking football
his negative is he has no plan B (where have we heard that before) but he said he had no plan B apart from attacking football
late goals conceded and all that

he takes risks and will often do something to try and win a game and end up drawing or losing

I can live with that
I'm one of the few on here who refused to criticise Sherwood for going for it when 2 nill up at Leicester

i haven't been this season because it was just not worth it for me, nothing but respect to those who never give up but I couldn't take any more of it under Bruce

I have just bought two tickets today for me and my 10 year old, I feel it's safe to start taking him again

here's to having hope again


Offline Chinchilla Bathhouse

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #340 on: October 11, 2018, 06:30:39 PM »
I reckon I can live with no plan B as long as plan A is trying to score shedloads of goals.

Offline DB

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #341 on: October 11, 2018, 06:42:02 PM »
Has Richard O'Kelly joined?

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #342 on: October 11, 2018, 06:46:14 PM »
Same here John E. I haven't been to Villa Park once this season.
Looking forward to it again.

Offline saunders_heroes

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #343 on: October 11, 2018, 06:46:24 PM »
New manager bounce will see us in the top 6

Yes please!

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #344 on: October 11, 2018, 06:58:08 PM »
Maybe Terry will help him with a plan B, I’m sure he’ll have some thoughts to add.