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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 465743 times)

Offline jwarry

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #825 on: October 20, 2018, 11:07:50 PM »
He must think Bruce was a total numpty surely

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #826 on: October 20, 2018, 11:43:49 PM »
It must have been a very proud moment for this man walking out in front of a full bouncing Villa Park. This was a dream come true for Dean and his family must have been delighted and apprehensive at the same time so I am pleased he is off to a winning start. Long may it continue.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #827 on: October 20, 2018, 11:45:44 PM »
"They're very coachable"...sure - when you coach them!

When the head coach fancies coaching them !

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #828 on: October 20, 2018, 11:52:37 PM »
A nice bonus of it being Smith rather than Henry who got the gig, is that when Bruce finally resurfaces, he won't be able to blather on to his mates in the press about how he lost his job to somebody with next to no coaching experience.  Smith is twice the coach Bruce is, he just hasn't had the big stage to prove it, until now.

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« Reply #829 on: October 20, 2018, 11:58:42 PM »
Bruce defence will be lots of fans never accepted me because of who I managed before. That is total nonsense. I think he has been given more leeway than lots of managers. I totally accept David Moyes saying he is one of the best managers around (apologies for my bollox), I still can't get over he pist off for a break in the international games. Somehow don't imagine Smith doing that. The one thing that finished me off was his Forriesti comment before sheff wed game. How could he have not known he was suspended

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« Reply #830 on: October 21, 2018, 12:24:58 AM »
From his interviews, it is clear that Dean Smith is a coach who does a lot of consideration when it comes to tactics and approaches.  It's going to be interesting to see how he develops a style of play over the next few months. 

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #831 on: October 21, 2018, 07:26:21 AM »
A nice bonus of it being Smith rather than Henry who got the gig

Side note, Monaco lost to Strasbourg yesterday.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #832 on: October 21, 2018, 08:13:03 AM »
A nice bonus of it being Smith rather than Henry who got the gig

Side note, Monaco lost to Strasbourg yesterday.


I have now listened to all his post match comments and itís ptrety clear we got the right man. For the first time in near in 10 years Iím excited about the future. Come on Dean letís get Villa back where it belongs

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #833 on: October 21, 2018, 10:57:17 AM »
totally but it's going to be a long and narrow way

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #834 on: October 21, 2018, 11:43:24 AM »
Bruce defence will be lots of fans never accepted me because of who I managed before. That is total nonsense. I think he has been given more leeway than lots of managers. I totally accept David Moyes saying he is one of the best managers around (apologies for my bollox), I still can't get over he pist off for a break in the international games. Somehow don't imagine Smith doing that. The one thing that finished me off was his Forriesti comment before sheff wed game. How could he have not known he was suspended
Re: the Forestieri gaff? I'm convinced that by that time Bruce was actually intent on getting the push and walking away with his 1.7 million pay off. Fucking c***.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #835 on: October 21, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »
What was all that witchcraft Smith was mentioning in his post match comments? Itíll never catch on!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #836 on: October 21, 2018, 12:39:46 PM »
What was all that witchcraft Smith was mentioning in his post match comments? Itíll never catch on!

Christ, I just watched that for the first time and it's almost like he had an actual plan.

Actually, what I really liked is that he has a long term plan for how we're going to improve the football - off the ball first, develop possession over more time. He's planning for having plans on the future. Is this what having a manager's like?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #837 on: October 21, 2018, 01:15:18 PM »
He made attacking substitutions, and we weren't even losing. At one-nil up we were still trying to score another goal. We had a right-back at right-back, a left-back at left-back and two centre-halves in the middle of defence.

It's like we were playing a different sport.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #838 on: October 21, 2018, 01:17:40 PM »
He made attacking substitutions, and we weren't even losing. At one-nil up we were still trying to score another goal. We had a right-back at right-back, a left-back at left-back and two centre-halves in the middle of defence.

It's like we were playing a different sport.

I commented to the guy say next to me that when Deano bright Kodjia on with 30 minutes left, had Bruce still been in charge it would've been Whelan on for Abraham!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #839 on: October 21, 2018, 01:19:22 PM »
It's so refreshing. Give the oppostion something to worry about, and they can't just throw everyone forward.

If that had been Bruce, Swansea would have been camped in our half for the last twenty minutes.