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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 466572 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #930 on: October 24, 2018, 12:56:35 PM »
I just love his honesty. Maybe itís just him being a Brummie but even in defeat he sounded genuine. It will get better. Iím convinced of it.

Hmmm. His assessment of the game didn't really accord with what was actually witnessed.  We were dire, and yet he said we played well second half.

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #931 on: October 24, 2018, 02:47:29 PM »
I just love his honesty. Maybe it’s just him being a Brummie but even in defeat he sounded genuine. It will get better. I’m convinced of it.

Hmmm. His assessment of the game didn't really accord with what was actually witnessed.  We were dire, and yet he said we played well second half.

Without him sounding "lamberkesque" I think it is about trying to motivate players that are new to him. I am sure he is already making his assessments known to his staff and the Richard Madley lookalike

Offline Diablo

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #932 on: October 24, 2018, 02:56:16 PM »
It's gonna take time, a whole lot of precious time
It's gonna take patience and time, ummm
To do it, to do it, to do it,
to do it, to do it
to do it right child UTV!!!



Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #933 on: October 24, 2018, 03:09:11 PM »
I think he probably believes the most important thing is for the players to believe in his methods. We wanted someone with a clear philosophy

Perhaps he saw the players trying to do the things he wants and wants to encourage that

It was always likely that there will be problems as we transition. Well almost certainly give away sloppy goals by overplaying as we do

I just hope the fans tolerate a bit of that. I'm already seeing people complaining that some fans are criticising Smith already, though not seem much of that myself

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #934 on: October 24, 2018, 03:15:46 PM »
I think he probably believes the most important thing is for the players to believe in his methods. We wanted someone with a clear philosophy

Perhaps he saw the players trying to do the things he wants and wants to encourage that

It was always likely that there will be problems as we transition. Well almost certainly give away sloppy goals by overplaying as we do

I just hope the fans tolerate a bit of that. I'm already seeing people complaining that some fans are criticising Smith already, though not seem much of that myself

Yep, he hasn't even had the chance to put together a proper backroom team yet so patience is definitely required. 

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #935 on: October 24, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
I think he probably believes the most important thing is for the players to believe in his methods. We wanted someone with a clear philosophy

Perhaps he saw the players trying to do the things he wants and wants to encourage that

It was always likely that there will be problems as we transition. Well almost certainly give away sloppy goals by overplaying as we do

I just hope the fans tolerate a bit of that. I'm already seeing people complaining that some fans are criticising Smith already, though not seem much of that myself

Yep, he hasn't even had the chance to put together a proper backroom team yet so patience is definitely required. 

I'd save money the on a goalkeeping coach for now, no way you can improve these monkeys.

Online Toronto Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #936 on: October 24, 2018, 04:21:04 PM »
Ball retention was never a requirement of the previous regime. And for those who could do it, it was coached out of them. It will now need to be coached back into the current players. Those who can do it well will be kept. Those who canít will be sold.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #937 on: October 24, 2018, 05:10:28 PM »
to whom? Why would anyone want to buy a player who is incapable of retaining the ball?

Offline Monty

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #938 on: October 24, 2018, 05:27:24 PM »
to whom? Why would anyone want to buy a player who is incapable of retaining the ball?

I mean, whoever that bloke was who bought him for Villa might get another job.

Online Toronto Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #939 on: October 24, 2018, 06:02:38 PM »
to whom? Why would anyone want to buy a player who is incapable of retaining the ball?

Not every team/manager plays a ball retention style.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #940 on: October 24, 2018, 06:12:15 PM »
What's frustrating for me is we're finally doing what I wanted us to do the first season down here. Start from the beginning and build to a defined plan that is sustainable and can be carried on by future managers, unfortunately as we're doing it in season 3 we've wasted 5 transfer windows and countless millions buying players that aren't suited to playing that way.

Offline brian green

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #941 on: October 24, 2018, 06:18:58 PM »
Spot on PWS

Offline Mister E

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #942 on: October 24, 2018, 06:48:42 PM »
What's frustrating for me is we're finally doing what I wanted us to do the first season down here. Start from the beginning and build to a defined plan that is sustainable and can be carried on by future managers, unfortunately as we're doing it in season 3 we've wasted 5 transfer windows and countless millions buying players that aren't suited to playing that way.
Yup.

Offline john e

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #943 on: October 24, 2018, 06:51:22 PM »
What's frustrating for me is we're finally doing what I wanted us to do the first season down here. Start from the beginning and build to a defined plan that is sustainable and can be carried on by future managers, unfortunately as we're doing it in season 3 we've wasted 5 transfer windows and countless millions buying players that aren't suited to playing that way.
Yup.

Yup x 2

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #944 on: October 24, 2018, 06:59:50 PM »
I really hope he gets the time.  Iím talking this season and next at least even if we donít go up this year which Iím convinced we wonít.