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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 464448 times)

Offline Nelly

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5205 on: December 13, 2019, 03:27:11 PM »
Lambert had a long, long time to get things right though. He even had time to re-invent us into a total football machine based on his travels in Germany.

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5206 on: December 13, 2019, 07:29:25 PM »
Lambert had a long, long time to get things right though. He even had time to re-invent us into a total football machine based on his travels in Germany.

Yes he did ha ha

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5207 on: December 13, 2019, 09:24:35 PM »
SGT nearly took us down after he got us back up, that first season was a right struggle but we persevered and the on nearly went and won the league.

After Sunday's game I thought thank God there was no internet in 1989, SGT would have been slaughtered.

Could that argument / point of view, have been used to keep Bruce or Lambert?
No, not really. Lambert had enough to time and Bruce had pocket full of cash to get us up. He turned us around and fair play, but his time had come. In all honesty I think we came up ahead of schedule or maybe unexpectedly. Weíre not quite ready and the money we spent is not a lot in the real terms of this league.

Anyway I still believe in a Smith and canít believe after what he has done heís being seriously questioned already. Ok itís not been perfect but at times itís been better than I hoped. We havenít quite had the rub of the green and we havenít had the nous or experience to come away with the 3 points we have often deserved. Weíre still learning and rebuilding and if history is anything to go on so was SGT.

« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 09:26:12 PM by Ian J »

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5208 on: December 13, 2019, 10:20:14 PM »
I was watching Snodgrass and thinking how valuable someone with his nous might have been to this team.
We really donít have anyone to help the guys on the pitch see out a game.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5209 on: December 13, 2019, 10:24:12 PM »
Yes I agree, heíd be brilliant for us this season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5210 on: December 13, 2019, 10:36:38 PM »
I was watching Snodgrass and thinking how valuable someone with his nous might have been to this team.
We really donít have anyone to help the guys on the pitch see out a game.

That's why I wouldn't be as averse as some to signing one or two older heads. Just one or two, and not on crazy length contracts.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5211 on: December 13, 2019, 10:38:38 PM »
Thereís old heads like Snoddy and Milner and then thereís your Lescotts and co.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5212 on: December 13, 2019, 11:00:04 PM »
Well, quite. Obviously we would need to get it right, but the same goes for younger targets. We have signed some incredibly average players in the last decade.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5213 on: December 14, 2019, 12:18:21 AM »
Some older players bring more than their physical contribution to the team. Chris Sutton was not around for very long but he had a presence about him which helped the team.
Pirese waste of space.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5214 on: December 14, 2019, 06:41:45 AM »
Some older players bring more than their physical contribution to the team. Chris Sutton was not around for very long but he had a presence about him which helped the team.
Pirese waste of space.

Pires was not a waste of space. He was brought in when we were very thin on the ground due to an horrendous injury list. It was at the wrong end of his career obviously but he helped us out when it was needed.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5215 on: December 14, 2019, 09:54:19 AM »
Some older players bring more than their physical contribution to the team. Chris Sutton was not around for very long but he had a presence about him which helped the team.
Pirese waste of space.

Glenn Whelan should have stayed for one more year.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5216 on: December 14, 2019, 09:59:34 AM »
Thereís old heads like Snoddy and Milner and then thereís your Lescotts and co.

Villa let go a lot of big experience in summer and only replaced
Hutton
Jedinak
Whelan

-with Heaton experience wise

I think of the 3 Whelan could have been in and around the squad .
Even Hutton.
They could have done what Jedinak did last season in championship. Just a solid experienced head who would come in for pitch time and be an asset in training and no problem to the squad.

Micah Richards type experience and influence isn't necessary but 2 of those 3 could have hung around.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 10:03:51 AM by Vill I An »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5217 on: December 14, 2019, 10:50:20 AM »
Some older players bring more than their physical contribution to the team. Chris Sutton was not around for very long but he had a presence about him which helped the team.
Pirese waste of space.

Pires was not a waste of space. He was brought in when we were very thin on the ground due to an horrendous injury list. It was at the wrong end of his career obviously but he helped us out when it was needed.
I donít remember him contributing much to any game though.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5218 on: December 14, 2019, 11:24:22 AM »
Thereís old heads like Snoddy and Milner and then thereís your Lescotts and co.

Villa let go a lot of big experience in summer and only replaced
Hutton
Jedinak
Whelan

-with Heaton experience wise

I think of the 3 Whelan could have been in and around the squad .
Even Hutton.
They could have done what Jedinak did last season in championship. Just a solid experienced head who would come in for pitch time and be an asset in training and no problem to the squad.

Micah Richards type experience and influence isn't necessary but 2 of those 3 could have hung around.
That's posibly your most sensible post to date.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5219 on: December 14, 2019, 11:24:45 AM »
I remember him lobbing our keeper.  Oh that was against us.