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Offline Pete3206

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5220 on: December 14, 2019, 11:45:07 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.

Much as I admired Pires as a player, his legs had gone when he played for us.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5221 on: December 14, 2019, 11:59:03 AM »
I never wanted to sign Terry but, and I may have just misremembered, but I don't recall us surrendering too many leads the season he played for us.

Imagine how many points we would have if we were better at defending leads. We could have beaten some of the best teams in the World and be looking at possible European football next season, instead of constantly worrying how pish like Norwich are getting on.

A couple of calm heads wouldn't hurt. Maybe up front, someone with a bit of nous who can run down the clock while still offering a goalscoring threat.

Cavani!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5222 on: December 14, 2019, 12:31:31 PM »
Hi never wanted Terry either, especially with our track record in the last 10 years with players at the end of their careers. He proved me completely wrong. His commitment, attitude and character was one of the biggest surprises Iíve had in football. He was the complete opposite in all that I thought he would be.

We definitely could do with a player or two I like him and Snoddy. Just to help the young team along. Attitude has to be priority as long as their legs actually still do work.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5223 on: December 14, 2019, 12:36:42 PM »
Thatís the point, they have still got to be able to function physically but its that extra bit of nous experience brings which helps players around them.
Pires legs had gone so he couldnít help.
Yes even Whelan for  10 20 minutes would not be a disaster.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2019, 12:41:08 PM by ChicagoLion »

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5224 on: December 14, 2019, 02:22:56 PM »
Pires is a differrent case though, the window had shut and we had awful injuries and he was probably the best option of the free agents. If it had been during a transfer window I very much doubt we'd have signed him.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5225 on: December 14, 2019, 04:23:09 PM »
What a silly decision a new contract was.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5226 on: December 14, 2019, 04:25:27 PM »
What a silly decision a new contract was.

Yep crazy really.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5227 on: December 14, 2019, 04:32:32 PM »
God we are in trouble. Looks out of his depth at pl level

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5228 on: December 14, 2019, 04:32:35 PM »
This may be proved wrong at the end of the game, and I hope it is, but come up with some sort of way to vary tactics Dean. Your inability to change a game and unwillingness to change system when required is becoming a real problem.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5229 on: December 14, 2019, 04:33:20 PM »
It was, but thankfully the new owners wonít care about the money if they have to pay him off.

He needs to earn that new contract, because right now, itís simply not good enough.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5230 on: December 14, 2019, 04:33:36 PM »
Poor at dealing with 3-5-2s given how we've played today and at Wolves.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5231 on: December 14, 2019, 04:42:40 PM »
Hate to say it but looking way out of his depth.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5232 on: December 14, 2019, 04:43:40 PM »
Needs to start showing more than he has been. Today is piss poor.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5233 on: December 14, 2019, 04:44:27 PM »
Saturday really is must win, and Boxing Day too.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5234 on: December 14, 2019, 04:45:31 PM »
Hate to say it but looking way out of his depth.
Yep, appears to be clueless and lacking any ideas.