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Offline AVH87

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5385 on: December 15, 2019, 09:34:01 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

Not sure if you've been drinking or are just trolling a bit.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5386 on: December 15, 2019, 09:37:30 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

Not sure if you've been drinking or are just trolling a bit.
Neither.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5387 on: December 15, 2019, 09:41:56 PM »
Lose Saturday and they will be tempted to call Poch.

Well that will be a short conversation.
Yeh,when can I start.

Not sure if you've been drinking or are just trolling a bit.
Neither.

So Poch would even think for more than a second about coming here?

Offline Damo70

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5388 on: December 15, 2019, 09:46:20 PM »
I doubt if Poch would come but there is always a chance. Newcastle got Benitez. Championship Leeds got Bielsa. However I am still hoping and believing Dean will be a success and our run of fixtures coming up will improve our position.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5389 on: December 15, 2019, 11:04:15 PM »
We have a pretty good first 11, maybe only 10 as the jury is certainly out on Wes.

Pretty good first 10?

Which of are squad are demonstrably good enough for this level? Not potentially, but clearly as demonstrated thus far this season.

Heaton, Mings, Engels, Guilbert, Grealish, McGinn.

That's it in my opinion.

Our options up front - Kodjia, Wesley, Davis - are particularly poor. How many sides would we expect to stay up with those options up front?

The options up front are very poor but the root cause of our problem is in midfield and has been all season. We are far too easy to play against. We lack mobility, presence and bite in there and it's killing us.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5390 on: December 15, 2019, 11:08:31 PM »
While it's highly unlikely he'd come there's always a chance. Owners offer a very good salary, sell a vision to him of where they want the club to go, show him an annual budget that has every chance of getting us there and so on. Maybe it would be what he's looking for, maybe he wouldn't touch us with a barge pole.
Doesn't matter either way though as we already have a head coach.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5391 on: December 16, 2019, 12:00:26 AM »
If Southampton turn us over I think attitudes could change.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5392 on: December 16, 2019, 01:56:30 AM »
While it's highly unlikely he'd come there's always a chance. Owners offer a very good salary, sell a vision to him of where they want the club to go, show him an annual budget that has every chance of getting us there and so on. Maybe it would be what he's looking for, maybe he wouldn't touch us with a barge pole.
Doesn't matter either way though as we already have a head coach.
One thing I was hoping for with new owners is that, should we ever be in the market for a new manager it would not be the usual list of suspects like Moyes or Fat Sam or another Lambert /Bruce type chancer.
If our intentions are to be competing at the top end of the league then we have to recruit accordingly.
If you want players for that level then you need a manager that will attract those players.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5393 on: December 16, 2019, 02:07:00 AM »
Agree wholeheartedly. We'll know we've really made the big time again when some of our fans stop thinking of us as a Brummie version of Norwich or Watford.

We have loads of money and we're fucking massive. We should act like it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5394 on: December 16, 2019, 06:56:45 AM »
Begs another question:  how about we yo-yo for a couple of years until we find out feet?

No ta. We've seen already what a slog the Championship is and how hard it is to get out of.  Go down and that's the last time we'll see jack in a Villa shirt.  I hope that Smith keeps us up, but the next three games are enormous and if he doesn't sort it out then he needs to be sacked before January.

If I'm honest Risso, I think the optimum time to sack him will be tomorrow so they can bring someone in to have a quick look at the squad in readiness for making a few smart signings in January. It's such a gamble either way.

Ridiculous. Suggesting sacking a manager we've just handed a new contract to, on the even of a cup quarter final? Yes, we are in a bit of a slump and yes things do we need to improve but the lack of patience is truly staggering.

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5395 on: December 16, 2019, 08:10:00 AM »
Precisely Clampy!
It's not that long ago we took 4 points from the 2 uniteds (it could easily have been 6).
How about a little support (there's a novel concept) for Deano and the team before and around the Christmas fixtures, instead of calling for a new manager and then we'll see where we are going into the new year.

Offline Allan C

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5396 on: December 16, 2019, 08:30:16 AM »
Absolutely spot on. I canít believe what I read on here sometimes. Absolutely unbelievable

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5397 on: December 16, 2019, 09:23:04 AM »
I'm 110% behind Dean Smith we will be Ok come the end of the season we need to get behind Dean Smith and the team and give them our full support can't keep sacking managers just because we aren't playing well some of the things I have read on social media are truly unbelievable.

Offline The Edge

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5398 on: December 16, 2019, 09:33:37 AM »
Theres an element of our support which really grinds my gears. Walked into the pub on Saturday just after Grealish had missed the pen and my mate who has been slagging off Dean and co since about 4 games into the season come running over to me and said "i told you he's crap. Smith's gotta goo and ranted joyously (cos he likes being right) we're going down, the owners are in it for the money and just wan't the 100 mill parachute payments" Fuck me we have some negative fans that really know how to take being negative to the next level.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #5399 on: December 16, 2019, 09:41:07 AM »
I'm as frustrated as anyone but this talk of sacking Smith is highly premature IMO.

He has 3 huge winnable games coming up with which to set things right. Win them all and we could be comfortably mid-table. Win two, draw one, we're still in good shape. Etc. etc.

If we're down in the bottom 3 after those games, I could forgive the talk of sacking him, but does he really deserve to lose his job at this present moment in time? I don't think so.