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Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6225 on: January 23, 2020, 03:08:38 PM »
Beat Bournemouth and I think we can all take a deep breath and relax a little bit.  Not too much, obviously, but that would be huge.

Come on, that's not the Villa way is it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6226 on: January 28, 2020, 10:20:58 PM »
Thank fuck for this.

Delighted for Dean. SMITH IN.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6227 on: January 28, 2020, 10:25:16 PM »
Thank fuck for this.

Delighted for Dean. SMITH IN.

Absolutely. Him and Jack leading Villa at Wembley is a wonderful thing

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6228 on: January 28, 2020, 10:29:18 PM »
BACK TO THE DARK AGES!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6229 on: January 28, 2020, 10:32:07 PM »
If he gets a win on Saturday it will be some turnaround by him and the team and a brilliant week. The cup final is great but we need to carry this into a massive league game now.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6230 on: January 28, 2020, 10:32:49 PM »
Good subs big man!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6231 on: January 28, 2020, 10:33:20 PM »
Sorry wrong thread ⬆️
But fuck it, I'll leave it there'

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6232 on: January 28, 2020, 10:34:19 PM »
If he gets a win on Saturday it will be some turnaround by him and the team and a brilliant week. The cup final is great but we need to carry this into a massive league game now.

That's sums it all up.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6233 on: January 28, 2020, 10:48:42 PM »
Third game in a row where his subs have changed the game. 16 months from midtable Championship to a chance of staying up in the top flight and a cup final.

There's been worse 12 months.

Credit to Dean.

Offline The_ads

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6234 on: January 28, 2020, 10:55:20 PM »
Really weird how a bit of time, patience and keeping the fucking faith pays dividends eh.  Promotion and a cup final in 15 months but some called for Big Sam



Up the fucking Villa

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6235 on: January 28, 2020, 10:57:03 PM »
Just enjoy the win eh?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6236 on: January 28, 2020, 11:58:49 PM »
I think this (alongside last week) was the springboard to safety for us. We showed at the end of last season that we're so much better at stepping up to pressure to maintain a good run than we are at halting a pattern of bad form.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6237 on: January 29, 2020, 06:43:14 AM »
We saw it last season, and Smith admitted it himself, his teams come good in the second half of the season. Let's hope it continues.
He talks a lot about emotional control and I believe it is this that has lead to our recent late winners. No panic, level headed, keep going.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6238 on: January 29, 2020, 06:56:06 AM »
Well done Dean, leading Villa to two Wembley appearances in less than a year. Also I believe he is the first English manager since Harry Redknapp to get a team to a Wembley final.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6239 on: January 29, 2020, 06:56:22 AM »
Just enjoy the win eh?

He's right though. Smith deserved a bit of criticism but sometimes you do need to keep a bit of faith and have some patience. We're not safe from relegation by any means but that last night will have given us such a big boost going into league games now.