collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

The Fanzine

Heroes & Villains Fanzine

Get your fix of all things Claret & Blue by subscribing to the online version!

* H&V Best Of

Recent Posts

Follow us on...

Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 465910 times)

Offline Three Spires Villa

  • Member
  • Posts: 1256
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6825 on: February 23, 2020, 08:03:19 PM »
If we go down, it could also take years to get over it. Personally I dont want a fat Sam type of manager, but I am fast losing patience with the manager we do have.

Offline themossman

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9226
  • Location: Bristol
  • GM : 22.02.2021
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6826 on: February 23, 2020, 10:11:55 PM »
I dont want bent Sam but I get the argument for a short term fix because relegation will be devastating.

The kind of job Pearson did at Watford, bit of discipline and new manager bounce for 3-4 games, is enough to get us over there line from where we are.

Academic though, I agree it wont happen.

Offline ChicagoLion

  • Member
  • Posts: 9804
  • Location: Chicago
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6827 on: February 23, 2020, 10:14:43 PM »
I think Sunday could decide his future.
Humiliation and they will have to act.
A plucky loser medal and he gets to fight another day.
Win and its an open top bus ride for the rest of the season, regardless

Offline ROBBO

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6286
  • Location: MELBOURNE
  • GM : 31.12.2020
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6828 on: February 23, 2020, 10:57:41 PM »
Buying the likes of Trez is puzzling, surely the first requirement for a winger is speed and yet we saw perfect examples of him on Saturday trying to get past his full back who was much quicker. We have a winger out on loan who is quicker.
The main worry on Saturday was the lack of fight and we saw the reaction from Mings and Grealish watching the lack of desire from their team mates.

Offline AsTallAsLions

  • Member
  • Posts: 7692
  • Location: Everywhere
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6829 on: February 23, 2020, 10:59:05 PM »
I think Sunday could decide his future.
Humiliation and they will have to act.
A plucky loser medal and he gets to fight another day.
Win and its an open top bus ride for the rest of the season, regardless

I honestly don't think they'll act regardless.

Every game has been a free hit for him thus far, why draw the line at a virtually unwinnable cup final

Offline Des Little

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 10701
  • Location: Behind enemy lines, aka Solihull
  • GM : 03.05.2020
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6830 on: February 23, 2020, 11:12:03 PM »
I really think we need to change it and play with someone (Jack) much closer to Samatta. To do this Id bin both El Ghazi and Trez and play another midfielder, Hourihane most likely to give us more strength in there - yesterday they came straight through us. Personally Id play Elmo on the right of the 5 man midfield, he has a decent cross on him, as has Targett.

Offline rougegorge

  • Member
  • Posts: 540
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6831 on: February 23, 2020, 11:22:23 PM »
I think Sunday could decide his future.
Humiliation and they will have to act.
A plucky loser medal and he gets to fight another day.
Win and its an open top bus ride for the rest of the season, regardless

I honestly don't think they'll act regardless.

Every game has been a free hit for him thus far, why draw the line at a virtually unwinnable cup final
This is part of the problem. He should not be afforded extra favours, just because he's a fan. Regardless of the results, his brand of football hasn't been good and following them away has been particularly painfully repetitive. Any of the good football we have seen has been almost solely down to Jack.

Online Sexual Ealing

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7795
  • Location: West Ealing
  • GM : PCM
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6832 on: February 23, 2020, 11:49:46 PM »
I think Sunday could decide his future.
Humiliation and they will have to act.
A plucky loser medal and he gets to fight another day.
Win and its an open top bus ride for the rest of the season, regardless

I honestly don't think they'll act regardless.

Every game has been a free hit for him thus far, why draw the line at a virtually unwinnable cup final
This is part of the problem. He should not be afforded extra favours, just because he's a fan. Regardless of the results, his brand of football hasn't been good and following them away has been particularly painfully repetitive. Any of the good football we have seen has been almost solely down to Jack.

How do you know he's being given 'extra favours' because he's a fan?

Offline CT Villan

  • Member
  • Posts: 1084
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6833 on: February 24, 2020, 01:51:53 AM »
Next league game I would like to see us try a 4-1-4-1 with Nakamba as DM, Conor, Jack, Luiz and either AEG/Trez in midfield and Samagoal up top. SJM to replace AEG/Trez when he's fit.

Not sure this would work against City as they have too many skillful ball players and we would likely be ripped apart.

                                                 Samatta
                                                    Jack
                             Conor              Luiz                SJM/AEG/Trez
                                                Nakamba
                    Targett           Mings         Engels         Elmo/Fred

Narrow without the ball (Jack drops in beside Luiz) and more expansive with it.

Online OzVilla

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6860
  • Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • GM : 15.08.2020
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6834 on: February 24, 2020, 05:26:11 AM »
I think Sunday could decide his future.
Humiliation and they will have to act.
A plucky loser medal and he gets to fight another day.
Win and its an open top bus ride for the rest of the season, regardless

I honestly don't think they'll act regardless.

Every game has been a free hit for him thus far, why draw the line at a virtually unwinnable cup final
This is part of the problem. He should not be afforded extra favours, just because he's a fan. Regardless of the results, his brand of football hasn't been good and following them away has been particularly painfully repetitive. Any of the good football we have seen has been almost solely down to Jack.

How do you know he's being given 'extra favours' because he's a fan?

Personally, I think Smith might get slightly more leeway being a fan from the perspective that the romance of the Smith and Grealish as manager and captain partnership is a marketers dream and allows a much greater connection between the playing side and the supporters - "he's own of our own" and all that. I can see why the club would really want this to work out. 

Also because Smith does have that personal connection there may be a reluctance of the Board to act sooner for fear of fracturing the supporter base.  I'm not saying this gives Smith a free pass but I think it might go towards him getting the benefit of the doubt in a tough stick or twist type call.

Offline ROBBO

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6286
  • Location: MELBOURNE
  • GM : 31.12.2020
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6835 on: February 24, 2020, 06:28:21 AM »
I was one who thought Hause should be given his chance but after watching him for the last few games he is too indecisive to be a central defender much prefer Engels.

Offline andyh

  • Member
  • Posts: 11076
  • Location: Solihull
  • GM : May, 2012
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6836 on: February 24, 2020, 06:54:02 AM »
I really think we need to change it and play with someone (Jack) much closer to Samatta. To do this Id bin both El Ghazi and Trez and play another midfielder, Hourihane most likely to give us more strength in there - yesterday they came straight through us. Personally Id play Elmo on the right of the 5 man midfield, he has a decent cross on him, as has Targett.

Complete sense there.
 We need to change things and mix it up a bit. Plus drop the deadest of the deadwood.

Offline ChicagoLion

  • Member
  • Posts: 9804
  • Location: Chicago
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6837 on: February 24, 2020, 07:02:04 AM »
I really think we need to change it and play with someone (Jack) much closer to Samatta. To do this Id bin both El Ghazi and Trez and play another midfielder, Hourihane most likely to give us more strength in there - yesterday they came straight through us. Personally Id play Elmo on the right of the 5 man midfield, he has a decent cross on him, as has Targett.
I agree but do you honestly believe that he is capable of being that radical.
Teams have been coming strait through us all season.

Offline The Edge

  • Member
  • Posts: 2988
  • Location: Birmingham
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6838 on: February 24, 2020, 07:14:11 AM »
I really think we need to change it and play with someone (Jack) much closer to Samatta. To do this Id bin both El Ghazi and Trez and play another midfielder, Hourihane most likely to give us more strength in there - yesterday they came straight through us. Personally Id play Elmo on the right of the 5 man midfield, he has a decent cross on him, as has Targett.
I agree but do you honestly believe that he is capable of being that radical.
Teams have been coming strait through us all season.
They have since McGinn got injured.

Offline ChicagoLion

  • Member
  • Posts: 9804
  • Location: Chicago
Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6839 on: February 24, 2020, 07:20:54 AM »
I really think we need to change it and play with someone (Jack) much closer to Samatta. To do this Id bin both El Ghazi and Trez and play another midfielder, Hourihane most likely to give us more strength in there - yesterday they came straight through us. Personally Id play Elmo on the right of the 5 man midfield, he has a decent cross on him, as has Targett.
I agree but do you honestly believe that he is capable of being that radical.
Teams have been coming strait through us all season.
They have since McGinn got injured.
they were before as well.