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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 466351 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6975 on: February 26, 2020, 02:58:09 PM »
Crikey paul, we agree.

In all honesty I think we do more often than not, it's just that a couple of years I got so fed up with Bruce and people defending him that I had no patience for a lot of posters and you got drawn into that.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6976 on: February 26, 2020, 04:02:20 PM »
I also agree with paul. One thing everyone agrees on is that we've suffered from a lack of continuity over the past ten years, yet at the first sign of anything going wrong we want to rip it up and start again.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6977 on: February 26, 2020, 04:25:02 PM »
I also agree with paul. One thing everyone agrees on is that we've suffered from a lack of continuity over the past ten years, yet at the first sign of anything going wrong we want to rip it up and start again.

Which is the one thing I was trying to say all along while Bruce was here. Obviously, it got to the point where you think let's try something else (after the play off final in Bruce's case) but people on here wanted Smith gone not long after he joined and earlier this season and I don't get that.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6978 on: February 26, 2020, 04:34:01 PM »
I also agree with paul. One thing everyone agrees on is that we've suffered from a lack of continuity over the past ten years, yet at the first sign of anything going wrong we want to rip it up and start again.

Which is the one thing I was trying to say all along while Bruce was here. Obviously, it got to the point where you think let's try something else (after the play off final in Bruce's case) but people on here wanted Smith gone not long after he joined and earlier this season and I don't get that.

There are those (I confess to being one) who didnít celebrate his arrival in the first place.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6979 on: February 26, 2020, 04:35:21 PM »
Continuity is obviously preferable, but itís only worth sticking with a manager for a long period of time if youíve got the right one. Dean Smith isnít the right manager to be giving time to

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6980 on: February 26, 2020, 04:41:40 PM »
Continuity is obviously preferable, but itís only worth sticking with a manager for a long period of time if youíve got the right one. Dean Smith isnít the right manager to be giving time to

Only if that particular manager is doing well over that time. The league apart (and some very dodgy performances), I think promotion and a Cup Final is not bad going bearing in mind the length of time he has been here. Mind you, promotion was all down to Grealish obviously. (rolls eyes).

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« Reply #6981 on: February 26, 2020, 04:45:03 PM »
Continuity is obviously preferable, but itís only worth sticking with a manager for a long period of time if youíve got the right one. Dean Smith isnít the right manager to be giving time to

Only if that particular manager is doing well over that time. The league apart (and some very dodgy performances), I think promotion and a Cup Final is not bad going bearing in mind the length of time he has been here. Mind you, promotion was all down to Grealish obviously. (rolls eyes).

It clearly wouldnít have happened without him. I donít see how this can be disputed in view of the league position before his return led to 10 straight wins.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6982 on: February 26, 2020, 04:47:27 PM »
I donít want Smith gone nor do I want to rip it up and start again.  I was just observing that without Jack, McGinn and Mings I think the squad would really struggle against the better Championship teams.  At the moment I donít really trust Suso to fill those gaps with adequate replacements.

I dread us going down, I really do.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6983 on: February 26, 2020, 04:47:28 PM »
I also agree with paul. One thing everyone agrees on is that we've suffered from a lack of continuity over the past ten years

Although there certainly hasn't been a lack of continuity in terms of shitness the last ten years.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6984 on: February 26, 2020, 04:48:58 PM »
Continuity is obviously preferable, but itís only worth sticking with a manager for a long period of time if youíve got the right one. Dean Smith isnít the right manager to be giving time to

Only if that particular manager is doing well over that time. The league apart (and some very dodgy performances), I think promotion and a Cup Final is not bad going bearing in mind the length of time he has been here. Mind you, promotion was all down to Grealish obviously. (rolls eyes).

It clearly wouldnít have happened without him. I donít see how this can be disputed in view of the league position before his return led to 10 straight wins.

I like to think everybody played a part, even the ones who are no longer here.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6985 on: February 26, 2020, 04:49:12 PM »
Continuity is obviously preferable, but itís only worth sticking with a manager for a long period of time if youíve got the right one. Dean Smith isnít the right manager to be giving time to

Only if that particular manager is doing well over that time. The league apart (and some very dodgy performances), I think promotion and a Cup Final is not bad going bearing in mind the length of time he has been here. Mind you, promotion was all down to Grealish obviously. (rolls eyes).

It clearly wouldnít have happened without him. I donít see how this can be disputed in view of the league position before his return led to 10 straight wins.

You'll never know that for definite, but what is undisputed is the fact that Dean Smith got us promoted and on Sunday he will become only the eighth manager in almost a century to lead us out at a Wembley final.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6986 on: February 26, 2020, 04:49:55 PM »
I agree with you too Paul. O'Hare looks very promising too I might add. I've been watching his highlights and he has swagger and an end product.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6987 on: February 26, 2020, 04:54:55 PM »
Continuity is obviously preferable, but itís only worth sticking with a manager for a long period of time if youíve got the right one. Dean Smith isnít the right manager to be giving time to

Only if that particular manager is doing well over that time. The league apart (and some very dodgy performances), I think promotion and a Cup Final is not bad going bearing in mind the length of time he has been here. Mind you, promotion was all down to Grealish obviously. (rolls eyes).

It clearly wouldnít have happened without him. I donít see how this can be disputed in view of the league position before his return led to 10 straight wins.

You'll never know that for definite, but what is undisputed is the fact that Dean Smith got us promoted and on Sunday he will become only the eighth manager in almost a century to lead us out at a Wembley final.

No we might not know it for definite, but what we do know for definite is that under Smith, without Grealish we were generally pretty appalling. The same problems that exist now, existed then in the run before Grealish came back. Smith didnít know how to sort it
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 04:57:05 PM by Ketzster »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6988 on: February 26, 2020, 04:55:50 PM »
Is there any point in saying where we were in the table when Grealish got injured?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #6989 on: February 26, 2020, 05:31:20 PM »
I also agree with paul. One thing everyone agrees on is that we've suffered from a lack of continuity over the past ten years, yet at the first sign of anything going wrong we want to rip it up and start again.

It's only worth having continuity if the manager is worth sticking with.  The Premier League is littered with the corpses of the careers of decent Championship managers who have then gone on to be less than great in the Premier League.