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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 467099 times)

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7395 on: March 20, 2020, 10:38:00 AM »
All this clamour for Pochetino - i just dont get the facination.
He had a good few years in the top flight and amassed the sum of runners up in Champs league

I would actually like a winner to come in rather than a charming loser

Online LeeB

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7396 on: March 20, 2020, 01:58:45 PM »
All this clamour for Pochetino - i just dont get the facination.
He had a good few years in the top flight and amassed the sum of runners up in Champs league

I would actually like a winner to come in rather than a charming loser

I don't get posts like this either. Surely there are degrees of success, depending on circumstance? Your approach marks out Alex McLeish as a winner, and Graham Taylor as a charming loser.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7397 on: March 20, 2020, 02:19:42 PM »
All this clamour for Pochetino - i just dont get the facination.
He had a good few years in the top flight and amassed the sum of runners up in Champs league

I would actually like a winner to come in rather than a charming loser

Could have said that about Ranieri

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7398 on: March 20, 2020, 03:51:16 PM »
All this clamour for Pochetino - i just dont get the facination.
He had a good few years in the top flight and amassed the sum of runners up in Champs league

I would actually like a winner to come in rather than a charming loser

You're going to have a bit of a wait for Klopp or Guardiola mate!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7399 on: March 20, 2020, 05:35:33 PM »
All this clamour for Pochetino - i just dont get the facination.
He had a good few years in the top flight and amassed the sum of runners up in Champs league

I would actually like a winner to come in rather than a charming loser


I think getting Spurs to a Champions League final on the budget he had was an excellent achievement.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7400 on: March 23, 2020, 08:24:04 PM »
He might have done even better had he been allowed to sign JG in the summer of 2018 for about 10m.

Happily for everyone, Levy knew better.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7401 on: March 23, 2020, 08:49:00 PM »
All this clamour for Pochetino - i just dont get the facination.
He had a good few years in the top flight and amassed the sum of runners up in Champs league

I would actually like a winner to come in rather than a charming loser

Did very well at Southhampton which is more comparable to us than Spurs.

Still don't really see it as realistic option.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7402 on: March 24, 2020, 12:34:24 PM »
that was a long long time ago and the PL has changed out of all recognition since.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7403 on: March 24, 2020, 01:11:13 PM »
Although Spurs would have him back, in the main due to not liking Moanarino much, there were a good few that called for his head at the time due to tactics, not showing up in big games etc.

Of all the big names out there previously I would have loved Anchelotti

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7404 on: March 24, 2020, 01:28:19 PM »
that was a long long time ago and the PL has changed out of all recognition since.

It was only 5 years ago.

Southampton were a newly promoted team then so not much different to what Wolves and Sheffield United have been doing this year.

Just checked back to 13-14. He finished 8th (thought it was 6th or 7th) but you needed 69 points that season just to finish 6th so hugely different to this season where the trend was looking 10 points lower.

He also promoted lots of youth players like Shaw, Calum Chambers and others into their first team, done the same at Spurs.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7405 on: March 26, 2020, 11:01:42 AM »
Are some people honestly saying they wouldnt be happy with  Pochettino as manager? Blimey.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7406 on: March 26, 2020, 02:14:21 PM »
Id love him here, his Southampton side were ace.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7407 on: March 26, 2020, 05:59:15 PM »
Id love him here, his Southampton side were ace.

His Spurs side weren't bad save the last few months.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7408 on: March 26, 2020, 08:57:58 PM »
I wanted Dean Smith out but now I think whenever football returns he should still be in charge.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7409 on: March 26, 2020, 11:28:07 PM »
Id love him here, his Southampton side were ace.

His Spurs side weren't bad save the last few months.
They were very good, I agree I just wanted to point out hes been doing a very good for quite some years.