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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 503386 times)

Offline N'ZMAV

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7410 on: March 27, 2020, 06:51:26 PM »
Why would Poch go from a side he got in the top 4 consistently to a side deep in relegation trouble?

Offline oldhill_avfc

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7411 on: March 27, 2020, 07:58:09 PM »
tens of thousands a £reasons per week I would imagine

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7412 on: March 27, 2020, 08:04:48 PM »
Why would Poch go from a side he got in the top 4 consistently to a side deep in relegation trouble?

To prove himself?  Use us as a stepping stone?  Because we might sell him the club with these owners?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7413 on: March 27, 2020, 09:33:15 PM »
Top flight managers tend to do the job because they love it. Most are, or very soon will be, wealthy enough not to have to work. If a decent challenge comes up they jump at the chance to be involved. Rodgers at Leicester, Benitez at Newcastle, add your own. They love it and, unless they don't like the club or have a better offer in the wings, most take it.

I want Smith to stay though.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7414 on: March 28, 2020, 07:06:05 AM »
I wanted Dean Smith out but now I think whenever football returns he should still be in charge.
Why should he.? He's not shown us any reasons to keep him on.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7415 on: March 28, 2020, 08:51:48 AM »
To be honest if we are in a position anytime soon where Dean is leading us out in front of a packed Villa Park Iíll be delighted (and I think he should have gone).

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7416 on: March 28, 2020, 09:15:09 AM »
I wanted Dean Smith out but now I think whenever football returns he should still be in charge.
Why should he.? He's not shown us any reasons to keep him on.
I do fully get what youíre saying and up until 10-14 days ago I also wanted him gone. However with everything thatís going on in the world at the moment (which is far more important than football) I think it would be pretty obscene to get rid of him now.
I canít see football resuming for quite some time but when it does I think Dean should still be there. Whether itís the right thing to do long term  though is another matter.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7417 on: March 28, 2020, 01:10:23 PM »
There is no chance at all heís getting fired. Itís an amazing way to have survived but unless the season is able to finish which is highly unlikely now heíll be our manager next season. And I hope if he is heíll have learnt something about why things have turned upside down for him.

There were plenty of positives early in the campaign he didnít capitalize on. And that really cost us later as we started to ship goals for fun and our attacking ability all but vanished. Next season we have buy better players but we need a far more stoic, pragmatic approach. I doubt we will spend £150m or whatever it was again. Sign players who will fight to grind out points and proper quality to share the load with Jack when we attack. And stop being so fucking tactically naive in games. Know when to close things out, subs at HT, change things based on circumstances. Itís something we all thought heíd be good at but was found severely lacking.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7418 on: March 28, 2020, 02:27:49 PM »
There is no chance at all heís getting fired. Itís an amazing way to have survived but unless the season is able to finish which is highly unlikely now heíll be our manager next season. And I hope if he is heíll have learnt something about why things have turned upside down for him.

There were plenty of positives early in the campaign he didnít capitalize on. And that really cost us later as we started to ship goals for fun and our attacking ability all but vanished. Next season we have buy better players but we need a far more stoic, pragmatic approach. I doubt we will spend £150m or whatever it was again. Sign players who will fight to grind out points and proper quality to share the load with Jack when we attack. And stop being so fucking tactically naive in games. Know when to close things out, subs at HT, change things based on circumstances. Itís something we all thought heíd be good at but was found severely lacking.
It's been done to death, but we had little option but to sign loads of signings based on potential rather than current skill. Was for sacking Smith in March since the new manager bounce might've kept us up. However, we won't be playing for months (or more), and so might be able to get another transfer window in, regroup, etc etc. I think Deano showed enough promise in the Championship, and the circumstances this season have been difficult ... I'd keep him on, at least on the understanding that it's now going to be season 3 for him and the expectations will match that.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7419 on: March 29, 2020, 07:48:27 PM »
I watched the Everton 2-0 home win back. Dean Smith has aged about 10 years since that night, he looked a different man.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7420 on: March 30, 2020, 09:00:55 AM »
There is no chance at all heís getting fired. Itís an amazing way to have survived but unless the season is able to finish which is highly unlikely now heíll be our manager next season. And I hope if he is heíll have learnt something about why things have turned upside down for him.

There were plenty of positives early in the campaign he didnít capitalize on. And that really cost us later as we started to ship goals for fun and our attacking ability all but vanished. Next season we have buy better players but we need a far more stoic, pragmatic approach. I doubt we will spend £150m or whatever it was again. Sign players who will fight to grind out points and proper quality to share the load with Jack when we attack. And stop being so fucking tactically naive in games. Know when to close things out, subs at HT, change things based on circumstances. Itís something we all thought heíd be good at but was found severely lacking.
Fitness, ball retention, movement, tactical nous and game management. Oh, and defensive solidity.
That's what they should be working on now and prior to the resumption.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7421 on: March 30, 2020, 10:42:52 AM »
I watched the Everton 2-0 home win back. Dean Smith has aged about 10 years since that night, he looked a different man.

Seems to happen to every Villa manager ..remember the state of Lambert when he left to the guy who joined .

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7422 on: March 30, 2020, 11:12:57 PM »
I watched the Everton 2-0 home win back. Dean Smith has aged about 10 years since that night, he looked a different man.

Seems to happen to every Villa manager ..remember the state of Lambert when he left to the guy who joined .

Yes. Could have passed for a film star when appointed. Three years later, he looked like Colonel Gaddafi shortly after they pulled him out of that sewer.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7423 on: March 31, 2020, 12:55:51 AM »
I watched the Everton 2-0 home win back. Dean Smith has aged about 10 years since that night, he looked a different man.

Seems to happen to every Villa manager ..remember the state of Lambert when he left to the guy who joined .

Yes. Could have passed for a film star when appointed. Three years later, he looked like Colonel Gaddafi shortly after they pulled him out of that sewer.

The physical deterioration of Lambert was staggering. His beard phase too was a clear cry for help!

Then he looked great within months of the tic-tac.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7424 on: March 31, 2020, 12:49:12 PM »
I watched the Everton 2-0 home win back. Dean Smith has aged about 10 years since that night, he looked a different man.

Seems to happen to every Villa manager ..remember the state of Lambert when he left to the guy who joined .

Yes. Could have passed for a film star when appointed. Three years later, he looked like Colonel Gaddafi shortly after they pulled him out of that sewer.

The physical deterioration of Lambert was staggering. His beard phase too was a clear cry for help!

Then he looked great within months of the tic-tac.
I thought he looked brilliant, I really did.

 


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