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Offline Mister E

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7575 on: May 25, 2020, 02:01:32 PM »
I've edited this to keep it simple :

Dean Smith in conversation
https://leadersinsport.com/performance/podcast-at-home-with-leaders-dean-smith/

Up the Villa.
Dean Smith always comes across very well, and he clearly works hard to maintain his knowledge and skills.
His biggest challenge is time: he does not have the time to rely entirely on his preferred modus operandi. He says - on this podcast - that he prefers players to evolve and find their own way of developing themselves, guided by him: we'll go down if he doesn't take a more hands-on approach. Evolved development is for the time when we've established our Premier league status.

Thanks for sharing - really interesting.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7576 on: May 25, 2020, 02:08:52 PM »
I've edited this to keep it simple :

Dean Smith in conversation
https://leadersinsport.com/performance/podcast-at-home-with-leaders-dean-smith/

Up the Villa.
Dean Smith always comes across very well, and he clearly works hard to maintain his knowledge and skills.
His biggest challenge is time: he does not have the time to rely entirely on his preferred modus operandi. He says - on this podcast - that he prefers players to evolve and find their own way of developing themselves, guided by him: we'll go down if he doesn't take a more hands-on approach. Evolved development is for the time when we've established our Premier league status.

Thanks for sharing - really interesting.

My pleasure .great listen isn't it!
Have a good bank holiday I hope you can enjoy the sunshine.thanks. (if it's safe and want to)
« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 02:10:26 PM by Vill I An »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7577 on: May 25, 2020, 02:18:09 PM »
I wish that we had binned Smith off when we had chance before this lockdown issue. It is probably too late now and we will have to see if he can get a tune out of his squad to save us. We can't possibly be any worse than we were before lockdown, as we were nailed on for relegation before Corona Virus saved us.

Smith is likeable but I would have zero confidence in him getting us back up is a team sans Grealish, and not much confidence in us improving if we stay up. He has had us playing awful football and some of the most gutless team performances I have ever witnessed. He has spent a lot of money on a squad that lacks any balance and blew a fortune on a truly terrible centre forward.

If we could attract pochettino then we should do so without hesitation.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7578 on: May 25, 2020, 03:00:22 PM »
Let's be fair to Deano he brought Grealish game on heaps and bounds since he's been here . The high performance levels achieved by Jack are a result of Dean Smith as coach.
Smith and his way of coaching has undoubtedly really developed Grealish on field game.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7579 on: May 25, 2020, 04:31:29 PM »
Let's be fair to Deano he brought Grealish game on heaps and bounds since he's been here . The high performance levels achieved by Jack are a result of Dean Smith as coach.
Smith and his way of coaching has undoubtedly really developed Grealish on field game.


It really hasn't.  Grealish was this good under Sherwood. Grealish is quality, with or without Dean Smith.  If Dean is that great, why are we a one man team?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7580 on: May 25, 2020, 04:52:36 PM »
I've edited this to keep it simple :

Dean Smith in conversation
https://leadersinsport.com/performance/podcast-at-home-with-leaders-dean-smith/

Up the Villa.
Dean Smith always comes across very well, and he clearly works hard to maintain his knowledge and skills.
His biggest challenge is time: he does not have the time to rely entirely on his preferred modus operandi. He says - on this podcast - that he prefers players to evolve and find their own way of developing themselves, guided by him: we'll go down if he doesn't take a more hands-on approach. Evolved development is for the time when we've established our Premier league status.

Thanks for sharing - really interesting.

I've added the link to our FB Page. Cheers.

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7581 on: May 25, 2020, 05:00:36 PM »
Let's be fair to Deano he brought Grealish game on heaps and bounds since he's been here . The high performance levels achieved by Jack are a result of Dean Smith as coach.
Smith and his way of coaching has undoubtedly really developed Grealish on field game.


It really hasn't.  Grealish was this good under Sherwood. Grealish is quality, with or without Dean Smith.  If Dean is that great, why are we a one man team?

Dean Smith made Grealish captain.
He saw something .

And for me Smith is far superior to people like this Cummings chap in integrity and good thinking  . Wish he was advising the government !

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7582 on: May 26, 2020, 06:47:07 AM »
We all "saw something" in Jack Grealish long before Smith rocked up.  Legion was the first poster to flag up Jack's ability six years ago on this forum.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7583 on: May 26, 2020, 10:02:55 AM »
He saw something??? Wasn't difficult, all Smith has done has made him captain, which should be Mings IMO.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7584 on: May 26, 2020, 10:22:30 AM »
He saw something??? Wasn't difficult, all Smith has done has made him captain, which should be Mings IMO.

Iíve been very disappointed with Tyrone, but that can be said for the rest of the team TBF.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7585 on: May 26, 2020, 10:28:36 AM »
I wish that we had binned Smith off when we had chance before this lockdown issue. It is probably too late now and we will have to see if he can get a tune out of his squad to save us. We can't possibly be any worse than we were before lockdown, as we were nailed on for relegation before Corona Virus saved us.

Smith is likeable but I would have zero confidence in him getting us back up is a team sans Grealish, and not much confidence in us improving if we stay up. He has had us playing awful football and some of the most gutless team performances I have ever witnessed. He has spent a lot of money on a squad that lacks any balance and blew a fortune on a truly terrible centre forward.

If we could attract pochettino then we should do so without hesitation.
Some of what you say is true, but I really don't think it's fair blaming him for the transfer business.  Suso has to take that one.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7586 on: May 26, 2020, 11:04:08 AM »
I wish that we had binned Smith off when we had chance before this lockdown issue. It is probably too late now and we will have to see if he can get a tune out of his squad to save us. We can't possibly be any worse than we were before lockdown, as we were nailed on for relegation before Corona Virus saved us.

Smith is likeable but I would have zero confidence in him getting us back up is a team sans Grealish, and not much confidence in us improving if we stay up. He has had us playing awful football and some of the most gutless team performances I have ever witnessed. He has spent a lot of money on a squad that lacks any balance and blew a fortune on a truly terrible centre forward.

If we could attract pochettino then we should do so without hesitation.
Some of what you say is true, but I really don't think it's fair blaming him for the transfer business.  Suso has to take that one.

All clubs make mistakes on transfers.  I think the blame should be pointed at the amount of players that needed to be brought in over such a short space of time.  It would have been nice to say that the Club spent the last 3 months of the season looking at possible additions but, in reality, we were so far back that the focus was getting promotion, not what we would do if we got promotion.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7587 on: May 26, 2020, 11:36:09 AM »
re the earlier discussion regarding Poch.  In princial I'd definitely take him.  But I never thought we would be in the running for him even if we were talking about a normal end to the season.  It would be incredibly dificult for any manager to take over a team and finish off this car crash of a season, so I don't really think it's feasible to make a change in the current circumstances even if the Board wanted to.

If Poch was available in the summer I'd definitely take him.  But if we do finish well and survive, assuming Poch isn't available I wouldn't be in a rush to replace Deano unless an outstanding candidate became available.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7588 on: May 26, 2020, 11:40:28 AM »
If we went down I think theyíll keep Smith for the campaign to get back up. However if we stay up I can see them looking to upgrade. Funny old world isnít it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #7589 on: May 26, 2020, 11:46:09 AM »
If we went down I think theyíll keep Smith for the campaign to get back up. However if we stay up I can see them looking to upgrade. Funny old world isnít it.

I'd go with that as well.

 


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