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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8865 on: July 07, 2020, 08:06:42 PM »
Can't help but think Smith has got off lightly with games behind closed doors because Villa Park would have turned on him by now without a shadow of doubt.
How he's kept his job is beyond me, that 4 year deal was idiotic.

Heads, deliberately using the plural, need to roll. How did they think this season was panning out in an acceptable way?

Shitshow.

Just watch Leeds gain promotion and make a right go of it next year, unlike our feeble attempt.

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« Reply #8866 on: July 07, 2020, 08:17:11 PM »
yep another day of bitterness, anger and doubt. The 4 year deal was stupidity with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on top.

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« Reply #8867 on: July 07, 2020, 08:22:00 PM »
yep another day of bitterness, anger and doubt. The 4 year deal was stupidity with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on top.

I'm not too sure how much difference the contract he signed makes.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8868 on: July 07, 2020, 08:23:47 PM »
yep another day of bitterness, anger and doubt. The 4 year deal was stupidity with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on top.

I'm not too sure how much difference the contract he signed makes.

It just means we'll either squander more millions paying him off or have to suffer this shit for 3 more years, personally I'd blow the cash.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8869 on: July 07, 2020, 09:31:04 PM »
Smith is clueless. Out of his depth. Got lucky last season. Totally lost the plot this one. I really wanted everything to work out for him and us but it has all gone pear-shaped. Not much has gone right for us this season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8870 on: July 07, 2020, 09:31:52 PM »
I'd be amazed if there wasn't some relegation clause in the deal e.g. we pay him a bit less in severance if we go down.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8871 on: July 07, 2020, 09:33:13 PM »
yep another day of bitterness, anger and doubt. The 4 year deal was stupidity with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on top.

I'm not too sure how much difference the contract he signed makes.
and no one knows what is in the contract, there could be all sorts of performance related clauses and limitations.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8872 on: July 08, 2020, 01:17:27 AM »
Barry?

He made his debut for us in 1998. That's 23 bloody years ago.

22 years. If not, do we escape relegation doc brown?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8873 on: July 08, 2020, 02:16:10 AM »
Barry?

He made his debut for us in 1998. That's 23 bloody years ago.

22 years. If not, do we escape relegation doc brown?

No, and worse to come. Edens ends up in a bar fight with the Sawari’s after the final whistle at West Ham. Didn’t see it but a chair and a mirror are involved. Suffice it say, they break up, we get sold to the same blokes who just took over Wigan. We find Jack has a clause for £25m which starts a bidding war and he fucks off to Man City. McGinn posts a middle finger on Twitter and ends up at Palace. Mings is seen catching a train to Merseyside in full Everton kit. And Douglas Luiz hasn’t been seen since. Dean Smith is given a new 5 year deal and his first move is to tie down Drinkwater to a long term contract pointing to his great performances in training.

The North Stand is partially knocked down before money runs out. So it’s just rubble. Oh and the Sty gets hit by meteor and now both Coventry and the filth have to play at what’s left of Villa Park.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8874 on: July 08, 2020, 07:11:12 AM »
Smith is clueless. Out of his depth. Got lucky last season. Totally lost the plot this one. I really wanted everything to work out for him and us but it has all gone pear-shaped. Not much has gone right for us this season.

Ten game winning run, through the play offs, wins at Wembley.

But he “got lucky”.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8875 on: July 08, 2020, 07:18:02 AM »
He did. The return of Grealish after the previous set of results was pivotal.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8876 on: July 08, 2020, 07:34:49 AM »
I don't think he's clueless. The way he's tightened up at the back post lock down shows how much he's worked on team shape, but learning on the job with a squad not used to the prem is a really tough ask. Then to have massive injuries, a huge amount of harsh luck with VAR and this lock down to contend with, the whole 5 subs thing etc, I think it's been a very, very tough gig this season.

Do I think he could bring us straight back.... Not sure. Would I prefer Dyche to come in? Yes.

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« Reply #8877 on: July 08, 2020, 07:38:10 AM »
It’s shit that on Thursday, Man U will field Rashford and Greenwood from their youth system. We have Davis and Vassilev. The gap in quality of products coming out of our system vs the likes of Man U or Chelsea is frightening.

The general feeling is that over the years both Albion and Wolves overtook us the most attractive destinations in the Midlands for young players, we are on the way to starting to reverse that, in some ways by pinching 8 of Albions staff.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8878 on: July 08, 2020, 07:43:31 AM »
Smith is clueless. Out of his depth. Got lucky last season. Totally lost the plot this one. I really wanted everything to work out for him and us but it has all gone pear-shaped. Not much has gone right for us this season.

Ten game winning run, through the play offs, wins at Wembley.

But he “got lucky”.

Mings coming in January and Jack back helped him, plus having probably the best team / squad in the league.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #8879 on: July 08, 2020, 08:15:39 AM »
TV, seriously, I find your dystopian oracle gazing oddly comforting.  You missed out the Holte Upper tier being closed and Bodymoor Heath being used for thrice weekly car boot sales but the nightmare you describe at least defines where the end of this road could be.  Anything less terrifying can be seen as a turning of a corner and something to hope for.  Let's face it Hope is about all we have these days.

 


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