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Offline WilliamStanding

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10560 on: October 23, 2020, 11:43:36 PM »
A very poor night for Dean Smith, one like for like sub when it was pretty obvious that we were in serious trouble tactically.


We have no strength in depth though.  There's literally no other sub that was worth making.  Other than for injuries and suspensions, he'll be swapping Trez and Traore for the foreseeable future.

Our reserves aren't great at all but they're capable of coming in for games now and then and contributing, Hourihane showed that in the run in last season.

Leeds won tonight without 2-3 key regulars.

Don't see the sense in just constantly playing the 11 for every minute and then wondering why they're all knackered by March as we always saw in the MON era.

April is the new new March.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10561 on: October 23, 2020, 11:54:04 PM »
A very poor night for Dean Smith, one like for like sub when it was pretty obvious that we were in serious trouble tactically.


We have no strength in depth though.  There's literally no other sub that was worth making.  Other than for injuries and suspensions, he'll be swapping Trez and Traore for the foreseeable future.

I don't care if Lansbury was our only option on the bench tonight. Any number of our players could and should have been hooked tonight. They simply could not have been any worse. Hourihanes last game for us he scored and got an assist, and I'm not saying he's a world beater by any means.

Offline wince

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10562 on: October 23, 2020, 11:54:30 PM »
Come on lads and lasses, tonight was just a bad day at the office.

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10563 on: October 24, 2020, 08:11:30 AM »
It was a really bad night at the office. The key thing I want is for Dean and the coaching staff to show a bit more when we’re facing adversity. We really lack when it comes to tactical changes to respond to a team’s dominance. That hopefully will be thought about and addressed moving forward.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10564 on: October 24, 2020, 08:44:59 AM »
Thought his post game analysis was spot on about us being wide open. Post game, Smith generally sums up the game well. But if we are wide open it's his job to correct it during the game with tactical changes.

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10565 on: October 24, 2020, 08:45:56 AM »
Thought his post game analysis was spot on about us being wide open. Post game, Smith generally sums up the game well. But if we are wide open it's his job to correct it during the game with tactical changes.

Yes confirming after the game and doing nothing during the game isn’t a great help!

Offline AV82EC

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10566 on: October 24, 2020, 09:01:08 AM »
Thought his post game analysis was spot on about us being wide open. Post game, Smith generally sums up the game well. But if we are wide open it's his job to correct it during the game with tactical changes.

Or at least have a word with his players to sort it out. Davis for Trez was the sub for me and try at least to change the focus of our attacks.

Offline olaftab

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10567 on: October 24, 2020, 09:42:16 AM »
Thought his post game analysis was spot on about us being wide open. Post game, Smith generally sums up the game well. But if we are wide open it's his job to correct it during the game with tactical changes.
If you don't know what's wrong it's understandable if you do nothing about it but if you know what's wrong  and don't fix it it's incompetence.

Offline tony scott

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10568 on: October 24, 2020, 09:46:58 AM »
What are our subs for ?direct replacements or Players who could play a different system when the situation called for it, we got hammered down the flanks from the off tonight with no visable attempt  to prevent it. Have we got some unsubable players?  Deans got a lot of credit but tonight was like Rooks Drift.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10569 on: October 24, 2020, 09:57:15 AM »
A very poor night for Dean Smith, one like for like sub when it was pretty obvious that we were in serious trouble tactically.


We have no strength in depth though.  There's literally no other sub that was worth making.  Other than for injuries and suspensions, he'll be swapping Trez and Traore for the foreseeable future.

Bit concerning that we’ve spent over £200m in two windows to have that bench.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10570 on: October 24, 2020, 11:41:31 AM »
A very poor night for Dean Smith, one like for like sub when it was pretty obvious that we were in serious trouble tactically.


We have no strength in depth though.  There's literally no other sub that was worth making.  Other than for injuries and suspensions, he'll be swapping Trez and Traore for the foreseeable future.

Bit concerning that we’ve spent over £200m in two windows to have that bench.

Squad needed a massive overhaul upon promotion. We had to buy lots of players and spend cumulatively a lot of money. Let's not question everything on one bad result. The boys have done us proud this season. We approached the game tactically wrong and will learn from it.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10571 on: October 24, 2020, 12:05:36 PM »
Yes but when you’re two down you roll the dice on the subs bench.  When you looked at there weren’t many great options.  Maybe Conor for a bit more energy. 

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10572 on: October 24, 2020, 12:10:33 PM »
Thing is we are light up top off the bench. If we need to chase a game our options are poor. If we need to shore up a game our options are pretty good.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10573 on: October 24, 2020, 12:15:46 PM »
Thing is we are light up top off the bench. If we need to chase a game our options are poor. If we need to shore up a game our options are pretty good.
agree, the question is how many times do you watch your full backs get overrun and how many chances do you let the opposition have before deciding to do something about it?
This was pre lockdown performance and game management.

Offline Monty

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10574 on: October 24, 2020, 12:52:30 PM »
Thing is we are light up top off the bench. If we need to chase a game our options are poor. If we need to shore up a game our options are pretty good.

Sure, but the guy's built a 4-from-5 first XI in the premier league in two years, with a spectacular turnaround in the middle. You're right that it's a weakness, but sometimes you have to prioritise certain strengths over others.

 


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