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Author Topic: Dean Smith - Confirmed  (Read 764821 times)

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10935 on: January 15, 2021, 07:44:41 PM »
Brill :)

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10936 on: January 15, 2021, 07:47:00 PM »
Quite rightly nominated for December Manager of the Month.

That's great news should get the accolade. 
Outstanding effort in December
Confirmed winner, well done Mr Smith.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10937 on: January 15, 2021, 09:54:44 PM »
I love the whole "we were absolutely hopeless ... it's happened too often in the 18 months I've been here" said as if it's absolutely nothing to do with him. I think that's why I dislike the guy so much, play well and HE has proved the doubters wrong play poorly and he'll point anywhere except himself. There's always an excuse as to why it's out of his hands to fix.

The turnaround since we got rid of the fucking chancer and employed someone capable of doing the job is insane, I really hope we now have owners who know to avoid people like this whenever we need to hire again.

Thank McGrath that we've got Smith now.

I'm sure the players will be running through brick walls for him after reading those comments

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10938 on: January 15, 2021, 10:52:29 PM »
Well done Dean.  Much deserved and it raises the profile of the club that little bit more. Good to be a Villa fan these days.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10939 on: January 15, 2021, 11:43:51 PM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt. 
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 12:20:51 AM by kippaxvilla2 »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10940 on: January 15, 2021, 11:53:12 PM »
Does any manager admit their own failings publicly?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10941 on: January 16, 2021, 12:18:58 AM »
Wilder tends to be honest.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10942 on: January 16, 2021, 01:32:39 AM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt. 

Agreed.

A lot of what Paul E said rings true.

And maybe Bruce got a wee bit luck when his policy of Sign All The Captains (Jedinak, Lansbury, Hourihane, Whelan, Terry) eventually bore fruit.

He's not one of the game's original thinkers.

I like him enough to hope he does reasonably well at his boyhood club (keeping them up being the limit).  But happy he's not managing us any more.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10943 on: January 16, 2021, 12:39:27 PM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt.

Totally agree, he must be given credit for steadying the ship and bringing some very instrumental promotion winning players into the club. Also agree that he had achieved everything he could and the time was right for Deano to take over.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10944 on: January 16, 2021, 01:18:41 PM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt.

Totally agree, he must be given credit for steadying the ship and bringing some very instrumental promotion winning players into the club. Also agree that he had achieved everything he could and the time was right for Deano to take over.

With the funds and players available I would have a done a better job of Steadying the ship than he did

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10945 on: January 16, 2021, 06:26:20 PM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt.

Totally agree, he must be given credit for steadying the ship and bringing some very instrumental promotion winning players into the club. Also agree that he had achieved everything he could and the time was right for Deano to take over.

With the funds and players available I would have a done a better job of Steadying the ship than he did
Bruce did steady the ship and we mustn't forget that. But the game was up when he put the chef in control of the ship, the captain in charge of entertainment and and a waiter in charge of the engines.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10946 on: January 16, 2021, 07:17:58 PM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt.

Totally agree, he must be given credit for steadying the ship and bringing some very instrumental promotion winning players into the club. Also agree that he had achieved everything he could and the time was right for Deano to take over.

With the funds and players available I would have a done a better job of Steadying the ship than he did
Bruce did steady the ship and we mustn't forget that. But the game was up when he put the chef in control of the ship, the captain in charge of entertainment and and a waiter in charge of the engines.

He was completely useless from the moment he set foot in the place to the moment he left

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10947 on: January 16, 2021, 07:21:11 PM »

Quite rightly nominated for December Manager of the Month.

That's great news should get the accolade. 
Outstanding effort in December
Confirmed winner, well done Mr Smith.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10948 on: January 16, 2021, 07:26:40 PM »
I know thereís criticism of Bruce and rightly so.  But Iíve always said I was eternally grateful that he ended the era of us being a shitshow walkover team to play against.  We literally couldíve ended up in League 1.

The other thing that springs to mind are his decisions to bring Tammy, Conor, Anwar, McGinn, Snodgrass to the club all of whom have had a major part to play in our recent success.  But he does always divert blame from himself no doubt.

Totally agree, he must be given credit for steadying the ship and bringing some very instrumental promotion winning players into the club. Also agree that he had achieved everything he could and the time was right for Deano to take over.

With the funds and players available I would have a done a better job of Steadying the ship than he did
Bruce did steady the ship and we mustn't forget that. But the game was up when he put the chef in control of the ship, the captain in charge of entertainment and and a waiter in charge of the engines.

He was completely useless from the moment he set foot in the place to the moment he left

With all due respect, that's nonense but its your opinion I suppose. He should have done better but he wasn't completely useless.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10949 on: January 16, 2021, 07:41:27 PM »
Bruce's job was to steady the ship then get us up - he completed the first, but failed on the second part.

 


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