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Offline Clampy

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10950 on: January 16, 2021, 07:44:06 PM »
Bruce's job was to steady the ship then get us up - he completed the first, but failed on the second part.

I think that sums it up to be honest.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10951 on: January 16, 2021, 07:53:14 PM »
As this is the Dean Smith thread it's only right to point out that we have dropped two places in the league. SMITH OUT

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10952 on: January 16, 2021, 08:27:58 PM »
Bruce's job was to steady the ship then get us up - he completed the first, but failed on the second part.

I think that sums it up to be honest.

Yep, in a nutshell

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10953 on: January 16, 2021, 08:32:34 PM »
Bruce I felt didn't have faith in the players at his disposal.  His other big mistake was thinking Onomah had anything about him.  Even if we had got up with Bruce he would have failed.  Smith has the brain at least to know you need a strong backroom staff.   

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10954 on: January 16, 2021, 09:27:27 PM »
Bruce I felt didn't have faith in the players at his disposal.  His other big mistake was thinking Onomah had anything about him.  Even if we had got up with Bruce he would have failed.  Smith has the brain at least to know you need a strong backroom staff.   

He kept a poor Newcastle up last season.

Had we gone up and signed Snodgrass etc it's not completely unthinkable he'd have done similar with us.

But that would have been about the limit of it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10955 on: January 16, 2021, 10:29:56 PM »
Dean Smith is just the 4th Villa manager to win Manager of the Month.
He joins MON, John Gregory, and Brian Little.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10956 on: January 17, 2021, 10:15:05 AM »
Dean Smith is just the 4th Villa manager to win Manager of the Month.
He joins MON, John Gregory, and Brian Little.
Did either of the Ronís not win it???

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10957 on: January 17, 2021, 10:20:29 AM »
Dean Smith is just the 4th Villa manager to win Manager of the Month.
He joins MON, John Gregory, and Brian Little.
Did either of the Ronís not win it???

Did they have an award prior to the Premier League coming into existence? If not that explains why they didn't. Big Ron won it at Coventry though after leaving us.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10958 on: January 17, 2021, 11:14:51 AM »
There's always been a manager of the month as far as I remember and used to be accompanied by a bottle of Bells. Big Ron was also Villa manager after the Premier League was formed - we were runners up in its first season. He must have won a manager of the month that season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10959 on: January 17, 2021, 11:19:45 AM »
There's always been a manager of the month as far as I remember and used to be accompanied by a bottle of Bells. Big Ron was also Villa manager after the Premier League was formed - we were runners up in its first season. He must have won a manager of the month that season.

The Premier League introduced it in the second season, ie 93-94, when we finished 10th. You may be right about it happening before, but I can't find any details on it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10960 on: January 17, 2021, 11:30:45 AM »
He won Manager of the year I think when we got promoted and won the league cup.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10961 on: January 17, 2021, 11:56:18 AM »
Bell's whisky sponsored the monthly award in the seventies/eighties. The winners received a gallon bottle of Bell's before a home game. I recollect Ron Saunders being presented with a bottle when he won it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10962 on: January 17, 2021, 12:41:23 PM »
I think Ron Saunders won manager of the year in 1975.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10963 on: January 17, 2021, 12:43:12 PM »
There's always been a manager of the month as far as I remember and used to be accompanied by a bottle of Bells. Big Ron was also Villa manager after the Premier League was formed - we were runners up in its first season. He must have won a manager of the month that season.

Nowadays they'd expect it to be a bottle of Dalmore 62.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #10964 on: January 20, 2021, 08:38:40 PM »
No holding back on the post match interview tonight!

 


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