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Online Gerrin

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11085 on: January 26, 2021, 06:34:33 PM »
How long before he gets the Ingerlund job...
No. Totally unsuitable for England job.

If he gets us to where I think he might, he will be a shoe-in I reckon.

Do you think he really has ambitions for England. I think he's pretty much got his dream job now. I think the FA have found their blue print now for England by hiring an ex-international. I would say Gerrard, Lampard or even Terry could be on the short list next time.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11086 on: January 26, 2021, 09:46:39 PM »
Pretty sure Terry would tell them to stick it. Not that the FA would ask him mind.

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« Reply #11087 on: January 26, 2021, 10:15:14 PM »
Pretty sure Terry would tell them to stick it. Not that the FA would ask him mind.

Yeah, you're probably right on Terry, I'd forgotten about that. Doubt he'll ever manage England.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11088 on: January 26, 2021, 10:37:44 PM »
Lampard will probably be on the list, he's got nearly as much of a CV as Southgate had.

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« Reply #11089 on: January 27, 2021, 12:10:16 PM »
Yep, Lampard sacked. Thomas Tuchel expected to take over.
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I wonder if he rates Tammy?




I donít think we will go for or need Tammy at this stage of our development
Agree, I think Ollie is a better bet and has more potential.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11090 on: January 28, 2021, 08:30:11 AM »
Manager of the Month curse appears to be striking again!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11091 on: January 28, 2021, 09:56:59 AM »
Can we tighten up on corners and contesting crosses on the right hand side please Deano. Too many overloads on the right for me. Get Trez or Anwar back in and a bit of a boot up the jacksie for Traore. The pitch has 2 ends.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11092 on: January 28, 2021, 10:15:24 AM »
Poor game management last night, I thought he had got past this.

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« Reply #11093 on: January 28, 2021, 10:34:18 AM »
Trez for Traore seemed an obvious sub after about 65-70 minutes. Our only win against these in two years came with us going 3 at the back...I wonder if Hause had come on would we have come through.

Like last season you just feel we are 4 or 5 points less than performances have merited.

However, we are comfortably a top ten team which is way more progress than was expected. He and the team are still learning.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11094 on: January 28, 2021, 10:44:30 AM »
Poor game management last night, I thought he had got past this.

Iím not sure that particularly fair. Much more instances of getting it right this season than wrong.

Secondly, even though Burnley improved in the second half, they had had the grand total of two shots from the 46th minute up until the 75th. Then they scored with a freak cross. Itís not like we were losing control of the game.

Of course you can argue changes might have helped, but itís seems more of a reaction to the end result than the performance at the time to me.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11095 on: January 28, 2021, 11:01:10 AM »
I agree with that Luke, it was a freak goal and in that it changed the dynamics of the whole game. I do think as a team we was very naive as well with the first and third goal.

Thereís still far more positives to take away from the game.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11096 on: January 28, 2021, 11:09:59 AM »
The first goal came from 2 players ball watching instead of doing their jobs.

The second was a bit of a fluke. The third goal had to be precise from Wood, there was no margin of error.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #11097 on: January 28, 2021, 11:40:22 AM »
Last night showed that we have to stop crosses coming to the box - easily said, but it is elementary.
However, we are still in transition. Lest we forget, this time last year we were about to dip into a horrible run of relegation-leading form. A feature of transitions is inconsistency (last Saturday vs last night) and 'bad luck' (refereeing in both Manchester games).
It will get better.

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« Reply #11098 on: January 28, 2021, 11:48:55 AM »
The team is a work in progress and so is Smith. There are a lot more positives than negatives. I do think though that he should use subs more and earlier.

And it seems we have a first 10 that are guaranteed to play, the only place up for grabs being wide right, which is Trezeguet or Traore. Everyone else only gets in if someone is injured or suspended. I think this may be bad for morale for some players like Nakamba and El Ghazi and may sow discord in the dressing room. I think Smith should be more willing to mix things up a bit - including to drop players like Barkley and McGinn who will then be fresher and charged up to perform the next game.

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« Reply #11099 on: January 28, 2021, 11:56:47 AM »
I'm with Luke on this.  I thought we looked by far the better side last night.  Fair play to Burnley, a bit of luck went their way with their second goal; they capitalised on it and got a second whilst we still shellshocked; then defended like their lives depended on it.  It's something we need to take lessons from.

But given it's our second season in the PL after a too-long absence, it doesn't bother me overly.  We looked brilliant last night, even with the defeat.  Had even one of those shots gone in before half time, I'm convinced we'd have won by a cricket score.

 


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