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Offline Daleyís dreads

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12750 on: May 13, 2021, 12:41:37 PM »
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« Reply #12751 on: May 13, 2021, 01:35:07 PM »
I keep hearing this Fine Wine argument for Sanson, are we really in the business of buying a player and lying him down for a season on the expectation he turns into a special vintage?
Barkley -Drinkwater be interesting to see who is next seasons misfit.

I'd like to make this water wine but it's impossible.

*Nods appreciatively*

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12752 on: May 13, 2021, 01:45:27 PM »
Think we need to give Sanson until next season. Certainly looks a tidy player, comfortable with both feet. But has a big summer ahead in the gym to physically get to a position to be able to compete in a midfield role in EPL. Half a yard short in nearly every facet of his play at the moment, Ramsey looks more physically ready right now to be honest.
I think Sanson has showed early promise; certainly has control of the football and his movement looks good. As others have said, a summer of training and acclimatisation will enable us to see the real potential next season.
With the addition of a commanding CMF (in the Declan Rice mould), being able to perm 2 from McGinn, Sanson, Luiz and Ramsey (with Chuk also in there) as the box-to-box MF could be a very powerful midfield.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12753 on: May 13, 2021, 02:21:52 PM »
I'd forgotten we'd even signed Sanson to be honest - is he injured?
Yes. Knee-knack.

I too had pretty much forgotten about Sanson but I would like to see him given a decent chance before we write him off and possibly regret doing so.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12754 on: May 13, 2021, 02:38:37 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12755 on: May 13, 2021, 03:01:16 PM »
I'm certainly not writing him off, I'd genuinely forgotten about him as he has not been a feature for a few weeks.  I'm looking forward to seeing him next season.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12756 on: May 13, 2021, 03:02:07 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,
His performances are at best ordinary- we bought him for next year, he needs to spend more time in the gym etc.

No one seems to have come up with a rallying excuse to cover Barkley yet.


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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12757 on: May 13, 2021, 03:13:57 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,


Smith didn't buy him, and he's been on the pitch for the equivalent of around three games. Yet it's people that are asking for him to be given a chance that are unreasonable?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12758 on: May 13, 2021, 03:26:05 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,
His performances are at best ordinary- we bought him for next year, he needs to spend more time in the gym etc.

No one seems to have come up with a rallying excuse to cover Barkley yet.



It must be exhausting finding something to be miserable about every day. Maybe you need another hobby.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12759 on: May 13, 2021, 03:34:29 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,
His performances are at best ordinary- we bought him for next year, he needs to spend more time in the gym etc.

No one seems to have come up with a rallying excuse to cover Barkley yet.

Any positive comments?

Don't need excuses, it's reasons. Barkley should be acclimatised to the country, the language, the culture and the football. Anyone coming from a different country with English as a second language has all of those factors to contend with. He's been here a matter of weeks.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12760 on: May 13, 2021, 04:27:34 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,
His performances are at best ordinary- we bought him for next year, he needs to spend more time in the gym etc.

No one seems to have come up with a rallying excuse to cover Barkley yet.

Any positive comments?

Don't need excuses, it's reasons. Barkley should be acclimatised to the country, the language, the culture and the football. Anyone coming from a different country with English as a second language has all of those factors to contend with. He's been here a matter of weeks.

Particularly during a lockdown where a lot of the things you'd do to settle in aren't possible and travel back 'home' isn't an option even if there are short breaks. I don't think it's any shock that there was very little movement during January, it just wasn't a good time for transfers.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12761 on: May 13, 2021, 04:49:38 PM »
Wes is a tough one, do you go into next season hoping he is the player you imagined you were buying or do you worry about pre injury form, legacy of Injury and buy a replacement then hope Wes is good enough to compete for a place

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12762 on: May 13, 2021, 05:31:18 PM »
Depending on when the cut off point is for transfers next year, give him a full pre season plus friendlies under his belt and then (if deadline day is Aug 31/Sep 1) some cameos from the bench early in the season.

If he looks up to speed, happy days. 

If he's a bit off the pace (which would still be understandable with the nature of injury and the length of time missed) loan out. Sure there will be plenty of clubs either in Belgium, Portugal or whatever who would take a chance on a Brazilian international forward.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12763 on: May 13, 2021, 07:02:47 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,
His performances are at best ordinary- we bought him for next year, he needs to spend more time in the gym etc.

No one seems to have come up with a rallying excuse to cover Barkley yet.



It must be exhausting finding something to be miserable about every day. Maybe you need another hobby.
The bestest fan ever speaks again.
Your hobby is having a pop at fellow Villa fans.
You can keep that one to your self your very good at it.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #12764 on: May 13, 2021, 08:07:52 PM »
I don't think anybody's written him off, just that it's not immediately obvious what his strengths are.
Yes, itís he must be great Smith bought him,
His performances are at best ordinary- we bought him for next year, he needs to spend more time in the gym etc.

No one seems to have come up with a rallying excuse to cover Barkley yet.



It must be exhausting finding something to be miserable about every day. Maybe you need another hobby.
The bestest fan ever speaks again.
Your hobby is having a pop at fellow Villa fans.
You can keep that one to your self your very good at it.

Your Preservation of the Queen's English Campaign appears to be floundering.

 


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