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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14985 on: October 21, 2021, 11:56:01 AM »
I think I read somewhere that no player is signed without his final say?

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14986 on: October 21, 2021, 12:22:29 PM »
But he does decide the type of player he needs.
So maybe he thinks he doesn’t need a DM.
If it was a priority I am pretty sure we would have one.
Not necessarily if they can’t get the ones they’re chasing. I’d rather they wait to get the right one then buy one who is substandard
Its over  2 years now without a proper DM.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2021, 12:27:35 PM by ChicagoLion »

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14987 on: October 21, 2021, 12:33:47 PM »
But he does decide the type of player he needs.
So maybe he thinks he doesn’t need a DM.
If it was a priority I am pretty sure we would have one.
Not necessarily if they can’t get the ones they’re chasing. I’d rather they wait to get the right one then buy one who is substandard
Its 2 years now without a proper DM.
Agreed, but I stand by my point, better get the right player then a “buy and hope” player who doesn’t really fit the bill.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14988 on: October 21, 2021, 12:52:35 PM »
But he does decide the type of player he needs.
So maybe he thinks he doesn’t need a DM.
If it was a priority I am pretty sure we would have one.
Not necessarily if they can’t get the ones they’re chasing. I’d rather they wait to get the right one then buy one who is substandard
Its 2 years now without a proper DM.
Agreed, but I stand by my point, better get the right player then a “buy and hope” player who doesn’t really fit the bill.
I've said before that - based on what we've bought - DS seems happy to play 3 MF who can each do a bit of everything: tackle, dribble, shoot, intercept, etc. This obviates the need for a specialist DMF. Even Marv looks a little more all-round than when he joined us.
Having said that, if a 'special' specialist were to become available ....

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14989 on: October 21, 2021, 01:36:59 PM »
Which on paper is fine - it's just accommodating Bailey, Watkins, Ings, Beundia and Traore in the three up front.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14990 on: October 21, 2021, 01:39:16 PM »
So Smith didn't recommend the signing of Konsa and Watkins then, two players who played for him at Brentford. Hmmm, OK then.

If I recommend some ex-colleagues to my new employer, that doesn't make me the director of HR.

It's hardly the same thing really.

I'm all ears...

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14991 on: October 21, 2021, 01:55:51 PM »
So Smith didn't recommend the signing of Konsa and Watkins then, two players who played for him at Brentford. Hmmm, OK then.

If I recommend some ex-colleagues to my new employer, that doesn't make me the director of HR.

It's hardly the same thing really.

I'm all ears...

Nah you've got more than just that about you.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14992 on: October 21, 2021, 08:39:24 PM »
But he does decide the type of player he needs.
So maybe he thinks he doesn’t need a DM.
If it was a priority I am pretty sure we would have one.
Not necessarily if they can’t get the ones they’re chasing. I’d rather they wait to get the right one then buy one who is substandard
Its over  2 years now without a proper DM.

Well we bought Nakamba but he is very limited. Still think Luiz can be that genuine 6 for us. He needs to play in a 3 though.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14993 on: October 22, 2021, 08:24:35 PM »
Smith out.  The stubborn fecker.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14994 on: October 22, 2021, 08:26:16 PM »
Starting the game tonight with that formation…

Time to go.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14995 on: October 22, 2021, 08:26:35 PM »
Smith out!

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14996 on: October 22, 2021, 08:27:25 PM »
For me it's not the team he started with, it's failing to tweak anything once you could see we were struggling first 10 minutes.

Seems we were just waiting to concede a goal.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14997 on: October 22, 2021, 08:29:28 PM »
Honest to fucking God he isn't learning. The 3 in midfield worked because you had Ramsey pressing like a mother fucker from the first minute. Going to 2 plus Buendia just over runs you. Why the fuck are we still trying to make Ings and Watkins work. We are losing the midfield. Our back 3 are all better in a flat 4. We have no width. And the strikers look like they are strangers. Fucking shambolic.

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14998 on: October 22, 2021, 08:35:05 PM »
Haven't a clue about formations but it's needs changing or else

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Re: Dean Smith - Confirmed
« Reply #14999 on: October 22, 2021, 08:38:58 PM »
I am getting on and I am sick of us missing opportunities. We have good owners but the manager is on thin ice- we seem to have gone two steps backwards.

 


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