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  2. mikeyp102

    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    You’d imagine that having their own streaming channel through Disney, they have to go for a softer approach to these type of characters
  3. TRO

    Dean Smith

    I don't want to drift in to the Bruce bit....i think it detracts from the real issue. Its not a question of what is right, its a question of whether owners feel they are backing a winning horse.....They will need to see something tangible in order to give him next season.If we carry on struggling like we are, but he manages to turn a couple of players form around, he could survive. Give the owners nothing.....I fear the worst.
  4. Skruff

    Midweek Football 18/22 February

    Lyon have some craking young players. Really impressive football by them.
  5. snowychap

    Tunisia, Egypt, Libya... Arab Countries in Revolt

    Her family's lawyer says she doesn't. Reading between the lines and looking at the appeal that the Home Secretary lost last year about two other deprivation orders made of two British citizens of Bangladeshi descent, it might be that his lawyers have made the argument to him that she was automatically a dual national because she was born to Bangledeshi citzens and the Bangladeshi part hadn't lapsed (unlike the two in the appeal case) as she isn't yet 21. All that's a guess, though. He may not have taken any advice from anyone other than his leadership campaign manager.
  6. TRO

    Dean Smith

    I think if he can demonstate that a few players have significantly improved, he will get time.....they will see, things can get better I have seen no one improve under his tutelage.....its not good guys. bumping along, much like Bruce, will not save him.
  7. New_Hope

    Tyrone Mings

    Surely if we match another club's bid that has been accepted then it will be down to Mings himself who he talks to.
  8. SirSteveUK

    Pre-Match Thread

    Best post of the topic - any topic
  9. Xann

    What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    The Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra and Arkestra - 'Dreaming'
  10. TRO

    Dean Smith

    I am tired of listening to these manager philosophies....what's Darren Moores philosophy?.....what's Chris Wilders Philosophy?....What's Lee Johnsons Philosophies. They just build balanced teams......players who can defend and players who can attack. They all work their nuts off and don't get physically out played. Its so damn obvious its untrue.......we are a million miles away from anything that resembles balanced.
  11. A comment on Angela Smith attributing her tinged remarks to being very, very tired.
  12. Blasterpocket68

    Dean Smith

    Big Differennce like it or not ! Bruce had a track record , really dont want to change but dont see DS lasting to much longer.
  13. Tomaszk

    Conor Hourihane

    Yes indeed sir, absolutely garbage. Hopefully people look at those stats and offer us some money for him.
  14. Pelle

    Conor Hourihane

    9 assists, 4 goals, best passing percentage, second most "key passes" after Jack. That's just this season. Last season first midfielder to reach double figures in goals for Villa since Platt. Yeah, he must be awfull.
  15. Eastie

    Dean Smith

    I’d hope that purslow is right in his comments about ffp and that our finances are not bad enough to worry about who we can or can’t afford to sack - if smith does finish in the bottom 8 and the board feel they can attract a better manager then I’d hope that finance wouldn’t be an obstacle - that said I’m sure we all hope smith does succeed - I certainly could never have envisaged a run like this a couple of months ago
  16. Yes. Also, firms faced with taking decisions which will be unpopular, will break trust with employees and suppliers, and will damage their image (should we say "lose face" when discussing a Japanese company, or is that an Angela Smith-tinged comment?) will prefer if at all possible to blame external factors rather than say they got their business plan wrong. I don't think there's anything shameful in getting a business plan wrong by the way, in fact what's shameful is companies presenting 25 year scenarios with confidence when they and others really don't have a clue about what will happen in 3 years. But yes, firms will blame factors external to themselves and which postdate their last big decision, and remainers and leavers will present anything as evidence of their preexisting view.
  17. Rugeley Villa


    Definitely agree with this. Short term use ok, but long term use and you’re playing with fire. I’ve hrard the withdrawals can be terrible too.
  18. Zatman

    Loan watch 2018/19

    Hepburn Murphy has been dropped from starting line up for Cambridge but Doyle Hayes starts but 0-2 at moment
  19. romavillan

    Dean Smith

    Finance should come into it, we lose the best part of £300k a week in revenue soon, expiring contracts nearly cover it leaving net nothing for a rebuild without selling some of the bigger earners with a year left. Smith has worked under bigger constraints and him, Pitarch, Kelly etc. will have better resources than Brentford regardless. What they need is some time. Binning the project before it has a chance to get going incurs cost in paying off Smith and Kelly. EDIT: Bruce in the end was given too much time, but he was allowed to have a preseason to get things how he wanted for a tilt at going up (which very nearly happened). The same should be given to Smith.
  20. TRO

    Dean Smith

    I think he does need time, within reason. However, I don't think the Brentford Model will work with us.....I don't see us going up without a discerning view on defence.....I mean, the whole team having an ability to defend.....See Man U last night or Albion against us. I think there will be much scrutiny, in what happens between now and the end of the season.....and opinions behind the scenes will be made....Its not a question of whats fair and whats not.....if Dean presides over a similar run in his first 14' he may not be given the time or opportunity to try and improve it.
  21. sne

    Midweek Football 18/22 February

    Think Bayern once again look dangerous on corners. They haven't really created anything on them, but a lot of almost situations.
  22. Eastie

    Dean Smith

    Bruce was allowed too long and by an incompetent owner - I don’t think finance would come into their thinking regarding smiths future - it’s a results game - I’d be tempted to give him the window and 12 games of the new season and see where we stand but he needs to turn this form around too - if we finish in the bottom 8 then he will be lucky to survive
  23. AshVilla

    The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    lol that press conference was hilarious. literally two five year olds throwing insults.
  24. Michelsen

    Midweek Football 18/22 February

    Well, Lyon - Barca has been a hoot and a half. Incredible it’s still 0-0.
  25. romavillan

    Dean Smith

    Could have been worse, Ferguson is out of hospital, might have said Pochetino, Guardiola, Klopp...
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