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  1. Why are we arguing about "what is" rather than discussing "what will be"? Twelve first team players will leave the squad at the end of this season, which makes the reactions from some posters surprising. This is not Dean Smith's team, he's a coach for a bunch of loanees and a 'carer' for elderly players, with a couple of our longer term players thrown in. Half a dozen of our "elderly" players have a combined age of 210 years approx, and they each know they're leaving the club in a couple of months. Add five loan players who have no stake in the club and try motivating that lot!
    11 points
  2. I'm happy with all his signings so far so would definitely like to see him have a go at the summer overhaul.
    10 points
  3. On the contrary....the majority of this squad will be gone in the Summer and he will get in players who can follow instructions and have the ability to play the way he wants. It is the players that are not listening who are in big trouble....see ya lads!!!
    9 points
  4. It seems the fans and the club are not in the same page. The fans are still in "get promoted as fast as possible at any cost" mode, whereas the club have moved past that (indicated by sacking the get promoted fast by any means guy), and are implementing a long term approach. Here are Smith's full quotes. The part in bold is the pertinent part I want to highlight, but the rest is very important as well. This is much bigger than just Dean Smith or the manager. This is coming from the top. We are trying to build something that lasts, that isn't tied to a particular manager. We won't ever be
    9 points
  5. I'm sure she'll have an excuse for it, all I know is that since Ryan was elected, my printer stopped working.
    8 points
  6. Whatever your views on whether or not she should be readmitted, it is very clear from her interviews that she is a complete and utter knob.
    8 points
  7. I know tongue in cheek, but with both old parties being pro-Brexit and extremist, being against that is quite a good thing. I don't think these lot are the solution, but they're definitely not part of the problem, now.
    7 points
  8. 7 points
  9. Can't wait to find out who I'll be watching.
    7 points
  10. It was a bizarre PMQ today. It was like the two remedial kids at school who hate each other had a truce for the day so that neither had to acknowledge that they had both been dumped by their boy/girlfriends.
    6 points
  11. Just bought x2 tickets for myself and my missus but will have sit in Stoke End (South Stand next to the Villa Fans lol for Stoke vs Villa on Saturday My first football game since just before the stroke - Preston vs Villa late Dec 18. Excited it's great to be able go back out to game for once and not on scouting assignment this time but hoping do that in few weeks.
    6 points
  12. I think that people who are excited (actually I don't think anyone is actually excited by it, apart from journalists who have something to talk about other than the B word), have actually had enough of politics being shaken up. That's the point. They've seen the Tories deal with the UKIP problem by just becoming UKIP, they've seen Labour deal with becoming Tory-lite by purging their ranks of anyone insufficiently pro-Corbyn on a tidal wave of internet unpleasantness and bullying. Most people of my acquaintance seem to be of the position now that politics was better when it was a bit
    5 points
  13. I'm up for it. I've already signed up to their website to receive emails and propaganda from them. I'm not falling for Corbyn's rabble-rousing again, and the changing shape of Labour will take years to get back close to anything matching my values. Up here it's a CON/LD marginal seat so I vote Lib Dem just because I'll never vote Tory as long as I've got a hole in my arse. I can't say I'd definitely vote for them, but I'm intrigued to see what they're going to morph into. It needs a decent heavy-hitter like Watson, or ideally Starmer, to join up and front them. I'd love to s
    5 points
  14. In the year 2525, if man is still alive.
    5 points
  15. Finally a party that returns us to the traditional centrist values of David Cameron.
    4 points
  16. Top tip. Dont follow these cretins on social media and all will be well with the world.
    4 points
  17. I'm interested to see where this goes as well. I'd be most unlikely to ever vote Labour, and certainly never would while they have somebody like Corbyn in power, but May's government has been an utter shambles.
    4 points
  18. Some Villa fans are incredibly precious at the moment in thinking we should win every game and walk league by 20 points just because the name of the club This attitude doesnt help things, we will be in this division until we deserve to go up
    4 points
  19. Isn;t this the key? 2 of those have been "building" for at least 2 seasons and one of those has half a Premier League squad. Has Smith had the chance to "build" anything?
    4 points
  20. What a fantastic comparison. Manchester United have a playing squad that cost around three quarters of a billion Euros to assemble. They're one of the biggest names in world football. They have World Cup winners in their squad. Unfortunately for them, they had a manager who could not impose his style onto the team, as it didn't seem to suit them. Now they've been allowed to express themselves and as a result are able to beat teams weaker than them. Dean Smith wants us to play a more expressive, attacking style - or at least he says so. We haven't been doing that lately, and alth
    4 points
  21. Summary from Tuesday night Clark (Port Vale) Home to Tranmere (1-2) - Subbed off after 53 minutes. Doyle-Hayes (Cambridge United) Away at Cheltenham (2-0) - Played 90 minutes. Booked. Hepburn-Murphy (Cambridge United) Away at Cheltenham (2-0) - Came on after 66 minutes. McKirdy (Newport County) Away at Notts County (1-4) - Came on after 84 minutes.
    4 points
  22. We need to back Smith on this one and not the player, they're not good enough.
    3 points
  23. I told you not to send her a cock pic!
    3 points
  24. Previous MANAGERS haven't been HEAD COACHES though. So we are literally going nowhere here.
    3 points
  25. 3 points
  26. Listen, don't mention the party defections. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right. So, it's all forgotten now and let's hear no more about it. So, two eggs mayonnaise, a prawn Umunna, a Heidi Allen, and four Berger salads. Wait a moment, I got a bit confused here. I got a bit confused 'cause everyone's mentioning the party defections.
    3 points
  27. "Getting" ugly? We reached that point years ago. We're a gnarly, decrepit portrait in somebody's attic at this point.
    3 points
  28. While it's nice Villa are allowing him to learn a new trade here I'm not sure keeping him for another season is in the best interest of the club. Must be better more experienced coaches and assistants we could bring in.
    3 points
  29. is that a sign of how bad the other three main parties are perhaps?
    3 points
  30. Ken Clarke's just said he knows of another half a dozen that are preparing to jump ship. That'd end the majority.
    3 points
  31. I am a baker by trade, so I will use a baking analogy. Let's say you set off to make a cake but half way through you realise you have added a wrong ingredient (player) or worse a few wrong ingredients (players) what should you do. When I was young in my career I would try and think of ways to fix it quickly, too much sugar add some salt, too much liquid add more flour.... As I got more experienced (I didn't make as many mistakes) but when I did I knew it was easier and faster to start again. Our team is one nasty cake mix, some good flavours over powered by some bad ones...
    3 points
  32. Norwich had same issue last year with Farke. Bet some Norwich fans look stupid now
    3 points
  33. That's already been taken - a couple of times. I think it's been used to brand UKIP post-Farage (more especially under batty Gerald) and also the new vehicle for Farage (from which he's probably already resigned).
    3 points
  34. I've let this all soak in for a bit and I've come to a conclusion that the only reason anyone would back or vote for the now 8 NEWKIP party is that because they hate Corbyn. They want a new style of politics, so they set themselves up as a company not a party. They want to shake up politics but have literally no ideas or policies. Their voting history suggests that they're likely to give you a bit of austerity a s privatisation, mixed in with a people's vote but no by elections because democracy is only important when it isn't their MP's salary's at stake. I should imagine they'll
    3 points
  35. You can't win matches without building a foundation - you're contradicting yourself mate. Name all the best managers you can and list all their accomplishments - and then study their first seasons. Tell me you can't see their first seasons (apart from some exceptions) were generally average to poor. Takes time to build and actually put a stamp on teams.
    3 points
  36. It was more the admission that his players aren’t playing how he wants them to. What bigger failure could there be for a manager or coach or whatever role he calls it?
    3 points
  37. The start of Villa's lack of performance starts in the WBA game and it's not just the loss of Grealish, even though that is a big part. 1. The team starts to click in the Bolton game after a number of games playing 4411 with the core of the squad playing in most of the previous games. We go on to beat Derby and Boro, with the exciting 5-5 draw with Forest. In the Albion game, we switch to a 433 and lost Grealish in the process. In the next couple of games he switches to a 4141, and consistently since then, we have played 433 for most of our games. This system does not suit the players we
    3 points
  38. Then use that different style to get the most out of the group. Either he is just stubborn as f*** or he actually got no footballing brain at all.
    3 points
  39. That's my main issue as well with Dean Smith. And i don't understand why people are ignoring it. He's defensive record at every clubs he's managed has been very poor. It's very hard to get promoted if you concede 50+ goals every season.
    3 points
  40. You trying to tell me that if OGS allowed Glen Whelan, Connor Hourihane, Alan Hutton and Neil Taylor to "express themselves" we wouldn't be dominating the league? It works with the likes of Pogba, Anthony Martial, Rashford and Ashley Young (one of their weaker players) so why can't we emulate that here?
    3 points
  41. 'In 40 years in the Labour Party I've never known us more united' Chris Williamson MP, on Newsnight just a few moments ago.
    3 points
  42. Think Jason Roy had a date with a supermodel lined up , seemed pretty determined to get himself out for the last 15 mins or so great knock though
    2 points
  43. They have to play each other I think.
    2 points
  44. Same here. I have no appetite to vote Tories, probably ever, nor a Corbyn led Labour party. I think this is bigger than people will realise, or try and play down. These are (edit) NOT fringe MPs in their parties.
    2 points
  45. Skraeckoedlan - Earth Swedish fuzz/stoner rock
    2 points
  46. To you - as a fan. Not the powers at the club. if they're serious about the future then they're not going to pull the trigger over a couple of bad results in a massive transitional period. We're probably not going to make the play-off and we're safe from relegation, so who knows what the owner's requirements are remits are. Again, we tried to 'buy' the league and failed even though we 'won matches'. Building a sustainable model is much more important for us as a club rather then a few wins in a season where we're not going to do anything.
    2 points


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