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    Dean Smith

    Thing is, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. We can playDavis to enable a more direct approach whilst still slowing adapting the play and incorporating a high press. Total revolution is always going to require more staff turnover than evolution. Evolution is required until we can address the players. A good manager would recognise this and adapt.
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    John McGinn

    I think the break will do him good. Hopefully he will return full of beans for the rest of the season.
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    Dean Smith

    I didn’t say that but Bruce found (stumbled upon) a way to win without him. He bought big Kienan in and used him as a focal point for the team. It enabled us to bypass the midfield and really got players like Albert and Connor into dangerous positions where they could make an impact despite not being very good. Smith is trying to play in a certain way that does not seem to work with the available players. Good coaches look at what they have, look at their opponents and then find a way. They don’t do the same thing over and over again in the hope that it will start working all of a sudden!
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    Dean Smith

    Well never really rated Johnstone to be honest. Grealish did not play that many. Snodders and Terry did well though
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    Dean Smith

    Compared to the team that Tony Barton inherited yes. Answer this question. What evidence is there that DS can deliver at a club like ours? Blind faith is all that you can base your support upon. I prefer facts. His record at Villa, the only big club he has ever managed, is rubbish. He does not even try to change things apart from personnel. His formation and tactics remain despite poor result
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    Dean Smith

    I don’t Know too much about it. It worked out in the short term. It does seem to be different . He took over a team that was doing well. Smith has taken over a team in freefall
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    Dean Smith

    Leeds, Shef U, Norwich and Derby all finished below us last year. Not that much has changed in terms of personal. We should be doing better than we are. Top 6 definitely. Point is what we are doing now is pretty irrelevant. It’s about having a manager who can deal with the whole situation. Look at/listen to Dean when he first arrived and compare it to now. He is not coping. The results are almost irrelevant. He looks totally out of his depth.
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    Dean Smith

    Ha ha. Not the point I was trying to make. History and expectation do play a massive part though as does the fact that more people turned up at B6 today than turn up at Brentford all season. That is today not 1982.
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    Dean Smith

    It is. You’re right. Point is they are different jobs. People think that if you achieve better than expectations at a small club that you will automatically transfer that to a bigger club. The jobs and pressures are completely different. There are loads of managers who have done great things down the pyramid whom have stepped up and fallen flat on their face. I feel, based on the evidence of about half a season, that Dean is just another of those unfortunately
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    Dean Smith

    Not doing a great job at a massive club though is he? That’s sort of the point
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    Dean Smith

    We aren’t a mid table championship club though. We are a mid table championship team. Huge difference in my view. Smith very much out
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    Dean Smith

    You are missing the point. Do you think managing Brentford is similar to managing Villa? Watch his first few press conferences and then watch his last few. That is what managing Villa is about. It’s comparing chalk and cheese. Let’s also not forget that Brentford have never achieved anything, have fans that expect nothing and are thrilled, quite rightly, with finishing 10th. Chalk and cheese!
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    Dean Smith

    Based on what though? I want him to do well but there is no evidence that he will
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    André Green

    El Ghazi, Albert, Kodj and Elmo are all much better than him. That pretty much says it all really
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    Conor Hourihane

    Never seen him dominate for a whole match........fact