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M_Afro

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  1. 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
  13. El Ghazi, Albert, Kodj and Elmo are all much better than him. That pretty much says it all really
  14. Never seen him dominate for a whole match........fact
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    Dean Smith

    This is the key point. Of all the people backing Smith to rebuild what exactly are you basing this on? Surely we would be better employing somebody with a track record of actually doing this rather than backing a bloke simply because his dad used to be a steward!
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    Dean Smith

    I said from the very first day that appointing Smith was a mistake. This is a massive club, in a massive state, representing a massive challenge requiring a massive personality. Smith is not that man. He has been found out so easily. Nice man but not the right man for us. I wish him well but at the end of the season, he must go.
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    Dean Smith

    This is where I am too. For this reason, if we do stumble along to the end of the season, I would get rid then. It’s a big call but every one of our seasons in this league has been messed up with an awful start. I would get a new manager and let him rebuild the team.
  18. He has always done ok for us. He works hard and never hides. He also really cares. I have never understood the amount of abuse he gets. Would take him over Hourihane, Thor and Jedi any day of the week.
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    Dean Smith

    He watched a very different game to me! Also, why is he scared of playing Brentford! What have we become!
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    Dean Smith

    We just played a team who started the day 7 points behind us. A team that Smith knows intimately. He will have the unusual insight of knowing all of their strengths and weaknesses. He could not have had any more advantages in preparing for this game. Anybody who says that they have better players did not see Bruce’s team play them off the park earlier in the season (I know we only drew but we were so unlucky!) They just thoroughly battered us. Our team and manager never played a shot. It was embarrassing. This guy will not improve us. Of course we are stuck with him now and must give him
  21. Can only assume that this means “I don’t know what to do with the football”.........We could have told you that Elmo!!
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    Dean Smith

    I hope you’re right! Time will tell I guess. I really want him to succeed. He is a good man whom, despite a ridiculous haircut, deserves our respect!
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    Dean Smith

    I think it is a fair comparison to be honest. At Championship level we are very similar to Man U at Premiership level. We are the biggest, best supported and most successful club in the championship with the highest of expectations from our fans. I also honestly believe that we have a squad of players capable of competing with anybody. We showed this against Derby, Middlesbrough and West Brom. It is the job of the manager to get the best out of the players at his disposal. I do not believe that Smith is close to doing that, excepting the early matches. I hear lots of fans criticising the
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    Dean Smith

    How’s Ole Gunnar getting on in his new job?
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    Dean Smith

    Why do people think our players are so bad? I have not seen a better GK, centre half (mings), centre mid (mcginn), number 10, centre forward in this league than ours. The rest are not that bad either! We should easily be top 6 and with a fair wind pushing too 2. Do people really think that Sheff U have significantly better players than us? They have Enda Stevens and Billy Sharp playing for them!!!! I would love to see the reaction on here if we had tried to sign either of them in the transfer window ! If we had the Leeds manager we would be top 2. We have been totally hamstrung by 2
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