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  1. M_Afro

    Dean Smith

    Why not? We are well capable of putting a run together. I am expecting a big performance next Friday. It could be the spring board for a run of wins. There really aren’t any good teams in this league.
  2. I don’t care who we sign as long as they improve the first 11. If they don’t I do not want us to sign anybody. I am sick of years of scatter gun signings. Our terrible performance in the transfer market is the major contributor to our current situation in my view. No risks, no projects just instant improvement or stick with what we have!
  3. People need to get a grip. There is absolutely no way we will even finish in the bottom half. I am fully expecting us to finish top 6. Rome was not built in a day but we have got better in each of the 3 games that Smith has been in charge. We will click soon and someone will take a right tattering from us!
  4. I am glad that Smith made a point last night of asking for more protection for Jack. He gets kicked out of the game every week. We are just so apathetic about everything at Villa. We just accept rubbish referee performances. We need to crank up the pressure in a subtle way.
  5. Thought we lost the game in the middle of the park to be honest. We have absolutely no physical strength there without McGinn.
  6. Nope. Just saying it as I saw it. He was twice as good as Hutton on the other side. I know it is easy just to slag off the same old players when we lose but I genuinely thought that he did ok.
  7. Are you talking about the second one? Not a GK in the world saves that!
  8. He played ok tonight to be fair. There were at least 5 or 6 who were much worse.
  9. Good job at doing absolutely nothing. Well done Scott
  10. Harsh to blame him tonight. Hutton messes up for the first goal. Nyland was stuffed whatever he decided to do there. The second goal was totally unstoppable. If anybody was at fault it was Chester. Hutton was awful all night to be frank!
  11. He grew into the game. Needs more time on the pitch. Set up a golden chance which Hogan just decided to duck under!
  12. Great performance from him. Shame about the rest!
  13. Awful until the last 15 minutes when he was good. He needs to try and do things much more quickly. When he does, he is too good at this level.
  14. God bless Sir Doug. Lived life to the full. Rest in peace
  15. M_Afro

    Dean Smith

    JT brings a bit of hope but that is one massive risk. Will get my support of course but I am stunned. Very risky indeed. I hope he can cope because he is in a cauldron now, the likes of which he will have never experienced. Good luck Delano, you may well need it!
  16. Don’t want Rodgers but do want Smith or Wilder.............ha ha ha ha. Rodgers not good enough for nearly winning the premier league with Liverpool and winning everything with Celtic. Two of the biggest clubs in the world. I think he is also younger than both of those two. He has a pretty good record everywhere but one club! Most importantly of all he has real presence. The other two have never had to deal with big personalities. Rodgers had Sterling, Sturidge and Suarez eating out of his hand. Just remind me what Smith and Wilder have done in the game? Actually no need. I already
  17. This in its entirety! We are Aston Villa. If we do not think big as supporters then we may as well give up. This is a big job requiring a big personality. We need confidence, experience, proven ability and big big balls. I am sick of being afraid of every team we play. Let’s show them that we are AVFC and they are not in our league. That starts with getting your attitude right and that stems from the manager. Brendon all day long. He would transform this club and I am sure he would come. Go get him board
  18. Don’t underestimate the draw of English football. It is the best place to be. I read a BBC article yesterday where Carlos Carvahal had turned down Sporting Lisbon just on the off chance an English club came calling. He was not available until September for family reasons and consequently had had to turn down some approaches from English clubs too. He said that he was gutted! Would actually not be at all surprised if he turned up at Villa!
  19. Steve Bruce does not have the right mentality to manage a club like ours. It is too big for him. I remember Wyness saying that Bruce is so scared of losing that he cannot sleep. The man is crippled by fear and this just manifests within the team. There cannot possibly be an excuse for keeping him anymore. That said, a small number of our fans need to grow up. Throwing a cabbage as a protest is moronic. It is a pre meditated action which just makes it worse. Some of the comments on social media are also appalling. People must realise that not only is this antisocial and unnecessary but it
  20. If they had wanted it enough, he wouldn’t need to!
  21. Fair play for stepping up. He is not to blame. Why did nobody else show any courage? The lack of bottle is a reflection of the manager. Least courageous manager we have ever had
  22. I would like to think that if he is going in the international break, then that decision has already been made. What happens over the next two games is largely irrelevant. They may be leaking stuff just to try and keep him motivated by dangling a carrot. We need the points so let’s hope for two wins followed by a swift p45
  23. If Smith is the only option then I would rather keep Bruce and I have never wanted Bruce at the club! This next appointment is massive. We cannot afford to take a risk just because he is simply not Bruce. We need someone who has worked at a big club and dealt with high profile players. I am not sure who that is, although I would love Rodgers, but there must be loads of better options. Why take the risk? Bruce must stay until a suitable replacement has been identified.
  24. He is as good as gone. The new owners have not invested all of this money so that Bruce can stumble through match after match of total incompetence. They will pull the trigger soon, regardless of what happens between now and then. They are shrewd business men. Bruce will not go until the replacement is lined up. I bet he is sacked and replaced in very short order. He may as well stay until the right person is secured.
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