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  1. romavillan

    Dean Smith

    Yes, what can you work on in a few days? I think he said he only had 13 players to work with on the first day the rest were away with the internationals. Possibly some simple work on a shape on and off the ball for a bit every day and the rest would be technical and some specific preparation for how Swansea play. Maybe even that is too much to cram into a few days really adn a lot will depend on how quick on the uptake some of our players are.
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    Villa and FFP

    Something to stop a Leeds and Portsmouth style debt fuelled disaster is good IMO. Purslow kinda linked the new lack of debt with the FFP stuff I think, might be we have got wind of things being modified so that if the EFL see you haven't mortgaged the tea lady, along with the ground and your future earnings just to stay afloat (*cough* Xia) then maybe they'll let you spend.
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    Villa and FFP

    Yeah it's bizarre that we can easily invest in the squad in Jan and still be within the rules, not sure how the loss over the last three years all of a sudden gets magicked away.
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    Christian Purslow

    In the presser he says he was on the board that brought it in. So boo for bringing it in, but yay as he must know the in's and outs pretty well as a result.
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    Christian Purslow

    We have a man that helped write the FFP book. **** handy that.
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    Villa and FFP

    Very interesting, as was Purslow's comment about being on the board that drew up the FFP rules. Hopefully he inserted a Purslow sized loophole we can squeeze AVFC through and still invest in January. I'm amazed that he said that Smith would be free in Jan to address the problems with the squad as he'd be backed financially. He was saying we could do that and still be in line with FFP, I don't think anyone saw that coming.
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    Dean Smith

    It feels sort of dirty and wrong though, but it feels so right...
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    Dean Smith

    Loved the first interview and hearing Purslow as well in the presser it all sounds finally like we might have sorted this shit out. Talk of long term owners who have sorted out the finances, knowledge of FFP and being clear to invest in Jan, an actual **** PROJECT with Pitarch supporting Smith and his staff to get it done on the pitch. Everything we've been asking for I reckon. Now on to being battered by Swansea on Saturday and everyone saying Smith is shit.
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    Dean Smith

    Thought Bedeau was good but some felt he wasn't big enough? If so I'd give him a go, he might be the next Cannavaro
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    Dean Smith

    He says in the interview that the squad is full of talent but it's a bit unbalanced as "we only have 1, or er 2, centre backs". Before Jan we might be seeing one or two of the u23s in there methinks.
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    Richard O’Kelly

    Get in. Will he be taking training with Smith and Terry today?
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    Dean Smith

    It's 5pm for me That first interview is class. I think we might actually have got the right one this time.
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    Dean Smith

    didn't fancy reading back SOZ.
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    Dean Smith

    Found this but no word on live stream of the presser.
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    Scott Hogan

    IF Kodija gets on board with the new system he could be a massive plus, he's got good enough feet for it, he could be in between the lines on the left of a 3 up front, Abraham/Hogan in the middle and Bolasie down the right. Grealish just behind them and McGinn + Hourihane in the middle. It would be asking a lot of the full backs, and it would mean not playing a dedicated screening/holding midfielder but we'd be monstrous going forward and be able to knock it around nicely and give a good final through ball to 1 of kodija, Abraham/Hogan or Bolasie to do some damage when the opportunity arose.... If Kodija stays as a bit of a cul de sac then he will be out of the team, he'll need to be playing some one and two touch stuff edge of the box to make a chance for himself or someone else. Don't see why he's not still a big asset though. If Smith can get the best out of Hogan again it gives us so many options up top, it's great problem to have if we have Abraham, Hogan and Kodija all scoring when called upon.