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  1. Spoony

    Dean Smith

    I hate the constant changing of managers but I’m fast becoming ‘Smith out’. I don’t think I’ve ever been so horrified by our performances. Other managers seem to be able to undo our team with complete ease.
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    Dean Smith

    This pretty much exactly sums up my feelings.
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    John McGinn

    Can we please make sure no one finds out how good he is?
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    Conor Hourihane

    Regardless of the stats this guy just kills attacking opportunities and can’t hold his own in any midfield battle. His set pieces also seem to have become awful. I’m sure his sideways and backwards passing are just fine and help his stats a lot. If we want to improve, he needs to be replaced.
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    Glenn Whelan

    He really changed the game when he came on. He had a lot of energy and belief in bringing us back into the game I thought and he nullified the Sheffield United threat. I quite like Whelan and I don’t think he gets the praise he deserves. It reminds me a bit of how people used to drag on Milner a bit but he does so much important stuff that isn’t particularly noticeable or glamorous.
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    Conor Hourihane

    This guy literally cannot pass and I think he might be made of wind. I’m done with his losing of the ball and his signature low cross with his left foot into nothingness.
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    André Green

    In what way was he “awful”??????? He came on when we were 3-0 down and parachuted into an utter catastrophe. He worked hard and got the winner. Give it a rest ffs. Edit: “winner” is the wrong word but you get what I mean!
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    Dean Smith

    I mean, it’s exciting...but I do want to live past 30 and I won’t if I have to keep watching 6 goal games and 90th minute equalisers/winners...
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    John Terry

    I actually didn’t know that. I think with the experience JT is getting if things don’t work out with DS I’d give him a go. Experience doesn’t seem to count for much looking at our last million appointments...
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    Dean Smith

    I agree. I can probably have the patience until Smith has established a new back four next season. If we still keep shipping goals at this current rate then we have to look at Smith.
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    Villa Park Atmosphere

    I don’t think VP is necessarily any better or worse than any home ground. Away support is always louder and better but that’s just the nature of the people who put the commitment into going to away games. I go to a lot of games in London and home atmosphere is always quiet or, if the team is doing badly, toxic. I imagine those that don’t get the chance to go too many games are ready to be angry if they’re witnessing tripe because it’s a rare opportunity to see their team. Having said all that, I was at VP for the first time in years against Sheffield United and I think our home support is comparatively good. It’s never going to be amazing and it understandably died when we were getting battered at home by a pretty scummy team.
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  13. Spoony

    Dean Smith

    I’m really worried. I desperately want him to do well as the constant instability with our management and squad isn’t doing us any favours. But the rate at which we concede is just something I’ve never seen.
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    Dean Smith

    I think there are certain players (main culprit: Hourihane) who disrupt any passing play so much that it kills basically any plan we had and we get immediately countered. There’s an element of laziness to our play which it is Smith’s job to resolve, but ultimately I think these players are just dire. I said elsewhere on the forum that this is the first time I’ve been to VP for a very long time and actually in person for me Hourihane was a very very real problem. He is somehow at the heart of everything we do when we have possession and he either plays a dreadful low cross straight to a defender with his left, totally overhits a long ball out of play or he plays a short ball so inaccurately that it’s immediately challenged and won by the opposition. We then lose possession and get countered with lazy players out of position. I think Hourihane is a bigger problem than people give him credit for...
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    Lovre Kalinić

    I think he seems fine? Competent and doesn’t really muck anything up. He’s reliable and I do have confidence in him so I don’t think he’s a concern really. He’s not really to blame for any of the goals he’s conceded in this dire patch. The defence is the real issue.