TrentVilla

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    Dean Smith

    Can we get back on topic please
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    Scott Hogan

    I can see him starting with Hogan and Abraham.
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    Scott Hogan

    How many players that Bruce signed for Villa have played as well for us as they did their previous club out of the 22? Terry, Grabban... I’m struggling beyond that...
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    Jonathan Kodjia

    This, absolutely this.
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    Micah Richards

    Better or worse than Ethan Moore?
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    Scott Hogan

    Specifically? I don’t know. But I have my doubts about the scouting involved I really do and let’s face it there have been plenty of times Bruce has lied. And I have my doubts about some of the other scouting on players like Lansbury, Bree and Nyland. If he was scouted then in a way that makes it even worse, that’s not me being critical of Hogan as I think he is a good player. I just don’t think it’s hard to imagine Bruce looking at the top scorers in the Champ and League One and seeing who was available. It isn’t like at any point in his 2 years he has attempted to build a team or system.
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    Dean Smith

    Just imagine being Smith tomorrow, walking out that tunnel at Villa Park to what is going to be an absolute belting atmosphere and 40k people singing to welcome you... Gulp.
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    Micah Richards

    You mean the knee injury we signed him with? Didn’t stop us...
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    Scott Hogan

    They do but then how many managers spend £12m on a striker seemingly without any idea what their strengths are or the ability or willingness to play to them? It was a ridiculous signing by Bruce. What basic things has Hogan failed to master? When we signed Carew we played to his strengths, when we signed Benteke we played to his strengths. Hogan like Baros we have done anything but and then we wonder why players that score goals elsewhere suddenly don’t? (Let’s not debate Baros) I find it an odd contradiction that people don’t expect big target men to be making runs in behind, yet expect players who’s game is all about that to be able to effective with balls lumped forward, crosses and painfully slow approach play.
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    Micah Richards

    I don’t, I reckon he will be off to play in the US or somewhere
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    Dean Smith

    We bought Draper on the back of that game didn’t we? It was sickening, bloody O’Neill. Er... Dean Smith..... something something...
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    Dean Smith

    If my memory is right... it’s a long time ago... Stan played as the left of three CB’s and Small played LB. Small was a limited player but rapid, the poor guy used to always get thrown in when we played Man Utd to deal with Giggs. Er... Dean Smith might even have been at the game... and just like that we are back on topic...
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    Dean Smith

    I was there, it was great.
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    Dean Smith

    Feb 1995 we beat Wimbledon 7-1
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    Dean Smith

    Fans and board. I think the fans are probably now ready to support this process and I think we now have a board that is willing to do so particularly in Christian Purslow. In the past I don't think that either were particularly the case. Those old enough to remember Brian Little's appointment might recall how we struggled a little when he first arrived, we draw a fair few games if I recall correctly. There was though no pressure from the fans because it was so evident what he was trying to do with the team, you could see the work from the training ground, you could see a philosophy, a system he was trying to embed and people gave him time. And yes, who he was helped. I see a lot of similarities from that period with the coming weeks with Dean Smith. Conversely that is why I was so damned fast to be on the case of McLeish and Bruce, even when we were winning games consistently under the later because of the absolute absence of evidence of coaching, of player or system development, style or philosophy. It was never ever ever going to last because it was built upon sand.