Mic09

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  1. At least that would be an explanation for it
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    The Last 5 minutes

    The extra time is always a minimum. If there is a sub or an injury, more times should be added, but often isn't. It's a case of bad refereeing, but the rules are there. Also, the subs are not about wasting time but breaking the momentum. 20 seconds of break will by definition change momentum and give the defending team time to regroup.
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    Dean Smith

    Ok, maybe I didn't express myself properly. As fans, we put too much emphasis on ambiguous terms such as ethos or club identity. Phrases which are commonly thrown around in the media and some fan base on VillaTalk. I would much rather we concentrate on 'did Dean Smith implement another fitness training session and how successful was it' rather than 'does Dean Smith understand what winning mentality is'
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    Dean Smith

    Good point. Way too much talking going on. Winning mentality, ethos, 'the proper way' , club identity - these are not measurable or objective. They are states of mind and only can be influenced by hard work behind the scenes. Training, coaching and right managerial decisions.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Is Conte a possiblity in the slightest? Not a chance, is there?
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    New Manager Speculation

    I'd like to think that every club owner is always looking for a new potential manager - every manager in this country is only 4/5 loses away from sacking. Having said that, I guess it's only now that they can interview?
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    New Manager Speculation

    Upside! More time to pick a better option and conduct further research
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    New Manager Speculation

    I think that we will take another week or so to secure anyone. What's the point of jumping for anyone if we still have 12 days until the next game? I would rather check all the options and go for more ambitious targets.
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    The Bundesliga Thread

    Bayern have always wanted to do it the 'proper way' , not like Man City's, PSGs etc. Unfortunately this is the last year when they were able to try it, however it looks like they have overplayed their hand. Yes, management seems to be poor with Kovac, however players like Muller, Ribery, Robben & Hummels to a lesser extent might not be top top players any more. The squad needed refreshing and I am not sure James is the answer either.
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    New Manager Speculation

    David Moyes is just as inspirational of a proposition as a hypothetical situation where we just sacked David Moyes and Steve Bruce was odds on favourite.
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    New Manager Speculation

    I guess it's a lesson. Be careful what you wish for.
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    Ahmed Elmohamady

    See? Just like the Villa.
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    Ahmed Elmohamady

    He is the definition of Aston Villa at the minute. He is solid, but not spectacular, he is a bit boring and will not achieve much as things stand.
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    New Manager Speculation

    But there are no greater clubs than Shakhtar in the Championship
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    New Manager Speculation

    Exception, not the rule