Dave J

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  1. Dave J

    Albert Adomah

    I make you right - this may sound odd but even during his free scoring patch - he left me dissapointed many times tbh
  2. Dave J

    18/19 Race for Promotion

    I'm not prepared to give up on the play offs mid January - I'm not convinced we will get there and until it's mathamatically not possible I will cling onto this. Jack is still to come back and as worryingly that it's become - we are pretty much di@ked without him - that is the unfortunate reallity of the situation.
  3. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    What concerns me is that we have the best defender of the recent generation on the pay roll - maybe he wasn't DS's choice who knows?
  4. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    Absolutely this - no way should we be writing off this season. I don't expect but absolutely believe we must strive for promotion. I also believe this to be the opinion in the corridor of power.
  5. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    I would beg to differ with all due respect - when we fired Di matteo and hired that chump - it was done with one thing in mind - promotion and I do believe the same thing has happened once more - otherwise why would the club have moved to act when they did? I find it hard to accept that until its mathematically not possible to go up - the powers that be will be pressing Smith to the limits to achieve this imo
  6. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    Completely agree how can promotion not be essential this year ? Everyday we spend in this pesky league is a day to long in my view for many reasons. i find it hard to understand that hard nosed business would accept we are out of the race in January ?
  7. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    Are we really at this stage ? I feel if we were to lose the dissapointment would be palpable - but toxic I would hope not.?
  8. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    I agree - the way things stand right now we'll do well to limp into the play offs and goodness only knows if we did manage to go up - it beggars belief just how much money would be needed - just to stay out of the bottom 3. This squad has the potential to be the worst ever in the prem - however I wouldn't expect this squad to be the same should we go up. Unfortunatley TRO it does come down to Tammy and Jack to drag us over the line
  9. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    That's a slightly different argument - however it's one I do agree with
  10. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    Well on one hand I agree - however on the other hand you must appreciate that there are many villa fans myself included who have travelled across Europe and witnessed us winning pretty much everything there is to win - try telling those fans we are not a big club and not retain high expectations for the club? Yes the reality is that we are in the championship that's the facts of the matter - but football is an emotionally charged battleground memories live on a long time and supporters dream big. Try telling Leeds they are no longer a big club ?
  11. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    I agree - the only thing I would add is this. Expectation levels are not the same at Norwich as they are here. we are ASTON VILLA FC and rightly or wrongly some might say - we believe us to be one of this country's biggest clubs ( I believe this too) Until we return to the premier league - then patience amongst supporters will remain very thin on the ground imo
  12. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    I'm not really surprised to hear that JT is not that involved as I can't believe we could be this bad - although I'm unsure why you feel it might be brave to leave defensive coaching to him ?
  13. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    You'd think with John Terry at the helm - our defence should be better. Does DS even bother with coaching this aspect of the game - otherwise why would JT be here? by the way this is not a dig in any way at JT.
  14. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    Your not wrong TRO
  15. Dave J

    Dean Smith

    Yes you are right TRO - this defeat has been coming. i only hope that we've bottomed out now and some new faces come in before Hull