Dave-R

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  1. Dave-R

    Dean Smith

    Is it comic relief or April fools..
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    Jacob Ramsey

    At this moment in time I would say Ramsey would save us a signing fee in the summer if we implemented him into the squad perminently
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    Dean Smith

    I would just like to say that Smith came in and did well for abit, went on a string of draws and people think this is it, sorry I don't agree. We think this mainly because were used to a manager or coach coming in and this routine is all we have really known for a very long time because we sack so fast. For us to break that routine were going to have to place faith in someone at some point and keep that coach or manager. Look at the amount of teams now in this league that have rocked a coach/manager for a few seasons or more, they are in fact enjoying the success of being consistent more often than what we are. We need to look at what has made these teams come from a place where they were once down and out, to the point that if a premiere team dropped down here promotion back was once pretty much a sure thing, not no longer. These clubs have made this league so successful that it's that challenging and tough that we've found out big time that our squad largely can't compete with it. A rebuild with the hopes of keeping those that need keeping will see us back competative. We will see if we're still a selling club next season as some presume. Personally i dont think we are anymore unless it's to get rid of dead weight, to keep the stars though. I'm sure our owners will do all and everything to keep the likes of Grealish, Mcginn, Mings and even Tammy for another season next season thats if Tammy wants to stay. As for Smith I'm confident we will see a return of his attacking football next season, with alot more youngsters and a formation that looks shockingly great to us. I think we might all be surprised next season and beyond and I for one am excited to see and think that we will have pretty much a new squad. Smith does have a tough job ahead of him, sure he and his coaching staff have yet to release there magic. The way I've seen what players have been bought in does fill me with confidence. I would however come summer see us buy from clubs first teams, not from those who havnt played football in months or years. Want to see those in forms, then again I see no reason as to why we can't do what sheffield utd did and purchase a load of clubs rejects and make a fine squad out of them. I spose there is one good thing to loans is your not really commiting to amything solid, players who dont work out can always be sent back. One thing I hope is that when season is over and if we can't keep Tammy for whatever reason, I hope to God that we bring to very capable strikers in who know this league. I am hoping Smith brings Maupay in, I hope he is one because he is consistent with goals, knows the league and think he would be an instant hit, maybe a loan to buy for him. Another would be to make a play for Grabban, go back for him and buy him up. Maupay and Grabban as a partnership i feel could be exactly what we need up front. As for midfield maybe Smith can bring Sergio canos in and romain sawyers. We could purchase ryan manning age 22 who is on loan to Rotherham from qpr at the moment I believe, he's capped as well in republic of Ireland squad. Anyway a midfield of Canos, Sawyers, Manning, Mcginn, Grealish would be very sweet i think, it's juicy. Mings, hause, Tuanzebe in defence. Kalanic in goal. And Maupay and Grabban up front..
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    Dean Smith

    I think it will come back that what we seen before the west brom game and that dodgy goal, that was some nice attacking football it was. Just a shame it won the till next season we see it I think. I know some players were struggling with it but I wished it was not abandoned entirely. I still think it should be played. I keep getting a 4-5-1 formation in my head for dominant midfield, but I think a 5-4-1 with wing backs might really sort out our leaks.
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    Tammy Abraham

    Well my cousin who is a wolves fan said it's a Shame they didn't get him, then his mates are saying to him are you mad I told you how rubbish he is, like there expectations have flown up a mile all because they are in the premiere..
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    Tammy Abraham

    He does waste alot, needs alot his way too and he will find the net, he's like a vulture that feeds off the scraps of chances, those chances were not there at West Brom. A poor midfield is letting Tammy down and it needs to be resolved, unfortunately there are only two to three players I think can do that, which is Mcginn, Grealish and Ramsey.
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    Dean Smith

    Maybe JT has learned enough from Smith to feel confident enough to go his own way and coach now, surely he will of got the jist of things by now, something sounds like its happening that's if what hippo says is true and he did mean JT. Roll on in Summer anyway, I feel to much of a cloud is hanging over us and villa park this season and I'm trying not to blame anyone apart from the fact that this season has been absoloute ridiculous and totally crazy. I never expected us to go up or get promoted when Smith came in anyway this season so I'm not mad, upset, it was always a case of if it happens it happens this season. Next season however I would like to see a promotion charge, playoff certainly an Improvement has to be made from where we land this season that is for sure. Saying that though I am thinking about long term and how fast alot of villa fans turn on managers, I am prepared to Give Smith longer than next season. So long as he doesn't take us in a relegation battle and that there is somewhat of a gain with a fully revitalised team which wants to go and win matches, then I will feel ok about it all, I'm confident he can do it..
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    Jacob Ramsey

    Some games for us I think this lad will shine, his brother who is younger is sposed to be on the rite track as well a d we could be seeing another pair of brother with the first team again, ace or what???
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    Dean Smith

    That's who I thought hippo was on about with the announcement next month. If it is it's one of two things right?? either he's leaving for Stamford bridge and Chelsea are getting rid of there man for JT or he's coming out of retirement for us?? who knows.. I would still like to know the inner workings of his role at our club, and he's I agree more enthusiasm from him lol..
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    Dean Smith

    Don't forget Mcginn and hause is playing reasonably well. Also Tuanzebe when he returns.
  11. Dave-R

    Dean Smith

    Jt coming back as a player/coach, can only hope..
  12. Dave-R

    Dean Smith

    I take no credit for the words below but what he said on Facebook I liked and thought I'd bring it here, this post is from Notrub MJ. Do those who are calling for a Smith exit not remember the story of a Scottish manager who took over man utd, in his first season nearly got the sack from. That said manager in his first season had a run of poor results, yet they stuck with him and he went on to grab many cup, league and European victorys. He became one of the best managers in modern football. It's not good to change managers so often, stick with Smith, find that balance and it will come good in due time. Many fans coming in from all sorts of clubs on Facebook, pretty much all saying the same thing, that we should stick by Smith and give him the chance and I agree. Even Albion fans coming in and saying how were just not having any luck at the moment. It is what it is let's deal with it and move forward instead of being sour all the time.
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    Dean Smith

    Where do people get this whole selling club notion from, yes we were in the past. We don't need the money now, we have two more than very rich billionaires. The only reason you would think that is because of FFP. A couple of recent signings in there millions says we dont need to ease FFP as much as what people think. The fact big money wasted signings free up big wasted wages release in the summer, get sold in the summer releases alot of burden. We aren't no selling club any longer, that has been cleanly stamped down by the owners, I'd even put a bet that Grealish stays with us next season.
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    Dean Smith

    I would say were a big club but with a very bad squad. Says something when the only players who were noticed again were ones that Smith has bought in. Poor Tammy couldn't get into the game the midfield is atrocious to the point he was tracking the ball and playing as a midfielder. I think it's midfield the problem, I see it in games as I'm sure we all do, we don't have enough speed, accuracy, heart, guts and pride. I mean I felt things changed to a more high tempo game when Ramsey was bought on, that tells me what some of a problem was, not enough pace in alot of position that require it, we need the fastest. But back to your bit, I feel that we must move on from the players who have been with us for a long time, because they do not deserve our club. Look at Barry he's 35 is he and he played well and caused us some problems, did my head in it did, again why did we let him go and who signed off on his sale??
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    Dean Smith

    I was that confused I pressed all of the four action on the right and I still don't know which one to go for with this post lol.