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This coming Monday, Villatalk has been invited to a supporters group meeting with Steve Round, Technical Director.

If there are any questions you'd like asked to him about his role, the direction he wants to take Villa in, what he's done so far, his feelings on managers or just about anything you can think of that might be of interest, please let us know in this thread.

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I would ask if the plan is to get all age groups playing the same way the first team does.  Makes intergration into the first team when it happens easier.

Also they backroom staff all going when a new manager comes in must cost a fortune if we interview for the managers position why not for all others?  Why not try and get the best people for each position.  Manager can choose his assistant but the backroom staff should have continuity and be a club decision.

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1 hour ago, S-Platt said:

I would ask if the plan is to get all age groups playing the same way the first team does.  Makes intergration into the first team when it happens easier.

Also they backroom staff all going when a new manager comes in must cost a fortune if we interview for the managers position why not for all others?  Why not try and get the best people for each position.  Manager can choose his assistant but the backroom staff should have continuity and be a club decision.

First bit I think is really interesting - especially since I think it's Round's job not just to decide if they all play the same way, but also to decide what that playing style is. 

The second bit makes perfect sense - we go to long lengths to find a manager that the Technical Director can work with, but I wonder how much influence Round has on the staff that then come in to work with him, or whether the manager just picks his own stage based on experience and relationships.

It's odd, but personally speaking, I think the job of Technical Director is a little bit mysterious, to me at least, possibly to a lot of us.

 

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3 hours ago, sidcow said:

I posted this a while ago :

 

There is a lot about modern football analysis that worries me. 

I saw somewhere that players crowd round the notice board to see their passing accuracy stats.  To me that will encourage them to make easy safe passes and avoid adventurous creative but therefore risky passes. 

They wear these harnesses to track how far they run so I would think they would run around more even when not necessary wasting energy and potentially moving from where they really should/need to be.

If you have to analyze possession the only meaning full stat would be possession in the furthest forward third of the pitch team v team. 

Football is not a game that can be meaningfully measured statistically. The great things which sway games are indefinable, moments of skill,  hard work,  pressing,  pressure,  opportunities taken or ignored. 

My guess is most of the players generally regarded as the best ever would fall down by a lot of the analysis that goes on. They are often mavericks and unconventional and these systems are there to shut that down. 

Most of us will see it in our jobs daily. I bet if most people were asked what made someone outstandingly good at whatever their profession was none of the answers would be something which is measured by the box ticking compliance flag systems they work within. 

 

I would like to know how they encourage and nurture talent, vision,  creativity ability and risk taking and do these measurements get in the way of and discourage that. 

Cheers

Micro management rarely does work....particularly in a creative environment.

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So am I right in assuming this meeting will take place at some sort of table, probably not a square one?

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45 minutes ago, sne said:

So am I right in assuming this meeting will take place at some sort of table, probably not a square one?

Yes, I believe so. I've heard it will also take place at knight. 

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Can you ask round if there is a plan in place should we not get promoted this season? Just sceptical of another Lerner type situation where we suffer with drastic cuts

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If we do get promoted this season, are there plans in place to rename the Witton the Steve Bruce end? 

 

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13 minutes ago, av1 said:

If we do get promoted this season, are there plans in place to rename the Witton the Steve Bruce end? 

 

;)

Can we please get Taco Bell as sponsors and name it Fish Taco Bell End?

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16 hours ago, sne said:

So am I right in assuming this meeting will take place at some sort of table, probably not a square one?

I understand it will take place at The Square Peg which is Rounds watering hole. 

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5 minutes ago, sidcow said:

I understand it will take place at The Square Peg which is Rounds watering hole. 

Lets hope he gets the first round in then.

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To echo some of the posts above, I'd love to ask him loads of insightful questions but in truth, I don't really know what he does. So a clear and concise description of his job role would be awesome. 

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Back on the question of what is his role - can he describe a typical day in the job?

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11 hours ago, Jareth said:

Does he fill his pot noodle above or below the line?

How about to the line?

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