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We have far to many midfielders not putting a shift in . We need wingers to track back and people to work and press Ball ds has to put this right or we will get relegated

Purslow is well aware that he got some one in to buy the players. And it’s failed badly he should also be held accountable 

Smith isnt going anywhere. This side will fall apart before this board sack him. The Cup Final glosses over the non show this season. I said in the Southampton match chat that too many times

3 hours ago, villagaz711 said:

Give me a reason as to why when all was available we went for smith if the owners as they said wanted to make a statement of intent?

I ain't the owner mate ,you will have to ask them , but an awful lot of people believe this man given time will turn this club around . 

Who was avaliable ,and more to the point who wanted it ?? 

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Yes it going to take time but he'll get there. The signs are there already. Whether there is time this season remains to be seen. Massive own goal in my opinion by the new owners not to sack Bruce in the summer and bring Dean Smith in  then.   He would of had pre season with the players and time to implement his style of football. Instead Bruce was kept on to decimate the defence and to mess up the goalkeeping situation. He also bought in Bolasie an El-Ghazi on big wages neither of who seem capable of playing 90 minutes. Only good thing from the summer has been Bruce signing John Mcginn who has been brilliant. 

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22 hours ago, Patrick said:

Yes it going to take time but he'll get there. The signs are there already. Whether there is time this season remains to be seen. Massive own goal in my opinion by the new owners not to sack Bruce in the summer and bring Dean Smith in  then.   He would of had pre season with the players and time to implement his style of football. Instead Bruce was kept on to decimate the defence and to mess up the goalkeeping situation. He also bought in Bolasie an El-Ghazi on big wages neither of who seem capable of playing 90 minutes. Only good thing from the summer has been Bruce signing John Mcginn who has been brilliant. 

Agree with you, Patrick.

Everyone knew my feelings last year. I was bored and fed up of the style of football.

It is clear that the football is better to watch - I am looking forward to see what he does after a week with them against Bolton.

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22 hours ago, Patrick said:

Yes it going to take time but he'll get there. The signs are there already. Whether there is time this season remains to be seen. Massive own goal in my opinion by the new owners not to sack Bruce in the summer and bring Dean Smith in  then.   He would of had pre season with the players and time to implement his style of football. Instead Bruce was kept on to decimate the defence and to mess up the goalkeeping situation. He also bought in Bolasie an El-Ghazi on big wages neither of who seem capable of playing 90 minutes. Only good thing from the summer has been Bruce signing John Mcginn who has been brilliant. 

El ghazi dosnt seem to be able to play , full stop ,balaban in disguise 

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17 minutes ago, Rawly1966 said:

El ghazi dosnt seem to be able to play , full stop ,balaban in disguise 

I thought he did OK on the left in his first game.

Would agree from what we have seen since.

Although saying that, I havent been impressed by anyone who has come on as a substitute this season

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1 minute ago, avstu said:

I thought he did OK on the left in his first game.

Would agree from what we have seen since.

Although saying that, I havent been impressed by anyone who has come on as a substitute this season

Whelan has been ok 

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03/06/2019 : Now the 2018-2019 Season is over and successfully so, Dean Smith's record is superior to all other Aston Villa Managers since and including Martin O'Neill. Now it is very true that DS has not had much competition since MON, but he has done what he was hired to do, get AVFC back into the EPL and has done it in an entertaining manner too.

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Dean Smith's record includes the record-breaking 10 consecutive League wins so for posterity, here they are.

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the premier league is a different league altogether, he has to prove himself allover again. im sure he can do it, but time will tell if he does, we could lose him. also he has a long way to go before you can put him in the same class as mon,,

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1 hour ago, rogerstan said:

the premier league is a different league altogether, he has to prove himself allover again. im sure he can do it, but time will tell if he does, we could lose him. also he has a long way to go before you can put him in the same class as mon,,

I agree that Dean Smith has to prove himself in the EPL, Rog.

DS's record so far is so far, very good, but it is just the start. I hope he will be with AVFC for longer than MON was and as for 'we could lose him', I do not see who we could lose DS to, apart from England.

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