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Is Dean Smith the right man to take us forward?


Is Dean Smith the right man t take us forward ?  

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  1. 1. Is Dean Smith the right man to take us forward ?



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Could,not understand Young coming on for Ramsay, the oldest squad player,in a demanding centre of midfield role,when  Chukky was on the bench??

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I don't think there is any doubt that Smith is taking us forward. I'm as frustrated as anyone with our form since the COVID outbreak, and his decisions at times, but the progress this season compared

Without a doubt yes.  Like everyone I have been extremely disappointed with recent performances and results and I don't agree with the ahead of schedule or better then we thought we would do argu

I love the fact we have a Villa fan as manager along with the new owners, it really has repaired the gap between the club and it's supporters that had become so toxic over the last decade or so. But i

33 minutes ago, markymark said:

We need a  change. 

DS has lost control. 

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Yesterday was the final straw for me. I am glad it didnt get toxic as i believe DS has done a good job at the right time.

A bad pre-season, off the field issues, losing Jack all see to have taken their toll.

If he doesnt turn it around, i hope he walks before the fans turn. I really don't want it to get horrible.

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1 hour ago, Apollo said:

Bookies favourite as next manager to be sacked.

I see we are now being linked with a manager.

has to go soon!

Something in me see's me sticking with him for the long term still. He either turns it around or it ends up being a very long season.

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Does anyone actually think DS is still the man for the job, remembering this season was supposed to be all about pushing for European qualification?

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My only issue is who's out there. Newcastle could only attract Eddie Howe. 

The owners ambition rightly extends towards Europe and far beyond a Big Sam type appointment, it's about who can take us onto the next level.

That's not to say I'm too arrogant to think we couldn't go down but I dread the thought of going down a managerial circus for the next few years like in the past.

I can't defend Smith and I'll back the owners whatever they decide, I just don't have or see the answer is all but luckily that's not my job.  

"This is not possible. What McGrath is doing is just not possible with the amount of preparation that he's had."

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Not particularly championing Eddie Howe but, in fairness he did a spectacular job at Bournemouth taking over a team on the verge of relegation from the football league up to the EPL and remained there for 4 or 5 seasons before finally being relegated.

If he could achieve that with Bournemouth what could someone of that ilk achieve if they had been afforded the finances (over £300 million) and support DS has been given at a club like Villa?

What is clear from the players body language/performance, chopping and changing of players and formations and most importantly RESULTS is that DS is out of ideas on how to arrest this alarming slide.

IF NSWE acted now it would afford us two weeks to appoint a new manager before a difficult run of games against Brighton, Palace, Man City, Leicester then Liverpool.  I think it's fair to say we shouldn't expect anything from the Man City/Liverpool games, so that's straight away a max of 9 points from 15 available.

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1 hour ago, markymark said:

Not particularly championing Eddie Howe but, in fairness he did a spectacular job at Bournemouth taking over a team on the verge of relegation from the football league up to the EPL and remained there for 4 or 5 seasons before finally being relegated.

If he could achieve that with Bournemouth what could someone of that ilk achieve if they had been afforded the finances (over £300 million) and support DS has been given at a club like Villa?

What is clear from the players body language/performance, chopping and changing of players and formations and most importantly RESULTS is that DS is out of ideas on how to arrest this alarming slide.

IF NSWE acted now it would afford us two weeks to appoint a new manager before a difficult run of games against Brighton, Palace, Man City, Leicester then Liverpool.  I think it's fair to say we shouldn't expect anything from the Man City/Liverpool games, so that's straight away a max of 9 points from 15 available.

 

I agree with you that his actions recently like changing systems, players and dropping Mings in particular suggest a manager running out of ideas and the body language of our players has been just terrible recently.

I also think that if a decision was to be made the sooner the better in this international break.

I think the problem with a Howe is that everybody knows he's a temporary man, a bit like Ole at United you just don't see him having the personality and presence to be the right long term fit. 

If we did change we have to thread very carefully and find the right man. I'd hate a Mourinho type figure for example who places no emphasis on youth when it's such an important side of the club now and we have talented players breaking through who to his credit Smith has managed well. We can't just fire Smith  and hire someone  for the sake of change, there needs to be someone suitable who matches the clubs vision and ambition that can potentially push us on. 

"This is not possible. What McGrath is doing is just not possible with the amount of preparation that he's had."

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