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    The Relegation Thread

    Looking at Sheffield United and Leicester city as examples. They both went all the way down into league one but became excellent successful teams. Sounds stupid, but could it be of benefit to get relegated, hit rock bottom then build slowly? I think it’s definitely easier building a new team in...
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    I think we are in a weaker position to recruit a top manager given we are in a relegation battle. So it’s a difficult I always saw smith as a championship standard manager, so I would have been looking for someone like Poch or similar calibre as soon as we won the playoff last May. By Christmas...
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    Bruce got us to the playoffs, as did Smith. So they are much of a muchness. Smith benefited from work Bruce did. If Bruce remained I think he would have gained us promotion in a similar fashion to smith and too would have struggled in the prem. Although I admit Bruce plays hideous football, in...
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    A few players increasing in value is not the team improving. Jack Grealish has been improving over the years with age, he improved under Bruce, not because of Bruce, but due to talent and increasing experience. Has mings really improved as a player? Maybe a little solely down to increased...
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    Sticking with a bad manager is as bad as constantly changing. Can’t remember the last time we’ve had a good manager. It only ends when we get someone quality in charge. Stick with Smith and even if he gets out of the championship, we will be back in this very position .... ie in the premier...
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    there’s no doubt in my mind that purslow has to go. He’s failed. Hope the owners see this too. That will make way for Rafa nicely
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    100% If our owners are serious about turning Aston Villa back into an established premier league club they should sack Purslow, Pitatch & Smith and get in Rafa or Poch. Give them responsibility to build a premier league standard squad (ie) final say on transfers.
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    100% agree We need to pay proper money for a quality manager and give him final say on transfers to build a premier league quality squad. It’s easiest to do this in the championship ( no point getting a championship quality manager and team together only to have to start over after promotion to...
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    What’s better for Aston Villa financially. 1) Season being cancelled and we stay in premier league for next season. 2) Season completed at some point and we get relegated. I guess in scenario 1, we risk not getting paid monies from sky tv, sponsors etc... how likely is this? If this is the...
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51954580 They want to try to finish the season at any cost. Even if playing behind closed doors. However it seems this is not definitely going to be possible. How this season ends is still unknown at the moment.
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    From the little I’ve read on bbc news, it’s seems the UK government’s strategy primarily aims to minimise economic impact. Even if this means the virus spreading faster. I think they want to reduce the height and broaden the peak to make the epidemic more manageable... ie not over stretch the...
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    I think so. We’ve been on a bad run of form, our players look tired and demotivated. Might just be the break we need to turn things around. Maybe an ideal time to make some changes too ....rather then go off topic I’ll leave this to be discussed on “time for a new manager thread” 😂
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    Would be good for teams in top 6 as they keep onto their points. Very bad for us however. Best outcome for Villa would be to cancel the season and everyone back to 0 points for 20/21.
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    Apparently the whole of the Chelsea squad are in self isolation after odoi was diagnosed with Coronavirus. If entire teams are being affected, I guess suspending the league is a fair decision.
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    2019-2020 Premier League Suspended (Coronavirus)

    The Premier League has been suspended until the 3rd of April. There will then be a review. In the UK the Coronavirus is expected to peak in 10-14 weeks time. It would be logical for the suspension to be extended for this period of time at the very least. What does this mean for the premier...
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    Aston Villa v Chelsea Match Thread - Sun 21 June - 4.15pm

    Coronavirus is due to peak in 10-14 weeks!! So it would make sense for the premier league suspension to be extended for this amount of time at the very least. Which begs the question, will there be time to finish remaining matches?
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    Do you really think we would have got promoted without Tammy and Jack? That’s where we will be next season...at best. As eltoro and others have said, villa have been getting worse as the season has progressed, yes worse!!!! not better under smith. We are going backwards. If we were progressing...
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    The Official Dean Smith Thread

    Coaching schoolboys is one thing. Premier league is another. Not denying he could make a good youth team coach......unfortunately that’s where it ends.
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    Time for a new manager?

    Yeah I’ve heard that, ideally purslow needs to get the sack too. If I was in China at the moment I would want to get the f*ck out lol. Might get quarentined for a month though 😂
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    Time for a new manager?

    my preference would be to stop this constant changing of managers. Therefore getting Big Sam in would be second choice option. First choice, get a top quality manager in for the long haul. Sack purslow, jesus & smith. Get Rafa in, give him final say on transfers.
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