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Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Reply #7825 on: October 12, 2018, 07:19:09 AM »
 It is hard to imagine 2 clubs that are further apart in expectations organisation and challenge than Brentford and Villa. Brentford are well run managed within a tight budget and generally not burdened by expectation the opposite is the case at Villa Park.

Smith is now in a totally different environment and I am not sure how he will adapt. The one thing he doesn't have is time. Villa have to get promotion this season their owners have gambled on it and if they don't they will have real problems with FFP next year.

I have an intense dislike of John Terry which I confess colours my judgement of him but I suspect that appointment might not end well.

I championed Smith's appointment here so I do think he is an excellent coach and he has over achieved at Brentford (promotion to the Premier League is a ridiculously high bar to set for a team with one of the lowest budgets in the League) but I suspect the dysfunctional monster that is Aston Villa will chew him up and spit him out.   
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« Reply #7826 on: October 12, 2018, 07:58:39 AM »
Smith comes across very well and I'm sure he's a good bloke but I have to say I share that intense dislike of John Terry. It's a bit of an arranged marriage...thrown together and we'll have to see how it works. I think O'Kelly has gone as Smith's assistant or whatever also ? In reality Terry is going to be one of two or three assistants and may not have a huge initial input but he is no doubt a strong personality and who knows how things will pan out if they get off to a sticky start.

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« Reply #7827 on: October 12, 2018, 08:59:59 AM »
Same here regarding John Terry. If things don't go well for Smith, he will distance himself from blame whilst prowling in the background ready to jump into his shoes.

Beware the Ides of March, Mr. Smith.

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« Reply #7828 on: October 12, 2018, 09:35:48 AM »
Same here regarding John Terry. If things don't go well for Smith, he will distance himself from blame whilst prowling in the background ready to jump into his shoes.

Beware the Ides of March, Mr. Smith.

I wonder if he'll do that thing he did with Chelsea in the European Cup Final where he was in the stands in his suit during the game then as soon as they win the cup he instantly morphs into John Terry with his full kit and boots on
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« Reply #7829 on: October 12, 2018, 11:08:06 AM »
I've nothing against Smith except I believe he was a vile fan as for Terry like others I really don't like the bloke.

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« Reply #7830 on: October 12, 2018, 12:13:53 PM »
I've nothing against Smith except I believe he was a vile fan as for Terry like others I really don't like the bloke.

Darren Moore was a vile fan too, but not as fanatical and Smith and all his family.

I wonder if Smith had taken the job our place last summer, would he have jumped ship for the vilest.

On another note the 300k reported compo for Smith is cheap imo, he must have insisted on it in his last contract extension.

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« Reply #7831 on: October 12, 2018, 12:19:46 PM »
interesting post on a Boro fans forum shows a tweet from Brentford after they beat Blues 0-2 in Nov 17 that suggests Smith is a Blues fan. Might be mischief making though.

https://oneboro.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=4104&page=1862
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« Reply #7832 on: October 12, 2018, 12:53:39 PM »
Smith is definitely a Villa fan. One of my Villa mates went to school with him and used to go up there with him.

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« Reply #7833 on: October 12, 2018, 01:08:24 PM »
Smith is definitely a Villa fan. One of my Villa mates went to school with him and used to go up there with him.

That's what I thought, everything I've ever read about him (not that I've read much mind) has stated that he grew up in a Villa household and supported them which is why the tweet from Brentford is a bit odd (if it is genuine)

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« Reply #7834 on: October 12, 2018, 02:43:49 PM »
That's what I thought, everything I've ever read about him (not that I've read much mind) has stated that he grew up in a Villa household and supported them which is why the tweet from Brentford is a bit odd (if it is genuine)

Yup, grew up in a vile household in West Bromwich.

Should be a law against that!!!!

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« Reply #7835 on: October 12, 2018, 05:40:18 PM »
Darren Moore was a vile fan too, but not as fanatical and Smith and all his family.

I wonder if Smith had taken the job our place last summer, would he have jumped ship for the vilest.

On another note the 300k reported compo for Smith is cheap imo, he must have insisted on it in his last contract extension.
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Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Reply #7836 on: November 30, 2018, 07:59:23 PM »
Saw this about the Lerner years at Seal park

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-nfl-owner-who-got-chewed-up-by-english-soccer-1543587247


My reaction was mainly mirth and had not realised he got tattoo of the club crest on his ankle which just makes it doubly funny. Best line in the whole piece

 The only problem was that the Premier League equation for success—spend money, improve the team, never see that money again

Yep welcome to the madness

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Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Reply #7837 on: December 14, 2018, 08:54:14 AM »
A Viler on Radio WM in the week said he thinks that they will finish in the top 2 along with Forest who will come from nowhere to gain automatic.
The same Forest that are 2 points ahead of them.
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« Reply #7838 on: December 15, 2018, 05:22:09 PM »
Villa are half the team without Grealish, not sure how bad his injury is.

All this bluster about John McGinn.  Probably an above average Championship player nothing more.

Grealish makes them tick, the focal point, the creative force. 

Starting to look a bit desperate for them to make Top 2.

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Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Reply #7839 on: December 21, 2018, 02:56:18 PM »
Signed lovre kalinic for 7m.

Meant to be a decent keeper

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« Reply #7840 on: December 21, 2018, 02:58:30 PM »
Signed lovre kalinic for 7m.

Meant to be a decent keeper

How are Villa able to blatantly flaunt PFF rules? Again if they don’t make it up this season the’d be in serious trouble in the summer.

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« Reply #7841 on: December 21, 2018, 05:21:44 PM »
How are Villa able to blatantly flaunt PFF rules?

That's an easy one, they invented football (apparently), I thought everyone knew that  ;) .
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« Reply #7842 on: December 21, 2018, 05:32:35 PM »
Signed lovre kalinic for 7m.

Meant to be a decent keeper

Pardon me for being stupid but surely is that not against the rules?

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Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Reply #7843 on: December 24, 2018, 11:25:01 AM »
I actually wanted them to draw against Leeds for our benefit, but ha ha anyway.  Has Smith's bubble burst?

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« Reply #7844 on: December 24, 2018, 12:35:16 PM »
I've always found any Villa defeat tremendously beneficial for my spiritual well being especially when they lose at the seal sanctuary in front of their legions of fickle fair weather casuals.
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« Reply #7845 on: December 24, 2018, 01:04:53 PM »
I've always found any Villa defeat tremendously beneficial for my spiritual well being especially when they lose at the seal sanctuary in front of their legions of fickle fair weather casuals.

I too felt the urge to kick back and peel a grape when their Roofe fell in at the end.

Didn't have any grapes so I laughed my b@ll@cks off instead.

Improvise, overcome and adapt.

And SOTV  8) .
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Oh, and always remember to defecate on those Vile chaps in claret and spew.

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« Reply #7846 on: December 24, 2018, 01:08:12 PM »
Yes, I know about big dave  but  God showed him the error of his ways and he's now a baggie  :D.

DM has clarified his position regarding the vile.

He said he used to go there because they gave his school free tickets.

However, he watched us train at his school as we used their astro turf pitch in bad weather.

Doesn't sound like he was a vile fan really.

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« Reply #7847 on: December 24, 2018, 01:25:39 PM »
I too felt the urge to kick back and peel a grape when their Roofe fell in at the end.

Didn't have any grapes so I laughed my b@ll@cks off instead.

Improvise, overcome and adapt.

And SOTV  8) .
Hats off to you sir.
You could pass as the Bear Grylls of the football supporting world with that type of improvisation. If I'm ever grapeless after a Viler defeat in future then testiclar strangulation it is.
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« Reply #7848 on: December 26, 2018, 06:06:08 PM »
Stupid vile keeper, how dare he do his job when he is being replaced on jan 5th, ruining a perfect baggie Xmas.

He knew Bony would screw it up the donkey.

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Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
« Reply #7849 on: January 05, 2019, 04:41:38 PM »
0-3 75mins

Franksie “there’s a mass exodus from Villa Park, I’ve never seen anything like it”

Oh dear!
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