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Holds the ball up to long, but I think Mings might be a good shout.

Mings has been hammered by Villa fans since he got his England call up. Many would not be sad for him to leave. There was a reason he was Bournemouth 4th choice. Not fit to lace Pinnock boots
 

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Villas problem has been lack of anyone decent to put the ball in the back of the net when it really matters, that’s the problem when you rely on a loan player Who got them up last season .maybe if they hadn’t been so tight over the price for maupay or benrahma they would now not be coming straight back down...smith only hope was to score enough to stay up as he’s always been a crap defending manager
 
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Mings has been hammered by Villa fans since he got his England call up. Many would not be sad for him to leave. There was a reason he was Bournemouth 4th choice. Not fit to lace Pinnock boots

remember when maupay left him on his ass lol
 
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remember when maupay left him in on ass lol

Was like DJ Campbell and Gary Breen all over again.

An international quality defender should never be that flat footed at the back. Pinnock all day long for me.
 

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Mings has been hammered by Villa fans since he got his England call up. Many would not be sad for him to leave. There was a reason he was Bournemouth 4th choice. Not fit to lace Pinnock boots

Not sure about that, I think the rest of there back 4 aren't good enough right now including Konsa, I agree I wouldn't swap him for Pinnock no way but would have him as backup.
 

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Keeps Villa up.
 

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Happy for Deano, Villa was a poisoned chalice but he's taken them up and kept them up
 

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Delighted for Dean.

I hope Villa give him another crack at it.
People like Dyche, Curbishley and Bruce were given chances to bring teams back up. He's kept them up. Somehow.

Recruitment needs sorting but Dean's a good man & if they are patient he'll learn from any mistakes & AV will progress over time IMHO
 

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Delighted for Dean.

I hope Villa give him another crack at it.
People like Dyche, Curbishley and Bruce were given chances to bring teams back up. He's kept them up. Somehow.

Recruitment needs sorting but Dean's a good man & if they are patient he'll learn from any mistakes & AV will progress over time IMHO

...could'nt agree more squire....bet he's shedding a few tears for his old dad tonight.
 

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Fair play and full respect to Deano.. A good man who did a good job with us at a difficult time
 
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Fair play and full respect to Deano.. A good man who did a good job with us at a difficult time


Why was it difficult? He had the best support network and highest budget ever. Leroy Rosenior - now that was difficult....
 

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Just watched his post match interview on BBC.
Class act. Gracious to Watford and Bournemouth. Poignant reference to his Dad.
I’ve got no feelings for Villa but very pleased for a good football man and a decent human being.
More kudos to our no dickheads policy.
 

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Just watched his post match interview on BBC.
Class act. Gracious to Watford and Bournemouth. Poignant reference to his Dad.
I’ve got no feelings for Villa but very pleased for a good football man and a decent human being.
More kudos to our no dickheads policy.

Same, I am pleased for him. Couldn’t care less for Villa.
 

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Took Villa up in his first season, when they were in mid-table upon his appointment.

First season back in the big time and he keeps them up and takes them to a cup final.

Well done Dean.
 
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Bruno Lage (ex-Benfica manager) being lined up as a replacement, according to Sky Transfer Centre. Very much doubt he'll be starting the new season at Villa tbh.
 

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Expect him to be gone in a few days, would be very surprised if he starts the new season.
 

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Nice bloke..done a great job getting them up.....kept them in the premier league....his reward...dumped...but at least he has the financial security...football is cruel....
 

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I can’t see Smith being in charge come the start of next season. He took Villa up and kept them up and no one can take that away from him and especially having JT as his number 2. Pleased for Dean. A very likeable person.
 

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Yep happy for him - fans - dickheads, manager - class. Hope they go down next season if he gets replaced
 

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Why was it difficult? He had the best support network and highest budget ever. Leroy Rosenior - now that was difficult....

When he joined the club was in a flux after the Marinus debacle and Carsley stating that he didn't want to continue as Head Coach .. players also wanting to leave e.g. Toums & Tarky
 

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Well we do know that he had that amount and more at villa and he has failed miserably.
Villa have just had their highest finish since 2013/14, during which time they've been managed by Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood, Remi Garde, Roberto Di Matteo and Steve Bruce.

When he took over they were 13th in the Championship = 33rd in England, he turned them round that same season, including a run of 10 successive wins, got them up via the P/O's and kept them in the Prem.

"Miserable failure", eh?

Anyhow, I think he's a very good man, a very good manager and while I'd have been delighted to see Villa go down again, I'm very pleased for Deano.
 

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Bruno Lage (ex-Benfica manager) being lined up as a replacement, according to Sky Transfer Centre. Very much doubt he'll be starting the new season at Villa tbh.
Sky Sports News reporter at Villa Park has reported (live) that he has been told by the club that Dean's position at Villa is "100% secure", he will receive a significant bonus for keeping them up and Villa will have transfer money to spend next season.
 

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Sky Sports News reporter at Villa Park has reported (live) that he has been told by the club that Dean's position at Villa is "100% secure", he will receive a significant bonus for keeping them up and

I reckon he will get to stay, i think he might have a higher set of expectations given to him next season though, and if hes not heading in the right direction after the first 10/12 games then he will be gone
 

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I reckon he will get to stay, i think he might have a higher set of expectations given to him next season though, and if hes not heading in the right direction after the first 10/12 games then he will be gone
it's fair enough for Villa to expect better next season, provided Dean is supported - and listened to - in the transfer market.

But "next season" isn't just the first 10-12 games, and as any Bees fans could tell you, so long as everything else behind the scenes is functioning properly, it is madness to bin an otherwise competent manager on such flimsy grounds.
 

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Bruno Lage (ex-Benfica manager) being lined up as a replacement, according to Sky Transfer Centre. Very much doubt he'll be starting the new season at Villa tbh.

Sky Sports News reporter at Villa Park has reported (live) that he has been told by the club that Dean's position at Villa is "100% secure", he will receive a significant bonus for keeping them up and Villa will have transfer money to spend next season.

And coming up after the break watch as we introduce arse to elbow
 

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Sky Sports News reporter at Villa Park has reported (live) that he has been told by the club that Dean's position at Villa is "100% secure", he will receive a significant bonus for keeping them up and

I reckon he will get to stay,

Of course he will , they love him up there. People on here listen to a couple of internet nerds and think thats what people think.
Got them up , kept them up.
 

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Probably strengthens Smith's position.
You can see what's going on - a power struggle between Pitarch (Sporting Director) who wanted his Portugese mate in as Head Coach to bolster his position, and Purslow (CEO), who wanted to pin the blame on Pitarch for Villa's disastrous transfer signings. Also explains how/why Sky were reporting such contradictory "stories" the other day.

So, yeah, Deano will have benefited - but only until it suits Purslow to bin him in turn.
 

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Pitarch was not very good while he was with Valencia and was as equally bad, if not worse, while he was with Villa. This is a good move for them.
 

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Pitarch was not very good while he was with Valencia and was as equally bad, if not worse, while he was with Villa. This is a good move for them.

It's a curious one. Purslow's background is in finance - fair enough - and he seems to have a good job at Liverpool and Chelsea in raising corporate income (sponsorship and advertising etc).

And as CEO at Villa, you can't hold him directly responsible for their disastrous signings, even if he must ultimately be accountable (same as the manager gets held to account for poor results, even when not his fault).

But here's the thing. Purslow took over at Villa in August 2018, while Pitarch joined Villa on 09th October and Deano a day later.

So if Purslow is avoiding responsibility for getting his first big decision wrong (Pitarch), who will be responsible if his second big one (Smith) doesn't work out?
 
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