Dean Smith & Drinkwater

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Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by warksclaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:40 pm

See Drinkwater straight in the Villa team after two days only training. Smith has already made him feel good by publicly saying he has already had an impact around the club in training

Did it not take SD three weeks before he played him in the U-23

"Dyche-fit" my arse. This saying is just a way out of not playing people. Be interesting to see what DD does today but the first step in management of motivating, and giving someone a feeling of worth has already been achieved

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:49 pm

This is going to be interesting ,City v Villa,if Drinkwater turns it on this message board will go into meltdown and probably be offline fotever :lol:
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by ewanrob » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:50 pm

Never mind this message board, Mike Garlick will be coughing up his Sunday dinner right now.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:51 pm

Dyche fit is a convenient excuse to save himself from having to drop any of his favourites. Picking a clearly injured Ashley Barnes to start ahead of Jay says it all.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Dyche fit is and always has been a myth.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by warksclaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:59 pm

..and it cost us in excess £1.1 million in wages by my calculation to keep him "not Dyche-fit). This after DD came back from a pre-season with Chelsea. DD will be no fitter now than in August probably as he only played 150 minutes with us

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by arise_sir_charge » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:59 pm

Can’t actually remember Duche ever using the term Dyche fit.

It’s all his super fans on here that trot that excuse out, not him.

Infuriating though, not considered worthy of. A few minutes here and there for us......straight in for Villa.
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:01 pm

Dyche said we couldn’t get him enough game time.

Translate as, he was a prick doing what he did so I’m not dropping corky and Westwood for him.

You can see where he’s coming from but boy did we need to freshen it up yet he just sat on the bench

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by dsr » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:12 pm

There are only two reasons why people are moaning about Drinkwater not getting game time.

1. They have watched him in the under 23s and seen him bossing the game and being far too good to leave out.

2. They are cross that Burnley are not playing very well and assume that the manager is no use and is doing everything wrong.

How successful does a manager have to be to get some credit in the bank? Dyche has obviously not done enough so far. :roll:
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by kaptin1 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:17 pm

Two league starts this season and both against City, who have arguably the best midfield in the division.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by ewanrob » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:19 pm

So apart from his off field issue, do you not think DD had enough in the bank given what hes achieved to assume we would play him and give him time to settle in. Again, this SD love in...you do realise, hes not always right. And on this one, he is so clearly wrong.
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Wokingclaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:20 pm

How successful does a manager have to be to get some credit in the bank? Dyche has obviously not done enough so far. :roll:
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He has, but will his own stubbornness be also his undoing

Got a job on now, pundits are worried about us

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by dsr » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:30 pm

ewanrob wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:19 pm
So apart from his off field issue, do you not think DD had enough in the bank given what hes achieved to assume we would play him and give him time to settle in. Again, this SD love in...you do realise, hes not always right. And on this one, he is so clearly wrong.
Is the strength of your argument that DD once played in a side that won the league and that's all? Or have you seen him play recently?

If it's as clear as that that Drinkwater should have been playing for Burnley, then when should he have been brought into the side, who should he have replaced, what formation should we have used, and how many more points do you think Burnley would have now?

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:31 pm

well he's now playing for a team that like to pass the ball

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by chekhov » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:31 pm

Let’s see how Danny plays today. If he has a stinker opinions on here might change.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by buzzclarets79 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm

You watch him either set up or score for Villa today.....

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:33 pm

buzzclarets79 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm
You watch him either set up or score for Villa today.....
Not today. City will batter them.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by CombatClaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:41 pm

Commentators saying last time he played with us for v City

'He looked well off the pace'

Just to give an neutral expert opinion.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by dougcollins » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:44 pm

I thought Dyche had 2 options with Drinkwater, either bin him off back to the Bridge straight after the nightclub fracas, or keep him to get him fit and play him asap.

Doing neither wasn't an option.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:46 pm

CombatClaret wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:41 pm
Commentators saying last time he played with us for v City

'He looked well off the pace'

Just to give an neutral expert opinion.
So did the rest of the 11

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by BurnleyFC » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:46 pm

There’s no such thing as “Dyche fit”

The number of goals we concede in the 45th and 90th minutes of games puts paid to that myth.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm

Didn’t cover himself with any glory then!!!

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by BurnleyFC » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm

He was pretty **** for Man City’s goal just then.

Very “Cork-esque” - can’t run and can’t tackle.
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm

Still rubbish.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by MrTopTier » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm

Drinkwater at fault for City’s first goal.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Looks like Dyche was right after all, **** poor defending from him there
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:52 pm

Pimlico_Claret wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Looks like Dyche was right after all, **** poor defending from him there
Didn’t mean to like that, I meant to laugh at it.
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

Agent Drinkwater
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Duffer_ » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

Hahaha

UTC!

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by BurnleyFC » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

“Drinky”

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

Drinkwater playing really well...

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by jordsclarets » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

And the 2nd

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by ewanrob » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

dsr wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Is the strength of your argument that DD once played in a side that won the league and that's all? Or have you seen him play recently?

If it's as clear as that that Drinkwater should have been playing for Burnley, then when should he have been brought into the side, who should he have replaced, what formation should we have used, and how many more points do you think Burnley would have now?
Your the one using that season in isolation not me, during his 4 or 5 seasons at Leicester he was one of their standout players and resulted in his transfer to Chelsea. Not his fault the new manager didnt fancy him. Whether he plays well today or not his manager has shown faith in him and played him.Not a bad idea eh!

Maybe ask our illustrious leader why he bought him, to replace who, and what's his formation with him in the team

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by BurnleyFC » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

:lol:

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Agent Drinkwater?
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

More like Drinkwhiskey.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

So that's one mistake and he's written off. Let's just stick with Cork and Westwood forever and ever.
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by MrTopTier » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Absolute liability, almost Lowtonesque.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Lowbankclaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Just passed to his ex team mate in the box, two nil City.

Perhaps that’s why he hasn’t been playing!!!

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by joey13 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Hope Claretonthecoast isn’t watching :lol:
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Whatsupdoc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm

Simply cannot understand why Dyche did not play him more often 😌

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm

he's having a nightmare

Maybe this was the master plan, maybe he's our special agent!!
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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm

0-2 City

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Jeffbfc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm

He's miles of the pace, I will be amazed if not off at half-time.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm

He's been at fault for both goals.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by NL Claret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Wtf is drinkwater doing there?

Perhaps the experts on here have realised why he played once.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm

This is comedy gold, poor lad, still the110k a week will cushion the blow.

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm

Hes having a nightmare,Dyche was right all along...as you were :lol:

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Spijed » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm

jrgbfc wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 pm
So that's one mistake and he's written off. Let's just stick with Cork and Westwood forever and ever.
Make that two!

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Re: Dean Smith & Drinkwater

Post by Rileybobs » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm

Some people making themselves look a little silly here.
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