Aston Villa fans call for Dean Smith’s head following Southampton defeat
The Aston Villa faithful have taken to social media in their numbers on Friday night, to call for the dismissal of manager Dean Smith.
Armstrong makes the difference
The Villans were of course back in action a short time ago.
On the back of an alarming dip in form of late, Smith and co. made the trip to St. Mary’s for a Premier League meeting with Southampton, eyeing a bounce-back result following a quartet of successive defeats.
When all was said and done in Hampshire, however, the woes of the visitors only deepened.
The latest in a string of underwhelming displays ultimately saw Villa put to the sword by a solitary goal, to remain just three points clear of the English top-flight’s relegation zone.
Adam Armstrong proved match-winner on the night, driving home a thunderous left-footed effort from the edge of the area inside three minutes to secure all three points for Southampton.
🗣 “What a way to end his goal drought.”
Adam Armstrong takes the lead for Southampton in the first three minutes ⌚
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— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 5, 2021
‘Time has come’
Safe to say, on the back of the full-time whistle sounding at St. Mary’s, it has not taken at all long for the Aston Villa faithful to make their feelings known.
A season which initially promised so much, owing to the big-money summer additions of all of Emi Buendia, Leon Bailey and Danny Ings, now sees the Claret and Blue looking like genuine candidates for the drop.
Since a thoroughly impressive 1-0 win at Old Trafford late last month, Villa have slipped to five successive Premier League defeats, with their performance this evening having provided little hope of an upturn in form any time soon.
In turn, it should not come as too much of a surprise to hear of calls beginning to mount for manager Dean Smith to be sent on his way.
Social media has been awash with Villa supporters urging their side’s board to take immediate action on Friday night, with just some of the highlights showcased below:
Time to go Smith
— Sam Mason (@nosammas) November 5, 2021
Bring off Buendia who’s been out best player and the only player doing anything attacking. Deans got to go #smithout
— Zane . (@zsh_02) November 5, 2021
It’s now a joke
— Mark Clitheroe (@MC6512) November 5, 2021
Bringing on Davis says it all !!! The guy ent got a fucking a clue!!!!!!!! you are a retard if you rate Davis!!!! Sunday league player at best!!!!! #AVFC #smithout
— charlie (@crb8934) November 5, 2021
I’m just fed up with losing 5 in a row we need a manager with attacking mentality and dean smith ain’t got a clue sack him now #AVFC
— sniperavfc 🇵🇰 (@firebundem) November 5, 2021
Sack Smith immediately
— Clive29Avfc (@Clive29A) November 5, 2021
Thank you for everything Smith but your time has come. Take El Ghazi and Davis with you. Goodbye
— Comboed (@ComboedOW) November 5, 2021
Smith has to go were in a relegation battle now
— Luke (@lukeyx19) November 5, 2021
7 wins in 40 games without grealish making him look good , 11 wins in our last 39, 300 million spent to have us playing absolutely tragic football in 15th this is no different to what bruce had us playing that got him sacked #SmithOut
— davos (@mahomezs) November 5, 2021
He’s got to go unfortunately
— Avfc Talk Time 🦁 (@AvfcTalkTime) November 5, 2021
Thank you for the memories and amazing moments for villa Smith, but I personally think its time to go.
— Anthony (@AnthonyTaylor_6) November 5, 2021
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