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    Good to see two Managers giving it as it happened

    Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, speaking to Match of the Day: "Very frustrated, especially with the last 40 minutes. I thought the first half was very even. They scored the first goal and we got worse and they were very good. We probably got away with a 3-0 in the end with the chances they had.

    "Who knows what would have happened if we had scored? That is the first time we have been behind in a game and we didn't handle it very well."

    Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, speaking to Match of the Day: "It was an important game for us and a deserved triumph. We scored first and were a little bit lucky they didn't score some of the chances they had. We were playing well even before the goal and had played well enough to go ahead."

    On striker Patrick Bamford, Bielsa added: "Very happy for Patrick because he scored some wonderful goals. Apart from that [he is] a noble player who sacrifices a lot for the team - generous also. I think his development is more to do with him and less to do with me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalverleyBoy View Post
    Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, speaking to Match of the Day: "Very frustrated, especially with the last 40 minutes. I thought the first half was very even. They scored the first goal and we got worse and they were very good. We probably got away with a 3-0 in the end with the chances they had.

    "Who knows what would have happened if we had scored? That is the first time we have been behind in a game and we didn't handle it very well."

    Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa, speaking to Match of the Day: "It was an important game for us and a deserved triumph. We scored first and were a little bit lucky they didn't score some of the chances they had. We were playing well even before the goal and had played well enough to go ahead."

    On striker Patrick Bamford, Bielsa added: "Very happy for Patrick because he scored some wonderful goals. Apart from that [he is] a noble player who sacrifices a lot for the team - generous also. I think his development is more to do with him and less to do with me."
    Agreed, refreshing when you hear some of the drivel that some managers spout (Wilder didn't exactly show grace in defeat!). Great comment from Bielsa regarding Hat-trick, typically modest.

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    Bielsa is always humble and honest.

    Its a first for Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev72 View Post
    Bielsa is always humble and honest.

    Its a first for Smith.
    maybe Bielsa’s influence is greater than we thought - he makes oppo coaches better people 🙈

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    Smith's wrong about the 1st half being 'very even'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    maybe Bielsa’s influence is greater than we thought - he makes oppo coaches better people 🙈
    I think they are still gobby w@nkers but just humbled gobby w@nkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Agreed, refreshing when you hear some of the drivel that some managers spout (Wilder didn't exactly show grace in defeat!). Great comment from Bielsa regarding Hat-trick, typically modest.
    Agree about Wilder. The other manager who "spouts drivel" is Frank Lumplard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denver11 View Post
    Smith's wrong about the 1st half being 'very even'.
    Wasn't wrong first 20 we were all over them than the game settled down. When you take we didn't have any decent shots and they had a goal saved on the line I call that even.

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