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Smithy on subbing it

With Mike Ashley sporting his name on the back of his shirt you`d pretty much think the lad was guaranteed a start when fit/not suspended, however Big Sam kept Alan 'Smudger` Smith chomping at the bit on the bench. Smith though was happy to accept the manager`s policy:

'I had to accept it. I missed out in the last game through suspension, and the gaffer told me that the reason I wasn't playing at Reading because the team did so well. I then had to just try to make an impact when I came on as sub, which I did. We got the equaliser and I thought we looked the most likely to get the winner. It could have been all three points.'




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Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 29 2007

Time: 12:46PM

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SMITH IS A STRIKER AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP FRONT ALONG OWEN AND OBAFEMI SHOULD HAVE CAME ON AS AN IMPACT SUB. IF SMITH IS NOT UP FRONT HE SHOULD BE BENCHED. AND THE SAME WITH GEREMI, IF HE'S NOT IN THE CENTRE OF THE PARK HES SHOULD BE BENCHED! USELESS WIDE RIGHT.
Toon4LiFe
Spot on fella.Agree with that.
BaldEagle
How's smithy settling down at St James's. He's not been used as a centre forward since his early Leeds days!
dazza71
Alan Smith is a *****er and i hope he breaks his leg again! Only both of them this time!
rk1888
Bit Harsh rk, Smithy can be a bit ..... but breaking his legs ??
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