as reported by the birmingham mail,
Aston Villa supporters are set for a feast of attacking football, according to TV presenter Colin Murray.
The host of Fighting Talk and Quest’s Championship highlights reckons Brentford’s loss is very much Villa’s gain following Smith’s return to his hometown club.
And writing in his column in The Metro , Murray gave Smith his backing ahead of early front-runner Thierry Henry.
“Make no mistake, the appointment of Smith is, as Henry himself might say, tres magnifique,” Murray wrote.
“The deluge of disappointed Brentford fans wishing him well on social media speaks volumes. They know what they had. They know what they have lost.
“The Bees have had to continually replace their best players to balance the books, and Smith and his staff have been masters at it. He started last season with captain Harlee Dean on the bench, then he soon departed for Birmingham City.
“Yet, come May, they’d finished six points outside of the play-offs and had more shots than any other team in the division. For a while they looked destined for better.
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“This season, same again, only this time young Ollie Watkins and Neal Maupay look every bit a year more mature in attack, they are spoilt for midfield creativity and they are again in play-off contention.
“So what are