have to say I have really enjoyed him on Sky recently and fair play to him, can't be easy hammering United who where a massive part of his life ( if you have not read "RED" i suggest you do, very honest and a giid read)
His ( and Carras) thoughts on games, shape, players etc is a million miles away from BT Sport which is just awful
Seemingly an easy target when we don't get a win, he was so strong and committed today.
Maybe not the best footballing CB we have seen at PR ( given the calibre of the Beat, Butcher etc) but he always gives 100%
When the big lump came on for them, he got the better of him and some of his blocks and tackling were fantastic. I think they have shortened his game up too, win it and give it shorter seems to be the plan now.
Maybe people who like to scapegoat Smith will take the longer term view and judge him over a season not just the odd poor game, which most players have.