Match report vs Stevenage (H)

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Dire 1st half, much better 2nd. Trotta excellent when he came on - changed the game. Reeves and Tarkowski also both very good. Relieved that the majority in attendance wanted to see the presentation and lap of honour, and did a fantastic job in booing the few knob ends who were intent on spoiling it off the pitch. Great day :) #beesupfulhamdown
 

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The worst kit colour clash I've ever seen, amazed that the ref allowed it. Definitely an end of season feel to the match but we upped the tempo and wore them down second half.
 

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Dire 1st half, much better 2nd. Trotta excellent when he came on - changed the game. Reeves and Tarkowski also both very good. Relieved that the majority in attendance wanted to see the presentation and lap of honour, and did a fantastic job in booing the few knob ends who were intent on spoiling it off the pitch. Great day :) #beesupfulhamdown
Agreed. Brentford did their best to quieten the crowd in the 1st half.
2nd half was much better and it was great to be at a packed Griffin Park in the sunshhine.
Lionel Road will have a lot to live up to.
 

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I was at the far so end so couldn't really see it - but what was the incident that got got Dougie a yellow card and Mousinho a booking (and a lot of apparent treatment)? It looked at first as if a Brentford arm/fist had been aimed - but as I say, I couldn't really see it
 

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I was at the far so end so couldn't really see it - but what was the incident that got got Dougie a yellow card and Mousinho a booking (and a lot of apparent treatment)? It looked at first as if a Brentford arm/fist had been aimed - but as I say, I couldn't really see it
I thought Dougie punched him the way Mousinho was acting on the floor but then he looked up, then covered his face all over again, play acting at it's worse.. thought Dougie was a goner.. pleased he only got a yellow..
 

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The worst kit colour clash I've ever seen, amazed that the ref allowed it. Definitely an end of season feel to the match but we upped the tempo and wore them down second half.
Agree with the kit clash comment.

In the end comfortable win against a poor team when we stepped it up.
 

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I thought Dougie punched him the way Mousinho was acting on the floor but then he looked up then covered his face all over again, play acting at it's worse.. thought Dougie was a goner.. pleased he only got a yellow..
I thought he was a goner too. Wonder if it being the refs last game had anything to do with it just being a yellow ! Ref seemed to be enjoying himself, see he was having a laugh with Mac just as he booked a Stevenage player in the first half
 

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I thought Dougie punched him the way Mousinho was acting on the floor but then he looked up, then covered his face all over again, play acting at it's worse.. thought Dougie was a goner.. pleased he only got a yellow..
If caught on camera,Mousinho should get a retro-active Red for that.
 

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I adjusted to the kit and it was fine after a few mins, but how does red shirt + black shorts not 'clash' with black shirt + red shorts? Was odd at first and anyone slightly worse in sight than me I can understudy and struggling a bit...

Anyway, very very boring first half. 'More like it' second half. A good and slightly relieving first goal. Glad the pitch invasion didn't last long and (most) people handled it very well.
 

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1st half poor, 2nd half alot better! Big thank you to the pitch invaders for clearing the pitch quickly to enable all of us to say thanks to all the players and staff for a great season
 
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First half was a bit flat like the previous 2 games. We missed Forshaw driving us on and it was left to Douglas to inject some pace and purpose from midfield. Reeves had a good first half but faded a little and for me Saville isn't the quality midfielder we need next season. Fans may have chanted they want him back but I don't.

For me the most improved player in recent games has been Dallas - scoring goals, attacking down the wings and looking dangerous on the ball. He's come of age and is one to look out for next season.

I think the last few games have been a disappointment because Clayton has played through the middle. I like the link up play between him and McCormack and was instrumental in us going up this year along with Bidwell and Judge on the left.

Great to see King Kev get the recognition he deserves and I left the ground in tears after the emotion of today. Hopefully the next time I cry here will be when we leave GP for the last time. I think the kids will have to prise me out of my seat with a crowbar.....!
 
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We were so superior but did feel like for all our possession we didn't trouble the Rangers reject.
Thought we looked a lot better second half when Mac pushed forward and Jake grew into the game.

Congratulations to everyone at the club and to all GPGers, have a great summer.
 

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What did people think of Luke Freeman? Been mentioned a few times in the transfer targets thread. Looked like their best player.
 

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He looked their best player but that's not saying much, is it? I doubt he would have got much time on the pitch in our side this season.
 

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What did people think of Luke Freeman? Been mentioned a few times in the transfer targets thread. Looked like their best player.
Looked absolute quality and played us virtually on his own. He is very, very one footed but that aside very good and reminded me of Zolo Benden
 

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I think we have looked like a team that has run out of ideas for the last 10 games to be honest. Goals have stopped and we don't know what to do to break teams down quite so much as we did, but we hdid more than enough earlier in the season to see us through. First half was boring with loads of possession. I am always one for throwing my toys out when people moan about lack of singing as I think it is a football match not a singing competition, but I have to say the ground was like a bloody library first half. All I could hear was 20 Stevenage fans singing songs about us.

Second half much, much better. We played better and created loads and deserved two well taken goals. MT seems to be well up for it when coming on as a sub so maybe that could be the best option IF, big IF, he is here next year.

A couple of dozen knob jockeys tried to ruin it with the pitch invasion but really only mugged themselves off in the end as 99% of the crowd booed them. My 10 year old son got right down by the tunnel and high fived all the players on and off for the lap of honour so was well made up. He tried so hard to get AF autograph afterwards but thanks to an over zealous steward all he got was shoved over 3 or 4 times. AF was great, hobbling along trying to sign as many as possible with a smile but I couldn't quite work out why the jobs worth dick-head saw such a little boy as such a threat to Adam. Oh well, one pretty disappointed youngster but overall a great day.
 

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Looked absolute quality and played us virtually on his own. He is very, very one footed but that aside very good and reminded me of Zolo Benden
My son said the same thing, if a 10 year old can spot it you have to say he must have stood out.
 

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Looked absolute quality and played us virtually on his own. He is very, very one footed but that aside very good and reminded me of Zolo Benden
Or David Silva. Nice player.
Once Trotta came on, we stepped it up and two lovely feed-throughs for the goals resulted. Clayton just couldn't get the ball down whenever it hit his chest. Serious lack of creativity in the first half. Second half very enjoyable. A great afternoon all round amd a good way to finish off the season.
 

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The fella who did the did the stewards job in clearing the pitch is a hero. The 'Bees fan' and his mates who smacked him for his troubles are grade A *****.
 

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Dire 1st half, much better 2nd. Trotta excellent when he came on - changed the game. Reeves and Tarkowski also both very good. Relieved that the majority in attendance wanted to see the presentation and lap of honour, and did a fantastic job in booing the few knob ends who were intent on spoiling it off the pitch. Great day :) #beesupfulhamdown
Trotta changed the game?
 

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What did people think of Luke Freeman? Been mentioned a few times in the transfer targets thread. Looked like their best player.
Looks similar in style to SS but left footed, have seen him score a few good free kicks I am sure he would look ok in a better team and would make a useful squad member, out of contract
in the summer I believe and I am sure he wont want to play in league 2.
 

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We did seem to up a gear when Trotta came on - he was much more mobile and retained the ball more - but I think also Yennaris for Saville made a big difference allowing McCormack to go central and Douglas to move further forward. Again, Yennaris was impressive at right back, where McCormack was being given the run-around, and he got forward the create the goal with a really calm pass back into the box.
 

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Reeves ... very good.
Sorry, don't think so - he is neither sharp nor quick enough to make the grade in the Championship as a ball-playing midfielder I am afraid. Yes, there were some quite nice touches today but he was caught in possession too many times and just wasn't good enough to dominate against the midfield of a relegated team.
 

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PS good of Stevenage to give us the 'guard of honour' treatment - a nice touch, much appreciated.
 

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What did people think of Luke Freeman? Been mentioned a few times in the transfer targets thread. Looked like their best player.
I saw him over Xmas at Brizzle City v Stevenage - he bossed the game and was absolute quality. I was really looking forward to seeing him today and he didn't disappoint. Excellent player.
 

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I saw him over Xmas at Brizzle City v Stevenage - he bossed the game and was absolute quality. I was really looking forward to seeing him today and he didn't disappoint. Excellent player.
Yes, he was the only one of theirs with any guile and spark.
 

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Why did the guy with the fairy bee wings try to clobber him on Ealing Road?
No idea. Fairy wings and his mates gave the poor bloke a seeing to though - out of order.

As for the game, I thought Mousinho's antics changed the nature of the match and gave us the desire to win. Loved seeing Dougie get stuck in to him.
 

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Yes - revised opinion of the Hertfordshire inbreds after that. OK by me.
They still have that bad habit of one of their players going down 'injured', getting treated on the pitch, thus enabling an unofficial coaching session during the enforced 'drinks' break.
 
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Odd sort of game. First goal greeted with relief rather than euphoria. Frankly thought Stevenage were quite good and not just there to make up the numbers. Glad it's all over in some ways. Looking forward to next season.
 

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rubbish first half, decent 2nd half.....not much more to be said.....roll on next season and the visits of fulham, reading, watford, probably qpr, probably brighton, millwall, leeds, cardiff etc etc etc11

will say though that id rather have the usualy 6k there instead of the 11k who was made up of some complets weirdos, jester hats, part timers, gloryhunters, freaks, bores and general twots who just get in the way of the toilet, bars etc.......it worrys me that we will just turn in to some sort of fulham part 2 if we get to the premiership....im missing league one already
 

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The fella who did the did the stewards job in clearing the pitch is a hero. The 'Bees fan' and his mates who smacked him for his troubles are grade A *****.
The stewards were feckin useless. No problem with pitch invasions generally but people were given enough notice today that it was not the thing to do, but they still did it. As for those 3 cants who started on the bloke, I seriously wanted to give them a major slap, especially the ginge with the burgundy jacket. the stewards did nothing. Eventually the old bill got hold of ginge. Hope he gets done!

Back to the game, delighted we won with a couple of very well worked goals.

Fantastic day overall. Autographs of all the players afterwards for my lad, a few beers and the a table for 10 of us at the Brentford tandoori. Full of Brentford.

A special shout out to Rich for getting programmes for all the boys, signed by King Kev. Topped one of the best ever days in my 36 years. Thanks Rich.

Bloody hell, I love this club!
 

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Forgot to add, Mousinho was a complete m1nge. Seriously, what on earth were you thinking? Thoroughly deserved the abuse he got from Ealing Rd. What a to55er.
 

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Bees Up Fulham Down A Toast to the Breadman and Benham

Glorious sunshine a full Griffin Park, West London's best kept secret enjoyed its celebration this afternoon as the Bees polished off Westley's Stevenage with a going through the gears to ease to their 19th home win of the season.

Bidwell returned for Yennaris and Reeves in for Trotta as the Breadman flooded midfield with Clayton as lone ranger. King Kev started on the bench as we all rose to salute the man as he approached the New Road dugout. :sorted:

It was a slumbering first half, Warburton was clearly agitated as the Bees played pass the parcel along the back line, the Breadman clapped and cajoled as he urged the Bees to press on the accelerator.

After 25 minutes, Craig took a cut from a headed clearance and claret cascaded from above his eye, Kev bib off was ready, TC who has played with a broken wrist and bandaged head this season knew he was the understudy today as he headed off to be stitched as the lead role King Kev's ran on for the 500th time to the largest roar of the day. But Captain Craig was no understudy this season, he was the main star in this promotion winning defence. :)

A O'Connor header forced Day into a rushed save, as the scriptwriters sharpened their pencils, it was our only effort of the half. Second half, Saville who was quiet had a shot that pinballed across to Clayton 5 yards out ping off the post and back out, Warburton clasped and wrung his hands. Chance gone. :nono:

It was Donaldson last contribution as Trotta was sent on, New Road wondered if we would see Clayton again as his agent rubs his hands and waits for offers. Trotta gave us some urgency as Judge buzzed into life and Reeves got busy. Mousinho grappled Douglas to the ground, no penalty and our Blackbeard took a agricultural swipe and look like he connected, referee Phillips in his last game brandished yellow, we puffed out our cheeks, the ref was in the party spirit luckily. :eek:

The Breadman then changed the game for the better, Yennaris for Saville and Mac moved into the middle, Douglas off the leash, it worked a treat. :sorted: Stevenage forced Button into a great save, Luke Freeman a shining light amongst Westley's ordinary fare, took the game to our defence and went close. He is a player who fits the Breadman mantra. Young and gifted the kind of player who'd be a good future pick for the Warbs academy. :looks:

Douglas and Judge combined well and unpicked the Stevenage tide of defence, a low cross eluded Trotta rushing in, Yennaris arrived at the back and cooly picked and found Dallas who side footed in from six yards. 1 Nil it was a five a side goal cool passing along the deck and a tuck in. Ealing Road red flared and bounced as New Road and the Paddock reminded everyone we were going up. :D

Reeves found his range, a lovely party pass to Dallas who ran in from the right on to the invite and crashed it against Day's crossbar from 20 yards. Reeves then found Judge with another super slip through ball the Judge small stepped into the area and curled it round Day into the bottom corner. The Judge had had the last word and sentence in this season. 2 nil party time bound:

Whistle blown, a cheer and throaty roar from GP, the old ground had not seen a day like this in a generation. 94 points, 19 home wins in 23 games, 28 wins in a season, this class of 13/14 is a vintage one, A year on, we wave at Yeovil and Donny as they hurtle past us in a downward direction as we climb into the league where we belong.:D

This was our season in the sun, one to remember until the memory goes, for that we raise a glass to our players and a toast to the Breadman and our owner Matthew Benham. This is the start, we are the best kept secret in West London, the balance of power is shifting, Foolham are now level with us with the same amount of points as of Aug 9 and QPR are only a Rosler away from joining our table. It's gonna be a fantastic ride next season and who knows where it will end, but with Benham and the Breadman in charge, we have never had it this good! We will never tire of saying it, The Bees are going up! Enjoy your summer :wave:
 

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Sorry, don't think so - he is neither sharp nor quick enough to make the grade in the Championship as a ball-playing midfielder I am afraid. Yes, there were some quite nice touches today but he was caught in possession too many times and just wasn't good enough to dominate against the midfield of a relegated team.
Thank Christ for that. Someone who sees it like I do. He does play some great passes at times but he just doesn't do enough for me all over the pitch. I thought he was poor today. I really hope I end up eating those words ...........................
 
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Freeman has class and potential. Not sure if he could cut it at Championship level but he is tricky and quick. Bit one footed and can be knocked off he ball. Not for us.
 

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… will say though that id rather have the usualy 6k there instead of the 11k who was made up of some complets weirdos, jester hats, part timers, gloryhunters, freaks, bores and general twots who just get in the way of the toilet, bars etc....... …
There was a bloke behind me who kept cheering on Grigg :rolleyes: But on the other hand, I’ve talked to several people recently who are born-and-bred Bees (unlike me) but who haven’t been regulars for whatever reason and are now returning because they see something worth supporting. It’s a fine line between gloryhunter and long-lost — or completely new — supporter and we’re going to have to give the benefit of the doubt to a lot of new faces to fill Lionel Road. I’m totally with you re the jester hats.
 

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Freeman was the one who caught the free kick.
 

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A day of no consequence. First half utterly boring. Second half we did enough to get the win. Worst kit clash I've seen in years - half expected Stevenage to emerge in the second half wearing our away strip.
 

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