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Pundits discussing free kick that led to Manure's goal.... don't know who said it but apparently it's a derby game and you can't give free kicks like that. Errr are the rules different for these games ? OK might have been quite harsh but the comments were laughable.
 

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In the car listening to the 5 Live commentary on Chelsea v. Everton. Chelsea make a substitution (James for Mount) and summariser (ex-England ladies player) carefully explains James does not take up Mount's position but drops to holding while Gilmour, previously holding, moves to a position further forward. Then commentator, clearly not having listened to a word, says something like "I'm not sure how this will affect their positions" or some such waffle. Listen to your expert, moron.
 

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Unless i missed something.......

Sky last night, "Matthew Benham looked to sell the club a few years ago after fans questioned him"

i knew he was unhappy, but did he look to sell?
 

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Unless i missed something.......

Sky last night, "Matthew Benham looked to sell the club a few years ago after fans questioned him"

i knew he was unhappy, but did he look to sell?
I think he looked to sell some fans but nobody wanted them.
 

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Unless i missed something.......

Sky last night, "Matthew Benham looked to sell the club a few years ago after fans questioned him"

i knew he was unhappy, but did he look to sell?
I suspect it's dodgy journalism. I believe some additional funding from China was looked into 2/3 years ago to supplement what MB was bankrolling, but nothing more came of it. I don't believe 'selling' the club was ever on the agenda. Others on here will have more detail than me.
 

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I suspect it's dodgy journalism. I believe some additional funding from China was looked into 2/3 years ago to supplement what MB was bankrolling, but nothing more came of it. I don't believe 'selling' the club was ever on the agenda. Others on here will have more detail than me.
I think you are correct. The same old crap is churned out on Sky, whilst we are no longer under the radar in terms of what we are doing on the pitch, we are still so under the radar in terms of any real knowledge of our club and how we operate. It's so lazy many pundits out there are quite clearly stealing a living.
 

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Unless i missed something.......

Sky last night, "Matthew Benham looked to sell the club a few years ago after fans questioned him"

i knew he was unhappy, but did he look to sell?
Wasn't that when there was talk of him selling part of the club to Chinese Investors?
 

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Darren Moore said that when he was manager of West Brom they were offered Ollie Watkins, when he was at Exeter, but nothing ever came of it.
 

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Jim White and his love for Leeds. What a tool.

You can just tell he would hate to see us go up.
 

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Listened to Merson doing occasional 'words' on SSN this evening for QPR v Fulham. I know some on here like him as he has said nice things about the Bees, but really, he was a total disgrace. Barely knew any of the players, mispronounced quite a few of the ones he could read, said about 5 seconds before Fulham's 2nd goal that QPR were the only team who would score again, then when Jeff asked him how long was left with a few minutes to go, he said he had no idea. Jeff told him in the end.

Bit pathetic really, given he's been paid to comment knowledgeably on that game this evening and nothing else.
 

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Jim White and his love for Leeds. What a tool.

You can just tell he would hate to see us go up.
The guy on radio five live just said Brentford have got better recruitment than the British secret service !”
 

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Jim White and his love for Leeds. What a tool.

You can just tell he would hate to see us go up.
There was an hour long special on them on talkSPORT yesterday afternoon, apparently.
 

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The guy on radio five live just said Brentford have got better recruitment than the British secret service !”
Well that's not ****ing hard. A number of people they recruited worked for the other side!
 

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I've never watched football on Sky but, yesterday evening, I was asked to record Man City v. Bournemouth, as it was free-to-air, so it could be watched after a certain more important game. Even with the benefit of being able to fast-forward through the first 30 minutes of pre kick-off nonsense and the half-time break, it was awful and I gave up watching it, mainly because the 'commentators' kept on with random drivel, especially some scouse who sounded like 'that bloke in the pub', contributing nothing, plus immediate replays of often nothing much that just interrupted the game. It made ITV's coverage seem almost acceptable.

Not really an inducement to subscribe; it didn't seem like football at all.
 

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Heard Michael Brown say "the players legs literally went from under his feet" the other day.

And why the commentator Vicky someone said Michael Brown every time she wanted him to say something was incredibly annoying too
 
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Martin Keowns understanding of the human anatomy is bizarre.

So far in this fa semi final.

1)bloke stands on side of someones boot "he's raked him down the back of the achilles"

2) clash of heads as Rudiger heads Greenwoods cheekbone "Oh he's clearly hit the back of Greenwoods head"

He literally makes stuff up.
 
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Michael Brown talking about potential Sheff Utd changes for the second half.

"They could bring on John Fleck. He's got a couple of goals already this season"

ALREADY?! It's the penultimate game of the season Michael!!!
 

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Watching Sky coverage of the new fixtures this morning made me wonder who does their research. One comment was that Bournemouth v Blackburn will be their first league meeting since 1988, they played in the same league in 2015! One other comment was about Doncaster losing to Wycombe in the play offs, Doncaster didn’t make the League 1 play offs!!!
 
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Cbee;3626214 One other comment was about Doncaster losing to Wycombe in the play offs said:
didn't they , what happened there then
 
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Steve McManaman really is dreadful.

Talking about the fact when the Bayern manager took over, they were fourth and had just been beaten 5-1

"I've no idea what he's done, he just seems to have made them happy"

Hey Steve, how about you actually do some research and find out what hes done to turn their fortunes around?
 

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Steve McManaman really is dreadful.

Talking about the fact when the Bayern manager took over, they were fourth and had just been beaten 5-1

"I've no idea what he's done, he just seems to have made them happy"

Hey Steve, how about you actually do some research and find out what hes done to turn their fortunes around?
He's a real lightweight. Very unobservant. Not only lacking in insight, but simply doesn't read the game like a former top player might be expected.
 

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Steve McManaman really is dreadful.

Talking about the fact when the Bayern manager took over, they were fourth and had just been beaten 5-1

"I've no idea what he's done, he just seems to have made them happy"

Hey Steve, how about you actually do some research and find out what hes done to turn their fortunes around?
Ever since I ‘invested’ in BT Sport, I’ve been saying the same. Mcmanaman is hopeless. For someone who played the game at the highest level, his knowledge of the game is virtually non existent. He makes Savage sound credible.
 

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Ever since I ‘invested’ in BT Sport, I’ve been saying the same. Mcmanaman is hopeless. For someone who played the game at the highest level, his knowledge of the game is virtually non existent. He makes Savage sound credible.
At least his accent has lessened over the years. Whether you want to listen to it is another matter.....
 
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Ever since I ‘invested’ in BT Sport, I’ve been saying the same. Mcmanaman is hopeless. For someone who played the game at the highest level, his knowledge of the game is virtually non existent. He makes Savage sound credible.
he also sounds like nothing excites him and hes seen it all before in a "you cant surprise me" type of way

its fun going on twitter whenever he is on as he is ALWAYS trending as so many people ant stand him!
 

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Apparently it’s brilliant to have fran Kirby back. I know this as I have been told six times in twenty minutes
 

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Who is the inspirational summariser in the Ireland game? Think it might be the uncle from The Derry Girls?
 
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According to the Sky commentator on the Liverpool/Leeds game, Stuart Dallas was part of the ‘Brentford situation‘. It‘s shows how far we‘ve come that people are supposed to know what that’s meant to mean.
 

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Classic from Dean Ashton when Charlton scored their first v Crewe where he described the Charlton player as 'scoring with that left foot that he has' - brilliant analysis Dean, bravo.
 

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According to the Sky commentator on the Liverpool/Leeds game, Stuart Dallas was part of the ‘Brentford situation‘. It‘s shows how far we‘ve come that people are supposed to know what that’s meant to mean.
yeah I heard that and scratched my head at what it meant. I guess Crewe have already nabbed “production line” and Kelly Brook owns “model” so he was running out of relevant and unique descriptions.
 

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Yeah, I'm puzzled over what that means too.
Any suggestions on what is/was "the Brentford situation"??
The fact we sell players??
The Warburton 'sacking??
 

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"The Brentford Situation"

Which a lot of other clubs have now adopted.
 

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Presumably, the Brentford Situation is uniquely that we let players who don't get regular first-team games move on? #gamechanger
 

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I think he may be referring to the "Moneyball Approach"

Which it isn't anyway.
 

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Liverpool first pen versus Leeds, commentators states it a pen under new rules. Pundit, whoever it was, watched replay and says that’s really harsh etc etc, no it’s not harsh, it is the rules.
 

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According to the Sky commentator on the Liverpool/Leeds game, Stuart Dallas was part of the ‘Brentford situation‘. It‘s shows how far we‘ve come that people are supposed to know what that’s meant to mean.
It's like that popular "we know all about Brentford and their quality/how they go about their business" line from the Sky/EFL commentators. Up to about 18 months ago you all thought we were Brentwood Town!
 

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Written punditry by big Sam Allardice in today's FLP. As we were so close to promotion last season, we should be keeping all of last year's squad together to give us the best chance of doing it this season (referring to Ollie's transfer). Obviously has no idea as to why we do what we do, although "is very impressed about how we're run...". Accepts players will have an ambition to play in the PL, but why can't they stay and do it with Brentford(!). He obviously doesn't fully 'get' how we attract our new players. Probably doesn't know about our no dick heads policy. A dinosaur of the first order IMO.
 

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Sudden death in penalty shoot out after the other team had already scored

“ I feel like he has to score this one ..”
 

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