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Huddersfield's promotion a few years back, and subsequent survival, was a freak occurrence that only happens once in a millenia. I genuinely can't find the last time a team was promoted with a negative goal difference.
However, I do seem to remember us getting into the playoffs once with a negative goal difference.

Was it when we played Huddersfield in the semis?
 

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However, I do seem to remember us getting into the playoffs once with a negative goal difference.

Was it when we played Huddersfield in the semis?
No. 2004/5. GD -3. Finished 4th. lost to Sheffield W in the play-off semis
 

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Yep I had the Sheff wed commentary on Follow. Didn't want to try and change it to our commentary in case I lost the whole thing. It was actually really good. Some bloke that sounded like Mark Ratcliffe and John Pearson an old player. They were almost embarrassingly deferential to us, couldn't even remember briefly who beat us in the play off finals, and couched their disappointment with the result in terms of expecting us to out play them.
Had exactly the same experience for exactly the same reason
 

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Yep I had the Sheff wed commentary on Follow. Didn't want to try and change it to our commentary in case I lost the whole thing. It was actually really good. Some bloke that sounded like Mark Ratcliffe and John Pearson an old player. They were almost embarrassingly deferential to us, couldn't even remember briefly who beat us in the play off finals, and couched their disappointment with the result in terms of expecting us to out play them.
Amazing really, I would say 80% of the division think this. What progress we've made.
 

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I’m a teacher and 2 significant things happened in class this week:
1. A 14 yr old Chelsea supporter, was talking about Brentford as a team that should and will be playing in the premier league. With total conviction and sincerity.
2.A 17 yr old with an emerging interest in football, said They had started following Bees as they drove past the new ground on the M4 about 6 months ago, took an interest and started to research BFC.

it seems there is a shift in the tides of perception happening in the younger generation.

I know we don’t need anyone’s approval, but given the indifference I have previously encountered around BFC from others, even this brought a bit of a lump to the old throat.

both pupils will get full marks in their next test. ;)
 

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I’m a teacher and 2 significant things happened in class this week:
1. A 14 yr old Chelsea supporter, was talking about Brentford as a team that should and will be playing in the premier league. With total conviction and sincerity.
2.A 17 yr old with an emerging interest in football, said They had started following Bees as they drove past the new ground on the M4 about 6 months ago, took an interest and started to research BFC.

it seems there is a shift in the tides of perception happening in the younger generation.

I know we don’t need anyone’s approval, but given the indifference I have previously encountered around BFC from others, even this brought a bit of a lump to the old throat.

both pupils will get full marks in their next test. ;)
There does seem to be something about us that entices young fans. My cousin (17) already sounds like a moany old git 🤣
 

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Nice comments about us on ‘The Oafcake’

 
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I think we've moved from #teamslikebrentford to earn some respect from other Championship fans as they're learned a bit more about the way we operate and watch our clear style of play. The idea that you can use parachute payments or creative accounting by a deep-pocketed owner to buy up ageing Premier League players and walk to promotion has been busted long ago.
 

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I think we've moved from #teamslikebrentford to earn some respect from other Championship fans as they're learned a bit more about the way we operate and watch our clear style of play. The idea that you can use parachute payments or creative accounting by a deep-pocketed owner to buy up ageing Premier League players and walk to promotion has been busted long ago.
Not sure it’s been completely busted, Fulham and West Brom both did it last year.
 

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But both brought in younger players on loan, not PL has-beens.
Not sure that’s strictly true, off the top of my head:

West Brom: Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu, Jake Livermore and Gareth Barry

Fulham: Anthony Knockhart and Harry Arter
 

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Not sure that’s strictly true, off the top of my head:

West Brom: Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu, Jake Livermore and Gareth Barry

Fulham: Anthony Knockhart and Harry Arter
OK, OK! The players that had a significant effect though were the younger loanees, I think those are lessons to be learned by those with deep pockets.
 

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OK, OK! The players that had a significant effect though were the younger loanees, I think those are lessons to be learned by those with deep pockets.
Don’t get me wrong I agree that the sustainable way to secure promotion and long term success and sustainability is the way we (and a few others) are doing things but, unfortunately, still think those with parachute payments have a massive advantage and will continue to populate a high number of the promotion places.
 

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I think people liked what little old Brentford were doing at first, howewever a lot of Championship sides are sick of the sight of us now. Most premier supporters would love to see us up there as its a great story.
 

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I think people liked what little old Brentford were doing at first, howewever a lot of Championship sides are sick of the sight of us now. Most premier supporters would love to see us up there as its a great story.
Agree, but should we end up getting promoted and succeeding in the premier league those teams we were challenging or finishing above there would soon be sick of us too.
 

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A couple of my mates said they wish they had gone for him rather than McBurnie.
 

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OwlsTalk thread posted on 23 October i.e. after our victory over them:
My take on Brentford

Broadly complimentary about Bees (if a little misguided about Warburton!). Thread dissolved more into a discussion about themselves, as usually happens, with most expressing optimism for their next 3 games, hoping for anything between 6 and 9 points:

Sat.24 Oct. Sheff Wed 0 v 1 Luton
Wed.28 Oct. Rotherham 3 v 0 Sheff Wed
Sat.31 Oct. Winless Wycombe v Worthless Wednesday

A defeat on Saturday would really hurt them - and WWFC must be due their first win sometime.
 

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OwlsTalk thread posted on 23 October i.e. after our victory over them:
My take on Brentford

Broadly complimentary about Bees (if a little misguided about Warburton!). Thread dissolved more into a discussion about themselves, as usually happens, with most expressing optimism for their next 3 games, hoping for anything between 6 and 9 points:

Sat.24 Oct. Sheff Wed 0 v 1 Luton
Wed.28 Oct. Rotherham 3 v 0 Sheff Wed
Sat.31 Oct. Winless Wycombe v Worthless Wednesday

A defeat on Saturday would really hurt them - and WWFC must be due their first win sometime.
A large part of this post is completely off-topic. Please stick to what other club’s fans think and say about the Bees.
 

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Just been on Luton Outlaws... not only does it date from the Millennium but also there seems to be very little about the game yesterday. They're a seriously weird lot.
 

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Just been on Luton Outlaws... not only does it date from the Millennium but also there seems to be very little about the game yesterday. They're a seriously weird lot.
I looked on there yesterday. What an awful site. Difficult to find anything of note (or indeed anything at all).
 

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I looked on there yesterday. What an awful site. Difficult to find anything of note (or indeed anything at all).
Had a look on there myself.

What an awful site.

One comment said we had spent £70m
 

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I looked on there yesterday. What an awful site. Difficult to find anything of note (or indeed anything at all).
I did spot that they think we spent £70M on players, I'm not sure where that came from. Last window, it was only Goode; Toney; Ghoddos; Janelt, which I'd guess was under £10M initial outlay (£1.25+£6.5+£1m (loan)+£0.5).
 

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I did spot that they think we spent £70M on players, I'm not sure where that came from. Last window, it was only Goode; Toney; Ghoddos; Janelt, which I'd guess was under £10M initial outlay (£1.25+£6.5+£1m (loan)+£0.5).
Maybe they added what we received and what we paid together.
 

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I did spot that they think we spent £70M on players, I'm not sure where that came from. Last window, it was only Goode; Toney; Ghoddos; Janelt, which I'd guess was under £10M initial outlay (£1.25+£6.5+£1m (loan)+£0.5).
The 14 that played cost just under £30m in transfer fees, from what I can work out....
 

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So ollie watkins is better than all of them put together :fishing:
Not quite! £28m. Once Villa stay up and he gets his England call up, then it’ll be about the same!! 😁
 

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I did spot that they think we spent £70M on players, I'm not sure where that came from. Last window, it was only Goode; Toney; Ghoddos; Janelt, which I'd guess was under £10M initial outlay (£1.25+£6.5+£1m (loan)+£0.5).
Yes I did query that on the thread where the Jones interview is , he said we have brought players at £20 and £30 million.Getting mixed up with sales

I think it would be hard to get to £70 mil spent , over the last 10 years on players
 

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Yes I did query that on the thread where the Jones interview is , he said we have brought players at £20 and £30 million.Getting mixed up with sales

I think it would be hard to get to £70 mil spent , over the last 10 years on players
Perhaps he meant we bought £20m and £30m players (Ollie, Said), we just didn't pay that much for them?

I mean, we bought another one in the summer (Ivan Toney, in case anyone's not been paying attention).
 

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Just watch Nathan Jones - Luton Manager- post match interview on their site. So full of praise for us, and the guys on Quest last night, we were actually the main game.
 

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Just watch Nathan Jones - Luton Manager- post match interview on their site. So full of praise for us, and the guys on Quest last night, we were actually the main game.
I reckon Colin Murray is a closet Bee. Darren Bent was also drooling over us. You could tell he would’ve loved to have been playing for us in that team....
Mind, they also praised Harlee. Supposedly thriving under Krankie at Brum..
 

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Apologies this post may fall on two counts - the link may have been posted before and strictly it is off topic - but this video from the Norwich City YouTube site shows gameday at our new home from the away teams perspective. It is quite long but fascinating for us fans desperate to experience matchday at LR.
 

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Apologies this post may fall on two counts - the link may have been posted before and strictly it is off topic - but this video from the Norwich City YouTube site shows gameday at our new home from the away teams perspective. It is quite long but fascinating for us fans desperate to experience matchday at LR.
A surprisingly interesting watch. Seeing the highlights from pitch level is a good reminder that the game is much harder from the players' eye perspective than it sometimes might seem from the spectators' perspectives, especially on TV coverage which deliberately gives a much more strategic view of events than any player could get other than by their own internal modelling of pitch geography rather than the foreshortened perspective their eyesight alone will give. Those long cross field passes are played effectively blind. Interesting also seeing the Sorensens having a chat walking back in and the general body language of the players.
 

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Not really your typical "fan", but Mark Taylor is an analyst at Infogol, and as a Stoke City supporter, he covers the Championship quite a bit:
https://twitter.com/MarkTaylor0

In an article yesterday for the 'Stoke Sentinel' discussing the Potters' chances this season, he notes that:
"Brentford currently have the best combination of key performance indicators, followed by the three relegated former Premier League teams, while Wycombe are only gradually coming to terms with a step up from League One."
Stoke City's real chances of promotion this season

Also a Championship xGoals chart after 7 games:


I'd say his Twitter feed is worth keeping an eye on.
 

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Not really your typical "fan", but Mark Taylor is an analyst at Infogol, and as a Stoke City supporter, he covers the Championship quite a bit:
https://twitter.com/MarkTaylor0

In an article yesterday for the 'Stoke Sentinel' discussing the Potters' chances this season, he notes that:
"Brentford currently have the best combination of key performance indicators, followed by the three relegated former Premier League teams, while Wycombe are only gradually coming to terms with a step up from League One."
Stoke City's real chances of promotion this season

Also a Championship xGoals chart after 7 games:


I'd say his Twitter feed is worth keeping an eye on.
Not sure I understand all that stuff with harsh tags on.
 

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