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Can I be the first to say that September looks a tough month. And as for the others ......
And a tough end of the season with away matches at Man City and Liverpool in addition to Arsenal and Leicester coming to BCS.
 
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I thought he was tireless throughout. Magnificent defensive work too. His shot off the crossbar looked much better in the tv highlights than at the match live because it was the far end from where I was sitting. I think he’s up there for man of the match, but there were several. A great team performance.
That's the thing with Ivan. Obvs he gets all the plaudits for scoring goals, but his all round work is immense and how often is it Ivan Toney heading the ball away at oppo corners.
 

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Incredible achievement.

Although I fell out of love with football and perhaps to an extent, Brentford several years back. I've still many friends and family who continue to be active supporters. On that basis alone I have continued to watch results so perhaps I shouldn't be surprised but in reality, I an.

To even dream of reaching the top-flight seemed unachievable in the years of following the club against the likes of Orient, Barnet, Exeter, Southend etc. Every single modest high was always followed by several lows. The dark days of Webb, Noades etc. the awfulness of the football just before MB took over etc.

Enjoy next season whatever it throws up.
 

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I forgot to record the Quest programme. Is there/will there be an extended highlights package, or even a replay of the whole game out there anywhere? Wouldn't have missed being at the game, but with all the best moments being at the other end, I need an opportunity to savour the finer points from a better position.
Repeated on Quest. 10.00 a.m.
 

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Unfortunately I think that will be the case. New boys on the block to be shown first.
END OF YEAR REPORT>

LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALISTS
3rd IN TOUGHEST 2nd DIVISION IN WORLD FOOTBALL
PLAY -OFF TROPHY WINNERS
PROMOTED TO BEST LEAGUE IN WORLD FOOTBALL
£180 MILLION IN THE PURSE

Not been a bad year has it.
 

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END OF YEAR REPORT>

LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALISTS
3rd IN TOUGHEST 2nd DIVISION IN WORLD FOOTBALL
PLAY -OFF TROPHY WINNERS
PROMOTED TO BEST LEAGUE IN WORLD FOOTBALL
£180 MILLION IN THE PURSE

Not been a bad year has it.
Really cannot grumble but winning the FA Cup would have been rather good :)
 

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From our seat in the corner and watching down the line, it looked a proper two footed lunge. He probably didn’t mean it but was certainly looking to make sure Jensen ended up on top of the metal barriers. If you go in that hard, there is not much margin for error.

Yes, I’m not sure that even without the slip there was a clean and legitimate challenge he could have made sliding in from that direction.
 

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I said prior to the play off's there was little between the four teams and it would come down to managers/coaches. Easy to say I know but the 2nd leg and final Thomas really stepped up and if there was any doubters left they're all gone now. Moving Mbeumo into a roaming role destroyed Bournemouth and Swansea. They simply couldn't put together any defensive structure because they didn't know how to mark Mbeumo because he didn't have a set position.

It was a tactical masterstroke and one that ultimately brought us to another level and blew the two teams away. In that new role Mbeumo looked very much a potentiel £20million plus player, his pace and power is scary.

Whilst we as fans were nervous in reality we were very comfortable yesterday; Swansea couldn't live with us and Ethan in particular at the back alongside two excellent performances from Canos and Roerslev stopped them using the overlap they like to use, Roberts looked poor which takes some doing.

Well done Thomas and the players; time to have a rest and I expect our Director's of Football have a PL season planned already. With our recruitment we have half a chance of doing well up in the PL.
 

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Just as a little postscript, I thought the red card was harsh. He trod on Jensen's heel accidentally and Jensen's heel lifted him off the ground. It looked very ugly at first sight, but I'd say Grimes's tackle at the start of the game, for which he got a yellow, was worse.
Spot on but Fulton was very lucky a weak red at the game at the Liberty as should have been red carded there. Grimes tackle was very naughty and he knew it
 

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Yes, I’m not sure that even without the slip there was a clean and legitimate challenge he could have made sliding in from that direction.
looking from behind the player he was not going towards the ball which was on Jensens right, may have slipped but could
have been a career ending injury.
 
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Just got to Yokshire having delayed a family holiday when I got one of the additional tickets. Makes all those finals and years of plugging away in L1 so worth it, amazing performance from everyone involved. I've also heard from so many people who only know one 🐝, and even the QPR fan is really pleased for us.
 

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looking from behind the player he was not going towards the ball which was on Jensens right, may have slipped but could
have been a career ending injury.

In slow motion, frame by frame, it looks a weak red, for sure.

In actual time, which is only what the referee could base his decision on, it looked like a career-ending double-footed tackle from behind*

* Swansea SHOULD NEVER EVEN HAVE BEEN AT THE PLAY OFFS. They cheated their way through the season - just Google their 94th minute penalty at Stoke or their 97th minute penalty against Boro.

f*** them, f*** Andre Ayew, and f*** Cooper.

COYB IMBWT ITFWT

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Thinking about that night at Dagenham and that long tube journey home. Then juxtaposing that with yesterday (it did actually happen yeah?).
Not sure on the exact dates but that night to me probably was the start of the journey we have been on. I think it was the last time we were looking back, the last time it felt like we were in that Old Brentford rut.
Of course we have had those moments of despair and anguish but we've always believed one day we would have that moment in the sun. Matthew created an ideal to strive towards, we raced behind him. Yeah we fell at certain moments but we didn't give up when people were willing to write us off.
Us along with Leicester a few weeks ago have shown the football world that the very of essence of the game, the glue that binds it together is still alive and kicking.
 

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Imo he was doing a sneaky little ankle tap and it went massively wrong. The slip came after contact, not before.

Yes, he only slipped because he'd got his foot on the back of Jensen's. Was similar to Josh's a while back where the slip made it look worse but still a red..
 

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I forgot to record the Quest programme. Is there/will there be an extended highlights package, or even a replay of the whole game out there anywhere? Wouldn't have missed being at the game, but with all the best moments being at the other end, I need an opportunity to savour the finer points from a better position.


You'll probably need an account but the Efl highlight shows are free to watch, as I have been all season.
 

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Imo he was doing a sneaky little ankle tap and it went massively wrong. The slip came after contact, not before.

He was trying to take jensen out but not in the gruesome way it happened, still it was uncalled for, he was going away from goal, got what he deserved, could have done alot of damage
 

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He was trying to take jensen out but not in the gruesome way it happened, still it was uncalled for, he was going away from goal, got what he deserved, could have done alot of damage

Yep, as someone else mentioned, he moves away from the ball. And while it wasn't the two-footed scissor tackle it ended up looking like, he was deliberately stepping on Jensen's ankle, miles away from the ball. Dirty ****s got their comeuppance... magnificent!
 

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Im glad I spent it with you ,each and everyone of you ,I love you ,all of you ,Im still crying . love you dad xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
It's great having your own (internet) radio show. I have planned a start for next Friday: The Power Game, Celebration (Kool & The Gang), 2 Nil Down In the Second Half (Robb Johnson), Up Up Up (Givers), Knees Up Mother Brown (Mrs Mills) and Perfect Day. Further suggestions welcomed.
 

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Cooper has already, said straight after the game “ we certainly didn’t get any help from he officials today” .
I think the correct response to that would be for the interviewer to ask him if he expected help from the officials. After all, they are there to adjudicate, not to help!
 

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You can call the red card unfortunate but why is he challenging from behind rather than trying to block off the clearance. It's reckless and intentional if not malicious.
Correct. All those saying he was unlucky because he slipped and it was accidental miss the point. There does not need to be intent for a red card. Serious foul play is enough and that's what it was. You simply can't tackle from behind and not expect to be punished.
 

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I think the correct response to that would be for the interviewer to ask him if he expected help from the officials. After all, they are there to adjudicate, not to help!
Spot on, was he complaining that his snide tactics based on cynical fouls to stop our flowing football was thwarted by an honest ref who wasn’t influenced or intimidated by him or Ayew screaming at him for every decision like Stroud at the Liberty last season.
 

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Just an amazing day, it couldn't have gone much better. When you've been through the lows that we have been over the years and all the heartaches we've suffered, it makes days like yesterday mean so much more.

25+ years of supporting this club, at school people would laugh when I said who I supported, "yeah but who do you really support", "why don't you support a proper team", "what would you know about football, you support Brentford". These type of comments I've had to live with, my work colleagues still laugh when I tell them I've taken the afternoon off to go to an away game in some northernly town they've never heard of. You wouldn't understand I always think to myself. Of course I've questioned myself over the years, the long journeys home after a heavy defeat, the expensive ticket prices, those cold Saturday mornings stood at a train station at some stupidly early time of the morning, or sat in some grim northern pub in the middle of nowhere thinking what am I doing here? But we do it because we love it and days like yesterday make it so worthwhile.

Seeing the new stadium last week and struggling to believe it is really ours and this is our future, and now we're in the Premier league, it is hard to believe. Being there yesterday with my Dad and seeing him in tears at the final whistle was the most special part. "When I started going over 30 years ago I never thought I'd see us in the Premier League" he said. What a day, what a club.
 

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And a tough end of the season with away matches at Man City and Liverpool in addition to Arsenal and Leicester coming to BCS.
I’m waiting for us to open with an away game at either Liverpool, Man U or Man City. They’ll want us offered up as sacrificial lambs to ensure the opposition start the season with a win. Boy are they going to be surprised
 

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Just an amazing day, it couldn't have gone much better. When you've been through the lows that we have been over the years and all the heartaches we've suffered, it makes days like yesterday mean so much more.

25+ years of supporting this club, at school people would laugh when I said who I supported, "yeah but who do you really support", "why don't you support a proper team", "what would you know about football, you support Brentford". These type of comments I've had to live with, my work colleagues still laugh when I tell them I've taken the afternoon off to go to an away game in some northernly town they've never heard of. You wouldn't understand I always think to myself. Of course I've questioned myself over the years, the long journeys home after a heavy defeat, the expensive ticket prices, those cold Saturday mornings stood at a train station at some stupidly early time of the morning, or sat in some grim northern pub in the middle of nowhere thinking what am I doing here? But we do it because we love it and days like yesterday make it so worthwhile.

Seeing the new stadium last week and struggling to believe it is really ours and this is our future, and now we're in the Premier league, it is hard to believe. Being there yesterday with my Dad and seeing him in tears at the final whistle was the most special part. "When I started going over 30 years ago I never thought I'd see us in the Premier League" he said. What a day, what a club.

I can even remember leaving the old Hull City ground as a 14-year-old after that 1970 cup defeat and being asked by some locals why I supported Brentford and not a more glamorous London team.

Different times !

Thanks, Matthew Benham, you’ve made a boyhood dream come true !

Still can’t believe it !
 

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The day after I still can't believe it that we've finally beaten all the things that others have thrown at us, like being the perennial bottlers, always failing in the finals, etc. I guess this clip sums up just how I feel right now in supporting the Bees since 1962.
 

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I had my Champers today , dared not put it on ice yesterday . Should be feeling euphoric but feel numb as if it is unreal. Can't help thinking of my brother today
 

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WOW! Just furkin WOW! What a day, what a match and what a performance by our team and fans. They looked every bit Premiership and we five thousand, sounded like twenty thousand! I can’t believe I have a ticket to watch all those top drawer teams at our fantastic new home. What a time to be a Brentford fan!
 
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