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At the time and just after I felt the same.....
But looking back, I honestly think the ensuing celebrations might well have proved too much for a number of Bees fans, including me!!! And we wouldn't have survived to see the rest of the game out!!! 😁
I think if that had gone in we’d probably have scored two or three more as Swansea would have given up.
 

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I was still convinced four minutes in to stoppage time that we would find a way to muff it up. But there was one defining moment when I should have known we'd won. I've just watched the highlights again. Andre Ayew had a chance to put Swansea right back in it after about 60 minutes. He had a free header from about a yard out which was harder to miss than score. His reaction? He walked away laughing. Who the hell laughs at missing an open goal when his team is 2-0 down in a playoff final? Absolute melt. :judge:
It wasnt 60 minutes was in 46th minute!
 

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I also went to Ealing Grammar, bit before your time, and I can't remember a QPR supporter. Perhaps because the Sports Master's assistant was a certain Ron Greenwood centre half of Brentford, who coached the 1st & 2nd Elevens whilst taking his coaching qualifications. I wonder if he eventually qualified?
I remember reading an article about Ron Greenwood and his Brentford days, which I find hard to believe. Apparently, so the story goes, we had a tactic of playing the long ball in one half of the match in order to bypass the midfield, as the sprinkler system was used before the match or at half time to saturate the middle of the pitch are thereby make it difficult to move the ball on the ground! Haha, it could be true!
 

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I remember reading an article about Ron Greenwood and his Brentford days, which I find hard to believe. Apparently, so the story goes, we had a tactic of playing the long ball in one half of the match in order to bypass the midfield, as the sprinkler system was used before the match or at half time to saturate the middle of the pitch are thereby make it difficult to move the ball on the ground! Haha, it could be true!
Sprinkler systems in those days ? You were lucky to see a watering can.
 
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It was the most non Brentford way to win, 2-0 up in 20 minutes, red card.....plane sailing ;)
Swansea played like we would normally do in a final.
Really thought it would go to the wire, nail biting stuff but it wasn't and never a sense of that becoming the case either.
It got to about the 87th minute and I realised we hadn't sung We are going up, so got it going where we stood. I think some fans still thought there was a chance for us to blow it.
 

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It was the most non Brentford way to win, 2-0 up in 20 minutes, red card.....plane sailing ;)
Swansea played like we would normally do in a final....
...I think some fans still thought there was a chance for us to blow it.

I didn’t really think we would blow it the longer the game went on BUT there’s all that history including 2 up in injury time at that lot down the road ...
 

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Interesting that both teams we played in the POs conceded pens and red cards in their attempts to keep us out. Should have been two reds at Wembley too.
Should've been two in the Bournemouth game too.
 

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Having supported the club since 1959, I missed both the second leg against Bournemouth and the play off final owing to previous commitments and saw the score updates with increasing scepticism based on our past record. I was overjoyed to see that we had finally made it. Have not been able to post before.
 

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It was only two weeks today that we became Premier League. Its been a sombre last 90 minutes or so with the incident with Eriksen but thankfully he seems he is stable and well with is hugely positive news. I won't ever forget 27 May 2021. What a day and 'long' night that was ....
 

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It was only two weeks today that we became Premier League. Its been a sombre last 90 minutes or so with the incident with Eriksen but thankfully he seems he is stable and well with is hugely positive news. I won't ever forget 27 May 2021. What a day and 'long' night that was ....
Why? What happened??!!
Strangely, I felt very similar on 29th May too.....😁
 

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Just watched the Bees Muff second leg. I noticed that as Toney steps up to take the penalty Janet runs full tilt from almost half way right in the keepers line of sight. Must have helped put him off - was it a tactic or just coincidence? Mmmmm?
 

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I am a bit high and but we are Premier League. Let that sink in even after two weeks ! I love Brentford FC. Proud to be a BEE !
 

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I still can't comprehend how perfect this day was and that we are Premier League. I know the fixtures list has come out but it still doesn't feel real. I can't stop randomly singing we are Premier League. I am convinced if I sing it enough times I will believe it but still doesn't seem real ...
 

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I still can't comprehend how perfect this day was and that we are Premier League. I know the fixtures list has come out but it still doesn't feel real. I can't stop randomly singing we are Premier League. I am convinced if I sing it enough times I will believe it but still doesn't seem real ...

took me self and the dog for a nice long walk up on the downs. No one around, I was shouting the same as loud as I could

we are Premier league, say we are premier league.

Felt like a teenager all over again.
 

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took me self and the dog for a nice long walk up on the downs. No one around, I was shouting the same as loud as I could

we are Premier league, say we are premier league.

Felt like a teenager all over again.

Ha love it I sang we are Premier League all last weekend in Southampton (in front of the Bharat army whom have given me stick over the years whilst they have watch Liverpool and United from their house) and even today when taking my lil one out in Gunnersbury park randomly humming we are Premier League !!

We are Premier League !!
 

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Don't think this is worthy of a new thread, so putting this here for a start. Does anybody (maybe @rebus) know if the only players who received promotion medals were those in the matchday squad on the day? Was wondering if any of the injured lads (like JDS, MBS, Henry), who evidently didn't receive a medal after the match, received medals later for their contributions through the season?
 

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Don't think this is worthy of a new thread, so putting this here for a start. Does anybody (maybe @rebus) know if the only players who received promotion medals were those in the matchday squad on the day? Was wondering if any of the injured lads (like JDS, MBS, Henry), who evidently didn't receive a medal after the match, received medals later for their contributions through the season?
Can't answer, but I do vaguely remember seeing TF giving JDS a medal, which I think was his own.

Usually there are appearance requirements, I'm sure for PL medal it's 3 appearances, so we'll have to keep tabs for those on the edges of the squad 😉
 

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Can't answer, but I do vaguely remember seeing TF giving JDS a medal, which I think was his own.

Usually there are appearance requirements, I'm sure for PL medal it's 3 appearances, so we'll have to keep tabs for those on the edges of the squad 😉
I thought the club just get a number of extra medals?
 

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