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Didn't want to call it a champagne moment but I got a great view of Maupay having a right go at Ezri for not doing his job at a free kick in the second half. He so obviously has high standards for himself and won't take less from others - love it.
And when maupay scored a few minutes after, ezri made a point of going over and giving him a hug after the celebrations died down. Thought that said a lot about our team spirit.
 

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Danny Graham actually was winning everything in the air and finding Dack as well. Our defending still looked a bit shaky at times and there were a few sloppy pssses which could have been punished, but from midfield to attack we were superb and it was s sensational second half. The move to three defenders and two wing backs initially made us so much more secure - though in the last two games less secure. Something to work on, but overall our play is an art form and is mesmerising at times. Well done, all
Agree with what you say, but, just to be clear, I was joking, and referring to the physical space those two units each occupied. ;) I'm sure I remember Graham being a slim whippersnapper?
 

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A dim-witted Rovers fan after the game was effing and blinding about how many fecking foreigners and Africans we have. That included Watkins. What a twot. I shook my head at his partner and I think and hope she was embarrsssed. Their fans actually seemed rather dim generally
Probably from the notoriously chav Darwen area of Blackburn. Which is ironic as they haven’t evolved too much!
 

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Fantastic fighting performance. They are a typical Mowbray side, big , strong , aggressive. We matched them toe to toe and then let our skill do the talking. Special mention for Watkins as the old Ollie was back yesterday. Frank has got these guys motivated and playing for him and as for our Three Musketeers C’est Magnifique
Don’t forget D’Artagnan coming of the bench to score as well
 

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The next 5 games will give us an idea if it is realistic- all against teams between us and the play offs, all winnable if we play like we have since Stoke. Hull look the toughest test of the 5 but we’ll have to work hard each game. But encouragingly while Watkins, Canos, Benrahma are all in good form they’ve all got more in them so hopefully haven’t peaked yet in their performances.

Then we have Boro, which is always a good test of our credentials.

Normally the cup would be a distraction but I think the extra games and excitement could be a spur. I think if we get it right and end February with a QF spot and poised on the shoulder of the top 6 it’ll be as if the post-Smith slump happened in preseason and we are fresh as a new team that kicked off against Bolton.
I think we've got enough in our locker to be in with a shot, if we avoid injuries, but we'll have to keep focusing on the defence. Still room for improvement there.
 

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A dim-witted Rovers fan after the game was effing and blinding about how many fecking foreigners and Africans we have. That included Watkins. What a twot. I shook my head at his partner and I think and hope she was embarrsssed. Their fans actually seemed rather dim generally
Oh well he’ll be back home again now, and away from the football, can slot back into his routine of hurling rocks at passing airplanes.
 

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For me that second half performance against a decent side was arguably the best 45 minutes team performance at GP I’ve seen.
Moses, Romaine, Kamo, Ollie, Neal, Sergi all brilliant and Said beyond brilliant.
If we could keep this group and get a really dominant keeper I’d back us for automatic promotion next season.
 

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That was simply one of the most wonderful Bees performances I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing.

The patterns of play, movement, balance, angles and range of passing - just pure joy.
 

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A dim-witted Rovers fan after the game was effing and blinding about how many fecking foreigners and Africans we have. That included Watkins. What a twot. I shook my head at his partner and I think and hope she was embarrsssed. Their fans actually seemed rather dim generally
Effing dinosaur, shame on you for embarassing your partner in public...not that anyone who spouts such nonsense would give a toss anyway.
 

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For me that second half performance against a decent side was arguably the best 45 minutes team performance at GP I’ve seen.
Moses, Romaine, Kamo, Ollie, Neal, Sergi all brilliant and Said beyond brilliant.
If we could keep this group and get a really dominant keeper I’d back us for automatic promotion next season.
The latter part of your last sentence is Liverpoolesque
 

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Noteworthy that all our goals apart from the set-piece special scored by Watkins were the culmination of moves that began in our own half. That speaks volumes about our playing style.
 

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That was as good a half of attacking play as I've seen in 30 odd years at Griffin Park. Never seen a Bees team with as much attacking talent. If only we could tighten up at the back
Give it a few more weeks and Marcondes should be back to. If the others stay fit we will have some great options to rotate through with the front three
 

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The next 5 games will give us an idea if it is realistic- all against teams between us and the play offs, all winnable if we play like we have since Stoke. Hull look the toughest test of the 5 but we’ll have to work hard each game. But encouragingly while Watkins, Canos, Benrahma are all in good form they’ve all got more in them so hopefully haven’t peaked yet in their performances.

Then we have Boro, which is always a good test of our credentials.

Normally the cup would be a distraction but I think the extra games and excitement could be a spur. I think if we get it right and end February with a QF spot and poised on the shoulder of the top 6 it’ll be as if the post-Smith slump happened in preseason and we are fresh as a new team that kicked off against Bolton.
Still an awful lot of games left in season
 

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We won’t make the top 6, it’s too much to ask but if we stay injury free we can have a fantastic go and muck up a lot of other clubs ambitions.
 

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Some disgusting cheating from us yesterday and I'm sure if enough Leeds fans watch our highlights, we're going to be in real trouble with the EFL.
Firstly Canos scoring on his birthday is frankly appalling. I'm sure that's against the spirit of the game.
I mean even us scoring 4 goals in front of the away end and then having the absolutely cheek to celebrate our goals too.
And don't mention how Ollie had a really good game after the transfer window shut. Very suspicious. I just hope it goes unnoticed.
:fishing: lol
 

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Konsa had a standing jump and was easily beaten in the air by Graham who took a run at the ball - the weakness of zonal marking.

As for the first. Back lost Mokotjo as he made an excellent late run ghosting into the box with nobody picking him up. Brilliant play by him but poor by us.
Spot on, so many of our conceded goals come from this tactic, for all the other wonderful stuff we do this is the one thing that continues to baffle me along with bringing 11 back to defend corners. It is probably me that is missing something though.
 

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We won’t make the top 6, it’s too much to ask but if we stay injury free we can have a fantastic go and muck up a lot of other clubs ambitions.
Stranger things have happened....if it was a 10pt gap with 8/10 games to go it's a big ask, 51pts means BFC have to accrue 35/38 & hope the others only hit 25'ish. 11 wins and 2/3 draws is required, not impossible in this lge.
 

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Stranger things have happened....if it was a 10pt gap with 8/10 games to go it's a big ask, 51pts means BFC have to accrue 35/38 & hope the others only hit 25'ish. 11 wins and 2/3 draws is required, not impossible in this lge.
I think it is impossible with the limited options in midfield to expect us to get 38 points that we’ll need from 17 games.
 

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I think it is impossible with the limited options in midfield to expect us to get 38 points that we’ll need from 17 games.
Probably better to look at it gradually over a parcel of games(Feb/March). Of course injuries/suspensions/fixture congestion(poss Cup run) could impact on this. This month will be the litmus test, get to the end of Feb unbeaten whilst reducing the gap to sub 8pts and it really gives the team something to focus on. By the way I'm no dreamer, think it is very attainable.
 
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We won’t make the top 6, it’s too much to ask but if we stay injury free we can have a fantastic go and muck up a lot of other clubs ambitions.
I agree. We had our A side out yesterday. If we had that side available for every match then there would be a certain amount of burnout.
We had a couple of useful subs come on yesterday, which is great, but if we have a few injuries or suspensions in vital areas than we are a little thin on the ground.
I haven’t seen any of the B team players so I am uncertain what impact they will make. We will have to wait until March until we see Marcondes but we don’t know if he will hit the ground running.
The two Mc’s will not be the answer to the midfield should there be injuries.
As you say the top 6 is too much to ask.
 

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I did not like the aggressive bloke who ran 20 yards from his seat in the paddock to spew invective at Reed after his tumble into the advertising boards.

Not necessary.
:imwith:

I like the sound of him but nobody in the paddock can run 20 yards.
 

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A dim-witted Rovers fan after the game was effing and blinding about how many fecking foreigners and Africans we have. That included Watkins. What a twot. I shook my head at his partner and I think and hope she was embarrsssed. Their fans actually seemed rather dim generally
It was getting a bit lively with some Rovers fans and a familiar older Bees chap with a walking stick outside he PR straight after the match. He didn’t take a backwards step even when walking stick went flying. Great effort. Anyone see what started that?

:owusu:
 

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I agree. We had our A side out yesterday. If we had that side available for every match then there would be a certain amount of burnout.
We had a couple of useful subs come on yesterday, which is great, but if we have a few injuries or suspensions in vital areas than we are a little thin on the ground.
I haven’t seen any of the B team players so I am uncertain what impact they will make. We will have to wait until March until we see Marcondes but we don’t know if he will hit the ground running.
The two Mc’s will not be the answer to the midfield should there be injuries.
As you say the top 6 is too much to ask.
Given the burn-out risk, will TF risk mixing up the XI for Barnet and possibly Swans if they succeed on Tues?
 

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I think it is impossible with the limited options in midfield to expect us to get 38 points that we’ll need from 17 games.
I've said before it's about getting within striking distance for the last ten games. Say 6 or less points off top six after 36 games.
 

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what a performance. Id say the best 90 minutes of the season. Beautiful football, beautiful goals whether it the build up, the finish or both. high tempo. once we got our 1st goal, I felt we could turn it round with the performance. Against a team in the top half and on form leading up to this game.

what a time to be a Bees fan.

low points - the attendance and lack of buzz around the ground during the game, especially when we turned it round to 3-2 up.

high points - the amount of fans who waited at full time to rightfully applaud every player off. No matter what happens this season, it was a special performance, players and fans knew it and shared the moment together at the end. Great times.
 

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I agree with Herbert.

What a performance.
I haven't seen a team play so organised and well.

I just came in to the game and saw us conceding a goal by a header. By the time it was 2-0, it just felt that the team was flaffing about,
This is my 3rd game watching Brentford F.C play and to see the big comeback when the team equalised and then scoring goal after goal, it was just so exhilarating and just soo good to see.

I want to talk about Sawyers. his ball retention was soo good. Whenever he had the ball, he kept it well and did not loose it. The midfield was the anchor of the team yesterday.
The way we kept compose and kept the ball and had nearly 90% possession was so satisfying to see.

Our one touch passing and creating space was absolutley beautiful.
Our play-makers did excellent job assisting in the scorers, and the finishing was clinical!

It was almost like watching a premier league team play.

Our fans were brilliant - the passion of West London, and the original Bee's fans... make the atmosphere very welcoming and you just want to be part of it.

Absolutely enjoyed watching the game yesterday.

This club has potential to do big things!
 

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I agree with Herbert.

What a performance.
I haven't seen a team play so organised and well.

I just came in to the game and saw us conceding a goal by a header. By the time it was 2-0, it just felt that the team was flaffing about,
This is my 3rd game watching Brentford F.C play and to see the big comeback when the team equalised and then scoring goal after goal, it was just so exhilarating and just soo good to see.

I want to talk about Sawyers. his ball retention was soo good. Whenever he had the ball, he kept it well and did not loose it. The midfield was the anchor of the team yesterday.
The way we kept compose and kept the ball and had nearly 90% possession was so satisfying to see.

Our one touch passing and creating space was absolutley beautiful.
Our play-makers did excellent job assisting in the scorers, and the finishing was clinical!

It was almost like watching a premier league team play.

Our fans were brilliant - the passion of West London, and the original Bee's fans... make the atmosphere very welcoming and you just want to be part of it.

Absolutely enjoyed watching the game yesterday.

This club has potential to do big things!
all good but Brentford AND Liverpool ? :banghead:
 

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what a performance. Id say the best 90 minutes of the season. Beautiful football, beautiful goals whether it the build up, the finish or both. high tempo. once we got our 1st goal, I felt we could turn it round with the performance. Against a team in the top half and on form leading up to this game.

what a time to be a Bees fan.

low points - the attendance and lack of buzz around the ground during the game, especially when we turned it round to 3-2 up.

high points - the amount of fans who waited at full time to rightfully applaud every player off. No matter what happens this season, it was a special performance, players and fans knew it and shared the moment together at the end. Great times.
Kicking away from ER 2nd half really didn't help
 

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I agree with Herbert.

What a performance.
I haven't seen a team play so organised and well.

I just came in to the game and saw us conceding a goal by a header. By the time it was 2-0, it just felt that the team was flaffing about,
This is my 3rd game watching Brentford F.C play and to see the big comeback when the team equalised and then scoring goal after goal, it was just so exhilarating and just soo good to see.

I want to talk about Sawyers. his ball retention was soo good. Whenever he had the ball, he kept it well and did not loose it. The midfield was the anchor of the team yesterday.
The way we kept compose and kept the ball and had nearly 90% possession was so satisfying to see.

Our one touch passing and creating space was absolutley beautiful.
Our play-makers did excellent job assisting in the scorers, and the finishing was clinical!

It was almost like watching a premier league team play.

Our fans were brilliant - the passion of West London, and the original Bee's fans... make the atmosphere very welcoming and you just want to be part of it.

Absolutely enjoyed watching the game yesterday.

This club has potential to do big things!
Glad you are enjoying the Bees. You arrive at an exciting time. Where do you come from to watch, by the way? And why Brentford?
 

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Brilliant! Fantastic! Absolute top class performance in every respect, and from every player, and from TF and all the backroom team.
90 minutes of the Bees, apart from 7 minutes, at our complete best.

That second half!!! We would have torn apart any other Championship team, and probably quite a few in the Premier as well.

Romaine is so under-rated in value and skill. He was everywhere, including at one point in the second half when Blackburn broke, and he chased back behind Reed, overtook him, tackled and won the ball. Such commitment and energy.

Mind you, I think Reed was somewhat impeded, as he was still wearing a lighted advertising hoarding around his neck!

Everyone deserved credit and top marks, and it was great to see Ollie, back with more enthusiasm than recently, Neil doing his thing of harassing and nipping in to score a class goal, Sergi back to what he does best of running at defences and crashing in a great team goal started by him, plus what superlatives can you say about Said. He’s Premier league bound. What skill, what mesmerising dribbling throwing defenders into total confusion. At one point he beat 3 of them!

I love GP on days like this. One of the top matches of recent years!

Play-offs are still in reach. We clawed back another 2 points yesterday on the gap. Who knows - anything can happen in the Championship.
That second half we were untouchable, Brilliant and sublime football, that I never really thought I’d see in Brentford shirts, going back to only a few years ago.
It was really cold, but oh how that performance warmed you up!
 

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It was getting a bit lively with some Rovers fans and a familiar older Bees chap with a walking stick outside he PR straight after the match. He didn’t take a backwards step even when walking stick went flying. Great effort. Anyone see what started that?

:owusu:
I’d just walked by when it happened. There were quite a few chants of "2- nil and you f****d it up" going on. There was a handful of Blackburn supporters between the club shop and the PR. Not sure why they had decided to stop there - not a great brainwave to do so.

Probably Bees fan with walking stick said something, or perhaps other way round.
Anyway older Bees fan started to move towards one Blackburn fan (middle-aged) dropping walking stick on ground, waving his fists. His mates then restrained him, whilst the Blackburn guy waved his handbag. Bees fan pulled back by his mates, and eventually one of his them picked up his stick.
I think the Bees fan may have been asking him what the score was.

Great stuff! Shows that there is real passion no matter what age you are.

Somehow, I think the Blackburn guy was out of order and stupid for mouthing back in that particular location!
Noticeable that there wasn’t a single policeman at the end of Braemar Road, as there are usually at least a couple hanging about.

As I walked away the Beatles lyric from the Sergeant Pepper album came into my head "4000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire".
There were certainly that many in Blackburn’s defence; plus one had come south to be an a***hole in Braemar Road!
 
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I think it is impossible with the limited options in midfield to expect us to get 38 points that we’ll need from 17 games.
Didn't Villa win the league way back when playing only about 15 players all season?
The issue would be if both Sawyer's and mokotjo were out for same game or either for a lengthy period of time Josh Mc, as shown up at Bristol city when mokotjo was out, can very well cover. Hopefully that won't happen. A bigger problem would be how to cover one of our three central defenders. Henrik, assuming both Moses and Rico were available, can cover right sided central defence and maybe left but we don't have an obvious replacement for Jeanvier. And of course we need to keep Maupay fit and free from suspension as whilst Ollie can cover there, especially now he has mojo back, Maupay's goals would surely be missed
 

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Given the burn-out risk, will TF risk mixing up the XI for Barnet and possibly Swans if they succeed on Tues?
Josh Mc will play instead of Mokotjo and Sergi instead of Benrahma, as well as Moses for Rico. Other than that will be same starting outfield ten as yesterday.
 

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Didn't Villa win the league way back when playing only about 15 players all season?
The issue would be if both Sawyer's and mokotjo were out for same game or either for a lengthy period of time Josh Mc, as shown up at Bristol city when mokotjo was out, can very well cover. Hopefully that won't happen. A bigger problem would be how to cover one of our three central defenders. Henrik, assuming both Moses and Rico were available, can cover right sided central defence and maybe left but we don't have an obvious replacement for Jeanvier. And of course we need to keep Maupay fit and free from suspension as whilst Ollie can cover there, especially now he has mojo back, Maupay's goals would surely be missed
I hope I’m proved wrong but don’t think with this current squad we have enough options to cope with the absence of key players such as JJ, Romaine or Neal.
I can’t see us winning 12, drawing 2 and only losing 3 of our last 17 games. It’s not I don’t think we’re not good enough when playing well, it’s just too much to expect with such a poor away record to date.
 

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We won the toss presumably and elected to allow opposition their keeper to cope with strong first half sunlight?
 

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What's going on, I'm confused ! Sounds as though Blackburn fans have taken a leaf

from Leeds, Villa, Middlesbrough, Forest fans (etc) books. Blackburn are beginning to

sound like a*seholes !!
 

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What's going on, I'm confused ! Sounds as though Blackburn fans have taken a leaf

from Leeds, Villa, Middlesbrough, Forest fans (etc) books. Blackburn are beginning to

sound like a*seholes !!
is it a northern thing :scratch:
 

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