Bees v Bmuff 2nd leg predictions....

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No doom or gloom from me. I've simply removed my shoes and socks, gone for a paddle in lake real and given an honest prediction. I can understand the youngsters racing for tickets, but I was at Tranmere in 1991. I know how it ends and I'm not even interested in watching this ritual of humiliation on the telly. It doesn't bother me. I won't allow it to hurt me any more. We have had yet another great season - probably the best yet and I'm very proud of the club. Thoroughly looking forward to next season. Just wish this sh*te was done and dusted. :sorted:
I find myself, regrettably and sadly, in agreement.
 

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And....... On Monday 25th October 1976, I stood outside the Braemar Road entrance in the p****** rain, an hour before kick off, waiting for the gates to open. I liked to be first in to make a dash for Dick Harrison's old programme stall. When they did open, there was no one else around. I can't be certain about the other three sides of the ground, but I'm fairly confident I was the first in that night as Braemar Road tended to open first. I witnessed a glorious 5-0 victory against Workington. If memory serves, I was the first through the gate for our lowest ever league crowd (to date) that night. Not looking for a medal, just mentioning it before anyone questions my support. ;) Funny how things stick in the mind, but I clearly remember Dennis Piggott passing the time of day with somebody in the forecourt, joking about how he was expecting 6,000 that night.
I was there that night. Seem to remember we'd lost 0-3 to Darlington at home the Saturday before- hence the low crowd.
 

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I was there that night. Seem to remember we'd lost 0-3 to Darlington at home the Saturday before- hence the low crowd.
You must have been the bloke next to me then. 😁
 

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I was there that night. Seem to remember we'd lost 0-3 to Darlington at home the Saturday before- hence the low crowd.
I remember being at that game as well. I might be wrong, but I think we might have been three down by half time.
 

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No doom or gloom from me. I've simply removed my shoes and socks, gone for a paddle in lake real and given an honest prediction. I can understand the youngsters racing for tickets, but I was at Tranmere in 1991. I know how it ends and I'm not even interested in watching this ritual of humiliation on the telly. It doesn't bother me. I won't allow it to hurt me any more. We have had yet another great season - probably the best yet and I'm very proud of the club. Thoroughly looking forward to next season. Just wish this sh*te was done and dusted. :sorted:
My sentiments entirely but would overjoyed to be proved wrong. My experience of playoffs are much the same and watching us in the first leg did nothing to change my mind.
I will be otherwise engaged on Saturday at my grandson’s birthday and in the event of us making the final driving down to the south coast for a family weekend away.
I leant of our promotion to the Championship in the departure lounge at Reykjavik airport so perhaps my absence will prove of benefit!
 

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No doom or gloom from me. I've simply removed my shoes and socks, gone for a paddle in lake real and given an honest prediction. I can understand the youngsters racing for tickets, but I was at Tranmere in 1991. I know how it ends and I'm not even interested in watching this ritual of humiliation on the telly. It doesn't bother me. I won't allow it to hurt me any more. We have had yet another great season - probably the best yet and I'm very proud of the club. Thoroughly looking forward to next season. Just wish this sh*te was done and dusted. :sorted:
Yep I was at Tranmere and for the pre play off river rave at Southend when we cost them the title. Eric Nixon played a blinder for Tranmere that night. Little did we know how the play offs would continue to hurt us. I still have to watch though it just has to be our turn one day but fully understand the sentiment. Up the Bees 🐝
 

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Must be nice to be Blackpool in these situations, 7 finals and 5 victories so far and already 3.0 up from the first leg and on their way to an 8th final. Fans allowed in for the second leg must be in such a happy place right now. OK, so they have had a few relegations on the way and those awful owners but 7 finals, 5 wins and another on the way is surely worth the misery.
Historically a bigger club but if you only take the last 40 years we have similar records in terms of divisions aside from one PL season that screwed them up subsequently. I guess more highs but also more lows as well...
 

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I hope; I'm proved wrong but sadly I can only see one result on Saturday. The way I expect the game to go; we'll need at least three goals just to bring to extra time. I thought Bournemouth were excellent on Monday; I know some have said their average but when we take the emotion out of it; it was an almost perfect performance for a two leg tie.

I expect them to start 100 miles an hour on Saturday but do something similar to Monday; by having at least 7 players back at all times; but aim quick passes down the wings with Solanke in the middle; with the aim of finishing the tie. If they fail to get the 2nd goal in the first 20 minutes they'll keep the shape and hope to hit us on the break; as we and the fans get more and more anxious.

Ivan deserved to break the record and will be remembered for doing so; although he hasn't scored against Bournemouth and whilst I'm not sure of the stats; goals did dry up; certainly not as frequenet post Rico and Josh injuries. I think Bournemouth have that threat sorted; and we're relying on those small moments of excellence, like Jensen's pass that led to Mbeumo's chance. I expect we'll only create two or three genuine chances on Saturday; we'll need to convert all of them.

Our wing backs were good as the season finished but in a high pressured, crunch game played at PL standard their is a weakness there; nobody's fault and not a criticism but at this stage of the competition we're carrying a few too many players that need extra cover; it's hard to see Rico and Henrik being up to pace in a game everyone else is in peak condition.

When there has been no pressure on us over the last two seasons; we've been amongst the best teams and on our day look unstoppable. I don't remember too many of those days though; when the pressure is really on. That will also need to change on Saturday; it isn't fair to question the mentality but it is something successful teams have and this will be tested, harsh but this such a crunch tie.

All in all I expect us to play well; even attack, attack, attack as has been said but I expect Bournemouth's cuteness, quality and mentality to sadly get the job down and whilst we'll have put a brave effort over the season we will fall just short.

Please be wrong though!
 
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Yep I was at Tranmere and for the pre play off river rave at Southend when we cost them the title. Eric Nixon played a blinder for Tranmere that night. Little did we know how the play offs would continue to hurt us. I still have to watch though it just has to be our turn one day but fully understand the sentiment. Up the Bees 🐝
Great support from us that night too....around 2k in the terrace shared with them and another 500 or so down the other end of their seats in main stand....tranmeres chaps on the pitch even came over at the end to applaud our magnificent support that night....our away support between 90 and 96 was immense for a lot of games imho...much better than recent years for sure ;)
 
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I hope; I'm proved wrong but sadly I can only see one result on Saturday. The way I expect the game to go; we'll need at least three goals just to bring to extra time. I thought Bournemouth were excellent on Monday; I know some have said their average but when we take the emotion out of it; it was an almost perfect performance for a two leg tie.

I expect them to start 100 miles an hour on Saturday but do something similar to Monday; by having at least 7 players back at all times; but aim quick passes down the wings with Solanke in the middle; with the aim of finishing the tie. If they fail to get the 2nd goal in the first 20 minutes they'll keep the shape and hope to hit us on the break; as we and the fans get more and more anxious.

Ivan deserved to break the record and will be remembered for doing so; although he hasn't scored against Bournemouth and whilst I'm not sure of the stats; goals did dry up; certainly not as frequenet post Rico and Josh injuries. I think Bournemouth have that threat sorted; and we're relying on those small moments of excellence, like Jensen's pass that led to Mbeumo's chance. I expect we'll only create two or three genuine chances on Saturday; we'll need to convert all of them.

Our wing backs were good as the season finished but in a high pressured, crunch game played at PL standard their is a weakness there; nobody's fault and not a criticism but at this stage of the competition we're carrying a few too many players that need extra cover; it's hard to see Rico and Henrik being up to pace in a game everyone else is in peak condition.

When there has been no pressure on us over the last two seasons; we've been amongst the best teams and on our day look unstoppable. I don't remember too many of those days though; when the pressure is really on. That will also need to change on Saturday; it isn't fair to question the mentality but it is something successful teams have and this will be tested, harsh but this such a crunch tie.

All in all I expect us to play well; even attack, attack, attack as has been said but I expect Bournemouth's cuteness, quality and mentality to sadly get the job down and whilst we'll have put a brave effort over the season we will fall just short.

Please be wrong though!
I hope you’re fackin wrong too !!! ;) lol
 

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No doom or gloom from me. I've simply removed my shoes and socks, gone for a paddle in lake real and given an honest prediction. I can understand the youngsters racing for tickets, but I was at Tranmere in 1991. I know how it ends and I'm not even interested in watching this ritual of humiliation on the telly. It doesn't bother me. I won't allow it to hurt me any more. We have had yet another great season - probably the best yet and I'm very proud of the club. Thoroughly looking forward to next season. Just wish this sh*te was done and dusted. :sorted:


I am the same, only difference is I got drawn in on Monday and have felt sick ever since, just want it over and done with. We all know how it ends. Its like waiting to do a really big presentation or a best man speech, you know you have to do it but you feel sick and just want it over.
 

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Great support from us that night too....around 2k in the terrace shared with them and another 500 or so down the other end of their seats in main stand....tranmeres chaps on the pitch even came over at the end to applaud our magnificent support that night....our away support between 90 and 96 was immense for a lot of games imho...much better than recent years for sure ;)
 

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It is, we have Jarred Gillett.

Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals Second Leg

Brentford v AFC Bournemouth (12:30)
JARRED GILLETT
Philip Dermott and Robert Hyde
Fourth Official : James Linington
Reserve AR: Adrian Waters

Better ref for this game. Small advantage. We'll win 3 nil. Wembley and the premiership here we come at long last.
 

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Going to pens leads to: “Extreme pressure on this Brentford player as he steps up to put his team into the Premiership....”
 

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I am the same, only difference is I got drawn in on Monday and have felt sick ever since, just want it over and done with. We all know how it ends. Its like waiting to do a really big presentation or a best man speech, you know you have to do it but you feel sick and just want it over.
I did as well at first. But they were murdering us, the feeling started coming back and I switched off at half time.
 

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Bournemouth stifle us fairly comfortably until injury time when Janelt unleashes a 35 yard thunderbastard which takes us into extra time and Bournemouth crack. I console myself with scenarios like this because in solitary moments and in my deepest thoughts I see a continuation of our previous PO form which is not a good thought.
 

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One thing I remain completely convinced of is that we are better than them. Doesn't mean we will win as unfortunately football doesn't always work like that but I'm not giving up hope, especially with the crowd there.

I'll go 2-1 Bees and the win on penalties.
 

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It felt like it.

They had more possession but how many clear cut chances did they create? The one that Billings scuffed with his left foot, the header Rata saved to his left and the header off the post are the only three I can think of?
 

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I was there that night. Seem to remember we'd lost 0-3 to Darlington at home the Saturday before- hence the low crowd.

And I said, if we dont beat Workington on Monday I will never come again.
Bees 1 Cherries 1
 

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I hope; I'm proved wrong but sadly I can only see one result on Saturday. The way I expect the game to go; we'll need at least three goals just to bring to extra time. I thought Bournemouth were excellent on Monday; I know some have said their average but when we take the emotion out of it; it was an almost perfect performance for a two leg tie.

I expect them to start 100 miles an hour on Saturday but do something similar to Monday; by having at least 7 players back at all times; but aim quick passes down the wings with Solanke in the middle; with the aim of finishing the tie. If they fail to get the 2nd goal in the first 20 minutes they'll keep the shape and hope to hit us on the break; as we and the fans get more and more anxious.

Ivan deserved to break the record and will be remembered for doing so; although he hasn't scored against Bournemouth and whilst I'm not sure of the stats; goals did dry up; certainly not as frequenet post Rico and Josh injuries. I think Bournemouth have that threat sorted; and we're relying on those small moments of excellence, like Jensen's pass that led to Mbeumo's chance. I expect we'll only create two or three genuine chances on Saturday; we'll need to convert all of them.

Our wing backs were good as the season finished but in a high pressured, crunch game played at PL standard their is a weakness there; nobody's fault and not a criticism but at this stage of the competition we're carrying a few too many players that need extra cover; it's hard to see Rico and Henrik being up to pace in a game everyone else is in peak condition.

When there has been no pressure on us over the last two seasons; we've been amongst the best teams and on our day look unstoppable. I don't remember too many of those days though; when the pressure is really on. That will also need to change on Saturday; it isn't fair to question the mentality but it is something successful teams have and this will be tested, harsh but this such a crunch tie.

All in all I expect us to play well; even attack, attack, attack as has been said but I expect Bournemouth's cuteness, quality and mentality to sadly get the job down and whilst we'll have put a brave effort over the season we will fall just short.

Please be wrong though!

Interesting take on the B'muff performance but I have a slightly different take. We weren't at our best on Monday night and no denying they were worth their 1-0 lead with a very well taken counter attacking goal....BUT then I noticed something, they were at home with the crowd behind them and what did they do....sit back. Woodgate was so concerned late on he even stopped Mepham going up for a corner they had late on. They are worried about us, 2-0 effectively kills the tie and they wanted to protect what they had. If Brian had put the golden chance away their caution would already have back fired on them.

We're at home with a partizan crowd, they are probably without their most experienced defender through injury for me they have an inexperienced manager who showed undue caution in the first leg. I see no reason for pessimism, we've beaten them twice in the league, once deservedly with ten men so what is to fear?

Look they are an excellent team going forward but hell so are we. We finished three places higher than them, beat them twice and were the leagues leading scorers all reasons to think we can and will turn it around on Saturday. I'm going with that scenario thanks very much :sorted:
 
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Interesting take on the B'muff performance but I have a slightly different take. We weren't at our best on Monday night and no denying they were worth their 1-0 lead with a very well taking counter attacking goal....BUT then I noticed something, they were at home with the crowd behind them and what did they do....sit back. Woodgate was so concerned late on he even stopped Mepham going up for a corner they had late on. They are worried about us, 2-0 effectively kills the tie and they wanted to protect what they had. If Brian had put the golden chance away their caution would already have back fired on them.

We're at home with a partizan crowd, they are probably without their most experienced defender through injury for me they have an inexperienced manager who showed undue caution in the first leg. I see no reason for pessimism, we've beaten them twice in the league, once deservedly with ten men so what is to fear?

Look they are an excellent team going forward but hell so are we. We finished three places higher than them, beat them twice and were the leagues leading scorers all reasons to think we can and will turn it around on Saturday. I'm going with that scenario thanks very much :sorted:

Crazy decision by them to just keep it in the corner at the end. TF would never allow us to do that. They should have been trying to take advantage of every minute playing in front of their home crowd.
 

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Game management is massive here! Let's take our time and build to a goal.

Bmuff will happily absorb pressure and hit us on the counter.

A early Bmuff goal and it's all over. We need the first goal!
 

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I said after last years disappointment against Fulham that I would never watch us in another playoff, I fear that my heart will not take it. But I will pray that this will be our time. My respect to all you that will be there and watching on the tv.
 

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We weren't at our best on Monday night

How many times have we heard or seen that in our 25 play of games and 4 cup finals? Why are we not at our best when we have gone 9 unbeaten conceding one goal along the way and they have lost 3 on the spin?
 

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We have players coming into our starting line up which strengthens our side and they have injuries to key men plus Bees fans in stadium . I am confident we can reach Wembley and win there as well.
 

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We can do this and I have been saying for months that we will be in the play-offs and will win them. Monday dented that belief slightly. Again we were not at our best in the big game and I do think that on our very best form we can win on Saturday, but there are a few danger signs. Will we be at our best? On several occasions this season we have been guilty of leaving players unmarked when the opposition have a quick break. We simply cannot afford to do that on Saturday, but we have done it so often, not always resulting in goals it is true. The general thought is that Muff will defend their lead and rely on the quick break and we cannot afford any mistakes, but we do make mistakes, regularly. I think we will score, but will also concede. 1-1, unless we are on really top form, in which case 3-1. Whatever happens, a great season, 3rd again, long unbeaten runs, semi-final of the League Cup and the top scorer in the division. Not bad with no parachute payments.
 

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Fine margins fall our way. The players want it big time. Great performance leading to 2-0 win. Staying positive and hopeful. Don't care who scores. Just want to win.
 

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We can do this and I have been saying for months that we will be in the play-offs and will win them. Monday dented that belief slightly. Again we were not at our best in the big game and I do think that on our very best form we can win on Saturday, but there are a few danger signs. Will we be at our best? On several occasions this season we have been guilty of leaving players unmarked when the opposition have a quick break. We simply cannot afford to do that on Saturday, but we have done it so often, not always resulting in goals it is true. The general thought is that Muff will defend their lead and rely on the quick break and we cannot afford any mistakes, but we do make mistakes, regularly. I think we will score, but will also concede. 1-1, unless we are on really top form, in which case 3-1. Whatever happens, a great season, 3rd again, long unbeaten runs, semi-final of the League Cup and the top scorer in the division. Not bad with no parachute payments.

Agree with your comment about unmarked players, let’s hope that Monday was the BIG warning
 
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Hoping we come out like we did in the second leg v Swans.
Fired up, 2 up in the first 15 minutes :bounce:
 

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Got the Aussie ref for Saturday's game, that should make for a more free flowing game, good news I think! He was good earlier in the season.
 

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What is with some of the doom and gloom merchants on here. We will win this. We have to, we're due a play off win at some time before I'm too old to appreciate it!

I mean, what do you expect? We've had so many failed campaigns and lost the first leg here. What evidence do we have it will turn around? We weren't unlucky in the first leg we didn't turn up. Big ask i think.
 

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I mean, what do you expect? We've had so many failed campaigns and lost the first leg here. What evidence do we have it will turn around? We weren't unlucky in the first leg we didn't turn up. Big ask i think.

We turned it around last year 🤣

we were unlucky , i watched the game sober Tuesday and we should have had a pen and a draw would have been a fair result
 

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And....... On Monday 25th October 1976, I stood outside the Braemar Road entrance in the p****** rain, an hour before kick off, waiting for the gates to open. I liked to be first in to make a dash for Dick Harrison's old programme stall. When they did open, there was no one else around. I can't be certain about the other three sides of the ground, but I'm fairly confident I was the first in that night as Braemar Road tended to open first. I witnessed a glorious 5-0 victory against Workington. If memory serves, I was the first through the gate for our lowest ever league crowd (to date) that night. Not looking for a medal, just mentioning it before anyone questions my support. ;) Funny how things stick in the mind, but I clearly remember Dennis Piggott passing the time of day with somebody in the forecourt, joking about how he was expecting 6,000 that night.

I was there that night too, in New Road. Attendance 3158 - no wonder as we had lost 0-3 at home two days before and the weather was terrible.

But it was a great game and I still remember it.
 

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Was at the Workington game went to Tranmere in the playoffs etc etc ....and for that reason I’m done with the playoffs emotionally!!! For me the season end in a lovely 3-1 win at Brizzle , I’m looking forward to a boat trip to Fulham , a packed Lionel Road and enjoying good football and banter with mates .
Of course I want us to win and it would be a huge bonus but we know how the playoffs always end for us . To get promotion we need to be top 2 end of so that’s what we’ll need next season.
 

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We turned it around last year 🤣

we were unlucky , i watched the game sober Tuesday and we should have had a pen and a draw would have been a fair result

Then what happened in the final? We were absolutely awful for 120 minutes. Should have had a pen shouldn't disguise what was a really hollow performance following 4 straight wins and Bournemouth's bad run of form. We just don't have the bottle nor the players to get out of the league this way.

Obviously, i don't want that to be the case - just calling it how i see it. The crowd could make a huge difference Saturday. It was noisy with just 2k at the blackburn game...
 
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