Bees v QPR Match Reports and Reaction

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Why do some people on here always go on about , If the other team had taken their chances etc ? Gets on my feckin tits Always looking at the negatives , what if we take our chances in every game ? We'll score ten most weeks ! Rangers are feckin sh*t and deserved nothing .

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Well said mate. some of the negative comments I heard after the game at the station were unbelievable, we really do have some mugs who call themselves Brentford supporters. I just smile and think ***** !
 

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Good length of highlights here. The 'flick' is in! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgjBU1GCBH4
Thanks. Just been trying to find that on full match replay on Bees player. 1hr 07 for anyone interested.

There's some great stuff on there that's impossible to appreciate from my ER view. Just before the Jota flick there's a cross field ball from Harlee, sublime first touch layoff from Sergi (I think) to put Rico through on goal was a lovely move. Some of Romaine's skills and touches were sublime too.
 

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Why do some people on here always go on about , If the other team had taken their chances etc ? Gets on my feckin tits Always looking at the negatives , what if we take our chances in every game ? We'll score ten most weeks ! Rangers are feckin sh*t and deserved nothing .

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Mate, I think that's a bang on rant. Chances created are only that. Chances. Feck me, no-one knows that better than Bees fans as we try to walk the ball in the net for the umpteenth time. Only thing that matters is who puts more in the onion bag. Yesterday, we got 3, they got 1 and Dan Bentley did the job he's paid to do.
When we lose and the oppo's keeper has played a blinder, all i tend to read on the match update thread is how sh*t we are and this is relegation form!! Rarely do I read, we were brilliant but their keeper cost us the three points. Apologies to our more Knowledgeable fans, who tend to be more balanced on their return from the match.
 

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Why do some people on here always go on about , If the other team had taken their chances etc ? Gets on my feckin tits Always looking at the negatives , what if we take our chances in every game ? We'll score ten most weeks ! Rangers are feckin sh*t and deserved nothing .

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............yep............some of the dour rubbish that gets posted on here is laughable............
 

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Our progress will be best measured next week- after the qpr away game despite the confidence that gave we were never really in it against Fulham at GP. They're flying and so are we. Getting a win there would show how deep the transformation has been or whether we'd need to strengthen next season to challenge for automatic.
This is interesting..if we can take out the "emotion" of this derby fixture...it will be certainly fascinating to see how we fair against a side going for promotion and in good form and how we cope..and what we need for next season.
 

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We need to put that (1967) behind us now Mori and grasp the next 2 years which will be full of their own emotions.
Agree. Completing the double over them this season on the 50th Anniversary should "lay the ghost" imo.

And whilst they'll always be local rivals, so that games between us will always have that extra "edge", next season we should be ultra-professional and try to treat them as just another bog-standard Championship opponent, from whom we "demand" four points, and hope for six.

(That's if we're still in the same division next season ;))
 

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You're nuts mate. They were never in it and totally outclassed. Didn't cross the line and Dean and Barbet bossed it.


Totally agree they were never in it and we looked has if there were 1 or 2 more gears left in us if we needed but never did due too them being ***** with there old school high ball tactics which I do agree could give teams problems but lucky enough football won this game by a tremendous mile in Brentford FC :banana:
 

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I must be in an opinion of one as I thought that QPR scored a goal that wasn't given, hit the cross bar, had a number of chances from headers etc and that Dean and Barbet got bullied a bit today. Every time they got a free kick or corner, I thought that we looked quite vulnerable.

QPR were very lump it up but it was effective (you wouldn't want to pay for that every week to watch though).

Jota scored an outrageous goal but I thought that Bentley was our MotM today.

Don't agree about Dean and Barbet, what u got to realise is QPR's game is based around getting high balls into Smith 'like you said' and basically nothing else, Smith never got a sniff due too the work done by Dean and Barbet. You talk about 'if this and if that' went in also the number of chances they had .....blar blar blar what about ours? we be winning 10-2 every week. I am just chuffed we are playing great football and winning.
 

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Hello from the 20 00 train from Paddington to Plymouth. Just to say that the QPR disallowed 'goal' didn't go in. I had a good view from E Block and the ball hit the join between the post and crossbar but didn't cross the line. Bloody close thing, though.
Just reading that we're getting goal-line technology next season. Completely unnecessary expense when we've got Plymouth Bee in the house. :D
 

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I know, he thinks they created enough chances to have won comfortably. To be fair they did have a lot in the last 10 but you always felt we were in second gear and had they made it 3.2 we would have popped up the other end and got another one.

Most irritatingly I was watching the championship goals program and the commentator said QPR had the best of it and Brentford had turned around a really bad 2017 since new year with a recent run. I thought we were the top scorers since January and third in the form table, nothing like a bit of lazy journalism.
Yes I noticed that, we were talking about it at home. Commentator claimed they had the better of the first half and were unlucky to be losing. The ch5 highlights also didn't reflect the game IMO, and they only showed Holloway not not Smith after the game, but then it wouldn't be the first time we've been short changed by that shoddy programme.
 

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Yes I noticed that, we were talking about it at home. Commentator claimed they had the better of the first half and were unlucky to be losing. The ch5 highlights also didn't reflect the game IMO, and they only showed Holloway not not Smith after the game, but then it wouldn't be the first time we've been short changed by that shoddy programme.
Still under the Radar although they did say we've scored more goals than any other Championship side in 2017.
 

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A really enjoyable day started with vodka at Northampton station at 09.30 and ended with an easy win despite never hitting the heights of previous games, wasn't Rangers plan just to chip it into the box and hope Smith scores or it hits his shoulder and bounces to someone else, the desperate late tactic was to bring on Sylla and have two possible headers of the ball causing chaos? I don't think they (QPR) played that well but their agricultural football caused a problem or two, I was underwhelmed by the game, I knew we'd win, just watched us go through the motions whilst working hard and won in a canter, there was no surprise, I think it's a positive to say beating them was just another day in the office for us these days. I really believe that if we can keep this base of players together, we will lose one or two, then some bigger days are around the corner next season. Next week will be a much harder test than these useless feckers, it's a shame that QPR are staying up IMO.
 

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............three goals ,six subs and trainer on for Maxime and Flojo????.............
Yeah, quite a long delay for Maxi's injury prior to the penalty......convinced after it that Jota was gonna miss.....what do I know??!! rofl
 

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Strangely negative bees players match commentary seemed to think the bees were lucky. Terry evans comes over as particularly critical - though i guess a rugby coach could see merit in matt smith.
 

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Strangely negative bees players match commentary seemed to think the bees were lucky. Terry evans comes over as particularly critical - though i guess a rugby coach could see merit in matt smith.
Cor I'd have loved to have seen BiG Tel play against Smith!
 

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Strangely negative bees players match commentary seemed to think the bees were lucky. Terry evans comes over as particularly critical - though i guess a rugby coach could see merit in matt smith.
Terry Evans was watching the game through centre backs eyes. He seemed to be commenting on how we were not picking up people from corners . He is right in his assessment as we did look vulnerable from corners and some crosses and their goal did come from a simple cross from a free kick. This is where RaRas had their chances.
What he failed to see of course is the sheer bliss and genius we have going forward.
The secret of course is getting all the disciplines right together. I'll leave that one for others to sort out.
 

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Terry Evans was watching the game through centre backs eyes. He seemed to be commenting on how we were not picking up people from corners . He is right in his assessment as we did look vulnerable from corners and some crosses and their goal did come from a simple cross from a free kick. This is where RaRas had their chances.
What he failed to see of course is the sheer bliss and genius we have going forward.
The secret of course is getting all the disciplines right together. I'll leave that one for others to sort out.
We were by far the better side but if they'd had someone as good in the air as the great Andy Mac who was in the crowd they'd have been a real threat.
 

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We were by far the better side but if they'd had someone as good in the air as the great Andy Mac who was in the crowd they'd have been a real threat.
Now he was fearless. I once said to his daughter he was the best player I'd seen at Brentford and I meant it. I'd have many more options to chose from now but he'd still be up there.
 

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Strangely negative bees players match commentary seemed to think the bees were lucky. Terry evans comes over as particularly critical - though i guess a rugby coach could see merit in matt smith.
Don't get that, it appeared comfortable to us lot, not a vintage performance but it wasn't needed, I always thought we had them at arm's length.
 

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What Saturday's game brought home to me was how we have continually improved over the past 2-3 years. You take Jake Bidwell for instance, during his time with us was rated by most supporters as probably our best LB for some time. Yet Jota made him look like Craig Woodman on a bad day, and there is no comparison with Rico who is already generally streets ahead, and only 19? In a nutshell this just summed up for me the progress we have made, and continually make even when we sell our "stars". This is just one small example, but all I can say to any cynics out there is enjoy the ride, it will only get better.
 

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The thing that struck me the most on the day was how relaxed me and my lot were pre-match in the pub. We said we'd never felt so relaxed going into a game against the Ra Ra's and that worried the sh1t out of us as we said we'd normally be quite up tight, stressed and nervous. I was just hoping the players didn't have the same attitude as us!!

As it happened I thought the players did have a certain swagger and didn't really need to hit the heights we've seen against Derby, Leeds etc but quite frankly we didn't need to and we could've gone up a gear or two if we needed to.

Great time to be a bee and I only hope we can convince the current crop of players to stay and give it a real go next year.
 

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Now he was fearless. I once said to his daughter he was the best player I'd seen at Brentford and I meant it. I'd have many more options to chose from now but he'd still be up there.
He was there with a family friend in corporate and still looks fantastic for his age. Lovely man and like you say a great target man who could head a ball harder than most can kick it.
 

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The thing that struck me the most on the day was how relaxed me and my lot were pre-match in the pub. We said we'd never felt so relaxed going into a game against the Ra Ra's and that worried the sh1t out of us as we said we'd normally be quite up tight, stressed and nervous. I was just hoping the players didn't have the same attitude as us!!

As it happened I thought the players did have a certain swagger and didn't really need to hit the heights we've seen against Derby, Leeds etc but quite frankly we didn't need to and we could've gone up a gear or two if we needed to.

Great time to be a bee and I only hope we can convince the current crop of players to stay and give it a real go next year.
I think Harlee showed a bit of contempt a couple of times when he ended up front almost leading the attack. It wasn't his surges that took him there but a desire to join in the fun. I'm not sure he would have done that in other matches.
 

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Don't get that, it appeared comfortable to us lot, not a vintage performance but it wasn't needed, I always thought we had them at arm's length.
We beat them at a stroll and looked like a bigger club doing enough in the FA cup against limited opposition and that's not being sarcastic.
They had one way of playing and that was to give the ball to Freeman and hope he could find Smith in the air for 90 minutes and then they actually played a couple of balls to feet and on one occasion nearly scored.
Their defence looked very unsure with the ball at their feet and looked to hit long and high every time which just gave us possession and while their only threat was if the obelisk was found in the air in our six yard box we were raiding down both sides going wide and cutting in with Maxi, Rico, Sergi and Jota all getting forward at will.
This was an easy victory and always felt we could have turned it up a notch if required.
 

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I think Harlee showed a bit of contempt a couple of times when he ended up front almost leading the attack. It wasn't his surges that took him there but a desire to join in the fun. I'm not sure he would have done that in other matches.
Seem to remember him doing it against Derby!
 

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One of our best performances this season IMO. QPR did have chances - but largely from long crosses to a giant striker, rather than good play - and we deserved a 2 goal margin.

I thought the barracking of Bidwell was OTT, but it was still good to see Jota destroy him a few times
 
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Don't get that, it appeared comfortable to us lot, not a vintage performance but it wasn't needed, I always thought we had them at arm's length.
we weren't at our best or playing as good as some of our previous games but still with you mate, it was never in doubt imo and had them at arms length.
 
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Nice one. :cool:
This made me chuckle...

It almost made you feel sorry for the much-maligned Nedum Onuoha – with those two jokers to the left of him and Perch to the right there he was, stuck in the middle of poo.
not at all relevant to your post but how long after FT do the players start walking out where old and young fans get get photos etc
 

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Nice one. :cool:
This made me chuckle...

It almost made you feel sorry for the much-maligned Nedum Onuoha – with those two jokers to the left of him and Perch to the right there he was, stuck in the middle of poo.
This was good too:

Jota, shrugging off taunts about his hair from the obviously hirsute and highly fashionable QPR fans behind the goal

and this:

referee James Adcock was unbelievably generous to only issue a warning under the It’s A Bit Early Yet Act of 1986
 

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not at all relevant to your post but how long after FT do the players start walking out where old and young fans get get photos etc
The players can be out within 15 minutes of the game ending, depends if they have to go somewhere!

The RaRas were kept behind for sometime after the game....... lol
 
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not at all relevant to your post but how long after FT do the players start walking out where old and young fans get get photos etc
On Saturday, me and the boy stayed on the terrace till it was nearly empty. We walked round to the club shop to buy a pen (SOLD OUT!). We re-entered the ground and found a pen (Cheers, Taff :sorted: ).

We didn't have to wait long before some Brentford players appeared. Nearly all of ours had left by the time the qpr lot made their way to their coach.

In short, no idea. 10-15 minutes, perhaps? Maybe longer. :shrug:

We're rarely in a rush to get anywhere, so don't mind hanging around a bit. :hat:
 

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Very well written and funny report from a frustrated rara fan.
Add the RAPE poster, (on Twitter)great reading Twitter also shows Picture of Holloway and his predictions of Brentford, Huddersfield and Rotherham being relegated. That shows the li,it of his football knowledge
 
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Great time to be a bee and I only hope we can convince the current crop of players to stay and give it a real go next year.
I know all the arguments about money talks and it's a short career, blah blah, but if I was a footballer I would not want to be anywhere else at the moment. If we can see it, surely they can too?
 

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What Saturday's game brought home to me was how we have continually improved over the past 2-3 years. You take Jake Bidwell for instance, during his time with us was rated by most supporters as probably our best LB for some time. Yet Jota made him look like Craig Woodman on a bad day, and there is no comparison with Rico who is already generally streets ahead, and only 19? In a nutshell this just summed up for me the progress we have made, and continually make even when we sell our "stars". This is just one small example, but all I can say to any cynics out there is enjoy the ride, it will only get better.
I don't see it as "continuous improvement" - more as a fluctuating cycle. In 2014/15 we were terrific and finished 5th. Last year we dipped and finished 9th (with a significantly weaker squad). This year we're heading for somewhere around 9th or 10th on a roughly similar points total. However I believe we currently have a stronger squad than at the same time twelve months ago, possibly as good (or at least nearly as good) as in 2014/15.

This cycle seems inevitable to me because of our "sell to survive" model. We build up a strong squad, then sell to reduce our losses, take a while to recover while new young players find their feet, then come back to the peak again. On this basis we might hope to challenge for the play offs say once every three or four years (if our recruitment is successful!). Maybe next year will be a "challenge" year?

Incidentally, I think you mean "sceptics" rather than "cynics"? Plenty of us harbour doubts over whether we're good enough to challenge for promotion but only a twisted few impute foul motives!
 

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I don't see it as "continuous improvement" - more as a fluctuating cycle. In 2014/15 we were terrific and finished 5th. Last year we dipped and finished 9th (with a significantly weaker squad). This year we're heading for somewhere around 9th or 10th on a roughly similar points total. However I believe we currently have a stronger squad than at the same time twelve months ago, possibly as good (or at least nearly as good) as in 2014/15.

This cycle seems inevitable to me because of our "sell to survive" model. We build up a strong squad, then sell to reduce our losses, take a while to recover while new young players find their feet, then come back to the peak again. On this basis we might hope to challenge for the play offs say once every three or four years (if our recruitment is successful!). Maybe next year will be a "challenge" year?

Incidentally, I think you mean "sceptics" rather than "cynics"? Plenty of us harbour doubts over whether we're good enough to challenge for promotion but only a twisted few impute foul motives!
I think you can both be right.
Think of it like a stock market price.
Share prices virtually never go up in a straight line over a period of time - even those continually strongly performing and generally rising.
What tends to happen is there's a more general trend (say upwards) and within that trend there can be fluctuations within a range (up and down and on daily/weekly/even monthly basis) whilst overall it still continues trending upwards.
Of course this is over-simplifying things but I think it's also a reasonable analogy here if considered as a 5 year type trend.
 

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I know all the arguments about money talks and it's a short career, blah blah, but if I was a footballer I would not want to be anywhere else at the moment. If we can see it, surely they can too?
You haven't considered agents whose sole interest in the large majority of deals is maximum earning potential for them not their clients long term development.
Why vital we keep unearthing rare, raw talent and developing as we can't compete yet on finances.
 
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