Best Brentford Football Team Ever But.....

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There can be little doubt that over the last year or so we have witnessed the best Brentford football ever. No disrespect to the top 5 in the country side of the 30s, but football is very different now. Our current squad would beat them 75-0 (when they were at their peak, fit, and alive, obviously). But it got me wondering.

Any former Bees you think would have cut it in 2015/16? You'd need to allow for the different approach to health and fitness these days and assume the ex-Bee ate, drank and smoked healthily. I can think of a few, but not many. I'll start the bidding with......

Terry Hurlock. ;)
 

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I was only 12 when he left but for me dean holdsworth was the absolute business!
 

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Sinton, Smillie, Blissett, Holdsworth, Gayle and Millen.

Keith Jones, Roger Joseph and John Buttigieg.

As for your 75-0 assertion, I'd say it depends on what era equipment and laws you were using.
 
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Sinton, Smillie, Blissett, Holdsworth, Gayle and Millen.

Keith Jones, Roger Joseph and John Buttigieg.

As for your 75-0 assertion, I'd say it depends on what era equipment and laws you were using.
Strangely, I always thought of Andy Sinton as one of the best ever Bees yet I dismissed him from my list. As I did Keith Jones and Roger Joseph. And Keith Millen. And John Buttigieg.

Smillie, Blissett and Holdsworth I would say would definately be up for a game. I'm undecided about Marcus. :suspect:

Can I just chuck Stanley Bowles in there while I'm here? :sorted:
 

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Chris Kamara and Marcus Bent and Andy Mac.
 

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Roger Cross played in the old 2nd division for Fulscum. Would also add Stan Bowles and Stewart Houston.
 

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Can we not find a slot for Francis Joseph and Paul Evans?
 

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Of the names mentioned above I can easily imagine putting Hermann's name in ahead of Harlee, and Deano ahead of any of this or last season's strikers, and I'd love to see Hurlock as our midfield enforcer. Smillie would be my question mark. But in 40 years, that's about it. (Although I'd have Andy Mc on the bench).
 

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Not Millen. Hurlock, Deano, Herman and Sinton all yes. Big Tel before his knee injury - maybe.
 

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Of the names mentioned above I can easily imagine putting Hermann's name in ahead of Harlee, and Deano ahead of any of this or last season's strikers, and I'd love to see Hurlock as our midfield enforcer. Smillie would be my question mark. But in 40 years, that's about it. (Although I'd have Andy Mc on the bench).

I'd find space for Bowles but agree with you otherwise. John O'Mara would be alongside Andy Mac on the bench.
 

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would love the two Evans in the team , terry and paul, but not sure telboy could pass it out of defence, but would be awesome for corners
 

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Actually Grainger is a good call. He'd be like Jake but with 8-10 goals a season.
 

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Alan Mansley on the wing and Big John O'mara in their prime would catapult us into the premier league.
 

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Think he would be perfect for the lone striker role

Super talented but no speed. Nicky Forster lots of speed less talent. Perhaps we could create a hybrid of the 2 for our super team.
 

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We have had some excellent strikers over the years who have proved it at Championship and Prem Level whilst we have struggled in L1.

Holdsworth and Taylor are obvious but Lewis Grabban is surely the "one that got away"

Worthy mention of Bliss as well, scored plenty in our previous championship visit.
 
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We have had some excellent strikers over the years who have proved it at Championship and Prem Level whilst we have struggled in L1.

Holdsworth and Taylor are obvious but Lewis Grabban is surely the "one that got away"

Worthy mention of Bliss as well, scored plenty in our previous championship visit.

No more so than Les Ferdinand. :shrug:
 

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Was reading another thread and Jim McNichol's name came up! Remember him inspiring a Torquay side that giant-killed us in the LDV Trophy or whatever it was in the late '80s/early 90s?
 

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No more so than Les Ferdinand. :shrug:

Good call, forgot he ever played for us. Tend to blank out the leadership of that club.
Surprised no mentions of Stuart Houston, had a decent career I hear, but must confess before my time!
 

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Good call, forgot he ever played for us. Tend to blank out the leadership of that club.
Surprised no mentions of Stuart Houston, had a decent career I hear, but must confess before my time!

He was superb for us, oozed class but never had him as a left back that he was so successful at for Man U. He also scored one of the greatest own goals ever.
 
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Super talented but no speed. Nicky Forster lots of speed less talent. Perhaps we could create a hybrid of the 2 for our super team.

Taylor was deceptively quicker than he looked. Would have been better than Firster in today's team IMO as would have held the ball up better
 

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Might have to change the way we play but would there be room for Steve Phillips and BBB?
 

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Sweet holy Jesus. Someone earlier mentioned Alan Nelmes for our best ever team! He can't possibly have seen him play. Peter Gelson I could take very seriously but surely not Nelmes unless it was for best ever own goal scorer.
 
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