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Hi everyone

I hope this is allowed on the forum/in the right section, apologies if not!

I've started writing a blog analysing Brentford matches and have begun with the 3-2 win over Bristol City on Wednesday, it's not particularly stats heavy but essentially just a collection of breakdowns and tactical analysis of what's happened in the build-up to a goal or chance on goal, for both Brentford and our opposition. Be it formations, defensive positions, style of play...I've tried to cover it all within those key moments.

Generally I watch the match over 90 minutes and then analyse the chances shown in the extended highlights to try and give a microscopic view of all the major action.

Anyway I hope you enjoy!

Link to blog:

Link to Bristol City analysis:
 

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Nice piece. I was initially going to take issue at describing the line up as 424 but there’s a really good picture of us in exactly that! I hadn’t realised quite how close to Toney Ghoddos was playing consistently through the game. It suggests we could on occasion when Norgaard returns play both him and Vanelt (sic) as our midfield and maybe even start Forss in Ghoddos’ place if Saman needs a rest. That would suit Forss better than late sub appearances in a wider position where he looks pretty ineffective (though oddly, two of his best non-striking contributions have come from long through balls played from just in front of the back 4- he might counter-intuitively be a better sub for Jensen in a 424 than for one of the wide attackers!).
 
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Nice piece. I was initially going to take issue at describing the line up as 424 but there’s a really good picture of us in exactly that! I hadn’t realised quite how close to Toney Ghoddos was playing consistently through the game. It suggests we could on occasion when Norgaard returns play both him and Vanelt (sic) as our midfield and maybe even start Forss in Ghoddos’ place if Saman needs a rest. That would suit Forss better than late sub appearances in a wider position where he looks pretty ineffective (though oddly, two of his best non-striking contributions have come from long through balls played from just in front of the back 4- he might counter-intuitively be a better sub for Jensen in a 424 than for one of the wide attackers!).
Yeah I mean we may have swapped formation around a bit throughout the game but certainly in an attacking sense, and we do spend more of the game attacking than defending, we found ourselves using a front four. I did feel a bit weird even writing 4-2-4 down as we were such a front 3 side last season.

Both Canos and Ghoddos had periods where they would look to play alongside Toney, last season we had a much more fluid front 3 and whilst Watkins can hold the ball up he's not physically a target man, whereas Toney can play the ball around fluidly but his body shape and running speed make him a better static target than moving target...because of this I think Frank has decided to have a man spare next to Toney to pick up any long balls that Toney knocks off or to simply provide a one two....unlike Watkins last season we won't see Toney dribbling past players through to goal

Completely agree that we need to play Forss in a two man partnership and I'd like to see him get more minutes...but his goals do seem to come from late substitutions so that doesn't do him any favours
 

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a game between a team who thought they could win vs a team who knew they would win.

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One thing you missed from the Ghoddos goal v Brizle is that as Jensen made his run down the wing as decoy ne pointed back inside, showing Fosu where he should go. Thought that was really interesting
 
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One thing you missed from the Ghoddos goal v Brizle is that as Jensen made his run down the wing as decoy ne pointed back inside, showing Fosu where he should go. Thought that was really interesting
Missed Jensen pointing, interesting to see him viewing the game as a winger when he clearly doesn't have the legs for it lol. Still great movement that strangely drew Mawson out, no idea what he was doing defending that
 
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Match analysis for the Barnsley game is up with a view at the end towards why the loss may do us more good than bad:

You can catch all previous match analysis here:
 
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An extra article today away from match analysis looking at what losing Jansson to injury has meant for Brentford, a baptism of fire for Mads Bech Sørensen & Improving squad depth has improved our rivals, but did we need to improve ours?

 

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Hi everyone

I hope this is allowed on the forum/in the right section, apologies if not!

I've started writing a blog analysing Brentford matches and have begun with the 3-2 win over Bristol City on Wednesday, it's not particularly stats heavy but essentially just a collection of breakdowns and tactical analysis of what's happened in the build-up to a goal or chance on goal, for both Brentford and our opposition. Be it formations, defensive positions, style of play...I've tried to cover it all within those key moments.

Generally I watch the match over 90 minutes and then analyse the chances shown in the extended highlights to try and give a microscopic view of all the major action.

Anyway I hope you enjoy!

Link to blog:

Link to Bristol City analysis:
Maybe have to take a day off to read it all and take it all in.
10 out of 10 for effort and praise where it is due.
Excellent piece.
Well done.
 

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An extra article today away from match analysis looking at what losing Jansson to injury has meant for Brentford, a baptism of fire for Mads Bech Sørensen & Improving squad depth has improved our rivals, but did we need to improve ours?

Sorenson worries me.
That ball he played across our box the other night had me aghast.
I was always told he was better than Chris Mepham, but I am not sure where.
I am maybe looking forward to Reid and Pinnock being the two.
 

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Sorenson worries me.
That ball he played across our box the other night had me aghast.s of a balnced
I was always told he was better than Chris Mepham, but I am not sure where.
I am maybe looking forward to Reid and Pinnock being the two.
Do you know, I feel a little bit dirty giving you that thumbs-up above! I really like Mads. He's had a belting season and has come on leaps and bounds to establish himself as a really important defender for us. However, I just feel that Reid, as the right-footer, has to start in the interests of a balanced central pairing. He looks the part. The other slot has to go to one of the two left-footers. Pinnock is a real class act who had suffered a slight dip in form, most probably as a result of over-exposure and fatigue. That little rest will have done him the world of good, and he must now come back in. Clean sheet v Cov please.
 
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Sorenson worries me.
That ball he played across our box the other night had me aghast.
I was always told he was better than Chris Mepham, but I am not sure where.
I am maybe looking forward to Reid and Pinnock being the two.
I just think Mads is playing ahead of his progression, of you read the Janelt interviews he talks about how they have no time to train, just regeneration. I think Mads needs to be in and out of the team atm than playing every week
 

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Do you know, I feel a little bit dirty giving you that thumbs-up above! I really like Mads. He's had a belting season and has come on leaps and bounds to establish himself as a really important defender for us. However, I just feel that Reid, as the right-footer, has to start in the interests of a balanced central pairing. He looks the part. The other slot has to go to one of the two left-footers. Pinnock is a real class act who had suffered a slight dip in form, most probably as a result of over-exposure and fatigue. That little rest will have done him the world of good, and he must now come back in. Clean sheet v Cov please.
I like him as well, but believe he needs a break and Reid and Pinnock need to play together as soon as they can and with the amount of games on the horizon It maybe a lot sooner than we can guess.
Mads will have his day for certain, but at the moment he is making me nervous.
I must admit I absolutely hate talking bad about any of our squad.
Especially the younger ones.
 

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