Final Score Brentford 2 (Jansson, Mbeumo (p)) Watford 1 Att 16,861

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I’m not sure I can add too much more to what ‘s already been said, but we were arguably missing our best goalkeeper, 2 best defenders, best winger, best creative midfielder and best striker… absolutely remarkable. I think that makes this even sweeter.

We just love playing on Friday nights.
 

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Irrelevant now I know but, that w*nker Bachmann was clearly off his line before Bryan struck the pen…
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What a night, what a performance. Just come home, via the pub, and watched it all again. We were really impressive tonight, patchwork side and people playing out of position but we played some lovely football at times but just couldn't find the quality to make it count. Yes some of it was frustrating but to see them persevere and keep believing in the way that they did was amazing. On the hour, Jensen pinged a ball across the field tp Mads which was pitch perfect, just as someone behind me was moaning about giving him the ball. Some people want him to fail it seems to me and I don't know why?

Wissa was a real live wire in his time on the pitch but I heard someone behind me say tonight that he didn't look interested. Complaints when we were keeping the ball and exerting real pressure in the last quarter, because we made a few passes backwards but pulled them out of shape. Honestly, don't want to moan cos I really enjoyed beating those bar stewards, Christian and Vitaly in particular played some great football, and I think we can be proud of them all. Let's really get behind them on Tuesday night and see what happens next. Rico will have Ronaldo in his pocket obvs. Can't believe this season, it's crackers.
 

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What a night, what a performance. Just come home, via the pub, and watched it all again. We were really impressive tonight, patchwork side and people playing out of position but we played some lovely football at times but just couldn't find the quality to make it count. Yes some of it was frustrating but to see them persevere and keep believing in the way that they did was amazing. On the hour, Jensen pinged a ball across the field tp Mads which was pitch perfect, just as someone behind me was moaning about giving him the ball. Some people want him to fail it seems to me and I don't know why?

Wissa was a real live wire in his time on the pitch but I heard someone behind me say tonight that he didn't look interested. Complaints when we were keeping the ball and exerting real pressure in the last quarter, because we made a few passes backwards but pulled them out of shape. Honestly, don't want to moan cos I really enjoyed beating those bar stewards, Christian and Vitaly in particular played some great football, and I think we can be proud of them all. Let's really get behind them on Tuesday night and see what happens next. Rico will have Ronaldo in his pocket obvs. Can't believe this season, it's crackers.
Like you, I enjoyed the patient passing to pull them out of shape. Interestingly enough I’m not certain we would have done it if Toney was playing but potentially we learnt a lesson today.

I actually thought Watford were pretty organised and used the press well until the 65th minute when they were just hoofing the ball away. However, put 11 men behind the ball and probably got what they deserved.

Interestingly the previous Watford manager lost 2 out of 7 and got fired, Ranieri has now lost 2 out of 9, gone by Christmas?

I actually think Norwich are better than Watford and have a better chance of survival, especially with Deano in charge now. Id like to see Newcastle and Watford go down. I have no problem with who the 3rd is as long as it’s not us, which is currently not looking likely!
 

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What a win. Didn’t look that way for a long time but how nice to be on this side of last minute joy.

agree with everyone on the star players, Janelt, Goode, Norgaard but surprised not more mention for Roeslev. I thought he was brilliant. Solid, forward thinking, always wanted to take on his man and some decent deliveries. A very good wing back performance. His development is coming on well
 

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Great vibes. To be there for the first ever Pontus goal. We went nuts for that. And moment of the night had to be the Ivan Toney tribute penalty take from Bryan. What balls. The technique. The knee slide celebration. The whole team going nuts for it in front of us in the West. Gold. Just good.
 

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Not sure if the stats reflect this but that felt like game that we have dominated more than any other this season. Certainly the 2nd half felt like we almost constantly had the ball.
 

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Chance to reflect in the morning. We were not great but Watford were so so poor. They created one chance for themselves in the whole match (King, 2nd half) and we gifted them a goal with a free header. Apart from that they did absolutely nothing!

But in the circumstances we just had to find a way not to lose. That we managed to steal a win is absolutely magnificent. Imagine Liverpool without Alisson, Van Dijk, Salah, Mane, TAA? Or Tottenham without Lloris, Kane, Son, Hojberg and Sanchez. Because that's what we're up against, removing 5 of our BEST players from the team (inc JDS). Not just 5 of our first team squad, but probably 5 of our best 6 players!

In fact, you take those players i mentioned out of Spurs and you're looking at relegation candidates!
 

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What strikes me from last night is that whatever happens, and whoever is out through injury etc.., that we don’t just have a first team, but we have a real squad of players, all ready to step up when called upon.

Regardless of when they are called upon to play, and in whatever position, as soon as they pull on the shirt, they are ready to do their utmost.

Last night’s team, with a starting 11 that had never played together in that format before, clearly showed the strength in depth of pure determination to get a magnificent result.

All goes to show that we have a real squad, and don’t just crumble when some of the leading names are absent!

Brilliant Bees!🐝😊🐝
 

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Great three points, but time for constructive criticism, our corner taking needs a lot of work and more variation and maybe when we have the ball on the wings we could have more movement, that's it, great to see us pull away. Bring on United.
 

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Usually hate the BBC comments but but just read this and absolutely love it-


Brentford are a role model for everything that is wrong about football!

Small stadium, small city, low salaries, unfancied players without coloured expensive haircuts, achieved promotion due to great coaching and determination!

Such a travesty that they are annoying the big boys in the big league let's call for a super league eh Ed?
 

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Second highest goal involvement in the league so far, only Salah more influential. He’ll be too expensive for us
 

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The roar - THE ABSOLUTE ROAR - when it was announced that there were five minutes additional time. The Watford players must have felt like Anthony Joshua getting drenched with a bucket of ice, being wheeled back to the ring in a wheelchair and then dumped in front of Osyk for another couple of rounds or so 🤓
 

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Like you, I enjoyed the patient passing to pull them out of shape. Interestingly enough I’m not certain we would have done it if Toney was playing but potentially we learnt a lesson today.

I actually thought Watford were pretty organised and used the press well until the 65th minute when they were just hoofing the ball away. However, put 11 men behind the ball and probably got what they deserved.

Interestingly the previous Watford manager lost 2 out of 7 and got fired, Ranieri has now lost 2 out of 9, gone by Christmas?

I actually think Norwich are better than Watford and have a better chance of survival, especially with Deano in charge now. Id like to see Newcastle and Watford go down. I have no problem with who the 3rd is as long as it’s not us, which is currently not looking likely!
Leeds. Oh please let it be Leeds!
 

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Second highest goal involvement in the league so far, only Salah more influential. He’ll be too expensive for us
Is this Dennis? He cost Watford just £3.6mn but if they get relegated, he could be released from his contract possibly. But yes, you're right, it could trigger a bidding war among a variety of clubs and get too expensive
 

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Is this Dennis? He cost Watford just £3.6mn but if they get relegated, he could be released from his contract possibly. But yes, you're right, it could trigger a bidding war among a variety of clubs
They hung on to Sarr when they got relegated last time so I think they aren’t going to give Dennis away. Particularly as if he carries on that level of goal threat all season he’s going to have a lot of clubs after him. One of those players we’d only get before they’ve made it.
 

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I'll tell you what though, if Watford do go down, Brentford should consider snapping up Emmanuel Dennis - 6 goals and 5 assists in a dire Watford side? He was a handful yesterday and I'd think he'd make a great addition
We could definitely do with more height, especially as we play head tennis at times, and when we have set pieces, we look a short team, a tall forward with a good touch would be a great addition.
 

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Their keepers play acting after our equaliser was shameful. His fancy f***ing stretches pre-penalty were also embarrasing.
Think he just wanted to move away from the verbal he was getting from the West Stand, the soft ****.
 
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Great three points, but time for constructive criticism, our corner taking needs a lot of work and more variation and maybe when we have the ball on the wings we could have more movement, that's it, great to see us pull away. Bring on United.
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Really? Just enjoy the win 🤷‍♂️🐝🐝🐝
 

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Is this Dennis? He cost Watford just £3.6mn but if they get relegated, he could be released from his contract possibly. But yes, you're right, it could trigger a bidding war among a variety of clubs and get too expensive
Yep he’s looking like a bargain at that price
 

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Great three points, but time for constructive criticism, our corner taking needs a lot of work and more variation and maybe when we have the ball on the wings we could have more movement, that's it, great to see us pull away. Bring on United.
When even the manager goes on live TV and calls the corners “sh*t” there’s clearly work to do 😂
 

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Well a night game at BCS on a Friday… nothing better!!

Hearts, guts, passion, what a team!! And the West Stand was rocking !!!!

A connection between fans, club, and manager so unique along side football pundits now as well
😂😂👍

A special mention Mr Goode, been a little bit of nonsense spoken about Charlie on here from time to time but a few years ago he was playing League 1/2 football!! Each game he gets better and better , he’s earnt his place in the starting 11.

Again on my return journey on the M4 flyover I past by the new to the old. I always look across into the darkness into the spot where the old girl once stood and say to myself “ the spirit and passion that you was is still alive and it’s stronger than ever!!!

God I love this club!!!!
 

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Really? Just enjoy the win 🤷‍♂️🐝🐝🐝
In defence of Zeeco, we've had too many games against bug-bear teams where Brentford are trying to come back from 1-0 down. The set piece defending in recent games has been poor (used to be Brentford's strength). Brentford's key strength is scoring goals from set pieces (corners, free kicks, corners) - that's also been poor (in fact, Thomas Frank said on live TV that that part of Brentford's game yesterday was "s***"). In yesterday's game, there were long stretches when Brentford's midfield were losing possession within 4 passes - fortunately, Watford were so abject that they couldn't do anything with it - against Man United or City perhaps, that could hurt them (playing both of them this month). Yes of course you're right - we should enjoy the win and should enjoy 3 points whenever Brentford can get them, and the injuries/COVID situation hasn't helped and the never-say-die attitude of the team is amazing & fantastic, but I think what Zeeco is saying is that we need to come up with new ways of taking the game by the scruff of the neck from the first whistle and build a lead. That will bring confidence to the team and points will follow.
 

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The set piece defending in recent games has been poor (used to be Brentford's strength).
We are always going to concede goals. In this division, you only need to make one mistake and it's a goal. It's not as good as Riemer and Frank would like it to be, but missing Ajer and Toney (!) probably our best two defenders at set pieces is always going to have a negative impact. Plus Ethan also out now.

Brentford's key strength is scoring goals from set pieces (corners, free kicks, corners) - that's also been poor (in fact, Thomas Frank said on live TV that that part of Brentford's game yesterday was "s***").
Not sure it's been a strength. Certainly we've worked harder on it this season and Thomas has said many times we have to capitalise on this, as every scoring opportunity counts. I agree that our dead ball delivery is often poor - I don't think it's ever been consistently good.
In yesterday's game, there were long stretches when Brentford's midfield were losing possession within 4 passes - fortunately, Watford were so abject that they couldn't do anything with it - against Man United or City perhaps, that could hurt them (playing both of them this month).
errr....did you check the score when Watford played Man U recently? :LOL:
Yes of course you're right - we should enjoy the win and should enjoy 3 points whenever Brentford can get them, and the injuries/COVID situation hasn't helped and the never-say-die attitude of the team is amazing & fantastic, but I think what Zeeco is saying is that we need to come up with new ways of taking the game by the scruff of the neck from the first whistle and build a lead. That will bring confidence to the team and points will follow.
Yes we should enjoy the win. You and Zeeco aren't pointing out anything that most fans can't see and certainly the coaching team aren't already well aware of. The quality of our football hasn't been a patch on the first few games of the season since West Ham first half. That is largely to do with many first team choices not being available. Not much anyone can do about that, other than put the next best people in their place and do our best to grind out points. That's what we're doing. We were poor against Everton and better (although not good) last night, Jekyll and Hyde v. Leeds and decent v. Newcastle but poor defensively. We've taken 8/12 points from those games and during that time, have now put a 10 point buffer between us and the drop zone. Those are the types of games where we mustn't let potential relegation teams gain points on us. And they haven't, despite our patched up squad. It's only Burnley where we were totally rubbish and deserved nothing. :)
 
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In defence of Zeeco, we've had too many games against bug-bear teams where Brentford are trying to come back from 1-0 down. The set piece defending in recent games has been poor (used to be Brentford's strength). Brentford's key strength is scoring goals from set pieces (corners, free kicks, corners) - that's also been poor (in fact, Thomas Frank said on live TV that that part of Brentford's game yesterday was "s***"). In yesterday's game, there were long stretches when Brentford's midfield were losing possession within 4 passes - fortunately, Watford were so abject that they couldn't do anything with it - against Man United or City perhaps, that could hurt them (playing both of them this month). Yes of course you're right - we should enjoy the win and should enjoy 3 points whenever Brentford can get them, and the injuries/COVID situation hasn't helped and the never-say-die attitude of the team is amazing & fantastic, but I think what Zeeco is saying is that we need to come up with new ways of taking the game by the scruff of the neck from the first whistle and build a lead. That will bring confidence to the team and points will follow.
I agree. We need to win football matches. We just did. 😎🐝🐝🐝 🤷‍♂️
 

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In defence of Zeeco, we've had too many games against bug-bear teams where Brentford are trying to come back from 1-0 down. The set piece defending in recent games has been poor (used to be Brentford's strength). Brentford's key strength is scoring goals from set pieces (corners, free kicks, corners) - that's also been poor (in fact, Thomas Frank said on live TV that that part of Brentford's game yesterday was "s***"). In yesterday's game, there were long stretches when Brentford's midfield were losing possession within 4 passes - fortunately, Watford were so abject that they couldn't do anything with it - against Man United or City perhaps, that could hurt them (playing both of them this month). Yes of course you're right - we should enjoy the win and should enjoy 3 points whenever Brentford can get them, and the injuries/COVID situation hasn't helped and the never-say-die attitude of the team is amazing & fantastic, but I think what Zeeco is saying is that we need to come up with new ways of taking the game by the scruff of the neck from the first whistle and build a lead. That will bring confidence to the team and points will follow.
I think a huge amount of that is from the fact that we’re playing Janelt and Goode in front of Alvaro rather than Ajer and Pinnock in front of Raya. Thank goodness Pontus is the constant but it’s asking a bit much for players having their first few PL starts for us in their positions to be completely organised and perfect. As much of our attacking set piece work is based on the three CBs bullying at the far post the absence of Ajer and Pinnock hurts at both ends.
 

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What was all that VAR b*llox with Jansson's goal not even close to being offside.
It was closer than you think. Only a few inches between the defenders knee and Jansson’s foot.
 

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Here is your Saturday morning Fact Check courtesy of Untouchable (Watford meltdown edition):
  1. Win 2-1 at home to Watford ✅
  2. First time winning consecutive home PL games ✅
  3. Watford are a MASSIVE club. We’ve all seen their attempts to ridicule us for being little Brentford on their forum. Did you know they were once owned by Elton John and managed by Graham Taylor? b***ocks to that. It’s 2021 and we’ve surpassed them in every way and they’ve still won the same amount of major trophies as the Dog and Duck Sunday Second 11 - zero. ✅
  4. We were without Raya, Pinnock, Ajer and Toney. Shandon still isn’t 100%, Wissa still isn’t 100%. We’ve had other injuries too. In the circumstances this is a TOP win ✅
  5. Ranieri: ‘Brentford deserved to win’ ✅
  6. Gary Neville: ‘I absolutely love coming here’ and ‘it’s fast becoming my favourite ground in the league to come to’ ✅
  7. Jamie Carragher: ‘Love Friday Night Football at Brentford’✅
  8. Jake Humphries: ‘Brentford fans are absolute class’✅
  9. Fernandez continues to get better each game. Had no chance with the goal but was otherwise comfortable ✅
  10. Charlie Goode rock solid again and doing exactly what you should do in the face of ongoing criticism by doing his talking on the pitch ✅
  11. Christian Norgaard is a Rolls Royce of a player. Oozes class with everything he does and could walk into almost any team in the country ✅
  12. Janelt was out of position but still excellent. Possibly our best value signing ever (relative to transfer fee paid) and fantastic cross for the equaliser✅
  13. Pontus getting his first goal for the Bees 🥰🥰🥰 ✅
  14. Bryan Mbeumo capping an excellent performance by graduating from the Ivan Toney Penalty Taking Academy. Watched the keeper go one way and rolled the ball the other. Perfect ✅
  15. Up to 9th in the PL ✅
  16. 10 points clear of the bottom 3 ✅
  17. Only 7 points from the Champions League places ✅
  18. With 40 points being seen as the mark for PL safety, we are half way there within 22 games still to play ✅
  19. We have now matched Fulham’s entire win total from last season ✅
  20. For those keeping count, last season it took Fulham until match week 25 to reach 20 points; WBA until match week 30 and Sheffield United until match week 36✅
  21. Manchester United next. You heard me right readers. The biggest club on the planet come to Brentford for a PL match. Christmas miracles happen don’t they? John McClane took on a building full of terrorists and threw Hans Gruber off the Nakatomi Plaza. Kevin McCallister was left Home Alone twice and was still reunited with his family. Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by 3 spirits in one night and learned to love Christmas and Brentford will smash Manchester United on Tuesday ✅
 
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Also the fact that when he went down with a clearly fractured skull, he had the piece of mind to push his foot out at Christian and whack him in the nuts
I saw that 😡
I think it was more studs in the stomach, than in the nuts, but still a dastardly act. :nono:
 
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