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

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errr....did you check the score when Watford played Man U recently? :LOL:
And believe you me, I'd love it if OGS was still in control at United. Unfortunately, Ralf Rangnick is better organised. That said, he's only been in the job about 15 minutes so I don't know HOW organised he'll be for Tuesday night.
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.
To play devil's advocate for a minute, doesn't that make it more of a need to take the game to the opposition from the first whistle, establish a 1-2 goal lead, KNOWING that we're going to concede later? Sounds wonderful in theory, I concede that, but again, Zeeco's point (which I agree with) is let's get on the front foot early - especially at home!
I'd love to see United go in at half time dazed and confused wondering what the heck just happened to them in that first half.
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.
I accidentally said corners twice (silly me!) I meant long throw ins, corners and free kicks - these three elements are key in Brentford's play in getting goals (Norgaard goal against Arsenal immediately comes to mind). If goal scoring chances are lower at this level, these sources of goals become critical, no?
 

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The never say die attitude is great to be part of, and produces a team that is greater than the sum of parts. You can see they are having a great time, we are so lucky to have the personnel that we do at the club. You just get that feeling anything is possible, and we are having an amazing impact on what people think of us, how we play, how we are different etc etc, especially from those like Jamie Carragher who were unaware of our existence before this season. This is exactly the response I hoped for when we beat Swansea. Say what you like about the prem, I love it, I love us sticking out like a sore thumb, so different in everything we do, with the lowest budget by far. We are a great storey and shows you what can be done with the right people running the show. The top knobs at the FA have a lot to learn.
 

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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.

Thank you for posting this, do you sit in the North stand?
I found a lot of the moaning from seats around me really hard to swallow last night. It really reminded me of the grumblings when we were knocking around leagues 1 and 2, except now we are in the Premier league. If we had lost last night and results had gone against us, I believe we would have ended up four points clear of a relegation spot?
I understand that people get frustrated, but perhaps they should treat it more like a game of cards instead of bemoaning players for not being 'good enough'. We all get annoyed when we lose all our money at blackjack, but no one starts blaming the dealer.
I wouldn't mind if there was more singing when the team needed our support, but I think people get shy and would rather moan quietly than stand up and encourage loudly.

Everyone reading this, I'm really sorry for negative thoughts today, I don't want to take the shine off a fantastic result and performance.
I thought Roerslev really grew in confidence last night, and he's one of the best crossers of the ball we have. Couldn't believe the amount of times Watford allowed Goode to drive the ball forwards and then ping it out to Roerslev to get us into their final third.
 

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Thank you for posting this, do you sit in the North stand?
I found a lot of the moaning from seats around me really hard to swallow last night. It really reminded me of the grumblings when we were knocking around leagues 1 and 2, except now we are in the Premier league. If we had lost last night and results had gone against us, I believe we would have ended up four points clear of a relegation spot?
I understand that people get frustrated, but perhaps they should treat it more like a game of cards instead of bemoaning players for not being 'good enough'. We all get annoyed when we lose all our money at blackjack, but no one starts blaming the dealer.
I wouldn't mind if there was more singing when the team needed our support, but I think people get shy and would rather moan quietly than stand up and encourage loudly.

Everyone reading this, I'm really sorry for negative thoughts today, I don't want to take the shine off a fantastic result and performance.
I thought Roerslev really grew in confidence last night, and he's one of the best crossers of the ball we have. Couldn't believe the amount of times Watford allowed Goode to drive the ball forwards and then ping it out to Roerslev to get us into their final third.
Spot on Bridport! Bar the last 20mins, the atmosphere was pretty disappointing if I'm honest, especially for a Friday night game vs these lot. Can't believe people booed at HT either.
 

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We pushed up more and more with goode carrying the ball further up to roselev. Example was goode and pontus stayed up to be around for the first
 

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Thank you for posting this, do you sit in the North stand?
I found a lot of the moaning from seats around me really hard to swallow last night. It really reminded me of the grumblings when we were knocking around leagues 1 and 2, except now we are in the Premier league. If we had lost last night and results had gone against us, I believe we would have ended up four points clear of a relegation spot?
I understand that people get frustrated, but perhaps they should treat it more like a game of cards instead of bemoaning players for not being 'good enough'. We all get annoyed when we lose all our money at blackjack, but no one starts blaming the dealer.
I wouldn't mind if there was more singing when the team needed our support, but I think people get shy and would rather moan quietly than stand up and encourage loudly.

Everyone reading this, I'm really sorry for negative thoughts today, I don't want to take the shine off a fantastic result and performance.
I thought Roerslev really grew in confidence last night, and he's one of the best crossers of the ball we have. Couldn't believe the amount of times Watford allowed Goode to drive the ball forwards and then ping it out to Roerslev to get us into their final third.
There’s not a football ground in the world where fans don’t moan. It comes with the territory. And on the whole I think we are a pretty supportive bunch. There will always be the odd grumble when things aren’t going to plan. Try not to take it personally.
 

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There’s not a football ground in the world where fans don’t moan. It comes with the territory. And on the whole I think we are a pretty supportive bunch. There will always be the odd grumble when things aren’t going to plan. Try not to take it personally.
You’re absolutely right, great post which sums it all up.
Most matches I maintain a very sanguine state of mind, don’t know why but it just really affected me last night.

In general it was such a fun game!
 

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What was all that VAR b*llox with Jansson's goal not even close to being offside.
Their defender was clearly behind Pontus, so much so he had a hand on his back pushing him forward. Only question was that Pontus arm was outstretched
 

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Having watched this now on TV, I only think Wissa played below par. Some excellent stuff from Janelt, Mads and Goode, but also mistakes. Bryan, Rico and Norgaard were flawless. Went for Bryan as MOM. Just brilliant. Seeing Baptiste and how good he is with very little experience.
 

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Having watched this now on TV, I only think Wissa played below par. Some excellent stuff from Janelt, Mads and Goode, but also mistakes. Bryan, Rico and Norgaard were flawless. Went for Bryan as MOM. Just brilliant. Seeing Baptiste and how good he is with very little experience.

I can't find it on Now TV. Where did you watch it Sky?
 

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Having watched this now on TV, I only think Wissa played below par. Some excellent stuff from Janelt, Mads and Goode, but also mistakes. Bryan, Rico and Norgaard were flawless. Went for Bryan as MOM. Just brilliant. Seeing Baptiste and how good he is with very little experience.
Wissa isn’t fit and wouldn’t be starting if Ivan was available but still preferred to Forss. He was blowing heavily before half time
 

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Did we do something different yesterday? We seemed to have Norgaard and Jensen close together and Wissa, Baptiste together with Bryan as a last line runner. The midfield "box" formation. Have we done that before?
 

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Thoroughly enjoyed watching back the build up to our penalty. The role of their number 33 (Kucka) was key. He gave the ball away twice then failed to challenge back then failed to close down, then finally failed to track his runner. Looked dead on his feet. The fitness we showed last night in ramping up the intensity late in the game was very impressive.
 

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I know there have been discussions regarding whether should be hornets or Herts Stag (Hart) butlooking at the badge, it looks more like a moose. The one in Wallyworld!
 

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Very decent interview with Ranieri who explained his substitution which Neville and Carriger both felt was a correct decision as it should have allowed them to get a second as we had so many players pushing forward.

Was very respectful to the Bees, have to say he and Thomas are so refreshing in their interviews avoiding cliches and in Thomas’s case slipping in the odd expletive!!

Think Sky just love coming to Brentford
 

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Very decent interview with Ranieri who explained his substitution which Neville and Carriger both felt was a correct decision as it should have allowed them to get a second as we had so many players pushing forward.

Was very respectful to the Bees, have to say he and Thomas are so refreshing in their interviews avoiding cliches and in Thomas’s case slipping in the odd expletive!!

Think Sky just love coming to Brentford
They’re local up at the back of Gillette’s on the great west road
 

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I watched the United vs Norwich game yesterday - I fancy Brentford's chances on Tuesday night on the back of that United display. Would love to see Max Aarons and Jeff Cantwell at Brentford - great young talents. Gilmour too but I doubt Chelsea would sell
 

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Thought Watford were the worst team we’ve played in this league and will probably go down. Worse than Wolves, Everton & Arsenal.

All over them for first 20 minutes knocking it about like the old days. 2 or 3 of our players had very poor games I thought so great to get the win we deserved. What a difference that last ten minutes made. Great night in the end. Look at that league table!!
 
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Thought Watford were the worst team we’ve played in this league and will probably go down
They were utter gash weren’t they. But according to their forum, Elton John is doing a concert on their pitch next summer so this makes them a big club. Go figure.
 
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