Final Score Brentford 2 (Wissa, Roerslev) Aston Villa 1 Att: 16,876

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Yeah that's totally out of order, no way would I boo the boys, I can only imagine they were part timers not real Bees, whoever was booing please f off and don't come back. Bell ends!!!
My guess is that they were booing because we were passing the ball around at the back in what they deemed to be negative fashion. In point of fact, we were in the middle of a move which typifies how we have found success over the past 10 seasons. At last we were in possession and passing the ball around with control. Moving the opponent this way and that. Probing. Waiting to spot a chink. Then.... ping, ping, ping.... goal. Classic Brentford.

I tried to explain this to my neighbour... to no avail, unfortunately.
 

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My guess is that they were booing because we were passing the ball around at the back in what they deemed to be negative fashion. In point of fact, we were in the middle of a move which typifies how we have found success over the past 10 seasons. At last we were in possession and passing the ball around with control. Moving the opponent this way and that. Probing. Waiting to spot a chink. Then.... ping, ping, ping.... goal. Classic Brentford.

I tried to explain this to my neighbour... to no avail, unfortunately.

I explained it to the two moaning gents behind me, I was shouting 'that's why we do, that's why we do it!!!!!!!' as I was celebrating the goal.
 

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I know we have had some great come backs this season but today felt different. The team has matured to the point where we can grind out the result. Even when starting slowly, playing poorly, short of key players, players out of position and when our star striker isn’t upto it. Resilient and disciplined, we never give up or lose our spirit. Well done everyone in the squad. Special mentions to the subs and our no.2 keeper.
 

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Whilst they've not been massively successful, I do think they offer some percentage gains over others. It gives a chance to get the ball into the box, surround the keeper and potentially gain from a second ball or knock down.

Whilst we have gained little recently, I still feel they're a useful asset to use, especially as we seem to have a few players capable of them.
Maybe once in while is fair enough, but all that drying the ball with a towel and the big run up is so predictable, I’d be surprised if we score from it again this season.
 

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I don't like criticising players as it is often counter productive, but I am beginning to thing Jenson isn't really cutting it at this level.
But we'd never have scored the first goal without him (Jensen, that is)... go figure.

Interestingly, Saman was our second-highest tackler – to Nørgaard – in his 40-45 minutes, much to his credit.
 

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For a bit of balance - we need to work on our set pieces. Our free kicks and corners especially are dreadful. Villa’s corners looked dangerous every time especially from the right side. Ours are poor and we aren’t making use of the size of our team. Got to get this sorted.
 

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Maybe once in while is fair enough, but all that drying the ball with a towel and the big run up is so predictable, I’d be surprised if we score from it again this season.
To be fair, we're not that good at kicking it at the moment, so nice to have the luxury of chucking it into the box. ;-) (sorry, don't have access to the angling thing)
 

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My guess is that they were booing because we were passing the ball around at the back in what they deemed to be negative fashion. In point of fact, we were in the middle of a move which typifies how we have found success over the past 10 seasons. At last we were in possession and passing the ball around with control. Moving the opponent this way and that. Probing. Waiting to spot a chink. Then.... ping, ping, ping.... goal. Classic Brentford.

I tried to explain this to my neighbour... to no avail, unfortunately.
My elderly neighbour was giving it all the 'what's wrong with a long ball' then moaning every time we played one and gave away possession. Still he was going large during Freed from Desire so I forgave him.
 

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My elderly neighbour was giving it all the 'what's wrong with a long ball' then moaning every time we played one and gave away possession. Still he was going large during Freed from Desire so I forgave him.
Strange how we're all taking our elderly neighbours to the football at the moment. Tis the season of good will. ;-) :)
 

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................just had Christian on the phone.................
Yeah, cr*p that bloke, I really hope we don't offer him a new contract...
 

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According to Sky, 5 more wins should see us through to PL football next season.
 

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When that second goal went in, I somehow forgot I’d just had major knee surgery two weeks ago and shot up out of the sofa, to end up very quickly on the floor in agony 😂

Well worth it. Huge 3 points. 🐝

Gave them a cheer for you mate. Being up the West Stand for a change was really great!!
 

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S102 .. approx row 4 seat somewhere between 60-65
Old boy moaning about us playing out from the back .. yes the passing was going forward, sideways and back for a bit, but as we all know we keep probing looking for an opening .. but like so many times this seasons he want us to “just get it up there” then Roerslev put Wissa through and we score .. he then shut the f*** up for the rest of the game 😂
 

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I’m not even sure we’ll need that many. Three wins and two or three draws could even be enough.

Yep - said the other day that I think 34-35 points will be sufficient this season. The bottom 3 have only won 4 games out of 55 between them all season. Ok 2 were against us but lets not discuss that :D
 

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Might not have been pretty but we ground it out and turned it around, which is something the relegation threatened teams struggle to do. Another performance filled with heart and hard work.

My only slight worry is that Ivan's body language suggests he's frustrated...he's a goal scorer who's not scoring, so perhaps no surprise. Would love him to bang in a couple from open play against Saints.
 

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S102 .. approx row 4 seat somewhere between 60-65
Old boy moaning about us playing out from the back .. yes the passing was going forward, sideways and back for a bit, but as we all know we keep probing looking for an opening .. but like so many times this seasons he want us to “just get it up there” then Roerslev put Wissa through and we score .. he then shut the f*** up for the rest of the game 😂
I sat almost exactly there for the Watford game. Exact same miserable commentary. One bloke even lay down across three nearby free seats at one point apparently as some sort of protest. Then we scored.
 

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For a team still short of five starters, that had run itself into the ground against the table-toppers only a few days before, that performance was nothing short of heroic.

Sure, we weren't great, first half particularly, but what do some people really expect? This year is all about getting through the tough moments, keeping ourselves as intact as possible and taking our chances we then arise.

I loved it that just as the boo boys were getting started ('get it forward Brentford' from behind me FFS!) we scored, not panicking even when things were not going well.
 

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My only slight worry is that Ivan's body language suggests he's frustrated...he's a goal scorer who's not scoring, so perhaps no surprise. Would love him to bang in a couple from open play against Saints.
He's being doubled up on in virtually every game. It must be frustrating, as you say, but as BFC improve and with better players round him, plus his own personal improvement, it will get better.
 

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I know I'll sound like Captain Hindsite, but I can honestly say I no longer feel any sense of panic when we concede an early goal at home. No matter how crap we are playing (and we were), you just know there will come a point where we will create a chance and where we will start to play better.

It was a travesty for Villa that they went in level at half time. And probably a miscarriage of justice that they lost the match. Are we bothered? Excellent scrap from us yet again. And the crowd just about stayed positive although there are plenty of bears around at the moment, some of them with sore heads at this time of year. I understand their concerns, but I think we should all try to make allowances for the poor standard of much of our recent play, and reward effort with our encouragement. We just don't have the depth and quality of squad at this level. Understandably so with the lowest wage budget and the team decimated by injury.

So long as we continue to dig out the odd scruffy 1 goal victory, the bull run continues as far as I'm concerned. And the bulls will have won if we stay in the division.
I know what you mean and I admit to being one of those. Who would have thought that after 25 years (and I know A LOT of other fans have waited longer) that we would be in the prem league and doing so well!
I think for the most part it's just fans wanting the best for the team. Main thing is it's a other 3 points and another step closer.

Yes I am 7-8 pints in right now, who cares, the bees won!
 

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Anyone know how many passes there were for our first goal - i know a lot was knocking it around the back but it seemed to be 20 or so
 

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Frustrated for much of the first half but we grew into the match. The longer the game went on the more in control we were, bar a the flurry of corners for Villa in the final minutes.

The subs made a big difference I thought. Agree with the comment that Villa looked good going forward but weak at the back. Once we started nullify their attack and go forward ourselves with the ball it felt like we could win it. From that perspective I don't think 'smash and grab' gives us the credit we deserve.

23 points on the board and with Ajer, Mbeumo, Rico, not far off being back on top of Vitaly there's every reason to feel positive tonight.
 

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For a team still short of five starters, that had run itself into the ground against the table-toppers only a few days before, that performance was nothing short of heroic.

Sure, we weren't great, first half particularly, but what do some people really expect? This year is all about getting through the tough moments, keeping ourselves as intact as possible and taking our chances we then arise.

I loved it that just as the boo boys were getting started ('get it forward Brentford' from behind me FFS!) we scored, not panicking even when things were not going well.
Boo boys ???? I only heard people getting behind Brentford today even though we were sh*t for first 40mins 👍 same old on here who love slagging of their own fans 🤮🙄
 

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Really not much to say played poor and won I'll take that. We had moments of good play but in general we weren't at the races today.

Happy to win ugly. It's all good playing well against the top 6 and losing bit these games today we have to collect points.
 
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