Brentford 3-2 Millwall: Match Reports

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Well deserved win. Any other result would have been a travesty.

Big shame about Karelis hope we are insured.

Benrahma is quality but seems to be going for the glory ball every time, but frustrating.

Jeanvier after a mixed first half was very good second half.

Glad we didn’t collapse after the two goals like I’m certain we would have done last season.

Millwall are very poor.

Valencia seems to be much closer to the first team now, good to see.
 

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On train sitting next to Fulham fan😂😂😂.
First - we deserved to win. Millwall were cr@p and tbh the only way they could win is for us to beat ourselves. We so nearly did. Good start. Thought Karelis looked good and so wish he had scored or taken pen. Thought we dominated without creating much and their goal before half time - well it peed me off no end - hence my half time rant.
Second half thought we were poor tbh and scummy Millwall scores a second and looked comfortable. For me Valencia changed it. His first touch was a rasping shot which brought a good save. DeSilva goal seemed like a consolation and wasn’t wildly celebrated in the Ealing. Six minutes later after Bryan and Ollie has done their bit it was carnage!!!
Still think there’s a few cracks that were papered over and squad depth worries me a little. Please get Marcondes back in Jan!!
Individually, thought most were average today and that Benrahma and Jenson in particular were poor.
However, maybe the last ten minutes will change our season!! Here’s hoping!!
You Beeeeeeeeesssssssszzzzzz!!!

Ps - loved being on the train with the Millwall mugs in the end.
 

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Well done Bees. Welll done TF. Boo to all the nay sayers on here who can’t see beyond their noses and have less vision than a bat. This is a year for consolidation of a very new but very technically skilful side hampered sadly by bad luck including injuries. That was the best come back I’ve witnessed for us in 60 yrs. We are by far the best team in 60 yrs and so is our management and owner. We should be aiming for a top 10 finish this yr and only for promotion when we are good enough to survive in the top flight. We are on our way and not quite there. Be patient. There will be ups and downs just like today but lets support the team and our manager through thick and thin as most supporters of my age have done. Let’s remain positive and enjoy this glirious and exciting ride. COYB’s.
 

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Well deserved win. Any other result would have been a travesty.

Big shame about Karelis hope we are insured.

Benrahma is quality but seems to be going for the glory ball every time, but frustrating.

Jeanvier after a mixed first half was very good second half.

Glad we didn’t collapse after the two goals like I’m certain we would have done last season.

Millwall are very poor.

Valencia seems to be much closer to the first team now, good to see.
Sure MB is on record as saying we don't do insurance.

Apologies If I have misnterpreted what you meant.


Looking at the highlights the first goal appears to have taken a slight deflection. Not sure it made much difference to how Raya dealt with it though
 
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Sure MB is on record as saying we don't do insurance.

Apologies If I have misnterpreted what you meant
As a general rule but this might have been different given circumstances, hoping so.
 

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Sure MB is on record as saying we don't do insurance.

Apologies If I have misnterpreted what you meant.


Looking at the highlights the first goal appears to have taken a slight deflection. Not sure it made much difference to how Raya dealt with it though
His answer is probably on here in one of the interviews. IIRC it said that it all depends (like everything else) on the perceived value.
 

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He said it on the first GPG interview if I remember it correctly, that said I couldn't rule out the fact that they may have started doing it at some point in the following years.

Overall though I'd say it's unlikely. We've just gotten super unlucky with Niko, as has the player.
 

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He said it on the first GPG interview if I remember it correctly, that said I couldn't rule out the fact that they may have started doing it at some point in the following years.

Overall though I'd say it's unlikely. We've just gotten super unlucky with Niko, as has the player.
I'm not sure he'd change policy for a player on a 1 year contract.
 

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Well done Bees. Welll done TF. Boo to all the nay sayers on here who can’t see beyond their noses and have less vision than a bat. This is a year for consolidation of a very new but very technically skilful side hampered sadly by bad luck including injuries. That was the best come back I’ve witnessed for us in 60 yrs. We are by far the best team in 60 yrs and so is our management and owner. We should be aiming for a top 10 finish this yr and only for promotion when we are good enough to survive in the top flight. We are on our way and not quite there. Be patient. There will be ups and downs just like today but lets support the team and our manager through thick and thin as most supporters of my age have done. Let’s remain positive and enjoy this glirious and exciting ride. COYB’s.
Your probably right. I’ve got to be honest though and say what doesn’t help matters is that QPR have made an annoyingly and unexpected good start. That makes it hard being patient ☹
 

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Whilst I get the point about the insurance surely our first thoughts should be for the player ! He must have worked unbelievably hard to get fit and that immediately looked like a recurrence of the injury , I sincerely hope not as it would be devastating for him. He looked pretty good too , other than that a fairly routine win against committed opposition 🤣🤣🤣
 

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I'm not sure he'd change policy for a player on a 1 year contract.

......he might have changed it, given the vast increase in transfer fees laid out and (presumably) players wages that's occurred since whenever that interview took place? - just a thought, not ITK as some on here might be......
 

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Well done Bees. Welll done TF. Boo to all the nay sayers on here who can’t see beyond their noses and have less vision than a bat. This is a year for consolidation of a very new but very technically skilful side hampered sadly by bad luck including injuries. That was the best come back I’ve witnessed for us in 60 yrs. We are by far the best team in 60 yrs and so is our management and owner. We should be aiming for a top 10 finish this yr and only for promotion when we are good enough to survive in the top flight. We are on our way and not quite there. Be patient. There will be ups and downs just like today but lets support the team and our manager through thick and thin as most supporters of my age have done. Let’s remain positive and enjoy this glirious and exciting ride. COYB’s.
In fairness most on here do. Agree with what you say but let's not make this forum sterile. Love the emotion and the debate. I felt today at 70 minutes we had probably hit this seasons low from which we would pick up - like Swansea at home last year. Little did I know that bounce back would start in the same game! COYB
 

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We were 2 0down at home to team who couldn’t believe they were winning away. We were shocking considering the most expensive squad to ever grace a field representing brentford for the first 3/4’s of the 2nd half. Thomas’s lack of reaction at 2 0’down was painful and not sure if you saw the players body language when asked to warm up, but it was far from enthusiastic as was Thomas’s request to them.

Ok it was an incredible come back but by a team that with all respect should not have been losing to that Millwall side, I get that there have been significant squad changes with players who need to settle. However I am questioning if Thomas is blinded by certain loyalties right now and if he is prepared to make changes or keeps being forced to by injuries.
 

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Brilliant result. Brilliant resolve and determination from our boys. Brilliant ducking buzz at 2-2. Even bigger at 3-2.

I wish Karelis well and speedy recovery - horrible to see. Let’s be real, he was a long way from looking like a player at this level. Our game and shape improved massively with the introductions of Mbuemo and Da Silva.

Special mention to Jeanvier who for several reasons was my man of the match.

I assume others on here heard the monkey chants from a section of Millwall fans? Totally disgusting and everyone has to play a role in reporting and getting it stamped out.

I saw JJ after and he was very very pleased to have won the game.

This builds resolve, morale, belief.

Hope that we can get GP rocking again as it was quiet as a library until we scored.

But what a buzz at the end. What a buzz.
 

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Brilliant result. Brilliant resolve and determination from our boys. Brilliant ducking buzz at 2-2. Even bigger at 3-2.

I wish Karelis well and speedy recovery - horrible to see. Let’s be real, he was a long way from looking like a player at this level. Our game and shape improved massively with the introductions of Mbuemo and Da Silva.

Special mention to Jeanvier who for several reasons was my man of the match.

I assume others on here heard the monkey chants from a section of Millwall fans? Totally disgusting and everyone has to play a role in reporting and getting it stamped out.

I saw JJ after and he was very very pleased to have won the game.

This builds resolve, morale, belief.

Hope that we can get GP rocking again as it was quiet as a library until we scored.

But what a buzz at the end. What a buzz.
They seemed to boo JJ after the foul on him which on another day should have been a straight red. Didnt think it was monkey chants
 

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They seemed to boo JJ after the foul on him which on another day should have been a straight red. Didnt think it was monkey chants
Agreed, but we should thank the Millwall fans for the extra added on time they gave us by not giving the ball back!
 

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Didn’t hear any monkey noises and I was fairly close to the away end, only heard them booing him.
 

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What an afternoon. Due to some family issues, my first Brentford game home or away since we drew with Hull on August 17th.

Honestly, first 80ish minutes it felt like I hadn’t missed much. Should be ahead, somehow 2-0 down, the Brentford I knew and remembered. But then that ridiculous final 10 minutes or so speaks for itself.

Not completely I agree with all the views that it was completely deserved. I thought Millwall played relatively well and generally just wanted the ball a lot more than we did. As is oft the case, we looked a little out of ideas once we got into the final third. It wasn’t until Da Silva and Mbeumo we’re introduced that the tides turned and they finally looked like making something happen.
 

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Brilliant result. Brilliant resolve and determination from our boys. Brilliant ducking buzz at 2-2. Even bigger at 3-2.

I wish Karelis well and speedy recovery - horrible to see. Let’s be real, he was a long way from looking like a player at this level. Our game and shape improved massively with the introductions of Mbuemo and Da Silva.

Special mention to Jeanvier who for several reasons was my man of the match.

I assume others on here heard the monkey chants from a section of Millwall fans? Totally disgusting and everyone has to play a role in reporting and getting it stamped out.

I saw JJ after and he was very very pleased to have won the game.

This builds resolve, morale, belief.

Hope that we can get GP rocking again as it was quiet as a library until we scored.

But what a buzz at the end. What a buzz.
They seemed to boo JJ after the foul on him which on another day should have been a straight red. Didnt think it was monkey chants
Didn’t hear any monkey noises and I was fairly close to the away end, only heard them booing him.
I'd be very careful before making that accusation.
 

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Sure MB is on record as saying we don't do insurance.

Apologies If I have misnterpreted what you meant.


Looking at the highlights the first goal appears to have taken a slight deflection. Not sure it made much difference to how Raya dealt with it though
Only third party, fire and theft.
 

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Didn’t hear any monkey noises and I was fairly close to the away end, only heard them booing him.
I very much doubt there were any monkey chants,but given the vile racist reputation Millwall deservedly have,probably not a good idea to systematically boo a black player.
 

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We started the match with confidence and positivity. Their keeper made 3 brilliant saves to keep it at 0-0. Everything was comfortable and somehow we fall asleep to allow them to go one nil up at HT, straight after the delay with the worrying injury to Nikos.

Second half we struggled and we go 2-0 down with a pen and our confidence seems shot. Our midfield just couldn’t link with our forwards and it was so frustrating to watch. Benrahma wants to do it all himself and I’m not sure what has happened to Jensen. He has gone backwards and needs too much time on the ball when we need to up the tempo. Watkins touch and general play was awful, thankfully he was in the right place for the tap in at the end.

Millwall looked comfortable soaking everything up but the substitutions changed the game. Our tempo improved and we played with more pace. Mbeumo’s goal looked fantastic. What a great last 10 minutes that was. Totally deserved to win that!
 

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I thought we were ok up until we missed the penalty and that lifted Millwall and we seemed to get more hesitant after that. I was really concerned with how we started the 2nd half, no tempo or urgency everything looked cautious and laboured. The subs made the difference, DaSilva brought more impetus and moved the ball better/quicker than Jensen had been all afternoon. Valencia also brought a new threat and coupled with an increased tempo we looked a threat.

The best thing about today was the character this team showed, I will admit to being concerned about whether we had that sort of character in the team but clearly we have and that bodes well.

I thought Millwall tried to play more football than they did under Harris.......however I reckon a Harris side would have kicked, scrapped and hoofed their way to 3 points there so the change of manager worked to our advantage.
 

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Should have been out of sight at half time, but found ourselves 2-0 down. Seemed a lost and frustrating cause until JDS came on, he changed the game. Jensen very disappointing for me, made little impact on the game. Thought we always had a chance as Millwall did not park the bus, and were quite open. As said before if we had taken just a couple of our chances it would have been a much more comfortable game. However full credit to the team for never giving up.
 

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Hopefully all the mugs who decided to join in with "sacked in the morning" are choking on their ill-used words now. what resilience, what belief, what a come-back. missed a pen, goal chalked off, scrappy at times yes but some lovely play in patches without end result. Very happy with then win, let's hope we have a happier away day in Swansea and the BYE don't get run out of town by a group of pensioners again. hoping Karelis isn't out for long as some brief examples of his hold-ip play seemed encouraging, we deserved that win and showed great determination to get it. happy daze.
 

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Millwall were v poor. Never troubled us. But it looked like deja vu again. Amazing last 10 minutes. I don't think we did much wrong tbh apart from conceding a daft penalty and should have finished them in the first 45.Special mention for Da Silva who has to start IMO . He is a genuine goal threat as well as a physical presence. Hopefully this will be a massive boost for us.
 

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Well deserved win. Any other result would have been a travesty.

Big shame about Karelis hope we are insured.

Benrahma is quality but seems to be going for the glory ball every time, but frustrating.

Jeanvier after a mixed first half was very good second half.

Glad we didn’t collapse after the two goals like I’m certain we would have done last season.

Millwall are very poor.

Valencia seems to be much closer to the first team now, good to see.
 

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Was looking like 'one of those games' again. Everything seemed to go against us. We looked by far the better side for most of the first half. Karelis unlucky not to score, Dalsgaard forced a great save and then Ollie missed his pen. The injury to Karelis seemed to shock the whole side and we were all over the place for their first goal.Second half we seemed to come out with a bit of purpose but conceded a soft penalty and Millwall couldn't believe their luck. It looked pretty much all over. Norgaard and Dalsgaard had been playing well but Kamo looked off the pace again and Jensen wasn't really at it. Benrahama was trying too hard and nothing was really coming off. Strange sub with DaSilva on for Norgaard as I though either Kamo or Jensen could easily have gone. Still didn't look like we were going to do much and then Valencia came on and he almost immediately forced their keeper into a smart save. JDS spanked a lovely low shot into the net from the edge of the box and then suddenly we came to life. Tempo went up, we starting moving the ball quicker with one touch passes and Valencia was causing problems for them on the left with his pace and energ. Mbeumo picked out the top corner to make it 2-2 (deflection?) and then right at the death he lobbed the ball back in for Ollie to slam home from close range.. Perfect! Not our best performance by any means but I think we definitely deserved the three points and that will give us massive confidence going forward. All three subs made a contribution which was pleasing. Thought Valencia looked really lively when he came on and used the ball very sensibly.
 

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Fabulous comeback. A deserved win.

Have to say I thought the atmosphere was really flat, again. The place used to be jumping, feels like something is missing at the moment.
 

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Kamo was comically ordinary, some poor performances but a bloody good sting in the tail. Three pretty decent goals and a melee in injury time too, it made a longish journey home fun.
 

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I think this team deserves more vocal support throughout. Personally, I was livid with the filthy scum and enjoyed saying 2-0 and you ****ed it up to Millwall getting the Jubilee at Green Park, but I would rather we sang our hearts out for the players.
 

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We should be aiming for a top 10 finish this yr and only for promotion when we are good enough to survive in the top flight.
At this stage of the season, a six-point gap - which is all that separates us from the play-off places - is by no means an insuperable obstacle. Even the automatic promotion spots are still within reach with three-quarters of the season's programme still to go. Why limit one's ambitions to a top-10 spot? Sure, getting back into the promotion chase will be a big ask, particularly with the long-term loss of one of our brightest sparks (Sergi Canos) and the possible loss of our replacement striker (Nikos Karelis). But today's fightback was remarkable in itself, and will provide a massive boost to the team's confidence. Not the least encouraging aspect of today's win was the fact that the reversal of fortunes was achieved largely by players who so far have played secondary or even minor cameo roles: Josh DaSilva and Joel Valencia. Both players looked like they are ready to step up to the plate and help get the goals flowing. If the team can really gel - and I think they are close to achieving that - and put together a long unbeaten run, the sky's the limit. Top marks today for Thomas Frank's selection and substitutions. Suggestions on the GPG a few days ago that he might have "lost the dressing room" are completely wide of the mark.
 

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Great to get the 3 points against a really poor team, but I still think we have problems with the team that I am not sure can be resolved with current squad.
Our midfield isn't working and we of course need a physical presence up top.
Whether TFs team shape and selection is going to take us forward is debatable.
 

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Valencia looked good when he came on and Benrahma moved to a more central position, crazy scenes at the end. The Chiswick roundabout was a bit of a nightmare afterwards, the problem seemed to be towards Kew, I did wonder whether it might have been Millwall supporters throwing themselves off the bridge
 

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Well done Bees. Welll done TF. Boo to all the nay sayers on here who can’t see beyond their noses and have less vision than a bat. This is a year for consolidation of a very new but very technically skilful side hampered sadly by bad luck including injuries. That was the best come back I’ve witnessed for us in 60 yrs. We are by far the best team in 60 yrs and so is our management and owner. We should be aiming for a top 10 finish this yr and only for promotion when we are good enough to survive in the top flight. We are on our way and not quite there. Be patient. There will be ups and downs just like today but lets support the team and our manager through thick and thin as most supporters of my age have done. Let’s remain positive and enjoy this glirious and exciting ride. COYB’s.
Great result but on current performances, this is poorest team of the last 5 years.
 

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That was entertaining.
 

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Brilliant result. Brilliant resolve and determination from our boys. Brilliant ducking buzz at 2-2. Even bigger at 3-2.

I wish Karelis well and speedy recovery - horrible to see. Let’s be real, he was a long way from looking like a player at this level. Our game and shape improved massively with the introductions of Mbuemo and Da Silva.

Special mention to Jeanvier who for several reasons was my man of the match.

I assume others on here heard the monkey chants from a section of Millwall fans? Totally disgusting and everyone has to play a role in reporting and getting it stamped out.

I saw JJ after and he was very very pleased to have won the game.

This builds resolve, morale, belief.

Hope that we can get GP rocking again as it was quiet as a library until we scored.

But what a buzz at the end. What a buzz.
I was sat in New Rd level with 18 yd box towards Brook Rd. They booed JJ mercilessly but I heard no monkey chants. What was appalling was the "Cheerio Cheerio" to Karelis on the stretcher. Total lack of class.
 

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I was sat in New Rd level with 18 yd box towards Brook Rd. They booed JJ mercilessly but I heard no monkey chants. What was appalling was the "Cheerio Cheerio" to Karelis on the stretcher. Total lack of class.
I'm up the other end but some Millwall fans have tweeted about racism. Shouting stuff at Raya at different points is what was mentioned. Apparently some stuff was also thrown during the little scrap in the 91st? Though someone might be able to comment on that.

Mentioned the "Cheerio" thing to a Millwall supporter and apparently that's done up and down the country... yeah, right. Someone sent off is different to someone being stretchered off. Disgusting that.
 

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I'm up the other end but some Millwall fans have tweeted about racism. Shouting stuff at Raya at different points is what was mentioned. Apparently some stuff was also thrown during the little scrap in the 91st? Though someone might be able to comment on that.

Mentioned the "Cheerio" thing to a Millwall supporter and apparently that's done up and down the country... yeah, right. Someone sent off is different to someone being stretchered off. Disgusting that.
It is.
Yes stuff was thrown from Wendy House.
 

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