Brentford v Hull City Match Report

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My first game since Stoke at home.

We simply are the best footballing side in the division by far. Only Brentford can beat Brentford. We have a forward line that is the best young forward line in Europe. First 20 mins thought Hull were the better side but once they scored it was just one way traffic.

Said is the best young talent I have seen at Brentford and the best hat trick I have ever seen at GP. All are goals except the 4th had quality written all over it.

The football on offer right now especially at GP is the best I have ever seen, including the Warburton and Smith era. TF deserves so much credit turning it around.

If only we hadn't had that bad spell ..... can we still make the play offs not sure but just simply enjoying the football on offer.
 
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No other team in this division would have Thomas Frank still in charge after that awful start, we have and are reaping the benefits. Said is just pure class, their keeper tried to get Maupay sent off and it backfired, us fans got annoyed, the team got wound up and they took a slap. Mo is a better player now than the one that left imo, everyone had a decent game after an indifferent start, it’s such a shame that we had that bad period but the run in should be fun.
 

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Fantastic performance. The referee was ridiculous….seriously....he had no concept of playing advantage. How on earth does he referee at this level?
 

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No other team in this division would have Thomas Frank still in charge after that awful start, we have and are reaping the benefits. Said is just pure class, their keeper tried to get Maupay sent off and it backfired, us fans got annoyed, the team got wound up and they took a slap. Mo is a better player now than the one that left imo, everyone had a decent game after an indifferent start, it’s such a shame that we had that bad period but the run in should be fun.
Spot on. We really should be top of the league. Shame about that dip, for the reasons stated by many. Also shame that we can't find eleven blokes who don't get car sick, to play away matches. But, yeah, this really should have been our season! Onwards, and let's enjoy the ride, because that was serious fun today.
 

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Sluggish start by us followed by 70 minutes of excellent football where we looked like scoring every time we attacked. Said was superb, best hat trick I have seen at GP, Sergi looks like a whole new player at wing back, Odubajo is back to his best, Neal a threat and a poacher as always. Performances all over the pitch and special mention for Bentley as he had a good game and really bossed his penalty area better than I have seen him do before.

The ref was ridiculous, there must have been 6 or 7 times where he pulled play back rather than play advantage.
 

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Ultimately, we made a side, which showed in the first 20 minutes that they were no-one's fools, look very very ordinary. Indeed, I have rarely seem a side so comprehensively dismantled as Hull were today! Wonderful stuff and all on a glorious sunny day when GP looked an absolute picture.
 

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5-1 and yet we're still 16th. what a fantastic performance the last hour was, after a sleepy first half hour and crap goal to concede. then we just seemed to click and rip them apart. so many good performances, such good goals, said was outstanding, the sun was glorious, what a day, what a team, how much did we enjoy that? super stuff.
 

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Ultimately, we made a side, which showed in the first 20 minutes that they were no-one's fools, look very very ordinary. Indeed, I have rarely seem a side so comprehensively dismantled as Hull were today! Wonderful stuff and all on a glorious sunny day when GP looked an absolute picture.
Absolutely. Don't know the figures, but I would guess that Hull would be very near the top of the table if you strip out their disastrous start. (Then again, so would we, if you bin the middle of our season!! lol).
 

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Amazing turnaround. Hull were deservedly in front on 25 minutes, looking confident (if rather cocky at scoring a goal) and their fans were singing they were going up. At that point I thought getting a draw would be a good result for us.

But by half time they looked completely rattled as their goal seemed to lead to us shaking off the FA cup blues and getting into our rhythm and style with aplomb. That last 15 minutes or so we were sensational.

Second half they started with some purpose and Bentley had a smart save to make but thereafter we completely dominated the game and by 4-1 they were on their knees and game over. The rest of the second half was as one sided a contest as you will see,

Said will get the accolades and rightly so, but you couldn't fault a Bees player on the pitch, all 8 plus out of 10. Hull are a decent side and Atkins may moan about "soft" goals but we simply blew them away.
 

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Sheer hard work and an unbelievable belief that this team can win a football match drives them on. Some of the close play football was superb today and had Hull City not knowing wether to stick or twist. In the end they just stacked. Said was unplayable, but the contribution from the supporting cast was top draw which does not make it a one man team.
I also saw one of the best hat tricks I have ever seen. As performances go at this level, does it get any better?
Who knows, I said that after Norwich on New years day.
Got some good teams and some big games ahead.
Should be fun.
Enjoy
 

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If that doesnt get GP sold out next week against the ra ras i dont know what will
 

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Why of why can't we do something resembling this away from home?

I guess if the coach and players knew this we'd be top 3!
 
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If that doesnt get GP sold out next week against the ra ras i dont know what will
Agreed. The attendance today was in part expected with it be half term week and many away. Next week we should sell out. Some of the best football on offer in London right now is at GP.
 

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Agreed. The attendance today was in part expected with it be half term week and many away. Next week we should sell out. Some of the best football on offer in London right now is at GP.
I think we must be giving away a lot less comps than in recent seasons because it looked pretty full to me.
 
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The quality of the goals we are seeing is something else. This team is pure quality and play offs still on. Tommy Franks red and white army.
 

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Why of why can't we do something resembling this away from home?

I guess if the coach and players knew this we'd be top 3!
Dear Beeb, why oh why...………………….? :rolleyes:
 

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I dont do away games for health reason, but who cares when you get to see home performance like that. That was a total pleasure this afternoon. Just hope we play like that next week.
 

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I dont do away games for health reason, but who cares when you get to see home performance like that. That was a total pleasure this afternoon. Just hope we play like that next week.
:sorted: I hope we play like that every Saturday, and also in midweek fixtures. :sorted:
 

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First game since early November and penultimate one for the season if not for ever and what a game it was.

From the outset Hull looked quicker in thought and quicker in tne tackle and created all sorts of chaos down our right hand side and it was from this potent attacking area that they got the opening goal, a deserved lead and the Hull fans in delereams of delight planning their rise up the table.

However the sun was basking down on the old girl and suddenly the players shook off their Summer holiday stupors and played like we know they can, Said was imperious and frightened the #### out of the Hull defence every time he ran at them and proceeded to score a majestic hat trick with some sublime skills. Canos, for his part, decided to be provider today and his tenacity won the ball leading to 2 of the goals.

Hull who had been so cocky after 20 minutes ended up chasing shadows and their afternoon was best summed up by their keeper wasting time at the end to ensure we didn’t score any more.

A fantastic afternoon, great football, a chance to catch up with friends and driving home musing that we could potentially sell our front 4 for approaching the cost of the stadium!!! I know Magic has a bee in his bonnet about our Directors of Football but, by god, they have done a fantastic job in assembling the talent we had on offer today.

I envy those youngsters just starting along the path of supporting this great club as the future looks pretty damn good and they won’t have the mental scars that us old gits carry from the dark dark days of 4th division football

When the sun shines on Griffin Park and the players produce such intricate and entertaining football there really is no better place to be
 

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First game since early November and penultimate one for the season if not for ever and what a game it was.

From the outset Hull looked quicker in thought and quicker in tne tackle and created all sorts of chaos down our right hand side and it was from this potent attacking area that they got the opening goal, a deserved lead and the Hull fans in delereams of delight planning their rise up the table.

However the sun was basking down on the old girl and suddenly the players shook off their Summer holiday stupors and played like we know they can, Said was imperious and frightened the #### out of the Hull defence every time he ran at them and proceeded to score a majestic hat trick with some sublime skills. Canos, for his part, decided to be provider today and his tenacity won the ball leading to 2 of the goals.

Hull who had been so cocky after 20 minutes ended up chasing shadows and their afternoon was best summed up by their keeper wasting time at the end to ensure we didn’t score any more.

A fantastic afternoon, great football, a chance to catch up with friends and driving home musing that we could potentially sell our front 4 for approaching the cost of the stadium!!! I know Magic has a bee in his bonnet about our Directors of Football but, by god, they have done a fantastic job in assembling the talent we had on offer today.

I envy those youngsters just starting along the path of supporting this great club as the future looks pretty damn good and they won’t have the mental scars that us old gits carry from the dark dark days of 4th division football

When the sun shines on Griffin Park and the players produce such intricate and entertaining football there really is no better place to be
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Really strange game.

We started slowly and deserved to be trailing after 25 minutes, but once we equalised and followed it with two more goals before half time we were brilliant.
Strange then that we also started the second half slowly, a d for almost 10 minutes it was all Hull, so it was against the run of play that we added a fourth.
It was at this point that the visitors appeared to give up and it could have been anything.
Said duly completed his hat-trick with another great finish.
Great cameo appearance from MC PG.
 

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First game since early November and penultimate one for the season if not for ever and what a game it was.

From the outset Hull looked quicker in thought and quicker in tne tackle and created all sorts of chaos down our right hand side and it was from this potent attacking area that they got the opening goal, a deserved lead and the Hull fans in delereams of delight planning their rise up the table.

However the sun was basking down on the old girl and suddenly the players shook off their Summer holiday stupors and played like we know they can, Said was imperious and frightened the #### out of the Hull defence every time he ran at them and proceeded to score a majestic hat trick with some sublime skills. Canos, for his part, decided to be provider today and his tenacity won the ball leading to 2 of the goals.

Hull who had been so cocky after 20 minutes ended up chasing shadows and their afternoon was best summed up by their keeper wasting time at the end to ensure we didn’t score any more.

A fantastic afternoon, great football, a chance to catch up with friends and driving home musing that we could potentially sell our front 4 for approaching the cost of the stadium!!! I know Magic has a bee in his bonnet about our Directors of Football but, by god, they have done a fantastic job in assembling the talent we had on offer today.

I envy those youngsters just starting along the path of supporting this great club as the future looks pretty damn good and they won’t have the mental scars that us old gits carry from the dark dark days of 4th division football

When the sun shines on Griffin Park and the players produce such intricate and entertaining football there really is no better place to be
Excellent post, Pipe, as always. Please keep posting. And please keep coming to Brentford. You've got to join in the new adventure at the new stadium as well!! Only thing I disagree with (and not just you, either!), is your second paragraph. I don't believe we were ever subservient in that first 25/30 minutes! Thought their goal was out of the blue/ against the run of play (delete cliché as appropriate), even though we did kick on from there admittedly.
 

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I think we must be giving away a lot less comps than in recent seasons because it looked pretty full to me.
Wasnt today bring a mate day ? I think we seem to be doing this more
 

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I wasn't hopeful for today when that first ball from Kamo went straight to touch. Normally when we start with a poor touch, it often does not seem to get any better. But recently it seems we can grow into (home) games. A sign of a maturing side?
 

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Really strange game.

We started slowly and deserved to be trailing after 25 minutes, but once we equalised and followed it with two more goals before half time we were brilliant.
Strange then that we also started the second half slowly, a d for almost 10 minutes it was all Hull, so it was against the run of play that we added a fourth.
It was at this point that the visitors appeared to give up and it could have been anything.
Said duly completed his hat-trick with another great finish.
Great cameo appearance from MC PG.
Yeah was quite strange.
If you take out Benrahma destroying them then I think it was a long way from one of our best games.
Maupay and Sergi worked hard and Jeanvier had a good game especially second half but I don't think any of the others were anywhere near their best personally and we've played better and scored 4 or 5 less goals.
 

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First game since early November and penultimate one for the season if not for ever and what a game it was.

From the outset Hull looked quicker in thought and quicker in tne tackle and created all sorts of chaos down our right hand side and it was from this potent attacking area that they got the opening goal, a deserved lead and the Hull fans in delereams of delight planning their rise up the table.

However the sun was basking down on the old girl and suddenly the players shook off their Summer holiday stupors and played like we know they can, Said was imperious and frightened the #### out of the Hull defence every time he ran at them and proceeded to score a majestic hat trick with some sublime skills. Canos, for his part, decided to be provider today and his tenacity won the ball leading to 2 of the goals.

Hull who had been so cocky after 20 minutes ended up chasing shadows and their afternoon was best summed up by their keeper wasting time at the end to ensure we didn’t score any more.

A fantastic afternoon, great football, a chance to catch up with friends and driving home musing that we could potentially sell our front 4 for approaching the cost of the stadium!!! I know Magic has a bee in his bonnet about our Directors of Football but, by god, they have done a fantastic job in assembling the talent we had on offer today.

I envy those youngsters just starting along the path of supporting this great club as the future looks pretty damn good and they won’t have the mental scars that us old gits carry from the dark dark days of 4th division football

When the sun shines on Griffin Park and the players produce such intricate and entertaining football there really is no better place to be
Know what you mean about envying the youngsters Pipe I said the same thing to my brother before the game. I'm seventy now wish I could guarantee at least another seventy
 

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Know what you mean about envying the youngsters Pipe I said the same thing to my brother before the game. I'm seventy now wish I could guarantee at least another seventy
True, but one thing the younger generation will never have experienced is GP in it’s prime before the crude downsizing in the 1980’s. Just glad I have memories of it as it was before the sun gets ready to set on the old place.
 

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Sublime football on a perfect GP afternoon.
Once we’d woken up after 10 minutes, we took full control.
At the end, Hull were out on their feet both physically and mentally, playing hoof ball just to get rid of it, and then time wasting to keep it from being 6, or more!

Said and Neil remind me of the “Towers/Francis" double act from the 60’s.
Defences just can’t cope with them. Said runs at them with superb skills, and Neil harasses and niggles them, turning up at the right moment to slot the ball home.
They both added a few million to their value yesterday.

My dream - wouldn’t it be great if we could keep this squad together under TF for next season, and get promotion to the Premier in our last season at Griffin Park.
A fitting tribute and finale to this wonderful old stadium!

This squad can now beat anybody.

Dreams do come true, if you really believe in them!

As I’ve posted elsewhere, we are the second best performing team in the Championship based over our last 10 games, since our ‘revival’ v Bolton.
 

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A bit like Swansea in reverse, strong start from the visitors then some moments of individual brilliance totally turning the game on its head. Said fabulous, Sergi irrepressible and Kamo and Julian calmly going about their business at the spine of the team. Oh and welcome back Pipe.
 

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Sublime football on a perfect GP afternoon.
Once we’d woken up after 10 minutes, we took full control
Slightly rose tinted specs here.....we weren't great for a lot longer than 10 minutes (and they end up scoring in the 24th minute).
It was shortly after 25 mins, that Kamo's goal comes, and then we're starting to settle down and stop misplacing passes, whilst Benrahma is in overdrive destroying them on his own.
 

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Sorry to read The Pipe coming to the end of his BFC days. Always enjoyed his articulate , well thought through reports. I have followed the sun to 34 South but miss BFC/GP. And I done my time as a Bees' fan in the good old bad old days. Enjoy!!! 😉
 

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True, but one thing the younger generation will never have experienced is GP in it’s prime before the crude downsizing in the 1980’s. Just glad I have memories of it as it was before the sun gets ready to set on the old place.
Agree 100%
 

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True, but one thing the younger generation will never have experienced is GP in it’s prime before the crude downsizing in the 1980’s. Just glad I have memories of it as it was before the sun gets ready to set on the old place.
Great post @Stanley
 

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Slightly rose tinted specs here.....we weren't great for a lot longer than 10 minutes (and they end up scoring in the 24th minute).
It was shortly after 25 mins, that Kamo's goal comes, and then we're starting to settle down and stop misplacing passes, whilst Benrahma is in overdrive destroying them on his own.
One of my brother's mates at half time, was saying that he thought the ref had a lot to do with our change in fortunes. The booking and targeting of Neal by the ref seemed to be the spark that got both fans and players angry and up for it. Seemed fair comment to me.
 

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One of my brother's mates at half time, was saying that he thought the ref had a lot to do with our change in fortunes. The booking and targeting of Neal by the ref seemed to be the spark that got both fans and players angry and up for it. Seemed fair comment to me.
We often used to need an injustice or a melee to kickstart us into action, in recent times I can think of Bradley Johnson and Woodsy vs Derby, the ginger minges vs Forest and the ref vs Brum when he seemed intent on booking us but not them.
 

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One of my brother's mates at half time, was saying that he thought the ref had a lot to do with our change in fortunes. The booking and targeting of Neal by the ref seemed to be the spark that got both fans and players angry and up for it. Seemed fair comment to me.
Yes agree with this, the incompetence of the referee appeared to galvanise us.
 

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Just seen a comment on one of the Brentford Facebook sites. On Hull TV, one of their players said.....in the second half, it was like playing Barcelona the way they passed it around. Praise indeed from a fellow pro (if true).
 

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A slow start by us to both halves and a referee who was bordering on incompetent. The catalyst to our upping it a couple of gears was Neal getting booked and all that shenanigans. At 4-1, I turned to my son and said “I think we can win this!”.
After the demolition of Blackburn and today’s sublime performance, teams should think twice about scoring first against us. It only makes us annoyed.
A great day out.
 

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A slow start by us to both halves and a referee who was bordering on incompetent. The catalyst to our upping it a couple of gears was Neal getting booked and all that shenanigans. At 4-1, I turned to my son and said “I think we can win this!”.
After the demolition of Blackburn and today’s sublime performance, teams should think twice about scoring first against us. It only makes us annoyed.
A great day out.
Or maybe start games quicker.


Although having said that we started well against Villa and it took us 90 minutes to score.
 

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My dream - wouldn’t it be great if we could keep this squad together under TF for next season, and get promotion to the Premier in our last season at Griffin Park.
A fitting tribute and finale to this wonderful old stadium!

This squad can now beat anybody.
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This was my only negative thought yesterday: I just don't think we will be able to keep the squad together, particularly Maupay and perhaps Romaine. Faith in our DOFs to replace them but they can't keep working miracles for ever .... or can they!?
 
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