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Realism does not mean a lack of passion or an unwillingness to give it all. Nor does it mean that deep in our hearts we do not carry a flickering flame of optimism. BUT the facts are against us. We have a weakened team and we are playing the Champions, the team leading the division, a team scoring an extraordinary number of goals. a team that has scored 50 and conceded 12, a team on a strong winning run etc etc.. Our own coach has expressed his honest assessment of this.
I will be there and will sing and cheer my heart out accompanied by my son in law a City season ticket holder. Can you imagine the drive home and subsequent family occasions if we get thrashed? Especially as I have lived off the Gary Blissett goal for years.
We will give it our all but we are definitely mighty underdogs.
So you’re taking a Man City fan into our home end?

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Brentford 2 Dirty Northern Bastards 3 in a thriller.
Some of you will recall an F.A. Cup tie with City late, '80s. Brentford won. I remember it most for the rain and the police. During the first half people were being dragged randomly out of the crowd in various parts of the ground. Then at the start of the second half two rows of police lined up military style and in what was clearly a pre-planned move went hard into a covered paddock where most of us had gathered out of the wet. Dozens were arrested. It was the time when the Thatcher gov't wanted to bring in an identity card system for football matches, (trying to do to football fans what she'd done to the miners.) So it was no surprise when next week in Parliament the Minister for Sport, Moynihan I think, spoke about the "disgraceful scenes & many arrests at the Brentford v. Manchester City match" to try to justify the i.d. card scheme.

Anyway, back to tonight. Please, Brentford people, spare us the daft WWYWYWS chant, eh? Where were we? 31,000 at Maine Rd. all through a season in the old Third Division We saw City lose to Wycombe, Halifax, Luton, Stockport, and Man Utd. We were there in the dark times (we were there when you were a trolley bus stop} and although City now have a few tourists following them taking selfies we've earned our current place in the sun, if any set of football supporters have. I'll be there tonight, first trip back to the U.K. in two years thanks to bloody covid. Heading to the Barmy Arms on the river in Twickenham, then over to your new ground. With 40 plus points already I think we can stay up. So should Brentford.
P.S. Thank you, Uwe Rosler!
 

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I can't see any way we can possibly win tonight. Neither can the bookies, who stand to lose more than I do if they get it wrong.

But with a bit of luck we can turn our 25% possession into a goal so I'm going 1-4

It's a tough one to take: this game was always going to be a free hit and with a full team we could cause a real upset, but probably better to get this out of the way rather than be playing 2 games a week during the run in when we really will need our full squad rested and available.
Wouldn't the bookies make a killing if we win?
 

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Brentford 2 Dirty Northern Bastards 3 in a thriller.
Some of you will recall an F.A. Cup tie with City late, '80s. Brentford won. I remember it most for the rain and the police. During the first half people were being dragged randomly out of the crowd in various parts of the ground. Then at the start of the second half two rows of police lined up military style and in what was clearly a pre-planned move went hard into a covered paddock where most of us had gathered out of the wet. Dozens were arrested. It was the time when the Thatcher gov't wanted to bring in an identity card system for football matches, (trying to do to football fans what she'd done to the miners.) So it was no surprise when next week in Parliament the Minister for Sport, Moynihan I think, spoke about the "disgraceful scenes & many arrests at the Brentford v. Manchester City match" to try to justify the i.d. card scheme.

Anyway, back to tonight. Please, Brentford people, spare us the daft WWYWYWS chant, eh? Where were we? 31,000 at Maine Rd. all through a season in the old Third Division We saw City lose to Wycombe, Halifax, Luton, Stockport, and Man Utd. We were there in the dark times (we were there when you were a trolley bus stop} and although City now have a few tourists following them taking selfies we've earned our current place in the sun, if any set of football supporters have. I'll be there tonight, first trip back to the U.K. in two years thanks to bloody covid. Heading to the Barmy Arms on the river in Twickenham, then over to your new ground. With 40 plus points already I think we can stay up. So should Brentford.
P.S. Thank you, Uwe Rosler!
This FA Cup tie with City late ‘80s?

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Brentford 2 Dirty Northern Bastards 3 in a thriller.
Some of you will recall an F.A. Cup tie with City late, '80s. Brentford won. I remember it most for the rain and the police. During the first half people were being dragged randomly out of the crowd in various parts of the ground. Then at the start of the second half two rows of police lined up military style and in what was clearly a pre-planned move went hard into a covered paddock where most of us had gathered out of the wet. Dozens were arrested. It was the time when the Thatcher gov't wanted to bring in an identity card system for football matches, (trying to do to football fans what she'd done to the miners.) So it was no surprise when next week in Parliament the Minister for Sport, Moynihan I think, spoke about the "disgraceful scenes & many arrests at the Brentford v. Manchester City match" to try to justify the i.d. card scheme.

Anyway, back to tonight. Please, Brentford people, spare us the daft WWYWYWS chant, eh? Where were we? 31,000 at Maine Rd. all through a season in the old Third Division We saw City lose to Wycombe, Halifax, Luton, Stockport, and Man Utd. We were there in the dark times (we were there when you were a trolley bus stop} and although City now have a few tourists following them taking selfies we've earned our current place in the sun, if any set of football supporters have. I'll be there tonight, first trip back to the U.K. in two years thanks to bloody covid. Heading to the Barmy Arms on the river in Twickenham, then over to your new ground. With 40 plus points already I think we can stay up. So should Brentford.
P.S. Thank you, Uwe Rosler!
How did you get a ticket?
 

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Yesterday evening was thinking 5-1 City. As we get closer and closer to the game thinking more and more it’ll be 1-0 Bees (Toney penalty) COYB!
 

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Just switched on SSN to see Pep Guardiola describing us as a top team.

Ignore him. It’s just mind games, preparing his billionaire owners for the disgraceful scenes that will follow Canos’ last minute winner tonight (Hat straight on the pitch, Nanny58 planting the castle badge flag in the centre spot a la Souness at Fenerbahce, PG appealing for Simon Smith and his friends to return to the stands, multiple GPG bedwetters straight online to criticise the televised misconduct etc). 🤓
 

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Ignore him. It’s just mind games, preparing his billionaire owners for the disgraceful scenes that will follow Canos’ last minute winner tonight (Hat straight on the pitch, Nanny58 planting the castle badge flag in the centre spot a la Souness at Fenerbahce, PG appealing for Simon Smith and his friends to return to the stands, multiple GPG bedwetters straight online to criticise the televised misconduct etc). 🤓

Thousands of people dad dancing on the pitch to Freed from Desire
 

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Not a prediction as such, but for the first time the BBC preview of our match mentions our injury/Covid-19 list with 9 first team players out.

Typically the Telegraph just mentions us once in their preview - the fact that City are playing us tonight prior to staying in London for their game against Arsenal on NYD!
 

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Optimistic bet of the day.
 

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Really looking forward to this game. I don’t know why I am quietly confident we will score 2 goals. How many we will concede who knows ! About to get ready and get some drinks in …. YOU REDS !
 

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I would love a win, so would everyone else that matters. I'll not predict a scoreline. I would like a very competitive game, I'm sure Brentford is up for this one. Good luck to the Bees. Do a Liverpool job on them.
 

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Odds have shortened. Only 17/1 on Betfair now. Do they know something we don't? :confused:
 
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Just setting off now, feeling more optimistic than when I made my original prediction..

1-1 with a Toney screamer in the 87rh minute, COYB!
 

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Brentford 2 Dirty Northern Bastards 3 in a thriller.
Some of you will recall an F.A. Cup tie with City late, '80s. Brentford won. I remember it most for the rain and the police. During the first half people were being dragged randomly out of the crowd in various parts of the ground. Then at the start of the second half two rows of police lined up military style and in what was clearly a pre-planned move went hard into a covered paddock where most of us had gathered out of the wet. Dozens were arrested. It was the time when the Thatcher gov't wanted to bring in an identity card system for football matches, (trying to do to football fans what she'd done to the miners.) So it was no surprise when next week in Parliament the Minister for Sport, Moynihan I think, spoke about the "disgraceful scenes & many arrests at the Brentford v. Manchester City match" to try to justify the i.d. card scheme.

Anyway, back to tonight. Please, Brentford people, spare us the daft WWYWYWS chant, eh? Where were we? 31,000 at Maine Rd. all through a season in the old Third Division We saw City lose to Wycombe, Halifax, Luton, Stockport, and Man Utd. We were there in the dark times (we were there when you were a trolley bus stop} and although City now have a few tourists following them taking selfies we've earned our current place in the sun, if any set of football supporters have. I'll be there tonight, first trip back to the U.K. in two years thanks to bloody covid. Heading to the Barmy Arms on the river in Twickenham, then over to your new ground. With 40 plus points already I think we can stay up. So should Brentford.
P.S. Thank you, Uwe Rosler!
You remember all that? I only remember the plastic bananas.
 

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They have a few defenders out, but will still have Dias and Stones at the back probably
No idea who they are. But take it they're quite good? When it comes to the Prem I only really know Brentford. The last Manchester City player I remember was Francis Lee.
 

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I just love the mud, and the blood and guts atmosphere of games back then, as shown and referred to the Man. City match in posts #253 and 255 above.

Tonight, if we just blow on the ear of any Man.City player in our penalty box, they’ll go down like they are a rabbit diving for cover in its burrow.

Needless to say, the referee will probably be favouring them!

So, the score will be at least 3 goals to 1, but who knows which way that will be?😂🐝👍
Hanging on to the hope that one of 2 bets at 18/1 win and 6/1 draw!
 

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Interesting that Newcastle vs Everton has been postponed. Feel like these postponements are becoming far more tactical now. Not that I like to complain, but they got to play a Man Utd side who clearly aren't at their best when we couldn't. Can't help but feel the reason we've agreed to play is simply to get this game over and done with, so it doesn't clog up the end of season fixtures. Wise move perhaps.

But with Burnley playing two games less than us, soon to be three after tonight, the table's becoming more and more distorted. Just feels that clubs that are fulfilling their fixtures, such as us ( biased of course), are being penalised for actually playing the game.
 

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I can't see any way we can possibly win tonight. Neither can the bookies, who stand to lose more than I do if they get it wrong.

But with a bit of luck we can turn our 25% possession into a goal so I'm going 1-4

It's a tough one to take: this game was always going to be a free hit and with a full team we could cause a real upset, but probably better to get this out of the way rather than be playing 2 games a week during the run in when we really will need our full squad rested and available.
When Palace went to the Etihad in December 2018 they were 28/1.
Something like 38/1 and btts.
Something like 50/1 and over 2.5 goals .
My mate put a tenner on all 3.
Andros Townsend scored a world.
Palace win 3-2.
 

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Some nervous for this game, can't wait to see us up against Man City, such a shame we're not at full strength. Going to Love it and be in fine voice tho'.
 

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I fear we’re in for a footballing lesson this evening.
Looking forward to seeing DuBruyne, Sterling etc in the flesh though.
I’ve seen us take wallopings at home by Barnet & Bristol Rovers in the past so this one won’t bother me one bit. 🐝🐝🐝
 

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If we always knew the outcome we would hardly go . I remember playing in a game where my team was favourites by a ridiculous amount , some of the other team could hardly kick a ball , not exaggerating. We lost 4-3 it was incredible, Still send shivers down my spine now , Our team just got so frustrated and had several booked including myself , Just saying things can happen once in a while …… can’t they ?
 

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We will have our moments if we keep our heads and do the simple things right. On paper this should be a mismatch. We may not win or draw but I know I will walk out at the end proud that my team put up a fight.
 

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Why ? ,just postpone games if teams cant get enough players.

No more stopping football !!
Right. Changed my mind. The beer is flowing and I shall bloody well enjoy myself. On reflection, I've decided that we could put red and white stripes on eleven training cones and we'd be too strong for those northern cloggers. I'd go for a repeat 3-1 of 1989 but Blissett's unavailable so, 2-1 Bees. :sorted:

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ffs , lets hope WW3 doesn't kick off with you lot about
I know, I have never read so much defeatism before a game. Toney, Wissa, PJ, Pinnock, Baptiste, sergi, we have got it all to play for.
Apologies, I’m still going to show up and back whichever team is out on the pitch tonight. Shan’t be getting on their backs if they come up short against possibly the best team in the world.

Realistically, I am not expecting much. But I’m still hoping for the best. Is that allowed?

No it is not, you need to go expecting to bet this bunch of prima diving donna's, give them hell and then some. ;););)
 

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It’s going to be like an England first innings:

10-2

I hope Man City don’t don’t get too upset at conceding double figures.
 

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One of my co-workers is a huge Man City fan(As are tons of other Americans unfortunately) and he is a smug, selfish *****. I would love nothing more than for us to get the win here or at least a draw. He predicts score will by at least 5-0 by halftime, and they could play there U 21's and still beat our 'fake ass team' as he put it.

So Come on You Bees! Please for my job's sake if nothing else; if this guy is too smug tomorrow I may have to belt him one!
 

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One of my co-workers is a huge Man City fan(As are tons of other Americans unfortunately) and he is a smug, selfish *****. I would love nothing more than for us to get the win here or at least a draw. He predicts score will by at least 5-0 by halftime, and they could play there U 21's and still beat our 'fake ass team' as he put it.

So Come on You Bees! Please for my job's sake if nothing else; if this guy is too smug tomorrow I may have to belt him one!
Please tell him, unless he was born and raised in Moss Side, he's the only "fake ass" in that conversation.
 

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For those who go by history and form in predicting:
  • This is the first meeting between Brentford and Manchester City since City's 1-0 victory in the FA Cup third round at Griffin Park in 1997.
  • Brentford's 2-0 home win in the second tier in 1951 is the most recent league game between the clubs.
  • The Bees' last competitive win in this fixture was a 2-1 home triumph in the League Cup second round first leg in 1989.
  • This is the first meeting between Brentford and Manchester City since January 1997, when City won an FA Cup tie 1-0 at Griffin Park.
  • Manchester City have won their past three away league games against promoted sides by an aggregate score of 11-1.
  • When playing their final league game of a calendar year at home, Brentford haven’t lost since 2005, winning five and drawing three of their eight since.
  • City have only lost their final league game in one of the past 20 calendar years (W10 D9), with that defeat coming at Liverpool in 2016.
  • After just one victory in their first six Premier League home games, Brentford have won their past two.
  • Manchester City have scored 112 Premier League goals in 2021 – the last calendar year to see an English top-flight side score more was back in 1960, when Tottenham ended up with 114 and Wolverhampton Wanderers 113.
 
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