Mafeking Avenue........gets you there!!!!
- 28 Jan 2008
- Reaction score
- Langport, Somerset
Exactly as above. And typical Bryan really. The big thing to take away is forget the two moments of frustration which you correctly mention; forget the bad touches and poor decisions, because he never hides and he nearly always comes up with a key contribution. Tonight, this happened to be a goal and an assist. Not bad for someone out of form.Let me be the first to say well done Bryan. Should’ve had one more himself and maybe another assist with better decision making. But much much better.
In the first half, there was one occasion (there may have been more that I didn't spot) when he was in the centre and received the ball, with his back to the defender (and goal) and he executed a great turn to his left (i.e. towards our right). He'd have got away too, except he was fouled. When he's on the right, near the touchline, he very rarely has enough space to turn that way and is forced to go inside, which is what his markers expect and want. In that respect, he was much more of a handful, in the middle.... on the left, on the right, in the middle.
He's had an injury recently which he's played through because we have fewer options than of late, but I totally understand why we are operating on a slimmed down squad.That makes no sense. Im talking about his lack of fitness and the weird long covid fascination.
Wasn't he played more centrally at Troyes, seem to remember his youtube clips had him picking up the ball on the turn thru the middle?Looked far better central. Remains to be seen if he can replicate that form in a wide position as Toney has the central shirt. I think he will start ahead of Fosu who was dis appointing. .
Jensen's introduction was the spark, for Bryan and the rest of the team.I actually thought for most of the game he was having a stinker. Nearly all his crosses just cannoned off the nearest defender. Couple of times he had the ball on the break and it just felt inevitable that it would come to nothing. Then was like someone flicked a switch. Maybe was the introduction on Jenson, that seemed to change the game. He's been an enigma for the past 12 months.
I thought there was a covid reaction second half where he didn't close down the full back so quickly but generally, it was mainly non covid today.Glad to see him putting the effects of long Covid behind him must be feeling much better about things after his last two performances
Yeah I noticed that too - will make him much harder to play against if the fullback is kept guessing which way he is going to go.went around the full back to the byline a couple of times second half and caused a lot of problems. Looked a lot more confident on his right foot.. Get that right and he'll be a nightmare to mark..
"This season has been difficult because I haven’t been able to do many of the things that I enjoy, like going home to see family."
I forgot what this isolation must be like for the young players from overseas. For Bryan there is no other French speaker now is there? I really started to see how tough it can be for these young guys, its tough enough when you are from the UK but for them the loneliness must be an issue.So, according to the interview on the OS, Covid is to blame for Bryan's indifferent form. Kind of.
Bryan Mbeumo feels the team need to turn the good 45 minutes that they’ve been having in recent games into a full 90 minute performance to take something from Wednesday’s trip to Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich City. The French winger was speaking after his goal and two assists helped the sidewww.brentfordfc.com