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Not certain who it was, it may have been Aaron Ramsdale on Sheffield United turning down a bid from Arsenal in the summer.

The player said that when a club turn down a bid from another club for a player, they generally offer him a new deal. A gesture to say the player is doing well and this new deal is to compensate for us not selling you on (getting a better contract with them and a signing on fee.)

Buzzing to see Christian Norgaard sign a new deal with Brentford - I love him!

Wonder (& wouldn't be surprised) if there were interest in him, or a bid that we rejected and we rewarded him in turn. Happy all round regardless.

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Thought the same as soon as I saw this. Likely we turned down a bid but agreed to increase wages. Sensible as replacing him would be incredibly difficult and likely expensive.
 

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Amazing. Just massive. If he wanted away in the summer he would not be signing that. Standing in a queue in a cafe on a French ski slope when the notification popped up. Couldn’t hold back from a ‘you Bees’. Did get a few funny looks!
Excellent news.

They were probably looking past you at the avalanche you just started.Hopefully this will have a snowball effect with Rico,Pontus and a few others signing new deals this month.
 

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I was anxious if this would happen tbh, but nice job Bees. Top notch player on his day.
 

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My favourite player for the last couple of years. So calm and so much vision.
 

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Sends a great message to the rest of the squad
I’m sure it will from one point of view, but if the reports on here about our salary structure are true ( and there’s plenty of evidence to support it), it follows that others will seek more too. So for me, the bigger question is, who’s going to get it?
 

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I’m sure it will from one point of view, but if the reports on here about our salary structure are true ( and there’s plenty of evidence to support it), it follows that others will seek more too. So for me, the bigger question is, who’s going to get it?
Players who’ve made a lot of league appearances this season whose contract expires in 2023.
 

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I’m sure it will from one point of view, but if the reports on here about our salary structure are true ( and there’s plenty of evidence to support it), it follows that others will seek more too. So for me, the bigger question is, who’s going to get it?
Brentford, being savvy , will no doubt have various clauses if we are relegated. And maybe an escape clause for the player should it happen.
 

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I’m sure it will from one point of view, but if the reports on here about our salary structure are true ( and there’s plenty of evidence to support it), it follows that others will seek more too. So for me, the bigger question is, who’s going to get it?
We can use this manoeuvre to indicate the pecking order to the current squad and attract in new players. It may help us to lose some of the misfiring players.
 

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Does this man have a chant? If not he needs one - probably our best player!

Apologies if I've missed a chant thread but I couldnt find one.
 

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Does this man have a chant? If not he needs one - probably our best player!

Apologies if I've missed a chant thread but I couldnt find one.
Could do the Rawhide/Rowlands one for him I suppose. Norgaard, Norgaard, Norgaard, he’s got Bryan Mbeumo, out wide!
 

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Could do the Rawhide/Rowlands one for him I suppose. Norgaard, Norgaard, Norgaard, he’s got Bryan Mbeumo, out wide!
Ahem...

 

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I know I’m in for pelters, he has no pace and is often immobile, especially when we are being pressed like mad as per yesterday.
Felt like Janelt against the oppo with Baptiste occasionally joining in whilst CN got nowhere near the runners.
 

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He’s still our best player imo but had a stinker yesterday. Worst I’ve seen him and the rare occasions where he doesn’t perform, we are always in for a bad day.
 

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I know I’m in for pelters, he has no pace and is often immobile, especially when we are being pressed like mad as per yesterday.
Felt like Janelt against the oppo with Baptiste occasionally joining in whilst CN got nowhere near the runners.
I think CN’s game is based on positioning, anticipation and vision rather than chasing either the ball or opponents. A bit like if you play squash, owning the T and letting the other player run around.
 

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I know I’m in for pelters, he has no pace and is often immobile, especially when we are being pressed like mad as per yesterday.
Felt like Janelt against the oppo with Baptiste occasionally joining in whilst CN got nowhere near the runners.
Everyone has a bad day at the office. Go eat a cake and cheer up. He has been brilliant all seaosn.
 

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I know I’m in for pelters, he has no pace and is often immobile, especially when we are being pressed like mad as per yesterday.
Felt like Janelt against the oppo with Baptiste occasionally joining in whilst CN got nowhere near the runners.
Agreed the one thing he lacks is pace and sometimes we get overrun in midfield.
 

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I know I’m in for pelters, he has no pace and is often immobile, especially when we are being pressed like mad as per yesterday.
Felt like Janelt against the oppo with Baptiste occasionally joining in whilst CN got nowhere near the runners.
I think you’ve hit upon the attributes that mean he plays for us and not a top 4 team. If he had those he’d have the lot.
 

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The squash analogy is spot on, he isn’t the most mobile but has the most tackles/interceptions in the league because of his anticipation and reading of the game which are outstanding. Not a great game for him last night but still our best and most important player imo. The bonus is that Vitaly’s unbelievable progression will soften the blow if/when we lose Christian (assuming we don’t lose Vitaly first!)
 

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I actually think he's pretty quick over the first 5 yards generally. Wasn't at his best yesterday but wasn't the main problem.

I think he would need to have more control in possession and be a few years younger to interest a top six side, which hopefully means we will keep him for many years to come, probably as captain from next year.
 

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He was below par last night. Sadly the majority of the team were.
 

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I know I’m in for pelters, he has no pace and is often immobile, especially when we are being pressed like mad as per yesterday.
Felt like Janelt against the oppo with Baptiste occasionally joining in whilst CN got nowhere near the runners.
I know where you're coming from re his lack of pace. Nevertheless IMO he's one of those players you miss a lot if he isn't playing.Simon Ratcliffe was like that.
 

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I know where you're coming from re his lack of pace. Nevertheless IMO he's one of those players you miss a lot if he isn't playing.Simon Ratcliffe was like that.
Bit of an odd one to pick out though, it's not like anyone else in there is blessed with pace or particularly mobile? Christian's sharpness and reading of the game generally makes up for any lack of pace. I mean, love Janelt and everything but he's got the turning circle of a super tanker!
 

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Bit of an odd one to pick out though, it's not like anyone else in there is blessed with pace or particularly mobile? Christian's sharpness and reading of the game generally makes up for any lack of pace. I mean, love Janelt and everything but he's got the turning circle of a super tanker!
Norgaard was never quick but lately he has been slow to react to runners and has been getting turned more because he tries to get a tackle in when he just needs to close the player down and make him play the way he's facing. Maybe he needs a rest to get his mind reset ?
 

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Norgaard was never quick but lately he has been slow to react to runners and has been getting turned more because he tries to get a tackle in when he just needs to close the player down and make him play the way he's facing. Maybe he needs a rest to get his mind reset ?
Half the problem I think is he's generally having to do the work of 2 midfielders.
 
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