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What a great performance got to be the best football I've seen from a Brentford team.The confidence that the players have to play one touch football was a joy to watch especially just after halt time there was a period when the midfield just passed the ball dare I say like Barcelona :)can't wait to see the goals as they all looked blinding.Will wait for the others to get back and give a more detailed report I'm home and just poured a large glass of wine and will look back on what was a great day
 

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Some cracking goals today from us. It all looked to easy at times but then also a little too casual with some sloppy passing. Could have been a few more goals IMO with Clayton missing a couple and Craig had a free header.

Not sure Donaldson was at the races today - maybe trying too hard against his former team? not sure. Trotta had a good 1st half I thought - does have some lovely touches and link up play and finds space well - I was a bit p!ssed off he tried to shoot from distance in the 2nd half when Judge was in a cracking position - maybe he just wanted to get in on the act with the goals from distance but poor choice.

Douglas was far better today compared to Walsall (last game I was at) - centre back, left mid, up top - he seemed to cover all blades of grass today and also played some good stuff. Back to what I know for me.

Again at times such a joy to watch with lovely passing, neat exchanges and keeping the ball - onwards and upwards.
 

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We were very good. Crewe offered about us much resistance as they did during our previous two home games against them, but we played one touch attacking football. No one had a bad game, although maybe Trotta and, to a degree, Donaldson were possibly a bit below the others' performances. Not an issue for me though as the result is the primary focus. Forshaw, Judge, Dean and Doulgas were brilliant, and the three goals were top class - somewhat ironically as we struggled to hit the target or beat the goalkeeper from inside their area.

It's going to be tough for the likes of Saunders, Tarkowksi and others to break into the team, but that's surely a good problem for us to have. Furthermore these performances are proving that as fans we should have complete faith in the management of this club. Not beaten since October, and realistically ten wins from our remaining games will see us over the line.

Reckon we'll walk all over Wolves in front of a big crowd next week, and within a month the Orient away game will be far less important as it would have been a month ago.
 

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Some cracking goals today from us. It all looked to easy at times but then also a little too casual with some sloppy passing. Could have been a few more goals IMO with Clayton missing a couple and Craig had a free header.

Not sure Donaldson was at the races today - maybe trying too hard against his former team? not sure. Trotta had a good 1st half I thought - does have some lovely touches and link up play and finds space well - I was a bit p!ssed off he tried to shoot from distance in the 2nd half when Judge was in a cracking position - maybe he just wanted to get in on the act with the goals from distance but poor choice.

Douglas was far better today compared to Walsall (last game I was at) - centre back, left mid, up top - he seemed to cover all blades of grass today and also played some good stuff. Back to what I know for me.

Again at times such a joy to watch with lovely passing, neat exchanges and keeping the ball - onwards and upwards.

This. Comfortable. Not much more to be added. :sorted:

ps good to see you again! ;)
 

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Comfortable win with three worldies. Very please as I was unsure how we'd play given the enforced break over the last couple of weeks. However we haven't lost any momentum and can't see any reason why we can't go through the rest of the season unbeaten. Thought the whole midfield was excellent today.

Home in just over 2 1/2 hours was also a plus...
 

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A mixed day for me, some really good stuff and other bits that detracted from the day :

Got there late, so no pre-match entertainment.

Champagne moment : loose dog and Trotta / saville ? Running like scared kids.
Then a fracas on the half way line between what I understand 'young guns' standing up, being asked to sit down by some 'experienced lads'.
Not pretty and not what most want to see.

Back on the pitch, fair play to Crewe groundsmen, you would not have thought there had been any poor weather.

Bees started well, pushing forward and dominating possession, great inter play between all in midfield, good cross in by bidwell, cleared to judge some 25 yards out and saw it from his boot into top left corner, a goal from the second he struck it.
Good moves and Donaldson put over from 6 yards, when the ball wouldn't stay down and Trotta had a good chance.
Dominated first half and looked easy, just a bit too comfortable from the back tapping it out when balls out to the wings would be better.

2nd half and the sun came out, match in danger, more like shorts and tee shirt weather.
Ball to judge some 30 yards out, need to see if it went over keeper, keeper misjudged it, moved inflight, but great strike. Keeper should have done better.
Forshaw, what a relief to see him back, bossing it and not to be outdone, cracked in a 25 yarder himself, keeper no chance.

Trotta showed signs of immaturity, shooting when should have passed and forcing McCormack to take a yellow for the team from our corner, conceding possession that left us almost 2 on 2 at the back. Thereafter they were running at McCormack going for a 2nd yellow.
Didn't see much of penalty, thought it might have been a foul, but heard it handball.

Played last 15 mins of match at half pace, although a bit sloppy at time, but still could of got another couple.

Had 3-1 @ 16/1 so pays for half of my flight down for next Saturday.
Job done, Preston and orient lose ground, top two pull away.
Match of the season next Saturday.
 
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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.
 

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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.

Good on you mate. It is not easy supporting a small club and remember we are very lucky to have a rich fan throwing money at us and that helps get top players on top money.
 

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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.

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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.

Thank you - always had a lot of time for Crewe. Trained at Chelsea as a kid for a couple of summers when Dario Gradi was there and always a nice, popular bloke.
The team that beat us at Wembley with Whalley, Murphy, Savage, Johnson and Adebola was team full of quality that played good football.
We seem to be your bogey team of late and last couple of years we've really enjoyed playing you unlike the old days.
Hope the good times return soon.
 

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Then a fracas on the half way line between what I understand 'young guns' standing up, being asked to sit down by some 'experienced lads'.
Not pretty and not what most want to see.

Probably the same young herberts who did the same thing at hartlepool last season which included spitting at the pool's keeper. Name, shame, and ban them
 

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Probably the same young herberts who did the same thing at hartlepool last season which included spitting at the pool's keeper. Name, shame, and ban them
Not the same thing at all...neither oldies or young'uns were blameless but storm in a teacup.We're all Bees so forget this name shame and ban them nonsense!
 

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Cracking performance by the team today, the only slightly concerning bit from my point of view is that all the goals were worldies and our strikers never popped up with a goal. I don't have anything against Donaldson as he has delivered however again today I don't think he offered as much as Trotta but again it was Del Boy who was taken off. I thought Forshaw was MOM as he ran the midfield and popped up with a stunning strike. Mentions must go with Judge who is getting better each week that I see him and Douglas who broke up Crewe's attacking play.
Sad to see our own starting on each other, not needed as we need to be one.
 

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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.

What sportsmanship! I'm not sure you'd ever see that in the Premiership.

I appreciate how painful it is to see your team get crunched. But Crewe over the years have tried to play proper football and bring on young players; I wish them well.
 

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Complacency was our biggest challenge today. Some of our football was up there with the best I have ever seen
 

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Agree with most of the comments above. A great performance capped off with 3 stunning goals. Both Clayton and Trotta had poor games by their high standards but it was midfield that won it for us. Utterly dominant.

The only downside was that our day was almost marred by two groups of cretins who decided to have a go at each other. Cheshire Bee summed it up well. I was with my 11 year old right behind it and for 10 minutes I was embarrassed to be a Bees fan. In the 7 years we have been Bees fans this was the only trouble we've seen and it was Bee on Bee. Pathetic. They all should be ashamed of themselves.

Anyway, onwards to Wolves. Rant over.
 

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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.

Great post- all the best to you crewe boys for the rest of the season, especially so in any games you may have still to play against Wolves, Preston or Orient.
 

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Well that was a great day out. I didnt think the trains would be running or that the match would even go ahead a couple of days ago so everything else was a bonus. The first half was just like a training routine, we had so much possession it was unbelievable. My only concern at HT was that we hadnt got a three goal cushion. Crewe couldnt have been as bad in the second half and started strongly but Judges second was a stunning strike and knocked the stuffing out of them. Forshaws strike was a worldy. Lots of lovely flicks all game long just showed the confidence we are playing with at the moment although in fairness Crewe looked pretty awful. When we lost the ball we just got it back at will. Trotta needs to lose his selfish streak and the other players frustration with him was very evident when a pass might have seen us go 4-0 up. A late running train got me there at 1445 and i was on the 1702 out so i think its my shortest ever stay for an away game. In and out, with three points and three great goals was just great. I would love to see us sign Judge on a permanent deal. He is quality.
 

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Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.

Fair play JJ. Like others have said, hope things pick up for Crewe. Hope to see you battling at the other end of the table next season.
 

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Cracking performance by the team today, the only slightly concerning bit from my point of view is that all the goals were worldies and our strikers never popped up with a goal. I don't have anything against Donaldson as he has delivered however again today I don't think he offered as much as Trotta but again it was Del Boy who was taken off. I thought Forshaw was MOM as he ran the midfield and popped up with a stunning strike. Mentions must go with Judge who is getting better each week that I see him and Douglas who broke up Crewe's attacking play.
Sad to see our own starting on each other, not needed as we need to be one.

I agree Donaldson virtually offered nothing on the wing but Trotta was taken off again. Donaldson seems to be lacking confidence and IMO is the only 'weak' player in the team with the rest playing the best football in the league by a country mile. Maybe a rest would do him good and we could give Grigg a run of games.
 

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Just seen the penalty decision, the ref has had a mare there
 

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I agree Donaldson virtually offered nothing on the wing but Trotta was taken off again. Donaldson seems to be lacking confidence and IMO is the only 'weak' player in the team with the rest playing the best football in the league by a country mile. Maybe a rest would do him good and we could give Grigg a run of games.

Would you suggest resting for the Wolves game?
 

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remember though that before the last four results, crewe were considered something of a bogey side for us

the david webb wembley play off final against you where we simply didn't turn up was personally one of my
darkest days in half a century supporting brentford. you beat us home and away in the league that year also

you took us apart twice in our leroy rosenior / scott fitzgerald relegation season also.
each defeat the death knell for both managers
so swings and roundabouts...

Evening all, back again. Just thought you'd like to thank me for my fantastic weather predictions yesterday! ;-)

As for the game, well done you thoroughly deserved 3 points. I bloody hate Brentford and not because you are dis likeable in anyway, but because you bloody batter us. 4 in a row now, selfish buggers!

We set up quite negatively with no natural striker, a number 10 in a false number role and a 4-3-3 with no attacking mids. Our manager, still scarred from the 3 previous hammerings from you, sh*t himself and tried to contain you. Worked a bloody treat that did. Shocking from him. However, you would have probably still rolled us over had we set up more positively. All 3 goals were stunners, although I thought our keeper could have done better for the 2nd. But you walked us off the pitch without even seemingly playing that well. What I mean is, I felt you could have stepped it up far more, especially in the first half when you seemed content to sit on your 1-0. We played better in the 2nd half, but weren't even close to getting a result.

Seriously, well done, you pummeled us, AGAIN! Could you kindly do one and get promoted please, half of your team/squad shouldn't even be playing at this level! Trotta, Bidwell, Forshaw, Dean, Judge, all far too good for L1. Best of luck to you all for the rest of the season, you are the best side in L1 by a county mile, even Wolves. Do try not to balls things up, you should be winning the title in May. Hope you do. Cheers, a demoralised Crewe fan.
 

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I agree Donaldson virtually offered nothing on the wing but Trotta was taken off again. Donaldson seems to be lacking confidence and IMO is the only 'weak' player in the team with the rest playing the best football in the league by a country mile. Maybe a rest would do him good and we could give Grigg a run of games.

Donaldson is the sort of player who could tear Wolves apart next week, he has spells where he isn't as dominant in games as we know he can be but with how we set up his contribution isn't just about goals and surging runs forward. If he is lacking in confidence (and I don't think he is) then "resting" him won't help. I wouldn't be surprised if he is the match winner next Saturday.
 

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Wasn't Clayton's day by any means...he looked desperately short of confidence but on another day could have had 2 or 3 goals...

I would still start him against Wolves for his sheer presence, workrate and pace.
 

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Donaldson is the sort of player who could tear Wolves apart next week, he has spells where he isn't as dominant in games as we know he can be but with how we set up his contribution isn't just about goals and surging runs forward. If he is lacking in confidence (and I don't think he is) then "resting" him won't help. I wouldn't be surprised if he is the match winner next Saturday.

My opinion for what it is worth is that we should start with Donaldson as he does offer us something (if he is on song) but we shouldn't be scared to take him off however we seem to take anyone but him off!
 

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Someone close at hand has said storm in a teacup, let's just put it down to a one off and not bring up again.

i missed it.....what actually happened???....i was in the kharzi at the time.....i need a full match report of this incident please ;)
 

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Clayton used to be the go to guy. Now we have Alan Judge who is the key to our promotion, so much goes through him and therefore Clayton is sometimes left exposed on the wing.

If we are winning games with Clayton playing poorly then everything is just fine
 

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Totally dominant peformance from start to finish. 3-1 flattered Crewe.

Our midfield were excellent and will tear Wolves apart next week, if they play the same way.

We simply look a team that continues to prove itself as far too good for League 1 and ready for new challenges.
 
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If you're standing in a game, be considerate or check you're not imposing on someone else's view behind you. If someone says you're in the way, then either sit down or move along the row of seats.

I wasn't at the game, and hopefully what happened wasn't picked up by other fans. Our fans should be arguing among the themselves though.
 

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Great game, great performance, roll on Wolves.

Why was this post edited out of interest???
 
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Wasn't Clayton's day by any means...he looked desperately short of confidence but on another day could have had 2 or 3 goals...

I would still start him against Wolves for his sheer presence, workrate and pace.

He'll score two and be immense against Wolves.
 
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Well well, what a three points that was, some cracking football on display, one touch passing, in triangles, everyone linking up well. And three absolute wonder goals :shocked:
Never have I seen following the bees, 3 goals like that in a game.

Saville, Forshaw, Douglas and Judge were brilliant, we totally dominated the midfield. Probably best football at times I've ever seen for Brentford. I had to sit and reflect for a moment, was around 7years ago on my first visit to Crewe we were relegated, now what I'm watching is simply amazing. One touch football with some lovely skill involved, especially from Saville with his tricks.

We were very comfortable, Crewe were organised but offered nothing what so ever upfront.
We could have scored 6 or 7.

What a superb shot by Judge to break the deadlock, he's been a brilliant signing for us.

Clayton some how managed to sky his chance over from about 3 yards out, on his left foot.

Judge had another effort which was goal bound take a deflection and go for a corner.

Second half we improved and upped the tempo.

Judge again but picked the ball up on the left, 25 yards out bang right foot over the keeper. What an effort, lovely strike 2-0

Forshaw received the ball at least 30 yards, took one touch to set it up and just hit one, again WOW lol what a cracking strike and goal. 3-0

Me and the others around me couldn't believe our eyes!!

Looked from where I was a penalty, saw the ball fall and hit Donaldson on the arm. 3-1

Clayton had another great chance again from a few yards out, but was blocked on the line.
Craig had a header just go wide from a corner, unlucky,
Judge tried for his hattrick again from 25 yards out late on, he was unlucky and dragged it wide.

If you don't shoot you don't score in doing so outside the box more efforts may go wide, over, saved or out for a corner but it can catch the keeper by surprise. Today we scored all 3 from at least 20yards out.
Bidders even in the second half had the confidence to hit one from 25+ yards out, went about 20 yards wide of the goal mind lol but it's good to see. Players confident to go for goal.

Second half we grew in confidence, sky high.
What a brilliant performance, result and goals.
Shame what happened at kick off with fellow fans getting into a barney, not good.

Anyways, roll on Wolves.....
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Clayton used to be the go to guy. Now we have Alan Judge who is the key to our promotion, so much goes through him and therefore Clayton is sometimes left exposed on the wing.

If we are winning games with Clayton playing poorly then everything is just fine

Agree, Judge gets on the ball, very good in possession, drives us forward and makes things happen whether creating for others or hitting a corker with his right foot. We therefore don't rely on Clayton as much who didn't have his best game, could have scored at least 2 but still first name on the team sheet for me :sorted:
 

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Great game, great performance, roll on Wolves.

Why was this post edited out of interest???

I added a "well said" to your original post before it was deleted so I would also be interested in why it was edited.
 

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This is a match reports thread. Not a review of what happened in the crowd thread. Thanks.

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Thread title edited too. :grey:

No more posts off topic. :)
 
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Donaldson is the sort of player who could tear Wolves apart next week, he has spells where he isn't as dominant in games as we know he can be but with how we set up his contribution isn't just about goals and surging runs forward. If he is lacking in confidence (and I don't think he is) then "resting" him won't help. I wouldn't be surprised if he is the match winner next Saturday.
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Doesn't that make good reading. :) Some nice words from Davies too.

Very complimentary before hand too. Which is nice. I do hope they stay up. They use their academy well. Promote home grown talent. A good club it seems too. :)

I'm just glad that the game went ahead and the players could get rid of the cobwebs and back into the old routine before the game v Wolves.

650 Bees too, which was a hundred or so more than I thought. But 4800 odd? Really?

We played some lovely one touch close passing at times, but could also mix it up when we had too, including a challenge or two, which weren't great to see, but once again a player taking one for the team.
 

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We made them look very average and their recent form says different to that. 3 brilliant goals and at least 3 shocking misses, a commanding performance where I'd suggest we weren't at full pelt.
 

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The Judge Decides and Delivers the Points

Dodging storms and gales, 640 Bees trekked North to Crewe in hope and expectation, This away day like this season didn't disappoint. Alan Mac shuffled back to right back whilst our prized jewel Froshaw could shine in the middle. The rain rattled on the old tin roof of the Ice Cream Whippy stand as the players huddled and shivered for a minute of hush before kick off for the passing of Sir Tom Finney.

The Breadman got it spot on in the first half, tactics to a tee the Bees played into a stop and go backwards wind, but not a ball was played in haste or above head high with intent, neat to feet, we played and dazzled on the Gresty Road pitch as much as the wintry sun that had replaced the rain. We were so polished it was Crewe that blustered rather than the South Westerly wind. :cool:

A dozen minutes in, Judge across to Alan Mac, back it came, the dynamo Judge 20 yards out right hand of the box lashed the ball like a rising torpedo, it thudded home smack high into the corner whilst the Crewe keeper watched. 1 nil a cracker from the Judge. :)

For the next half hour, Crewe chased shadows, Trotta a fine touch and turn blasted left footed wide. Saville ran through and close whilst Clayton blazed high and horrible whilst the Alex's centre halves Laurel and Hardy fell into each other in another fine mess. :blush

Second half, we played with our brains as well as our feet, treating the wind as our friend whilst Crewe chased harder and in packs of threes as they shortened our passing triangles to flicks and give and go's, Forshaw so sure, to Saville, across to Judge, in front of us, he cut in and whipped a vicious right footed dipper of a strike that caught keeper Garratt by surprise. Top left roof of the net, Judge turned to us his jury, there was no deliberation here. 2 nil game done. :thetruth:

Within 10 minutes, Forshaw pressing forward once more, stood and delivered from 30 yards a right footed arrow of a strike pure and clean top left hand corner. Wow 3 nil, three wonder strikes an hour gone. Brentford a league above on the pitch if not on paper. Crewe were in mutiny now, waiting to be taken over.Trotta lashed wildly wide whilst Judge pleaded for a pass for his hattrick. Trotta's greed made his teammates growl and the away crowd howl. Grigg was sent on fro Marcello to think a little a little more on the side.

Clayton was as wasteful, a tap in easily stopped after a parry from a Forshaw 20 yarder. Next another free hit baulked from six yards, we could have been 6 goals clear. Ref Salisbury assisted the flagging Alex giving a penalty for a Donaldson handball from a mistimed jump. Aneke sidefooted past a wrongfooted Button 1-3 a scant consolation.

Reeves on for Forshaw asnd we kept on the accelerator. Craig headed wide unmarked from 8 yards, Bidwell shot wide and Saville's shot nearly crept in from 20 yards. Dallas on whilst we all rose in appreciation for the Judge as he left his court! :)

Whistle blown and we saluted our team. Sixty six points and we had swept aside a Crewe team doing what they had done for years but better. We played with style and guile, thought and class. Dougie was great, foward in the hustle whilst Alan Mac had other duties today. Dean superb, leaner and meaner than pre injury. Bidwell good whilst Judge is our turbo towards promotion. :sorted:

The :warbs: got it right. We passed a passing side to death. 30 games in, 20 won, the stats tell a tale. This is the best passing Brentford side in a generation. Wolves up next sniffing for blood and a result. Bring them on, next Saturday at a packed Griffin Park, with our team in this mood, it may end up with the Wolves licking their promotion wounds. Win next week and it will be catch us if you can! :wave:
 
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