Had a very bad first half and one of the reasons Mbeumo didn’t see much of the ball. Didn’t improve in the 2nd. The fact that the club have not offered a contract extension says it all really, IMO he’ll go in the January window at least.I’ve defended this bloke before, but it’s now getting to the stage where I’m beginning to struggle to do so. He just gets lost in games. But other games he’s top quality. But those latter games are getting fewer and far between
looked like a game too far for him. Was clearly knackered and surprised he wasn't hooked earlier, though we didn't really have any midfield options after Norgaard had gone off. He'll be fine after a 2 week break. These are the sort of games where we need that proper 2nd DM/box to box midfielder that we hope Janelt will be. We seem to be really struggling with fitness across the squad at the moment so need to get some more bodies back so we can rotate more.I’ve defended this bloke before, but it’s now getting to the stage where I’m beginning to struggle to do so. He just gets lost in games. But other games he’s top quality. But those latter games are getting fewer and far between
Not together hopefully.I think the biggest problem we've got is that you just can't play Jensen and Marcondes in the same side. Either with Norgaard and JDS, are generally OKish. I hope, and suspect, that if we can get Baptiste fit, or the new German lad up to speed quickly, that neither Marcondes nor Jensen will feature too regularly barring a bit of rotation from time to time.
I think they're fine to rotate between each other but clearly against a hard pressing side like Preston, it's not ideal having the two of them in there. Having said that we were struggling even with Norgaard in, Preston were pressing us so well. This is nothing new though and a problem we've had for a while with the more creative midfielders. Presumably this is why we brought in the likes of Janelt and the younger Bidstrup to give us more aggressive options in midfield (Frank said as much in the OS article on Janelt). Biggest issue at the moment though is that before the game, Norgaard, DaSilva and Marcondes appeared to be the only match fit midfielders. Jensen doesn't look up to speed yet, Baptiste and Zamburek seem to have disappeared. We've played 3 games a week since the start of the season and Marcondes has played the majority of most of those. It really showed second half. We urgently need to rotate but at the moment we just can't. Preston were so much fresher and sharper than us and that's a massive worry. Hopefully Norgaard's injury is nothing serious but at least allows him a couple of weeks rest..I think he’s the definition of a luxury player. Can be a game winner 1 in 5 but doesn’t contribute positively all that much in the others. I really like how he can really surprise us all from time to time, but I doubt his level of consistency will lead us to top 2. I hate to say this, but I could possibly copy and paste this into the Jensen thread too.
The club will have to time the announcement carefully - can just imagine the Twitter/GPG meltdown if we lose to Coventry and Wednesday and then a contract extension is announced!
Incoming Bees Twitter meltdown.
We have never replaced Betty to be fair
That would be funny! 'Said Benrahma has left to join West Ham for an undisclosed fee....but don't worry, Marcondes has extended his contract!'It's not going to go down well if we announce it in the same period as Benrahma leaving, losing to Coventry and then this. Can only hope we smash Cov and then they announce it.
Probably perform at a good level with a bit of consistency. He hasn’t proven that he deserves a place in our starting 11. Others have one way or another.I’m at a loss to imagine what he needs to do to satisfy some people. Apart from scoring the match winner in every game and getting a number 3.
I have to disagree. If you show ability consistently, put maximum effort in you will be liked, unfortunately Marcondes doesn’t do this.I think there’s always a player that some fans will never like no matter what they do. Marcondes is that current player.
That last sentence, if it is the case, probably indicates that he should get some encouragement while he’s here, rather than long-windedly being written off. Some of these posts remind me of the progress reports of the construction at Lionel Road.I have to disagree. If you show ability consistently, put maximum effort in you will be liked, unfortunately Marcondes doesn’t do this.
I don’t think there would be a Brentford fan out there who wouldn’t want him to succeed (a proper fan anyway) but you’ve got to call it how it is....he hasn’t been good enough, he’s had chances, he’s had a run of games, not every player who comes here is a success and for me he’s not on the same level as the majority of the team. Maybe a good squad player to bring on/ play cup games but he’s not shown enough imo to deserve that place in the starting 11. I don’t think he’s a scape goat I think people are saying how they see it.
I think he’s been playing games because we don’t currently have a better option not because he’s nailed down his place.