Expectation for Season 2019/20.

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With just over 2 weeks until the season starts but 3 weeks until the transfer window ends what are your realistic expectations for the season ahead?

My view is if we can keep somehow keep hold of Maupay and Benrahma and get our midfield scoring more goals, I honestly believe we will challenge for the automatic promotion.

I have been impressed with all our signings so far (on paper). The club has clearly focused on the problem issues last year and if we can win even 6/7 more games away than last year I honesty believe we can challenge for the top 2. Play offs should be be our minimum aim.

It is however a surreal feeling that this is our last season at GP. I somehow still can't my head around it. It will be a an emotional season for sure. Let's hope it is a memorable season also.

I predict we will finish 4th.
 

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With just over 2 weeks until the season starts but 3 weeks until the transfer window ends what are your realistic expectations for the season ahead?

My view is if we can keep somehow keep hold of Maupay and Benrahma and get our midfield scoring more goals, I honestly believe we will challenge for the automatic promotion.

I have been impressed with all our signings so far (on paper). The club has clearly focused on the problem issues last year and if we can win even 6/7 more games away than last year I honesty believe we can challenge for the top 2. Play offs should be be our minimum aim.

It is however a surreal feeling that this is our last season at GP. I somehow still can't my head around it. It will be a an emotional season for sure. Let's hope it is a memorable season also.

I predict we will finish 4th.
If we can keep maupay and benrahma i agree we will be right up there, if they go however and yet more new faces come in i will be abit more sceptical given the turnover of players, however even then it could go well and we end up stronger. I feel like top 6 is as reachable as it ever has been since our first year back. VERY exciting times
 
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If we can keep maupay and benrahma i agree we will be right up there, if they go however and yet more new faces come in i will be abit more sceptical given the turnover of players, however even then it could go well and we end up stronger. I feel like top 6 is as reachable as it ever has been since our first year back. VERY exciting times
The one team I actually is fear is Fulham, Mitrovic staying and at this level is a big coup for them where he will score goals for fun makes them a big threat.

I think Bristol City have recruited well and Cardiff will also be up there. I can't see Leeds doing as well as they did last year.
 

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First home game 3rd August... squad until January yet to be confirmed
 

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Still far too soon to tell. Let’s look again in about 10 day's time. Much can change for us and all the other teams.

But I would say that nobody else has recruited as well as us to date.
 

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I’ll be happy with top ten as usual. A bit of luck and could squeeze top 6.
 

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No more players leave then top four. If we lose NM and/or SB then in with a mathematical chance of top six with a couple of games to go. Out of both cups early doors, second round of Carabao, third of FA after drawing rubbish ties in both.
 

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From the (absolute dire, turgid, depressing) times I've had, with many others, following this beloved club since the last 70's, I envisage another season of quality football that I'm proud to bring my son and his mates to watch.....whilst converting his Man U, Liverpool, Man City etc supporting mates into Brentford supporters.

It's a special club and we play great football which young lads, like my son and his mates who all play good football at a very high standard....simply love it as much as the old man that takes them.

Future is bright. Thank you MB!
 
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Something tells me we should be aiming for auto promotion. My heartfelt worry is that if we make the playoffs and go out with a second leg defeat at GP that would put a real dampener on our last ever game at the old girl.
 

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Given our excellent signings so far, I feel a play off spot is very doable. Then it will depend on who is the team with the most momentum.

My biggest concern is that we suffer another bad run of 10 plus game that takes us out of contention.

It's all about consistency for me, over a long 46 game season.

4 points each from QPha, Fulham, Reading, Luton, Millwall and Charlton will be a nice bonus as well.

Come on you Bees.

I haven't been this excited and optimistic about a season for a long time.
 

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Keep this squad then I am convinced top 6. Replacing Maupays goals (if he leaves) will be hard but with a tighter defence then maybe we can afford a reduced return from his replacement. With the type of players we are being linked with I am excited regardless.
 

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I think top 6 is achievable. Top 2 if the stars align. We most definitely have all the right notes. It just depends whether they're in the right order.
 
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We are going up reverberating around Griffin Park when we beat WBA next March. We are going up.
 

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A good start to the season where we show improved solidity at the back and cut the all to frequent mistakes from last season out, hopefully around top 10 by Christmas and then just see what happens from there!
 

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The one team I actually is fear is Fulham, Mitrovic staying and at this level is a big coup for them where he will score goals for fun makes them a big threat.

I think Bristol City have recruited well and Cardiff will also be up there. I can't see Leeds doing as well as they did last year.

This is a pretty fair assessment of the strong teams IMO, Cardiff will do a Cardiff and likely be up there from pure Warnockism IMO, Fulham will have to battle against the negative mindset of losing so many games last year, but their team is decent. Bristol like us have threatened to challenge but haven't quite made it so far. I think they are the stand out options so far.

Leeds possibly, but it depends on their signings.
 

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I will go to every game expecting to win and be disappointed if we don’t.
 

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Top half finish and improve on last seasons points tally and to stop conceding stupid goals.

I do believe that the Championship is wide open this season and a top 6 place is there for the taking if a club wants it.
 

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I think our defence will be much stronger than last season which in turn should help to improve our away record. In theory that's all we need to do given how strong our home record was last season. Obviously there's a question mark going forwards if we lose key players. My sense is we could cope with losing one, but not both, of Maupay and Benrhama and still challenge for the top few spots. I have high hopes for Watkins this season (I think he was hampered by injuries a bit last year) so we have enough quality in the front 3 even if one of them goes and we replace with an unknown quantity.

I also feel the league overall is a bit weaker this season (comparing the promoted to the relegated clubs). So on that basis, my expectations at the moment are top 6.
 

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We seem well prepared and likely to achieve greater consistency than last season but who knows. I'm pretty sure we won't get relegated :D
 

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If we start with all the players contracted to us we will be top 6 nailed on and I’d hope finish above Putney.
If we lose one or more of the current forwards I think it may take us time for replacements to gel and so it may be a scramble for 6th place.
 

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Obvious I know but can't answer this until the window closes. Hopes are high though.
 

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For me it is survival first and ANY thing after that is a result.On paper at the moment we look good but as said before this does not win games.This is a very hard league and its Brentford Innit(had to pit that in)
 

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IMO Maupay will go, so I will go for 8th or 9th.
Just to offer a glimmer of hope on that front. Last season Leeds top scorer was roofe with 14 whilst we had maupay on 25. Tigthen up at the back and share the goals out abit more which we are capable of and its all good
 

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Just to offer a glimmer of hope on that front. Last season Leeds top scorer was roofe with 14 whilst we had maupay on 25. Tigthen up at the back and share the goals out abit more which we are capable of and its all good
Good post.
 

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Probably not.... But if we sell NM and SB we will be happy to stay up.
I really can't imagine that to be the case. In just about every interview – and from many players' social media utterings – the focus so far has been on defensive shape and recovery. It's clear that we have to concede less goals but there's also mention of transitions and speed of counter-attack. Signing Jansson in super-quick time when the opportunity arose to add to a proper defensive holding midfielder show a real focus. The powers that be will do their best to add more attacking threat should we lose one or both of Neal and Saïd.
 

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Impossible to say how we'll fare until we know our attacking options, but the defence looks significantly strengthened, and the best we've had in the Championship (though I'd like to see a realistic challenger for Dalsgaard's position).
 

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Think top half will be hard to achieve
Why? If you rewind to this time 5 years ago and compare our squad to what we had then and what the players in it had achieved to that point, man for man we are better in every position.

Gk: Button v Raya
LB: Bidwell v Henry
CB: Craig, Dean, Tarkowski v Pinnock, Janssen, Jeanvier
RB: McCormack/Moses v Dalsgaard
CM: Douglas, Diagouraga, Yennaris, Pritchard v Norgaard, Jensen, Mokotjo, Sawyers
Wingers: Judge, jota, Toral v Canos, Watkins, Benrahma
FW: Hogan, Gray, Smith, Proschwitz v Maupay, Forss, Marcondes

Now, there’s clearly a need for more up front, particularly if Maupay and Benrahma go, but we came into this division with a whole bunch who’d barely played at this level, if at all many of whom turned out amazing. We can do it.
 

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Why? If you rewind to this time 5 years ago and compare our squad to what we had then and what the players in it had achieved to that point, man for man we are better in every position.

Gk: Button v Raya
LB: Bidwell v Henry
CB: Craig, Dean, Tarkowski v Pinnock, Janssen, Jeanvier
RB: McCormack/Moses v Dalsgaard
CM: Douglas, Diagouraga, Yennaris, Pritchard v Norgaard, Jensen, Mokotjo, Sawyers
Wingers: Judge, jota, Toral v Canos, Watkins, Benrahma
FW: Hogan, Gray, Smith, Proschwitz v Maupay, Forss, Marcondes

Now, there’s clearly a need for more up front, particularly if Maupay and Benrahma go, but we came into this division with a whole bunch who’d barely played at this level, if at all many of whom turned out amazing. We can do it.
Good to be reminded of this. We have absurd levels of talent in our squad this year, off pitch stability, a fantastic recruitment team, a good (at least) head coach, money still to spend, and the other teams in the league are mostly broke or broken or just plain rubbish. The idea that we are going to struggle just because we might flog our latest in a long line of centre forward discoveries is next level pessimism.
 

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