- 6 Apr 2000
- Reaction score
agree apart from the in form teams bit.Of course it’s not over yet as we still have the play offs to get through but any sane Brentford fan will know we won’t win them, but then maybe we will for once but who really believes it will happen. I will scream and shout and wish and pray but in my heart I just can’t see us ever doing it.
Our 21 match run was brilliant and I started to genuinely believe this core group of players surrounded by some mediocrity might just have found the right combination to win games and do it the easy way however part of me had lost desire watching empty stadiums and not being there to be part of it.
The inevitable collapse can be explained in many ways and there are so many reasons; bad luck, running out of steam, injuries, the bigger squads having far more quality to call upon and maybe just Brentford doing a Brentford and sh*tting the bed when the gift is handed to them in lovely wrapping paper.
I think it is a bit of all of the above however for me the stand out reason is when it comes to scoring goals we are a one trick pony. Over the years we have collected players who have zero goals per game ratio’s, our back 4 chip in with nothing, our midfield three are the same, JDS can score goals but other than that we are dry.
The wide men have been “ok” I suppose with a handful each but when teams out 2-3 players on Toney you need goals from somewhere.
I am not one of these rediculois propel who thinks we will sell all our best players and settle for mid table, I think we will well 1 or 2 and replace and go again next year but in this season autopsy you have to say BM was 10% of last season, Ghoddos could be brilliant next year but had been a passenger this year and sergi has been his usual hit and miss. I don’t want to lose any of these three but we need another two better versions on the wing so we aren’t reliant on what are pretty average players. They all contribute but when we are relying on them as the main men we are never going to score enough goals IMO.
I am much happier to fail now and not lose to Watford on the last day and go through the same old Brentford Innit posts so I feel strangely relaxed about it all. The oaky offs feel like a free punch to me becaose there are better teams with bigger squads in form going into them,
I still believe next season will be massive for us whatever happens
Swans - lost 4 out of 6
Barnsley - lost 2 from 3 or 4 ?
Bmuff - won last 6 hopefully wont last
Bees - 1 defeat in 11