Mads Bidstrup

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Seems to have played as a centre back in today's friendly against Barnet. Presumably just filling in, or developing his defensive awareness, rather than this being a long term option?

More likely Stevens at CB, he's played there a few times for B team.
 

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Seems to have played as a centre back in today's friendly against Barnet. Presumably just filling in, or developing his defensive awareness, rather than this being a long term option?

I can’t imagine seen as a long term option so, as you suggest, most likely helping develop his defensive awareness. But good to see him get game time
 

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Excellent first half.
No so much in the 2nd, but still showed plenty of quality.
 

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MOTM today. Quality. Understandably looked a bit knackered towards the end of the second half and perhaps could have done better for their goal but can be proud of his performance.
He was really good, but MOM has to go to Bryan for me with the hat-trick. Were it not for that, Mads would have been my MOM too.
 

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Great performance from him today.
 

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A very promising performance today.

But for the sublime and cool Bryan he would be Man of the match for me. Classy player who will definitely feature regularly for us in the prem some day
 

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Did very well, but not sure how the Beeb have given Mads an assist for Bryan's 2nd.....??
Shandon, no.....??.....
 

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If it weren’t for Bryan’s hat trick he’d have been my MOTM, very very good performance from him.
 

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A really progressive performance. He travels & drives well with the ball & has got vision & a good pass in him. Developing nicely but let's not overburden him with expectation.
Having not seen him play a lot personally, Is he a similar player to Baptise then? Or more Jensen?
 

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A really progressive performance. He travels & drives well with the ball & has got vision & a good pass in him. Developing nicely but let's not overburden him with expectation.
Agreed, let’s not burden him with expectations……but if he plays well enough and merits a start, give it to him.
 

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In style I think more like Woods but much more capable on top of the energy and mobility.
That's a good shout. He looks to me like a combination of Woods and Forshaw, always ready to receive the ball but plays with his head up so constantly aware of what's around him and where his teammates are...
 

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In style I think more like Woods but much more capable on top of the energy and mobility.
Nowhere near as one-dimensional – he was playing the Nørgaard role, with Janelt left and Ghoddos right in front of him, but Vale didn't press him at all (or he has a force field around him) until late on as he tired and that allowed him freedom to drive forward at will.

His ability just to get around the pitch effortlessly, break up play, pick up the ball and find a player in a yellow shirt was great but I can't imagine a PL midfield allowing him such freedom. Definitely a future star for us and one of the production line of midfield 'workers' so necessary in midfield, overshadowing Janelt on this occasion.
 

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Nowhere near as one-dimensional – he was playing the Nørgaard role, with Janelt left and Ghoddos right in front of him, but Vale didn't press him at all (or he has a force field around him) until late on as he tired and that allowed him freedom to drive forward at will.

His ability just to get around the pitch effortlessly, break up play, pick up the ball and find a player in a yellow shirt was great but I can imagine a PL midfield allowing him such freedom. Definitely a future star for us and one of the production line of midfield 'workers' so necessary in midfield, overshadowing Janelt on this occasion.
As I said, much more capable. It’s amazing how far we’ve come in a short time that a very decent players like Woods is so obviously well below the quality of a young player like Bidstrup who is still some way off becoming a regular league starter.
 

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Was going to say the same. High praise. I know it was against Port Vale but played so effortlessly and and made things look simple.
 

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He looks like a great little press breaker to me. A little like a young Modric: busy, little darting runs, picks nice passes.

Looking forward to him getting more game time. Might be time to say bye to someone else, though… that midfield is really starting to get congested…
 

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Brentford's head coach, Thomas Frank, is full of praise for the team's Danish midfielder Mads Bidstrup, whose motor and willingness to run reminds Frank of a certain French midfield dynamo at Chelsea.
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Mads Bidstrup was given 90 minutes of playing time when Brentford dispatched Port Vale out of the FA Cup on Sunday with a 4-1 victory.

Here it became an assist for the young Dane, when he in a distinguished way prepared for Marcus Forss' 1-0 scoring

It was the Dane's only eighth appearance in the Brentfort jersey this season, but according to the team's Danish head coach, Thomas Frank, Bidstrup possesses some qualities that make the 20-year-old Dane worth keeping an eye on in the future.

- One of Mads Bidstrup's strengths is that he has such a big engine. He reminds me a bit of N'golo Kanté at Chelsea, and that's a great comparison, of course. His ability to push and cover so many yards across the pitch is amazing and his acceleration when he walks past people is so good, Thomas Frank told a news conference after the victory over Port Vale.

According to Frank, it is just more experience that the young Bidstrup lacks.

- He just needs to have some more experience. He was caught a couple of times, but when he carries the ball past players and then passes, he does so well, Thomas Frank concluded.

Mads Bidstrup switched to Brentford from RB Leipzig in August 2020. Since then, it has been playing time in 14 games for Frank's first team.
 

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Is he too good to be loaned out? A great player to have in the match day squad but is that enough for his development? If Norgaard, Janelt, Da Silva, Jensen, Baptiste, Onyeka and Ghoddos are all fit and available maybe a loan for the second half of the season with a recall option would be ideal?
 
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Is he too good to be loaned out? A great player to have in the match day squad but is that enough for his development? If Norgaard, Janelt, Da Silva, Jensen, Baptiste, Onyeka and Ghoddos are all fit and available maybe a loan for the second half of the season with a recall option would be ideal?
Not sure you can have recall options now but I agree that if the squad is looking healthy by the end of the window a loan would be very good for Bidstrup. Lower championship to have a bit of a challenge.
 

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Is he too good to be loaned out? A great player to have in the match day squad but is that enough for his development? If Norgaard, Janelt, Da Silva, Jensen, Baptiste, Onyeka and Ghoddos are all fit and available maybe a loan for the second half of the season with a recall option would be ideal?
After what we saw on Saturday, what's he going to learn on loan?
 

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