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- 8 Apr 2000
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An interesting observation about how we have developed since you first saw Brentford play. Thomas Frank was brought to the club because his technical and tactical abilities were considered to be exceptional. Since he was promoted to Head Coach, it does feel that we have moved up to a new level in both aspects.
Well, if I take the role as a Danish pundit it was a great game. Have following Brentford since the arrival of Marcondes, but only seeing matches sporadically as they sometimes ar shown on Danish TV, it seemed as Brentford has developed the style of play quite a lot. In articles in Danish press both Marcondes an Flemming Pedersen (the former "head og football philosphy" in Brentford who is now manager in FC Nordsjælland) talked about Brentfords style of play and that it could be developed to play faster and more technically. To me it seems that this was what happened yesterday, especially in the first half. In the matches I have seen earlier, it is obvious that the single players of Brentford are more skilled than the ones in the Danish Superliga (Otherwise I guess that you wouldn't attract some of the most talented players) but it has looked to me as if the league - and Brentford - lacked tactically.
It seems as if Brentoford now has developed a faster and more technically playing style than earlier and what is happening on the pitch now is more based on a trained playing style where it earlier looked - to me - as if the things that happened on the pitch was something that the players made up in their heads during the match. Now it seems more coordinated and as a part of a trained playing style. I guess with some of Jensens passes, there would have been no one to receive them earlier, now they are expected.
My guess - as an ordinary football fan - is that the success of Brentford in the future will depend on how well Brentford will continue to develop that playing style. In a more developed form I guess that it could also work in the PL. It does however still seem to me that Brentford from time to time could have a bit more patience on the ball, holding on to it and wait for the chance to grow a bit bigger before throwing the ball in the box. I did also see a few ocasions where a cutback in the box could have worked quite well but instead the ball was played closer to the goal.
However it was abrilliant match to watch, and the playing style seems to fit both Marcondes and Jensen as well as Nørgaard. I was proud to be a Dane when watching the game. It was the kind of football that I am fan of.
I had by the way expected Brentford to buy Mohammed Kudus of FC Nordsjælland this summer - instead he went to Ajax for 9 mio. Euro. He could be a magnificent player for the club.
I hope one day to see a training match between FC Nordsjælland and Brentford.
Brentford is by the way attracting more and more interest form Danish football fans. On the biggest Danish football site there were 44 comments on the match yesterday and quite a lot expressing hope that Brentford would reach PL: https://www.bold.dk/fodbold/nyheder/marcondes-maal-da-brentford-naaede-wembley/. I do personally know a few who have been to London to watch a Brentford game as well.