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A combined 168 points over the last two season - averaging 1.8 points a game in the last two years. Probably with the exception of Man City and Liverpool, I don't think any of club in England can boast a record like that (happy to be corrected).
 

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.............only two weeks until a Lionel Road visit.............

You’ve already been!! Back of the queue!
 

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It's been a sh*t year. Covid, my Mum dying last week, and for the majority of it, one of the few things to make me smile was the Bees!!!! Thank you.
My condolences, Cromer. Pleased that the Bees have brought a smile to your face and here's hoping that we'll all be smiling broadly again in 3 weeks' time.
 

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Having spent the first 50 odd years of my life watching Brentford swan around the lower divisions, enjoying the very occasional cup run, seeing a club without a pot to piss in and, in all honesty very little ambition, it is a revelation, like Saul on the road to Damascus, seeing us once again on the Threshold of greatness.

I have read criticism of the players, the coach, the club and the DoF’s from “ supporters” who obviously have far greater knowledge than those concerned yet despite that criticism football fans from around the country are pretty much all agreed in their envy of this “ tin pot club”

We regularly sell our top players for obscene amounts of money, reinvest in players for less and bamboozle the football world by knocking on the doors of promotion whilst the big boys with parachute monies or history’s of success struggle to emulate us.

I can only hope for success next weekend but irrespective of the result we should be so proud of our club, the players, the coaches and everyone else involved. They have taken us on a fantastic journey of discovery and enthralled us at times with some sublime football.

Now is the time to be very proud to be a Brentford fan, to walk 10foot high and to look all fans of other clubs in the eye and for clubs in the Premier League especially let them know we are coming for them, it may be next season but if not it will be soon and they need to be very aware that the days of little old Brentford are long gone. We are on the up and won’t be ignored.

thankyou to the players, coaches and fans who make me extremely proud to be a Bee
 

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Never felt smugger. All we've got to do is give Swansea (which is Welsh for the pigs who need to stop thinking they are graceful birds) the footballing lesson they have deserved for the last decade and a half on Saturday and justice will have been done.
 

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Just want to say well done to all the fans in attendance yesterday. Every stand created noise and if we can recreate that when its full then my word LR is going to be a real fortress. The design is spot on. YOU ALL PLAYED YOUR PART.

Even those watching form home and the pub must have been pushing the team on.

Wonderful times to be a Brentford fan. LR is one of the final pieces towards removing that tin pot label. GP was great but LR is the future.

Matthew Benham must be so proud of what hes created.
 

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First victory in front of fans since March 2020!! 😁
 

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Only Manchester City and Manchester United lost fewer league games than we did this season (tiers 1-4).
 

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When we win on Saturday and finally reach the dizzy heights of the Premier League I propose that thereafter 29th May shall be known as BRENTFORD DAY. All Bees supporters everywhere should take the day off and celebrate 10th time lucky and a final end to the hoodoo that has dogged us for so long
 

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When we win on Saturday and finally reach the dizzy heights of the Premier League I propose that thereafter 29th May shall be known as BRENTFORD DAY. All Bees supporters everywhere should take the day off and celebrate 10th time lucky and a final end to the hoodoo that has dogged us for so long
Good idea but as a retired person every day is a day off.
 

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When we win on Saturday and finally reach the dizzy heights of the Premier League I propose that thereafter 29th May shall be known as BRENTFORD DAY. All Bees supporters everywhere should take the day off and celebrate 10th time lucky and a final end to the hoodoo that has dogged us for so long
I can’t see future Play Off finalists showing any enthusiasm for celebrating BRENTFORD DAY...
 

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West Ham. Palace. Leicester, Tranmere, Gillingham, Millwall, Huddersfield, Blackpool...

What do they all have in common?

They all lost a playoff final and then won the final the next year.

Proof positive that we can do it.
 

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West Ham. Palace. Leicester, Tranmere, Gillingham, Millwall, Huddersfield, Blackpool...

What do they all have in common?

They all lost a playoff final and then won the final the next year.

Proof positive that we can do it.

And Aston Villa. Whom lost a play off final against Fulham before they won the final the next year :sneakoff:
 

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Regardless of the result tomorrow, lets all be proud of supporting Brentford. Our last game of the season last year ended on 4 August, just over a month later we started our 2020/21 campaign. Here we are end of May 2021 with one game away from the promise land. That is some achievement and TF and everyone associated with the club deserves all the credit especially losing £60m worth of talent. Our club has been the most consistent football team over the last two years in English football during a pandemic. Let's not forget that.
 

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When asked who we support, we'll no longer have to deal with the 'Is that in Essex?' or 'But who's your Premier League team?' questions.
 

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Maybe they'll start asking 'what's your League One team?' instead 😂

I guarantee that someone on here will be called a 'glory hunter' at some point, with people assuming they jumped on board only as they went up.

Also. We were promoted. That's my positive comment :cool:
 

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What a time to be a Bee!
First game was 1968 in 4th division and 53 years + later possibly the biggest or most important game I’ll ever attend ended in pure joy.
To all the GPGers who love, like, know, suffer, dislike or hate me, congratulations and God bless each and everyone of you, I hope you enjoyed it as much as me.
 

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I've always said that just one season in the Premier League is all I want. I don't care if we lose 8-0 every week. It will complete my bucket list and, if that turns out to be the case then so be it, it's something they can never take away from us.

I don't think it will though. I didn't think we had a hope in hell of winning the play off final but I honestly thought the tragedy of that was that if we did, we would be fine in the Prem where as Swansea would be down again by Christmas. I firmly believe we will finish 12th at worst.

But perhaps the biggest positive of getting promoted, is that for the first time in 35 years there is absolutely ZERO chance of us having to go through the ******* play offs. :sorted:
 

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Having watched the Bees since 1953 I couldn't let this momentous weekend pass without putting a few thoughts down. We all owe a huge debt to Matthew Benham for his vision, strategy and investment. But let's not forget all those humble souls who have helped us on the journey, people such as my late brother who not only took me to my first game but bought shares in the club when we were threatened with the QPR takeover and knew he would never see any of his money back. We have broken our play-off hoodoo at long last. We have also proved all those pundits wrong who said it was impossible for a club to progress by selling its best players. We have not just recruited brilliantly. We have made the recruits better players. Does anyyone believe that Maupay, Watkins or Toney would have scored so many goals if they hadn't been in teams committed to exciting, attacking, entertaining football ? We won yesterday with three outstanding players missing. With those available (plus Baptiste) - and maybe a couple of new signings - I believe we could upset quite a few 'big' teams next season.
Finally, a word about our head coach. We are fortunate to have such an intelligent, articulate and enthusiastic individual at the helm. He always shows respect - to fans, opposition and the media - and answers questions honestly and thoughtfully. He clearly knows how to get the best out of people and the skilful way he has managed the squad after the disappointment of last season has been exemplary. Hope he gets a well-earned break this summer and comes back re-energised with a full stadium to cheer his players on. And, in the meantime, let's all enjoy a healthy and stress-free summer !
 

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Having watched the Bees since 1953 I couldn't let this momentous weekend pass without putting a few thoughts down. We all owe a huge debt to Matthew Benham for his vision, strategy and investment. But let's not forget all those humble souls who have helped us on the journey, people such as my late brother who not only took me to my first game but bought shares in the club when we were threatened with the QPR takeover and knew he would never see any of his money back. We have broken our play-off hoodoo at long last. We have also proved all those pundits wrong who said it was impossible for a club to progress by selling its best players. We have not just recruited brilliantly. We have made the recruits better players. Does anyyone believe that Maupay, Watkins or Toney would have scored so many goals if they hadn't been in teams committed to exciting, attacking, entertaining football ? We won yesterday with three outstanding players missing. With those available (plus Baptiste) - and maybe a couple of new signings - I believe we could upset quite a few 'big' teams next season.
Finally, a word about our head coach. We are fortunate to have such an intelligent, articulate and enthusiastic individual at the helm. He always shows respect - to fans, opposition and the media - and answers questions honestly and thoughtfully. He clearly knows how to get the best out of people and the skilful way he has managed the squad after the disappointment of last season has been exemplary. Hope he gets a well-earned break this summer and comes back re-energised with a full stadium to cheer his players on. And, in the meantime, let's all enjoy a healthy and stress-free summer !

Yes the good old days of the Third Division South with the Terrible Twins up front, not sure they were the good old days , but as youngsters you always thought you were lucky to be there
 

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We will survive next year. I remember when we came into the Championship I looked at the clubs in the league and felt confident we were better than 3 clubs, I feel likewise when I look at the teams in the Premier League. I can see both Wolves and Palace struggling, especially Palace with Eze out until Oct/ Nov and no manager. I think we will perform better than both Norwich and Watford. Let's see but excited for the journey ahead and next season already.
 

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We will survive next year. I remember when we came into the Championship I looked at the clubs in the league and felt confident we were better than 3 clubs, I feel likewise when I look at the teams in the Premier League. I can see both Wolves and Palace struggling, especially Palace with Eze out until Oct/ Nov and no manager. I think we will perform better than both Norwich and Watford. Let's see but excited for the journey ahead and next season already.

Rumours on Radio London last night that Palace are after Cooper so we could yet see him again next season.
 

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Rumours on Radio London last night that Palace are after Cooper so we could yet see him again next season.

Would love it if he became their manager. Couldn’t believe he set up 3-5-2 against us yesterday. The same system he employed at their place. Plus TF has tactically outwitted him over the last couple of season.
 

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.............. unbeaten and two clean sheets...............nice start...........
 

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Defensively we have been superb to date, only conceded 2 goals in 360 minutes of Premier League football so far and both were very good goals.
 

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Ticket office staff superb. Several middle aged men were commenting on how smart they were. (not me, though they were).
 

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At least we'll walk the Championship next season.










:fishing:
 

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There's less need for this thread when everything is really, really good 😅
 
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