- 14 Nov 2003
- Reaction score
- A goal kick from Harrow Borough FC
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.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.
Good idea but as a retired person every day is a day off.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...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
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.
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 !
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.