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thats how i saw it too.........bjelland isnt very good it has to be said and we payed how much ???? lumbering and slow and cant pass a ball out either.......get rid end of season please
You clearly have an issue with the good people of 🇩🇰 and their footballing representatives. Help required?
 

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I can't imagine that anyone would doubt us not winning yesterday. I knew from the first moment that we were in good hands when I saw in the programme that the great Johnny Brooks was the fourth official. We couldn't lose.:looks:
 

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Watching the match replay and after our early spell of pressure in first 8 mins, John Egan comes out of defence and plays a poor pass that is intercepted and allows Rotherham to break and have a series of corners that peg us back.

No one commented on this and no one also commented on the good pass in min 1 from Bjelland to Henry that set up our spell of pressure.

Are we being unfairly critical of Bjelland?
Yes.............he was marking Danny Ward who is their best player. If Bjelland was blessed with blistering pace he would be playing for Barcelona not Brentford
 

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We had all the possession, played all the football, dominated the game, but in true Brentford style left it until time added on to win the game. When looking back at this game the name Jota will stand out, he was the key difference between the teams in the end. Shame about the 2 goals conceded but hey we played some excellent stuff, although often without any end product. We are not far off the top 6 imo, and with 2 strikers and a good defensive/holding midfield player joining before next season who knows. All I know is that we are great to watch at the moment, with surely one of the best players ever to grace a Brentford shirt on top form, what is not to like!
 

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We had a few players off form - Bjelland's lack of pace exposed, Bentley to blame for 2nd goal and troubled by crosses in the wind, Sawyers out of position, Josefzoon invisible in 2nd half - but were still by far the better team and the final score is about right
 

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The obvious Bjelland incident seems to be the one where Ward made Bentley pull off a very decent save, it doesn't look good but wasn't it a brilliant ball with a clever forward making the right run and just about every CB loses out to those, I like AB but do see his limitations, his run and pass in the 2nd half showed what a decent player he is, some of his passing to Rico, Flo and Woods was good too. That said I do now believe he is a good player whereas Harlee is top dog and Egan and Barbet appear better options.
 

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The scoreline alone suggests we won the game fairy convincingly. In the first half we were utterly dominant without creating lots of chances - but Rotherham had a banked and dogged defense and midfield. The game opened up a bit in the centre half and so did we - looking far more susceptible to set pieces and counter attacking. Their second equaliser was a bit of a freak goal - Bjelland slipping in the wet, their bloke hitting a very good low shot and unfortunately Bentley letting it squeeze under him. Sometimes these things happen in football

But on Saturday we made our own luck and the introductions of the purposeful Shaibu and Canos helped us to victory. Goals in injury time do count - they are no more fortunate than goals scored at any other point of the game
 

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You clearly have an issue with the good people of ���� and their footballing representatives. Help required?
its a real shame that both of the good people of DK at GP aren't very good....perhaps we should try the lovely citizens of Iceland instead ??
 

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I'm a carer for an Alzheimer's sufferer. I didn't take offence - no-one in my position would. No need to apologise.
Same here. If someone says something is mental I do not take it as a dig at mental heath issues which are horrible, I take it as well know phrase to depict someone being silly, weird or down right mad and it is generally good humoured. Political correctness gone mad.
 

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We had all the possession, played all the football, dominated the game, but in true Brentford style left it until time added on to win the game. When looking back at this game the name Jota will stand out, he was the key difference between the teams in the end. Shame about the 2 goals conceded but hey we played some excellent stuff, although often without any end product. We are not far off the top 6 imo, and with 2 strikers and a good defensive/holding midfield player joining before next season who knows. All I know is that we are great to watch at the moment, with surely one of the best players ever to grace a Brentford shirt on top form, what is not to like!
I pretty much agree....although we fell badly asleep in the second half and rested on our laurels. Everyone around me (myself included) could see a goal coming for them and were just frustrated when it came as we all knew it was coming. This is part of my issue with DS. He sleepwalks into conceding these goals and only tries to change things late on. We had damn near left it too late.
With a mobile striker like Vibe we could have had a boatload in that game I think. Instead it took Jota running into the positions a striker would have done (and Sawyers should have been doing) to bang in a goal from some excellent work by Zoon who was tearing them apart when he got the chance. This isn't all Sawyers fault (he's not a mobile striker) but I think he offered little in that position and should have been hooked for someone else like Shaibu or Canos who'd make the runs into the box (DS's fault he always leaves it too late and nearly cost us).
I agree we have the makings of a very very good side now as you say and really only could do with a little more cover so we don't end up with situations like yesterday where I think our full-strength side (even with no additions) could have hammered them.
 

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I think most has been covered,just a couple of things though:
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It is really starting to pi55 me off when Romaine makes a pass or something, you can actually hear the moans and groans, one that sticks in my mind is when he chested the ball to Jota, Jota receives but at the same time defender tackles, some around me start moaning and groaning about Sawyers. For feck sake the bloke made a pass it got intercepted, why criticise so much?
Get off the lads back,he is OUR player!
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Jota and Canos were making some sublime runs,Jota especially when with the ball ,was pulling 2 sometimes 3 defenders wide, and then planting the ball into that empty space.Yet mostly our players were not moving into that space.
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Corners: Very noticeable of the amount of space left on the D, each corner was floated into the back post or into the crowded area.Perhaps 1 or 2 players should position themselves in that area of the D. A) It would pull a defender and B) it would open up IMHO, better chances.
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What a lump Shaibu is, for a young lad, he was quick and held the ball well. made me laugh when he leant on their defender (bit of a shoulder barge) and the defender flew! He is going to bee a terrific asset.

Enjoyed the game, bit worried at times and none of the above is criticism of the team,so called supporters yes!
Just how I saw it and possibly improvements that could be made, looking forward to the run in and especially next season, 2 or 3 in and few out and we will bee up there.
Now for Ipshit, see you there?
COYR!
 

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I enjoyed the game and the Bees performance (well most of it, anyhow) and am surprised by some of the criticism/negativity.

Sure, if we play like that in other games, against better sides, we may draw, or even lose.

But we didn't and it's another three points on the Board.

Meanwhile, did anyone else feel a bit sorry for Rotherham?

As individuals, they're clearly not very good, but collectively, they put in a lot more effort than you would expect from a bottom of the table team with such a dreadful away record. And I appreciated that they at least tried to play the ball around on the ground etc, rather than hoofing it every time.

Plus there wasn't much fouling or diving from them, and I'd say that along with Bees, they made it an easy game to referee.

Tbh, if given a choice I'd rather they'd got a point but we'd beaten Brighton, for instance, than what actually did transpire. (No offence to Brighton, btw).
 

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I actually like Rotherham.....good day out, people seem friendly enough and I agree with Ealing Bee, they came and tried for the point.
Not Northern cloggers as some made them out to bee beforehand, wish them well and hope they bounce straight back.
 

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I actually like Rotherham.....good day out, people seem friendly enough and I agree with Ealing Bee, they came and tried for the point.
Not Northern cloggers as some made them out to bee beforehand, wish them well and hope they bounce straight back.
Agreed Lush. Reckon that same team would be mid table if Warnock was still in charge.
 

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Another truly exhilarating game of football. And they were better prepared at the Ealing Road bar too, so the queue wasn't as long. I thought the free champagne they were giving out could have been better chilled though.
 
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Agreed Lush. Reckon that same team would be mid table if Warnock was still in charge.
Apart from not keeping Warnock their problem was that they rebuilt the squad to aim for a more passing game but didn't buy wisely/found their lower division signings weren't up to it at Championship level. After seeing how resolutely they held on for the win against us back in August I was surprised at quite how badly they've done since- they didn't look nearly as bad as Blackpool a couple of seasons back.
 
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I enjoyed the game and the Bees performance (well most of it, anyhow) and am surprised by some of the criticism/negativity.

Sure, if we play like that in other games, against better sides, we may draw, or even lose.

But we didn't and it's another three points on the Board.

Meanwhile, did anyone else feel a bit sorry for Rotherham?

As individuals, they're clearly not very good, but collectively, they put in a lot more effort than you would expect from a bottom of the table team with such a dreadful away record. And I appreciated that they at least tried to play the ball around on the ground etc, rather than hoofing it every time.

Plus there wasn't much fouling or diving from them, and I'd say that along with Bees, they made it an easy game to referee.

Tbh, if given a choice I'd rather they'd got a point but we'd beaten Brighton, for instance, than what actually did transpire. (No offence to Brighton, btw).
A good point. They weren't an unpleasant side (as they might have been under Steve Evans). I thought Danny Ward looked one of the better forwards that we've come uo against - gave our two centre backs a game that's for sure.
 

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I know this is not the correct thread but the Brentford Community Stadium is closed for the moment.

On the way home from the Rotherham game and driving down Lionel Rd, it's been mentioned elsewhere, I saw that there was hoardings from the Stables Area up to the top of the railway bridge. I hope this has been installed on the instructions of the Main Contractor and in the context of the Planning Condition does it mean we have instigated a start on the building of the new ground?
 

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Walking up to GP on sat i saw ex Pooper Scooper JFH.............. WOnder if hes in talks with Rotherham.
 
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Rotherham came with a plan.
They stuck to that plan, really well.
We played some good stuff, were patient, and had a few chances.
Rotherham got a chance from the free-kick and scored. The game then opened up and we looked really good.

A very enjoyable afternoon at GP, for me and my son.

I pity those who were not able to enjoy it.

I despair at those people who got straight on to the internet to moan and groan about our players and our manager.
 

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Rotherham came with a plan.
They stuck to that plan, really well.
We played some good stuff, were patient, and had a few chances.
Rotherham got a chance from the free-kick and scored. The game then opened up and we looked really good.

A very enjoyable afternoon at GP, for me and my son.

I pity those who were not able to enjoy it.

I despair at those people who got straight on to the internet to moan and groan about our players and our manager.
Fully agree, well said
 

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Seems to be a lot of despair on here about our so called fans(minority) My Brother txt me about the amount of fans that rushed out when Roverum equalised. We both pissed ourselfs laughing that they had missed all the excitement and the two lovely goals. I hate the site of this exodus.
 

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Seems to be a lot of despair on here about our so called fans(minority) My Brother txt me about the amount of fans that rushed out when Roverum equalised. We both pissed ourselfs laughing that they had missed all the excitement and the two lovely goals. I hate the site of this exodus.
I could not care less about those that left early.You wonder why they bother to come at all.
 

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I could not care less about those that left early.You wonder why they bother to come at all.
Never ever understood it. I know people want to get home, but I live for football always stay until the end, win or lose. Get home 7 45 earliest on a sat, and gone midnight on a midweek game.
 

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