Swansea v Bees play off 1st leg predictions...

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Lionel Bart-At

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I don't think Swansea will change their style just for us. Fortunately it's a style that suits us and I think we have a good chance of beating them, especially over 180 minutes.
I hope you're right. I think they would be daft not to adapt.
 

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**** me you lot are a depressing lot.

1-0 Bees. Solid at the back and Ollie back on the score sheet.
 

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Momentum very much with them. They will learn, as Barnsley did, from the Stoke model, too. We're out of form, and now flat and nervous of ourselves. But thank Christ it's not Forest! We need to just say fk it, and then let the clichés flow.... go out there and express yourselves, don't worry about failure. Let's see some cheeky nutmegs from Saïd and some shooting on sight from Bryan and Josh. Intensity when not in possession, for sure, but just enjoy yourselves on the ball. Let's burst their bubble. 0-2 to the Bees.
**** me you lot are a depressing lot.

1-0 Bees. Solid at the back and Ollie back on the score sheet.
That's a bit timid! Think bigger! ;) lol
 

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Going to go for a cagey 0-0 but most importantly we look more like ourselves and rebuild for the second leg at Gp
 

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0-2 Jansson, Watkins
We will get back to playing out clean sheets and devastating teams on the break. Baptiste to start to help us keep possession in midfield and feed the front three. Jansson from a set piece.
 

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Well some of you seem to have given up on these lads who’ve got us to 3rd the highest position in 73 years. I’m not. I’m going for a 2-0 win for them having regained confidence.
 

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I don't but the Swansea on a high logic. We were on a high when we snuck in to the playoffs in 2015. We then froze against 'Boro.
We didn't freeze. Boro were heads and shoulders above us with experience and the dreaded sh*thousery. They chopped us down in rotation like the damned United in their heyday and spoiled the game at GP throughout.
 

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All I know is that we are far far too good for those tired performances against Stoke and Barnsley to stand as our epitaph
 

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We didn't freeze. Boro were heads and shoulders above us with experience and the dreaded sh*thousery. They chopped us down in rotation like the damned United in their heyday and spoiled the game at GP throughout.
It's true but they were far better than us over the 2 legs.

I think the team finishing 6th thing is a myth not backed up by reality. I'm very optimistic about our chances.

I fancy us against over 2 legs against anyone in this league other than Leeds. Anything can happen in the final but our chances are better than a coin toss.
 

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2-1 to us in the first leg.

Just one observation. Swansea is just under 200 miles from Brentford, and we have to do that trip twice, there and back, before both legs. It’ll probably take just over 4.5 hours to get there, allowing for a coach stop. Maybe 9-10 hours in total travelling time, allowing for players getting to and from GP.
Whereas Swansea only have to do that trip once pre both legs. Returning back after GP for them, it’s all been completed, so doesn’t count.

Plus after the first leg, our players won’t get home until about 3.00am earliest on Monday morning, whereas Swansea will not have any disrupted night pre the 2nd leg, because they will travel up at a reasonable daylight time.

So in my view, we are losing some key hours, in extra non-productive travelling, at least 5 more than Swansea, plus that disrupted night, which Swansea won’t have.

Maybe not a big disadvantage, nevertheless it’s interesting that we are slightly worse off than them in total hours available to us. As I’ve said before, small percentage differences at this level can have an effect.

I’m assuming both clubs will be staying overnight before the matches.

As always some will say this is a ridiculous issue, others may agree that we are losing some key sleep moments in a short 4 day period.
 

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Just one observation. Swansea is just under 200 miles from Brentford, and we have to do that trip twice, there and back, before both legs. It’ll probably take just over 4.5 hours to get there, allowing for a coach stop. Maybe 9-10 hours in total travelling time, allowing for players getting to and from GP.
Whereas Swansea only have to do that trip once pre both legs. Returning back after GP for them, it’s all been completed, so doesn’t count.
So I assume our trip there doesn't count either.

There's been some nonsense posted on here. Well done done for taking the biscuit.
 

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It's true but they were far better than us over the 2 legs.

I think the team finishing 6th thing is a myth not backed up by reality. I'm very optimistic about our chances.

I fancy us against over 2 legs against anyone in this league other than Leeds. Anything can happen in the final but our chances are better than a coin toss.
:imwith:

AND we don't have to play Knutts Forrrrrest. Which I am sure all four teams (maybe not Cardiff) will be delighted with. Like growing up playing my Dad at cards, or Monopoly with my Mum. Cheating at games can become boring and irksome. At least my Mum (unlike my Dad) gave me my pocket money back! :shrug:
 

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2-1 to us in the first leg.

Just one observation. Swansea is just under 200 miles from Brentford, and we have to do that trip twice, there and back, before both legs. It’ll probably take just over 4.5 hours to get there, allowing for a coach stop. Maybe 9-10 hours in total travelling time, allowing for players getting to and from GP.
Whereas Swansea only have to do that trip once pre both legs. Returning back after GP for them, it’s all been completed, so doesn’t count.

Plus after the first leg, our players won’t get home until about 3.00am earliest on Monday morning, whereas Swansea will not have any disrupted night pre the 2nd leg, because they will travel up at a reasonable daylight time.

So in my view, we are losing some key hours, in extra non-productive travelling, at least 5 more than Swansea, plus that disrupted night, which Swansea won’t have.

Maybe not a big disadvantage, nevertheless it’s interesting that we are slightly worse off than them in total hours available to us. As I’ve said before, small percentage differences at this level can have an effect.

I’m assuming both clubs will be staying overnight before the matches.

As always some will say this is a ridiculous issue, others may agree that we are losing some key sleep moments in a short 4 day period.
Surely they will go down Friday Afternoon by Train. 2 hour 52 minutes listening to iPods. Nice hotel, then light training somewhere close to Swansea Saturday ready for a win Sunday.
 

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Surely they will go down Friday Afternoon by Train. 2 hour 52 minutes listening to iPods. Nice hotel, then light training somewhere close to Swansea Saturday ready for a win Sunday.
No. Back of an horse and trap. 48 hours each way.
 

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So I assume our trip there doesn't count either.

There's been some nonsense posted on here. Well done done for taking the biscuit.
Just making the point that Swansea only have half the travelling that we have, during the actual period of the two matches. They’ll travel home from Griffin Park when all has been completed.

We looked somewhat tired in the Barnsley game, recovering from a lesser 300 mile round trip to Stoke plus the hangover effect from the loss.

Just saying that we know the club examine everything in detail, so why can’t I.

Not being pessimistic, just stating facts.

All the best.
 

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Memories of Hreidarsson.
Brilliant memory. My mum had just died and all sons nephews and nieces and grandad met up that day to sort arrangements. Went to the Castle in South Ealing Road then went on to the game together. Last time we were.
 

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2-1 to us in the first leg.

Just one observation. Swansea is just under 200 miles from Brentford, and we have to do that trip twice, there and back, before both legs. It’ll probably take just over 4.5 hours to get there, allowing for a coach stop. Maybe 9-10 hours in total travelling time, allowing for players getting to and from GP.
Whereas Swansea only have to do that trip once pre both legs. Returning back after GP for them, it’s all been completed, so doesn’t count.

Plus after the first leg, our players won’t get home until about 3.00am earliest on Monday morning, whereas Swansea will not have any disrupted night pre the 2nd leg, because they will travel up at a reasonable daylight time.

So in my view, we are losing some key hours, in extra non-productive travelling, at least 5 more than Swansea, plus that disrupted night, which Swansea won’t have.

Maybe not a big disadvantage, nevertheless it’s interesting that we are slightly worse off than them in total hours available to us. As I’ve said before, small percentage differences at this level can have an effect.

I’m assuming both clubs will be staying overnight before the matches.

As always some will say this is a ridiculous issue, others may agree that we are losing some key sleep moments in a short 4 day period.
If i hear TF blaming a PO loss on the players having to sit on a coach then we really have hit rock bottom.
 

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Surely they will go down Friday Afternoon by Train. 2 hour 52 minutes listening to iPods. Nice hotel, then light training somewhere close to Swansea Saturday ready for a win Sunday.
Yes, perhaps the out journey is right, but there are no trains back from Swansea post match Sunday night until 3.45am on Monday morning, so still think they’ll have to travel at least back by coach in the early hours.

Anyway, no one else thinks this relevant, so who cares.
 

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I've been avoiding these threads as I didn't want my heart to rule my head.

But **** it.

Swans 1-3 Bees.
 

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Yes, perhaps the out journey is right, but there are no trains back from Swansea post match Sunday night until 3.45am on Monday morning, so still think they’ll have to travel at least back by coach in the early hours.

Anyway, no one else thinks this relevant, so who cares.
Trains back Monday morning at a reasonable hour ?
 

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We are being written off (even by our own fans) so the pressure is eased. Pontus will lift them. A morale boosting 2 nil to the best team to wear the shirt.
 

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1.0 to the taffs whos idea was it to play these sh*te games..
 

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The sports writer in today's Times, David Connolly doesn't hold out too much hope for us and is predicting a Fulham - Swansea final...................but what does he know ?, what does anybody know ?..........all I know is that if we play the football we're more than capable of we'll be promoted
 

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No result will surprise me. I just hope that if things go against us it is not the result of a poor decision or some blatantly ignored offence. It's bad enough to lose, but unbearable to come away with a burning sense of injustice. Over two legs I think we should win but the empty stadiums place these games in a different dimension.
 

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Swansea 0 - 1 Brentford

They're much more robust and have more of a threat than when we last played them. However, I just can't see past us..I think we'll go on to walk the second leg as it gets more open. I predict 4-0 bees on agg.
 

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Cheer up you lot.

Think i read they play a back three with a high line............ Me thinks we will have chances. Keep them out at our end and im sure we will be fine.
 

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We didn't freeze. Boro were heads and shoulders above us with experience and the dreaded sh*thousery. They chopped us down in rotation like the damned United in their heyday and spoiled the game at GP throughout.
They also had Jon Moss giving every decision their way. He was useless that night.
 

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I'm hopeful for 1-1 and a good win at GP to bring down the curtain on 116 years of footie.
 

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...think there will be goals....2-2....then we win it at the old place....Fulham at Wembley.
 

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Swansea not in great form really, they have beaten a few of the sh*t teams to creep in the back door.

Cardiff will best Fulham and then it’s us and them.
 

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2-1 to us in the first leg.

Just one observation. Swansea is just under 200 miles from Brentford, and we have to do that trip twice, there and back, before both legs. It’ll probably take just over 4.5 hours to get there, allowing for a coach stop. Maybe 9-10 hours in total travelling time, allowing for players getting to and from GP.
Whereas Swansea only have to do that trip once pre both legs. Returning back after GP for them, it’s all been completed, so doesn’t count.

Plus after the first leg, our players won’t get home until about 3.00am earliest on Monday morning, whereas Swansea will not have any disrupted night pre the 2nd leg, because they will travel up at a reasonable daylight time.

So in my view, we are losing some key hours, in extra non-productive travelling, at least 5 more than Swansea, plus that disrupted night, which Swansea won’t have.

Maybe not a big disadvantage, nevertheless it’s interesting that we are slightly worse off than them in total hours available to us. As I’ve said before, small percentage differences at this level can have an effect.

I’m assuming both clubs will be staying overnight before the matches.

As always some will say this is a ridiculous issue, others may agree that we are losing some key sleep moments in a short 4 day period.
They travel on.mega luxury coaches & will zzzz all the way back I'd have thought.
It's not an 81 bus!
 

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Win for us and top performance
 

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They travel on.mega luxury coaches & will zzzz all the way back I'd have thought.
It's not an 81 bus!
Oh, I thought it was like back in the days when Jim Towers and George Francis used to catch the 65 bus to Griffin Park!!!
Hence my concerns!!!
 

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Oh, I thought it was like back in the days when Jim Towers and George Francis used to catch the 65 bus to Griffin Park!!!
Hence my concerns!!!
I'm sure they did. They'd probably ride a tandem to the Vetch Field as well. Set out on Wednesday for Saturday's kick off.
 
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