Things other fans say about Brentford FC

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China have changed their investment rules so that any investment in football is a 100% tax. This is what some other fans says about Brentford.

Aston Villa "I wish Matthew Benham was a Villa fan."
Birmingham City "I wish Matthew Benham was a Birmingham fan."
Wolves "I wish Matthew Benham was a Wolves fan."
 

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Much as I like Rod Liddle's column in the Sunday Times, his football punditry (he's a Millwall fan) when it comes to his annual forecast is usually way off the mark. This year :
"My dark-horse tip for relegation is amiable Brentford." Ian Holloway in disguise?
 

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Much as I like Rod Liddle's column in the Sunday Times, his football punditry (he's a Millwall fan) when it comes to his annual forecast is usually way off the mark. This year :

"My nailed-on tip for relegation is cuddly Millwall." Ian Holloway in disguise?
 

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It's funny, my Dad cannot get his head around how we operate.
He usually watches the Bees games on sky when I pop over to watch the away ones I can't make and he is constantly impressed that we replace players sold time after time.
If I had a fiver for every time we sell someone he reckons we're screwed then when we manage to replace he cannot believe the quality.
He's a West Ham supporter and always bangs on about how he wished they recruited in the same way.

Not to mention my two QPR mates who have finally admitted we are far better than them and in terms of quality are the best side in west London behind Chelsea.

So satisfying to hear it after years of piss taking from them both...lol
 

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It's funny, my Dad cannot get his head around how we operate.
He usually watches the Bees games on sky when I pop over to watch the away ones I can't make and he is constantly impressed that we replace players sold time after time.
If I had a fiver for every time we sell someone he reckons we're screwed then when we manage to replace he cannot believe the quality.
He's a West Ham supporter and always bangs on about how he wished they recruited in the same way.

Not to mention my two QPR mates who have finally admitted we are far better than them and in terms of quality are the best side in west London behind Chelsea.

So satisfying to hear it after years of piss taking from them both...lol
Better than arsenal and spurs?
 

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Also check out their comments on the Raras at about 22 minutes. Let's just say not positive!
Haha - I didn't get that far the first time but that's hilarious. And from a Rangers fan as well!

I also liked it when they called us the 'Hipster's Choice'. I knew my time would come eventually.
 

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After that podcast I was impressed with the comments about Sheffield utd - they tipped them for 9th - also football lab have them for 5th - I have stuck $20 on them handicap bettting - 20 points start 👌😎
 

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The Bees love in starts at 38:54



Our leaky defence doesn't get factored in to their calculations though.
Both podcasts refer to how Maupay has been amazing in training. Is this based on comments by Smith, or is this just an ITK within football type thingy? (hopefully the latter)
 

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Two podcasts. Lots about Bees at beginning of first. And then at 38mins in part 2.

Extremely positive. Seems Maupay v highly regarded ( allusions to feedback from inside the club).
 
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I noticed that in the Guardian's review of the Championship, 20 teams were mentioned with regard to top, middle and bottom positions, we were one of the four not mentioned. On the Skysports website we are predicted to finish 14th. I know it doesn't matter, but I do find it irritating how we're not noticed.
 

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I noticed that in the Guardian's review of the Championship, 20 teams were mentioned with regard to top, middle and bottom positions, we were one of the four not mentioned. On the Skysports website we are predicted to finish 14th. I know it doesn't matter, but I do find it irritating how we're not noticed.
Still under the Radar. Don't worry.
 

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I noticed that in the Guardian's review of the Championship, 20 teams were mentioned with regard to top, middle and bottom positions, we were one of the four not mentioned. On the Skysports website we are predicted to finish 14th. I know it doesn't matter, but I do find it irritating how we're not noticed.
Irritating yes, but I guess we don't sell newspapers or encourage "clicks" like the so-called bigger clubs do. I think partly it smacks of the lack of knowledge and research of the journalists that these media powerhouses (and we can include BBC in that as well who have us down in the bottom half) don't have a clue what's going on at half the Championship clubs. Did any of them bother to check that (a) we've finished top 10 in the last 3 seasons and (b) have a better squad than last season? Presumably not, so they can't be bothered to see past the big names that have played in the Prem in the last few years.

Did any of those same pundits predict Villa to finish in the bottom half last season? I doubt it, and yet it was entirely predictable given the poor management of that club and the state of their squad when they came down.

Having said all of that, low expectations keeps the pressure off a little bit, at least from the outside.
 

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Irritating yes, but I guess we don't sell newspapers or encourage "clicks" like the so-called bigger clubs do. I think partly it smacks of the lack of knowledge and research of the journalists that these media powerhouses (and we can include BBC in that as well who have us down in the bottom half) don't have a clue what's going on at half the Championship clubs. Did any of them bother to check that (a) we've finished top 10 in the last 3 seasons and (b) have a better squad than last season? Presumably not, so they can't be bothered to see past the big names that have played in the Prem in the last few years.

Did any of those same pundits predict Villa to finish in the bottom half last season? I doubt it, and yet it was entirely predictable given the poor management of that club and the state of their squad when they came down.

Having said all of that, low expectations keeps the pressure off a little bit, at least from the outside.
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Sheffield United fan in peace...

I think the general view among Blades is that the Bees are a proper club. We've been watching with interest as you've built a team well with a smart manager and some very talented players. There's the usual number of Blades who think that as we're the traditionally bigger club (nb: that doesn't mean anything!) we should be looking to win on Saturday but it seems the majority recognise that it'll be a difficult game.

One thing I would say: we are not the clogging side we were in the past. We'll look to control possession and press high up the pitch, much as you do and we deservedly steamrollered League One last year. Saturday's should be a good game: heart obviously says United win but head says draw or narrow away win.
 

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Sheffield United fan in peace...

I think the general view among Blades is that the Bees are a proper club. We've been watching with interest as you've built a team well with a smart manager and some very talented players. There's the usual number of Blades who think that as we're the traditionally bigger club (nb: that doesn't mean anything!) we should be looking to win on Saturday but it seems the majority recognise that it'll be a difficult game.

One thing I would say: we are not the clogging side we were in the past. We'll look to control possession and press high up the pitch, much as you do and we deservedly steamrollered League One last year. Saturday's should be a good game: heart obviously says United win but head says draw or narrow away win.
Our Manager watched your last couple of friendlys and confirmed what you are saying about style of play.Surprised me as I thought you would be a big physical long ball side should be a good open game which will suit both sides.Look forward to visiting your great ground again and the good boozers that are in the town centre will avoid the others by the ground.
 

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Paul Merson reckons it will be game of the day and has gone for 2-2 for tomorrow's match...

Steve McClaren picks out Ollie Watkins as a signing to watch and says "Brentford are a great club, play football the right way and nurture/develop talent. Watkins has joined the right club."

That was all that was mentioned about us on the EFL preview 1 hr special on SSN this morning :)
 

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Sheffield United fan in peace...

I think the general view among Blades is that the Bees are a proper club. We've been watching with interest as you've built a team well with a smart manager and some very talented players. There's the usual number of Blades who think that as we're the traditionally bigger club (nb: that doesn't mean anything!) we should be looking to win on Saturday but it seems the majority recognise that it'll be a difficult game.

One thing I would say: we are not the clogging side we were in the past. We'll look to control possession and press high up the pitch, much as you do and we deservedly steamrollered League One last year. Saturday's should be a good game: heart obviously says United win but head says draw or narrow away win.
Our Manager watched your last couple of friendlys and confirmed what you are saying about style of play.Surprised me as I thought you would be a big physical long ball side should be a good open game which will suit both sides.Look forward to visiting your great ground again and the good boozers that are in the town centre will avoid the others by the ground.
Once the Sheffield club got rid of Chris Morgan, the footballing side of the players could florish. He held Sheffield U back a few years IMO. Wilder got rid and the side were a lot better and lost that thug/long ball game Morgan so enjoyed.
 

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It's interesting reading the above. I have Holiday Apartments in Bournemouth and one of the families with us this. Week are Sheffield United supporters and are leaving today as they are going to the game tomorrow. They are optimistic and have confirmed the comments above, that they are no longer cloggers and long ball merchants but play a high pressing passing game. It should be a fantastic spectacle tomorrow. I just hope we out football them.
 
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Our Manager watched your last couple of friendlys and confirmed what you are saying about style of play.Surprised me as I thought you would be a big physical long ball side should be a good open game which will suit both sides.Look forward to visiting your great ground again and the good boozers that are in the town centre will avoid the others by the ground.
It was a big problem that reputation and it took an iron-willed manager to break it. I have to admit, I had my doubts about Wilder (particularly when Southend went 3-0 up at the Lane within 20 minutes to leave us rock-bottom) but he's turned it around and then some. The main difference is that we're not relying on players' reputations any more (hello, Dean Hammond - what a waster) but concentrating on building a team that's more than the sum of its parts. Should be a cracking game tomorrow and as I alluded to above, I'd be happy with a draw; let's play the long game and both aim to teach our noisy neighbours a footballing lesson twice this season.

Pubs: head to Kelham Island if you get time; failing that the Devonshire Cat is a great real ale place a 15 minute walk from the Bramall Lane end; you could stop at the Rutland Arms on your way from the Station Tap - unless you're wearing colours - too - it's a home fans' pub but it's more welcoming than the ones on Bramall Lane itself*. Just a shame for away fans that you're in the BL lower this time around; we've started giving the seats with the best view in the ground (BL Upper) to home fans again from this season.

*aka don't go to the pubs on Bramall Lane
 
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Pubs: head to Kelham Island if you get time; failing that the Devonshire Cat is a great real ale place a 15 minute walk from the Bramall Lane end; you could stop at the Rutland Arms on your way from the Station Tap - unless you're wearing colours - too - it's a home fans' pub but it's more welcoming than the ones on Bramall Lane itself*. Just a shame for away fans that you're in the BL lower this time around; we've started giving the seats with the best view in the ground (BL Upper) to home fans again from this season.
loved the Devonshire Cat when i was a stoodent, but......... bloody hell, 15 years ago now :cry:

what's the problem with colours, we're the same colours as you :homer: :hat:
 

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Bless...he does have a soft spot for us.
i know some of the lads had pictures of him in a bees shirt a couple of weeks ago - apparently he was joking he'd sub in for them as they were a player short :D seems a good bloke
 

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Legend has it that after we had destroyed them 5-0 in the week that DJ left for Brum, MA asked him to join as a player to help get us over the line as promotion looked pretty much on, he saw him as the sub that would open up doors late on if needed, I believe he was in a bad place and turned us down.
 
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loved the Devonshire Cat when i was a stoodent, but......... bloody hell, 15 years ago now :cry:

what's the problem with colours, we're the same colours as you :homer: :hat:
Station Tap has a ban on any colours. The fact that we're both red, white and black toting sides formed in 1889 has nothing to do with it: being a bar in a train station means that they don't take any risks.

Walsall - a very bad place.
Amen brother. May neither of our sides ever visit there again.
 

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Legend has it that after we had destroyed them 5-0 in the week that DJ left for Brum, MA asked him to join as a player to help get us over the line as promotion looked pretty much on, he saw him as the sub that would open up doors late on if needed, I believe he was in a bad place and turned us down.
Mate of mine lost his adult sister to Meningitis some years ago and has an annual Golf day with old footballing and work mates to celebrate her life and raise a few quid. Over last few years my mate has become good friends with Merson so he joined them on the society day a fortnight ago and was a regular, decent bloke who was great company and far from the image some of the boys had of him before they met him.
 

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Couldn't read all the link but get the gist. My cousin's wife and son are big Wednesdayites, so they will be happy if the Bees can do it just like all Bees' fans. The promoted teams generally find there are no easy games in the championship especially early days. We will see.
 

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I noticed that in the Guardian's review of the Championship, 20 teams were mentioned with regard to top, middle and bottom positions, we were one of the four not mentioned. On the Skysports website we are predicted to finish 14th. I know it doesn't matter, but I do find it irritating how we're not noticed.
Same as The Times Championship preview yesterday - not one mention about us.
 

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Bit touchy aren't they? I expect they are all supping on a pint of something northern tonight in anticipation for their big day tomorrow. I hope Jota, Vibe etc piss right on their bonfire.
In fairness, reading some of the arrogant sh*t that some bees fans are meant to have said, I'd be saying what they're saying. There is no easy game in this league, as we all know. Wasn't it MB who said, "everyone always under-estimates the promoted clubs"?
 

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