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Sitting at the barbers in Hereford this morning, when this gobby young chav started chatting to me after seeing the Bees badge on my hoodie. He told me he was a Leeds fan, so I said he must be getting worried which he replied a little bit! .. he went on to say that the whole country would rather see Leeds in the Prem rather than us as Man U v Leeds is a more attractive fixture and how bigger they are compared to us blah blah blah .. I tried reason with him that the Prem should be based on how good the team is rather than the size of the club ... but as usual he didn’t get it .. so I picked up the paper to read rather than continue chatting.
Sadly, there's a bloke where I work (a Spurs fan) who would like to see Leeds in the Premiership, solely on the basis that they are "a big club" (although not necessarily at our expense). :banghead:
 

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Sky would probably prefer Leeds ... kerching!
or may be not.

If they stayed down, showing what seems sometimes like all their away games helps with the contractual obligation to show other teams quota of games :fishing:


BTW if Leeds did go up do you reckon they would need to reopen the top deck of that stand?
 

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Just in case there are any GPG-ers who do not read the Church Times,can I draw people's attention of an article in the most recent edition(dated 10th January)?
It is by the Revd Peter Crumpler who is a Bees' fan of 50+ years standing (or sitting).
He discusses BFC's work in the community,its core values,its commitment to diversity and its grass-roots work.;from this he draws wider conclusions about football in society and suggests that the C. of E. could learn valuable lessons.It is a very interesting article and deserves a wider readership.
Perhaps someone who is more technically minded than I am might be able to download it on to the GPG.
If you google Church Times/Peter Crumpler/Brentford Football Club you should be able to find it.
Looking forward to the chicken balti pie at Huddersfield tomorrow and 3 points.
 

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Just in case there are any GPG-ers who do not read the Church Times,can I draw people's attention of an article in the most recent edition(dated 10th January)?
It is by the Revd Peter Crumpler who is a Bees' fan of 50+ years standing (or sitting).
He discusses BFC's work in the community,its core values,its commitment to diversity and its grass-roots work.;from this he draws wider conclusions about football in society and suggests that the C. of E. could learn valuable lessons.It is a very interesting article and deserves a wider readership.
Perhaps someone who is more technically minded than I am might be able to download it on to the GPG.
If you google Church Times/Peter Crumpler/Brentford Football Club you should be able to find it.
Looking forward to the chicken balti pie at Huddersfield tomorrow and 3 points.
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/10-january/regulars/podcast/football-lessons-for-the-church-peter-crumpler-on-what-is-positive-about-the-beautiful-game
 

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Why is it even our own fans refer to the new ground as being a 'couple of miles down the road'
Depends which way you go, I suppose. If a local taxi firm were transporting an away fan, for example.
 

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Sitting at the barbers in Hereford this morning, when this gobby young chav started chatting to me after seeing the Bees badge on my hoodie. He told me he was a Leeds fan, so I said he must be getting worried which he replied a little bit! .. he went on to say that the whole country would rather see Leeds in the Prem rather than us as Man U v Leeds is a more attractive fixture and how bigger they are compared to us blah blah blah .. I tried reason with him that the Prem should be based on how good the team is rather than the size of the club ... but as usual he didn’t get it .. so I picked up the paper to read rather than continue chatting.
I would have dropped my well groomed swede on his nose.
 

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Why is it even our own fans refer to the new ground as being a 'couple of miles down the road'
And assuming it's the same Peter Crumpler I went to Chiswick Grammar school with, he should know better as he lived in Brentford himself?
 

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Although including last Saturday's game we will have been on tv more times than them.
It's about the number of viewers they can attract. They would assume that Man U vs Leeds would attract a bigger audience than Brentford.
 

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Just in case there are any GPG-ers who do not read the Church Times,can I draw people's attention of an article in the most recent edition(dated 10th January)?
It is by the Revd Peter Crumpler who is a Bees' fan of 50+ years standing (or sitting).
He discusses BFC's work in the community,its core values,its commitment to diversity and its grass-roots work.;from this he draws wider conclusions about football in society and suggests that the C. of E. could learn valuable lessons.It is a very interesting article and deserves a wider readership.
Perhaps someone who is more technically minded than I am might be able to download it on to the GPG.
If you google Church Times/Peter Crumpler/Brentford Football Club you should be able to find it.
Looking forward to the chicken balti pie at Huddersfield tomorrow and 3 points.
Grrrrr. PLOT SPOILER.
 

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It's about the number of viewers they can attract. They would assume that Man U vs Leeds would attract a bigger audience than Brentford.
You're probably right and it would certainly attract more Leeds supporters than BEES supporters, but what about neutral supporters, many don't like Leeds, whereas we are seemed as quite attractive because of our football. But then to counter my own arguement, maybe many nueral would watch to see Leeds lose?
 

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I think the fair weather “telly only” fans probably would prefer to see Leeds-Man U as it does sound bigger.

They are a massive mass of people, more than attends the games, and they probably don’t get the Leeds hate that regular matchday goers have.

We all know some, the yeah-but-whats-your-premier-league-team types, some of them you only see during champions league semifinal onwards or international tournaments, otherwise they watch it all at home.
 

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You're probably right and it would certainly attract more Leeds supporters than BEES supporters, but what about neutral supporters, many don't like Leeds, whereas we are seemed as quite attractive because of our football. But then to counter my own arguement, maybe many nueral would watch to see Leeds lose?
It pains me to say it, but Leeds are seen as playing attractive and tactically sophisticated football under Bielsa too.
 

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The point about most teams attempting to survive in the prem is that their football is stultifying to watch, the Middlebros, Villa and Stokes. Brentford football is (usually), not like that.
 

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I think the fair weather “telly only” fans probably would prefer to see Leeds-Man U as it does sound bigger.

They are a massive mass of people, more than attends the games, and they probably don’t get the Leeds hate that regular matchday goers have.

We all know some, the yeah-but-whats-your-premier-league-team types, some of them you only see during champions league semifinal onwards or international tournaments, otherwise they watch it all at home.
I think this is right and to be fair, Leeds play good football too.

Funnily while in the pub watching Boro be abject against that lot from SW6, I was chatting to a Burnley fan who said he always looked out for Brentford games because we play such good football.
 

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Keep on topic please and sorry Torbaybee that you were offended.

How about people be nice to each other yes
 

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Not a huge amount on HTAFC forum about us......mostly concentrating on their deficiencies, but saw this:

"If we are playing as fluidly as Brentford next season I will be very happy. I think they are the best team I have seen at the Mac this season. Very tough opponents"
 

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Not a huge amount on HTAFC forum about us......mostly concentrating on their deficiencies, but saw this:

"If we are playing as fluidly as Brentford next season I will be very happy. I think they are the best team I have seen at the Mac this season. Very tough opponents"
And this @heavywoollenbee :

"Was surprised to hear how good a game it was on Radio Leeds on way home."

rofl
 

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Having listened on BBC Leeds to the Champions of Europe being beaten by a double-handball goal, missing a penalty (being the only one awarded amongst the many they should have had) and their "best player" getting a straight red card, there were some really interesting comments. Not so many about Brentford, though, but generally complimentary, and a lot of chatter about the Terriers' new signings.

The most amusing, though, is that it appears the fans of clubs in the Premier League think Leeds should be promoted as Leeds fans will bring atmosphere to their stadia and Bielsa to their dugouts. I wonder what that atmosphere would be like if they played as they did yesterday, though.
 

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Having listened on BBC Leeds to the Champions of Europe being beaten by a double-handball goal, missing a penalty (being the only one awarded amongst the many they should have had) and their "best player" getting a straight red card, there were some really interesting comments. Not so many about Brentford, though, but generally complimentary, and a lot of chatter about the Terriers' new signings.

The most amusing, though, is that it appears the fans of clubs in the Premier League think Leeds should be promoted as Leeds fans will bring atmosphere to their stadia and Bielsa to their dugouts. I wonder what that atmosphere would be like if they played as they did yesterday, though.
Eh???
 

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Having listened on BBC Leeds to the Champions of Europe being beaten by a double-handball goal, missing a penalty (being the only one awarded amongst the many they should have had) and their "best player" getting a straight red card, there were some really interesting comments. Not so many about Brentford, though, but generally complimentary, and a lot of chatter about the Terriers' new signings.

The most amusing, though, is that it appears the fans of clubs in the Premier League think Leeds should be promoted as Leeds fans will bring atmosphere to their stadia and Bielsa to their dugouts. I wonder what that atmosphere would be like if they played as they did yesterday, though.
Atmosphere? It’ll make the Premier League the Joy Division. Leeds, Leeds are falling apart, again.
 

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The most amusing, though, is that it appears the fans of clubs in the Premier League think Leeds should be promoted as Leeds fans will bring atmosphere to their stadia and Bielsa to their dugouts. I wonder what that atmosphere would be like if they played as they did yesterday, though.
If you pay through the nose for a ticket, then it’s still too sore to sing and shout?
Bielsa doesn’t really do dugouts....
 

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I'm sensing a slight feeling of negativity about the press coverage we've been getting, and our "stats based" approach from NFFC fans here: rofl

"Brentzil to win by either 715 passes to 62, or 76% to 24% possession"

"F.C Brentforlona will win in all areas of the stats, except one key area - the score"

"No chance of getting anything from this match, Brencelona are the finest exponents of football the world has ever seen........Brencelona still won, 93%-7%, so Forest have no chance against such free-flowing football.*Total Football, 0, Gallic sh*thousery, 1."

http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=48501
 

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Colleague who is a Huddersfield fan was very complimentary about our football, but felt we just lacked the goal threat in that game
 

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I'm sensing a slight feeling of negativity about the press coverage we've been getting, and our "stats based" approach from NFFC fans here: rofl

"Brentzil to win by either 715 passes to 62, or 76% to 24% possession"

"F.C Brentforlona will win in all areas of the stats, except one key area - the score"

"No chance of getting anything from this match, Brencelona are the finest exponents of football the world has ever seen........Brencelona still won, 93%-7%, so Forest have no chance against such free-flowing football.*Total Football, 0, Gallic sh*thousery, 1."

http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=48501
This is becoming a theme with many of our rivals.
 

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The first article at the moment is a very good read
Hot Bed Of Talent Development
By the Telegraph
 

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I'm sensing a slight feeling of negativity about the press coverage we've been getting, and our "stats based" approach from NFFC fans here: rofl

"Brentzil to win by either 715 passes to 62, or 76% to 24% possession"

"F.C Brentforlona will win in all areas of the stats, except one key area - the score"

"No chance of getting anything from this match, Brencelona are the finest exponents of football the world has ever seen........Brencelona still won, 93%-7%, so Forest have no chance against such free-flowing football.*Total Football, 0, Gallic sh*thousery, 1."

http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=48501
Oh don’t they consider themselves to be oh so clever!
 

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I'm sensing a slight feeling of negativity about the press coverage we've been getting, and our "stats based" approach from NFFC fans here: rofl

"Brentzil to win by either 715 passes to 62, or 76% to 24% possession"

"F.C Brentforlona will win in all areas of the stats, except one key area - the score"

"No chance of getting anything from this match, Brencelona are the finest exponents of football the world has ever seen........Brencelona still won, 93%-7%, so Forest have no chance against such free-flowing football.*Total Football, 0, Gallic sh*thousery, 1."

http://www.forestforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=48501
What a load of cobblers that is.
 

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No chance of getting anything from this match, Brencelona are the finest exponents of football the world has ever seen.

Pep Guardiola turned down the opportunity to manage them as he felt himself unworthy of the job, so instead, they propped a cardboard cutout of Johan Cruijff in the dugout and they just tell their players to go out and express themselves, which might not even include playing football; indeed, in a recent European Cup match against Milan, two Brencelona players decided to spend the first half performing an interpretive mime dedicated to the fall of the Roman Empire, whilst their goalkeeper conducted a zen retreat in his own 18-yard box, and their outside left spent the match painting an impressionist-style watercolour of the San Siro.

Brencelona still won, 93%-7%, so Forest have no chance against such free-flowing football.

:D :D :D :D
 

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What a load of cobblers that is.
Love the opener "we are above them on merit" - yea right a full 1 point, which among many other arguments you could simply put down to the fact that they beat us 1-0 at their place and we have not had the chance to return the favour.
 

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