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Text from leeds fan i used to work with:

"Good game, not a lot of chances, think draw was fair result but would have won on referees points decision"
 

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The average Leeds fan. Unable to differentiate between “ they’re” and “ there”.
Once could be excusable, but 3 times?
They’re ( note correct usage) delusional!
As for one of the northern 🐒 s accusing us of cheating, please refer them to the comedy of Ayling suggesting he was punched. Dirty?
Try that c**t Dallas kicking Ollie’s knee and the assault on Jeanvier.
I despise the club. How anyone who witnessed the depths to which they dragged the beautiful game in their “ golden period “ during the 70’s, could actually be proud of the club is beyond me.
You're not a fan then? lol
 

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Personally I think there are two grains of truth in that statement from Leeds fans.
TF’s pre match comments about Leeds fearing us really didn’t help and came across as an empty threat.
Secondly it was way too quiet.
It was Leeds, one of the last ever GP games under lights, the prize was going Top 2.
Yet so many simply stood/sat in silence like it was all gonna fall into our laps.
We’ve come a long way but let’s not get complacent. :thumbsup:
2 things - TF never said that. He said that after the run they have had and defeat at Forest they would not choose to come to GP unde the lights. The story was then picked up by Talk Sport etc and twisted from a reasonable comment to an arrogant one. You are now simply promoting this error/slur
Secondly I am normally very vociferous but to be honest I found the whole game one in which I kept holding my breath. It was a fantastic game and if anyone else was like me in New Road quietness was caused by the game not due to lack of interest or passion
 

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Much as I’m not a Leeds fan at all, after their performance last night, and that of Forest and their supporters a couple of weeks ago, I’d prefer Leeds to go up out of the two at them moment......
 

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Text from leeds fan i used to work with:

"Good game, not a lot of chances, think draw was fair result but would have won on referees points decision"
Perfect description, but the fact that the Champions of Europe couldn't land a knock-out blow on us when 4 of our front 6 were misfiring shows how far we've come. Onwards and upwards.
 
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Perfect description, but the fact that the Champions of Europe couldn't land a knock-out blow on us when 4 of our front 6 were misfiring shows how far we've come. Onwards and upwards.
yep, a positive imo. they probably played the best they have in the last few games, where as we were not at the races and still managed a draw and kept the chances to a minimum.
 

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Perfect description, but the fact that the Champions of Europe couldn't land a knock-out blow on us when 4 of our front 6 were misfiring shows how far we've come. Onwards and upwards.
yep, a positive imo. they probably played the best they have in the last few games, where as we were not at the races and still managed a draw and kept the chances to a minimum.
Also, as a mark of how far we've come, not so long ago (start of this season?), we would have lost that game.
 

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Much as I’m not a Leeds fan at all, after their performance last night, and that of Forest and their supporters a couple of weeks ago, I’d prefer Leeds to go up out of the two at them moment......
Not based on my experience of their drunken scrotes last night looking for trouble. No class.
 

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Not based on my experience of their drunken scrotes last night looking for trouble. No class.
Absolutely.....but still slightly above Forest in my book.....it's a very low bar.....
 

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You are doing what Leeds fans did – taking one sentence out of context.

They are generally a deluded bunch but to retain and nurture the delusion and sense of entitlement for such a long period is, quite frankly, amazing, deserving of a thesis.

As a side note, in the gentlemen's facilities in McDo's prior to the game, one came in, took the stall next to me and dropped his jogging bottoms to the floor to do what he came in for, while muttering to himself all the time... certainly something that made me hurry.
Did you have a happy ending?
 

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Text from leeds fan i used to work with:

"Good game, not a lot of chances, think draw was fair result but would have won on referees points decision"
**** me. A reasonable Leeds fan. He's spot on.

All the over the top bed wetting about our draw with Leeds, after last nights and tonight's results, it's actually a very decent draw
 

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Chatted with 4 Leeds fans on the train back to Clapham. Perfectly friendly.
Every club has its dickheads. I'm sure the majority were decent folks. The ones I was referring to could only communicate with hand gestures. The rest was incoherant and barely decipherable 😂

I could just about make out him ranting 'what did you say, what did you say' when I told him to **** off!
 

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Who would you like to go up in two of the available three places? Leeds I don't have a major problem with. I don't want Fulham, Forest, City, Preston, or any others with a shout doing it. WBA? Not sure. At least with Leeds we have a good chance of 4 points in the top tier from the three promoted.
 

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**** me. A reasonable Leeds fan. He's spot on.

All the over the top bed wetting about our draw with Leeds, after last nights and tonight's results, it's actually a very decent draw
It was a decent draw last night.
 

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It was a decent draw last night.
It was a bloody brilliant draw, especially given the way we were outplayed and outfought. Our newfound resilience is the real bonus this season. I think it's the performance which has caused the incontinence, with a worry about our form against the better sides in the division.
 

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It was a bloody brilliant draw, especially given the way we were outplayed and outfought. Our newfound resilience is the real bonus this season. I think it's the performance which has caused the incontinence, with a worry about our form against the better sides in the division.
Messy!
 

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It was a bloody brilliant draw, especially given the way we were outplayed and outfought. Our newfound resilience is the real bonus this season. I think it's the performance which has caused the incontinence, with a worry about our form against the better sides in the division.
Just put a Tenna on us to win promotion.
 

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Just put a Tenna on us to win promotion.
It's hardly worth it. We're odds on (4/6) at Bet365 and have been odds on for a while.
Interestingly even when 12th in the table we were 4th in the betting!
 

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Who would you like to go up in two of the available three places? Leeds I don't have a major problem with. I don't want Fulham, Forest, City, Preston, or any others with a shout doing it. WBA? Not sure. At least with Leeds we have a good chance of 4 points in the top tier from the three promoted.
1st Brentford 2nd Fulsham 3rd Millwall
 

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Leeds wouldn't keep Bielsa if they failed to go up, they'd probably not be much of a threat the following season if both us and them failed to get promotion IMO. However I agree it's possibly unlikely that both will fall...

WBA I have no complaints about going up, I'd like us, them and whoever finishes 6th. Fulham meh, Forest their arrogance in recent weeks has put me off and Leeds....well, I'd rather not although I don't hate them personally.
 

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Not Millwall. No rewards for anti-football please. Similarly, not Forest.
I'm planning ahead. They and Fulham get relegated the following season leaving us safeish.
 

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It's hardly worth it. We're odds on (4/6) at Bet365 and have been odds on for a while.
Interestingly even when 12th in the table we were 4th in the betting!
....tenna....pah.....i've had a tampax....hope I don't get a bloody nose.
 

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Incontinence is both/either end as I understand it
I wouldn't say my Grandmother was stupid but when the Doctor told her my Grandad was incontinent, she went all over Europe looking for him.
 

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I wouldn't say my Grandmother was stupid but when the Doctor told her my Grandad was incontinent, she went all over Europe looking for him.
Wrong thread?
 

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oh NOW its the wrong thread! whereas "Do you mean Tenna, a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland?" is fine!!
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rofl

So yo weren't looking for the Good Joke? thread :shrug: :D
 

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oh NOW its the wrong thread! whereas "Do you mean Tenna, a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland?" is fine!!
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That was NOT a joke. I was genuinely asking if someone had bet a former Swiss municipality on us getting promoted. I thought that would have been clear - sorry for any confusion :(
 

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We’re going international... from my (Ealing based) Argentinian friend. A complimentary article in one of their ‘big’ papers. Dodgy phone translation below:

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/deportes/futbol/el-futbol-big-data-brentford-nid2332603


Big Data and football: the successful English club that designs its team analyzing statistics

A club called Brentford is a 45-minute drive from the Tower of London. He does not have one, but two soccer directors. And its most important executive is the so-called "head scout". He is the one who is in charge of following the main players to assess whether or not they have the quality to wear the red and white shirt of this team that shares a category with Leeds United , which Marcelo Bielsa directs. There are no binoculars in the Brentford main scout office. No records of soccer players. Not even files. Yes there is a giant form with names and surnames of future stars. Players who play in the minor leagues. All, U20.


Until recently, Brentford encouraged youth tournaments. In May 2016, its managers decided that they would no longer participate. They gave up. The reason? Big clubs robbed them of their best projects. The Londoners, whose stadium, Griffin Park, is one of the most picturesque in England and has a pub at each vertex, only left their team B. And that squad, full of Icelanders, Danes and Finns, more players ruled out by giants like Manchester City, Chelsea or Celtic scored five goals for Bayern Munich youth. How they did it? The secret is in the data. See talent where others see garbage.

"The standings lie," Rasmus Ankersen, one of Brentford's two soccer directors, who is also president of FC Midtjylland, of Denmark, repeats as a mantra. Both clubs share the same philosophy: starting from the mathematical models to define their strategy in the transfer market. The numbers, statistics and everything that can be measured helps them know what the team is missing and how to find the best reinforcement. Or, at least, the soccer player more apt to adapt to the style of play of the coach of turn. Billy Beane did something similar in baseball and with the Oakland Athletics. His story was known around the world in the movie "Moneyball." Brentford and Midtjylland seek to replicate it in football.

The TED talk by Rasmus Ankersen

The Danes, in fact, achieved a success similar to Beane's. Two Danish Super League titles (2015 and 2018) in the last four years. And a Denmark Cup in 2019. In addition to Ankersen, the two clubs have another character in common: Matthew Benham. Lifelong fan of the "Bees" (such as the nickname of Brentford), he became a billionaire with the bets. He founded a company dedicated to finding the combinations that would guarantee high yields. Then, that company became a sponsor of Brentford. Over time, and tired of investing money in a team suffering from an endemic liquidity crisis, Benham bought most of the shares. He became owner. In 2014 he acquired the Midtjylland. And it was proposed to reform the matrix of both clubs: look for talent based on statistics, and not what the experience of a scout who travels across Europe says watching football players.
The Argentine model
Neal Maupay is 23 years old and has Argentine blood from his mother. Although he wore the French shirt in the U18 team, he could defend the national team if Lionel Scaloni summons him. He was born in Biarritz and was educated in football in Nice. He was always an early talent, with a clinical gift to define. However, it never exploded. It was the eternal project. It was also an ideal reinforcement for Brentford. "Maupay was not the perfect player," said Ankersen, one of the London team's football directors, in a recent interview with TalkSport. He added: "If you asked people in France, they told you about a player that is too aggressive, too angry. It's about understanding what problems you can fix and which ones you can't. If the players were already developed, Brentford couldn't buy them. We bring talent. unpolished, and we need to improve it. Maupay was a talented player, who reached Ligue 1 at age 16. The potential was always there. What we do is look for footballers who have that potential and analyze the context: why didn't they arrive to reach its potential? It's like looking for an undervalued stock, buying it and selling it at a higher price, "Ankersen said.


After 1.5 million pounds and being the best player in the English second division, Maupay reached the Premier League. Brighton bought it at £ 19.8 million !, and it became the best sale in the club's history. Today, Brentford fights with Leeds de Bielsa for a promotion to the main English competition. That of the hundreds of millions of pounds in TV rights. The most global league on the planet. The place of Maupay is occupied by Saïd Benrahma, Brian Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins. They are the leading sensation of promotion football and a trident with its own name: the BMW. They are also three players with very high resale value: none exceeds 24 years. Moneyball in its purest form.
Argentine moneyball
"It is not so complex that a Brentford appears here. It can be put together, but we are in an earlier phase. I see it viable only in the medium or long term," says Matías Conde, data analyst at Superliga. "We see an increase in the demand for data from the clubs, especially in the last semester. They even ask us for the data set of the matches to work on their own. That is a good sign: it means they are giving importance "he adds.
"Like the entire region, we are just beginning. We are exporting leagues, so perhaps we should develop a system to sell players and not so much to buy them," adds Count. And he analyzes: "Before, performance analyzes were done by consulting. Now, through data. There is more openness and football is now much more predictable than a few years ago. The data is not just results: they show a lots of other variables. " Count highlights the case of Monchi, sports director of Seville, considered a guide in this to be guided by what the data say to buy and sell footballers: "Being able to be a guru, Monchi chooses to bet on his own data analysis teams."
 

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"There are no binoculars in the Brentford main scout office." I was just thinking about taking a pair to the next game but don't recall having seen anyone using them ever. Are they banned ?
 

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"There are no binoculars in the Brentford main scout office." I was just thinking about taking a pair to the next game but don't recall having seen anyone using them ever. Are they banned ?
I think this is a satirical reference to Bielsas Leeds, who were caught spying on Derby via binoculars.
 

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"There are no binoculars in the Brentford main scout office." I was just thinking about taking a pair to the next game but don't recall having seen anyone using them ever. Are they banned ?
Not heard that one. My company was Big on there's no I in team. Except for the ***kers at the top of course!
 
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Billy have I upset you? All those cancelled likes - sobs!
No, no,no.

I've always added that to the 'no I in team' saying. It amuses me... :shrug:

Nothing personal, sir.

I very rarely cancel a 'like' and don't recall doing it recently...
 

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