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The thing that I find really interesting is that some fans of Premier League clubs are still asking what league Brentford are in! We remain so under the radar even with only 2 games to go.
 

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The thing that I find really interesting is that some fans of Premier League clubs are still asking what league Brentford are in! We remain so under the radar even with only 2 games to go.
They'll know who we are next season.
 

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The thing that I find really interesting is that some fans of Premier League clubs are still asking what league Brentford are in! We remain so under the radar even with only 2 games to go.
Is that really true? Surely fans are starting to think about next season which would involve at least a cursory glance at the top of the league below?
 

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I like this one:

“However, let’s say we do win or draw and it gives Brentford 2nd place and not have to go through the play off process.
Maybe they’ll finally STFU about the takeover that was actually instigated by them and not by us as is the history they have tried to re-write”

rofl
If they did win v WBA and caused us to go up, I might finally forgive them about that.



Might
 

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Is that really true? Surely fans are starting to think about next season which would involve at least a cursory glance at the top of the league below?
A few PL fans I know are only concerned about the 4-5 clubs they consider rivals in their sector of the table.
 

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Is that really true? Surely fans are starting to think about next season which would involve at least a cursory glance at the top of the league below?
Tis true. I have family in Liverpool . They mix a lot with Liverpool supporters many of whom have barely heard of us and have no idea what division we are in let alone that we might be playing them next season. Their knowledge of football does not extend beyond the top six and Everton.
 

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Who’s the die hard, one of the loyal 5000 from years back saying if we don’t go up, he,’ll be looking for who will be the bottom 3 teams below us.

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Tis true. I have family in Liverpool . They mix a lot with Liverpool supporters many of whom have barely heard of us and have no idea what division we are in let alone that we might be playing them next season. Their knowledge of football does not extend beyond the top six and Everton.
You would have thought that any die hard Liverpool fan would know that Brentford were the team that they played in the quarter final of the FA Cup in 1989.
 

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I don't think you should underestimate quite how many Prem fans would know nothing about us, there will probably be a whole bunch of perplexed reactions on social media if our promotion were to be confirmed next Wednesday.

A new colleague joined my company a year and a half ago mentioned that he supported Fulham, and when I talked about their promotion he didn't realise they'd gone up. He then said he lost interest when they became 'not good and went down'. I think that's the level many of the Prem are at...they'll watch the big games and not be aware of much else.
 

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I don't think we should underestimate quite how many Prem fans would know nothing about us, there will probably be a whole bunch of perplexed reactions on social media if our promotion were to be confirmed next Wednesday.
Probably similar to when 'muff got to the Promised Land!
 

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I loved the reaction of the West Ham fans when Bournemouth won at their place about two games in. They were reacting like they were losing to a League Two side in the cup lol
 

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Tis true. I have family in Liverpool . They mix a lot with Liverpool supporters many of whom have barely heard of us and have no idea what division we are in let alone that we might be playing them next season. Their knowledge of football does not extend beyond the top six and Everton.
To balance that out, I have a mate who is a season ticket holder at Anfield and was at Istanbul for the famous European Cup victory. He is very knowledgeable about the Bees, although the interest was initially sparked by us taking Sergei on loan.
 

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Talking to a Bournemouth fan last night & I mentioned we’ve won eight on the spin.
“Well done, she said, what league are you in?“
“With a bit of luck we’ll soon be in the one you’re leaving.” I replied.

Blank look...
 

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Talking to a Bournemouth fan last night & I mentioned we’ve won eight on the spin.
“Well done, she said, what league are you in?“
“With a bit of luck we’ll soon be in the one you’re leaving.” I replied.

Blank look...
If we go up there will be people in Lionel Road in the home seats that ignorant within a season.

It’s not unique to clubs, it’s unique to that league.
 

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Talking to a Bournemouth fan last night & I mentioned we’ve won eight on the spin.
“Well done, she said, what league are you in?“
“With a bit of luck we’ll soon be in the one you’re leaving.” I replied.

Blank look...
That is ridiculous. It’s bad enough hearing these things about top six clubs but from someone who supports a traditionally lower league club that we could we swap places with its completely ridiculous. I can only assume she’s more of a casual observer than a proper supporter.
 

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Talking to a Bournemouth fan last night & I mentioned we’ve won eight on the spin.
“Well done, she said, what league are you in?“
“With a bit of luck we’ll soon be in the one you’re leaving.” I replied.

Blank look...
I simply won’t engage in football talk with ‘Johnny cum lately’s’ like this.
 

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Did anyone else see a programme on afc Bournemouth in recent years, I remember the ticket office manager saying the measures put in place for all the new “Bournemouth” fans who lived local but only wanted to get tickets for the manU/Liverpool/Arsenal games...
with a knowing look on her face, but acknowledged the fairness to pre-premier fans is priority
 
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Last season was introduced to a Leeds fan as a Brentford fan. His genuine question was "Which division are you in?". Isn't just EPL fans, those from 'big' clubs can be anywhere.
 

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....fairly certain there will be a few AFCB who remember our visits to Dean Court in days of yore...#funinthesun.
 

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Last season was introduced to a Leeds fan as a Brentford fan. His genuine question was "Which division are you in?". Isn't just EPL fans, those from 'big' clubs can be anywhere.
Sounds like he just wasn’t a football or Leeds fan, just felt he should name a club rather than say no one. We were in their league!!
 
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Sounds like he just wasn’t a football or Leeds fan, just felt he should name a club rather than say no one. We were in their league!!
Just a typical 'big' club fan, he was able to talk about Dallas and how they stole him from us. Focus solely on his team but what went on around them he had no idea.
 

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Just a typical 'big' club fan, he was able to talk about Dallas and how they stole him from us. Focus solely on his team but what went on around them he had no idea.
But surely through focusing on his team he’d notice the team they played against week in week out?
 

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Last season was introduced to a Leeds fan as a Brentford fan. His genuine question was "Which division are you in?". Isn't just EPL fans, those from 'big' clubs can be anywhere.
I had a similar experience. I was in my local watching Leeds gubbing Stoke at the beginning of last season and got chatting to a Leeds fan. I said I was interested in the match because we were playing Stoke the next week. He asked if we’d drawn them in the EFL Cup and seemed genuinely amazed that it was a league fixture and that we’d finished well above Leeds the previous season.
 

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Just a typical 'big' club fan, he was able to talk about Dallas and how they stole him from us. Focus solely on his team but what went on around them he had no idea.
There is no way these days Dallas would have gone for the small amount they paid for him
 

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Shocking reading some of the stuff on here, but sadly not surprising.
 

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I had a similar experience. I was in my local watching Leeds gubbing Stoke at the beginning of last season and got chatting to a Leeds fan. I said I was interested in the match because we were playing Stoke the next week. He asked if we’d drawn them in the EFL Cup and seemed genuinely amazed that it was a league fixture and that we’d finished well above Leeds the previous season.
I would suggest he wasnt a Leeds fan then, just someone who like football a bit and has a passing interest in Leeds
 

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I don't think you should underestimate quite how many Prem fans would know nothing about us, there will probably be a whole bunch of perplexed reactions on social media if our promotion were to be confirmed next Wednesday.
By the same token, loads of fans of lower league clubs only ever consider "the Premiershit" [sic] when pouring scorn upon it.

And while it's true they know more about the Prem than Prem fans know about the lower leagues, that's inevitable considering that the Prem is in all our faces 24/7 via the media.

Anyhow, I have a feeling everyone will be learning plenty about Brentford sooner or later. :sorted:
 

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If we go up there will be people in Lionel Road in the home seats that ignorant within a season.

It’s not unique to clubs, it’s unique to that league.
It's certainly more pronounced in the Prem, but I'm not sure it's unique.

After all, supporting your team is essentially a tribal activity, with different people extending the boundaries of their tribal "homeland" more tightly, or loosely, than others.

To take a random example, there are many Evertonians whose perspective doesn't extend far beyond beating Liverpool each season.

And then complaining bitterly when they don't. lol
 

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When people ask me who I support
They normally say that’s good of you, nice little club,
Patronising *****
It's better than it used to be, where you'd answer that you supported 'Brentford', and then they'd have an awkward silence not knowing what to say like you just told them you were terminally ill.

Now at least they're like 'ah ok, doing quite well nowadays aren't you?'.
 

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By the same token, loads of fans of lower league clubs only ever consider "the Premiershit" [sic] when pouring scorn upon it.

And while it's true they know more about the Prem than Prem fans know about the lower leagues, that's inevitable considering that the Prem is in all our faces 24/7 via the media.

Anyhow, I have a feeling everyone will be learning plenty about Brentford sooner or later. :sorted:
But we’re not talking about lower leagues and teams many layers removed from them were talking about teams they could well be playing in the league next year.

I’d be surprised if there’s many lower league fans who don’t know the teams that may be coming down or up to join their league next season
 

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I would suggest he wasnt a Leeds fan then, just someone who like football a bit and has a passing interest in Leeds
Oh yes, almost by definition he was a lower interest fan being as it was a home game, the pub was in Leeds, and there were available tickets as I’d toyed with the idea of going to the match myself for research purposes.
 

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I know someone who has at various times in the past thirty years or so had season tickets to both QPR and Fulham. No real interest in either team, the season ticket was purely so he could go to watch the "top" teams of the time. Probably only went to about 8 games a season. I think he would have had trouble even naming more than seven of "his" team. Even that passing interest only lasts as long as they are in the Premier League.

When we go up, I'll make sure I send his details to the Brentford ticket office to stop him if he tries to pull that trick here!
 

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It's better than it used to be, where you'd answer that you supported 'Brentford', and then they'd have an awkward silence not knowing what to say like you just told them you were terminally ill.

Now at least they're like 'ah ok, doing quite well nowadays aren't you?'.
"Isn't that in Essex" used to twist my melon
 

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Years ago, I was on holiday in a B&B, in Scotland and, one morning, I sat opposite a bloke in a Newcastle shirt and I was wearing my Brentford away shirt. He was 20-ish and looked closely at the badge on my shirt and then started chatting. He was quite knowledgeable about us. It was very refreshing.
 

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Years ago, I was on holiday in a B&B, in Scotland and, one morning, I sat opposite a bloke in a Newcastle shirt and I was wearing my Brentford away shirt. He was 20-ish and looked closely at the badge on my shirt and then started chatting. He was quite knowledgeable about us. It was very refreshing.
are you still together?
 

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