Things other fans say about Brentford FC (3 Viewers)

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Huddersfield's promotion a few years back, and subsequent survival, was a freak occurrence that only happens once in a millenia. I genuinely can't find the last time a team was promoted with a negative goal difference.
However, I do seem to remember us getting into the playoffs once with a negative goal difference.

Was it when we played Huddersfield in the semis?
 

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However, I do seem to remember us getting into the playoffs once with a negative goal difference.

Was it when we played Huddersfield in the semis?
No. 2004/5. GD -3. Finished 4th. lost to Sheffield W in the play-off semis
 

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Yep I had the Sheff wed commentary on Follow. Didn't want to try and change it to our commentary in case I lost the whole thing. It was actually really good. Some bloke that sounded like Mark Ratcliffe and John Pearson an old player. They were almost embarrassingly deferential to us, couldn't even remember briefly who beat us in the play off finals, and couched their disappointment with the result in terms of expecting us to out play them.
Had exactly the same experience for exactly the same reason
 

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Yep I had the Sheff wed commentary on Follow. Didn't want to try and change it to our commentary in case I lost the whole thing. It was actually really good. Some bloke that sounded like Mark Ratcliffe and John Pearson an old player. They were almost embarrassingly deferential to us, couldn't even remember briefly who beat us in the play off finals, and couched their disappointment with the result in terms of expecting us to out play them.
Amazing really, I would say 80% of the division think this. What progress we've made.
 

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I’m a teacher and 2 significant things happened in class this week:
1. A 14 yr old Chelsea supporter, was talking about Brentford as a team that should and will be playing in the premier league. With total conviction and sincerity.
2.A 17 yr old with an emerging interest in football, said They had started following Bees as they drove past the new ground on the M4 about 6 months ago, took an interest and started to research BFC.

it seems there is a shift in the tides of perception happening in the younger generation.

I know we don’t need anyone’s approval, but given the indifference I have previously encountered around BFC from others, even this brought a bit of a lump to the old throat.

both pupils will get full marks in their next test. ;)
 

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I’m a teacher and 2 significant things happened in class this week:
1. A 14 yr old Chelsea supporter, was talking about Brentford as a team that should and will be playing in the premier league. With total conviction and sincerity.
2.A 17 yr old with an emerging interest in football, said They had started following Bees as they drove past the new ground on the M4 about 6 months ago, took an interest and started to research BFC.

it seems there is a shift in the tides of perception happening in the younger generation.

I know we don’t need anyone’s approval, but given the indifference I have previously encountered around BFC from others, even this brought a bit of a lump to the old throat.

both pupils will get full marks in their next test. ;)
There does seem to be something about us that entices young fans. My cousin (17) already sounds like a moany old git 🤣
 

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I think we've moved from #teamslikebrentford to earn some respect from other Championship fans as they're learned a bit more about the way we operate and watch our clear style of play. The idea that you can use parachute payments or creative accounting by a deep-pocketed owner to buy up ageing Premier League players and walk to promotion has been busted long ago.
 

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I think we've moved from #teamslikebrentford to earn some respect from other Championship fans as they're learned a bit more about the way we operate and watch our clear style of play. The idea that you can use parachute payments or creative accounting by a deep-pocketed owner to buy up ageing Premier League players and walk to promotion has been busted long ago.
Not sure it’s been completely busted, Fulham and West Brom both did it last year.
 

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Not sure that’s strictly true, off the top of my head:

West Brom: Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu, Jake Livermore and Gareth Barry

Fulham: Anthony Knockhart and Harry Arter
OK, OK! The players that had a significant effect though were the younger loanees, I think those are lessons to be learned by those with deep pockets.
 

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OK, OK! The players that had a significant effect though were the younger loanees, I think those are lessons to be learned by those with deep pockets.
Don’t get me wrong I agree that the sustainable way to secure promotion and long term success and sustainability is the way we (and a few others) are doing things but, unfortunately, still think those with parachute payments have a massive advantage and will continue to populate a high number of the promotion places.
 

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I think people liked what little old Brentford were doing at first, howewever a lot of Championship sides are sick of the sight of us now. Most premier supporters would love to see us up there as its a great story.
 

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I think people liked what little old Brentford were doing at first, howewever a lot of Championship sides are sick of the sight of us now. Most premier supporters would love to see us up there as its a great story.
Agree, but should we end up getting promoted and succeeding in the premier league those teams we were challenging or finishing above there would soon be sick of us too.
 

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A couple of my mates said they wish they had gone for him rather than McBurnie.
They'd as good as signed him, if you read their forum, hence my comment.
 

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