Things other teams' fans say about Brentford FC

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Don't get the "long ball" stuff by L'pool fans or MOTD analysis......
None of our goals came from a long ball.
All 3 were from crosses to the back post......
I do, we used the long ball waaaaay more often against Liverpool and we were right to do so. It was a tactical masterclass by Thomas and Brian... no need to take offence to the long ball term.
 

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There’s a dfference between long ball (aimless hoof into the corners) and long passing, I think. 🤷‍♂️
Yep.

Otherwise Glenn Hoddle was just a long ball donkey...
 

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Funny how it's "long ball" when it's us but it's "direct passes" when the big boys do it. :confused:
Having watched Liverpool a lot under Klopp, long direct passes into Mane and Salah seem to be one of their most effective ways of scoring. I guess they're not "long ball" because they don't head them. 🤷‍♂️ If TTA couldn't play accurate long balls in the way he does, he'd just be a sh*t defender!
 
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There's been a little bit of this but not too much. I think the general mood is more appreciation than digging us out.
We've raised a big flag over Liverpool's defensive weaknesses. Villa dismantling them last season was all put down the missing Van Dijk, now we've shown it wasn't. Sit back and try to defend and they'll tear you apart but get into their back line with a lot of speed, they'll open up – we'll see more of "the Brentford way" this season.
 

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We've raised a big flag over Liverpool's defensive weaknesses. Villa dismantling them last season was all put down the missing Van Dijk, now we've shown it wasn't. Sit back and try to defend and they'll tear you apart but get into their back line with a lot of speed, they'll open up – we'll see more of "the Brentford way" this season.
Why was it put down to missing Van Dijk? He played in that game.
 

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I do, we used the long ball waaaaay more often against Liverpool and we were right to do so. It was a tactical masterclass by Thomas and Brian... no need to take offence to the long ball term.
It's not hoofball. Raya is class at a long pass.
As a team we mix it up right.
The best way is have enough of both in your game
 

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That Arsenal quote was pure made up playground stuff:

I go to a lot of lower league London games” = not something a real fan would say, not like that anyway.

they’re the most universally despised team after Millwall” = again this is just strange, plus it’s first I think any of us have heard that, ever?

Before they got promoted everyone called them Sky Sports Brentford…” = no, no they didn’t. Strange again.

Act like they’re holistically grown but they’ve had way more money pumped in than other traditional London sides like Wimbledon, QPR or even Palace.” = or, act like money well spent and not gambled on magic beans? We could have gone for buying big name ex premier players & hope, see Derby County & Reading FC as references on how that’s going.

a dead stadium filled with former Exeter Uni types who work at Foxtons. ****s.” = that is probably the type of person I have seen the least at Brentford over the last 40 years. Other than Eskimos.
 

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That Arsenal quote was pure made up playground stuff:

I go to a lot of lower league London games” = not something a real fan would say, not like that anyway.

they’re the most universally despised team after Millwall” = again this is just strange, plus it’s first I think any of us have heard that, ever?

Before they got promoted everyone called them Sky Sports Brentford…” = no, no they didn’t. Strange again.

Act like they’re holistically grown but they’ve had way more money pumped in than other traditional London sides like Wimbledon, QPR or even Palace.” = or, act like money well spent and not gambled on magic beans? We could have gone for buying big name ex premier players & hope, see Derby County & Reading FC as references on how that’s going.

a dead stadium filled with former Exeter Uni types who work at Foxtons. ****s.” = that is probably the type of person I have seen the least at Brentford over the last 40 years. Other than Eskimos.
It was the view of what I assume is a sad bitter Arsenal fan who watched on TV as they lost to us a few weeks ago.
I questioned every statement like you, it’s just fiction
 

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We've raised a big flag over Liverpool's defensive weaknesses. Villa dismantling them last season was all put down the missing Van Dijk, now we've shown it wasn't. Sit back and try to defend and they'll tear you apart but get into their back line with a lot of speed, they'll open up – we'll see more of "the Brentford way" this season.
I think we’ll do it a lot, especially away. Raya’s always looking for a quick punt to Toney. I wouldn’t say Liverpool were weak at defending it, more like they were a bit surprised by it. Watching other premier clubs on tv, they just waste a few passes across the back four all the time, getting nowhere fast(especially Watford!).
 

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It was the view of what I assume is a sad bitter Arsenal fan who watched on TV as they lost to us a few weeks ago.
I questioned every statement like you, it’s just fiction

I just couldn’t imagine going along to the Emirates Total Library Experience and sitting in between those sort of Arsenal ‘fans’ and the absolute clownish sh*tshow types of Arsenal TV, innit blud.

Just beggars belief how horrific Arsenal have become now.

Incredible that any - any - Arsenal knob could even think to comment that Brentford fans ’work at Foxton‘s’ after their history. Apart from being incredibly wrong, have they forgotten Fever Pitch? If it wasn’t for Nick Hornby in the 90s, huge swathes of those ****s would still be watching ballet or sat down their local Islington gastropub, reading The Independent and minding little Xanthe and Tarquin in the safe play area on a Saturday afternoon.

We know you. And we see you.
 

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I think we’ll do it a lot, especially away. Raya’s always looking for a quick punt to Toney. I wouldn’t say Liverpool were weak at defending it, more like they were a bit surprised by it. Watching other premier clubs on tv, they just waste a few passes across the back four all the time, getting nowhere fast(especially Watford!).
It's only going to work if the opposition leave 2 at the back and play their full backs high, plus have a high press forward.
 

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There is a big difference between a long passing game and a long ball game. The former is about targeted long distance passing and the latter is about percentage football.
 

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Strange they choose to get the hump about, when it was sung once, and not very loudly either.
From a fanbase who sing Munich songs at Man U it’s a bit touchy. Also, never make the mistake of even mentioning there’s an alternate timeline in which we beat them in the FA Cup QF.
 

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A few Liverpool fans took against the “We pay your benefits” song.
As well as being very tired and very unoriginal, I thought it a bit rich for (some of) our fans to sing that, considering Brentford is/was itself a working class area too, docks and all.

You might expect Fulham fans to sing it - that's if they knew what it was to sign on.
 

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Rattling the world famous Liverpool - scenes! :owusu:
On that note - I saw a Scouser with an aggro look on his face, barge into a Bees fan with a very visible form of disability whilst going against the traffic behind the West Stand after the game. Well done you mug, shame you didn't barge me.
 

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The Andaman Islands lie well off the south east coast of India, and include amongst that archipelago a number of islands that contain tribes who - even now - have never been in contact with the outside world. The Sentilenese, in particular, are especially reclusive and are extremely hostile to any contact with outsiders, and have killed interlopers seeking to land on their small isle.

The discarded pubic hair of a Sentilenese tribesman cares more about the opinions of a Liverpool fan than myself.
 

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The Andaman Islands lie well off the south east coast of India, and include amongst that archipelago a number of islands that contain tribes who - even now - have never been in contact with the outside world. The Sentilenese, in particular, are especially reclusive and are extremely hostile to any contact with outsiders, and have killed interlopers seeking to land on their small isle.

The discarded pubic hair of a Sentilenese tribesman cares more about the opinions of a Liverpool fan than myself.
That's got to be the best set up ever! :D
 

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On that note - I saw a Scouser with an aggro look on his face, barge into a Bees fan with a very visible form of disability whilst going against the traffic behind the West Stand after the game. Well done you mug, shame you didn't barge me.

But….but…. when some daft Bees youths before the game said something nasty about Liverpool fans being murderers because [checks notes] Liverpool fans are murderers this “took the shine” off our performance in the Premier League against one of the worlds top three sides for one GPG poster 😂
 

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Long may it continue.

As I've said before.

We're not here to be liked.
Back to the long ball accusations. It is clear that raya to ivan, or Rico is simply a good pass. It is not put it in the mix and hunt for scraps. When your centre forward wins 80 % / 90 % of the headers why would nt you play to that strength. Time after time you see a hopeful ball to a forward and the opposing centre half passes the easy header into their midfield, to restart an attack. We are clearly not doing that.
 

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But….but…. when some daft Bees youths before the game said something nasty about Liverpool fans being murderers because [checks notes] Liverpool fans are murderers this “took the shine” off our performance in the Premier League against one of the worlds top three sides for one GPG poster 😂
That's gone over my head to be honest
 

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As well as being very tired and very unoriginal, I thought it a bit rich for (some of) our fans to sing that, considering Brentford is/was itself a working class area too, docks and all.

You might expect Fulham fans to sing it - that's if they knew what it was to sign on.
Also the gas works and fruit and veg market.
 

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From a fanbase who sing Munich songs at Man U it’s a bit touchy. Also, never make the mistake of even mentioning there’s an alternate timeline in which we beat them in the FA Cup QF.
I could understand why that might be emotive though to be fair?
 

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From a fanbase who sing Munich songs at Man U it’s a bit touchy. Also, never make the mistake of even mentioning there’s an alternate timeline in which we beat them in the FA Cup QF.
.......and songs regarding a rent boy too a few weeks back.......hypocrites!
 
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