Things other teams' fans say about Brentford FC

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Listening to the radio earlier, heard an optimistic Man Utd fan previewing their game on Sunday say that Atletico Madrid and Brentford had shown that Liverpool are vulnerable when put under pressure. Read that again. Never thought I would hear us mentioned in that company in my lifetime.
Also, if you read the Leicester board thread, they’re saying they expect us to be a sterner test than Man U!
 

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I usually write negative things about Leeds fans, however... On Thursday I met a young lad, 19, who knew my e-mail address. He asked if I was a Brentford fan. I told him I was and he said that as a Leeds fan he was happy that we were both in the Premier League as "It's good to see two big clubs back where they belong". No irony just a genuine statement, we then went on to talk about Pontus and Forshaw sensibly.
 
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Was in Krakow last week and went out to dinner with 2 Polish, 1 Turk and 2 Italians. This is not the start to a joke! My Turkish colleague said how much press we got in Turkey after the Liverpool game, and after my proud 2 minute summary of 30+ years supporting the might Bees he said he would be keeping an eye out for us. As a Galatasaray supporter he loves Halil and they want him to stay. He then messaged me after the Chelsea game to say he'd watched and couldn't believe we didn't win. I think we have another overseas Bee....Happy to be on the right side of a Galatasaray supporter!
 

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Let's make sure we play 'with a lot of swagger ... and a great deal of confidence and enthusiasm backed by a noisy supportive crowd,' by backing the team from the start with as much noisy support as we can muster.
I hope so. The Brighton atmosphere game was like a damp squid compared to all our other home games. We can make the difference and when Brighton got on top the crowd was very quiet. That's coming from me a West Stand ST.

Need to be loud like Chelsea/Liverpool/Arsenel every game. Continue fortress BCS.
 

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Was in Krakow last week and went out to dinner with 2 Polish, 1 Turk and 2 Italians. This is not the start to a joke! My Turkish colleague said how much press we got in Turkey after the Liverpool game, and after my proud 2 minute summary of 30+ years supporting the might Bees he said he would be keeping an eye out for us. As a Galatasaray supporter he loves Halil and they want him to stay. He then messaged me after the Chelsea game to say he'd watched and couldn't believe we didn't win. I think we have another overseas Bee....Happy to be on the right side of a Galatasaray supporter!

Get him to knock us up a 'Welcome to Hell!' banner... :ROFLMAO:
 

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I have got the majority of the Thameslink crew here in Horsham following our results and games as we are becoming their second team. 🤣😎😅
Some even cheering our goals. 👏
The Great Northern drivers from Peterborough are also joining in on the act too.
Fantastic conversations I am having in the evenings.
Long may it continue.
 

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Listening to the radio earlier, heard an optimistic Man Utd fan previewing their game on Sunday say that Atletico Madrid and Brentford had shown that Liverpool are vulnerable when put under pressure. Read that again. Never thought I would hear us mentioned in that company in my lifetime.
I don't want to be in the same sentence as Pathetico Madrid.
Scummers.
 

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A squib is a small explosive device. Did you that a car air bag is activated by a small detonator called a squib. Sorry this is OT I'll go and do the weekly shopping now.
..............the airbag unit is also known as a squib..............
 

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Some generally positive comments from Leicester fans here.
Pretty much saying they sh*thoused their way to a win, we deserved a point at least, and we’re a very good side.
In fact a lot more positive than a lot of our “fans” on here…..
 

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Leicester fans generally fair in their assessment of the game and the quality of our team. Early comments always better on post match threads...before the alcohol kicks in!
 
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Some generally positive comments from Leicester fans here.
Pretty much saying they sh*thoused their way to a win, we deserved a point at least, and we’re a very good side.
In fact a lot more positive than a lot of our “fans” on here…..

Yep fair comments.
 

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And before they read Thomas Frank's post match comments!!! 🤣
His comments need to be read in xG terms to make more sense and be less inflammatory. All he was really saying was Tielemans’s great strike was a 0.1xG chance. Much like how Rasmus’s comment to Peterborough about their chances of promotion when they wanted to keep Toney when we first bid for him annoyed them but were based on probabilities rather than hope, ambition and emotion.
 

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Brilliant comment tonight from an exasperated Stoke fan bemoaning his team, especially as we all know what he means. Kept me chuckling for ages!

"There’s not one player of ours who seems comfortable on the ball apart from Sawyers,and he’s too f***ing comfortable…."
 

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Stoke forum:

"In Rowetts first season we drew early on with a recently promoted Brentford andwere Lucky to do so . Tonight shine's a light on the absolute failure of our leadership in the intervening years .now we can barely lay a glove on them
.The appalling waste of resources. The ineptitude of management was there for all to see in that time they have bought and sold well .got promoted found raw playing and management talent and built a brand new ground
Scholes and Co hang your heads in shame it's actually embaraasing or should be"
 

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Stoke forum:

"In Rowetts first season we drew early on with a recently promoted Brentford andwere Lucky to do so . Tonight shine's a light on the absolute failure of our leadership in the intervening years .now we can barely lay a glove on them
.The appalling waste of resources. The ineptitude of management was there for all to see in that time they have bought and sold well .got promoted found raw playing and management talent and built a brand new ground
Scholes and Co hang your heads in shame it's actually embaraasing or should be"
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Shock Horror ..... Newly relegated team that held on to most of its players drew with newly promoted team starting to build.

Fast forward 3 years. Shock Horror ..... Championship team slowly rebuilding having got rid of most of its deadweight is beaten by a single goal against an established premiership team.

And your point is?

When did we become an "established" premier league club.
 

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When did we become an "established" premier league club.
When we beat Arsenal?

One of the amazing things during the local Stoke radio phone in after the match was how many described us as a good or very good PL team. To an extent some might have done so to talk up their defeat but only O’Neill made the comment that while we have shown how good we are by our PL performances we were in the same division last season (he didn’t go on to say that they’d beaten us at theirs the last two times under his management- that’d have suggested he hadn’t actually improved them over that time).
 

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When did we become an "established" premier league club.

We are not, and anyone who thinks we are is a tiny bit crackers in my view.

We will not be 'established' until at least a couple of decent seasons in the prem and even once we are we are likely to be one of the more precarious established teams given our structural limitations.
 

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We are not, and anyone who thinks we are is a tiny bit crackers in my view.

We will not be 'established' until at least a couple of decent seasons in the prem and even once we are we are likely to be one of the more precarious established teams given our structural limitations.
My reply to Ladbroke was a bit tongue in cheek but I have absolutely no doubt we will become an established and welcome addition to the PL. Our structural limitations should have meant we'd never get promoted from the Championship - yet here we are. Our structural limitations are also our strengths. We have a different approach - part by necessity and part because of the philosophy of the owner and the culture he has helped create.

We have hit the ground running in the PL and yes, there is a lot more hard work to be done but this club - the owner, Head Coach, DoF, staff and players - is all about innovation and continual improvement. That won't stop now. Beelieve.
 

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My reply to Ladbroke was a bit tongue in cheek but I have absolutely no doubt we will become an established and welcome addition to the PL. Our structural limitations should have meant we'd never get promoted from the Championship - yet here we are. Our structural limitations are also our strengths. We have a different approach - part by necessity and part because of the philosophy of the owner and the culture he has helped create.

We have hit the ground running in the PL and yes, there is a lot more hard work to be done but this club - the owner, Head Coach, DoF, staff and players - is all about innovation and continual improvement. That won't stop now. Beelieve.
Yes, we were only really established in L1 but even then right until the end never at the top of the spending. After establishing in the Championship we were still among the clubs with the lowest budget. We’re used to it. Though it is still amazing to me how readily we’ve adapted. Maintaining the player development pipeline and having a deeper squad will be a huge challenge. We’d always said we recruit 2-3 windows ahead so the players we buy in 2022 will give us a good feel for how the club assesses the B team prospects and where we are going.
 

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My reply to Ladbroke was a bit tongue in cheek but I have absolutely no doubt we will become an established and welcome addition to the PL. Our structural limitations should have meant we'd never get promoted from the Championship - yet here we are. Our structural limitations are also our strengths. We have a different approach - part by necessity and part because of the philosophy of the owner and the culture he has helped create.

We have hit the ground running in the PL and yes, there is a lot more hard work to be done but this club - the owner, Head Coach, DoF, staff and players - is all about innovation and continual improvement. That won't stop now. Beelieve.

Don't worry - I do! But, I don't think we can say we are established until we have proven we are.

I also think that however well the club is run in all playing departments (and I think it is brilliantly run) we are more vulnerable without a large amount of money to call as an insurance policy should things one year go a bit pear-shaped (eg an injury crisis, a less good year of recruitment etc.)
 

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Lawro has predicted for Sarurday...

Yep, you guessed it...

Another 0-2 defeat! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

🤡

He's an outdated old prune. Why anyone bothers reading what hes got to say is beyond me.

Theres a reason why these numpties are being binned by SKY etc................... They havent got a clue.
 

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He's an outdated old prune. Why anyone bothers reading what hes got to say is beyond me.

Theres a reason why these numpties are being binned by SKY etc................... They havent got a clue.
It’s utterly harmless and the whole thing is a bit tongue in cheek, he hasn’t predicted an Everton win for about 7 years or something daft
 

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It’s utterly harmless and the whole thing is a bit tongue in cheek, he hasn’t predicted an Everton win for about 7 years or something daft
Think he once said that one of his worst experiences visiting lower league grounds in the Cup was the dressing room at GP.

Maybe bears a grudge for a long, long time.
 

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Think he once said that one of his worst experiences visiting lower league grounds in the Cup was the dressing room at GP.

Maybe bears a grudge for a long, long time.
Not the only person to say that.
 

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Think he once said that one of his worst experiences visiting lower league grounds in the Cup was the dressing room at GP.

Maybe bears a grudge for a long, long time.
That would have been a completely fair comment too even all those years ago!
 
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