Things other teams' fans say about Brentford FC

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Someone from the Norwich unofficial forum went to the trouble to produce a table showing, supposedly, that without Ivan’s goals, we’d be relegation fodder.
As another on the same forum pointed out, the counter factual is misleading as the table hasn’t similarly stripped out the leading scorers from other clubs, nor does it make allowance for the goals we’d have scored had Ivan not been playing. So rather ridiculous really. Still, there’s only one worse thing than being talked about etc.
Bit like Glenn Hoddle commentating on the Leicester cup game repeating 3 or 4 times that if Vardy was playing he would be able to take advantage of the high line adopted by the Brentford defence. Only problem was he wasn't playing or even in the squad?

Stupid or what?
 

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Innit. We're approaching 2/3s into the season and the mighty Brentford have managed one point more than us. No wonder they're such arrogant ****s with rival supporters sucking them off like this

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Taken from a Swansea forum.

My god - can't stand them. They have a chip on their shoulder since we beat them in the play offs.
Interesting, that page, no one wrote in Welsh.
 

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Interesting, that page, no one wrote in Welsh.
I’m fairly sure, though I have no factual evidence. That on Planet Swans there is a tolerance for Swansea inbred teenagers to post without any moderation on certain threads. Thus, keeping them busy and away from breeding with the local sheep and close family members.
 
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It just goes to prove that sha**ing sheep is bad for the brain, resulting in a warped sense of reality about how good your team is and the fear of a better managed, high scoring, better footballing side with better support not giving a toss about a small team somewhere near the western end of the M4
Proof positive that it does give you a warped sense of reality.
Courtesy of our friend, and Bees fan, Mr Woody Allen (X-cert)
 

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I’m fairly sure, though I have no factual evidence. That on Planet Swans there is a tolerance for Swansea inbred teenagers to post without any moderation on certain threads. Thus, keeping them busy and away from breeding with the local sheep and close family members.
Careful, my family speak Welsh (but not from Swansea).

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I've lost you. It was a fine win but I'm not sure how it contributed to our play off matches. That result boosted our GD but we finished 26 goals ahead of Fulham anyway so it made little difference...
I was attempting to say that the 3 Pts we got from the win added to our points total which contributed to our overall total of points which got us to the play offs, which in turn caused us to play more games than the others...obviously all part of Bristol City’s master plan to tire us out this season!
 

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That's as funny as it is stupid.
Oh come on be fair, there's a valid point there. One of the things that keeps me awake at night is what might happen if we lose Raya in goal and have to replace him with a Labrador. Doesn't bear thinking about really.
 
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Another comment just added on that thread...
"Brentford have had next to no injuries to their key players, and as that table demonstrates if they were to lose Toney they could really struggle."
Apart from the points already raised about how unlikely it is we would have played with 10 every match... it seems to be an often quoted 'fact' that we have had very few injuries this season.
 

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Another comment just added on that thread...
"Brentford have had next to no injuries to their key players, and as that table demonstrates if they were to lose Toney they could really struggle."
Apart from the points already raised about how unlikely it is we would have played with 10 every match... it seems to be an often quoted 'fact' that we have had very few injuries this season.
Yes just the minor issues of our Captain PJ and possibly the best player in the Championship CN.

w***ers who don't check facts
 

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What few seem to pick up on, pundits included, is that one of the main reasons we have had a succession of high scoring strikers is ( good as they are) our style of play and the very high number of good chances we create for them.
 

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Bit like Glenn Hoddle commentating on the Leicester cup game repeating 3 or 4 times that if Vardy was playing he would be able to take advantage of the high line adopted by the Brentford defence. Only problem was he wasn't playing or even in the squad?

Stupid or what?
It's so professional when these commentators do their research before making statements , Hoddle also said during the Leicester cup game that he hoped our "Juniors" team didn't have a game for a few days as they would be tired after today. - priceless
 

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It's so professional when these commentators do their research before making statements , Hoddle also said during the Leicester cup game that he hoped our "Juniors" team didn't have a game for a few days as they would be tired after today. - priceless
Hes clueless. Used to like his input but its become very predictable and worthless. His input for the Leicester game was awful. As for the Spurs game!!!!! My word i nearly put my foot through the TV. So biased.
 

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Yes just the minor issues of our Captain PJ and possibly the best player in the Championship CN.

w***ers who don't check facts
Plus injury to Baptiste

Plus injury to Goode

Plus injury to Marcondes

Plus the time it took Ghoddos to get up to speed

Plus the time Canos took to recover from his injury

Apart from that…
 

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Plus injury to Baptiste

Plus injury to Goode

Plus injury to Marcondes

Plus the time it took Ghoddos to get up to speed

Plus the time Canos took to recover from his injury

Apart from that…
What have the Roman’s ever done for us?
 

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What few seem to pick up on, pundits included, is that one of the main reasons we have had a succession of high scoring strikers is ( good as they are) our style of play and the very high number of good chances we create for them.
Yep.

If those three - well two prior to this season to date - useless overpaid (hyped) forwards put away the chances that were created, and laid on a plate for them, over the last couple of seasons, we’d be up by now!!

£90m worth of talent?!? More like £9 5s 6d. 😡

:fishing:
 

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Plus injury to Baptiste

Plus injury to Goode

Plus injury to Marcondes

Plus the time it took Ghoddos to get up to speed

Plus the time Canos took to recover from his injury

Apart from that…
Add the fact we have sold £60m worth of talent pre-season. Let’s not forget the injury to Raya and Rico early part of the season.

w***ers indeed !
 

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What few seem to pick up on, pundits included, is that one of the main reasons we have had a succession of high scoring strikers is ( good as they are) our style of play and the very high number of good chances we create for them.
There's certainly that. :sorted:

But in any case, even if you took Ivan's 23 goals out of the equation entirely, we'd still have scored more than 16 other teams in the division.

And if you also excluded goals deriving from his Assists, we'd still be ahead of half of those!
 

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There's certainly that. :sorted:

But in any case, even if you took Ivan's 23 goals out of the equation entirely, we'd still have scored more than 16 other teams in the division.

And if you also excluded goals deriving from his Assists, we'd still be ahead of half of those!
And if you took Raya out of the equation so that we played without a keeper, we'd probably have let in more goals.
 

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And if you took Raya out of the equation so that we played without a keeper, we'd probably have let in more goals.
... and if you swapped Toney for Raya, we'd concede less and score a few more.

I'm not sure we need to go too far with the butterfly effect possibilities...
 

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And if you took Raya out of the equation so that we played without a keeper, we'd probably have let in more goals.
That’s a ridiculous thing to say we would have turned the goals the other way around
 

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Someone from the Norwich unofficial forum went to the trouble to produce a table showing, supposedly, that without Ivan’s goals, we’d be relegation fodder.
As another on the same forum pointed out, the counter factual is misleading as the table hasn’t similarly stripped out the leading scorers from other clubs, nor does it make allowance for the goals we’d have scored had Ivan not been playing. So rather ridiculous really. Still, there’s only one worse thing than being talked about etc.
He could have least assumed that the hypothetical ten man Brentford would have scored a few of Toney's penalties...

Or would we have missed them all as a tribute to some of those problem penalty takers of the past :)
 

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Someone from the Norwich unofficial forum went to the trouble to produce a table showing, supposedly, that without Ivan’s goals, we’d be relegation fodder.
As another on the same forum pointed out, the counter factual is misleading as the table hasn’t similarly stripped out the leading scorers from other clubs, nor does it make allowance for the goals we’d have scored had Ivan not been playing. So rather ridiculous really. Still, there’s only one worse thing than being talked about etc.
Just take Toney 23 goals out of the equation - Norwich and Swansea would only have scored 3 more league goals than the rest of the Brentford team.

As for Swansea, first signs I sensed a lack of class from them was when they messed Ryan Woods around all pre-season before he signed for Stoke. After we played them recently they kept on harping about it was their worst performance of the season - it was more like they hadn't been schooled all season as we did them that night. Really can't stand them !
 

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The general tone of that Norwich forum is very different to the Swansea one. Far calmer, more reasoned and sensible. It takes nothing away from you to credit an opponent. If Norwich and Swansea weren't in the direct battle at the top with us, I wouldn't give them a second thought. Wanting them to lose is nothing personal!
 

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The general tone of that Norwich forum is very different to the Swansea one. Far calmer, more reasoned and sensible. It takes nothing away from you to credit an opponent. If Norwich and Swansea weren't in the direct battle at the top with us, I wouldn't give them a second thought. Wanting them to lose is nothing personal!
Norwich fans are just generally very nice and decent. Back in 2002, being a glutton for punishment I managed to pile on to the agony of losing to Stoke in our play off final by seeing Norwich lose to Brum the next day (I’d persuaded a Norwich fan friend to come to our game and he bought me a ticket for theirs). They were all so politely disappointed and calm leaving the ground and in the services on the way back.
 

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Norwich fans are just generally very nice and decent. Back in 2002, being a glutton for punishment I managed to pile on to the agony of losing to Stoke in our play off final by seeing Norwich lose to Brum the next day (I’d persuaded a Norwich fan friend to come to our game and he bought me a ticket for theirs). They were all so politely disappointed and calm leaving the ground and in the services on the way back.
Even The Club sold tickets in New Road to Norwich fans because they are no trouble
 

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You can tell from the tone on the Swansea forum that they are worried, even if they won't admit it.
 

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Boro...

"I like what they have done, but don't like clubs such as Brentford, Bournemouth and Watford taking places in the top flight instead of traditional clubs like Boro, Sheffield Wednesday etc..."

😂

 

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Boro...

"I like what they have done, but don't like clubs such as Brentford, Bournemouth and Watford taking places in the top flight instead of traditional clubs like Boro, Sheffield Wednesday etc..."

😂

Ah, bless. It’s just soooo sweet to see this kind of sentiment from ‘traditional’ clubs, as opposed to Brentford who were only founded in 1889.

The good news for them is that their rightful glory isn’t far away. They just need to go up to their lofts and bring down the tapes of their very best season moments, to watch on their Betamax machines. They‘re all stacked up in the cardboard box next to the pile of Razzle mags from 1983.
 

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Boro...

"I like what they have done, but don't like clubs such as Brentford, Bournemouth and Watford taking places in the top flight instead of traditional clubs like Boro, Sheffield Wednesday etc..."

😂

It’s amazing that after all the press we have had over the years that our system is still so far under the radar.

They have great scouts is about as far as people can see. They still think a club needs a manger “who can get the best out of a player” generally by using a few savvy words before kick off is the way it’s done,

it is a complete science from start to finish, finding players, making sure they fit a system and developing that system are concepts that are still way beyond most football fans and a lot of owners,
 

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To be fair to that Boro message board there's a good mix of fans who also know their stuff about us if you click on here.

Some of em speaking b***ocks obviously but that's a given.
That is a good read and shows clearly that the other comment is not the general consensus.

There is one guy that even when presented with all the arguments regarding recruitment, transfers, location, good management etc, still feels that its all about having a 'very' wealthy owner.

There is also a debate about our good recruitment although some question our willingness to sell 'best' players. They don't seem to grasp that our willingness to not stand in players way is part of the appeal many players have in joining us in the first place.

Incidentally I find it amazing how many other fans are willing to concede we are a well run, albeit small, club who will likely to be promoted...but will probably come down next season.
 

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That is a good read and shows clearly that the other comment is not the general consensus.

There is one guy that even when presented with all the arguments regarding recruitment, transfers, location, good management etc, still feels that its all about having a 'very' wealthy owner.

There is also a debate about our good recruitment although some question our willingness to sell 'best' players. They don't seem to grasp that our willingness to not stand in players way is part of the appeal many players have in joining us in the first place.

Incidentally I find it amazing how many other fans are willing to concede we are a well run, albeit small, club who will likely to be promoted...but will probably come down next season.
[cough, cough] Wealthy *and* secretive. Also an insinuation that there’s ‘mystery money’ behind Mr Benham, like the Russian oligarch backing for Bournemouth. Not a shred of evidence - just a ‘hunch’:LOL:
 

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Boro...

"I like what they have done, but don't like clubs such as Brentford, Bournemouth and Watford taking places in the top flight instead of traditional clubs like Boro, Sheffield Wednesday etc..."

😂

If Southend United finished top of the Championship they would deserve to be in the Premier League, ahead of the likes of the clubs that were mentioned.

Infact Bournemouth and Watford have spent more recent time in the top flight than Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday.
 

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The most important thing about our wealthy owner, is that he has instigated a sustainable model for the club to progress. Never threw money around on a s**t or bust basis.
 

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[cough, cough] Wealthy *and* secretive. Also an insinuation that there’s ‘mystery money’ behind Mr Benham, like the Russian oligarch backing for Bournemouth. Not a shred of evidence - just a ‘hunch’:LOL:
Bizarre when you consider the wealth of their owner.
 

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Boro...

"I like what they have done, but don't like clubs such as Brentford, Bournemouth and Watford taking places in the top flight instead of traditional clubs like Boro, Sheffield Wednesday etc..."

😂

How’s Brentford not a traditional club ? 130 years. Mostly in the football league, played in every division.

Any club deserves to be in the top flight on merit. Why are so many clubs deserving when they cheat by massively over spending ?

Wednesday & Boro and have been lower league in recent times themselves. Why are so many football fans thick ****s
 

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