Things other teams' fans say about Brentford FC

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Salty. Very, very salty! And factually wrong too...

Yeah what does 12 years matter. Just League 2 to Premier League, developing into one of the most progressive, forward thinking clubs in the country, if not the world💁
 

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Particularly when they get 60k in to watch them playing teams who’d struggle in L1 apart from their twice a season games at home to Rangers. Who’ll beat them.
And the quality in the Glasgow derby still would struggle to be as good a championship
 
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Yeah what does 12 years matter. Just League 2 to Premier League, developing into one of the most progressive, forward thinking clubs in the country, if not the world💁
"Brentford have a brand new stadium which has a capacity of roughly 30% of Celtic Park"

Why do they think this is of any relevance? Always, always trotted out must be some kind of Freudian pre-occupation with size.
Imagine Ajer at home with his family/signficant other - "Everything is great but I just don't know - the stadium is only 30% of Celtic Park" - What planet are these people living on.
 

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I can almost taste the frustration from that piece. Imagine each season being a groundhog day where every game you win is like beating your kids in an inter-garden championship.
I genuinely can’t imagine how crap it must be to play so many games with such little jeopardy. Not that it’s ever a prospect but it’s probably the one thing I can think of that would make me lose interest in watching Brentford, even more so than getting trounced every week.
 

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I genuinely can’t imagine how crap it must be to play so many games with such little jeopardy. Not that it’s ever a prospect but it’s probably the one thing I can think of that would make me lose interest in watching Brentford, even more so than getting trounced every week.
Yes, regularly getting trounced in the PL (hopefully not!) would set standards for future improvement. Finishing second 25 points off the winner and 14 ahead of third must just have felt like going through the motions for Celtic players (it’d have been different for another team getting second and pushing them into third, which would be good for Scottish football). Their boohooing about how little Brentford now has more money than them is particularly absurd because they’ve been instrumental in ripping competition out of the SPL. They’ve long had the cash to outspend everyone bar Rangers. They had years of not even needing to worry about Rangers after they had to come back up the leagues so were able to prevent any other club using that time to build to being competitive. They’ve had the extra boost of CL/EL money.

It would have been possible for them to have led on counterintuitive proposals which would have improved Scottish football generally and so ultimately made them more competitive at an European level but instead liked laughing at Rangers, ignoring everyone else and thinking stuff like Quadruple Trebles meant something other than that Scots football is moribund.
 

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Yes, regularly getting trounced in the PL (hopefully not!) would set standards for future improvement. Finishing second 25 points off the winner and 14 ahead of third must just have felt like going through the motions for Celtic players (it’d have been different for another team getting second and pushing them into third, which would be good for Scottish football). Their boohooing about how little Brentford now has more money than them is particularly absurd because they’ve been instrumental in ripping competition out of the SPL. They’ve long had the cash to outspend everyone bar Rangers. They had years of not even needing to worry about Rangers after they had to come back up the leagues so were able to prevent any other club using that time to build to being competitive. They’ve had the extra boost of CL/EL money.

It would have been possible for them to have led on counterintuitive proposals which would have improved Scottish football generally and so ultimately made them more competitive at an European level but instead liked laughing at Rangers, ignoring everyone else and thinking stuff like Quadruple Trebles meant something other than that Scots football is moribund.
It all reminds me of book I read to my children called The Rainbow Fish. It's a book about a big attractive fish that has a disproportionate amount of bright shiny scales which other smaller, less attractive fish often ask him to share one of but because he says no and is a bit of knob about it, he ends up with no friends to play with. Then he goes to see a wise Octopus who suggests that sharing them might mean he's no longer the most attractive fish in the ocean but will enrich his life which he does and becomes one of the boys with a wide circle of friends to play with.

I doubt they ever will but I think Celtic need to pay a visit to the wise Octopus.
 

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Celtic is only big because it's a religion, nothing to do with winning matches in massively one sided games of football
No wonder he wants to move on, i bet most of celtics games are like playing Southend Utd.
 

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It all reminds me of book I read to my children called The Rainbow Fish. It's a book about a big attractive fish that has a disproportionate amount of bright shiny scales which other smaller, less attractive fish often ask him to share one of but because he says no and is a bit of knob about it, he ends up with no friends to play with. Then he goes to see a wise Octopus who suggests that sharing them might mean he's no longer the most attractive fish in the ocean but will enrich his life which he does and becomes one of the boys with a wide circle of friends to play with.

I doubt they ever will but I think Celtic need to pay a visit to the wise Octopus.
I honestly thought the Octopus was going to eat him.
 

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Salty. Very, very salty! And factually wrong too...

"[Brentford's] stay will almost certainly be limited to one season.... ....Brentford will win no trophy this season or any other season. They have no hope of qualifying for any European tournament and as much chance of playing in the Champions League as Brechin."

Someone should point this dipstick in the direction eg of Wigan - non-League until 1978, but eventually got to the PL for eight seasons and won a League Cup at Wembley to qualify for Europe. And if they're currently in Lge One, that's at least the same standard as his beloved Hearts were in last season.
 

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It all reminds me of book I read to my children called The Rainbow Fish. It's a book about a big attractive fish that has a disproportionate amount of bright shiny scales which other smaller, less attractive fish often ask him to share one of but because he says no and is a bit of knob about it, he ends up with no friends to play with. Then he goes to see a wise Octopus who suggests that sharing them might mean he's no longer the most attractive fish in the ocean but will enrich his life which he does and becomes one of the boys with a wide circle of friends to play with.
Don't tell me - in the Scottish version, Rainbow ends up getting battered and deep-fried at 2 o'clock in the morning?
 

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"[Brentford's] stay will almost certainly be limited to one season.... ....Brentford will win no trophy this season or any other season. They have no hope of qualifying for any European tournament and as much chance of playing in the Champions League as Brechin."
This should go on the dressing room wall
 
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If you read past the petulant opening to that article, the author is bang on. The big two clubs Scotland have been happy to perpetuate their duopoly and haven't given a toss about anyone else. It does need to change but as we've seen with the ESL, powerful clubs rarely want to accept more competition, they'd rather consolidate their own status.
 

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Doh! 😳

I think I must have been thinking of Swansea - another team to disprove his little rant.
They did get to the League Cup final (thumped by Man Utd I think) which probably further demonstrates how ‘small clubs’ are able to compete at the top level.
 

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If you read past the petulant opening to that article, the author is bang on. The big two clubs Scotland have been happy to perpetuate their duopoly and haven't given a toss about anyone else. It does need to change but as we've seen with the ESL, powerful clubs rarely want to accept more competition, they'd rather consolidate their own status.
In a nutshell! :sorted:
 
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Took a quick look at an Arsenal forum to see their reaction to the opening day fixture:
Premier League Fixtures 21/22: Brentford A first game

They're not noticeably confident, but are more pre-occupied with facing Chelsea and Man City straight after Bees.

Which is fair enough, I suppose, but the overwelming concern is how many defeats it will take for Kronke to sack Arteta, who they seem to have given up on completely.

Good time to play them? :sorted:
Jesus Christ! Do you think they'd get rid of some of those bloody adverts if I bought them a coffee?
 

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"Brentford have a brand new stadium which has a capacity of roughly 30% of Celtic Park"

Why do they think this is of any relevance? Always, always trotted out must be some kind of Freudian pre-occupation with size.
Imagine Ajer at home with his family/signficant other - "Everything is great but I just don't know - the stadium is only 30% of Celtic Park" - What planet are these people living on.
Conveniently also forgetting that Celtic play half their matches away from home, at St Mirren, Hamilton, St Johnstone, etc. Some of which are plastic pitches. Swap that for Old Trafford, Spurs, Etihad, Emirates, etc...
 

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The bottom line is that they are obviously a bigger club in terms of scale of operation and support, but are well behind us in terms of progressiveness of approach and ability of the playing staff.
 

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It was all going so well until the last two posts 🙄🙄
We are a little club and I didn’t take the comments as being snide, they seemed genuinely pleased for us and wished us well. They might not be so generous if we beat them at BCS in a couple of months time so let’s enjoy the good will while it lasts!
 

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We are a little club and I didn’t take the comments as being snide, they seemed genuinely pleased for us and wished us well. They might not be so generous if we beat them at BCS in a couple of months time so let’s enjoy the good will while it lasts!
Bit patronising I thought but it really hasn't spoilt my evening.
 

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"[Brentford's] stay will almost certainly be limited to one season.... ....Brentford will win no trophy this season or any other season. They have no hope of qualifying for any European tournament and as much chance of playing in the Champions League as Brechin."

Someone should point this dipstick in the direction eg of Wigan - non-League until 1978, but eventually got to the PL for eight seasons and won a League Cup at Wembley to qualify for Europe. And if they're currently in Lge One, that's at least the same standard as his beloved Hearts were in last season.
We all know Celtic are a massive club and all that but players want to test themselves against the best and he's never going to get that at Celtic as even the remote possibility of reaching the ucl group stages gets tougher for them every year
 
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We all know Celtic are a massive club and all that but players want to test themselves against the best and he's never going to get that at Celtic as even of the remote possibility of reaching the ucl group stages gets tougher for them every year
Yes, you can’t test yourself against the best in the CL if your team keeps on getting knocked out by the also rans!
 

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Bit patronising I thought but it really hasn't spoilt my evening.
It was a little.

Sidetracking, because who doesn't like a littlr topic diversion. I recently reread the programme notes for the 2nd round League Cup game where we said how honoured we were to welcome the new European Cup winners to GP.
We knew our place back then.

BTW Talk about respecting the competition. Jeez, the team they put out...
 

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Discount what the majority of them have to say. Like Forest fans they live in the past and dont realise what a shambles they currently are.

Bigger club yes.
Bigger stadium yes
Play in a **** league, with no competition, no aspirations yes.

Next.

I love seeing these fans seething about little old Brentford taking their best players.
 

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We all know Celtic are a massive club and all that but players want to test themselves against the best and he's never going to get that at Celtic as even the remote possibility of reaching the ucl group stages gets tougher for them every year
It does get tougher, and this will continue for the foreseeable future, therein lies the problem. They think they are a big club but in reality they were bigger, getting to the latter stages in European competitions for example, could now be a struggle to just qualify for the CL. The technical term I believe is living in denial.
 

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We all know Celtic are a massive club and all that but players want to test themselves against the best and he's never going to get that at Celtic as even the remote possibility of reaching the ucl group stages gets tougher for them every year

The Norway manager back in March:

“In some matches [Ajer] plays in Scotland, he looks like a senior who plays at junior level”.


😂🐝
 

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It was a little.

Sidetracking, because who doesn't like a littlr topic diversion. I recently reread the programme notes for the 2nd round League Cup game where we said how honoured we were to welcome the new European Cup winners to GP.
We knew our place back then.

BTW Talk about respecting the competition. Jeez, the team they put out...

They still bloody cheated... :mad:
 

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The Norway manager back in March:

“In some matches [Ajer] plays in Scotland, he looks like a senior who plays at junior level”.


😂🐝
Brede Hangeland persuading someone to sign for Brentford. The tarquins will be spitting out their quinoa
 
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Might be worth subscribing. It used to seem like a Norwich fanzine (no I’m not much interested in their reserve team games).
They were recently doing a deal for 6 months at 1 pound a month. Keep an eye out, they are often floating good deals to get new subscribers. What I like is that you can flag several teams / sports you are interested in and they focus on bringing you articles you've expressed an interest in.
 

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Salty. Very, very salty! And factually wrong too...

His facts about Brentford may be very wrong, but his view on the problems with the Scottish Premiership and the relationship of the two big clubs are spot on.
 

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His facts about Brentford may be very wrong, but his view on the problems with the Scottish Premiership and the relationship of the two big clubs are spot on.
Absolutely, I was indeed referring to the Bees facts!
 

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Actually Chelsea had around 17 players at the euro’s, probably a bad comparison,

We had more than Arsenal.
Yeah, Chelsea’s humungous squad beyond the first team helped that. Emerson who barely kicked a ball in competitive action ended up lifting the Trophy for Italy!
 

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His facts about Brentford may be very wrong, but his view on the problems with the Scottish Premiership and the relationship of the two big clubs are spot on.
Dont mind though when they're not losing the title to rangers.

f*** them. Even if jock football was better, itd still be a no brainer for an ambitious football coming to Brentford .

Celtic / rangers have destroyed football up there and are throwing their toys cos they cant compete out of it.

Slight Similarites here with the small click of clubs controlling pretty much everything.


The f***in front on them really.

Most of their top players are sh*t overrated over paid half talents that wouldn't cut it in the championship.

We just happen to have saved the career of one of their better talents
 
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