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How are these nobodys beating us on a consistent basis?

Their players are awful. None of them would make out starting eleven apart from perhaps Toney.

We've spent over 300 Million since promotion. We should be battering these.


Should of, would of.

Didn't get sh*t.
 

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How are these nobodys beating us on a consistent basis?

Their players are awful. None of them would make out starting eleven apart from perhaps Toney.

We've spent over 300 Million since promotion. We should be battering these.


Should of, would of.

Didn't get sh*t.
They’ve got no right to beat us because when they last won a trophy, most of our squad hadn’t been born yet.

Perhaps they should address that first.
 

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How are these nobodys beating us on a consistent basis?

Their players are awful. None of them would make out starting eleven apart from perhaps Toney.

We've spent over 300 Million since promotion. We should be battering these.


Should of, would of.

Didn't get sh*t.
I am tempted to sign up to their forum and explain it to them. How many of their squad would get in our team? I'd have Buendia (who most of their fans do not rate!) but aside from him no one.
 

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How are these nobodys beating us on a consistent basis?

Their players are awful. None of them would make out starting eleven apart from perhaps Toney.

We've spent over 300 Million since promotion. We should be battering these.


Should of, would of.

Didn't get sh*t.
Must be annoying, but they have funded us some decent £'s
 

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I'm sorry but they also spent £75m in the 3 PL seasons (all PL) prior to playing us first time around in the championship and a further £50m+ of which £38m was in their first summer since coming down (according to soccerbase).
And fails to realise that today we had possibly only 5 first team out there initially. The reason we’ve been getting the better of them over them last few years. Which the Villa fan fails to understand is that, we are just better than them. Constantly having the upper hand over the last few seasons confirms that. He will understand and get it in a while.
 

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From a Villa fan - I like how realistic he is-

"Villa fan here, well played Brentford you defended well and scored two crackers. More than confident you will stay up. We deserved to lose on trezeguets shameful behaviour at then end there. Have a word with him Stevie G!"
 

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From a Villa fan - I like how realistic he is-

"Villa fan here, well played Brentford you defended well and scored two crackers. More than confident you will stay up. We deserved to lose on trezeguets shameful behaviour at then end there. Have a word with him Stevie G!"

Do your mates often start messages by declaring who they support?
 

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What on Earth do you mean.?!! I picked up that quote from the BBC website.
I don’t have any Villa mates!

Find your comment an insult to me, unless I’ve misunderstood it.!

did you edit your post?

I read it the same way he did the first time around !! Point being I don’t think he was insulting you anyway
 

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I do read lots of comments on social media from opposition fans how we are already favourites to go down next year (this after them labelling us favourites to go down this year) …
To be fair I think if we stay up the second season is always difficult and a test of how much we can improve the squad. Lots struggle because they either underestimate the necessary continuous improvement or just make poor recruitment decisions. I don’t think either of those are major risks for us but actually achieving those improvements is hard and we’re well on everyone’s radar. Such fun!
 

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To be fair I think if we stay up the second season is always difficult and a test of how much we can improve the squad. Lots struggle because they either underestimate the necessary continuous improvement or just make poor recruitment decisions. I don’t think either of those are major risks for us but actually achieving those improvements is hard and we’re well on everyone’s radar. Such fun!
There's also supposedly "being found out" which, as we haven't played our 1st team since the first Chelsea game, might be a bit trickier than usual.
 

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There's also supposedly "being found out" which, as we haven't played our 1st team since the first Chelsea game, might be a bit trickier than usual.
I think that can happen for teams that do something surprising which opponents are not set up to deal with (eg Sheff U) or have a work rate others aren’t expecting (Leeds- but now all the good teams run as much as them). But we’ve had a fairly simple underlying set up with generally well thought out specific targeting of opposition weakness and that’s not really something to get found out, it’s just good management. Unlike some we know we’re not yet established enough just to play our own game.
 

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The thing is how will we be "found out".

This season we have played more direct and that has taken people by surprise after our style in the Championship.

We are more than likely going to go back to something on a similar basis to our Championship style next season if we stay up. So that's a different style.

By the third season we'll be in the fight for European places no matter what style we play.
 

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The thing is how will we be "found out".

This season we have played more direct and that has taken people by surprise after our style in the Championship.

We are more than likely going to go back to something on a similar basis to our Championship style next season if we stay up. So that's a different style.

By the third season we'll be in the fight for European places no matter what style we play.

The ground will lose the atmosphere, that's certain. Whether that means that an edge will be lost remains to be seen.
 

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the way the sound carries across the stands, from the west usually (but not always) across the south, north and east is such an improvement on GP.
 

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How are these nobodys beating us on a consistent basis?

Their players are awful. None of them would make out starting eleven apart from perhaps Toney.

We've spent over 300 Million since promotion. We should be battering these.


Should of, would of.

Didn't get sh*t.
Us nobody’s are beating you because you are sh*t.
 

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Amazing, aren't they? When they were 'Championship' Aston Villa (as someone pointed out to me) they couldn't buy a win against us. Now they're Premier League Aston Villa, they still can't. If we'd been able to put out our full strength team, we'd have smashed them.
 

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Amazing, aren't they? When they were 'Championship' Aston Villa (as someone pointed out to me) they couldn't buy a win against us. Now they're Premier League Aston Villa, they still can't. If we'd been able to put out our full strength team, we'd have smashed them.
Looking at their fans forum they're acutely aware we are their bogey team.

And I'm delighted to report, it absolutely kills them.
 

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Amazing, aren't they? When they were 'Championship' Aston Villa (as someone pointed out to me) they couldn't buy a win against us. Now they're Premier League Aston Villa, they still can't. If we'd been able to put out our full strength team, we'd have smashed them.
The big change is in the Championship I liked how we went and gave them as one of the famous big clubs a regular bloody nose even after they bought our star player but yesterday I went into the game thinking they were just another midtable team we should be looking to beat. We’re now at the point when many clubs who’ve patronised us as tinpot will come into games against us as the underdogs but we’ll have the battling spirit and their fans will retain the arrogance that will make beating them sweeter. Imagine if Forest came up!
 

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The big change is in the Championship I liked how we went and gave them as one of the famous big clubs a regular bloody nose even after they bought our star player but yesterday I went into the game thinking they were just another midtable team we should be looking to beat. We’re now at the point when many clubs who’ve patronised us as tinpot will come into games against us as the underdogs but we’ll have the battling spirit and their fans will retain the arrogance that will make beating them sweeter. Imagine if Forest came up!
My imagination's not that good. :ROFLMAO:
 

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As I was being wheelchaired to the end of LR, two (quite posh actually) Villa fans went past and shouted, "You're sh*t. I hope you get relegated". I wish I'd been quick enough to say, "Yes and we beat you so what does that make you?" I wonder if they were Prince William and Call Me Dave Cameron who'd obviously lost his way from West Ham, or is it Burnley? :ROFLMAO:
 

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The ground will lose the atmosphere, that's certain. Whether that means that an edge will be lost remains to be seen.

I see your point as people may get used to the big PL games! However in our case we've attracted a new, vibrant, younger fanbase to add to what has already been there. As a result I feel BCS will continue to be 'the place to be' and as a result will hold it's atmosphere, in fact as we move to safe standing in the West Stand the atmosphere might even be improved.
 

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Thing is though, we know we're tin pot, and don't pretend to be something we aren't.
Exactly, we’ve turned the whole bus stop in Hounslow thing around completely in our favour. Even some Bees fans grumbled at the “lack of ambition” (sic) about BCS ending up at 17k rather than the still small 20k, but Shearer on MotD got it spot on last night- it’s perfect for us as a club, we fans get the club and the club understands and appreciates us. We don’t need to willy wave a 60k enormodome or a bunch of achievements in ancient history.
 

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For the sake of @Edmundo 's sanity here a link to the Norwich forums where they have their say about the match vs Villa:

Brentford vs Aston Villa

It's depressing that Brentford are so far ahead of us now when we were clearly superior to them last season. If any further proof were needed of Webber's failure over the summer, this is surely it.
They really aren’t that good. A few positive results early on has a huge impact. I do like them as a club, they have a few players who are very limited in their team, who you can see them upgrading quite quickly. I love the way they go all out attack when they are taking corners, it is great to watch, they are just backing themselves to recover if it goes wrong.
I watched some of the game and both sides were pretty bang average at best, Brentford were very lucky with their winner which took a deflection to take it over the keeper.

No way are they 13 points better than us and it's hugely frustrating position to be in, but they have a very solid if unspectacular group of players. They seem to have had a game plan right from the start whereas we spent so much time faffing and farting around trying to decide on the right formation, which back four, and who plays in midfield.
 

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For the sake of @Edmundo 's sanity here a link to the Norwich forums where they have their say about the match vs Villa:

Brentford vs Aston Villa
Must be depressing for Norwich fans when 5 mins after winning promotion to the PL the realisation hits that they will be relegation fodder and straight back down.......
 

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Must be depressing for Norwich fans when 5 mins after winning promotion to the PL the realisation hits that they will be relegation fodder and straight back down.......
Looking at their board apart from the obvious ‘ They are not better than us posts’ the one that made me smile was the one that says we have had all the luck. If playing months with a high number of first team players out, then we’ve been very lucky !
 

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For the sake of @Edmundo 's sanity here a link to the Norwich forums where they have their say about the match vs Villa:

Brentford vs Aston Villa

FCM's time in the CL helped us so we did have a plan for the PL and it changed significantly from the way we played in the championship. One of Rasmus's interviews over the summer talked about what they learnt from FCM playing in the CL and the type of player and system required for elite competitions. We were one step ahead of Norwich and Watford from day one and the results show this.
 

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Looking at their board apart from the obvious ‘ They are not better than us posts’ the one that made me smile was the one that says we have had all the luck. If playing months with a high number of first team players out, then we’ve been very lucky !
Ask Bryan about luck 🤣
 

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I am tempted to sign up to their forum and explain it to them. How many of their squad would get in our team? I'd have Buendia (who most of their fans do not rate!) but aside from him no one.
🤣 oh come on
 

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Must be depressing for Norwich fans when 5 mins after winning promotion to the PL the realisation hits that they will be relegation fodder and straight back down.......
I stopped reading after ‘Must be depressing for Norwich fans’ as IMHO that’s where the sentence should have ended.

Thank you for your service. 🤓
 

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If I was a Norwich fan I'd be extremely p****d off. Not learnt any lessons from their previous experience.
 

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Is there a character limit on posts?! 😉

Off the bat, I don’t think we are or ever have been a quiet support.
We already know the advantage it gives us. The club know, the players know and the media know, so why would we ever not want to live up to that challenge.
Safe standing will further increase the West Stand noise imho.
There’s a saying that if you do anything for 90 days it becomes a habit. I think the atmosphere at BCS is already a habit.
I’ve seen more vociferous support from demographics who were perhaps quieter at GP. I’m thinking New Road/North Stand here. I’ve been to 5 games this season all in the North Stand and it’s louder than New Road by a long way.
Then you’ve got acoustics yadda yadda.
Also, I think Bees fans more than most know where we have come from and how lucky we are to ever let the novelty wear off. Especially with the pervading feeling in society at large to enjoy life to the fullest since the plague turned up and stopped fun stuff.
Personally, I think we’re known now as a loud support (regardless of what other fans/people may say or admit) and I cannot see any reason for it to change, on the contrary in fact I can see the atmosphere staying the same as it is now or increasing.
 
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Why is that certain? I think it will go the other way.
Loss of novelty value playing the big teams? Increased expectations.. We've seen what the atmosphere is like versus teams we're used to playing..
 

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Imagine if Forest came up!

My imagination's not that good. :ROFLMAO:
My friend is a Forest fan and is 37 years old, same as me, so they have been outside of the PL for approximately his whole adult life. This summer I said to him, when Forest get promoted in 2074 the TV cameras can zoom in on him, a 90 year old man smiling in the stands a la Derek Burridge at our game, when they finally return to their "rightful place" :)
Sadly (or maybe fortunately) he is not one of those annoying deluded fans, and has little expectation of seeing them back there any time soon.
 
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