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Anyone know what those spend figures are based on?! £33m sounds like a hell of a lot of money for the Bees. Are they like for like measures? Sounds wrong to me.

well they certainly are not net expenditure so all seems a bit of a pointless “stat”
 

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We did spend about that much...but also earned more than that through player sales the yesr before (Maupay £20m, Konsa £12m, Mepham £12m, Woods £5.5m-ish. Sawyers £4m-ish). So that wasn't just owner outlay...
 

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Anyone know what those spend figures are based on?! £33m sounds like a hell of a lot of money for the Bees. Are they like for like measures? Sounds wrong to me.
It’s probably about right for gross spend over quite a few years. It is completely wrong as net spend after our huge profit on player sales in the climb to the PL.
 

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It’s probably about right for gross spend over quite a few years. It is completely wrong as net spend after our huge profit on player sales in the climb to the PL.
But over that same period Watford will surely have spent more than us. No?
 

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Don't think I've seen this posted before but just stumbled across this nice little write up

Apart from the under-researched point about stadium expansion.

If BCS is the 53rd biggest stadium that means if the league were ordered by stadium size (as some of our “big club” pals over the years seem to think it ought) we’d be 9th in L1.
 

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Thought this thread might be a bit more popular the last few days.
 

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So apparently we have been in "Chaos" and we still play at Griffin Park 🙄

 

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Let them print whatever they like it won’t have a negative impact and might be the perfect tonic if stuck on the dressing room wall

Do you honestly think some old of drivel full of factual errors from a no mark never has been “journalist” writing for an Australian publication will have any affect on the mindset of any of our players ? If it does they need to be shipped out
 

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Do you honestly think some old of drivel full of factual errors from a no mark never has been “journalist” writing for an Australian publication will have any affect on the mindset of any of our players ? If it does they need to be shipped out
Let us know if he replies to your tweet.

Also, his bio says he’s London based. If so, absolutely no excuses for failing to notice we’re now at BCS.
 

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Apart from a couple of minor factual inaccuracies, the fact that it is poorly constructed, and the overblown use of the word chaos, I would say it was actually not too far from the truth. With no irony intended.
 

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Do you honestly think some old of drivel full of factual errors from a no mark never has been “journalist” writing for an Australian publication will have any affect on the mindset of any of our players ? If it does they need to be shipped out
Exactly mate 👍
 

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Let us know if he replies to your tweet.

Also, his bio says he’s London based. If so, absolutely no excuses for failing to notice we’re now at BCS.


Fair enough !
 

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Just read this corker on the letters page of this week's Chronicle Informer.

Premier League managers Rapha Benitez and Claudio Ranieri have recently lost their jobs at Everton and Watford, due to a poor run of results.
Brentford have also had a dismal recent run of performances, loosing(sic) six of their last seven matches. The main problem is down to not scoring goals, and missing so many opportunites to score when they occur.
After the most recent embarrassing home defeat by Wolverhampton, where they went a goal down, managed to equalise, only to concede another goal, loosing(sic) 1-2.
I would have expected the Brentford board to be greatly concerned, with the sequence of so many defeats. And have felt it necessary to hold an emergency meeting on the Monday that followed, with coach Frank in attendance. With a view to establishing what had gone wrong on the field, leading to such a poor run of form.
Instead, as reported in your sports section last week and elsewhere, they announced astonishingly , they had had extended Frank's contract for another two years! Surely, it would have been more prudent to wait until the end of the season, to ensure the club had retained its place in the Premier League, before granting any extension of contract.

K Francis
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I apologise unreservedly on Mr Francis' behalf for the terrible syntax displayed in his letter.
 

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Just read this corker on the letters page of this week's Chronicle Informer.

Premier League managers Rapha Benitez and Claudio Ranieri have recently lost their jobs at Everton and Watford, due to a poor run of results.
Brentford have also had a dismal recent run of performances, loosing(sic) six of their last seven matches. The main problem is down to not scoring goals, and missing so many opportunites to score when they occur.
After the most recent embarrassing home defeat by Wolverhampton, where they went a goal down, managed to equalise, only to concede another goal, loosing(sic) 1-2.
I would have expected the Brentford board to be greatly concerned, with the sequence of so many defeats. And have felt it necessary to hold an emergency meeting on the Monday that followed, with coach Frank in attendance. With a view to establishing what had gone wrong on the field, leading to such a poor run of form.
Instead, as reported in your sports section last week and elsewhere, they announced astonishingly , they had had extended Frank's contract for another two years! Surely, it would have been more prudent to wait until the end of the season, to ensure the club had retained its place in the Premier League, before granting any extension of contract.

K Francis
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I apologise unreservedly on Mr Francis' behalf for the terrible syntax displayed in his letter.
Don’t apologise.

I suspect that K Francis either a) doesn’t understand how we work or b) is a troll.
 

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Just read this corker on the letters page of this week's Chronicle Informer.

Premier League managers Rapha Benitez and Claudio Ranieri have recently lost their jobs at Everton and Watford, due to a poor run of results.
Brentford have also had a dismal recent run of performances, loosing(sic) six of their last seven matches. The main problem is down to not scoring goals, and missing so many opportunites to score when they occur.
After the most recent embarrassing home defeat by Wolverhampton, where they went a goal down, managed to equalise, only to concede another goal, loosing(sic) 1-2.
I would have expected the Brentford board to be greatly concerned, with the sequence of so many defeats. And have felt it necessary to hold an emergency meeting on the Monday that followed, with coach Frank in attendance. With a view to establishing what had gone wrong on the field, leading to such a poor run of form.
Instead, as reported in your sports section last week and elsewhere, they announced astonishingly , they had had extended Frank's contract for another two years! Surely, it would have been more prudent to wait until the end of the season, to ensure the club had retained its place in the Premier League, before granting any extension of contract.

K Francis
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I apologise unreservedly on Mr Francis' behalf for the terrible syntax displayed in his letter.
Is it me or does that read like a Vis letter?
 

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Just read this corker on the letters page of this week's Chronicle Informer.

Premier League managers Rapha Benitez and Claudio Ranieri have recently lost their jobs at Everton and Watford, due to a poor run of results.
Brentford have also had a dismal recent run of performances, loosing(sic) six of their last seven matches. The main problem is down to not scoring goals, and missing so many opportunites to score when they occur.
After the most recent embarrassing home defeat by Wolverhampton, where they went a goal down, managed to equalise, only to concede another goal, loosing(sic) 1-2.
I would have expected the Brentford board to be greatly concerned, with the sequence of so many defeats. And have felt it necessary to hold an emergency meeting on the Monday that followed, with coach Frank in attendance. With a view to establishing what had gone wrong on the field, leading to such a poor run of form.
Instead, as reported in your sports section last week and elsewhere, they announced astonishingly , they had had extended Frank's contract for another two years! Surely, it would have been more prudent to wait until the end of the season, to ensure the club had retained its place in the Premier League, before granting any extension of contract.

K Francis
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I apologise unreservedly on Mr Francis' behalf for the terrible syntax displayed in his letter.

No surprise, lets not forget that there were people on here who wanted him sacked last season when we had the temerity to draw a few games.
 

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Just read this corker on the letters page of this week's Chronicle Informer.

Premier League managers Rapha Benitez and Claudio Ranieri have recently lost their jobs at Everton and Watford, due to a poor run of results.
Brentford have also had a dismal recent run of performances, loosing(sic) six of their last seven matches. The main problem is down to not scoring goals, and missing so many opportunites to score when they occur.
After the most recent embarrassing home defeat by Wolverhampton, where they went a goal down, managed to equalise, only to concede another goal, loosing(sic) 1-2.
I would have expected the Brentford board to be greatly concerned, with the sequence of so many defeats. And have felt it necessary to hold an emergency meeting on the Monday that followed, with coach Frank in attendance. With a view to establishing what had gone wrong on the field, leading to such a poor run of form.
Instead, as reported in your sports section last week and elsewhere, they announced astonishingly , they had had extended Frank's contract for another two years! Surely, it would have been more prudent to wait until the end of the season, to ensure the club had retained its place in the Premier League, before granting any extension of contract.

K Francis
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I apologise unreservedly on Mr Francis' behalf for the terrible syntax displayed in his letter.
This bloke's clearly loost the plot. :(
 

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Kevin Francis was about 10'8 and scored against us every time we played him.
I always wanted to see him and Big Tel battle it out but not sure it ever happened at GP. If it did I must have been playing that day and hence didn't see it.
 
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