Thomas Frank - Signs to June 2023 (2 Viewers)

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Perfect storm as a manager under pressure. Bookies favourites, disappointment of last season, no longer under the radar. Yes we'll sell, we have to, but expect new signings to provide at least one upgrade and we know TF is class. So just concentrate on keeping up with the early runners.
 

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I can't lip read so have no idea what he said. Did someone review this before putting it out to the masses ?
 

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Absolutely pathetic and unprofessional, gave up listening, interview held out in the open on gusty day, I'm no sound engineer but might not the interview have been done inside?, made us looks like a Sunday league youth team interviewed by one of the boys dad on his phone, hope the powers to be do something about not repeating that shambles again, interviews aren't exactly rocket science are they?.
 
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Regretable, but the interviewer who does most player and management videos is really not BBC material. I don't know his name, but every question seems to have a repetitive inflection. A bit wierd really.
 

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Pathetic quite
 

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Yeah I'm not a massive fan of that interviewer, no natural feel for it and keeps things very basic, even when the interviewee gives them a more interesting direction to go. If a person answers his next question in his previous answer, he'll just ask it anyway but add 'as you say' onto it somewhere. Skip the question, ask a different one.

He has improved over the last year I'd say, but still, this is not a good look. If I was checking back the footage and it was like this, I'd just upload the transcript instead. It's like the days when we'd record them with planes flying over top at Jersey Road!
 

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Well, looking at the squad today it's fairly obvious why he was a bit subdued.. Losing Raya on top of Watkins and Benhrama is not good news but seems like Dervisoglu has picked up a knock and with Baptiste out too we look very thin. Time for Phil and Ras to do their stuff!!!
 

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Yeah I'm not a massive fan of that interviewer, no natural feel for it and keeps things very basic, even when the interviewee gives them a more interesting direction to go. If a person answers his next question in his previous answer, he'll just ask it anyway but add 'as you say' onto it somewhere. Skip the question, ask a different one.

He has improved over the last year I'd say, but still, this is not a good look. If I was checking back the footage and it was like this, I'd just upload the transcript instead. It's like the days when we'd record them with planes flying over top at Jersey Road!
CSE grade 4, media studies, YOP 6 months.
 

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Embarrassing the tweets on the Brentford twitter page when the teams were announced. I thought it was a good team selection and I haven't always agreed with TF selection. Some fans don't seem to realise we played a game only a few days ago and we have another game on Tuesday night.
 

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Embarrassing the tweets on the Brentford twitter page when the teams were announced. I thought it was a good team selection and I haven't always agreed with TF selection. Some fans don't seem to realise we played a game only a few days ago and we have another game on Tuesday night.
There is a fair number of fans who will moan at or abuse anyone connected to our club unless we win every single match we play. They are clueless and basically have no idea about football. It’s embarrassing .. Really hope Thomas doesn’t read these comments . I bet there’s tweets moaning that Ivan Toney hasn’t scored yet
 

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Some of our twitter boys aren't the brightest sparks.
 

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Who would you rather be this morning Thomas Frank, coping with disapointment with dignity and belief in his goals or Scott Parker already floundering and out of his depth in the Premier League. If we are going to be a sustainable Premier League side we are going to have to get even better and wouldn't wish for a better man to make it happen.
 

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The guy is an absolute idiot. Take it he's not related to the GPG?
I was shocked with the Twitter comments when the team was announced too. We really have some absolute bell end supporters
 

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The guy is an absolute idiot. Take it he's not related to the GPG?
I was shocked with the Twitter comments when the team was announced too. We really have some absolute bell end supporters
I dont get what he thought was wrong with the team selected. Looked fine to me then dispatched Udders with few problems. On another day it could easily have been 5-0.
 

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I dont get what he thought was wrong with the team selected. Looked fine to me then dispatched Udders with few problems. On another day it could easily have been 5-0.
I thought the same as you when I saw the line up - looked fine.
His beef seems to be with Fosu and Baptiste not getting selected in the starting line up. I'd certainly like to see Baptiste given a run, but he seems to be injured half the time.
 

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I think some fans have a FIFA'20 mentality when it comes to team selection – keep picking the players who looked good in the last game. When we're playing 2 games a week consistently, then you have to rotate, especially now, at the start of the season, when fitness is building up. Many of the Twitterati seem to think that the team that looked good against Soton should just have been wheeled out against 'Udders. IMHO, the team selection was completely predictable as the best available. The chances will come for Fosu, Baptiste, Halil, Mads Bech and Goode but they're 'in reserve' at the moment.
 

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Is there really a point in copy and pasting images of Twitter on here? Why can't it be read on Twitter?
Or preferably not read on Twitter.
 

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Not on Twitter thank god.

Bloke comes across like a complete ****
 

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Wish our fans would respect that we have a bit of depth in our squad. That makes TF job even harder to keep players happy. Our midfield three through suspension, fitness and form will need to be rotated at times. So glad we have the luxury of Baptiste and a fit again Jensen in reserve. Fosu has been a surprise success for me. He will also get games.
 

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Not on Twitter thank god.

Bloke comes across like a complete ****
Seems to be a requirement of Twitter for many. I'm on there but very occasionally post, more a reader than contributor.

People get wrapped up in their own self importance in their twittering from my experience.
 

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Is there really a point in copy and pasting images of Twitter on here? Why can't it be read on Twitter?
I don't do twitter. Thank god, if this is anything to go by. So it was helpful to me that @Eieieio provided this taster to remind me not to bother. Ryan is a bit of a silly chump, isn't he?
 
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The guy is an absolute idiot. Take it he's not related to the GPG?
I was shocked with the Twitter comments when the team was announced too. We really have some absolute bell end supporters
Yes,
most clubs have their contingent of embarrassing supporters, for a club with a relatively small fan base we seem to have an over abundance of them.
 

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I don't do twitter. Thank god, if this is anything to go by. So it was helpful to me that @Eieieio provided this taster to remind me not to bother. Ryan is a bit of a silly chump, isn't he?
Think the yellow one means is a link not enough.
 

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Yes,
most clubs have their contingent of embarrassing supporters, for a club with a relatively small fan base we seem to have an over abundance of them.
Seems to have emerged in the last 6 years.
 

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Yep...older fans have seen the worse times so always take our success with perspective. Younger fans have only seen us do well, and seem to believe the hype in a bit of an arrogant way... There is a lot of reactionary crap on social media, but depending on who you do or do not follow, you may not see too much of it. The 'Frank in Frank out' crowd need to wisen up...you don't sack a manager based on one loss.
 

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Its the price you pay for a democracy and free speech. Twitter is a cesspit and anyone in their right mind steers well away from it.

As for Frank seems to me he and the coaching staff are adopting a more flexible tactical approach to games with a plan A, B and even C, something he hinted at in his TV interview after Soton win. Good to see.
 

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Lots of young fans are very much behind the club and TF.. don't tar us with some reactionary Twitter nobs looking for likes and retweets...

TF made some good decisions and subs.. we have a very competitive squad and a grueling schedule.. lots of rotation on the horizon
 

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I think when history comes around TF will be seen as the 2nd best manager ever of Brentford. He is such an absolute perfect fit and the way he has developed players the last couple of years is second to none. I remember the dross W$bb put out its like a completely different world
 

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I think when history comes around TF will be seen as the 2nd best manager ever of Brentford. He is such an absolute perfect fit and the way he has developed players the last couple of years is second to none. I remember the dross W$bb put out its like a completely different world
I think if he takes us up and keeps us up he would be our best ever manager. The competitiveness of the league, its global nature and the huge imbalance between the resources of different clubs makes competing in the top division light years ahead of what was needed in the 1930s when our ground capacity was comparable to other top clubs, there was little need to have other revenue, players were mainly local and had a cap on their wages.
 

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Its the price you pay for a democracy and free speech. Twitter is a cesspit and anyone in their right mind steers well away from it.

As for Frank seems to me he and the coaching staff are adopting a more flexible tactical approach to games with a plan A, B and even C, something he hinted at in his TV interview after Soton win. Good to see.
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Such a deep and strong squad now, especially if Saïd stays put. Thomas will have the "happy" problem of keeping everyone content. A lot of "big" signings in the last 18 months, and they all deserve their chance. Should be fine so long as we are winning. Does he stick with a tried and tested 1st XI as he has tended to do in the past, or does he take advantage of our abundance of riches and rotate, thinking "horses for courses" in specific games?
 

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Such a deep and strong squad now, especially if Saïd stays put. Thomas will have the "happy" problem of keeping everyone content. A lot of "big" signings in the last 18 months, and they all deserve their chance. Should be fine so long as we are winning. Does he stick with a tried and tested 1st XI as he has tended to do in the past, or does he take advantage of our abundance of riches and rotate, thinking "horses for courses" in specific games?
I think the one thing we should have learned from the last couple of seasons is that we need to rotate where we can. Always difficult to gauge how much to change things but with a much more concentrated schedule this year we need to rest players from time to time. Hopefully we're now getting to a stage where we can actually do that without affecting the quality of the side too much. The league cup so far seems to indicate that we're closer than ever before in that regard.. RB still a big issue though if we want to do that..
 

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I think, contrary to the “don’t care about the Carabao, play the B teamers”, TF has known and trusted in the quality of the broader squad and the competition has helped to establish that we have good squad depth which can allow him the freedom to rotate to keep everyone fresh and to maintain genuine competition for places. That’s good management.
 

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Constructive criticism for TF should be allowed. He got the substitution last year for Bristol City at home wrong when he went to a back 5 and when we conceded late on and again today. I am TF biggest fan but would have liked him to say in his post match interview he took responsibility for the loss. He didn't so lost a bit of respect for him. Admitting one's errors and everyone in what profession they are in makes mistakes but one should always own it.
 

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Shocking decision today to go with that negative nonsense. I love TF to bits but i dont want to see us doing that again.
 

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Shocking decision today to go with that negative nonsense. I love TF to bits but i dont want to see us doing that again.
Can't win can he? If we'd lost like that with our normal formation he'd have been accused of not having a plan B. Clearly we're short on midfield options with only 3 first teamers currently fit (one of whom had been out injured and another has been thrown in earlier than expected). Didn't work out but fair play for trying something different and being brave enough to change it when it wasn't working...
 

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Lots of Harry Hindsight here as I didn't see many complaints prior to the match.

We were without PJ and CN today (and perhaps will be for a few matches to come). I suspect this was an attempt to compensate for that which didn't exactly work out well.

I suspect that if Jensen was named in the starting line-up where he failed to make an impression in last season's run-in then we would have had a reaction from fans.

So whilst I do think it was a failure, I'm not sure that you can say that we should never try some "experiments" from time to time.

At least TF was "brave enough" to change it at half-time and we now know that we can play our normal formation against Stoke types of team going forwards. Even if not all the key personnel are available.
 

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Can't win can he? If we'd lost like that with our normal formation he'd have been accused of not having a plan B. Clearly we're short on midfield options with only 3 first teamers currently fit (one of whom had been out injured and another has been thrown in earlier than expected). Didn't work out but fair play for trying something different and being brave enough to change it when it wasn't working...
Exactly!
 

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