Thomas Frank - Signs to June 2023

Untouchable

Once called a bastard by a Judge
Joined
5 May 2014
Messages
3,845
Reaction score
3,940
Outthought ugly Cooper tonight. Big time.

The same way Parker outthought him in the PO final.

Well done TF. Deserved 3 points tonight. Set the team up perfectly.
 

Robi Bee

Active member
Joined
17 Nov 2010
Messages
1,441
Reaction score
87
Location
Ampthill, Bedfordshire
I love the guy, like we all do and no question has us playing some of the best football combined with a new found resilience and grittiness, which no doubt is a recipe for promotion whenever that will be. Just one thing though and which I mentioned on the match thread last night: what is it with the hugging, high-fiving and whispering in the ears of opposition players at the final whistle? I don't exactly know why, but that got me riled, even after a superb performance like last night.

Apart from the fact he's just recovered from Covid and shouldn't be doing it anyway, as a Bees of fan of 40 odd years, I really don't want see him tapping the likes of Andre Ayew on the back, having a good long hand-shake, a hug and whispering something in his ear on the pitch.....I couldn't care less if he's part of the national squad (which in this case he isn't), from a previous club or he's inviting him round for a cuppa to offer him a contract; it just looks like a disingenuous gesture for the cameras to my eyes, especially when most of their team has spent the previous 90 minutes cheating, kicking and getting in the ref's ear.

Just don't do it, please Thomas.
 

Vid

Active member
Joined
30 Sep 2013
Messages
4,360
Reaction score
866
Location
*
I really don't want see him tapping the likes of Andre Ayew on the back, having a good long hand-shake, a hug and whispering something in his ear on the pitch.....
He was whispering a Viking curse.
 

badgerbee

Mafeking Avenue........gets you there!!!!
Joined
28 Jan 2008
Messages
16,104
Reaction score
2,114
Location
Langport, Somerset
I love the guy, like we all do and no question has us playing some of the best football combined with a new found resilience and grittiness, which no doubt is a recipe for promotion whenever that will be. Just one thing though and which I mentioned on the match thread last night: what is it with the hugging, high-fiving and whispering in the ears of opposition players at the final whistle? I don't exactly know why, but that got me riled, even after a superb performance like last night.

Apart from the fact he's just recovered from Covid and shouldn't be doing it anyway, as a Bees of fan of 40 odd years, I really don't want see him tapping the likes of Andre Ayew on the back, having a good long hand-shake, a hug and whispering something in his ear on the pitch.....I couldn't care less if he's part of the national squad (which in this case he isn't), from a previous club or he's inviting him round for a cuppa to offer him a contract; it just looks like a disingenuous gesture for the cameras to my eyes, especially when most of their team has spent the previous 90 minutes cheating, kicking and getting in the ref's ear.

Just don't do it, please Thomas.
Hopefully he was just telling Ayew what the rest of us were saying: "You're a horrible, cheating c**t Ayew."
 

gbems92

Active member
Joined
14 Jan 2014
Messages
8,368
Reaction score
594
Hopefully he was just telling Ayew what the rest of us were saying: "You're a horrible, cheating c**t Ayew."

I think thats actually what he was doing but in a very thomas-esque polite kind of way. Think ayew having a giggle was probably out of embarrassment and acknowledging he and his team mates had to cheat their way to a point
 

Guildford Bee

Well-known member
Joined
16 May 2000
Messages
13,595
Reaction score
1,178
Location
Caterham
Apart from the fact he's just recovered from Covid and shouldn't be doing it anyway, as a Bees of fan of 40 odd years, I really don't want see him tapping the likes of Andre Ayew on the back, having a good long hand-shake, a hug and whispering something in his ear on the pitch.....I couldn't care less if he's part of the national squad (which in this case he isn't), from a previous club or he's inviting him round for a cuppa to offer him a contract; it just looks like a disingenuous gesture for the cameras to my eyes, especially when most of their team has spent the previous 90 minutes cheating, kicking and getting in the ref's ear.

Just don't do it, please Thomas.

I think if our head coach has good relationships and is well liked by people throughout the game that can only be a good thing for the club. I'd prefer to leave the bitterness to others....
 

Indian Bee

Active member
Joined
10 Feb 2001
Messages
9,377
Reaction score
2,390
Location
Manhattan
What an unbelievable job TF is doing. I fully supported his team selection today. Let's take a step back we have 8 games alone in February so resting Vitaly today and putting him on the bench was the right call (we have Boro away next Saturday for a start and they have no game midweek like us). Also loved how once we went 4-2 up within 5 minutes he brought Vitaly up to shut up shop.

I firmly believe he is the man to lead us to the promise land. Just a couple more bodies in the squad will make his job easier.
 

AB

Well-known member
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
12,381
Reaction score
2,331
Location
'Sunny' Leeds
me n TF could be having a love in at the end of the season at this rate:).....................ive nearly forgiven him for blackburn already LOL
He seems to have learned from that- 6 wins and 3 draws since and I don’t think we can seriously criticise substitutions in any of those games.
 

Voice from the Braemar

Well-known member
Joined
25 Jan 2001
Messages
19,924
Reaction score
1,296
Location
finest Surrey
He seems to have learned from that- 6 wins and 3 draws since and I don’t think we can seriously criticise substitutions in any of those games.
agree.....he took my criticism well and learnt from his mistake.......me and tf are nearly best friends thesedays.......we go up and i might buy him a pint;)
 

Indian Bee

Active member
Joined
10 Feb 2001
Messages
9,377
Reaction score
2,390
Location
Manhattan
He seems to have learned from that- 6 wins and 3 draws since and I don’t think we can seriously criticise substitutions in any of those games.

He did learn from it. He will never publicly admit it but his substitutions since have been spot on.
 

1889

Member
Joined
13 May 2017
Messages
505
Reaction score
386
I’ve never had so much faith in a manager. I’ve always thought at the back of my mind I could pick a better team than our managers could in the past. Not with TF, he is sh*t hot
 

unBEEliveable

Active member
Joined
19 Jul 2006
Messages
3,066
Reaction score
527
Location
Thame, Oxon
Contrast his praise for Wycombe and their performance in making it difficult for us first half with the comments of a recent opposing manger's post match interview - if you are secure in your own abilities and have conviction in what you are doing then can rightly praise the opposition when it is due.

Top man who I really hope will lead us to the top division!
 

jlove

Well-known member
Joined
17 Dec 2002
Messages
34,842
Reaction score
2,175
Location
Vaison-la-Romaine
... and it's that security in his own abilities and confidence in those around him that means he doesn't need to take any notice of social media and what rival coaches may say. He's entirely focused on the decisions he needs to make and actions he needs to take.
 

Kingston Bee

Active member
Joined
22 Oct 2008
Messages
6,115
Reaction score
562
Location
Kingston-Upon-Thames
... and it's that security in his own abilities and confidence in those around him that means he doesn't need to take any notice of social media and what rival coaches may say. He's entirely focused on the decisions he needs to make and actions he needs to take.
Spot on, and why even now pundits on Sky don't really know how to take him. We do things our own way, which is very different to 99% of other clubs.
 

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
14,479
Reaction score
3,749
Location
London
Very good post match interview from Frank. Not happy with the first half and really not happy with conceding too many 'soft' goals but full of praise for the likes of Canos, Fosu and particularly Saman...
 

badgerbee

Mafeking Avenue........gets you there!!!!
Joined
28 Jan 2008
Messages
16,104
Reaction score
2,114
Location
Langport, Somerset
Incredible job TF and the coaching staff are doing. Taken us to the League semi-final and 20 games unbeaten and counting.
......Having sold £55M worth of players and only had a 4 week close season.
As you say, incredible!!!!
 

Indian Bee

Active member
Joined
10 Feb 2001
Messages
9,377
Reaction score
2,390
Location
Manhattan
......Having sold £55M worth of players and only had a 4 week close season.
As you say, incredible!!!!

Yep and we have improved every year. How many times last year did we go down 1-0 and lose the game 1-0. I would have been delighted with a point today but TF sets up the team to win.
 

TorbayBee

Formerly BanburyBee
Joined
18 Feb 2019
Messages
963
Reaction score
716
Yes and you can see his confidence influencing the team. I was surprised when we went 3-1 up tat he made a substitution, it seemed more sensible to see what Warnock would and counter . TF seems to say bugger the opposition, lets do it!
 

johndub

Active member
Joined
15 Feb 2015
Messages
2,398
Reaction score
472
Yes and you can see his confidence influencing the team. I was surprised when we went 3-1 up tat he made a substitution, it seemed more sensible to see what Warnock would and counter . TF seems to say bugger the opposition, lets do it!

Didn’t he hold back from bringing Zamburek on for a few minutes when he realised Boro were about to make a double sub.?
 

Justin Fisher

Member
Joined
2 Jun 2006
Messages
386
Reaction score
122
Location
London
My favourite comment from the Radio Tees commentators today was ”His long, flowing locks are certainly getting a dowsing.”
Reminded me of those snooker commentators on Mitchell & Webb
 

gbems92

Active member
Joined
14 Jan 2014
Messages
8,368
Reaction score
594
Kind of Matthew to lend him his jacket...


Wish the interviewer wouldnt ask every bloody player and thomas if it helps the fact that theres another game in only a few days time. So talking points in a match can he not get a 3 minute interview without asking the same sh*t
 

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
14,479
Reaction score
3,749
Location
London
Remember a little while back when people were complaining that we weren’t creating enough and our attacking play wasn’t working??
 

shouldbee

Active member
Joined
20 Jun 2005
Messages
8,612
Reaction score
201
Location
Richmond
......Having sold £55M worth of players and only had a 4 week close season.
As you say, incredible!!!!
And this team is better than last season !, in fact this is the best Brentford team ever ?
 

Bridge Bee

Active member
Joined
13 Apr 2009
Messages
3,502
Reaction score
274
Remember a little while back when people were complaining that we weren’t creating enough and our attacking play wasn’t working??
Yes when we were drawing 0-0 you mean?!

People were calling that period hard to watch. It was. We’re now watching something totally different. By design football supporters aren’t patient. People on this forum are going to call it as they see it at the time. I guess it’s the reason the GPG exists.

What we can all agree on today is that we look like a well oiled machine full of confidence. And TF is a huge part of this. Long may it continue.

COYB.
 

shouldbee

Active member
Joined
20 Jun 2005
Messages
8,612
Reaction score
201
Location
Richmond
You can’t compare modern football with any other era.
This Brentford team would beat any other Brentford team 99 times out of a hundred.
100 out of 100. I'm sure there were some great players 60 years ago, but nothing like todays players.
 

jlove

Well-known member
Joined
17 Dec 2002
Messages
34,842
Reaction score
2,175
Location
Vaison-la-Romaine
He, and the players who executed it, deserves credit for a game plan that overcame Colin’s tactics of man-for-man marking every attacker. Seeing Rico forward on the wing, Matthias at left back and Mads going forward as a box-to-box midfielder was great to see.
 

wanderer paul

https://brentfordfcmemorabilia.wordpress.com/
Joined
28 Oct 2002
Messages
51,427
Reaction score
2,926
Location
Brentford
You can’t compare modern football with any other era.
This Brentford team would beat any other Brentford team 99 times out of a hundred.

Without a doubt. But sad that someone continually posts, best ever team, best ever manager, when it’s out of context. As you cannot compare like for like. How would today’s footballers compare to those from the 1930’s with the ball? The pitches? Etc etc.

Let’s just say, the 1930’s were the best ever and the players the best ever. At the time.

This group is the best ever - but without Saïd, so it’s questionable - in the last 7 years. That is all.
 
Top Bottom