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This thread really does shine a light on how many old b*stards are on the GPG lol
 
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would have like to have seen what Forshaw & Clayton could have done for us in the Champ.
 

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DJ as it signalled the beginning of the end of our promotion chances that season, with the potentially significant subsequent existential consequences given the parlous financial health of the club at the time.
 

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John O'Mara; without a doubt; made even worse when you actually saw Stan Webb play.
 
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Holdsworth as he went so cheaply in my opinion and just seeing him score all those goals in that magical season .....then when Forster left brilliant striker but chose brum ...hated that club as they stayed up with an offside goal and we went down in 92/93 ....alright we were dreadful at Bristol city.....but I still hated the fact he went there and I still despise them to this day
 

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DJ Campbell. just as knew that that was going to ruin the season.
 

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Andy Scot to Oxford.....sh*te....You Reds...
 

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Andy Mac, the first time I experienced us selling one of ur best players, Steve Phillips leaving was also awful.

So many have come and gone and I have got over all of them quite quickly but Forster and DJ were the worst of the lot, selling promotion down the river.
 

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Andy Mac, the first time I experienced us selling one of ur best players, Steve Phillips leaving was also awful.

So many have come and gone and I have got over all of them quite quickly but Forster and DJ were the worst of the lot, selling promotion down the river.
Losing Andy Mac hurt me too
Next in the list was DJ Campbell. We had just beaten Sunderland in the cup DJ was awsome in that game and the club was on a high then we sell him 🥵
 

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Andy Sinton!
Yes, there was no warning. I remember turning up at the game and..no Andy Sinton! After a hundred plus games without so much as an injury. Then word went around he had gone..then word went around he had gone to that lot in White City :no:
 

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Nicky Forster for me and all the reasons behind it. Lange selling to Webb, Webb selling to Noades etc. How lucky are we these days to have MB?
 
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Jimmy Hill to Fulham OBE 1952
Ron Greenwood CBE to Chelsea 1952
Bill Slater CBE to Wolverhampton 1952
Tommy Lawton to Arsenal 1953

This was the era when Brentford gave up on our dreams of a return to the First Division. It was heartbreaking!
Jimmy Hill and my Uncle Ken were housemates back then, in Whitton Manor Road, Isleworth. :hat:
 

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would have like to have seen what Forshaw & Clayton could have done for us in the Champ.
would like to have seen what this lot and Coppell could have done in the old First division had we won v Stoke in the 2002 play off final


Brentford:
GK 13 Paul Smith
DF 3 Ijah Anderson
DF 4 Ívar Ingimarsson
DF 5 Darren Powell
DF 12 Michael Dobson
MF 7 Paul Evans
MF 11 Martin Rowlands
MF 32 Steve Sidwell
MF 28 Stephen Hunt
FW 30 Ben Burgess
FW 9 Lloyd Owusu
 

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Back in the day I would have to say John O'Mara
But of the more recent it surprises me no one mentions Sawyers I really thought he would be difficult to replace...how wrong I was though.
Tabbie was a big loss for me too
 

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The pre-teens transfers were the worst for me :- Roger Cross (+ white boots), Lazarus, Mansley, Houston...
It seemed to hurt more because (a) you didn’t know if they’d be replaced, or (b) if they were, they’d almost certainly be worse.
Later, acceptance of our lowly status came with adulthood and ‘Brentford innit’.

So much better nowadays with recruits actually being sourced, rather than just washing up at the river’s edge.
 
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would like to have seen what this lot and Coppell could have done in the old First division had we won v Stoke in the 2002 play off final


Brentford:
GK 13 Paul Smith
DF 3 Ijah Anderson
DF 4 Ívar Ingimarsson
DF 5 Darren Powell
DF 12 Michael Dobson
MF 7 Paul Evans
MF 11 Martin Rowlands
MF 32 Steve Sidwell
MF 28 Stephen Hunt
FW 30 Ben Burgess
FW 9 Lloyd Owusu
:( Knowing if we didn't go up that majority of this squad were off
 

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It simply has to be the awful decision by the club to sell our Terrible Twins combination of the great Jim Towers and the superb George Francis.

These two players scored 277 goals between them for the club. We didn’t replace them with any goal scorers of that quality.
Towers never really settled at any club after us, but he remained a huge goal scorer with all his many subsequent clubs, scoring on average a goal at least every 2 games he played. His total professional tally being 274 goals in 428 games.

And to rub salt into the wound, who did we stupidly sell them to - that lot from Shepherds Bush. Crazy!

The other real loss was selling Dean Holdsworth as our prolific goal scorer after promotion to the Championship in 1992.
 

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Terry Evans. Still haven't got over that.

Andy Sinton.

Stephen Hunt.

Neal Maupay and Gary Blissett.

Used to be weird in those days finding out in the Chronicle days later we'd sold someone. Have I mis-remembered it - turning up at the Fulham match on Good Friday and finding out that Andy Sinton had gone! What a week that was losing to Liverpool, Torquay (LDV southern final?) and Fulham plus Sinton off to QPR, all within six days. Brentford innit.

Will be gutted if/when Ollie goes too especially if its to them ****s as he will lose his Bees legend status.
 

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This thread really does shine a light on how many old b*stards are on the GPG lol
Totally right!!! We deserve this!

It’s us lot who’ve spent decades getting through the pain, and now we can love writing about enjoying the gain.

Also, if it wasn’t for us lot sticking with this club, and throwing coins into blankets to help save it, and contributing a bit extra here and there, which includes turning up to watch us struggling in Division 4 on a cold wet winter’s midweek night, then we probably wouldn’t have a club.

With all due respect to the younger more recent supporters, if you haven’t done the hard yards and miles and years of supporting Brentford, then you can never really have a total appreciation and understanding of what we now have!
 
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Totally right!!! We deserve this!

It’s us lot who’ve spent decades getting through the pain, and now we can love writing about enjoying the gain.

Also, if it wasn’t for us lot sticking with this club, and throwing coins into blankets to help save it, and contributing a bit extra here and there, which includes turning up to watch us struggling in Division 4 on a cold wet winter’s midweek night, then we probably wouldn’t have a club.

With all due respect to the younger more recent supporters, if you haven’t done the hard yards and miles and years of supporting Brentford, then you can never really have a total appreciation and understanding of what we now have!
Yep - just to clarify I wasn't knocking all you old b*stards, I personally enjoy reading about the esteem in which some of the old BFC legends are still held in and other tales :thumbsup:
 
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Back in the day I would have to say John O'Mara
But of the more recent it surprises me no one mentions Sawyers I really thought he would be difficult to replace...how wrong I was though.
Tabbie was a big loss for me too
Yeah of the more recent outgoings definitely Sawyers for me, for the simple reason he would do an outrageous piece of skill at least once in most games that would make you go wow! Almost worth the admission price just to see some skill like that, football is meant to be entertaining afterall.

I know we haven't missed him by the way, but was great to watch.
 

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Yep - just to clarify I wasn't knocking all you old b*stards, I personally enjoy reading about the esteem in which some of the old BFC legends are still held in and other tales :thumbsup:
No that’s fine - understood that from your original post.
I was just highlighting how us, who’ve seen it all, have waited a virtual lifetime from being young kids to get to enjoying where we are now.

As they say, enjoy every movement of happiness that life brings you whether football or anything else, but always remember the path that has led you there.

All the best!
 

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Romaine. Such an elegant player. Hope he’s allowed to do more in the premiership than we saw when we played them after lockdown.
 

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Terry Evans. Still haven't got over that.

Andy Sinton.

Used to be weird in those days finding out in the Chronicle days later we'd sold someone. Have I mis-remembered it - turning up at the Fulham match on Good Friday and finding out that Andy Sinton had gone! What a week that was losing to Liverpool, Torquay (LDV southern final?) and Fulham plus Sinton off to QPR, all within six days. Brentford innit.
I clearly remember the news about Sinton popping up on Ceefax. Absolutely gutted... :cry:
 

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Andy Sinton definitely.

Also a sad day when Sir Terrance Hurlock left.
 

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In recent times,I would mention Sam Saunders. Not because he was the best player or irreplaceable but because he connected with the fans and was clearly a key member in the dressing room and training ground. He brought everything he had to the club.
 

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Dean Holdsworth for me, we had waited years and years for promotion and then blew any chance of staying up with selling him before a kick of the season.
 

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