Losing Andy Mac hurt me tooAndy 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.
Jimmy Hill and my Uncle Ken were housemates back then, in Whitton Manor Road, Isleworth.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!
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 finalwould have like to have seen what Forshaw & Clayton could have done for us in the Champ.
Knowing if we didn't go up that majority of this squad were offwould 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
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
Totally right!!! We deserve this!
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: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!
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.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
No that’s fine - understood that from your original post.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:
I clearly remember the news about Sinton popping up on Ceefax. Absolutely gutted...Terry Evans. Still haven't got over that.
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.