Yes, Manchester United at home!

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My best mate was a United fan. He died, suddenly, from a heart attack, in 2006. He knew how passionate I was about Brentford and I know he would have been chuffed to bits at the fact we're playing each other. It still feels like I'm dreaming, when I think about the game.
My best mate was United through and through and I will be reflecting deeply this evening. He died in October and tonight is another chapter of closure for me.
 

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Same here I also enjoyed div 4 div 3 etc
I think we all did otherwise we’d not still be here now after all those years of being a bit rubbish. It’s why I can enjoy this season even when we lose- following the Bees was never for me about winning, wins were just the icing on the cake but things like the hard fought draw in the battle of Bramall Lane in L1 in 2013 were still among the best of times, just as the 97-98 relegation to L2 was actually surprising fun.

I actually mind losing from avoidable errors and concentration lapses like the last couple of games much less than if we were simply being outclassed week in week out. Those errors are fixable, losing by being fundamentally just not good enough isn’t. But if we were just not good enough, seeing the players, manager and fans putting their all into it would be just like those lower league days and still my type of Brentford fun.
 

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We go into this game more likely to get a result than not:

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A proper atmosphere tonight could tip the balance in our favour.
 

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I don't particularly have any emotion while watching Manchester United, as I did not grow up in this country, but I can certainly feel if it was 'the team' for many generations, it must be a dream come true when your own team play them at home in Premier team. Congrats for these who had waited long for this to happen.


I must also admit that Ronaldo is one of the biggest reason I am exited for today's game, one of the greatest footballer in the history, and I haven't seen him play, ever.
 

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I am bang up for this one, as should everyone on here be. We're not in any realistic trouble of relegation so let's stop worrying about the odd loss or two and go all in on this one. Let's be clear though, Man U can be got at. They haven't had a cohesive performance in months and things look to be getting worse under Ragnick. If we go all out on them they will be extremely uncomfortable and it's probably not what they want to deal with right now. I firmly believe we can get something here, but that's a lot more likely with the crown on them from minute 1.

I heard there will be no Ronaldo, but not sure if that strengthens them or weakens them. Let's do what we can to get the win here!
 

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The only thing that’s annoying me about tonight’s game , back December I took early retirement. After all the year of taking the grief from the Watford, Fulham and Pooper Scooper fans , I can’t get my own back , it would have been fun and joyful
 

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Also .. is it ok to bring a “Ronaldo - you are my favourite player, please can I have your shirt?” sign … just asking for my kids 😬
No. Please don’t. They’ll show you on tv, and you’ll look a complete dollop.
I’d go as far as introducing a Ground Regulation to outlaw this form of starstruck begging…
 

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Would it be OK to purchase a half and half scarf tonight...... asking for a friend
A half and half scarf is the garment of the tourist. If your friend is a sightseer from overseas, I see nothing wrong with such a memento. If he isn't, you might like to consider kicking him rhythmically and repeatedly in the b***ocks until he understands?
 

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The only thing that’s annoying me about tonight’s game , back December I took early retirement. After all the year of taking the grief from the Watford, Fulham and Pooper Scooper fans , I can’t get my own back , it would have been fun and joyful
Can't you apply for a part time job there just for a few weeks?
 

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I wonder if the Manchester United forum has people posting things like, "I hope Charlie Goode is fit to play - will be surreal watching him play"? Doubtful. I hope Rico, Ajer, Toney and Pinnock are fit to play. Their lot, no f***s given. The further away Ronaldo is from Brentford tonight the better as far as I'm concerned.
 

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I wonder if the Manchester United forum has people posting things like, "I hope Charlie Goode is fit to play - will be surreal watching him play"? Doubtful. I hope Rico, Ajer, Toney and Pinnock are fit to play. Their lot, no f***s given. The further away Ronaldo is from Brentford tonight the better as far as I'm concerned.
Imagine if we beat ManU when Ronaldo is playing, what a match in history that would be.
 

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Imagine if we beat ManU when Ronaldo is playing, what a match in history that would be.
Three points. That's all I'm interested in. He's just a bloke who plays for the other team to me. If he played for us, I'd be interested in seeing him. Probably clap even. ;)
 

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You don't seriously expect him to fly with the riff-raff do you? Surely he has his own plane?
Indeed , " so what'll it be CR7 , sit next to Phil Jones or your private jet with a few supermodel Doris's "
 

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For me, it would have been playing the shirt and the history. Had absolute respect for the Charlton, Law, Best era but as players go nowadays, if they're not wearing red and white stripes with a Bees badge, they're not worth a w @ nk!!!
 

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Georgie Best was my childhood football hero in the early 70’s and to this day I still watch or read anything about him

Also .. is it ok to bring a “Ronaldo - you are my favourite player, please can I have your shirt?” sign … just asking for my kids 😬
I remember see George at GP playing San Jose - he was over weight but could still do magic with ball playing defence piercing passes from the centre circle. The problem was the rest of their team was clueless and after about 20 minutes he was throwing his arms out and turning to the Bees fans in frustration. In my humble opinion he was the greatest player ever
 

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Still pinching myself at the thought of it. Tonight is the culmination of Benham’s Brentford.

Sixteen years after his first cash injection and we owe him so much. Enjoy every moment of it. For not only are we playing them in a league game, it’s winnable.

For those that have done their tour of duty (you know who you are), the long fruitless away trips were worth it. RIP to those lost Bees fans that couldn’t make it to the BCS tonight, I’ll be thinking of you at kick-off.
I agree with your passion and most of the message, but tonight is not a culmination. Playing them in a Premier League fixture at our ground is one more step. We have much more to do.
 
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I agree with your passion and most of the message, but tonight is not a culmination. Playing them in a Premier League fixture at our ground is one more step. We have much more to do.
Quite. Next chapter begins tomorrow.
 

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Georgie Best was my childhood football hero in the early 70’s and to this day I still watch or read anything about him

Also .. is it ok to bring a “Ronaldo - you are my favourite player, please can I have your shirt?” sign … just asking for my kids 😬
He may not be playing.
 
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