The Farid conundrum. How do you solve a problem like El Alagui?

28 Nov

Who’d be a manager?

Brentford are, undoubtedly, the form team in League One at the moment. A run of seven wins and a draw in our last eight games has seen the team rise to fourth in the table. It is a run that has, most recently, seen Wolves held at Molineux (with, perhaps, the Bees disappointed not to take all three points) along with that great win against Peterborough on Tuesday night. Let’s not forget that these were games that came within three days of each other, against the first and third placed teams in the division.

Uwe is flavour of the month once more after the mid-game silliness against Colchester United (a ludicrous scenario to even be in) and we have a settled team – coinciding with the start of this run. Even Marcello Trotta seems to have won over the vast majority of the, so-called, ‘terrace boo boys’ whilst Clayton Donaldson, despite playing out wide, is our leading scorer and going from strength to strength. I’d love to have seen him tried as the front man but if he can keep on cutting in like he did against Posh then who am I to argue? He certainly missed a few last season (amongst the many he scored) when directly one-on-one with the keeper so perhaps turning in like this IS his best position.

But one question remains.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

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