Nineteen and out. Just once, Bees not so hard to beat

23 Feb

Bad luck Brentford but well played Wolves. Let’s get that out there from the start. Much as it hurts to say, they deserved their win in a game that, for much of the time, was a coach driver’s wet dream. Not so much parking the bus as turning Griffin Park into a Routemaster convention.

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 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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7 Responses to “Nineteen and out. Just once, Bees not so hard to beat”

  1. Simon Vickers February 23, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    A fantastic piece. Well written mate.
    Sy V UTW!

    • nickbruzon February 23, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      Much appreciated. Can’t argue with the result, this time…. Roll on next season and the Championship encounter

  2. Rustymini February 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Hello Nick. I really don’t think Brentford have anything to worry about. I couldn’t get a ticket (you only sent us 1600) so I had to listen to the radio, however it seemed that Brentford had the upper hand right up to the moment the Wolves scored. Even after then I think that most Wolves fans would have settled for a draw up until we got the second. Looking at everyones remaining fixtures then Leyton Orient will have a big say in promotion issues. Not because I think they will finish ahead of Wolves and Brentford but because we both have to play them. You have to play both Rotherham and Preston however we have only to face Rotherham. We have local rivals Walsall who will definitely up their game on that day. Orient appear to have the slightly easier fixtures but have two games less.
    Therefore my predictions for the end of season table are:
    1st. Wolves 100 points
    2nd Brentford 99 points
    3rd Leyton Orient 97 points.
    Just to qualify my prediction skills I had Wolves to get promoted from the Championship last season.

  3. Daniel February 23, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Excellent piece as usual. Did feel, with the wonderful benefit of hindsight, that maybe we were a bit naive, maybe could have been a bit more cynical. Wolves started the day 2 points behind and were content to sit back whereas we tried to play our usual game and got beaten by the best organised side we’ve seen this season. Perhaps we should have been more cagey and played for the point? It would have been a poor spectacle but ….?

    • nickbruzon February 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

      Thank you. They were well organised and did what I thought they might. Equally, I guess the one positive is that Warbs isn’t afraid to push forward – the win would have seen us five points clear so no complaints him going for it. It would have been much easier to switch Alan Mac to midfield, play Nico at right back and grind things out.
      There is still everything to play for

  4. Alex Wolves February 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Hello Nick,

    nice that you have been graceful in defeat and im sure it will not effect your season.

    also one more thing did your manager use to play Minty in Eastenders

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