Is his the first name on the teamsheet?

7 Apr

It’s fair to say Brentford, Rotherham and Wolves are very much the form teams of the moment in the League but there is one player who stands out. I’ve praised him on more than occasion this season, based purely on my own observations, but I heard a stunning statistic at the weekend in regards to his abilities.

Brentford have not conceded a goal whilst James Tarkowski has been on the pitch.

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2 Responses to “Is his the first name on the teamsheet?”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush April 7, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Tarkowski has been a revelation since he has got into the side. Many thought he was there to replace Tony Craig in the long term, but it is Harlee who has been left out. For me Tony has been the Player of the Season. He has put in some fine defensive displays regularly. The problem with Harlee is his lapses of concentration. There always seems to be a WTF! moment when Harlee plays. In all the games Tarkowski has played there has only been 1 or 2 of those moments. We needed that reliability at the back and his signing (down to McParland I believe) has been vital to our promotion bid

    • nickbruzon April 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

      Thanks, as ever, Mr Q. Wonderfully put and , I think, ‘revelation’ is the exact word to describe James.
      So full credit to him and, as you state, Frank McParland.Its often easy to forget the guys behind the scenes.

      My own preference would be Tarkowski and Craig ahead of Harlee, on recent performances, but as i said in the article – its a lovely ‘problem’ to have.

      Welcome to ‘new Brentford’

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