Brentford 2 Fulham 1. Can it get any better?

22 Nov

Hugh Grant. Daniel Radcliffe. Keith Allen. Possibly Lily Allen. Are you listening? Our Brentford gave your Fulham one hell of a beating.

Like celebrity Cottager Richard Osman, Brentford left Fulham ‘Pointless’ on Friday night as the Bees stormed to fourth place in the Championship, one point off the top of the table, after an incredible stoppage time win.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

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25 Responses to “Brentford 2 Fulham 1. Can it get any better?”

  1. Ian garmonsway November 22, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    I have been supporting the bees for over 50years not managing ever game but going as often as I can and I can honestly say this may not be the best but they are without doubt the gutsiest team I have they never know when they are beaten well so proud

    • nickbruzon November 22, 2014 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks Ian. They just never stop, do they? What a fantastic team spirit

  2. sheffbee November 22, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Totally agree with your comments re M.of M. it had to be Toums he was inspired last night. No idea which game Andy Hinchclliffe watched to come up with Ross McCormack. Outrageous decision. Mind you he seemed suitably embarrassed when interviewed along with H. D. after the game.

    • Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) November 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

      Hinchcliffe does seem to be very anti-Brentford. So not the least bit surprised he would not give MOM to a Bee. Anyone who saw FL72 the other week would have seen an enlightening moment. George Gavin suggested that it would be great if us and the Cherries went up. The look of disgust on Hinchcliffe’s face and lack of a coherent answer said a 1000 words

  3. Rustymini November 22, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    That was a cracking comeback last night. Hopefully you won’t play that well when Wolves come down to your place next week. I’ve managed to get tickets (you only sent us about 1500) so I’ll be making my first ever visit to Griffin Park. Here’s to a good game.

  4. Cecil Roberto Wilson November 22, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    What an over- ripe piece of twaddle your puerile little article is. Gushing, cliche ridden and embarrassingly so one-sided. I thought, this has surely got to be written by an 11 year old! Yes, Brentford played well and won a game of football and have a couple of very promising players but I am afraid it will be as good as it gets. So enjoy the moment but don’t make it out to be more than it simply is – a tiny, local team in the ascendancy- for now. The game was always going to be an interesting one on a local level but on the grand scale of things in the footballing world, it is and will never be at all important and I thought …..’with the eyes of the nation watching….’ completely hilarious.

    • nickbruzon November 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      Thus speaks the bitter voice of defeat.

    • MALBEE November 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

      Supported this tiny local football football club for for fifty years could have been Chelsea Qpr or even Fulham but Brentford it was even though they were crap real fans real football club owned by a supporter from childhood CECIL perhaps you can remember when Fulham were crap probably not

    • Rustymini November 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      Cecil – Firstly let me qualify my position. I am neither a Brentford or Fulham fan so I have no axes to grind (I’m a Wolves fan). I have been reading Nick’s column since the early part of last season. I have always found it well written and humorous (even if I don’t always understand the references). Of course it’s a bit one sided. It’s written by a Brentford fan for Brentford fans. If I was writing a Wolves blog then I would write it from a Wolves perspective and I’m sure you would do the same for Fulham. I watched most of the game last night on TV (missed the first twenty minutes) and I think Nicks comments are a pretty good reflection of it. I for one have been hugely impressed with Brentford this and last season. I’ll see it for myself when I go to Griffin park next weekend and I guarantee that win lose or draw, Nick’s column will be one of the first I read on my return. So in conclusion I have to agree with Nick’s reply.

    • Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) November 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

      You hit the nail on the head Mr Wilson. We are a tiny local team, some would say tinpot, just like Bournemouth are too. And its that complacency from the ‘big boys’, that disrespect, and consequently the resulting team spirit, which was so clearly lacking within the Fulham team on Friday, which is playing right into ours and the Cherries hands. Long may the ‘little’ and ‘tinpot’ jibes continue!

  5. Idaho bee November 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    A little bit stereotypical that the Foolham supporters name is Cecil Roberto Wilson, right up there with Rupert and Tarquin. LOL.

  6. Nick Beal November 23, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    I just had to comment on this one because if this is as good as it gets for you in football then you are one sorry individual. Playing at the top of their game, at home, “the mighty Bees” fluked a win by a deflected goal against a poor Fulham side that’s very much a work in progress. There was also the small matter of the stonewall penalty that FFC should have
    had after the second Brentford goal. Your outlook says everything about Brentford: A little
    club with supporters who have a small club mentality. Still I’m glad you enjoyed your Cup Final.

    • nickbruzon November 23, 2014 at 11:50 am #

      Another wonderful insight into the sour grapes that follow a derby day defeat

      • Nick Beal November 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

        Not really son. Just a reality check for you. Whilst FFC are recovering from being almost destroyed by disastrous management (we’ve essentially started the season with a self-imposed 20 point deficit) the ‘SuperBees” are on a roll. But let me me make some predictions. First of all you won’t get promoted (A shame really as Brentford in the Prem would be Comedy Gold) and you’ll end this season with a fairly similar points total to us.
        Within three seasons FFC will be back in the Prem and Brentford will be either a struggling Championship side or be back in Division 1 and by the end of next season Mark Warburton (who looks to be real find) will have left you for a bigger club. So enjoy the moment!

      • nickbruzon November 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

        Marvellous. Thank you so much for making an already great weekend even better.

        The fact remains that you still lost. You lost to your neighbours. You lost the derby game – and that’s only one you’ll have in West London this season after so wonderfully choking last season.

        Past form and reputation counts for naff all. Anyone who believes that is on the self deluded path to being a Man U ‘supporter’ – believing their team has a divine right to be ‘any good’ just because they tasted success previously.

        The football landscape is changing. Brentford ARE on the up – as our management, set up, team, points total and league position show.

        No doubting you’e had some time in the top flight in recent years. But look at the way things are sliding and enjoy those memories.

      • Nick Beal November 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

        You’re beginning to embarrass yourself now son. You seem to place so much emotional store on one tin-pot local derby. Just to continue your reality check: FFC will always be an upper Championship to mid-table Prem side. We’re not equipped financially to compete with the likes of say Chelsea, but we’re a bigger club than Brentford with a pedigree you can only dream about and seem to resent terribly. We also have the cash to sort out our
        current difficulties and in a few seasons will be back (struggling) in the Prem. Brentford, at the moment, are a sort of poor man’s Crystal Palace. Well organised, highly motivated. Lots of pace and aggression but no real class. In time, whatever decent players (or management) you have will be asset stripped by bigger clubs and you will eventually find your own level. As I said before: “Enjoy the moment”. The headline to the fairly juvenile piece that heads this page is “Can it get any better?” – For Brentford probably not.

      • nickbruzon November 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

        Have you REALLY got nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon? How depressingly tedious it must be that all you can do is continue to cry those bitter , bitter tears.

        remind me how now? And who is fifth? And who is sitting above the relegation zone?

        Please don’t choke on your sour grapes.

        Roll on the return game

        This conversation is now over.

    • MALBEE November 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      NICK MY SON WE HAVE ALREADY BEATEN BIGGER AND BETTER SUPPORTED CLUBS THAN FULHAM ie FORREST AND DERBY SO DON’T BIG FULHAM UP TO MUCH.MORE OF A CUP FINAL THAN YOUL EVER BE, IT WAS A DERBY GAME YOU PRATT COURSE IT MEANS A LOT, SAME AS IT DID AGAINST ORIENT LAST SEASON, BUT WERE ONLY SIX MILES APART WENT. TO A FULHAM GAME LAST SEASON DOUBLE THE ATTENDANCE AT GRIFFIN ON FRIDAY NIGHT BUT THE ATMOSPHERE DIDNT COME CLOSE. UNDERDOGS YES BUT THATS WHY I LOVE SUPPORTING THE BEES RATHER THAN YOUR LOT RANGERS AND CHELSEA ALL OWNED BY FOREIGN INVESTORS, YOUVE ALL SOLD YOUR SOLES MATE. ALL ENGLISH AND PROUD . AS FOR FLUKEING A WIN ONLY ONE SIDE DESERVED TO WIN THE STATS PROVE THAT. ALSO ONE OF YOUR PLAYERS COST A LOT MORE THAN THE BEES TEAM MONEY WELL SPENT MATE. BEES UP FULHAM FURTHER DOWN

      • Nick Beal November 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

        See my comments above mate and try taking the caps lock off. A little punctuation wouldn’t hurt either. Interestingly, the guy who runs this comical little website seems to have bottled it and removed my last comments. BTW what is it about FFC that makes you feel so insecure?

      • MALBEE November 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

        Its called football banter Nick SAME As you probably give to the other two MOBS up the road from you they, WOULD GET THE SAME DONT tAke it personally mATE GOT A FEW GOOD FULHAM MATES who TAKE IT BETTER than you do, sod it cant get the hang of this punctuation lark also sorry about the caps LOCK LOOK forward to the away game at easter let me know were you drink i will have a pint with you

  7. Neil November 24, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Love the way Fulham fans are harping on about the deflection & the “stonewall” penalty. But they conveniently forget that we kept their keepers hands stinging all evening & would only let them touch the ball from time to time.
    Sometimes you have to take it on the chin “son”.
    I’ve got Fulham mates from when we were nippers & we rib each other all the time, but even they admitted we were the better side on the night & deserved the win.
    When was the last time Craven Cottage went absolutely mental like Griffin Park did when Jota scored by the way?

  8. Richard Smith November 24, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Bick Beal, following your last comments, I am not sure you actually watched or were at the game.
    Brentford showed and have showed a lot of class. We’ve beaten Brighton, Derby, Forest and you on the bounce.
    We are in the topn 6, on merit.
    Deal with the fact that the tide has turned and Fulham are now the 4th rated West London club.

    • Nick Beal November 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

      Comedy Gold!

      • MALBEE November 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

        GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT NICK sorry mate forgot the caps lock again.The offers still open at Easter BY THE WAY I AM A HOMOSEXUAL

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