Woeful week sees Bees lurch from crisis to debacle

15 Feb

A dreadful week for Brentford off field ended in calamitous style on it. Instead of consolidating our play off spot and, even, aiming higher we’ve slipped to 7th(seventh) place after this woeful defeat to a Charlton Athletic side who hadn’t won in three months prior. This, following the loss to Watford on Tuesday, has compounded a ludicrous five days where the performance at The Valley was every bit as embarrassing as ‘that statement’ and the subsequent tumbleweed out of Griffin Park.

This isn’t a question about the ‘support’ of Matthew Benham.

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 on.

A big Bees crowd were (mostly) focussed on the game and showing their support

The Bees fans were (mostly) focussed on the game and showing their support

The situation stinks as Bees fans leave The Valley

The situation stinks as Bees fans leave The Valley


2 Responses to “Woeful week sees Bees lurch from crisis to debacle”

  1. Greville Waterman February 15, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    Nailed it, well done!

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) February 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    100% agree Nick.

    In my opinion a decision 1 way or the other has to be made this week, hopefully Monday. Either Matthew backs Mark 100% with a new contract, or Matthew fires Mark this week. To let it linger to the end of the season would be a disaster. A decision needs to be made for the benefit of everyone at the club. Its clear that the players are effected and struggling to get motivated. How can Mark motivate and inspire a team when the players know he has been given notice. Who in fact is motivating Mark?!

    The press release was unbelievably amateurish. I have written press releases in the past, and if I had written something similar, I would never be allowed to write one again. The village reference was embarrasing and the whole tone was patronising. The first person who needs to be fired is whoever writes press releases!

    Whatever happens this week, there is 1 guaranteed winner. Mark Warburton. He has publicly dealt with this crisis with incredible professionalism, and to use banking terms, his stock is now high and now is a heavily in demand commodity

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