What bigger incentive do we need for that final push?

15 Apr

Well, that’s made things a lot tougher. A 1-0 defeat for Brentford at Sheffield Wednesday last night, along with wins for Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town and Derby County mean that the chance of promotion is now out of our hands.

That’s the downside. In a somewhat low-key sounding performance (the BBC describing it as, “A tepid first half”) even Mark Warburton admitted afterwards that, “You can’t hide the fact that it’s a disappointment.” However, and I’ve got to be honest, I am finding all the wailing and gnashing of teeth on social media somewhat peculiar. And that’s the polite word.

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.


10 Responses to “What bigger incentive do we need for that final push?”

  1. Jonathan April 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    I agree with you that there is no reason to be dispirited. I have been supporting the Bees since my Dad took me to see us play Oldham Athletic in 1954 and I can say that whether or not we get promoted or reach the play offs, this is the best season with us playing the best football I have ever seen by a Brentford team. Let us just enjoy. I am sufficiently confident in Matthew that promotion will come within the next few years and at a time when we are set up to deal with it.

    • nickbruzon April 15, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

      Perfectly put Jonathan.
      I can’t quite match your longevity / dedication / masochism (delete as applicable) but the season has certainly been one of the most thrilling and unusual on record.
      And the best bit is, we are still alive and kicking. Roll on Saturday….

  2. Rory Nooman April 16, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    I think you’ll finish 9th.

    Ipswich Town Fan Club

    • nickbruzon April 16, 2015 at 6:13 am #

      It’s mathematically possible (although so is Ipswich Town finishing in 8th). Guess we’ll all find out soon enough

    • RebelBee April 16, 2015 at 7:06 am #

      Thanks for that Roy, any reason particularly? Hopefully we’ll prove you wrong.

      • Rory Nooman April 16, 2015 at 9:54 am #

        I watched you play Derby last week and they made you look like a park team. I just don’t think you have it in you.

      • nickbruzon April 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

        Thanks Rory. I just hope the ITV punditry panel can sleep easily tonight

      • RebelBee April 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

        If you watched the game at Derby you’d know that isn’t how it went down, offer something constructive or jog on.

  3. John Fern April 16, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    I’m a Derby fan and was very releived/surprised you lost to Sheff Weds the other night. You were excellent against is so expected you to continue that form.

    I would worry if we were paired against you in the playoffs. Let’s hope Bournemouth and Norwich go up automatically as all the others in the mix are beatable over 2 games… those 2 would worry me greatly though!

    • RebelBee April 17, 2015 at 11:50 am #

      It’s a mad but brilliant league John, most of the BFC games I’ve seen have been in the balance until late on. We’ve won a few and lost a few this way, just went against us at Sheff W. I fancy Watford for automatic, relentless and have 2 goal machines.

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