Was this the craziest day in Championship history? (pt.2)

3 May

In all the excitement of Brentford lining up a play off semi final with Middlesbrough (highlights now released), we’ve not yet looked at the very top end of the table where Watford and Bournemouth were locked in a battle to see who would lift the Championship title.

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.

Did Clem play an unwitting part in the final direction of the Championship title?

Did Clem play an unwitting part in the final direction of the Championship title?


9 Responses to “Was this the craziest day in Championship history? (pt.2)”

  1. Hornets Fan May 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    Good luck in the play-offs – would rather see Brentford than any other team come up with us, they’ve played an attractive style of football all season.

    Have to disagree on the ‘Clem’ factor though – it was more the ‘Probert’ factor that caused us not to win. But mainly the fault of one of our own ‘fans’ who ran onto the pitch before the game had finished and had to be hauled off by our own players just before the equaliser. Plonker or what?

    • nickbruzon May 3, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

      Thanks very much indeed and congratulations,again, on going up yourselves.
      The BBC certainly kept the one man invasion somewhat quiet but you can understand that being somewhat disruptive.
      Regardless, you are up and I’m desperate to cross paths again next season. Here’s hoping….

  2. AFC B Supporter May 4, 2015 at 2:40 am #

    I am really pleased that Brentford are in the play offs. And, like the Hornets’ contributor above, very much hope the Team makes it through for the same reasons. All the very best for the play offs. Bournemouth and Brentford have quite a lot in common in terms of history; I’m sure I speak for many AFC B fans who will want you to join us in the Premiership and be well out of the catty back-biting stuff from jealous arrogant ex-Prem Teams who seem to regard the Premiership as birth right !

    • nickbruzon May 4, 2015 at 5:01 am #

      Thank ou very much indeed. Firstly, congratulations on securing the title – fully deserved based on the season gone. Whilst it goes without saying that I’m hoping for the Bees to go up, one additional bonus would then be another trip to the Goldsands.
      Fingers crossed…

      • AFC B Supporter - Leon May 5, 2015 at 1:21 am #

        Cheers Nick. And what a crazy end to the season !

        The title was the Cherry on the top (sorry for pun!). I think it was appropriate that AFC B got the title in the end. Watford are a really good outfit, but, on balance, over the season, many neutrals seem to think that AFC B had more than the edge over the 4 others fighting for top spot. Bournemouth’s performance v Charlton – and away as well – was typically slick, confident and just great football, with the usual string of goals. I had a suspicion that Wednesday could put a bit of a spanner in for the Hornets. Ironic that they did it right at the end – just as they’d done it with us 2 matches before. Crazy times! ..But the difference was in the score of those draws against the ‘bogey team’. Watford could only get 1 in against SW, we got 2 in. Wednesday are the archetypal blocking team; don’t score many goals, but make it very difficult to score against them ! Some say they play to the old Premership joke – “don’t play to win, play not to lose”.

        Anyway, rooting for the Bees to win the play offs !

      • nickbruzon May 5, 2015 at 4:38 am #

        Thanks Leon. Great words and I’m so chuffed for you guys (seriously). Winning a title, especially like that, is w truly wonderful feeling – we’ve done similar twice in my 30+ years as a Bees supporter.
        Next stop is the possibility of the Premiership. I really have to pinch myself that we’ve got this opportunity but, for once, I genuinely feel the Bees are going to take it. See you next season

  3. Steve May 4, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    I thought Jackett had done a great job at my beloved Wolves, but Brentford’s success is staggering by comparison, especially with the players who moved on at the end of last season and your financial restrictions.
    With the exception of Bournemouth, Bees probably were the most attractive team to watch this season.
    Only fear is that with MW going, everything might go Pete Tong. Best of luck in the play-offs.

    • nickbruzon May 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

      Cheers Steve. Really appreciate your kind words.
      There was a big part of me on Saturday hoping that you’d get a few more against Millwall to spanner both Ipswich and Derby. Imagine a Wolves – Brentford play off final for the top flight after last season…

  4. Cherries Fan May 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    Big finger up to up the borp ! Middlesborough may well come through with big luck, but beware the hubris factor.

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