Congratulations Middlesbrough as Bees bow out

15 May

Brentford bowed out of the play offs on Friday evening as a 3-0 win for Middlesbrough gave them a 5-1 aggregate victory. And before we go any further it is only right and proper to offer them congratulations on both their season so far and a blistering performance at the Riverside. Likewise, we should probably offer the very best of luck to whoever emerges triumphant from Saturday’s game between Norwich City and Ipswich Town. If Middlesbrough play like they did then we are in for one hell of a final on Monday week.

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.

6 Responses to “Congratulations Middlesbrough as Bees bow out”

  1. adymac May 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    Fantastic report and my total respect to Brentford fans who sang their hearts out even when 3-0 down….proper fans….

    • nickbruzon May 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      Cheers. Very much hoping Boro’ go up in the final. A season apart would be a good thing 🙂

  2. steve b May 16, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    some things aren’t meant to be, and everything happens for a reason …as a bees supporter for 44 years this has been my best season ever…and the bloody brilliant bees can go onto better things now that they have shown the football world where we really belong…I hope for another fantastic season in the championship and another at dear ol’ GP..well done to everyone at the club and many thanks for such an exciting season and one that made me proud to tell everyone that I support BRENTFORD….oh yes well done Middlesborough

  3. Ian Gill May 16, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Good luck next season, I also hope Mark gets a good job – hopefully not at Fulham or QPR!

    I hope your fans got back ok, it is a long old trek on a Saturday never mind a Friday night. Our fans know about long travel, the trip to Brentford is only one amongst others to Cardiff, Brighton, Ipswich, Norwich, Millwall, Charlton, Brighton, Watford.

    The daft thing is very few southern Boro supporters will have got to Griffin Park, the tickets sold out in minutes to season ticket holders.

  4. Rustymini May 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    Cracking season Brentford. I still can’t believe Warburton will be leaving after proving himself one of the best managers in the division. From a personal point of view I look forward to two matches against you again next season. I enjoyed both matches this season, even if you did beat us 4-0 at Griffin Park.

  5. RebelBee May 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    Well said! Was worth the trip to say goodbye to Mark, David and few players who we won’t see in the stripes again. Boro found an extra 20k fans above most of their league attendances, but I have to say the atmosphere was incredible and the loudest of any game I’ve been at – bees fans played their part fully and did not stop singing when 3 down, lovely scenes at the end when the players came out – eyes were a bit moist tbh.

    Incredible season which has given so much pleasure, and a lot of pain for me over the Warburton situation, I’m still sad about it but will move on and support the new regime, and of course our brilliant owner.

    What was evident is that to progress we need to improve and compromise a little on some of our principles. Boro may appear functional, but in fairness had as good as, or better player in almost every position – and were able to stop us from playing our way, then do us damage. Some tough calls will be needed on players, some who’ve done great things for us – but will still need to be replaced. I think MW would have taken us that step further, but maybe it’ll be easier for someone new to do the difficult things that may need to be done. All the midfield flair in the world counts for nothing if you don’t make enough tackles, concede poor goals and fail to convert enough chances, in the end it’s about small margins but these things were our undoing too often – and over the 2 legs with boro.

    The Bees are rising people – soon we’ll come to places like the riverside and dish out some lessons, it was just a game too far this season.


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