What a game and what an omen after fine 2-0 win. Now bring on Villa.

11 Sep

Saturday afternoons don’t get much better than this. A great day on the road that saw Brentford climb up to 7th(seventh) place after a fine 2-0 win in Brighton. Whilst Newcastle United may have left us in eighth at close of play (their win in the late kick off with Derby County rendering that early season double defeat nothing more than a statistical anomaly, for now…) the important thing was an inspiring performance that saw the Bees reach 10 points. For the record, twice the amount we’d reached this time last season and the perfect tonic ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Aston Villa.

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These are stats I can get behind



View from the Brighton away end – a soft focus (not blurred) second goal celebration.



Was this a pre-match omen ? Must. Resist. Bees sting Seagulls. D’oh!



Buzzette and Kinglsey – King and Queen of football mascots

Nick Bruzon


7 Responses to “What a game and what an omen after fine 2-0 win. Now bring on Villa.”

  1. Reez September 11, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    Not sure you should be looking forward quite so much to the villa game… It might get embarrassing for you lot

    • RebelBee September 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

      Oh dear, you sure bout that mate?

      Win, lose whatever were looking forward to our visit to VP so best to deal with it!

    • nickbruzon September 15, 2016 at 6:30 am #

      Well you called that one right. It WAS embarrassing. Only getting a draw against Villa – I’m cringing even now.

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 11, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    A wonderful day out. I was practically at the back and instead of experiencing the luxuriant padded seats my area was invaded by our equivalent of the Runts from the film City of God who seemed rather pleased with themselves having a pint of beer between them. Still all very good humoured throughout.

    Thought we played the perfect away performance. Yes we were under the cosh a bit in the first half. Other than the stunning line clearance the defence & Bentley seemed to cope comfortably with everything thrown at them. I knew we were going to win as soon as I saw their dangerman Knockaert doing a stunning impression of Fenella the Witch from Chorlton & the Wheelies, jumping up and down on the spot waving his arms for the second or third time after yet another misplaced pass from the wonderfully named Bong. I can see Albion were rattled and tetchy. It was time for the kill. And what better executioner is there than Super Scott.

    Second half we were so comfortable. Elder had a torrid time with Knockaert, but with Bjelland replacing him, we looked so much solid and the threat from the right was snuffed out. I think we have a tremendous player in Bjelland and I really think we need to get him in the team. The result was never in any danger in the second half.

    After a game after seeing the legend that is Bob Booker outside the ground, i eventually got back onto the free bus back to the city centre but not after a fantastic journey with Bees in the front, the middle and the back of the bus, singing that classic directional ER terrace song. Albion fans I chatted to after felt we fully deserved that, completely outplayed them and did them a favour in showing up the deficiencies in their own side which had been somewhat masked

    • nickbruzon September 11, 2016 at 10:15 am #

      I come for the blog; but I stay for the BQ comments. Nailed it again, as ever. And at a level oh so much more eloquent than anything I could dare to even dream about .

      • Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 11, 2016 at 10:28 am #

        A pleasure, and always a joy to get a Chorlton & the Wheelies reference in.

        As for the megamix and the roving live interviews. I rather have Peter G talking away, although I havent the faintest idea what he is saying being on ER, plus some #BeeTheDJ even though they never play my request and play any request that involves Paul Weller!

        I love comments by the Albion fan you overheard and the Villa fan above. The disdain towards us for even being in the Championship, seems to fuel us and makes us even stronger. Something that Burton are also clearly benefitting by

  3. martin September 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    hi nick didn’t go to brighton,after last seasons game was very happily surprised by the great result, I know sullay kaikai only had a few minutes but how does he look? I went to b team game,impressed by Justin shaibu,james ferry ilias chatzitheordoridis (couldn’t fit that name on a shirt )

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