Brentford host Fulham on Friday night, looking to make it back to back West London derby wins following last week’s 2-0 thumping of hapless QPR.
Brentford host Fulham on Friday night, looking to make it 13 points out a a possible 15 against the Cottagers since our paths crossed once more back in 2014/15.
There’s not really much more to say in regards to this one. Games under lights are always special and last week was one we’ll never forget. A first win at QPR in 52 years as the Bees were utterly dominant against Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s tactically naive team.
But if that was good, then this one could be a stunner. Three points will see Brentford climb to fifth place in the Championship table. As if beating our local rivals wasn’t incentive enough, surely this is the perfect inducement …
Personally speaking, table position is a mere after thought. Last Friday showed that. “Where does that put us?”, said precisely nobody after our 2-0 win. All that mattered was beating the not so super hoops in their own back yard.
Instead, it is all about the game and all about the occasion. If anybody needed any reminder about what a West London derby win means, I’ll leave you with these three highlights.
Honestly, I’m not sure which has the greatest significance. The timing and celebration of Jota’s winner in our first league derby at this level? The sheer brilliance of Stuart Dallas at The Cottage? I defy any ‘Bee’ to watch this without getting goose bumps, even now. Or Romaine Sawyers sealing that historic win last week with the merest amount of backlift?
Which ever is your favourite – they’ve all got one thing in common. Sheer, unadulterated brilliance. Come for the goals but stay for Mark Burridge’s commentary.
What a goal…. What!! A!!! Goal!!!
Jota….in the last minute
Romaine makes his mark
See you at Griffin Park