Bees beat Birmingham but should supporters be worried about Scott’s buttocks?

2 Jan

Well what a difference a few days has made for Brentford. Having ended 2016 with the insipid draw against Norwich City, the Bees began 2017 with a 3-1 thumping of Birmingham City as Gianfranco Zola’s poor start in charge of the Blues less than justified their board’s decision to dispense with the services of play-off chasing Gary Rowett.

Brentford could even afford the luxury of missing a penalty as we ran riot in the second half. Perhaps Scott Hogan (who grabbed our first)  – was a shocked as anybody else that the Bees had finally been awarded a spot kick.

Ironically, Sky Sports highlights suggest that the foul for this one was very close to the edge of the area, if not just outside, but perhaps we were finally deserving of some luck. No matter what we then did with it.

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Was it a pen? It made no difference

Ah yes, Scott Hogan. With transfer rumours rife, might he even have missed out today? Not at all, was the answer. Although, unfortunately, gentle probing about his buttocks from BBC Billy Reeves to Dean Smith after the game has revealed the big man suffered a spasm. To the right buttock. As such, brace yourselves for the possibility that he may miss Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Eastleigh. For injury reasons. Definitely for injury reasons.

Our second goal, emanating from a Ryan Woods free kick, was adjudged to have gone in off David Davis. Who cares – they all count. But it was the third, with minutes left, that really set pulses racing.

Nico Yennaris with an absolute thunderbolt from distance as he tore through the non existent Birmingham midfield before unleashing an effort that had everybody from Channel 5 to Sky Sports purring. What a strike from a player who, if we’re being honest, has been off his usual form in recent weeks (although playing through injury will do that to you, I suppose).

Hats off to those who travelled to this one. For many of us, it was a combination of Sky Sports News and Bees Player for the updates. The later featuring the brilliance of Sean Ridley on pundit duties (we need more of him) and a quite unusual bread based discussion at half-time.

Dean Smith and his Brentford team remain unbeaten in 2017. Consistency remains as hard to find as the winning lottery numbers. But we’re more than holding our own in the Championship. Again.

Next up is the FA Cup. Eastleigh are the visitors on Saturday when, surely, not even Martin Allen will be able to stop us reaching the fourth round for the first time since that Chelsea game. Whilst Sullay Kaikai may have been recalled by Crystal Palace, Jota is due into the squad. That in itself, something which will be worth the admission fee alone.

With Konstantin Kerschbaumer also making it off the bench today, could we see the pair of them in action next weekend? Here’s hoping. Although not as much as Scott’s buttocks making a full and complete recovery.

Hey, if we could record a first win over Birmingham City since 1992 then anything is possible.

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Nick Bruzon

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2 Responses to “Bees beat Birmingham but should supporters be worried about Scott’s buttocks?”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) January 2, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

    A win out of the blue which we definitely needed and an excellent second half performance, which arguably we needed more. It clearly was a good time to catch Birmingham, a club who have self destructed in recent weeks and nice to win at a place we have so little luck at over the years.

    Although Scotty has a spasm, I got the feeling he would have been rested against Eastleigh anyway. Although the injury gave us the opportunity of hearing the greatest word in the English language, and it was a shame that Dean Smith didnt deliver the news in full on Kenneth Williams mode.

    As for Bees Player, they had quite possibly their jump the shark moment. A half time discussion which was pure Partridge. I had to run and hide for 5 mins yet came back to a full on discussion on bread. Norwich was the last game!

  2. RebelBee January 3, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    Great win, Smith’s pragmatism pays off with 5pts over the holiday. Touch & go, not always pretty but effective. A look at other trigger happy clubs such as Brum suggests we’re in safe hands. Here’s hoping for a decent window which improves the overall squad & adds a little sparkle to the performances.

    Want it all don’t we!

    UTB

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