A bigger shock then Brentford beating Manchester City? Could Murray miss the cut? Beesotted get the fans voting.

10 Nov

We’ve seen some upsets in our time at Brentford. Most notably , the defeats of Manchester City and Sunderland in the FA Cup although I’m sure each of us have our own personal favourite over the years. Yet what is happening right now at Griffin Park could easily outdo all of them put together. The team from Beesotted are running a poll to find the greatest Brentford ‘misfit’ and the results are not, necesarily, going with form. (Or should that be anti-form?)

Bliss Manchester City

Bliss does his thing against Manchester City in the fourth round

 

In their recent podcast – which you can find here – the subject is discussed.

No definitive conclusion was reached and so in a Richard Osman ‘World Cup of…’ style, the vote has gone to the public. Whilst my own gut reaction to this question will always stop and start with one name – Murray Jones – the other candidates are fast delivering a trip to football hell. Paul Davis, Steve Claridge, Lorenzo Pinamonte, Neil Shipperly and Callum Willock are amongst the names to strike terror. Whilst, for the kids, we’ve the likes of Big Nick, Will Grigg and The Hoff up there .

Will Grigg and George banter

Will Grigg scores – possibly

The group stages end at abut 7am this morning when, I would imagine, Beesotted will go live with their Last-16 head to head knockout. Or the Round of 16, as nobody except FIFA and ITV would call it.

Yet at the time of writing it is a round which could potentially see the biggest star falling early. Heat 7(seven) has seen Murray Jones trailing for most of the the last 24 hours. Whilst (currently) back out in front – surely a first – could he fail to make the grade? Again.

Your vote counts. PLEASE. Get involved. I can only see this heading into a showdown between Jones and Proschwitz. A battle between those of us who were here in ’92 and those of us who are newer to Griffin Park. Do keep your eyes on @Beesotted today and get involved.

The other shock was the non-inclusion of Betinho in the group stages. Dave, Billy (Grant) and team have noted that : “Betinho was a huge debate but the verdict was he was a loanee who played less than 45 mins, has no real previous playing history & hasn’t gone on to do anything since. Plus he didnt have ‘Murray Jones folklore”.

Yet for me, he arrived on such a wave of hype. Such a wave of potential. Yet ended up being such an anti-climax. A lightweight 12 minute flash in the pan. As Rob Rankin (could be) noted on Twitter last night: Remember the BBC news story shocked at little old Brentford bringing in a Sporting Lisbon player with one name.

Betinho signs BBC

Even the BBC got excited

So if you do nothing else today, take a look at the Beesotted Twitter feed. It promises to be a scintillating knockout stage.

Nick Bruzon

 

PS – Biggest on pitch upset. For me, it will ALWAYS be Bliss doing his thing against Manchester City. At least, to date. Who knows what January could bring….

PPS – If you really get in the voting mood, I’ve got a sister-poll up and running. To coin a phrase, it does what it says on the tin….

 

3 Responses to “A bigger shock then Brentford beating Manchester City? Could Murray miss the cut? Beesotted get the fans voting.”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) November 10, 2017 at 7:49 am #

    For me the biggest misfit has not even been included. Alan Dickens. Brought in to keep us up in Division 1, I think I saw him run twice in 15 games. He literally went through the motions in the middle of the park as we plummeted back down into the lower divisions for the next 20 years. Can never forget how he strolled off the pitch at Ashton Gate without a care in the world after that awful afternoon in 93, where again he contributed absolutely bugger all.

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) November 10, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    Oh and I voted for #BigNewAmbitions. A hashtag so unbelievably awful it made a community club sound like an ugly corporate beast and made it sound like we had no ambitions before

  3. HerzyBee November 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    I think we have left out one misfit too far….early 70’s ..At the time I think we thought we were buying Stan Bowles from Carlisle, but bought Stan Webb instead, Murray Jones was a world beater by comparison…..outstanding skill was jumping backwards at 45degrees and still not heading the ball……still he had a great smile……

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