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Questions, questions, questions….

23 Sep

Brentford supporters must be starting to think we couldn’t make it up, with the injury crisis taking a further grip. Defender Maxime Colin has now been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday, and beyond, after using social media to announce he ‘ll be missing for 8 -12 weeks as a result of his training ground injury.

Maxime gives his own injury update

Maxime gives his own injury update

After using last week’s press day to reveal that, ““He just blocked a ball with his knee. It’s possible he could play but it’ll depend how he wakes up” it will be interesting to see how Marinus re-evaluates the player’s condition now.

Moreso, with questions sure to be asked at the fans’ forum on Thursday night. Running from 6.30pm until 8.00pm, along with Marinus the panel is due to consist of Chairman Cliff Crown and Chief Executive Mark Devlin, plus Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankerson (our Co-Directors of Football).

I’d love to get their take on just how we have suffered so many freak mishaps. Were it not so serious it would almost be funny. But I can’t see anybody else laughing (to coin a phrase). Is it just coincidence and bad luck? Or is there some other explanation?

Either way, I can’t help but feel desperately sorry for all involved at the club. Primarily the players, of course, but equally the new look management team who have a big enough challenge following the incredible few years under Mark Warburton without then having the squad decimated around them.

Warbs - in there, somewhere. A tough act to follow

Warbs – in there, somewhere. A tough act to follow

That said, the players we do have are doing ok. Have we looked wobbly at times? Absolutely. I’m not so naïve as to pretend everything is perfect but, equally, we are only just into a new season with a new structure and are most definitely starting to gel.

After 7 (seven) games last season we had 11 points and were 10th.

This time around we are just off that with 8 points in 17th – albeit we’ve played a game less. Victory against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday will take us to an identical place as the previous campaign – 11 points from 8 games. And that was with a ‘slow’ start that saw us really hit the ground in late October before upsetting Twitter fans (and people with taste) as the club deemed us #Novemberkings.

Which also gets me thinking about the forum. Who drives ‘official’ Twitter and who comes up with the ridiculous hashtags? I’ve used these pages to ask before but can anybody take the likes of #trophyfriends and #bignewambitions with any level of seriousness and credibility?

As ever, hats off to the club for putting their people on the front line and under the direct scrutiny of the supporters. The forum is always an excellent event and this one promises to be no different.

See you there.

Nick Bruzon