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The good, the bad and the ugly. A week in football for Brentford and the rest.

22 Aug

Brentford went down 1-0 to Rotherham despite a Liverpool like amount of possession at the weekend (it’s goals that count, folks). Sheffield Wednesday, next up at Griffin Park, are locked on 1 point out of the last possible 9. Defeat to Leeds United sees both teams sitting in the bottom six at this early stage. Huddersfield Town who beat the Bees in our season opener still top the lot whilst at the other end Blackburn Rovers finally got off the mark at home to Burton Albion.

That’s the most recent Championship action in a nutshell. Yet there has been so much more going on in the division and beyond. In the next of a new, regular feature for a Monday morning we look back at those things you might have missed from the world of social media over the last seven days.

As ever, we’ll start off with Brentford. The win against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night was noted as much for the appearance of Leo Sayer at Griffin Park. Whilst Beesotted grabbed the honours in terms of exclusive interview, Mads Tarrant from the ticket office definitely has THE photo of the night.

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Buzz, Buzzette and Leo Sayer.

Bonus points for how the shadow at the back of Leo’s famous bubble perm gives him the additional look of a Brian May mullet.

But if Brentford were left (must. avoid. feel like dancing. pun) erm, in high spirits after that one, the same can’t be said for Forest fans after their team dominated the second half yet still went home empty handed.

Andrew Sheard, (@PantherAS90 on twitter) being another to succumb to our ’under the radar’ Bees. Come on Andrew, deleting is cheating.

Andrew sheard tweet

Next up, this is technically cheating being as it comes from the Ipswich game. Something I’d missed from last week, although since pointed out by one New Road observer, was the apparent close friendship between Dean Smith and Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy.

They’re practically holding hands here as they walk across the Griffin Park pitch.

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Dean and Mick

As one final thought from the game at Rotherham, new boy John Egan has quickly settled in to life at Griffin Park.

He’s managed a pair of clean sheets, that brace against Ipswich and now he has even mastered Twitter. Brentford style. Like Sergi, Nico and Harlee before him it would seem ‘that phrase’ is up there and waiting to be used. Please, let’s not have a repeat.

Egan tweet

Away from Griffin Park, for now, one of my highlights of the week was Sheffield Wednesday related. Specifically, on eBay where you could get hold of a matchworn Owls shirt belonging to former Dutch master Regi Blinker.

But if the £125 price tag was putting you off (it eventually went for £100), to sweeten the deal there was more than just the kit on offer. I wasn’t really considering this one, but that free wig almost tipped the balance…

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Fulham may be, currently, flying above the Bees in the Championship table but they are bottom of the pile when it comes to winning over their fans. Richard Osman, from that TV quiz, was irate at the discovery that all mascot places at Craven Cottage are allocated to sponsors.

Wow! That’s seriously bad PR and the complete opposite to our family club at Brentford where the experience of being a mascot is one that never fails to bring a smile to the face of our younger supporters.

Richard Osman mascot

Still, if Fulham aren’t having a great time of it (boo-hoo) then it seems they aren’t alone.

A great spot from BBC London Sport of the Crystal Palace team after their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at the weekend.

Tottenham

For those not aware these pages quite often touch upon the subject of kit. This season’s, whilst a favourite of The Last Word, has had a few critics. As much for the squad names and numbers which have proven tricky to read at times.

Now I have no idea if this is true or fake (certainly, I couldn’t find anything else to back it up) but, regardless, what a great idea from Lokomotiv Moscow that comes to us c/o @FBAwayDays. Mr Benham, Kitman Bob, Mark Devlin – could we consider this next season ?

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And finally, back to Brentford . Specifically lifelong supporter Dr Sandy Briden who is currently undergoing chemotherapy (and who you can follow on Twitter @ChemistryTweet). A very recent visit from Sam Saunders bringing about his update that “Visited a bees fan Sandy this afternoon a supporter her whole life, so brave In this unimaginable time really puts things into perspective.

Yet it was Sandy who really nailed it, telling followers: “I am not usually lost for words but what an amazing guy, what an amazing team, my beloved #brentfordfc

Good luck Sandy. You’ve got the whole Brentford family behind you.

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Chuckles and points on offer after a two minute fantasy with Rachel.

20 Aug

Another Saturday, another game. For most teams. With Brentford travelling to Rotherham United today and looking to the top of the table, Manchester United, Southampton and Sky have already disrupted things for supporters with the return of Friday night football to our TV screens. More on that later but first, the Rotherham game.

Like Wolves, The Millers are a team that Brentford have gone neck and neck with over the last few seasons. Coming up with the Bees from League One, albeit via something called a play-off victory (I read the words, but I fail to truly grasp the concept) the Millers also begin their third successive season of Championship life.

To read the rest of this article, season 2016/17 is now available for download on e-book in the retrospective: Welcome Home, King Jota (Brentford FC season review 2016/17)
 
Priced at just £1.99, all sales are being donated to the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.

Likewise any sales from the previous titles – Celebrating like they’d won the FA Cup (2013/14), Tales from the football village (2014/15) and Ready. Steady. Go Again. (2015/16) – are also now going to the BFCCST.

Containing the least bad of the blogs from May 16 to May 17, you can pick it up, here. Its all for a great cause and,hey, you may even enjoy it…..

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Steve Evans – much missed. For now.

 

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View from the Braemar : Alan Judge did it all against Rotherham last season

 

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The new look Chuckle Brothers line up was very short lived

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What a denouement as Dan makes us feel like dancing.

17 Aug

Another home, game another clean sheet and another three points. Brentford moved up to 6th place in the fledgling Championship table with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest coming hot on the heels of Saturday’s 2-0 scoreline when Ipswich Town were the visitors.

It was a tense game, second half especially, and a demonstration that once again stats count for little when it comes to match analysis. Forest ended the game with 57% possession, 5 shots on target to our 4 and double the amount of corners. Yet Brentford bagged the most important one – balls in the back of the net.

To read the rest of this article, season 2016/17 is now available for download on e-book in the retrospective: Welcome Home, King Jota (Brentford FC season review 2016/17)
 
Priced at just £1.99, all sales are being donated to the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.

Likewise any sales from the previous titles – Celebrating like they’d won the FA Cup (2013/14), Tales from the football village (2014/15) and Ready. Steady. Go Again. (2015/16) – are also now going to the BFCCST.

Containing the least bad of the blogs from May 16 to May 17, you can pick it up, here. Its all for a great cause and,hey, you may even enjoy it…..

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View from The Braemar – holding on to the ball was our best option at times

 

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Marcus Gayle entertained Beesplayer listeners

Fair play to Marcus, too, for donning our wonderful new home shirt.

 

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Billy (Grant) does his thing with Leo Sayer

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