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Are Brentford Fans Turning Their Back on Their Team? Sergi Canos Family was the highlight of Loftus Road Debacle


This was another dire day for Brentford. Lets be clear I am a supporter who was there at Accrington on the terraces when it was minus 6 and if needs be will be there next season. But realism needs a place right now.

IMG_2317Firstly the facts. Brentford are currently the worst club in the championship. Anyone at the game yesterday and last week will know that. The form league table does not lie. The table also shows that we have the worst defence.

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So yesterday when 3000 Bees fans discovered that the team selection included no striker there was little optimism that we would score a plethora of goals.

In the warm up David Button indeed looked like the most likely striker with excellent ball control.

David Button

David Button

We were right. The game has been excellently reported elsewhere but to summarise we were better with Alan McCormack in midfield to give a little bite until we went a goal down and then frankly gave up. The defence was at times torn apart and the QPR strikers rampaged down the middle through our central defence almost at will. I am not a fan of Poulter, who can consider himself lucky not to be sent off for two yellow card offences, but the difference between the chaos he caused compared for example with our Hoffmann ( unfit it seems yesterday) was interesting.  Even strikers with little talent can cause chaos. Brentford never looked like scoring a goal with the potential exception of long range shots, and for me only Sergi Canos  and David Button can come out the game with any great credit. Things were dire and no sign of getting any better. Some fans seemed to want to consider throwing themselves off the upper tier!

IMG_2335The undoubted highlights of the day were the omelette before the game at one the nice street cafes around Shepherds Bush and meeting Sergi Canos family in the upper tier stand. Lovely people who seemed as bemused as we were at the decision to take Sergi off who was without doubt working hard and probably the best player in our team. In fact the substitutions yesterday were frankly ridiculous and it showed. If we are to be treated to a fans forum this season one of my first questions would be to explain how Sam Saunders and KK are the right players to bring on when chasing the game and 2-0 down.

Sergi Canos Family. CF Nunes was Sergi's old team in Spain

Sergi Canos Family. CF Nunes was Sergi’s old team in Spain

Highlight of QPR v Brentford

Highlight of QPR v Brentford

A separate article is needed to describe the QPR day out in fans terms however I am unsure that the plethora of stewards and police on horses were really needed.

IMG_2337Having said that there were reports of fighting amongst Bees fans apparently on the basis of ” you are not loyal enough”. We do not need any Brentford fans who fight for any reason if this allegation is true, though I did witness homophobic abuse from a single middle aged male in the front row of the Upper Tier.

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So as we now enter a relegation battle and many fans have correctly identified that we have been in one for 4 weeks already, the question we might ask is will we be here at Loftus Road next season? And reviewing the fixture list makes interesting reading, our final two games of the season against Fulham and Huddersfield may be in fact be huge relegation battles. Frightening.

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Brentford Team Formation

Brentford 1 Huddersfield 2 Under-18


Despite threats of rain the sun came out and gave decent conditions for this saturday lunchtime game. The reality was that this was an easy win for a Huddersfield team that showed more physical strength than Brentford but all 3 goals were scrappy, with some doubt over the second Huddersfield goal which looked offside.

For those not familiar with this standard of football it is mostly played in decent spirit however Huddersfield did resort to timewasting from their goalkeeper as early as the 60th minute and a few cynical tackles from both sides. The last 10 minutes was frantic after Brentford scored a scrappy goal and four yellow card in four minutes summed up the frenetic nature of this last 10 minutes.

The standard of football is good with a lot of skill but it seems that physical strength plays a large part at this level in terms of results when the average age of the side is low. One player stood out on the pitch, the Huddersfield number 7, Jack Boyle. He displayed stamina, strength, skill and and effort. He is the player to watch here.

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle shoots .Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle shoots .Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle. Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle. Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015. Brentford keeper gets lobbed

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015.
Brentford keeper gets lobbed

all the 4's.Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

all the 4’s.Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford 1v 2 Huddersfield Town Development Squad Photos


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