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Left Side Ealing Road: Brentford 3-0 Aston Villa

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Brentford 3-0 Aston Villa What a transformation! Just 72 hours after wimping out of the FA Cup the real Brentford showed up at Griffin Park determined to banish all negative thoughts of Saturdays’ capitulation. With Scott Hogan travelling in the opposite direction to his new team mates, on his way for a medical at Villa Park, the ex-premier league outfit took to the pitch in good shape, and playing better, recently at least, under the guidance of the vastly experienced

Left Side: Ealing Road – Brentford 5-1 Eastleigh

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The magic of the cup! Although in recent seasons it’s been more tragic than magic for the Bees. When the FA Cup Gods came up with this fixture, a potential banana skin for sure, I was concerned it may turn into a Martin Allen media circus. However, with an upturn in recent performances and results and Dean Smith knowing full well that us fans would like to see a cup run this season, we took to the pitch with an

Mick C’s Big Match Report – Reading 1-2 Brentford

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2,800 of us decided to head to the MadStad to finish off our Christmas in style. The Bees went with Josh McEachran for his first full start in the middle in place of Canos and Colin for Nico at right back. The first 10 minutes we were a little disjointed, Reading under returning coach Brian McDermott with no form had plenty to prove. We were too hurried on the ball and our midfield looked lopsided and disjointed. Josh was there

Mick C’s Big Match Report – Brentford 2-1 Nottm Forest

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It was one of those spinetingling days, if the alcohol didn’t numb the senses pre match then the first day of winter at GP did as the biting wind showed a bit more teeth first half than the Bees did as Forest controlled the first 45. The tastefully named left winger No.15, Ryan Mendes de Graca toyed with Nico, he was young and talented but fortunately casual and wasteful. Oliveira twisted and shot from 20 yards to warm Buttons gloves.

Mick C’s Big Match Report – Charlton 0-3 Brentford

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A last minute Leon header as a league win in a stupid amount of years shows that Charlton Away is not a fixture that brings us many points. But today it was a Happy Valley for up to 1800 Bees (according to the stewards figures) who had a right royal away day. Unchanged from the taming of the Wolves, we started a bit stiffly, Button to Tarky and hurriedly back, Button launched it loosely back it came, a shot across

Mick C’s Big Match Report – Brentford 2-1 Rotherham

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There was a nervous twitch in the pre match murmurs, a six pointer in mid October between two of the bottom four, don’t be ridiculous, but as both the Bees and Rov’rum looked over their shoulders, the trap door to the League 1 backwaters were a little too close for comfort even after 10 games. Head Coach Carsley tracksuited, bald pate glistening off our new go brighter floodlights on this grey October day was pitted against Rov’rum’s 1980’s Man from

Mick C’s Big Match Report – Brentford 1-3 Reading

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The Bees season spluttered to its first natural International break this evening after a 3-1 home defeat to the Royals. Our man from Anderlecht, Colin came in for Macca at right back as the only change from Burnley a week before. The first half was a footballing Rocky Horror, Marinus’ preferred formation of 4-3-3 was set in foundations of sand. Gogia who played the role of the invisible man well today may have well have taken a seat in the

Mick C’s Match Report – Bristol City 2 – 4 Brentford

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First Away Day of the season and Marinus must have wondered what awaited him in Ciderland after a pressing first week. Andre for the crocked Jota as the Bees lined up in a 4-3-3 formation in front of a vocal 900 strong away following. 2 Minutes in Ayling in midfield skipped past one, then two in our middle and passed easily to Kodjia on the edge of the area, their new 2 million pound striker took one touch, Harlee and

Mick C’s Match Report – Brentford 2 – 2 Ipswich

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Brentford started a new season and new beginning for Marinus Dijkhuisen’s reign by snatching a last gasp 2-2 draw against Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich in the 95th minute. There was a hint of new boy at school on the first day of term as Marinus strode out looking sheepishly up at New Road and breaking into a smile as he was welcomed warmly by three sides of Griffin Park. Three debuts for the Bees as Kerschbaumer, Gogia and Hoffman all started,