Monday mornings are often described as the worst day of the week and it can be a right pain in the backside waking up to the sound of the alarm clock ruthlessly announcing the start of a new working week. This thought fills most of us with dread. But it could be worse, you could be a Fulham or QPR fan.
There haven’t been too many occasions in recent memory for Bees fans where we have had such satisfying results. Obviously over the last few years we have become quite accustomed to winning football matches and a 3-1 home victory should hardly be hardly be surprising. But as you embark on another week of work I thought we should take stock of what the weekend just gone had brought us.
Just as the taunts of “oh Jamie Jamie, Jamie Jamie Jamie Jamie Cureton” rang around the Brook Road stand (an unnecessary reminder of a previous heartbreak and lingering memories of the “old Brentford” ) Jota silenced the Reading crowd. For the record that was about the last we would hear of them all afternoon. So part one of our perfect sporting weekend was fulfilled. A tidy victory over an old foe, ramming the taunts back down their throats and yet another away side traveled home asking how their team had been beaten by little old Brentford.
Now, all I really care about is the Bees getting three points but I would be a liar if I said I didn’t look at the other results hoping for our rivals to have been beaten. So as we exited fortress GP at nearly 5 O’ clock, news came through of yet another defeat for the hapless Fulham. A loss that leaves them ten points behind us and stuck in the relegation zone ” Bees up Fulham down” anyone???
So if that wasn’t pleasing enough QPR duly obliged in providing one of the most pathetic displays of their season so far. It wasn’t a heavy defeat in terms of goals but they were so abject it was unbelievable. Rio Ferdiand stumbled around looking pathetic and just in case West Ham were tempted not to take advantage of QPR’s uselessness, Nedum Onuoha put through his own net just to be sure.
And as with any great weekend it’s not just the big results that go right, the little things make the difference. Uwe Rosler again failed to win and despite being away to Wolves which isn’t an easy place to go, they had looked like they could nick it, only to be denied a morale boosting three points. I’m Sorry Adam , but we did warn you.
And to top it off Clayton Donaldson who left to join Birmingham, a side so boring their videos are being prescribed to insomniacs worldwide, managed to not only miss several good chances, he contrived to have a certain goal chalked off for his team. I forget which Brum player it was that drilled a shot across the goal mouth but just as it was about to cross the line, Donaldson stuck out a toe to ensure the assistant could raise a flag for offside. Priceless!
So there it is Bees fans. A pretty much perfect weekend. Let’s enjoy the rest of the week.
Up the Bees
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