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Posts posted by HanwellRed

  1. 1 hour ago, frenchred said:

    What a boring post! Your just as bad as the haters, top 2? We ain't even in the top 6 and I would edge my bets that after the next two games we will be further away and it's all down to our shit home form, crap selection and tactics! Happy to be proved wrong though

    oh do cheer up mate !!!

  2. That Leeds game though, Dec 1976, abandoned at half time due to the fog.....was in the East End with my Dad, couldn't see beyond the edge of the penalty area & only had the odd glimpse of the orange ball. Pretty much the last time i can call us having a game called off because of fog......

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  3. 14 hours ago, Marina's Rolls Royce said:

    Truly today must be our 'finest hour'.


    I learn today that Weimann should not be on the pitch and  Fammy is actually the problem in our team.

    Meanwhile signing a truly mega exciting player age 18 with Champions League experience from a major European club is questioned as worryingly too much money and a big gamble- then largely glossed over on our forum because it's just not enough or the right position . Un-####in believable !!  ( Welcome Han-Noah - I will cheer you at every touch)

    Signing a goal keeper with the pedigree of Dan Bentley, Making our Chelsea loans of Kallas, DaSilva and Palmer permanent for mega millions. Boom.

    Signing a very exciting player from Benfica ( Benfica FFS!) who gave one of the best messages about joining BCFC that I have ever read- but no, it's irrelevant because it's nothing compared to an unknown Arse second string player who may or may not condescend to play for our great club. And people are making it out to be the end of the world????

    We have a chance of signing a great quality Hungarian International  and who knows who else?.

    Meanwhile-loads of spoilt school children think that SL or MA or more stupidly Lee Johnson only had one single striker target in Eddie whatshisface whose Club has made it clear of no guarantees of him going anywhere. So really???  In a market where virtually every single club in Europe- no, the world, wants a striker who can get goals and our fans believe  club's will obviously sell to BCFC? - you silly silly children. There will be a Plan B even if it's not the one fans dreamt of.

    So- just to sum up what has been the most unappreciative day in OTIB history - we've made some cracking signings and cracking sales. We are doing stuff that I never dreamt possible because I saw my Club almost disappear in 1982, I stood on the terraces of Trumpton when we lost the title and when the Green'un announced yet another pointless journeyman signing for us in order to join a team of journeymen not playing for us. Same old same old for decades. 

    I'm actually in heaven about what's now going on at BCFC, so grateful to SL and pretty much laugh at a 50± page thread of hysteria about a player that 99.9% of posters have never seen play, can't spell and can't pronounce.

    And the funniest thing that it's always the same group of posters who never believe( I'll be reminding you later in the season, boys) because they always criticise and unless we are guaranteed the Prem - they'll keep on being pretend supporters.

    If we get to the play-offs we'll have done well- actually,brilliantly in a tough tough League  but I just don't get how people are just not able to see how far we've come and how far we can still go.



    In my Top 5 Posts Of All Time.

    Fantastic perspective, and superbly laid out. i too am incredibly excited for the months ahead.

    Very well said Marina !!

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  4. Whatever we all think of the relative qualities and strengths of all our new signings, (and for me, as a grumpy 51 year old lifelong fan I really like the business we have done so far) I think we have to tip our hats to what a great, decisive job the club seem to be doing bringing in new additions to the squad at the start of this summer, especially as it would seem we are not done yet.

    All the new signings have clearly been identified as right for the club, each for their own different reasons,  a good while ago, and the range of new recruits we have recently been introduced to certainly suggests a level of sophistication to our recruitment policy we may not have seen before.

    In addition, to get so many deals over the line at such an early stage of the summer transfer window not only gives the new additions the very best chance of bedding in with a pretty much full pre-season, but is also a great statement of intent by the club, and from my perspective is indicative of just how much the club as a whole has learned from the past couple of seasons.

    This all feels like the result of a lot of reflection, analysis, research, planning and hard work, and I am impressed. 

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  5. 5 hours ago, Eddie Hitler said:

    It would take to long to dig it out and give appropriate credit but a suggestion on another thread, with which I agree, is to reduce the size of both the pitch and the goals to make the women's game comparable with the men's as happens in golf.

    Do that and you wouldn't get this sort of embarrassment.

    I might even become interested as I am in women's tennis.

    oh do grow up. this is 2019 not 1819. 

  6. 11 hours ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

    Worth considering, maybe Moses Odubajo.

    Is 26, plays RB and just released by Brentford- their fans apparently dismayed/surprised ay his release if Twitter a useful gauge. 

    Injury history my main concern there.

    Some of the striker suggestions- unrealistic IMO. Adams would likely cost £15-20m, Maupay £20m, Reid could be a key player for Cardiff this coming season. Gayle on loan would be excellent, his goal Saturday very instinctive but a lot of competition so I wouldn't build up hopes hugely.

    As for Cairney, wasn't aware he played for Nottingham Forest- Fulham isn't he? We won't be getting him either.

    Have seen a fair bit of Odubajo this season as I take my Brentford-supporting daughter down there quite a lot (we live local). For me, he'd be a great addition to the squad, would give us cover across the backline and could easily press for the "number 1' number 2 spot.

    Maupay would also be high on my list as would Romaine Sawyers in centre midfield.


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  7. Perspective my friends, perspective.

    Living in West London, my daughter has despite my best efforts become a Brentford fan (could be worse I suppose) & as we live very local to Griffin Park and getting to Bristol at weekends is tricky, we have seen a dozen or so games at Griffin Park this season, including Leeds last night.

    On paper & on pre-Easter form, that should have been a tough but winnable game for Leeds, but they were taken apart (much to my delight) in the end by a slick, fluid & resilient Brentford and crumbled under the pressure of being in the hunt for an automatic spot.

    Across the season we have seen Brentford beat Villa, draw with Norwich & Derby (and lose to City of course 🙂, had to sit on my hands in the Family Stand for that one !!) so I guess my point as someone who sees a fair amount of non-City Championship games this year, is that it really is the case that fine (often very fine) margins make the difference in the majority of games in our division.

    Just about all of the teams we have seen this year really are capable of beating or at least drawing with one another on any given day, and even reasonable levels of consistency are no guarantee of 3 points. For that to happen, a team needs to be better than their opponents in every department for every minute of a match every week and even then certain elements of good fortune can still swing the balance (match officials, lucky bounces etc). So many teams are so close in quality choosing between them can be like splitting hairs.

    I still absolutely believe City have what it takes to secure 6th spot (and frankly having seen Leeds last night i would quite fancy playing them if that was what they could offer), but I don't buy into the "we were crap thats why we lost/drew" school of thought as being a given in those recent games we dropped points.

    The Championship is renowned for being the toughest league in the world to get out of (upwards) and this season is yet another reminder this is not just a truism but the harsh reality of second tier English football.

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  8. 18 hours ago, The Red Planet said:

    Welcome EOT. My early years at City were spent standing in the old Enclosure.

    For the benefit of younger fans, this was a standing area pitch side below the old Williams stand - now the Lansdown.

    It was totally rammed in there in the late 1970's when were playing Liverpool etc. 

    me too - can clearly remember watching many games holding on to the fence at the front of the enclosure with all the other young 'uns

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  9. Any amateur psychologists out there help me decipher a very strange dream I had last night ?

    Colin was in my dining room throwing forks at the wall and taking chunks out of the plaster ....... scared the bejeezus out of me.

    Nurse !



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