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    Thoughts from the game

    Just back from the game.

    Positives first, Brentford are a great example of a club linked to the community. Still have standing at one end and make a lot of noise. Their reserves/youth set up had won a trophy and paraded at half time and the announcer called out an amazing stat. In the last 5 seasons 13 players have progressed from that set up to play for the first team. Great to see a club create, cherish and promote from within its own ranks.

    the less good..

    Where to begin.

    Bamford - simply not good enough and not a proper centre forward - seems unwilling to challenge for the 50 50s and put his head where it hurts. Had chances and not good enough to take them. How the frig he started before Roofe ....

    Roberts - one on one with the keeper looked scared and pulled it wide. he is big lad but again lost the ball so often.

    Ayling was pants - time and again runs then just stops and loooks frozen.

    Other teams have worked out if you give us the ball and sit back we struggle to score. There was no one with the wit or invention to unlock the door. Second is well and truly gone and can only hope other teams are as timid as we have become.

    there was no one willing to take responsibility (bar Dallas who played fairly well in a poor team) - where was the leadership - the players stepping forward to say I will make the difference.

    was in the Brentford end close to where the Leeds players warmed up and Clarke looked short on confidence warming up and to throw him on when he is clearly not right wasnít great. Donít understand why Phillips didnít start or what Shackleton has to do to play.

    The Keeps, Foreshaw, Cooper and Dallas played okay the rest looked broken.

    Where the way way we played against the Wendies or the Baggies disappeared to god only knows.

    They should pull a Saracens and take the team away for a week to bond - automatic is now beyond a pipe dream

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    PS middlesbrough must be laughing so hard at us playing 7m plus for PB.

    Maupey and Canos for then were excellent and showed in sharp relief how lacking we are in the attacking stakes.

    to all those who said a lack of investment in Jan would come back to haunt us - the ghosts were there on the pitch today to prove you right.

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    PPS one moment of quality. As Philips was warming up there were lots of kids sat close to the touch line. Once all our subs had been made some of the kids wanted autographs and he signed them all. A lot wanted to high five him and he gave high fives to each and every one. At the end of the game he got his match day shirt and ran back to one of the kid he had signed an autograph for and gave him his shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    PPS one moment of quality. As Philips was warming up there were lots of kids sat close to the touch line. Once all our subs had been made some of the kids wanted autographs and he signed them all. A lot wanted to high five him and he gave high fives to each and every one. At the end of the game he got his match day shirt and ran back to one of the kid he had signed an autograph for and gave him his shirt.
    Shame the ones in the pitch didn't show the same class and quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    PS middlesbrough must be laughing so hard at us playing 7m plus for PB.

    Maupey and Canos for then were excellent and showed in sharp relief how lacking we are in the attacking stakes.

    to all those who said a lack of investment in Jan would come back to haunt us - the ghosts were there on the pitch today to prove you right.
    I called it at the time regarding the lack of investment..would have rather us got a quality striker than a keeper truth be told even tho we needed both.

    Nevermind..if my uncle had tits and a fanny he would be my aunty..etc.
    Last edited by Rev72; 22-04-2019 at 11:09 PM.

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