Brentford came away from Villa Park with well deserved point against one of the division’s bigger sides, however, the players will be frustrated at having to settle for a point after producing a very positive display.
There won’t be many of the 30,000 who witness the game at Villa Park who would have come away thinking the Bees weren’t worthy of the lion’s share of the spoils as, apart from the opening 10-15 minutes, and a short spell in the second period, Brentford tool the game to their hosts and created three clear cut chances – although we were left thanking Daniel Bentley for a last gasp one-on-one block towards the end to save the day.
Brentford’s three transfer day departures may have caused a few raised eyebrows, but the trio who came in to replace them did an excellent job, although the sight of Sergi Canos limping off midway through the first half after he’d tracked back to put in a tackle may see him sidelined again for some time – which will come as a blow.
Brentford’s noisy fans got behind their side throughout and it was telling how quiet the rest of the stadium was – and the Villa fans we spoke to after the match were honest enough to know that they’d been outplayed over all – and no matter how many caps and medals John Terry may have in his sideboard – the Bees’ team work and desire was clear for all to see. Week-in-week- out Bees fans know that’s the way we’ve been playing all season so far too – as you will see and hear for yourselves in the Beesotted video (link at top of the page) and hear on the Pride of West London post match Podcast recorded in and around Villa Park.
Josh Clarke will be kicking himself for not converting a great one-on-one with the Villa keeper, who also produced a great safe from Ollie Watkins as he was through on goal, and, on another day, John Egan’s knee would have prodded the ball home – but a second clean sheet on the bounce against Wolves and Villa shows that good work has been done in tightening things up at the back. We just now need to re-find those goals.
Coming away from Villa Park with a point can never be a bad result though, now we have to build on the last two games and prepare for the trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening when the players will once again have to be at their best.
Come On You Bees!
MORE RECENT CONTENT
MOST READ CONTENT
Brentford are now eight games unbeaten and coming off the back of two great away victories at Preston and Birmingham. meanwhile Leeds had lost six of the last eight games and were coming into this match off the back of a 2-1 loss at home to Derby. Billy Grant caught...read more
Leeds have had a very mixed start to the season with a run of five wins and two draws in their opening seven games putting them top of the Championship - but then a sequence of six defeats in their next eight matches dropping them down to sixth. After keeping six...read more
Brentford recorded a memorable win at St Andrews on Wednesday night, a game that ended with a deserved 2-0 win against ‘ten times better’ Birmingham City. Harlee Dean’s ill-thought out and disrespectful claptrap last week, where the former Bees defender claimed in an...read more
Brentford produced a great attacking performance to come away 3-2 winners against Preston North End – goals from Nico Yenaris, Romain Sawyers and Ollie Watkins kept the Bees ahead after being pegged back twice. As you will see and hear in this video and podcast,...read more
End to end stuff as Brentford went 1-0 up and 2-1 up before relinquishing the lead twice. Looking like yet another draw before an exquisite pass from Florian Jozefzoon tees up Ollie Watkins to score the winner. Cue pandemonium on the away terrace We chat to...read more
Harlee Dean has certainly upped the anti ahead of the Birmingham - Bees clash at St Andrews next Wednesday evening thanks to his 'claptrap comments' on The Blues’ TV channel. The atmosphere between the travelling Brentford fans and the trio of deadlines day defectors...read more
I was in the Navy during the War serving on H.M.S. Cairo (pictured above) when in 1942, Brentford played Portsmouth at Wembley, in the war-time F.A. Cup Final. I couldn’t attend as I was stationed in the Mediterranean around Gibraltar but my father went to the game...
For years Brentford fans have constantly been evolving the songs they employ to support their team. Scientists and historians, such as myself, rarely take an interest in such forms of tribal worship. But, after being approached by Beesotted to take a closer look at...
As I wandered into the Ealing Road Terrace with my dad, who had made the trip over from France especially to see a promotion decider, echoes of Reading in 2002 were ringing rather worryingly in my ears. Eleven years had passed since we had watched that fateful Cureton...
Watch the full Brentford Promotion day video right here with reactions on and off the terraces ...... Preston came down for the party on their annual Gentry Day - dressed up to the nines. Brentford were there for the party ... well in the end. As many fans never...
The 2013/14 season will certainly live long in the hearts and minds of all Bees fans. Mark Warburton and Uwe Rosler’s squad made what had been little more than a dream in years gone by into a beautiful reality. But, in order to fully comprehend what this group has...
It was over 14 years ago that my dad took me to my first Brentford game in a buggy. I don't remember anything about the game – considering I was just three months old – but, over the years, my dad has been taking me to home and away games to watch the Bees and, it's...