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 to Small Heath was already likely to be strained, but our former Captain’s comments regarding the current Birmingham squad being ‘ten times better’ than the Mark Warburton Bees team that finished fifth in the Championship and missed out on promotion to the Premier League in the play-offs to Middlesbrough, has been met with ridicule and anger via social media.
This is one of the few ‘printable’ fan comments posted on Beesotted’s buzzing Facebook page… Marc Byrne saying; “Unfortunately Harlee Dean has always had a tendency to engage his big mouth before his pea sized brain. Age is not bringing any wisdom. Thought he had matured for us a footballer last season, obviously not. Ill judged comments from a player best served in getting his head down and getting picked rather than spouting complete guff about a club that served him well.”
Harlee Dean's Interview
You can listen to Dean’s exact words by clicking on the audio play button above, and please feel free to share your views on what’s said in the comment box at the foot of the page.
We ran a poll on Beesotted Twitter last night in which 93% of the 500 fans who voted agreed that ‘Harlee is talking s**t’ with his needless, classless, swipe at arguably the best Brentford side in living memory.
— Beesotted Brentford (@Beesotted) October 26, 2017
We understand that being heard saying the right thing is important when you move clubs, but surely not at the expense of insulting your ex team mates and the fans of a club that remained loyal and supportive to the player even when his form fluctuated and several poorly timed confrontations – most notably after the thrashing at Norwich last season.
Still, it sets up a tasty atmosphere on Wednesday night, but whether Dean is picked to play against Brentford is questionable after a string of performances that have seen Blues fans hammering him too.
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