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Who Are The Brentford Misfits? – The November International Break Podcast

Who Are The Brentford Misfits? – The November International Break Podcast


Unbeaten in 9 league matches and a 3-1 home win against Leeds, Brentford went into the international break bouncing off the walls. The Beesotted crew met in the George IV pub in Chiswich High Road for a lively fun-filled beer-fuelled session to discuss Brentford’s unbeaten record plus loads more.

In the pub:

Billy Grant
Dave Lane
Matt The Allard Allard
Jimmy Mac

On the show tonight they discussed Yoann Barbet’s sizest spat with Saiz which went viral on twitter – when he measured his hight against the Leeds striker after the player gave him a wee dig. Off the back of that, we asked if any Bees had tried to take the p!ss out of someone and it seriously backfired on them.

We discussed the Leeds match and whether these Dean Smith winning and not winning runs are natural – or does every team have them?

We talked about The Birmingham Three (Jota, Colin and Dean) and asked whether it is now a given that some players fit in like a glove at certain teams but then can be completely the wrong fit for other teams – something that agents should consider when looking for a new club for their clients. We spoke to James Marriott (@JamesMarriott) from Sheffield Wednesday podcast The Wednesday Week (@TWWCast) who told us of a couple of players who were outcasts in their former teams but found their feet at Wednesday. Whereas one other was brilliant for his former team but couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo for Wednesday.

We also discussed players who were complete misfits for Brentford (the shortlist of which is below) – and asked our listeners to throw in their input. We will be creating a Sherpa Van Trophy Brentford Misfit Player Trophy competition to find out Brentford’s biggest EVER misfit so look out for it on Beesotted Twitter ( and vote NOW.

We also discussed Brentford’s Boxing Day fixture move from 2pm to 7.30pm for the Sky cameras which has caused a huge reaction from a section of Brentford fans who are unable to now go to the match – feeling that Boxing Day evening should be a no-go zone for football matches with it being designated as ‘family time’.


0 min. Intro inc what p!sstake backfired badly on you

15 min 55 sec – Fans in the pub after the Leeds match

21 min 57 sec – Beesotted crew talk Leeds match. Dean Smith’s good and bad runs, will Ryan Woods be the next one out the door? Were Brentford really that good with three excellent chances also missed in the game?

50 min 26 sec – We discuss The Birmingham Three (Jota, Dean, Colin). Is it a fact that some players are great playing for certain teams but then bomb playing in other team set-ups for various reasons. And shouldn’t agents be more aware of the possible consequences when they prise players away from teams that their players are thriving in when they suggest new teams for them? Plus we discuss Brentford #Misfits . Players who came to Brentford and just didn’t fit in

You can read more about the Brentford Misfits Sherpa Vans Trophy by clicking here. 

1 hr 01 min 54 sec – James Marriott from Sheffield Wednesday Podcast “The Wednesday Week” gives us his view on Wednesday players who have historically not done as well as expected at whatever club they were (or are) at

1 hr 17 mins 0 sec – Beesotted crew talk about the recent Brentford v Aston Villa match moved from 2pm to 7.30pm on Boxing Day and the uproar it has caused amongst a section of Brentford fans. Should the football authorities be black-listing certain time slots to ensure that TV matches do not take place at these times?

1 hr 42 min 0 sec – END

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Brentford Misfits Final 32 shortlist (VOTE NOW On

John Buttigeig 

Lewis Grabban 

Kenny Sansom 

Alan Connell 

Bradley Wright-Philips 

Carl Cort 

Big Nick Proschwitz 

Will Grigg 

Steve Claridge 

Eddie May 

Efan Ekoku  

Paul Davis 

Leo Fortune-West  

Darius Charles 

Leon Constantine 

Philip Hofmann 

Saido Berahino  

John Bostock 

Les Ferdinand 

Shay Logan 

Mike Grella 

Murray Jones 

Callum Willock 

Mark McCammon 

Ashley Bayes 

Paul Hayes 

Paul Brooker 

Rod Stewart 

John Mackie 

Ben Strevens 

Lorenzo Pinamonte 

Neil Shipperley 



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About The Author

BillytheBee Grant

Following Brentford for 30 years plus now .. write .. blog .. videoblog .. podcast ... photograph .. sleep .. Brentford .. am known to attend the occasional England match too (12 tournaments now) so am hardened to failure ... On the board and national council of the Football Supporters Federation. ... organised husky dog racing for a living back in the day ... as you do .. You don't wanna go up!!

1 Comment

  1. Robert Glenister

    Give an engineer a spanner and ask him to take something apart he be OK, Give him a paint brush and ask him to paint the Mona Lisa he’d fail. The same applies to players it’s a combination of ability being applied to a system, where their own particular skill set lies and what the system demands of them.


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