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There’s much more to Wolverhampton than you may think. There are not many places you can go to in the country with a tree growing in the men’s toilet of a pub. BillytheBee and Dave Lane go on tour to the Black Country talking to Brighton fans, Birmingham fans, Wolves fans …. Oh and Brentford fans of course … as two top sides in Division One clash to try and carve out a their manor at the top of the table.

Brentford went to the Black Country and came back with a point to extend their unbeaten run to seven games in a scintillating draw with table-topping Wolves.

Both sides had chances to win the game, but in the end, a point was probably the fairest result. The post prevented both sides getting on the scoresheet on more than one occasion and Wolves’ keeper Ikeme pulled off a couple of remarkable saves in the last ten minutes when Brentford really started to turn the screw.

It shows how far Brentford have come in just a few years. Back in the day, travelling to a top notch stadium like Molineaux would have the players and fans awestruck. More often than not they would freeze on the day, wowed by the experience.

Nowadays, coming to big grounds like Molineux is water off a duck’s back for Brentford. Other than in the first 15 minutes or so, when Wolves really came at Brentford trying to get that all important early goal, the Bees players stuck to their game plan and gave as good as they got – never looking star-struck, uncomfortable or out of their comfort zone against their illustrious opponents.

Wolves had a number of chances in the opening ten minutes with £40k-a-week striker, Kevin Doyle, the playmaker, setting up chances for both Sako and Griffiths – one of which cannoned off the post to safety.

Meanwhile, at the other end, Brentford really should have gone ahead. Kadeem Harris, who’s reputation is starting to proceed him, broke down the wing and sent a cross over which Forshaw met at the far post. He skied a volley when really he should have hit the target.

The Bees grew into the game as the midfield started to get a grip on things. Saville had a tremendous match and Forshaw had us wondering if we realistically are going to be able to hang onto him in the January window. Quality.

End to end stuff ensued with Wolves going close in the second half a few times, including a late penalty call when a Wolves player went down on the edge of the area – the referee waved play on thankfully. At the other end, Diagouraga and McCormack forced two blinding saves from Wolves’ man of the match Ikeme in the last ten minutes to prevent the Bees from coming away with all three points.

All in all a job very well done by Brentford. This has been an amazing turn-around since the Stevenage dressing room lock-in. Yes we have banged in a few goals over the past few weeks but, what has been more impressive, is the way we have been able to shut up shop. Our defence has been majestic.

McCormack is the Don Dadda. He was everywhere…. mopping up, stopping the play and laying it off for the Bees to counter-attack. Craig was superb too, commanding his defence, whereas Harlee and Bidwell just get better and better each match. The fact that Brentford have had five consecutive clean sheets now is majorly impressive. Rumour has it a sixth clean sheet against Posh on Tuesday will equal a club record set way back in 1980/81.

What is also great is that Uwe Rosler seems to have rekindled his love affair with the Brentford fans as he walked over to them and bowed with reverence – paying his respects for the huge support that turned up that day.

So onto the Peterborough game. With the Bees currently brimming with confidence and our opponents’ vibe completely sapped, Uwe Rosler will be ensuring that the players remain 100% focussed. Peterborough are there for the taking at the moment and anything less than three points will be a major disappointment. Nothing is being taken for granted though!

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