Where Is It All Going Wrong At Brentford?

Where Is It All Going Wrong At Brentford?
Spread the love

Two more games played. Still no wins. Things are starting to get desperate. After a 1-1 draw against Reading – where Brentford should have had the game wrapped up after 45 minutes – the Bees put out a much-changed side against Norwich and were well and truly turned over.

The fans weren’t happy. How much longer can this go on for.

The Beesotted crew (Billy Grant, Dave Lane and Matt Allard) got together for a solemn session in The Distillers pub in Fulham Palace Road – just down from Hammersmith Station – where they drowned their sorrows in all manner of assorted Pride Unfiltered beer and Black Cab stout. Did it make things any clearer? Not really.

We discussed lots and lots of questions, including:

The Reading and Norwich matches. Were Brentford justified in fielding a weakened side? Were the crowd justified booing the players? Taking away 1,200 or so Norwich fans there were around 3,500 Brentford fans in the stadium for the Norwich match. About as many as we took to Birmingham 7 years ago in the Fourth Round of the same competition. If the club can’t be bothered to take it seriously, then should they be upset if the fans don’t take it seriously?

Are Brentford lacking a leader? Is the balance of the team wrong? Are results now Dean Smith’s responsibility or the Director of Footballs’ responsibility?

Plus we discuss the forthcoming Beesotted Social on Saturday 14th October – on the morning of the Millwall home match which will feature a conversation and Q&A with Brentford legend Bobby Booker. We discuss random stuff from the forthcoming Big Book of Griffin Park. Lionel Road. The appointment of a woman to the Brentford board. Diversity in football and the kerfuffle kicked up by the Lukaku song – seen as reinforcing racial stereotypes – which brought us to bring up the old skool Marcus Gayle song.

Click the link below to listen.

0m – Intro
7m 44 sec – Opinions of fans in the pub after the Reading and Norwich matches
21m 20 sec- Beesotted crew discuss Reading and Norwich matches. Fielding a weakened side. Booing. Who should be the Brentford leader? Are results the responsibility of Dean Smith now or are the Directors of Football culpable?
1h 15m 23 sec – Beesotted chat with Bobby Booker in the pub on Saturday 14th October – before Millwall game
1h 20 m 0 sec – Beesotted crew chat Big Book of Griffin Park, Lionel road developments, Diversity comes to Brentford Football Club in the way of a woman on the board. Plus we look ahead to the Bolton match
1h 40m 32 sec- End



Reffing Hell Against Liverpool?

Reffing Hell Against Liverpool?

Beesotted contributor Jim Levack looks back at the refereeing of this weekends’s match with Liverpool. Michael Oliver‘s performance may not have affected the result, but there was a list of incidents where you could argue that big club bias was once again on show....

read more
Ceefax & The Wonder That Was Page 312

Ceefax & The Wonder That Was Page 312

Please spare a thought for us exiled supporters who have to stay up ‘til unearthly hours around the world, desperate to find out the Bees’ score. Admittedly myriad options are available to us that are now take for granted; live commentary via the excellent Bees...

The Bee Job Question

The Bee Job Question

Three weeks ago I had a job interview. An interview for a job I was actually quite interested in, rather than just being a way out of the harrowingly dull, underachieving job I have at the moment. I have by me now the letter that arrived today, which will tell me...

The Great Brentford Song Scam

The Great Brentford Song Scam

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...

1942 Leagues Under The Sea – John Chandler RIP

1942 Leagues Under The Sea – John Chandler RIP

 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...

About The Author

Dave Lane

Beesotted Editor Since 1990


  1. Charlie the bee

    Not enough goals and conceding sloppy goals at this point in time as supporters we should be concerned but not panic with knee jerk reactions in the summer some people felt dean was the man to lead us to the premeirship now he’s useless he is neither he’s a very down to earth guy doing the. Best job he can so get real and back the team come on you bees

  2. BORU

    Feeble team, feeble manager, or both?
    Skiff, “demands a reaction”, for the Bolton game; well, SKY have a Bolton win prediction, which says it all.

    • StuArt

      Yeah “prediction” mate. You must be proper gutted today


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Brentford Global Fans’ Network

Podcast Subscription

Open Beesotted Podcast

Support Beesotted

Contact Beesotted

Beesotted Archive

Bees News Now