Brentford have typically been accused of being the bottlejobs of the Championship and when you think about some of their recent projects it’s hard to refute

that theory.

The Bees ” Moneyball’ system has seen them loiter around the upper tiers of the second tier for a few years now, yet they just can’t seem to be able to drag themselves over the line and safe promo to the Premier League.Marcus Forss was the unlikely hero

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To highlight this matter even further, a huge selection of leading players have been discovered by the

club before being sold on for huge cash, and with the majority of them growing in the top flight it makes you question how Brentford didn’t safe and secure promotion when stated players were on their books?

Surely it can just come down to the mindset within the club?

Last season’s remarkable collapse was certainly the pinnacle of their’ bottle-jobbing’ so to speak.

Thomas Frank’s side needed simply one win from their last 2 video games versus having a hard time Barnsley and mid-table Stoke to reserve their location at English football’s leading table, yet they somehow handled to lose both trips and were forced to sustain the lottery of the play-offs.

It’s uncommon that a team who score the most objectives and have the 2nd best defensive record in the Championship do not get promoted, but that’s precisely what Brentford managed to do. You see, when Brentford are great they’re brilliant, however when things don’t click they are up to pieces.

” data-id=” _ sk267ztme” > This frailty raised its unsightly head at Wembley last year as they were beaten by Fulham in the play-off last, and having when again bottled promo this season when it looked a shoo-in at one point, their play-off semi-final first-leg defeat to Bournemouth on Monday night resembled ‘same old Brentford’.

Ahead of the second leg at the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday, the huge question on everyone’s lips was which Brentford would show up? The one that’s been one of the best groups in the league for the past two seasons or the one that falls apart when things do not

go to prepare?

We quickly got our response as Frank’s side flooded forward with simply 5 minutes on the clock, permitting the Cherries to hit them on the break prior to Arnaut Danjuma put the visitors 2-0 up on aggregate.

The objective was just the current example of a team who don’t understand the term ‘video game management’ and was hugely naive.

When the chips are down and Brentford aren’t having things all their own method you ‘d be a brave individual to bank on a Bees comeback, yet Frank’s side

suddenly started to reveal some of the fight and durability that’s been missing from their video game for the last couple of seasons. Was it the support of the returning crowd that spurred them into life? Who understands, however something’s for sure; Brentford’s mindset and mentality after going 2 goals behind on aggregate might never ever be questioned.

We’re not going to ignore the fact Bournemouth had actually a male sent off as Chris Mepham

was handed his marching orders, though it was the workrate and the drive of the energetic Bryan Mbeumo that was the catalyst for the mistake as he hassled the Cherries defender into a mistake before being reduced.

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It was as though a switch had actually snapped someplace in the Brentford side’s heads and they unexpectedly realised that you need more than quality gamers to make it out of a league that’s as much of a slog as the Championship.

With the constant barrage of video games teams in the second tier are asked to play, no team is ever going to be at their finest every getaway, and without sounding cliché about the entire thing it’s character and mentality that get you through the days when you’re not at your best.

Ivan Toney, Emiliano Marcondes, Mbeumo, Vitaly Janelt, the list of leaders the Bees had out on the pitch having gone a goal behind goes on, and they highly deserved their location in the last having secured a brilliant 3-1 win on the afternoon, advancing 3-2 on aggregate.

This is the type of efficiency that’s been missing from Brentford’s video game and if they can show the very same fight at Wembley next Saturday they must finally have the ability to call themselves a Premier League attire.


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