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1 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:49:04
Well done Brentford. Being local to where I live and having watched their youth teams over the years, I always keep an eye out for them. And they've been knocking on the door in recent years as well as the stadium investment.
The dilemma though being Swansea. I was stationed in South Wales for 4 years and they were the local club there, so have a soft spot for them too!!
2 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:54:23
3 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:00:22
Parallels to Wolves. Bought in a good coach from a country who then attracted players from that country. Some really good Danish players coming through at the moment and he is a good Danish coach.
4 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:01:30
The last top-flight game Brentford played was their last game before the birth of Roy Hodgson. Now they are only one game away from ending the curse of Roy Hodgson.
5 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:25:40
Not related to Brentford but maybe clubs like Manchester City, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Newcastle and Leeds United in my lifetime. Even Tottenham who I remember being newly promoted in 1977 and being thumped 7 - 0 by Liverpool on the opening day. Wolves even who where in the 4th tier with the gates locked as they were being wound up.
At times, those clubs have dropped one or two divisions only to come back and, in recent times, win trophies and enjoy the most successful era of their history.
But along the way, they have suffered much more than Evertonians who since 1954 have never endured anything like that. Our starting point is much stronger than those clubs.
We went close and danced with destiny, but we've not been to the places those clubs and their supporters have been too.
6 Posted 23/05/2021 at 01:14:53
I've got a soft spot for Brentford; an Uncle-like elderly family friend supported them. He left me his football memorabilia when he died, including his autograph book from the 1966 World Cup, and an array of old newspapers from cup finals etc. So I hope they make it, my great great great Grandad was also born there, lol.
Unrelated but delighted that St Johnstone won both Scottish cups. My mum is from Perth. Somehow, Stevie G still got Manager of the year award. Not saying he didn't do well but winning Rangers 50th title, versus winning the second and third trophies in St Johnstone's whole history doesn't quite impress me as much.
Lastly, hoping Lille hold on tomorrow and Atalanta do a number on the self-proclaimed “Super Leagueâ€ Juve to consign them to the Europa League next season.
7 Posted 23/05/2021 at 03:44:06
8 Posted 23/05/2021 at 04:11:39
As an American, you may appreciate this. I just booked a trip in two weeks to go to San Antonio. My hotel, I discovered, is directly opposite The Alamo. My immediate thought was Everton are going to feel like they're at The Alamo tomorrow.
9 Posted 23/05/2021 at 06:24:35
10 Posted 23/05/2021 at 07:04:12
If Pep throws the bouquet, will one of us catch it tomorrow? I don't think we ever liked marzipan.
11 Posted 23/05/2021 at 07:20:32
Enjoy San Antonio & the River Walks. Great city.
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