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Recommended pubs in Brentford
at 19:04 3 Dec 2018

Please put your own recommendations below, because there are lots of excellent pubs in Brentford and Ealing.

The most important thing to note is that ALL pubs in Brentford are Away Fans Friendly, and I’ve personally confirmed with the bar staff in all of these places that they welcome Away Fans.

Also, the ground is only 3 miles from Fullers Brewery so most of these will be selling their beers.

Don’t plan to eat in any of the “4 corner pubs” because some of them don’t serve meals and all of them will be standing room only. The following would be better options.

If you arrive at Brentford Railway Station, there’s a large pleasant pub next door in Orchard Road called the King’s Arms. They have TVs showing sport. The landlady said that “away fans are very welcome”. There’s only one bitter (Fuller’s London Pride) but a wide range of lagers. Bar snacks only on Saturdays. This is also a B&B.

On leaving there’s a 5-minute walk to the next pub, walk up hill to the Great West Road, cross over and turn right and then left into Windmill Road to call in at The Globe (owned by Fullers). It’s an attractive pub that has Sky Sports on 4 large screens. One of the staff is a Swans fan (the ginger Irishman in his 20s) who said that “the meals are Vegan friendly and the pub is away fans friendly.”

From here it’s less than a minute’s walk to the Lord Nelson in Enfield Road. It’s another Fullers pub that serves meals and is a bit more hipster than the previous pubs, Louisiana Gumbo anyone? Real ales, craft beers, and one large screen. From here it’s a 5-minute walk to the ground.
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The Rotherham fans can't believe it either
at 19:29 3 Nov 2018
Football Manager 2019
at 16:27 2 Nov 2018

It's now on sale, will anyone be buying it?
Train strike action may affect fans going to the Bolton match (10 November)
at 00:17 29 Oct 2018

The matches against Rotherham next Saturday and Bolton may be affected by strike action on the Northern trains.

"We’re sorry, but strike action by RMT means that Northern will be running a significantly reduced service on Saturday 27 October, 03 November and 10 November. Your service with them might be cancelled, depart or arrive earlier or later than planned, or may be replaced with a bus service.

To find out more and to see if your station is affected please visit

Please make sure to check before you travel for any last-minute changes as well, here

We’re truly sorry for the inconvenience.
The Virgin Trains Team"
[Post edited 29 Oct 2018 1:19]
Please predict a championship treble
at 00:52 27 Oct 2018

Predict 3 wins in the Championship please, because I'm looking at the fixtures and I don't honestly think that I can.

Possibly: Swansea, Preston and Sheffield United.
[Post edited 27 Oct 2018 0:54]
Robbers arrested after being told to come back later
at 13:45 24 Oct 2018
Quick question about the live feed
at 03:15 24 Oct 2018

OK. I finish work after 1 a.m. I paid £10 to watch it but can't see any way to do that. I thought it was available for 24 hours? Anyone got advice or a contact number?
This league is relentless
at 05:11 22 Oct 2018

I'm finding it hard to believe how fast the games are coming at the moment.

Blackburn beat Leeds on Saturday, and now their fans forum is already up and running.
BBC podcast with Carlos Carvalhal
at 21:53 18 Oct 2018


It's under a minute long so more just a few comments.
Free beer for Londoners only
at 21:24 18 Oct 2018

Fullers Brewery have been doing this every Friday for the last five weeks, and I've been taking advantage of it. Of course it means that you have to drink a pint on Friday lunchtimes which may be impossible for some of us.

UPDATE: Fullers do have pubs elsewhere, including in Birmingham, if anyone is travelling to the Villa match early.
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The four BEST Swans signings in the last four years
at 21:46 13 Oct 2018

I thought Swanjaxs thread was very negative so to balance that let's focus on the positive.

Which players signed since 2014 have been good value and you liked watching?
[Post edited 13 Oct 2018 21:50]
Villa's new manager
at 03:52 11 Oct 2018

You have to say that that is exactly the right partnership for Villa. They will definitely be in the top 6 by the end of the season, maybe Brentford will still be there as well. So, what does the "supercomputer" think about that?
[Post edited 11 Oct 2018 3:53]
According to the Ipswich forum ...
at 02:14 7 Oct 2018

They pretty much all agree that Swansea outclassed Ipswich and they would have been lucky to have drawn, never mind win, but of course they couldn't care less. Also that it was a cracking match.

If that's true then there are plenty of positives to work on during the international break. I'll bet you right now that every club in this division will lose at least two games at home, we're just getting ours in early.

Here's one of their posts: "Oh my. What a 90 minutes of football, complete rollercoaster that was. Considering the awful start, for 25 minutes we were chasing shadows, camping behind the ball, but as soon as we grab that equaliser the whole game changed. In fairness to Swansea I thought they were a superb footballing team and should of got a point at least today but WHO GIVES A F**K."

[Post edited 7 Oct 2018 2:21]
Them watching us watching them etc
at 15:48 5 Oct 2018
Potter is the new "Tinkerman"
at 03:13 1 Oct 2018

Never plays the same team from one match to the next. Puts players in positions that they're not used to. I looked at the Planet Swans members' predictions about what the starting team would be and none of us got it right (step forward and take a bow if I'm mistaken and you did). So if we don't know the formation, how the heck will the other teams?

Wigan have a good home record but there aren't any intimidating teams in this division so we should get something from the match, but it's not crucial if we don't. And by the way, congrats to Naughton and Carroll on excellent performances.
Brief Sunday Times match report
at 17:55 30 Sep 2018

The Sunday Times is behind a paywall, so I thought I'd post it here. It's from their round-up of Championship matches which is why it's short and succinct.

“This was more like it from Swansea, albeit against a shocking Queens Park Rangers side. Graham Potter’s men had waited 291 minutes for a goal after a poor run of form, but the home crowd were treated to three in what was a procession to victory.

What should worry Steve McClaren, the visitors’ manager, is this could have been five or six – not that he thought that – but that will not matter to Swansea.

Courtney Baker-Richardson’s first senior goal ended Swansea’s drought and the excellent Connor Roberts and Jay Fulton made the game safe with second half strikes.

A delighted Potter had seen his side produce the goods, with the often-maligned Kyle Naughton also delivering a fine display. He was joined by Roberts and Oli McBurnie in excelling.

“I’m really proud of the players,” Potter said. “We spoke before the game that we haven’t played that well at home so I’m pleased to get three points, three goals and a clean sheet.”

“I’m disappointed with the scoreline. It was not a 3-0 game,” McClaren said."
How Americans see us
at 05:07 28 Sep 2018

But all of us know that there are failing towns all over the country. Walk from the train station to the Liberty and you'll know what I mean, but I also include Rotherham, Mansfield and so many more.

And we are "one of the wealthiest countries in the world".
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The 52 points / 80 points relegation / promotion progress report
at 12:51 19 Sep 2018

In the last five seasons 52 points would have been enough to avoid relegation, which is 11 points in every 10 matches.

In the last seasons 80 points would have been enough to get into the play offs, which is 17 points in every 10 matches.

So here are our targets:

After 10 matches: 11 points; 17 points.

After 20 matches: 22; 34.

After 30 matches: 33; 51.

After 40 matches: 44; 68.

After 46 matches: 52 points: 80 points.
[Post edited 19 Sep 2018 12:53]
We need people like The Res and E20
at 14:48 7 Sep 2018

In any part of life we need people who disagree with the majority view even if they're wrong - it forces everyone to defend their positions and think more deeply about them rather than just constantly agreeing with each other. That's why most newspapers used to have a regular columnist from the other political party to stir up the readers.
McBurnie's thoughts about Potter
at 19:35 5 Sep 2018

Apologies if this is a Ferdy:
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