Bees on their knees

Friday 3rd September 2010 9:24

McCarthy: Rocky start

McCarthy: Rocky start

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Life isn't great in west London with William Boye yet to see a league win at Griffin Park.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail!

This is arguably the worst start to a League season that I have witnessed in a very long time as a Brentford fan. Three losses out of four, a creditable draw against a suprisingly below par Swindon side and we currently lie at the foot of the table.

Call me the prediction maestro after reading my previous blog because I saw this coming from a mile away. Pre-season was simply not good enough and Andy Scott had no intention on changing anything despite the performances.

I am not just talking about the players running around on the pitch like headless chickens, but this treacherous goalkeeper situation we seem to have got ourselves into. Our defence don't look confident at all and why should they? They don't even know which keeper is going to turn up.

Anyone who follows football or plays it knows that it is always the easy option to blame the referee or even the goalkeeper, however in our situation it is the truth. Ever since Scott decided not to recall Wojciech Scezney from Arsenal for this season and instead to put faith in Richard Lee we knew this was going to be a long and hard season.


There is no other way to say this but, Lee is shocking. I have seen better goalkeepers at Sunday league level! Simon Moore, he would be a pretty decent goalkeeper if we were in year 2018, the lad is too young to handle the pressure as proven against Carlisle.

Alex McCarthy, who we have on loan from Reading, he looked in good shape for the England under 21's and Yeovil last season but he has looked the shadow of that player in our past league games.

Scott has managed to bring Hamer back which has left some hope in me that we can get ourselves out of the mess that we are in, but if we can't then we may well be flirting with relegation this season.

I say this because every fan who follows this league realizes that this is a form league... the most consistent team finishes in the top half and the team with the worst form relegates. It sounds crazy but that is just how this league goes.

So unless we start getting some wins under our belt and I mean in the league not in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy or Carling Cup for that matter, then Brentford fans might have to just line themselves up for an emotional season.

My cynical views are being expressed purely because it hurts to be a Brentford fan. It is our worst start to a league season in 34 years... hopefully reading that statistic only briefly clarifies my sentiment.