How is CJ not getting any playing time for the U21's? Definitely petered out a little in the last year or so. Still really young and has a big ceiling
This week we're off to Brentford for the first time in almost 75 years. That will be well documented. But what happened the last time we played Brentford? When people speak of the 89 Cup campaign, they talk about the semi final and the final for obvious reasons. But neither would have happened without the quarter final against Brentford in March 89 at Anfield.
It was our only home game in the cup campaign that season. I wasn't there on that grey cold and soggy Saturday afternoon. In fact I didn't even know where Brentford were situated at the time. But the Division 3 side took their full allocation of tickets looking for an upset. We were about 10 points off the top of the table at the time, so maybe the cup would be our best chance to win something this season. McMahon put us 1-0 up at half time, but it wasn't until 3 late goals wrapped up the tie, most notably another Barnes special.
I finally saw the highlights of the game 18 months later. Unable to see the game at the time, I had to make do with watching Forest beat the mancs in one of the other quarter finals. Fate would dictate that the next round would see us play Forest for a place in the final, but that has it's own story.
We won the cup that year for the fourth time, but never faced Brentford again in any competition until now. Its our first visit to London this season, and it should be a routine three points for the first time there since WWII.
Was traveling during the game, was able to stream some of it. After watching Brentford play their earlier games this season, I knew this was going to be a very tricky game. I would not of foreseen a very sloppy defense on our part though. Sh*t happens, we move on, and we do better.
Side note, goalies out there, Brentford’s second goal. Did Allison hesitate to go for that cross? Should he of went for that cross? I’m talking about the initial cross that went from TAA side.
Good point. Should have put that in my own post. Brentford were great yesterday ... probably deserved more than they got in alot of ways.
Still don't see them troubling city or Chelsea ... those teams won't be so bad at the back.
But credit were its due. They kept going and were in our faces and we could not deal with them.