Derby v Brentford

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Another away game, still not got our first away win but we've been pretty unlucky in a lot of those games. We seem to be a lot less clinical away from home than we are at Griffin Park - but even still, I've yet to see us be 2nd best in a game this year (with the Villa game maybe the exception).

Would love to grind out 3 points here, keep us in the Top 2 (unless Boro win their game in hand), but it'll probably end in another draw. Team looked worryingly tired yesterday so we might see a couple of changes, but hopefully we'll line up like this.


Bentley

Dalsgaard - Konsa - Mepham - Barbet

Macleod - McEachran - Sawyers

Benrahma - Maupay - Watkins

1-1 final score, Waghorn for them and Maupay for us again. Would love to nick it 2-1.
 

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We've not won at PP since promotion, have we? Even when we deserved it, we've come away with not much.

Can't see that changing based upon our recent away performances. We'll look good in general, unplayably good in spells, and then our weak underbelly will result in a draw or loss.
 

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Well. We were terrible. 11 points dropped now from winning positions, embarrassingly large amount at this stage.
 

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Didn't think you were terrible.
It was an entertaining end to end game. First half we were very good, but you played your part.
Second half we ran out of steam, after a tough week, but were fairly comfortable.
If Brentford keep playing attractive positive football rather than trying to park the bus (like some of the other smaller clubs (with respect)) you'll be well in with a shout of the play offs, and good luck to you.
 

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Didn't think you were terrible.
It was an entertaining end to end game. First half we were very good, but you played your part.
Second half we ran out of steam, after a tough week, but were fairly comfortable.
If Brentford keep playing attractive positive football rather than trying to park the bus (like some of the other smaller clubs (with respect)) you'll be well in with a shout of the play offs, and good luck to you.
Yeah, we should be fine for the play offs, ideally we’d be pushing for Top 2.

Most of our dropped points have been from silly defensive errors, if we can cut a few more of them out we’ll be fine.
 

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Yeah, we should be fine for the play offs, ideally we’d be pushing for Top 2.

Most of our dropped points have been from silly defensive errors, if we can cut a few more of them out we’ll be fine.
Same story for you every year. Too soft and dropping points when you shouldn’t be.
 

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Didn't think you were terrible.
It was an entertaining end to end game. First half we were very good, but you played your part.
Second half we ran out of steam, after a tough week, but were fairly comfortable.
If Brentford keep playing attractive positive football rather than trying to park the bus (like some of the other smaller clubs (with respect)) you'll be well in with a shout of the play offs, and good luck to you.
We were terrible. Worst I've seen us play for ages. None of the players looked Luke themselves. Derby were imperious and it could have been a higher scoreline.
 

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After the best 45 of the season against Blackburn on Tuesday we went one further. That 20/30 minute period in the first half was the best stuff I've seen in a few years, what an upgrade on Rowett. Hopefully a sign of things starting to come together.

Brentford were ok, will be challenging no doubt but a serious lack of cutting edge today.
 
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We were amazing, and in recent years when we've won, the opposition team always gives it the "We played absolutely awful and made them look like Barcelona", well it was down to us today, you could see that Brentford were a good side but we nullified them with our defense and our quality shone through!

The most pleasing part of the performance from my point of view was how we beat the Brentford press expertly, the passing from the back was impeccable.
 

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