Beesotted Pride of West London Podcast - pre-match podcast live every Thursday at 7am. Post-match podcasts go live roughly 2 hours after the final whistle. Check us out at Beesotted.Com (http://beesotted.com)
Beesotted the Brentford fanzine - going for over 20 years. On paper .. online .. video .. audio .. our matchday video blogs (http://www.youtube.com/beesotted1992) are incredibly popular.
Nominated for Football Supporters Federation & FBA Blogging Awards.
Presented by Billy Grant (@billythebee99) and Dave Lane (@beesotted100) with guest presenters including Matt Allard (@themattallard), Liberal Nick Carthew (@nickcarthew), Savvy Bee Kyriacou (@sav_kyriacou) and Martin 'The Dutchman' Holland (@BrentfordDutch)
No More Waiting for Ghoddos - Millwall v Brentford pre-match podcast
Ghoddos fact-finding interview
Millwall fan preview
Huddersfield & West Brom review
Season Ticket Resolution
Two wins in four days for Brentford as they despatched Huddersfield in the first match at New Griffin Park at Lionel Road before going on to knock last season’s playoff rivals West Brom out of the League Cup on penalties
Billy Grant, Dave Lane and Matt Allard cozy up in the virtual joint as they discussed commentators’ alternative pronounciations. Both the Huddersfield and West Brom wins.
Plus Will Allsop fronts our new Nottingham Forest-inspired feature 'Spreadsheet w@nker' - giving a statistical breakdown of the Huddersfield game.
We talked through the season ticket resolution due to coronavirus. Will it be ifollow passes? Season ticket deferral? Or a refund? What happens if they let fans back into the stadium? Who gets the tickets then?
Plus we chat to Iranian journalist Sina Sadrzadeh from Iran Footie about Brentford’s new Swedish-Iranian signing Saman Ghoddos. And why he thinks he will make a big mark on the Championship this season
We also get the lowdown from Nick from Achtung Millwall podcast about the Lions’ start to the season
Brentford 3 Huddersfield 0 - post-match podcast from the 🍻
Brentford played their first game at New Griffin Park at Lionel Rd. And came out 3-0 winners against a toothless Huddersfield side
We spoke to fans after the match
Saints and Winners - Post Southampton Pre-Huddersfield Match Podcast
Brentford opened the season with a loss against Birmingham City. But an impressive victory against Premier League Southampton in the midweek made some amends.
The Beesotted crew Billy The Bee Grant, Dave Laney Lane and Matt The Allard Allard met in the virtual joint to discuss the Blues match. The Saints match. Transfer talk - with attacking midfielder Ghoddos rumoured to be arriving in Brentford this week . And Benrahma supposedly being courted by Crystal Palace.
Plus we chat to Matt Shaw from And He Takes That Chance (http://twitter.com/hetakesthatchance) podcast about the forthcoming Huddersfield game
Birmingham 1 Brentford 0 - post-match podcast from the pub 🍻
First game back for the Bees. Birmingham once again are the first fay opposition.
And It was like groundhog day. Bees lost to a header from blues. Bees Hit the woodwork twice. And missed a fair few chances. Not to talk about the penalty decisions that didnt go their way.
We spoke to fans in the pub after the game
Watkins To Villa. Raya to Arsenal? - Birmingham v Brentford Pre-Match Podcast from The Pub
The Championship is back. And the Beesotted crew of Billy The Bee Grant, Dave Laney Lane and Matt The Allard Allard hooked up in the Sussex Arms for their first pub-cast for six months.
And lots to discuss
Ollie Watkins' transfer to Aston Villa
Brentford season warm up matches against Oxford and the cup game against Wycombe. Which ran in parallel with the international matches in which the Bees players played in.
Who is likely to figure this season
How is Ivan Toney looking in his first two run outs
Plus we chat to Blues Vlogger Brummie Joe (http://twitter.com/BrummieJoeHD) about the upcoming Birmingham game at the weekend
Brentford Football Analytics Special- Interview with Ted Knutson from Statsbomb. Brentford's Season. Success or Failure?
Billy Grant and Matt Allard Beesotted caught up football analyst Ted Knutson (http://twitter.com/mixedknuts) from Statsbomb (http://statsbomb.com) - touching base on a number of issues relating to Brentford and The Championship post Playoff Final
A really interesting chat which opened with the question - in the analysts’ eyes, was Brentford’s season seen as successful - despite the playoff final loss. And ultimately where did it go wrong?
We also discussed
Isn’t stats all nonsense? Surely it’s about whoever scores the most goals. Or is it?
Luck in footballing terms
The difference between Dean Smith and Thomas Frank’s term as manager at Brentford
Defensive midfield. How important is Norgaard? And do we need a Douglas or Toumani type player in the side
Fan rationality (or irrationality)
How did Fulham outmanoeuvre Brentford in the playoff final? Didn’t Brentford choke? Or were Fulham good?
Could Fulham have executed the same gameplay if Mitrovic was playing?
If Brentford’s ‘magical players’ are not performing, does our whole gameplay fall down?
How did the Barnsley and Stoke game fit into the bigger scheme of things?
What about the early matches like Birmingham and Charlton where Brentford should have won?
Spreadsheet w@nkers - Brentford previously finished lower than predicted by the statisticians. This season they finished higher/on par. What was the difference?
This season we bought experienced players. How much difference has that made to the team? Do we need to buy more experience?
Have set pieces improved for Brentford this season? In what way?
The Warburton era - where did w stand in terms of set pieces. What position would we have been if w just improved set pieces alone?
Why did Brentford lose a quarter of their games 1-0 this season?
Has having no fans in the stadium helped Brentford?
Do Brentford need to bring in different types of players to combat teams clogging the defence and midfield and stopping their creative play?
Do Brentford need to become better at the dark arts and sh!thousing?
The future. Who will go? How will Brentford fare after selling three or four key players this summer
How good are Brentford at finding centre backs (this was recorded before the signing of Goode)?
Why did Jack O’Connell pass us by? Why did we let him go after signing him through our stats analysis?
What type of players do we need to buy in the closed season?
What does Brentford need to improve on in the closed season?
We may have failed this season. But is the Premier League an inevitability for Brentford
0 min - Intro. Who is Ted Knutson? What has he done? What is the benefit of using Stats in football?
7 m 10 sec - Has Brentford’s season been successful. And where did it go wrong? Did Brentford choke? Luck. Brentford and midfield. Fan rationality
17m 10 - Was it Brentford who choked or did Fulham play the game of their lives? Mitrovic. Skilful players. Barnsley and Stoke. More luck. Spreadsheet wankers. Experienced players
33m 58 sec - Set pieces for Brentford throughout the ages. Long throws. Corners. Set piece coaches. Brentford losing 1-0 for more than quarter of their matches. No fans in the stadia. Plan A and plan B. Do Brentford need different players to execute plan B? Sh!thousing. Do Brentford need to be better at it?
45m 33 sec - The Future and Brentford. Which players will we lose close season? Centre backs and Brentford. Where do players like Canos and Marcondes fit into the future? Who should we sign? What areas do we need to strengthen next season? Will Brentford eventually get to the Premier League?
59m 19 sec END