Brentford Press – Newcastle Too Good For The Championship

The local Brentford press reporting on Newcastle’s 3-1 win yesterday at St. James’ Park said the Newcastle  team simply outclassed The Bees.

The report and comments on the GetWestLondon web-site were (very) complimentary to Newcastle who put in a good performance yesterday, especially in the first 25 minutes or so when we were 2-0 up and it looked like we could have scored a lot more goals.


Rafa Benitez – seemed happy enough

This is some of the reporting of the game yesterday that was watched by just short of 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park:

“Brentford were outclassed by a Newcastle team packed with Premier League quality as their wretched away form in the Championship continued.”

“The Bees have only picked up four points from 18 away from Griffin Park so far this campaign and it was always going to be difficult to pick up points at St James’ Park.”

“Newcastle could have scored at will in the opening stages and two quick goals gave the Magpies a dominant lead.”

“If Newcastle don’t win promotion back to the Premier League then someone will have made a massive mistake.”

“Players like Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle and others should not be plying their trade in the second tier of English football.”

“If they had maintained the intensity of the opening exchanges, it could have been a thrashing.”

“However, that is their current lot, but you can be almost certain that they will not be doing so next season.”

“Brentford knew deep down that if Newcastle fired on all cylinders it would be a difficult afternoon for them and so it proved.”

“They will take some, although not much, comfort in knowing that other teams have been on the end of a pasting by the Magpies and will be before the season’s end.”

There’s only one thing to say about that report – we hope they are right.

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10 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Oct 16, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Got it. Huddersfield seem decent but it could go to any side. I’ll be happy with a draw

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #2

    So far we have played seven top half clubs and only five bottom half clubs and now have more points than our last time down here, that must bode well.

  • Average_Contents

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3


    If either side were more clinical then by rights it’d be 4-4 lol

  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #4

    “If Newcastle don’t win promotion back to the Premier League then someone will have made a massive mistake.”

    Rafa must know that with the money he’s had to reshape the squad, he enjoys a huge advantage over other managers and so it would be a significant failure for him not to take us up.

    We have had a decent start, but we’ll need to continue to improve for the manager and players to be genuinely worth their salt.

    You sense there is another gear to find and that despite Gayles’ goals we aren’t quite all we should be up top and as an attacking threat down the left either.

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #5


  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh yes! Sheffield Wednesday leading Huddersfield 1-0!

  • mindshaft

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Come on Sheffield 🙂

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah I wouldn’t say we outclassed them
    Yes we were the better team the first half – should of been 3-0 up first half – anyone tell me why our ‘third’ goal was disallowed – from the Gallowgate end was someone offside or interfering with the goalkeepers vision i.e. Tiote’s ‘goal’ against Shitty.

    When we scored our third we were totally in control but from there on we lost the plot – shoddy passing lack of movement letting Brentford back into the game.

    Got to keep going for 90 minutes

    I don’t think we play with a higher enough tempo to outclass teams – but if we do we are going to murder someone.

    Saying that we are getting better when we play well but to many games of two halves at the minute

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Watching Huddersfield v Sheffield I don’t think we have much to worry about with Huddersfield long term but Sheffield will be thereabouts at the death!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 16, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Well done Sheffield Wednesday, well played, cheers for that.


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