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Tom Ambrose , London24 Brentford blogger
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
“Lacklustre displays against Sheffield United and Orient leave the Bees cut off from the top six”
One step forward. A comfortable 2-0 win against Exeter offered Brentford supporters renewed hope of a late charge for the play-offs. Two steps back. Lacklustre displays against Sheffield United and Orient leave the Bees cut off from the top six and looking over their shoulders at the gloomy reality of mid-table mediocrity.
‘Just pass them to death’ was the philosophy of manager Uwe Rosler when he first arrived at Griffin Park and it seemed to have the desired effect when we barely allowed Premier League Stoke City to touch the ball in pre-season. A taster of things to come we all thought. As it turns out, the brand of ‘sexy football’ Rosler has been brought in to produce never materialised. This season will be remembered for some of the worst performances and results at home in recent years - no fight, no spirit, no point.
We are now finding out that as long as we finish in the top 10, the season has been a success after all. In fact, this season has been a season of transition. I wish someone would have told me this before I renewed my season ticket. The most worrying factor is that I’m not convinced this transition has been a positive one. Looking down the squad list on the back of Saturday’s programme, there are very few if any of our team I would be disappointed to see shipped out in the summer.
Whether Rosler is the man to lead us into the promised land of the Championship or not remains to be seen. The board went through a lengthy process to get their man so despite the voices of discontent growing louder in the wake of Saturday’s disgraceful showing at Brisbane Road, there is more chance of finding a Fulham fan at an away match than Rosler not being here on the opening day of next season. What is for sure is that our squad of players needs some major surgery in the summer months - let us hope Uwe Rosler is up to the task.