Brentford fans do not hold back after being drawn with Newcastle

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Brentford fans are looking forward to the Carabao Cup clash with Newcastle United in December.

Newcastle United got past Blackburn Rovers, Morecambe, and Newport County to reach the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. The common theme with all three opponents is their lower league status, and that trend will continue in December.

The Magpies were drawn against Championship outfit Brentford last night. Steve Bruce will be smiling that his team were able to avoid Manchester City, Manchester United, Everton, and Arsenal.

However, Brentford and their supporters have the same mentality as they view Newcastle United as one of the weakest teams remaining in the competition.

Newcastle United have not performed at the level they are expected to despite scraping by their opponents, except for Morecambe (7-0), but the Toon are no strangers to defeating top Championship sides in domestic cups.

Take for example last season’s FA Cup victory at the Hawthorns when Newcastle United eliminated then league-leaders West Brom. In other words, one can never predict which Newcastle United side will show up, but their recent shift against Newport County was atrocious.

So, what exactly are the Brentford fans saying about last night’s draw? Quoted below are some comments from their fan forum: The Griffin Park Grapevine.

“Gotta be favourites for that…”

”Newcastle are dreadful away in London”

”To be honest, the shock would be if they went through”

”Very winnable”

”Perfect!! At home against very beatable PL opponent. Let’s hope Steve Bruce can hang on in there until then”

“We’re in the semi-final”

Confident bunch, huh? I would say so. Brentford are a talented side led by dynamic midfielder Said Benrahma, but the game will not be a walk in the park as they assume.

The game will certainly be competitive, especially if Steve Bruce deploys a strong lineup in London to match their urgency and attacking style of play.

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The Bees avoided some elite opposition, but Newcastle United are still the superior side in this clash. Motivation will not be lacking in either camp, but the Toon cannot repeat their performance from earlier this week if they wish to avoid elimination.