Ever the diplomat, Kevin O'Connor selected six of his current team-mates when asked to name his best Brentford XI from his 15 years at the club.
To be fair to O'Connor, although he has played with some outstanding players in his time with the Bees, the current side is the only one to win promotion to the second tier.
O'Connor, who made his 500th Bees appearance in Saturday's win over Stevenage, was also involved in many of their previous near misses – under Steve Coppell in 2002, Martin Allen in 2005 and 2006, and Uwe Rosler last season.
Between the sticks, O'Connor plumped for Simon Moore, who left for Cardiff last summer after four years with the Bees, having agonised over the inclusion of former Wojciech Szczesny, but discounting him as he was a loan player.
At the back, O'Connor went for three of the current back four in the shape of Alan McCormack, Jake Bidwell and Tony Craig, who he made skipper, with the only former player muscling his way in being Michael Turner, who had two brilliant seasons with the Bees between 2004 and 2006 before going on to find fame with Hull, Sunderland and Norwich.
In the middle of the park, O'Connor went back on his original omission of loan players to include Alan Judge, who is currently on loan from Blackburn Rovers, while also including Jonathan Douglas from the current squad.
Jay Tabb, who made more than 100 Brentford appearances between 2000 and 2006 before moving on to Coventry, Reading and Ipswich, joins them in the middle, along with Paul Evans, who also wore Bees colours more than 100 times between 1999 and 2000.
Originally included in the list was Stephen Hunt, another to play more than 100 times for the Bees, between 2000 and 2005, before making his name with Reading, Hull and Wolves, and is now a team-mate of Tabb at Ipswich. However, Hunt was dropped late on by O'Connor to make way for Evans.
Up top, O'Connor decided on partnering current team-mate Clayton Donaldson with Lloyd Owusu, who grabbed 76 goals in two spells for the Bees, from 1998 to 2002, and 2005 to 2007.
O'Connor said: "It was a really tough task to whittle down some of the great players I have played with at Brentford over the years to just 11, but I reckon this time would give most a run for their money."
KEVIN O'CONNOR'S BRENTFORD XI:
1) Simon Moore
2) Alan McCormack
3) Jake Bidwell
4) Michael Turner
5) Tony Craig (c)
6) Jonathan Douglas
7) Paul Evans
8) Jay Tabb
9) Lloyd Owusu
10) Clayton Donaldson
11) Alan Judge