It is, quite literally, a cup competition.

5 Aug

No sooner has the league campaign begun than we are straight into cup action. As such, today we’ll take a look at the top ten Brentford cup performances of the last 30 years (and there’s also a rather special ‘caption competition’ to close) but firstly, the weekend.

As ever, if you want the minutiae of what happened on pitch then Chris Wickham or Beesotted are your best bets  – and a splendid job they both do, for the record. The Last Word is about ‘the other stuff’. So what did we learn?

Firstly, those of us unfortunate enough not to travel had the small consolation of the BeesPlayer show; the highlight of which was ‘doughnut-gate’. Whilst special guest pundit Stuart Dallas had the will power (or fear or Uwe’s wrath – delete as applicable) to resist the tray of cakes on offer from the Port Vale hospitality team, one member of club staff was unable to display the same discipline. I’ll spare this particular chap’s blushes  – if you were listening you’ll know who – but anchorman Mark Burridge reckoned it was at least three.

As Shakespeare famously wrote, “Our bodies are our gardens to the which our wills are gardeners”. On Saturday, the gardener was definitely not sitting in the press box.

 The top ten Brentford cup performances of the last 30 years.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

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14 Responses to “It is, quite literally, a cup competition.”

  1. Adamwoodroffe August 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    And that kev is how you kill a sheep

  2. Graham Matthews August 6, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Si: These premiership boots sponsership deals are not what i expected
    Kev: yeah i only get a deal on flip flops in league one

  3. Larry Signy August 6, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    That’s it Simmo – give it some welly………….

  4. Simon Catlin August 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Gaffer said I should, “lob one over the bar”, so here goes.

  5. Iain Rowsell August 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    After last years success of London 2012 there was a massive disapointment by the anniversary games.

  6. David Daniels August 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    KOC: “Come on Si – everyone knows Uwe has said I am the club’s welly boot thrower!”

  7. Pierre August 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Si: let’s see if he can catch this one…

    Kev: Uwe… Fetch!

  8. Greg Heath August 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Kev, you aim for Lewis and I’ll aim for Marshall. Then I’m first choice.

  9. Jonathan Burchill August 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Kev lets Simon have one last chance to beat Ole Gottskalksson’s 2001 record.

  10. Anna August 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    If I wang it further than you Kev, I get the donut!

  11. Deloreangray August 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    To celebrate his move to Cardiff, Si finally gets rid of the boots left for him by Stuart Nelson…

  12. Barry M August 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    When asked for the art of taking the perfect penalty King Kev says, give it some welly. Simon, upon hearing this, takes his advice literally

  13. Rachel Bruzon August 9, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    Run that past me again, Kev. It’s five points for Buzz, ten for Buzzette but how many for Mark……?

  14. nickbruzon August 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    PLEASE NOTE – we now have a winner . Thank you for all your entries. Some crackers in there. The winning caption will be revealed in the Sheff United edition , which is going up soon.

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