“The maddest game of football that ever existed”

9 Aug

Not my words, but those of BeesPlayer’s Mark Burridge after last season’s promotion showdown at Brammall Lane between Brentford and Saturday’s visitor’s, Sheffield United.

The game – which finished 10-9 to United (in terms of players left on the pitch) and 2-2 (in terms of goals) – was, quite literally, the match that had it all. Four spot kicks; three red cards; the Dave Kitson guide to sportsmanship and fairplay; a successful Marcello Trotta penalty (that’s not a typo); and the infamous Mr Keith Stroud as the man in the middle (file alongside Biggar, Atwell and d’Urso in the volume labelled: ‘incompetent’). That’s before you even look to factor in Bradley Wright-Phillips’ ecstasy inducing last minute equaliser that sent Bees fans home delirious and stopped United’s season dead in its tracks.

Can the weekend’s game come anywhere close to that?

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.



One Response to ““The maddest game of football that ever existed””

  1. Iain Rowsell August 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    Cheers nick and to king kev. I’ll be in contact soon for prize.

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