Redemption? From what? Dear media, please Trot on!

25 Jan

What a great sight to wake up to.

Brentford’s table topping victory over Gillingham last night made it 14 wins out of 16 and, as hoped for yesterday, takes us 7 (seven) points clear of third placed Wolves.

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade, guesting for Sky, could only watch on helplessly as his side were pushed down to second place by a Bees outfit still decimated by injury but still as solid a team as you could hope to see – regardless of who is filling those eleven red and white shirts.

As if to demonstrate, look where the goals came from. First up, Jonathan Douglas. Leaping in the six-yard box, he was mid-air as he stroked home Jake Bidwell’s cross with the Gill’s defence parting like the Red Sea. It was certainly an unusual position for the holding midfielder to find himself in – so much so that four of my group reacted, simultaneously, with the question, “ Was THAT Dougie?”

Ninety yards away on the Ealing Road terrace we couldn’t quite be sure until he wheeled away but, oh yes, it was!

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 “Redemption? From what? Dear media, please Trot on!”


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