Liverpool good. Peterborough better. Brentford best

20 Apr

Calmed down yet? Me neither. I still can’t believe that Brentford have done it after all the years of coming SO close.

Second to Birmingham City when only one team went up. Double play-off heartbreak under Martin Allen. Any play off, for that matter. Even last season when Keith Stroud nobbling Tony Craig cost us three points at an excellent Sheffield United side. Oh, and then the small matter of ‘the other thing’ against Doncaster Rovers.

As somebody who has been coming to Griffin Park since the end of the 70s, I’m probably as experienced as anyone to appreciate those rare moments of joy. That’s close to 35 years where the ecstasy has been outweighed by, if not the heartbreak, then certainly an awfully large portion of mediocrity.

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.

7 Responses to “Liverpool good. Peterborough better. Brentford best”

  1. chris1957 April 20, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    A humble opinion from someone who has watched the team since 1963. I agree. But would go further. Warbs has done things that Uwe could or did not do. He really is the better manager. Fans trust the club now. Mark keeps fans in touch via twitter. Crowds have gone up enormously. Take away season ticket holders and away fans. From around 3000 paying souls at the gate we now expect for a normal game more like 6000. And more will come. Thanks for a great blog. I shared a few I Phone shots on my blog arcticterntalk.org if you want to share and look. As always my football grounds website is www. Footballgroundz.co.uk and I look forward to giving Paul Stedman a new set of ground photos for the programme next year! And the year after….. Well not many European grounds!!! Bees bees!

    • nickbruzon April 20, 2014 at 11:09 am #

      Awesome stuff. Loving the pictures (especially the ‘copper’ in front of the away end.

      I really don’t think you can praise Warbs highly enough. Uwe got the ball rolling but the Mark (if you’ll excuse the mangled analogy) picked it up and ran with it.

      Cannot tell you how excited I am about the title run in and then next season…..

  2. Neil April 20, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    We were already up when we beat Cambridge, that was the game to decide who would be champions.
    I’m sure we got promoted after handing Swansea a stylish 4-1 thrashing at Griffin Park but in true Bees tradition we then had to wait for other scores to come in before we could celebrate..

    • Neil April 20, 2014 at 9:55 am #

      …or was it the 3-0 v Exeter?
      Forgive me I’m getting old & still in a daze after Fridays shenanigans!!

      • nickbruzon April 20, 2014 at 11:06 am #

        I wouldn’t worry! And thanks for the comments. It’s been such a crazy weekend I’m still in a daze myself.
        It promises to be an exciting next few games and then , who knows what…..??

  3. lee bartlett April 20, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    Not going to calm down nick,feels like all our christmas wishes have come early buzzing is understement

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