Brentford and Birmingham given chance to relive the best and worst of football

21 Aug

Brentford entertain Birmingham City on Saturday with the return of Clayton Donaldson to Griffin Park already overshadowed by the return of referee Robert Madley.

They celebrated like they’d won the FA Cup”.

Not my words but, as if anybody needed reminding, those of Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade after we’d beaten his O’s back in March.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.


5 Responses to “Brentford and Birmingham given chance to relive the best and worst of football”

  1. Tim August 21, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Hatz off to the assitant referee…

  2. Beegee August 21, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    I suggest the only bias is from your eyes. Bobby Madley is a good ref.

    • nickbruzon August 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

      That’s one opinion.

      Having attended the Bees game in question, I’ll happily stand by comments. He had a stinker that day.

      Add to this his statistically high number of reds and yellows per game and i’ll definitely reserve judgement re his ability until I see any evidence to the contrary.

      All being well, that’ll be on Saturday

  3. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) August 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh no! Bobby Madley! By all accounts and from what I have seen he’s not even the best referee in his family! Mr Hatz will want to make a good impression as he has been promoted to the Premier League list this season. Just thank our lucky stars they didnt pair up Mr Madley with Mr Buonassisi!

    Interesting to see that PGMOL feel that Brentford-Birmingham needs a SG referee to officiate.

    • Justin August 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      Not sure I’ve ever seen Buonassisi flag without checking with the ref first. Has been the focus of much New Road ire in recent seasons. Poor chap’s little legs can’t even keep up with offsides as he’s only four foot two.

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