Matthew Benham and Roy help lift the mood as Gibraltar are bracketed.

8 Sep

Very much a day of mixed emotions yesterday as former Brentford goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny (now plying his trade with Arsenal) kept Gibraltar at bay in their EURO 2016 opener against Poland. And by kept at bay, I mean barely had a look in as the boys from the Rock were on the wrong end of a 7(seven) – 0 bracketing.

Despite an even first half, it ended up being the sort of rout that nobody likes to see. It took Brentford owner Matthew Benham, who had earlier given a positive reaction to the ‘hot seat’ idea for Lionel Road, to fully lift my post match gloom with another view of one of his favourite football headlines.

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.

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One Response to “Matthew Benham and Roy help lift the mood as Gibraltar are bracketed.”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Saw about 10 mins of the game and though Gibraltar’s style was very much different from other minnows like San Marino, Luxembourg & Malta. Felt they were always prepared to have a go. Yes, they will get hammered often, but they will also spring a surprise or 2. Thought they were refreshing.

    My brother was at the game, will ask him what he thought when i see him.

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