Will there be magic at Middlesbrough?

20 Sep

Brentford head up to Middlesbrough today looking to bounce back from the 3-0 reverse to Norwich City in midweek. Whilst most people agree it was a much closer game than the scoreline suggests, the fact remains that Norwich won. That said, I still feel massively upbeat about both Brentford’s start to the season and huge swathes of the performance on Tuesday night. Let’s hope we’ve learned from it.

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 “Will there be magic at Middlesbrough?”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) September 20, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Ive always found the commentary team of Reeves-Chapman-Wickham a very odd affair. It is probably the most unusual of styles, although it does have its entertaining moments. Ive likened the team to the story of Cinderella. On one hand you have Billy who dreams and wonders about the fluffier things in life, and sees good in everyone, whose commentary style is more Kenneth Williams then Kenneth Wolstenholme. And then you have the double act of Chapman & Wickham taking on the role of the slightly affronted and disapproving siblings putting Cinders, sorry Billy in his place.

    Dont get me wrong id prefer to listen to our panto style commentary over the local radio soundalike-same format since the 70s presentation with its patronising tone. If its just to hear Billy say the most perfect of descriptions ‘bagotelling in the box’

    As for the ticket price. Is it any wonder that Boro never fill their ground in an area with less disposable income than other areas.

  2. dave shaw September 20, 2014 at 8:35 am #

    You have forgotten to mention other Boro supporters like Stephen Tompkinson (Ballykissangel and DCI Banks) and Mark Benton (Early Doors, Northern Lights and Waterloo Road)

    • nickbruzon September 20, 2014 at 8:49 am #

      Thanks Dave. My effort was merely scratching the surface. Any insight into the Paul Daniels theory?

  3. Andrew Wing September 21, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Back to Pigbag yesterday. Interesting article in yesterday’s programme not so much about celebrity fans but shared players over the years. A surprising number.

    • nickbruzon September 21, 2014 at 9:01 am #

      Thanks Andrew. Still amused by the Richard Lee piece in the programme – although a great reaction from the man himself

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