Griffin Park? This. Is. Sparta!!

8 Jan

It’s a BBC special today. Whilst Brentford may have departed the FA Cup, I do need to give quick mention to the Beeb’s coverage of the fourth round where they have selected Cambridge United v Manchester United and the tie between the winners of Bristol City v Doncaster against West Ham or Everton as their two live games.

Whilst the fourth round is still being spread out over four days, that’s one less than the torturous drip feed of fixtures we had for the previous set of games. More importantly, they have given us games that the neutral might actually want to watch, compared to the all Premiership borefest that was Arsenal v Hull City last time out.

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 on.

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2 Responses to “Griffin Park? This. Is. Sparta!!”

  1. Jimmy January 8, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    What a waste of a read. Are you not English or something saying something is Spartan means it’s a bit basic. I thought they were going to be giving a battle cry.

    • nickbruzon January 8, 2015 at 8:51 am #

      Cheers Jimmy.

      Have to be honest that I’m not, quite, sure what my nationality has to do with anything? Or even the point you are trying to make?

      I’d fully agree with you that to describe something as Spartan would be to call it basic. Griffin Park is Spartan in places, especially the media set up, which the club acknowledges.

      Hence their (and my ) talking about it.And a nod made to a famous ‘Spartan’ line. I thought it less condescending/boring than a lecture on the city state’s place in Ancient Greek society.

      The rallying cry you so desire to read about was referenced anyway – and will be heard from the roar of Saturday’s sell out crowd.

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