This is Saunders territory. And an apology to Doctor Who

16 Jan

I need to begin today’s column with an apology following yesterday’s piece on the contretemps between Daily Mirror chief sport’s writer Oliver Holt and one Brentford fanatic (something the Mirror man was very sporting about later). Specifically to West Bromwich Albion, Gerry Francis and fans of BBC sci-fi. The article included a picture of the newest addition to the Baggies’ coaching staff, comparing him to ‘late 60’s Doctor Who’.

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 “This is Saunders territory. And an apology to Doctor Who”

  1. SillyChip January 16, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    “All of which is a shame because having to cope with frustrated Whovians, nerds or whatever the collective term is for lovers of that show….”.

    An articulate person like yourself knows that the term is Whovians and if you were unsure you know your way round Google. So what follows after comes across as a bit insincere. Some people base their lives round watching Doctor Who, others have Brentford FC as a major part of their lives….some have both! Are passionate Bees fans nerds or whatever the collective term is for lovers of that team?

    • nickbruzon January 16, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

      Thanks for your comments. I can understand your point of view although, perhaps, tongue-in-cheek would have been a more choice term rather than ‘insincere’.

      For the record, I very much enjoy Dr.Who and am a self-confessed kit (and Brentford) nerd. You’ll see that stated in many of my articles about Bees shirts.

      Personally, I consider it more a term expressing keen interest rather than anything to be ashamed of and am proud to be described as such.

      That said, OTT nit-pickery(and i don’t mean your comments) does drive me nuts.
      Mid or late 60s. Why worry?Life is just too short. Perhaps ‘fanatic’ would have been a better word but I’d already used it.
      No offence meant.

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