Bees go Double Dutch to welcome in new era

2 Jun

In the end it was the least surprising managerial news since David Moyes got the boot from Manchester United or the rumours surrounding Mark Warburton were confirmed back in February. Marinus Dijkhuizen, from Eredivisie club S.B.V. Excelsior, has been appointed as the new head coach of Brentford football club. Coming with him “to assist” (presumably the deputy-head) is fellow Dutchman Roy Hendriksen.

Marinus’ name had been tossed around the media and social networks all last week, so his eventual appointment had been widely anticipated.

There was to be no shock out of leftfield although this is a bold enough step in the future of the football club as it is (especially considering the short term expectation levels he will be under in the eyes of some supporters, given the excellent two years under Warb’ guidance).

The official club site has the full interview with him here, although there can’t be many who haven’t already been through this with a fine toothed comb to see what nuggets they can glean about the new man.


To read the rest of this article, season 2015/16 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full, as :   Ready. Steady. Go Again. : Brentford FC season review 2015 – 2016

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

But wait, like all the best infomercials, there’s more. The last three seasons of the Last Word : Celebrating like they’d won the FA Cup; Tales from the football village and Ready. Steady. Go Again are also available in one combined volume as: 

Brentford Football Club – The Bees are going up. Season reviews: 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16 

We did. And we still are ! 



2 Responses to “Bees go Double Dutch to welcome in new era”

  1. RebelBee June 2, 2015 at 11:25 am #

    Welcome to them both and very best of luck, they have hard act to follow but I can see the logic behind the appointments. With ST sales flying and the club on the up it is vital that we don’t do a “Brentford” and stuff all of this up. What a league it looks next season, we need to get our squad together, get them super fit and hit the ground running in August. My hope is that we keep the essence of our team, with a strong English / British contingent, and perhaps add a couple from overseas, that we play a similarly attractive brand of football but one that enables us to take more of our chances and to limit the number of goals conceded. I’d love to see us challenge again but would accept a comfortable mid table position with things to build on going forward. For me the assault on promotion can wait until the new stadium is out of the ground and taking shape.

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) June 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Im very excited about this appointment. Reaction from the Netherlands is that the Bees have made an outstanding investment. Love the Press and social media reaction, more or less suggesting we will get relegated now. I think we should encourage this kind of thinking. After all, look how underestimating us made fools out of a lot of big names last season.

    Love the obvious excitement Marinus has already. But what are The Keys to Marinus (Dr Who pun).

    I can fully understand why Marinus mentioned Brentford Folk Club. With all those unkempt beards around Griffin Park, I would have thought it was a folk club too. But of course as we all know there is only one rule about Folk Club. We do not talk about it.


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