As summer looms there is a plan B…and a plan C

6 Jun

Things are tough being a Brentford fan at this time of the year. With the League campaign not due to kick off until the weekend of 8/9 August, the next two months loom ahead as a long and painful wait. What has already seemed an interminable amount of time since Bournemouth were crowned champions and Norwich City beat Middlesbrough in the play offs promises to be all the worse as summer drags.

Actually, let me quantify that opening line slightly. This isn’t a scenario totally unique to Brentford. We weren’t alone in coming ‘so close’ and there are as many other teams who must be chomping at the bit to get started once more (Middlesbrough, I’m sure, having a point to prove) .

Likewise, for those who did make it. Without a doubt there will be more than one Bournemouth fan with their eyes on the local newsagent for when those first packets of Panini stickers are released.

The possibility of seeing the Sam Saunders tan immortalised in sticker form for all time is just too great an opportunity missed and so I’m desperate for us to restart and, all being well, go one(or two) better.

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 ! 




3 Responses to “As summer looms there is a plan B…and a plan C”

  1. John June 7, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    Great article as always Nick as you say roll on August. On Saturday morning I visited my local bookies and saw they had an ante post championship coupon. To my amazement Brentford were quoted at 9/1 to win the championship next season with only Derby at 8/1 above us!? With teams like Hull, Burnley and Middlesbrough in championship next season I was very surprised considering many of our great team from last year are likely to be missing for the next campaign. Maybe they know something we don’t. The bookies are very seldom wrong and lets hope that proves the case!

    • nickbruzon June 7, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Cheers John. Incredible, isn’t it. As you say, the bookies are generally very switched on. Here’s hoping…..

    • Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) June 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

      Thats not our plan. We are supposed to be under the radar. Sounds mad that we are considered more likely to get promoted next season than Boro. We can think that, but not others!!

      Saying that so many on social media are tipping us to go down now. It does make me chuckle to see that. Will put on a few quid before the season starts #bigornotsobigbettingambitions

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