Matthew Benham wins at Twitter, again, as Bjelland joins Bees.

2 Jul

Well played to the local press as a second, rumoured, transfer was confirmed in less than a week. This time, Danish international centre back Andreas Bjelland was the man to join Brentford, from FC Twente, following hot on the heels of Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

As ever, all the pertinent information is available on the BBC, the club site, Beesotted and just about any other news source going. I’ll leave you to pick through those at your leisure, suffice to say that signing a player of this calibre (21 full international caps including three of their Euro 2016 qualifiers) is a massive statement of intent from Matthew Benham.

As ever though, this column is less about the ‘proper’ stuff and more about the associated bits on the side that may not get so much of a public airing. And whilst Matthew may be looking to make a statement on the pitch, off it he continues to lead the way.

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 ! 

Thumbs up for the new team

Thumbs up for the new team



2 Responses to “Matthew Benham wins at Twitter, again, as Bjelland joins Bees.”

  1. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) July 4, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    In a season where Peter Gilham equivalents struggled with Diagouraga and even Jota, they are going to want a new job after seeing Kerschbaumer, Gogia and Bjelland on the teamsheet.

    This is turning into a fascinating close season, and with Josh McEachran reported to be on his way to GP as well, this is getting more and more exciting. Obviously before August 8 we will also have 1 or 2 new strikers as well to add to the roster. I wonder how many Bees are already trying to come up with their starting line up for Ipswich?

    • nickbruzon July 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

      Who’d be a P.A. man?? Even Peter might struggle to get his tongue around some of those vowels. Let’s hope he’s careful….

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