Storm in a C cup. What a load of Reds Bull. Third round draw update.

24 Aug

Brentford will be home to Norwich City in the third round of the Rumbelows Cup. Over half an hour after the draw for the Milk Cup was scheduled to have begun, The Bees and Canaries were the fifth tie pulled out of whatever it was we were allegedly being pulled from behind the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Burton Albion. What a publicity seeking farce.

I’m not going to mention the Carling Cup by its official name. Call me petty, and I am, but I’m hacked off with it. I was prepared to embrace the madness of a 4.15am kick off but instead we were ‘treated’ to a behind closed doors slap in the face.

And if you’d like to read more whilst helping the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust …. the rest of this article can now be found in the Kindle e-book Ten Times Better. Brentford FC Season review: 2017/18. Inspired by ‘that’ interview it contains the least bad of these columns in one, handy volume as it looks at our own campaign as well as wider divisional life and the promotion / relegation races.

As a bonus there’s a whole host of new material. New that is, for my pages. Specifically, all the programme articles submitted (both home and away where, if nothing else, you can get the original versions of both Birmingham City and Millwall).

In addition, There Is No Plan B. Brentford FC Season reviews: 2013/14 – 2017/18 takes us all the way back to the start of this latest leg in the journey. That penalty. League One. Harlee Dean was a hero. Jota was something we thought happened to the temperature for one week in July. Alan Judge had joined on loan whilst the Marinus Experiment was something nobody had contemplated. Bringing things bang up to date by the inclusion of this year’s volume alongside the four previously published campaign round ups, it has five seasons in one weighty tome. As weighty as a download can be, that is.

Relive the memories. See how often the same material gets regurgitated. Remind yourself about the likes of Betinho, Martin Fillo, Javi Venta and Marcos Tebar. Certainly, if there’s no Marcos Tea Bar at Lionel Road it will be an opportunity missed.

All proceeds from any sales will go to the Community Sports Trust. For less than the cost of a half / pint respectively, they may help while away some time on the commute. By the pool on holiday. In the bathroom. Who knows? It will certainly do some good for the Trust, whose work has been well documented at Griffin Park but you can read all about it on their site.

And if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been given something very special. A 2017/18 third team shirt with Lewis Macleod’s squad number on the reverse in the EFL typeface. Anyone with half an interest in Bees kits will know that these were never made available in the club shop.  Anyone who has read any of this before will know what a kit nerd yours truly is so when I say this is rare, take that in good faith!

To be in with a chance of owning it, download a copy of either before the end of June 2018 and you’ll go into a draw to win this. Just DM/tweet me (@NickBruzon) a copy of your purchase confirmation mail and I’ll add your name to the list before selecting a random Bees fan to win this on July 1st.

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Follow it live. Erm, on twitter….

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There’s the draw. Excitement, she wrote

 

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No C****** for this Bees fan. It’s the Red Bull cup now

Nick Bruzon

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8 Responses to “Storm in a C cup. What a load of Reds Bull. Third round draw update.”

  1. simonsapper August 24, 2017 at 6:48 am #

    The madness of inept sponsorship! Good piece Nick – hope you can catch up on some shut-eye!

    • nickbruzon August 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

      Thank you Simon. It was bonkers. And that was just me in getting up for the thing. Oh well, let’s chalk that up to experience.

      • simonsapper August 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

        V welcome Nick. If we actually win the bloody thing it will all, of course, have been worth it!

  2. peter lumley August 24, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Very entertaining and amusing,Nick.As to the tie itself,on whatever day it is played,possibly on my 85th birthday (September 20 )I will leave home the day before in an attempt to find a parking space within five miles of the ground !!!

    • nickbruzon August 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

      Thank you Peter. A pleasure as ever. Good luck parking anywhere near the ground these days. Get the train and enjoy a prematch libation 🙂

    • steve b August 26, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      do what i and a few others do (being holders of bus passes)..park near syon park and u have buses , 267 237 and 235 every 10 minutes or so…much easier than parking nearby ground..and it’s free…!!

  3. steve b August 24, 2017 at 10:40 am #

    my kids used to love harabo sweets when they were younger

    • nickbruzon August 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

      Steve. I think you’ve nailed it. The Haribo cup sounds great

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