Today’s the day. For more than one reason.

26 Aug

Brentford are back at Griffin Park today, hot off the heels of that 4-1 humping administered to QPR in the Haribo cup. The visitors, Wolves, themselves midweek winners at Premier League Southampton. And now back in league action its a case of Jota v Jota. Hopefully. The original and best v the temporary incumbent of that name. At least until the EFL decreed he was to be known as Diogo José Teixeira da Silva rather than the nickname with which he was first introduced to the Molineux faithful.

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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Wolves Bees

Who wins in the latest battle of Wolves v Bees ?



Harlee. Could he be looking away from Griffin Park soon?


Nick Bruzon


4 Responses to “Today’s the day. For more than one reason.”

  1. Rod Davidson August 26, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    I hope the vast majority of fans can take what has been said at face value.
    Here I am well before the Wolves game, or even before the fans forum has kicked off, and I’m reflecting on how our club looks to us now.
    Brilliant! I would say.
    Just think what a QPR supporter must be thinking in comparison. Our transfer policy keeps throwing up new heroes even though past heroes have moved on, and our owners strategy seems 100% copper bottomed compared to quite a few other clubs, who must be envious of how well we have progressed in recent times.

    • nickbruzon August 26, 2017 at 9:22 am #

      Nicely put, Rod. Thank you. And we’ll said

  2. the ain't August 26, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    let us ope wolves do not benefit from resting de entire team in the LC. Points desperately needed!

  3. steve b August 26, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    the press don’t seem to be laughing at us now re moneyballs etc etc…our play on the field looks better than its ever been..just need lady luck to ride with is occasionally so we can put a few points on the board..and to stop the morons on the terrace demanding deano’s sacking..

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