Will Aston Villa distract Brentford from visit of Leeds United ? Thanks, Sky.

4 Nov

Match day. Brentford host Leeds United in a TV game that sees us with the chance to theoretically move as high as ninth in the table. Subject to the small matter of winning and other results going our way. Yet at a time when we should be looking forward to this prospect or enjoying the result from last night’s game that saw Fulham lose (that’s 3 out of the last 4) at Wolves, instead the words on most supporters lips would seem to be Aston Villa. Or Boxing Day.

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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Nothing says Boxing Day evening like Roger Moore at his best


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Roy wins Twitter for Friday

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Nick Bruzon


9 Responses to “Will Aston Villa distract Brentford from visit of Leeds United ? Thanks, Sky.”

  1. this_ain't_ rite November 4, 2017 at 8:01 am #

    im appy wid de villa outcomes mak no difference frm me point er view fank you sky! concerend dat we asnt won many at ome so dont presume leeds is done an dusted exepct yorkshir to com doon wid a glint in dere eyes an it wil be very tuff

    • Villa till I die November 4, 2017 at 9:11 am #

      Can anyone translate please.

  2. Bernard Quackenbush (@BernardQuack) November 4, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Great article Nick. Also its great that you have acknowledged that for some the change is a good thing. Im one of those. For me all 46 games are away games and the Boxing Day game like every game (except today & night games) is always a whole day out where u dont see family & friends. For the first time in years i actually get to have a Boxing Day. Maybe completely selfish reasons but so is everyone elses.

    What does really annoy me are certain fan groups who thnk that they speak for all, when they dont, and completely ignore any viewpoint which isnt part of their agenda, and all claim to be the voice of the supporters, and im not just referring to the fanzine waving brothers here. This is why I always enjoy reading Nick’s last word, because he welcomes all views and opinions. I realise now that the Last Word does not refer to Nick but to all of us as he invites us all to have the last word (see what I did there?)

    • nickbruzon November 4, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      Thanks BQ. And I love what you’ve done. Good luck to other fan groups – although I’d note some of those protesting are self confessed ‘not fan groups’ (independent and proud). Their opinions no less valid. That’s football – its as much about view points.
      And mine, personally, is that the change has ruined Boxing Day for me and my family – normally one of the highlights in the football calendar. Glad it has worked out for you though – genuinely. Enjoy

  3. this_ain't_rite November 4, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    weel win!

    • mattdabee November 5, 2017 at 8:35 am #

      one weely happy bee here then lol

  4. HerzyBee November 6, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    Nick and all readers……interesting and lots of passion being expressed……I do however want to speak up and say….don’t forget those who feel aggrieved will shout out, those that don’t, won’t ……. I guess there as many not inconvenienced as there are those who feel the opposite. Let’s also remember the away fans….Birmingham isn’t a million miles away, and the lack of public transport is all day, not just for 1930 but also a notional 1400 kick off. My guess is there will be a good turnout of Villains on the day, who will probably drive or come by coach…..as for Bees fans, don’t forget there are a large number of shift workers locally, who can possibly make the match after early/day shift working, whereas a 1400 kick off would have been nigh on impossible…

    I guess what I’m saying is, there are winners and losers here, we do have 7 1/2 weeks notice……. I’m sure it’s not a tragic event…..now Myanmar, South Sudan and Yemen are.

    You Bees!!!!

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