Tag Archives: 1992

Feeling down about the Swindon result? Watch this!

14 Apr

Brentford may have slipped to a rare defeat on Saturday – a pain doubled by nearest rivals Wolves securing promotion – but that result is now in the past.

Naturally, there were a lot of disappointed supporters at the time whilst social media really gave an opportunity for some of their feelings to be magnified.

By the same virtue, social media can be a tremendous positive for a club such as Brentford. There’s no way that, in days gone by, you’d have had such immediate access to players (past and present) whilst aswell as the likes of twitter and Facebook you can also chuck blog sites, fan forums and video sharing into the mix.

For the Bees addict there is now 25/7 access to consume as much information and opinion about the team as you want. No longer are we limited to the matchday programme on Saturday afternoon then having to sit tight and wait for either an update on Ceefax or the alliteration fest of Thursday’s Middlesex Chronicle (“Beleaguered Bees Boss” was always my favourite).

Image

In days gone by, this was it. The youth of today don’t know how lucky they are etc etc etc

And so it was this weekend when a chance crossing of paths with Brentford legend Gary Blissett on Facebook led me to the below video.

I’ve seen it before as, I am sure, have you. However, if anyone is still feeling a bit down about the result from the County Ground then give it a play. And even if you are over it, as I am, then it is still a timely reminder of the prize that can await a great team such as ours.

This may not be up to the quality – picture wise – of the present day ‘official’ YouTube channel but it certainly is in terms of what it shows.

So give it a spin and enjoy. It includes some final scenes that I hope may be played out as soon as this Friday at Griffin Park. Just maybe not the ‘short’ shorts.

Stuck between The Rock and a hard place. Will Grigg, I need you

24 Feb

QPR or Scunthorpe; Fulham or Fleetwood. Looking at the current tables, they are the likely opponents next season for whomever gets promoted from League One or who stays behind. All being well, Brentford are still up there in the box seat, despite Saturday’s loss (our first defeat since October of 2013) to Wolves.

Much as I am desperate for Brentford to go up – and I firmly believe we will –  Sunday’s draw for the EURO 2016 qualifying groups means that football in the Championship would present an additional headache.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

Will money talk or the owner walk? Either way, this won’t end well.

17 Jan

From Brentford to Bournemouth, Sheffield United to Hull City and more good news coming out of the club – it’s been a busy mid-week period for all things Bees related.

The good news is still no news – on the transfer front, that is. None of the current first team have left Griffin Park whilst, tellingly, there aren’t even any rumours circulating. Although, understandably, the club would never comment on these things until they are fact (or sometime after, in the case of Farid and his paper work) they have been pretty much on the mark so far.

Chuba Akpom, and Alan Judge have both joined although all the talk of Rob Kiernan – as it stands – is yet to reap any material evidence. However, I’ll take that none of the usual ‘non-club’ sources are talking about any of our players leaving as a very positive sign.

That said, a very interesting piece of business is going on a league above us

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

Re-create the Peterborough spirit

1 Jan

To Brentford fans of a certain age, the mere mention of Peterborough is synonymous with one thing  – Gary Blissett grabbing the winner at London Road as the 91/92 season came to a close.

With that goal, of course, Brentford whipped the title from under the nose of Birmingham City whilst Peterborough also went on to join us in the second tier of English football the following season.

Whilst that subsequent campaign was one which included Murray Jones as the ‘new’ Dean Holdsworth (move along please – nothing to see here) and the gut wrenching injury to Terry Evans as the Bees were relegated (if only he’d been fit), there were plenty of highlights along the way too:

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.