Tag Archives: Alexandra

Brentford pass their Reading test

5 Oct

Well that was tense for a while but in the end Brentford secured another league win, this time at the expense of a Reading side whose second half performance made the game an awful lot closer than the scoreline suggests.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

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Reading, Cureton and Evo stir the full range of emotions.

3 Oct

Reading visit Brentford on Saturday for a game that reignites the strongest of feelings, almost 15 years after their end of season trip to Griffin Park saw one team promoted to the Championship and the other leave with their players and fans distraught.

For those of you for who the memory of ‘that penalty’ against Doncaster is still a fresh one, this was a totally different pain.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

Stand by for action. The Championship is finally here !!

9 Aug

This is it, Brentford. Today’s visit of Charlton Athletic finally offers the chance of some catharsis as all those years of ‘coming so close’ since 92/93 (not to mention a couple of relegations) can finally be put to one side.

After falling foul of League restructuring and missing out to Birmingham City in 94/95 – followed by our now standard play-off capitulation.

After the dire play off final of 96/97 agasint Crewe Alexandra at Wembley.

To read the rest of this article, season 2014/15 is now available to download onto Kindle (and other electronic reading device) in full. Containing additional material and even some (poor) editing, you can get it here for less than the cost of a Griffin Park matchday programme or Balti Pie.

 Thanks for reading and all your comments over the course of the season. For now, I need to make more space on the site for any follow up. However, ‘close season’ will continue in full, further along.

A few history lessons but even I’ll ignore Kamara’s advice on this one.

15 Feb

If ever there was a certainty in football, it is that Wolves will pick up three points today when they entertain relegation bound Notts County. You could, quite safely, bet your mortgage on it. Brentford, meanwhile, face the tricky prospect of a trip to storm-lashed Crewe and, whilst current reports say ‘Game on’, the elements could well be somewhat of a proverbial ‘leveller’.

For me, there is no such thing as a ‘must win’ game with this much of the season remaining. However, with Wolves as good as adding another notch to the ‘W’ column, anything but a victory for the Bees will see us overtaken at the top of the table.

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.

Bring on Wolves – Bees skittle Crewe to make it 6 in a row

17 Nov

Well that was simply stunning.

For the second Saturday in a row, Brentford ran out 5-0 home winners as Crewe were blown away like an empty crisp packet caught in a storm. It really was as dominant a performance as you could hope to see and will have made the rest of League One sit up and take notice – if they weren’t already.

This, of course, made it six successive wins and, with Wolves taking over at the top of the table, it sets things up beautifully for Saturday’s trip to Molineux. The gloves really are off now (or back on, in the case of Clayton Donaldson) and doesn’t it promise to be a Battle Royale?

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.

Bees on the Beeb – this article will self-destruct in nine hours

16 Nov

It’s a Brentford double-header on the BBC today ahead of the game against Crewe Alexandra, with your chance to get involved too.

First up, Herr Rösler is the special guest on this morning’s Football Focus in an interview with Damian Johnson that will go out on the show at mid-day. Uwe talks about his time as a player in East Germany and the Stasi’s attempts to recruit him.

From the brief snippet already available on the BBC website, which you can see here, it promises to be a fascinating article. Likewise, it appears to have been filmed at Uwe’s house, too, so there’s even a chance for you to go all ‘Through the keyhole’, if that’s your particular thing.

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Uwe with Damian Johnson – thankfully, Keith Lemming not in attendance

Later today, should you not have BeesPlayer  (or just prefer the ever eloquent Billy Reeves) BBC London have full radio coverage of Brentford’s game. Whilst I’ll be watching it live myself, BBC local radio coverage has been a lifesaver in the past.

Notably when we were stuck in a three-hour tailback on the M11 last season, whilst the Bees were beating Colchester United at home. Initial frustration at missing the game for a family visit turned to relief as we’d got stuck in the radio ‘sweet spot’ that could pick up BBC Essex. As Mrs. Bruzon fumed at the delay in reaching her parent’s house, I sat back and enjoyed full radio commentary on another Brentford win. So do avail yourself of the BBC services – you just never know when you’ll need them.

Or, even, when you’ll be on them. Eagle eyed viewers of Billy’s Twitter feed last night will have seen that he is going to be in the vicinity of the Griffin Pub in the early afternoon. Its your chance to give your thoughts to the BBC on Brentford and anything else he may choose to ask you about.

1.20 is the designated time. See you there !

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