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Sixteen into eleven won’t go

2 Aug

The League campaign is finally here and I cannot wait. So much so that I finally cracked and went to a ‘pre-season friendly’ on Tuesday night.

I’m not, normally, the world’s greatest fan of these fixtures. They’re a little tease that struggles to properly fill the void of close season. Despite looking and sounding like the real thing, it somehow lacks punch. The footballing equivalent of alcohol-free beer. However, lured by an unexpected ‘green card’ from home base, the warm summer weather and our opponent’s recent transfer activity I decided to give it a shot.

The opposition – Cardiff City. Like Celtic reserves and Millwall before them, another higher level outfit and a really strong test. However, that’s where normal service ends…..

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.



Welcome (and ‘sack the editor’ !!)

23 Jun

Axed from the extended Brentford FC programme for season 2013/14 after four year’s voluntary service (for somewhat unclear reasons), here’s a chance for our reader to continue picking up ‘The Last Word’ column.

You won’t find match reports/pictures already seen on the website or articles about old football shirts here. Nor will you find the ‘manager’s notes’ from the previous programme. That said, you probably won’t find much quality but, at least, it will be free and unedited (in a content, rather than grammatical, fashion).

So, like ITV football –  it may be ugly. It may be full of hot air. It may spout the odd cliché. But, on the flip side, you won’t have the annoying ‘BT’ flat mates popping up after five minutes of broadcast (They say – “He’s reeling one in”. I say – “All sounds a bit stalker-ish”)

Until match day, feel free to check back in. I may add something Griffin Park related. Otherwise, we’ll go live at the beginning of August when the Bees travel to ‘Fat Bob’s’ Port Vale for the opening game of the campaign