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Bees a Royal pain as Sam abdicates on a night of goals and glory.

28 Sep

After a day where the majority of the footballing world were talking about Fat Sam leaving the England job ‘by mutual consent’ (definitely not sacked. Just to be clear. Not. Sacked) one would imagine that outside of TW8, Brentford thumping Reading 4-1 will quite likely be low on most people’s topics of discussion this morning. Which is a massive shame because the victory, which saw the Bees rise above the likes of  Newcastle United to fourth place in the Championship table, was one to savour.

Even now (Wednesday morning, 6 a.m.), I’m speechless. The questions going in to the game were how would Dean Smith rebuild his midfield whilst, at the same time, countering the perceived attacking threat from a supposedly rejuvenated John Swift? Didn’t they get answered in some style?

To read the rest of this article, season 2016/17 is now available for download on e-book in the retrospective: Welcome Home, King Jota (Brentford FC season review 2016/17)

 Priced at just £1.99, all sales are being donated to the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.

Likewise any sales from the previous titles – Celebrating like they’d won the FA Cup (2013/14), Tales from the football village (2014/15) and Ready. Steady. Go Again. (2015/16) – are also now going to the BFCCST. 

Containing the least bad of the blogs from May 2016 to May 2017 along with a smattering of new material, you can pick it up, here. Its all for a great cause and,hey, you may even enjoy it…..

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Reading’s lurid kit was about as awkward as it got for Brentford

 

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View from the terrace – Annette Curran grabbed this one of Daniel doing his thing

 

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Maybe a slightly more modest restaurant these days

Nick Bruzon

7 (seven) teams playing ‘Stay Alive’. But who will do it?

25 Apr

Here we go!! Brentford head off to Reading today, knowing that three points will keep our play off dreams going until the final game of the season – the home sellout to Wigan Athletic. And with Ipswich Town knowing they have to do better than us this afternoon to guarantee a play off spot, could all the pressure be on a Tractor Boys team who face a tricky clash with Nottingham Forest? But, for me, Wolves are the team to really watch out for.

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 on.

Can we make it 21? All to play for on Saturday.

24 Apr

Only one more sleep until Brentford travel to Reading, knowing that whatever happens in the game between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest, a win for the Bees will see the promotion race go down to the final game of the season when we take on Wigan Athletic. And with Derby County at Millwall this weekend, the Rams are by no means certain of securing a play off place as they take on a team fighting a last gasp battle against both relegation and a Football League panel still dithering over whether to dock Rotherham United any points for fielding an ineligible player against Brighton.

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 on.

Is Warbs a film fan? (and kids, don't smoke)

Is Warbs a film fan? (and kids, don’t smoke)