Tag Archives: second round

Is there a new Jota in the pack? Transfer update

14 Aug

Have Brentford made a new signing?

The much rumoured transfer of Jota (José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo) from Celta de Vigo seems to have been confirmed on Twitter this evening.

Whilst the club have made no statement as yet, the player (whose shortened name means Jack – as found in a deck of cards) appears to have let the cat out of the bag with this post which has appeared on his Twitter account .

Is the cat out of the bag?

Is the cat out of the bag?

The presence of another attacking midfielder in the squad is, indeed, a welcome one. That said, it is sure to only increase speculation that Adam Forshaw will be moving on with Wigan Athletic the possible destination

As yet, this is not official news. For all we know his twitter account could have been hacked (not that that would ever happen in Brentford circles).

Could Jota be our new ‘Jack in the box’? . Hopefully we’ll find out soon

How farce became fantasy. Fulham provide the best opposition possible

14 Aug

Brentford fans were celebrating like….. etc etc etc last night. With the draw for the Capital One Cup having been made, the likes of Manchester United visiting MK Dons or Newcastle at Gillingham would seem the obvious ‘TV’ ties. However, it is the arrival of Fulham at Griffin Park that has to be the most atmospheric and anticipated of the second round.

I’m sure the good people at Sky will go for Manchester United – if only because last season’s campaign of self destruct has seen them enter the competition at this stage for the first time in 19 seasons. They’re welcome to it – I’ll be at Griffin Park regardless.

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.

From the best to the worst

2 Jul

I wrote last night about both our new Championship away shirt aswell as my top five Brentford ‘change’ kits of all time (you can read it here if you’d like to see what topped the list).

However, subsequent talk (and not about the ludicrousness of FIFA’s ‘round of 16’ – it’s ‘last 16’. I’ll also accept: Second round) got me thinking further.

Whilst the top five were quite easy – although featured a very tough omission in the Osca navy /red – what was the worst we’ve ever had?

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One of the best

Puma win this race hands, down. The black and gold of 2009/10 comes close. Too shiny with very odd gold side panels and trim. Black is not a great away colour, anyway, and always seems one designed by the marketing men for sales over style (“good with jeans”).

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It’s not good, but there is worse

But it was the previous season’s effort that really scrapes the bottom of the barrel. And more disappointingly, since I’ve always seen blue as the traditional ‘away’ colours for the Bees.

However, Puma’s offering was truly horrific. It shouldn’t have been. There was nothing too fussy / garish about it whilst it had two shades of blue. But what a shade – pastel ‘baby blue’. The short of thing a newborn might wear – until he vomited on it (which would be an improvement).

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Baby blue? What WERE they thinking?

We’ve had some true classics in the past whilst next season’s Adidas yellow is right up there. But you’ve more chance of me supporting the Loftus Road mob than wearing one of these.

Worst. Away shirt. Ever.

‘Celebrating like they’d won the FA Cup…..’ (The story of Brentford’s season 2013/14) – amongst other things – is now available as a digital book. Featuring the best of the not so bad columns from the last ten months, and some new content, you can download it here for your kindle / digital device.