Packed full of exclusive Christmas content, we take you inside your Matchday Programme.
“We have played 21 games so far and have another two to go until we have faced everyone. We have probably drawn too many games, and lost too many points from winning positions, but we have the basis for consistency. I certainly don’t think anybody will fancy coming to play us during the second half of the season.”
From the Dugout: Head Coach on Tykes test
“The major off-the-field news since we were last at Griffin Park was the decision of the London Borough of Hounslow Planning Committee to approve the amendments we submitted in relation to the design of our new stadium… The decision means we can now begin to deal with a number of outstanding planning conditions with the hope of commencing building work sometime during the first quarter of 2018.”
From the Boardroom: Chief Executive, Mark Devlin, on a significant week for the Brentford Community Stadium
Scott Partridge in A Pear Tree: Energetic and lively striker whose energy made up for his lack of height. Signed for £100,000 from Torquay United and formed a potent partnership with Lloyd Owusu.
Festive XI: A Christmas spin on Greville Waterman’s All-Time XI feature
“They lost Josh Scowen to Queens Park Rangers, Marley Watkins went to Norwich City and Mark Roberts got transferred to Birmingham City… it’s been a massive rebuilding job in double-quick time.”
Hot off the Press: With Leon Wobschall of The Yorkshire Post
“It sums it up that, when we do young versus old in training, I find myself on the old team at 24. It’s probably the youngest old team there’s ever been!”
Saint Nicholas: Nico Yennaris on growing up with The Gunners, life at Brentford and the relationship between the festive period and the footballing schedule
“The feeling of scoring a goal and seeing the reaction of the crowd – some of whom had walked to Adams Park that day – was an amazing experience.”
First, Best, Worst: From a late winner at Wycombe to a disappointing departure, we chat to Jay Tabb about his first, best and worst moments at Griffin Park
“We’ve had our own Christmas moment in the past. In particular 1983 and a story that, whilst many have heard before, can never be repeated enough. Unlike Mrs Brown’s yuletide shenanigans.”
Park Life: Nick Bruzon takes a trip down memory lane in his latest opinion piece
“I’m at my best when I’m on the ball and getting past people with one-on-ones. This is what I usually do and what I enjoy most in games.”
#BrentfordB: One on one. Our sit-down with German youngster Raphael Assibey-Mensah
“We were left with shorts, socks, a t-shirt and a jumper whilst Carlton - who was also a player at the time - was wrapped up like the Michelin Man. It was a decision which certainly didn’t endear him to us.”
The Last Word: Ben Burgess on football in the festive season
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