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Inside your Matchday Programme: Fulham

Behind the cover of a special edition BEES

1 December 2017

“With tomorrow’s game a local derby we count on you to provide an atmosphere in which the players can thrive. You were in fine voice at Loftus Road on Monday and we’ll be doing all that we can to secure the three points and send you home happy.”

From the Dugout: Dean Smith on the second West London derby of the week.

 

“The football isn’t as fluid and there have been poor losses and late goals conceded - that’s all combined to leave an air of disappointment around the cottage.”

Hot off the Press: With Ryan O’Donovan of Get West London.

 

“The expectation from the fans definitely gives you a bit of extra incentive as a player… it’s very important – particularly when you play at home – to feel the energy of the crowd.”

Defensive Measures: Having anchored Denmark’s back four during last month’s decisive Play-Off victory over the Republic of Ireland, Andreas Bjelland must continue his good form in TW8 if he is to showcase his talents on the world stage next summer. BEES sat down with Andreas ahead of the second West London derby of the week.

 

“I’ve sung on the pitch at the Millennium Stadium, at the old Wembley Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium. I’m not sure Rod Stewart has ever managed that!”

First, Best, Worst: From Christmas Day in Doncaster to singing at Wembley Stadium, we chat to Club legend Peter Gilham about his first, best and worst moments in TW8.

 

“Any riot acts have been read and tea cups thrown. The Hoops have celebrated like they won the FA Cup and I’ve lied to a child.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon on derby week.

 

“The next step is to break into First Team football, either with a loan move or at Brentford.”

Keeping up Appearances: Ellery Balcombe sat down with BEES to talk about Brentford B’s fixtures and his time away with England’s Under-19 squad.

 

“It was agreed that I would have injections in my hamstring before the game and at half-time. I didn’t have a clue what the injections contained or about the lasting damage they could cause. All I wanted to do was play.”

The Last Word: Ben Burgess on the lasting effects of a prolonged career.

 

For all the above plus the usual favourites, pick up a copy of BEES around Griffin Park for just £3.50. 


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