“Our performance during the reverse fixture at Hillsborough in September was indicative of our opening chapter to the season. We should have been out of sight by the interval, but gave away a soft goal on the stroke of half-time which let them back into the game. It was a frustrating evening but one which we learned from.”
From the Dugout: Head Coach looks ahead to final game of 2017
“We are ahead of the curve from a marketing and ticketing perspective, and have become more proficient with our use of both football and non-football content across our social media channels.”
From the Boardroom: Chief Executive, Mark Devlin, reflects on positive year at Griffin Park
“There are a lot of good players who aren’t available at the moment. The likes of Fernando Forestieri, Tom Lees and Kieran Lee provided the core of the team when they got to the Play-Off Final a couple of seasons ago.”
Hot off the Press: with Rob Staton of BBC Radio Sheffield
“Without football it would’ve been a lot more difficult… you can’t forget what happened because that’s just not possible, but it takes your mind elsewhere and makes you feel a little bit better.”
Pulling the Strings: BEES caught up with Ryan Woods to discuss the challenges of the Championship, squad togetherness and the importance of football when times got tough.
“People used to kiss their shirt badges, but I went out and played for Bill… the way we played and the effort that was put in was down to the Manager.”
First, Best, Worst: From practising in the garden to running out at Griffin Park, we chat to former Bees captain Pat Kruse about his first, best and worst moments in TW8.
“By now we’re all aware of the sad news in regards Doctor Sandy Briden’s passing just before Christmas. If ever there was somebody to unite us all through her love of The Bees combined with those inspirational and touching updates, despite many of us having never met her (yours truly included), it was Sandy.”
Park Life: Nick Bruzon’s end-of-year wrap-up
“The onus is on us as staff to work on the quality of player we recruit for Brentford B… whilst encouraging them to take ownership of their careers and invest in themselves.”
#BrentfordB: Head of Football Operations, Robert Rowan, on a productive second quarter for Brentford B
“There was nothing worse than arriving at a ground to then be escorted into a ‘changing facility’ that even the most imaginative estate agent could only describe as basic.”
The Last Word: Ben Burgess on away-day difficulties