A Brentford blogger is taking a look back at the 2016/17 season and raising money in the process. Nick Bruzon’s latest e-book – entitled Welcome Home, King Jota – is on sale now. It looks back at Brentford’s third campaign in the Sky Bet Championship by collating and adapting blog columns from his ‘The Last Word’ site into one volume. And a percentage of all money raised from sales will be donated to Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust.
Nick’s e-book runs from pre-season and the 2016 European Championships through to the end of the campaign last month and captures the highs, the occasional lows and the unusual through the eyes of one supporter. It looks at Brentford’s third successive top ten finish in the Championship, the arrival of new faces and the return of some familiar ones. Nick talks about the goals, a league double over Queens Park Rangers and predictions that came back to bite.
Nick said: “One thing that has become more and more apparent to me in the last few seasons is that despite our higher profile and higher division, the heart and soul of the club remains the same. If anything, the Brentford family are even more tightly bound together than ever before as we continue our journey not just up the football pyramid but towards a new home at Lionel Road.
“We still have that wonderful feeling of togetherness and a unique connection between club and fan that permeates through all levels. The BFCCST is a key part of that. We share a wonderful feeling of everybody knowing everybody, of all being able to celebrate together, of personal involvement and emotional investment in a team that we’d support through thick and (mostly) thin but who are now treating us to brand of football rarely seen in modern times. It is a feeling that, along with the usual football talk and associated ‘other stuff’, this year’s story has really tried to capture.
“The chance to share this with fellow fans is something I love trying to do over the course of the season. We’ve all got an opinion on what is happening to our club, of what works well and what doesn’t and of who our favourites are. Some may agree, others not. That’s what makes football such a collective experience.”
Priced at just £1.99, all proceeds from the sales of this and Nick’s previous e-books - 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 now being donated to the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.
The book can be bought at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072C4GW94