“We have a number of full internationals, several youth internationals, and plenty of players coming to the peak of their careers. I think that we are a very strong team and – with your backing – believe that it is only a matter of time before we begin to pick up the results that our performances thus far have warranted”.
From the Dugout: Dean Smith on the week that’s been and Reading’s visit to Griffin Park.
“We’re now three years down the road since we introduced a marketing function at the Club; it’s fair to say that the scope has grown as we’ve evolved and is very much reflective of our ambitions as a football club”.
From the Boardroom: Chief Executive, Mark Devlin, sheds light on the Club’s marketing strategy.
“I remember from last season that Brentford were one of the best opponents, more for the fact that they came and had a go rather than shutting up shop”.
Hot off the Press: with GetReading's Jonathan Low.
“Andreas (Bjelland) and John (Egan) are bigger and stronger whereas I’m more comfortable with the ball at my feet. Whatever the combination, we complement each other nicely”.
Taking up the Mantle: Yoann Barbet on what it’s like to work under the management of former centre-half Dean Smith, the pros of the B Team system and his ambitions for the months ahead.
“Jamie Bates was always the whipping boy... Once we were playing cards in the room and he lost; he had to strip off naked and run to the bus stop across the road!”
First, Best, Worst: From title triumph to broken teeth, former Bees captain Terry Evans discusses his first, best and worst moments in a Brentford shirt.
“Having renamed their dog Jota El Rey in tribute to our then terrace hero, another name change upon deadline day has now been ruled impossible by rules of a sport that only allow a solitary change. Jota it is and Jota it stays”.
Park Life: the latest musings from Nick Bruzon.
“The last month of the window caused more plots and sub plots than a series of Game of Thrones”.
The Last Word: Ben Burgess provides his take on the summer transfer window.
All this plus much more in this afternoon’s instalment of BEES; on sale around Griffin Park for just £3.50.