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Inside your Matchday Programme: Bolton Wanderers

Behind the cover of BEES issue 14

21 December 2018

“Once again, I’d like to thank those of you who made the long trip north last weekend and apologise for the result. It costs time and money to follow a football team and I completely understand your frustration. I know it’s tiring to hear, but we need you now more than ever. Togetherness is key as we look to put some points on the board.”

From the Dugout: The boss calls for togetherness as Brentford look to return to winning ways at Griffin Park

 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club and, as stated previously, I am very proud of what we have achieved in this time. The Club is unrecognisable in so many ways compared to where it was in 2011.”

From the Boardroom: With Saturday his final day as Brentford’s Chief Executive, Mark Devlin reflects on seven and a half years at Griffin Park

 

Match Preview: Line-ups, latest news and last-five form guide. The key information ahead of #BREBOL

 

In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats

 

Four in Focus: Bolton’s key quartet in profile

 

“Parkinson has done a great job in stabilising the club; it could’ve been a similar case to Portsmouth where they had to go right down to the bottom and work their way back up again.”

Hot off the Press: With Marc Iles of The Bolton News

 

Heroes and Villains: Greville Waterman relives two former tests against The Trotters

 

“I have found myself in England. Life in England suits me, English football suits me, and the mentality suits me.”

Fox in the Box: What does Neal Maupay put his form down to, how many goals is he after, and what’s next for the in-form Frenchman? We sat down with the striker at Brentford’s Jersey Road training ground

 

“I remember pulling up in the big car park outside the ground and seeing the place packed out with Brentford fans. We all knew that it could be a special day.”

Griffin Park Greats: David Lane’s interview with former Brentford and Bolton forward Dean Holdsworth, conducted in April 2002 during Dean’s time at The Reebok Stadium

 

Christmas with The Bees: The pick of the pics from Monday’s festivities at Griffin Park. Can you spot yourself in our gallery?

 

History Boys - The Loanees Part Two: In the 2008/09 season, Andy Scott signed 14 players on a temporary basis. Picking up from where we left off in issue 13, we review how each player fared at Griffin Park and where their careers have taken them since

 

"A word of warning. Two words of warning, in fact: Clayton Donaldson. The Griffin Park legend is currently plying his trade for our visitors and while yet to get off the mark for his new club, one can only imagine that if it’s going to happen at any moment then now is the time for The Bees defence to be on red alert. A former hero scoring is up there with brackets after 7(seven) goals, the manager-of-the-month curse, outfield players having to go in goal and an orange ball in the snow as things that are always great to tick off from your ‘football magic’ bingo card. Hopefully not today though.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon reflects on the week that was and looks ahead to Bolton’s visit to Griffin Park

 

“The most important thing is behaviour. They might have ability on the pitch, but you have to look at a player’s temperament. Do they have the temperament to go and perform in front of 10,000 people at Griffin Park or at any other Championship stadium in front of what could be 30,000 hostile fans?”

Brentford B: Chris Deacon speaks to B Team Assistant Coach Allan Steele about the progress being made in Brentford’s second squad

 

You’re the Boss: Having first attended Griffin Park in the late ‘80s, there’s some room for sentiment in Talksport presenter Natalie Sawyer’s ultimate Brentford XI

 

“Sterling showed unbelievable self-control to keep his cool; in that one moment he showed what a fantastic role model he is for people from all walks of life.”

Last Word: Former Bees striker on Raheem Sterling and a relentless festive schedule 

 

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