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Inside your Matchday Programme: Norwich City #PG50

With 2019 marking Peter Gilham’s 50th year as the Club’s matchday announcer, we celebrate one of our own in tomorrow’s issue of BEES

31 December 2018

“The team have taken very well to the 3-4-3 formation. The more minutes we play, the more fluid and familiar the system will become - the early signs are highly encouraging.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank looks ahead to the visit of Norwich City

 

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mark Devlin for his efforts during his time at Brentford Football Club. Mark has overseen significant growth during his time with us and deserves a lot of credit for the strong position we are in. Following a comprehensive handover process, I have stepped in as chief executive while the Club looks for Mark’s replacement.”

From the Boardroom: Cliff Crown’s behind-the-scenes update

 

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

 

In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats

 

Four in Focus: Norwich’s key quartet in profile

 

The Story So Far: High-flying Canaries. Dan Long’s half-term report on Daniel Farke’s Norwich City

 

“Most City fans were hoping a Play-Off chase might be possible, so to be in the top two at Christmas was little short of a revelation.”

Hot off the Press: With David Freezer of The Eastern Daily Press

 

Heroes and Villains: Greville Waterman relives two former tests against today’s visitors

 

Peter Gilham’s Top Ten Moments: We sat down with the Bees legend to discuss his highlights from half a century at Griffin Park

 

“There are so many classic Peter lines, ‘Hello, and welcome to Brentford club call’ being one of my favourites from days gone by. The pre-internet chance to run up a 33p-a-minute phone bill on 0898 121108 while waiting to find out which Premier League star we’d signed. 180 seconds later…Welcome back, Bob Booker! That’s a pound my parents will never see again.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon reflects on the career of Club announcer, Peter Gilham

 

“I’ve sung on the pitch at the Millennium Stadium, at the old Wembley Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium. Rod Stewart never managed that!”

First, Best, Worst: From Christmas Day in Doncaster to singing at Wembley Stadium, we take Peter Gilham down memory lane

 

History Boys: Peter Gilham’s first-person narrative of the 2008/09 title-winning campaign

 

“No one wants to lose and miss the chance of a trophy. We’re now playing older teams and men’s teams, making it more of a challenge. We go into these games knowing they will be harder but when you’re on the pitch it’s about focusing on our style and our plan.”

Brentford B: Chris Deacon speaks to David Titov

 

You’re the Boss: A side spanning seven decades, Peter Gilham selects his ultimate Bees XI

 

“Peter Gilham is a seasoned pro. The Lionel Messi to my erm, Ben Burgess. The Mona Lisa to my colour by numbers.”

Last Word: ‘Big Ben Burgess’ pays tribute to Peter Gilham

 

Pick up a copy of BEES around Griffin Park.

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