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Inside your Matchday Programme: PNE

New man, Emiliano Marcondes, the cover star of BEES issue 20

9 February 2018

“Alex Neil has a positive track record in this division having led Norwich City to promotion in 2014/15 and, with his side on the coattails of the top six, will be looking to emulate that success in Lancashire.”

From the Dugout: Dean Smith looks ahead to the visit of Preston North End


“Our biggest hurdle to overcome is to move our season ticket holders and members into the new stadium and into their choice of seat.”

From the Boardroom: Chief Executive, Mark Devlin, provides a behind-the-scenes update from TW8


“Jordan Hugill is a definite loss; he is such a physical presence and that’s an element that’s been taken away from Alex Neil’s armoury.”

Hot off the Press: With Dave Seddon of the Lancashire Post


“I enjoyed playing as a striker for FC Nordsjælland but I don’t have a favoured position; wherever I’m selected I will bring my own style to the role. If I’m selected as a winger, I’ll drift inside as that’s where I’m most comfortable. I’m a player who likes to play hard and give 100 per cent every day.”

Inside Track: A mercurial forward player, Emiliano Marcondes took his leave from the Danish Superliga at the summit of the goal-scoring charts having found the net 17 times in 19 appearances. BEES caught up with the 22-year-old following his first month in West London.


“I used to take a lot of stick from the crowd… You can’t let things affect you and, though it’s hard, you find that you are a bigger and better person when you come out the other side.”

First, Best, Worst: From working in a furniture factory to hat-tricks against Hull City, this week we chat to former utility man Bob Booker about his first, best and worst experiences in a Bees shirt.


“With no Yorkshire Rose, no football and not even a spin on their nickname, it left us with something that could have been lifted directly from a communist propaganda poster, the artwork for Pro Evolution Soccer, an advert for Gaviscon or the cover of George Orwell’s 1984.”

Park Life: Leeds United’s crest change is the focus of Nick Bruzon’s latest column


"That was their First Team and it was a really good test. There was a good tempo to the game and I was really impressed with lots of aspects of our game.”

#BrentfordB: Kevin O’Connor reflects on defeat to Dundalk in our B Team round-up


“This had the making of a real FA Cup classic… until the least decisive man in the world (Referee, Craig Pawson) and the Virtual Assistant Referee combined to turn the game from the fast-paced, all-action spectacle that we all love, into what could only be described as a strange form of American Football combined with Cricket!”

Last Word: Former Bee, Ben Burgess, weighs in on the VAR debate in his exclusive matchday column


For all the above plus much more, pick up a copy of BEES matchday programme for just £3.50.

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