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London Goalkeeper of the Year Daniel Bentley takes the spotlight in BEES 24

29 March 2018

“Special mention must go to Chris Mepham who made his full international debut during Wales’ 6-0 victory over China. That cap was a fitting reward for the attitude Chris has shown this season and a real marker of how far he’s come in a short space of time.”

From the Dugout: Dean Smith on Blades, Boro and the International Break

 

“It was true to our values that a family who has supported The Bees for several generations should be selected to put the first spade in the ground.”

From the Boardroom: Mark Devlin reflects on a historic fortnight in TW8

 

“Even though they’ve not had the greatest form since Christmas, Sheffield United have managed to stick in there and I don’t think anyone should bet against them sneaking into the Play-Off mix.”

Hot Off the Press: With Rob Staton of BBC Radio Sheffield

 

“I train like a trojan and it’s the same on matchday – I leave it all out there. I can’t approach something half-heartedly.”

The Road Ahead: A pillar of professionalism, Daniel Bentley has been ever present during Brentford’s Sky Bet Championship campaign, helping The Bees to 12 shutouts with eight games of the season remaining. Wecaught up with the 24-year-old to discuss the importance of mental strength, Sheffield United’s visit to Griffin Park and his ‘clean sheet obsession’.  

 

“I nicked his key card and then we went and ransacked Andy’s room so you couldn’t even recognise it! his bed was in the bath and everything was flipped upside down!”

First, Best, Worst: From signing limbs to ransacking rooms, we chat to former full-back Paul Gibbs about his first, best and worst moments in professional football.

 

“With last Monday’s Lionel Road ground breaking ceremony, Brentford are only heading on an upward trajectory to a bright future.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon on ground breaking, Sunderland and Simon Grayson

 

"We gave Henrik [Johansson] a little round of applause at the end and he got a bit emotional in the changing room. He's had close to 14 months out injured and now he's slowly getting there so it's brilliant to have him back.”

#BrentfordB: Kevin O’Connor reflects on his side’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United Under-23s

 

“Carragher was the figurehead of the team and the focus of away fans’ frustrations. In all that time I don’t recall him reacting so petulantly, even when he suffered defeats at Old Trafford.”

The Last Word: Ben Burgess discusses a tumultuous fortnight in football

 

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