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Inside your Matchday Programme: Middlesbrough

Your special issue BEES featuring tributes to Brentford’s late Technical Director, Robert Rowan

23 November 2018

“If I finished at Brentford, I’m certain that Rob was one of the people I would have remained in contact with. He was a warm, welcoming and open person – a fantastic character to be around. I will miss him very much.”

From the Dugout: The boss reflects on a tough two weeks in TW8


Right from the start, Rob fitted into the culture of the Club. He was bright, enthusiastic, articulate and had a real passion for football. He had a great eye for finding young players who would fit in with what we were looking for. The Club will be all the poorer for his passing.”

From the Boardroom: Mark Devlin reflects on an emotional fortnight at Brentford Football Club


Robert Rowan (1990-2018): Tributes from Robert’s family and the footballing world


“I feel really privileged to be in football. I probably shouldn’t be – I’ve never played the game professionally. But I love my job, I love working at Brentford and I love the sport in general.”

Robert Rowan, in his own words: Daniel Long’s interview with The Bees Technical Director, first published in August 2016


You’re the Boss: Predominantly made up of players that he worked alongside during his time at Celtic and Brentford, Robert selected his ultimate side during one of his regular visits to the Communications office


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


In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats


Four in Focus: Boro’s key quartet in profile


“Pulis is structuring his team in the way that he always does with a strong defence. The building blocks are in place for the way he likes to go about things.”

Hot off the Press: With Mark Drury of BBC Tees Sport



Heroes and Villains: Greville Waterman looks at some previous clashes with Middlesbrough through the lens of two significant performances


“There was a genuine sense of caring, which gave me an insight into the thorough, professional and personable nature rob possessed.”

Big Book of Griffin Park: David Lane’s tribute to Robert Rowan


“I love Brentford through and through. I didn’t want to part ways without leaving my mark.”

History Boys: Brentford Women's FC Head Coach, Karleigh Osborne, is next up in our 2008/09 series


“Rob’s story was the stuff of dreams. Of comic books. Of legend. Of crossing that boundary from football outsider to insider.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon reflects on the loss of Robert Rowan


Brentford B: Chris Deacon reports on Brentford B’s clash with Huddersfield Town Under-23s


“When I played, I don’t even think assists were tallied. I would have found it quite interesting to know how many headers i won, or how many fouls Darren Powell committed!”

Last Word: A numbers game. Former Bees striker digests the ever-increasing use of statistics in football


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