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Inside your Matchday Programme: Millwall

Behind the cover of your Remembrance-themed BEES

2 November 2018

“You gave the team and me an amazing reception during our last home game and travelled in numbers to Preston and Norwich. Griffin Park is a special stadium; with your backing I hope to make this place a fortress.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank reflects on his first three games in charge and looks ahead to the visit of Millwall

 

“Mr. Vichai’s commitment to his football club and the wider community of Leicester allowed everyone to dream again. In an age where money is so often the decider, he showed that nice guys can win by making The Foxes’ dreams come true.”

From the Boardroom: Mark Devlin reflects on a tragic week for football  

 

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

 

In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats

 

Four in Focus: The Lions’ key quartet in profile

 

“No one expected the Play-Off challenge in 2017/18 and fans were realistic coming into this campaign. The main task this season is consolidation.”

Hot off the Press: With John Kelly of Southwark News and NewsAtDen

 

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

 

Football Remembers: Paul Briers profiles John Bayne and Joshua Hardisty, two former Brentford players who made the ultimate sacrifice

 

Roll Call: The stories behind The Bees’ 1914/15 squad

 

“I will always remember the Brentford squad and staff crowded into Harry Curtis’ office listening to Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, telling the nation that we were at war with Germany. There was a dark mood in the office afterwards as we all talked about what had been said and what we thought would happen”.

Griffin Park Greats: From a long-awaited League debut to bunking with Matt Busby, David Lane spoke to Ted Gaskell about the impact of World War Two on Brentford Football Club 

 

“I remember lifting the trophy with the fireworks going off. You could really see how much it meant to the fans.”

History Boys: A foot in both camps. Former Millwall and Brentford defender Mark Phillips discusses The Bees’ 2008/09 title-winning campaign

 

“This sort of cheating wasn’t actually cheating. Instead it was ok because, seemingly, they’d felt hard done by in their failure to beat Brentford. As Phil noted, ‘What goes around comes around, or whichever phrase is in vogue this week.’”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon breaks down recent events at Elland Road 

 

Brentford B: Chris Deacon reports on Kevin O’Connor’s side

 

“I played with Dean Holdsworth when I was a teenager. I had a tendency to bounce a cross into the box at that time, and he asked for the ball to be played in for a volley, a header or flat on the deck because anything in between would make it harder for him to tap it in. I took that advice on board and he was very patient with me.”

You’re the Boss: Fan favourite selects his ultimate Bees XI from two stints at Griffin Park

 

“Football can be a great leveler; a platform to bring people together, to solve differences and to live a better life.”

Last Word: Ben Burgess discusses the power of football

 

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