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Inside your Matchday Programme: Wigan Athletic

Josh McEachran the cover star of BEES issue 06

14 September 2018

“International experience will only serve to strengthen those players as they return to a busy period of domestic football. We enjoyed a productive period on the training ground with those who remained with us at Jersey Road. It’s been a break in name only.”

From the Dugout: Dean Smith’s thoughts ahead of the visit of Wigan Athletic


“Before our date at The Emirates, we still have the challenge of facing Wigan plus trips to Ipswich Town and Derby County. A successful Championship season is our primary aim and thoughts of Arsenal must be put on hold until the final whistle blows at Pride Park.”

From the Boardroom: a fortnight on from Brentford’s last fixture, Mark Devlin reflects on a successful start to the season


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


In Opposition: squad list, profiles and stats


Four in Focus: Wigan’s key quartet in profile


“The opening month of the season has shown that there is no reason for Wigan to be scared of anyone. They’ve got ten points from their first six matches and it could have been more.”

Hot off the Press: Paul Kendrick of The Wigan Observer gives us the lowdown on The Latics


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


“I want to help get this club to the Premier League. That’s been the main ambition since i signed.”

Dictating Play: Josh McEachran discusses his ambitions for the season, his loan spell at Wigan Athletic and once being on the radar of Real Madrid.


“I was on the floor and felt their players standing on me, so I threw a punch. It only caught the referee in the knackers!”

Griffin Park Greats: from training ground bust-ups to relegation at Bristol City, Joe Allon shares his Brentford memories


“I remember walking to the ground after getting off the bus and seeing gardens full of bikes. We used to go for our lunch in The Bricklayer’s Arms after training. Win or lose, we’d always go out for the night locally after the game, too. I used to love playing at Griffin Park.”

Big Book of Griffin Park: David Lane’s tribute to the late, great Gordon Phillips


“I could see that both of my eyes were open, but I could only see out of one of them. That was scary and that’s when I started to panic because I immediately thought I’d lost sight in that eye and it was done for.”

History Boys: 2008/09 Uncovered: from Brighton to Brentford to a hospital bed. Nathan Elder is up next in our review of the 2008/09 title-winning campaign


“It was incredible. So truly bad it crossed to the other side and became unintentional comedy gold. Equal parts Nicolas Cage (if only he’d been available) and Sean Bean’s When Saturday Comes.”

Park Life: popcorn at the ready. Nick Bruzon is back with a recommendation that will transform your Saturday evening


“Our main aim is to keep players on the pitch. Rather than holding players back we want to try and push them so they can reach their full physical potential.”

Brentford B: the team behind the team. Chris Deacon speaks to B Team physiotherapist, Liam Horgan


You’re the Boss: perhaps unsurprisingly for a product of Manchester United’s academy, there’s a strong Red Devils presence in Luke Daniels’ dream XI


“It will be interesting to see how Sané responds to the criticism, I just hope for his sake he goes the Ronaldo way and not the Burgess way.”

Last Word: in light of Leroy Sané’s recent struggles, Ben Burgess discusses the significance of on-the-pitch body language


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