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Inside Your Matchday Programme: Cardiff City

Take a look inside our special Brentford B edition of the Matchday Programme

11 December 2019

This midweek edition of the programme is inspired by the 1984/85 season and is also our B Team special, celebrating the work of Neil MacFarlane and his staff so far this season.

Neil MacFarlane talks to Ben Strange about his first six months in charge of Brentford B, what he's learnt about the squad and how much work is going into preparing the next generation of players.

“I think it’s a fantastic club with so many good people behind the scenes, and so many good people here on a day-to-day basis with one common goal; to make the club progress."

Chris Mepham remembers his time as a B Team player and talks to us about life with The Cherries. 

“One of the hardest games I’ve ever played was against Villarreal away, it was a game where we got battered for large periods, but you can come away learning a lot from those types of experiences."

Jan Zamburek discusses the key experiences with Brentford B, which led him to what is now a growing number of Sky Bet CHampionship appearances. 

“We played against opponents from different parts of Europe, for example we went to Portugal, Italy, France and Scotland. We’ve been playing at least one match a month against a very different opponent."

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In Profile this week is Jack Holliday: "The ex-Middlesbrough contingent of Holliday, Muttitt and Scott was finding the net on a regular basis, scoring more than 50 goals as the club won the London Challenge Cup and their second league title in as many years."

Fixture in Focus, 1933, from Rob Jex:"The goal storm which swamped the Welshmen was irresistible, and it first flashed its message to all Brentford hearts when Holliday headed the ball across to Muttitt for the inside left to head the ball across the front of Farquharson’s face and into the far corner of the net."

Brentford Women's with Charlotte Tanner: "We’ve got a solid squad who have applied themselves and are now getting the rewards. Progress in the cup is a fantastic achievement for the Development group."

Also inside: Jan Zamburek is our pull-out poster, Thomas Frank takes another look at that Luton Town win, Ben Burgess talks to us about the value of set pieces and check out some of the unique scorelines from games at Griffin Park in Stat Attack.

Pick up a copy of tonight's Official Matchday Programme around Griffin Park for £3.50. Unable to make it to the game? All of this season's programmes can be bought online from our supplier Curtis Sport. Click Here.

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