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Inside your Matchday Programme: Blackburn Rovers

Daniel Bentley the cover star of BEES issue 18

1 February 2019

“Despite our visitors’ undoubted qualities, we approach every game with confidence. We begin the day unbeaten in eight matches and, with the team on such a positive run, the next fixture can’t come soon enough.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank reflects on Monday’s memorable FA Cup tie at Barnet and looks ahead to the visit of Blackburn Rovers

 

“I am absolutely delighted by the appointment of Jon Varney as Chief Executive of Brentford Football Club. Jon is a lifelong Bees fan and an accomplished businessman who will lead us through the most exciting period in the Club’s history. I am extremely confident that, with his background in sports sponsorship and media rights, Jon will be the driving force behind a successful stadium move alongside helping the commercial team to meet their targets.”

From the Boardroom: With three weeks passed since our last game on home soil, Brentford Chairman Cliff Crown has plenty of ground to cover in this afternoon’s issue

 

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

 

In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats

 

Four in Focus: Rovers’ key quartet in profile

 

“Mowbray has built a squad who believe in his methods and who are rarely found wanting for effort. He has forged a bond between the supporters and the club.”

Hot off the Press: With Rich Sharpe of The Lancashire Telegraph

 

Heroes and Villains: Greville Waterman looks back on some previous clashes with today’s opponents through the lens of two significant performances

 

“I’m a better goalkeeper than I was six months ago. I’m not saying it’s been easy to get to that place, but sometimes you have to take one step back to take two steps forward.”

What doesn’t kill you: In a revealing interview with BEES matchday programme, Daniel Bentley discusses the dressing room dynamic, working with Iñaki Caña Pavón and overcoming adversity

 

Big Book of Griffin Park: David Lane takes us back to September 1935 for Brentford’s first top tier clash in TW8

 

“Sometimes the dressing room is like your front room – you might want to change the sofa or the curtains now and again. I think I was the curtains!”

History Boys: Adam Newton is next up in our 2008/09 series

 

“These pictures are all very much a product of the time and each one iconic in their own special way. They all share the honour of, at one point, having been deemed worthy of gracing the cover of their respective team’s magazine. Nobody can doubt the magnificence of the artwork that currently adorns the front of BEES but these pictures from days gone by tell you more about how the game was perceived back then than any modern graphics ever could.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon bids farewell to Chris Mepham and pays homage to the covers and contents of 70s and 80s matchday programmes

 

Brentford B: An extract from Andrew Aloia’s article on Lars Friis’ side – the BBC reporter accompanied the squad during last month’s trip to Bayern Munich 

 

You’re the Boss: Kit Logistics Manager Bob Oteng rewinds to 2014/15 for his ultimate Bees XI

 

“It’s one thing seeing how other teams are lining up, but it takes tactical knowledge to turn this into an advantage on the pitch.”

Last Word: Ben Burgess reflects on the Spygate Scandal

 

Pick up a copy of BEES around Griffin Park for £3.50.

Unable to make it to the game? All of this season’s programmes can be purchased online from our supplier, Curtis Sport. Click here.


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