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Inside your Matchday Programme: Oxford United

Behind the cover of your reduced-price BEES

4 January 2019

“This is a competition with great history – there is something special about knockout football and you can be certain that we’ve approached this game as seriously and professionally as any other.” 

From the Dugout: The boss is keen to build some momentum with his side unbeaten in four matches coming into this afternoon’s cup clash with Oxford United


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


In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats


Four in Focus: The U’s key quartet in profile


“I don’t think there is a great deal of difference between the two sides’ intentions. Oxford will look to play attractive, high-tempo football with an emphasis on using the wide men as much as possible.”

Hot off the Press: With David Pritchard of The Oxford Mail


Heroes + Villains: Greville Waterman looks at two players who have made an impact in the FA Cup, both for and against The Bees


“The FA Cup is known around the world. When I was younger, I would watch a lot of the finals.”

The Language of Football: BEES caught up with Saïd Benrahma to find out how he has settled into life at Griffin Park


You’re the Boss: Saïd Benrahma selects his all-time XI


“We had some great results and a fantastic reception from the Liverpool crowd, which I thought was their way of congratulating us on the way we went there and tried to play. You’ve got to be stupid to go there and play them at ‘football’, but I refused to turn my back on my principles.”

Griffin Park Greats: We reprint David Lane’s interview with Steve Perryman – the former Brentford Manager who led The Bees to the Quarter-Final of The FA Cup in 1989


“If our Head Coach is somehow reading this then I implore him not to treat the game lightly. Please don’t underestimate the opposition, no matter how large the divisional gap between the sides may seem. Oxford United have the recent history. Brentford have the anti-form when it comes to the Third Round.”

Park Life: Up for the cup. Nick Bruzon looks ahead to “one of the most thrilling days in the footballing calendar”


BeeTeam: Wordsearch, Spot the Difference, Spot the Ball… Fun and games to keep your junior Bee occupied  


“Unfortunately, The FA Cup is steadily losing its prestige. With the increased riches on offer for league success – particularly in the top flight - cup progression has taken a backseat.”

Last Word: A time for heroes. Ben Burgess shares his memories of the world’s oldest cup competition


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