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Inside your Matchday Programme: Stoke City

Julian Jeanvier the cover star of BEES issue 17

11 January 2019

“We have conceded just two goals in our last five outings and have kept three clean sheets. Julian Jeanvier has made a superb impact since his return from injury. He offers plenty of experience and, with or without the captain’s armband, I expect him to be a real leader for us moving forward.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank looks ahead to the visit of Stoke City  


“Our search for a new chief executive is progressing well. First round interviews have been completed and second round interviews are planned for later this month. If all goes well, I’d hope to be able to make an announcement by the end of the month.”

From the Boardroom: Cliff Crown’s behind-the-scenes update


Brentford Remembers: In memory of those who we lost in 2018


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


In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats


Four in Focus: The Potters’ key quartet in profile


“Stoke went through 2018 without scoring three goals in a game and it was the first time they’d done that since the 19th century. That serves as an indicator that, even when they are on top, they can’t kill teams off.”

Hot off the Press: With Pete Smith of Stoke-On-Trent Live


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


“I had always wanted to discover England and to discover English football with its intensity. It was also a chance to learn a new language and a new way of life. The opportunity to join Brentford came up and I jumped at it.”

Defending the Colours: An extended interview with Bees centre-half, Julian Jeanvier


“It certainly was a debut and a half, Brentford were a goal down within 20 seconds and 6-1 down at half-time.”

Griffin Park Greats: David Lane’s interview with the late, great Dennis Heath


Big Book of Griffin Park: Newspaper extracts recounting the story of Stoke’s visit to West London in February 1913


“We went straight into the boozer opposite the ground and that was it – it was a crazy night.”

History Boys: Midfielder turned model John Halls looks back on his 12 years in professional football


“Anybody who can read will by now have seen the typo on the officially published team sheet that saw Christian Fuchs recast as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey. What a difference one letter makes. If nothing else, it did beg the question as to what the Newport County press office had been researching prior to kick-off to let this one get through the spell check.”

Park Life: Nick Bruzon reflects on an FA Cup weekend that was not short on magic


Brentford B: Chris Deacon’s B Team update


You’re the Boss: Julian Jeanvier’s all-time XI


“As a manager, you have to be able to judge who needs the ‘hairdryer’ treatment and who needs encouragement and love.”

Last Word: The managerial merry-go-round. Ben Burgess discusses the demands of the dugout


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