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Inside your Matchday Programme: QPR

Yoann Barbet the cover star of your derby day issue of BEES

1 March 2019

“We are fully aware of what this fixture means to everyone associated with our Club – Peter Gilham wouldn’t have it any other way! Having lost at Loftus Road in November, we are hoping to right some wrongs.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank looks ahead to the visit of Queens Park Rangers

 

“QPR’s visit marks my first game as Chief Executive of Brentford Football Club. Forgive me for feeling a little strange as I swap the Princess Royal for the Griffin Park boardroom. Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome; I look forward to meeting more of you over the coming weeks.”

From the Boardroom: New Chief Executive Jon Varney pens his first set of programme notes

 

Match Preview: Line-ups, latest news and last-five form guide

 

In Opposition: Squad list, profiles and stats. Get clued up on our visitors  

 

Four in Focus: QPR’s key quartet in profile

 

“Everything goes through Freeman, whether that’s set-pieces or open play, because he’s moved into a more central position. He’s QPR’s danger man.”

Hot off the Press: With Tom Victor of Football.London

 

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

 

“As a kid I can remember being upset for a whole weekend because I’d seen my team lose. We want our fans to have a good weekend, so it’s important we do everything we can to get a good result. This is what motivates us. With what’s happened in the past, we know that we are playing for more than just three points on Saturday.”

Allez les Rouges: We spoke to Yoann Barbet as the Frenchman seeks to make more history in the West London derby

 

Big Book of Griffin Park: The Middlesex County Times’ report on one of the first ever meetings between Brentford and Queens Park Rangers

 

“Without a shadow of a doubt, Brentford, for me, was the best years of my career. You feel at home at some clubs and I felt really at home there. I think I became a bit of a fans’ favourite as well - obviously it helps when you are scoring goals because that’s what you’ve been brought in to do.”

History Boys: Ten years on from Brentford’s title-winning campaign, we speak to Charlie MacDonald who is still banging in the goals at VCD Athletic

 

“Last weekend was incredible. The attacking prowess of The Bees in full flight was an absolute pleasure to behold as we hit five goals in a home league match for the third time this season. Yet if we are enjoying the high life at present, our near neighbours have been very much slumming it in recent weeks…”

Park Life: Fan columnist Nick Bruzon reflects on the week that was

 

Brentford B: Chris Deacon reports on Brentford B’s victory over Huddersfield Town Under-19s

 

You’re the Boss: B Team Kit Manager and lifelong Brentford fan Simon Taylor selects his ultimate Bees XI

 

“Football will lose the atmosphere, the passion and plenty of fans if this is what we are treated to every week. The only good thing to result from it was Martin Keown’s attempt to introduce a new word into the dictionary when claiming that VAR disrupts the ‘spontinuity’ of the game.”

Last Word: Go with the flow. Former Brentford striker presents the case against VAR

 

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