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Inside Your Matchday Programme: Millwall

A sneak peek at everything in this weekend's 1904-inspired edition

18 October 2019

Here's what to expect from the weekend's edition of the Matchday Programme, inspired by our very first season at Griffin Park in 1904 and our first league meeting in TW8 with Millwall during October that year.

In Profile, Tommy Shanks: The curious case of Brentford's first Griffin Park goalscorer is examined by Dan Long and Paul Briers.

"Shanks is one of those footballers from Brentford’s past whose history may never be solved. He lived beyond 1919, that’s for certain. As to how long, we may never know."

From the Field, David Raya: Our player series continues with a welcome from goalkeeper David Raya as he reflects on the previous fortnight.

"As human beings we need help from those around us whether we want to admit it or not."

Fixture in Focus, 1904: Historian Rob Jex takes us back to when Millwall Athletic first visited Griffin Park in the Southern League.

"The match was won and lost in the first five minutes of play, Hobson, who re-appeared at centre forward, being responsible for the only two scored."

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Hot Off The Press with John Kelly: "At Middlesbrough, they should have won, against Hull they were frustrated and conceded a freak free-kick, and QPR at home was just really bad"

Jim Conway's Brentford Story: "Suddenly, one of the windows shattered, there was glass everywhere. The engine roared into life and we drove around to the front of the stadium."

Ben Burgess' Final Word: "There are so many more factors that raise the anxiety levels in adults and children now than there were just 20 years ago"


Also inside: Brentford Women play out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Griffin Park, Nick Bruzon celebrates doing things a little differently, Brentford B's Danish duo Japhet Sery Larsen and Gustav Mogensen go head-to-head in Teammates, Thomas Frank looks back on the international break in From The Dugout, and find out what the Community Sports Trust have been up to with Club Psychologist Michael Caulfield.

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