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Derby Day for Sam Jacques

Tonight sees an all-West London affair in Football Manager EFL Cup

5 May 2020

Sam Jacques has a chance to join the likes of Marco Djuricin, Josh Clarke, and Ollie Watkins as a modern West London derby hero when he takes on his Queens Park Rangers counterpart Rob Facey in the Last 16 of the Football Manager EFL Cup tonight.

The match will kick-off at 7pm and will be streamed live on our Twitch channel.

The Opposition

QPR, who unlike The Bees entered in the First Round, are represented by supporter and long-time Football Manager player Rob Facey. Their run to the Third Round has been fairly routine with a 2-0 win over Peterborough United followed up by a 3-1 victory over a Romaine Sawyers managed West Bromwich Albion. 

Our Man

Bees fan Sam won the fans' vote to be our manager after impressing supporters with his extensive CV on the latest version of the game. Currently a student at Bournemouth University, Sam has led Brentford to four Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, a Club World Cup, and nine other major trophies during a six-year stint in West London. 

Sam Jacques CV.jpg

Our Story so Far

Sam booked his spot in the Third Round with a penalty shootout victory over Shrewsbury Town last Wednesday. Ollie Watkins cancelled out Sean Goss' effort to send the game to extra-time. The extra 30 minutes saw Jason Cummings and Emiliano Marcondes trade early efforts before Christian Norgaard had a late winner chalked off for offside. The shootout saw David Raya save twice from the spot as we progressed 3-1.

Raising Funds for Mind

As well as supporting The Bees during the tournament, you can also show your support for the EFL’s charity partner, Mind, the mental health charity. In these tough times their services are needed more than ever so while you’re being entertained by the action, please consider donating on this JustGiving page which will be open during the tournament.

Tournament Rules

• Matches to be played on FM20 Touch Versus mode, teams must play as themselves. 
• This is a straight knockout tournament, with all ties comprising one game. Each tie will go to Extra Time and Penalties, if necessary, to produce a winner. 
• The ‘Home’ team of each tie will host the match 
• Suspensions/Injuries won't carry over to the next round


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