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Inside your Match Programme: Valencia

Take a look behind the cover of tomorrow’s 100-page issue, which includes an in-depth guide to the new Premier League season

6 August 2021

Valencia are the visitors for our final game of pre-season tomorrow!

To celebrate the official opening of our new home, we have a bumper edition Match Programme on sale around Brentford Community Stadium.

Available for £5, it’ll be cash transactions only from our sellers around the stadium. Programmes can also be purchased using card from The Bees Merchandise Kiosk on Lionel Road South.

 

Have a look below to see what's inside! 

 

“There is no doubt that the spirit of Griffin Park has been transferred to our new stadium, and I’m hopeful that we can create many more happy memories together.”

From the Dugout: Thomas Frank

 

“To come back stronger after the disappointment of the year before speaks volumes for our togetherness. As Chairman, I could not be prouder of the players and staff; everyone, both on and off the pitch, has played their part in an incredibly challenging 18 months.”

From the Boardroom: Cliff Crown

 

“Most of the fans associate Bordalás’ attitude and playing style to what they truly want from Valencia CF: No-nonsense, aggressive, relentless”

Hot off the Press: With LaLiga Lowdown’s Paco Polit @pacopolitENG

 

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“In Africa, when you grow up, you don’t have the money to get football shoes – you just play in bare feet on the streets. It’s made me the player I am today; I gave everything, even when I didn’t have shoes on my feet.”

Frank the Tank: Frank Onyeka discusses his first impressions of Brentford, his route into football and how he got his iconic nickname!

 

“I was signed for Celtic as an offensive midfielder and weighed about 82 kilos, and left at 94 kilos and as a centre-half! It’s been an incredible journey.”

The Bhoys and The Bees: We sat down with the Norwegian international Kristoffer Ajer on a sunny day at Jersey Road to get his thoughts ahead of the Premier League season

 

“I grew up in Brentford and remember going to games at Griffin Park. To have the chance to play for this team is very humbling.”

MPH: Myles Peart-Harris sat down with BEES to discuss his switch from Chelsea and the season ahead  

 

“Jota was like a blazing meteor. We thought we had seen the last of him but we never gave up hope and finally he returned to his spiritual home in January 2017 and received an uproarious and emotional welcome.”

Jota in the Last Minute: With Spanish opposition in town, Greville Waterman pays tribute to a former fan favourite from Pobra do Caramiñal

 

“As Thomas emerged from the tunnel and started down the side of the pitch, a fellow North Stand observer turned to me and said, ‘He’s actually going to do it. He’s going full perimeter!’. Sure enough, he did. A lap of all four stands. When just about any other manager would have been using those last few seconds to channel their inner Russell Osman and launch into a ‘We can win this’ speech, Thomas was off on a pre-match lap of the stands.”

View from the North Stand: With our opening game against Arsenal less than a week away, take another opportunity to indulge in our journey to the top flight with North Stand Season Ticket Holder and Bees fan Nick Bruzon

 

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Premier League Preview: With less than one week to go until our Premier League curtain raiser against Arsenal, Dan Long takes an in-depth look at the teams joining us at the top table

 

A Strip Down Memory Lane: In the first instalment of a new series, Nick Bruzon prepares for the Premier League season by looking at four iconic top-flight kits

 

BeeTeam: Fun and games to keep your young Bees occupied!

 

Coach Karleigh: Looking for some training ground inspiration? Brentford Women’s FC gaffer Karleigh Osborne has got you covered with a perfect warm-up drill

 

“We’re a Premier League club now but that doesn’t mean anything changes in the way we work as a coaching staff - we will continue to be relentless in the way we push the players. We want to strive even more to bring out the best in each individual, which will collectively help the team.”

Brentford B: Ben Strange sits down with Head Coach Neil MacFarlane after three B Team players feature in the First Team’s pre-season friendly against Manchester United

 

“Pre-season will have helped the players realise they have nothing to fear.”

The Last Word: Big Ben Burgess reflects on a productive pre-season for Thomas Frank’s side

 

Packed full of exclusive content, never miss an edition of our Match Programme by reserving your copy of the official publication for every Premier League fixture with a seasonal subscription. This full-season package to the UK and Ireland covers our home fixtures, including all cup matches at Brentford Community Stadium, but does not include any pre-season friendlies which must be purchased separately.

All the B5-size 84-page issues will be produced to a schedule that allows for a second-class mail out on a Friday before a weekend fixture, so subscribers should allow four working days to receive their orders via Royal Mail. The price for this seasonal subscription package is £99, inclusive of postage to a United Kingdom or Ireland address. Find out more here. Programmes can also be purchased on an individual basis if you’re unable to make a game this season and need to fill a gap in your collection!

Please note that this package is not for supporters based overseas. Please contact ACA if you are an overseas supporter and wish to sign up for a seasonal subscription

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