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Thomas Frank meets The Sun in a local pub

Head Coach pours a pint in The Griffin before reviewing the season

30 May 2022

Prior to the end of the season, Brentford FC Head Coach paid a visit to a local pub. Thomas spent time at The Griffin, close to our former home Griffin Park, with Sun journalist Justin Allen. He spoke in depth about the past few years.

Justin covered Brentford when The Bees were battling for promotion to the Premier League. He promised he would take Thomas for a beer when The Bees reached the top flight. The Covid-19 outbreak had prevented that happening, until earlier this month.

Thomas was well received in The Griffin with Brentford fans enjoying an afternoon drink. He got behind the bar to pour his own pint and also posed for pictures. He then spoke to Justin about Brentford's season.

The Bees finished 13th in the Premier League, their first season in the top flight since 1947. That followed consecutive seasons finishing third in the Sky Bet Championship. The Bees lost the 2020 Play-Off Final before winning it a year later.

Thomas said: “From day one, we’ve aimed high. I’ve liked our positive approach and we had huge belief we could be a big asset to this division. We’ve gone into every game with the ambition to win. Beating Arsenal in our first-ever Premier League game in front of a full house at home was special and gave us confidence. But if you look at our performances throughout the season, they’ve been consistently high.

“We had a bad spell after Christmas when we had injuries but even then our performances were good. "It was a brutal fixture list at that time as we were playing the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. But once we beat Norwich, we didn’t look back.”

The full interview, as well as more pictures, can be seen here.

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