All of the Kings of the Castle feature interviews conducted & written by Dan Long, originally printed in the official Brentford match day programme throughout the 2022/23 Premier League season.
With this feature taking its name from a play written by famed playwright Alan Bennett, it seems apt to bring the curtain down on this season with an in-depth conversation with his footballing namesake.
We take a look at some of the key games that shaped Brentford’s 2008/09 title-winning season…
Sam Wood may have eventually been plucked from non-league by Brentford, but as he recounts the story of his first chance to make it in professional football, there’s a smile on his face.
There was wholehearted disappointment in June 2010, when Ryan Dickson left Brentford for Southampton after turning down a new deal at Griffin Park.
“We don’t talk about that,” says Ben Hamer when he recalls making his Champions League debut for Leicester back in 2016.
Dan Long takes a brief glance at the players on the periphery during Brentford’s 2008/09 League Two winning season…
Neal Maupay may be grabbing the majority of the headlines at Griffin Park this season, but before him, few strikers had captured the hearts of Brentford fans in the manner that Charlie MacDonald did.
Earlier in the season, we explored the extents of Andy Scott’s exploits into the loan market during the title-winning season of 2008/09.
Miami, Sao Paulo, Milan, Paris. Iconic cities dotted across three continents. Fascinating destinations to fuel the wanderlust of any aspirant traveller.