Having been with the club for half a century, Peter Gilham has seen it all: relegations and promotions, financial troubles and dreams of the Premier League. But as he celebrated his fourth decade in TW8 during the 2008/09 season, Brentford ousted the dark, ominous days they’d recently faced and lifted the League Two trophy. For… Read More History Boys | Peter Gilham
I was invited onto Ian Stone’s Comedy Breakfast show on LoveSport Radio this week to talk about Brentford’s 3-3 draw with Barnet in the FA Cup fourth round.
What is the most integral component in a title-winning team? Is it the much-sought after prolific striker? A goalkeeper with cat-like reflexes? A manager with the experience to fine-tune his tactics to perfection?
Marcus Bean pulls no punches when he addresses the profound impact his move to Brentford had on his career.
In similar circumstances to recent History Boys interviewee Marcus Bean, when Marvin Williams joined Brentford in the summer of 2008, he was looking to get his career back on track.
An untimely ‘curse’ struck the Bees squad in the final months of the 2008/09 season.
In all 129 years of Brentford Football Club’s existence, just one man has won the league as both a player and a manager. The name of that man? Andy Scott.
To paraphrase Scottish poet Robert Burns, even the best-laid plans often go awry. Former Brentford midfielder David Hunt knows that all too well…
As well as writing the 2008/09 League Two anniversary feature this season, I’m continuing to write the opposition preview ‘Hot off the Press’ as well as the Away Day guides for the stadiums the Bees didn’t visit last season.
Goal of the season in 2007/08 and 14 goals in his debut campaign in west London; on a personal level, Glenn Poole’s first full season in the Football League probably couldn’t have reached headier heights.