Thursday, January 28, 2010

Saint Legge!

Perhaps it's a bit to early to request the canonisation of Leon Legge but he secured a deserved point for the Bees on Tuesday night.

The big defender signed from non-League Tonbridge Angels in the summer headed the equaliser in the 83rd minute sparing Kevin O'Connor's blushes after he missed a 70th minute penalty.

At nearly 25 he's a bit of a late comer to the Football League but after, and not unexpectedly considering the jump in level, looking a little raw in his first two or three appearances, I have a feeling he's already well on the way to becoming a cult hero at Griffin Park much like one of his predecessors, Sam Sodje.

I can't speak for other Bees fans but since becoming a regular (and somewhat surprising) starter in November he's been one of the most consistent members of the first team. In fact he's already been rewarded with a contract extension untill June 2011. Keep up the good work Leon!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

St. Mary's...

...the name of my Primary School in Isleworth and the home ground of Southampton who we play at Griffin Park tonight.

We grabbed a 1-1 draw at St. Mary's back in August and with our decent home record and current form we should be able to at least match that result tonight.

I didn't make it to Norwich on Saturday. I rang Carrow Road to buy a couple of tickets for the away end but they said it was cash at the ground only. Not making the match means I can still hold on to the memory of my only trip to Norwich, a 2-1 win in the 1995-96 FA Cup Third Round. CHASE OUT! Happy memories.

It was a shame we couldn't hold on for the 0-0 but I'm not too disapointed. Listening to the game on Bees World, it sounded like we gave a decent account of ourselves and seem strong enough for a mid-table finish this season.

EDIT: Just hearing news that Crystal Palace have gone into administration, another sad day for English football.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Keen As Mustard

The Bees take on Norwich City tomorrow at Carrow Road and it looks like there has been a bit of a cock-up with the number of tickets available to Brentford fans.

Should we have been allocated 2,000? We thought we had 1,400 tickets but it turns out we've only been given 900. Who knows!!

Anyway, we've sold the 400 tickets we were sent by Norwich and they have around 300 tickets left for sale on the day.

Need to ring them in the morning to get a couple of tickets put aside for the W12 and W5 Bees making the trip :)

Oh, and I do hope Delia keeps off the vino. Hiccup!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Carlisle Game On

Pretty impressive work by the club and fans to get the Griffin Park pitch cleared of all the snow from the past 10 days.

From this on Wednesday:

To this earlier this afternoon:

Roll on 15:00 tomorrow afternoon :)

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At Last

Soooo I've finally got round to sorting out the blog I started to setup way back in the summer of 2005!

Not too sure what I'm going put on here. Most likely ramblings about me, Brentford and W12! The missus might pop up from time to time. She seemed quite keen yesterday:

"I could blog with my recipes and cooking tips!

I was thinking of compiling a cookery book with all my recipes and ideas for lunches and cheap eats. And then I could get a TV series"

You go girl!

Time to dust off the season ticket because it's looking good for the Brentford v Carlisle game tomorrow. First game of the year on 16th Jan!!

On the west London football front another manager has left QPR. The ninth to leave since Flavio Briatore became Chairman in 2007. So long Paul Hart!