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Celtic’s Saturday Afternoon At Brentford

Apparently, last Saturday, I and hundreds of others went on a hooligan rampage and “destroyed” the West London suburb of Brentford, while attending a pre-season ‘friendly’ between weakened sides from Brentford’s League One club and current Scottish champions, Celtic.

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July 27, 2013

Match Of The Week: Exeter City 1-2 Brentford (Brentford Win 3-2 On Aggregate)

If the Premier League is now, for many, something approaching the ultimate footballing experience, there is probably something to be said for the argument that, in its quest for purity, quality, our game has lost something. The idiosyncracies of football at or near the top have been whitewashed out of sight over time, to be…

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February 7, 2011

Match Of The Midweek: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Brentford

Had most people in Britain cupped their ears in a southwardly direction at just before five o’clock on Saturday afternoon, they would have heard the faint sound of cheering coming from the Withdean stadium in Brighton. In the midst of a desperate, crazy goalmouth scramble, six minutes into injury time at the end of a…

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September 28, 2010

Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads

The annual Supporters Direct conference was held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 16th October. There was the usual informed debate about issues relating to supporter empowerment and a slightly worrying speech from the Football Association’s new Chief Executive.

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October 17, 2009

Chasing The Argonauts

In the name of “progress”, we continue to be reminded about the dangers of frachising in football, and we continue to be right to stay vigilant against attempts to parachute teams into the Football League or senior non-league football. The fundamental principle is that, subject to concerns over the health and safety of large crowds,…

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January 8, 2009
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