Date: 25th November 2011 at 10:51am
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Tomorrow sees the visit of Brentford to FIFA accredited Spotland. For your reading pleasure we’ve got the lowdown on the Bees.

They count Russell Grant, Richard Archer, Dean Gaffney and Pete Townshend, but we’ve gazumped all those and gone with Vital Brentford editor, John.

You can read about his club here

On with the questions:

1 – Which player could you not do without?

Richard Lee our keeper. Cup penalty hero and a solid base on which to build the team. Beesotted player of the year last season. We don’t score loads so need to keep it tight

2 – Unsung hero at your club?

Matthew Benham, our low key kindly benefactor – and proper fan – who has invested both in team budget, securing our debts and building an academy structure.

3 – Where will you finish this season? Heart / Head

Head is a minor improvement on last season so 10th – some of the summer signings are still yet to gel. Heart says two trips to Wembley.

4 – Best advice to people visiting your ground

We have a well documented pub on every corner…

5 – Best thing about supporting your football club

We are still a fans owned club and most supporters have both a sense of realism and sense of humour.

6 – Worst thing about supporting your football club

A) unruly neighbours Foolham and QPHa are in the prem and B) we’ve played at Wembley/Millenium five times in my lifetime and lost em all.

7 – Young talent to watch out for

There’s a lad called Manny Oyeleke coming through the youth ranks who is well rated. At first team level we are still waiting for Harry Forrester to get fit – he turned down the Ajax academy in the summer.

8 – Who’ll go up from League 1 this season?

Huddersfield battered us and in former Bee Jordan Rhodes have a top class improving striker. Other than that Charlton are decent and Megson may win ugly with his team of trolls at Wednesday.

9 – League 1 player you’d have in your team

Jordan Rhodes please. Gary Madine is a lump but a handful too.

10 – Manager rating out of 10

Rosler has the passion and discipline but it’s still early days. We are a good away team but are flattering to deceive at home so far with some shocking performances. So 6/10 so far but if the gameplan clicks then this could easily improve.


2 Replies to “Rochdale vs Brentford View From the Opposition”

  • Tricky one, but could be a win. I’ve always liked Uwe Rosler, especially when he threw his boots into the crowd and went on a red hot scoring streak

  • I remember that! Mad German before the days of Mad Jens. Didn’t know Jordan Rhodes is an ex Bee. Reckon we’ll win this tomorrow

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