Griffin Park, home of Brentford FC, is famously the only football ground in England that has a pub on each corner.
Brentford’s home ground was in the news last weekend when 150 fans volunteered to shovel snow from the pitch so that the match with Tranmere could go ahead…
Read the full story here: www.bbc.co.uk.
Brentford will be back in the spotlight again this Sunday 27th January when they host West London neighbours Chelsea in the F.A Cup.
The Bees warmed up for this London derby by beating east London rivals Leyton Orient 2-0 on Tuesday night. Taking on Chelsea, however, will be a different matter.
A distance of about five miles separates the two clubs in west London, but 43 places keep the teams apart in the league (across three divisions). But in terms of finance, the teams exist in different worlds. Brentford’s top scorer this season – Clayton Donaldson – arrived at Brentford on a free transfer. Chelsea paid paid a reported £50,000,000 for striker Fernando Torres in 2011.
Chelsea have won the F.A Cup on seven occasions. Brentford have never progressed beyond the quarter finals.
The thrill of the F.A Cup remains the prospect of an upset. Lower league teams are thrown into the hat with the big boys and the ties that emerge have led to a number of shocks down through the years. The phrase used by fans and media alike to describe such events is as apposite as it is delicious… Giant Killing.
It's very unlikely, of course. The odds for Brentford scoring 2 goals currently stand at 80/1. Stranger things have happened. We know where our loyalties lie here at The D.C.
Come on The Bees!
Visit Brentford’s website here: www.brentfordfc.co.uk
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