Just wondering what the feeling is towards this fixture. I know if you are a local Evertonian, it's just a date in the diary, but it's 56 years since we played Brentford and it is generating interest in the area that they (BFC) maybe would not get from another Premier League club (Brentford have played Spurs, Liverpool, Newcastle in the past).
It's a great draw, and great for a small town in West London that is not fashionable. BFC on tv live Sunday, try to watch it, its a solid club that deserves the draw with the blues. I have waited 10 years for this fixture, cannot wait to see the Blues in Brentford.
Paul Skelhorn, Posted 03/09/2010 at 20:33:58
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1 Posted 04/09/2010 at 01:06:31
And that is where the hope lies for all lower league clubs playing PL opposition, their hightened motivation V big name complacency, levelling the playing field.
Though Coleman and Rodwell et al will be hoping to impress the complacency factor will hopefully not be something to worry about.
But as for Brentford? Could be Rochdale, Torquay or Hereford, its all the same. Sorry!
2 Posted 04/09/2010 at 06:51:55
Hmm, none of that sounds familiar...
Anyway, splendid chap, and I always wondered if Everton would ever play The Bees.
They certainly have had an interesting array of managers: Frank McClintock, Steve Perryman, Steve Coppell, Terry Butcher......and our very own Tommy Lawton!
Anyway, best of luck to both teams.
3 Posted 04/09/2010 at 09:37:47
My first ever football memory was 24 years ago so every cup draw I want to see the two sides paired together, but yet still waiting.
4 Posted 04/09/2010 at 11:50:37
Neville (if fit)
Distin (or maybe give johnny a go?)
Coleman ((like him on the right wing!)
Rest Arteta on the bench. I want to see Geuye in there for some match time but I have no idea where he would fit.
5 Posted 04/09/2010 at 12:11:15
As for Brentford, never seen them play even though I lived in Harrow for a while, but nice to see them getting a draw against a Premier League giant!!
6 Posted 04/09/2010 at 17:20:30
7 Posted 06/09/2010 at 21:31:50
Some advice, parking is tight in Brentford although its almost all free in the streets around the ground but gets packed early on as its all residential. Avoid parking northside of A4 as it is residents only around there and you may get stung.
Pubs, it's the only stadium in UK with a pub on each corner but the New Inn on Ealing Rd is best for both home and away mix.
Griffin Park is also 2 mins walk from Brentford BR station, nearest tube is Sth Ealing (10 mins walk). Away end (Brook Road) upper tier has great unobstructed view! Enjoy the game.
8 Posted 07/09/2010 at 12:14:45
Mind you we trudge to Wembley to watch the inevitable when / if we get there, so Brentford won't be any different.
We won't win anything meaningful ever again - dunno why we bother tbh.
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