“Push up Brentford” - The Movie

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Looking forward to this.
 

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That is so so good. Compulsive viewing that made me smile, made me laugh, made me remember but by the end feel really emotional about Griffin Park. Great song by Robb Johnson to finish.
 

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Such a wonderful watch. I've also taken the liberty of sharing it out on Facebook, so others can enjoy watching it as well.
Well done to all those that contributed towards it, and those that created it as well.(y)
 

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A lovely piece of oral & video history on Brentford.😎

Good work Sav. 👍
 

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Loved the comment when the guy went to his first game and wondered where the commentator was. I was thinking the same at my first game, wondering where Brian Moore was
 

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Well what a brilliant week this has been. I think I have seen the best goal ever in 60 years of following the Bees and now the best football film :)
 

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Loved the comment when the guy went to his first game and wondered where the commentator was. I was thinking the same at my first game, wondering where Brian Moore was
I still think of that, when I used to go to the cricket.
 
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There are a number of fascinating oral documentaries on that site. Some local like Eel Pie Island,Griffin brewery and Southall stories.
 

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Great footage! Brings back many memories (Watford away, Watford at home for that matter!). Near empty GP, mud, more mud and large puddles in the goal mouths, with Paul Priddy trying to avoid drowning in them! Especially liked hearing from the fella with the sight problems, telling how much enjoyment he’s got over the years from Brentford FC, Griffin Park and the groundbreaking commentary scheme they introduced. Brilliant stuff!
 

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Very good watch - well done all

Would have liked to hear the Danny boxall song again!
The one to The Flintstones Theme?

Trying to rack my brain, but I can only remember the second part of it.

.....From a Town in Ireland, he got Brentford out Division Three.
 

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The one to The Flintstones Theme?

Trying to rack my brain, but I can only remember the second part of it.

.....From a Town in Ireland, he got Brentford out Division Three.
Boxall, Danny Boxall he's the best full back in history
From some town in Ireland
He helped Brentford out Division Three.
 

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Funny how time changes things! I remember it being much more impressive but it was over 20 odd years ago
 

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I thought the Rowlands chant was created on the GPG?
 
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Absolutely brilliant.
What great people we have at this club. Very fortunate.
The first interview says it all for me .... it’s got nothing to do with the footy really. Just hope we can get the same feeling from LR, fear I don’t have enough time left.
 

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Great video.
I remember Brum away Billy was on about.
Tuesday night game and having trouble with the zulus
 

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So much of what was said in the interviews I can resonate with.
I have never supported Brentford because of any glory. I supported Brentford because I just fell in love with the whole feel of the place. Can never forget the first time I walked up the stairs into the New Road terrace on a midweek evening. A crowd of only 4500 or so, so the terrace wasn't exactly packed, but it was so raw.
The Brentford fans were giving out a load of abuse to a handful of Bradford fans in the corner over chip butties and chip baps, the smell of Bovril, burgers, and cigarette smoke really stuck with me, the stadium just felt rich with character and oozed of past glories. Never in my life have I ever looked at something for the first time, and it felt so right.
For a decade, being Oriental but accepted by, especially, the away fans, as they knew I was up for supporting the Bees as they were, I knew I belonged. But, it really was the proposed move to Woking when I saw so many fans come to the fore, most of whom I still see these days or became friends with.
If you weren't around at that time, or saw the work of fans who gave up so much time to help the club survive, then I hope that you do listen to whatever stories you hear. The vast majority of all those fans slipped back into the shadows, wanting nothing more than to see our club survive. Their hard work and their modesty must never be forgotten. They have my infinite respect and I truly understood what being part of the Brentford family really meant.
This video reminded me of how I felt at that time, and encompasses so much of what I feel as a Brentford fan. The sense of belonging, no matter what your background is, your beliefs, or whatever, every Brentford fan is part of the family.
Thanks to the guys who made the film. I hope more transpires from it to recognise the work of BIAS and Bees United.
 

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Great video.
I remember Brum away Billy was on about.
Tuesday night game and having trouble with the zulus
That was in the FA Cup, when it got postponed on the previous Saturday because of snow, eventhough we went to West Brom on the same day, having been halfway up there and there wasn't a bit of snow anywhere to be seen.
 

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Boxall, Danny Boxall he's the best full back in history
From some town in Ireland
He helped Brentford out Division Three.
Vauxhall, Vauxhall motors. They're the greatest team in history, from some pub in Ellesmere, they knocked Rangers out on penalties.

Or to that effect.
 

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Really good viewing. Brought back so many memories and loved seeing GP rocking with fans again.
 

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very decent viewing.......some great old photos ive never seen before and the one on 13.09 of the braemar boys at there best which i think was taken at the newport ldv game in 85......some proper faces in that photo ;) also some good ones of me ive never seen before either !!!! lol the young lady who was throwing punches too......proper made me laugh out loud cos i remember her well from the time ! i recommend :)
 

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As I posted/commented on Twitter - What a thoroughly brilliant, thought evoking & emotional film, made even more poignant by it having a picture I've never seen before of my mum (who introduced me to BFC and passed away 20 years ago), at GP in it.
 

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OK, there was one long one that was invented on here. Maybe the Heridenson one? @Edmundo - do you remember? //off-topic
I’m sure I first heard the Rowlands one in an away pub. Don’t remember one for Hermann. Can’t help you right now I’m afraid, but I might do tomorrow when I’m sober!
 

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Looks great from a quick glimpse - is the language in it child-friendly? Would love to watch it with the kids.
 

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