Peter Gilham 50 years not out. (1 Viewer)

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At this time of New Year honours and appreciation of longstanding efforts;I have found it hard to believe that Peters name has not been put forward for an appropriate award.With the significant milestone looming it would be great to inform people with influence to propose him.I have no knowledge as to this process but it would be great if someone in the know could follow this request up.Heres to the next 50 Peter;you are a one off in what you do in your own inimitable style.Happy New Year!!!!!
 

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At this time of New Year honours and appreciation of longstanding efforts;I have found it hard to believe that Peters name has not been put forward for an appropriate award.With the significant milestone looming it would be great to inform people with influence to propose him.I have no knowledge as to this process but it would be great if someone in the know could follow this request up.Heres to the next 50 Peter;you are a one off in what you do in your own inimitable style.Happy New Year!!!!!
He may have been offered one and declined. But I think details of how to do it are at https://www.gov.uk/honours
 

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An amazing milestone which he should be justly proud.

Peter is one of those who make Brentford such a special, friendly and family club - without him it would certainly be very much poorer.
 

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He picked his all time 1-11 Brentford players. Video was on the Brentford twitter if anyone hasnt seen it yet
 

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"There's only one Peter Gilham..." was chanted as he followed the players off the pitch at the end of the warm up at Brum. He gestured a thank you to the 'perpetrators' and immediately waved his right hand face down to indicate "oh, do shut up!". All with a big grin on his face! Don't know whether he joined us to watch the match (has done that before) or whether he had a privileged position elsewhere in the stadium.
 

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"There's only one Peter Gilham..." was chanted as he followed the players off the pitch at the end of the warm up at Brum. He gestured a thank you to the 'perpetrators' and immediately waved his right hand face down to indicate "oh, do shut up!". All with a big grin on his face! Don't know whether he joined us to watch the match (has done that before) or whether he had a privileged position elsewhere in the stadium.
He's normally in with the away fans.
 

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"There's only one Peter Gilham..." was chanted as he followed the players off the pitch at the end of the warm up at Brum. He gestured a thank you to the 'perpetrators' and immediately waved his right hand face down to indicate "oh, do shut up!". All with a big grin on his face! Don't know whether he joined us to watch the match (has done that before) or whether he had a privileged position elsewhere in the stadium.
I can confirm he was in the away end. :sorted:
 

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I'm sure lots of you on here have some great positive memories of Peter Gilham over the past 50 years.
My own personal favourite was at Christmas 2005 when the OS was asking for fans to apply to take part in a draw to select players for the Fans v First Team Christmas match under Martin Allen. I phoned PG and asked if my wife may be able to be considered for selection as she was a useful footballer and had played at a reasonably high level in the Women's game. PG immediately was so helpful and said "well it's never been done before, but I'll ask Martin Allen". PG came back to me within the hour and said no problem. My wife played in the game ( the only woman among about 30 blokes :) ) and had a great time. MA making a speech in the Princess Royal afterwards said " That's the first time I've ever managed a woman :) :)
 

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About time he was awarded a Testimonial by the club ������
He's certainly been here for over ten consecutive years, earning less (I would imagine) than most of the players!
 

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PG is a top gentleman and is the Dogs Bollox of the Very Highest Order, I am pleased the club recognise his work.

For me he has always been the voice if match days, and on the rare occasion I gave spoken with him at away fixture, he is always kind and welcoming. It is taking the word legend out of context to describe him such.
 

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PG is a top gentleman and is the Dogs Bollox of the Very Highest Order, I am pleased the club recognise his work.

For me he has always been the voice if match days, and on the rare occasion I gave spoken with him at away fixture, he is always kind and welcoming. It is taking the word legend out of context to describe him such.
Who has used the word 'legend'? I"m not sure whether you agree or disagree with the word 'legend' when describing him.
 

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He's a Brentford FC monarch - ever present in a sea of change over the decades. Long may he reign! :D
 

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Who has used the word 'legend'? I"m not sure whether you agree or disagree with the word 'legend' when describing him.
I consider him a Brentford legend, I appreciate that my opinion counts for nothing, but I don't use that term often nor bestow the honour of the Dogs Bollox that often either :sorted:
 

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His voice is as evocative of a Brentford game as Griffin Park itself.
 

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He should record a sat nav voice. I'd download it and feel calmingly reasssured every drive.

He could even announce a 50/50 draw half way through each journey.
 
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Top drawer gent. Remember him bringing me some tickets with him for me on the Team Coach at H&W in the FA cup many moons ago. Was great to be able to work with him for a few years and actually a year ago today introduced me to a West End director (and Season Ticket holder) who had me in to audition for them a couple of months later, which although didn't work out this time around (I made the final round though!), that same Director has kept in touch, so you never know what the future holds!

Always wonderful to hear the, probably millions, of stories of similar goodwill from him - but must say I'm proud to be able to call him a friend. Long live PG!
 

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He should record a sat nav voice. I'd download it and feel commonly reasssured every drive.
Might keep trying to direct you to Siracusa... a lovely little Italian Resturant, on Brentford Lock... :sneakoff:
 

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Just perhaps peter would like to join bees young and old on a pub crawl from Kew bridge to g/p area St. Paul’s birth of the away fans Friday departureat 12 pm to those northern. Outposts all those years ago ???
 

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From the little I know of Peter, he'd be more inclined to look to the next few games, help our young players and think of next season than wallow in nostalgia.
 

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At this time of New Year honours and appreciation of longstanding efforts;I have found it hard to believe that Peters name has not been put forward for an appropriate award.With the significant milestone looming it would be great to inform people with influence to propose him.I have no knowledge as to this process but it would be great if someone in the know could follow this request up.Heres to the next 50 Peter;you are a one off in what you do in your own inimitable style.Happy New Year!!!!!
It's a great idea. Nominating someone for an honour is something we can all do and they encourage nominations from the public. Details here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nominate-someone-for-a-uk-national-honour
 

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He picked his all time 1-11 Brentford players. Video was on the Brentford twitter if anyone hasnt seen it yet
Not exactly a perfectly balanced 11 but you wouldn't want to come up against them on a rowdy night out.
 

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Cant we give him the number 50 shirt for the rest of the season.
 

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I think he’d cringe at the idea.
He may do but, as Pigott got a testimonial, a person who has served the club for so long deserved one and if PG doesn’t want the funds, if there is any?! Then I’m sure he’d accept all profits going to the Prostate Cancer charity.

A testimonial could be one of the three test events at LR. :)
 

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He may do but, as Pigott got a testimonial, a person who has served the club for so long deserved one and if PG doesn’t want the funds, if there is any?! Then I’m sure he’d accept all profits going to the Prostate Cancer charity.

A testimonial could be one of the three test events at LR. :)
Denis Piggott got two didn't he?
 

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Put him back behind the bar in stripes where he started his career serving pints
 

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Put him back behind the bar in stripes where he started his career serving pints
Thank God social media wasn’t around then.
He might have been outed on the GPG for oversized heads on his pints, and Bertie Smalls’ed to the acting CEO.
 

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The term legend is used far too often these days. But Peter Gilham is undoubtedly a Brentford legend - an ever present since my first game 41 years ago today (Udders, 1-1 - Alder).
 

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The term legend is used far too often these days. But Peter Gilham is undoubtedly a Brentford legend - an ever present since my first game 41 years ago today (Udders, 1-1 - Alder).
I thought he missed that game that (was it?) Helen Chamberlain stood in for him?

Part-timer.
 

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I thought he missed that game that (was it?) Helen Chamberlain stood in for him?

Part-timer.
She dId the icy game against Colchester abandoned at HT.

Think Eric White stepped in to be the match announcer for one match a number of years previous to that one. We certainly realised what we were missing!
 

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I thought he missed that game that (was it?) Helen Chamberlain stood in for him?

Part-timer.
The game was called off at half time with a frozen pitch and then replayed with P.G. on the mike so technically he did not miss it.
 

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IIRC PG also missed the 2-1 FA Cup win over Sunderland.
 

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Yes. Certainly one around that time. Not sure how we managed to select the replacement either...
Matt did a good job that day. I gave him a few tips prior to KO which hopefully came off and he remains 100 per cent unbeaten in the hot seat. :D
 

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Matt did a good job that day. I gave him a few tips prior to KO which hopefully came off and he remains 100 per cent unbeaten in the hot seat. :D
How lucky was Matt that someone with your flair for engagement and natural communication skills was on hand to guide him through that day? lol
 

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How lucky was Matt that someone with your flair for engagement and natural communication skills was on hand to guide him through that day? lol
Exactly mate - DJ might not even have scored both goals if I wasn’t there that day. ;)
 

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From the little I know of Peter, he'd be more inclined to look to the next few games, help our young players and think of next season than wallow in nostalgia.
I love reading or listening to Gilham when hes ****ing off the ra ras, it is driven passion.. Its an education that all Bees fans should have to learn as sadly too many, young and old, don't seem to realise how close we came to being killed off by them.
 

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I love reading or listening to Gilham when hes ****ing off the ra ras, it is driven passion.. Its an education that all Bees fans should have to learn as sadly too many, young and old, don't seem to realise how close we came to being killed off by them.
Language!!!
 

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Matt did a good job that day. I gave him a few tips prior to KO which hopefully came off and he remains 100 per cent unbeaten in the hot seat. :D
It wasn’t Matt. It must be a different game I am referring to, but definitively during the Martin Allen era.
 

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I love reading or listening to Gilham when hes ****ing off the ra ras, it is driven passion.. Its an education that all Bees fans should have to learn as sadly too many, young and old, don't seem to realise how close we came to being killed off by them.
How did that get through the swear filter?
 

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