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I stand next to Mrs Brown at Ealing Road end and my dad stands behind her. I have known her for 5 and a half years and my dad has known her for 45 years. She is a lovely lady, Brentford mad.

I have known her for about the same time as your dad, always say hello to her on my way out...
 

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Usual over-reaction from the OB. I imagine this incident has allowed them to tick various boxes in respect of responding to a serious incident/making an arrest etc. This councillor should know his history and be aware of the electorate's ability to deliver retribution, especially in TW8. Meanwhile, I hope the club are allowing alternative means of entrance until this is sorted?
 

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Just read it - brilliant. Could have been lifted straight from 'The Brentford Trilogy'.
 

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I know Slatts can be a bit vocal and outspoken etc, but arresting him and confiscating his phone is totally OTT.

Especially at a time when the police are whinging about lack of resources/cuts in the face of the increased terror threat.

Maybe they thought he was something to do with Osama Bin Hiding?

(Sorry about that)
 

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I know Slatts can be a bit vocal and outspoken etc, but arresting him and confiscating his phone is totally OTT.

Especially at a time when the police are whinging about lack of resources/cuts in the face of the increased terror threat.

Maybe they thought he was something to do with Osama Bin Hiding?

(Sorry about that)

😀😁
 

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I know Slatts can be a bit vocal and outspoken etc, but arresting him and confiscating his phone is totally OTT.

Especially at a time when the police are whinging about lack of resources/cuts in the face of the increased terror threat.

Maybe they thought he was something to do with Osama Bin Hiding?

(Sorry about that)

I think it shows if a Councillor calls then plod react, if it had been o/side my house it would take them days!
 

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Sorry if the wrong thread or something but I saw the pie men the other match, maybe they moved their STs for this season. One of them looks very poorly I am sad to say. His brother very nicely was looking after him, while writing scores naturally! :D

Both Brentford legends, remember them on the telly at Port Vale away I think. Most amusing!
 

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I know Slatts can be a bit vocal and outspoken etc, but arresting him and confiscating his phone is totally OTT.

Especially at a time when the police are whinging about lack of resources/cuts in the face of the increased terror threat.

Maybe they thought he was something to do with Osama Bin Hiding?

(Sorry about that)

Is Slatts still around? Haven't hear much of him since "bingate".
 

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Sorry if the wrong thread or something but I saw the pie men the other match, maybe they moved their STs for this season. One of them looks very poorly I am sad to say. His brother very nicely was looking after him, while writing scores naturally! :D

Both Brentford legends, remember them on the telly at Port Vale away I think. Most amusing!

I assume you mean Steve and John. They have stood on Ealing Road for years, but this year, they are sitting in the corner of the Braemar Road paddock. John had pneumonia in the summer and has been diagnosed with parkinsons.
 

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I assume you mean Steve and John. They have stood on Ealing Road for years, but this year, they are sitting in the corner of the Braemar Road paddock. John had pneumonia in the summer and has been diagnosed with parkinsons.

that's exactly who I must mean. I hadn't seen them in the ground for ages so this season first time I noticed them clearly as they have moved seats. poor John, doesn't look well. was heartwarming to see Steve looking after him.
 

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that's exactly who I must mean. I hadn't seen them in the ground for ages so this season first time I noticed them clearly as they have moved seats. poor John, doesn't look well. was heartwarming to see Steve looking after him.

Are these the 2 brothers ? who used to stand down the front in Braemar Road, pitchside and give Peter Gilham the half time scores to read out, many years back ?
 

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Beardy Bill the New Road gateman, always wearing shorts and polo shirt
even when its snowing - a Brentford Legend.

Many mentions for Bill on this thread, spoke to him recently and he let it slip that next season will be his 40th and, I suppose, final year on the gates , another reason to miss GP.
 

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Many mentions for Bill on this thread, spoke to him recently and he let it slip that next season will be his 40th and, I suppose, final year on the gates , another reason to miss GP.

I won't miss Griffin Park, can't wait to move in to the new place.
40 years on the gates - Legend!!
 

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My brother-in-law will only go through the gate that Bill is on, no matter what the queues or lack of them at other gates!
 

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I thought that they moved the turnstiles operators around the ground on a match by match basis??
 

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I thought that they moved the turnstiles operators around the ground on a match by match basis??

He's always done New Road, I thought?

When GP gets bulldozed, Brentford FC has to give Bill his turnstile, surely?! He can then take it home and have it installed by his front door!! So he can push the pedal to allow in visitors! :D
 

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When I was a young kid in the early 80s I remember being lifted over the turnstile and Bill being there. I'm now 40 and I go through the turnstile that Bill operates most games. I then walk to my seat and the same bloke is announcing the teams as when I went in the early 80s.
It's Brentford innit :love:
 

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Madness I know, but have to admit that my sister and I do the same, walk past all the empty turnstiles to join the ridiculous queue and pay homage to Bill the legend Fish!
 

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When I was a young kid in the early 80s I remember being lifted over the turnstile and Bill being there. I'm now 40 and I go through the turnstile that Bill operates most games. I then walk to my seat and the same bloke is announcing the teams as when I went in the early 80s.
It's Brentford innit :love:

...and you're probably taking a p*ss in the same urinal that you was in the early 80's. Particularly if you use the one that is hung slightly lower for kids.
 

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When I was a young kid in the early 80s I remember being lifted over the turnstile and Bill being there. I'm now 40 and I go through the turnstile that Bill operates most games. I then walk to my seat and the same bloke is announcing the teams as when I went in the early 80s.
It's Brentford innit :love:

I used to always go to Bill as he let me lift my sons over and in for nothing. Had to draw the line though when they were sixteen as they became too heavy. Isn't he called Bill the Fish ? something to do with his fishing hobby ?
 

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Similarly, I will always head for the first turnstile you come to on New Road, partly out of ritual, but mainly because it usually houses a lovely friendly young lady whose invariably cheerful greeting gets the afternoon off to a good start.
 

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I used to always go to Bill as he let me lift my sons over and in for nothing. Had to draw the line though when they were sixteen as they became too heavy. Isn't he called Bill the Fish ? something to do with his fishing hobby ?

Bill goes to all the away games and endeavours to have a nice piece of fish to eat prior to a game.
Remember seeing him at a Yeovil away game a few years back, asked him if he had gone for his fish and chips prior to the game and he said he couldn't find anywhere. Told him there was a decent one just down the road and gave him directions .. think he missed the start of the game. Bit further away than I thought lol
 

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I used to always go to Bill as he let me lift my sons over and in for nothing. Had to draw the line though when they were sixteen as they became too heavy. Isn't he called Bill the Fish ? something to do with his fishing hobby ?

Thought he was called Bill the Fish cause he'd eaten fish and chips at every away ground.
Think his real name is Howard Billings.
Always wears shorts whatever the weather.
A few seasons ago he 'disappeared ' for a while. It transpired that the then Chief Exec introduced a policy of moving the turnstile operators to different entrances for each game.
 

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Thought he was called Bill the Fish cause he'd eaten fish and chips at every away ground.
Think his real name is Howard Billings.
Always wears shorts whatever the weather.
A few seasons ago he 'disappeared ' for a while. It transpired that the then Chief Exec introduced a policy of moving the turnstile operators to different entrances for each game.

.............he does not answer to "Howard'...........
 

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Thought he was called Bill the Fish cause he'd eaten fish and chips at every away ground.
Think his real name is Howard Billings.
Always wears shorts whatever the weather.
A few seasons ago he 'disappeared ' for a while. It transpired that the then Chief Exec introduced a policy of moving the turnstile operators to different entrances for each game.

Shouldn't that be Howard Billingsgate?
 

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Thought he was called Bill the Fish cause he'd eaten fish and chips at every away ground.
Think his real name is Howard Billings.
Always wears shorts whatever the weather.
A few seasons ago he 'disappeared ' for a while. It transpired that the then Chief Exec introduced a policy of moving the turnstile operators to different entrances for each game.

Actually I think he had an op on his leg or knee. Don't want to ruin a good rumour though.
 

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I always, always go to his turnstile, just as my dad did (still does” when he took me to GP from the age of 6/7.
In fact for each and everyone of his 40 years.
My ultimate Brentford character.

“Your dad’s already here”
Or
“Is your dad not coming today?”

When I see Bill. I’m home.

Could “the fish” be a Billings-(gate) reference?
 

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I wonder what the replacement for Bill will be at LR. Scanner and auto gate ? I hope not.
 

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So we now know that half the New Road regulars will only go through Bill's turnstile. No wonder there's normally a queue!
 
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