Griffin Park: New Gates

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Rumour has it that two directors of Ecoworld are Lewis Hamilton and Sir David Attenborough...:fishing:
 

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Too costly to take down, I understand, so reserve not met
Should have sold each letter individually.

Surprised the crest is still there...I guess it will get moved on eventually, hate for it to end up in a skip.
 

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Should have sold each letter individually.

Surprised the crest is still there...I guess it will get moved on eventually, hate for it to end up in a skip.
Yes, I can just imagine the auction room now. " I give you a B", " I give you an R" ... "I give you an E" and so forth ... "What've you got?" BRENTWOOD!!!
 

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Yes, I can just imagine the auction room now. " I give you a B", " I give you an R" ... "I give you an E" and so forth ...
Knowing my luck I would have been successful with all the letters but miss out on the 'R'
 

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Perhaps they were having a kick about. Jumpers for goals.....
 

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We didn't have reservesin the 70's......
We certainly did! The Midweek League! I saw Harry Redknapp and Bradley Walsh play for us. It wasn't a very big league but regular teams I remember playing in it were Southend, Cambridge, Peterborough (I think) and W*****d. I even went to an away one at Watford once. As a lippy 14 year old, I was sitting in the stand explaining to my mate why Bob Booker was crap. Only for Bob to stand up two rows in front of me at half time and give me a filthy look. :ROFLMAO: I don't think I ever apologised so, sorry Bob. 🙁
 

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We certainly did! The Midweek League! I saw Harry Redknapp and Bradley Walsh play for us. It wasn't a very big league but regular teams I remember playing in it were Southend, Cambridge, Peterborough (I think) and W*****d. I even went to an away one at Watford once. As a lippy 14 year old, I was sitting in the stand explaining to my mate why Bob Booker was crap. Only for Bob to stand up two rows in front of me at half time and give me a filthy look. :ROFLMAO: I don't think I ever apologised so, sorry Bob. 🙁
Oh and Aldershot I think? If memory serves I went to an away one there too.
 

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We certainly did! The Midweek League! I saw Harry Redknapp and Bradley Walsh play for us. It wasn't a very big league but regular teams I remember playing in it were Southend, Cambridge, Peterborough (I think) and W*****d. I even went to an away one at Watford once. As a lippy 14 year old, I was sitting in the stand explaining to my mate why Bob Booker was crap. Only for Bob to stand up two rows in front of me at half time and give me a filthy look. :ROFLMAO: I don't think I ever apologised so, sorry Bob. 🙁
Gillingham rings a bell too, without consulting my BBB 70's
 

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Used to go to afternoon Midweek League games a lot in the early 80s. Usually left my office early and was always suited and booted, as was my fellow escapee Nigel Brooks. We were mistaken for scouts more than once and had some interesting conversations at the games with interested parties and in the the pubs beforehand discussing players we had never heard of. Thus was the era when the club had signed some quality non-league players, Hurlock, Crown, Roberts etc.
 

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Used to go to afternoon Midweek League games a lot in the early 80s. Usually left my office early and was always suited and booted, as was my fellow escapee Nigel Brooks. We were mistaken for scouts more than once and had some interesting conversations at the games with interested parties and in the the pubs beforehand discussing players we had never heard of. Thus was the era when the club had signed some quality non-league players, Hurlock, Crown, Roberts etc.
I would attend quite a few afternoon ones too. I really should have been at school but hey, it never did me any harm. Look at me now. I even own my own broom!
 

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Just in case anyone wrongly thinks we've wandered off topic slightly, I should point out that admission to Midweek League games was always Braemar Road only. Where these gates are. They were very different then though, so I'm guessing these must be new ones?
 

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We certainly did! The Midweek League! I saw Harry Redknapp and Bradley Walsh play for us. It wasn't a very big league but regular teams I remember playing in it were Southend, Cambridge, Peterborough (I think) and W*****d. I even went to an away one at Watford once. As a lippy 14 year old, I was sitting in the stand explaining to my mate why Bob Booker was crap. Only for Bob to stand up two rows in front of me at half time and give me a filthy look. :ROFLMAO: I don't think I ever apologised so, sorry Bob. 🙁
It was before my time following Brentford, but when you say "Midweek League", do you mean The Football Combination?
 

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We certainly did! The Midweek League! I saw Harry Redknapp and Bradley Walsh play for us. It wasn't a very big league but regular teams I remember playing in it were Southend, Cambridge, Peterborough (I think) and W*****d. I even went to an away one at Watford once. As a lippy 14 year old, I was sitting in the stand explaining to my mate why Bob Booker was crap. Only for Bob to stand up two rows in front of me at half time and give me a filthy look. :ROFLMAO: I don't think I ever apologised so, sorry Bob. 🙁
I saw the very aging Ron Atkinson turn out at cente half for Cambridge reserves
 

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It was before my time following Brentford, but when you say "Midweek League", do you mean The Football Combination?
Actually, having just re-read my own link properly (oops!), you were in fact quite correct to call it "The Midweek League":

"In 1961/62 things changed again and the Combination was re-organised into a Saturday Section and a Midweek Section, with a play-off for the title.
For 1963/64 the Combination reverted to Divisions 1 and 2, with the Saturday Section becoming Division 1 and the Midweek Section becoming Division 2, and promotion/relegation was reintroduced."


Note, too, that Brentford won the Combination in 1931/32 and 1932/33, reinforcing just what a power the club was in football in London and the South East in the 1930's (also won it in 1918/19).
 

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The FC had nothing to do with the Midweek league. A totally separate league altogether.
 

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What was it called then; the games that were played mid week in the afternoons at Griffin Park.
Midweek League.

This midweek league set up was nothing to do with the football combination. It was a reserve league in its own right.

As rebus once mentioned before, both trophies (league winners and ML cup) are/were in the old boardroom at GP. Even though neither were won by Brentford!
 

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Midweek League.

This midweek league set up was nothing to do with the football combination. It was a reserve league in its own right.

As rebus once mentioned before, both trophies (league winners and ML cup) are/were in the old boardroom at GP. Even though neither were won by Brentford!
That is what I remember, but you said that the Midweek League had nothing to do with the FC and that is why I asked. I took FC as being football club
 

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Well I obviously got my dates confused. I thought we were operating on 14 player squads and no reserve team in the 1970's under Mr Pigotts tight strings.
 

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