Wednesday, 6 April 2011

69 Years And Still Waiting

Belated commiserations to Brentford FC, who gave their all during a spirited second half at Wembley on Sunday at the Johnson's Paint Trophy Final against Carlisle United after having gone a goal down during a disappointing first half.

They did well to get there, and in the event were the width of a goalpost away from extra time.

It was a great experience for my son Joe, my father, my brother-in-law, my nephew and his friend, and my first time at the new stadium.

A big thank you to Vic London and to all at the Isleworth Royal British Legion who organised the double decker bus that got us there and back, and to Di for the bar and barbie beforehand.

It has been 69 years since Brentford last won a cup final. Maybe next time?


Tony Clarke said...

unlucky Phil, I remember when I was elected to Parliament in 1997, The Cobblers made their first ever Wembley appearance in a League 2 play off final, we beat Swansea 1-0 with the last kick off the game from a John Frain free kick. I thought after winning the election and seeing my team win at Wembley in the same month that life didn't really get any better!

Phil Andrews said...

It probably doesn't Tony!

What odds could I get on those two happening in the same year again do you reckon?

Although I'm sure your rightful elevation back to the House must be on the cards soon surely?

Hope you are well.