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Whats is it like to watch youth team football? Worth it? Brentford Under-18s


My first experience of watching youth team football was around a year ago when i began photographing some of the Under 18 games at Brentford. The first thing that surprised me was the huge variability in size of the players. Some looked more like 25 and some 15 years. The second thing was the real quality of the football. What was missing was the majority, not all, of the thuggery and cynical fouling that one sees week in and out in the football league. Dont get me wrong there is some strong tackling but not so many cynical fouls. The football standard is hard to gauge but maybe around Ryman Premier standard and on bad days Ryman South. Crowds tend to be small and some bring chairs to sit on not unlike a cricket game. Most of the noise comes from the players. Games are generally played on training pitches, so no stands and terracing. Games get videod.

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Personally I would happily watch this level of football on a regular basis. If a few more folks would come down that would further improve the atmosphere.

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

all the 4's.Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

all the 4’s.Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Watching youth team football at Brentford training ground

Brentford 1 Huddersfield 2 Under-18


Despite threats of rain the sun came out and gave decent conditions for this saturday lunchtime game. The reality was that this was an easy win for a Huddersfield team that showed more physical strength than Brentford but all 3 goals were scrappy, with some doubt over the second Huddersfield goal which looked offside.

For those not familiar with this standard of football it is mostly played in decent spirit however Huddersfield did resort to timewasting from their goalkeeper as early as the 60th minute and a few cynical tackles from both sides. The last 10 minutes was frantic after Brentford scored a scrappy goal and four yellow card in four minutes summed up the frenetic nature of this last 10 minutes.

The standard of football is good with a lot of skill but it seems that physical strength plays a large part at this level in terms of results when the average age of the side is low. One player stood out on the pitch, the Huddersfield number 7, Jack Boyle. He displayed stamina, strength, skill and and effort. He is the player to watch here.

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle shoots .Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle shoots .Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle. Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Jack Boyle. Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015. Brentford keeper gets lobbed

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015.
Brentford keeper gets lobbed

all the 4's.Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

all the 4’s.Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford v Huddersfield Under 18. Sept 2015

Brentford Football Club Need Your Help. Send 1 e-mail!!


Brentford have been my football club since I was 6 years old. I have watched them since then almost every week with a belief that one day they might be a big club. Now almost 50 years on that potential is there. They need a new ground. The old one is atmospheric but small and cannot provide any additional facilities that clubs need. The new proposed ground looks superb and will seat 20,000. Hounslow Borough Council have approved the planning permission and now the government and Mayor need to approve.

Can you write a short email to the 3 folks below giving support for this? The reasons are clear! Thanks. Feel free also to share this blog with anyone who might do this. All you have to do is click the link, write the email with your reasons and give your name and address. You will make me happy!!!!

We had a fantastic result on December 5 2013 when Hounslow Council passed a resolution to grant Brentford Football Club planning permission for a new stadium, and residential development, subject to referral to the Greater London Authority (GLA), and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

But the game isn’t over yet, we still need your URGENT support to help guide us to victory.

The stadium move can only be secured with your help.

If you want the Club to remain in Brentford and believe the Club and the Community Sports Trust are invaluable assets to the community, then please contact the GLA by next week and declare your support.

The Mayor of London needs to hear your views before he reviews the matter on January 29.

edward.lister@london.gov.uk

mayor@london.gov.uk

 

david.blankson-hemans@london.gov.uk

Please email your support to the Mayor Boris Johnson, Deputy Mayor, Sir Eddie Lister and the Strategic Planner, David Blankson-Hemans.

As a reminder, you will find some examples of the benefits of the application below:

Housing: over 900 new homes for London – and, if economic conditions improve, contributions to affordable homes.

Jobs and community benefits: there will be a substantial amount of new jobs created for residents in Hounslow as well as significant community benefits including a larger, purpose built space for the Hounslow Interim Education Centre.

Heritage and views: detailed consultation with Kew Gardens and local residents over past 18 months and over 30 agreed views produced, heights reduced, and our preferred bidder for the role of development partner has provided accurate indicative views rather than a misleading one circulated by some opponents.

Transport: extensive modelling undertaken and Club will committed to working with local groups over coming months to press for further public transport improvements to contributions already being made.

Thank you for your fantastic support over the past few months.

Let’s push on now and secure our Club the home it truly deserves.

For those unable to email or who prefer to send a letter you can write individually to the Mayor Boris Johnson, Sir Edward Lister and David Blankson-Hemans (including the reference no. P/2013/1811) at the addresses below:

It is essential David Blankson-Hemans is copied into your email or sent a copy of your letters.

David Blankson-Hemans, Senior Strategic Planner, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA.

Mayor Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA.

Sir Eddie Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA.

In all correspondence please remember to include your name and full postal address.

After the Mayor we will be calling on your support one more time and asking you to contact Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles.

 

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Brentford Football Club Charity Song for Phillipines. Come on You Brentford


Football fans are not usually associated with melodic tunes nor inspirational lyrics. A group of Brentford fans associated with a local group, According To you, have got together to produce a single entitled ” Come on you Brentford”. This is neither a number one nor does it pretend to be. What it is , is a humble tune sold for a humble price 99p in iTunes. All proceeds going to the Phillipines disaster fund. The music collective “Soundhive” also should take a lot of credit. Korea Foods have paid all the production costs.

Perhaps if everyone who read this could share this information ( and my blog if they like), a few souls will indeed purchase this great little tune. I paid up my 99p this morning and the tune is driving my wife mad but quite liked by my children! A decent result.

Why my passion here? Well having been to the Phillipines a number of times and seen the poverty yet resilience of the folks there, they deserve to be helped. On my main photographic web site my front page is a photo taken of the seafront in Manila. This is no average seafront. This is a family living by rescuing empty bottles from the sea and what is eupemistically termed the beach.  These are real people. Do they types of folks deserve to lose the little that they have through a natural disaster? I do not think so. 99p. What else does that buy? Please do spread this story widely to the media in your area and country and buy the record. And by the way, Brentford are a great little football club in league 1 in England and would love to hear how you all are doing. The link to purchase is below, but iTunes is easy for most

http://bit.ly/18lIfm6

 

The complete history behind this project can be found on this great website

http://fb.me/2xqV8XHAf

 

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