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Brentford v Shrewsbury. October 26th. This may be a Pay what You Want Game


Brentford have had some marvellous initiatives over the last few years and encouragingly not only are the crowds starting to rise but a quick visual inspection tells you that there are far more juniors around than in years gone by. This is good news for Brentford and also for football. This week Mark Devlin tweeted that Brentford v Shrewsbury may be the next pay-what-you-want game.

Football everywhere is starting to see sense. Non-league clubs such as Hampton are allowing season ticket holders from league clubs in half price and non-league has many other similar ventures that attempt to persuade fans to watch football every saturday.

Any football fans here please forward on this post and lets try and get Brentford packed!

Yoevil V Brentford 2012-13

Yoevil V Brentford 2012-13

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Nick Hamann. Trialist goalkeeper at Brentford


A good keeper that I have watched the last 2-3 years at Carshalton in Ryman Premier.  Played for Chelsea as a youth and German by birth. 25 years old. Has been given a game in the development squad this week.

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Nick Hamann

Nick Hamann

 

Nick Hamann

Nick Hamann

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anyone needs a drink if they are in goal for Carshalton!

anyone needs a drink if they are in goal for Carshalton!

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Woking 2 Wrexham 0


The nearer one gets to the end of the season the more certain matches matter. Woking are safe in the conference and in fact are the most successful part-time club in the UK. Wrexham are a full-time club striving to be back in the football league where they belong. The reality before this game was that their most likely channel would be the playoffs and after this game this is now a certainty. However it is worth just thinking how much football needs to be played by the better sides that are successful in the cup competitions and in fact Wrexham won at Wembley the FA  Trohpy a few weeks ago. They looked tired and most likely were tired having played 48 hours before. Woking were on top for most of the game and always looked the likelier team to score and they duly did twice in the second half in front of 1500 supporters. Jayden Stockley scored both goals and missed a simple chance for his hat-trick. He was the best player on the pitch. The other player to impress, mostly in the first-half was Dele Adebola, who is still a physical handful at this level.

 

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LOOKING WORRIED

LOOKING WORRIED

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chris Maxwell

chris Maxwell

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Dele Adebola

Dele Adebola

CHRIS MAXWELL BEATEN FOR THE FIRST GOAL

CHRIS MAXWELL BEATEN FOR THE FIRST GOAL

Jayden Stockley scores his second goal versus Wrexham

Jayden Stockley scores his second goal versus Wrexham

Walton Casuals 2 Walton and Hersham 2. A Photo Fest


This game to almost both teams surprise was a relegation 6-pointer with the prize for the loser being an ever increasing chance of relegation to the Combined Counties League. The reality was the game was dire, without much atmosphere,passion and devoid of skill, and both teams frankly look awful enough to deserve relegation. A summary of the game would be two scrappy goals for Walton and Hersham in the first half and two equally scrappy goals ( if one can count a penalty that ought not to have been given, as almost the last kick of the game) for Walton Casuals in the second half. For mitigating factors one can count the wind which was brisk and arctic, but such a devoid absence of skill I have not seen at any level for some time now.  I will also confess to supporting both these teams, and in fact have been watching Walton and Hersham for almost 50 years. When one also looks at the crowd that this local derby generated, about 150, it is clear that a small town like Walton cannot host two teams at this level, and the return fixture a month ago drew only 115 souls.

Enough of the moaning. Some halfway decent action shots.

Good ball control

Good ball control

The ball did cross the line. The first Walton goal

The ball did cross the line. The first Walton goal

Keeper punching seemingly into his own goal

Keeper punching seemingly into his own goal

More keeper action

More keeper action

Scrappy Walton Casuals first goal

Scrappy Walton Casuals first goal

Penalty

Penalty

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