Craig signs new contract
Tony Craig has signed a new contract with Brentford that ties him to the club until 2017. Mark Warburton stated Craig’s positive attitude after being dropped for a few matches after his sending off against Birmingham convinced David Weir to re-sign the club captain.
Andre Gray pips Danny Shittu to Man of the Match award
Andre Gray has won the Beesotted ‘Brentford Man of the Match’ award for the Millwall game with 37% of the vote. Fans unsurprisingly voted Millwall defender Danny Shittu in 2nd place with 27% of the vote for his tremendous own goal which saw the Bees nab 3 points. Toumani Diagouraga was 3rd place with 22% of the vote.
That’s 2 out of 2 for Gray who also won the Beesotted Man of the Match award for the Nottingham Forest game
Sky TV presenter resigns over Ched Evans position
TV presenter Charlie Webster has resigned as a patron of Sheffield Utd after the club allowed convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with them. Webster, a lifelong Sheffield United fan who presents on Sky Sports News with lifelong Bees fan Natalie Sawyer, told Newsnight that she was disappointed that “the club had no point acknowledged the extremity of his crime”.
Webster, who was sexually assaulted as a teenager, has been an outspoken critic of the football authorities who she believes have failed to show any sort of strong leadership with regards the Evans case.
She said “My decision is made on the fact that I don’t believe a convicted rapist should go back to a club that I am patron of and should go back into the community to represent the community.
“He’s not just going into a job, he’s bandied as a role model, we cheer him on as a role model and he’s influencing the next generation of young men who are currently still making their decisions on how to treat women and what sexual mutual consent is”
Over 150,000 people signed a petition using Sheffield Utd to not take the player back but Sheffield United said there would be no place for “mob culture” in making a decision.
Cheap admission for Rotherham home and Huddersfield away matches
Brentford have launched their ‘pay what you can’ football match for this season – the home game against Rotherham on January 10th. Tickets start at £5 and fans can pay what they want. Any payment over £10 will qualify for a sport relief donation from the club.
Huddersfield have also announced cheap tickets for their forthcoming game against Brentford on December 6th. Tickets for that match are £10 adults and £5 for kids and seniors.
Bees players in International Call Ups
Alex Pritchard has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England U21 squad to play France and Portugal over the next few days. AFC Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has received his first call-up with ex-Brentford loanee Saido Berahino being called up to the senior squad.
Will Grigg, on loan to Franchise FC aka MK Dons, has been called up to the Northern Ireland squad for their game against Romania. Stuart Dallas was on stand-by for Norther Ireland but was ruled out on Tuesday due to “fitness problems”.
Beesotted up for another award
After being shortlisted for a Football Blogging Award, Beesotted have now been shortlisted for a Football Supporters Federation ‘Best Blogger’ award.
Also nominated in the same category are Arseblog, Copa 90, The Premier League Owl, The Real FA Cup and Two Hundred Percent.
The player of the year award last year was won by Luis Suarez.
Voting (click here) ends on November 24th with the awards to be announced on December 1st.