The Week that Was (01/06/03 - 07/06/03)

Last updated : 09 June 2003 By
Sunday 1st June 2003

Beckham: Barcelona bound?
A quiet day on the Bee Hive, but David Beckham is making all the headlines in the Sunday papers, with a possible £30 million pound move to Spanish giants, Barcelona.

Monday 2nd June 2003

Another quiet day on the Bee Hive.

Other News

England U21's defeat their Serbia & Montenegro counterparts by the odd goal in five in a thriller of a match at Hull City's impressive KC stadium.

An impressive crowd of over 24, 000 witness goals from Newcastle United' s Shola Ameobi, West Ham's transfer listed, Jermaine Defoe and Ipswich Town, substitute, Darren Bent seal the win for David Platt's team, in a game that saw an impressive performance from ex-Bee and now Reading player, Steve Sidwell.

Tuesday 3rd June 2003

Reduction in New Road stand Admission Prices - Story about the club's u-turn on the ticket prices for the 2003/04 season. Click here.

Smith set to leave? - Story on the rumour mill regarding the possibility of star goalkeeper and the Bee Hive player of the 2002/03 season leaving for the bright lights of the Premiership. Click here.

Other News

Cole: Match winner
Joe Cole scores a 'Beckhamesque' free-kick to clinch an unconvincing 2-1 win for the full England side against Serbia and Montenegro at Leicester City's Walkers stadium.

A dull performance, which featured four different England captains (Michael Owen, Emile Heskey, Phil Neville and Jamie Carragher) is illuminated by a first half strike by Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, following good work by Owen.

The visitor's draw level on the stroke of half time when Nenad Jestrovic pounces from close range and following a spate of substitutions in the second period, ten by England, one of them, West Ham United midfield genius, Cole seals the victory with a stunning free-kick.

Wednesday 4th June 2003

Coppell is the best Brentford manager in the last 25 years - Story revealing the votes cast in the latest Bee Hive Poll. Click here.

Brentford's most impressive performance in the 2002/03 season? - Story regarding the latest poll, asking the Bee Hive reader to vote for what in their opinion, was Brentford's best performance of last season. Click here.

Other News

Seaman: Leaving Highbury
Ex-England goalkeeper David Seaman finally leaves Arsenal after 13 years and joins fellow Premiership club, Manchester City in a one-year deal.

Seaman now 39, made 564 appearances for the North London club in a glittering career that saw him win three league championships, four FA Cups, the European Cup Winners Cup and the League cup.

Thursday 5th June 2003

Oatway to return to his West London roots? - Story, investigating the possibility that ex-Brentford midfield player, Charlie Oatway may be about to rejoin the Bees from relegated Nationwide First Division outfit, Brighton & Hove Albion. Click here.

Other News

The Football league announced there would be no change to the play-offs next season after plans to extend them were put on hold.

The plans which could have seen a side finish as low as eighth and still obtain promotion have been deferred and will be discussed again at a League extraordinary meeting in September.

Friday 6th June 2003

Downes: Side are 25-1 to win the 2003/04 2nd Division
Brentford are 25-1 to win the 2003/04 Nationwide Second Division
- Story giving the early pre-season odds for the 2003/04 Nationwide Second Division campaign. Click here.

Saturday 7th June 2003

Bees at a glance - Brand New Feature on the site - A complete statistical look at Brentford in the 2002/03 season. Click here.

Other News

Bertie Vogts' Scotland surprisingly hold Germany to a 1-1 at Hampden Park in a European Championship Group Five qualifier. Fredi Bobic gives the Germans a first half advantage, but the Scots fight back and secure an all important point thanks to a strike from Wolverhampton Wanderers forward, Kenny Miller.

Meanwhile, in Group Ten, the Republic of Ireland sneak past minnows Albania 2-1 at Landsdowne Road, thanks to an injury time own goal from the visitor's Ardian Aliaj. Tottenham Hotspur's Robbie Keane, with his first international goal since last year's World Cup, had put Brian Kerr's team in front in the first half, before Ervin Skela netted an equaliser two minutes later.

In England's group, a solitary strike by Nihat Kahveci proves enough for main rivals' Turkey to gain maximum points from their visit to Slovakia, for whom England meet at Middlesbrough's Riverside stadium on Wednesday.