The Week That Was (29/06/03 - 05/07/03)

Last updated : 06 July 2003 By
Sunday 29th June 2003

Gees football Links - Small story highlighting an excellent new website with links to hundreds of football websites. For the full story, click here.

Monday 30th June 2003

Fullarton leaves Brentford - Article confirming that Brentford have withdrawn the offer of a new contract to the Scottish midfielder. For the full story, click here.

Other News

Sheringham: New one-year deal at Pompey
Teddy Sheringham secures his immediate future when he signs a one-year deal at FA Barclaycard Premiership club, Portsmouth.

Sheringham confirmed the 'lure of the Premiership' had been a major factor in his decision to sign for the newly promoted side;

"I had a nice offer from a Division One club and was very tempted because I was impressed with them".

"But it was the lure of playing in the Premiership which brought me here" concluded the ex-England international.

Tuesday 1st July 2003

Best Brentford goalkeeper in the last 25 years - Story relating to the latest Bee Hive poll, which asks the reader to vote for their favourite goalkeeper in the last quarter of a century. For the full story, click here.

The Bee Hive quiz for July 2003 - Think you know everything about Brentford? Then why not try your luck at these ten questions to test your overall knowledge? For the full story, click here.

Griffin Park
Planning to watch the Bees in 2003/04?
- Article highlighting the cost of watching Brentford at Griffin Park in the forthcoming season. For the full story, click here.

Marshall departure confirmed - Piece confirming that Brentford have decided not to renew the contract of 'big money signing', Scott Marshall. For the full story, click here.

Wednesday 2nd July 2003

Smith and Dobson pledge their future to Brentford
- Story confirming that two of the mainstays of the Bees squad agree to contract extensions. For the full story, click here.

Fancy a flutter? Brentford are 40-1 to win the league - Upsated article about the latest odds for the 2003/04 Nationwide Second Division championship. For the full story click here.

Other News

In a deal that shocks the football world, Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich buys Chelsea football club, in a deal reported to be £140million.

The transaction, which ranks as the biggest in English football sees the Russian assume overall control of the Blues from long term owner, Ken Bates.

A happy Abramovich, looking forward to the future spoke of the future,

Returning to his native Italy
"We are delighted to agree this deal to acquire what is already one of the top clubs in Europe,"

"We have the resources and ambition to achieve even more given the huge potential of this great club."

Meanwhile, Chelsea also confirm that Gianfranco Zola, the former Italy international, is to leave the club after a glittering career at Stamford Bridge which spanned nearly seven years, 310 appearances and 80 goals.

Zola, 36, is returning to his native Italy to play for Calgliari and has signed a new one-year deal with the Serie B club.

Thursday 3rd July 2003

Brentford player profiles 2003/04 - The editor begins his player by player profile of the men who will represent the Bees during the forthcoming campaign. For the full story, click here.

Friday 4th July 2003

A quiet day on the Bee Hive.

Saturday 5th July 2003

Trialists given a chance at Brentford - Article confirming that the club are running the rule over Trinidad & Tobago international, Brent Rahim and young striker, Dave Geddes. For the full story, click here.

Griffin Park return?
Hunt to remain a Bee?
- The local Richmond and Twickenham Times report that Brentford have improved upon their original contract offer to Stephen Hunt, in an attempt to keep the unsettled winger at Griffin Park. For the full story, click here.

Vine eyes possible return! - Story about the possibility that the young striker may seek a return to Brentford. For the full story, click here.

Brentford lose interest in non-league strikers
- Piece that confirms Bees' manager Wally Downes will now be casting his eye over goalscorers with more experience, after being turned down by Eastbourne Borough's prolific young striker, Scott Ramsey. For the full story, click here.