The original thread has now veered into Salisbury and Novichuk, so I thought that I'd post here a brief account of the Riots written by Welsh writer Phil Carradice on the centenary in 1910. It's in three parts and it's worth clicking on the link for the photo of Tonypandy men in 1910.
We've a tough run of fixtures coming up at a point where we might be distracted by the Cup - five of our next seven are Away matches, and five of the seven are against teams who are higher up the league. The last of them against Forest (30 March) is a week before the FA Cup semi-finals.
With all that in mind how many points do you expect us to get? My own prediction is 10 by winning both home games and picking up points in a couple of away games.
Interesting. Presumably the Millwall fan who posted this, named Moody, is also a Swans fan? Does he post on this site as well?
I've been lurking on their forums and they are surprisingly pessimistic about the result, presumably because of the way they lost to us at Millwall. Personally, I'm worried that our midfield will be overrun, and they've had a decent series of results in the last few weeks.
Our team in September was Mulder, Roberts, van der Hoorn, Rodon, Olsson (Montero, 66), James (Carroll, 60), Fer (Naughton, 35), Grimes, Celina, Baker-Richardson, and McBurnie.
Please put your own recommendations below, because there are lots of excellent pubs in Brentford and Ealing.
The most important thing to note is that ALL pubs in Brentford are Away Fans Friendly, and I’ve personally confirmed with the bar staff in all of these places that they welcome Away Fans.
Also, the ground is only 3 miles from Fullers Brewery so most of these will be selling their beers.
Don’t plan to eat in any of the “4 corner pubs” because some of them don’t serve meals and all of them will be standing room only. The following would be better options.
If you arrive at Brentford Railway Station, there’s a large pleasant pub next door in Orchard Road called the King’s Arms. They have TVs showing sport. The landlady said that “away fans are very welcome”. There’s only one bitter (Fuller’s London Pride) but a wide range of lagers. Bar snacks only on Saturdays. This is also a B&B.
On leaving there’s a 5-minute walk to the next pub, walk up hill to the Great West Road, cross over and turn right and then left into Windmill Road to call in at The Globe (owned by Fullers). It’s an attractive pub that has Sky Sports on 4 large screens. One of the staff is a Swans fan (the ginger Irishman in his 20s) who said that “the meals are Vegan friendly and the pub is away fans friendly.”
From here it’s less than a minute’s walk to the Lord Nelson in Enfield Road. It’s another Fullers pub that serves meals and is a bit more hipster than the previous pubs, Louisiana Gumbo anyone? Real ales, craft beers, and one large screen. From here it’s a 5-minute walk to the ground.
The matches against Rotherham next Saturday and Bolton may be affected by strike action on the Northern trains.
"We’re sorry, but strike action by RMT means that Northern will be running a significantly reduced service on Saturday 27 October, 03 November and 10 November. Your service with them might be cancelled, depart or arrive earlier or later than planned, or may be replaced with a bus service.