Tuesday, March 24, 2009


The Dagenham-Brentford game was postponed last night due to a power cut in the area, which I believe is the second time that this has happened to D&R this season. I do not feel that the home team are to blame, but someone is and in 2009 this should not be happening in a game due to be televised live.

Anyway, it was not all bad news as Kidderminster scored an injury time winner, to give us a nice payout, at a decent price.

Back to the Bees, having discussed the three new signings yesterday and with a fourth set to join today, I thought that you might like to read Bees boss Andy Scott thought's on the newbies:

Obviously Billy Clarke has done very well for Darlington and Northampton this season. We are very fortunate due to our relationship with Ipswich that we can bring him in.

Damian Spencer was a big powerful chap at Cheltenham, in the Nathan mould if you like. I think we were lacking a little impetus there in terms of being a physical side and that was something we needed to regain.

Darren Powell is a major coup for us. I’ve been tracking him for months. He has been on trial at Leeds for the last three weeks. He played three games for them but they decided he wouldn’t go straight into their first team squad. I am delighted to get him. His experience at this level and elsewhere will bring extra competition in that area. Darren is a massive physical presence who reads the game very well. He has played at Championship level for a number of years. What he does do is organise very well. He gives us a little more competition in that area going into the last eight games of the season. I didn’t want to be left short with the loan window closing soon. I have been tracking Darren and Billy for some time. It has paid off now.

We’re pretty confident that Craig Dobson will sign for us tomorrow, on a short term deal the same as Darren. He gives us an option wide right. He has been training with us for five weeks now and has worked himself into the ground to show he is worth a contract. He gives us something different out wide and I wouldn’t bring him in if I didn’t think he would be adding to the squad.

Scott is impressing many people in the game and it is clear that he prepares for the unexpected, I hope that the Bees go up and that he will give them at least another year before taking one of the offers that seem sure to come his way. Having said that, he is still in the first year of a five year contract and will not come cheap !

I have sent subscribers just two previews today, but both are very strong bets and if possible, I will post one of them on the blog later in the day.

Good Luck.

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