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Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in News | 7 comments

Judgement Day: New Deal Signed By Alan Judge

Judgement Day: New Deal Signed By Alan Judge

 

Brentford forward Alan Judge put pen to paper today and signed a new two-year deal to stay at Griffin Park, which could see him stay at the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The news, which was hinted at in last week’s Pride of West London Beesotted Podcast (click link below), will be welcomed by everyone connected with the football club – Judge has been pivotal in Brentford’s success over the past three years and is undoubtedly one of the best players in the club’s post-War history.

The sickening double leg break that was sustained at Portman Road a year ago ultimately scuppered a high fee transfer move for the Eire international, and although Newcastle United showed an interest in the January transfer window, they decided not to take a risk on the player.

The medical staff and Directors of Football at Brentford have clearly seen enough in his recovery assessments to want to offer the player some medium term security and have continued to support Judge as he edges towards full fitness and contact training. Phil Giles said of the deal; “When we finally sat down to discuss the contractual situation it was apparent that a new contract was the best outcome for all, in particular knowing that Alan enjoys being at Brentford and living in the area. I’m delighted that he has signed and look forward to him returning to the team.”

From a fans perspective this must be a win, win situation for the club and the player – to have such a hugely talented player secured for next season, and five more months to prepare Judge for the thrust of Championship football – this is very positive indeed and gives Dean Smith some excellent selection options for 2017/18.

The Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “I am really pleased that Alan has committed his immediate future to us. He has been an integral member of the squad since he joined and has played a massive part in the recent success of the Football Club. He is close to a full recovery from the terrible injury he suffered and we will certainly reap the benefits when he returns to the standards he was setting in the Championship prior to the injury, which earned him his first full international cap and plaudits from managers and peers from within the Championship. It is a great boost to the staff, the squad and supporters that his future remains at Brentford.”

Great news!

Dave Lane
@beesotted100

7 Comments

  1. Indeed it’s great news I was surprised that it was voiced by some on the podcast last week that we had moved on and there was possibly no place in the team for him. His injury alone shows Jota or Sergi or anyone else is one tackle away from a season ruining injury. This gives us great options and riches some could only dream of. I hope we still take Flojo on as well. For a real challenge real strength in depth and above all else QUALITY is vital. For much of this year we missed both. Hopefully Judgey returns as good as before and he becomes part of a success story waiting to be written. I don’t believe the club would have offered a contract had the medical team not believed he will come back as strong and fitter than before. But certainly if he does hit the heights of before we have one of the greatest championship players playing for us rather than our opponents and if he once again attracts bigger teams waving the cash we can be sure to get a fee rather than seeing him walk for free. There is no way I could ever say we can not have him in our team, he has lots still to offer. I am delighted he’s resigned, along with Sergio and Jota returning it’s been the highlight of an indifferent season
    Fabulous news.

  2. Top man,top player,Top club.
    I bet Alans also been told that if he performs as well as he was pre his injury,that the club will not stand in his way if he wants a move.
    A win,win situation all round.

  3. This is absolutely fantastic news for all supporters. I have long held the view that Alan Judge is one of this football clubs best ever signings, certainly in my 50 years of watching Brentford. So next season we will have Judgey, Canos, Jota, Flojo (hopefully), Clarke, McEachran, Dean, Vibe, Egan, Bjelland, Colin, Bentley, Henry, Vibe, Woods, Egan, Field, Barbet, McLeod, McCormack (hopefully) and a host of other young up and coming players. Together with maybe a couple of quality additions – get your money on the team to upset the Championship big boys!!!

  4. I thought the same as Rob Y when listening to the podcast. Don’t forget, he wasn’t the main man in 14/15, but part of a well oiled machine. With the right additions in the summer, there’s every reason to believe that he will be part of a similar set up. The old ‘strength in depth’ cliché certainly seems to apply. Now to get the right DM or two, a goal poacher and maybe another defender and we could be on our way to the P(romised)L(and) very soon.

  5. Pleased he has re-signed, obviously a gentleman after the club looked after him following that tackle from that Ipswich thug Luke Hyams. From Alan’s point of view he could & should have been playing at a higher level this season.I was born in Distillery Road, Brentford but have lived in East Anglia for 30 years ask any Norwich fan and they will tell you that Ipswich are an over physical dirty side.I do not like Norwich either
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  6. Pleased he has re-signed, obviously a gentleman after the club looked after him following that tackle from that Ipswich thug Luke Hyams. From Alan’s point of view he could & should have been playing at a higher level this season.I was born in Distillery Road, Brentford but have lived in East Anglia for 30 years ask any Norwich fan and they will tell you that Ipswich are an over physical dirty side.I do not like Norwich either
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  7. Great news! The prospect of seeing Alan Judge and King Jota in the same Brentford team will certainly be one of the highlights of my 74 years as a Griffin Park fan.

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