Up high in the Main Stand at Brentford’s Griffin Park at about 5pm yesterday, as I tried to regain my breath and the feeling in my hands and legs I uttered those words quoted in the title of this piece. I’ve seen a lot of football in my life at all manner of levels, and I thought I’d seen everything the game had to offer… until yesterday.
At Griffin Park it was ‘Winner-Goes-Up’; Brentford win and they take the second promotion spot away from opponents Doncaster dropping the Rovers into the play-off. Rovers win and they go up – and also take the title in the process – and it’s Bretford in the play-offs. A draw would do Rovers. In the 94th minute, with the score at 0-0, Brentford get a penalty and the rest… well the rest… the rest can’t really be described effectively in retrospect.
Imagine being there, people have said, imagine being part of it. Well I was, and not only was I there, I was commentating on it too.
Huge thanks to Kev and Darren Neagle for capturing this, and also for Rovers for giving me permission to put it out. Make sure you get on Rovers Player and sign-up for more moments (not quite) like this next season, and further reaction to yesterday’s game.