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Brentford, founded in 1889 are celebrating 127 years of football this year and it’s safe to say that their journey has been a turbulent and exciting one. No one can accuse Brentford of not fighting for their place in the Championship and they should be proud to have secured and maintained their position in the second division. Following on from a pattern of relegation and promotion, it’s great to see the Bees doing so well, but do we know who is responsible for their success?
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Brentford’s Legends side is back in action in just under two weeks time when the old boys pull on their boots for a charity game at Griffin Park as the main event of the Skyex Community Day raising money for the Bright Sky Charity.
Returning to Griffin Park are legends from the past in the shape of Marcus Gayle, Marcus Bean, Robert Taylor, Stuart Nelson and Carl Hutchings – returning to the club where they played over 650 games between them. Other players pulling on the red and white stripes again …

WOLVES AND BRENTFORD DOMINATE THE PFA LEAGUE ONE TEAM OF THE YEAR!
League One Champions Wolves and Runners Up Brentford dominated the PFA League One Team of the Year at the annual PFA Awards tonight with seven of the team coming from the already promoted clubs.
Wolves led the way with five players selected as Carl Ikeme, Sam Ricketts, Danny Batth, Bakary Sako and Kevin McDonald whilst Brentford’s former Everton duo Adam Forshaw and Jake Bidwell were also named.
Peterborough United’s top goalscorer Britt Assombalonga led the strike force along with Coventry City’s …

TWELVE months ago, it was tears and tantrums at Griffin Park, home of Brentford, where on loan Fulham striker Marcello Trotta’s last minute penalty miss rebounding off the bar cost Brentford an automatic place in this season’s Championship and the club was deflated after their Play Off Final defeat against Yeovil at Wembley two weeks later meaning the Bees would start the 2013/14 campaign in League One.
But twelve months on, Brentford clinched promotion to the Championship with another penalty, this time though, with Trotta on the bench, it was on …

As 2009 ends, Brentford can look back on a year packed with success and celebration as well as disappointment and frustration.
The year began with the Bees placed second in League 2 after a great start to the 2008/09 season. Buoyant supporters saw manager Andy Scott’s target of promotion remain well on track despite trailing runaway leaders Wycombe by seven points.
January proved to be a troubling month though, with seven points being wastefully squandered. These slip ups lead to a table where just two points separated second placed Brentford from eighth …

BRENTFORD manager Andy Scott vented his frustration as a “disappointing” second half performance allowed Walsall to snatch a point at Griffin Park.
The Bees started the game against 10th placed Walsall with a spring in their step, fresh from their 5-2 thrashing of Gateshead on Tuesday. And that early urgency resulted in an 11th minute goal from striker Ben Strevens. Strevens, recently returning from the team after a lengthy layoff, powered home a header after a mazy run-and-cross from winger Myles Weston to give Brentford an early lead.

Ben Strevens celebrates his …

FOR a number of years Karleigh Osborne has been a great divider amongst the Brentford faithful. A key member of the 2004/05 Brentford youth team that overturned the continental talents of Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup, Karleigh has risen up through the ranks to become a key squad member in the first team.
The 21-year-old has now reached a pivotol point in his career. Last season’s central defensive stalwart Alan Bennett has suffered a complete collapse in form. Karleigh, on the other hand, has impressed with a series on confident …

NEW loan signing John Bostock scored a debut double to secure the Bees a draw against South London rivals Millwall in a difficult match at Griffin Park.
The game had been thrown into doubt before kick off with severe gales and heavy rained expected by 3.00 pm. The torrential downpours never arrived though and the game began despite the strong crosswinds inside the ground.
Bostock, 17, joined Brentford on a one month loan from Tottenham Hotspur on Friday and took just 9 mins to open his account with the Bees. The highly rated midfielder …