Euro final flop

In the end, it was tears before bedtime. But what dreams of glory had flourished throughout the country before England’s impressive challenge for the European Championship fizzled out as midnight approached last Sunday. The day it seemed just like that on any other sleepy weekend. Pubs with gardens or terraces in Chiswick and Brentford were doing brisk business at lunchtime, with families

Brentford’s first season in the Premier League

Image above: Bill Hagerty

An old score to settle

It was a long time coming for Brentford and a return after 74 years to England’s top football flight. But here they are – well, nearly – at the dawn of a new challenge, one that comes gift-wrapped in a significant chapter of the club’s colourful history. When the Premier League fixtures were published this week, th

How Brentford beat Swansea and history is forgotten

Image above: Brentford vistory over Swansea at Wembley; photograph Brentford FC

Brentford 2, Swansea City 0

EFL Championship play-off final It took a long time coming but was so stunningly sweet when it arrived. At the tenth time of asking, Brentford competed in end-of-season play-offs that would gain them promotion if they triumphed, only they never did

Brentford FC victory puts it one match away from joining the Premier League

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Brentford 3, Bournemouth 1 (aggregate 3-2)

Championship play-off semi-final, 2nd leg Following Brentford’s tortuous trail towards Premier League football has been like a stroll down nightmare alley. No other club in the Football League has on nine previous occasions reached the play-offs – the last-gasp opportunity for those nearl