August 7, 2020

So ends a season like no other. Brentford and Fulham contested the Championship play-off final a year and day after their opening fixtures – the campaign forced to go into cold storage because of the global pandemic. It is a small miracle that the players were able to...

August 5, 2020

A night of ecstacy for Fulham. A night of agony for Brentford. The Championship play-off final was deservedly won by the Whites, who were simply better on the night. Theirs was the sounder game-plan.  

They stifled Brentford’s much-vaunted front thre...

August 3, 2020

Body language. Maybe it reveals less than you think. But sometimes, the inescapable feeling is that it tells you everything. 

The contrast between Brentford and Fulham players at the end of their respective play-off semi-finals last week was stark.  


July 26, 2020

Swansea City 1 Brentford 0 

Play-off semi-final first leg 

Brentford have it all to do in their last ever match at Griffin Park on Wednesday night if they are to make it to Wembley for the play-off final. 

But they showed great resilience during a test...

July 26, 2020

London clubs were undefeated on the final day of this extraordinary, pandemic-prolonged season – but the failure of one of the capital’s five teams to win decided the relegation fight. 

West Ham, who secured their own survival only in midweek, found it hard to rais...

July 18, 2020

Gary Rowett admitted his side had wasted a golden opportunity to take the play-off charge to the last game of the season – and refused to take consolation from going so close. 

The Lions have prided themselves on being a tough nut to crack this season and punched above...

July 16, 2020

Thomas Frank says his players will not look too far ahead in the coming days as the Championship campaign reaches a thrilling climax. 

Wednesday tea-time's 1-0 win over Preston – courtesy of another Ollie Watkins strike - made it eight wins in a row for Brentford, who a...

July 14, 2020

WBA 0 Fulham 0 

Fulham came so close to claiming the win that would have opened the door to automatic promotion for both themselves and neighbours Brentford.  

But a Tuesday tea-time 0-0 draw at the Hawthorns leaves West Brom in charge of their own destiny...

July 13, 2020

Jose Mourinho says the Europa League will be a genuine target for Spurs next season, if they can qualify. 

The Tottenham boss has been pretty lukewarm about Uefa’s second competition, but has won it twice, with Porto and Manchester United. 

Sunday afternoon’s 2...

July 11, 2020

An unforgettable afternoon for Michail Antonio looks likely to have ensured West Ham's flirtation with relegation will not end badly for the eastenders. 

The Hammers striker struck all four goals in a stunning 4-0 victory at Norwich City - a result which consigns t...

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