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...

Championship play-off Final: Wembley Stadium 

Brentford 1 Fulham 2 (after extra time) 

Joe Bryan scored twice in extra time – both acts of supreme incisiveness - to return Fulham to the Premier League after just one year away. 

For Brentford, who failed to find the b...

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.  


Thomas Frank has effectively repeated the promise he made before Wednesday night’s heady play-off semi-final against Swansea by saying his players will triumph in next week’s final. 

The Dane confidently predicted his side would turn around a 1-0 deficit from the f...

Brentford 3 Swansea City 1 (3-2 aggregate) 

Play-off semi-final second leg 

They saved up one of their very best for last.  

After 116 years, Brentford finally said goodbye to Griffin Park and they said it in style and on the most important of occasions – a play...

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...

Brentford 1 Barnsley 2 

The sheer agony of it. 

QPR did their bit, denying West Brom the win that would have guaranteed the Baggies automatic promotion if the Bees could just maintain their composure and find another of the wins that have kept coming since the resta...

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...

Brentford 1 Preston 0 

Ollie Watkins’ 25th goal of the campaign was enough to take Brentford to an eighth straight win, keeping the possibility of automatic promotion very much on the agenda.

Their seventh victory on the bounce since the resumption ta...

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