All posts tagged with: Brentford FC

Championship Season Preview: 2017-18

Though Newcastle United won the Championship title last season, one might say that Brighton and Huddersfield won the hearts of the neutrals. The duo ended 34 and 45 year top flight exiles respectively, the former with three games to spare, the latter via a Wembley shoot-out. Who will make history this year? Here’s our predictions.… Read more →

Brentford v Blackburn: final day drama

Blackburn’s second tier status is on a knife-edge. A win will not be enough if Nottingham Forest and Birmingham match their result, yet they could also draw and theoretically even lose and still stay up. It would be simplistic to say Sunday will define the club’s long-term future, because failings over the last five years,… Read more →

FA Cup Preview: Mad Dog and Big Sam return

This weekend’s FA Cup action sees Martin Allen and Sam Allardyce return to their former clubs, Brentford and Bolton Wanderers respectively. The Football Lab discusses whether those two bosses will have a successful return and also looks at Championship high-flyers Brighton, who entertain League One MK Dons. Bolton v Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce spent eight… Read more →

Brentford sit deep for Norwich draw

When Dean Smith planned Brentford’s tactics before their 0-0 draw with Norwich at the end of December, perhaps the 5-0 thrashing by the same team earlier that month was in his thoughts. Until Robbie Brady was sent off for their opponents late on, Smith’s men showed no attacking intent and looked happy with a point. They got… Read more →