All posts tagged with: Brentford FC

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 →

Bees control West London derby

While QPR have been in England’s top two divisions for the last 12 years, their West London neighbours Brentford have historically been in the lower reaches of the Football League. A combination of the former’s recent decline due to overspending and the latter’s impressive progress means, for the first time in a while, the Bees… Read more →

Bees unpicked by clinical Wolves

Joao Teixeira’s early second half brace in Wolves’ 3-1 win over Brentford was key to the game’s eventual appeal. Until then neither side had threatened to score, but the first goal turned the dynamics of the match on its head. Sulley Kaikai reduced the deficit to spark a period of pressure from the Bees, but… Read more →

Bold bees trouble imbalanced Villa

Aston Villa’s expensively-assembled squad looked no better for the summer investment on Wednesday night, held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford. Jonathan Kodjia opened the scoring but the Bees, who have a squad made largely of young players who have risen up the leagues, showed more hunger. They were rewarded for a strong second half… Read more →