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New ‘stand Up For Choice’ Video Released Aimed at informing the ongoing debate, the EFL has released a new video, entitled ‘Stand up for Choice’ to highlight the benefits that licensed standing areas can bring to EFL stadiums nationwide, ahead of MPs discussing the matter at the upcoming Westminster Hall debate on Monday, 25 June.

The last word on shirts as World Cup continues to delight. As do hosts Russia who dominated Egypt in a 3-1 victory that sees them with a maximum 6 points on the board and a goal difference of 7 after just two games. There were also wins for a massively stylish Japan whilst Senegal beat Poland.

World Cup Quiz: The Goal Scorers England captain Harry Kane got his first two World Cup goals last night as England beat Tunisia. But what do you know about World Cup goal scorers? Five questions in one minute will test your knowledge. Let us know how you got on.

Details of friendly in Germany confirmed The details of Brentford’s pre-season game in Germany next month have now been confirmed. The Bees will be heading to Bavaria for a training camp from Saturday 7 July to Saturday 14 July and have a game to end that trip. The game will be against Karlsruher Sport-Club Mühlburg-Phönix e.V.

EFL Summer Conference Round-Up The EFL’s Summer Conference 2018 concluded with a number of proposals formally adopted into EFL Regulations during its Annual General Meeting. In total, 17 regulation amendments or additions were put forward by the EFL Board alongside one proposed resolution to amend the Articles of Association.

Fullers tour for Bees staff The partnership between Brentford FC and Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC was put to good use earlier this summer and the football staff were invited on a tour of the brewery.

England do a Brentford as the Bees do magnificence with THAT away shirt. Never let it be said that life is dull. England got through their opening World Cup game last night with a 2-1 victory over Tunisia although at times it felt very much like watching the Bees. Back home, the initial reaction has been coming in for the new away shirt.

The Week in Football With the World Cup now underway, here are the big stories from football over the past wee.

World Cup Quiz: England Captains Edition As England prepare to get their 2018 World Cup campaign up and running against Tunisia this evening, can you name the last five men to captain The Three Lions at the world's showpiece football tournament.

TV commentators join teenagers on charity track There may not be an official England song for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but following England’s victories at the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups last year, more of the country’s teenagers are teaming up with the nation’s top TV commentators to inspire the senior team to glory this summer.

Brentford, Derby chasing Chelsea whizkid Jay Dasilva Chelsea whizkid Jay Dasilva is a wanted man. The Mirror says Brentford are vying with Frank Lampard's Derby to sign England Under-20 star Dasilva. The Championship pair are battling to land highly-rated Chelsea defender Dasilva is on a season's loan deal.

Nick Bruzon's Last Word as Away and Goalkeeper Kits are revealed Picked your jaws back up off the floor yet, Brentford fans? The away kit has been revealed and it’s fair to see this one is going to split us right down the middle. A so called ‘marmite’ of shirts. One to rival the infamous Coventry City brown or Hull City tiger stripes.

Brentford B to play Maidstone United next month The Brentford B fixture list for the 2018/19 season is being collated and the first game can now be confirmed. Brentford B will face Maidstone United on Tuesday 17 July in a match that will kick-off at 7.45pm.

'It looks like a jaffa cake!' - Fans have mixed opinions on new kit Brentford will wear brown for the first time in their history, but it's divided opinions amongst Bees fans ahead of the new season.

Kits out The Bees adidas replica goalkeeper and away kits for the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season are now available for pre-order both online and in store. The goalkeeper shirt and shorts are in tech forest and aero green and these will be worn with white socks.

Mrs Brown and her boys model the new Brentford away kit. But what do you think? Picked your jaws back up off the floor yet, Brentford fans? The away kit has been revealed and it's fair to see this one is going to split us right down the middle. A so called 'marmite' of shirts. One to rival the infamous Coventry City brown or Hull City tiger stripes.

Jaakko gets Finland call Brentford B midfield player Jaakko Oksanen will be heading back to Finland for an international training camp this week. The 17-year-old is part of the group building up to the UEFA Under-19 European Championships at the end of next month.

England expects as Brentford awaits. Plus your chance to create radio gold. The World Cup has been going for almost a week but today is the day. The one we've been waiting for. After all the anticipation we finally get our glimpse of what is to come. The Brentford FC away shirt launch. And over in Russia, England begin their campaign with a game against Tunisia in Volgograd.

Top Five: 17/18 Derby Goals The top five derby goals from the 17/18 campaign, tell us your favourite on Twitter @BrentfordFC or via our Facebook page!

Ian Watmore To Join Efl Board As Independent Non-executive Director Ian Watmore is to join the EFL Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director as successor to the departing Richard Bowker CBE.

Report: Brentford turn down £10m Bournemouth bid for Chris Mepham Bournemouth have reportedly had a £10m bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham rejected by the Championship club. The Wales international came through the ranks at Griffin Park and enjoyed a fruitful debut campaign at senior level last term, making 23 appearances in all competitions.

Brentford fans involved in Kick It Out series The Fans For Diversity released a four-part mini-documentary series at the end of last season, with plenty of Brentford involvement. The documentaries feature four supporters groups across the country to highlight the diversity of fanbases in English football.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Stoke City A new manager at the helm and a raft of players expected to move on, it will be all change at Stoke City when the new Championship season kicks-off in seven weeks time.

Beesotted In Russia P2: There's a Hell Of A Lot of Hugging Going On So it's the end of the first day in Russia. I've been literally hugged to death. It's a bit of a turn-up for the books after the hype of England fans being kicked from pillar to post. To say the local people I have met so far are happy to see me - and all the other England fans in town - is an understatement.

Championship transfer news: Leeds United want defenders, Maddison heading to Saints, Brentford man off, more With Premier League clubs now beginning to cherry-pick the best talents from England's second tier, powered up by those monstrous TV deals, it could be a turbulent summer for many clubs with good talent in their ranks. Here's the latest transfer, news gossip and rumours from around the Championship.

Brentford reject eight-figure bid as interest mounts in their star men Brentford have rejected Bournemouth's £10m bid for defender Chris Mepham, according to Sky Sports News. Bournemouth had a £5.5m bid rejected in the January transfer window but have nearly doubled that this summer, determined to get their man.

UWL students get Press Box chance Brentford FC have been offering young journalists the chance to sample life in a Sky Bet Championship Press Box. As part of the Club's relationship with the University of West London, students have been invited to attend games and write match reports.

Adam from The Bluetones wins Twitter, Henrik wins for Denmark and bad news for England. Guess who's back…. Brentford give Bournemouth the brush off. Henrik Dalsgaard gets off to a winning start for Denmark and there's bad news for England fans in Russia ahead of Monday's World Cup opener against Tunisia. There's a lot to get through this morning so let's cut to the chase.

Henrik Dalsgaard makes World Cup history this evening Henrik Dalsgaard played the full 90 minutes as Denmark got their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign up and running with a 1-0 win over Peru in Saransk.

Peru 0-1 Denmark player ratings: Eriksen produces the goods It wasn't a vintage performance from the Spurs man, but it was his assist that got Denmark their opening goal of the World Cup.

Top Five: 17/18 Celebration Pictures Club Photographer Mark Fuller selects his five favourite celebration pictures from the 2017/18 season.

Ilias reflects on "great" loan spell Ilias Chatzitheodoridis described his loan spell at Cheltenham Town as a “great experience”. The Brentford B defender spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan at the Sky Bet League Two club.

Trust hails work of volunteer One volunteer overcame nerves to play his part in the local community and has been recognised for his effort. Karol Filipczak has shown dedication and commitment as a volunteer for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.

Championship transfer news as Leeds United eye Tottenham youngster, Brentford reject bid New Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen on a move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth, according to reports in Argentina. Foyth has struggled for game time since moving to north London last season and he could be about to go out on loan next season in a bid to acclimatise to English football.

Transfer rumours: Stoke City target Premier League winger, Brentford reject approach for starlet Brentford have reportedly rejected an approach from Premier League side Bournemouth for defender Chris Mepham. According to West London Sport, the Cherries have indicated they would be willing to pay up to £10m for Mepham, but Brentford have rejected the approach.

Bournemouth move for Brentford defender Mepham Bournemouth have made a £10m bid for Championship Brentford and Wales defender Chris Mepham. Cherries boss Eddie Howe tried to sign Mepham in the final days of the January window without success, but is hoping to complete a deal this time around. The 20-year-old came through the Brentford academy and made his first team debut in January 2017.

From Cristiano to Henrik via Rio. And more shirt news… Ruddy hell - the World Cup ! Just where do you start? In the loosest sense. Elsewhere, today sees the magnificent four game spread that also offers Brentford fans a chance to catch our man in action.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Sheffield Wednesday After back-to-back Play-Off defeats, times were much tougher at Hillsborough last season as The Owls limped to a 15th placed finish and parted company with popular boss Carlos Carvalhal.

Brentford reject Cherries' approach for Mepham CHAMPIONSHIP outfit Brentford have apparently rejected Cherries' approach for highly-rated defender Chris Mepham. Cherries were reportedly planning to bid around £10million for the Wales international but were told Brentford would not contemplate selling the 20-year-old.

Chris Mepham: Bournemouth make £10m bid for Wales defender Bournemouth make a £10m bid for Brentford and Wales defender Chris Mepham.

Brentford reject bid from Bournemouth for Mepham Brentford have rejected another approach from Bournemouth for defender Chris Mepham. West London Sport revealed in January that Bournemouth were interested in the Hammersmith-born centre-back and later revealed that an offer from the Premier League club had been rejected.

Bournemouth bid £10m for Brentford's Chris Mepham Bournemouth have made a £10m bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham, according to Sky sources. The Cherries have returned with a fresh approach for the young centre-back after having a £5.5m bid rejected by Brentford during the January transfer window.

Top 5ive: 17/18 First Goals Decide for yourself who scored the best first goal for the Club during the 17/18 campaign. Here we have collected our top five candidates for the title, see which one you prefer.

Marcus looks ahead to 'exciting' pre-season Marcus Forss said the upcoming UEFA European Under-19 Championships was a big deal for him and his country but that it was not his only focus. Marcus is hoping to be part of the Finland squad for the tournament at the end of the month.

Everton have dropped the ball as Brentford land Ezri Konsa Everton have been linked with Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa for months - but Championship side Brentford have now snapped him up. Everton looked set to win the race for the exciting Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa back in January.

World Cup blog: Beesotted in Russia. Part 1 - The Games Have Begun Beesotted are heading off to Russia for the World Cup. Against all advice, Billy Grant has packed his bags and will be following England as they aim to upset the applecart and bring back a trophy back home - whilst remaining fairly under the radar - for the first time in over 50 years.

Chelsea youngster Dasilva on Brentford radar The 21-year-old has spent the last 18 months on loan at League One Charlton but the Blues are keen to see him feature in the Championship as they continue to plot his development.

Brentford to rival Derby County for Chelsea left-back The 20-year-old will be a man in demand this summer after impressing on loan in League One last season with Charlton Athletic. The new Derby County manager, Frank Lampard, is keen to bring him to Pride Park on loan for his first season in management.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Sheffield United A top 10 finish on their return to the second tier, Chris Wilder's Blades will be looking to push on again next season in their quest for Premier League football.

Brentford keen on loan deal for Chelsea youngster Jay Dasilva Brentford are keen to sign Chelsea youngster Jay Dasilva on loan. The 20-year-old, who featured for England Under-21s in their recent Toulon Tournament success, was on loan at Charlton last term and is expected to be loaned out again for the coming season.

Bees face Southend in Carabao Cup First Round Draw Brentford have been drawn against Southend United in the First Round of the Carabao Cup. The Bees will travel to Roots Hall on the week beginning 13 August to play the tie. The draw was hosted in Vietnam at 10:45am BST, and overseen by football stars Dennis Wise, Steve McManaman and Louis Saha.

Carabao Cup first-round draw: Frank Lampard's Derby County to face Oldham Athletic Frank Lampard's first cup game as Derby manager will be away to Oldham Athletic in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Southend United to host Brentford in Carabao Cup SOUTHEND United will host Brentford in the first round of the Carabao Cup. The game will take place during the opening week of the new season and will see the Shrimpers attempting to improve their poor record in the competition.

QPR face tricky test against the Posh; Brentford travel to Southend The draw took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and threw up some interesting ties.

Be first. Pay less. It’s less than a week until the fixture programme for the new season is released and 2018/19 Club Memberships are already on sale. Buy an Adult Membership today and not only will you save £5 on our home Sky Bet Championship tickets you will also receive priority access to these matches.

FA Cup dates for 2018/19 announced The Football Association has announced its fixture schedule for the 2018/19 season. This includes the dates of the key games and the rounds of The Emirates FA Cup. Brentford will enter the FA Cup at the Third Round stage in January.

Top Five: 17/18 Free-kicks Take a look at our selection of the best five free-kicks of the 17/18 campaign. Featuring another scorcher from Reece Cole.

Spread The Cost Of Your Season Tickets Over Five Or Ten Months You can already secure your place at Griffin Park for one of our last seasons at Griffin Park by becoming a Season Ticket Holder. Don’t forget, you can buy more than one Season Ticket and pay over five or ten months for a small fee.

See you on Monday? It’s nearly time for the reveal of our kit for the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season. Today sees the first images released in a “tease” as demand for the new adidas replica kits builds.

Can you predict the Road to Moscow? Can you predict how this summer’s World Cup will pan out? Plot your way through Sky Sports’ Road to Moscow to win £5,000. Simply predict the eight group winners and runners-up followed by who will win each of the following knockout ties to be in with a chance.

Carabao Cup Round One Draw To Take Place In Vietnam Tomorrow Steve McManaman, Louis Saha and Dennis Wise are preparing to head to Vietnam as the Carabao Cup goes back on the road, with the Round One draw set to take place from Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City at 10.45am UK time tomorrow, Friday 15 June.

Here's when the Championship 2018/19 fixtures are released The fixtures for the Championship, League One and League Two are all set to be announced soon.

Revealed: The transfer fee paid by Brentford for Charlton defender Ezri Konsa Brentford paid a fee in the region of £2.5m for Charlton defender Ezri Konsa. As News Shopper revealed on Tuesday, wantaway owner Roland Duchatelet sanctioned the sale for the England Under-21 ace.

Brentford fans' John Egan comments should worry Leeds Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing John Egan from Championship side Brentford in the summer transfer window. If Leeds United fans were hoping that John Egan could be seen as an upgrade on Liam Cooper or even Pontus Jansson, now is the time to look away.

Ezri Konsa was attracted by the Club's 'big ambitions' Ezri Konsa signed for Brentford FC on Tuesday 12 June from Charlton Athletic. The 20-year-old then sat down to talk about his new home and his future with The Bees.

Top Five: 17/18 Goal Pictures Club Photographer Mark Fuller selects his five favourite goal pictures from the 2017/18 season.

West Brom to raid Brentford for Ryan Woods but could lose Jay Rodriguez and Craig Dawson to Burnley for £25m West Brom could be about to raid Brentford for midfielder Ryan Woods as they look to try and return to the Premier League. Manager Darren Moore is looking at young players who have the ability to make an impact on the Championship according to BirminghamLive.

Experience a season on a traditional terrace Watching Championship football from a terrace is getting rarer as each season passes. With Burton Albion being relegated to League One, we are the only Championship side with terraces behind the goals. Our home standing terrace is where the noisiest home fans sing up for The Bees.

Ezri Konsa - a career in pictures so far……… If you missed the news yesterday, England youth international central defender Ezri Konsa has joined us on three-year contract, with an option for an extra year.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Reading Reading’s 2017/18 season League Position: 20th Average league attendance: 16,656 Top league goal-scorer: Modou Barrow The Royals are about to start their sixth consecutive season in the Championship, and the last five have been up and down to say the least.

First, Best, Worst: Kevin O’Connor Brentford through and through, Kevin O’Connor made 501 appearances for The Bees and scored 46 goals in a career that spanned almost two decades. The current B Team Head Coach, O’Connor has been in his current role since November 2016.

Get to know: Ezri Konsa Ezri Konsa Ngoyo was born in Newham on 23 October 1997. - He has signed a three year deal, which takes him through to the summer of 2021. The Club also has an option to extend that contract by an extra year.

Leeds United signing Jon Egan from Brentford would make them a major threat from set-pieces Leeds United are said to be interested in centre-back Jon Egan of Brentford. According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United have considered making a move for Brentford's Jon Egan this summer. Leeds are in the process of sorting out their squad for next season, and Egan is said to be on their radar.

Brentford boss reckons capture from Charlton has "unlimited potential" Brentford boss Dean Smith has spoken of his delight at snapping up Ezri Konsa from Charlton - describing the England under-21 international as possessing "unlimited potential". The Championship side completed the transfer yesterday. Konsa, who came through the youth ranks at Charlton, has joined for an undisclosed fee.

Be There When We Face Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa, Swansea City… Next season will be our fifth Sky Bet Championship campaign in a row and The Bees are going to face tough new opponents as well as our London rivals Queens Park Rangers and Millwall.

Ezri Konsa leaves Charlton Athletic for Brentford Brentford have completed the signing of Charlton Athletic defender Ezri Konsa for an undisclosed fee. Konsa has spent the last two seasons establishing himself as one of the most highly-regarded prospects outside of the top two tiers of English football, and both Liverpool and Everton were said to hold an interest in the 20-year-old.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Queens Park Rangers Ranger’s 2017/18 season League Position: 16th Average league attendance: 13,928 Top league goal-scorer: Matt Smith Queens Park Rangers spent much of last season looking over their shoulders as relegation threatened to sneak up on them.

Ezri Konsa: Brentford sign defender from Charlton Athletic Championship side Brentford sign England Under-21 international Ezri Konsa from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Ezri Konsa joins Brentford from Charlton on three-year deal Brentford have completed the signing of central defender Ezri Konsa from Charlton on a three-year deal. The 20-year-old completed a medical on Monday, finalising the move away from the Valley in the late in the afternoon. Brentford secured Konsa's signature for an undisclosed fee and have the option to extend his deal by a further year.

Ezri Konsa signs for Brentford Brentford have completed the signing of England youth international central defender Ezri Konsa. The 20-year-old completed a medical yesterday, Monday 11 June, and finalised a move from Charlton Athletic late in the afternoon.

Brentford sign Everton and Brighton target Ezri Konsa The 20-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at Griffin Park, with the option of a further year.

Sign up your young bee today Our Club Membership went on sale last week and we have plenty to offer our young fans too, with our Junior and Bee Team memberships available for just £5 and our free membership for Babees.

Goalkeeper Coaching staff changes There has been a change in the Brentford FC coaching staff with the arrival of Iñaki Caña Pavón as First Team Goalkeeper Coach. Simon Royce, who held that position for eight years, has left Griffin Park.

Baggies eye £6m move for Brentford's Ryan Woods West Brom have set their sights on Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods as they continue to overhaul their squad. The Birmingham Mail reports that the Baggies are keen to not only land Romaine Sawyers from Brentford but want Wood to follow his teammate to the Hawthorns.

What the World Cup means for Bjelland's future The centre back is out of contract at Griffin Park and was hoping to use the Russia 2018 as a shop window for himself to get a new club.

Gunnarsson vows to make 'big step' with Bees The 17-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Championship club after coming through the youth set-up at Breidablik in his native Iceland. Gunnarsson spent time at Brentford towards the end of the season and impressed enough to earn a full-time contract at Griffin Park, but knows he has to work hard to make the first team.

Brentford FC World Cup links The biggest event in world football is just a few days away and Brentford history may be made. Henrik Dalsgaard is on the verge of becoming the first player contracted to Brentford FC to play at a World Cup after being named in the Denmark squad for the tournament.

West Bromwich Albion 'line up £6m Ryan Woods deal' West Bromwich Albion have reportedly set their sights on signing Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods this summer. New Baggies boss Darren Moore is looking to overhaul his squad following their relegation from the Premier League last season and is targeting young players with Championship experience.

Carabao Cup Round One Draw To Take Place On Friday - In Vietnam Steve McManaman, Louis Saha and Dennis Wise are preparing to head to Vietnam as the Carabao Cup goes back on the road, with the Round One draw set to take place from Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday 15 June at 10.45am UK time.

Patrik Gunnarsson on signing for The Bees On Friday 8 June, Patrik Gunnarsson confirmed he had signed with Brentford FC by agreeing a two-year deal at Griffin Park. After the contract was settled, he spoke to Brentford's YouTube channel about his hopes for the future and how happy he is to join The Bees.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Preston North End Preston’s 2017/18 season League Position: 7th Average league attendance: 13,774 Top league goal-scorer: Sean Maguire Preston North End came agonisingly close to a top six spot last season, edging closer as the season wound down until they lost out on the final day of the campaign.

Kolbeinn Finnsson joins on two-year contract Brentford B have added to their ranks with the signing of Iceland Under-21 international midfield player Kolbeinn Birgir Finnsson, subject to international clearance.

International friendly round-up The preparation is almost over and the competitive international football is about to begin. The latest round of international friendlies is at an end and six Brentford players racked up 11 international appearances between them over the past two weeks.

Extra Time Removed From Carabao Cup Matches At its 2018 Summer Conference, EFL Clubs have voted on a number of rule changes to next season’s Carabao Cup competition including the removal of extra-time.

West Bromwich Albion keen on £3m-rated Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers? West Bromwich Albion boss Darren Moore is reportedly looking to make a move for Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers.

Brentford youth prospects win big with England and Latvia David Titov and Ellery Balcombe of Brentford B have experienced success on the international youth stage with Latvia and England respectively. Titov played in Latvia U19's 1-0 win over Finland U18 that secured them the title of the Baltic Cup.

Dalsgaard plays in Denmark win over Mexico Brentford defender Henrik Dalsgaard played for Denmark on Saturday night as they continued preparations for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mexico. Christian Eriksen scored one and set one up for Yussuf Poulsen to complete another win for Åge Hareide's side on their way to Russia next week.

Midfield ace deserves similar praise to Wolves and Fulham stars Sawyers will be the key to Brentford's promotion charge.

West Brom to make move for Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers Reports suggest a bid is imminent for Sawyers, while West Brom also want to make a move for Bristol City man Bobby Reid.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest’s 2017/18 season League Position: 17th Average league attendance: 24,680 Top league goal-scorer: Kieran Dowell Nottingham Forest, once upon a time European Champions, now have a crisis on their hands.

West Brom interested in Brentford's Sawyers West Bromwich Albion could make Brentford an offer for Romaine Sawyers. Albion are interested in re-signing the 26-year-old midfielder, who began his career at The Hawthorns. He did not make a first-team appearance for Albion, who released him in 2013, when he joined Walsall.

EFL unaffected by 2019/20 introduction of Mid-Season Player Break The Football Association, Premier League and EFL have announced a new annual Mid-Season Player Break, starting from the 2019/20 season.

West Bromwich Albion set to make 'imminent' move for Brentford star West Bromwich Albion are set to test the resolve of Brentford with a £3 million move for star man Romaine Sawyers and The Telegraph are today stating that a bid is imminent.

Tell us your junior’s t-shirt size Fixture release day is just over a week away and you can secure your place for our upcoming season by buying or renewing your Season Ticket. Sign up your junior today and in a few weeks, your child will receive a Welcome Gift pack including a complimentary t-shirt.

Brentford 'acid attack': Woman sprayed with noxious substance on busy west London high street A woman was injured in a suspected acid attack which happened in broad daylight on a busy west London high street. Police and paramedics rushed to help the woman after the incident shortly after 7pm on Friday in Brentford High Street. A man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Norwich City Norwich City’s 2017/18 season League Position: 14th Average league attendance: 25,785 Top league goal-scorer: James Maddison A second consecutive season in England's second tier wasn't one that City fans will write home about.

Brentford snap up teenage keeper Brentford have signed teenage goalkeeper Patrik Sigurður Gunnarsson from Icelandic club Breiðablik for an undisclosed fee. The 17-year-old Iceland youth international has signed a two-year contract at Griffin Park and will initially play for Brentford's B team.

Patrik Gunnarsson signs on two-year deal Young goalkeeper Patrik Sigurður Gunnarsson has joined Brentford B from Icelandic side Breiðablik for an undisclosed fee. The Iceland youth international completed a medical yesterday, Friday 8 June, and signed for The Bees that afternoon.

Kit news? Some news? Natalie aces the World Cup podcast and YOUR chance to shape Lionel Road. For any Brentford fans up early then 9am is the time; the official website is the place. But what is it? What's happening? Is it kit or a new player? Please be kit. For those England, Denmark fans we've a double World Cup latest for anybody wanting something a little bit different to the usual 'fantasy football' and podcasts.

Brentford High Street on lockdown after woman 'attacked with noxious substance' A SUSPECTED acid attack sent Brentford High Street into lockdown this evening. Cops and firefighters rushed to the aid of a woman in her 30s in the West London broad daylight attack. A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "Police were called at approximately 19:08hrs to reports of a suspected noxious substance attack on Brentford High Street.

B Team 17/18: The final European Tour Brentford B faced an April with all international opposition, starting with Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG. They sent a team over to play The Bees at Jersey Road, a game that ended with the red and white stripes coming out on top in a dominant display.

Efl Clubs Discuss Potential New Distribution Model From 2019/20 Onwards EFL Clubs have started a discussion on a potential new approach to how revenue is distributed across the collective that, if adopted, could come into force from season 2019/20 onwards.

Maidenhead United: Winger Herson Alves joins from Brentford National League side Maidenhead United agree a deal to sign winger Herson Alves from Championship club Brentford.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Millwall Millwall’s 2017/18 season League Position: 8th Average league attendance: 13,368 Top league goal-scorer: Lee Gregory, George Saville Last season Millwall were the dark horse of the Sky Bet Championship.

Taking a look at… Brentford The next opponent we focus on is a team which had a very encouraging campaign in the Championship in 2017-18 as we take a look at Brentford… WHAT HAPPENED IN 2017-18? It was a season of surprise initially as the Bees won just once in their opening nine Championship games.

The Brentford Challenge will offer a World Cup viewing opportunity Families and runners are invited to cheer on the Three Lions for the England v Panama game on Sunday 24 June. The screening, held in partnership with the Hilton Syon Park, will offer local residents the unique opportunity to watch the game in the iconic grounds of Syon Park.

Memberships for your Junior are available now You can surprise your junior with one of our three Junior Membership packages: Junior Membership Bee Team Babees Junior Membership is ideal for young supporters aged 11-17.

Brentford Chamber Thanks NatWest Before Closure Adam Shailes, President of Brentford Chamber, who also runs Brentford's iconic company RedRoutemaster.com, said. "We are here to celebrate over 144 years of banking from 100 High Street, Brentford.

Lionel Road Stadium Focus Groups The club have announced a set of focus groups which will help shape the match day experience of the new stadium, and also look at how we preserve our heritage and history when we move from Griffin Park. All fans are welcome to apply to attend and BIAS will have at least one committee member attending each group.

Have your say As we get closer to moving to our new stadium in 2019, we have identified the need for a wider involvement of fans to ensure that the matchday and supporter experience gives fans what they want.

Titov closing in on international trophy Latvia Under-19 are on the brink of winning the Baltic Cup after making it two wins from two yesterday. And that could mean an international medal for Brentford B defender David Titov.

A look at the agenda for today's EFL AGM - and how it'll impact our clubs We take a look at the key talking points on the agenda of the EFL AGM which gets underway this morning.

Rashford, Welbeck and Bush nail it after horror scare in horror show. We'll keep this brief today. Whilst this column is normally pointed towards Brentford and the Championship, with the World Cup approaching looming as large in the calendar as Mrs Browns Boys on a Saturday night TV schedule, then its only natural we'll look at what is happening in and around the tournament.

Brentford tipped to improve by Canos The Bees ended the Championship campaign just six points shy of the play-off places and it is hoped they will kick on next term. Canos, who scored three goals in 30 appearances, will enjoy his summer break but is looking forward to playing his part in the 2018-19 season already.

Stand Up For Choice. Exclusive Podcast from The Fans' Standing Debate at The Houses Of Parliament With Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP Football fans and politicians met up at The House of Commons to discuss the choice to stand at football. Dr Rosena Allin-Khan - Shadow Sports Minister - met up with over 60 fans from 41 football clubs to get their views on standing at football matches.

B Team 17/18: March Madness for second squad In March, Brentford finally got back on a win streak. Four wins from four games gave Head Coach Kevin O'Connor something to look back on with pride for the third month of 2018, with just two to go until the end of the season.

Full international debut for Titov Brentford B defender David Titov made his bow on the international stage yesterday. The 18-year-old is with Latvia Under-19 squad for a Baltic Cup tournament and played 90 minutes in his first international appearance yesterday.

2018/19 Club Membership now on sale It is just two weeks until the fixture programme for the new season is released and 2018/19 Club Memberships are now on sale. Buy an Adult Membership today and not only will you save £5 on our home Sky Bet Championship tickets you will also receive priority access to these matches.

CST: Half Term Soccer School Last week saw the Community Sports Trust host their Half Term Soccer School.Here's how the youngsters got on…. For information on future Soccer Schools click here.

Fulham and Brentford owed millions for McCormack and Hogan sales Fulham are still owed money for the sale of Ross McCormack in 2016, with Villa having paid only half of the transfer fee.

Two weeks until fixtures are released Fixtures for the 2018/19 season will be released at 9am on Thursday 21 June and the countdown is now on. With the teams in the Sky Bet Championship for 2018/19 confirmed, thoughts have switched to the new campaign. And Brentford will know their full list of games two weeks from now.

Henrik handed 14 shirt by Denmark for World Cup Henrik Dalsgaard will wear the number 14 shirt at the World Cup after the full list of squads for the tournament was announced. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick-off in Russia next week as the hosts start the tournament against Saudi Arabia on Thursday 14 June.

B Team 17/18: The biggest result of the season The New Year saw three fixtures in January and three in February. The opening sixth of the year was eventful as Brentford B picked up their biggest ever win, completed a tour of Ireland and saw a game abandoned at half-time due to heavy snow.

Brentford star believes the Bees can go one better next season The Bees narrowly missed out on the Playoffs last campaign, but Canos thinks that the club can kick on next time out. After missing out by six points last season, Brentford will be hoping to build a squad that will be capable of challenging for the Playoffs next season.

Bradley seeks new opportunities Bradley Clayton said the day he left Brentford Football Club for the last time was a sad one but that his release allowed him to explore new opportunities.

Brentford Buzz: Bjelland Unhappy. Judge Delighted. Bees Lead On Standing - Beesotted As we move into mid close-season, Sara Loewenthal gives the lowdown on what's been happening in and around Griffin Park over the last few weeks in the Brentford Buzz. International News: Bjelland Unhappy With Omission From World Cup Squad. Alan Judge Scores Debut Goal for Ireland.

Pre-season friendlies start in one month Brentford’s pre-season friendly fixtures start one month from today. The Bees will be playing five friendlies that fans can watch and the first will be on Friday July 6 against Boreham Wood. The game will kick-off at 7.

Volunteers’ Week: Brentford fan tackles more than football As Volunteers’ Week comes to a close, Kirsty Turner is just one of 28 volunteers who go that extra mile to support the Championship club’s community projects.

Defender involved in war of words with national team boss after World Cup snub Defender was disappointed to be left out of Denmark's squad for World Cup 2018.

Fan Consultation Group meets next week We are holding the next in our series of Fan Consultation Groups on Tuesday 12 June from 6.30-8pm in The Hive and would like to take the opportunity to invite along other fans to join the group.

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First, Best, Worst: Graham Benstead A solid presence between the sticks, Graham Benstead began his career at Queens Park Rangers before enjoying a two-season spell with Norwich City. Following his time at Carrow Road, Graham joined Sheffield United before signing terms with Brentford in July 1990.

For anyone just coming in from work, the key dates are…. Hold on to your hats, Brentford fans. Despite seeming like an eternity already since the Championship ended, football is about to go. Again. With the 2018 World Cup about to kick off over in Russia, it's time to mark those all important dates in the diary.

Forss scores as Finland win Brentford B striker Marcus Forss scored for Finland Under-19 as they beat Montenegro Under-20 yesterday. And his midfield team mate Jaakko Oksanen was also involved as their national team picked up a friendly win. Marcus played 86 minutes up front and scored the first goal in a 3-0 win for Finland.

Brentford at forefront of new responsible gambling campaign EFL title sponsor Sky Bet has launched a new responsible gambling campaign designed to educate players and staff from every one of the 72 EFL clubs about gambling related harm and Brentford will be one of the first clubs involved.

Brentford linked with Republic of Ireland striker Graham Burke The Championship side is one of a number of teams interested in the Republic of Ireland international, according to the Irish Independent. Burke made his full Ireland debut off the bench against France last month and scored his first international goal in their recent 2-1 victory over the USA.

B Team 17/18: Judge is back for the Christmas season The festive season was nothing but a success for Brentford B after the previous two months had seen mixed results. Two wins and a draw from three, and it started with a trip to Barnet to play the other Bees.

Shrewsbury Town to host Brentford in pre-season Salop will play host to Dean Smith's side, who finished ninth in the second tier last season - adding to the already scheduled games against Telford and Port Vale. The game could see former Shrewsbury academy graduate Ryan Woods make his return to the Meadow.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Ipswich Town Ipswich Town’s 2017/18 season League Position: 12th Average league attendance: 16,271 Top league goal-scorer: Martyn Waghorn The 2018/19 campaign will be Ipswich Town's 17th consecutive season at this level of the English football pyramid.

Brentford linked with move for Shamrock Rovers man Graham Burke Reports in the Irish media have suggested Brentford are among a number of sides taking a look at the Irish international.

Bees head to Shrewsbury for pre-season game Brentford will head to Sky Bet League One Play-Off finalists Shrewsbury Town for a pre-season friendly next month. The match will be played at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday 21 July, kick-off 3pm.

Opinions sought on community project Would you like a £15 Nandos voucher? Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is looking for young people's views on a community project. Fill in a quick, two-minute survey and you could win a £15 Nandos voucher.

Take a look at what our Bees will be wearing next season Our 2018/19 Training Wear is available and Romaine Sawyers had the chance to try on his favourites before the rest of the team. Follow Romaine’s lead as the new range is available online and in store. Included are polos, jerseys, jackets and much more.

Week in Football Brentford News With the majority of players and football staff on summer break, most of the Brentford news this week happened away from West London.

Ali Coote: 'I'll look to add more next season' Ali Coote sat down with iFollow before the players left on holiday to give his thoughts on a year with Brentford B and his progress this season. “It’s been a positive one, ” said Ali. “Not just performance wise, I think physically I’ve improved a lot over the year.

B Team 17/18: Premier League Trio Topple Bees After Halloween, Brentford B welcomed November with a 3-1 win over M4 rivals Reading U23 at Hogwood Park. Luke Daniels and Lewis Macleod were the two First Team players involved as The Bees put The Royals to the sword.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Hull City Hull City’s 2017/18 season League Position: 18th Average league attendance: 15,622 Top league goal-scorer: Jarrod Bowen There was no rebound back to the Premier League after Hull were relagated in 2016/17, instead The Tigers were forced to fight off relegation in the bottom half of the table.

Join the Tango League Brentford FC technical partner adidas is offering talented footballers a fantastic opportunity. They are inviting applications to join the Tango League and there could be an amazing opportunity available for the best player.

Marcus Forss captains Finland Under-19 Brentford B striker Marcus Forss captained Finland Under-19 in a friendly match over the weekend. The 18-year-old led his country as they were beaten 2-1 by Montenegro Under-20 on Saturday.

Win a rare Bees shirt in the Last Word season review competition. Welcome back, Brentford fans. With the World Cup approaching its time to start slowly dipping the toes back into the murky water of these pages. Just ad-hoc, for now. But looking around the world of football yesterday it felt like things were starting to happen once more.

New Rudridge Assistant Manager at Brentford Groundwork and materials supplier Rudridge has promoted Richard Mansell to the position of Assistant Branch Manager at its Brentford branch, following Rachelle Wiese's transfer to Rudridge Horsham. Mansell has been working for the company for over 4 years, joining Brentford as a Sales Executive in 2014.

Henrik named in Denmark World Cup squad Henrik Dalsgaard is on the verge of becoming the first player contracted to Brentford Football Club to play at a World Cup after being named in the Denmark squad for the tournament.

B Team 17/18: Facing up to Italian Giants After a September of ups and downs, October got off to a bad start for Brentford's second squad. A 5-2 defeat to Rangers at Jersey Road was how The Bees began the month.

Three weeks until Brentford Challenge Local residents are encouraged to lace-up their running shoes and take part in Brentford’s biggest multi-sport event, which takes place three weeks from today, while raising awareness of mental health.

Goalkeeper Balcombe joins England U21 in Toulon B Team goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe has spent the last few weeks in Toulon with England Under-21s to support Aidy Boothroyd's squad in training.

Community Sports Trust launches new youth project in Hillingdon Brentford FC Community Sports Trust recently launched a free youth project for young residents in Hillingdon. The project, supported by Hillingdon Community Trust and funded by Heathrow, will offer young people the opportunity to play and enjoy sport in a safe environment.

Two bees earn international caps in europe Alan Judge netted his first international goal for Republic of Ireland last night as they completed a 2-1 win over USA. At the same time, Henrik Dalsgaard played the full match in Denmark's 0-0 draw with Sweden in Solna.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Derby County Derby County’s 2017/18 season League Position: 6th Average league attendance: 27,175 Top league goal-scorer: Matěj Vydra It was Play-Off heartbreak for Derby County as Fulham overturned The Rams’ first-leg advantage to end hopes of a return to the top flight.

B Team 17/18: Off to Germany in August The B Team continued their winning start to the season with a 4-3 win over Everton U23 in the North West and then a 2-0 win at home to Bournemouth U23.

Four Bees set for international action tonight Alan Judge, Andreas Bjelland, John Egan and Henrik Dalsgaard could be set for international caps tonight with Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. Bjelland and Dalsgaard will be hoping for game time in the first of two warm-up friendlies before this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Sergi Canos: 'I tried to give everything' Spanish winger Sergi Canos joined iFollow for a talk about his 2017/18 season with The Bees. The 21-year-old started with a look back at the final day 1-1 draw with Hull City, during which he scored the opening goal. "I think it was a positive day," said Sergi.

Bees fans dig deep for charity in 17/18 Brentford fans dug in to their pockets at our last two home games of the season to support collecting charities, as they have done all season. The Club welcomes charity collectors to many home games over the course of a season and fans play their part in supporting them.

B Team 17/18: The key moments from pre-season Brentford's second squad started their 2017/18 campaign with a trip to Hungary for the first two pre-season games of the new term. New signing Ali Coote got himself off to a great start with two goals in his first game for Kevin O'Connor's side.

18/19 Sky Bet Championship Preview: Bolton Wanderers After dramatically avoiding relegation on the final day, Phil Parkinson's Wanderers are one of the 24 clubs taking their place in next season's Sky Bet Championship.

94 per cent of fans back choice in Safe Standing debate 94% of football fans believe they should have the option to choose the type of matchday experience they want - whether that be seated or standing in safe, licensed areas of grounds according to a recent, record-breaking EFL survey.

Brentford: Austria midfielder Konstantin Kerschbaumer joins Ingolstadt Brentford sell Austria international Konstantin Kerschbaumer to German side Ingolstadt for an undisclosed fee.

Konstantin Kerschbaumer joins FC Ingolstadt 04 Konstantin Kerschbaumer will join 2.Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt 04 for an undisclosed fee when his loan deal with DSC Arminia Bielefeld expires on Thursday 30 June. The 25-year-old has agreed a three year-deal with the Bavarian club, after three years on the books at Griffin Park.

Bees welcome Danish TV crew Brentford FC were delighted to welcome a crew from TV3 Denmark to West London just before the end of the season. With the World Cup looming and The Bees pushing for another top-ten finish, Danish journalist Frits Ahlstrøm came to see what was happening at Griffin Park.

Beesotted on BBC Radio 5 Live Talking World Cup Russia and Racism Excellent interview and contribution to the debate….I wish you a great World Cup, but, and it is a big but….listening to the Russian interviewee, and my own personal knowledge of the Eastern European culture, I think FIFA and all the football authorities are taking a big optimistic breath in and hoping.

Comedian Nathan Caton on the Beesotted Love Sport Radio Brentford Fans' Show - Thur 24th May Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Lewis Macleod looks back on ‘up and down’ season Lewis Macleod felt he did himself justice after returning to the first-team set-up following a serious knee injury. The 23-year-old spent 13 months out before his re-appearance against Fulham in December. Back fit, the midfielder went on to make 11 appearances for Dean Smith’s side in the second-hal.

Supporters should be entitled to a choice” In a piece originally published on the EFL website, Bees fan and BIAS member, Gemma Teale outlines why the Stand Up for Choice campaign is something worth fighting for.

UBC's Brentford Re-Launch Party a Huge Success Special guests included Stephen Fry and Chris Durkin from Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, Kath Richardson from Brentford Chamber of Commerce, and Jennifer Brooke, Executive Director of the Business Centre Association.

Admission prices confirmed for pre-season trip to Wycombe Wanderers Ticket prices have been confirmed for our pre-season trip to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday 17 July, kick-off 7.45pm.

Brentford Womens FC Development Team promoted Brentford Women's FC Development Team are celebrating promotion after finishing second in the Greater London Women’s Football League Division Three North.

Brentford star Chris Mepham determined to shine on international stage Brentford's Wales defender Chris Mepham is determined to thrive on the international scene after a journey which has taken him from Sunday League football to the Rose Bowl in California.

Brentford defender believes there is more to come from the Bees next season The former Gillingham played 34 times in an impressive season for Brentford, but Egan believes that promotion has to be the aim for next season. Brentford narrowly missed out on the playoffs this campaign, but the Irishman says that the squad have more than enough quality to compete with the big boys next time out.

Chris Mepham: From Sunday League football to the Rose Bowl Wales defender Chris Mepham says he has to "pinch himself" after playing in front of an 80,000 crowd at California's Rose Bowl stadium.

Florian: “This was a really good season for me” Florian Jozefzoon was happy with his form last season but, as ever, admitted it could always have been better. The winger found the net seven times, with eight assists, in 43 appearances as Dean Smith’s Bees finished ninth in the Sky Bet Championship.

Championship 2017-18: How did BBC Sport journalists fare with season's predictions? BBC Sport journalists predicted the final Championship table before the start of the 2017-18 season - how did they fare?

Bolton Wanderers fan banned for trying to smuggle firework into Brentford FC ground Following the banning order being imposed, a spokesman for Bolton Wanderers said: "We fully welcome and endorse the action taken by the court in relation to this matter.

First, Best, Worst: Thomas Frank We have an unbelievable atmosphere at Jersey Road. Being happy in what you do is an important part of life and that’s certainly the case here.

Florian Jozefzoon takes final Goal of the Month prize Florian Jozefzoon's winning goal against Queens Park Rangers has scooped the April/May Brentford FC Goal of the Month prize.

John EgaN: Club only heading in “one direction” John Egan feels it is only a matter of time before this young Brentford squad makes it to the Premier League. The defender was speaking at the end of another successful Sky Bet Championship season for The Bees. As well as a ninth-place finish, youngsters such as Chris Mepham, Ollie Watkins, and Neal.

Futsal Bees bow out at last 16 stage of FA Futsal Cup Brentford FC Futsal Club were knocked out of the FA Futsal Cup at the last 16 stage earlier this month. The Bees took on Escolla Futsal Club’s Development Squad for a place in quarter-final but came up short.

Forthcoming Roadworks in Brentford Traffic delays likely in the local area due to lane and road closures. May 29, 2018.

Girls play football on Griffin Park’s hallowed turf Girls play football on Griffin Park’s hallowed turf.

Florian Jozefzoon named the Italian Bees Player of the Year Florian Jozefzoon's performances this season have seen him named as the Italian Bees Player of the Season.

Brentford defender will 'wait and see' over future The Danish international's contract expires June 30th.

Former Aston Villa man Kevin Gage backs calls for Brentford's Dean Smith to replace Steve Bruce The Brentford manager is many Aston Villa fans' preferred Bruce alternative. Former Aston Villa midfielder Kevin Gage has backed calls for Brentford's Dean Smith to replace Steve Bruce at Villa Park.

David Titov heading to Under-19 Baltic Cup David Titov has been included in the Latvia Under-19 squad for next month's Baltic Cup in Lithuania.

That's one Saturday we'll never forget although maybe not for all the right reasons. After all the build-up to both the play-off final and Champions League it ended up being awful. Just awful. Cock ups and woeful flaps. Dreadful clappers egging on their heroes and nobody laughing. But enough about BBC1 screening: All Round to Mrs. Browns last night.

Artist involvement in stadium project We’ve been underway on the construction of Brentford Community Stadium for almost two months now and are making good progress on the piling work on site to prepare the foundations. Well over half of the 611 stadium piles are now in place.

Don't Get Caught By Brentford Click Bait Beesotted regular, and seasoned jouro, Jim Levack, gets all-of-a-click about the latest raft of bargain basement stories about the Bees 'supposed' transfer targets. It's gonna be a long summer of transfer twaddle from the click-bait kings! I'm a journalist.

Bees take on Leo Vegas Skills Challenge Leo Vegas Sport teamed up with Natalie Sawyer to put Romaine Sawyers, Nico Yennaris, Kamohelo Mokotjo, and John Egan to the test in a skills challenge.

There's only one team I want to do it on Saturday. For all that is good in football. For us Brentford fans, the season is over. A fourth top ten finish in the Championship, our last significant action of the campaign was Neal Maupay's magnificent 94th minute equaliser at The Cottage in mid-April.

Alan Judge added to Republic of Ireland squad Alan Judge has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming games against France and the USA.

John Egan in Republic of Ireland squad for games against France and USA Brentford defender John Egan has been named in Martin O'Neill's 26-man squad for games against France and USA in the coming weeks.

5 midfielders that need to be on Brentford's transfer radar Brentford ended the season just six points short of the play-off places, finishing ninth in the Championship table. Scoring 62 goals during the campaign, one of the highest of the teams around them, and conceding just 52, it makes for some encouraging reading for the Bees' fans.

Congratulations to FC Midtjylland on title win FC Midtjylland have been crowned champions of Denmark, the second time in four years they have taken the top prize. FCM, as they are known, secured the Superliga title with a 1-0 win over AC Horsens on Monday night, after overtaking Brøndby IF in the final days of the season.

Ellery interviewed by journalism students Brentford FC were delighted to welcome students from The University Campus of Football Business to Griffin Park earlier this month. UFCB delivers degrees in the football and sports industry in campuses with Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

Andreas eyes special moments at World Cup Andreas Bjelland said the prospect of going to a World Cup with Denmark and playing was one of the biggest things in his career. The defender has been named in his country’s provisional squad for the tournament, which starts next month, along with fellow Brentford defender Henrik Dalsgaard.

Brentford boss is odds-on favourite for the Derby County job The Rams are in the hunt for a new manager after Gary Rowett left them to take charge of recently relegated Stoke City. Smith currently leads the way to replace him but other names such as Paul Simpson, Martin O'Neill and Mick McCarthy are in the race as well.

Brentford transfer watch: 5 Premier League players who are a perfect fit at Griffin Park Brentford will be aiming to build on another top half finish next season. The Bees finished the season in ninth place after a promising finish was scuppered in the last few games, which left them six points adrift of the play-offs.

First, Best, Worst: Brian Statham Having come through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, Brian Statham arrived at Brentford in 1992. Deceptively good in the air, he was part of the squad that clinched the Division Three title later that year.

AZ seek to re-sign Spurs striker Janssen; rival Brentford for Andersson AZ Alkmaar are exploring the prospect of re-signing Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen. The Holland international spent the season on-loan in Turkey with Fenerbahce and is surplus to requirements at Spurs. De Telegraaf says AZ are keen to re-sign Janssen on-loan - though Spurs would prefer an outright sale.

Judge full of enthusiasm for pre-season Alan Judge said he was looking forward to pre-season training next month and not having to play catch-up any more. The Republic of Ireland international returned to Sky Bet Championship action early in 2018 after almost two years out of the game with a badly broken leg.

Bents: “It’s a season in which we’ve progressed” Daniel Bentley was adamant that Brentford have progressed as a side following last season’s ninth-place in the Sky Bet Championship. The 2017/18 London Goalkeeper of the Year featured in all but one of The Bees’ 46 league games, taking his tally for the Club to 92 across all competitions.

Ellery away with England as tournament looms Brentford B goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe has been named as part of an England squad preparing for the upcoming 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championships. Ellery is currently in La Manga, Spain, as one of three goalkeepers in a 24-man party for a training camp ahead of the tournament.

Ten days to go until Early Bird Deadline By the end of the week, we will know all the sides that are going to visit Griffin Park next season. With a new home on the horizon, our future is brighter than ever and securing your place for next season means you will be first in line for Season Tickets in our new stadium.

Egan starts for Ireland in testimonial Brentford captain John Egan represented his country yesterday in a special testimonial match. A Republic of Ireland XI were at Celtic Park yesterday afternoon for a match that was held as a testimonial for Celtic captain Scott Brown.

Derby fans name Brentford's Dean Smith as manager they want to replace Stoke-linked Gary Rowett Stoke City are said to be in talks to appoint the Derby County manager. A number of Derby County fans are calling for Dean Smith's appointment as manager should Gary Rowett leave them for Stoke City. Stoke are said to be in talks to appoint Rowett as Paul Lambert's replacement, after making the Derby boss their number one target.

Chris Mepham named in final squad for Wales game next week Chris Mepham has been named in the final 23-man Wales squad for a game against Mexico next week. The 20-year Brentford central defender was selected as part of a 30-man group last week after taking part in a training camp. He will now head to Los Angeles for the friendly in just over a week.

Marcondes: 'we have the players to be in the top six' Emiliano Marcondes spoke to iFollow after Brentford's final match of the 2017/18 season at Griffin Park. The Bees drew 1-1 with Hull City and the Danish forward got 90 minutes in his 12th game of the season under Dean Smith.

From the Player of the Year Awards………. The Brentford FC Player of the Year Awards Dinner was held on Sunday 6 May. As well as prized being handed out, some of the Club's senior figures reflected on the 2017/18 season on and off the pitch.

Five weeks until Brentford Challenge Local residents are encouraged to lace-up their running shoes and take part in Brentford’s biggest multi-sport event, which takes place five weeks from today, while raising awareness of mental health.

5 Moments that defined August We continue to look back at the moments that shaped last season as August becomes a month of highs, lows, and Blues.

My confidence will come over time and I will be dangerous” Winger Chiedozie Ogbene said it was a ‘good moment’ as he made his home debut against Hull City earlier this month. The 21-year-old came on as a second-half substitute as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Griffin Park on the final day of the season; Sergi Canos’ early goal being cancelled out b.

Season Review: Pre-season montage As we begin our video look back at the season just gone, here are the best moments from pre-season as new faces arrived and preparations for the campaign ahead got underway.

Financial Fair Play Isn't Actually Fair. Brentford Fans' Show on Love Sport Radio In the Love Sport Radio studio with Joe - Billy Grant, Dave Lane and Gary Paul are chatting about Brentford full back Ilias Chatzitheoridis' appearance on the end of season podcast. The manager sack race.

Joe Hardy: B Team Community player of the year B Team striker Joe Hardy has been named the Brentford B Team Community Sports Trust’s Player of the Year. The 19-year-old has been a constant feature at events in the community this season and has also been present in Bee Block at Griffin Park on match days.

5 Moments that defined Pre-Season Another season at an end and another top ten finish in the Sky Bet Championship. But how did we get there? We begin our look back at the season just gone with the key moments from pre-season as Dean Smith set about preparations for the campaign ahead.

Wembley Stadium Lights Up For Brentford Ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch in the colours of all 737 teams to play in the competition this season, including The Bees.

"The team is full of youth and energy" Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris admitted there was a tinge of ‘what if’ as he reflected on the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

John Egan in Republic of Ireland squad for Celtic friendly John Egan has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for Sunday's friendly against Celtic at Celtic Park but Alan Judge misses out. The game, which kicks-off at 2pm, will serve as a testimonial for long-service Celtic midfielder Scott Brown.

Choose your April/May Goal of the Month The 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season is now at an end but there's still one more Goal of the Month prize to be won. We've drawn up a shortlist from our best goals in April and May, one of which will be crowned the winner. Watch the shortlist and enter for free below.

Watford to face Brentford in pre-season friendly Watford will make the short trip to west London to face Brentford in pre-season after the first friendly ahead of the 2018/19 campaign was confirmed. The Hornets will travel to the Bees on Saturday, July 28 with the game kicking off at 3pm.

Brentford to host Watford in Pre-Season Griffin Park will play host to a friendly between Brentford and Premier League side Watford ahead of the new season.

Meps: “I can be pleased with what I’ve achieved” Chris Mepham said he is happy with his rate of progression following Brentford’s season finale against Hull City. From Brentford B to his Sky Bet Championship debut and a full international cap for Wales, the 20-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past ten months.

Marcus Forss scoops Mary Halder Award Brentford B top scorer Marcus Forss was this year’s recipient of the Mary Halder B Team Player of the Year Award.

Daniel Bentley named Club's Community Champion For the second year running, Daniel Bentley has been named the Brentford FC Community Sports’ Trust’s Community Champion.

Dean Smith End of Season Interview - Part Two With the 2017/18 season at a close, Brentford FC Head Coach Dean Smith sat down to reflect on the campaign. In Part Two of the interview he looks ahead to the summer and talks about plans for next season.

West Brom target Brentford manager Dean Smith following Premier League relegation West Brom are expected to target their new manager this week, with Brentford head coach Dean Smith in the frame. Darren Moore, who was Albion's caretaker boss at the end of the season, is also a contender. West Brom want to make a swift appointment following their relegation and have been impressed with the job Smith has done at the Bees.

Travellers Moved on From Brentford High Street Site A group of travellers that had taken possession of the Ballymore development site on Brentford High Street have been moved on after the owner took legal action against them. Ballymore took action via the courts to have the group removed as quickly as possible, with support from Hounslow Council and Hounslow Police.

John Egan: Captain’s Duties How important is it for you keep track of your clean sheets throughout the campaign? As defender you’re judged on clean sheets and how many goals the team concedes. Defending is not just about the back four and the keeper; it’s a whole team effort so everyone needs to chip in.

Brentford Full Back Ilias Chatzitheodoridis Guests on End Of Season Show Brentford full back Ilias Chatzitheodoridis joins the Beesotted crew in the studio tonight for the traditional raucous Beesotted End of Season Podcast. In typical end-of-season stylee, the Beesotted crew discussed various random issues including what would have happened if season was two weeks longer?

Kamo: “The sky is the limit” Kamohelo Mokotjo said that the “sky is the limit” next term following Brentford’s ninth-place finish in the Sky Bet Championship. The Bees were in Play-Off contention until the penultimate game of the season; defeat at Barnsley ending a seven-game unbeaten run and the side’s top-six aspirations.

Brentford to head to Wycombe Wanderers in pre-season More details have been confirmed for the 2018/19 pre-season programme with the news that we will head to Sky Bet League One newcomers Wycombe Wanderers for a friendly on Tuesday 17 July, kick-off 7.45pm. Ticket information and further match details will be confirmed in due course.

Dean Smith End of Season Interview - Part One With the 2017/18 season at a close, Brentford FC Head Coach Dean Smith sat down to reflect on the campaign. In Part One of the interview he looks back at the season, assesses performances and looks and what went well and what didn't.

Jarvis Edobor “pretty pleased” with season Brentford B central defender Jarvis Edobor feels he has come a long way during his first full season with Kevin O’Connor’s B Team. The 18-year-old joined The Bees in the summer of 2016 but only began training full-time this time last year after studying for his A-levels.