Play-Off Groans Ease, ‘Championees’, but Top Flight Phoneys become Team of Loanees – Brentford 2009 Review

December 19th, 2009 by juleswhinfield

As 2009 ends, Brentford can look back on a year packed with success and celebration as well as disappointment and frustration.
The year began with the Bees placed second in League 2 after a great start to the 2008/09 season. Buoyant supporters saw manager Andy Scott’s target of promotion remain well on track despite trailing runaway [...]

Bee’s Stung as Saddlers Ride Off With a Point

November 22nd, 2009 by juleswhinfield

BRENTFORD manager Andy Scott vented his frustration as a “disappointing” second half performance allowed Walsall to snatch a point at Griffin Park.
The Bees started the game against 10th placed Walsall with a spring in their step, fresh from their 5-2 thrashing of Gateshead on Tuesday. And that early urgency resulted in an 11th minute goal [...]

Karleigh Osborne – Ready to Step up?

November 17th, 2009 by juleswhinfield

FOR a number of years Karleigh Osborne has been a great divider amongst the Brentford faithful. A key member of the 2004/05 Brentford youth team that overturned the continental talents of Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup, Karleigh has risen up through the ranks to become a key squad member in the first team.
The 21-year-old [...]

Bostock Scores but Lions Roar

November 15th, 2009 by juleswhinfield

NEW loan signing John Bostock scored a debut double to secure the Bees a draw against South London rivals Millwall in a difficult match at Griffin Park.
The game had been thrown into doubt before kick off with severe gales and heavy rained expected by 3.00 pm. The torrential downpours never arrived though and the game began despite [...]