Who joins Brentford in the Championship next season?

11 May

I woke up on Sunday morning to realise I still didn’t know the final result. Not Eurovision (although that had needed a double take to make sure Jonathan Douglas wasn’t moonlighting) but who would join Brentford in the Championship after the Preston North End – Rotherham play-off semi. A quick search of the interweb revealed that, like the preceding Peterborough – Leyton Orient clash, the match finished all square at 1-1.

What it also revealed was a fact I had been unaware of, thinking previously that Sheffield United were the equals of Brentford in having the worst record at the play-offs. Infact, Preston have lost their last eight attempts, compared to our ‘paltry’ 7 (seven).

It is a statistic that I apologise for quoting. I am sure Lilywhites fans must be as fed up with hearing the media (let alone a mere blogger) use it as we are about the press banging on about the climax to last season and some sort of penalty incident.

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

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4 Responses to “Who joins Brentford in the Championship next season?”

  1. Rustymini May 11, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    Couldn’t agree with you more about Preston (both manager and fans). Had a great time there first match of the season (even if it was 0- 0). However based on the quality of football I’ve seen this season I still think it will be Rotherham and the arm waving Steve Evans who will be joining us in the Championship.
    On another topic, I hear that Brentford have been linked with our ex-player Andy Keogh. Loved and hated in equal measures by Wolves fans. I credit him with turning our Championship winning season around. Our form had slipped but his match winning performance at Pride Park got us back on track. He will always give you 100%. He’s at his best when he plays instinctively, however give him choices and he’ll invariably make the wrong one.

  2. LiamO May 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    Do we really care about your point of view? not really ! Some of your write ups have been amusing but time for to go on holiday till next season when you can slag off more London clubs in the championship! Bye bye

  3. James Evans May 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Oh Nick, you really have turned into the pub bore. Take a leaf out of Matt Simpson’s (the author of the excellent blog View from the West Stand) book and write with a sense of humour and fun. Whatever the outcome of Orient’s season it has been fun to be part of it and your obsession with our Manager is unfortunately turning you into “an ongoing source of both despair and amusement”. When you are having your consolidation season next term you will not be able to go on about Russell Slade, you will need another straw man.

    • Bernard Quackenbush May 13, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

      Oh I think the Russell Slade gag will last a good few years yet and its not just Nick its ALL Bees fans quoting it! It has even made the Football League Show and Sky Sports News. A precedent is that Bees fans still regularly mention the Saint & Greavsie gaff from and that was 22 years ago!

      Anyway we dont have a West Stand so we cant see anything from it

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