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2014/15 Championship Noobs: Brentford

Chris takes a look at the latest addition to the 2014/15 Championship - Brentford

Ben Hoskins

In this second part of the look at the clubs who will be entering the 2014/15 Championship where they will face the mighty Bolton Wanderers, it's time for a gander at Brentford.


The Brentford job is the first in the professional career of Mark Warburton, who took over from former Manchester City striker Uwe Rösler in December 2013 when the German moved to local minnows and sister-loving freaks Wigan Athletic.

Warburton continued the good work that Rösler had begun and secured promotion to the Championship with three games remaining after a 1-0 win against Preston North End.

A former City trader, Warburton is highly thought of in the footballing world, being one of the brains behind the Next-Gen series.


Griffin Park, located in West London, is a small and unassuming 12,300 capacity stadium and is known for being the only English league football ground to have a pub on each corner, which is surely a good thing.

Tenuous Link with Bolton Wanderers

The two clubs have only met 32 times over the years, with no games since a 1995 3-2 win for Bolton Wanderers in which Mark Patterson, John McGinlay and Alan Thompson scored.

Both clubs have a B at the start of their name...that's about it.

How Will Their Season Progress?

Very hard to predict.

Bournemouth have shown that being well drilled and organised can carry you a long way in this division, and Warburton's willingness to give youth a chance will see them sink or swim in the competitive Championship.

Reinforcements are essential if they want to survive.

Player to Watch

Clayton Donaldson is a former Crewe Alexandra and Hibernian striker who has been at Brentford since 2011, scoring 46 goals in 117 games since, including an impressive 17 last season. One to watch.

Either that or you can just stare at Sky Sports News presenter and all around megababe Natalie Sawyer especially now she's fucked off that dweeb Sam Matterface who somehow tricked her into marrying him.

I know which one I prefer to do.

Do We Have Beef with Them?

Not to my knowledge, but I'm sure we can find some. Maybe if the beer is cold - but then again you've got another three to choose from so it can't all be bad.