“We could be in a relegation battle. We’ve got to use this as a wake up call” — Brentford’s Chris Mepham discusses Monday’s trip to West Brom

Brentford defender Chris Mepham has stated that the Bees hope to use the 3-2 defeat to Sheffield United as a wake-up call ahead of a tough trip to the Hawthorns on Monday night. The side are currently 18th in the Championship, but they hover dangerously close to the relegation zone, separated

A cultural problem: The need for education in English football

When it comes to educating young talented footballers, the UK is woefully behind other European heavyweights. In Spain and Italy, there is a common understanding that education must go hand and hand with those pursuing a football career. In England, though, football seemingly takes priority. But what happens to young players who

Brentford boss Thomas Frank demands team “learns” from Sheffield United defeat

Oli Stein reports from Griffin Park Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has called for his players to "learn" from their 3-2 defeat to Sheffield United at Griffin Park tonight to begin their ascent of the Championship table, away from relegation trouble. League top scorer Neal Maupay put the Bees ahead after seven

Brentford 2-3 Sheffield United: Bees lack sting as substitute Leon Clarke nets winner

Oli Stein reports from Griffin Park Sheffield United earned their first win in four league matches with a 3-2 victory over Brentford, who still have only won once in the Championship in the Thomas Frank era. The Bees took the lead through Championship top scorer Neal Maupay — his 13th league goal of

Beer bellies, bad boots and fist fights – A day at Hackney Marshes

View the Hackney Marshes photo gallery above It hits you the second you step foot on Hackney Marshes. The smell. The wafts of freshly churned mud from a no-nonsense tackle, meandering up your nostrils and transporting you back to your youth. You’re an 11-year-old again, when nothing else mattered apart from football. The days

A brighter future for amputee football: Owen Coyle Jr discusses why he only sees growth for the sport

The Amputee Football World Cup drew to a close on November 5th as Angola beat Mexico 5-4 on penalties to ultimately lift the trophy. Although England finished sixth — losing 5-1 to Brazil in the quarter-finals — their finish doesn't reflect just how positive a year it's been for the growth of

Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod discusses the tragic death of close friend Robert Rowan, and the upcoming game vs Middlesbrough

  Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod, 24, attended this week’s Brentford press conference, the first since the tragic death of Robert Rowan, the Brentford Technical Director, who died last week aged 28. Macleod, a fellow Scot, expressed his grief at the loss of Rob: “I think I can speak for everybody at the