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    by Published on 16th December 2013 12:00

    Alan Kernaghan and Peter Farrell have left their positions at Brentford Football Club. Alan Kernaghan worked as Assistant Manager and Peter Farrell as First Team Coach under previous Brentford Manager Uwe Rösler. Last Saturday, December 7, Uwe Rösler left his position as Brentford Manager to take up the managerial position at Wigan Athletic. Former Sporting Director Mark Warburton took over as Brentford boss and won his first game in charge against Oldham Athletic on Saturday, December 14. Mark Warburton said: “Peter and Alan have worked tirelessly over the past two seasons and have made an essential contribution to taking the Club forward. Whilst we have spoken about continuity, it is equally as essential that I put my own fingerprint on the squad and the coaching staff. I need to introduce people I have a close working relationship with to help take the Club to the next level. I would like to thank Peter and Alan for their contribution and wish them all the best for their future careers.” Peter Farrell arrived at Brentford in the summer of 2011 with Uwe Rösler while Alan Kernaghan was appointed as Assistant Manager in February 2012.

    Brentford Manager Mark Warburton has named former Scotland international defender David Weir as his assistant. Mark Warburton took over as Brentford Manager last week and won his first game in charge against Oldham Athletic on Saturday, December 14. He has brought in 43-year-old David Weir to work alongside him. Mark Warburton said: “I am delighted to have David join us at Brentford Football Club. He had an outstanding playing career, working under some great coaches, and has a wealth of coaching experience. There will be an undoubted benefit for the staff and players to have someone of David’s quality here with us. In conversations with David, he recognises the progress that has been made at Brentford and is excited to join us. The players and staff are in good shape, it is a great time to be welcoming David to Brentford. I am looking forward to working with him.” David had a long and successful career as a player, featuring for Falkirk, Heart of Midlothian, Everton and Glasgow Rangers. As well as winning a large number of medals during a 20-year career he was named Scottish Premier League ‘Player of the Year’ and Scottish Football Writers’ ‘Player of the Year’ in 2010. David also won 69 Scotland caps. After retirement, he moved in to coaching, taking up a position at Everton. He was appointed as manager of Sheffield United in June but left after three months at the helm. David started work at Brentford’s Jersey Road Training Ground this morning.
    by Published on 10th December 2013 10:00

    Brentford Football club have this morning confirmed that Mark Warburton has been appointed as the new manager until at least the end of the current season. Warburton replaces Uwe Rösler who left to join Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

    Warburton, a former city trader, previously worked as an coach for Watford's academy before joining Brentford in 2011 to assist Nicky Forster following the dismissal of Andy Scott. He was appointed to the role of Sporting Director for the following season overseeing all aspects of football at the club from the 1st Team through to the new state of the art Academy at Uxbridge High School.

    He is also co-founder of Cycad Sports Management who set up the NextGen Series tournament, an U-19 European club competition.

    Chairman Cliff Crown has stated "We believe Mark will offer continuity at a key time and enable us to build on the past two and a half years. Mark has done an exceptional job as Sporting Director since taking that role 30 months ago and we are happy he can step in to this new role seamlessly".

    Former Liverpool Academy Director Frank McParland has been appointed as the new Sporting Director. McParland joined Liverpool in 2009 and his time at the club saw eight of his players break into the first team at Anfield, these being Raheem Sterling , Andre Wisdom, Suso, Jordon Ibe, Jerome Sinclair, Jon Flanagan, Jack Robinson and Conor Coady. McParland left Liverpool last month along with Academy coach Rodolfo Borrel.

    Comments on Warburton here and McParland here please.
    by Published on 7th December 2013 09:00

    Uwe Rösler has left his position as Manager of Brentford Football Club and taken up the same role at Wigan Athletic. The Club had an approach from Sky Bet Championship Wigan on Thursday, December 5, and, reluctantly, permission was granted once compensation was agreed. Uwe took First Team training yesterday morning, Friday December 6, and prepared the team for this afternoon’s FA Cup with Budweiser Second Round tie against Carlisle United. He was due to take the team for the Carlisle match and make a decision on his future afterwards but talks progressed quickly and terms were agreed late last night. In the circumstances it was felt best by the Club that Assistant Manager Alan Kernaghan and First Team Coach Peter Farrell, supported by Sporting Director Mark Warburton, should take the team for this afternoon’s match. Uwe will attend Wigan’s match against Millwall this afternoon and take up his position tomorrow. He will replace Owen Coyle, who left earlier this week. Uwe becomes the first manager in the Club’s history to leave and walk straight in to a managerial position at a higher level.

    Mark Warburton said: “Uwe's departure is of course a loss to the Club but any such departure is testament and recognition of the hard work and dedication he, his staff and of course the players have displayed over the course of the last two and a half years. Uwe leaves the club in an excellent condition and I know that he and I both share the absolute belief that this squad of players can move the club forward to achieve its aims and ambitions. I personally want to wish Uwe all the very best in his new role, thank him for his outstanding work and also for his support to me. He is a good friend and will always be welcome to visit us at GP at any time.
    by Published on 5th December 2013 23:00

    Brentford FC has been given the green light by Hounslow Council to relocate to Lionel Road. A packed out meeting of Hounslow Council's planning committee on Thursday (December 5), with an audience of 525 supporters and objectors, waded through four and a half hours of comments and questions to come to the conclusion that the Lionel Road site should be given the go-ahead. The football club and its attached sports trust will now proceed with plans for a 20,000 capacity stadium. Brentford FC also received outline permission to build 11 surrounding tower blocks of seven to 17-storeys with 910 flats and a hotel. The details will be approved at a later date.

    The club trumpeted its popular and successful Brentford Football Club Community Sports Trust as evidence it is a family club which helps the community, especially children in the area. There was much emphasis placed on the club not being able to survive without the new stadium and the subsequent tower blocks which will help fund the project. Objectors were worried about the absolute lack of affordable housing, transport and environmental impacts, especially on neighbouring World Heritage site, Kew Gardens. There was much concern over density and height, with residents saying the tower blocks will overshadow and entirely change the character of the area. Hounslow's planning officer however said the positives outweighed the negatives and recommended approval of the plans. Chairman of the club, Cliff Crown said: "I'm absolutely delighted with the result tonight, the best win this season." The plans still have to be approved, rejected or sent back to the council by the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State before building can start.
    by Published on 5th December 2013 20:47

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    by Published on 5th December 2013 12:00

    Brentford youngster Josh Clarke has joined Skrill South side Maidenhead United on loan until January 4. The Bees winger came through the ranks at Griffin Park and made his first-team debut in the Capital One Cup defeat at Derby in September. Clarke also made a second-half cameo in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy loss against Peterborough United, but hasn't featured since. And the pacy 18-year-old has now been given the green light to hook up with Maidenhead for the rest of the year.
    by Published on 3rd December 2013 13:00


    Brentford FC’s biggest away fixture this century is taking place on 5th December at Hounslow Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DN, where the Planning Committee will meet to decide on the Football Club’s planning application to build a Community Stadium with the necessary enabling development at Lionel Road.

    Over a decade of hard work by Brentford supporters to keep the Club alive has brought us to this crucial moment. A positive outcome will transform the viability of the Club; a negative outcome would return us to an age of uncertainty. Nothing has been decided, there are no foregone conclusions and the committee will make their decision on night (Think of the Olympics when London beat Paris to win the Olympic vote).

    The issue is so big that this planning meeting is taking place in the Marketing Suite at the Civic Centre, which has a capacity for 1,000 people. Even if you have to leave before the end of the meeting to get back your attendance can still have a big influence on the committee's decision.

    You may have read that earlier in the week The Planning Officer has recommended that the scheme is approved, however this does not mean the Planning Committee will vote in favour so your attendance is vital. You can read the planning officers report on the Hounslow Council website at http://democraticservices.hounslow.g....aspx?ID=85368

    REMEMBER, REMEMBER the 5th of DECEMBER!

    The Meeting is scheduled to commence at 7.30pm, you are advised to arrive as early – doors open 6.30pm – to ensure admittance and to get the best choice of seats.

    Directions to Hounslow Civic Centre

    The full postal address is: Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN (Map)
    • There is a small pay and display car park at the Civic Centre and a number of disabled bays for Blue Badge holders. Other than that you will need to rely on street parking which is limited.
    • The closest underground station is Hounslow Central on the Piccadily line. The tube station is a 5 minute walk to the Civic Centre.
    • The nearest mainline station is Hounslow which is about a 20 minute walk.
    • The H20 (Ivybridge to Isleworth) and 120 (Hounslow & Southall) buses both stop outside Civic Centre.
    • Hounslow bus garage with routes from Twickenham, Richmond, Feltham and beyond is approximately a 10 minute walk.

    Please turn up, this is the one night we have been waiting for since the Lionel Road Site was identified as our only viable proposition for our club as far back as 2002. No need to wear Brentford kit etc.

    Thank you all.

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