What a start of a season has been for Brentford F.C.


It has been 74 years since the West London side had been in the top flight of English football, and the club had received plenty of scrutiny about whether they were able to cope with the skill and quality of Premier League football - but they were wrong to say that. Now comfortably sitting in the top half of the table, the thought of relegation is nearly bygone.


This month has been a real test for Brentford, but they have only smiled back at some of the best clubs in the World and show that they are here to stay for some time. Jürgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and highly regarded as one of the best managers on the planet, spoke highly of Brentford saying that they 'couldn't deal with them' and had 'never before struggled so much in these situations.' And as much as the players give their all and have proven several doubters wrong, it could not have been done without the tactical mastermind that is Thomas Frank. Since taking over the side in 2018, Brentford have not looked back, and have used Frank' Danish roots to secure the signing of multiple danish talents such as midfielders Christian Nörgaard and Mathias Jensen, as well as centre back Kristoffer Ajer. Frank has built a young and talented side which plays free flowing attacking football, something which is not often found at a small club.


But, of course, it is not only the manager that has taken this team to such a high level. The players Brentford have have performed to such a high standard considering their low transfer value and their low wages. Ivan Toney, who broke the record for most goals scored in a single Championship season, has taken the Premier League by storm, and has formed a telepathic partnership with Frenchman Bryan Mbeumo, who together have combined with 4 goals this season. Spaniard David Raya has proven to be an amazing goalkeeper, who has saved nearly 70% of his shots (8th best in the whole league!).


As a Brentford fan myself, I am delighted with the growth of our club and can only think that the only way is up for Thomas Frank and his boys.