Author Archives: Dan Long

22-year-old Roehampton University Journalism graduate Dan Long, is a lifelong Brentford fan and season ticket holder. Since graduating, he has acquired freelance posts at the Non League Paper and, more recently, Brentford U18s.

Brentford Academy Closure & Season Review Part Two


Moving onto the positives of the season, I can’t narrow it down to one ‘best’ game of the season, but the 4-2 away win over QPR in the searing August heat was a particular highlight, as were the thrillers against Sheffield Wednesday (Away – Lost 4-3) and Coventry City (Away – Lost 5-4). A narrow 2-1 victory away at Hull ... Read More »

Brentford Academy Closure & Season Review Part One

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Well I certainly didn’t think I’d be writing this end of season article in the knowledge that the Brentford hierarchy have taken the decision to close their Jersey Road academy, but after the club confirmed that what was reported in the press last week was correct, it seems that I will sadly have to. I will not be naming any ... Read More »

Brentford Youth Team Update: November – January


With each New Year comes a New Year’s resolution, and there is nothing more that Brentford’s Youth Team will be hoping for than a first win since October. It’s been a long three months since the 2-1 victory over Millwall and results have suffered – as it was touched upon in the previous OTPN update; having fallen to a string ... Read More »

Brentford crash out of FA Youth Cup at the hands of Leeds


A sucker punch from substitute Tyla Bell helped Leeds to a 3-2 victory over Brentford, preventing the hosts from reaching the fourth-round of the FA Youth Cup for the fourth season running. Mallik Wilks opened the scoring for the visitors with a deflected shot after 20 minutes, before Kyjuon Marsh-Brown equalised early in the second half when Julius Fenn-Evans played ... Read More »

Brentford U18s Update: August-October

A young Brentford side impressed on Day One (Pic via Milk Cup)

The last month has certainly been one to forget for Jon De Souza’s youngsters; despite a four-game unbeaten stretch at the beginning of the season, Brentford’s Under 18s have fallen to five defeats in the six games since, and surrendered their early side place at the summit of the Professional Development League Two South. Three impressive victories over Sheffield United, ... Read More »

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