Rosenior's Reign - Five Turbulent Months in Brentford Calendar
Feature by Smallsy
Updated Sunday, 19th November 2006
We take a look back at Rosenior's time in charge of Brentford FC following his departure as manager.
In a bid to look back at the time which Rosenior spent in charge of the bees we chart the last five months in which he was Brentford boss.
14th May 2006 - Brentford lose the second leg of the playoff semi final 2-0 to Swansea at Griffin Park. Having held a good position going into the game, two super finishes from Leon Knight prevented Brentford from reaching the playoff final for the second season in a row.
30th May 2006 - Rumours begin to surface that manager Martin Allen has resigned following being told the budget for the 2006/7 season. Worrying news for Brentford as several players express a desire to leave the club.
3rd June 2006 - Greg Dyke confirms Martin Allen's departure as Brentford manager. The chairman begins his seach for a new 'high profile' manager in a bid to replace the man who saved the bees from relegation before taking them into two consecutive playoff campaigns.
14th June 2006 - Leroy Rosenior becomes the second manager of Greg Dyke's reign. The former Torquay boss vows to help Brentford into another top half finish.
30th June 2006 - Following his request to be placed on the transfer list Jay Tabb leaves the club to join Coventry, seeking the need to play at a higher level. After Martin Allen releases seven players before leaving, the bees playing staff is cut to a disturbingly low number.
4th July 2006 - England Football League representative Sam Tillen signs a two year extension deal with Brentford following rumours of a departure.
5th July 2006 - Rosenior makes his first signing by bringing in forward Chris Moore for an undisclosed fee.
5th July 2006 - Bees 'most improved player' Michael Turner joins Hull City of the Championship for 500k.
9th July 2006 - Brentford lose first pre season friendly to Staines Town, 3-1.
11th July 2006 - Leroy Rosenior decides to place strikers Scott Fitzgerald and Callum Willock on the transfer list. Willock is later sent to AFC Wimbledon on loan whilst Willock decides to stay and fight for a place.
12th July 2006 - Brentford outstanding defender Sam Sodje, leaves the club just a year after being named as player of the season and being selected in the PFA Team of the Year.
18th July 2006 - Rosenior signs midfielder Thomas Pinault after a trial period. The bees manager sees the Frenchman as an experienced alternative to Jay Tabb.
31st July 2006 - Georges Santos rejects contract with Brentford after failing to agree personal terms. Rosenior warns that he only has a certain budget and refuses to pay over the odds for anyone.
3rd August 2006 - Leroy Rosenior names 'contract rebel' Kevin O'Connor as team captain and Andrew Frampton as club captain.
5th August 2006 - The League One season begins, Brentford face Blackpool at Griffin Park and claim a 1-0 win through a goal from Oli Skulason.
8th August 2006 - Brentford continue their sinning start with a 1-0 win away to Northampton, substitute Chris Moore nets his first goal.
18th August 2006 - Rosenior signs defender Matt Heywood from Bristol City on a perminant basis.
22nd August 2006 - All goes well in their first round of the League Cup as Brentford beat Swindon on penalties, they are drawn against Luton Town in the next round.
2nd September 2006 - Brentford put in their best performance of the season as they come back from 1-0 down against Bradford at home to claim a 2-1 win thanks to a superb goal from Jo Kuffour. The win puts them in fourth place in the league.
9th September 2006 - The first derby of the seasons sees Brentford make an excellent come back to claim a point against League One newcomers Leyton Orient.
12th September 2006 - Two more goals from Leon Knight down Brentford 2-0 at Griffin Park. The club lose their first competetive game under Rosenior.
19th September 2006 - Luton demolish Brentford 3-0 at Griffin Park in the League Cup, Rosenior is sent off following Chris Moore's dismissal. He is given a two game touchline ban and fined.
25th September 2006 - Kevin O'Connor agrees a new deal with Brentford whilst Clyde Winjhard signs on a free transfer.
28th September 2006 - Reading loanee Simon Cox breaks his leg after a promising start to his career.
7th October 2006 - Brentford draw 1-1 with high flying Bristol City, Rosenior's last positive League results whilst in charge.
17th October 2006 - Bees win in Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round against Northampton on penalties.
4th November 2006 - Nottingham Forest come back from 1-0 down to beat the Bees 2-1 in the Paint Trophy. They win the League fixture the following Saturday 2-0.
11th November 2006 - Brentford lose out 1-0 to Doncaster in the FA Cup. Following excellent displays in the last two seasons competitions the bees are defeated in poor fashion at.
15th November 2006 - Bees board hold crunch meeting regarding the future of Leroy Rosenior.
16th November 2006 - Leroy Rosenior admits to being frustrated after failing to sign Tommy Black.
18th November 2006 - Brentford are thumped 4-0 at home by Crewe Alexandra. Fans protest to remove Rosenior as manager, later that evening Brentford announce the mutual contract termination of the fourty two year old, Scott Fitzgerland is placed in temporary charge and the seach for a new manager begins.