Review of the season

Last updated : 13 May 2005 By Smallsy
As the playoff final draws nearer and nearer there is a battle to join Hull and Luton in the Championship next season.

Following Mike Newell's appraisal of our season in respect to the playoffs yesterday the Bees have been critiqued along with the 23 other clubs in the league on the BBC's official website, lets take a look at what they said.

BRENTFORD 4th: (Last season 17th)

Manager Martin Allen is a hero to the Brentford supporters after transforming last season's relegation-threatened side into promotion contenders.

The Bees surprised many teams this year - although incredibly, they finished fourth with a negative goal difference.

Goals were a particular problem away from home, but the team spirit which took them to the FA Cup fifth round could serve them well in the play-offs.

VERDICT: Exceeded expectations by finishing in the top six