2011–12 Brentford F.C. season

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Brentford
2011–12 season
Chairman Greg Dyke
Manager Uwe Rösler
Stadium Griffin Park
League One 9th
FA Cup Second round
Football League Cup First round
Football League Trophy Semi-final
Top goalscorer League: Alexander (12)
All: Alexander (14)
Highest home attendance 8,095
Lowest home attendance 3,015
Average home league attendance 5,643
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2011–12 English football season, Brentford competed in Football League One. In a season of transition under new manager Uwe Rösler, the Bees finished in 9th place.

Season summary[edit]

Uwe Rösler was announced as Brentford manager on 10 June 2011.

After guiding Brentford away from the League One relegation zone and securing a mid-table finish at the end of the 2010–11 season, Nicky Forster was passed over for the full-time manager's job in favour of Uwe Rösler.[1] Rösler's appointment was part of an overhaul behind the scenes at Griffin Park, with Forster's first team coach Mark Warburton retained by the club and installed in the newly-created role of sporting director.[2] Medical and analysis teams were installed as part of the backroom staff and a Development Squad was introduced to replace the reserve team.[2][3] Manager Rösler brought in six new players before the beginning of the season – defenders Marcel Eger and Shay Logan, midfielders Jonathan Douglas and Harry Forrester, loan winger Niall McGinn and forward Clayton Donaldson.[4] Two more players would arrive before the end of the summer transfer window, defender Adam Thompson and forward Mike Grella.[4] Grella was a late replacement for Charlie MacDonald, who joined Milton Keynes Dons for an undisclosed fee,[5] reported to be £35,000.[6]

Despite falling at the first hurdle to League Two club Hereford United in the first round of the League Cup, Brentford enjoyed a strong start to the league season, winning five of the opening seven matches to climb as high as 4th place.[7] By the end of 2011, the Bees were on the edge of the playoff places and had exited all the cup competitions, having been knocked out of the FA Cup and Football League Trophy at the second round and Southern Area semi-final stages respectively.[7] Manager Uwe Rösler spent much of the first half of the season overhauling the squad assembled by previous long-term manager Andy Scott, loaning out Pim Balkestein, Ryan Blake, Michael Spillane and Sam Wood,[8] with six loan players arriving between 8 September and 24 November as cover during an injury crisis.[4] Leading goalscorer Gary Alexander was loaned out for the final two months of the season.[9]

Just 3 wins from a 16-match spell between 17 December 2011 and 20 March 2012 dropped Brentford back into mid-table and though the team finished the season strongly (winning six and drawing two of the final 9 matches), too many dropped points at home saw the Bees finish in 9th place,[7] six points below the playoff zone.[10] The season had proved to be one of transition and manager Uwe Rösler's loan signings of left back Jake Bidwell, centre back Harlee Dean and midfielder Adam Forshaw proved to be shrewd,[4] with the trio returning for the 2012–13 season (Bidwell on loan, Dean and Forshaw permanently) and the youngsters would play a major part in Brentford's future success.[11] Teenage Development Squad midfielder Jake Reeves was blooded during the season and was described as "a big option" by Rösler.[12]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Charlton Athletic (C, P) 46 30 11 5 82 36 +46 101 Promotion to Football League Championship
2 Sheffield Wednesday (P) 46 28 9 9 81 48 +33 93
3 Sheffield United 46 27 9 10 92 51 +41 90 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Huddersfield Town (O, P) 46 21 18 7 79 47 +32 81
5 Milton Keynes Dons 46 22 14 10 84 47 +37 80
6 Stevenage 46 18 19 9 69 44 +25 73
7 Notts County 46 21 10 15 75 63 +12 73
8 Carlisle United 46 18 15 13 65 66 −1 69
9 Brentford 46 18 13 15 63 52 +11 67
10 Colchester United 46 13 20 13 61 66 −5 59
11 AFC Bournemouth 46 15 13 18 48 52 −4 58
12 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 14 18 49 53 −4 56
13 Hartlepool United 46 14 14 18 50 55 −5 56
14 Bury 46 15 11 20 60 79 −19 56
15 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 54 68 −14 54
16 Oldham Athletic 46 14 12 20 50 66 −16 54
17 Yeovil Town 46 14 12 20 59 80 −21 54
18 Scunthorpe United 46 10 22 14 55 59 −4 52
19 Walsall 46 10 20 16 51 57 −6 50
20 Leyton Orient 46 13 11 22 48 75 −27 50
21 Wycombe Wanderers (R) 46 11 10 25 65 88 −23 43 Relegation to Football League Two
22 Chesterfield (R) 46 10 12 24 56 81 −25 42
23 Exeter City (R) 46 10 12 24 46 75 −29 42
24 Rochdale (R) 46 8 14 24 47 81 −34 38
Updated to match(es) played on 5 May 2012. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League Championship.

Results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]






League One[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHA
ResultWLWWLWWDLWLDDDLWDLWWDDDDDDLWLWLWDLWLLLWWWDDLLW
Position4954744586978101189976787889991099999999999999999
Source: Statto
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 13 15 63 52  +11 67 10 6 7 36 24  +12 8 7 8 27 28  −1

Source: Statto

Results[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Playing squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2011–12 season.
No Position Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Goalkeepers
1 GK Richard Lee England (1982-10-05)5 October 1982 (aged 28) Watford 2010
21 GK Antoine Gounet France (1988-10-16)16 October 1988 (aged 22) Unattached 2012
31 GK Simon Moore England (1990-05-19)19 May 1990 (aged 21) Unattached 2009
Defenders
3 DF Craig Woodman England (1982-12-22)22 December 1982 (aged 28) Wycombe Wanderers 2010
5 DF Marcel Eger Germany (1983-03-23)23 March 1983 (aged 28) St. Pauli 2011
6 DF Pim Balkestein Netherlands (1987-04-29)29 April 1987 (aged 24) Ipswich Town 2010 Loaned to Rochdale and AFC Wimbledon
14 DF Shay Logan England (1988-01-29)29 January 1988 (aged 23) Manchester City 2011
17 DF Ryan Blake Northern Ireland (1991-12-08)8 December 1991 (aged 18) Youth 2009 Loaned to Farnborough and Hampton & Richmond Borough
22 DF Karleigh Osborne England (1988-03-19)19 March 1988 (aged 23) Youth 2004
23 DF Adam Thompson Northern Ireland (1992-09-28)28 September 1992 (aged 18) Watford 2012 On loan from Watford
24 DF Jake Bidwell England (1993-03-21)21 March 1993 (aged 18) Everton 2011 On loan from Everton
25 DF Harlee Dean England (1991-07-26)26 July 1991 (aged 20) Southampton 2011 On loan from Southampton
30 DF Alfie Mawson England (1994-01-19)19 January 1994 (aged 17) Youth 2011
32 DF Leon Legge England (1985-07-01)1 July 1985 (aged 26) Tonbridge Angels 2009
Midfielders
2 MF Kevin O'Connor (c) Republic of Ireland (1982-02-24)24 February 1982 (aged 29) Youth 2000
4 MF Marcus Bean Jamaica (1984-11-02)2 November 1984 (aged 26) Blackpool 2008
7 MF Sam Saunders England (1983-08-29)29 August 1983 (aged 27) Dagenham & Redbridge 2009
8 MF Jonathan Douglas Republic of Ireland (1981-11-22)22 November 1981 (aged 29) Swindon Town 2011
11 MF Myles Weston Antigua and Barbuda (1988-03-12)12 March 1988 (aged 23) Notts County 2009
16 MF Sam Wood England (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 24) Bromley 2008 Loaned to Rotherham United
18 MF Niall McGinn Northern Ireland (1987-07-20)20 July 1987 (aged 24) Celtic 2011 On loan from Celtic
19 MF Harry Forrester England (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 (aged 20) Aston Villa 2011
20 MF Toumani Diagouraga France (1987-06-20)20 June 1987 (aged 24) Peterborough United 2010
27 MF Manny Oyeleke England (1992-12-24)24 December 1992 (aged 18) Youth 2011
40 MF Jake Reeves England (1993-05-30)30 May 1993 (aged 18) Youth 2011
Forwards
9 FW Clayton Donaldson Jamaica (1984-02-07)7 February 1984 (aged 27) Crewe Alexandra 2011
17 FW Clinton Morrison Republic of Ireland (1979-05-14)14 May 1979 (aged 32) Sheffield Wednesday 2012 On loan from Sheffield Wednesday
28 FW Antonio German England (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 (aged 20) Unattached 2012
29 FW Gary Alexander England (1979-08-15)15 August 1979 (aged 31) Millwall 2010 Loaned to Crawley Town
33 FW Luke Norris England (1993-06-30)30 June 1993 (aged 18) Youth 2011
Players who left the club mid-season
10 FW Saido Berahino Burundi (1993-08-04)4 August 1993 (aged 18) West Bromwich Albion 2012 Returned to West Bromwich Albion after loan
10 FW Mike Grella United States (1987-01-23)23 January 1987 (aged 24) Leeds United 2011 Loaned from Leeds United before transferring permanently
Released
10 FW Charlie MacDonald England (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 30) Southend United 2008 Transferred to Milton Keynes Dons
12 MF Adam Forshaw England (1991-10-08)8 October 1991 (aged 19) Everton 2012 Returned to Everton after loan
12 DF Michael Spillane Republic of Ireland (1989-03-23)23 March 1989 (aged 22) Norwich City 2010 Loaned to Dagenham & Redbridge
Transferred to Dagenham & Redbridge
17 FW Kirk Hudson England (1986-12-12)12 December 1986 (aged 24) Aldershot Town 2010 Released
21 GK Conor Devlin Northern Ireland (1991-09-23)23 September 1991 (aged 19) Unattached 2011 Released
21 GK Simon Royce England (1971-09-09)9 September 1971 (aged 39) Gillingham 2010 Retired
23 GK Dale Bennett England (1990-01-06)6 January 1990 (aged 21) Watford 2012 Returned to Watford after loan
24 DF Blair Adams England (1991-09-08)8 September 1991 (aged 19) Sunderland 2011 Returned to Sunderland after loan
25 DF Miguel Llera Spain (1979-08-07)7 August 1979 (aged 31) Blackpool 2011 Returned to Blackpool after loan
26 FW David Clarkson Scotland (1985-09-10)10 September 1985 (aged 25) Bristol City 2011 Returned to Bristol City after loan
26 FW Piero Mingoia England (1991-10-20)20 October 1991 (aged 19) Watford 2011 Returned to Watford after loan

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Role
Germany Uwe Rösler Manager
Republic of Ireland Alan Kernaghan Assistant Manager
England Peter Farrell First Team Coach
England Simon Royce Goalkeeping Coach
England Ben Wood Physiotherapist
England Chris Haslam Head of Conditioning
England Darren Glenister Sports Therapist
England Chris Domoney Masseur
England Bob Oteng Kit Man

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Substitute appearances in brackets.
No Pos Nat Name League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Richard Lee 37 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 42 0
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 9 (5) 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 13 (5) 2
3 DF England Craig Woodman 18 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 22 0
4 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 22 (10) 2 0 (1) 0 1 0 3 0 26 (11) 2
5 DF Germany Marcel Eger 13 (3) 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 19 (3) 0
6 DF Netherlands Pim Balkestein 2 (3) 0 0 0 2 (3) 0
7 MF England Sam Saunders 29 (8) 10 2 1 1 0 2 (1) 1 34 (9) 12
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas 46 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 51 2
9 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson 40 (6) 11 0 (2) 0 1 0 2 0 43 (8) 11
10 FW United States Mike Grella 1 (10) 0 2 0 1 (3) 4 4 (13) 4
10 FW England Charlie MacDonald 0 (3) 0 1 0 1 (3) 0
11 MF Antigua and Barbuda Myles Weston 11 (15) 1 1 0 0 (1) 0 3 0 15 (16) 1
12 DF Republic of Ireland Michael Spillane 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
14 DF England Shay Logan 26 (1) 3 2 0 1 0 2 1 31 (1) 4
16 MF England Sam Wood 3 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 (2) 0 4 (4) 0
19 MF England Harry Forrester 7 (12) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 (12) 0
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 30 (5) 4 2 0 0 0 3 1 35 (5) 3
22 DF England Karleigh Osborne 22 (3) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 (3) 0
27 MF England Manny Oyeleke 1 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
28 FW England Antonio German 0 (2) 0 0 (2) 0
29 FW England Gary Alexander 20 (4) 12 2 0 0 (1) 0 1 (2) 2 23 (7) 14
31 GK England Simon Moore 9 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 11 (1) 0
32 DF England Leon Legge 23 (5) 4 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 24 (7) 4
33 FW England Luke Norris 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
40 MF England Jake Reeves 7 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 7 (4) 0
Players loaned in during the season
10 FW Burundi Saido Berahino 5 (3) 4 5 (3) 4
12 MF England Adam Forshaw 6 (1) 0 6 (1) 0
17 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison 4 (4) 0 4 (4) 0
18 MF Northern Ireland Niall McGinn 27 (10) 5 1 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 29 (12) 5
23 DF England Dale Bennett 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
23 DF Northern Ireland Adam Thompson 16 (4) 0 2 1 18 (4) 1
24 DF England Blair Adams 6 (1) 0 1 0 0 (1) 1 7 (2) 1
24 DF England Jake Bidwell 24 0 1 0 25 0
25 DF England Harlee Dean 23 (3) 1 1 0 1 0 25 (3) 1
25 DF Spain Miguel Llera 10 (1) 0 1 0 2 0 13 (1) 0
26 FW Scotland David Clarkson 4 1 1 0 5 1
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Goalscorers[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL1 FAC FLC FLT Total
29 FW England Gary Alexander 12 0 0 2 14
7 MF England Sam Saunders 10 1 0 1 12
9 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson 11 0 0 0 11
18 MF Northern Ireland Niall McGinn 5 0 0 0 5
10 FW Burundi Saido Berahino 4 4
32 DF England Leon Legge 4 0 0 0 4
14 DF England Shay Logan 3 0 0 1 4
10 FW United States Mike Grella 0 0 4 4
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 2 0 0 1 3
4 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 2 0 0 0 2
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas 2 0 0 0 2
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 1 0 0 1 2
26 FW Scotland David Clarkson 1 0 1
25 DF England Harlee Dean 1 0 0 1
11 MF Antigua and Barbuda Myles Weston 1 0 0 0 1
23 DF Northern Ireland Adam Thompson 0 1 1
24 DF England Blair Adams 0 0 1 1
Total 63 1 0 9 72
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: Soccerbase

Discipline[edit]

No Pos Nat Player FL1 FAC FLC FLT Total Pts
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
8 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 11 0 11
4 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 7
20 MF France Toumani Diagouraga 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 6
5 DF Germany Marcel Eger 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
7 MF England Sam Saunders 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
25 DF Spain Miguel Llera 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 5
23 DF Northern Ireland Adam Thompson 4 0 0 0 4 0 4
24 DF England Jake Bidwell 4 0 0 0 4 0 4
14 DF England Shay Logan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
25 DF England Harlee Dean 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
29 FW England Gary Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
32 DF England Leon Legge 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
22 DF England Karleigh Osborne 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
9 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
10 FW United States Mike Grella 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2
17 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison 1 0 1 0 1
19 MF England Harry Forrester 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1 GK England Richard Lee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin O'Connor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
12 DF Republic of Ireland Michael Spillane 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 MF Antigua and Barbuda Myles Weston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
3 DF England Craig Woodman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 62 1 2 0 1 0 6 0 71 1 74
  • Players listed in italics left the club mid-season.
  • Source: ESPN FC

International caps[edit]

Pos Nat Player Caps Goals Ref
MF Jamaica Marcus Bean 1 0 [13]
MF Northern Ireland Niall McGinn 4 0 [14]

Management[edit]

Name Nat From To Record All Comps Record League
P W D L W % P W D L W %
Uwe Rösler Germany 6 August 2011 5 May 2012 53 21 15 17 039.62 46 18 13 15 039.13

Summary[edit]

Games played 59 (46 League One, 2 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 7 Football League Trophy)
Games won 21 (18 League One, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy)
Games drawn 15 (13 League One, 0 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy)
Games lost 17 (15 League One, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 0 Football League Trophy)
Goals scored 76 (63 League One, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 12 Football League Trophy)
Goals conceded 57 (52 League One, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 3 Football League Trophy)
Clean sheets 20 (16 League One, 1 FA Cup, 0 League Cup, 3 Football League Trophy)
Biggest league win 5–0 versus Leyton Orient, 20 August 2011
Worst league defeat 4–0 versus Huddersfield Town, 1 October 2011
Most appearances 51, Clayton Donaldson (46 League One, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 Football League Trophy), Jonathan Douglas (46 League One, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 3 Football League Trophy)
Top scorer (league) 12, Gary Alexander
Top scorer (all competitions) 14, Gary Alexander

Transfers & loans[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
1 July 2011 MF England Liam Bellamy England Charlton Athletic Free [15]
1 July 2011 FW Jamaica Clayton Donaldson England Crewe Alexandra Free [16]
1 July 2011 MF Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas England Swindon Town Free [17]
1 July 2011 DF Germany Marcel Eger Germany St. Pauli Free [18]
1 July 2011 DF England Sam Griffiths England Wolverhampton Wanderers Free [15]
1 July 2011 DF England Michael Kamau England Fulham Free [15]
1 July 2011 DF England Shay Logan England Manchester City Free [19]
1 July 2011 DF Grenada Aaron Pierre England Fulham Free [15]
4 August 2011 MF England Harry Forrester England Aston Villa Free [20]
26 August 2011 FW United States Mike Grella England Leeds United Free [21]
29 September 2011 MF England Josh Ekim Unattached Free [22]
3 November 2011 GK Northern Ireland Conor Devlin Unattached Free [23]
8 January 2012 MF Northern Ireland Jack Warburton England Leicester City Free [24]
26 January 2012 FW England Antonio German Unattached Free [25]
28 January 2012 GK France Antoine Gounet Unattached Free [26]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
12 July 2011 MF Northern Ireland Niall McGinn Scotland Celtic End of season [27]
25 August 2011 DF Northern Ireland Adam Thompson England Watford 25 October 2011 [28]
26 August 2011 FW United States Mike Grella England Leeds United 31 August 2011 [5]
8 September 2011 DF England Blair Adams England Sunderland 24 November 2011 [29]
8 September 2011 DF Spain Miguel Llera England Blackpool 22 November 2011 [29]
16 September 2011 FW Scotland David Clarkson England Bristol City 16 October 2011 [30]
27 October 2011 DF England Dale Bennett England Watford 28 November 2011 [31]
24 November 2011 DF England Jake Bidwell England Everton End of season [32]
24 November 2011 DF England Harlee Dean England Southampton End of season [33]
1 January 2012 DF England Dale Bennett England Watford 1 February 2012 [34]
5 January 2012 MF England Piero Mingoia England Watford 23 January 2012 [35]
9 February 2012 FW Burundi Saido Berahino England West Bromwich Albion 3 April 2012 [36]
9 February 2012 DF Northern Ireland Adam Thompson England Watford End of season [37]
22 February 2012 MF England Adam Forshaw England Everton April 2012 [38]
22 March 2012 FW Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison England Sheffield Wednesday End of season [39]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref.
26 August 2011 FW England Charlie MacDonald England Milton Keynes Dons £35,000 [5]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
19 August 2011 DF Netherlands Pim Balkestein England Rochdale 1 January 2012 [40]
28 October 2011 DF Northern Ireland Ryan Blake England Farnborough 2 December 2011 [41]
17 November 2011 DF Republic of Ireland Michael Spillane England Dagenham & Redbridge 6 January 2012 [42]
24 November 2011 MF England Sam Wood England Rotherham United 3 May 2012 [43]
19 January 2012 DF Northern Ireland Ryan Blake England Hampton & Richmond Borough 27 February 2012 [44]
9 March 2012 FW England Gary Alexander England Crawley Town End of season [9]
9 March 2012 DF Netherlands Pim Balkestein England AFC Wimbledon 9 April 2012 [45]
12 March 2012 MF England Liam Bellamy England Ebbsfleet United End of season [46]
13 March 2012 GK England Tom Warren England Dover Athletic End of season [47]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
18 August 2011 FW England Nicky Forster England Lingfield August 2011 [48]
5 December 2011 GK Northern Ireland Conor Devlin Republic of Ireland Cliftonville May 2012 [49]
2011 GK England Simon Royce Retired [50]
5 January 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Michael Spillane England Dagenham & Redbridge 6 January 2012 [51]
31 January 2012 FW United States Mike Grella England Bury 27 February 2012 [52]
12 March 2012 FW England Kirk Hudson England Canvey Island 21 August 2012 [53]
18 May 2012 DF Germany Marcel Eger Retired [54]
30 June 2012 FW England Gary Alexander England Crawley Town 1 July 2012 [55]
30 June 2012 MF Jamaica Marcus Bean England Colchester United 1 July 2012 [55]
30 June 2012 MF England Liam Bellamy England Ebbsfleet United 1 July 2012 [56]
30 June 2012 DF Northern Ireland Ryan Blake England Ebbsfleet United 1 August 2012 [57]
30 June 2012 MF England Josh Ekim England Hayes & Yeading 15 August 2012 [58]
30 June 2012 DF England Karleigh Osborne England Millwall 13 July 2012 [55]
30 June 2012 MF England Sam Wood England Wycombe Wanderers 3 July 2012 [55]

Kit[edit]

The 2011–12 home kit was revealed on 30 April 2011, prior to the final home match of the 2010–11 season.[59] The away kit was unveiled on 13 June 2011 at the premises of sponsor Bathwise.[60]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): Hertings (home kit), Bathwise (away)

Home
Away

Source: brentfordfc.co.uk, brentfordfc.co.uk

Development Squad[edit]

Playing squad[edit]

Players' ages are as of the opening day of the 2011–12 senior season.
Position Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Signed from Signed in Notes
Defenders
DF Ryan Blake Northern Ireland (1991-12-08)8 December 1991 (aged 19) Youth 2009 Loaned to Farnborough and Hampton & Richmond Borough
DF Sam Griffiths England (1992-11-02)2 November 1992 (aged 18) Wolverhampton Wanderers 2011
DF Michael Kamau England (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 18) Fulham 2011
DF Aaron Pierre Grenada (1993-02-17)17 February 1993 (aged 18) Fulham 2011
Midfielders
MF Liam Bellamy England (1991-10-16)16 October 1991 (aged 19) Charlton Athletic 2011 Loaned to Ebbsfleet United
MF Josh Ekim England (1991-01-17)17 January 1991 (aged 20) Unattached 2011
MF Jake Reeves England (1993-05-30)30 May 1993 (aged 18) Youth 2011
MF Jack Warburton Northern Ireland (1993-04-27)27 April 1993 (aged 18) Leicester City 2012
Forwards
FW Antonio German England (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 (aged 20) Unattached 2012

Summary[edit]

Games played 18
Games won 3
Games drawn 5
Games lost 10
Goals scored 30
Goals conceded 42
Clean sheets 1
Biggest win 7–0 versus Nike Academy, 22 February 2012
Worst league defeat 3–0 on two occasions; 4–1 versus Northwood, 30 July 2011
Most appearances 18, Aaron Pierre
Top scorer 4, Antonio German, Luke Norris, Manny Oyeleke, Sam Wood

Awards[edit]

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