Date: 3rd August 2006 at 12:09am
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Want to know everything about Brentford? Well, here’s the place to find out!

Who are ya? Brentford

Nickname: The Bees

Ground: Griffin Park

How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, take the A229 to the M20, then take the M26 to the M25 clockwise. Exit M25 at junction 15 (s/p M4, Heathrow Terminals 1,2 & 3, London (W)) onto the M4 eastbound. After 8.3 miles exit M4 at junction 2 (s/p A4, N and S Circular A406 (A205), Chiswick A315), onto slip road down onto the A4, which runs underneath, and parallel to, the M4. At Chiswick Roundabout after 0.7 miles go right round the roundabout and head back up the A4 (s/p The West, Heathrow A4, M4). Keep in the two right-hand lanes (s/p Staines, Hounslow A4) and go straight on for 1.5 miles, to junction/lights. Here, turn left (s/p Brentford A3002) into Boston Manor Road. Somerset Road, which leads to one of the best parking areas, is on the RHS after 1.0 miles. Distance from Priestfield: 44 miles. Approximate time: 1hr 36mins

Nearest stations: Brentford (National Rail), Gunnersbury (Underground, District Line).

Websites: Official Website, Vital Brentford.

Manager: Leroy Rosenior, in charge since June 2006.

Last five games v Gillingham:

21/03/06: League One – Gillingham (Sancho, Byfield 2 (1 pen)) 3-2 Brentford (Turner, Tabb)

29/08/05: League One – Brentford (Peters) 1-1 Gillingham (Harris)

29/04/00: Division Two – Gillingham (Onuora, Butler) 2-0 Brentford

19/10/99: Division Two – Brentford (Owusu) 1-2 Gillingham (Omoyimni, Saunders)

29/12/97: Division Two – Gillingham (Aspinall og, Akinbiyi 2) 3-1 Brentford (Taylor)

All-time record v the Gills:

Matches: 79
Gills wins: 31
Draws: 16
Brentford wins: 32

Remember me? The days of the Gills having a squad full of ex-Brentford players in are long gone, but Lloyd Owusu, in his second spell at Griffin Park, is thought to have turned down a move to Priestfield when he moved to Sheffield Wednesday in 2002.

Man to watch: Jo Kuffour. Kuffour has joined up with his former boss Leroy Rosenior at Griffin Park and will be hoping to score plenty of goals to help his new side.

2006/07 prospects: Not good. After their play-off defeat last season, they have lost manager Martin Allen and a host of their star players, while their replacements don’t appear to have set the world alight. They could be in for a long, long winter and it may well have an unhappy ending.