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Robert Rowan, Brentford’s technical director, dies aged 28

• Club confirms sudden death of key staff member• Rowan was appointed to new role in FebruaryBrentford have announced the death of Robert Rowan, the club’s technical director, at the age of 28.Rowan, who started his career as a scout for Celtic, had be…

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Championship roundup: Leeds go top after West Brom fluff lines against Derby

• Leeds 2-0 Ipswich; West Brom 1-4 Derby• Kemar Roofe and Liam Cooper send Leeds from fifth to firstLeeds United are top of a tightening Championship table after a dominant 2-0 win over bottom of the table Ipswich Town at Elland Road. Related: Paul Hur…

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Aston Villa’s managerial search switches to Dean Smith of Brentford

• John Terry set to be appointed No 2 if Smith lands job• Rui Faria and Brendan Rodgers no longer under considerationDean Smith has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge at Aston Villa, with the Midlands club considering making an official appr…

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Pontus Jansson rescues Leeds with late equaliser against Brentford

Anarchic, exhilarating or simply plain exhausting? A relentless match that veered from chaotic to thrilling and back again in the space of a single minute raised far more questions than answers.Do not be deceived by the conservative scoreline or the fa…

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Leeds United v Brentford: Championship – live!

Updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off at Elland RoadFootball League blog: smiles return at West BromAnd why not email James or tweet @piercy360 12.15pm BST Apologies to Brentford fans but it has be raised that Dean Smith has been linked with the vacant…

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Lacazette’s late effort for Arsenal finally stops Brentford in their tracks

It was only in stoppage time at the end of this anxious yet intriguing tie that Arsenal could truly breathe easy. Alexandre Lacazette, thrown on to ease the tension just as the home side’s authority was being eroded, leapt to nod a ball over Brentford’…

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Sergi Canós: ‘Liverpool offered me five more years but I wanted to be important’

Brentford’s former Barcelona graduate seems to have found a spiritual home at Griffin Park and is looking forward to taking on Arsenal in the Carabao CupAfter reeling off a long list of La Masia alumni, Sergi Canós smiles before puffing his cheeks as h…

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Villa and Kodjia leave it late to salvage a point against Brentford

Aston Villa’s striker Jonathan Kodjia rescued a point right at the death to deny a determined Brentford a first victory at Villa Park. He planted a rising header over the goalkeeper Daniel Bentley in a last desperate attack after the Bees twice led thr…

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Aston Villa v Brentford and more: Football League clockwatch – live!

Updates from the matches in the Championship and League OneLive scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeEmail Jacob.Steinberg@theguardian.com. Tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.14pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Making Joe Kinnear look like…

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Brentford happy to do it their own way in quest for promotion

Using statistical analysis to sign players, ditching their academy and scrapping the captaincy are some of the innovations that have turned the west London side into contendersWith Thursday’s transfer deadline looming, you could forgive scurrying rival…

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Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the cl…

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Championship 2018-19 season preview

Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictableThe Championship has a reputation as an exciting, unpredictable division and this season the outcome seems even more uncertain than usual. Wi…

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Brentford’s Ollie Watkins: ‘We play some of the best football in the league’ | Ben Fisher

The Bees striker was toiling away in the Conference South only three years ago but he says experiencing life at the sharp end has helped him matureThree years ago Ollie Watkins was on loan at Weston-super-Mare, on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat away at …

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Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkRyan Sessegnon won’t fo…

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Wolves promoted to Premier League after Fulham are held by Brentford

Wolves are back in the Premier League after a dramatic late equaliser for Brentford in their derby at Fulham secured automatic promotion for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.The Championship leaders, who play Birmingham on Sunday, knew their return to the to…

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Chris Mepham: ‘It’s surreal that Ryan Giggs wants to have a chat with you’

Four years ago the defender was a Sunday league player. Now he is thriving at Brentford, wanted in the Premier League and set for his Wales debutAs Chris Mepham tells his story in the same west London hotel where Ryan Giggs asked to meet him a couple o…

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The loneliness of the sub goalkeeper

Carlo Nash, who watched two FA Cup finals on the bench, and Richard Lee explain how No 2 keepers deal with not playingBy Chris Evans for The Set Pieces, part of the Sport NetworkIt was an all-too-familiar feeling. Standing on the Wembley turf surrounde…

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Football League: Sunderland suffer at the hands of Brentford

Wolves held by 10-man Preston in ChampionshipLeague One leaders Shrewsbury lose to Rotherham Continue reading…

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Football League: Derby County match 22-year-old record

Derby 11 unbeaten after defeating BrentfordShrewsbury earn late win at Bristol Rovers Continue reading…

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Seven Championship players who should interest Premier League clubs

A few of the Championship’s best players were on show in the FA Cup over the weekend. Here are seven who could step up to the top flight this monthBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkFootball League clubs enjoyed a good…