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Brentford Football Club
Griffin Park
Braemar Road
Brentford
TW7 6RD | map
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Many of the older teams in the Football League were formed to provide a winter sport for established cricket teams. Brentford F.C. has a similar story, the team was founded in 1889 to provide a winter pursuit for an established sports club. The sport on this occasion sport wasn't the usual cricket but instead rowing. At the crucial meeting, it was decided to start a football team and call the new club 'Brentford Football Club'. There was one small matter to be decided, however, which had been put on the agenda for the next meeting a week later. This was the question 'Association Football or Rugby Football?' Association Football got the vote. The team has played since 1904 at Griffin Park, which has the unique feature of having a pub in every corner of the ground. One of the pubs is owned by the team. Since 2002, however, moves have been afoot to relocate the team to a new state of the art complex in Lionel Road. After mixed fortunes in the Southern League the team joined the Football League as founder members of the new Third Division (South) in 1920. The team had its most successful spell in the 1930's, with top six finishes in successive seasons.


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