Former Brentford man Chris Moore believes it is no surprise to see Brentford doing as well as they have done in recent years, given how well the club is run.
During the striker's time at Griffin Park a decade ago, the Bees were struggling financially and they dropped into League Two.
Moore scored two goals during his time in TW8, coming in the first three league games that season, and is hopeful they can build on the momentum from the past two seasons.
Speaking after the GPG FC v Beesotted FC match to raise money for Stan Bowles, he said: “It's no surprise to see them doing well. It's a well-run club with good people behind the scenes and it was a matter of time before it clicked into place.
“It seems like they've got that now and hopefully they can take the momentum from the last couple of seasons and go on and do well.”
He added: “I always look out for their results even though I'm a QPR fan, so I want them to lose a fair bit. It was nice to be back here.
“It's a great club with great supporters. All the familiar faces are still here and I know the tea lady and it's all good.”
Brentford, these days, sign players for seven figure fees, Moore came to the club for £50,000; money provided by Coca Cola as part of their league sponsorship earning the striker the nickname, the Coca Cola Kid.
Such was the state of the Bees' finances, this was seen as a major signing and Moore admitted it led to a bit more pressure with the club struggling off the pitch.
“I suppose it added pressure to it. I enjoyed my time here. Maybe coming to the club when it was having a difficult time of it and in transition,” he added.
“I scored a couple of goals and enjoyed it here. Maybe it didn't work as much as I'd wanted it to, I enjoyed my time here and wish them well.”
Moore, who scored two goals in 16 appearances in the first half 2006/07 season after joining from Dagenham in the summer, returned to east London in January six months later.