Brentford's season came to an end just over a week ago with a 3-1 defeat to Blackburn, although Preston's loss confirmed a top 10 finish for Dean Smith's side.
It had been a long campaign for all concerned and the west Londoners will be glad to have a few weeks off before it all begins again at the end of June with pre-season training.
GetWestLondon has been there for the duration and have regularly spoken with all concerned in first team affairs.
As we look back over the course of the season, it was impossible not to forget some of the things we've been told by the squad, manager and co-directors of football.
We've gone through our archives and handpicked the best Brentford quotes from the season with the full stories behind them attached.
Harlee Dean on captaincy
The new Brentford skipper was, unsurprisingly, honoured to be given the armband.
“I'm very proud (to be captain). I always thought I could be a captain and I lead by example on and off the pitch.
“I've always been vocal so being a captain doesn't make a difference to that. I tried to affect the game and get the boys going.”
Romaine Sawyers reflects on his goal against QPR
A week after being jeered off against Barnsley, the Brentford midfielder fired home in front of the Bees fans to put his side 2-0 up at Loftus Road.
"I'm sure I'll have a few Twitter mentions like I had. I've had a lot of support during the week from staff, coaches, players and obviously the supportive fans so it's all been good. It makes it easier to kick on from what happened last week.
“It was good to get it at that end with the Brentford fans. I owe it to my team mates after what happened last week.
“They've been supportive from the get go. I've had texts and conversations with people saying keep going and the gaffer showed his faith in me.
“It shows the relationship we've had for a long time and it's good to know people are really supportive.”
Dean Smith makes his feelings clear after Norwich thrashing
Brentford were terrible at Carrow Road and were lucky to get nil as the Canaries put five past a shellshocked Bees. Dean Smith made his feelings abundantly clear over the situation.
“The players have to look in the mirrors and I'll look the mirror as well. I'll look at the selection and I felt after the third goal a few of us gave up.
“The players have been told they have to go out and deliver every day in training and in your matches. We wanted to get a good start but the manner of the goals conceded.”
Scott Hogan opens up over his future
Given the goals the striker had scored in the first half of the season it was almost inevitable he would leave Griffin Park in January.
“I don’t read it. I get told it. It’s no bother to me. If someone is getting linked with someone we’re doing well.
“I don’t want to be in the Championship long – I want to play in the Premier League.
“I think the teams I’ve been linked with are Championship teams. I don’t want to play Championship football all my career.
“I’ve seen those teams. Who knows what’s going to happen? It’s not up to me – it’s up to Brentford. I wouldn't leave for a Championship club unless Brentford do it. That’s not my problem.”
Phil Giles vents over the Scott Hogan transfer saga
With Hogan seemingly unavailable for the Bees against Newcastle and Wigan after receiving phone calls from his agent the night before, Phil Giles went on the offensive.
“He's completely distracted. It's not his fault. He's completely distracted – it's not his fault but his focus is not on the game anymore.
“This week, he trains all week. He had a slightly tight hamstring. He was going to be involved – the same thing last night happened.
“He got a call saying there were things moving and he got a call and I got a call. No criticism of Scott.
“He wants to play and needs to play. It's unfair on him and Dean who is trying to make plans for the game today.
“The whole thing is completely out of control. The whole system needs looking at. All clubs are getting affected by this.”
Florian Jozefzoon excited by English football
As new signings go, Florian Jozefzoon was certainly an interesting character. His description of England was certainly one that raised a smile.
“It was two weeks before and my agent said they are interested and what do I think to which I said England is the football-land so I really want to go.
“The Championship is unpredictable and they offered me a chance to play so I was excited about it.”
Rasmus Ankersen insists Brentford are stronger after selling Hogan
The co-director of football had insisted that the Bees would get stronger after every transfer window. Despite selling Hogan, Ankersen believed the Bees were in a better position. Eyebrows may have been raised at the time but he was proven right.
“I think we are stronger as a team. We lost individual quality in Scott but, as a team, we are stronger
“I think it (the Hogan sale) was a good deal for us. It was good to get some money that we can invest in the summer.”
Sergi Canos on his reception from Brentford fans
It's well known that Sergi Canos loves the Bees and the supporters love him. Here, the young Spaniard expresses his gratitude for the reception given to him on his return.
“It was amazing. It was amazing. It was amazing. I didn't expect that. My family was in the crowd. I have no words to describe my feelings. I love the Brentford fans.”
Jota opens up on his return to Spain
Jota's loan move back to Eibar for personal reasons was a bitter pill for many fans to swallow in January 2016 but Brentford fans were delighted to see him back in red and white stripes again after his recall at the turn of the year.
“The problems are now resolved and I am very happy because I am very happy on the pitch and off the pitch.
“When Brentford asked me if I wanted to come back I told them I wanted to return as I wasn't playing at Eibar. I said if you want me back, I'll come back. I can bring the same energy on the pitch now.”
Dan Bentley hates the 'nothing to play for' suggestion
Word of advice, never suggest that Brentford have nothing to play for to Dan Bentley unless you want your ear chewed.
“One thing I despise in football to the bottom of my heart is the phrase 'nothing to play for'.
“It's an absolutely ridiculous comment for anybody to say that we've got nothing to play for.
“If someone said to me, you've got nothing to play for – to my core I can't stand it. I might sound like I'm going too far but I can't stand people saying you've got nothing to play for.”
Ian Holloway denies claiming Brentford will be relegated
The QPR boss, during his time as a Sky pundit tipped the Bees to be relegated at the start of the season. When tackled over this, Holloway denied it.
"I didn't tip them to go down. Let's get this straight.
“I said if you keep selling your best players you will struggle if a manager keeps having the rug pulled from under his feet.”
Dean Smith mocks suggestions that he was best man at Tony Mowbray's wedding
It was probably the most ridiculous claim of the season as a Nottingham Forest fan, who falsely claimed to work for Brentford, suggested the Bees would throw the game against Rovers to send Forest down.
“I've met him but I certainly wasn't his best man at his wedding such is the rumour going around I'm led to believe – it's fake news!
“I've met Tony a few times and I have played against him before and I have a lot of respect for what he's done.”
Alan McCormack revealed it was an emotional goodbye to Brentford
The Brentford favourite bid farewell to Griffin Park against Blackburn and it looked as if he had a tear in his eye as he was serenaded by the fans. He opened up about the feeling afterwards.
“It was a pretty emotional day to be fair, I didn't really see it coming. I thought I would be focused and relaxed about it all, but when the home fans sung my name it got to me a bit.
“That's the relationship I've got with them. It won't be any more, but hopefully I will come back one day and give something to the club in a managerial or coaching capacity.”