As we sit firmly in the quiet patch between last season and next, we take a look at the big things Brentford fans can look forward to over the summer.


The day that's actually nowhere near as exciting as we think, but means so much after suffering over a month of no football!

Wednesday June 21 is the day when all Brentford fans will find out who they'll face on the first day, when they'll face those long journeys north to play Middlesbrough and Sunderland and when London bragging rights will be won and lost against rivals Fulham, QPR and Millwall.

TV announcements

Just when you think your diary is up to date, Sky will start to announce which fixtures will be televised. It's always nice having your games chosen for television, just as long as you're given enough notice to rearrange travel plans for a Friday night trip to Preston!

New signings

The one which either sets your pulses racing, or bores you into a trance. The club are likely to press ahead with transfer plans once the team and back room staff officially report back for training later this month. Every club will be looking to get their business done early so fingers crossed we will see some fresh faces in early July as opposed to late August.

Outgoing transfers

Will the club be able to keep hold of star players such as Jota? or will someone unexpected be snapped up? I can't see the club making as many changes as they've made in recent years but you can expect a handful of departures between now and the end of the transfer window.


Although never deemed to be classic encounters, pre-season friendlies are always interesting to get a glimpse into plans for the new season. Whether this be getting an early viewing of a new signing, seeing a new system being tried, or even seeing a young prodigy making an early impression on the first team squad, there's always some narrative to these games. For those looking to get their football fix, fixtures available for fans to attend so far include Aldershot Town on July 7, Oxford United on July 19, Mk Dons on July 25, and Southampton on July 22.

Stan Bowles Benefit match

A day which many Brentford and QPR fans already have in the diary. The opportunity to honour a club legend and raise money for an excellent cause. It's bound to be an emotional occasion at Loftus Road and hopefully the match won't disappoint either.

The Carabao Cup draw

The newly named Carabao Cup gets underway in the first midweek of the season with the draw taking place in the next two weeks. Whether it's the start of a historic cup run to Wembley, or an embarrassing early defeat against a League Two relegation-battler, it's always an occasion firmly in the minds of the fans.