Premier League make key change to VAR for next season in bid to end ‘armpit’ offsides

The Premier League is set to use thicker lines while judging narrow VAR offside calls next season. Top-flight chiefs have made the change after a campaign littered with marginal decisions which proved deeply unpopular with fans. The use of thicker lines by the video assistant referee will hand attackers a bigger margin for error, putting … Read more

Brentford Wembley hero set for departure as Bees prepare for Premier League

Emiliano Marcondes is one of three senior players leaving the London club as they gear up for their first top flight campaign in more than 70 years. The Bees overcame Swansea City 2-0 at Wembley last month in the Championship play-off final. And Emiliano scored that day on what proved to be his last outing … Read more

How much money is at stake in the Championship play-off final between Brentford and Swansea

Brentford and Swansea City are gearing up for today’s Championship play-off final. The Bees will be looking to atone for last year’s disappointment when they were beaten by Fulham in the final. As for Swansea, they’re hoping to make a return to the top flight after a three-year absence. Not only is a place in … Read more

What time is kick-off, how to watch on TV and our prediction

The most valuable game in English football is nearly here, as Brentford take on Swansea City to decide who will be promoted to the Premier League for the 2021/22 season.  When is the Championship play-off final? This year’s play-off final takes place on Saturday, May 29.  Where is it?  The Championship play-off final takes place … Read more

Fans make emphatic Championship play-off final prediction in landslide vote

The Championship play-off final – the game often dubbed ‘the richest in football’ – takes place this Saturday. Both Brentford and Swansea City will be targeting victory and the riches it brings with it. Not least of all a place in the Premier League. For the Swans, it would mean a return to the top … Read more

Brentford dreaming of Premier League after seeing off Bournemouth in pulsating play-off tie

Brentford are dreaming of the Premier League after reaching the play-off final for the second year running. Thomas Frank’s side sealed a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth in front of 4,000 fans at the Brentford Community Stadium, winning 3-2 on aggregate. It was a pulsating contest in which the visitors were reduced to ten men inside … Read more

Championship state of play: Promotion, playoffs and relegation in focus ahead of finale

With the Championship season fast approaching its conclusion, the drama of previous years may be in shorter supply on the final day… at least at the top end of the table. Of the three clubs relegated from the Premier League last season, two have already secured their return to the top flight for next term … Read more