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As a club from West London, Brentford have a strong rivalry going on with Queens Park Rangers and Fulham. The rivalry with Fulham is a passionate one with lots of local pride involved, and their clashes have been known to go along with violence between the two sets of supporters.
In 1967, QPR attempted a takeover of Brentford, intending to make them quit the Football League and claim Griffin Park as their own ground. Though the attempt failed, such a plan naturally caused outrage among the Brentford faithful and strong enmity between the clubs has developed over the years since.
Brentford Football Club was founded in 1889 by the members of the Brentford Rowing Club, and at first, players had to pay a small fee to become members. Three years later they joined their first league – the West London Alliance, and they worked their way up from there. They became a professional club during the 1899/00 season, when they had already been playing in the Southern League Second Division. In those early years they switched grounds frequently, until they finally settled down at Griffin Park in 1904/05.
Following a few changes in the system, they ended up playing in the Third Division South between 1921 and 1933, when they finished on top and entered the Second Division. Two years later, Brentford became a top-flight club for the first, and the only time so far.
It lasted for four years before and one after the World War II, and they haven’t been able to claw their way up there since. The club fought on through the decades afterwards, suffering further relegations and celebrating promotions, and since climbing up from League One in 2014, they’ve been a relatively stable Championship side, but they have no major trophies on their shelves, nor have they played in any major finals.