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Boxing Day Fixture Changes

BIAS deplores Sky’s casual treatment of fans who yet again face difficult journeys at an important time of year for many, for the sake of television fixtures. While we understand the financial benefits, and the importance of income to the club, BIAS also question at what point the balance lies between taking every available income stream and protecting loyal fans. We understand it is difficult for clubs to say no to moving fixtures, but would like to better understand the

BIAS AGM

The BIAS AGM for 2017 is being held on Saturday 4th of November. Whilst members of BIAS are always invited to attend monthly Committee meetings, the AGM offers a particular opportunity for members to understand what BIAS has been focusing on for the past year, as well as learn more about how they can get involved and help represent fans interests to the club. This year, we have campaigned on a number of issues, including stewarding, ticket prices, concessions and

Lionel Road Stadium Consultation

Following on from our requests at the fans and stadium forums, the Club have selected a group of fans to consult on some of the stadium plans. This includes three members of the current BIAS committee.   We will of course attend and participate, because we think it’s important to do so and feel that any consultation with fans is positive and will help the stadium be better. We will also will continue to push for a more structured consultation, via

Fans Forum on Thursday

A reminder that The Football Club have agreed to run a Fans Forum this coming Thursday. The event will run from 7.00pm in The Hive at Griffin Park. On the panel will be Brentford Chairman Cliff Crown, Chief Executive Mark Devlin, Sporting Directors Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles as well as Head Coach Dean Smith. Admission is free and the bar in The Hive bar will be open. If you would like BIAS to ask a question on your behalf please

Lionel Road Stadium redesign

The club has today released some details about its planned changes to the new stadium. BIAS was informed, in a meeting with the club last week, that they felt it necessary to conduct a de-risking exercise on the Lionel Road stadium plans, with the dual purpose of reducing cost and making construction easier.  We now understand that this work started in May 2016. We are disappointed that this exercise has been carried out without any input from fans, who will

BIAS Goes to Supporters Summit

Over the weekend of 1/2 July BIAS attended the annual Supporters Summit run jointly by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) and Supporters Direct (SD), as well as taking part in the FSF AGM. The event was held in the very impressing St George’s Park in Burton-on-Trent, and getting off the train at “Sergi Station” brought back great memories of our last trip to the town.   The day was opened by Malcolm Clarke, FSF Chairman with Ashley Brown – CEO

Boats to Fulham – tickets selling fast!

Tickets are selling fast for our boat trip to Fulham next Saturday and the 1st boat has now sold out.  Don’t miss out and get your tickets for the 2nd boat today! The boats have been booked to take us down river from Kew Pier, which is located on the (South side of Kew Bridge) will depart at 11:00 and arriving at Putney Pier (South side of Putney Bridge) at 13:00. If you are going, there’s no better way to go than

Fan representation key if shares in club to be sold – BIAS statement

Feature - BFC BIAS

BIAS has been asked to comment on recent rumours of a significant external investment being made into Brentford FC as reported in a number of national newspapers and on the Beesotted website. We acknowledge that the current owner is a lifelong Brentford fan with an unquestionable commitment to Brentford and it is our understanding that he is not intending to dispose of the club. If a significant proportion of shares in the club were to be sold, it is fundamentally

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