Christopher Ryan

Shy Bee
Shy Bee

Disability Co-ordinator


Where can you be found on matchdays? I am usually found in the Bees United Stand towards the BIAS stand. My seat number is 174/175 front row. I sit with my Grandad.

What do you see as BIAS’s role? I see the BIAS main role as helping to secure the new Lionel Road stadium. I think that BIAS is doing a good job with getting people to support them with the new stadium and showing people images of the new stadium and what it would look like if it gets the go ahead to be started and completed.

What’s the best thing about being a Brentford fan? The best thing about supporting Brentford is the emotions we get when watching Brentford. We might complain if we see a bad performance or bad refereeing decision, but when Bees win or put a good performance in, then we get happy and celebrate. Though with last season , one of the reasons I support bees and love football, when missing out on promotion twice, you just generally didn’t know what was going to happen, though it hurt us, it is the beauty of football.

What’s the worst thing about being a Brentford fan? The bad thing about supporting Brentford is – well actually I wouldn’t say it’s bad thing about supporting about Brentford but the one main complaint is the ground. As much as I love Griffin Park and loved coming to it since a kid, I just think that the ground isn’t that good in this day and age. The main reason I say that is because of the disabled section which has limited access for disabled people and not enough space. If the ball goes up the other end, disabled people in seats or wheel chair users can’t see because people in the next block are standing up. So this is off putting to disabled people who come to the games and then Probably won’t come again or a while. That’s why I’m pleased that the new ground will have more accessible disabled section in each ground.

Where do you see Brentford FC in ten years time? I see Brentford either in the Championship or in League 1 at Lionel Road. I see BIAS round in some capacity. I see Brentford as a self sufficient run club not relying on Matthew Benham. Hopefully Brentford can bring through more youngsters. Plus everyone enjoys coming to the new ground if we get it.

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