Thursday, September 28, 2023

NYC Bees Newsletter: October Slate, NYC on NBC, News & Notes

Greetings NYC Bees! Here are some updates for you:

Meeting for Three of Four October Matches
The October slate kicks off this Sunday, and we will be getting together for three of the four Brentford matches this upcoming month. The Red Lion will open early for us on Sunday, Oct. 1, for the 9 a.m. ET match against Nottingham Forest. Manchester United (Oct. 7) and Burnley (Oct. 21) are at normal 10 a.m. ET kickoff times. However, we will NOT be meeting for the 7:30 a.m. ET match against Chelsea on Oct. 28 as that kickoff time was bumped up.

Further down the road, the Brentford-Liverpool match for November is now set for 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 12 (which we will meet up for at The Red Lion). That was previously scheduled for Nov. 11.

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NYC Bees on NBC
We landed some impressive fan representation during our back-to-back September matches on NBC! The NYC Bees and our visiting supporters were shown at halftime of both the Sept. 16 match against Newcastle and the Sept. 23 game against Everton!

For all Brentford matches on NBC or USA Network, you can potentially land on the respective broadcasts by donning your Bees gear and posting on social media with the #MyPLMorning hashtag. The Peacock broadcasts do not have pregame and halftime segments where this imagery is utilized, only NBC and USA.

The NYC Bees also found their way to the Premier League's USA social media on Thursday!

Biggest Red Lion Support
We don't exactly tabulate like we're walking through turnstiles, but it is safe to say that the final two league matches of our September meet-ups combined for the largest two-game turnout of supporters at The Red Lion! So thank you for the continued support week in and week out, we really appreciate it!

The Sept. 23 Brentford-Everton watch party was likely our largest to date, as I estimated more than 40 Bees supporters at the pub. We've had some amazing turnouts, but to be able to encourage The Red Lion staff to swap out multiple Rugby World Cup screens mid-match, in favor of Brentford on back-to-back weekends, that speaks volumes!

Brentford News & Notes
Schade 'Out For Months': Manager Thomas Frank and the club announced that Kevin Schade "will be out for months" as he requires surgery for a groin injury he suffered during warm-ups leading into the Everton match. Defender Ben Mee is also out several weeks for a muscle injury, and Mikkel Damsgaard is dealing with knee issues, which requires him seeing a specialist.

Mbeumo Sitting on 4 Goals: Despite back-to-back matches without a goal, Bryan Mbeumo enters the weekend tied for third in the Premier League with 4 goals this season -- a total that already equals his entire output in 2021-22, and is on pace to easily surpass last season's 9-goal tally.

Brentford Bows Out of Carabao Cup: The Bees fell 1-0 to Arsenal on Wednesday in the third round of the Carabao Cup, conceding an early first-half goal. Considering the mounting injuries and significant absences -- Ivan Toney (suspension), Rico Henry (likely out for season), Kevin Schade, Ben Mee, etc. -- the elimination from this competition might be for the best!

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

NYC on NBC for 2nd straight week

The New York City Brentford supporters garnered the Premier League spotlight for a second straight week on the stateside NBC broadcast on Sept. 23, featuring Brentford and Everton. The halftime show incorporated multiple Bees supporters who are either among the NYC Bees or have visited The Red Lion in Greenwich Village in Manhattan.

In addition to the broadcast, the NYC Bees watch party made some history with the largest supporters group for the Brentford-Everton match, with an estimate of more than 40 fans heading to the pub on a rainy New York City weekend!

To submit Bees images for potential use on NBC or USA Network broadcasts, use the #MyPLMorning hashtag on social media.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

NYC Bees land NBC promo during U.S.-based broadcast

NYC Bees on NBC

The New York City Bees landed a quick spot on the first NBC broadcast of Brentford FC this season in the U.S. Our famed and growing supporters group was highlighted during halftime of the Sept. 16 broadcast between Brentford and Newcastle.

During the course of the Premier League campaign, fans can try to feature their fandom on the NBC or USA Network broadcasts by using the hashtag #MyPLMorning.