Sunday, November 26, 2023

NYC Bees Newsletter: December, FanZone, NBC Spot, News & Notes

Hi NYC Bees, we're in for a jam-packed stretch! Here are a bunch of updates, news and more:

December Schedule
We close out the 2023 portion of our schedule with six December fixtures, starting with our first matchup against newly promoted Luton Town on Dec. 2. Unfortunately we won't have a Boxing Day match now, as three of these games had been rescheduled. The Red Lion is open for the full December itinerary, so we hope to see you there! See the graphic for dates and kickoff times.

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Joining Premier League's FanZone
In the lead-up to Brentford's victory against West Ham (our third consecutive win), I was fortunate to join the broadcast of Premier League FanZone show on Nov. 3. We had an appearance or two during our first EPL season, so it's been a while since our last spot. We'd love to get more Bees supporters involved so your voices are heard! If you submit your name, the club you support and your location via Skype, you can potentially be on their show, which runs twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Feel free to contact me, as well, for further information and guidance.

NYC Bees on NBC for Rebecca Lowe B-Day Segment
Nov. 11 marked the birthday of NBC Sports anchor Rebecca Lowe, and the NYC Bees took part in the celebratory segment that day. Our supporters got some airtime in wishing Rebecca a Happy Birthday as part of a montage filmed at The Red Lion the week before. Lowe, of course, is married to former Bees player Paul Buckle. The NYC Bees were second on the montage, drawing a nice reaction from Rebecca who was watching her monitor. Thank you to the league and For Soccer marketing for including us: We were the only Brentford group (among eight selected fan bases) and the only NYC-based Premier League group on this segment, so it certainly says a lot about our impact in drawing this exclusive opportunity!

Brentford News & Notes
Phil Giles Interview with BIAS: The Brentford Independent Association of Supporters (BIAS) secured an exclusive interview with Brentford Director of Football Phil Giles. The conversation was released following the BIAS AGM on Nov. 15, and Giles discussed the January transfer window, Ivan Toney, VAR, the club's development and much more. Membership to BIAS is free, so visit their site or email if you are interested in more information.

Ghoddos earns PL Goal Honor: Midfielder Saman Ghoddos took home the honor of Premier League Goal of the Month in October, for his long-distance strike against Burnley that secured a 3-0 Brentford victory. The Iran international, who was released by the club in the summer, eventually re-signed with the Bees in August for the 2023-24 season.

Yarmoliuk Makes First PL Start: With the bevy of injury news surrounding this club, it was nice to see a positive moment as 19-year-old Yehor Yarmoliuk garnered his first Premier League start during Brentford's match against Arsenal. Yarmoliuk was thrust into the Starting XI with the absence of Mathias Jensen. The Ukrainian joined the Bees in July of 2022, and most recently on the international side he was playing for Ukraine's U-21s earlier this month. 

Quick Hits: In big Premier League news on Nov. 17, Everton was deducted 10 points for a breach of the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSRs). At the time of the independent commission's decision, Everton fell to 19th place in the league table. Brentford lost 3-1 to Everton back in September. ... Brentford reopened Wheatsheaf Park on Oct. 31 as the home grounds for the club's B Team and U-18 fixtures, and there is potential for the women's teams to play there down the road. ... A total of 16 Brentford players (11 senior teamers) were called up for their respective nations during the November international window.

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Saturday, November 11, 2023

NYC Bees Send Rebecca Lowe Birthday Wishes on NBC

The NYC Brentford supporters, and a select group of other fan supporters within The Premier League, were on NBC to wish NBC Sports anchor Rebecca Lowe a Happy Birthday on Nov. 11. The highly touted host received the surprise toward the end of the day's Premier League coverage on their Goal Zone program.

The NYC Bees were the second fan group highlighted, drawing a nice moment from Lowe who was watching the monitor to soak in the supporters' reactions.

Thank you to the league and For Soccer marketing for coordinating with us and including our fan group. We were the only Brentford supporters and the only New York City-based group to be part of this, so that certainly speaks some volumes, considering how many other Premier League club supporters groups call NYC home.

Friday, November 3, 2023

NYC Bees Make Appearance on Premier League FanZone

In the lead-up to Brentford's match against West Ham, NYC Bees Co-Founder Charlie Corr joined the broadcast of the Premier League FanZone show on Nov. 3. It was the NYC group's first appearance since the club's opening Premier League season.

We would love to get more USA-based Bees supporters involved so your voices are heard. If you submit your name, the club you support and your location via Skype, you can potentially be on their show, which runs twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

Contact the NYC Bees for further information, as well.