Friday, January 19, 2024

NYC Bees Guest Appearance: Corr returns to Premier League Fanzone

For the second time this season, the NYC Bees' Charlie Corr appeared on the live worldwide showing of Premier League Fanzone (update: YT link broken) on Friday, Jan. 19. The episode was a prelude to the heavily anticipated return of Brentford forward Ivan Toney, who was suspended for eight months because of breaching of the FA's betting rules.

We've correctly predicted Brentford victories on both of our appearances on Fanzone! Hopefully they will continue to have us on the program, which unfortunately isn't broadcast as part of the USA content on Peacock.

If you're interested in taking part in this, email and we'd be happy to guide you on how to get involved with their program!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

NYC Bees Guest Appearance: Goyal joins Whole Lotta Wolves podcast

Abhi Goyal of the NYC Bees supporters provided some Brentford FC perspective for the Whole Lotta Wolves podcast on Jan. 3. Goyal's appearance was part of a preview for the Brentford-Wolves FA Cup match on Jan. 5.

The segment starts approximately 45 minutes into the show.

Thank you to Paul Luppage for the interest and back-and-forth in setting up. I'm sure we'll reconnect soon!

Monday, January 1, 2024

NYC Bees Newsletter: Happy New Year, Premier League FanFest Live

Happy New Year, NYC Bees! Hope all of you had an enjoyable New Year's Eve celebration!

I just wanted to take a moment to reach out to all of you in preparation for the 2024 slate. Here are some updates, links and more information to gear up for the new year!

January Schedule, FA Cup
With an international break coming up soon, we've got only three Brentford matches on the docket for January, starting with this Friday against Wolves in the third round of the FA Cup. The Red Lion will be showing every game, so we hope to see you there! See the graphic for dates and kickoff times.

More on NYC Bees: Instagram | Twitter | Media Hub

NYC Bees Highlighted on PL FanFest Live
Throughout the past month, I've had the fortune to secure a regular spot during the Premier League FanFest Live program, which features mostly USA-based supporters. The Dec. 17 show highlighted the NYC Bees from The Red Lion for the opening 8-minute segment! It's been a high-traffic promotional opportunity: PLinUSA, with more than 283,000 followers, has been driving viewership toward this program. If anyone is interested in participating, please let me know and I'll make some introductions with the folks producing!

NYC Bees on PL FanFest Live: July 26 | Dec. 3 | Dec. 10 | Dec. 17

Bees United AGM, Note to Supporters
The Bees United Brentford FC Supporters Trust is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Register here if you want to take part remotely through Zoom. Also recently, I wrote a note for BU's newsletter as supporters from across the globe had an opportunity to voice their highlights for 2023. To join Bees United, email or click here for more information.

Bees Interactive Supporters Map
In December, Brentford launched an international supporters map, which of course includes the NYC Bees. It features social inks and information of other Bees supporters, so make sure to bookmark it!

Brentford News & Notes
January Transfer Window:
For those of you still green in supporting our UK-based club, the January Transfer Window opened today and runs until 6 p.m. ET (11 p.m. GMT) on Thursday, Feb. 1. This is a stretch when Premier League clubs can sign and sell players, and as we've seen within the rumor mill over the past several months, it could involve high-profile guys such as Ivan Toney. It's unclear if our still-suspended striker is staying or going, but the clubs among the top of the table are certainly interested in difference makers, so get used to more chatter in the coming weeks. Toney's first availability from his gambling suspension could be the Jan. 20 match against Nottingham Forest.

International call-ups: We'll be missing a few Bees throughout the month to international duty. The two who will not be available for a portion of our regular season schedule are Yoane Wissa (DR Congo) and Frank Onyeka (Nigeria), who are preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations, which runs from Jan. 13 to Feb. 11.

Mbeumo out several months: One player who won't be with our club or in the Africa Cup of Nations is Bryan Mbeumo, who recently had an operation on his ankle. The club said that he will be sidelined for a three-month stretch, which would mean approximately mid- to late March. Mbeumo, who leads the Bees with 7 goals, would have been representing Cameroon for international duty this month.

Quick Hits: Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest is going to be held in Nashville, Tenn., during the weekend of April 6-7. If you're interested in attending, registration starts in late January. ... Manager Thomas Frank became just the third Brentford manager to reach 250 matches in charge of our club, joining Harry Curtis and Malcolm MacDonald as the only coaches to reach this milestone.

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