Monday, July 1, 2024

Newsletter: Euro Quarterfinals at The Red Lion, 2024-25 schedule

Greetings NYC Bees! Still a month and a half left before Brentford resumes Premier League play, but things will be picking up in the coming weeks in the buildup to 2024-25. Some information, links and more to keep you engaged in the meantime!

Meeting at Red Lion on July 6 for Euro Quarterfinals
England and Ivan Toney have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Euros, and we'll be getting a group together on Saturday, July 6, at The Red Lion! Kickoff against Switzerland is at Noon ET, and we are in the process of setting up a reservation in our usual Brentford corner of the pub at 151 Bleecker St., in Manhattan. Last time we met for England's opener, we secured about 20 spots, and we'll try to do the same this time, or more space if needed. I'm keeping a detailed attendee list to assist the staff, so please let me know if you (and other visitors) will be joining. I anticipate this to be a pretty packed venue, so arrive early -- I will likely be there by 10:30/10:45 a.m. ET.

In case you missed it, Toney assisted Harry Kane's game-winner to help England pull off a 2-1 extra time victory against Slovakia in the Round of 16 match on June 30. Great to see him make the most of his opportunity, especially in limited time, and with England's tournament fate hanging in the balance!

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Bees opener 2024-25 on August against Palace
The Premier League announced its 2024-25 schedule in mid-June, and Brentford's season opener will take place on Sunday, Aug. 18, against Crystal Palace. Kickoff is at 9 a.m. ET, and I've already confirmed with The Red Lion that they will open early for us that day! We will map out the upcoming watch event schedule on a monthly basis starting with the next newsletter, so stay tuned!

Brentford releases more preseason details
The club announced that its first preseason match will be against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, July 20, at Plough Lane. Here's the updated preseason schedule:

July 20: at AFC Wimbledon, 8 a.m. ET
July 25: at Benfica, 3 p.m. ET
July 30: vs. Estrela da Amadora, 6 a.m. ET (closed doors)
Aug. 3: at Watford, 10 a.m. ET
Aug. 9: vs. Wolfsburg, 2:45 p.m. ET (Gtech Community Stadium)

Brentford News & Notes
American Eyestone signs: On June 21, Brentford signed American 18-year-old goalkeeper Julian Eyestone to join the club's B Squad. The FC Dallas Academy product and U.S. youth international spent a collegiate season with Duke before signing a three-year deal with the Bees.

New signing Thiago introduced: Brazilian striker Igor Thiago was recently introduced to his future grounds in West London, and he will be donning the No. 9 jersey this season. The 23-year-old, previously of Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League, signed a five-year deal with Brentford. Kevin Schade will change from No. 9 to No. 7 this season.

Club hires set piece coach: Brentford hired Keith Andrews as the club's set piece coach, having previously worked on Sheffield United's coaching staff.

Brentford Women preseason set: The preseason fixtures for the Brentford Women have been locked in, opening with Dulwich Hamlet on July 28. Other matches include Charshalton Athletic (July 31), Southampton U-21s (Aug. 4) and Bristol City U-21s (Aug. 7).

2024-25 membership details: Brentford announced the full breakdown regarding 2024-25 season memberships, for international supporters who are interested in attaining tickets and access to international events and offers. Brentford froze its membership and match ticket prices for the 2024-25 season.

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