Last updated : 29 January 2002 By BIAS

Princess Royal, Brentford
Jan 28th 2002

There can be no doubt that now is the time for Bees supporters to stick together and work together. Nobody is sure what the future holds for Brentford FC but we need a united fanbase to move forwards.

Some of you may ask "Where do BIAS stand on the stadium saga?".

BIAS supports a new stadium. None of us wants a Bescot or a Sixfields, but a stadium potentially worthy of Brentford FC`s heritage and tradition. Our forefathers who stood on the terraces at GP in the glory days with nigh on 40,000 inside GP would turn in their graves at the prospect of the Bees meandering along in a 6,000 capacity ground. That prospect does not appeal to anyone. Nor does the possibility of Brentford struggling along and eventually dying whilst grounsharing with no hope of return to our own stadium in the local area.

BIAS believes that the Club should stay at Griffin Park until a new ground is guaranteed locally.

Unfortunately the club is still inferring that we must leave Griffin Park before a new stadium is secured - the very thing that the No To Woking campaign was against.

What we need to discuss tonight is where we go from here. There is no easy solution, no quick fix. The Club has serious problems and WE, the fans, have to act. We need to come up with ideas and to reach some common ground with the Club.

We all have our opinions on the management at BFC, but please can we concentrate tonight on working towards a solution, rather than turning the evening into a "slagging off the Club night" - that won`t get usanywhere.

Let`s work together to solve the issues in hand, our objective tonight is to make progress. Bees fans are the lifeblood of Brentford FC, let`s prove it.

Pete Johnston,
BIAS Chair