Allen confident Bees are going places
However work has taken place this summer with the development of a new superstore, a club charter and an organisational structure. All this has aided Brentford manager Martin Allen to feel that his team are finally going places.
"I'll be honest, this club used to be in a mess. However I feel me and my team have structured things in an orderley way and I believe we are operating now as any modern day football club should" said Allen speaking to the press.
The boss feels that stability is more important to the club than rushing forward imediately after last seasons playoff success.
"Continued improvement is our aim, we used to be known as two-bob Brentford but I believe our perception to the outside world is now changing."
Allen also spoke about his delight at the growth of the club generally,
"The fanbase is growing and the ground is being developed, the players we are able to bring in are now better and I think the whole club is on the up"
Speaking on the team itself Allen said,
"We have to try and look long term and make progress. I now believe we have a great blend within the squad."
To show the increase in Bees fanbase and the clubs popularity in general, resident artist Michael Bruzon is holding an exibition of art created during the 2004/05 season.
His collection also includes pieces created in match day workshops for children and art by the next generation of creative minds. The opening of the princess royal and the beginning of season 2005/06 Michael will be present at the 'official supporters opening day' to answer questions on his pieces.
The exibitions will be open from 12:30-2:45pm and after the game. Admission is free.