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Did the prayer room get the go ahead? Maybe could double up as programme shop when it's not prayer time?
 

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What happened to the shop & gentleman who worked it?
There is dialogue still going on, in regard to having programme 'shop' in part of the new stadium.
The BFCPCC (Brentford Football Club programme collectors club) is still in existence.
 

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Did the prayer room get the go ahead? Maybe could double up as programme shop when it's not prayer time?
The prayers can be taken anywhere in the ground and can be blessed by anyone sitting close by.
Say a little prayer and ask the person in front of you to bless them.
If they tell you to eff off them cuff em round the ear pray you will not be kicked out.
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It was decided there was no room in the new stadium for it. Which of course is nonsense.
Given that it’s taken several months (on here at least) to be missed, seems not quite so nonsensical. With space clearly at a premium, what would be obvious to de-prioritise ?
Would be interested to know stats on match day programme sales, say, 2019 vs 1999 and programme shop turnover change over the same period but let’s not let some facts get in the way of the opportunity to be angry and critical.
 
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Given that it’s taken several months (on here at least) to be missed, seems not quite so nonsensical. With space clearly at a premium, what would be obvious to de-prioritise ?
Would be interested to know stats on match day programme sales, say, 2019 vs 1999 and programme shop turnover change over the same period but let’s not let some facts get in the way of the opportunity to be angry and critical.
I thought it was a fairly unique feature of GP, and while I haven’t posted on this before, I’ve often thought of it. Seemed to be fairly well frequented too.

My initial query was more concerning whether the chaps who ran it had an online store or something similar. But personally, as a collector of programmes, would like to see it a home found at LR.

Don't think Anyone is getting angry per se.
 
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I thought it was a fairly unique feature of GP, and while I haven’t posted on this before, I’ve often thought of it. Seemed to be fairly well frequented too.

My initial query was more concerning whether the chaps who ran it had an online store or something similar. But personally, as a collector of programmes, would like to see it a home found at LR.

Don't think Anyone is getting angry per se.
If nowhere else, why would there not be room in the new Brentford megastore, which looks like it has plenty of room in it? Unless of course it is a reverse-Tardis, with less room on the inside than is suggested from the outside ! I loved the programme shop at Griffin Park, and thought it summed up what was special about the place. Often bought programmes that I’d missed due to having to miss games for one reason or another.
 

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If nowhere else, why would there not be room in the new Brentford megastore, which looks like it has plenty of room in it? Unless of course it is a reverse-Tardis, with less room on the inside than is suggested from the outside ! I loved the programme shop at Griffin Park, and thought it summed up what was special about the place. Often bought programmes that I’d missed due to having to miss games for one reason or another.
It's not huge and the space it has I imagine the club want to use to flog their own overpriced merchandise. Can't see they'd be over excited by giving space over to a niche (albeit important niche) fan interest that has no commercial return.
 

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If nowhere else, why would there not be room in the new Brentford megastore, which looks like it has plenty of room in it? Unless of course it is a reverse-Tardis, with less room on the inside than is suggested from the outside ! I loved the programme shop at Griffin Park, and thought it summed up what was special about the place. Often bought programmes that I’d missed due to having to miss games for one reason or another.
I can confirm it is the reverse Tardis as far as floor space is concerned.
 

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If you google "Dick Brentford Programmes" I think you will find the online presence of the Griffin Park Programme Shop.
Not entirely true.

There is no online presence as such. Thats Dick's own enterprise and what you have shared.

If Brentford fans want to join, the Brentford football club, programme collectors club (BFCPCC), PM me. We plan to have a meeting of all members in due course.
 

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Given that it’s taken several months (on here at least) to be missed, seems not quite so nonsensical. With space clearly at a premium, what would be obvious to de-prioritise ?
Would be interested to know stats on match day programme sales, say, 2019 vs 1999 and programme shop turnover change over the same period but let’s not let some facts get in the way of the opportunity to be angry and critical.
Angry and critical?
Look in your own mirror and not someone else's.
It's a programme collectors club that many people were a part of and where you could buy the previous weeks games either home or away plus team sheets too for the collectors of those of which there were a few.
It was a social place as well and it was always welcoming although tight for space.
They had a vast collection of programmes going back and you could pre order a Sutton United away from 1999 if Steve had it in stocks.
It was more a match day experience than stats on programme sales as every person who frequented the programme shop bought or collected match day programmes and its demise has been sadly missed.
Not by you obviously, but by many others who have been rightly critical over the club deciding not to find an area for it too continue.
 
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Not entirely true.

There is no online presence as such. Thats Dick's own enterprise and what you have shared.

If Brentford fans want to join, the Brentford football club, programme collectors club (BFCPCC), PM me. We plan to have a meeting of all members in due course.

Oops. Sorry if I've done the wrong thing there. I was a bit unsure so didn't want to post a link.
 
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It's not huge and the space it has I imagine the club want to use to flog their own overpriced merchandise. Can't see they'd be over excited by giving space over to a niche (albeit important niche) fan interest that has no commercial return.
Mmm. No commercial return. Is that true? If the club management were to think like a collector, then they would understand that having sets of programmes is important. Future sales of programmes may be dependent on being able to pick up programmes that have been missed. It’s also an important part of club culture and tradition that surely management want to do their best to encourage and maintain. But it does sound like there are ongoing discussions afoot, so maybe it’s more a case of wait and see what transpires.
 

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Of course if they set up a stall or a shop in the South Stand where Steve and Alan sit then only those in the vicinity can visit.
Those that sit in the 106/107 areas would not be allowed in nor would the East Stand, North Stand and West.
Stadium is good, but its internal infrastructure is far from it.
I would love a wander around the stadium at half time to go say hello or whatever, but that is not possible.
 
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Over the many years that the BFCPCC has been in existence,.all profits made, have been given to the club (Brentford FC).
If memory serves, one of the chaps won a ‘Coca-Cola buy a player for your club’ competition too? Think it saw Chris Moore join the club. I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.
 
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