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I keep getting noise about away fans in the lounges. Can those in the posh seats please share their experiences. Is this an issue for you or not? Please share which Away Lounge you are in please e.g. O&C, Railway, Legends, Orchard, the other one.
 

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I keep getting noise about away fans in the lounges. Can those in the posh seats please share their experiences. Is this an issue for you or not? Please share which Away Lounge you are in please e.g. O&C, Railway, Legends, Orchard, the other one.
In Legends Lounge, no issue at all
 

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I keep getting noise about away fans in the lounges. Can those in the posh seats please share their experiences. Is this an issue for you or not? Please share which Away Lounge you are in please e.g. O&C, Railway, Legends, Orchard, the other one.
No piss taking in legends or in the blocks but clearly away fans in there.
 

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I've never noticed any obvious ones in The Railway... occasionally there does appear to be a neutral or two, maybe well-behaved aways, although I've also noticed Brentford staff chatting to some of them sometimes and always assumed they were guests of the club.
 

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I'm in Legend's, ok last night but have had Everton/Chelsea and Villa sitting around me so far this season, I contacted the club and was told away fans are allowed to sit in these lounge's ... wish I had known before signing up,
I told the manager in charge of premium seating, you will get trouble sooner than later.. she offered to let me move seat
 

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Ever, or just today?
I am sure there are a few away fans in there, but I've personally only seen an issue at the Liverpool game when 4 away fans were eventually taken out by stewards after a bit of a 'heated discussion' between them and those around them.

I missed the Chelsea Carabao Cup game which I understand was the worst.

So I know there's been a couple of issues but in general I think its been OK. I had a scan round after United scored their goals last night and didn't see any obvious away fans. Its probable there were a few in there but, if there were, they were doing the done thing in that situation and sitting on their hands.
 

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Did you go against Chelsea ( Cup game ) ?
No I missed that one to be fair and have read on here that there was a problem at that game.

As per my other post above, I accept there are a few issues but in general where we sit its not really an obvious problem.
 

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I told the manager in charge of premium seating, you will get trouble sooner than later.. she offered to let me move seat
Rather than address the issue, we’ll just move the fan who raised it. Incredible.

It’ll kick off one day. They have been warned.
 

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The Orchard and seats around it were solid United fans last night. It has been getting worse all season and absolutely took the p yesterday. The vast majority behaved and weren’t overly celebrating, but it still has the effect of being sat amongst rows and rows of opposition supporters which is not what was sold.
 

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No problems in the Legends last night. I did notice there was a heavy presence of official Brentford staff lanyards on, far more than normal.
 

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Surely hospitality lounges are available to both home and away fans? I can go onto any premier league clubs website and book hospitality
It’s intrinsic to the nature of having hospitality areas that they enable corporate supporters to bring away fans to our games. So it just comes down to ensuring respectful behaviour by away fans in those areas and perhaps making it so we have a more limited set of lounges which are mixed, letting people switch next season to home only lounges if they prefer but having less freely fungible tickets.
 

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It’s intrinsic to the nature of having hospitality areas that they enable corporate supporters to bring away fans to our games. So it just comes down to ensuring respectful behaviour by away fans in those areas and perhaps making it so we have a more limited set of lounges which are mixed, letting people switch next season to home only lounges if they prefer but having less freely fungible tickets.
I respect this but the club didn't sell them as hospitality areas. They were sold as home seats with some enhancements to Brentford fans. It is clear the same spaces have also been provided to club sponsors and commercial partners as classic hospitality-type areas too. Had it been clear how they would end up being sold and used there is zero chance I would have bought them. The only way I can see out of this would be to properly split the two groups up and create a de facto neutral/away zone in the south stand.
 
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Surely hospitality lounges are available to both home and away fans? I can go onto any premier league clubs website and book hospitality
There's 5 lounges. Only 1 is for sponsors and hospitality.
 

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I respect this but the club didn't sell them as hospitality areas. They were sold as home seats with some enhancements to Brentford fans. It is clear the same spaces have also been provided to club sponsors and commercial partners as classic hospitality-type areas too. Had it been clear how they would end up being sold and used there is zero chance I would have bought them. The only way I can see out of this would be to properly split the two groups up and create a de facto neutral/away zone in the south stand.
I can only speak for myself but i looked at both the North and South stands and opted for the North because i wanted to be with only Bees fans as i had a feeling the South stand would be a Mix of corporate/Hospitality and Bees.
 

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the Club doesn’t give a s***t.
Indeed. And it’s intriguing that anyone would think otherwise. This is the club that would move heaven and earth to ban its own supporters for life if there was ever any issues resulting from them selling tickets to away fans in the home ends.
 

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Indeed. And it’s intriguing that anyone would think otherwise. This is the club that would move heaven and earth to ban its own supporters for life if there was ever any issues resulting from them selling tickets to away fans in the home
And the club are quite happy to so by the looks of it !
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Indeed. And it’s intriguing that anyone would think otherwise. This is the club that would move heaven and earth to ban its own supporters for life if there was ever any issues resulting from them selling tickets to away fans in the home ends.
More fool me. The only people removed yesterday were Brentford fans for complaining about United fans.
 

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The Orchard and seats around it were solid United fans last night. It has been getting worse all season and absolutely took the p yesterday. The vast majority behaved and weren’t overly celebrating, but it still has the effect of being sat amongst rows and rows of opposition supporters which is not what was sold.
" NOT WHAT WAS SOLD " 100%, .... Brentford are taking the pi$$ out of loyal supporters, but i guess that's nothing new !
 

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More fool me. The only people removed yesterday were Brentford fans for complaining about United fans.
@MPSBrentfordFC said:
2 arrests at the fixture tonight: 1 x Man Utd fan ejected from the home end, arrested for drunk and disorderly. 1 x Man Utd fan for assaulting a steward. Both in custody being dealt with.
 

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But they are not actually doing anything wrong, they are desperate to watch they're team , And Brentford are quite happy to take the money ! and when you complain to Brentford , that you have " away " supporters sitting around you they are more than happy to move you .
 

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Hospitality tickets are not £100 . That’s is a premium seat fir home fans. Hospitality includes a sit down meal before the match with a host and a snack at halftime and cost a minimum of £200 usually more.
 

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But they are not actually doing anything wrong, they are desperate to watch they're team , And Brentford are quite happy to take the money ! and when you complain to Brentford , that you have " away " supporters sitting around you they are more than happy to move you .

It rankles when they send me an email telling me that if I bring a guest that they should behave and that I am accountable for them.

Meanwhile the club are selling to all and sundry with no accountability.

Mmmmm.....
 

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But they are not actually doing anything wrong, they are desperate to watch they're team , And Brentford are quite happy to take the money ! and when you complain to Brentford , that you have " away " supporters sitting around you they are more than happy to move you .
I agree Fencer. I have been away in hospitality a number of times and I know Banana has. Its part of the away hospitality package
 

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I agree Fencer. I have been away in hospitality a number of times and I know Banana has. Its part of the away hospitality package
There is one lounge with hospitality. It shouldn’t be happening in the other four. Legends is a glorified Stripes but situated on the second floor.
 

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There is one lounge with hospitality. It shouldn’t be happening in the other four. Legends is a glorified Stripes but situated on the second floor.
Fair enough. Not sure of the ins and outs of hospitality at LR. Simple at GP. 60 spaces one lounge. Had some happy times there taking dad and some friends for big games.
 

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Hospitality tickets are not £100 . That’s is a premium seat fir home fans. Hospitality includes a sit down meal before the match with a host and a snack at halftime and cost a minimum of £200 usually more.
This is what pissed of the Chelsea fans at the cup game ( as well as pissing off a few of us with them) they paid £100 and thought that included a meal. There’s no free food in the Legends, free program and half-time drink, that’s it.
 

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This is what pissed of the Chelsea fans at the cup game ( as well as pissing off a few of us with them) they paid £100 and thought that included a meal. There’s no free food in the Legends, free program and half-time drink, that’s it.

There's no free food in the Railway either. The lounge is split into two parts with a table service hospitality, where I was with (drinks included) and a main meal and half time drink and pie. After the match you have coffee (eventually) and some cake. It's not bad but it's expensive. Although the staff are attentive and very good. On the other side of the lounge there is walk up and pay as you go for the pre match food menu and some people queuing for drinks (which you buy at the bar). If you buy a ticket/seat in this part of the ground, you could say just really paying for access to bar and food hall and watch the match in a posh padded seat.
 

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Apparently the hospitality I was fortunate to be invited to through lifeline was worth £250. Chicken burger, crisps, programme, a few beers, a coffee, a team sheet and a good seat. Good luck to those that pay that. Didn’t see any away fans in the Railway lounge.
 

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This is the BFC website to register your interest for Premium Seats on a match by match basis:


As you’ll see, there is a question on there to declare which team you support with the options:
- Brentford
- The away team
- Neutral
- Both teams

At least we now conclude that not only is BFC aware they will have away fans pitching up in hospitality each game but they are actively encouraging it.
 

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This is the BFC website to register your interest for Premium Seats on a match by match basis:


As you’ll see, there is a question on there to declare which team you support with the options:
- Brentford
- The away team
- Neutral
- Both teams

At least we now conclude that not only is BFC aware they will have away fans pitching up in hospitality each game but they are actively encouraging it.
Club needs to give its head a wobble.
 

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This is the BFC website to register your interest for Premium Seats on a match by match basis:


As you’ll see, there is a question on there to declare which team you support with the options:
- Brentford
- The away team
- Neutral
- Both teams

At least we now conclude that not only is BFC aware they will have away fans pitching up in hospitality each game but they are actively encouraging it.
That's pretty discouraging to say the least
 

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I haven't had any issues in S203 (Legends lounge area) although it was clear a few supporters around us supported United as they were filming Ronaldo set pieces etc but they didnt celebrate any of the goals or anything.

I wasn't at the Chelsea league cup match so can't comment on that
 
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