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  1. 1. Who was your Man of the Match?

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    • C Robinson
    • K Millington
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    • D Young
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    • J Haverson
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    • J Keister
    • W Wilson
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    • J Healy
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    • L Blackman
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    • S West
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    • S Cliff
    • L Smith
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REVISED POLL

 

I apologise for the mistake I've made in the past post I made.

 

This new poll will offer you the chance to vote whether you think the propsed takeover will make things better for the club or worse.

 

Thanks for pointing it out guys. It was just that on the Football Manager podcast, they were talking about it as if the takeover was completed.

 

Cheers

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I know its a bit too early, but I am more looking for your predictions/reactions from what you've read about the proposed takeover. Are you excited about it? Or are you fearing that it may not work and make things worse for the club.

 

I'm currently doing a dissertation on internet marketing, and using this as one of my case studies as its such an interesting story.

 

So the best thing to do is to vote in a predictive manner. And if you want to say anything as to why you made the vote you chose, then that'll be better for my essay.

 

Thank you

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Originally Posted By: wavyglanbles
I know its a bit too early, but I am more looking for your predictions/reactions from what you've read about the proposed takeover. Are you excited about it? Or are you fearing that it may not work and make things worse for the club.

I'm currently doing a dissertation on internet marketing, and using this as one of my case studies as its such an interesting story.

So the best thing to do is to vote in a predictive manner. And if you want to say anything as to why you made the vote you chose, then that'll be better for my essay.

Thank you


Now we know why you want everyone to vote. You should have mentioned this earlier, instead of saying that you "heard it" on the Football Manager podcast. Hell, you turned off most of everyone with just the words "Football Manager."

If this is about Internet marketing, you've done a poor job of it.
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That is a fair enough comment, you are entitled to your own opinion.

 

The main aim of this forum post is to find out fans reactions to this proposed takeover, and hopefully document in my dissertation whether its a good idea for the internet to improve a foorball club or no, as this is a rather unique use of the internet, and compare it to past sporting marketing techniques.

 

In some ways, this MyFootballClub is a form of internet marketing as its creating a publicity stunt for both the site and the club, creating a media frenzy.

 

I apologise for any offence.

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Originally Posted By: wavyglanbles
The main aim of this forum post is to find out fans reactions to this proposed takeover, and hopefully document in my dissertation whether its a good idea for the internet to improve a foorball club or no,


So you have already made up your mind that the internet will improve a foorball (Is that what my cats cough up? I didn't know they had clubs for it) club but you just want to know how happy we are at the prospect.
That at least explains why you ar asking the question now rather than waiting until there are some facts to back up your dissertation.
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Originally Posted By: wavyglanbles
document in my dissertation whether its a good idea for the internet to improve a foorball club or no

This forum is littered with opinions from fans both in favour and against the takeover, however no one honestly knows whether this will work out better or worse for the club in the long run. A good idea in principle perhaps, but I fail to see how you can document it fully without waiting 10 years down the line and seeing where we are then.
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Wavyglanbles,

 

Good luck with your dissertation. I was kind of in the business for a while in the early days of internet commerce. I'm interested in what's happening with MyFC, but I've no need to develop an opinion.

MyFC is a crowdsource (or at least it would be in its pure form). There's an interesting phenomenon in crowdsourcing. People are actually driven to take time to do 'the right thing'. There's always a naivety and a leap of faith but the intent is usually 'honourable'. Wikipedia is another crowdsource. It has its faults but in general it has value. If you gather a large crowd of people they will tend to do the 'right thing' because people are generally more good than bad.

The intent, and energy/money from MyFC is probably positive.

The problem is that football culture is complex, and even if you try to do the right thing, you might get it wrong. You can see you touched some nerves above.

 

From the marketing perspective it was simple. Everyone knows that Football's got problems. Throw 35 quid at this, be part of a potential solution, be part of a community, and make the world (and football) a slightly better place. Simple. Worth a punt.

The risk is that the upside lies with the crowd (MyFC), and the downside rests with the Ebbsfleet fans. However the downside is never going to be completely bad. At worst Ebbsfleet gets a lot of money to clear debts, a few more fans and an owner (collective) with more heart and passion for the game than a Russian Oligarch. What's the worst that can happen? It just needs an acceptable exit strategy, that hopefully will never be required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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