Jump to content
Fans Focus - Non League football clubs
Sign in to follow this  
team_sheepshead

Hello from a new member/supporter in New York

Recommended Posts

Hello from New York. I read the recent article in the New York Times on EUFC and MYFC. [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/08/sports/soccer/08club.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=ebbsfleet%20&st=cse&oref=slogin] I've been a fan of English football for about seven years. I'm sure most of you know more about EUFC than I ever will, but I hope you will bear with me.

 

I found the idea of "membership" to raise capital for the club very attractive. I've always been curious how it works at Barca. So on November 8 I signed up as a new member. I'm happy to be supporting the club.

 

I am doing my best not to be a posuer here. I know how I would feel if, for example, a Canadian walked up to me today and said, "Hello, I am now a New York Giants supporter." So I want you to know from an American's perspective that I love English football and am looking forward to spending time in this forum.

 

If anyone wants to offer any advice, I am all ears, as they say.

 

Also, I sent my payment to MYFC four days ago, but still cannot log into the member website. Does anyone know how long it takes to get into the MYFC database?

 

Thank you in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted By: team_sheepshead

I am doing my best not to be a posuer here. I know how I would feel if, for example, a Canadian walked up to me today and said, "Hello, I am now a New York Giants supporter." So I want you to know from an American's perspective that I love English football and am looking forward to spending time in this forum.


I wouldn't worry sheepshead - despite the views of some that we're a lot of boorish oafs who chase MyFC members away from here with burning sticks, you'll find us generally quite welcoming. So welcome aboard! You might need to pick which camp you're in though - the rose-tinted spectacle-wearing head-in-the-sand brigade or the pessimistic platoon. Or you could sit on the fence like me... wink



Originally Posted By: team_sheepshead
Also, I sent my payment to MYFC four days ago, but still cannot log into the member website. Does anyone know how long it takes to get into the MYFC database?


I wouldn't have thought it would take that long so I'd email them and ask what's holding it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was reading about some of the debates here on the forum before I even risked posting :-) Although I'm not fully aware of all the business/political issues involved with EUFC and MyFC, I can certainly sympathize with the longtime EUFC supporters who now have to deal with people like me, who until a few years ago didn't know Sir Bobby Robson from Robin Hood.

 

On this board, I intend to mainly listen, read and learn.

 

I think you'll find the idea of direct support of a club appealing to many Americans, who have been turned off by wealthy, faceless sports magnates here in the States. Here in New York, season ticket holders to American football are being asked to pay the teams $5,000+ just for the privilege of buying their tickets in the new stadium.

 

About the MyFC website, I have emailed a man named Gary over there, but have not heard back. I hope it is not a bad sign.

 

Thank you for the welcome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome along Sheepshead, by all means join in the football banter on here, you don't need a lot of football knowledge to post here; I've been supporting the 'fleet for 40 years and i still haven't a clue...

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted By: BustaGut
Was there not a character called Sheephead on Soccer am ?


Yes there was a "Sheepshead" on Soccer AM - he used to do a joke weather forecast in which he was topless and it was always "Light Drizzle" in London!

Welcome aboard to our Sheepshead - enjoy the banter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted By: PatMan
Originally Posted By: Stu M
Pat, there are two sheep snogging on that sign...


Stu - are you jealous?


No, I prefer the hill walker on the left.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the madhouse sheepshead, hope you enjoy the ride.

 

Its good that we are still attracting new members from across the pond, when you do get to log on to the MyFC site you will find that there are quite a few of your countrymen/women who are very active on the forums and particularly in the chat room when the boys are playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a ...... born every minute.

Welcome to the club Sheepshead,and by that I mean MyFC.I was tricked into it once upon a time as well.

Enjoy the ride.It will be one short and bumpy one.

Major things ahead.

Stay tuned..and kiss your 35 quids goodbye.

Remember to be grateful to Will Brooks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome sheepshead from another MyFC member and converted Fleet follower. Have been posting on here for nearly a year now and they are all a harmless bunch really. Can recommend a number of things in this journey:

 

1. Respect the passion shown by those on this website for their club.

 

2. Don't be put off by some of the negativity on the MyFC forums - join in the chatroom on matchdays and post on off-topic as well as the more serious issues.

 

3. Listen in to match commentary over the net provided by the wonderful Lord Chas (Charles Webster) and his colleagues - his commentary for the away semi-final Trophy match at Aldershot last season was legendary.

 

4. Try and visit Stonebridge Road at least once to get the full Fleet experience....although this has been somewhat diminished by the demise of the 'Fleetburger'.

 

5. Definitely get over for any match that the Fleet are involved in at Wembley. May 10th 2008 was one of the best (if not the best) footballing experience that I have had in 44 years of watching football.

 

6. Digitalis=Gadgetman=David Davis (EUFC CEO & MyFC Member)

 

7. Never open any threads or attachments on here from Uncle Urchin, you can be guaranteed that they will tell the truth and as members of MYFC we are not allowed to know the truth.

 

8. Most of all enjoy the experience and participate as much as you can.

 

drinkies

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...