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Ebbsfleet United and MyFootballClub

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For the people who love football but do not want corporations or those who care less about our game ruining our teams, MyFootballClub has teamed with fans to buy football clubs.

One of the football clubs that is being purchased or is at the negotiating stage is Ebbsfleet United. Ebbsfleet United is being purchased by MyFootballClub which will give We The People a say in how our football team should be governed.

We should unite in this historical project which has been proposed in different occasions with success. Examples of such success has been Scarborough Athletic.

Another example of those wanting to buy Football Clubs have been the Supporters of Manchester United called MUST [Manchester United Supporters Trust] and their Phoenix Fund. MUST with their Phoenix Fund has been deserving of my admiration for wanting to regain Manchester United from the Glazers.

This is an invitation for those who have not done it yet. I invite those who love football to do themselves a favour during the 2007 Christmas Season and join MyFootballClub.

I also invite those who are members of MyFootballClub to buy football clubs such as Ebbsfleet United in order to have clubs whose owners are the people who love the game.

It is something that you will never regret. Without much, Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year.

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posted Jan 23, 2008

People are paying 35 for a year's worth of enjoyment. When did so many people become so rational about how they choose to spend their hard earned money in pursuit of fun, or so cynical about how other people choose to spend their money?

It's less than 3 a month.
It's a bit of an experiment.
Nobody is expecting a positive return.
If it all ends in tears, c'est la vie.

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posted Jan 23, 2008

I'm not so sure about the picking the team idea.

I understand that the fans/owners might want their own ideas for the team but surely it is for the coach/manager to make these decisions.

It might be a bit like Roman Abromovich choosing the Chelsea team, which the papers say he did (well, influence it) - and look what happened/is happening.

With no offense to the members of MyFC, I'm sure some of them are tactically naive and it would be very hard to have many people decide on tactics.

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comment by HAYDON (U3615035)

posted Jan 23, 2008

"I would rather pay 35 for a match ticket for man united atleast so that I can go to the game, or I can buy a home jersey so that atleast I can wear them. I aint gonna pay for someone else's profit."

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You plonker, Rodney.

Manchester United fan.

"You ain't gonnna pay for someone else profit?
Where do you think your money goes at Old Trafford.
They don't distrubte the money around the poor streets of Salford (that's near Old Trafford, in case you're a souther n fan of the club).

I give up sometimes on these boards.

Ask a Liverpool fan if they think there well earned money does not sail across the Atlantic.

I'm out of here!

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comment by HAYDON (U3615035)

posted Jan 23, 2008

"I would rather pay 35 for a match ticket for man united atleast so that I can go to the game, or I can buy a home jersey so that at least I can wear them. I aint gonna pay for someone else's profit."

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You plonker, Rodney.

Manchester United fan.

"You ain't gonnna pay for someone else profit?

Where do you think your money goes at Old Trafford.
They don't distrubte the money around the poor streets of Salford (that's near Old Trafford, in case you're a southern fan of the club).

I give up sometimes on these boards.

Ask a Liverpool fan if they think their well earned money does not sail across the Atlantic.

I'm out of here!

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posted Jan 23, 2008

I'm a member of MyFootballClub & to be honest I have reservations, not least about the idea of the membership picking the team. I'm fairly sure though that coach Liam Daish will get the team he wants, every week up until members lose confidence in him - not much different than any other manager & the club board.

Why did I join? Not to play Footbal Manager, thats for sure. I'm just tired of the Glazers', Hicks' & Gillett's. I never thought I'd see the day when there would be a banner on the Kop "Yanks Out - Dubai In". What the F ....

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posted Jan 23, 2008

I joined MYFC and it has helped me to rediscover proper football, standing up at he match(even moving position at half time. Smashing club with real potential, real enthusiats from all over the world and, best of all, a degree of reasoned debate on the forums with no brain dead Sun readers making vacuous comments. 35? Priceless! If you remember footie before the Premier League, get involved.

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posted Feb 19, 2008

This is a disgrace the members should not have the ability to vote on the starting line up that should be down to the manager, everyone critises the hearts chairman myfc are no different, i love the idea of the supporters owning the club.

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posted Feb 19, 2008

A lot has been written about the rights and wrongs of this kind of takeover + for sure many of the members (me included) have reservations about voting on, for example, the team. However, I think all of these bumps will et ironed out over time and it will work well - just the feeling of contributing to a common cause is great and well worth the 35quid.

I don't know much about non-league football and of course this isn't Man Utd vs. Arsenal or whatever - but its highly competitive and you can still should for your team. If it brings more interest to the grass-roots, then all the better!

I just hope that the members stick with the club and give everything a chance for a few years... renewing membership for multiple years. It only works as a community if people stick with it through good times and bad.

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posted Feb 19, 2008

Only 18,000? But I guess thats democracy for you. In the UK the turnouts for elections are only aboot 60%

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posted Feb 19, 2008

Mixed feelings here - I'm a long-term traditional supporter of the 'fleet and whilst I can certainly see the benefits of a club owned by supporters or members, there should be a dividing line between owning the club and the day-to-day running of the team. You need a professional to pick the side, choose the players for the squad, how to train them and when to release them - I don't feel it can be done by a memebership taking a vote, that surely undermines the whole reason for having the coach there? By all means become involved with the upkeep of the ground, what make of kit the team wears and what we sell in the club shop, bar and catering outlets, but leave the team to the coach.

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