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Crowd funding to save Southend?

Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator
Staff member
Oct 27, 2003
How about a social media campaign to save Southend by purchasing a iFollow ticket to a match?

We'd need to get 100,000 football fans to purchase a ticket and they'd get to watch a live match so there's something in it for them as well. It seems to me like the type of thing that could catch on quickly - never before has one of these types of fundraisers for football clubs been able to offer something in return to such a wide audience for such a small contribution as a tenner.

Next Saturday's game is a 1pm kick-off meaning it doesn't clash with most other teams games so is a prime game to target but it could be a ticket to any of our games before the end of October.

We'd need someone social media savvy to run the campaign and get celebrity retweets etc and a good slogan e.g. #aGameToSaveSouthend - but I'm sure others could come up with better.