Football Manager is addictively fun, right? In a report that could only be 2020, FA Cup giant killers Marine FC are giving fans the chance to bring their Football Manager fantasies to life and take charge of a match for a day – as that one-of-a-kind raffle. price.
The eighth-ranked team secured a dream FA Cup draw when they drew Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham to home in the third round of the competition.
However, the match – scheduled for Sunday 10 January – will now be played behind closed doors after the Merseyside region was moved to level three, resulting in a dramatic loss of income, estimated at over £ 100,000, for Marine.
In order to replace the funds they would have earned from their romantic tie, Marine is offering fans the option of purchasing virtual match tickets to the Spurs game, which includes entry to a pretty special draw.
Prizes include becoming a weekend in Liverpool, Navy season tickets, a signed jersey and the chance to become Director of the Navy for a friendly match.
I think we can all agree on the best price.
“Yesterday we received devastating news that the Merseyside region would be placed at rank 3,” said a statement from the sailor club. “This has now forced our FA Cup single game at The Marine Travel Arena v Spurs to be played behind closed doors.
“Our loyal fans were unable to attend our Emirates FA Cup games against Chester FC, Colchester Utd, Havant & Waterlooville and now Spurs with all games played without fans.
“It also means the loss to attend what is arguably the most magical game in the FA Cup with Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho visiting Marine. It also means that we have now lost around £ 100,000 in potential income which is disastrous. blow to our football club. This was made worse by the withdrawal of a sponsor of £ 20,000 from advertising for the match.
“The Marine Barometer will attempt to fill our 3,185 capacity stadium, the Marine Travel Arena. A club like Marine lives for this type of FA Cup race that can make or break the future of the club.
“With this support, our magical FA Cup race will hopefully secure our future for years to come. We cannot express our gratitude enough for the support we have received so far in the world of football. ”
Virtual match tickets (and the chance to kick-start your career as the next Mourinho) can be purchased here.