The Italian sport-newspaper Il Corriere dello Sport has pubblished an interesting article about our community. The article describes the project and in the end it says that in future other details will be pubblished. These are good news.
We want to say thanks to the editorial staff of Corriere dello Sport, the editor-in-chief Patrizio Zenobi and the journalist Francesco La Ruffa.
Here's the whole article:
A (real) football team, twenty thousand presidents - everything by Internet
Rome - (Francesco La Ruffa) Since Internet was born we've seen everything: from painting (artpad) to cooking (Cosacucino) to creating your own homepage (Altervista). Now let's discover how to become a real president of an Italian football club. Squadramia docet...
Football and passion! "If I could be the president, I would..." Watching a match in TV with some friends. After the match the classic discussions about what tactics would have been a better choice, what players inicially on the bench should have played instead of others, etc etc. Things to be discussed easily from your couch at home. But what would you say if you could manage your team for real?
The success: 10th of May 2008. Ebbsfleet United wins the FA Trophy Cup. Nothing special you might think. If we weren't speaking about a team managed by 30.000 presidents. How does it work? Thanks to an Internet site (Myfootballclub.co.uk
) and its classic tools, familiar to every online community (forum, polls, etc).
Squadramia: The name of the Italian alternative to Myfootballclub is Squadramia.it. Let's see in the details how does it work. First you've to go to the homepage www.squadramia.it
. Here you'll find all the necessary informations. You can join for free without any kind of binds. Now you might choose the according to you best team for the project Squadramia.
Once the 20.000 adhesions were reached, the staff of Squadramia will invite every pre-member to the purchase of his annual fee of 60 euro (and at this point your real motivations will enter the game). When the expected funds are raised, the real negotiations with teams voted by the community of Squadramia can begin.
Once the football team is bought, every member will be allowed to follow the training, the matches and, most importantly, participate at all kind of decisions regarding the club. Curious? Wait for some days and you'll find out everything about Squadramia.it (flr/liopress)