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Old 24-07-2005, 01:35   #1
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Guys, this is your chance to be a professional football player.

Former German Bundesliga club KFC Uerdingen (then Bayer Uerdingen) is now in 4th division and in huge financial troubles. Therefore they decided to put a roster spot on the official team on auction at ebay... If you win the auction you'll be for one year player at this club, with all its responsibilities and rights, signing autographs, going to training sessions, participating in league matches etc. without a guarantee for being in the starting eleven though

And this is not a joke by an e-bay member, but done by the officials of the club. The only problems seems to be the price at the moment

The auction:
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...1351 888&rd=1


The club's website:
http://www.kfc-uerdingen.de/

A really funny thing
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Old 24-07-2005, 11:33   #2
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THIS IS INCREADIBLE!!!! LOL LOL
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Old 24-07-2005, 11:39   #3
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is that 200 000 EUROS???? im nopt sure with there punctuation symbols!
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Old 24-07-2005, 12:56   #4
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wow!great!!!!!!
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Old 24-07-2005, 16:17   #5
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Great idea, I can imagine a 100,000 euro income would really benefit this team and whoever came up with the idea is a genius
Although 4th division is low...it can't be that huge being a player there? More like amateurish probably. How many registered fans do they have? Must be few.

191 bids from 999 euros up to current 100,000 and 2 days to go.
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Old 25-07-2005, 01:29   #6
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Wonder how many of those bids are fake. Remeber Beckham's penalty miss ball on ebay?
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yeh! true, hey maybe we can do that with depor???? i know it woiuld use 1 player but we could get some good players with it! especially if u consider as we are in primera we would get more money than they got!
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Absolutely Anton. This would be fun and lots of attention to us which is only good. And the guy doesn't have to play.

I don't think the bids are fake cause I saw some really high reputation members bidding who wouldn't like trouble in their market environment where they make their living.
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haha great idea.. but if you came to the club, then i think one will be at the bench all the time!
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Yeah, you can count on being on the bench or in stands during official matches. Probably some appearances in the final minutes of a convincing win are likely.

But it's still awesome to train with professionals, play training matches together, get some advice from coaching staff you'd never get elsewhere, get a share of attention from the fans, become famous and well-known, get to know some celebrities (like players) and hang out with them possibly, get to travel a lot and experience the team atmosphere.

I know all of this isn't possible in 4th division but it could be big if this was done on a higher level. There are a lot of wealthy people out there who'd want the opportunity and be willing to pay for it. This shouldn't be sold on ebay but advertised through regular media articles, as well as the club's own communication means, a paid campaign among target audience like VIPs worldwide and their families.

I would like Depor to do something like this. This is one thing we could do different from other teams to gain the edge of having lots of popularity. Surely there's an Arabian prince or Asian businessman stacked with millions up for it. And it's not just for the money but for big time attention possibly in the big birthday season of 06/07? There could be a TV show on it to let everyone see how he's doing, reality shows are big these days. Lots of new travels to Galicia for the new attention, big boost to merchandising and overall exposure of the club image.
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The Auction Price when i last viewed the item was around the 100,000 Euro area...

bit to much for me...!!! hehe...
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Cool! But too expensive!
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Yeh... but i just checked now... and it was sold for 30,000....

i think i misread the amount before
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