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This is one of those weird, but wonderful stories where it shows that football is more than just a game.

Very interesting story.

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"There's going to be a live stream from the stadium, the floodlights will be switched on and our internet radio commentators will be working on the game," he said. "I can't tell you more at the moment."

It's an inventive idea - I've seen a few clubs try it, but none have sold so many tickets. I'd love to know that they've got in store. Maybe they're trying to think of something themselves :D

If you want to kill some time on the internet, look up Lokomotive Leipzig, they're an interesting club. They were never really one of the big guns in the GDR, although they won the cup a few times. After reunification they renamed themselves VfB Leipzig (in honour of the original VfB Leipzig, an unrelated club that became the first German champions in 1903 but were wound up before the war). They played one season in the Bundesliga in the 90s but went bust. The present club are the fourth incarnation now and are second in the fourth division on goal difference with a game in hand. If the season is decided on a points-per-game basis and promotion is awarded, they might yet get to make the step up.

3000 isn't a bad average crowd at all in the regionalised fourth division, about half the clubs there get crowds in the hundreds. Crowds really jump when you go up to the third division.

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i wonder if any english clubs will do the same, i can imagine notts doing the same thing and charging fans to watch one of the anglo italian cup finals.

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Notts should try their hands at selling tickets for their re-run games and see if they can donate a percentage to charity.

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6 hours ago, DangerousSausage said:

3000 isn't a bad average crowd at all in the regionalised fourth division, about half the clubs there get crowds in the hundreds. Crowds really jump when you go up to the third division.

Not bad at all for where they're in their league system, but selling those tickets is impressive too.

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Not a bad way to ask for support from fans, it's creative and has caught on by the looks of it.

Sell out stadium when they return? Majority being invisible. ;) 

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Nobody needs to give Notts ideas, they can find things to do themselves by looking elsewhere. 😆

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It's good to see the idea worked out, it could have gone in a different direction but if it saves the club during this period it will prove to have been a great idea.

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