I’ve read many articles, heard many ex-servants and engaged with plenty of footy-lovers that suggest, “football has changed”. Whether it’s bemoaning the business of football, or tickets, the influx of foreign players or the demise of Team England, you bet it, I’ve heard it. And the fact of the matter is, they’re right.
Look at what’s changed in the past 10 years, never mind 20!:
- Man City finished 16th 03-04 season
- The Championship, as we now know it, had only just began
- Average annual Premier League wage in 2004 = £650,000, 2013 = £1.5m
- Arsenal’s most expensive season ticket 2004 = £1,300, 2013 = £1,995
Plenty of positives
I don’t really see this as a negative though, change is inevitable and if anything, it’s certainly made the Premier League more exciting as a result – just consider the current title race. However, what I do see as negative is when people don’t make themselves heard, to get off the fence and have an opinion. So this got me thinking; why isn’t there a platform for football fan opinion? These thoughts surfaced sometime last year and as result, Scorem.co.uk was born.
I teamed up with friends and First 10 Digital – we work together – and sat down to discuss how we could create a conversational platform to fill the void left by football’s rapid expansion. Scorem’s concept could-well have gotten lost amongst the vast offering of footy apps and statistical platforms currently available. But we stripped it right back and launched with one main focus: to offer real fans, instant opinion – it’s essentially a social network for footy fans. It’s unfortunate that fans have become secondary to the game as result of the vast sums injected. So with this in mind, our sole objective is to get your opinions on our beautiful game, and let you drive the discussions with your polls.
We’re keeping it simple, right now it’s A/V polling, a bit of fun. Make no mistake about it though, we’ve got some big ideas to give you all a voice about your team and the game in general.
You’ve probably seen me tweet polls over the past couple of weeks, it’s perfect for dividing opinion – as I’ve already found out! I’ll keep you posted with updates but for the time being, dive in there. All feedback’s appreciated (there’s a feedback button at the bottom), play nice though as it’s only the beta version at the mo.
Follow the simple registration instructions here if you haven’t signed up already – I’ll see you over there!