international supporters club update
To International Addicks,
Just in case you didn't see this. Rick Everitt
replied to my post dated October 19th
as follows:"Is the club listening? Yes.With Ian's departure, Wendy Perfect and I requested that responsibility for the ISC pass to us in our Target 40,000 capacity, because we think we are best placed to support and develop it. It will take us a few weeks to get to grips with what has been promised and delivered to date. In the meantime, rest assured that the ISC is not being neglected - far from it."
So that sounds postive then.
On the topic of a North American Supporters club. I personally have more interest in being part of this because unless I'm allowed dead people then finding 9 other loons who'll spend their Saturday morning's screaming at the tele' is highly unlikely here in Chicago.
I know in Hamilton Bob Miller has managed to bring together like-minded folk and possibly it could be done in New York and Houston but I reckon the idea of a collective North American group would be easier for the club to affiliate itself with enabling a greater reach into this huge mostly untapped market.
I note with interest what Celtic's North American fans
have achieved, probably helped no end by the huge ex-Irish catholic population in parts of the United States and of course prolonged success, and wonderful marketing in Man Utd's case, has seen the bigger Premiership clubs become recognizable brands.
However not everyone in this country is a Yankees or a Lakers fan and therefore not everybody is a lemming. It is a huge market and in partnership with Rick, Wendy and the club plus enthusiasm, willingness and good communication from our side, there is no end to what we can achieve. We once didn't even have our own ground you know?
As always more thoughts are welcome.