Yeovil Town Chief Executive Martyn Starnes has praised the efforts of Glovers fans, after their persistence helped the club win a cash windfall. Those who have accounts on social networking site Twitter would find it hard not to be aware of the amount of 'noise' that has been made by supporters, tweeting as part of a campaign under the 'Fanpowerstadium' banner.
Pitched up against supporters of other League One clubs, the Glovers supporters dominated the proceedings from start to finish, and now it has (thankfully) ended, the club will - subject to the formalities of the results being announced next Monday - benefit to the tune of £20,000. Another League One side - expected to be Exeter City - won the £10,000 prize for the number of registrations by a single club. Glovers fans managed in the region of 106,000 'shouts' during the campaign - their next nearest challengers were understood to be around the 60,000 mark.
Speaking to this week's Western Gazette, Starnes said that getting an additional sum of money into the club that had not been planned for would make a difference to the club:
"For us to come through and win that prize is outstanding and I would like to offer my personal thanks to everyone that helped us get the money that will be very important to us. It was an extraordinary effort because it is not easy to get an extra £20,000 from anywhere. To have bought into that competition and to have won it is incredible."
At present, the Glovers haven't indicated if they have a particular part of the club in mind that will benefit from the sum of money. Oh and needless to say, we don't want to see another tweet with Fanpowerstadium tagged on it, ever again!
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