FANS could help Pompey net a welcome cash boost thanks to a Football League competition.
Pompey currently sit top of the Championship division in the Fanpower Stadium contest, which calls on fans to mention their club on social media websites Facebook and Twitter.
All 72 league clubs feature in the competition and the first club to reach their target of sign-ups – based on their average attendance – will win £10,000 from league sponsor nPower. A further £20,000 is up for grabs for the club which earns the most status updates on Facebook and mentions and retweets on Twitter.
To find out more and to sign up, visit http://www.facebook.com/npowerfootballleague.
The closing date is June 1.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1) YOU MUST Sign up via Facebook - the link is here: http://www.facebook.com/npowerfootballleague
2) Like the Page
3) Go through the ‘Grab your Seat’ process and get to the end of the details screens
- Ensure you select Pompey as your team
- You must allow the Fanpower App
- You must give your details but OPT-OUT of notifications from nPower if you don’t want junk mail: this doesn’t affect the way you can help
4) To register and count via Twitter you MUST do all of the above & then also allow Twitter access. I have done this and haven’t noted any specific differences/problems with doing so
5) Once you’e done all of that simply mention any of the following in a Facebook Status Update or on Twitter (incl hashtag #fanpowerstadium - watch out, a few seem to be using an extra ‘s’ - FanSpowerstadium - by accident)
a) The surname of a player in your registered club’s first team squad
b) The surname of the manager of your registered club
c) The name of your registered club’s stadium
d) Your registered club’s name or nickname
So for example - “Get following Pompey and help us win #fanpowerstadium”
Points are given per mention so do it at every opportunity. One way to stop it annoying everyone on your timeline by looking like Spam is to just include a mention on a standard tweet/Facebook update,
i.e. “Unbelievable skill from Kelvin Etuhu there, Pompey are amazing #fanpowerstadium”
or more naturally
“Looking forward to going to Fratton Park this weekend - big six-pointer #fanpowerstadium”
Some tricks of the trade to consider:
>>> Include those associated with Pompey with biggest following - @joelward20 @GregHalford15 @officialpompey etc - if they RT your message gets read by a few thousand more people and multiplies the opportunity for others to RT, each time adding points to our total.
>>> Remember to include the name in full (i.e. Portsmouth, Fratton Park, Pompey) and use the hashtag in as many updates/tweets as possible, even if it’s not fully relevant
>>> Particularly on Twitter if you’re in conversations with other Pompey fans about anything, get both of you/all of you doing it and you’ll add points each time!
And keep it up! Good luck everyone!
Remember - Tweets are NOT COUNTED unless you sign up via Facebook as above and allow Twitter the relevant accesses.