On the back of fans’ community website MyFootballClub agreeing to take control of Conference side Ebbsfleet United, internet based sportsbook PartyBets.com is offering a range of odds on what will be achieved.
With due diligence now set to take place, it is expected that the 20,000 members will take control of a 51% stake in the club in the next few weeks. Edging closer to the January transfer window, the members may decide on bringing a big name to the club to really put them on the map. If they do indeed decide to go down this route, you can get 20/1 on Teddy Sheringham joining the club, whilst Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is 50/1. Anyone fancying an outside bet can take advantage of odds of 500/1 that Jens Lehmann will be an Ebbsfleet player by the beginning of next season.
Instant success will be something that the members will be hoping for to attract more people to invest, as well as raising the profile of the club. Ebbsfleet are 15/1 to win promotion to the Football League this year, while it is a 250/1 shot that they will steam roll their way to the Premiership in the next five years.
A PartyBets.com spokesman said, “This is a really novel concept with such a huge number of members having equal voting rights on everything from formations to which players to sign. It really is all about the small guy taking on the world and for that it would be brilliant if the MyFootballClub story is a success.”
Ebbing on Success
Can Ebbsfleet achieve their dream?
Ebbsfleet to be a Premiership club in the next 5 years 250/1
Ebbsfleet to be a Premiership club in the next 10 years 50/1
Can Ebsfleet gain promotion this season?
Ebbsfleet to be promoted in 2007/2008 season 15/1
Can Ebbsfleet attract the big names?
To Be a Ebbsfleet player by start of 2008 season
Ray Parlour 15/1
Teddy Sheringham 20/1
Robbie Fowler 50/1
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 50/1
Jens Lehmann 500/1