WHILE there is no live football on offer, Cork City hope that a new initiative to show games from the past will satisfy fans’ cravings and generate income.
City are inviting supporters to engage with the club on the Patreon platform, at www.patreon.com/CorkCityFC.
There, they can sign up to become Rebel Army Patrons for a fee of €25, ensuring exclusive access for specially selected games, which will be shown on RebelArmyTV each Friday and Monday at 7.45pm for the remainder of March.
The four games featured will be the second-leg clash with Bayern Munich from the 1991-92 Uefa Cup; the meeting with Galatasaray in Istanbul from 1993-94, City’s first season to take part in the European Cup/Champions League; the 2005 eircom League title decider against Derry City at Turner’s Cross; and the 3-0 win away to Dundalk in June 2017, when Seán Maguire scored a hat-trick, just prior to the announcement of his transfer to Preston North End.
The club are to host a Twitter poll to give supporters the chance to choose the order in which the games will be shown.
Each ‘matchday’, supporters can take a trip down memory lane as will provide match graphics and live match updates for each match.
Cork City chairman Declan Carey said that this development will give supporters the chance to enjoy moments from the club’s history while also providing revenue.
“The board, club staff and volunteers are all working hard behind the scenes to keep things ticking over for supporters during this barren period of no live football,” he said.
“The additional funds will also help the club while giving fans a chance to relive some epic moments of our history.
"We’ll be announcing more initiatives in the coming days so stay tuned to the club’s social media channels, website and CCFC app for updates.”