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Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:55 pm
by Daggernewbie
The clubs reply to my email I sent to them earlier today about the auction :-

Just thought should have added this asked permission to post this reply.

Dear Graham
Thank you for your e-mail which has been forwarded on to me.

We did consider the possibility of a raffle but for a number of reasons this was discounted.

Unfortunately we were not as optimistic as you as to the number of tickets we might have sold at £20 or £25 each and whilst I appreciate we will never know I honestly believe that your estimate is very much on the more positive side.

Also one of the main reasons for choosing an auction was the organisation of a raffle in the time frame we had, for logistical reasons we need to know the winner by the Friday before the game, and with only one home fixture in this period we needed to widen the appeal.

Another consideration was that we are entertaining a Premiership side with a senior manager and, out of respect to David Moyes and his team, we needed to ensure that the person representing our Club on the bench would understand and respect that responsibility. That is not to say that those purchasing a raffle ticket wouldn’t do that but it would have been much harder to control.

It was therefore decided that going along the “corporate route” would be the best way of achieving our overall aims with the most financial gain to the club.

I am sure, as a committed Daggers supporter, you will understand our thought process and join with us in hoping that the auction is a great success.

Kind regards
Steve

Stephen Thompson MBE
Managing Director
Dagenham & Redbridge FC
The Chigwell Construction Stadium | Victoria Road | Dagenham | RM10 7XL
T: 020 8592 1549 ext 20 | E: steve@daggers.co.uk

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:08 pm
by Diggerthedog
Current high bid £2,500 :thumbu:

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:24 pm
by PaulHornchurch
And that bid was from Darren Currie

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:31 pm
by DagenHammer87
Knowing our luck; it's Wayne Burnett coming back for one last hurrah! :grin:

In all seriousness; I think this has fizzled into a damp squib. Like we've gone over countless times, the club underestimated seriously how many people would get involved in the raffle.

They could've made a heck of a lot more than the 2.5k they've made so far.

A real shame.

Its a great opportunity and an even bigger shame I don't have that sort of money floating around at the moment!

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:28 pm
by Daggernewbie
The highest bid is still remains at £2,500

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:55 pm
by Daggernewbie
Turning out to be a success this auction ( club website )

Mon Mar 12 2018

The highest confirmed bid remains at £2500, we urge people to bid as soon as possible for this once in a life time opportunity to manage the Daggers against a Premier League opposition on Wednesday 21st March. The winning bid will be announced on Friday 16th March.

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:14 pm
by dagger4eva
Good luck urging people (supporters of a club) mostly residing in one of, if not the poorest Borough in London to bid for something in excess of 2500 quid.

I know Theresa May said there was no magic money tree, but perhaps she was wrong

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:15 pm
by RampantDuke
Strange - the winning bid is from a chap called G Tamplin.......

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm
by Dagger83
Daggernewbie wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Turning out to be a success this auction ( club website )

Mon Mar 12 2018

The highest confirmed bid remains at £2500, we urge people to bid as soon as possible for this once in a life time opportunity to manage the Daggers against a Premier League opposition on Wednesday 21st March. The winning bid will be announced on Friday 16th March.
How much were you expecting?

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:31 pm
by Daggernewbie
Dagger83 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Daggernewbie wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Turning out to be a success this auction ( club website )

Mon Mar 12 2018

The highest confirmed bid remains at £2500, we urge people to bid as soon as possible for this once in a life time opportunity to manage the Daggers against a Premier League opposition on Wednesday 21st March. The winning bid will be announced on Friday 16th March.
How much were you expecting?
Well a lot more than this.

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:54 pm
by Dagger83
Daggernewbie wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Dagger83 wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Daggernewbie wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Turning out to be a success this auction ( club website )

Mon Mar 12 2018

The highest confirmed bid remains at £2500, we urge people to bid as soon as possible for this once in a life time opportunity to manage the Daggers against a Premier League opposition on Wednesday 21st March. The winning bid will be announced on Friday 16th March.
How much were you expecting?
Well a lot more than this.
Not many people will spend thousands on this. £2,500 is pretty good going.

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:15 pm
by Diggerthedog
Raffle was the way forward £25 per pop for this and £10 for the ball. The reasons for not we're bollocks could have got the person who won to sign a disclaimer. I think we would have got more, could have set up a dummy game via the ticket office to sell the raffle tickets. Reckon we could have got more than the £3000 raised so far.

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:45 am
by dagger4eva
So there has been 1 single bid of £2,500 and not a snifter of anything in advance since.

Just 150 raffle tickets at £20 a pop would've seen a mere £500 increase on the current price. I'd hazard a guess the final figure would've been £5k + on the raffle basis

Ho hum!

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:15 am
by Dagger83
dagger4eva wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:45 am
So there has been 1 single bid of £2,500 and not a snifter of anything in advance since.

Just 150 raffle tickets at £20 a pop would've seen a mere £500 increase on the current price. I'd hazard a guess the final figure would've been £5k + on the raffle basis

Ho hum!
It's all hypothetical though. The raffle could've raised £500 and we'd all be moaning that it was a waste of time and we should've auctioned it off.

Maybe they should have done both, auctioned the manager role and raffles the assistant role.

Re: Club auction - Be the manager against West Ham

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:55 pm
by Diggerthedog
Well done Gary Singh, lets hope he pays up.......