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Make York City the People's Club

Return to the glory days

As any Minsterman will know, York City were constant members of the Football League for 75 years until 2004. The club achieved promotion to Division 2 (currently League One) in 1993 and finishing 5th in the table the subsequent season, missing out on the chance of promotion in the Play Offs.

Since then however, the club has witnessed a slow decline in form, ending ultimately in the relegation from League Two in 2004. After three seasons in the Conference, poor performances at the start of the season mean that relegation is once again a real possibility.

Nevertheless, York City are a great club with a loyal fan base (amongst the largest in the Conference) - the 2006/07 season saw average attendances of around 2,000 - and you deserve to be watching your team seeking promotion back to the Football League.

If you would like the chance to help put York City on the path to glory and have a say in the future of the club, then maybe The People's Club can help.

York City - The People's Club?

The People’s Club are looking to sign up 40,000 football fans who are interesting in buying and running a real football club, which will be chosen by our members. We expect to bring in excess of £1,500,000 investment per season to the chosen club.

If our members choose York City to be The People's Club, then what will we do?

Firstly, we'll bring much needed investment to the club in a number of ways.

You can expect gate receipts at home games to go up as members travel to see games and boost the attendance figures. Innovative commercial activities will bring in additional revenue and the very nature of The People's Club concept will naturally mean York City will receive a massive publicity boost as the local and national media all monitor the success of the club.

Secondly, you, the fans, will run the club. You'll have the ability to vote on whether to hire or fire a manager, which players start each game each week and who is on the bench. As the transfer window opens, you'll be able to choose who we sign and who we transfer list.

We're giving you the opportunity to take York City forwards - and, who knows, maybe one day we'll be boarding coaches to take us to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Villa Park every other Saturday.

Most importantly, what we won't do is change York City for the worse. We're all football fans and we fully understand the importance of the heritage and identity of the club and the feeling of belonging that each and every York City fan feels. We certainly won't be relocating the team to Milton Keynes or mucking around with the club crest.

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How will your membership help?

As politicians are fond of saying, your vote truly counts. The People's Club is built entirely on the concept that the fans know best and the collective decision making power that our members have will ensure success for many years to come.

At the moment, York City is not The People's Club. It can only become so if you sign up and choose York City as the club you think we should make a bid for once we have enough members and therefore enough funds to do so.

Register for free and select York City as your choice for the club we should buy. Then tell all your friends about us - their votes count too! If York City is one of the most popular choices, it stands a very good chance of attracting substantial investment.

We're also on the lookout for a representative in York to encourage fans to sign up, so please contact us if you think you can get enough fans behind you and make York City The People's Club.

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