The 'ghost' league: Robins v Grimsby Town

by Murry Toms in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

The 'ghost' league: Robins v Grimsby Town

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We're creating a digital 'ghost' match between Cheltenham Town and Grimsby Town as a result of the recent postponements

by Murry Toms in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Football for Cheltenham Town has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus.

The forthcoming games against Cambridge United, Macclesfield Town, Grimsby Town, Newport County and Forest Green Rovers have been postponed as a result.

Two of those games – against Grimsby and Newport – were home fixtures and that presents a cash flow problem for the club.

Therefore we're proposing a 'ghost' fixture, whereby fans can support the club while the uncertainty of the current situation continues.

We intend to obtain a full copy of a previous match against the Mariners and publish it next Saturday for fans to re-run online, potentially using 'Twitch'.

Fans can choose which match to watch again by way of a Twitter poll later in the week. We can also set-up a WhatsApp group for supporters to enjoy the game 'together'.

We're looking for supporters to purchase token burgers, programmes, match tickets and match sponsorship to replace the income lost as a result of the cancellations.

Every penny will go back into the club to support the club's hard-working staff at this difficult time.

We appreciate it's an uncertain time for many but this is a time more than any other for communities to come together and look after each other, and the things that matter in their local area.

We've set our target at £3,200 to reflect 200 supporters paying £16 each at the 'ghost' turnstile.

Ultimately football doesn't matter, but of all the unimportant things in life football matters most. Stay safe!

The four matches we could re-run:

1. The Play-Off Final (May 2006)

2. Grimsby Town v Robins (October 2015)

3. Robins v Grimsby Town (April 2016)

4. Robins v Grimsby Town (April 2017)

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