Vital Football was launched in October 2005 offering club sites for every football team in the professional leagues in England and Wales as well as teams in the Scottish Premier League.
As an independent fans network we are not backed by any media or betting organisation and are very much run by the fans for the fans, unlike many other ‘fans networks’.
Vital Football is enjoying a growing and loyal following by offering a fully interactive football community experience for fans of all ages following our ethos to provide a platform for them to express their opinions.
The network also provides a portal for campaign groups, pressure groups and other football related worthy causes. Two such examples are the Football Fans Census and Stand Up Sit Down.
If you represent a pressure group or campaign, or would like to promote a club activity and wish to take advantage of the networks UK and global reach then please mail email@example.com and we will see if we can help!
Vital Football offer the following features:
Members League. This can be found on all club sites in the right hand column. We rank all members by their contribution to the network with article comments, poll votes and forum posts all earning points. The league also rank contributions by each club site.
Vital Football is looking to offer more prizes to members for their contributions to give something back for their loyalty. To that end we are looking for the right sponsor to help make Vital membership an even more rewarding experience. If you want great exposure throughout the network, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Article comments. Members are able to leave article comments at the end of all articles across all Vital sites. Simply login on the front page and post away. It is important to note this is for football discussion and banter, not abuse. See Network Protocol.
Forums. Each site has a dedicated forum, as time has progressed the standard set up has been added to by editors but the vast majority have an ‘open terrace’ where away fans are welcome for banter and debate as well as 100% dedicated forums for the use by the fans of the team only, not to mention off topic forums where talk on anything is allowed – well, nearly anything!
Logins to the forums are at the top of the forum page (forums can be accessed by the drop down menu’s on each site).
Vital Football have recently attracted several large established forums to our network. The combination of free hosting and a share of the profits makes for an attractive proposition. If you run a forum and want more information, please contact email@example.com
Polls. Like many sites, we offer polls for fans to vote on but in keeping with our ethos to provide the fans a voice, readers may contact the site editor and suggest a poll. Simply click on the ‘suggest a poll’ link by the polls in the right hand column.
Suggest an article. Vital encourage their readers to air their views by submitting their own articles for publication on their team site. So get writing and share the passion!
Fantasy Football. Vital Football launched its own free to enter fantasy football game (http://www.vitalfantasyfootball.co.uk) in the summer of 2007 which offers £5000 worth of prizes. As of September 2007 the league had attracted over 4000 participants.
Membership Registration. It is simple and quick to register on the Vital network via the members console. Please note that it is essential that a correctly spelt and working email address is supplied since joining credentials are sent to the email address entered.
In the case of registration or other membership problems please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vital Rules. For our rules, conditions and complaints procedure, please refer to our Network Protocol.
Help spread the word! If you like the idea of a fun and stimulating football community where it is easy to get your point of view across, please tell your friends and spread the word!
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