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“Personally I can see it setting the club up for the next decade” Spurs match a huge financial boost for Marine
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham has helped Marine to set themselves up financially for years to come, reckons their striker Niall Cummins.

The Lilywhites beat their lower-tier opponents 5-0 yesterday in the FA Cup. Even though they didn’t win the game, the match handed them a huge financial windfall.

The coronavirus pandemic meant that they wouldn’t have their fans in the stands when they faced Spurs, but they had devised a means to take advantage of the situation.

The Liverpool-based side sold virtual tickets for the game, and Tottenham played their part in helping them sell about 30,000 of the tickets at £10 each.

Because of the pandemic, the FA had announced that it was going to reduce the prize money for the different stages of the competition.

That was a blow to Marine’s financial hopes, so the success of the virtual tickets had been immense and Cummins says they will reap the benefits for years to come.

He told Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “Personally I can see it setting the club up for the next decade… probably even two decades.

“When the FA Cup announced it was going to reduce all prize money, it hit Marine quite hard; £15,000, £20,000 if not more around, the money was less.

“When we were told we only had 500 tickets, and that’s basically £5,000 the club could have.

“So the virtual tickets basically saved the club. We woke up on Sunday and we sold £12,500 tickets and suddenly social media took off.

“That is a real saviour for someone like Marine, who is very well run by the board.

“So it’ll be spent very wisely and that club will have an infrastructure for years and years to come now.”

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Paul
Paul
1 day ago

I am going have my Sister buy a shirt & send to me across the pond. This is a heart pleasing story. I watch the game and they only loss because of our quality.

Last edited 1 day ago by Paul
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
21 hours ago
Reply to  Paul

Have her send you a Haringey borough one too. 🌚

Paul
Paul
20 hours ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Ok i will. She lives 10mins away tops. I saw the unfinished stadium while on vacation and was hoping to comeback last year, but covid hit. I did snag a few goodies from the old shop across the street.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
22 minutes ago
Reply to  Paul

🌚 up the borough. Carpe diem

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
20 minutes ago
Reply to  Paul

Is your sister a Tottenham girl life long? What school did she go to?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
18 minutes ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Or is she “new money? 🌚

England Mike
England Mike
1 day ago

Good luck to them.