European side to allow fans to choose lineups and formations in a funky experience

Let’s face it, you know who your team should field better than your manager. You know it. She refuses to acknowledge him. The club’s Twitter account has stopped responding to your tweets. But you know.

Well if you’re a fan of three-time Cypriot champions Apollon FC, you’ve finally got your chance – if you can play well with others.

#PartnersManager | Part 1: Formation

Suit up, now you’re in the hot seat. Open the Socios app and decide the formation @ApollonOfficial will use in the match against their local rivals Aris Limassol.

Vote: https://t.co/vveoXTvqRV

Exclusively for $APL token holders pic.twitter.com/FDE70ehZU8

— Socios.com (@socios) October 2, 2020

Apollon is using its partnership with fan engagement platform Socios.com to allow fans to use the Apollon FC ($APL) Fan Token for a friendly against local rivals Aris Limassol on Friday 9 October. To choose the first eleven, your blockchain-based fan voting

With fans unable to attend matches in person since the spread of COVID-19 around the world, fans are turning to apps like Socios to feel connected to their clubs from afar.

Juventus fans used the app to choose the club’s new goal celebration song (yes, it’s their fault), as well as to decide on a limited edition redesign of the club’s famous ‘J’ logo. of the. Barcelona supporters placed unique fan-designed artwork in the center of the Camp Nou dressing room, while Roma fans posed questions to head coach Paolo Fonseca at a live press conference and PSG fans created unique captain’s armbands. Message selected.

? And we are alive!

? For the first time ever, $APL token holders can choose the formation for next week’s friendly match!

? @socios download the app ??? (https://t.co/UdidYkADwk), get your $APL tokens and vote!#BeMoreThanAFan #NotJustAnotherPoll #ApollonFC pic.twitter.com/fttVkUesG3

— Apollon FC (@APOLLONOFFICIAL) October 2, 2020

On the decision to be taken out of his hands next week, Apollon manager Sophronis Augusti said: “As a club, we want to connect with our fans and represent them in the best possible way.

“We believe that Socios.com is the best tool to achieve this, to give them decision-making power in various club matters and to create an effective communication chain that will support our club both commercially and operationally. Starting with next week’s friendly game, we will give our fans the opportunity to help me and the rest of the team with our selection and hopefully they will appreciate the fact that we value their opinion. are!

Will it work? Are Apollo fans going to show that managers can just rally the crowd behind them instead of making decisions themselves? who knows Fun though, huh?

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