Date: 3rd July 2009 at 12:07pm
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Following the shock news that Rivals.net has closed (more below) Vital Derby would like to extend the invitation for former Editors and members of Rivals to join us here on Vital Derby.

“One of the founder fans football forum and news networks, Rivals has closed down.

Once upon a time Rivals was head and shoulders above any fans independent Internet site out there, however the decline began in 2007 when BSkyB bought the company.

Many Rivals publishers began to leave the Network when, and after no consultation what-so-ever the company decided to launch a long overdue overhaul. In essence and from launch date virtually nothing worked and to top it all, the forums looked bloody awful.

I know Trevor Kramer (Rivals boss) was in an impossible position, but still he fought the editors / publishers corner.

The following is a direct quote from Sky dated 01/07/09…

‘Following the closure in hosting all the relevant websites, and a review of www.rivals.net it has been decided to close the Rivals websites as of the date of this letter.'”

This is what the Editor said on Vital Manchester City.

Vital Derby needs some help, and as much as it’s sad to see the closure of Rivals.net if anyone from the Derby side of things wants to join us at Vital Derby contact me on derby@vitalfootball.co.uk.

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6 Replies to “Former Rivals Eds/Users Make Vital Rams Your Home”

  • sorry for what is essentially a ‘copy and paste’ job, but my message to anyone from rivals ? after the sad decline of that network ? that is considering coming over to vital football for whatever side is…do it!
    whatever club you support vital football is the place for you for fantastic banter, quality writing and what can be fantastic forums too…
    do not just think about it, do it ? join vital football and get involved is what i say…

  • Join Vital today – it is easily the biggest and the best fans website with great articles, polls and each club has a forum that you can express your views on any subject relating to YOUR club.

  • It certainly is, the biggest and best Football network out there now thats here for the long term. register, join the community and share your opinions.

  • You can’t be serious!? These reccomendations sound like those out of a bad infommercial! ;0)

    “I lost 5 pounds a day while on the Vital diet…. try it and you will love it too!!” ;0)

    I think i’ll stick with ramzone.net …. after all ever since joining i have a full head of hair again….. amazing!! :0) lol

  • If you want to stay over there WHite Feather stay over their but don’t be coming over here trying to convince people to join you, trying to get Rivals.net people over here is different than going onto another forum that hasn’t been closed down asking for people to go elsewhere!

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