The ArgusBrothers' Seagulls crisps idea anything but bird-brained (From The Argus)

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Brothers' Seagulls crisps idea anything but bird-brained

The Argus: Freddie and Zac had a great idea for Brighton and Hove Albion crisps Freddie and Zac had a great idea for Brighton and Hove Albion crisps

Young entrepreneurs have suggested a millionaire businessman invests in their bright idea – Seagull crisps.

Brothers Freddie, seven, and Zac, five, have come up with a business plan which they think could net Brighton and Hove Albion £32,000 a year.

The brothers came up with the idea after a holiday to Barcelona where their dad Carl bought them a packet of FC Barcelona crisps at a game in the Spanish city.

Now the two boys have done their maths and appealed to Albion chairman Tony Bloom to launch a similar snack for Seagulls fans.

Freddie calculated that by earning the club 5p profit per pack on 640,000 packets, they could bring in £32,000 a year.The boys also suggested Mr Bloom consider putting an incentive into the packets – such as free tickets to see the players training inside one in every 1,000 packs.

The club is now considering whether they could launch the snack.

Explaining their business model, Freddie said: “I think I could earn the Seagulls £32,000 a year.

Here’s why; there are at least 25,000 fans who come to matches. Let’s say for every fan in the stadium, there’s another three at home and they all might buy a packet of crisps.

“That’s 100,000 people. My dad says that’s the potential market. Let’s say that 10,000 buy at least one packet per week over a year and another 10,000 buy one packet a month.

“That’s 640,000 packets per year. If you get 5p per packet that’s £32,000. You could stock them at the ground and ask Asda and other supermarkets locally to stock them.”

Zac added in his letter to Mr Bloom: “Can we have some Brighton crisps please?”

A club spokesperson said: “It is absolutely superb that two of our young supporters have sent in this idea, we always welcome feedback from fans and it is certainly something we will pass onto our caterers to look at the possibility.”

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3:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

fishy_face says...

Not such a bird brained idea !!!
Well done lads for putting the idea forward
Not such a bird brained idea !!! Well done lads for putting the idea forward fishy_face
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6:30pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Morpheus says...

What flavour will they be?
What flavour will they be? Morpheus
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7:19pm Sat 5 Jan 13

tabman says...

Seagull! Duh!
Seagull! Duh! tabman
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8:08pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Hove Actually says...

Excellent.
Excellent. Hove Actually
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7:18am Sun 6 Jan 13

menowhere says...

fantastic. promotion of eating seagulls should be encouraged as Brighton has a few spare. well done lads :D
fantastic. promotion of eating seagulls should be encouraged as Brighton has a few spare. well done lads :D menowhere
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8:10am Sun 6 Jan 13

Farouche says...

I hope the scheme fails...
I hope the scheme fails... Farouche
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9:04am Sun 6 Jan 13

100 grand summer says...

Patent?
Patent? 100 grand summer
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12:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

mattgraff says...

100 grand summer wrote:
Patent?
How are you going to patent a packet of crisps with a idea that's already being done in Spain!
[quote][p][bold]100 grand summer[/bold] wrote: Patent?[/p][/quote]How are you going to patent a packet of crisps with a idea that's already being done in Spain! mattgraff
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12:29pm Sun 6 Jan 13

monkeymoo says...

whats the odds that the club will take the idea...make lots of money...and the boys get nothing!
At the very least, they should get season tickets for the rest of their lives.
whats the odds that the club will take the idea...make lots of money...and the boys get nothing! At the very least, they should get season tickets for the rest of their lives. monkeymoo
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1:04pm Sun 6 Jan 13

The Real Phil says...

Ambitious idea from the lads, and good luck to them. Basing the product on that particular team might not be too successful, but they might catch on purely as "Seagull" crisps in the same way that "hedgehog" has done in the past.
Either way they sholud be give season tickets as a "thank you" for their ideas and support.
Ambitious idea from the lads, and good luck to them. Basing the product on that particular team might not be too successful, but they might catch on purely as "Seagull" crisps in the same way that "hedgehog" has done in the past. Either way they sholud be give season tickets as a "thank you" for their ideas and support. The Real Phil
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3:04pm Sun 6 Jan 13

mattgraff says...

The Real Phil wrote:
Ambitious idea from the lads, and good luck to them. Basing the product on that particular team might not be too successful, but they might catch on purely as "Seagull" crisps in the same way that "hedgehog" has done in the past.
Either way they sholud be give season tickets as a "thank you" for their ideas and support.
Agreed!
[quote][p][bold]The Real Phil[/bold] wrote: Ambitious idea from the lads, and good luck to them. Basing the product on that particular team might not be too successful, but they might catch on purely as "Seagull" crisps in the same way that "hedgehog" has done in the past. Either way they sholud be give season tickets as a "thank you" for their ideas and support.[/p][/quote]Agreed! mattgraff
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5:21pm Sun 6 Jan 13

lowerbeedingseagull says...

Farouche wrote:
I hope the scheme fails...
Misery.You are what's wrong with this country. I suppose you told Richard Branson not to open a record shop!!!
[quote][p][bold]Farouche[/bold] wrote: I hope the scheme fails...[/p][/quote]Misery.You are what's wrong with this country. I suppose you told Richard Branson not to open a record shop!!! lowerbeedingseagull
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7:12pm Sun 6 Jan 13

sussexram40 says...

Dount many would like seagull crisps. I imagine they would taste fishy and salty.
Good idea though.
Dount many would like seagull crisps. I imagine they would taste fishy and salty. Good idea though. sussexram40
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11:30am Mon 7 Jan 13

CarlandJennyChambers says...

As their (proud) dad, this is just to say thanks to all who've posted comments, and for your (mostly) encouraging words.

We reckon that seagull flavour crisps might be a bit like prawn cocktail, with a little extra salty flavour perhaps.

Imagine how happy the boys felt this Saturday - in The Argus on page 3, and they were at the match too!
As their (proud) dad, this is just to say thanks to all who've posted comments, and for your (mostly) encouraging words. We reckon that seagull flavour crisps might be a bit like prawn cocktail, with a little extra salty flavour perhaps. Imagine how happy the boys felt this Saturday - in The Argus on page 3, and they were at the match too! CarlandJennyChambers
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2:39pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

CarlandJennyChambers wrote:
As their (proud) dad, this is just to say thanks to all who've posted comments, and for your (mostly) encouraging words.

We reckon that seagull flavour crisps might be a bit like prawn cocktail, with a little extra salty flavour perhaps.

Imagine how happy the boys felt this Saturday - in The Argus on page 3, and they were at the match too!
I'm not interested in the crisps - but well done for getting your kids to support the local team.
[quote][p][bold]CarlandJennyChambers[/bold] wrote: As their (proud) dad, this is just to say thanks to all who've posted comments, and for your (mostly) encouraging words. We reckon that seagull flavour crisps might be a bit like prawn cocktail, with a little extra salty flavour perhaps. Imagine how happy the boys felt this Saturday - in The Argus on page 3, and they were at the match too![/p][/quote]I'm not interested in the crisps - but well done for getting your kids to support the local team. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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7:57pm Tue 8 Jan 13

rudigsn says...

Well done boys for fab idea, see you soon. Rudi.
Well done boys for fab idea, see you soon. Rudi. rudigsn
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