At least I think it is a genuine approach by them.
This is their email to us -
Dear Bolton Nuts,
I work as a talent producer for EA SPORTS FIFA 17 - making sure every player, team and league are represented as accurately as possible. From Real Madrid to Ulsan Hyundai we are in charge of making sure FIFA continues to be the most authentic football game on the market today.
We have a community of thousands of football experts from around the world who help maintain our online database, which forms the basis of weekly updates to FIFA 17. In order to expand our community, we use the following website to recruit new applicants:
Applicants answer a series of questions to help us judge their football knowledge, and the most knowledgeable applicants will be accepted into our community to help review the data for FIFA 17. We are always looking to expand our community of football fans to continue to improve the quality of the game. We can never have enough people applying through the Talent Scout website who see their team play every week and know them inside and out.
We are looking for experts of Bolton Wanderers to join our community, as long as they have a huge appetite for football, a keen interest in data, and a high attention to detail.
We would be very grateful if you could make an announcement in your forum encouraging fans to apply. If you require some content for this announcement then do not hesitate to email me. We believe this will be mutually beneficial, as it will help ensure Bolton are represented accurately in future iterations of EA SPORTS FIFA, played by millions of people around the world.
We also have a Twitter profile which is constantly updated with tweets when we need new reviewers for certain clubs and it would be a great if you could mention the Twitter handle below in the announcement as well:
Here is a suggested tweet:
We have a limited amount FIFA 17 copies that we may be able to offer as a thank you for helping us out.
If you have any questions at all about this, please reply to this email.
Thank you very much in advance
I've left off the contacts name but everything else is what was sent to us.
If anybody is at all interested please contact them directly and the best of luck to you if that is your interest.
If anybody is interested in a possible copy of the FIFA 17 copies, then please say so on this thread and we will contact the person who sent the email to us and see if he will make good on his promise.
If several people want FIFA 17 copies and we don't receive enough to satisfy everyone, then we will come up with some sort of competition to give them away fairly.
I will however hold one copy back to give to DEANO82 (if he wants it) as a thank you for putting his hand in his pocket for providing prizes for the competition that he runs for us on Nuts.
Please note first dibs go to current regular posters - if there are any copies left over then requests from lurkers and newbies will be considered providing they make a genuine attempt to also become a regular poster from now until any copies of FIFA 17 are given to us.
I think that is fair and reasonable to everyone - I hope everybody agrees.