Thursday, May 17, 2007

Buy an English football club

Buying football clubs is now not only for the rich thanks to My Football Club. They need 50,000 members to contribute £35 each to buy a football club in England. Members get to vote on team selection and on which players to buy and sell. From My Football Club:
Buying the football club

The moment the football club is purchased, you will automatically become a member of its Industrial and Provident Society, owning an equal share and therefore having an equal say in the running of the football club.

Picking the team

You will vote on team selection and formation. You will also have a say in tactics, by voting for your preferred style of play and substitutions depending on match situations. The Head Coach will field the 11 players, formation and tactics chosen by MyFootballClub members.

To help your decision-making, the Head Coach and players will give regular video briefings. There will also be reports from the training ground and members can submit Opposition Scouting Reports.
I think this is the most radical idea ever introduced to the world of football. It will be interesting to see if this will actually work. One thing is for sure, having 50,000 members discussing team selection every two or so days a week will be one hell of a chaos. Ya, who needs a good manager like Alex Ferguson or Jose Mourinho aye?

1 comment:

weenie said...

I think it's a great idea, though not one without teething problems.

There's a good discussion at http://digg.com/soccer/50_000_football_fans_worldwide_to_buy_an_English_club_and_pick_the_team

Will Brooks actually posts on there too.

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