Here’s Your Chance to Own .00002% of a Champion

cambridge-united.jpgWhat’s worse than an American buying a historical English soccer club? How about 50,000 people on the Internet each pitching in some money to buy a club? That’s what a new website is attempting to do. is asking for donations of ?35 from 50,000 people in an attempt to buy a lowly English soccer club.

50,000 MyFootballClub members are about to bid for an English football club. They will make history together, voting on team selection and on which players to buy and sell.

Members will attempt to guide the club up the leagues, sharing equal ownership and control. Just like a football management game ? but for real.

While trying to avoid the obvious fact that this will never pick up enough steam to be successful, it’d be one hell of a fun time. There’s a reason millions of people around the world play Hattrick and Football Manager. It’s because everyone feels they can do a respectable job as manager. Current voting shows that people are favoring the purchase of tiny Cambridge United, a team currently wallowing in England’s Nationwide Conference, four divisions below the mighty English Premiership. Wouldn’t it be fun to build them into a respectable club?

All contributers to the club will have an equal say in setting the team’s lineup and formation for matches. So when Cambridge United gets trampled 5-0, you can’t blame anybody but yourself. After all, they’re partly your team. This idea probably won’t get very far off the ground but if 45,000 people sign up by this afternoon, we’ll let you know. See you at the Champions League.

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  • spannac April 27, 2007, 11:50 am

    Ryan, nice piece. Interesting site. Bit of a contradiction there tho. If ‘millions of people’ do love Champ Manager and Hattrick, isn’t that why it will pick up steam? Should be interesting anyway. Just heard southampton football team is about to be bought by Mr Gates’ partner, so its certainly in the news all this takeover stuff.

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