Well now you can! There are sites online that will actually allow you and many others to own a football team, granted most of these sites are in the UK, I have yet to see a real one done in the US, but nonetheless this is a really cool thing to get into. The main concept is that you and other members in the community will pay a fee, and for that you get to make decisions about the team. Before every match, the members of the community you belong to have a say in team selection. They can back the coaching staff’s judgement, or choose to pick the team and formation themselves.
Paying members also get to vote on other fundamental decisions, from setting a weekly playing budget to deciding on season ticket prices to approving certain brands such as Nike or Adidas as the club’s supplier and its designs. Upon becoming a member of the trust, members gain voting rights on all aspects of the clubs activities, from team tactics, buying and selling players, and choosing sponsors.
Some of these sites also have forums and chat rooms which allow you to communicate with other members of the community, and they also allow you the ability to talk about special interests regarding the team, such as some of the topics mentioned above. A few of these sites are already established, meaning the football club is already in action. However, in other cases the club just wants to get a feel for the people and see if they are interested.
What’s really nice about this is that there is no pressure about joining but, if you are interested (even just a little bit) you can fill out a no obligation interest form. This isn’t some scientific form or anything just fill out your name, email address, country your located and your comments. This is more or less a real life fantasy football game, so if you like fantasy football (who doesn’t), then this is something you would be interested in!
On most of the sites I have seen the membership is under 40 pounds which is clearly a fantastic price for something like this. I mean, you get to actually “control” the football team guys! I’m sure there are very few men (or women) that haven’t dreamed about this awesome chance, or even salivated about it (just a little bit) I know I have! This is definitely worth the price and its worth checking out!