You may have heard about the guy in England who started a website that aims to sign up 50,000 people to give 35 pounds in order to buy a soccer club that will then be run on a day-to-day basis by all the members. If not, take a look at these links... http://myfootballclub.co.uk/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6639407.stm While the revenue-generating aspect of this is brilliant I'm not so sure about the rest of the business model. Read the FAQs on his site and you'll see what I mean. They actually intend to have over 50,000 people vote each week for the line-up and tactics of each game. They also plan to force votes on every single transfer. That along with other restrictions on club management means the product on the field is unlikely to ever match the investment made by the members. I think there is a real possibility in buying a club the way this guy is going about it (as evidenced by the 15,000 members he's gotten in a short period of time) but I would prefer as a member to have less control of the day-to-day. Members would still have much more say than other clubs. Just not too much. Unlike the plan above, I would prefer a cap on the number of members. The reason for this is we would not be conducting some sort of science project like this guy is. Instead, I would want a return on my investment in the form of quality on the field and equity in the club. Anyone else interested? PM Me. I'd like to hear from everyone interested but I could really use the help of web developers, solicitors and other business folks.