Five reasons to join the Five Pound Football Club

by Mystical Mike

Saturday, July 17th, 2010
 

Thousands of football fans have pledged their support to a Five Pound Football Club aiming to pool their expertise, passion and resources to help establish Britain’s next loved club.

Football fans can become football club owners for a fiver, helping to transform the fortunes of an unfashionable, lower league club in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland or Wales. The members of our fan-led community decide how to distribute the funds they raise.

This is an alternative fan ownership model – with inspiration being drawn from the Spanish ‘socio’ model, the German ‘50+1’ model and the Supporters Trust model. A group of football fans from around the globe, an online community, can help support a British Barcelona.

The cynics will tell you that it can’t be done – what do ordinary fans know about running a football club? Hundreds of members have joined our community already to prove the doubters wrong – to show that an online community of football fans are serious about contributing to a successful, sustainable club.

For just a fiver? Not quite. In the members’ area, fans read, rate and respond to discussions, including threads on investment in the team budget, facilities and football in the community. Members are encouraged to share your ideas and expertise too. There’s also a Money Back Guarantee:

“If our community has not invested in a club within 18 months of receiving the first payment, the balance of the investment fund contributions will be refunded to members”

1. Join the debate and choose which club to invest in.
2. Share your ideas in front of the other owners
3. Vote on all major decisions – including how to distribute the funds you raise.
4. View highlights of trials, training and matches
5. You’ll be able to run for club president.

Members that help to make the Five Pound Football Club a reality are rewarded. There’s still spaces left to become a founder member – and there’s a referral scheme if you recommend a friend to join. Increase your authority by increasing your contribution – and gain popularity by reading, rating and responding to comments from other members.

Together they are looking to build something amazing. You can help build Britain’s next loved club.

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  • Valderrama

    Great idea. Fans always have the best interests of their clubs at heart. Although this community might not be fans of the chosen club – they’ll have a chance to strengthen ties with the local community and could become everyones second team.

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