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Leeds Saved From MyFootballClub

MyFootballClub, the website set up with a view to purchase a football club has succeeded in it’s aims by agreeing in principle to take over Ebbsfleet United.

The concept was to persuade football fans to part with £35 of their hard earned cash in order to share the chance to own a football club, and vote on a number of different aspects surrounding the business, including team selection!

Ever since the crazy idea was announced, there has been a long running vote on just which club that the membership should be taking an interest in. Leeds United had been the #1 target for MyFootballClub, however since the announcement that Ebbsfleet had agreed to the takeover they have since pushed The Whites into the #2 spot. Manchester United, were number 10.

The idea in which members of a website decide the team selections for matches is somewhat of an interesting one; however doubters of the concept have already voiced their concerns.

Birmingham City co-owner David Gold has already told of his scepticism: 'A manager ceases to be a manager if he can't pick the team,' he told BBC Online.

'If the fans vote on who plays in each position the manager might as well just be the trainer. If you don't pick the players, you're not the manager.

'I think a manager would find it frustrating if the fans made a couple of changes and the team lost.'


Uncle Ken suddenly doesn’t seem quite so bad after all.


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Writer: LUFC1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 14 2007

Time: 2:10PM

Your Comments

Bit dodgy if you ask me..Trying to everyone to agree...ummmm
kazza
i was gonna sign up for that but i argue on footy manager never mind with any old person with £35
mouldy_old_maki
How can 20,000 people agree on whose going to play on Saturday? I ca see it all going wrong.
dazza71
Not going to work in a million years!
will it ever happen
so you're loving Uncle Ken these days?
merlin
as for the 20,000 can you imagine it - Player 1 you're playing, Player 2 you might be playing, Player 3 you're not, Player 4 it's the Bush Tucker chalenge for you!
merlin
Very good merlin. Just the craziest idear i have ever heard of a late!!
will it ever happen
 

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