In the spirit of provoking a dialectic of possible worlds I came across an interesting model of football club ownership this weekend when I read about Ebbsfleet United Football Club:
Fans’ community website MyFootballClub has agreed a deal to take over Blue Square Premier outfit Ebbsfleet United.
The 20,000 MyFootballClub members have each paid £35 to provide a £700,000 takeover pot and they will all own an equal share in the club.
In a landmark for English football, members will vote on player selection, transfers and all major decisions. BBC November 2007
It’s interesting to reflect upon David Sullivan’s reservations about the scheme:
“My heart says it’s marvellous that fans can own a club and vote on any decision of consequence, but in reality it won’t work.
Contrast that with the fact the team recently won the FA Trophy Final and appear to be going from strength to strength.
And my point? – would it work for schools???