20,000 fans now own and run a football club. Equally.

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Talk about crowd sourcing. 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 the £700,000 necessary for the takeover and will all own an equal share in the club, be able to vote on transfers, player selection and major decisions. Ebbsfleet chairman Jason Botley told the BBC “We are united in believing this is a great opportunity.” What we need next is a text messaging system so that the fans can control which players are put on or taken off during the game…

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