Fifteen years ago, media moguls, television companies and later self-interested millionaires and billionaires plowed cash for English football (or football) and changed the top level of the game beyond recognition.
The highest Premiership clubs publish tens of millions of pounds a year worth of profits. Players receive weekly payment checks that exceed the average annual salary in the UK – the best players get four or five times.
And the British government also appears, it is estimated that £ 4.3 billion a year (yes, that's true, £ 4.3 billion) will be taken out of the sport.
So, do you think all these money are flying, everyone wins? Well no. Unfortunately not.
While investors from the United States, Thailand, Russia, and even Iceland, the United States, Thailand, Russia, and even Iceland have ceremonious check-ins in the Premiership clubs, only a fraction of this money drops to lower tournaments. While up to the strength of the highest clubs, clubs in lower lows are somewhat worse than 15 years ago.
Not a season does not go without having to drop half a dozen smaller clubs out of bankruptcy in a last minute. This season is no exception, as Coventry City and Luton Town have already accepted the 10-point punishment that comes into the administration. Bournemouth is rumored to be close to doing the same, just as Leeds United and Boston United get the same experience last year. These clubs are many of those who are dangerously close to leaving the business altogether – a tragic end to the traditions of football.
The simple fact is that the commercial aspects of lower league football are no longer in England. Spirits, ridiculous payouts, agent fees, and the ever-increasing number of television games that reduce gate revenue, all of which make smaller clubs snappy. No wonder some clubs are losing $ 1000 a week.
A terrible picture repeated in repetitive clubs in the country. However, in the midst of financial difficulties, there are tales that are optimistic that football fans are uncomfortable everywhere. In fact, fans have often forgotten themselves, but are indispensable for the success of any football club that Premiership clubs can remember.
It's always more and more fans and, more specifically, fan teams to help and organize the survival of smaller clubs in professional football.
Over 60 English Football Clubs are funded in one or more of the finances. Some teams, such as Exeter City, only exist today because they have been rescued when support teams have invested their own hard cash into their clubs.
The idea of sponsoring trust is not new. In the early 1900's, clubs such as Leicester City called on local people to "work for people" to attract clubs to better players, but in the last 20 years it can only be considered that the concept is truly viable an instrument for financial stabilization of the football club.
Such is the formation of support teams that in 2006, British Sports Minister Richard Caborn asked UEFA to consider the benefits of the fan club ownership not only in the United Kingdom but throughout Europe. The top of the list of considerations was the idea that Sponsorships could have been used to supplement or even fully own the football clubs. As Mr. Caborn is known to be a Fan of Supporters Direct, a company that has organized the creation of many trusts, it is likely that more confidence will develop in the coming years.
Indeed, in the fifteen UK clubs, supporters now account for 100% of the shares and the clubs are fully acquired, and in the last six months this concept has continued to develop. Fan-based web businesses such as MyFootballClub and www.thepeoplesclub.com are pushing the limits of fan owners further.
These initiatives not only provide fans with club property but also on a daily basis. Through online voting, fans can make broad decisions about the club, including team selection in every match, and even recruiting and clearing the manager.
The Ebbsfleet United MyFootballClub 2007 acquisition was a pioneering move towards the new fan-owner, and ThePeopleClub.com uses its own acquisition at the end of the 2007/08 season. Similar models have already appeared in other European counties, including France, Denmark and Israel.
While the soccer traders are flipping programs, primarily with fans' doubts. all of these systems can bring a potentially significant investment level for the clubs they want to buy – often 1 million pounds per year. There are very few clubs in the lower league of English soccer that can afford to replace that kind of annual cash injection.
In the world of football, these schemes are no longer a glamor, but a necessity. Whether you agree with the concept of web based fan models or simply love the neighboring afternoon on the club's terrace, sooner or later you may need to put your hand in your pocket and invest in your own cash to keep your club a new season.
There is no doubt that billionaires and large companies continue to pump money into the top end of English football, but fan ownership can be a chance for smaller clubs not just to survive?
Source by SBOBET