Monday, September 03, 2007


Well I've finally gone and done it....I've bought a share in a football club. Bizarrely it's not Wigan - I can't afford a Premier League club and Mr Whelan is running things quite nicely - I've signed up for a share in 'MyFootballClub'

Perhaps for the first time in football history, fans have been given the opportunity to buy and then take control of a professional football club – both on and off the pitch. Every MyFootballClub member has an equal say in team selection, player transfers and the running of the club. Members own the club through their MyFootballClub Trust, and together will attempt to guide the football club to success.

I have chosen Halifax for several reasons: firstly, both my children were born in Halifax hospital, secondly, Halifax are on the verge of financial extinction - see
and thirdly, they fit the criteria of a lower league club with the potential for expansion.
The most popular club, as voted for by MyFootballClub members, and the one that most closely meets the following criteria, will be purchased:
  • 51% or more of the football club shares can be bought
  • There is none, or a manageable debt
  • The club has the potential to reach the Premiership
  • The size of the stadium and the availability of public transport
  • The club is amenable to our approach

When you pay your membership fee, you will become a member of the MyFootballClub Trust. The Trust will purchase a controlling interest in the football club, in effect making you a joint owner of your football club. The MyFootballClub membership fee is £35. £27.50 will go towards purchasing a football club, buying new players and other club expenditure. £7.50 will go towards the administration of the MyFootballClub Trust and the building and management of the MyFootballClub website.

Looks like Fantasy Football can become a reality. Why not sign up and maybe save Halifax Town in the process.

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