erinnert Ihr Euch? Vor einiger Zeit haben Fußballfans in England Geld gesammelt, um einen Club aufzukaufen, damit das „alles viel besser läuft“. Read Write Web berichtet darüber und zeigt ein weiteres Beispiel auf, es geht dabei um einen US Baseball-Verein, dem das gleiche passiert war. Ergebnis?
In the first half of 2006, the Flyers were a respectable club. They had a record of 31-17 and lead the Northern League’s Southern Division. In the second half, under the guidance of armchair managers, as MSN called fans who participated in the Fan Club site, the team went 15-33, the worst record in the league, and turned a promising start into a disappointing fourth place finish.
By the end of the season, manager Andy McCauley, who was initially wary of the idea, had grown tired of it. The fans routinely made oddball decisions — like batting the team’s slow, low on-base percentage catcher in the two spot — and the team was losing.