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Web FC

Webfclogo Web FC is, as the name suggests, a football club run on the web.  The subscribers, ‘fans’, decide who is picked in the squad, what the training regime should be and even what sort of disciplinary action is taken when players step out of line.  It’s reality TV taken that one step further; fantasy football league made real. Collectively you are the boss.  Your decisions matter.  The better your decision making the more points you aquire and the more authority over team affairs you have.  It’s all in French as this team are in some French amateur league based in Caen, Normandy.  I understand very little french beyond la piscine and traverse la rue so I can’t elaborate further on how successful or not this approach is but I gather from an article in The Times [subsciption based service] on 27th Sept entitled ‘amateurs thrive on net results’, that they’ve had two consecutive league promotions so there must be something in it.  What a novel idea it would be to have a lower league English or Welsh team run on this basis, blow the myths about football management.  I mean we all believe we know better than the managers don’t we…