fan-owned-clubs

Football clubs are local institutions and, as such, belong to the community. In the UK there is a laissez-faire approach to operating football clubs, with the 'fit and proper person' test proven to be, time and time again, nothing more than an unenforceable joke...
The story of Portsmouths near demise has been catalogued in huge depth and by far better scribes than me over the past few years. What is truly uplifting is the refusal of the Portsmouth fans to let their club die when, frankly, it looked a hopeless cause.