No instances where fans have bought a club. Maybe where one individual has bought a club. To my knowledge though there is not a groundswell for change. I have watched the NFL team in my city for the last five years they have been terrible. The US was ok in the World Cup 2010. I don't have enough money, and the clubs I root for are run pretty well thank you very much. No it is not like buying a gadget. People have favorite restaurants, only buy certain cars, buy certain brands of shirts (Ralph Lauren) for me. Ever heard of brand loyalty. Guess not. Did it work for the Scottish clubs? Maybe the Spanish clubs should try it. You should know this - there are no guarantees in life. Sports clubs don't exist in a bubble. Just like any business they can fail.