In 2005, a band of disillusioned Manchester United fans formed their own club - FC United of Manchester - and it is clearly no passing fad.
Plans are in place to build their own stadium in Newton Heath, the area where 'big' United started out back in the 19th century. It's hoped a "community share" scheme will raise £1.5m of the £3.5m they need.
More details of that here: www.fc-utd.co.uk/communitysh...
On the pitch, things have not always gone according to plan... but the Evo-Stik League Premier Division side have definitely made their mark in this season's FA Cup, where they have reached the first round proper for the first time.
FC will have a worldwide audience on Friday night when their tie with Rochdale is screened on ESPN, and there will be more than 3,000 FC fans watching at Spotland.
I spoke to an FC fan about what the last five years have been like, and you can read his story here: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foo...
I admire the principles behind FC, and I'm sure some of you share
the concerns of the fans that set the new club up. It wasn't just the arrival of the Glazers at Old Trafford - just as much to do with the direction modern top-level football has taken.
So, let me know your thoughts on FC's story, and also whether you think fan-owned clubs could (or should) work at a higher level.