New feature idea - Arsenal players stock exchange
So I've been toying around with this idea for some time now, which is a virtual stock exchange where you invest actual money into Arsenal players. The mechanics are just the same as a real stock exchange, only difference being company == player.
Just wanted to start a discussion about it and see what you guys think.
One issue I have is that although technically it's not really that difficult to build, it all depends on volume of trade for it to work...so there must be some form of incentive for many people to use it, above the potential money-making aspect of course.
Another issue is long-term incentive, as in: why should you invest £40 in ten Ozil shares today when this virtual stock exchange actually doesn't give you any form of physical ownership of any kind? I mean the concept is that you could perhaps sell your ten shares for £50 in a few months...it's the same incentive as a real stock exchange - profit - but why should you trust that you can actually sell them at a later stage? I guess this is where volume of trade comes in again.
Anyway, thoughts? Questions? Call me a moron? Tell me I'm pretty? Poke holes in my idea? Suggestions?