I am looking to start up an online soccer magazine.
The site needs to be professional looking and easy to maintain/update.
Features that are required:
Message Boards - moderated with registration.
Store/Shop (ecommerce) - Capable
Newsletter - Capable
Search - Site Only
User registration (ability to perhaps sell subscriptions eventually)
I would like the site to have a home page that is easily updated with breaking/recent news and have linked navagation from the home page to all team pages. I want each team page to have recent team news, schedules, results, stats, roster, etc. as well as be linked to the team message board.
I want things to be linked as much as possible. For example, when someone clicks on a team roster I want them to click on a name and get a player profile and if someone clicks on a result (score) I want them to be taken to the match report (a sample soccer site is [url removed, login to view]).
For each match report I want the ability to include not only a narrative with stats, but I also want to be able to rate the players from 4-10 depending on how well they performed. I want my users to be able to rate the players as well and both esoccernews' ratings and user ratings should update real-time (refer to [url removed, login to view];clid=41&cpid=8 for an example).
The most important thing is that the site needs to be easily updated. I need page templates that I can easily add photos/text to and have everything linked together.
I would suggest that you look around at other soccer/football/sport sites and see what looks good and what doesn't and then propose accordingly.
If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks!