Literally never. Poisonous ownership is the worst thing a team can possibly have.
Are we talking within a period of the next 5 years or do you mean NEVER?
Clarence Goodson -> Brøndby. Do it.
Thanks, that does help a lot. Not too attached to any of the American players so that's not a big deal for me.
I don't follow the Premier League, but because you're a yank, you should follow a team where a yank plays (Dempsey -> Fulham, Tim Howard -> Everton).
I hope this can help you a little bit.
edit: Arsenal is another great option, forget about winning first place, but they usually manage to do good (3, 4 place). They play good looking football.
I might end up doing this for a little while before choosing. I'd rather have a team to call my own because I like being a fan of a certain team. I guess that's sort of circular reasoning but you don't get the highest highs (nor the lowest lows) if you aren't a fan of a specific team, at least that's my experience with NA sports. Being emotionally invested makes following things a bit more fun.
Why do you need to pick a team? Just watch a few matches see if you like any of the clubs maybe make a few bets. I've been watching the premier league for the past two seasons and still don't have a favored club.