cletus Posted October 17, 2009 Share Posted October 17, 2009 IF YOU HAD TO DO A LIST OF WHO THE BIGGEST CLUBS IN ENGLAND ARE, IN WHAT ORDER WOULD YOU PUT THEM? There`s plenty of things to consider:- trophies, fan-base, tradition, stadia, current success, past success, catchment area, size of city/town etc.... In recent times the BIG four have been MAN UTD, LIVERPOOL, ARSENAL & CHELSEA, but during the 80s the BIG five were seen as LIVERPOOL, MAN UTD, ARSENAL, SPURS & EVERTON. MAN UNITED are way out in front when it comes to fan numbers. They`re only 2nd to Liverpool trophy-wise. LIVERPOOL are tops in the silverware league, but Anfield only holds 45,000 CHELSEA are relative new-comers to the BIG club gang. They spent time in the old 2nd div back in the 80s. NEWCASTLE are generally seen as a massive club, but have had little to show for it over the last 50yrs. Add their current position in the 1st div. SUNDERLAND had 47,000 crowd today (bigger than Anfield or a White hart lane) ARSENAL have only recently moved into a 60,000 seater stadium. Highbury was only a 36,000 ground. They have history in bucketfulls, but are they bigger than Spurs? ASTON VILLA have a grand old ground, but sometimes struggle to fill it. They`ve won the league, FA & european cups. SPURS always sell out their ground, but it holds less than 40,000. They have lots of history. MAN CITY have new billionaire owners, a 50,000 seater stadium & what`s looking like a rosy future, but are they bigger than clubs like Spurs or Villa? So, it`s up to you. I think everybody would agree MAN UNITED would be No1 in a list of BIGGEST CLUBS IN ENGLAND and LIVERPOOL would probably get most peoples No2, but who`s the biggest in clubs like SPURS & VILLA? CHELSEA & ARSENAL? LEEDS & HULL? FOREST & BUMLEY? EVERTON & CITY? Does tradition & trophies rank higher than recent success & billionaires? Does history & fan-base rank higher than current league position. Starting with the biggest, what`s your TOP 20 BIGGEST ENGLISH CLUBS??? discuss.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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