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How Big Do You Think Your Club Is? We’ve Got Some Interesting Numbers

Another good read from our partner site HarryHotspur this morning. We may keep him on for another month afterall.

One familiar stick fans beat each other with is the the cry of ‘small club!’ Size in football seems to be a real worry to some people. Here’s what the boy Hotspur had to say…

Whilst randomly pressing buttons on the Barclays Premiership Fantasy Football website …it became evident that there was some almost interesting information there.

In the absence of a formal census, the figures you can pull out give a snapshot of support levels across the top flight teams. Now obviously this isn’t exactly the word of God. But it is the word of over 2 million people who when asked told the site who they supported.

The limitations are obvious. They don’t include the fans who don’t play this particular fantasy game nor those fans who’s support is undying, but they are too thick/impoverished/generally disinterested in the Internet.

Man Utd 605,562

Liverpool 407,547

Arsenal 309,053

Chelsea 207,761

Tottenham 119,606

Man City 63,846

Newcastle 58,665

Everton 52,166

Aston Villa 49,774

West Ham 44,502

Sunderland 19,917

Fulham 18,196

Blackburn 17,286

Blackpool 17,243

Wolves 17,155

Birmingham 13,379

Stoke City 12,185

Bolton 12,175

West Brom 8,854

Wigan 6,946

My observations would be as follows.

Newcastle fans think they are a big because when they walk around Newcastle city centre everyone’s wearing the shirt.  Blackburn’s figures indicate Venky’s didn’t buy into a chicken dinner (winner) so much as a dead duck.

West Ham are even more deluded with their Olympic stadium plans than I thought they were. Chelsea are definitely suffering from a post Jose slump and lastly, virtually every second person you meet still claims to be a Man United fan!


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