An interesting table has been published, showing what the Premier League would look like if it was made up of the 20 clubs with the biggest capacities.

Switching to that would see nine of the current PL clubs sent on their way, with eight from the Championship and one from League Two replacing them.

The Premier League would gain Sunderland, Aston Villa, Sheff Wed, Sheff Utd, Cardiff, Coventry, Middlesbrough, Derby and Leeds.

Whilst losing…Burnley, Swansea, Watford, Huddersfield, Brighton, Stoke, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and West Brom.

The 20 Premier League clubs if based on highest stadium capacity, compiled by Sporting Intelligence:

premier league

Would you prefer the capacity-based Premier League?

I can’t really say I would miss playing any of the nine clubs that would be lost, not fixtures that you look forward to in any way (in my opinion).

In contrast, I think to greater or lesser extents, matches against Sunderland, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa all have some meaning, especially if you have a few years on the clock. Whilst others such as Derby and Sheffield United would at least have decent away followings, unlike the feeble efforts of clubs such as Stoke City at the last home match.

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  • Andy Mac

    Sorry if it means providing the makems with a swift route back into the promised land then I’m 100% against it. I see a decade of suffering for the unwashed and I wouldnt want to miss it !

    • cc

      totally agree with us playing them in the odd cup game just to dash their hopes even more with the gulf in class

  • gallowgate26

    What I’ve noticed is that we’re soon to slip out of the top 6. If Chelsea ever get their new 60,000 stadium built, make that the top 7!

    • Andy Mac

      I’m not sure Wet Spam are getting more than 59k as the capacity has been reassessed at 60k However it’ll be 7 next season when Spuds return to WHL plus (N)Everton’s ground relocation is in the pipeline.

    • Down Under Mag

      Maybe there will be an olympics ground paid for by the tax payer that we can get given like West Ham or Man City….I bet there would be some kind of “unfair” call on that if we ever did that!

      • cc

        maybe we should host the commonwealth games, then you bet wahtch them try and charge us for the expanded ground

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Not sure who’s having a bigger ground built?

      Edit, I forgot about spurs

      • cc

        Boobi admitting to an oversight in forgetting spurs people on here may start to see you in a new light lol

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    This game out just in time to see the mackems get trucked in Ipswitch. Off to league one.

  • Danimal

    Firstly, of course, the teams/clubs should be there on footballing merit, not on stadium/crowd size. Second, there is an argument kicking about that attendances don’t matter any more as other commercial activities (i.e. TV, shirts etc) are more important. Under “Mike” we manage to fail on footballing merit, punch below our weight on attendance and have diminishing commercial returns. Pretty incredible – over to you Sir Bobbi Clarko of Monkseaton….

  • Geordiegiants

    Fuk the Imbreds let them rot! Gilligham here they come.

  • Steve Pearce

    Don’t worry – our new owners will expand SJP to over 60000 capacity. As for the Makems when they reach League One they will be forced to sell the land their stadium sits on and will be playing their matches on Roker Beach to crowds of 30 or 40 brain damaged idiots….

  • Peter Stabler

    What about basing the league on the weight of the ownership? We would p*ss it.