An endless modern day Premier League era argument is which clubs are bigger than others.
Your point of view tends to be largely swayed as to the circumstances of your own club.
Picking out the characteristics that portray your club in the best light.
The excellent Four Four Two have taken on the challenge when ranking each of the current 20 Premier League clubs.
They have taken into account five different factors when arriving at their conclusions.
Those factors being:
These are the Four Four Two rankings from top to bottom and their write-up on Newcastle United is also below:
As you can see, Newcastle were currently ranked the eighth ‘biggest’ of the 20 Premier League clubs and this is what Four Four Two had to say about NUFC:
“The doziest of sleeping giants.
“A football club that hasn’t won a major honor since 1955 (the last of six FA Cups, preceded by four top-division titles) yet retains a mystique.
“A big part of that is the loud and loyal fans, packing the 52,000-capacity St James’ Park despite the often dire fayre on offer.
“Their lofty position here is helped by Newcastle getting good just as the Premier League was booming post-Euro ’96. Kevin Keegan’s side which finished second twice in 1996 and 1997 are recalled lovingly by neutrals as well as by the Georgie nation.
“Since that there have been highs (Champions League exploits under Bobby Robson) and lows (two relegations, although the club bounced back straight away both times).
“They’re currently struggling under an owner who seems to think it’s OK that one of England’s best-supported sides has a net transfer spend lower than several Championship sides.
“Yet this still feel like a big club, despite the Magpies misplacing their eye for silverware.”
Agree with pretty much most of that, although not too sure about the ‘Georgie’ nation.