Every fan likes to argue that their club has the best supporters in the land, the most vocal, the most passionate, the 12th man if you will but which fans do you think are the best in the Premier League in terms of giving their team the best support?
Manchester United obviously have the most actual fans in terms of numbers and in terms of stadium size but they’ve also been labelled the ‘prawn sandwich brigade’ by one of their own players in the past. Sir Alex Ferguson has also implored his own fans to get behind the team more so whether other fans would regard them as the best is highly debatable even if their away support is amongst the most vocal and highest in numbers in terms of travelling.
Then there’s Newcastle‘s Toon Army were are widely regarded as the most passionate fans in the country but have shown an increasing likeliness to turn on their own players and manager in recent years as a certain Sam Allardyce will no doubt agree. Their North-East rivals Sunderland also flock in their thousands to matches and due to a lack of previous success may well be regarded as the best unwavering support in the top division.
Arsenal fans have been spoilt by some of the best football ever witnessed in the Premier League but they’ve also been criticised for a lack of vocal support for their team with the infamous ‘Highbury Library’ tag in regards to the lack of atmosphere at their old stadium. Have things changed since the move to the Emirates or has Arsenal become more of a corporate money making machine rather than a ground for true vans to support their side.
Clubs such as Everton and Tottenham despite their history have failed to provide sustained success for their fans over the Premier League years but still turn up in their thousands home and away and in their smaller historic stadiums often provide some of the best atmospheres in the top division.
How about the promoted sides and the Baggies in particular. Despite brief stays in the Premier League, the West Brom fans showed their passion and non-stop support despite boing-boinging up and down divisions.
South-Coast high flyers Portsmouth are also renowned for their passion, vocal support and backing of their team throughout matches and can throw in the use of bell-ringing too so cannot be discounted.
So who do you regard as the best set of fans in the Premier League not in size but in terms of unwavering support? Vote, fill in the brief registration and give your reasons why.
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