Bigger clubs than Posh

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Bigger clubs than Posh

Post by bristleposh » 02 Sep 2020, 08:07

In another thread (Ivan Toney) HantsPosh mentions Brentford, Watford and Norwich and refers to the last two as bigger clubs. Purely on league positions and crowds certainly all 3 are. The same can be said of Notts County, Bolton, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Blackpool, Plymouth, Sunderland, & Charlton, who are currently on a par or below us.
There were many times in recent years, that many of us will have travelled to Brighton, Burnley, Leicester, Wolves, Palace 😭, Swansea, Cardiff, Who are currently streets ahead.
Some like Wycombe are temporarily above yet are obviously smaller. What makes a big club. Current league position, history, or just individuals personal preference.
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Re: Bigger clubs than Posh

Post by PoshCynic » 02 Sep 2020, 09:41

1.Level of regular home match gates.
2.Level at which the club plays - those playing in a higher league will usually be bigger clubs.

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Re: Bigger clubs than Posh

Post by stumpy » 02 Sep 2020, 15:51

I think history often plays into the classification of a "bigger club" alongside home attendance, time spent in the higher leagues etc...many of the so called bigger clubs such as Ipswich, Sunderland, Hull who are now in our league have fallen on hard times as they overspent to keep up with the true giants...If having a multi-million pound squad is an indication, Posh are certainly a bigger club and I have seen many rival supporters refer to us as "The Chelsea of the lower leagues"...

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Re: Bigger clubs than Posh

Post by tonyp » 02 Sep 2020, 20:37

Big clubs are those who play in the Premier League, imo.
In the good old non-league days (when we were giantkilllers) big clubs were any of those in the league.
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Re: Bigger clubs than Posh

Post by White G » 16 Sep 2020, 10:49

tonyp wrote:
02 Sep 2020, 20:37
Big clubs are those who play in the Premier League, imo.
In the good old non-league days (when we were giantkilllers) big clubs were any of those in the league.
Strange logic! A club like Bournemouth last season could never be called a bigger club than Leeds United for example.

Big clubs have a large support both home & away, some degree of success in their history, and are generally institutions within their local community.

It's all relative though when you define a big club. Some clubs would see Posh as League One giants, while others would see us as a small provincial club which is poorly backed by it's local population.

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Re: Bigger clubs than Posh

Post by tonyp » 16 Sep 2020, 11:05

White G wrote:
16 Sep 2020, 10:49
It's all relative
:stupid:
And a matter of opinion.
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