Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool: Fans of the 92 Premier League & Football League clubs ranked

  • Kobe Tong
Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.

The 92 Premier League and Football League clubs form a large part of the sports culture in England and Wales.

While it’s worth reiterating that the country’s football offerings most certainly don’t end in the fourth tier, there’s no denying that the challenge of visiting the entire 92 is one that’s coveted amongst supporters.

From the glitz and glamour of the Premier League to the humble charm of League Two, you truly are a dedicated fan if you’ve traversed each and every step of the nation’s so-called ‘league’ pyramid.

The “92”

However, even if you’re still on the journey to ticking off every club in England and Wales’ four strongest leagues, the chances are that you will have already established some favourites.

At the end of the day, some away days are better than others, whether that’s down to the stadium, the pubs around the ground, the food on offer or just the memories you hold dearest from your trips there.

But of all the variables that make a trip to one of the 92 either memorable or forgettable, it’s the atmosphere rustled up by the fans that is without a doubt the most important of them.

1 of 20
p1fp9n3ajj88b14ntsgc2oppkk3.jpg

Let’s start easy: What was Tottenham’s old ground called?

You’ll know from personal experience which clubs have the best home and away support having either seen their fans belting out chants for 90 minutes at the top of their lungs or, well, going about their best library impression.

And from there, you will probably have certain opinions about which clubs you consider to have the best and worst supporters out of the legendary 92.

“BACK ME NOT RONALDO! THIS IS A DISGRACE! RANT!” (Football Terrace)

YouTuber ranks the 92 by their fans

Now, hold onto that thought, because that’s exactly the road that YouTuber ‘Fusion Josh’ has gone down this month with a fascinating video in which he ranks all 92 fanbases from ‘Tinpot’ to ‘Absolutely massive’.

Using the classic Tiermaker format and calling upon his opinion and his opinion alone, he took on the unenviable task of trying to decide which of England’s biggest clubs has the best fans of the bunch.

Fair play to the lad for even taking on the challenge, never mind voicing his opinion on each of the clubs he’s experienced, so be sure to check out his full video and the final selections that he made down below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPtwuVfhGUI

Never experienced

Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Cheltenham Town, Crewe Alexandra, Exeter City, Hull City, Fleetwood Town, Grimsby Town, Northampton Town, Newport County, Oxford United, Port Vale, Preston North End, Salford City, Stoke City, Sheffield United, Sutton United and Shrewsbury Town

Stoke's Bet365 Stadium.
Soccer Football – England – Championship – Stoke City v Hull City – bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Britain – September 25, 2021 General view inside the stadium during the warm up Action Images/John Clifton EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Tinpot

Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Barrow, Bournemouth, Wycombe Wanderers, Burton Albion, Crawley Town, Morecambe, Walsall and Harrogate Town

Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 08: General view inside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Peterborough United at Vitality Stadium on March 08, 2022 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Poor

Brentford, Burnley, Carlisle United, Colchester United, Doncaster Rovers, Forest Green Rovers, Fulham, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Peterborough United, Rochdale, Stevenage, Watford and West Bromwich Albion

Fulham fans cheer.
Soccer Football – Championship – Sheffield United v Fulham – Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain – May 7, 2022 Fulham fans before the match Action Images/John Clifton EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Bang average

Charlton Athletic, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, MK Dons, Norwich City, Reading, Swansea City, Rotherham United, Southampton, Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic

Norwich fans at Carrow Road.
Soccer Football – Premier League – Norwich City v West Ham United – Carrow Road, Norwich, Britain – May 8, 2022 Norwich City fans in the stands Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Decent

Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge United, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Manchester City, Lincoln City, Manchester United, Millwall, Queens Park Rangers, Stockport County, Swindon Town, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Chelsea's Stamford Bridge.
Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – May 7, 2022 General view inside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Elite

Arsenal, Birmingham City, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City, Crystal Palace, Derby County, Hartlepool United, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest

Liverpool fans at Anfield.
Soccer Football – Premier League – Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – May 22, 2022 Liverpool fans hold their scarves aloft inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Absolutely massive

Aston Villa, Coventry City, Everton, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham United

Newcastle fans at St. James' Park.
Soccer Football – Premier League – Newcastle United v Watford – St James’ Park, Newcastle, Britain – January 15, 2022 Newcastle United fans inside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Who do you think has the best fans?

Interesting. Very interesting.

Ultimately, just as ‘Fusion Josh’ outlines at the start of the video, you can only ever go off your personal experiences and it’s always possible that you saw a club’s fans on a particularly good or bad day.

And it goes without saying that everybody’s individual club is ‘absolutely massive’ in their own minds because of what it means to them personally.

Then again, having said that, it would be a pretty tough argument to make that Accrington Stanley and Harrogate should replace Leeds and Newcastle in the top tier even if you’ve got their badge tattooed on your face.

Leeds fans cheering.
Soccer Football – Premier League – Leeds United v Everton – Elland Road, Leeds, Britain – August 21, 2021 General view of Leeds United fans inside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Chris Radburn EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club /league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

But we’re willing to listen if you fancy trying!

News Now - Sport News