Which English Premier League Team Should You Support?
You got: Stoke City
Though they’re not exactly known for the beauty of their football, if there’s one thing that Stoke can offer you it’s consistency. No club visiting the Britannia is in for an easy ride. On the down side, your nickname kinda sucks. UP THE POTTERS!
You got: Crystal Palace
Just a few months ago they were dead and buried, but like a phoenix (or eagle) from the ashes Palace are a club on the rise. They’re now a club that no one wants to play, and are undoubtedly destined for bigger things next season!
You got: Sunderland
Life is hard for Sunderland fans at the moment — relegation is looking almost inevitable, which kind of sucks. But on the plus side your mascot is two black cats. Cats are cool. So it’s not all bad.
You got: West Ham United
If you’re not sure whether this is a good thing or not, just watch Elijah Wood play an American geek-turned-football hooligan in “Green Street”. Do it. It will change your life.
You got: Hull City
Tigers are badass. Enough said.
You got: Norwich City
OK, so The Canaries may be struggling at the wrong end of the table, but their yellow and green kit is rather fetching. You win some you lose some.
You got: Swansea City
It was relatively recently that The Swans nearly dropped out of the Football League altogether. A few years and three promotions later and they became Wales’ first representatives in the Premier League. Never write off the Welsh.
You got: Aston Villa
One of the Premier League’s few ever-present clubs, The Villains were once champions of Europe. A lot has changed in recent years, and they’re now more likely to be found at the wrong end of the table, but for a club of this size you can be sure they’ll be back.
You got: Southampton
There aren’t many teams as enjoyable to watch as The Saints. Not only did they produce the world’s most expensive player in Gareth Bale, but they’ve now got a seemingly endless crop of young English talent that has made them the envy of every club in the country.
You got: Newcastle United
Newcastle are famous for many things. Alan Shearer’s record breaking number of goals. Kevin Keegan’s live-on-TV rant at Alex Ferguson. Losing one of the greatest games the league has ever seen. But better than all that? One of their fans once punched a horse.
You got: Fulham
The friendliest club in the league by a mile. Off pitch, however, Fulham are best known for (briefly) being the owners of the most disturbing Michael Jackson statue you’ve ever seen. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, Google it!
You got: Chelsea
A once quite good club made very good thanks to the cash injection of billionaire Roman Abramovitch, Chelsea are not many people’s favourite club as a result. But what you can’t deny is that they’ve been one of the best teams of the last ten years, and have every chance of taking the league title this season.
You got: Manchester United
Loved by their fans, loathed by pretty much everyone else, the most successful side in Premier League history (by a country mile) are finding things a little harder this season. But don’t worry, they’ll be back. Sigh.
You got: Tottenham Hotspur
After selling the world’s most expensive player, Spurs bought almost every footballer there’s every been. Sadly, this hasn’t worked out for them so far, but there’s no doubt that there’ll come back stronger next year. Though after taking hammerings from most of the other big clubs this year, things couldn’t really get much worse.
You got: Manchester City
Responsible for the most ridiculous end to a season you’ll ever see, City are a team taken from perennial mediocrity to unprecedented success thanks to very, very, VERY rich owners. Take nothing away from them, on paper they’re terrifying, and in real life it doesn’t get much easier.
You got: Everton
Over the last ten years they’ve been one of the more consistent teams in the league, but throw in a new manager and suddenly Everton are mixing it with the big boys and show no signs of faltering. Things are looking up on the blue half of Merseyside. COYB.
You got: Arsenal
On their day Arsenal play the best looking football you’re ever likely to see. And if that wasn’t enough, they’ve got probably the comfiest seats in the whole league. What’s not to love?!
You got: Liverpool
A once great club who haven’t tasted success in the league in 24 years. But unbelievably to many, including their own fans, the wait COULD very nearly be over. YNWA.