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Don't ask me why I thought of this but for some reason it popped into my mind when I was out jogging as random shit tends to.

Anyway, lets say the FA come to you saying you're the only guy that can do this. They're doing away with promotion and relegation and isolating the premiership. They want you to pick the 20 clubs that should be allowed to play in it. Who do you pick?

Based on the history, size and traditions of the clubs I pick

Arsenal
Aston Villa
Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea
Derby County
Everton
Leeds United
Liverpool
Manchester City
Manchester United
Middlesbrough
Newcastle United
Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday
Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Though I'm not sure if I should maybe switch Wolves with West Brom.
 

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that looks ok, but i'd maybe bribe them to put in Huddersfield for Spurs, just for the Chapman factor. :thmbup:
 

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Decent list. Perhaps add Coventry? They were a Div1/Premier League main stay for over 40 years before finally being relegated. I'd drop Bolton for them, as I don't like Bolton.
 

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I did consider Coventry along with Southampton. I didn't pick them because they didn't really win much save for a cup each whereas Bolton have the tradition that goes back to Nat Lofthouse.

I was closer to putting Fulham on the list than them, Preston too.
 

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Rob Edwards said:
I did consider Coventry along with Southampton. I didn't pick them because they didn't really win much save for a cup each whereas Bolton have the tradition that goes back to Nat Lofthouse.

I was closer to putting Fulham on the list than them, Preston too.
why were u close to putting fulham in? they've never won anything. We've won the league more times than chelsea (until this season neway), west ham and bolton. and won it as many times as spurts. we've just been rubbish for 50 years
 

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Looking at history, size and traditions, I'd say pretty much the same as Rob, though I'd make room for Preston, not sure where though.

This got me thinking, what would be my dream league of 20, looking at localness/rivalries/teams you'd just want in there, so I've made one for that

1. Derby
2. Forest
3. Leeds
4. Stoke
5. Leicester
6. Aston Villa
7. Sheff Utd
8. Sheff Wed
9. Wolves
10. Birmingham
11. Notts County
12. Chesterfield
13. Liverpool
14. Man Utd
15. West Brom
16. Man City
17. Newcastle
18. Arsenal
19. Coventry
20 Burton :)

Well that wasted some time before I go to bed.
 

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Burton? :D ;)

1. Manchester United
2. Arsenal
3. Chelsea
4. Newcastle
5. Aston Villa
6. Liverpool
7. Tottenham
8. Leeds
9. Sheffield United
10. Derby County
11. Southampton
12. Portsmouth
13. Everton
14. Sunderland
15. Ipswich
16. Coventry
17. Birmingham
18. Charlton
19. Stoke City
20. Reading
 

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Hmmm on history and past glories add a bit of attendance into the mixture ....

1. Arsenal
2. Man Utd
3. Chelsea
4. Tottenham Hotspur
5. Wolves
6. West Brom
7. Aston Vanilla
8. Preston North End
9. Liverpool
10. Everton
11. Man City
12. Notts Forest
13. Newcastle
14. Leeds
15. Portsmouth
16. Sheffield Wednesday
17. West Ham
18. Man City
19. Bolton
20. Huddersfield Town

Teams not in it (how to slag off teams politely ;) )
Blackburn - no fans and bought 1 title.
Birmingham - what have they ever won? ;) No doubt HUGE fan base though.
Boro - Never won a lot and never a consistent top flight club.
Charlton - never amounted to much enjoying their best spell ever in the top flight
Fulham - Some history, but again never amounted to much.
Palace - see Fulham
Coventry - 1 FAC win, you must be joking!
 

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Balis-of-Steel said:
Hmmm on history and past glories add a bit of attendance into the mixture ....

1. Arsenal
2. Man Utd
3. Chelsea
4. Tottenham Hotspur
5. Wolves
6. West Brom
7. Aston Vanilla
8. Preston North End
9. Liverpool
10. Everton
11. Man City
12. Notts Forest
13. Newcastle
14. Leeds
15. Portsmouth
16. Sheffield Wednesday
17. West Ham
18. Man City
19. Bolton
20. Huddersfield Town

Teams not in it (how to slag off teams politely ;) )
Blackburn - no fans and bought 1 title.
Birmingham - what have they ever won? ;) No doubt HUGE fan base though.
Boro - Never won a lot and never a consistent top flight club.
Charlton - never amounted to much enjoying their best spell ever in the top flight
Fulham - Some history, but again never amounted to much.
Palace - see Fulham
Coventry - 1 FAC win, you must be joking!

very good list. no scum either? altho theyll say they didnt win the fa cup with a fluke goal tho and spend 40 years in the top flight doing fcuk all
 

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HajdukSplit said:
Burton? :D ;)

1. Manchester United
2. Arsenal
3. Chelsea
4. Newcastle
5. Aston Villa
6. Liverpool
7. Tottenham
8. Leeds
9. Sheffield United
10. Derby County
11. Southampton
12. Portsmouth
13. Everton
14. Sunderland
15. Ipswich
16. Coventry
17. Birmingham
18. Charlton
19. Stoke City
20. Reading
Where the hell are city? Seriously?

My league, in a vague order, which sort of tails off after city:

1. Liverpool
2. United
3. Arsenal
4. Spurs
5. Everton
6. Villa
7. City
8. Newcastle
9. Forest
10. West Ham
11. Leeds
12. Chelsea
13. Preston
14. Bolton
15. Wolves
16. Portsmouth
17. Sheff Wed
18. Ipswich
19. Huddersfield
20. Leicester

Balis, to place WBA 6th is laughable, and you have City in your list twice
 

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The Green One said:
Where the hell are city? Seriously?

My league, in a vague order, which sort of tails off after city:

1. Liverpool
2. United
3. Arsenal
4. Spurs
5. Everton
6. Villa
7. City
8. Newcastle
9. Forest
10. West Ham
11. Leeds
12. Chelsea
13. Preston
14. Bolton
15. Wolves
16. Portsmouth
17. Sheff Wed
18. Ipswich
19. Huddersfield
20. Leicester

Balis, to place WBA 6th is laughable, and you have City in your list twice
Really? I sugest you check the all time records for clubs ;)

But anyway they weren't placed in any order just so I knew I had 20! :D

Leicester?????????????????
 

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Arsenal
Aston Villa
Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea
Derby County
Everton :shades: :shades: :shades:
Leeds United
Liverpool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Manchester City
Manchester United
Middlesbrough
Newcastle United
Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday
Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers
 

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Balis-of-Steel said:
Really? I sugest you check the all time records for clubs ;)

But anyway they weren't placed in any order just so I knew I had 20! :D

Leicester?????????????????
Leicester??????? indeed. The mighty team who have only ever won the league cup.
 

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Liverpool
Wolves
Notts Forest
Arsenal
Sunderland
Derby County
Southampton
Reading
Norwich
Wigan
Northampton
Carlisle
Crewe
Leeds Utd
Newcastle
Tottenham
Aston Villa
Chelsea
Man City
Man Utd

Feel free to guess why some have been included and others excluded
 

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Arsenal
Aston Villa
Blackburn
Burnley
Chelsea
Everton
Huddersfield Town
Ipswich Town
Liverpool
Leeds United
Manchester City
Manchester United
Newcastle United
Nottingham Forest
Portsmouth
Preston North End
Sheffield Wednesday
Sunderland
Tottenham
West Ham United
 

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Balis-of-Steel said:
Really? I sugest you check the all time records for clubs ;)

But anyway they weren't placed in any order just so I knew I had 20! :D

Leicester?????????????????
This isn't one-upmanship, but 1 League Title, 5 FA Cups and 1 League Cup makes you less successful than us, so you cannot be sixth in terms of success, and you're not bigger than us outside the trophy cabinet either.

Anyway, I included Leicester cos I was stuck for anyone else and know they've been to a few FA Cup Finals. I suffer due to the fact that I was not around for the 70s and 80s
 

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TGO or Balis, I'd be interested to hear why you think Huddersfield Town (or Preston) are a bigger club than...oh let's say Blackburn Rovers?
 

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i think theyve judged it as more of a historical thing. preston were the first team to win the league and huddersfield won it 3 times in a row (the first to do so).
 
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