Spike 4,733 Posted October 30, 2017 Share Posted October 30, 2017 If there is one arbitrary thing I despise about football (that I'm guilty of myself) is the fan appraisal of 'club size'. What makes a club 'bigger' than another? Is it fan numbers? Trophy case? Tall stories of history? Money? What is it, a combination? Saint-Etienne are one of the most 'historic' clubs in French football but these days they are nothing to write home about? Are they a big club based on their history alone? Ajax is possibly one of the most famous and storied clubs in all of world football but are nothing more than a glorified academy these days, run more like a store; developing and show-casting young players to sell to the highest bidder. Are they a big club? What about River Plate? Officially the most successful club in the world but they don't play in a particularly prestigious league nor is their team particularly strong on the sense of European football (one must use European football as the marquee of football). People dream of playing for River, and then move onto 'bigger things', they trade the greatest Argentine club of all time for a mid-level Italian team... Is there a universal standard? Or is everything looked at in a vacuum? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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