“Does the monkey being mayor have anything to do with our high ranking?”Â
Hartlepool, regular whipping boys in the 1900 and 1800 had to apply for re-election the record amount of times but, you loved us for it…
We used to be the worst club involved in the football league. After suffering re-election on so many occasions, fans must have pitied us. In recent research produced by “The Sun” Hartlepool came in the top 20 most loved clubs. Coming a comfortable and loving 4th position. The little League 2 side Morecambe came 1st due to their small and family loving football community. Predictably, Leeds United came a resounding last position, the most hated club in Britian. Arsenal and Liverpool came 2nd and 3rd respectivelly, despite their successes and “glory support” jibes.
The top 20 most loved clubs:
1 Morecambe, 2 Arsenal, 3 Liverpool, 4 Hartlepool, 5 Brighton, 6 Crewe Alexandra, 7 Walsall, 8 Tottenham Hotspur, 9 Bournemouth, 10 Bury, 11 Rochdale, 12 Doncaster, 13 Newcastle United, 14 Portsmouth, 15 Southampton, 16 Blackburn, 17 Ipswich, 18 Everton, 19 Fulham, 20 Accrington Stanley
With the most loved out the way…. there has to be a most hated.
1 Leeds Utd, 2 Manchester Utd, 3 Chelsea, 4 Wolves, 5 Millwall, 6 Burnley, 7 Bolton, 8 West Ham, 9 Stoke, 10 Scunthorpe, 11 Derby, 12 Preston North End, 13 West Brom, 14 Manchester City, 15 Aston Villa, 16 Bristol City, 17 Sheffield United, 18 MK Dons, 19 Stockport, 20 Bristol Rovers
Manchester United and Chelsea were always going to go hand in hand in this league table. As were MK Dons “Franchise FC”.