Rating supporters - And how do they measure this?
Somehow the FA has a Fair Play supporters table. Not sure how they measure this. Fulham are on the heels of Chelsea. Granted, Craven Cottage is very friendly but it can be a bit quiet. From a socieconomic perspective the top four clubs are in London with Pompey dead last. Having looked over my shoulder in boozers in Portsmouth I'm not surprised about that one. The ratings are based on the following criteria; verbal support in acceptable form and covert recognition of outstanding play by opponents. Points are deducted for persistent foul abusive language, persistent abuse of Officials' decisions and aggressive threatening conduct towards opposing fans. I really don't put much credence in this. "Covert" recognition. If it's covert, how do you measure it? Also, would state Chelsea are only first because they are leading the real table by a country mile. They can afford to be magnanimous in victory, no defeat requiring defiance these days. There used to be some real animals supporting Chelsea down at the Plough. http://www.fulhamfc.com/news/football_news_latest_6996.html