Fans have voted on which club they feel has the quietest set of supporters.
The twelfth man is a very important tool for any side.
The ability to create an intimidating and immensely loud atmosphere at a ground is something, which can put experienced players on edge affecting their game and giving the home side an advantage.
Here are the top five quietest sets of fans in the Premier League.
1) Arsenal – 24%
Everyone remembers the ‘Highbury is a library’ saying, well there is nothing that can rhyme with Emirates but that quiet association linked to Arsenal fans hasn’t gone away.
Arshavin recently said playing for the Gunners felt like playing in front of a crowd that had gone to the theatre. It all seems a bit harsh because when the Gunners play well, the Emirates can be rocking.
2) Manchester United – 15%
The recent introduction of a singing section at Old Trafford says it all with United supporters voted the second quietest in the Premier League.
United are going through an uncertain period of transition, where the home support has been forced to watch some inconsistency at Old Trafford, which is unfamiliar.
However, don’t expect United fans to stay quiet as David Moyes turns the season around.
3) Fulham – 13%
Craven Cottage is a beautiful little ground next to the river but it’s not a very intimidating one for opposition sides to travel to.
Fulham are a very decent, well established Premier League side and this result seems a little harsh as their home ground is not the biggest and small when compared to a lot of other stadiums in the Premier League.
Fulham fans are just like any other fans, when the side plays well at home they’ll get right behind the team.
4) Tottenham Hotspur – 12%
Spurs come in with the fourth quietest set of fans in the Premier League.
AVB called on Tottenham fans to make White Hart Lane more intimidating earlier in the week following the narrow win against Hull, where the boss said it felt like he was at an away game.
The ‘when the Spurs go marching in’ chant at White Hart Lane is one of the loudest songs sung in English football and as far as the boss is concerned, he wants to hear more of it.
5) Liverpool – 6%
Liverpool is possibly the most surprising name to appear in the top five.
Anfield is notorious for being one of the difficult away grounds to go to, with the home side backed by a famous Kop.
European nights at Anfield are very special but the fans have voted and suggest that special atmosphere goes missing for big Premier League games although Manchester United will probably beg to differ.
Are you surprised with these results?
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