Stan Collymore suggested on the Call Collymore show on talkSPORT on Saturday evening (April 9) that Aston Villa are a bigger club than Leeds United.
The former Villa striker made the comments in response to a message from a Leeds fan named Steven on social networking site Twitter saying that the Villans are not even going to be the biggest team in the Championship next season.
“All I ask you is, Steven: If you compare Leeds United that are a big, big football club, one of the biggest in the country in terms of support, the passion for the club, great side for several years in the 70s,” said Collymore on the Call Collymore show on talkSPORT on Saturday evening (April 9).
“Somebody go and add up all of the major domestic trophies that Leeds United have won and the major domestic trophies that Aston Villa have won, and then come back to me.”
Villa and Leeds are two of the biggest clubs in England, and it seems that both will play in the Championship next season.
While the Villans, who have won more major domestic trophies than Leeds, are set to get relegated from the Premier League, the West Yorkshire outfit are pretty much an also-ran in the second tier of English football.
The Championship is a very tough and hugely competitive league, and both Villa and Leeds will find it tough to finish in the playoffs next season.
Big clubs such as Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Sunderland could all be playing in the Championship during the 2016-17 campaign.