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Is Newcastle United a big club?

July 7th, 2009 | 59 Comments |

So, are we a big club?
So, are we a big club?
It’s hard to judge what’s big and what isn’t because the word ‘big’ is relative and subjective. An elephant is big compared to a mouse but small compared to a whale. When it comes to football clubs it can be a particular point of contention to define what constitutes a ‘big club’.

Is Newcastle United a ‘big club’?

It’s a question that plagues me because when I’m in discussion with rival supporters they often set me up via a logical fallacy known as ‘poisoning the well’. They will say things like: “Newcastle supporters are deluded because they think it’s still a big club. By the way, do you think it’s a big club?” Of course if I say it is a big club I’m labelled as deluded because they’ve ‘poisoned the well’ with their loaded question. Their argument wouldn’t stand up in a formal debating society but it works well enough down the pub. (more…)