Think it's probably stronger for clubs like ours, Everton, Southampton or Newcastle than it is for clubs coming up or someone like Bournemouth.
But I am definitely in the group who have literally no interest in any of Premiership result or match other than ours, haven't watched MotD except when we've won in about 4 years, and found the World Cup like a breath of fresh air because it didn't feel like a financial procession.
No doubt the overseas audience and increasing monopolisation of the top flight by the likes of Citeh means the "bubble" wont burst anytime soon. But it will eventually.
12 of the 20 teams in the division basically have nothing to play for.
My sentiments entirely e17.
I think the one of the key elements lost to modern "premier league" football, is the real availability of tickets to groups of 16-24 age fans who can afford to all go at a time that suits them without having to arrange all the tickets and seats the together. Before the TV corporations got their teeth into things, you pretty much knew that at 3pm on a Saturday, every other weekend ,you could see a home game. And with that knowledge you could arrange your lives around that "fixture" !
With that regularity now gone, the spontaneity for a group of lads to just to decide " fancy going this weekend" is out of the window. A fair chunk of the youth element that attend are having to tag along with older adults. Which whilst all very nice, isn't going to be as much of a laugh than with a group of your mates.
So effectively grounds are highly stocked with middle aged men and families all sat abiding all the rules and paying all the money that the clubs demand. It doesn't sound much fun does it ?
West Ham has never been about winning Championships, yet the enthusiasm was always there, unfortunately now it's been strangled !