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Old 07-09-2007, 04:57 AM   #1
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Britain's biggest fanbase

Interesting poll carried out by the BBC, shows that U2 have the 6th biggest fanbase in the UK. Not just of band, this list includes authors, football teams etc

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...er/6118488.stm

Only disheartening points are that Robbie Williams and Arsenal have bigger fanbases apparently...
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Hey, that's not bad, if you consider that U2 are Irish and apparently all Brits are football fans. Plus they come before Take That.
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That's not bad at all considering the list is made of various forms of entertainment.

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robbie williams is above u2? have they not heard bono blow him out of the water when he sang kids?
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they only interviewed 1,000 people ...

this bit cracked me up !


"Surprisingly 0.5% admitted to breaking into a star's hotel room and the same number said they had rooted through a celebrity's waste bins.

The poll also showed 1% have had a tattoo commemorating their obsession and a further 1% have split up with their partner over their idol. "
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... the Killers?
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... the Killers?

Yeah, that's a bit odd. I've always thought that Oasis would have a pretty big fanbase in the UK. Well, at least bigger than The Killers have. Seems like not anymore.
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Yeah very strange seeing the killers on the list and no sign of Oasis anywhere. Which isn't a bad thing..

Being an Arsenal fan, great to see us in at #4 - after all, we do play the best football...
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Great list, RW is very popular acorss the board.
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and apparently all Brits are football fans.


I'm surprised by that, I wouldn't have guessed 6th. Not many people I know like them but I guess they only asked 1000 people so it's not a hugely accurate representation
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I wouldnt hold too much faith in that poll. Reason being Glasgow Rangers And Celtic are bigger teams wi bigger fanbases than Spurs and Arsenal.
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A survey of 1000 people? Yeah, that'll be accurate.
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"Other football clubs to feature in the top 20 were Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Bolton Wanderers."

Wooo yeah! Suprising but great to see two of my obsessions being in the top 20!
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This poll is all a bit silly really. For a start, Sunderland and Newcastle have far larger fan bases than, say, Bolton. Where did they survey people - in a Manchester pub?
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^ yes thats why it contains 2 north london clubs. BINGO
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Yeah very strange seeing the killers on the list and no sign of Oasis anywhere. Which isn't a bad thing..

Being an Arsenal fan, great to see us in at #4 - after all, we do play the best football...
Uh... West Ham?
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With hope in your heart!
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You'll never walk alone!

Nice to see the Reds coming in at #3.
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how is tottenham THAT high? i had no idea their fan base was that big....
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how is tottenham THAT high? i had no idea their fan base was that big....
I know. Christ, surely Chelsea's fanbase would be larger?
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Uh... West Ham?
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