(Original post by Klinsmannic)
Newcastle have a monopoly in the city though. They're pretty unique in that regard. Areas such as London, Brum, Lancashire and the Midlands are full of high level football teams, but the Geordies have a city all to themselves (and still can't sell out some times).
Only because we're complete ******** with a chairman no-one wants.. But we don't just have a monopoly over the city. We have Newcastle then all north up to Berwick and the North-west just have Carlisle tend to support Newcastle (Although a fair few support Sunderland too) because theres no other 'big clubs' to support.
Plus Gateshead could be in the mix in about ten years... There ridiing high in the conference north now. and have agreed a deal to move away from the council owned international stadium (about 15k - but mainly hosts athletic events) to a new purposely built stadium.
Also Newcastle Blue-Star are riding high and have heavy money to make them better.
Plus with Blyth Spartans recent Fa Cup success fans from Northumberland have flocked to see them rather than Newcastle.
You could argue.. a major clubs downfall/bad form etc could have a possible affect on the lower teams around them.. Would you agree? (could this be made into a separate post?)