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Which group of supporters are the unhappiest in the Premier League at the moment?

We look at which fans claim to be the least-satisfied in the Premier League, using a survey conducted by Free Super Tips

Premier League fans can be hard to please, can’t they?

But judging by Free Super Tips’ research into Fan Satisfaction over the last five seasons, there seems to be a number of supporters who are suffering at the hands of their clubs at the moment.

Long-suffering Newcastle fans

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Long-suffering Newcastle fans

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Newcastle fans are the unhappiest of the lot, with the Magpies scoring just 189 points out of a possible 400 in the survey – the lowest grade in terms of fan satisfaction in the Premier League.

Rafa Benitez’s side are currently 15th in the league table and look set to face a relegation battle at the end of the season, with just two points separating them from the drop-zone.

It seems the main focus of their supports’ dissatisfaction is the team’s poor away form, with travelling support covering a total of 9,685 miles for every away defeat this season – which is enough miles for a trip from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Australia.

Burnley fans seems quietly content, despite their poor away from in recent seasons

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Burnley fans seems quietly content, despite their poor away from in recent seasons

Much like the Geordies, Burnley fans have been suffering on the road over the last five seasons, travelling 6,355 miles for every defeat.

But despite that, supporters of the Clarets are the sixth-happiest in the league with 232 points out of 400 – putting them in a brilliant sixth-place in the Fan Satisfaction table.

This lofty position is mainly down to the good value for money the club is providing their fans, with fan expenditure over the last five seasons one of the best in the league at just £1,926, while the club have spent just £4.6million for every point they’ve scored.

Will this guy improve the mood of Man United fans?

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Will this guy improve the mood of Man United fans?

On the contrary, it’s telling to see that Man United are one place behind Burnley in the satisfaction table, and are well behind their table-topping rivals Man City.

It seems the main source of United fans’ torment has been the amount the club has spent compared to their points total, totalling more than £12million for each point achieved in the Premier League.

Top of the satisfaction league, at least

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Top of the satisfaction league, at least

At the top of the table, supporters from the blue half of Manchester gave a score of 297 out of 400 – proving that no fan base is ever completely happy, and they’re followed by Chelsea in second (274), Spurs in third (267), with Arsenal fourth (251) and Liverpool fifth (242).

Check out the full Fan Satisfaction table conducted by Free Super Tips


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