I still prefer Wembley for historical and sentimental reasons. Wembley is the home of English football, not the other grounds mooted, plus it is genuinely neutral. The thought of having to play a final at Anfield or Goodison. Urgh.
The atmosphere was brilliant at our final last season with 16,000 in the stadium. It is not the ground that makes an atmosphere, it is the people in attendance.
I would be gutted if I was making a trip to the Britannia Stadium or the Madejski on Saturday, rather than Wembley.
Orient have spent much more of their history in the second tier than Crewe, and probably have a better cup record, reaching the semi-final of the FA Cup as recently as the late seventies. I always view them as a bigger club than Crewe.
However, I would say that Crewe and Cambridge are similar.
The problem with that table is that it takes no account of cup successes, or when the points were won. So teams that accrued a lot of points in the late nineteenth century can be deemed 'bigger' than clubs that have been more successful in modern times.
The reality is that the definition of the...
Yes, I see Oldham as being one of the biggest current League Two clubs. They spent a lot of time in the second tier, even before the boom years under Royle.
I always think they are a slightly bigger club than us, although behind us in many respects at the moment.
I wouldn't see Carlisle as bigger than Oldham, us, County etc. Although their glory years in the seventies were as good as most at this level. Bradford and Plymouth are big cities with good support, but they have not done any more historically than a number of League One / League Two clubs.
Prior to Shankley, Liverpool were marooned in the Second Division and on a par with present day clubs like Sheffield Wednesday or West Brom. They were very much the poor relations to Everton in the city.
Which demonstrates that the size of a club is very much fluid and relative.