Doesn't the origin of this term go back to when Hungary thrashed England in the 50's with their No. 9 not playing as a striker and Billy wright and the other defenders not knowing who to mark?
I may just have made that up though.
In 1990 the term "The Big Five" was coined by Greg Dyke when he held talks when major steps were taken in its formation occurring in October 1990, when as the managing director of London Weekend Television (LWT) he met with the representatives of the "big five" clubs - David Dein of Woolwich, Philip Carter of Everton, Noel White of Liverpool, Martin Edwards of Manchester United and Irving Scholar of Tottenham Hotspur.Surely, it was big 4 because Chelsea, Man Utd, Woolwich and Liverpool WERE the big 4 clubs.
You had Liverpool and Man Utd, two of the most successful teams in history and then Chelsea and Woolwich who by Premier League standards were big clubs at the time. Chelsea were winning titles and domestic trophies and Woolwich had won league titles and competed.
It only turned big 6 when ourselves and Man City started rising to finish 4th (and above) and compete.
It wasn't because those teams finished outside the top 4 at all. Because at times when they did, the likes of Newcastle and Aston Villa had finished in that top 6 and never got called it - because they weren't clubs stable enough to keep it up.
Big 6 is actually a term used to describe 6 of the best teams in the Premier League on either size, history and revenue.
That won't change until Woolwich continuously fall out of that top 6.
I was about to post that. If you don't win a must win game then the next game is ... a really must win game I guess."must win".
Because I guess if you don't say it, it's acceptable for the team to lose? If you do say it and your team lose do they still get to play again or are they evaporated into nothing and no longer exist as a club.
This.False 9 pisses me off, it’s just a centre forward that plays a bit deeper. Sheringham did it for 20 years without it having a poxy name