Poll: Which side produced the king of all banners in 2014-15?
Sometimes in football, when supporters want to get their point across there is no better way than unveiling a massive banner to either vent their frustrations or celebrate their heroes.
The 2014-15 season has seen plenty of elaborate and powerful imagery produced in the stands, and we want to know which tops the lot.
So for latest in our end of season awards poll, we are asking you which club produced the best banner throughout the campaign.
Here are the five contenders…
Liverpool – Steven Gerrard
Liverpool through and through, the Reds outgoing captain has endured plenty of abuse from opposing fans since that slip last season, so it was perhaps apt that his supporters honoured him in a suitable way.
Ahead of their home match against Chelsea, the Kop displayed a simple tribute to Stevie G.
A new Steven Gerrard banner was unveiled by The Kop at Liverpool v Chelsea this evening… pic.twitter.com/R0yIyVJLpv
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 20, 2015
Newcastle – 2014 form The ‘Ashley out’ campaign has continued in full swing this season, with protests and mock Sports Direct logos calling for the disappearance of the club’s owner. But our favourite outcry from the Geordie fans came during the preceding ‘Pardew out’ period at Swansea back in October with this rather clever illustration of their side’s recent form.
Borussia Dortmund – Reminder of 1997
The undoubted kings of the monster banner, Dortmund were perhaps made to eat their words as their own Kop unveiled a nod to the 1997 Champions League final where they defeated Juventus. However this Old Lady had revenge on her mind and the Germans were soon scuttling for cover as Carlos Tevez scored inside three minutes en route to a 3-0 defeat.
Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus 18/03 pic.twitter.com/kReirJbLwJ
— IG: sandiputrasp (@sndyalf) April 12, 2015
Real Madrid – Alfredo Di Stefano Another Champions League banner that did little to inspire their players, Real Madrid fans honoured arguably their best ever player ahead of their game against Juventus. The former Galactico won five consecutive European Cups with the Madrid side, but even the tribute to the club legend couldn’t stop them being the next side brushed aside by the Italians.
Crystal Palace – Premier Greed
The price of tickets has been a major talking point in football recently, and the Holmesdale Road End of Selhurst Park took exception to a new multi-billion pound TV deal announced in February. Calling on the money-men to “share the wealth” the Palace fans let their feelings known with their ‘Premier Greed’ production.
PHOTO: Crystal Palace fans protest about the recent Premier League TV deal. pic.twitter.com/4GSi8czvdM
— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) February 21, 2015
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