The players, managers and clubs you love and loathe: FFT's pre-season fans' poll
1 Vincent Kompany 20%
2= Yaya Toure 10%
2= David Silva 10%
2= Alexis Sanchez 10%
Also admired: Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ben Davies, Juan Mata, Leighton Baines, Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill, Vito Mannone, Frank Lampard, Ross Barkley
The most loved player was Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, who got 20% of the vote, half of which came from the two Merseyside clubs. "In a time where footballers are often viewed in a negative light, he comes across as both a consummate professional and a thoroughly likable guy," said Sunderland fan Chris Weatherspoon.
City must be doing something right PR-wise, because Yaya Toure and David Silva both got 10% of the vote, while Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez also got 10%, despite having not actually played a Premier League game yet.
There was a lot of love for former players, with shouts for Ben Davies from Swansea, Vito Mannone from Arsenal and Gary Cahill from Burnley. There was even one from a prospective future club: "Ross Barkley is a quality player and hopefully he'll be playing for Chelsea one day," said Blues fan Asa Clark.
1 John Terry 20%
2= Ashley Young 10%
2= Kevin Nolan 10%
2= Joey Barton 10%
Also hated: Didier Drogba, Lee Cattermole, Charlie Adam, Frank Lampard, Peter Odemwingie, Jonny Evans, Ramires, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Shawcross, Jack Wilshere
Somewhat less popular is Chelsea skipper John Terry - surprise, surprise - who was voted the most hated player by 20% of the fans polled. "Fantastic player, but horrendous human being", says Hull fan Greg Whitaker, although Palace fan Kevin Gunner insists that "good defenders don't do 'last ditch'."
Manchester United's Ashley Young ("He's always been a diver and that won't change" - Ed Mackey, Leicester), West Ham's Kevin Nolan ("I’ve seen that stupid chicken dance far too often" - Sam Dobson, Southampton) and Twitter's Joey Barton were all Public Enemy No.1 with 10% of our fan panel.
Other villains included Lee Cattermole, Wayne Rooney and Charlie Adam ("A nasty piece of work on the pitch. Let’s get Sandro after him this season" - Mike Wynn, Tottenham).
1 Everton 35%
2 Southampton 20%
3 Arsenal 15%
Everton are clearly (almost) everybody's new second favourite team, as a whopping 45% of our panel voted for them as the rival Premier League side they most admire. "Everton have managed to remain a well-run, likeable club with less of the unpleasant 'brand' awareness of the other top teams in the division," says Stoke fan Rob Doolan. "At this rate I may as well get my season ticket for the Lower Gwladys, paint my room blue and get Baines on the back of an Everton home kit," adds Aston Villa fan Ryan Walmsley.
Also popular among the neutrals were Southampton ("I’d like them to regroup and do well this season after they’ve been raided over the summer," said Spurs man Mike Wynn); Arsenal ("Great ground, consistent decision making and not just been pumped with money from an owner" - Rob Fisher, Everton) and Crystal Palace ("Amazing what they did last season" - Asa Clark, Chelsea).
1. Manchester United 25%
2= Tottenham 15%
2= Aston Villa 15%
3= Man City 10%
3= Chelsea 10%
Despite their struggles last season, it seems few rival fans have taken pity on Manchester United. The Red Devils led the way in our most hated club poll, with 20% of the vote. "They were like the Empire from Star Wars when I was growing up," says Palace fan Kevin Gunner. "Cheating b*stards," adds Hull fan Greg Whitaker, more succinctly.
Also clearly unpopular with 15% were Tottenham ("Their fans are eternally deluded" - Daniel Harrod, QPR) and Aston Villa ("I found it difficult to get through Aston Villa games last season when watching as a neutral" - Mike Wynn, Tottenham). Mega-rich Manchester City ("Simply because of the arrogance shown over the FFP issue" - Tony Attwood, Arsenal) and Chelsea ("I'm not a fan of their tactics and Mourinho's antics when they fail to win" - Matt Phillips, Swansea) didn't get much love either, with both getting 10% of the vote.
1 Roberto Martinez 40%
2= Brendan Rodgers 15%
2= Jose Mourinho 15%
3= Sean Dyche 10%
3= Arsene Wenger 10%
1 Harry Redknapp 25%
2 Jose Mourinho 20%
3 Alan Pardew 15%
Your 2014/15 Premier League table
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