3. Newcastle United
Labelled England’s worst club by the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United only make third on the list. Despite having the most arrests with 175, they also have 50,517 fans in attendance on an average matchday. This means that only 0.35 percent of the spectators on a matchday have ever been arrested. Like Leeds United F.C, it could be argued the “danger” is diluted.
But not completely, hence the “podium finish” as they do top the table for number of arrests for “violent disorder” at 114. Many of these incidents have been made famous by a former member of Newcastle’s notorious Gremlins gang, Mark Mennim, in his new book. Even more infamous may be the incident in which a fan punched a police horse during Newcastle’s defeat to Sunderland in October last year, which made the national news.