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.

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.

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.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.