I am always bewildered at what constitutes a big football club. We hear so much these days about who or who isn't a big club. In 1945 and 46 Pompey were perhaps one of the biggest clubs in England. When did they lose that esteem and what do they have to do to get it back again. I remember Liverpool in the 2nd Division in the 60's (I think) so what makes them a big club. Is it a money thing or a football thing? People call Newcastle a big club but why? Being Scottish I have no axes to grind but I'm sure their is scope here for a decent discussion without being too partizan.