Twitter ranking: Man Utd imperious but Man City show signs of life

September 14 – Manchester United again dominated the Twitter weekly ranking gaining with Arsenal in second place and passing the 8 million total follower mark.

Chelsea, in third place, had 22,600 new followers with Arsenal almost double that at 42,700. Man Utd almost tripled Chelsea with 65,000 new followers.

What could be more significant is that the weekly gap in new follower gains between Manchester City and fourth place Liverpool has narrowed. Usually at about a weekly difference of 6,000, Man City were 2,500 behind Liverpool’s 21,700 (they were 900 behind Chelsea).

With Liverpool and Man City both exciting fans with their style of play and new-look squads, it could be that both will challenge higher up the weekly twitter table in the coming weeks, challenging the established twitter triumvirate of Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea. Certainly Chelsea look vulnerable.

At the other end of the table Bournemouth and Burnley both had only 1,900 new followers. Burnley seem to be struggling to find much love having also failed to fill their stadium for the visit of Hull last weekend.

West Ham are getting ever closer to the one million follower mark with a 971,000 total, but with only 3,600 new followers in a week then it will be closer to Christmas before they get there.

Overall total new followers to Premier League clubs this week were 216,530, down from last week’s total of 270,485.

With clubs returning to action after the international break, so there was an increase in tweet action. Overall tweets for the week are up from 2,412 to 3,664.

Liverpool tweeted the most this week with 280, closely followed by West Ham Spurs and Crystal Palace with 270.

All clubs, even reluctant tweeters Middlesbrough, tweeted more than 100 times this week.


Source: Insideworldfootball

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