In the 100 years between 1900 and 2000 Everton won honours in 7 out of 10 decades and have consistently been a big club throughout history playing a major part in the story of football itself.
Unfortunately, this means very little these days. Anyone under 40 will struggle to remember Everton as a real force in football.
The other night on TalkSport (I know! I know!) they were saying 'apart from the 80's what have Everton ever done and I nearly took the next junction to turn around and head down the M1 to deliver some 'education'.
It's how the world looks right now. But the times, they are a-changing...
If we count the 69/70 league win as the 70s then it's 8 out of 10 decades.
Taking the war out then 8 out of 9...
I agree i'm clutching a bit there haha.
By the way, someone mentioned earleir that we had won more than Spurs. We havent. We have 15 major honours to their 17.
The only reason we have an argument as to being more successful than them is if you think the most important thing is the league. Then it's 9 to 2 in our favour.
(I imagine Spurs fans and a fair few neutrals would argue that total honours is more important).
Then there is villa on 20 major honours (21 if you count the super cup, which you'd be wrong to for the same reason we dont count the charity shield).
They're on 7 leagues and 1 european cup.
So in terms of most successful It's United or Liverpool then Arsenal - then a 3 way tie between those above, depending on your preferences.
"Big" is a different story and Chelsea and City are definitely bigger than us in todays climate.