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While United's brand value rose by 14%, top-flight rivals Burnley (15%), Crystal Palace and Bournemouth (both 10%) saw theirs decrease.
Few top-flight clubs can rival Newcastle for their consistently excellent away support and the costs incurred by United fans are substantial.
The test was conducted with the view of testing to prove the system was fit for purpose in the top-flight of English football.
It is the first time that the OFA has introduced the new promotion/relegation rule which allows direct promotion of three teams from first division to Omantel League and three teams from the top-flight league to be relegated.
Everton's game against West Brom was originally scheduled to be the only top-flight match where a tribute was planned.
Swansea's total payments match their league finish of 15th in terms of where they rank among the top-flight peers, and they are just shy of PS10million better off then bottom club Sunderland.
Leroy Fer's 82nd-minute winner ensured Dyche's side came away empty-handed from a tight contest - the story of their top-flight campaign two years ago.
But significantly, no team that has played just one season in the top-flight have made more than Cardiff.
The repositories of tradition in top-flight German football -- be it Bayern, Dortmund, Schalke or whoever -- would not be what they are now without the support of carmakers, massive energy conglomerates and telecommunications giants.
For example, it is the first top-flight title in the Foxes' 132-year history and beats their highestever Premier League finish of eighth in 1999-2000, while they have won 22 games so far, eclipsing their previous high of 16 in a single Premier League season.
Their run-down Griffin Park will not be up to scratch in the top-flight next season if they win promotion.
Think of Wigan Athletic F.C., a club that completed its eighth consecutive season in top-flight, and its third season under the management of Robert Martinez.
Fixture congestion caused forced the FA to move the final to a weekend where top-flight matches were scheduled.
Johannesburg, Jan 22( ANI ): Cricket South Africa (CSA) is planning to spread out its top-flight structure, as it feels its domestic foundation is strong enough to do so.