Off the subject but Sheff weds are actually much bigger than we are.
They were once, now they are just another provincial club in the 2nd flight of English football sharing a small city not really large enough for 2 football league clubs.
This isn't really true. The whole of Sheffield is at least twice as big as the whole of Stoke (conurbation/catchment) hence why Sheffield has two clubs that would likely argue they're bigger than Stoke City, whereas Stoke-On-Trent has us and then a club that wouldn't look out of place in the conference.
People have very out dated ideas about this ‘big club’ thing (stupid a concept as it is). It should just boil down to the fact that if a highly talented player was faced with a choice between say Bournemouth and Sheffield Wednesday who would he choose ? Bournemouth every time.......hence in every measure that matters they currently count as the ‘bigger’ club. Equally if they were faced with a choice between us and Wednesday (ie in the same division) they would choose the club that could pay them more - probably us.