Rangers and Newcastle United – The Comparisons
Firstly, let me say there are no comparisons.
To say the Newcastle following are as ignorant and as gullible as Rangers International FC are, is downright insulting.
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Notice the Rangers International fc and not just Glasgow Rangers, this is because the Rangers support had in their grasp the chance to save their club from going into administration and then liquidation but refused to dip into their pockets to save their beloved club.
They preferred, as they have always done, to wait and hope that a sugar daddy in the guise of the once great but now disgraced Sir David Murray come riding in on his white charger with millions to take them to their parallel universe which they alone inhabit.
Let me give you the rundown of both clubs.
Fan base loyal with high attendances for every home game.
Club has manageable debt and is run and controlled by Billionaire Mike Ashley.
Newcastle fans are at loggerheads with Ashley and would prefer to see him be a bit more ambitious with regards to speculating in the squad for the bigger prize which is a top 4 spot, which EPL club’s fans don’t think this way?
Financially they are sound and will be for the foreseeable future.
Stadium one of the best in the country
Fan base is not the false reporting of 50,000 crowds every other week, in fact at this very moment it’s down to under 17000 (ED: last three Ibrox crowds 29,769, 11,422 (Cup) and 30,031) due to two reasons.
Firstly, some are boycotting because owner to be Dave King wants them to drive the existing board out, but in reality he only wanted the boycott so he could buy cheaper shares which he did, due to gullible fans obeying him.
The other reason for the low crowds and probably the main reason, is the football is so bad that most fans cannot and will not pay to watch which can only be described as semi-professional level at best.
Rangers International now have a reputation of not paying its bills on time or at all! Scottish clubs will not release tickets to them in advance until money is paid up front.
Ibrox stadium is now in disrepair and needs millions spent on it.
Financially they are a basket case and if it wasn’t for Newcastle’s Mike Ashley they would have undergone their 2nd liquidation in as many years.
Newcastle fans are respected throughout the country for being passionate and people who love their club, you just cannot say the same about Rangers fans because football is a distant second as the tribal protestant/we are the people stance is what makes them tick, forget the football with this lot.
Ask yourselves this – would you have allowed your club to be no more, as they did?