Crazy argument with a Leeds fan last night.....

Jase

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I live just north of Bradford so City, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield are the closest teams.

When we drew Leeds in the CL I was actually working just outside Leeds in a firm where there was a lot of Leeds supporters. The patter was manky about how they more or less had a bye into the groups. After the first leg we were coming down to be annihilated.

I managed to get a ticket in with the Leeds fans and I’ve never seen or heard a stadium go so silent or so quickly when Hateley banged his goal in. I had a real hard time trying to keep a low profile.

Goram had another of his heartbreaker nights and then Ally clinched it. After that we toyed with them even tho Cantona got one back.

I had over a ton invested in personal bets on this tie which is a lot of money (esp. back then) for a bloke who bets in fivers and on a rare occurrence stretches to a tenner. But I couldn’t let it go and fortunately doubled my money.

A lot of sorry heids in the office next day.

It’s typical of the mentality of English fans that just because 90% of Scottish Football is rank, then there couldn’t possibly be a half decent team here.
 

Coza

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They are either idiots - though their profession suggests otherwise - or they have to be winding you up. Nobody is that stupid and able to function as a Doctor surely?

Then again...
Genuinely serious with their opinions. Bat shit crazy Conversation all round. The poster above nailed it when they said that a lot of English fans think millwall and Charlton are Europa leaguenlevel clubs.

I could handle the ignorance and utter stupidity over rating their over paid junk teams in terms of ability. But when it turned to the “rangers went bust” from a fucking Leeds fan who should know all about going bust I was utterly gob smacked.
 

Big X

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Jealousy’s a terrible thing. Son in law’s a Middlesbrough fan and used to come out with this shite. Reality is they would bite your hand off for a crack at the EL.
 

Crown_Defender

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That arrogance exists down there now where, 'money = ability' which of course is a lot of shite and thankfully isnt the norm in my experience of English football fans.

Ourselves and the beggars would be 1 and 2 in the Championship with our current squads. If we actually played in that league and had the same riches, it would be a canter.

That's not meant to be disrespectful either, clubs like Leeds, West Brom, Wednesday, Forest, Derby etc have fantastic histories and ARE big clubs in their own right. Ourselves and the mutants are on a different level though, anyone arguing different just isnt in touch with reality imo.
 

YoungGer97

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It comes from a place of ignorance about football in general. They don't really watch football outside of their own clubs and the EPL so if they haven't heard of a player or team, they must automatically be shite. If you're a Scottish club, you;re shite because the media has said it. And so on. They have no concept of how big Rangers are as a club.

To say the Europa League is shite is the opinion of a complete football snob, the kind of person who has no idea what they are talking about and thinks only the EPL and UCL are good competitions. Even looking at the quality of all the ties in the Playoff qualifying round this year, there was a plethora of teams knocked out who would give serious bother to non entities like Leeds. Thats without getting into the 48 teams who actually qualified. And to say teams like Feyenoord, Porto and Young Boys are nobodies is utterly laughable. A group with 3 clubs that have played in 17 European finals between them. No bother.
Rangers would absolutely piss all over the Championship, of that i have absolutely no doubt.
 

nybear

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Simple question of “some results for Rangers and Celtic in Europe this week?” from me - this person has regularly stated they think both of us are top end division one teams in England at best. So yes I was baiting them.

Got the usual ‘didn’t watch it’, ‘diddy competition against crap clubs no one has heard of’. Usually back and forwards about Porto in CL last year etc. But there really was no debating with this clown. ‘Leeds would romp that Europa group’. The highlights of this throbber were the following;

- Morelos is a donkey and a madman.

- Not one rangers player would get in the Leeds team.

- championship is the 5th best league in Europe.

- Gerrard will jump from rangers as soon as a championship club shows any kind of interest.

And the absolute fucking astonishgly brilliant (to quote another madman) cherry on the cake was...........

Rangers went bust anyway, Leeds didn’t.

I actually had to explain to a Leeds fan and season ticket holder they went through the exact same insolvency event as we did. They denied this and said “it can’t be true as you had to start at the bottom league again and we didn’t”. Absolute frightening naivety from a dyed in the wool fan who is a doctor and obviously not thick yet was spouting this pish.

I don’t know how bears on here live down in England. I really couldn’t handle such utter morons continually comparing us to absolute dross down there they claim are big clubs.
ask him what he thinks of the pumping we gave them in 92 when they had a team and tell him the championship is a Division in the English football league. then walk away
 

Coza

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Oh and apparently their keeper is better than Mcgregor as he has ‘won the CL four times.’

Sat on the bench for Madrid four times that is.

Supposedly to be reserve keeper at Madrid means you are ‘probably top 5 goal keepers in the world.’ :))

If only he was trolling me. Just a deluded fool.
 

YoungGer97

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Oh and apparently their keeper is better than Mcgregor as he has ‘won the CL four times.’

Sat on the bench for Madrid four times that is.

Supposedly to be reserve keeper at Madrid means you are ‘probably top 5 goal keepers in the world.’ :))

If only he was trolling me. Just a deluded fool.
Youve got the trump card i suppose. Theyll never be able to change that result in 92' , and you can endlessly use it against Leeds fans
 

PortoyMortoy

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Fan of English lower league club in delusional shocker, they'll tell you the Championship is this great league will calling Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga farmers leagues. Preston are 2nd in the Championship ffs they can pipe down
 

Coza

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Youve got the trump card i suppose. Theyll never be able to change that result in 92' , and you can endlessly use it against Leeds fans
Haha yeah used it a few times. Funnily enough we are the same age but only one of us watched that game at 12 years old and jumped around their house like a madman. The other ‘didn’t like football at that age’. :rolleyes:

I’m living in the past. From a Leeds fan!!! o_O
 

johnkp

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I live in England (Plymouth) and also forms s fair bit of time in the Midlands with work.
I have never come across that level of ignorance. In fact I have found the opposite. Lots of Wolves fans in my work thinking if we drew them in the EL that it would be a cracking draw and think it could go either way.

Any excuse!
 

tazzabear

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Simple question of “some results for Rangers and Celtic in Europe this week?” from me - this person has regularly stated they think both of us are top end division one teams in England at best. So yes I was baiting them.

Got the usual ‘didn’t watch it’, ‘diddy competition against crap clubs no one has heard of’. Usually back and forwards about Porto in CL last year etc. But there really was no debating with this clown. ‘Leeds would romp that Europa group’. The highlights of this throbber were the following;

- Morelos is a donkey and a madman.

- Not one rangers player would get in the Leeds team.

- championship is the 5th best league in Europe.

- Gerrard will jump from rangers as soon as a championship club shows any kind of interest.

And the absolute fucking astonishgly brilliant (to quote another madman) cherry on the cake was...........

Rangers went bust anyway, Leeds didn’t.

I actually had to explain to a Leeds fan and season ticket holder they went through the exact same insolvency event as we did. They denied this and said “it can’t be true as you had to start at the bottom league again and we didn’t”. Absolute frightening naivety from a dyed in the wool fan who is a doctor and obviously not thick yet was spouting this pish.

I don’t know how bears on here live down in England. I really couldn’t handle such utter morons continually comparing us to absolute dross down there they claim are big clubs.
That is part of the problem right there.
You equate “qualified” with “general intelligence”.
The two are seldom linked.
 

munkoomccoist

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I live in Manchester and all my missus’ family are all United fans. Her old man, brother and cousins often come round to mine to cheer on the bears and are always very complimentary. (Even if we do have a Liverpool legend at the helm)

You get some who get it and some who don’t. I don’t even try anymore with the latter.
 

WinkieWATP

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These debates are pointless as Leeds get far more money to build their side than we do but I don’t think anyone doubts that us and the scum would more than hold our own in the Championship in England as we are right now. Extra finance on top of that and we’d both finish in the play offs at the very least imo.
 

final_straws

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I've lived in Leeds for c7yrs & know plenty of Leeds fans both from work & going to games every so often.

Honestly they have little interest in Scottish football generally (why would they?) however interest has picked up a little with Gerrard being here. Most are fairly complementary tbh.

They are also generally quite negative about their own team. Its a yorkshire thing, similar to scotland.

Every fanbase has its idiots & some will be at the wind up. Best ignored
 

Danny_1872

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I used to think us and them were top end championship teams but honestly think we’d stay up in the premier league with our current squads.

If it was a level playing field and we had access to the ludicrous tv money they get down south then we’d be right up there after a while.
 

Discodale

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In 92 every English person I spoke to was desperate for us to beat Leeds. They’re widely hated down their for their sense of entitlement.
 

Bradfordbear

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Been hearing this bullshit since I moved to bradford from Glasgow as a 10 yr old (majority of bradford are leeds fans aswell) calmed down when they got relegated...wind up mainly starts at the beginning of the season when there sure they'll walk the the championship....i just wait till they fvck it up every year like they always do then fire in!!
 

Talktalk

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Simple question of “some results for Rangers and Celtic in Europe this week?” from me - this person has regularly stated they think both of us are top end division one teams in England at best. So yes I was baiting them.

Got the usual ‘didn’t watch it’, ‘diddy competition against crap clubs no one has heard of’. Usually back and forwards about Porto in CL last year etc. But there really was no debating with this clown. ‘Leeds would romp that Europa group’. The highlights of this throbber were the following;

- Morelos is a donkey and a madman.

- Not one rangers player would get in the Leeds team.

- championship is the 5th best league in Europe.

- Gerrard will jump from rangers as soon as a championship club shows any kind of interest.

And the absolute fucking astonishgly brilliant (to quote another madman) cherry on the cake was...........

Rangers went bust anyway, Leeds didn’t.

I actually had to explain to a Leeds fan and season ticket holder they went through the exact same insolvency event as we did. They denied this and said “it can’t be true as you had to start at the bottom league again and we didn’t”. Absolute frightening naivety from a dyed in the wool fan who is a doctor and obviously not thick yet was spouting this pish.

I don’t know how bears on here live down in England. I really couldn’t handle such utter morons continually comparing us to absolute dross down there they claim are big clubs.
He has been got at by some Taig by the looks of it
 
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