Only Liverpool and Man Utd come close.
They will see how massive our club is and be in awe! But their league are so big and competitive that everything outside of it is ignored. A bubble if you like, which is fine I suppose if you’re one of them.I live down in England and most of my pals honestly believe teams like forest and Derby are bigger than Rangers. I'm bringing some of them up the road this season to show them the error of their ways. What other ignorant nonsense do others hear from English fans?
Excellent pointI climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010 and one of the lads there was a massive Arsenal fan. Naturally got talking to him about football and he asked is it not boring as only two teams can actually win the league.
I pointed out that, at the time (pre-Man City transformation), only three English teams could realistically win the EPL - Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea. Two from twelve or three from twenty isn't a huge difference.
They paint that league (and the championship) out to be the be all and end all and it's just down to money.
They can say what they want but the fact is most English clubs could only dream.of the following that we get.I live down in England and most of my pals honestly believe teams like forest and Derby are bigger than Rangers. I'm bringing some of them up the road this season to show them the error of their ways. What other ignorant nonsense do others hear from English fans?
Fan base and history yes but if you go round south east Asia, South America etc the average guy in the street probably has no idea who we are but I bet he knows the big premier league teams. Certainly in both these places Chelsea, Arsenal and even spurs are huge as well as City, Liverpool and Man United.As in stature, fan base, history etc
4th division players on 20k a week,aye right.Nephew and his son were up at weekend and were talking about spl and championship both big Chelsea fans and season ticket holders, were saying we would struggle and that if you go down to championship it is better league now and no guarantee tee that you will come straight up again .
Was telling me that even 4th division players are on 20k to 30k a week now what a difference money makes
only ones that even mention it down here are man utd fans wankers to a man, Liverpool and city boys get it and understand and know the score but the shite reds are as far as im concerned the fenians of England due to their love of that shower of shite.I live down in England and most of my pals honestly believe teams like forest and Derby are bigger than Rangers. I'm bringing some of them up the road this season to show them the error of their ways. What other ignorant nonsense do others hear from English fans?
thats it. and as ive said on here before.I go on an international sports forum a lot and the non-Brits talk about Celtic and Rangers in the same way that they do the EPL teams. I commonly see Yanks refer to us in the same frame as Man United, Liverpool, etc. I think externally we are viewed as a successful, historical, club with an admirable fanbase, manager, and stadium.
It's funny. I spoke to a few oxford fans the night before we played them and they genuinely believed they would beat us saying we weren't that big a deal. I put them right of course lolI don't think there's many more deluded fans in the world than English lower league fans.
There is a difference between 'lots of money' and genuine quality.
Guys like Ross McCormack getting £12m moves in their leagues seems to make them think they have a massive amount of quality.
The idea that any current Championship teams are bigger than us is laughable. We'd also beat almost all of them with our current team imo.
Have any of them got a Louden, The defence rest your HonourThat’s the arrogance of tin pot English clubs because of sky and bt’s Money.
The reality is there’s maybe 6 “big clubs” in England. 2 huge ones in Utd and Liverpool
As for us, we are bigger than most in England by a long long distance.
Not sure how many derby county bars there are the world over, or villa or any other provincial club. We are an institution
we have loads of english supporters branches and groups but standard of the scottish league is what they see before they see Rangers which IMO is fair.