Liverpool v Napoli friendly at Murrayfield?

Superrangers

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Nice post mate .

Was saying to a Scottish fella yesterday about why we love Andy Robertson. He's a boss footie player and that but having that accent back in our team is hard to put into words. As a kid growing up in the late 70's with Kenny , Souness and Hansen was boss . The trio use to have ' Jock Photie ' when we won our usual stuff back then. Scotland also gave us Bill Shankly too. Our leader and our King.

Was a great weekend anyway.

I was only away for two days but hand on heart I'd say I prefered Glasgow to Edinburgh. To keep it simple Edinburgh seems to be stuck up it's own arse a bit like Brighton is . Kin ' ell I got stung for a pint for six quid too .
Yep I, along with most on here, will prefer Glasgow to Edinburgh, not least for the reason you mention.
 

ionasdad

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If you bought your tickets before the Derby game was announced, fair enough mate, but I just don't understand the mentality of people who call themselves Rangers fans but go to watch another British club, especially Liverpool. All you ever see at their games, if MotD is anything to go by, are Celtic scarves. And if you care that much about Liverpool that you'll pay good money to go and see them, don't get offended when Rangers fans get annoyed at reading stuff about their game on what's supposed to be a forum for Rangers fans.
If you bothered to check liverpool are not a Catholic club one of their founding fathers was in the orange order. Septic try and have love in witb everyone. A few half and half scarves does not make them a 'tarrier' club
 

MearnsUnionist

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The fact this thread about an anti climax of a friendly is still running tells you the about the diverse views about it amongst Rangers supporters.

As someone who was at the Derby game and has zero interest in Liverpool, apart from an intense dislike of the fenian left back, I hope everyone who went to Edinburgh had a decent day out and enjoyed themselves.

I personally don't see the threat to Scottish football in general and us in particular.

Our attendances and season ticket numbers are through the roof and never been higher.

There was a unique element to the Liverpool game being in Edinburgh and the attendance proved that.

If they did it on a regular basis, they'd get nowhere near the same attendance, as the novelty value would soon wear off.

I also don't think it affected our attendance.

Our attendance against Blackburn was actually slightly less than the Derby game, so I'd say that those who headed through to Edinburgh don't go to Rangers friendlies anyway.

No big deal.
 

El Buble

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If you bought your tickets before the Derby game was announced, fair enough mate, but I just don't understand the mentality of people who call themselves Rangers fans but go to watch another British club, especially Liverpool. All you ever see at their games, if MotD is anything to go by, are Celtic scarves. And if you care that much about Liverpool that you'll pay good money to go and see them, don't get offended when Rangers fans get annoyed at reading stuff about their game on what's supposed to be a forum for Rangers fans.
As they have a large Irish support, every time they score a goal in the Kop End directly behind the goal you will see a Northern Ireland flag raised without fail. Like it or not with the commercialisation of the PL kids have an English club as well as Rangers, I take my boy to Liverpool games when I can and would have taken him to Murrayfield on Sunday if I was able to make it. He will still be at most Rangers games with me when I am not working or with his mates when I am working. Having his other football team 50 miles away was a unique opportunity for some.

Folk can do what they want with their time and money, Rangers didn't have a competitive game so there was nothing lost.
 

El Buble

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The clubs that will eventually make up the Superleague play all these friendlies abroad to try and recruit fans in those areas. This is always to the detriment of the national league/association in that area, as their prospective fanbase is hollowed out and they see none of the money that these fans spend on football. It's why none of the Asian leagues will ever amount to anything, no matter how rich their working classes become.

For an example closer to home, it's also a reason why Ireland has no decent domestic football league despite having a similar size population to us - everyone in Ireland supports Man Utd or Liverpool. They make money from Irish football fans, not the LOI/FAI. That started long before these friendlies became a thing, but the philosophy is essentially the same.

In my opinion, everyone who cares strongly about Rangers and Scottish football should encourage a boycott of these games and overwhelmingly reject them to protect our club.
Nonsense, the Republic of Ireland doesn't have big football clubs because it isn't even their main sport. The Garlic crowds don't seem to suffer as some like Liverpool or Man Utd. They have small towns/cities which have decent enough crowds for what is on offer, Dublin is divided up amongst too many teams and outwith Dublin they won't have much support.

Rangers and PRFC have huge supports across the whole of Scotland, UK and world and have a city to divide between 2 clubs.


My boy will not care less about Rangers if he gets to go to a Liverpool friendly, wise up.
 

El Buble

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Any sources for Liverpool league tickets?
I know there is always Chelsea spares on here but never seen Liverpool. Is there any sports travel companies in Scotland that do packages? I know there is some in NI but easier to travel from Scotland when working here
PM you
 

nasalsinatra

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The game was played at Murrayfield simply because Anfield's pitch is still recovering from the abuse it suffered because Liverpool FC allowed the stadium to be used for Pop concerts in June and July. They had hoped to use Spurs' new ground in London but got knocked back. There was a big turnout of fans from Merseyside and Northern Europe but it was not a good advert for Liverpool FC. All it did was expose how frail they are without their front three. How short they are in overall depth. And how lucky they were last season against Napoli in the quarter final.
 

Dumfriesbear

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The game was played at Murrayfield simply because Anfield's pitch is still recovering from the abuse it suffered because Liverpool FC allowed the stadium to be used for Pop concerts in June and July. They had hoped to use Spurs' new ground in London but got knocked back. There was a big turnout of fans from Merseyside and Northern Europe but it was not a good advert for Liverpool FC. All it did was expose how frail they are without their front three. How short they are in overall depth. And how lucky they were last season against Napoli in the quarter final.
This game was arranged at Murrayfield long before the concerts took place.
 

nasalsinatra

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If you bothered to check liverpool are not a Catholic club one of their founding fathers was in the orange order. Septic try and have love in witb everyone. A few half and half scarves does not make them a 'tarrier' club
I live very close to both Everton and Liverpool grounds and can assure everyone that. There is no sectarian split between the clubs. Everton was the original club and was formed by the Methodist Church. In 1892 there was an argument within the Board/Committee and the club split. Ironically, it was those who wished to retain the Everton name who left and allowed the new club (Liverpool) to continue playing at Anfield while they set up on the other side of Stanley Park four hundred yards away.
 

Jimmy Jazz

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The fact this thread about an anti climax of a friendly is still running tells you the about the diverse views about it amongst Rangers supporters.

As someone who was at the Derby game and has zero interest in Liverpool, apart from an intense dislike of the fenian left back, I hope everyone who went to Edinburgh had a decent day out and enjoyed themselves.

I personally don't see the threat to Scottish football in general and us in particular.

Our attendances and season ticket numbers are through the roof and never been higher.

There was a unique element to the Liverpool game being in Edinburgh and the attendance proved that.

If they did it on a regular basis, they'd get nowhere near the same attendance, as the novelty value would soon wear off.

I also don't think it affected our attendance.

Our attendance against Blackburn was actually slightly less than the Derby game, so I'd say that those who headed through to Edinburgh don't go to Rangers friendlies anyway.

No big deal.
Spot on. This farce of a thread can be locked now.
 

songsofglory

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I’d love to know how many who claim to be Rangers fans, but don’t go to the games have fucked off to Edinburgh at the drop of a hat for an over priced friendly.

Aye! Yer damned tooting I won’t be defending them or any other that sidesteps Rangers for another team.
I will tell you then.

I have a season ticket, this will be around my 10th season with a season ticket. I've been to all competitive home matches so far this season, followed the club home away and in Europe. Liverpool the champions of Europe announce a friendly with a very good Napoli side. I bought a ticket, then a couple of weeks later Rangers announce a friendly. What do you want me to do sell my ticket and cancel my hotel?

You are talking absolute pish which is disrespectful to a lot of fans. I'm a Rangers fan and don't have any other team. This just sounded like a pretty good friendly.

You are honestly making yourself look like a hysterical parody.
 

Shengus Malengus

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I will tell you then.

I have a season ticket, this will be around my 10th season with a season ticket. I've been to all competitive home matches so far this season, followed the club home away and in Europe. Liverpool the champions of Europe announce a friendly with a very good Napoli side. I bought a ticket, then a couple of weeks later Rangers announce a friendly. What do you want me to do sell my ticket and cancel my hotel?

You are talking absolute pish which is disrespectful to a lot of fans. I'm a Rangers fan and don't have any other team. This just sounded like a pretty good friendly.

You are honestly making yourself look like a hysterical parody.
Hysterical?
You’re the one losing the plot sunshine.

Oh! And re read my post.
The bit about the ones that DON’T go to the games.
 

Earl of Leven

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I live very close to both Everton and Liverpool grounds and can assure everyone that. There is no sectarian split between the clubs. Everton was the original club and was formed by the Methodist Church. In 1892 there was an argument within the Board/Committee and the club split. Ironically, it was those who wished to retain the Everton name who left and allowed the new club (Liverpool) to continue playing at Anfield while they set up on the other side of Stanley Park four hundred yards away.
Both teams were Protestant.

It is always said that the differences emerged first due to what side of 'Scottie Road' you were on....Everton attracted more Irish RCs, and then this slightly reversed of late when Liverpool became massive in RoI and among Tims up here. Your thoughts as a local?
 

First Touch In Europe

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If you bought your tickets before the Derby game was announced, fair enough mate, but I just don't understand the mentality of people who call themselves Rangers fans but go to watch another British club, especially Liverpool. All you ever see at their games, if MotD is anything to go by, are Celtic scarves. And if you care that much about Liverpool that you'll pay good money to go and see them, don't get offended when Rangers fans get annoyed at reading stuff about their game on what's supposed to be a forum for Rangers fans.
This post is full of complete shite.
 

songsofglory

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That was always going to happen with the decline of Scottish football, more 'choice' allowed for kids now and the continual EPL/La Liga etc. matches being shown.
Exactly this. The SFA, SPFL etc for years have been negligent in their job in promoting our game. For years we have seen the Scottish game fall away while England just gets bigger and bigger. If the governing bodies seem not to care, then why should it be up to the fans?
 

Bowery Boy

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If you bought your tickets before the Derby game was announced, fair enough mate, but I just don't understand the mentality of people who call themselves Rangers fans but go to watch another British club, especially Liverpool. All you ever see at their games, if MotD is anything to go by, are Celtic scarves. And if you care that much about Liverpool that you'll pay good money to go and see them, don't get offended when Rangers fans get annoyed at reading stuff about their game on what's supposed to be a forum for Rangers fans.
Stop talking a load of shite.
 

songsofglory

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Hysterical?
You’re the one losing the plot sunshine.

Oh! And re read my post.
The bit about the ones that DON’T go to the games.
You have consistently said "Rangers fans" only once did you say Rangers fans that don't go to games. Your initial posts were clearly aimed at all Rangers fans.

I've not lost the plot, you are the ones getting uppity about grown adults going about their life.

Settle petal, I'm sure Rangers will survive through this friendly.
 

songsofglory

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How many on here who bought tickets are claiming to be Liverpool fans, or even claim to have any real fondness for them? I'd wager that most who went who are Rangers fans, like me, saw it as an opportunity to see two excellent European sides, one of whom has just won the Champions League, in a location that is near to most of us and easy to get to.

Of course I'm Rangers first and foremost but I also love football, particularly the EPL. Following Rangers home and away means I've never even been down to see a game in England.

Incidentally I've seen plenty of people on here saying they've went down to watch EPL games on days Rangers are playing and never got accused of risking future generations of Rangers fans, strangling the life out of the Scottish game, or starving Rangers financially, or any other needless hysterical shite.
If this was Chelsea there wouldn't be an argument. For the record, I don't have a favourite English side.
 

Jimmy Jazz

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I will tell you then.

I have a season ticket, this will be around my 10th season with a season ticket. I've been to all competitive home matches so far this season, followed the club home away and in Europe. Liverpool the champions of Europe announce a friendly with a very good Napoli side. I bought a ticket, then a couple of weeks later Rangers announce a friendly. What do you want me to do sell my ticket and cancel my hotel?

You are talking absolute pish which is disrespectful to a lot of fans. I'm a Rangers fan and don't have any other team. This just sounded like a pretty good friendly.

You are honestly making yourself look like a hysterical parody.
They already know all this mate. They're surely now either trolling or just ignoring what they're being told to suit their own argument.
 

Melbbear

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Liverpool playing at Murrayfield Gers playing at The Stadium only one team for me. Honestly only one team for me.
 

Bowery Boy

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I’d love to know how many who claim to be Rangers fans, but don’t go to the games have fucked off to Edinburgh at the drop of a hat for an over priced friendly.

Aye! Yer damned tooting I won’t be defending them or any other that sidesteps Rangers for another team.
Absolutely nobody who went to that match needs to justify to you or anybody else why they went mate. Certainly wouldn't be me paying 40 odd quid (I think) for a friendly but I wouldn't judge anyone who did or, even worse, question their credentials as a Rangers supporter. This might be news to some people, but friendlies mean absolutely nothing to a lot of supporters. Sure they are great for the next generations and now and again we'll play a glamour team but Derby County and Blackburn? I'll give them a miss if it's all the same to you guys and be there for every competitive game.
 

Renfrew@UKGB&NI

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Although we think we need to look after scottish football,fans outwith Rangers and them think we are bad for scottish football. The old firm are too big for the game up here. We play in a league where 2 clubs get 50+thousand and can outnumber the home fans at away games. Clubs in the spl are getting 4 or 5,000 at home and having to use plastic pitches to get by.
I dont think Liverpool playing a friendly up here will make one bit of difference to our game,which has really changed so much since tv took over, I'm afraid small grounds lying empty is not a good sell. The old firm are on a par fan and ground wise with England's top clubs,but we are where we are
 

Renfrew@UKGB&NI

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Absolutely nobody who went to that match needs to justify to you or anybody else why they went mate. Certainly wouldn't be me paying 40 odd quid (I think) for a friendly but I wouldn't judge anyone who did or, even worse, question their credentials as a Rangers supporter. This might be news to some people, but friendlies mean absolutely nothing to a lot of supporters. Sure they are great for the next generations and now and again we'll play a glamour team but Derby County and Blackburn? I'll give them a miss if it's all the same to you guys and be there for every competitive game.
Bang on mate,no ones a better supporter than anyone else on here. So time to cut out the bickering.
We all have one thing in common,although many disagreements,but we all are Rangers and want them to win before any other team
 

Shengus Malengus

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Absolutely nobody who went to that match needs to justify to you or anybody else why they went mate. Certainly wouldn't be me paying 40 odd quid (I think) for a friendly but I wouldn't judge anyone who did or, even worse, question their credentials as a Rangers supporter. This might be news to some people, but friendlies mean absolutely nothing to a lot of supporters. Sure they are great for the next generations and now and again we'll play a glamour team but Derby County and Blackburn? I'll give them a miss if it's all the same to you guys and be there for every competitive game.
I’ve not asked for people to justify it although you rather contradict yourself by going on to justify it.

When our club needs all the money it can get, we have fans going to line the pockets of one of the richest clubs in the world, most of them travelling 50 miles or more to do so.
Each to their own, but the ones who went to Ibrox get all my admiration, that’s not hard to understand.
Rangers were never going to have a free weekend so let’s nail that one on the head.

Anyway, so glad their wee team got fucked.
 

Crown_Defender

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The fact this thread about an anti climax of a friendly is still running tells you the about the diverse views about it amongst Rangers supporters.

As someone who was at the Derby game and has zero interest in Liverpool, apart from an intense dislike of the fenian left back, I hope everyone who went to Edinburgh had a decent day out and enjoyed themselves.

I personally don't see the threat to Scottish football in general and us in particular.

Our attendances and season ticket numbers are through the roof and never been higher.

There was a unique element to the Liverpool game being in Edinburgh and the attendance proved that.

If they did it on a regular basis, they'd get nowhere near the same attendance, as the novelty value would soon wear off.

I also don't think it affected our attendance.

Our attendance against Blackburn was actually slightly less than the Derby game, so I'd say that those who headed through to Edinburgh don't go to Rangers friendlies anyway.

No big deal.
Exactly this. As I said earlier it’s not like Bears are giving up season tickets to go to Anfield. A one off game, featuring the European Champions and as has been pointed out it’s a club that’s always been hugely popular up here. It was always going to attract huge interest.

It will have ZERO impact on us and our attendances. As far as the UK goes we are just as well supported as the likes of Liverpool and Man Utd, obviously these clubs have bigger clout world wide but I don’t see how one friendly game in Scotland significantly changes that.
 

nasalsinatra

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Both teams were Protestant.

It is always said that the differences emerged first due to what side of 'Scottie Road' you were on....Everton attracted more Irish RCs, and then this slightly reversed of late when Liverpool became massive in RoI and among Tims up here. Your thoughts as a local?[/QUOTE
My understanding of the 'Everton/RC' link was that it was a myth because in the 1950s Everton appointed Johnny Carey, an ex-Man U player from the 1940s, as manager. He was a Republic of Ireland international and an outstanding player of his time. He signed a few RoI players and that led to the mistaken assumption of the RC link. In addition, the Methodist Church which formed the club was called St Domingo's and that also led people to assume, wrongly, that Everton was started by the RC church. What I have found is that Liverpool have a bigger support outside Liverpool. Everton draw their support more locally but they also have a big support in North Wales. For example, Ian Rush and Mark Hughes were both boyhood Everton fans. Everton fans also display a big banner of Steven Gerrard in full Everton kit as a boy!
 

Blues and Royals

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Both teams were Protestant.

It is always said that the differences emerged first due to what side of 'Scottie Road' you were on....Everton attracted more Irish RCs, and then this slightly reversed of late when Liverpool became massive in RoI and among Tims up here. Your thoughts as a local?
Liverpool’s rise to the top by the late 70’s also attracted many Catholics within Liverpool itself.
 
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