No Fans - who deals better us or them?

Loyaljock

Active Member
In a scenario where no fans are permitted to attend games next season, based on current set of players, who deals with this best?


You could argue that the high press, high energy game that SG deploys benefits from additional adrenaline fans would bring. On the flip side, we’ve got a relatively young team and perhaps the fan pressure being lifted would unlock some creative freedom?

Will having no fan backing/atmosphere in an old firm help or hinder either of the sides more than the other?
 

Morelos20

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Us, our support are too frustrated if we don't score within 5 minutes.

Even the away support lost a bit of atmosphere last season imo.
 

Loyaljock

Active Member
I suspect it could help us domestically. Less pressure breaking down the parked buses and less focus from opposition.

mom flip side, could hinder our European campaign where I think fans play a huge part in the high intensity game plan and atmosphere shock
 
In a scenario where no fans are permitted to attend games next season, based on current set of players, who deals with this best?


You could argue that the high press, high energy game that SG deploys benefits from additional adrenaline fans would bring. On the flip side, we’ve got a relatively young team and perhaps the fan pressure being lifted would unlock some creative freedom?

Will having no fan backing/atmosphere in an old firm help or hinder either of the sides more than the other?
With the top tiers of the piggery sealed off for most of their games possibly them !
 

iaatpies

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That doesn’t mean there aren’t players in that boat though?
There are absolutely players in that boat. We've seen the comments from earlier in the season. Our squad perform better in Europe because there is less pressure than in the league. Thats a massive problem that Gerrard has to address. The squad isnt mentally tough enough.
 

Walters80

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A large part of the season could depend on how the SPFL's idea of hub venues works out.

I know they are corrupt but I don't think even they would be so brazen as to make the nonce play every game at home which would mean either Ibrox or Hampden away for them or Hampden or nonce park away for us.

I think both Rangers and "them" will pretty much win every game against the other teams next season as I can't see how most of the clubs will be able to keep squads together without gate money for 6-8 months minimum.
 

LoganBear

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Official Ticketer
It will harm them much more cause they have £60 mil running costs to cover and no deal with adidas.
The adidas deal was signed mate.

There might be some sort of reduction if playing games behind closed doors but that will affect all clubs/revenue including ours.
 

Torque_87

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I think it may allow some of our players to relax and not to go into rabbit in the headlights mode when the pressure is on and the fans get on their back. Regardless, what a bloody shame it'll be for everyone having no fans there to share the moments.
 

Subway Bear

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A large part of the season could depend on how the SPFL's idea of hub venues works out.

I know they are corrupt but I don't think even they would be so brazen as to make the nonce play every game at home which would mean either Ibrox or Hampden away for them or Hampden or nonce park away for us.

I think both Rangers and "them" will pretty much win every game against the other teams next season as I can't see how most of the clubs will be able to keep squads together without gate money for 6-8 months minimum.
This is the crux of the matter, it will/should come down to games against them next year. Every other team will be bare bones youth players and journeyman as that's what they can afford. Long term it might improve the overall Scottish game as the youth get a chance to develop, but really not giving a shit about that for now.
 

ANDYBRFC

Active Member
Some of our players can't handle the Ibrox crowd when it turns negative. I think it will benefit us more. But it is a tough question to answer because the crowd can also pull them up a level at times.
 

Mani

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The adidas deal was signed mate.

There might be some sort of reduction if playing games behind closed doors but that will affect all clubs/revenue including ours.
Their supporters association head joe the bigot was saying they may not even have any tops out for a while. And seemed to be saying the adidas deal was up in the air.

And their £60 mil running costs.

And the massive amount of court cases coming their way.

Can see why Peter was so eager to sink Scottish football to get that CL money.
 

BlueSevenTwo

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Their supporters association head joe the bigot was saying they may not even have any tops out for a while. And seemed to be saying the adidas deal was up in the air.

And their £60 mil running costs.

And the massive amount of court cases coming their way.

Can see why Peter was so eager to sink Scottish football to get that CL money.
Adidas have been asking the German government for a bail out , would be interesting if the deal is not fully done.
 

GazzaG

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Official Ticketer
Tough call.

On our day, we undoubtedly give the players a lift.
More often than not though, we can't wait to get on their backs.

I'd say the tarriers have the advantage.
They'll be well used to playing in front of empty stands there.
 

barrheadbear

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Some of our players don’t seem to cope well with grumbling in the stands so maybe it would suit us better
Some of our players can't cope with wearing the Rangers shirt, support or no support. We need more winners within our squad, without that we'll hve another disappointing season, support or no support.
 

Hanover_Loyal

Active Member
Do they get to keep their biggest fans, ie the ones in black with the whistles and those running the lines?
Remove those DFBs and we'll have the huge advantage of a level playing field. There wouldn't have been a 13 pt gap and any argument to steal this years title without them.
We'd also have the LC in our trophy room.
 

EH47

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Some of our players don’t seem to cope well with grumbling in the stands so maybe it would suit us better
In every single "boycott away games" thread you see regularly guys saying the team needs the fans for atmosphere. That kinda falls flat somewhat when you think of some of the collapses we've had at a packed Tynecastle, Pittodrie, Kilmarnock and even Livingston.
It's a bit of a conundrum to me, but maybe the fans can bring unwanted pressure.
 
Their supporters association head joe the bigot was saying they may not even have any tops out for a while. And seemed to be saying the adidas deal was up in the air.

And their £60 mil running costs.

And the massive amount of court cases coming their way.

Can see why Peter was so eager to sink Scottish football to get that CL money.
Joe ‘the bigot’ Orourke 11th of May

‘I certainly believe that the new Adidas Kit deal would have blown all our previous deals out of the water, that’s not going to happen anytime soon, that will be a hit to our finances for the new season. I’m not sure we will even see the new kit on the release date of July 1st
 

OohAhHuistra

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Impossible to say really but judging by pathetic comments by some of our players regarding liking being underdogs as less pressure probably us
 

Laudrup97

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Hard to say until its reality but our fans when we aren't playing well get to the players I think whilst a full house of Orks seem to get more out of them, therefore I think we'd benefit the most.
 

Twosignals

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In a scenario where no fans are permitted to attend games next season, based on current set of players, who deals with this best?


You could argue that the high press, high energy game that SG deploys benefits from additional adrenaline fans would bring. On the flip side, we’ve got a relatively young team and perhaps the fan pressure being lifted would unlock some creative freedom?

Will having no fan backing/atmosphere in an old firm help or hinder either of the sides more than the other?
Read your heading and post, I was wondering about, NO Liewells Puppets in Black, We might get a fairer Game?
 
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