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Some Perspective About Saturday's Crowd


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31,000 is a decent crowd for most teams playing anywhere in the world let alone the second tier of Scottish football.

To put it in perspective, the home crowds in the first season under Souness were as follows:

Falkirk. 27,362 & 24,177

Dundee Utd 43,995 & 42,165

State Aid FC 43,502 & 43,206

Clydebank 26,700 & 36,397

Aberdeen 40,155 & 43,211

Hibs 38,196 & 38,630

Motherwell 33,996 & 37,305

Dundee 22,992 & 42,427

HEarts 38,733 & 43,280

St Mirren 23,110 & 43,510

Hamilton 43,052 & 33,486

The attendance at 5 matches was lower than Saturday in the season that seen the 'rebirth of the blues'.

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First 2 Home league games of the Season

2005/06 G1 49,613 / G2 49,699 (Livingston & Celtic)

2006/07 G1 50,394 / G2 50,239 (Dundee United & Hearts)

2007/08 G1 47,772 / G1 47,419 (St Mirren & Falkirk)

2008/09 G1 48,191 / G2 50,019 (Hearts & Kilmarnock)

2009/10 G1 50,239 / G2 47,633 (Falkirk & Hamilton)

2010/11 G1 45,739 / G2 46,109 (Kilmarnock & St Johnstone)

2011/12 G1 49,083 / G2 44,070 (Hearts & Aberdeen)

2012/13 G1 49,118 / G2 46,015 (East Stirling & Elgin City)

2013/14 G1 44,380 / G2 42,870 (Brechin & East Fife)

2014/15 G1 43,683 / G2 31,175 (Hearts & Dumbarton)

1998/99 G1 49,275 / G2 48,732 (Motherwell & St Johnstone)

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First 2 Home league games of the Season

2010/11 G1 45,739 / G2 46,109 (Kilmarnock & St Johnstone)

2011/12 G1 49,083 / G2 44,070 (Hearts & Aberdeen)

2012/13 G1 49,118 / G2 46,015 (East Stirling & Elgin City)

2013/14 G1 44,380 / G2 42,870 (Brechin & East Fife)

2014/15 G1 43,683 / G2 31,175 (Hearts & Dumbarton)

1998/99 G1 49,275 / G2 48,732 (Motherwell & St Johnstone)

Aye, but that doesn't fit in with the OPs perspective so back the fuck off.

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I just looked at Paul Le Guen attendances, supporters never liked him but I couldn't see a crowd (league) below 48,000, his worst attendance was 31,000 in the league cup in probably a freezing cold November

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Aye, but that doesn't fit in with the OPs perspective so back the fuck off.

What is that supposed to mean?

I was comparing the crowd with those from the season when I would have expected full houses every week given the significance of that season. 31000 to watch a team of players that would have struggled to get in to a reserve team during Souness's time puts it in to perspective for me.

It also makes me wonder where all the fans were in 86/7, which was a fantastic season to be one of us.

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What is that supposed to mean?

I was comparing the crowd with those from the season when I would have expected full houses every week given the significance of that season. 31000 to watch a team of players that would have struggled to get in to a reserve team during Souness's time puts it in to perspective for me.

It also makes me wonder where all the fans were in 86/7, which was a fantastic season to be one of us.

You went back almost 20 years to compare crowds with this season to mak it look like it's not so bad.

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there is a lot of glory hunters if Rangers played Celtic next week, the fans would turn up again, considering the financial state of Rangers, the country and the players we have, probably lucky to get 40k each week

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the top of the Broomloan ? I have been going to Ibrox since 86 I always remember them being down below, coz fans used to throw pies n shit on them

I nearly got chucked out of the broomie because scumdee utd fans were lobbing coins and spitting on us and the cop told me to stop giving them the finger, apparently it was OK for those bastards to spit on me.

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The point is that our attendences are down 10,000-15,000 compared to our attendences in the third division. Obviously our attendences are higher than most teams, but by our standards it's still dissapointing.

Last two matches against albeit poor opposition we played much more attractive, ball on the deck football combined with 12 goals scored. Continued on the field improvement will see the real Rangers fans back in their seats.

As for the bhoy-cotters and their supporters, I'll be happy if they never set foot in Ibrox again. Any slack created by their absence will be taken up next season when we are back in the top-tier and the bloooo timothies will not be missed.

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