They are a plastic club, despite their success.
They were going out of business until they got lucky with Abramovich.
They were a yo-yo team between the two top divisions.
But if you look at their attendances before they were taken over, they were comparable, or even smaller than other London clubs like us, spurs and West Ham.
Where were all those supporters when they didn't have an oil rich team?
Money makes a successful club and then obviously they get more supporters.
What makes them plastic, is that the money wasn't generated by supporters, it came from a Russian crook, so all the support they have now isn't from genuine supporters, it's from glory hunters.
A bit like most Man supporters.