Special operation in place for Burnley and Blackburn Rovers derby

LARGE NUMBERS  Police officers on patrol outside Turf Moor at the last derby game

LARGE NUMBERS Police officers on patrol outside Turf Moor at the last derby game

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

SPECIAL measures are being put in place ahead of the East Lancashire football derby on December 2.

Plans have been made to ensure the clash between bitter rivals Burnley and Blackburn Rovers passes without incident.

Representatives from both clubs have been meeting with police to discuss the best way of controlling the crowds ahead of the 12.30pm kick off.

All Rovers fans attending the game will arrive at Turf Moor in coaches via the Blackburn Rovers Away Travel scheme with pick ups from either Ewood Park or GEC Business Park in Accrington.

Coach tickets are £6.50 and are allocated along with match tickets. Fans from Ewood Park have had to apply for the 3,400 away supporter tickets in writing, with no extra tickets held back for sale on match day.

Roads closest to Turf Moor, including Harry Potts Way and Belvedere Road, will be closed prior to the match and at full time to facilitate the Blackburn Rovers coaches, although during the game there will be access.

Officers said they were confident the game would pass without issue and they would police it as they would any other game.

Superintendent Terry Woods said: “We have been working closely with both football clubs planning the arrangements for the match at Turf Moor in December.

“As with previous encounters between the two teams, the same travel arrangements will apply to this fixture and also the game at Ewood Park in March.

“The policing priority for us is simple. To ensure the safety of the supporters and of those involved in the game. We have been consulting with the official supporters clubs of the two teams and have listened to their feedback.”

Fans wanting more information are being urged to contact their club.

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3:06pm Wed 21 Nov 12

b12simon says...

Let's hope both sets of supporters decide to behave like adults.
Let's hope both sets of supporters decide to behave like adults. b12simon
  • Score: 8

4:08pm Wed 21 Nov 12

mavrick says...

Any trouble and the future games should be played behind closed doors. simple.
Any trouble and the future games should be played behind closed doors. simple. mavrick
  • Score: -13

4:26pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules.

When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move.

After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law. makaveli96
  • Score: 10

5:01pm Wed 21 Nov 12

fabinribblevalley says...

This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.
This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it. fabinribblevalley
  • Score: -14

5:11pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Nottokeenonthesmellofvaseline says...

Worked out well for the police. Arrest a few people for **** and they'll get some good overtime in for Xmas
Worked out well for the police. Arrest a few people for **** and they'll get some good overtime in for Xmas Nottokeenonthesmellofvaseline
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Wed 21 Nov 12

KaiserSoze says...

Mavrick, you're talking about clubs that'd take a fiver over the safety of fans.
Mavrick, you're talking about clubs that'd take a fiver over the safety of fans. KaiserSoze
  • Score: -1

6:12pm Wed 21 Nov 12

DalV AlucarD says...

Play the game behind closed doors, this will save the tax payer 1000.00s of £s.
Play the game behind closed doors, this will save the tax payer 1000.00s of £s. DalV AlucarD
  • Score: -5

7:00pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

fabinribblevalley wrote:
This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.
Couldnt agree more about the scum that exist in society and the ones that attend matches to cause danger to others.

As ive said many times before the answer to all this is simple:--

ALL CRIMINALS SHOULD FACE THE HANG MAN - easy solution!

1) No need for prisons - massive savings to the tax payer

2) A "good" society will be blooded for our children to live in

3) No more people scared to leave there houses, and harmony for all

4) Reduced carbon footprint and recycling benefits

The only downside would be if an innocent person was wrongly convicted, but surely the benefit of the greater good is more important.
[quote][p][bold]fabinribblevalley[/bold] wrote: This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.[/p][/quote]Couldnt agree more about the scum that exist in society and the ones that attend matches to cause danger to others. As ive said many times before the answer to all this is simple:-- ALL CRIMINALS SHOULD FACE THE HANG MAN - easy solution! 1) No need for prisons - massive savings to the tax payer 2) A "good" society will be blooded for our children to live in 3) No more people scared to leave there houses, and harmony for all 4) Reduced carbon footprint and recycling benefits The only downside would be if an innocent person was wrongly convicted, but surely the benefit of the greater good is more important. makaveli96
  • Score: -7

7:03pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

makaveli96 wrote:
The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.[/p][/quote]You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn? Bazzer
  • Score: 2

7:14pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?
Possibly Knuzden
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.[/p][/quote]You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?[/p][/quote]Possibly Knuzden makaveli96
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?
Possibly Knuzden
Comrade, I regret to inform you that ANY recognition of ANY court, either Criminal, Civil or Ecclesiastical - which falls outside The Peoples Republic of Blackburn will automatically lead to your exclusion from the Party. Knuzden is almost Gobbinland, Comrade.
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.[/p][/quote]You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?[/p][/quote]Possibly Knuzden[/p][/quote]Comrade, I regret to inform you that ANY recognition of ANY court, either Criminal, Civil or Ecclesiastical - which falls outside The Peoples Republic of Blackburn will automatically lead to your exclusion from the Party. Knuzden is almost Gobbinland, Comrade. Bazzer
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Wed 21 Nov 12

ghost of sceptic says...

Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?
Possibly Knuzden
Comrade, I regret to inform you that ANY recognition of ANY court, either Criminal, Civil or Ecclesiastical - which falls outside The Peoples Republic of Blackburn will automatically lead to your exclusion from the Party. Knuzden is almost Gobbinland, Comrade.
Knuzden is in Hyndburn. not the peoples republic.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.[/p][/quote]You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?[/p][/quote]Possibly Knuzden[/p][/quote]Comrade, I regret to inform you that ANY recognition of ANY court, either Criminal, Civil or Ecclesiastical - which falls outside The Peoples Republic of Blackburn will automatically lead to your exclusion from the Party. Knuzden is almost Gobbinland, Comrade.[/p][/quote]Knuzden is in Hyndburn. not the peoples republic. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 2

9:47pm Wed 21 Nov 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Special Operation in place? It sounds like this is going to cost the taxpayer Hundreds of Thousands of pounds. Let the two clubs pay for it. Or let them play behind closed doors. Let us face the facts these two "clubs" are in the lower divisions and are likely to stay there for some considerable time. The match has no significant interest to the general public and the outcome is therefore irrelevant. On that basis the two business clubs should not burden the taxpayer with their nonsense. I personally would make all football clubs pay for all policing. After all they can afford to pay the players ridiculous amounts of money.

Deus Vobiscum
Special Operation in place? It sounds like this is going to cost the taxpayer Hundreds of Thousands of pounds. Let the two clubs pay for it. Or let them play behind closed doors. Let us face the facts these two "clubs" are in the lower divisions and are likely to stay there for some considerable time. The match has no significant interest to the general public and the outcome is therefore irrelevant. On that basis the two business clubs should not burden the taxpayer with their nonsense. I personally would make all football clubs pay for all policing. After all they can afford to pay the players ridiculous amounts of money. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE
  • Score: -2

10:02pm Wed 21 Nov 12

jellybiff says...

Officers said they were confident the game would pass without issue and they would police it as they would any other game.yeah right i know some plod who are looking forward to this game because it gives them a licence to fight etc .A small game and a town gets closed down .I have been all over the country to games and some have had over 60,000 and i've never seen main roads (bus routes),pubs ,restaurants and even off licences told to close for the day like the plod do every game in Burnley so don't say it's for this game.
Officers said they were confident the game would pass without issue and they would police it as they would any other game.yeah right i know some plod who are looking forward to this game because it gives them a licence to fight etc .A small game and a town gets closed down .I have been all over the country to games and some have had over 60,000 and i've never seen main roads (bus routes),pubs ,restaurants and even off licences told to close for the day like the plod do every game in Burnley so don't say it's for this game. jellybiff
  • Score: 3

10:52pm Wed 21 Nov 12

gazzandste says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?
Possibly Knuzden
Shadsworth lol
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.[/p][/quote]You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?[/p][/quote]Possibly Knuzden[/p][/quote]Shadsworth lol gazzandste
  • Score: 1

11:04pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

Rafa Benitez is the new Chelsea manager. At least that means he won't be doing those annoying Go Compare adverts any more.
Rafa Benitez is the new Chelsea manager. At least that means he won't be doing those annoying Go Compare adverts any more. makaveli96
  • Score: -2

11:06pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

How many yanks does it take to change a light bulb?

One, but you have to unscrew it before you yank it.
How many yanks does it take to change a light bulb? One, but you have to unscrew it before you yank it. makaveli96
  • Score: 2

11:07pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

First Premier League manager sacked.

QPR can't even win that.
First Premier League manager sacked. QPR can't even win that. makaveli96
  • Score: 2

11:10pm Wed 21 Nov 12

makaveli96 says...

My Man United supporting friend just asked me where he should go on holiday this year."You just cant beat the Canaries this time of year." I said to him
My Man United supporting friend just asked me where he should go on holiday this year."You just cant beat the Canaries this time of year." I said to him makaveli96
  • Score: 5

12:01am Thu 22 Nov 12

123Jon123 says...

Friedel is coming back!!! Allegedly...
Friedel is coming back!!! Allegedly... 123Jon123
  • Score: -1

12:22am Thu 22 Nov 12

Bazzer says...

ghost of sceptic wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
makaveli96 wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.
You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?
Possibly Knuzden
Comrade, I regret to inform you that ANY recognition of ANY court, either Criminal, Civil or Ecclesiastical - which falls outside The Peoples Republic of Blackburn will automatically lead to your exclusion from the Party. Knuzden is almost Gobbinland, Comrade.
Knuzden is in Hyndburn. not the peoples republic.
Comrade Sceptic, thank you for doing your duty. As for Makaveli,Trotsky thought he was safe in Mexico.
[quote][p][bold]ghost of sceptic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: The only thing I would like answering would be the consistancy of rules. When we played in March 2010, I was told by a Policman (in the away end) to take my beer to my seat. Lots of Blackburn fans were told this. I agreed with the decision too, because there was a huge chance someone was going to get injured in a crush under the stand. You honestly couldnt move. After the 1-0 win, I was reading the news the day later only to be told Blackburn fans took drinks to there seats illegally. We were told to take alcohol to our seats. This news about fans doing without Police notice wasnt true, and I would tell this infront of any court of law.[/p][/quote]You mean you would recognise a court outside of The People's Republic of Blackburn?[/p][/quote]Possibly Knuzden[/p][/quote]Comrade, I regret to inform you that ANY recognition of ANY court, either Criminal, Civil or Ecclesiastical - which falls outside The Peoples Republic of Blackburn will automatically lead to your exclusion from the Party. Knuzden is almost Gobbinland, Comrade.[/p][/quote]Knuzden is in Hyndburn. not the peoples republic.[/p][/quote]Comrade Sceptic, thank you for doing your duty. As for Makaveli,Trotsky thought he was safe in Mexico. Bazzer
  • Score: 0

7:04am Thu 22 Nov 12

Roverthere says...

Excessive approach and over reaction by the police - again!
Excessive approach and over reaction by the police - again! Roverthere
  • Score: 1

7:04am Thu 22 Nov 12

Roverthere says...

Excessive approach and over reaction by the police - again!
Excessive approach and over reaction by the police - again! Roverthere
  • Score: 0

8:19am Thu 22 Nov 12

Steve BB2 says...

Not sure the approach they are taking is right, as I understand that Burnley pubs are being granted permission to open for breakfast.
This makes a bit of a mockery of the early start of 12.30 to avoid the drunken idiots being around !
I, for one just hope that it is a good competitive game, with football being the winner and making the headlines, and nothing else.
Having said thet I am hoping for a win for Rovers, extending their record beyond 34 years.
Not sure the approach they are taking is right, as I understand that Burnley pubs are being granted permission to open for breakfast. This makes a bit of a mockery of the early start of 12.30 to avoid the drunken idiots being around ! I, for one just hope that it is a good competitive game, with football being the winner and making the headlines, and nothing else. Having said thet I am hoping for a win for Rovers, extending their record beyond 34 years. Steve BB2
  • Score: 1

9:21am Thu 22 Nov 12

hollinsclaret says...

There will be lots of kids on this game,so it's time for the big kids to demonstrate to them what healthy competition looks like whilst harnessing some self respect for both players and the opposite set of fans, nothing wrong with banter and a hot atmosphere, however violence is for those that are inept at expressing themselves in an intellectual and appropriative way.! Looking forward to a cracking game UTC
There will be lots of kids on this game,so it's time for the big kids to demonstrate to them what healthy competition looks like whilst harnessing some self respect for both players and the opposite set of fans, nothing wrong with banter and a hot atmosphere, however violence is for those that are inept at expressing themselves in an intellectual and appropriative way.! Looking forward to a cracking game UTC hollinsclaret
  • Score: 1

9:51am Thu 22 Nov 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

gosh first time ive read this thru all the times weve played tyhe bas**ds n theres been NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slaggin off **AMAZED******
gosh first time ive read this thru all the times weve played tyhe bas**ds n theres been NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slaggin off **AMAZED****** BURNLEYITE39
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Thu 22 Nov 12

scouse666 says...

Absoloutely pathetic policing,i have been to many derbys up and down the country and never seen anything so draconian as the poilicng of these derbies,it just proves once again that we live in a police state,i also believe Blackburn police are living in the stone age and their football intelligence unit is highly corrupt anf should be investigated by an independent enquiry!
Absoloutely pathetic policing,i have been to many derbys up and down the country and never seen anything so draconian as the poilicng of these derbies,it just proves once again that we live in a police state,i also believe Blackburn police are living in the stone age and their football intelligence unit is highly corrupt anf should be investigated by an independent enquiry! scouse666
  • Score: -1

4:39pm Thu 22 Nov 12

MxMave says...

fabinribblevalley wrote:
This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.
Its a pity when old people turn bitter.
[quote][p][bold]fabinribblevalley[/bold] wrote: This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.[/p][/quote]Its a pity when old people turn bitter. MxMave
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Thu 22 Nov 12

scouse666 says...

Ban football,are you for real old mam,if the authotities did their job properly,there would be no need for this ind of facist policing!!
Ban football,are you for real old mam,if the authotities did their job properly,there would be no need for this ind of facist policing!! scouse666
  • Score: -1

5:45pm Thu 22 Nov 12

scouse666 says...

MxMave wrote:
fabinribblevalley wrote:
This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.
Its a pity when old people turn bitter.
Sad old man!
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fabinribblevalley[/bold] wrote: This is the true face of football, unlawful hooligans and criminals. hiding behind the face of football to become lunatics with no respect for man nor beast. It is time for government to look into it and make crucial decisions. I have played and watched football most of my 70 year's but I am now realising it has got to change or be banned. Please don't be misguided into thinking the minority are going to win, they are no longer the minority every ground you go to in the country there are thousands of idiots doing what ever they want and to hell with law and order. It is not just here it is every country in the world people going to watch a match and being subject to every form of crime from stealing to killing. Britain invented the game perhaps they should be the first to ban it.[/p][/quote]Its a pity when old people turn bitter.[/p][/quote]Sad old man! scouse666
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6:01pm Thu 22 Nov 12

carrman2 says...

The police are intimidating on these games ,ill never go to another, Decent people herded like animals
The police are intimidating on these games ,ill never go to another, Decent people herded like animals carrman2
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6:01pm Thu 22 Nov 12

carrman2 says...

The police are intimidating on these games ,ill never go to another, Decent people herded like animals
The police are intimidating on these games ,ill never go to another, Decent people herded like animals carrman2
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4:31pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Alan42 says...

carrman2 wrote:
The police are intimidating on these games ,ill never go to another, Decent people herded like animals
Absolutely true. The merciless beating of the Burnley supporters in a stand last time at Turf Moor was disgraceful. The police were like animals enjoying themselves with batons whilst the fans could not get away.
I am a Rovers supporter incidentally.
[quote][p][bold]carrman2[/bold] wrote: The police are intimidating on these games ,ill never go to another, Decent people herded like animals[/p][/quote]Absolutely true. The merciless beating of the Burnley supporters in a stand last time at Turf Moor was disgraceful. The police were like animals enjoying themselves with batons whilst the fans could not get away. I am a Rovers supporter incidentally. Alan42
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7:00pm Sat 24 Nov 12

we r longside burnley says...

jellybiff wrote:
Officers said they were confident the game would pass without issue and they would police it as they would any other game.yeah right i know some plod who are looking forward to this game because it gives them a licence to fight etc .A small game and a town gets closed down .I have been all over the country to games and some have had over 60,000 and i've never seen main roads (bus routes),pubs ,restaurants and even off licences told to close for the day like the plod do every game in Burnley so don't say it's for this game.
people can want to fight all they want it will not happen the incident last time was becaause burnley fans were using the away end that season this time it'll be different because they on longside so you'll just get good banter between um
[quote][p][bold]jellybiff[/bold] wrote: Officers said they were confident the game would pass without issue and they would police it as they would any other game.yeah right i know some plod who are looking forward to this game because it gives them a licence to fight etc .A small game and a town gets closed down .I have been all over the country to games and some have had over 60,000 and i've never seen main roads (bus routes),pubs ,restaurants and even off licences told to close for the day like the plod do every game in Burnley so don't say it's for this game.[/p][/quote]people can want to fight all they want it will not happen the incident last time was becaause burnley fans were using the away end that season this time it'll be different because they on longside so you'll just get good banter between um we r longside burnley
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7:38pm Sat 24 Nov 12

The Curator says...

Its a disgraceful treatment of mostly well behaved football fans ,make no mistake
about it .
Let those who want a good punch up crack on and get on with it . Whilst the rest of us watch the game and have the banter after the game with friends,school and workmates etc.
Both games should be packed to the rafters with fans supporting their teams but no doubt there will be empty seats at both grounds due to a massive over
reaction by the authorities .
CHEERS
Its a disgraceful treatment of mostly well behaved football fans ,make no mistake about it . Let those who want a good punch up crack on and get on with it . Whilst the rest of us watch the game and have the banter after the game with friends,school and workmates etc. Both games should be packed to the rafters with fans supporting their teams but no doubt there will be empty seats at both grounds due to a massive over reaction by the authorities . CHEERS The Curator
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5:10pm Fri 30 Nov 12

floydbrfc says...

b12simon wrote:
Let's hope both sets of supporters decide to behave like adults.
If they were treat like adults I think the majority would do
[quote][p][bold]b12simon[/bold] wrote: Let's hope both sets of supporters decide to behave like adults.[/p][/quote]If they were treat like adults I think the majority would do floydbrfc
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