Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Champions League Final Must Be Removed From Rome!

Champions League Final Must Be Removed From Rome!


Times Online is running a campaign to have Europe's showpiece event moved to a safer venue.

In 2001, 19 Liverpool fans were stabbed in Rome as they met Roma in the Uefa Cup and then the Champions League.

In December 2007, 16 Manchester United supporters were knifed in the city while in 2006 a number of Middlesbrough fans were stabbed before a Uefa Cup match.

Last week an Arsenal supporters' coach came under attack by a group of Ultras, Roma's hardcore followers, one of who boarded the coach and stabbed a man in the leg.

Uefa has refused to bow to requests to move the final because, "it is difficult to move such an event two months before it takes place ... moving to another place would probably put arrangements in danger. It would be less safe."

Uefa admitted Rome's policing for the recent match with Arsenal was inadequate, so how many chances should the city get? Holding the final in the Eternal City is a recipe for disaster.

Support Times Online's campaign in your droves - it's the only way to make Uefa sit up and take notice.

This final must be moved before football is left with more blood on its hands.

Click on this link to join the campaign and make sure all your friends and colleagues know about it. http://timesonline.typepad.com/thegame/2009/03/ahead-of-the-14.html



Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday March 20 2009
Time: 4:16PM

Comments

0
i agree it has to be moved as theres going to be carnage there if any english clubs get there.
bluemooner_mcfc
20/03/2009 19:34:00
0
i agree it has to be moved as theres going to be carnage there if any english clubs get there.
bluemooner_mcfc
20/03/2009 19:34:00
0
I have voted for it to be moved....it is crap to say you can't move it in 2 months.
Doody
20/03/2009 19:46:00
0
I have voted for it to be moved....it is crap to say you can't move it in 2 months.
Doody
20/03/2009 19:46:00
0
If the Rome police can't control their own fans, then perhaps Roma (or any club with "ultra" fans found to be causing trouble) should be banned from all European competitions until further notice. If the problem carries on threaten to ban the Italian National team until the fascists get the message. It's disgraceful that fans' lives are put at risk in this day and age in a supposedly civilised country.
fifthcolumnblue
20/03/2009 20:47:00
0
If the Rome police can't control their own fans, then perhaps Roma (or any club with "ultra" fans found to be causing trouble) should be banned from all European competitions until further notice. If the problem carries on threaten to ban the Italian National team until the fascists get the message. It's disgraceful that fans' lives are put at risk in this day and age in a supposedly civilised country.
fifthcolumnblue
20/03/2009 20:47:00
0
All this talk about Rome - doesn't Istanbul, host city of the UEFA Cup final, have an even worse rep for hosting English teams?
Falastur
21/03/2009 00:49:00
0
All this talk about Rome - doesn't Istanbul, host city of the UEFA Cup final, have an even worse rep for hosting English teams?
Falastur
21/03/2009 00:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

(Audio) Sturridge Defends & Admires Sterling

England teammate Daniel Sturridge says Manchester City's Raheem Sterling is one of the most talented players in the world.

Blue Moon Rising TV Latest

The lads over at YouTube channel, Blue Moon Rising TV bring Manchester City supporters the very latest news, views and opinions, and this week has been no different.

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Details: Guardiola's First City Appearance

This Saturday and Sunday, 2 & 3 July, 2016, MCFC open up their doors of the City Football Academy for a breath-taking Cityzens Weekend.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Out of the first team regulars, who will be sold first?
Suggested By: Tudor
Joe Hart5%
Aleksandar Kolarov6%
Pablo Zabaleta8%
Bacary Sagna0%
Fabian Delph5%
Jesus Navas0%
Raheem Sterling8%
Yaya Toure10%
Wilfried Bony55%
Samir Nasri0%
Eliaquim Mangala3%
Gael Clichy0%
Pep will not sell anyone0%
Someone else0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Colin Is The King148
2.Skoorb148
3.Rising134
4.Tudor129
5.Bluedub98
6.Buzz Lightyear79
7.kennyclementstache65
8.citizhun35
9.johnkelv33
10.Chippy_Tea12