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A Generation Or More Of Manchester Hooligans

A Generation Or More Of Manchester Hooligans


With the Manchester derby only days away I thought I would ask the question...

Manchester (City & United) hooligans - why?

On a personal note I grew up in the 1970's when football hooliganism caught on in a big way. The following decade saw English teams banned from domestic European competition all because of a few mindless yobs.

Thankfully, times may have changed and many of you reading this won't remember the days when football within England nearly died. However, I would love to hear your own personal hooligan stories, whether you were a victim, or whether you were party to it all.

If you wish to remain anonymous then fine, just send me an email (details later), or if you want to tell your tale via our forums, please click on the following link. This will take you to our City Chat forum where you can tells us about your hooligan experiences.

Video one - City & United supporters kicking lumps out of each over and how the BBC covered the story.



Video two - Football hooligans on the rampage.







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Writer:Tudor
Date:Wednesday May 6 2009
Time: 3:27PM

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We have similar events to hooliganism in the states when there's a real rivalry between teams in the Super Bowl, or other big NFL games. Not as drastic, but there are always brawls and people being sent to the hospital or being arrested. It's probably good that I'm separated by an ocean from most ManUre fans...
severedgein
06/05/2009 16:30:00
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We have similar events to hooliganism in the states when there's a real rivalry between teams in the Super Bowl, or other big NFL games. Not as drastic, but there are always brawls and people being sent to the hospital or being arrested. It's probably good that I'm separated by an ocean from most ManUre fans...
severedgein
06/05/2009 16:30:00
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This is still one of the most contentious issues affecting the Beautiful Game. There is a reasonable argument that there should be a no-tolerance approach -- but then there are the examples of perfectly innocent fans being harassed, and sometimes more, by over zealous police forces. I confess I don't know the answer to it. But if anyone goes to a game looking to cause violent confrontation I think they should have a lifetime ban. What else can you do?
Sindbad
06/05/2009 18:25:00
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This is still one of the most contentious issues affecting the Beautiful Game. There is a reasonable argument that there should be a no-tolerance approach -- but then there are the examples of perfectly innocent fans being harassed, and sometimes more, by over zealous police forces. I confess I don't know the answer to it. But if anyone goes to a game looking to cause violent confrontation I think they should have a lifetime ban. What else can you do?
Sindbad
06/05/2009 18:25:00
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It is a difficult issue to solve because there are so many contributing factors, drink, mob mentality, tribalism and just plain stupidity.
Doody
06/05/2009 19:44:00
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It is a difficult issue to solve because there are so many contributing factors, drink, mob mentality, tribalism and just plain stupidity.
Doody
06/05/2009 19:44:00
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Plnety of hooliganism on show for the future generation at Stamford Bridge around the final whistle last night. At least Newcastle had the guts to pillory Barton. But Drogba and Bollock's behaviour?
Johnny Baguette
07/05/2009 13:24:00
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But let's be honest, there's a danger of over-sanitising football. Premier League stuff looks more theatre than sport and has done for a while. I'm not condoning hooligans, but football does need a bit of grit.
CowesBhoy
07/05/2009 17:23:00
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