UK time is: 22:55:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 6 2009

Time: 3:27PM

Your Comments

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
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
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
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
It is a difficult issue to solve because there are so many contributing factors, drink, mob mentality, tribalism and just plain stupidity.
Doody
It is a difficult issue to solve because there are so many contributing factors, drink, mob mentality, tribalism and just plain stupidity.
Doody
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
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
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Number 13 - Lucky For Some! (Thursday April 10 2014)

The Ped Report City 4-1 Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 277
2. Skoorb 116
3. PhillyBlueMoon 101
4. rojo2010 95
5. Buzz Lightyear 87
6. citizhun 82
7. Bluedub 77
8. fifthcolumnblue 74
9. Spooks 74
10. kennyclementstache 60

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 34 24 5 5 +51 77
2. Chelsea 34 23 6 5 +42 75
3. Man City 33 22 5 6 +54 71
4. Arsenal 34 20 7 7 +18 67
5. Everton 34 19 9 6 +21 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 +0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 +18 57

Breaking League News

Crystal Palace : 16/04/2014 22:18:00
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 22:17:00
Liverpool: Manchester City Drop Points!
Liverpool : 16/04/2014 22:14:00
Velikonja Excited By Cardiff Future
Cardiff : 16/04/2014 21:59:00
Man City : 16/04/2014 21:56:00
David Luiz named UN Ambassador! amp;#8207;
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 20:24:00
TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea Sign Mario ‏
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 19:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 10%
Jimmy Milner 90%