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Police and english football hooligans from 1970 to 1980

Rioting Tottenham Hotspur fans tear down a section of iron railings in a bid to reach the Chelsea supporters before a Division One game at London’s Stamford Bridge ground. Date: 18/11/1978
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A mounted policeman watches the situation closely as colleagues deal with crowd trouble at the Brisbane Road ground before the League Division Two match between Orient and Manchester United on the opening day of the 1974/75 season.
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Two policemen remove a football supporter from Highbury, where rival fans clashed as Arsenal played Manchester United.
Date: 25/08/1973
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Football League Division One – Leeds United v West Bromwich Albion
Policemen try to restore order after several Leeds United fans invaded the pitch in a bid to reach referee Ray Tinkler, who had controversially allowed West Bromwich Albion’s second goal to stand, a decision which ultimately cost Leeds the League Championship
Date: 17/04/1971
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UEFA Cup Final – Second Leg – Feyenoord v Tottenham Hotspur – Rotterdam
Police clash with Tottenham Hotspur supporters during the second leg of the UEFA Cup final against Feyenoord in Rotterdam. About 200 people were reported to be injured in the violence. Date: 30/05/1974
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English First Division – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United – White Hart Lane
A touchline tussle, as police deal with unruly spectators.
Date: 12/02/1977
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FA Cup – Sixth Round – Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
A policeman with an Alsatian herds the Newcastle United fans back onto the terraces after they invaded the pitch, hoping to get the match abandoned with their team 3-1 down and a man short Date: 09/03/1974
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Football League Division Two – Orient v Manchester United
A Manchester United fan is chased by a policeman
Date: 17/08/1974
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Football League Division Two – Orient v Manchester United
A Manchester United fan is arrested by policeman after the riot
Date: 17/08/1974
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Football League Division Two – Cardiff City v Manchester United – Ninian Park
A fan is arrested during scuffles between rival fans outside Ninian ParkDate: 31/08/1974
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Football League Division Two – Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United – Hillsborough
Mounted policemen help to deal with trouble making fans after fighting broke out in the crowd.
Date: 07/12/1974
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Football League Division One – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – White Hart Lane
An unruly fan is pinned down by a policeman after trouble erupted before the match
Date: 19/04/1975
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Football League Division One – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – White Hart Lane
A young fan is carried away by a policeman after trouble erupted before the match
Date: 19/04/1975
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Football League Division One – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – White Hart Lane
A policeman’s helmet goes flying as he wades into the crowd to quell an outbreak of fighting
Date: 19/04/1975
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League Division One – Arsenal v Manchester United – Highbury
Police try to control the crowd at Highbury before Arsenal’s match against Manchester United.
Date: 22/11/1975
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League Division One – Queens Park Rangers v Liverpool – Loftus Road
Police break up a scuffle in a crowded Loftus Road in London, where QPR were playing Liverpool.
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League Division One – Manchester United v Arsenal – Anfield, Liverpool
A policeman applies a headlock as he struggles with a youth in the crowd at Anfield, after hundreds of youngsters had run wild on the pitch just before the start of the First Division match between Manchester United and Arsenal. Manchester United were banned from playing at home for the first two games of the season following hooliganism at Old Trafford the previous season.
Date: 20/08/1971
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League Division One – Manchester United v Arsenal – Anfield, Liverpool
Manchester United’s Denis Law waits patiently as a Policeman grabs a youth by his ear and leads him off the pitch. Manchester United were banned from playing at home for the first two games of the season following hooliganism at Old Trafford the previous season.
Date: 20/08/1971
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A policeman gets a neck hold on a youth at Anfield, where hundreds of youngsters were invading the pitch just before the start of the First Division match between Manchester United and Arsenal. But over on the right, a fan consoles United star George Best, who was sent off in the match at Chelsea. Manchester United were banned from playing at home for the first two games of the season following hooliganism at Old Trafford the previous season.
Date: 20/08/1971
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UEFA Cup – Final Second Leg – Tottenham Hotspur v Feyenoord
Tottenham Hotspur fan Errol Rassin is helped off the platform at Liverpool Street Station upon the Spurs’ fans return from Rotterdam. He claims the Dutch police kicked him to the floor and stamped on his leg, breaking it, during the fighting that occurred before and after the match
Date: 30/05/1974
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Stripped to the waist, a man is led away by police at Brisbane Road ground before the League Division Two match between Orient and Manchester United on the opening day of the 1974/75 season.
Date: 17/08/1974
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Police in Action at Chelsea. A Policeman escorts a young fan nursing an injured head at Stamford Bridge, where rioting spectators spilled over the barriers before the start of Chelsea’s League Division Two promotion battle against London rivals Millwall.
Date: 12/02/1977
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First aid for a young fan at White Hart Lane after crowd trouble broke out during the League Division One match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Date: 12/02/1977
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Southampton stewards ‘handling’ a fan after fights broke out between rival supporters at the end of the FA Cup tie betwen Southampton and Manchester United at The Dell, Southampton.
Date: 27/02/1977
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West Ham Utd v Manchester Utd
A terrified girl clings to one of the ambulance men working among fans on the pitch at Upton park, London, as fighting on the terraces and crowd invasion of the field caused a 19 minute stoppage of play in the match between West Ham and Manchester United.
Date: 25/10/1975
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Football League Division Two – Orient v Manchester United
A Manchester United fan is arrested by two policemen
Date: 17/08/1974
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One comment

  1. These pics are awesome. There’s one I’m looking for specifically, either Arsenal or Spurs…. copper has his arm raised with a truncheon in his hand……hooligan on ground….. this era…. maybe Wembley….. mind plays tricks….

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