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New documentary “Football Hooligan and Proud” looks at the dark side of the beautiful game

New documentary Football Hooligan and Proud takes a look at some of the most violent football hooligans living in Britain. The doc details of Rochdale fan Lee who has just begun his third banning order and reveals how he was attracted by the danger and violence. In the video above the 37-year-old reveals the buzz he gets from living that …

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Northampton – Mansfield Town 09.08.2014, one arrested after incidents with stewards

According no northamptonchron.co.uk one man was arrested and another served with a violence reduction order after an incident involving away fans at Sixfields on Saturday. Northampton Town defeated Mansfield Town 1-0 in the first game of the 2014/15 season. During the game, stewards and police had to deal with Mansfield fans damaging the advertising hoardings in the South Stand. Pc …

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A smoke bomb at Filbert Street in October 1981

Smoke flares on the pitch at Filbert Street in October 1981 during Leicester City’s home game with Chelsea. The match ended 1-1, but was marred by what the Mercury called “the worst outbreak of soccer violence in Leicester for months.” A total of 45 people were arrested before, during and after the game, with coins thrown and scuffles breaking out …

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Football Fight Club – The Blazing Squad

BBC’s new documentary In Britain there is a new generation of young football fan, responsible for trebling violent incidents since 2007. Last season the police clamped down on football-related public disorder with 600 new football banning orders and nearly 3,000 arrests. This documentary follows Britain’s youth football firms across the 2013/14 season. The film features members of three firms – …

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Arsenal Herd and Gooners… then and now!

Arsenal has two separate Football hooligan firms, one named as ‘The Gooners’, this being a mutation of the club’s nickname, The Gunners and ‘The Herd’. The Gooners were known as a violent football hooligan firm, who were mainly active within the 1980s. However nowadays the name is mainly used by the majority of Arsenal supporters (the non-hooligan sector) who consider …

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Fight between Newcastle and West Ham fans in Dusseldorf 01.08.2014

According to supporters out in Germany there has been fighting between West Ham United and Newcastle United fans yesterday’s evening in the German city of Dusseldorf. One Newcastle fan on social media said both sets of fans had been drinking happily together all afternoon until drink got the better of a small section of fans. Another eye witness said German …

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Meet the firms in England: 657 crew – Portsmouth FC

We keep with our rubric called “Meet the firms in England”. All articles from this interesting category can be found HERE. A documentary of the Police and their battle to contain the antics of Portsmouth’s 657 crew . For a small city Pompey’s best lads punched well above their weight and gained national notoriety for their antics, particularly away from …

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