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#261 gingerjon

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:56 AM

Not the best weekend as far as fans are concerned....

Not the best by any means and there is a 'visual' problem when stewards are told, apparently, to not enter the fray once it becomes a public order offence.

 

We're a long way from the dark days of the 70s and 80s - and, as ever, no sport should be complacent - but it's not good.


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#262 Old Frightful

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:30 AM

Bluddy Targers now six points clear of third placed Watford with only four games left. Deary me.

 

I can see the gloryhunting season pass queues forming already.


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#263 shrek

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

Not the best weekend as far as fans are concerned....

It flies in the face of popular opinion, but I went to the game Saturday, took my 4 year old and every Millwall fan we came into contact with was good spirited, felt more like an RL event than a football match. I think the vast majority of both sets of fans were enjoying "the day".

Shame the idiots stole the limelight, can't help but think for the vast majority in the Millwall end it was probably there first and last game of the season, unless there 32k there on Saturday have a rota for games at the Den!

#264 gingerjon

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:38 AM

It flies in the face of popular opinion, but I went to the game Saturday, took my 4 year old and every Millwall fan we came into contact with was good spirited, felt more like an RL event than a football match. I think the vast majority of both sets of fans were enjoying "the day".

Shame the idiots stole the limelight, can't help but think for the vast majority in the Millwall end it was probably there first and last game of the season, unless there 32k there on Saturday have a rota for games at the Den!

 

The Millwall fans are clearly a bunch of pussies.

 

Not one of them, unlike our Geordie friends, attempted to punch a police horse.


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#265 Saint Billinge

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:03 AM

The Millwall fans are clearly a bunch of pussies.

 

Not one of them, unlike our Geordie friends, attempted to punch a police horse.

 

A group of Newcastle fans caused severe disruption to an amateur match when on their way to watch their side against Wigan Athletic. A lot of locals were deeply upset and offended. 


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#266 shrek

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

A group of Newcastle fans caused severe disruption to an amateur match when on their way to watch their side against Wigan Athletic. A lot of locals were deeply upset and offended. 

Wigan Cosmos, poor stewarding/police work the away coaches arrive next to the pitches were the Sunday League teams arrive.

 

To be fair to Newcastle they've come good as a club, replacing damaged nets, the stolen match ball and there hosting Wigan Cosmos for a game against NUFC staff at St James Park once the season is over.  Doesn't make right what happened, but at least Newcastle are making the effort.



#267 Wolford6

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

Bluuebiiirrrds!!!


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#268 Bleep1673

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

Congratulations Cardiff, hope to see you next year against us
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#269 hindle xiii

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:59 AM

I wonder if the re-brand matters to the Cardiff fans now?

 

I know that sounds snarky but I don't know how to write it more sincerely! Chuffed to see the Welsh derby in the Prem next year though.


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#270 Ullman

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:03 AM

The Millwall fans are clearly a bunch of pussies.

 

Not one of them, unlike our Geordie friends, attempted to punch a police horse.

Reminded me of this scene in Blazing Saddles.


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#271 Wolford6

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:28 AM

I wonder if the re-brand matters to the Cardiff fans now?

 

I know that sounds snarky but I don't know how to write it more sincerely! Chuffed to see the Welsh derby in the Prem next year though.

 

I think most fans have effectively ignored it.

 I don't have great knowledge about this. However: -

 - From reading comments in the Welsh press, the club is routinely referred to as the Bluebirds.

 - From watching tv footage; the away strip is still blue and white and that's what the majority of the fans have purchased.


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#272 gingerjon

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:56 PM

I wonder if the re-brand matters to the Cardiff fans now?

 

I know that sounds snarky but I don't know how to write it more sincerely! Chuffed to see the Welsh derby in the Prem next year though.

 

They are still called the Bluebirds.

 

The ones I know don't care.

 

Swansea v Cardiff was tasty back in the day.  Opposing fans even had a battle at a Glamorgan cricket match once.


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#273 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

They are still called the Bluebirds.

 

The ones I know don't care.

 

Swansea v Cardiff was tasty back in the day.  Opposing fans even had a battle at a Glamorgan cricket match once.

 

Nice.  <_<


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#274 Wolford6

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

Nice.  <_<

 

 

To be fair, that's the trouble with supporting them. No shortage of morons.


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#275 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

To be fair, that's the trouble with supporting them. No shortage of morons.

 

I know, I lived in Cardiff for a bit. I worked with a few who supported them and they were great lads. But out and about in the city centre on match day, oh dear, some of them.

 

That said, I suppose you could say that about most football teams supporters; the majority are the good ones, but they have their bad ones.


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#276 shrek

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

Enough of this Premier League lark, its a travesty Formby won't be promoted to the North West Counties Premier on a technicality - hope the appeal goes there way!  Two points clear at the top of Division 1 with two games in hand and reported to have the best bar in the North West Counties, I've still to visit, not a good day on the football front!



#277 shrek

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:18 AM

Premier League Football finances in the Guardian, some scary figures in amongst the detail!



#278 Ullman

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

Bluddy Targers now six points clear of third placed Watford with only four games left. Deary me.

 

I can see the gloryhunting season pass queues forming already.

If it makes you feel any better I bumped into an old mate of mine the other day who is a lifelong City supporter and he's pretty confident they could still blow it. I guess that's what a lifetime of supporting the 'bluddy targers' does for your belief.

 

He also trusts Assem Allam about as much as we do.


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#279 Griff9of13

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

Enough of this Premier League lark, its a travesty Formby won't be promoted to the North West Counties Premier on a technicality - hope the appeal goes there way!  Two points clear at the top of Division 1 with two games in hand and reported to have the best bar in the North West Counties, I've still to visit, not a good day on the football front!

 

I know what you mean. But the pitch is built on a floodplain and below sea level and it's been absolutely hammered this season with all the rain we have had. As I live on the same road I pass it most days and it has been in a terrible state. 


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#280 Bleep1673

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

United can win the title IF they beat Villa on Monday, @OT, actually thats not if, but by how many.<br /><br />Villa still have to play Chelsea who beat them 8-0 at the Bridge earlier.<br /><br />Plus we face Wigan, who may be in a do or die position the same as Villa on the last day of the season.
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