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[Football] Not-so-warm welcome for Newcastle in Paris



Napper

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Jul 9, 2003
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Sussex
French will be cowards when it really comes to it

Bit embarrassing people filming while Paris almost in the pub
 

portslade seagull

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Jul 19, 2003
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portslade
And they say the English fans are bad. I think it is now much much worse in Italy and france. I wonder where the gendarmes were as the English police would've been all over that
 


Greg Bobkin

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May 22, 2012
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*insert Ricky Gervais "Ooh, you're hard" meme/gif*

Twats, the lot of them :tosser:
 

PeterT

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Apr 21, 2017
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Hove
English fans are targets everywhere I’m afraid, and get tarred with the same brush when they try to defend themselves.

Our historic reputation means that is unlikely to change.

I will go to Germany for the Euros but will be on my guard and won’t be drinking in the pubs where the other fans are. It’s sad to have to think that way but it’s either that or not bother to go (which I appreciate is also a sensible option!).
 

Commander

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Apr 28, 2004
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It is ridiculous that English fans in any way are seen as problematic compared to those in Europe these days. That kind of event happens all over Europe at loads of games every single week, yet it is genuinely rare in the UK these days. Exceedingly rare in the Premier League.
 


Simster

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Jul 7, 2003
53,989
Surrey
It is ridiculous that English fans in any way are seen as problematic compared to those in Europe these days. That kind of event happens all over Europe at loads of games every single week, yet it is genuinely rare in the UK these days. Exceedingly rare in the Premier League.
They're not are they? Sounds like Albion fans were made very welcome in Amsterdam for example.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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They're not are they? Sounds like Albion fans were made very welcome in Amsterdam for example.
Agree. And after all the scare-mongering about Marseille....nothing happened.
 


heathgate

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Apr 13, 2015
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English fans are targets everywhere I’m afraid, and get tarred with the same brush when they try to defend themselves.

Our historic reputation means that is unlikely to change.

I will go to Germany for the Euros but will be on my guard and won’t be drinking in the pubs where the other fans are. It’s sad to have to think that way but it’s either that or not bother to go (which I appreciate is also a sensible option!).
Amsterdam was calm in my experience.... no obvious targeting from their Ultra sorts.
 

Herr Tubthumper

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True, but look at the lengths that were gone to to segregate fans during their time in Marseille, that’s a big part of why nothing happened.
True. But the segregation (presume you mean the buses) only really prevented trouble at the ground.
 

Ike and Tina Burner

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Mar 22, 2019
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Agree. And after all the scare-mongering about Marseille....nothing happened.
Call me a fear mongerer but I do think Marseille at home might see some trouble. Their Ultras are a nasty bunch and an away match has fewer regular fans to dilute them. A full day of drinking and no work the next day, unlike when they were at home, adds to it. And then there's the fact it could be a group deciding match for both of us which stokes tension.
 

Thunder Bolt

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Call me a fear mongerer but I do think Marseille at home might see some trouble. Their Ultras are a nasty bunch and an away match has fewer regular fans to dilute them. A full day of drinking and no work the next day, unlike when they were at home, adds to it. And then there's the fact it could be a group deciding match for both of us which stokes tension.
Do Marseille ultras travel abroad? I know there has been trouble at Nice and PSG but that is domestic.
 


Herr Tubthumper

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Jul 11, 2003
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Call me a fear mongerer but I do think Marseille at home might see some trouble. Their Ultras are a nasty bunch and an away match has fewer regular fans to dilute them. A full day of drinking and no work the next day, unlike when they were at home, adds to it. And then there's the fact it could be a group deciding match for both of us which stokes tension.
Fair points. I hope with our man-bags and sophisticated continental ways they will think 'they're just like us, we dont need to fight them'; I guess we will have to wait and see.
 

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