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[Football] Where Did All The Engerland Fans Come From Last Night?

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Springal

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Feb 12, 2005
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How refreshing it was not to have the usual scenes of chairs being luzzed and bottles flying through the air. Moving forward they should only sell tickets to English people who can prove residence in the country where the match is...

How original :tantrum:
 


Cowfold Seagull

Fan of the 17 bus
Apr 22, 2009
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My best friend moved to Germany as the job opportunities in his financial sector were far better there after Brexit, even though he's proudly an England fan. He and his wife went to the game too. Some people do move overseas to expand or better their careers (I spent 6 years working in Spain in the 80's which was a fantastic experience).

Yep, l'm not disagreeing, l spent a few years working in the Lebanon back int the 1980's, l learnt a lot, and it's a time of my life that l'll always cherish.
 

Brighton Lines

The Manifestation of Moribund
Apr 5, 2014
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The most middle-class England crowd ever apparently. Fully of architects, teachers and dentists, with barely a beer belly or tattoo in sight.

It did feel more like a rugby crowd. Great support and no reports of bovver. There were quite a few pics of England and Ukraine supporters enjoying each others company before the match.

An England game I'd love to have been at.
 

Publius Ovidius

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Jul 5, 2003
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About ten years ago, Harlequins played Munster in a European Cup quarter final. Munster were given a seat allocation, but not massive.

I turned up and they had taken over the ground. We were left scratching our heads as to how the **** they had done it.

Did you scream for a steward for allowing people into your seats?
 


bhafc99

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Oct 14, 2003
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Dubai
It did feel more like a rugby crowd. Great support and no reports of bovver. There were quite a few pics of England and Ukraine supporters enjoying each others company before the match.

An England game I'd love to have been at.

The end I was in was about 80% England, 20% Ukraine.

Everybody mingled fine, both watching the game and in the beer queues etc. If anything, it added to the atmosphere.

Far end looked about 65% Ukraine, and that seemed to have gone fine too. Likewise outside the ground before and after, and around the city.

Felt like the days of hooliganism were years and years ago. Would like to think it’s heading that way for real and forever, not just because of a one-off game with odd attendance circumstances, but let’s see…
 

Jim in the West

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Sep 13, 2003
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Exactly my point, but then they say that many ex pats are more pro English than those of us living at home. Makes one wonder why they chose to move overseas in the first place, but l guess that's a subject for another thread . . .

The two aren't mutually exclusive!! You can love your country, but also want to try life in a few other places. We moved to France for a couple of years in the early 90s (a job-related move). A fantastic adventure (although tough at times). Unfortunately it's obviously a lot more difficult, post-Brexit [and yes - the topic for another thread!]
 

jackanada

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Jul 19, 2011
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My best friend moved to Germany as the job opportunities in his financial sector were far better there after Brexit, even though he's proudly an England fan. He and his wife went to the game too. Some people do move overseas to expand or better their careers (I spent 6 years working in Spain in the 80's which was a fantastic experience).

So not just immigrants but economic migrants!
 

Lethargic

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Oct 11, 2006
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Horsham
In 1987 England played German in Dusseldorf as a test event for the 88 Euros, English fans were not encouraged, no ticket sales in the UK. They shipped thousands of tickets to the troops in Germany but we had to travel by coaches from base and our coach was bricked on the way home. The football was awful from what I remember.
So nothing new.

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BN41Albion

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Oct 1, 2017
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It did feel more like a rugby crowd. Great support and no reports of bovver. There were quite a few pics of England and Ukraine supporters enjoying each others company before the match.

An England game I'd love to have been at.

Thousands upon thousands of England fans usually travel to tournaments, far more than most nations. 90 odd per cent of those fans mingle and behave respectfully. Don't tar them with the same brush as the few who act like morons and end up all over the papers.
 

Brighton Lines

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Apr 5, 2014
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Thousands upon thousands of England fans usually travel to tournaments, far more than most nations. 90 odd per cent of those fans mingle and behave respectfully. Don't tar them with the same brush as the few who act like morons and end up all over the papers.

They do. I know some from Sussex. Good folk. Don't get me wrong (I could have put it better). It's just nice to feel that there is a match where that few percent aren't there.
 
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Bry Nylon

Test your smoke alarm
Jul 21, 2003
19,139
Playing snooker
Thousands upon thousands of England fans usually travel to tournaments...90 odd per cent of those fans mingle and behave respectfully.

There can be absolutely no excuse for that sort of behaviour at an international tournament. Can’t we confiscate their passports when England are playing abroad?
 

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