Do They Still Make Millwall Bricks?

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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2 Responses

  1. SJ Maskell says:

    An interesting addition to the ‘nature of football fans’ debate. However, in the spirit of devil’s advocate, could Millwall fans’ move down the ‘naughty’ table be attributable to the more stringent policing they face at away games in particular?

    A visit from Millwall is always high category policing. I hear stories of Millwall coaches being met at motorway service stations where tickets are distributed and the fans escorted to the ground in a manner that ensures they spend as little time as possible in the vicinity of the oppositon’s fans.

    I wonder if this treatment of Millwall fans enhances a mythology that lingers, like the stories of hooliganship at Hillsborough, long after evidence to the contrary has been unequivocally publicised.

  2. NLFG says:

    Having seen the behaviour of a number of Millwall supporters at Vicarage Road-including the throwing of seats into the family section in the Vicarage Road end which was excused by some of their supporters as “something to be expected” for sitting near away supporters- it doesn’t appear that old habits are dying off amongst some of their supporters, who seem to wear their reputation as a badge of honour.
    That said, of course, the actions of a small, brainless minority should not overshadow the generally good behaviour and raucous atmosphere the rest of the Millwall section brought.

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