Ugly Scenes: A Bad Day In The Conference North


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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4 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    What a sanctimonious, holier-than-thou piece. Perhaps you should wait until full investigations have been carried out (which they clearly will be) than getting on your high horse to make some needlessly immediate point.

    Lack of judgement was evident in these cases, and by smearing these clubs and players before they’ve been found guilty of anything is just as bad.

  2. oftenscore6 says:

    Re Stalybridge v Droylsden, I wasn’t there so can’t comment on the actual events, but the implication seems to be that non-league football ought to be more heavily policed, on the off-chance that there are problems. Was it really ‘ultra-style violence though’? In any case, it seems to me a very ‘Daily Mail’ sensationalist attitude, to a very isolated incident, when neither club has any significant history of problems. If police took that attitude, policing costs for non-league games would soar even where the likelihood of any real requirement is low, which could easily tip some clubs under. However, in retrospect, November 5th isn’t the best day for a local derby really – I suggest that’s a lesson for the fixture scheduler though.

  3. maliniok says:

    It’s interesting how fireworks go in the same sentence with knives and weapons. Flares are used by fans all over Europe – famously the Bundesliga are considering legalising them now – and they add to the atmosphere brilliantly. Of course, throwing them on the pitch, or at the stand is a different matter and should be condemned.

  4. FFFFFC says:

    Dan, it’s not sanctimonious to point out when someone’s a prat. Anyway the only people who use “sanctimonious” these days are those who want to carry on being a prick without the bother of anyone pointing it out to them.

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