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Policing Football Fans: Civil Liberties Or Taking Liberties?

‘Football fans have been exposed to the type of policing historically that is probably unfair and untargeted. I think it’s evolved, I think it’s moved on. My football unit police with the best interests of football fans that are around safety and that’s our principle driver. It’s not you and us at all. We want…

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November 6, 2011

Is The Worm Starting To Turn? Cardiff Fans Walk Out Of Elland Road

In some respects it was inevitable that a group of fans would collectively reach a breaking point, and take a stand at the way supporters are treated by many professional clubs. However the fact that it happened at Elland Road yesterday, and the Cardiff City fans concerned ended up boycotting the end of a game…

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October 31, 2011

Michael Dye: The Death Of A Football Supporter And Tabloid Values

There will be a sombre mood in the air at The Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon, as the team takes to the field for its home league match against Doncaster Rovers. The death of Cardiff City supporter Michael Dye shortly before the start of Tuesday night’s European Championship qualifier between England and Wales cast am…

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September 10, 2011

Football’s Values: Unethical, Dishonourable or Ill-Advised?

Currently appearing in the high court are an ex-Pompey director, past owner and recent manager on various charges of tax-evasion. Charged with fraud and unfair trading practices at  court an ex-Cardiff City director and Plymouth chairman, whilst at Wrexham a consortium containing a solicitor debarred on eighteen counts attempts a take over. That’s just…

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May 20, 2011

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Cardiff City 0-3 Reading (0-3 Agg)

For so much of this season, Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League has had a feeling of the inevitable about it. Perhaps it was the arrival of Craig Bellamy on loan from Manchester City at the start of the season. Bellamy has matured with age, and had the feel of being a player around…

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May 17, 2011

How Cardiff City Handed Automatic Promotion To Norwich City

A bright, if blustery, afternoon at The Cardiff City Stadium, then, and what should be a routine day at the office for Cardiff City. They are still chasing the heels of Norwich City, but a home match against sixteenth placed Middlesbrough should bring home a comfortable three points today and keep the pressure on the…

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May 2, 2011

Tales From The Sharp End: Cardiff City, Tranmere And Plymouth Argyle

I’ve been off-line for most of the last month – my PC is older than my jokes and I can’t afford a replacement on this money. And I was hopeful that, beyond Plymouth, there wouldn’t be much football financial mess to cover. Some hope. There was good news. The fact that West Ham’s losses were…

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March 16, 2011
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