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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Manchester33, 20 May 2013.
Were you at the train station the night before the game? That was truly off-the-scale.
regularly away since 2005 I can safely say it's nothing like the old days
2005???? Good OLD days?
No we were down by the Old Port.
We'd driven down, go to our hotel the night before then found a bar full of England...
On the way back, a car passed us and some local fucker threw a battery from a passing car.. One of those big square ones which hit me on the hip... limping around for days.
The shenanigans after the game and into that night were scary as fuck. ONLY time I've ever seen England fans on the 'back foot'. ( was in Spain for 1982 WC as well, but this was worse!)
We couldn't get tickets so we all crammed into this bar.. there was about 80 England fans in. It was up the main road from the 'beach' where all the problems started during the game. Scholes scored and we heard about it kicking off at the beach.. (They had a Big screen and thousands of chairs lined up for ticket less fans).
At half time, I was on the phone to my bird and she asked me about the trouble, they'd seen on BBC... I said what trouble... then this lad came and banged on the phone box for me to get out... hundreds of French Africans... swarming the bar... The English lads, ran at them and gave it them proper... The police came into the bar and we though 'here we go'... but they just said 'calm down, England is OK'... then they came again and all sorts flying... the police fucking hammered them.
we were looking for somewhere to eat later that night, and everywhere was shut, a stench of tear gas and smoke everywhere. Then some lad shouted us... it was a tiny indian restaurant ... so an hour or so chilling... then murders getting back to hotel! We pissed off to Lloret for 5 days ... until the next game in Toulouse. No problems there!
So, I've been to leeds, WHU, Chelsea, Stoke, Boro, United, Everton, Millwall, Brum, Newcastle... Nothing compared to Marseille!
you telling me it was worse than Friday nights on Yorkshire Street in Oldham back in the day then??
What about our trip to Euro 2000 and having to run the gaunlet of the Turks from south station all the way to the centre?
'stick together england' !!
haha, can laugh about it now, not at the time though!!
Forgot about that!!! Yep, that's probably No 2 mate..... But the England fans didn't bottle it... remember when we got back... and it was all happening under our window.... and you opened the window and let all the tear gas into the bedrooms... LOFL!
Taffy (Pete O) was with me, Willis and Dave Trow (rip) in Marseille... ask him!!!
been to all grounds mentioned on here.
scariest for me personally was Boro (ayresome park).......4 of us having to get an escort by 6 coppers for the mile walk back to the car for our own safety.......surrounded/followed by mob of boro baying for our blood and hoping the coppers would only walk us back part way.
Been in quite a few scrapes over the years but can honestly say the only place I got a good beating was Swindon......yes Swindon !!
Got chased by 8/9 lads through a car park, hiding underneath a car but being dragged out and laid into by all of them........my face was not a pretty sight the next day.
Got our own back though as we was driving away from the ground in the van as we saw the same lads walking down the street......van doors burst open and 12 of us jumped out to gain revenge........felt better afterwards, haha.
Tell you what mate... Swindon was moody at times...
all we could here walking up that road was (mainly) cockney voices saying 'stick together england' as Turks were trying to goad us down side streets.........then 30/40 decided to run at some down a side street.......only to re-appear 20 secs later being chased by loads of them.....funny as f*ck.
Yeh, grandstand view of the Turks/riot police outside our hotel.....until the tear gas arrived !!
I was at that game, never saw any trouble whatsoever
We got jumped at Swindon too, on the way back to the train station. A group of lads were drinking in a bar and just came out swinging punches. They ran away when a couple of us defended ourselves. We came to the conclusion that they were rags and the ultimate irony was that the only one of our group that came unstuck was a rag who was just out on the piss with us.