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Latest News

Cops Want Premier League to Fund Their Day-to-Day Work

POLICE yesterday called on football clubs to use some of their television millions to help in the fight against a new breed of hooligans.
I found the following article in the Telegraph and found it almost laughable. We operate in times when the Premier League and the FA won’t even support the very people who week after week deliver safe places for millions of people to watch football matches and other sporting and non-sporting events – i.e. ourselves as safety officers or […]

Croatia v England: A ‘ghost game’

What is it like to play behind closed doors?
This is quite an interesting article. I was one of the safety & security team that went to CSKA Moscow with Manchester City in the 2014/15 season. The match at the Khimki Stadium was supposed to be played closed doors due to a UEFA sanction similar to that imposed on Croatia for tomorrow’s match.
For some inexplicable reason UEFA were still allowed their “UEFA family” tickets and perhaps unsurprisingly most of these found […]