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Stewarding in The North Bank on Sat

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by crocos, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. crocos

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    For the first time in years I sat in the North Bank on Sat. I usually go to the SB or BQ Upper. Though the SB has its reputation for chavdom etc, I heard more $$$$g & dismal vitriol in 90 mins in the NB than in several years in the SB, quite surprising.

    That aside, this is about the stewards, who IMO really messed up big-time. I was sat about halfway up on the side next to the BQ, area N1 row V. Immediately on kick-off there were two twots just behind me giving it large & chavving out loud about how $$$$g $$$$$ the NB is etc etc, culminating after 10 mins in someone just in front of me telling them to F-off back to the SB. I'm a peaceful person, but even I was on the verge of doing the same, they were a grim pair. Result was louder larging it & squaring up etc, leading to one of them getting a bit of a wack from a middle-aged bloke there with his son. Fully deserved too. Take that as a sign of the grimness of the pair of them, not as a sign of me liking a ruck etc.

    Anyway, in come the stewards, fair enough, and haul a few of those involved off for questioning. End result was the middle-aged bloke who'd tried to shut them up got arrested & taken down the station, while this pair of vile loud-mouthed abusive eejuts got new seats in the Steve Bull (apparently).

    I know you can't have people lashing out etc, but this pair were shocking, loudly abusing everyone around them, and the middle-aged bloke who got arrested for wacking one of them was reacting in self-defence as much as anything else. And it was as much a slap as a punch anyway.

    IMO all badly handled by the stewards. I know it's a tough job to do, but they got the wrong bloke there, big-time.

    Did anyone else see it? Commiserations to the bloke involved & his son, who both missed the game cos of it. And I hope he didn't get charged with anything.
     
  2. John

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    Sounds like the stewards got it spot on.
    If he or you had a problem, report it to the stewards.
    Violence at the game is unacceptable, I hope he gets a lifetime ban.
     
  3. PabloWolfo

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    How old was the blokes' son?
     
  4. crocos

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    The son must have been mid-20s or so.

    John - I agree re violence etc, I hate it. Okay. But this one all bubbled up so quickly there simply wasn't time to get the stewards in. The middle-aged bloke who hit out was about to get hit himself. This pair were off their heads on something. I've never heard anything remotely like the stuff they were coming out with.
     
  5. John

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    Crocos.
    I would suggest you contact the club to offer yourself as a witness.
    Re the stewarding. If you didn't have time to get them in, they can hardly be blamed for handing all involved over to the police to deal with, when they did get there.
     
  6. John

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    You said they were shouting abuse for 10 mins. Somebody should have got the stewards to have a word then, before things kicked off.
     
  7. crocos

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    John, in the cold light of day you're right. That's what should have happened, getting the stewards in rightaway. Of course.

    Why that didn't happen, I don't know. For my part, I hoped that if people just ignored this pair & didn't rise to their taunts, they'd settle down to watching the game.

    Maybe I can say badly-played all round, myself included.
     
  8. loopy lupine

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    I saw the incident from the comfort of the family enclosure, and although from your account the bloke was provoked, this middle aged fella had to be literally carried out of the stadium by several stewards and tried to have a pop at the stewards whilst he was being ejected.

    As John says (and I don't often agree with his comments ;) ) If they were causing a problem then the stewards should have been informed before it escalated to what happened in the end.
     
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    Loopy Lupine - much like Arsene Wenger, I didn't see that bit.

    I think though that by that time the bloke in question would have been incensed cos he'd firstly had these two twerps screaming obscenities in his face & then got hauled off as if it was all his fault.
     
  10. cooper_J

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    I was in W8 of the Billy Wright, so had a good view of the incident. Obviously couldn't hear the abuse the blokes were shouting but the bloke who got arrested had completely lost the plot.

    He deseved to get taken away if he couldn't control himself to such an extent that he started swinging at the stewards.

    To be honest, you're always going to come across idiots whether it be at the football or walking down the street on a Saturday night. You can't just lose control everytime.

    As for the Southbank vs Northbank thing, I think it is absolutely pathetic. It makes me cringe whenever I hear any of it.
     
  11. Space Wolf

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    A fight broke out in front of me during the Hoddle era in the NB. We don't just sit there with our blankets and flasks you know.;)
     
  12. Axle

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    When I used to go in the NB during the McGoo era there was fighting every other week as two STH's used to get irate and kick off on one another. These were grown men in their 50's going at it while they were supporting the same club.

    The NB's too hardcore for me. I go in the SB now so I can relax and enjoy my football.
     
  13. Dewsburywolf

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    Good job you didn't take mer up on the offer of that spare ST then Coops. :rolleyes:
     
  14. I was in there about 5 years. Quite a few scuffles if my memory serves me rightly especially during the hoddle era.

    Mostly old chaps too lol.
     
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    Something similar happened in the Upper SB around J7/8, 2 t$$$$$$$ts stood up and started shouting 'the south bank' etc, fortunately they were asked to sit down and shut up and they did
     
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    Molineux generally makes me cringe. Our fan base includes such a disproportionate number of society's misfits and humour in the stands has almost totally evaporated in favour of bad manners, unnecessary and socially unacceptable behaviour, moaning for the sake of it and arrogance despite absolutely no redeeming features, from booing the players to the pathetic olofinjana songs, to smoking in the toilets and fighting in the stands our support is utter $$$$e.
     
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    There are three or four who spend halftime drinking their beers in the South Bank toilets.

    At first I thought they were in their smoking but at the halfway point of the season I have yet to see any of them smoke.

    Why you'd want to spend 15 mins drinking your beer in their god only knows.
     
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    Like i said, the dregs of the untermenschen...
     
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    I don't smoke, gave up years ago. I enjoyed it at the time but Christ, never that much :eek:
     
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    at the saints game there were about 10 of them, smoking in the toilets at half-time. Cant survive 90 mins without a fag - time to get onto NHS Direct!!
     
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    Hey guys give them a break.... They are in the South Bank which sort of makes them sing..... The smoking makes their squeeky voices a bit deeper so they do not stand out as chaves ;)
     
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    Sanctimonious nonsense - this board makes me cringe because if everybody lived their lives in the way most posters profess to on here god help society as a whole.

    Somebody mentioned earlier they hate the South Bank/North Bank singing contest (i use that last word lightly) - why take it so serious? Just enjoy the fact it creates nosie (from at least one end) and so what if people like to sing anti Albion songs.

    Every club in the world has songs about their rivals, it's part of football for god's sake. Man Utd - held up by many on here for their creativity - are the prime candidates.

    I'll say this again, our support is better than most. The passion, especially away from home, is still there. The terrace humour has changed but is still there.

    Yes we have a small minority who smoke in toilets (beyond me too), yes we have a small minority who like to fight and yes there will be people you don't agree with.

    If you hate it that much, $$$$ off somewhere else or take up bowls
     
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    The fact they're not in the same division makes it very embarrassing for a start.
     
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    Hear hear, no one likes or advocates violence but if you remove the 'lower end of society' from support you'll end up with a plastic club like Reading with supporters who are glory hunters. Most of our 'lads' have been going for a long long time and make up the core of our support.

    We are louder than many and just as fickle - but we still turn out in good numbers even though the recession is biting.

    I've stood on North Bank, South bank sat in the SB when it was first built and been in the Directors box - every area has its morons and those you wouldnt choose to go for a beer with - but the common thread is a deep association and dare I say it love for the club so don't knock them all so swiftly.
     
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    Football is still,by and large,the last refuge of the working class (thank god).
    If anyone is upset or embarrased by the occasional bout of chavism or tribalism,then i suggest they join Nick Hornby and his ilk at Arsenal.
     
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    Nonsense, football is cyclical and we'll have our time at the top and I bet when we do Sandwell Town will sing louder than ever about us.

    Do you sing 'I was born under a Wanderers' Scarf', which I believe is one of our best and unique songs?
     
  27. Wolv3nsam

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    I sit in the Billy Wright so of course I don't sing at football matches or say anything at all......
     
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    Come on the family enclosure was really good tail end of last season;)

    Have you ever sung it then?
     
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    The kids haven't grasped the rules of the stands yet, you see.

    Not at a home game, no (which I'm assuming is what you mean) from what I can remember anyway.
     
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    True.

    Not really, what I was getting at is there is nothing wrong with singing anti-Albion songs, it's all part of the football atmosphere.

    I was born is a great football song, unique to us (there may be another club who sing it but not as loud) and is 50% on about how crap our neighbours are. However, I and many others view it as a rousing way of supporting the lads.
     
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    I'm more or less on about the "We hate Albion" and "$$$$ on the Albion tonight", songs that just on about them rather than songs that have Wolves incorporated in them as well. I see your point about the football atmosphere but I'd rather have how much Wolves are loved chanted, rather than how much Albion are hated.

    I'm not saying Wolves are the only club who do this though.
     
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    That's fine Wolve3nsam, personal preferences is what makes the atmosphere what it is.

    I just get a bit irate at people continually knocking the atmosphere and our fans, a lot of whom don't ever go to games.

    And yes, attending the matches does make you a better fan...it's proven by the loyalty scheme:D
     
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    Don't worry, not a lot of us take GlasgowWolf seriously anyway.
     
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    I am afraid you are describing modern day British society
     
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    Every single decent sized club in England has these issues, it's not just a Wolves thing.
     
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    Spill the beans, who were the morons?
     
  37. jonnysuggs

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    Rangers: 'I was born under a Union Jack'
     
  38. Jack

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    Got to be honest I prefer our version
     
  39. Waggy's Boots

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    :D as if ........
     
  40. I saw the stewards and the heard the arguments, didnt see the incident though. But tbf the stewards did the right thing. The bloke hit someone so he should of been kicked out.
     

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