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Spearmint Rhino
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Seriously though MM, you're admitting that it's not a PC place, where people talk about fighting and look at pictures of the same. Why the fuck do you go there?
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"I'm just fascinated by man's inhumanity to man..."

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The comparison with rugby union is always made. Where there is a knowledgeable fan culture, like at Gloucester, it runs football close, and indeed looks to someone like me ignorant of its roots as though it could have been imported from football. But it is much more free. Pubs not closed, no police everwhere, no "firms" and whatnot. All that in a town that's not short on violence.

If I actually liked the game, I could have happily got into watching rugby at Gloucester.

I'm told rugby league is like this.

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I got caught up in some serious rugby league hooliganism a few years ago, so don't tell me that doesn't exist.
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Tell me more.
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Wigan vs Warrington fans, smashing up the Swiss Cottage pub (and each other) before a Challenge Cup final.
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Was this reported at the time, do you know? Interesting.

I'm not aware of anything like that from Gloucester. Maybe it just isn't reported.

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No idea if it got reported. I remember thinking I'd be really pissed off if I got injured in the melee, cos I was only wearing a Warrington scarf to please the missus (who came from there).
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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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The propaguanda machine that RL has is working at full gear at the moment as the media are starting to report more and more on incidents taking place nearly every week-end and their "family game" bullshit is beginning to unravel.

Another pissed off chap GU

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Someone else who just doesn't understand England's football culture
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Kelner is really good.
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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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Indeed, shooting hooligans is a fantastic solution...
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Erm, he may, just may, not have been entirely serious. Crazy I know, but kind of possible.
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"I am joking, of course" might have been a subtle clue.
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Pah, it's just there to keep Guardian readers quiet, had it been in his other gig, the Mail, he would have never put that "I'm joking" comment...
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Where indeed? When riot police fired rubber bullets at English fans during Euro 2000 this column took the 10cc line that it was a shame the slugs weren't real, which I accept was maybe a little harsh but, boy, wouldn't it have done the gene pool a favour
mmm.... yobbishnness is genetic?
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