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No fans 'coach bubble' planned for derby match

Postby Forever Blue » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:33 am

Portsmouth v Southampton:


No fans 'coach bubble' planned for derby match - BBC News


Portsmouth v Southampton

BBC

Friday 6th September 2019


Away fans were bussed in and out of rival grounds under police escort on previous occasions
Southampton football fans will not travel to a match in Portsmouth in a "coach bubble", police have confirmed.

The rival south coast teams will meet in a Carabao Cup tie on 24 September.

They last met in 2012 when Portsmouth fans were bussed to the match in 40 coaches and escorted to and from Southampton's St Mary's Stadium, to prevent rival fans meeting.

Hampshire Constabulary said police tactics for the cup game would "not mirror" those techniques.

After the 2012 Championship match, police said feedback about the coach bubble was "overwhelmingly positive".

On that occasion five fans were arrested and six were ejected from the stadium. One fan was slightly hurt when he was hit with a coin.

Police said following meetings with both clubs, their tactics for the forthcoming match would reflect the Tuesday night timing of the game.

"We have to make sure our policing response is proportionate, able to deal swiftly with anyone looking to cause trouble and, at the same time, not disrupt the lives of those who are not going to watch the match.

"Our priority, as always, is public safety and we are confident that we have a wide range of different tactics available to us to best tackle any disruption by those who are intent on causing disorder," it added.
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Re: No fans 'coach bubble' planned for derby match

Postby pembroke allan » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:54 pm

Annis cannot see our game not being a bubble swp can't be arsed to man the game effectively only need to look at games clashing with rugby we got to move ko and that's with no trouble expected.... :o
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Re: No fans 'coach bubble' planned for derby match

Postby Jock » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:39 pm

Cost wise does it cost more to police a bubble match?
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Re: No fans 'coach bubble' planned for derby match

Postby pembroke allan » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:48 pm

Jock wrote:Cost wise does it cost more to police a bubble match?




Well if you go between Swansea Cardiff along m4 you'll see about 50 coppers on the bridges of m4 not to mention the police escorts for around 40 coaches and of course the dozens in and around either stadium! And probably a reserve of special group thugs All this on overtime for pc plod ... normal games you'll see around 10 cops depending on game so cost is astronomical compared to normal policing of games :o
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Re: No fans 'coach bubble' planned for derby match

Postby TERRYB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:13 pm

Think this is because they would have been travelling on about 40 double decker buses through the rush hour so imagine the chaos if they were stuck in a traffic jam in Pompey, be interesting to see how they cope with probably at least 1500 Saints fans arriving by trains!
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