Col U fans blamed for damage at Leyton Orient

Col U fans blamed for damage at Leyton Orient

Col U fans blamed for damage at Leyton Orient

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Colchester United Fans have been blamed for ripping out seats during Saturday's defeat at Leyton Orient.

A number of pictures showing damaged chairs and litter appeared on Twitter following the game at Brisbane Road.

The official CUFC Police Twitter account sent out this message following the game: “The behaviour experienced by a minority of the travelling #colu fans today will not be tolerated.

“If identified [the people] will be prosecuted.

“The majority always behave themselves and I wouldn't want the rep of #colu fans tainted.”

Some fans have however suggested that the seats were already damaged.

A spokesman for Leyton Orient said: “We have contacted Colchester United regarding the matter and are awaiting their response.”

He declined to say whether they will be asking Colchester United to foot the bill.”

Tim Waddington, Colchester United’s general manager said: “Colchester United has a loyal travelling fanbase who follow the team around the country, who are not generally considered a risk supporter group and are known to be well behaved.

“It would come as some surprise that damage has been attributed to our fans, but we will work with Leyton Orient to ascertain the cause and identify the culprits, if any, who were involved.”

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10:07am Tue 4 Mar 14

hughie-s says...

"He declined to say whether they will be asking Colchester United to foot the bill.”

Would an insurance company pay out if your rotten dilapidated shed fell down in a gale?
"He declined to say whether they will be asking Colchester United to foot the bill.” Would an insurance company pay out if your rotten dilapidated shed fell down in a gale? hughie-s
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Tolkny says...

When the fans of Peterborough United did similar damage a few weeks ago they paid without argument.

the only issue is were they Colchester fans just because it happened in the away fans area.

No doubt the travelling police liaison officer will be able to advise accordingly.

What surprises me is that twice, such damage has happened without stewards or police intervening at the time.

It really got me thinking about the rise of travelling fans who behaved badly, which seems to have begun in the 1960s, reached a peak in the 1980s, since when we have had much more seating and stewarding, it would be interesting to read comments about why this might be - whether or not the fans who did the pictured damage were Colchester fans or not.

I hope the link I have added here is viewable

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From many years ago at Aston Villa - I was never in as big a crowd as that - but I have been in some large ones at Anfield and Highbury in the sixties and seventies - where the whole terrace of people would move down a few steps at high moments in a game - with folk all looking out for each other!
When the fans of Peterborough United did similar damage a few weeks ago they paid without argument. the only issue is were they Colchester fans just because it happened in the away fans area. No doubt the travelling police liaison officer will be able to advise accordingly. What surprises me is that twice, such damage has happened without stewards or police intervening at the time. It really got me thinking about the rise of travelling fans who behaved badly, which seems to have begun in the 1960s, reached a peak in the 1980s, since when we have had much more seating and stewarding, it would be interesting to read comments about why this might be - whether or not the fans who did the pictured damage were Colchester fans or not. I hope the link I have added here is viewable https://pbs.twimg.co m/media/Bh1ZiBBCUAAL RHs.jpg From many years ago at Aston Villa - I was never in as big a crowd as that - but I have been in some large ones at Anfield and Highbury in the sixties and seventies - where the whole terrace of people would move down a few steps at high moments in a game - with folk all looking out for each other! Tolkny
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

essex_jim says...

Tolkny wrote:
When the fans of Peterborough United did similar damage a few weeks ago they paid without argument. the only issue is were they Colchester fans just because it happened in the away fans area. No doubt the travelling police liaison officer will be able to advise accordingly. What surprises me is that twice, such damage has happened without stewards or police intervening at the time. It really got me thinking about the rise of travelling fans who behaved badly, which seems to have begun in the 1960s, reached a peak in the 1980s, since when we have had much more seating and stewarding, it would be interesting to read comments about why this might be - whether or not the fans who did the pictured damage were Colchester fans or not. I hope the link I have added here is viewable https://pbs.twimg.co m/media/Bh1ZiBBCUAAL RHs.jpg From many years ago at Aston Villa - I was never in as big a crowd as that - but I have been in some large ones at Anfield and Highbury in the sixties and seventies - where the whole terrace of people would move down a few steps at high moments in a game - with folk all looking out for each other!
Jumpers for goalposts etc...zzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Tolkny[/bold] wrote: When the fans of Peterborough United did similar damage a few weeks ago they paid without argument. the only issue is were they Colchester fans just because it happened in the away fans area. No doubt the travelling police liaison officer will be able to advise accordingly. What surprises me is that twice, such damage has happened without stewards or police intervening at the time. It really got me thinking about the rise of travelling fans who behaved badly, which seems to have begun in the 1960s, reached a peak in the 1980s, since when we have had much more seating and stewarding, it would be interesting to read comments about why this might be - whether or not the fans who did the pictured damage were Colchester fans or not. I hope the link I have added here is viewable https://pbs.twimg.co m/media/Bh1ZiBBCUAAL RHs.jpg From many years ago at Aston Villa - I was never in as big a crowd as that - but I have been in some large ones at Anfield and Highbury in the sixties and seventies - where the whole terrace of people would move down a few steps at high moments in a game - with folk all looking out for each other![/p][/quote]Jumpers for goalposts etc...zzzzzzzz essex_jim
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Tolkny says...

essex_jim wrote:
Tolkny wrote:
When the fans of Peterborough United did similar damage a few weeks ago they paid without argument. the only issue is were they Colchester fans just because it happened in the away fans area. No doubt the travelling police liaison officer will be able to advise accordingly. What surprises me is that twice, such damage has happened without stewards or police intervening at the time. It really got me thinking about the rise of travelling fans who behaved badly, which seems to have begun in the 1960s, reached a peak in the 1980s, since when we have had much more seating and stewarding, it would be interesting to read comments about why this might be - whether or not the fans who did the pictured damage were Colchester fans or not. I hope the link I have added here is viewable https://pbs.twimg.co m/media/Bh1ZiBBCUAAL RHs.jpg From many years ago at Aston Villa - I was never in as big a crowd as that - but I have been in some large ones at Anfield and Highbury in the sixties and seventies - where the whole terrace of people would move down a few steps at high moments in a game - with folk all looking out for each other!
Jumpers for goalposts etc...zzzzzzzz
"Jumpers for goalposts etc...zzzzzzzz"

wake up - not quite!

Write up about Peterborough paying up

http://www.peterboro
ughtoday.co.uk/sport
/football/peterborou
gh-united/posh-to-pa
y-for-fans-damage-at
-orient-and-identify
-those-responsible-1
-5866352

Presumably essex_jim -- prefers to display his sarcasm than comment on the issue?
[quote][p][bold]essex_jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tolkny[/bold] wrote: When the fans of Peterborough United did similar damage a few weeks ago they paid without argument. the only issue is were they Colchester fans just because it happened in the away fans area. No doubt the travelling police liaison officer will be able to advise accordingly. What surprises me is that twice, such damage has happened without stewards or police intervening at the time. It really got me thinking about the rise of travelling fans who behaved badly, which seems to have begun in the 1960s, reached a peak in the 1980s, since when we have had much more seating and stewarding, it would be interesting to read comments about why this might be - whether or not the fans who did the pictured damage were Colchester fans or not. I hope the link I have added here is viewable https://pbs.twimg.co m/media/Bh1ZiBBCUAAL RHs.jpg From many years ago at Aston Villa - I was never in as big a crowd as that - but I have been in some large ones at Anfield and Highbury in the sixties and seventies - where the whole terrace of people would move down a few steps at high moments in a game - with folk all looking out for each other![/p][/quote]Jumpers for goalposts etc...zzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]"Jumpers for goalposts etc...zzzzzzzz" wake up - not quite! Write up about Peterborough paying up http://www.peterboro ughtoday.co.uk/sport /football/peterborou gh-united/posh-to-pa y-for-fans-damage-at -orient-and-identify -those-responsible-1 -5866352 Presumably essex_jim -- prefers to display his sarcasm than comment on the issue? Tolkny
  • Score: 2

5:29pm Tue 4 Mar 14

angryman!!! says...

As first post says the stadium is not fit for purpose. The top left hand corner was full of the youngsters from s1 who are hardly hardcore holigans. Most of the seats were on the way out anyway, I saw one person actual sit down and his break (not in that corner, and he was a big bloke) and have seen this happen years before.
Orient are just after a cheque then will simply do another poor fix and get the next away team to pay for it again. How many times have you heard of Colchester fans breaking seats in the ground? We've taken a lot more fans, to places we have a rivalry with and not done anything so why orient? Also it was right next to the police and stewards if Itvwas that bad they would have done something.
As first post says the stadium is not fit for purpose. The top left hand corner was full of the youngsters from s1 who are hardly hardcore holigans. Most of the seats were on the way out anyway, I saw one person actual sit down and his break (not in that corner, and he was a big bloke) and have seen this happen years before. Orient are just after a cheque then will simply do another poor fix and get the next away team to pay for it again. How many times have you heard of Colchester fans breaking seats in the ground? We've taken a lot more fans, to places we have a rivalry with and not done anything so why orient? Also it was right next to the police and stewards if Itvwas that bad they would have done something. angryman!!!
  • Score: 5

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