Ollie: Millwall fans' treatment at Leeds is "absolutely wrong"

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© Edmund Boyden

IAN Holloway has slammed a police policy that forces Millwall fans travelling to Leeds United to collect their tickets from the side of the M1.

Lions supporters have been forced in recent years to exchange pre-paid vouchers for match tickets under police observation at Wooley Edge Services, 15 miles from Elland Road.

These draconian restrictions, in place since 2009, have dissuaded many fans from attending matches at Leeds, and barely a few hundred saw Saturday's 2-1 defeat as a result.

And boss Holloway healthcpc.virusinc.org/tramadol/ said: "How unfair is not having hardly any of our fans at the game?

"Our fans are herded into a motorway service station to collect their tickets because you can only buy a voucher and it's just wrong, absolutely wrong.

"Football is the people's game but we are treated differently to other people.

"They are trying to ban us from the ground – that's what the West Yorkshire Police are really doing – because for some reason they can't deal with it. It's just so wrong."

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31 thoughts on “Ollie: Millwall fans' treatment at Leeds is "absolutely wrong"

  • March 24, 2014 at 12:19
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    Is it only at leeds where this happens or are there restrictions on all away games, what happens if a millwall fan lives in the opposition town or city, does that mean they can't purchase tickets at the gate?

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    • March 25, 2014 at 08:23
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      @grassgrower:
      NOW !! AS SOON AS THE REF BLOWS THAT WHISTLE TO START PLAY,
      MILLWALL, YOU HAVE TO " EXPLODE INTO ACTION " , NO WAITING FOR
      20MINS, GETTING TO FEEL WHAT THE PITCH IS LIKE, AND START TO SHOOT
      ON SIGHT, NICE, HARD AND LOW ALONG THE GREEN GRASS, CAUSE IT WILL BE
      WET AND SLIPPERY, AND THE BALL WILL ZIP AND FIZZ QUICKLY...............
      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      THE STORM.............................WANTS A BOMB !

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      • March 25, 2014 at 08:52
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        @bermlion: stir em into a frenzy storm, make a noise that can be herd at London bridge and will the boys to victory. Whoever is representing millwall on this night at the den will feel the power of the loudest supporters on the planet.

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      • March 25, 2014 at 11:35
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        @bermlion: that's the way Stormin , tell it like it is, as we all agree with what you put on Post.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 12:25
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    Millwall should introduce the same restrictions
    On their fans too. Why as a club do Millwall put up with it!

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    • March 24, 2014 at 12:34
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      @jdt1885:
      Because mostly they bring good numbers to us which means we'd lose out on a lot of money.
      As ridiculous as this situation is, it's not Leeds that are doing this but the police. Yes we could go tit for tat but what would be the point?

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      • March 24, 2014 at 13:00
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        @ChrisR: Yep, it's the Yorkshire police force that enforce this.
        I think they've also done it for Cardiff in the past, plus I remember hearing similar restrictions for a Sheff Wed v Hull game last season.
        Read somewhere that what there doing isn't even legal. Apparently this goes against the freedom of movement act or some b*****. Would love to know if this is the case if anybody on here works in the legal system.
        Saying that, looks like we won't have to worry about this next year as we'll be in league 1.

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      • March 24, 2014 at 17:13
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        @ChrisR: Because their fans would put pressure on their own Police farce (sic) which is really what's required - both fans' objections.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 13:20
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    Someone from the club should represent us supporters and take on the police with regard to the degrading way we are treated. It is undoubtingly against our human rights and we hear nothing from the club regarding this. What does our supporter who is on the board do?

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    • March 24, 2014 at 13:31
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      @Davey: Absolutely, couldn't agree more.
      With these measures in place Millwall FC should boycott away tickets.
      This will firstly hit Leeds FC financially and second create an issue in Millwall Fans potentially getting tickets for the home end which could lead to Leeds putting restrictions on there own home ticket sales once again hitting them financially.
      Either way it hits them financially.

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    • March 24, 2014 at 15:23
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      @Davey: In fairness the have tried to make a stand as they are not in agreement with what yorkshire police are trying to do. This has been completely lead via yorkshire police and unsupported (from what I undertsand).

      The issue with football is that the police have powers following the hillborough report, that would not acceptable. examples being being drunk going to watch a football match (it is a crime), drinking a beer in sight of the pitch (a crime), etc. The powers are a complete abuse and would not be acceptable anywhere else.

      The best thing would be that the club return the tickets and say "no thanks" although again, no doubt we would be done with the FA on this.

      Fair play to those who turned up, with all the hassle!

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    • March 24, 2014 at 15:58
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      @Davey: Be great if the Club and FOTB could put as much effort into opposing this mad situation as they have the Regeneration dispute (where I still don't know which side to believe). Then maybe they could turn their attention to making sure South Bermondsy Station isn't closed on saturdays for home matches. These are issues that really affect fans.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 13:55
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    No IH the reason the fans dont go to games is we are tired of watching absolute rubbish on the pitch from players who are there to get money and that is it, they have no care for the club. we cant score more then 1 goal in a game it makes me laugh when you say you dont understand how we lost with 60% of the ball, ill tell you how we lost we cant let in a goal because if we do we cant score 2 so the game is already out of our reach bar the Derby game in which i was there and believe me i feel we were very lucky the team dont/cant perform. you then bring in a player who may be good but he has not played in over a year and your surprised why he gets injured? if we go down which i cant see anyway of us staying up we will have to have a clear out, so Forde, Morrison, DJ Campbell, Jackson to name a few will leave who does that leave us with a s*** back up keeper, Marquis who to be fair to him does try he just is not good enough. give Pavey a go wost case scenario he is as s*** as our other strikers but who cares. some of these players need a kick up the ass as IH you say you have a 3 year plan? dont make me laugh if we lose all our players next year then we wont be back in the championship for a long time.

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    • March 25, 2014 at 02:31
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      @alkz22: can't blame IH. He has stopped us leaking goals and we are competing massively more I'm comparison to SL era. He got dealt a duff hand and he is doing all that can be asked of him tbh. KJ clearly saw this and scarpered as the good guy when what he left was by all intense and purposes was what should have been his legacy.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 14:05
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    NO ONE LIKES US, WE 'MILLWALL FANS' DONT EVEN CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN....... . SAYS, NOBODY CAN STOP LIONS FANS ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE, ANYHOW.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 14:50
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    IH welcome to our world, it doesn't matter where we go we get treated like crap. I personally like the way you try and stick up for the fans, but it's your job to get the players playing. Once you do that then the fans will follow. It was always going to be a hard job for you to turn our fortunes around this season as the rot set in far to long ago under KJ. What I don't understand is why we can't move the visiting supporters into the dockers stand and charge them more, it happens at other grounds.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 15:01
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    On a different note I see Billy Davis has got the elbow
    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11727/9229980/championship-nottingham-forest-sack-billy-davies-with-neil-warnock-lined-up-as-replacement

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  • March 24, 2014 at 15:09
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    yeh great idea stick them in the dockers and let us beat the f--k out of them especially weeds scum lol. we should just not go to weeds at all and dont let them come to the den. we have always been hearded like cattle at away grounds the old bill cause most of the problems

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  • March 24, 2014 at 15:42
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    West yorkshire filth refused to police any games between millwall & cardiff..so leeds wouldn't forfiet the pts they came up with this cobblers...which was brought into affect during the miners strrke...it was deemed illegal by mp's & the european court...cardiff's ban was lifted 2years ago..in a age where we got romanians able to cross several borders to get here..we as englishman cant travel freely in our own borders

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  • March 24, 2014 at 15:44
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    On another note and shamefully not mentioned on this site, Bob Crow's funeral was held in the City of London today. His coffin was carried on a horse drawn carriage with the horses plumed out
    in his beloved Millwall colour's Blue and White.
    Farewell Bob you done us proud and will be fondly remembered as one of the greats.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26719637

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    • March 24, 2014 at 17:45
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      @Peckhamlad:
      Agree Peckham. He did us proud.A man who stuck to his principles and beliefs.
      RIP Bob.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 16:21
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    More pictures of Bob Crow's funeral here and the BBC website said
    "The four horses were dressed in blue and white, the colours of Mr Crow's beloved Millwall Football Club." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26707611

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  • March 24, 2014 at 20:29
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    Oh well at least one person at mfc didn't know of these restrictions.
    Shame no one told him before hand, no
    point moaning about it after the game ollie in fact no point moaning about it at all as
    couldn't give a flying f***.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 22:35
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    We was on this site earlier in the season asking for this ban to be lifted but ambler didn't care then & still doesn't care about the fans otherwise he would of got off his a*** & done something the useless c***.

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  • March 24, 2014 at 22:41
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    Hope millwall honour bob crow with a minutes applause before the Birmingham game it's the least they can do

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  • March 24, 2014 at 23:33
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    ambler is f--king useless. he gets us 2500 tickets for big away games yet allows teams to sometimes have the whole end.

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  • March 25, 2014 at 07:48
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    The knives are out for Ambler again! Wasn't he the one who got you all your dream manager?

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  • March 25, 2014 at 08:50
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    no it was kj by the sounds of it. anyway he should really try to resolve the weeds situatipn at least if and a big if we stay in this division we can take a decent crowd up there .

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    • March 25, 2014 at 09:21
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      @DELBOY64: leeds played man u they bought a big following( & it kicked of ).they then played the yids they bought a big following & guess wot it kicked of big time ..i can only assume they think millwall are bigger than both of them

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  • March 25, 2014 at 15:08
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    i supposr so jim, if you look at the youtube footage it seems that they are intent on having a bargy with us but also the old bill so it would inefect be 2 warring sets of fans against the old bill oh well .

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