The sickening message appears to have been posted by a fan claiming to be a Chelsea Headhunter on a West Ham fans’ forum. But they’re close-knit. Yet an investigation by The Independent found that there were aggressive messages sent to those still planning to take part in the walk. Some ‘ultras’ were in hospital and Cass was unsure of how he’d be received. The march was initially announced by the Real WHF and in light of the interest, Brady called for a meeting between fan groups, which included Swallow as a representative of that organisation. Was with him on saturday sunderland. The Hammers are fighting for survival and face Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday. As he and his family stood up to leave, a wasp flew into the room. 'In 1987 we got nicked for the ICF and Cass Pennant did the film 'Hooligan',' Swallow himself admitted. Those refusing to apologise were kept in jail for several weeks. We are no longer accepting comments on this article.
Cass still goes to West Ham matches, where he moves around with the statesmanlike authority of a black Pope.
Cass Pennant and his wife and son and son’s girlfriend came round the other day for a cream tea. Fighting them is a bit like fighting gypsies. His wife and his son’s girl quailed in alarm. Leeds were a very decent crew, always had loads of game lads, generally brought … The ultras couldn’t believe their luck. Among many’s list at this time were Birmingham City’s “Zulus”, originating in 1982, and West Ham United’s “Inter City Firm” – ICF, established in 1978. Cass Pennant describes some great battles with them in his ICF book. Share. ICF member Andrew Swallow was at the get-together between Karren Brady and 14 other fan organisations on behalf of Real West Ham Fans Action Group (now named Real West Ham Fans). To see one of my adolescent heroes, 40 years on, seated in our sitting room, with one of our poncy Victorian armchairs straining audibly under his weight, was slightly odd. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Ordinary fans were terrified.’, There was continuous street fighting in the 24 hours leading up to the match. About 50 made the journey, he said, and when approached in a bar by the ultras and challenged to a fight, they answered that they only wanted to be friends!
It isn’t every day, either, that we have a chap who’s been shot three times and run through with a sword, and who is the subject of a biopic on general release, eating off our best china.
They were really impressed with us.’. I'm too young to remember, but in all the documentaries and books made over the years they seem to have quite a tasty firm. You can find cass at his stoll in green street. The name came from the … Three months free, then £9.99 every four weeks. I’ve got to know him only recently, not through football, but through his latest incarnation as a publisher. We went from the Turkish to the Sicilian hooligans.
But they were stylish, well-organised, ably led, and imbued with an esprit de corps.
He's got a bad hip and now his kneeis playing up. The ICF were often outnumbered, especially in the northern industrial cities. Not that that should have been a factor in my decision to stay at home. He goes every West Ham game home and away. Cass casually picked it up and crushed it between finger and thumb. ‘They don’t stand and battle like us.
Published: 08:19 EST, 8 March 2018 | Updated: 11:16 EST, 8 March 2018. 22 posts 1; 2; 3; Next; Best mobs we have come up against Best mobs we have come up against. So imagine their disappointment, said Cass, when the Geordie Boys didn’t turn up. Cass used to be — still is — a top ‘face’ in the world of football hooliganism. But, let down by key players, the board and his own tactics, his reign may end soon and the sorry cycle will start again, Ryan Giggs 'is arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend at his £1.7million mansion after police were called to reports of a 'disturbance', Manchester City 'could agree a mega-money contract with Lionel Messi in January ahead of free transfer next summer'... with talks over his Barcelona future not scheduled until later in the season, Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United captain Harry Maguire to 'get a hold of' his team-mates after limp display against Arsenal and questions whether he and other senior stars are 'standing up' in a dressing room lacking leaders, 'Thank you but no thank you. WEST HAM ICF > Best mobs we have come up against. ‘Well, it all depends whether you went out there for the battle or not,’ he said. It reads: “You ICF (West Ham firm) s***s are gonna get what you’ve had coming for years a right good shoeing. Simple Contact Form; Registration Form; Quote Request Form The very idea that... Modern footballers heading 80mph balls 'are JUST as much at risk of dementia as the generation of Jeff... 'He has bad days and good days': Sir Bobby Charlton's brother - Tommy - gives insight into the England World... Saracens set for promotion back up to the Premiership without playing a SINGLE GAME amid fears the... Dustin Poirier tells Dana White to 'stop playing games' over January mega-fight with Conor McGregor and... 'He's a coward and a disgrace': Dillian Whyte slams Deontay Wilder after he accused Tyson Fury of cheating... 'Dele Alli has this charisma': Mauricio Pochettino compares Spurs outcast to former team-mates Diego... 'I love Tottenham and I want the best for Jose': Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no hard feelings for... Why are West Ham’s board holding meetings with self-professed hooligans?
Among other hooligan-related topics, we got on to the subject of Turkish football hooligans. Old Hammer . A car met him beside the Teatro Massimo and he was driven to a secret destination, which turned out to be a bar in an old part of town. Post Nov 24, 2001 #1 2001-11-24T11:50. They don’t give up. Share with: Link: Copy link. MAN UTD FAN VIEW: Ole's record after 100 games is better than Klopp's was.
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Then you’ve got the women trying to fight you. One or two ex-ICF members privately admitted that Palermo had made them realise that they were getting far too old for that kind of thing. ‘He won’t be renewing his season ticket this year,’ he said. What are they all up to now? In our talks we agreed a number of action points and we are working to deliver them.
West Ham's board have been criticised for holding a meeting where a member of the club's notorious 1970s hooligan group the Inter City Firm was present. Play it now. The club will continue to meet with the Supporters Advisory Board in a bid for transparency. It was a great comfort to know that this extremely violent individual (as he was then) was on our side. And they were invincible. The groups came under the umbrella of West Ham Groups United and the Premier League club published an open letter for fans following the meeting. It was the Action group that called off the march, though supporters from other organisations wanted it to still go ahead.
Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. | The Independent, Knees up Mother Brown - West Ham United FC Online: Q&A. Last year West Ham drew Palermo in a European competition and the Inter City Firm, many of whom are now family men in their forties and fifties, flew out for a reunion. What about Man U?
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Many of them had travelled long distances to meet with us. His Christmas card last year was a photograph of West Ham supporters filling the away end at Palermo, next to a photo of a few Newcastle fans not filling theirs.
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