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Post Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:25 pm
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Hi, I am a dissertation student at the University of Leicester. I am currently collecting information on the crowd and spectator culture of Rugby League fans, in an attempt to explain why Rugby league seems to have less of a violent spectator identity than football.

If you have a view on this matter I would greatly appreciate your time in answering my survey, it should take roughly 5-10 minutes to complete. Following the link below will take you to a Google forms page where more information will be given there. Please only partake if over 18.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PBq98H ... Q/viewform

Thanks,
Alex Lewis
Post Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:06 pm
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On a separate, but related theme; Has anyone seen the latest embarrassment happening at the South Leeds Stadium?

A group of 'fans' have set up their own little gang/fan club called 'The Garden Gate Ultras'... The Hunslet club had to produce a Fans Charter in response to their behaviour and offensive chanting at games last season and they've also had flares at games. These fans have even started selling 'Garden Gate Ultras' memorabilia with their slogan 'no pyro, no party' on.... Hahaha A couple of small time wannabe football hooligans trying to bring the 'ultra' football mentality to Hunslet....

Next they'll be getting a Smart car branded up to get them all to the game.... Hilarious...
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Post Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:52 am
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A big difference, in my opinion, is that you have more inter-city rivalries with larger numbers of disaffected young men in football as opposed to RL. Imagine if Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham or London had a large, successful RL team and turned up at Headingley on a Friday night with 5000 away fans, chances are there would be a lot more violence at RL games.

Our view of Hull (and its fans) as a club can be replicated 10 times over in football, with leeds being one of the biggest culprits. You just don't have that in RL. Not saying that violence doesn't happen in RL (some of the worst violence I have ever seen has come on the pitch at lower level RL), but it is also a numbers game, relatively speaking.
Post Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:10 pm
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On a separate, but related theme; Has anyone seen the latest embarrassment happening at the South Leeds Stadium?

A group of 'fans' have set up their own little gang/fan club called 'The Garden Gate Ultras'... The Hunslet club had to produce a Fans Charter in response to their behaviour and offensive chanting at games last season and they've also had flares at games. These fans have even started selling 'Garden Gate Ultras' memorabilia with their slogan 'no pyro, no party' on.... Hahaha A couple of small time wannabe football hooligans trying to bring the 'ultra' football mentality to Hunslet....

Next they'll be getting a Smart car branded up to get them all to the game.... Hilarious...


Pathetic. What next? arranged meets with rival 'crews' to see who is top dog? Worrying thing is that these people are fully grown adults with wives and children.
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Post Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:29 pm
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Worrying thing is that these people are fully grown adults with wives and children.


If the Garden Gate is anything like the night I went in last year they are fully grown grandparents & great grandparents. Me & my mate were the youngest in there by 40 years & we are both in our 50s.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Post Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:21 pm
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Jamie Peacock MBE wrote:
'There's been a couple of times during my career when I've thought about moving elsewhere but, when I run out in front of 17,000, 18,000 people at Headingley, I've thought 'nah, this is the place for me'.


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