Rangers and the Famous ICF: My Life with Scotland's Most-feared Football-hooligan Gang
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On 11 May 1985 (the same day as the Bradford City stadium fire) a 14-year-old boy died at St Andrew's stadium when fans were pushed by police onto a wall which subsequently collapsed following crowd violence at a match between Birmingham City and Leeds United. Many organised hooligan firms emerged in the 1970s, associating themselves with clubs such as Arsenal ( The Herd), Aston Villa ( Villa Hardcore), Birmingham City ( Zulu Warriors), Blackpool ( The Muckers), Burnley ( Suicide Squad), Derby County (Derby Lunatic Fringe), Cardiff City ( Soul Crew), Charlton Athletic, ( B Mob), Chelsea ( Chelsea Headhunters), Everton ( County Road Cutters), Hull City ( Hull City Psychos), Leeds United ( Leeds Service Crew), Middlesbrough ( Middlesbrough Frontline), Millwall ( Millwall Bushwackers), Newcastle United ( Gremlins), Nottingham Forest (Forest Executive Crew), Manchester United ( Red Army), Portsmouth ( 6. Both gangs had tickets for the same section and there was a continuation of violence inside the ground.
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After the match the CCS and ASC clashed on London Road and there were skirmishes between the gangs until they reached the Playhouse theatre on Greenside Place.Shortly after this the two mobs clashed further up on Gorgie Road and there are minor scuffles after the match again on the same street. The Vauxies, Seaburn Casuals ), West Bromwich Albion ( Section 5), West Ham United ( Inter City Firm) and Wolverhampton Wanderers ( Subway Army). The Hibs casuals mobbed up in Rose Street with the intention to go to the Hearts game but the police were alerted to this and they dispersed the gang.
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CCS and Falkirk Fear clashed outside Falkirk Grahamston railway station and two Hibs boys are arrested. After the game the Hibs casuals together with Oldham boys clashed with the Sunderland hooligans and there was a series of running battles all the way to the railway station. It had been rumoured that Tottenham casuals had travelled up for the battle – but a source denied that.
The mounted police had to baton charge the bottle wielding battling fans repeatedly to quell the trouble.
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After the match whilst making their way back through Glasgow they encountered a large group of CSC not far from Central Station. Fifty-six people were arrested and thousands of pounds' worth of damage was caused in some of the worst violence the town has ever seen.
APA style: SCUM ON TOUR ARE NAZIS; Hate-fuelled Scottish thugs belong to the British National Party. The Chelsea Headhunters formed in the late 1960s, and grew in importance during the 1970s and 1980s when football hooliganism in the United Kingdom was at its height.