FA warn Watford of sanctions if their fans continue to use pyrotechnics

This Is Local London: A Manchester United fan with a flare on Wednesday night. Picture: Action Images A Manchester United fan with a flare on Wednesday night. Picture: Action Images

Watford have issued “a last and final plea to their supporters” after the FA threatened the club with sanctions due to their fans’ use of pyrotechnics.

There have been a number of instances this season where smoke bombs and flares have been let off by Hornets followers at away grounds, most recently at Leeds United.

Watford have previously warned supporters they face the prospect of criminal prosecutions and club bans if they use pyrotechnics.

But last night the Hertfordshire side revealed the FA has warned the Golden Boys the governing body is likely to impose sanctions on the club should their supporters continue to use pyrotechnics at any ground.

Watford’s statement read: “Despite a number of requests to desist, issued here at watfordfc.com and supported via other communication channels, Watford fans once again suffered from the use of pyrotechnics by fellow supporters at Leeds United on Saturday, December 7.

“The club now finds itself in the onerous position of having to issue a last and final plea to its supporters, especially those who frequent away matches, to ask that due notice is heeded of previous warnings.”

In a previous statement, the Hornets added: “The use of pyrotechnics has no place in English football and we would urge all supporters to take positive action in assisting to eradicate this unlawful practice.”

Research conducted with 1,635 Premier League supporters found 87 per cent of fans believe pyrotechnics are dangerous at matches and that 86 per cent were concerned for their safety. The same number thinks flares and smoke bombs are a fire risk and 79 per cent consider them to be a health hazard.

Andrea Brown, the Football League’s head of customer services, has previously said: “There really is no need for anyone to take pyrotechnics to a football match as they put fellow fans at risk of injury. Supporters who do so are acting illegally and risk being banned from professional football and sent to prison.”

Alan Weir, head of medical services at St John Ambulance, added: “We know that St John Ambulance volunteers have treated people for burns and smoke inhalation caused by flares at several football grounds.

“These cases could have led to disfigurement or other serious injuries so we’re advising fans to seek prompt emergency help should they come into contact with a flare to help prevent their injuries from getting worse. Our volunteers are trained and equipped with life-saving skills to help those who need it. We urge fans to stop using flares and think about the safety of those around them.”

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3:35pm Fri 20 Dec 13

stevyweavy says...

What!!!! Nearly 50% of NumbNuts think it is OK to take/set off flares at football grounds? Are they serious????
What!!!! Nearly 50% of NumbNuts think it is OK to take/set off flares at football grounds? Are they serious???? stevyweavy

3:42pm Fri 20 Dec 13

HornetJJ says...

If it is banned then the poll is irrelevant!
If it is banned then the poll is irrelevant! HornetJJ

3:52pm Fri 20 Dec 13

not a regular says...

It's illegal. No discussion. Should the law be changed? Maybe. If it wasn't illegal I'd take them every game. But it is. So I don't.
It's illegal. No discussion. Should the law be changed? Maybe. If it wasn't illegal I'd take them every game. But it is. So I don't. not a regular

3:54pm Fri 20 Dec 13

not a regular says...

Having said that, it's pyrotechnics. It's a physical object that the police or stewards can search more heavily for, it's something that can be reviewed on CCTV retrospectively.

It's something that shouldn't even get this far.
Having said that, it's pyrotechnics. It's a physical object that the police or stewards can search more heavily for, it's something that can be reviewed on CCTV retrospectively. It's something that shouldn't even get this far. not a regular

3:56pm Fri 20 Dec 13

84AGAIN says...

I cannot believe that nearly half the fans polled thought flares were OK, even denim ones with patches! Can only think that the way the vote buttons are set up it is easy to click on the wrong one. If it IS true then maybe they should support a dodgy East European club or go to a local firework display to get it out of their system!
I cannot believe that nearly half the fans polled thought flares were OK, even denim ones with patches! Can only think that the way the vote buttons are set up it is easy to click on the wrong one. If it IS true then maybe they should support a dodgy East European club or go to a local firework display to get it out of their system! 84AGAIN

3:57pm Fri 20 Dec 13

demerit says...

If we get sanctions, someone will get a rocket.
If we get sanctions, someone will get a rocket. demerit

4:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

JohnnyHornet says...

84AGAIN wrote:
I cannot believe that nearly half the fans polled thought flares were OK, even denim ones with patches! Can only think that the way the vote buttons are set up it is easy to click on the wrong one. If it IS true then maybe they should support a dodgy East European club or go to a local firework display to get it out of their system!
You have to remember with percentages that 2 votes, one each way is shown at 50% each, the other 15998 fans who attend Watford matches haven't voted yet, doesn't prove much
[quote][p][bold]84AGAIN[/bold] wrote: I cannot believe that nearly half the fans polled thought flares were OK, even denim ones with patches! Can only think that the way the vote buttons are set up it is easy to click on the wrong one. If it IS true then maybe they should support a dodgy East European club or go to a local firework display to get it out of their system![/p][/quote]You have to remember with percentages that 2 votes, one each way is shown at 50% each, the other 15998 fans who attend Watford matches haven't voted yet, doesn't prove much JohnnyHornet

4:15pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Dutch Hornet says...

This is normal in Holland.See link: pic.twitter.com/8EJP
ZfOrha
They are not allowed either but the KNVB (Dutch FA) dont make a huge fuss about it
See more photos: https://twitter.com/
search?q=%23Fakkelti
jd&src=hash
This is normal in Holland.See link: pic.twitter.com/8EJP ZfOrha They are not allowed either but the KNVB (Dutch FA) dont make a huge fuss about it See more photos: https://twitter.com/ search?q=%23Fakkelti jd&src=hash Dutch Hornet

4:26pm Fri 20 Dec 13

SJM...laugh at luton says...

I think it's great to let of smoke and flares at football marches...
Adds to the atmosphere...
All part of the 21st century, got no problem with this...

All these old **** who don't like it...it's here to stay.
I think it's great to let of smoke and flares at football marches... Adds to the atmosphere... All part of the 21st century, got no problem with this... All these old **** who don't like it...it's here to stay. SJM...laugh at luton

4:29pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Boosey says...

If the players don't put in a decent shift in the first half, there might be some fireworks in the changing room at half time.
If the players don't put in a decent shift in the first half, there might be some fireworks in the changing room at half time. Boosey

4:37pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

All pyrotechnics should be banned! industrial strength fireworks let off at the slightest hint of something to celebrate! no thought for the pets of the neighbourhood!
All pyrotechnics should be banned! industrial strength fireworks let off at the slightest hint of something to celebrate! no thought for the pets of the neighbourhood! Hornets number 12 fan

4:42pm Fri 20 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

I think they should ban guns as well.
I think they should ban guns as well. CaptainPC

5:08pm Fri 20 Dec 13

femalehornet122 says...

I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club.

Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same.
If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.
I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club. Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same. If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches. femalehornet122

5:13pm Fri 20 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.
Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them. andyandyandy

5:45pm Fri 20 Dec 13

andyhooked says...

Morons one and all that set off pyros. The old git (me) says ban them that think chucking pyros is clever and cool. My very senior nurse wife has seen too many injuries from fireworks. The only "fireworks" I want to see are on the pitch and we get back to stuffing side by our football.
Morons one and all that set off pyros. The old git (me) says ban them that think chucking pyros is clever and cool. My very senior nurse wife has seen too many injuries from fireworks. The only "fireworks" I want to see are on the pitch and we get back to stuffing side by our football. andyhooked

5:48pm Fri 20 Dec 13

bigmeuprudeboy says...

andyandyandy wrote:
Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.
lol bet you dont, always easy in the anonymity of the internet to say stuff aint it.

'andyandyandy' maybe you should get a girlfriend.
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.[/p][/quote]lol bet you dont, always easy in the anonymity of the internet to say stuff aint it. 'andyandyandy' maybe you should get a girlfriend. bigmeuprudeboy

6:06pm Fri 20 Dec 13

harry hornet wfc says...

Flare enough
Flare enough harry hornet wfc

6:39pm Fri 20 Dec 13

muzzy999 says...

I used to be against flares. Then I was sat next to guy who let it off against Leeds. It turned me in favour of them as I felt no danger, and he very kindly threw it away from me, and all of the fans for that matter. It's illegal so it shouldn't be encouraged, but if one individual wants to risk getting thrown out of the ground, let him, it's their choice. But it made that feeling after that goal EVEN better, and im confident there was no chance of anybody getting hurt.
I used to be against flares. Then I was sat next to guy who let it off against Leeds. It turned me in favour of them as I felt no danger, and he very kindly threw it away from me, and all of the fans for that matter. It's illegal so it shouldn't be encouraged, but if one individual wants to risk getting thrown out of the ground, let him, it's their choice. But it made that feeling after that goal EVEN better, and im confident there was no chance of anybody getting hurt. muzzy999

6:56pm Fri 20 Dec 13

big_doris says...

muzzy999 wrote:
I used to be against flares. Then I was sat next to guy who let it off against Leeds. It turned me in favour of them as I felt no danger, and he very kindly threw it away from me, and all of the fans for that matter. It's illegal so it shouldn't be encouraged, but if one individual wants to risk getting thrown out of the ground, let him, it's their choice. But it made that feeling after that goal EVEN better, and im confident there was no chance of anybody getting hurt.
You're confident? Well, that's good enough for all of us. Thank you for your reassurance.

Aside from that, what you're saying is: if one individual wants to get the club punished by the FA, let him, it's that individual's choice.

Er.....
[quote][p][bold]muzzy999[/bold] wrote: I used to be against flares. Then I was sat next to guy who let it off against Leeds. It turned me in favour of them as I felt no danger, and he very kindly threw it away from me, and all of the fans for that matter. It's illegal so it shouldn't be encouraged, but if one individual wants to risk getting thrown out of the ground, let him, it's their choice. But it made that feeling after that goal EVEN better, and im confident there was no chance of anybody getting hurt.[/p][/quote]You're confident? Well, that's good enough for all of us. Thank you for your reassurance. Aside from that, what you're saying is: if one individual wants to get the club punished by the FA, let him, it's that individual's choice. Er..... big_doris

7:15pm Fri 20 Dec 13

AndyHandShandy says...

Im pretty sure all clubs have been spoken to regarding this issue. Elsewhere in Europe you often see fans letting of dozens at a time. Im not saying we should allow that but I think people are of the understanding that flares and smoke bombs are like hand grenades! I would be interested to know how many people have been taken to hospital or been injured from flares at football or seeked medical attention due to smoke inhaltion from a smoke bomb!
Im pretty sure all clubs have been spoken to regarding this issue. Elsewhere in Europe you often see fans letting of dozens at a time. Im not saying we should allow that but I think people are of the understanding that flares and smoke bombs are like hand grenades! I would be interested to know how many people have been taken to hospital or been injured from flares at football or seeked medical attention due to smoke inhaltion from a smoke bomb! AndyHandShandy

7:29pm Fri 20 Dec 13

WessexLad says...

Dutch Hornet wrote:
This is normal in Holland.See link: pic.twitter.com/8EJP

ZfOrha
They are not allowed either but the KNVB (Dutch FA) dont make a huge fuss about it
See more photos: https://twitter.com/

search?q=%23Fakkelti

jd&src=hash
I think the one that scored a direct hit on a linesman was the last straw.
[quote][p][bold]Dutch Hornet[/bold] wrote: This is normal in Holland.See link: pic.twitter.com/8EJP ZfOrha They are not allowed either but the KNVB (Dutch FA) dont make a huge fuss about it See more photos: https://twitter.com/ search?q=%23Fakkelti jd&src=hash[/p][/quote]I think the one that scored a direct hit on a linesman was the last straw. WessexLad

8:55pm Fri 20 Dec 13

lutondown says...

femalehornet122 wrote:
I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club.

Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same.
If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.
Go do the washing up ffs
[quote][p][bold]femalehornet122[/bold] wrote: I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club. Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same. If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.[/p][/quote]Go do the washing up ffs lutondown

9:00pm Fri 20 Dec 13

BlakeyJ says...

I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!?

Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....
I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too.... BlakeyJ

11:38pm Fri 20 Dec 13

JohnnyHornet says...

stevyweavy wrote:
What!!!! Nearly 50% of NumbNuts think it is OK to take/set off flares at football grounds? Are they serious????
The thumbs down brigade got me because I said that the 50% you refer to could have been right at the beginning when 2 people had voted, even now it may only have been 5 people voted, percentages mean nothing unless the total number of voters is known.But thats too hard for some of the numptys who have come out of the woodwork in recent days.
[quote][p][bold]stevyweavy[/bold] wrote: What!!!! Nearly 50% of NumbNuts think it is OK to take/set off flares at football grounds? Are they serious????[/p][/quote]The thumbs down brigade got me because I said that the 50% you refer to could have been right at the beginning when 2 people had voted, even now it may only have been 5 people voted, percentages mean nothing unless the total number of voters is known.But thats too hard for some of the numptys who have come out of the woodwork in recent days. JohnnyHornet

12:46am Sat 21 Dec 13

SJM...laugh at luton says...

Why do Watford fc

Have do many Mr Bean fans...

Can't stand them...
Flares is no problem,the football league won't do nothing,trust me...
Why do Watford fc Have do many Mr Bean fans... Can't stand them... Flares is no problem,the football league won't do nothing,trust me... SJM...laugh at luton

2:57am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

BlakeyJ wrote:
I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!?

Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....
You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring.
Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)
[quote][p][bold]BlakeyJ[/bold] wrote: I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....[/p][/quote]You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring. Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :) lutondown

2:59am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record lutondown

6:09am Sat 21 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :) mellow yellow

6:13am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

mellow yellow wrote:
lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)
I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!!
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)[/p][/quote]I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!! lutondown

6:13am Sat 21 Dec 13

demerit says...

lutondown wrote:
femalehornet122 wrote:
I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club.

Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same.
If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.
Go do the washing up ffs
Whooo....rather you than me. At least you didn't ask her to sew a button on.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]femalehornet122[/bold] wrote: I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club. Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same. If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.[/p][/quote]Go do the washing up ffs[/p][/quote]Whooo....rather you than me. At least you didn't ask her to sew a button on. demerit

6:15am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

demerit wrote:
lutondown wrote:
femalehornet122 wrote:
I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club.

Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same.
If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.
Go do the washing up ffs
Whooo....rather you than me. At least you didn't ask her to sew a button on.
No she'll be too busy ironing my sharp creases.
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]femalehornet122[/bold] wrote: I cannot beleive that any of our fans should think it right to set these kind of things off. As for the stupid person who says they are here to stay , he should be banned from all grounds , including watford at home. he cannot be a watford supporter. After all the problems ~I cannot believe true fans want to see yet more heaped upon us as a club. Having said all that, I do hope as a team we are not being picked off. We have had a lot of away sides setting them off at watford , so all teams MUST be treated the same. If it means proper searching of evrryone so be it. It has to stop, both home and away matches.[/p][/quote]Go do the washing up ffs[/p][/quote]Whooo....rather you than me. At least you didn't ask her to sew a button on.[/p][/quote]No she'll be too busy ironing my sharp creases. lutondown

6:15am Sat 21 Dec 13

demerit says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
Why do Watford fc

Have do many Mr Bean fans...

Can't stand them...
Flares is no problem,the football league won't do nothing,trust me...
I think you meant...."Flare ARE no problem and the football league won't do ANYTHING"....Still, we got the drift.
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: Why do Watford fc Have do many Mr Bean fans... Can't stand them... Flares is no problem,the football league won't do nothing,trust me...[/p][/quote]I think you meant...."Flare ARE no problem and the football league won't do ANYTHING"....Still, we got the drift. demerit

6:17am Sat 21 Dec 13

demerit says...

lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
Speak for yourself...I had a look in the mirror after reading this...not exactly an oil painting but not bad.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself...I had a look in the mirror after reading this...not exactly an oil painting but not bad. demerit

6:24am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

demerit wrote:
lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
Speak for yourself...I had a look in the mirror after reading this...not exactly an oil painting but not bad.
There are exceptions to this rule, mind you,my you should see Boosey in his Grey flannel shorts and winkle pickers! Hello mate, it's 2013.....!!! :)
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself...I had a look in the mirror after reading this...not exactly an oil painting but not bad.[/p][/quote]There are exceptions to this rule, mind you,my you should see Boosey in his Grey flannel shorts and winkle pickers! Hello mate, it's 2013.....!!! :) lutondown

6:24am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

demerit wrote:
lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
Speak for yourself...I had a look in the mirror after reading this...not exactly an oil painting but not bad.
There are exceptions to this rule, mind you,my you should see Boosey in his Grey flannel shorts and winkle pickers! Hello mate, it's 2013.....!!! :)
[quote][p][bold]demerit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself...I had a look in the mirror after reading this...not exactly an oil painting but not bad.[/p][/quote]There are exceptions to this rule, mind you,my you should see Boosey in his Grey flannel shorts and winkle pickers! Hello mate, it's 2013.....!!! :) lutondown

7:08am Sat 21 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)
I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!!
Hope you see a good game, fella. And that the new guy gets some support. He should. We know our away support is vocal and (almost) always supportive, eh?,

I'm not around til the Brum game. Will be fascinating to see where the team is at that point.

Christmas cheer, mate.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)[/p][/quote]I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!![/p][/quote]Hope you see a good game, fella. And that the new guy gets some support. He should. We know our away support is vocal and (almost) always supportive, eh?, I'm not around til the Brum game. Will be fascinating to see where the team is at that point. Christmas cheer, mate. mellow yellow

7:14am Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

mellow yellow wrote:
lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)
I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!!
Hope you see a good game, fella. And that the new guy gets some support. He should. We know our away support is vocal and (almost) always supportive, eh?,

I'm not around til the Brum game. Will be fascinating to see where the team is at that point.

Christmas cheer, mate.
Remember to come have a pint with myself and Boosey in west herts club!
Yes we weird looking people will be sorely tested by the goofy Suffolk folk today
And we always support the team on the road, all the moaning left on here!
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)[/p][/quote]I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!![/p][/quote]Hope you see a good game, fella. And that the new guy gets some support. He should. We know our away support is vocal and (almost) always supportive, eh?, I'm not around til the Brum game. Will be fascinating to see where the team is at that point. Christmas cheer, mate.[/p][/quote]Remember to come have a pint with myself and Boosey in west herts club! Yes we weird looking people will be sorely tested by the goofy Suffolk folk today And we always support the team on the road, all the moaning left on here! lutondown

7:48am Sat 21 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
andyandyandy wrote: Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.
lol bet you dont, always easy in the anonymity of the internet to say stuff aint it. 'andyandyandy' maybe you should get a girlfriend.
Let a flare off in RS1 'bigmeuprudeboy' you see just how anonymous i am!
[quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.[/p][/quote]lol bet you dont, always easy in the anonymity of the internet to say stuff aint it. 'andyandyandy' maybe you should get a girlfriend.[/p][/quote]Let a flare off in RS1 'bigmeuprudeboy' you see just how anonymous i am! andyandyandy

8:23am Sat 21 Dec 13

BlakeyJ says...

lutondown wrote:
BlakeyJ wrote:
I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!?

Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....
You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring.
Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)
Ah you got me, by saying I don't go to a pub for the sole purpose of a fight hat must mean I go to play dominoes....

And yes why not go to extreme polar opposites to try and prove your point?
Option 1: no flares = no social life, domino playing, passive fan - or;
Option 2: flares = self proclaimed saviours of watford fc, gets in fights (as they're fun), pillaging, mob mentality idiots.

Obviously no other options...

Option 1 please.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlakeyJ[/bold] wrote: I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....[/p][/quote]You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring. Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)[/p][/quote]Ah you got me, by saying I don't go to a pub for the sole purpose of a fight hat must mean I go to play dominoes.... And yes why not go to extreme polar opposites to try and prove your point? Option 1: no flares = no social life, domino playing, passive fan - or; Option 2: flares = self proclaimed saviours of watford fc, gets in fights (as they're fun), pillaging, mob mentality idiots. Obviously no other options... Option 1 please. BlakeyJ

8:24am Sat 21 Dec 13

mellow yellow says...

lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
lutondown wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
lutondown wrote:
I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world.
That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record
You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)
I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!!
Hope you see a good game, fella. And that the new guy gets some support. He should. We know our away support is vocal and (almost) always supportive, eh?,

I'm not around til the Brum game. Will be fascinating to see where the team is at that point.

Christmas cheer, mate.
Remember to come have a pint with myself and Boosey in west herts club!
Yes we weird looking people will be sorely tested by the goofy Suffolk folk today
And we always support the team on the road, all the moaning left on here!
Will do that. All the best to you and yours. Mellow.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: I honestly believe that Watford fans are the strangest looking, most sanctimonious people in the football world. That comment alone has got to be worth at least fifty thumbs own..come on tools, lets set a record[/p][/quote]You'll set a record for thumbs up now, LD. :)[/p][/quote]I know..I'm doing my best! Hope you're well bud! Getting ready to go and see the carrot crunching folk of Suffolk and hoping we bring home the bacon.. Beware good people of Ipswich, the freak show is a coming!!![/p][/quote]Hope you see a good game, fella. And that the new guy gets some support. He should. We know our away support is vocal and (almost) always supportive, eh?, I'm not around til the Brum game. Will be fascinating to see where the team is at that point. Christmas cheer, mate.[/p][/quote]Remember to come have a pint with myself and Boosey in west herts club! Yes we weird looking people will be sorely tested by the goofy Suffolk folk today And we always support the team on the road, all the moaning left on here![/p][/quote]Will do that. All the best to you and yours. Mellow. mellow yellow

8:48am Sat 21 Dec 13

ALDERHOLT DORSET HORN says...

And long afgan coats as well
And long afgan coats as well ALDERHOLT DORSET HORN

11:21am Sat 21 Dec 13

PMJ1966 says...

I get the banning pyro bit but what's wrong with flares? I like my flares and have to admit I look rather snappy in flares with my kipper tail tie, wedge shoes and waistcoat.
I get the banning pyro bit but what's wrong with flares? I like my flares and have to admit I look rather snappy in flares with my kipper tail tie, wedge shoes and waistcoat. PMJ1966

11:31am Sat 21 Dec 13

Boosey says...

andyandyandy wrote:
bigmeuprudeboy wrote:
andyandyandy wrote: Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.
lol bet you dont, always easy in the anonymity of the internet to say stuff aint it. 'andyandyandy' maybe you should get a girlfriend.
Let a flare off in RS1 'bigmeuprudeboy' you see just how anonymous i am!
Just a shot in the dark here, are you in your 50's and drive for a living?
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigmeuprudeboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Simple if someone near you let's off a flare or smoke bomb. Batter them. I've no issue with it. But in light of the FA threatening sanctions if and tone lets one off near me I'm slapping the sh1t out of them.[/p][/quote]lol bet you dont, always easy in the anonymity of the internet to say stuff aint it. 'andyandyandy' maybe you should get a girlfriend.[/p][/quote]Let a flare off in RS1 'bigmeuprudeboy' you see just how anonymous i am![/p][/quote]Just a shot in the dark here, are you in your 50's and drive for a living? Boosey

12:01pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Boosey says...

BlakeyJ wrote:
lutondown wrote:
BlakeyJ wrote: I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....
You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring. Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)
Ah you got me, by saying I don't go to a pub for the sole purpose of a fight hat must mean I go to play dominoes.... And yes why not go to extreme polar opposites to try and prove your point? Option 1: no flares = no social life, domino playing, passive fan - or; Option 2: flares = self proclaimed saviours of watford fc, gets in fights (as they're fun), pillaging, mob mentality idiots. Obviously no other options... Option 1 please.
Option 3 No flares = love the beer, love the craic, love the women and love the football, typical council estate bloke of which I am proud of.
[quote][p][bold]BlakeyJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlakeyJ[/bold] wrote: I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....[/p][/quote]You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring. Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)[/p][/quote]Ah you got me, by saying I don't go to a pub for the sole purpose of a fight hat must mean I go to play dominoes.... And yes why not go to extreme polar opposites to try and prove your point? Option 1: no flares = no social life, domino playing, passive fan - or; Option 2: flares = self proclaimed saviours of watford fc, gets in fights (as they're fun), pillaging, mob mentality idiots. Obviously no other options... Option 1 please.[/p][/quote]Option 3 No flares = love the beer, love the craic, love the women and love the football, typical council estate bloke of which I am proud of. Boosey

2:19pm Sat 21 Dec 13

lutondown says...

Boosey wrote:
BlakeyJ wrote:
lutondown wrote:
BlakeyJ wrote: I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....
You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring. Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)
Ah you got me, by saying I don't go to a pub for the sole purpose of a fight hat must mean I go to play dominoes.... And yes why not go to extreme polar opposites to try and prove your point? Option 1: no flares = no social life, domino playing, passive fan - or; Option 2: flares = self proclaimed saviours of watford fc, gets in fights (as they're fun), pillaging, mob mentality idiots. Obviously no other options... Option 1 please.
Option 3 No flares = love the beer, love the craic, love the women and love the football, typical council estate bloke of which I am proud of.
No this tool lives on the Cassiobury or the like
Humour bypass or what
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlakeyJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlakeyJ[/bold] wrote: I think they should allow Tesla coils, tear gas and smoke bombs... Nothin better than going to a match and not beig able to see, having smoke inhilation and why not add a jolt of lightning to spice things up!? Madness... Its like going to the pub for the sole purpose of having a fight... Oh wait morons do that too....[/p][/quote]You saying you go to the pub for a drink and play dominoes? How boring. Mind you I'm trying to save up to buy a new cave and join the tree hugging Homo sapiens. Us neanadathrals are so yesterday :)[/p][/quote]Ah you got me, by saying I don't go to a pub for the sole purpose of a fight hat must mean I go to play dominoes.... And yes why not go to extreme polar opposites to try and prove your point? Option 1: no flares = no social life, domino playing, passive fan - or; Option 2: flares = self proclaimed saviours of watford fc, gets in fights (as they're fun), pillaging, mob mentality idiots. Obviously no other options... Option 1 please.[/p][/quote]Option 3 No flares = love the beer, love the craic, love the women and love the football, typical council estate bloke of which I am proud of.[/p][/quote]No this tool lives on the Cassiobury or the like Humour bypass or what lutondown

5:37pm Sat 21 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
I think it's great to let of smoke and flares at football marches...
Adds to the atmosphere...
All part of the 21st century, got no problem with this...

All these old **** who don't like it...it's here to stay.
I wondered if anyone would own up, these flares burn at 1500c and can melt flesh! Ok at sea or even in an empty field but completely stupid and dangerous in a confined space like a football ground.
I may be seen as an innocent if childish game till someone get's hurt or worse.
The authorities are determined to stamp them out and will, if they cannot catch the offenders they will punish our club.
If you want to risk that you cannot be a true supporter. COYGB's
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: I think it's great to let of smoke and flares at football marches... Adds to the atmosphere... All part of the 21st century, got no problem with this... All these old **** who don't like it...it's here to stay.[/p][/quote]I wondered if anyone would own up, these flares burn at 1500c and can melt flesh! Ok at sea or even in an empty field but completely stupid and dangerous in a confined space like a football ground. I may be seen as an innocent if childish game till someone get's hurt or worse. The authorities are determined to stamp them out and will, if they cannot catch the offenders they will punish our club. If you want to risk that you cannot be a true supporter. COYGB's abbotshornet

5:46pm Sat 21 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

muzzy999 wrote:
I used to be against flares. Then I was sat next to guy who let it off against Leeds. It turned me in favour of them as I felt no danger, and he very kindly threw it away from me, and all of the fans for that matter. It's illegal so it shouldn't be encouraged, but if one individual wants to risk getting thrown out of the ground, let him, it's their choice. But it made that feeling after that goal EVEN better, and im confident there was no chance of anybody getting hurt.
Irony, the people who are in favour of flares won't get it.
And the danger of smoke is for people with asthma as it may trigger an attack.
If you like these things let one off in the comfort of your own home ...
[quote][p][bold]muzzy999[/bold] wrote: I used to be against flares. Then I was sat next to guy who let it off against Leeds. It turned me in favour of them as I felt no danger, and he very kindly threw it away from me, and all of the fans for that matter. It's illegal so it shouldn't be encouraged, but if one individual wants to risk getting thrown out of the ground, let him, it's their choice. But it made that feeling after that goal EVEN better, and im confident there was no chance of anybody getting hurt.[/p][/quote]Irony, the people who are in favour of flares won't get it. And the danger of smoke is for people with asthma as it may trigger an attack. If you like these things let one off in the comfort of your own home ... abbotshornet

5:51pm Sat 21 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
Why do Watford fc

Have do many Mr Bean fans...

Can't stand them...
Flares is no problem,the football league won't do nothing,trust me...
I would not trust you as far as I could throw you you moron
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: Why do Watford fc Have do many Mr Bean fans... Can't stand them... Flares is no problem,the football league won't do nothing,trust me...[/p][/quote]I would not trust you as far as I could throw you you moron abbotshornet

6:29pm Sat 21 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

abbotshornet wrote:
SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
I think it's great to let of smoke and flares at football marches...
Adds to the atmosphere...
All part of the 21st century, got no problem with this...

All these old **** who don't like it...it's here to stay.
I wondered if anyone would own up, these flares burn at 1500c and can melt flesh! Ok at sea or even in an empty field but completely stupid and dangerous in a confined space like a football ground.
I may be seen as an innocent if childish game till someone get's hurt or worse.
The authorities are determined to stamp them out and will, if they cannot catch the offenders they will punish our club.
If you want to risk that you cannot be a true supporter. COYGB's
Should read "It" not "I" may be seen as an innocent ...
[quote][p][bold]abbotshornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: I think it's great to let of smoke and flares at football marches... Adds to the atmosphere... All part of the 21st century, got no problem with this... All these old **** who don't like it...it's here to stay.[/p][/quote]I wondered if anyone would own up, these flares burn at 1500c and can melt flesh! Ok at sea or even in an empty field but completely stupid and dangerous in a confined space like a football ground. I may be seen as an innocent if childish game till someone get's hurt or worse. The authorities are determined to stamp them out and will, if they cannot catch the offenders they will punish our club. If you want to risk that you cannot be a true supporter. COYGB's[/p][/quote]Should read "It" not "I" may be seen as an innocent ... abbotshornet

9:41pm Sat 21 Dec 13

jasonwatford says...

so would the moron at Ipswich like to own up ?
so would the moron at Ipswich like to own up ? jasonwatford

12:27pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Chris the Vic says...

Sorry to be an old fogey and a spoilsport.

Leave the flares at home..those imbeciles who think it is of have a minus IQ..in confined spaces they are highly dangerous and have no place at football grounds. Time Troy and lloyd entered this debate
Sorry to be an old fogey and a spoilsport. Leave the flares at home..those imbeciles who think it is of have a minus IQ..in confined spaces they are highly dangerous and have no place at football grounds. Time Troy and lloyd entered this debate Chris the Vic

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