Wednesday fan tackled by Albion stewards following opening day defeat

Wednesday fan tackled by Albion stewards following opening day defeat

Wednesday fan tackled by Albion stewards following opening day defeat

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Stewards tackled a Sheffield Wednesday fan after he ran onto the pitch at the end of yesterday’s season opener.

Brighton and Hove Albion went down one nil to the South Yorkshire side at the American Express Community Stadium.

Following the final whistle, the fan who came from the away end, ran onto the pitch.

Five stewards were on him in seconds and took him away.

Ten man Albion lost to Wednesday after Andrew Crofts was sent off in the second-half.

Giles Coke scored the winner with a left-footed effort which curled into the top corner.

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12:38pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Nobody important says...

I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.
I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club. Nobody important
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Zamora Ace says...

No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood.

I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary.

This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar.

All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too.

I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements.

No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion.

Cheers
No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood. I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary. This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar. All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too. I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements. No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion. Cheers Zamora Ace
  • Score: 28

1:33pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Nobody important says...

To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.
To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated. Nobody important
  • Score: -6

1:34pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Nobody important says...

Nobody important wrote:
To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.
Would of struggled to save*
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.[/p][/quote]Would of struggled to save* Nobody important
  • Score: -3

2:11pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Zamora Ace says...

I can assure you that at one stage there were seven stewerds involved. Also if you think we played well against a side that is as far as the betting odds concerned going to be relegated then god save us if we do not get further additions as the style of play I agree was better in getting it up the front quicker but if we do not have the quality of player to do what the manager wants then it is going to end up as ineffective as the old style.

No need to be patronising with your maths as glad you count but also on the owls on forums confirms 7. Anyhow whether it was 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 the way the stewerds handled the sitaution could have started a mass pitch invasion and could have been very nasty indeed. I for one like many others around me were dismayed at the performance never mind the poor handling at the end of the game.

Anyhow all entitled to have opinions so respect your comment but I and those around me certainly took the view and having seen the kid, who I hasten was just 16 after the game with the bad state he was in was an embarssment. I also say well done to the Sheffield Wednesday players for what in my feeling was calming the situation down by trying to stop more fans getting on the pitch, but the reaction of their fans and players to the situation is no different to if that fan had been one of our own in an away match.

As for the way Sheffield Wednesday celebrated being odds on for losing the game pretty much the result considering they had few signings and were weak on paper was a fantastic result and one of passion which is less then I can say about ourt lucklustre performance and how Hughes got man of the match I will never know as the only players deserving of any mention was Greer who to be fair when it went to 10 men was trying to make up for the missing striker. Also Lua Lua was putting in a shift but little could be said about everyone else.

I would like to say well done to those in the East Lower for applauding the players back at the end as I cannot say I could bring myself to do the same but well done to those that did.

Cheers
I can assure you that at one stage there were seven stewerds involved. Also if you think we played well against a side that is as far as the betting odds concerned going to be relegated then god save us if we do not get further additions as the style of play I agree was better in getting it up the front quicker but if we do not have the quality of player to do what the manager wants then it is going to end up as ineffective as the old style. No need to be patronising with your maths as glad you count but also on the owls on forums confirms 7. Anyhow whether it was 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 the way the stewerds handled the sitaution could have started a mass pitch invasion and could have been very nasty indeed. I for one like many others around me were dismayed at the performance never mind the poor handling at the end of the game. Anyhow all entitled to have opinions so respect your comment but I and those around me certainly took the view and having seen the kid, who I hasten was just 16 after the game with the bad state he was in was an embarssment. I also say well done to the Sheffield Wednesday players for what in my feeling was calming the situation down by trying to stop more fans getting on the pitch, but the reaction of their fans and players to the situation is no different to if that fan had been one of our own in an away match. As for the way Sheffield Wednesday celebrated being odds on for losing the game pretty much the result considering they had few signings and were weak on paper was a fantastic result and one of passion which is less then I can say about ourt lucklustre performance and how Hughes got man of the match I will never know as the only players deserving of any mention was Greer who to be fair when it went to 10 men was trying to make up for the missing striker. Also Lua Lua was putting in a shift but little could be said about everyone else. I would like to say well done to those in the East Lower for applauding the players back at the end as I cannot say I could bring myself to do the same but well done to those that did. Cheers Zamora Ace
  • Score: 12

2:17pm Sun 10 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Nobody important wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.
Would of struggled to save*
Would HAVE struggled to save*
:-)
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.[/p][/quote]Would of struggled to save*[/p][/quote]Would HAVE struggled to save* :-) sussexram40
  • Score: 9

2:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

keswick says...

Actually coming onto a football pitch is an offence and if it took more than one steward that is his fault for trying to be such a big I am and evading his eventual 'arrest'. He alone prompted these scenes at the end of the game and SW need to take responsibility and ban him from all games for a lengthy period. Do we really want to go back to the dark days of the seventies ?

As for the big mouthed SW in the West Stand Upper it took more than one steward simply because he invaded the pitch. However wearing a shirt like that he clearly lacks that intellect. Why was he in with the Brighton fans anyway ? I told a steward and he was totally disinterested.
Actually coming onto a football pitch is an offence and if it took more than one steward that is his fault for trying to be such a big I am and evading his eventual 'arrest'. He alone prompted these scenes at the end of the game and SW need to take responsibility and ban him from all games for a lengthy period. Do we really want to go back to the dark days of the seventies ? As for the big mouthed SW in the West Stand Upper it took more than one steward simply because he invaded the pitch. However wearing a shirt like that he clearly lacks that intellect. Why was he in with the Brighton fans anyway ? I told a steward and he was totally disinterested. keswick
  • Score: 0

3:19pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Zamora Ace says...

keswick wrote:
Actually coming onto a football pitch is an offence and if it took more than one steward that is his fault for trying to be such a big I am and evading his eventual 'arrest'. He alone prompted these scenes at the end of the game and SW need to take responsibility and ban him from all games for a lengthy period. Do we really want to go back to the dark days of the seventies ?

As for the big mouthed SW in the West Stand Upper it took more than one steward simply because he invaded the pitch. However wearing a shirt like that he clearly lacks that intellect. Why was he in with the Brighton fans anyway ? I told a steward and he was totally disinterested.
I certainly dont disagree that the individual was an idiot and also agree he should be banned from football grounds for a lengthy period and although only a youngster in the seventies I remember very well the pitch invasions and certainly nowadays we almost forget how bad it used to be and in general what a great job our clubs and their stewerds do in making us all safe. However yesterday was an embarassment and was a total over reaction however serious the incursion onto the pitch was. I am proud though that you questioned a stewerd as that was brave, I am amazed you were not kicked out the ground yourself!! :))
[quote][p][bold]keswick[/bold] wrote: Actually coming onto a football pitch is an offence and if it took more than one steward that is his fault for trying to be such a big I am and evading his eventual 'arrest'. He alone prompted these scenes at the end of the game and SW need to take responsibility and ban him from all games for a lengthy period. Do we really want to go back to the dark days of the seventies ? As for the big mouthed SW in the West Stand Upper it took more than one steward simply because he invaded the pitch. However wearing a shirt like that he clearly lacks that intellect. Why was he in with the Brighton fans anyway ? I told a steward and he was totally disinterested.[/p][/quote]I certainly dont disagree that the individual was an idiot and also agree he should be banned from football grounds for a lengthy period and although only a youngster in the seventies I remember very well the pitch invasions and certainly nowadays we almost forget how bad it used to be and in general what a great job our clubs and their stewerds do in making us all safe. However yesterday was an embarassment and was a total over reaction however serious the incursion onto the pitch was. I am proud though that you questioned a stewerd as that was brave, I am amazed you were not kicked out the ground yourself!! :)) Zamora Ace
  • Score: 11

3:22pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Nobody important says...

If the players did not get involved in the Incident then the fans wouldn't have got so cross. Eventually the SW manager came over and got the players away from the incident. Also as the SW fan was being escorted off he was getting abused by some of the SW supporters as well. It all escalated when the stewards had to push the players away. That's when the fans got annoyed. Overall I found it a very unprofessional showing from the Sheffield Wednesday players with the time wasting, some players surrounding the referee when there was a bad challenge, taking free kicks from wrong positions and then the incident after the game.
If the players did not get involved in the Incident then the fans wouldn't have got so cross. Eventually the SW manager came over and got the players away from the incident. Also as the SW fan was being escorted off he was getting abused by some of the SW supporters as well. It all escalated when the stewards had to push the players away. That's when the fans got annoyed. Overall I found it a very unprofessional showing from the Sheffield Wednesday players with the time wasting, some players surrounding the referee when there was a bad challenge, taking free kicks from wrong positions and then the incident after the game. Nobody important
  • Score: -2

3:44pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Cheese Rolls says...

If you have ever tried to hold onto a person who does not want to be held onto you would know it takes more than one and sometimes four or five are needed to stop them thrashing around and injuring others , or indeed himself, The stewards, like the police have an impossible job, damned if they do and damned if they don't . The people at fault were the original idiot who ran on the pitch and the Wednesday players who intervened with the steward. WTF are players doing getting involved? Disgraceful from so called professionals which predictably riled the Wednesday supporters. Idiotic from the players, Idiotic of the pitch invader. One thing I did think though was, given the large police presence and the fact that a lot of the Wed supporters were clearly worse for wear, were there not more police in the ground at the final whistle....but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
If you have ever tried to hold onto a person who does not want to be held onto you would know it takes more than one and sometimes four or five are needed to stop them thrashing around and injuring others , or indeed himself, The stewards, like the police have an impossible job, damned if they do and damned if they don't . The people at fault were the original idiot who ran on the pitch and the Wednesday players who intervened with the steward. WTF are players doing getting involved? Disgraceful from so called professionals which predictably riled the Wednesday supporters. Idiotic from the players, Idiotic of the pitch invader. One thing I did think though was, given the large police presence and the fact that a lot of the Wed supporters were clearly worse for wear, were there not more police in the ground at the final whistle....but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Cheese Rolls
  • Score: -3

3:54pm Sun 10 Aug 14

sussexgull1900 says...

Nobody important wrote:
I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.
Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened.

The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence.

The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.
[quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.[/p][/quote]Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened. The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence. The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today. sussexgull1900
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Sun 10 Aug 14

keswick says...

sussexgull1900 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.
Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened.

The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence.

The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.
He invaded the pitch regardless of his age and therefore can only look forward to a long ban from football grounds. As for you supplying evidence I am sure that there are more than sufficient CTV cameras and if excessive force was used the Police will be the judge of that and deal with it accordingly. As to say 'utter crap' well clearly there is a difference of opinion but do not get away from the fact that the hooligan was wrong in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]sussexgull1900[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.[/p][/quote]Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened. The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence. The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.[/p][/quote]He invaded the pitch regardless of his age and therefore can only look forward to a long ban from football grounds. As for you supplying evidence I am sure that there are more than sufficient CTV cameras and if excessive force was used the Police will be the judge of that and deal with it accordingly. As to say 'utter crap' well clearly there is a difference of opinion but do not get away from the fact that the hooligan was wrong in the first place. keswick
  • Score: 4

4:06pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.
Would of struggled to save*
Would HAVE struggled to save*
:-)
Classic example of misuse of the English language which we get on here every day. Lol!
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.[/p][/quote]Would of struggled to save*[/p][/quote]Would HAVE struggled to save* :-)[/p][/quote]Classic example of misuse of the English language which we get on here every day. Lol! Max Ripple
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Nobody important says...

sussexgull1900 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.
Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened.

The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence.

The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.
He was not 'battered' he simply was tackled to the ground. When he was on the ground a couple of other stewards came over to assist and restrain him whilst he was detained. They needed to make sure that the hooligan was contained, calm and controlled before taking him away through the B&HA stand. They did not throw punches or hurt him on purpose. They simply wanted to get his hands and legs under control before he could harm anyone. What would you do if you was the steward?? Simple ask him to leave the pitch?? When he is trying to run away??
[quote][p][bold]sussexgull1900[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.[/p][/quote]Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened. The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence. The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.[/p][/quote]He was not 'battered' he simply was tackled to the ground. When he was on the ground a couple of other stewards came over to assist and restrain him whilst he was detained. They needed to make sure that the hooligan was contained, calm and controlled before taking him away through the B&HA stand. They did not throw punches or hurt him on purpose. They simply wanted to get his hands and legs under control before he could harm anyone. What would you do if you was the steward?? Simple ask him to leave the pitch?? When he is trying to run away?? Nobody important
  • Score: -1

4:21pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Nobody important says...

Max Ripple wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.
Would of struggled to save*
Would HAVE struggled to save*
:-)
Classic example of misuse of the English language which we get on here every day. Lol!
Everyone makes mistakes, not everyone is clever. Everyone is different. Thank you very much for pointing this out and correcting me 'sussexram40' it has been taken into consideration for the future.
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: To be honest I didn't think we played that badly considering we had 10 men. Sheffield Wednesday had one shot on target and it was a screamer from distance which any goalkeeper in the division would of saved. We created more chances than swfc but there gk made 2 or 3 great saves. Also 4 stewards restrained the hooligan while 1 other made sure the players did not get involved which was very difficult. 4+1= 5 as it says in the article. Anyone would think that Sheffield Wednesday had just won the league by the way they celebrated.[/p][/quote]Would of struggled to save*[/p][/quote]Would HAVE struggled to save* :-)[/p][/quote]Classic example of misuse of the English language which we get on here every day. Lol![/p][/quote]Everyone makes mistakes, not everyone is clever. Everyone is different. Thank you very much for pointing this out and correcting me 'sussexram40' it has been taken into consideration for the future. Nobody important
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Cheese Rolls says...

sussexgull1900 wrote:
Nobody important wrote:
I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.
Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened.

The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence.

The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.
I saw it and am happy to give evidence in favour of the stewards. Goes to show people see different things. Wouldn't like to guess his age as you do...it's not a fact. 'Battered' er I don't think anyone hit him, just restrained him...if that's your idea of battered then so be it, don't think that would stand up either. How should they have dealt with it...hmmm we could see he was getting away from each steward who tried to grab him...note grab him (a form of restraint). Any one of them could have hit him to the ground and that would have been over the top, but they didn't because they did things right. As I have already said to properly restrain somebody (without knocking them out) you normally need to take control of his limbs (four people) and ensure he does not injure his own head by thrashing around (fifth person). If he was being uncooperative ( as he seemed to be, but I like you cannot say for sure) then they had no option. Might look ugly to the untrained eye but is the most effective and safest for all concerned in dealing with it.
[quote][p][bold]sussexgull1900[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nobody important[/bold] wrote: I watched the whole incident and the stewards reacted correctly, what didn't help was when the players of Sheffield Wednesday players came over and tried getting to the fan and trying to get some of the stewards off of the fan. At the end of the day the stewards were just trying to do there job and protect the players. This created a whole bad atmosphere between the fans and stewards. I could not believe how the players of Sheffield Wednesday football club reacted to this and at one stage some of the stewards had to push the Sheffield Wednesday players away which also made the fans react badly. Very unproffesional end for all associated with Sheffield Wednesday football club.[/p][/quote]Utter crap. You clearly did not see what happened. The lad was 15 and was battered. If he is reading this and wants to press charges, I am more than happy to give evidence. The unprofessionalism of BHA and there security staff was the only thing evident today.[/p][/quote]I saw it and am happy to give evidence in favour of the stewards. Goes to show people see different things. Wouldn't like to guess his age as you do...it's not a fact. 'Battered' er I don't think anyone hit him, just restrained him...if that's your idea of battered then so be it, don't think that would stand up either. How should they have dealt with it...hmmm we could see he was getting away from each steward who tried to grab him...note grab him (a form of restraint). Any one of them could have hit him to the ground and that would have been over the top, but they didn't because they did things right. As I have already said to properly restrain somebody (without knocking them out) you normally need to take control of his limbs (four people) and ensure he does not injure his own head by thrashing around (fifth person). If he was being uncooperative ( as he seemed to be, but I like you cannot say for sure) then they had no option. Might look ugly to the untrained eye but is the most effective and safest for all concerned in dealing with it. Cheese Rolls
  • Score: 2

6:49pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Jules boy says...

If we won the bloody game he wouldn't of encroached the pitch
If we won the bloody game he wouldn't of encroached the pitch Jules boy
  • Score: 8

8:33pm Sun 10 Aug 14

sssuuueee says...

My daughter witnessed many Brighton fans that were also hooligans.
I say:-
Lock them up and throw away the key.
My daughter witnessed many Brighton fans that were also hooligans. I say:- Lock them up and throw away the key. sssuuueee
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Please wake up says...

Zamora Ace wrote:
No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood.

I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary.

This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar.

All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too.

I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements.

No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion.

Cheers
Outstanding post and 100% correct.SWFC have outstanding fans as we all saw with some passion just like their players and manager.We have a vile YES man manager with no passion,and a bunch of unfit vile drunks as players that no other clubs want.The only game on the football league show they never talked about after.But they did talk about all the outstanding young talent at other clubs.
[quote][p][bold]Zamora Ace[/bold] wrote: No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood. I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary. This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar. All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too. I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements. No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion. Cheers[/p][/quote]Outstanding post and 100% correct.SWFC have outstanding fans as we all saw with some passion just like their players and manager.We have a vile YES man manager with no passion,and a bunch of unfit vile drunks as players that no other clubs want.The only game on the football league show they never talked about after.But they did talk about all the outstanding young talent at other clubs. Please wake up
  • Score: 3

8:58pm Sun 10 Aug 14

mangothecat says...

"vile manager" - why?
"vile manager" - why? mangothecat
  • Score: -3

9:10pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

"Giles Coke scored the winner" ......... I bet he doesn't struggle to find a cola bottle with his name on!
"Giles Coke scored the winner" ......... I bet he doesn't struggle to find a cola bottle with his name on! Quiterie
  • Score: 3

11:44pm Sun 10 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Quiterie wrote:
"Giles Coke scored the winner" ......... I bet he doesn't struggle to find a cola bottle with his name on!
Giles?

It's quite rare.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: "Giles Coke scored the winner" ......... I bet he doesn't struggle to find a cola bottle with his name on![/p][/quote]Giles? It's quite rare. stevo!!
  • Score: -1

11:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Good to see that some connected to the Albion can tackle.....
Good to see that some connected to the Albion can tackle..... stevo!!
  • Score: 0

9:41am Mon 11 Aug 14

winewomenandsong says...

Zamora Ace wrote:
No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood.

I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary.

This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar.

All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too.

I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements.

No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion.

Cheers
Truth is, if the fan had behaved and not run onto the pitch none of this would have happened, would it? Albion stewards didn't start the war (the unruly tearaway running onto the pitch did) and the stewards quite rightly dealt with the trespasser who was resisting removal from the pitch in the manner needed, with force. Direct your citicism 'not' at the stewards but at the person starting the war. Too much finger pointing at the wrong people nowadays.
[quote][p][bold]Zamora Ace[/bold] wrote: No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood. I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary. This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar. All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too. I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements. No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion. Cheers[/p][/quote]Truth is, if the fan had behaved and not run onto the pitch none of this would have happened, would it? Albion stewards didn't start the war (the unruly tearaway running onto the pitch did) and the stewards quite rightly dealt with the trespasser who was resisting removal from the pitch in the manner needed, with force. Direct your citicism 'not' at the stewards but at the person starting the war. Too much finger pointing at the wrong people nowadays. winewomenandsong
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

dar1992 says...

Zamora Ace wrote:
No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood.

I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary.

This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar.

All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too.

I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements.

No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion.

Cheers
if you are really that unhappy contact the club i work in catering in the east stand and can assure you we do everything we can to provide good customer service. as for this incident my friend is a steward and she agrees they reacted badly which then caused mayhem sad really ive worked there a long time now and ive never known anything like it
[quote][p][bold]Zamora Ace[/bold] wrote: No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood. I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary. This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar. All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too. I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements. No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion. Cheers[/p][/quote]if you are really that unhappy contact the club i work in catering in the east stand and can assure you we do everything we can to provide good customer service. as for this incident my friend is a steward and she agrees they reacted badly which then caused mayhem sad really ive worked there a long time now and ive never known anything like it dar1992
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Mon 11 Aug 14

boxed_13 says...

Just to put it out there, the fan in question that was tackled to the ground was 20! Not a teenager so he knew exactly what he was doing. The stewards are there to protect fans and player alike - are they supposed to be mind readers as to what this man was going to do? I think that the stewards acted in the correct manner given the situation at hand and had it been the Police tackling and arresting the fan then no-one would argue about it purely because it was stewards is everyone having a go.

I think the stewards do and admirable job of keeping everyone safe!
Just to put it out there, the fan in question that was tackled to the ground was 20! Not a teenager so he knew exactly what he was doing. The stewards are there to protect fans and player alike - are they supposed to be mind readers as to what this man was going to do? I think that the stewards acted in the correct manner given the situation at hand and had it been the Police tackling and arresting the fan then no-one would argue about it purely because it was stewards is everyone having a go. I think the stewards do and admirable job of keeping everyone safe! boxed_13
  • Score: -1

6:35pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Zamora Ace says...

dar1992 wrote:
Zamora Ace wrote:
No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood.

I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary.

This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar.

All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too.

I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements.

No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion.

Cheers
if you are really that unhappy contact the club i work in catering in the east stand and can assure you we do everything we can to provide good customer service. as for this incident my friend is a steward and she agrees they reacted badly which then caused mayhem sad really ive worked there a long time now and ive never known anything like it
Thank you for your comments back. I don't disagree you have a hard task with catering but I am afraid certainly from my experience of the East Stand Upper anyway that many times last season there was no hot drinks by half time, there was no food before the game. The service is incredibly slow by some staff, unfair to say all I accept. Maybe it could be possible that more food could be available for the foreseen rush at 1.45-2.45 when I can say from experience a lot of the time the choice is low or the stock is non existent. My experience on Saturday was I was waiting patiently to be served when the next till server just randomly decided to put aside the guy serving me and ignored me totally and served the guy who then went on to order 6 pints and food without even an acknowledgement. I am sorry but the service in general has not been fantastic but then again I don't know you individually and sure you do a great job. I also appreciate that serving rowdy football followers also can not be the easiest task.

What would help I feel the situation is to at least be able to pre pay and order food so whether you turn up at 1.30pm etc you are guaranteed the food, rather than the lottery that it is currently. Also I think the best example of how bad it can sometimes get was when we had an early kick off and the breakfast pie was not going to be ready to hmmmm lunchtime!! brilliant I must say!:)

Anyhow onwards and upwards but just overall from the pitch to the stewarding and the whole overall feeling of being taken for a ride in my loyalty to this club I had enough. It is really sad as those real true fans of the club are starting to leave and I for one have and will make my comments known on my opinion on the stewards, although interesting that this is separating opinion.

Cheers
[quote][p][bold]dar1992[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zamora Ace[/bold] wrote: No offence but you must have been one of the stewerds then!! I also saw the whole incident. I dfo not disagree that a fan running on the pitch is a serious offence but the way 7 Stewerds ended up sitting on the teenager was a total over reaction and also the man handling he was given. I can also say this as he was brought into the lower east stand and the kid looked distraught and the back of his shirt had been ripped and could only see part of his back with what looked like deep scratches and blood. I think the stewerds in general are great and a real service to our club and understand they have a hard task but this was a complete embarassment and I really hope the stewerd that seemed by all accounts to really lay in to the teenager is investigated as it seemed more of a revenge after being left running around that he gave the kid a bit more aggression then was necessary. This whole situation could have been a lot worse if it actually wasnt for the Wedensday players stepping in as they tried to stop more fans getting involved. If this had been the same at their ground we would have been in uproar. All in all it was an embarassing day to be a fan with a poor performance, hot heads on the pitch, over zealous stewerds and the usual poor service at being served drinks etc, if we have now got the premiership facilities, ground, etc then we need to act like it too. I have supported this club from the Goldstone days and am proud to be a supporter still but all in all the start of the season has been a great disappointment but hopefully before the end of the transfer window closing we will see some reinforcements. No doubt I will get the thumbs down for sounding negative but just sharing many of us with the same opinion. Cheers[/p][/quote]if you are really that unhappy contact the club i work in catering in the east stand and can assure you we do everything we can to provide good customer service. as for this incident my friend is a steward and she agrees they reacted badly which then caused mayhem sad really ive worked there a long time now and ive never known anything like it[/p][/quote]Thank you for your comments back. I don't disagree you have a hard task with catering but I am afraid certainly from my experience of the East Stand Upper anyway that many times last season there was no hot drinks by half time, there was no food before the game. The service is incredibly slow by some staff, unfair to say all I accept. Maybe it could be possible that more food could be available for the foreseen rush at 1.45-2.45 when I can say from experience a lot of the time the choice is low or the stock is non existent. My experience on Saturday was I was waiting patiently to be served when the next till server just randomly decided to put aside the guy serving me and ignored me totally and served the guy who then went on to order 6 pints and food without even an acknowledgement. I am sorry but the service in general has not been fantastic but then again I don't know you individually and sure you do a great job. I also appreciate that serving rowdy football followers also can not be the easiest task. What would help I feel the situation is to at least be able to pre pay and order food so whether you turn up at 1.30pm etc you are guaranteed the food, rather than the lottery that it is currently. Also I think the best example of how bad it can sometimes get was when we had an early kick off and the breakfast pie was not going to be ready to hmmmm lunchtime!! brilliant I must say!:) Anyhow onwards and upwards but just overall from the pitch to the stewarding and the whole overall feeling of being taken for a ride in my loyalty to this club I had enough. It is really sad as those real true fans of the club are starting to leave and I for one have and will make my comments known on my opinion on the stewards, although interesting that this is separating opinion. Cheers Zamora Ace
  • Score: 1

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