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to ask if anyone lives near Upton Park? And WWYD?

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cherrypez Mon 08-Aug-11 21:54:51

I'm totally torn... tomorrow eve my boys (8 and 9) are due to go to their first football match and are super excited. However. Due to all the rioting in London I am now thinking it's a bad idea to take them into the capital, especially to an evening football match where police will be present and may be targeted. I have no idea if Upton Park is a rioting area, and wondered if anyone could advise me on whether it's safe for them to go. AIBU to even consider this?

londonmackem Mon 08-Aug-11 21:57:21

I would say don't go as it is very near to areas that are volatile in the East End and football matches are an easy target for idiots to gather at. (I don't mean the football fans are idiots but hooligans attach themselves to football clubs and make it difficult for real fans).

overthemill Mon 08-Aug-11 21:58:55

it's not that near but you need to see what happens tomorrow. someone we know had taken his nephew to first footie match in tottenham on saturday and really regretted it...

PersonalClown Mon 08-Aug-11 22:01:19

Lifelong Tottenham fan here.

They have been saying on official channels that they are looking at the possibility of the match being postponed.

PersonalClown Mon 08-Aug-11 22:03:04

Official website news saying to check websites before going.

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 08-Aug-11 22:08:53

Dont go - there will be plenty more opportunities for football matches.

Sit and watch a dvd as a family and eat popcorn instead - much safer and happier option

caramelwaffle Mon 08-Aug-11 22:16:44


In all likelihood the match won't go ahead: they need a minimum amount of police officers to Man the football matches; they will probably be deployed elsewhere.

londonmackem Mon 08-Aug-11 23:02:39

It has been postponed anyway

cherrypez Mon 08-Aug-11 23:13:58

thanks for all replies...londonmackem is it the West Ham match that's been postponed?

FabbyChic Mon 08-Aug-11 23:33:32

West Ham have postponed their game they were asked to by the police just been on Sky News.

caramelwaffle Tue 09-Aug-11 00:14:02

All London football clubs have been asked to cancel matches tomorrow.

Have s great day, whatever you now do.

nailak Tue 09-Aug-11 00:14:58

its cancelled
they said all public events cancelled as police resources needed elsewhere

Pandemoniaa Tue 09-Aug-11 00:58:09

Match is definitely off. As will be the Charlton game and Crystal Palace -v- Crawley. Down here we have a Carling Cup fixture that might be at risk because our police are being sent up to reinforce the Met.

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