Police warn fans over Lancashire derby clash

POLICE have told fans attending this weekend’s crunch Lancashire derby clash between Preston North End and Burnley that trouble will not be tolerated.

Supporters are being asked to arrive early at the ground for the 3pm kick-off and Clarets fans are to be kept in the ground after the final whistle while home fans disperse.

A bumper crowd is expected for the game at Deepdale, including more than 5,000 fans from Burnley.

Silver Commander Chief Inspector Matt Horn said: “Matches between these two clubs are always passionate affairs and the stakes are high with Preston looking to stay up and Burnley challenging for promotion.

"It should make for a great game and a fantastic atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.

“Historically the matches have generally passed off peacefully but for that small minority who are thinking of causing trouble then do not bother.

“We will not tolerate anyone causing disorder and spoiling the fun for other people.

“To help us make things as safe as possible for the fans I will be asking Burnley supporters to remain in their seats for a period of about ten minutes at the end of the match but I will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum.

“Given the large number of people attending the game then we would advise supporters to allow for more time to arrive at the ground.

“Roads will be busy in the area and especially at full time.”

Officers are also asking fans to make sure that they lock their vehicles and don’t leave valuables on show in their cars while at the game.

They are also advised to keep wallets and mobile phones in front pockets rather than back pockets.

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12:39pm Fri 25 Feb 11

mylo96 says...

...bring on the nobenders...
...bring on the nobenders... mylo96
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12:55pm Fri 25 Feb 11

Davorski says...

Oh good, a Lancashire derby just wouldn't be the same without a threat from plod - who are invariably the most excitable, erratic and violent people at these occasions.
Oh good, a Lancashire derby just wouldn't be the same without a threat from plod - who are invariably the most excitable, erratic and violent people at these occasions. Davorski
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2:01pm Fri 25 Feb 11

norfolkngood says...

Davorski wrote:
Oh good, a Lancashire derby just wouldn't be the same without a threat from plod - who are invariably the most excitable, erratic and violent people at these occasions.
My thoughts entirely if there is any trouble you can be sure the police will go completely ott with there batons swinging at anyone and everyone in there way,i have witnessed first hand these thugs in uniform some of them are just bully boys who seem to get a kick out of dishing out indiscriminate beatings.
[quote][p][bold]Davorski[/bold] wrote: Oh good, a Lancashire derby just wouldn't be the same without a threat from plod - who are invariably the most excitable, erratic and violent people at these occasions.[/p][/quote]My thoughts entirely if there is any trouble you can be sure the police will go completely ott with there batons swinging at anyone and everyone in there way,i have witnessed first hand these thugs in uniform some of them are just bully boys who seem to get a kick out of dishing out indiscriminate beatings. norfolkngood
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5:01pm Fri 25 Feb 11

Stone Island says...

If you don't act like neanderthals, you have nothing to fear. It really is that simple; a bit like you lot.
If you don't act like neanderthals, you have nothing to fear. It really is that simple; a bit like you lot. Stone Island
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6:16pm Fri 25 Feb 11

Phuck Mei Banjina says...

Is our LT opening a bet on the outcome ? Place your bets..... Banzai !!!!!!!!!
Is our LT opening a bet on the outcome ? Place your bets..... Banzai !!!!!!!!! Phuck Mei Banjina
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4:50am Sat 26 Feb 11

adelaideblue says...

The slavering inbreds having to be told how to behave.

No news here.
The slavering inbreds having to be told how to behave. No news here. adelaideblue
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10:14am Sat 26 Feb 11

Rishtonian says...

Don't think Burnley is whiter than white
mylo96
Don't think Burnley is whiter than white mylo96 Rishtonian
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