worthing_gooner wrote:I was at Loftus Road on Saturday and I know what you mean Frank, but then this is just a new generation of away gooners coming through. I class myself as one of the younger group of fans, I'm 24 years old and have been going to away games regularly for about 4 years now, there's normally about six or seven of us who all go together.
We're not trouble makers or wannabe hooligans, we're there for a few beers, a day out together as a group of mates, a sing song, seeing the regular away game faces and obviously the Arsenal.
Having said that, we did get some trouble at QPR with the police after the game, but that's not through our lot being mouthy or trying to stir trouble or start a fight, that's through the police being heavy handed and trying to cause more trouble than there was in the first place.
And yeah we mouthed off back to the QPR fans outside the pub on the way back to White City tube, but that's just part of the banter you get at any football match, it was never going to kick off there.
I like this post, its not about hooliganism, its about a terrace culture thats what I love about away days, The only time I would ever jump in is if shirt wearing gooners were in trouble, but it dosnt happen like that and never used to, you only get trouble before/after a match if you look for it. I like to have a good sing-a-long but the moment I was to throw a punch unprovoked I would feel like a mug.