Everybody stayed to watch both games and the atmosphere didn't let up for a second. It wouldn't have taken much for the mood to become very ugly very quickly. Instead, they had marksmen patrolling on the roof of the stands with automatic rifles.And although there wasn't any shooting on the occasion I went there, the Brit expats that me and my mates went to the games with told us that they had fired into the crowd on a number of occasions when things got a bit tasty on the terraces.The place seems to come alive when the Kop, the stadium's most vocal stand, bellows out "You'll Never Walk Alone" - especially on European nights.A host of key matches have been won due to the Reds' 12th man, just ask Chelsea or Dortmund fans.Introducing the 12 most intimidating stadiums in world football...Galatasaray's home, historically known as the Ali Semi Yen, has coined the phrase "welcome to hell" as a result of the reception it gives to visiting teams.
Cant remember who we interviewed on the podcast who said that was as intimidating an atmosphere as he's seen.
Scary and still gives me the sweats thinking about it!! We were told that the away support should go to a certain end ,but when I got there at around 2.30 it was already full of Millwall fans.
Was only four at the time, so too young for that one, although I've heard many stories...group of Ipswich fans thought it would be a good idea to go in the Millwall End!! Was only four at the time, so too young for that one, although I've heard many stories...group of Ipswich fans thought it would be a good idea to go in the Millwall End!! The worst part was the walk back to New Cross Gate station. You're either very young or not easily intimidated. When I went to Norwich late 80's early 90s, there was no police escort if you turned up several hours before kick-off. There were a few scuffles under the stand in tea bars and About 300 Ipswich lads were thrown out by the Police and were not let back in.
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, it was the scene of all-out street warfare, with bricks and bottles commonly raining down upon visitors running the gauntlet of the 10-minute walk from Upton Park tube station to the away supporters’ section. ’ Suddenly the doors closed and the train moved off just as a huge mob of West Ham fans poured onto the platform.
West Ham’s Inter-City Firm, England’s most feared hooligan collective, added to the aura of menace." data-reactid="24"For fans of the Hammers’ most disliked rivals - particularly Millwall, Tottenham and Chelsea - the fear of being identified makes things particularly dicey. Cue scores of jubilant, but slight relieved two-fingered salutes through the tube windows.”Nowadays, violence is more of a threat than a promise, but it doesn’t make the journey down Green Street any more pleasant.