Stewarding / Crowd Behaviour at Spurs

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Comments here from what I could see all looks very over the top tonight!!! Admittedly I thought these scenes would be a regular feature of top flight football which thankfully has not been the case until tonight.
 

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Comments here from what I could see all looks very over the top tonight!!! Admittedly I thought these scenes would be a regular feature of top flight football which thankfully has not been the case until tonight.
What's been going on? You've not painted much of a picture for us!
 
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What's been going on? You've not painted much of a picture for us!

I have an extremely biased view of stewards and as I wasn’t directly involved happy to sit back and let other get into the details
 

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Went to enter stand after half time and asked to check my ticket . When I went to grab it I had realised I had lost it/dropped it. Which then led to me being told I had ‘jibbed’ the away end, had no right to be there and I had to leave immediately. Three stewards then grabbed me from behind and kicked me out . No idea if anyone else had any trouble , bright side is I’m home already…
 

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Went to enter stand after half time and asked to check my ticket . When I went to grab it I had realised I had lost it/dropped it. Which then led to me being told I had ‘jibbed’ the away end, had no right to be there and I had to leave immediately. Three stewards then grabbed me from behind and kicked me out . No idea if anyone else had any trouble , bright side is I’m home already…

Wow. It’s not like you didn’t have to scan it twice to get in there in the first place.
 
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Easiest ground in the country to 'jib' in apparently and had a lot of issues with Northern types taking the piss so unfortunately you probably were the victims of an overreaction.
 

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I thought they were joking when they told my daughter she couldn’t take her sweets in with her but no - apparently it’s a food free stadium, have to recoup the billion quid somehow I guess 🤷‍♂️

Then blocking the entrances to check tickets again before the second half was really weird.

**forgot to add we were able to hide the sweets and smuggle them in as If we were hiding class A - thank god the dogs weren’t it interested :oops:
 

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Coming out of stadium at end and Spurs fans there, causing chaos. Why the police and stewards let them venture up there, I have no idea. Although saying that, I suppose the confrontation could've been further down the exit instead.
 

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We stumbled across the Brentford police escort on the way up which seemed to consist of police horses charging any Spuds fans that shouted the local chant that begins with a "y" at us

There was also an amusing home fan thrown our of the hospitality (hostility? @Edmundo ) area twice for being the only one not able to sit on his hands all game.

All seemed a little OTT for Brentford/Spurs. Not sure what West Ham is like!
 

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Easiest ground in the country to 'jib' in apparently and had a lot of issues with Northern types taking the piss so unfortunately you probably were the victims of an overreaction.
Yes. I reckon I could easily have made it to hospitality without a problem. Shambles
 

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What happened to the young fella before half time? Only saw the aftermath in the concourse but something had happened
 

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We stumbled across the Brentford police escort on the way up which seemed to consist of police horses charging any Spuds fans that shouted the local chant that begins with a "y" at us

There was also an amusing home fan thrown our of the hospitality (hostility? @Edmundo ) area twice for being the only one not able to sit on his hands all game.

All seemed a little OTT for Brentford/Spurs. Not sure what West Ham is like!

Edmundo was with me on the halfway line
 

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Not the away end. Two checks and some poor chap has his Sure roll on confiscated the smellly f***er.
The damage you could do with that.

Paper plates were fine though. Obviously


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I thought they were joking when they told my daughter she couldn’t take her sweets in with her but no - apparently it’s a food free stadium, have to recoup the billion quid somehow I guess 🤷‍♂️

Then blocking the entrances to check tickets again before the second half was really weird.

**forgot to add we were able to hide the sweets and smuggle them in as If we were hiding class A - thank god the dogs weren’t it interested :oops:

Must real like sweets hope they were in a wrapper at least
 

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There was a bit of handbags second half in the stadium by the away block behind the goal. Not sure what it was all about. Stewards backed off after a while.
 

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'If you over police people you will cause the problems' is an approach I much prefer clubs to take!

Not sure what 'jibbing' means, but when entering through those weird slides glass doors by scanning your ticket, I saw multiple people have one person scan, and then another after them immediately jump through before it closed. In one case the system flagged up something was wrong (and then that turnstile wouldn't work) the next time it was fine after about a second.

There was some scuffle with the police and fans shortly after their goal, quite near the corner flag. I think a few bees may have been kicked out but not sure, but one person was protesting a lot that they hadn't done anything wrong. Not sure what happened though to set all of that off.

Overall though I don't know why there was such a heavy handed approach. Not sure why I needed to take out my keys and wallet to enter the ground either, it's not an airport...
 

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Easiest ground in the country to 'jib' in apparently and had a lot of issues with Northern types taking the piss so unfortunately you probably were the victims of an overreaction.
.....jibbin in a spaceship.....aka one of thee most modern
stadia on the planet.....you couldn't make it up......ET would have been f***ed :ROFLMAO:
 

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'If you over police people you will cause the problems' is an approach I much prefer clubs to take!

Not sure what 'jibbing' means, but when entering through those weird slides glass doors by scanning your ticket, I saw multiple people have one person scan, and then another after them immediately jump through before it closed. In one case the system flagged up something was wrong (and then that turnstile wouldn't work) the next time it was fine after about a second.

There was some scuffle with the police and fans shortly after their goal, quite near the corner flag. I think a few bees may have been kicked out but not sure, but one person was protesting a lot that they hadn't done anything wrong. Not sure what happened though to set all of that off.

Overall though I don't know why there was such a heavy handed approach. Not sure why I needed to take out my keys and wallet to enter the ground either, it's not an airport...
You didn’t need to take out your keys or wallet. Laptops, tablets and cameras were the only things that needed to be taken out.
 

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The sign said I didn't, so I kept them in my pocket. Then they asked me to anyway so I did... Maybe that steward wasn't fully switched onto the rules.
Sorry - see what you mean now.

Saw lots of people emptying their pockets and one even took his belt off 😂
 

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Sorry - see what you mean now.

Saw lots of people emptying their pockets and one even took his belt off 😂
.............walked straight through,coat buttoned up and hat in place.............
 

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To be honest I’d been looking forward to non-stop since the weekend and was clock watching at work all day. Yet I found it another pretty sterile experience. Far prefer the likes of Villa Park and Newcastle is definitely a better experience despite being in the Gods.
 

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I honestly couldn’t go there, or the London Stadium to watch football on a regular basis. It’s f***ing horrendous.

I've still not ‘gelled’ with the BCS, but nights like tonight make me realise just how lucky we are.
I completely agree. These mega-stadiums are no fun whatsoever.

I'm actually over the moon that we have a smaller stadium because f*** doing those two stadiums every week.
 
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I honestly couldn’t go there, or the London Stadium to watch football on a regular basis. It’s f***ing horrendous.

I've still not ‘gelled’ with the BCS, but nights like tonight make me realise just how lucky we are.
....where were Coldplay.........you just know this half time gig thing in the PL is but two seasons away..... actually.....just realised you're talking about viewing experience.....tonight for me was much much better than the Bayern Munich Olympic Stadium in 1998.
 

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Took in the view from a corporate box today thanks to a well-connected friend.

Electric-heated padded seats, food and drink on tap, brilliant view of the pitch, the full nine yards. The staff and service was excellent.

Wouldn’t class it as a better experience as watching from the Ealing Road terrace but if you’re going to see a 2-0 away loss that’s probably the way to do it....

As for the stewarding in the away end. From where I was I could see all of the commotion. Looked as though the hi-viz crew had taken issue with a specific group of bees fans and an altercation ensued. Seemed like a few ended up being escorted out in the end.
 

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Looked like a big police escort with horses for BYE at the end of the game
Just about got away with bringing a laptop in. Stewarding seemed well over the top.
 
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IIRC the metal detectors had a sign above them read remove iPads , laptops and do not remove phone , wallet , keys yet the steward told me to do it? Unless I read the sign wrong…
Plenty of stewards in block 115 running up and down during the game no idea what was going on down towards the front
 
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You didn’t need to take out your keys or wallet. Laptops, tablets and cameras were the only things that needed to be taken out.
I said this to the steward as she saw I hadn’t put anything in the tray as everyone was doing so. She said I had to even though I said the sign above says do not remove. She didn’t care one bit
 

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It was sh*t to be honest I don't think I'll bother going back.

Pain in the backside to get to, 30 min walk there and back from Seven Sisters.

Went after work and got up the stairs to where they check your bag, was told my bag was too big.... it was a normal sized backpack with my laptop inside not a f***ing wheelie bag. They told me I had to go to a 'Bag-Drop' to drop it off then come back and probably get charged for it too, this was 10 mins before kick-off.

Anyway I turned around got halfway down the stairs took off my jacket and put my backpack back on and jacket over the top, went back up the stairs and avoided the 2 I'd just spoken to. Got to the metal detector dumped the bag in the tray, walked through, job done.

w***ers.
 

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As for the stewarding in the away end. From where I was I could see all of the commotion. Looked as though the hi-viz crew had taken issue with a specific group of bees fans and an altercation ensued. Seemed like a few ended up being escorted out in the end.
It was a group immediately in front of me, mostly yoof, who had all crowded into a couple of rows, i.e. not 1 seat, 1 person. One of the slightly older ones seemed a bit OTT from before the game, standing on a seat. The stewards were trying to see tickets, I think, to find out where they should've been. While that was going on at least one loudmouth, who didn't appear to be anything to do with them, ran down and piled in but was pushed back by more hi-vis who also arrived. This one was being very loud behind us as we were coming into the stadium, so was probably off his head to begin with.

Not very clever from any of them, like kids in a playground, was the general opinion of those around and behind me.
 

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Travel in and out was so bad, our group had tickets and bags checked so many times as we looked for gate 11 coming up from WHL station , then finally we were told to leave concourse and walk through sainsburys…30 mins wasted, I have a knee ligament injury and waited for 40 mins for a radar disabled key… never came

seats were tight and the safe standing bar was cold (too much to ask for it to the heated?) disgrace of a stadium 😊
 

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Travel in and out was so bad, our group had tickets and bags checked so many times as we looked for gate 11 coming up from WHL station , then finally we were told to leave concourse and walk through sainsburys…30 mins wasted, I have a knee ligament injury and waited for 40 mins for a radar disabled key… never came

seats were tight and the safe standing bar was cold (too much to ask for it to the heated?) disgrace of a stadium 😊
Agree with the seats/standing spots seeming a bit tight. I wasn’t sure if it was down to everyone having their big winter coats on but found myself having to stand at a slight angle most of the game rather than square on to the rail.
 

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It was a group immediately in front of me, mostly yoof, who had all crowded into a couple of rows, i.e. not 1 seat, 1 person. One of the slightly older ones seemed a bit OTT from before the game, standing on a seat. The stewards were trying to see tickets, I think, to find out where they should've been. While that was going on at least one loudmouth, who didn't appear to be anything to do with them, ran down and piled in but was pushed back by more hi-vis who also arrived. This one was being very loud behind us as we were coming into the stadium, so was probably off his head to begin with.

Not very clever from any of them, like kids in a playground, was the general opinion of those around and behind me.
Assuming the same incident, this was behind me. It pretty much started as there were loads of bees on the stairs and the stewards were trying to get them back to their seats. They asked to see their tickets and fans kicked off about it. Overall stewards OTT with the whole ticket checking at half time etc, but this scuffle could have been avoided if they had just accepted and found a seat to stand at. Not like they were being told to sit down!

There was one loudmouth in particular who I had seen in the concourse pretty much swearing at our own fans for not joining his chanting before the game.
 

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It was a group immediately in front of me, mostly yoof, who had all crowded into a couple of rows, i.e. not 1 seat, 1 person. One of the slightly older ones seemed a bit OTT from before the game, standing on a seat. The stewards were trying to see tickets, I think, to find out where they should've been. While that was going on at least one loudmouth, who didn't appear to be anything to do with them, ran down and piled in but was pushed back by more hi-vis who also arrived. This one was being very loud behind us as we were coming into the stadium, so was probably off his head to begin with.

Not very clever from any of them, like kids in a playground, was the general opinion of those around and behind me.
Didn't go last night, so can't comment on what happened at WHL, but your comments sound familiar from past experiences at Bees away games.
 
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