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Old 11.05.2011, 19:30
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Old 11.05.2011, 20:45
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Which colour top would be safer to wear? Would pink help?
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Old 12.05.2011, 00:17
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Re: "High risk" football game in Zurich tonight...

I was cycling up to Altstetten station just before 11pm and there was a major scuffle going on.

The cops were firing tear gas canisters at one section of the fans (probably the Basel lot) and some of those canisters were being picked up and thrown back, along with bottles.

There were at least 150 officers in full riot gear, and two massive water cannon trucks (briefly used).

Wow! Didn't expect that at all.

I didn't feel an urge to take pictures or a video clip of the action because i figured it'll be in the morning papers and news, but I did take one amusing photo of a row of riot officers with one extremely short chap in it.

Reminded me of that famous line... "aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"

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Old 12.05.2011, 00:36
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Basel won the match* to settle the issue of who leads the league, by the way, for those of you who were wondering ... Alex, we love you!!!

*2-2.
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Old 12.05.2011, 00:37
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Re: "High risk" football game in Zurich tonight...

I was on the train station at 2200. didn't see a thing.
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We didn't hear a thing. But then we were in the Queens of the Stone Age gig nearby, and they were in the process of blowing the roof off the place.
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Old 12.05.2011, 01:12
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*2-2.
That would still be the FCZ thanks to the better goal difference.
http://www.axposuperleague.ch/asl/ax...sse/index.aspx
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Yeah, yeah, a minor issue. But thanks to last night's glorious victory for Basel and the draw for the last three matches, I know where I'd put my money (and it ain't in any Zürich-based bank ...)
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Old 12.05.2011, 08:15
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I'll throw a bottle at you if I could! *shakes fists*

See! It's always the Zürchers that start the trouble
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Yeah, yeah, a minor issue. But thanks to last night's glorious victory for Basel and the draw for the last three matches, I know where I'd put my money (and it ain't in any Zürich-based bank ...)
You live in a 0.7 donkey town with a losing football team and your sore loser attitude is disturbing.
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Old 12.05.2011, 10:20
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I didn't feel an urge to take pictures or a video clip of the action because i figured it'll be in the morning papers and news
Thanks for your post. It is really interesting especially because the media does not only not report this, but claims the opposite! All newspapers I looked at said "problems before the game, afterwards no issues at all"! They even quote the police who said that bringing the fans back to the trains was easy this time... tear gas and water cannons are not "easy" in my book...

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/25437278

That's why I made this thread: Some tear gas is considered normal when this derby happens. Only when 1500 fans attacked the security at the entrance before the game gets it mentioned.

Idiots. I like football with all the emotions connected to it. I like the choreographies and all the creativity going on in the fan blocks. I even like creative forms of protest, for example when the FCZ fans unscrewed the seats to make their own stands (the stadium is "seats only" which is pretty bad for the atmosphere...). But I really don't see the point in attacking security or police, trashing stadiums, robbing food stands and destroying the bathrooms as happened yesterday... again.
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You live in a 0.7 donkey town with a losing football team and your sore loser attitude is disturbing.
Just what I'd expect from someone who lives in a virtually Fasnacht-less town. We have dozens of donkeys in Basel.



We also have quite a good head-to-head record against FCZ over the last few years, don't you think?
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Just what I'd expect from someone who lives in a virtually Fasnacht-less town. We have dozens of donkeys in Basel.
Why don't you just go and listen to some more Alex Frei raps...

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Why don't you just go and listen to some more Alex Frei raps...
He's very good at football, isn't he?
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He is, my comment was obviously more on Basels culture... you're hip.
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