Police release story saying that "significant numbers of Crystal Palace fans had attempted entry to the derby at Brighton & Hove Albion armed with “knives and knuckledusters”" and it was “a return to the dark days of football”. They now have to admit that this was false and "no such items were physically recovered at the stadium or in the city".
Well they came up with some nonsense about there being train issues at the weekend - ignoring the fact that Palace said they would lay on free coaches for all fans. And the 2000 is apparently on police 'advice' which is against the norm, especially given the recent alleged ticketless fans fiasco. They normally want to ensure the biggest allocation to reduce the risk of ticketless fans traveling or some going in the home end.
Sounds like they let a load in ticketless and panicked
Reminds me of the mess they made of walking us to the county ground last season. Walked us straight to the home end and disappeared
Well that and when we were being walked up from the pub we came up to a roundabout and there was another bunch of Oxford fans being walked from the station. The police panicked and drew truncheons to 'keep us apart' until they finally listened to the people telling them it was another group of Oxford fans.