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Newcastle United fans have more football banning orders than any other club for fifth year in a row

2 years ago

Figures just released show that Newcastle United fans have more banning orders than any other club’s fanbase

As of 1 August 2019, ahead of this new 2018/19 season, 71 Newcastle fans had football banning orders.

This is the fifth season in a row that this has been the case (Newcastle topping the list).

There were 1,771 football banning orders in total in force on 1 August 2019 in England and Wales, which is a slight drop (3%/51) on the figure of 1,822 twelve months earlier.

Stoke supporters picked up the most new banning orders during the 2018/19 season with 46, whilst local rivals Port Vale were second on the list with 31 new banning orders (no doubt the two figure very much related…).

However, the duration of a banning order can range from a minimum of three years up to a maximum of 10 years, meaning Newcastle still top the overall list of banning orders that are still live.

When it came to arrests, there were 1,307 football related arrests in total in England and Wales, with most related to public disorder and alcohol related offences.

Government data from the Home Office showed the clubs with most arrests for fans being:

Stoke City (80)

Leeds (49)

Aston Villa (42)

Sheffield United (41)

Manchester City (39)

Manchester United (36)

Whilst more locally 34 Sunderland fans and 30 Newcastle United supporters were arrested last season.

Obviously you have to take the relative support into consideration, with of course the likes of Newcastle United having far more match going fans than clubs such as Stoke and Sunderland.


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