Spurs Gain From European Troubles

Last updated : 09 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
The Italian league has been hit by riots and gang warfare, and Holland has its own problems.

Feyenoord were expelled and fined £41,000 (100,000 Swiss francs) by UEFA after crowd trouble against French side Nancy in the group stage. The Dutch club appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, but that has been rejected.

The CAS said in a statement: "The court has dismissed the appeal filed by Feyenoord Rotterdam against the decision issued by UEFA to exclude the Dutch club from the UEFA Cup for the season 2006-2007.

"The CAS has confirmed in full the UEFA decision which, in addition to the exclusion, imposes a fine of CHF 100,000 on Feyenoord."

We (Newcastle United Mad) published articles this week asking known troublemakers what could be done to stop the violence. But we received e-mails suggesting we were asking the "wrong people" and giving the "wrong impression". So we have suspended the articles.