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Tom1974

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As an aside I still reckon the reaction of the police after the ECWC final was purely political. Franco hated Britain and 25k fans arrive in Catalan with many waving union flags so the authorities must have felt it was like an invading army. For further info it is worth noting it was not the local cops but Franco's specialists who got involved.
 

The Iceman

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I had the programme for this. Barcelona's 75th year anniversary tournament. Cruyff had just joined Barca from Ajax, who were European champs. Bilbao were fellow separatists. We were, and still are, the most successful club in the world so naturally invited.
I had the programme and the cushion from my seat from the Barca game. They handed you a cushion as you went into the ground , what a souvenir, it had the full Barcelona badge on it .

Problem was they expected it back after the game the sight of the wee Spanish guy running after thousands of Bears trying to retrieve them will live with me for ever.
 

Grigo Yossarian

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As an aside I still reckon the reaction of the police after the ECWC final was purely political. Franco hated Britain and 25k fans arrive in Catalan with many waving union flags so the authorities must have felt it was like an invading army. For further info it is worth noting it was not the local cops but Franco's specialists who got involved.
Correct Tom.

And their behaviour before & after the game we’re totally the opposite, so it meant that bears were conditioned to thinking that getting on the park, and then their behaviour went to the other extreme.
 
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