Hooligans? Not us friendly Fenmen fans

PUBLISHED: 12:47 04 May 2007 | UPDATED: 20:01 01 June 2010

I AM writing on behalf of a group of Wisbech Town fans who are in favour of the proposed site, where the club is seeking permission to build a new ground. After reading some of the letters of objection, I felt compelled to start an on-line petition for th

I AM writing on behalf of a group of Wisbech Town fans who are in favour of the proposed site, where the club is seeking permission to build a new ground.

After reading some of the letters of objection, I felt compelled to start an on-line petition for those in favour.

I then placed a link on the Wisbech Town website and the website of the Eastern Counties football supporters. The link to this petition can also be found on http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SupportthenewFenlandpark/signatures.html

Some reasons given as objections are ludicrous. It leaves me shocked that these people actually think football fans at this level behave as hooligans.

I started attending Fenland Park in 1986/87 at the age of 12. My uncle and I went to home and away games for more than five years. After this I stopped going for a while but started again in 2004 and would say I have been to 95 per cent of all games, home and away. I have never seen any of the behaviour these people are insinuating football fans get up to. In fact I now take my seven-month-old daughter along.

It is a very friendly atmosphere wherever or whoever attends a match.

Maybe some of the objectors could come along and see for themselves.

I would also add that I am in no way connected to the club. I am just an avid fan who wants the best for the town and the club.

MARTIN PLAICE

Thurlands Drove

Upwell

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