So, after analysing thousands of stats it seems the most dangerous fanbase lies in the West Midlands in the form of Walsall. With 42 total arrests this accounts for 0.99 percent of their average matchday attendance of 4,234. That’s not as many as Scunthorpe United F.C who have more than 1 in every 100. But again it’s the nature of these 42 arrests.
Fifteen were for “violent disorder.” One was for possession of an offensive weapon, and one such incident with our second-placed firm brought the town of Shrewsbury to a standstill on October the 14th last year, costing the public £60,000 in damages.
For those wondering why the more “established” firms such as theMillwall Bushwackers, the Inter City Firm of West Ham or the Chelsea Headhunters are not featured. Yes, it could be argued they have just become more adept at evading the authorities, and I’ll be the first to admit their reputation alone probably warrants them being on the list. But that is speculative and hard to measure. Based on the statistics from the Football Banning Order Authority from last year,Walsall are crowned English football’s most dangerous fanbase today.