Summit meeting aims for zero tolerance on Hooligans

Last updated : 20 June 2002 By Michael Morris
The first in a series of "summit" meeting took place yesterday in Cardiff. The aim is to rid City of the hooligans that have attatched themselves to the club.

The BBC documentary "Hooligans" highlighted the problem at Cardiff City and prompted Lord Mayor Russel Goodway to call the first meeting yesterday. Goodway, Cardiff City and the police are expected to meet several times ahead of the new season with the hooligan issue and a new stadium on the agenda.

It's been suggested that a new stadium could be in jeopardy if the troublemakers are not kept under control while it is the view of Sam Hammam that a new stadium with up to date facilities would help erradicate the problem and allow the club to deal potential trouble far better than they can at Ninian Park.

Goodway wants a zero tolerance policy and will keep in close contact with the club and the police.