In my opinion i think hooligans dont go for the football but to fight. This often gets them into trouble which therefore portrays our country as one of violoence. But hooligans rarely get locked up and are let of very lightly. Tackling hooligans this way, just feeds the hooligans instead of stoping them. I think if the police used a diffrent way of stoping them instead of making a wall and leting themselves being intimidated by the hooligans i.e. beer being chucked over them. I think a great idea would be to use a water truck like the german police do by spraying water at them and arresting them and not just locking them up for life but for a year or two i think this would achieve a higher dicipline level. As smaller crimes can cause alot more damage than bigger ones. Here is an example of hooligans from the World Cup A record 170,000 England fans travelled to Germany for the cup and the majority were peaceful causing no problems. But the worst rioting happened the day before the England vs Ecuador game. Police believe rioters consumed or threw about 17 litres of beer each in Stuttgart and 400 England 'fans' were taken into preventative custody. The motto of World Cup 2006 was 'a time to make friends' but undercover cameras reveal England 'fans' 'mobbing up' and singing songs about World War Two which visibly shock German police officers. For the first time in the history of the cup, British police officers were allowed to patrol the streets and airports of a the host country. England was the most represented country at the tournament apart from Germany. 3,500 known hooligans had been placed on a banned list and officers had powers to check for them. But the tournament attracted record numbers of people from England. So what are your opinions on this subject?