WE'RE READY EURO FOR WAR; England's army of hate won't be lacking; celebrities this time.By RUSSELL FINDLAY
An army of sick Scots football thugs have drawn up a battle plan to wreak wreak
tr.v. wreaked, wreak·ing, wreaks
1. To inflict (vengeance or punishment) upon a person.
2. To express or gratify (anger, malevolence, or resentment); vent.
3. havoc at Euro 96.
And hoodlum Andy Blance boasted to the Mail about the hate-filled plot.
Blance, linked with the notorious Hibs casuals, revealed:
Hooligans are out for a Wembley showdown with English fans on Saturday.
And, because the are desperate to settle old scores with southern yobs, they will stay out of trouble at tomorrow's Scotland-Holland game.
Around 500 casuals will leave for England in buses from outside Edinburgh in a bid to avoid police detection.
Scots thugs could end up fighting each other as club and political loyalties hold sway over national allegiance.
Blance, jailed for a vicious axe attack in 1991, said: "It's got the potential to be big but we'll have to be two steps ahead of the police."
"About 500 will be travelling.
"English fans have been running amok
Running amok, sometimes referred to as simply amok (also spelled amuck or amuk for years but, if they come up against anyone who's going to fight them, it'll be different.
"This will be on a bigger scale than they're used to."
Blance said that England's army of hate had been "taking liberties".
He was referring to the sickening scenes in Dublin in 1995 when a friendly match against England was abandoned after Irish fans were pelted with missiles from the upper tier of a stand.
Blance then spoke of tomorrow's Scotland match in Birmingham.
He said: "Nothing will happen because no-one will jeopardise Verb 1. jeopardise - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?" their chances of being at Wembley to fight the English."
He said casuals would travel to London from all over Scotland.
Once at Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square, in Westminster, London, England, named for Lord Nelson's victory at the battle of Trafalgar. The statue surmounting the Nelson memorial column (185 ft/56 m high) was sculpted (1840–43) by E. H. Baily. , he said they'll use mobile phones to arrange a battle with English thugs.
Blance, 31, of Inverkeithing, in Fife, went on: " Scots fans will probably end up scrapping with each other.
He explained: "Hibs, Aberdeen, Dundee, Kilmarnock and Celtic fans are getting together.
"But Rangers, Hearts, Airdrie and Morton are fighting alongside Chelsea's British National Party
"There's no love lost between us.
"We've talked about maybe going down to another game later on."
Blance also said that the Hibs casuals - the Capital City Service - were no strangers to England.
He went on: "We've been down to Millwall, Birmingham, Manchester and Oldham.
"Hibs fans have been down to England a England A refers to England's developmental national teams in several sports. Players on these teams often "graduate" to slots on the appropriate senior national team. The phrase may refer to:
Another veteran casual - with a string of criminal convictions for offences at football matches in Britain and overseas - also spoke to the Mail.
He said: "The Hibs boys have avoided any trouble this year so they can go to England.
"They want to get a Scottish crew together but they still want to be in control of it.
"But Aberdeen fans have different ideas.
"The police think they're going to do all right. But they haven't got a chance.
"They'll never be able to stop it happening.
"All the trouble will be away from the grounds in pubs and city centres.
"England are still the biggest hooligan element about but they've got this fear of the Scots.
"All this talk from the authorities about a feast of football will soon be forgotten."
Another Dundee-based casual said: "They'll never be able to stop us going to England.
"Scottish fans have got this reputation for being well-behaved, but that's rubbish."
Assistant Chief Constable Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) is the third highest rank in all British territorial police forces (except the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police, in which the equivalent rank is Commander), as well as the British Transport Police and Ministry of Defence Police. Peter Gibson Peter Hansen Gibson (born April 14, 1971 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is the third of five children: Robert Christian Gibson Jr. (nicknamed, Gibby), Paula Elizabeth Gibson, Jeffrey Michael Gibson & Michael Patrick Gibson. is in charge of gathering intelligence on Scots hooligans.
He has 12 cops working from a special Euro 96 office at Strathclyde Police Strathclyde Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. HQ in Glasgow.
He said: "We'll make sure troublemakers are identified immediately.
"If the worst happens, we're ready for it."
At the championships, cops will be armed with hi-tech video cameras.
It can instantly send a photo of thugs to a police control room. And police "spotters" will mingle with fans to root out the casuals.
Chief Superintendent Chief Superintendent is a senior rank in police forces organised on the British model. United Kingdom
In the British police, a Chief Superintendent (Ch Supt; or colloquially "Chief Super") is senior to a Superintendent and junior to an Assistant Chief Constable (or a Linda Newham, who is in charge of policing in and around Wembley, said: "We're gathering intelligence on all known troublemakers."
Yobs from several other countries also pose a serious threat.
Germany will have an army of 2,000 hardcore thugs at Euro 96.
And large numbers of Italian, Dutch, French, Turkish and Danish hooligans will be bent on Adj. 1. bent on - fixed in your purpose; "bent on going to the theater"; "dead set against intervening"; "out to win every event"
bent, dead set, out to settling old scores with the English.
Fighting in the streets
Thugs could turn central London The term Central London refers to the districts of London which are considered closest to the centre. There is no such conventional definition, nor any official one, for the entire area that can be called "central London". into a battleground on the day of Scotland's clash with England at Wembley, it is feared. One Millwall fan told the Mail: "The trouble will not happen at Wembley but at venues in the city."
He also said he expected fans of London clubs An informal group of private creditors on the international stage. Similar to the Paris Club of public lenders. London Club is not the only informal group of private creditors. Its first meeting took place in 1976 in response to Zaire's payment problems. to ditch their rivalries and team up to fight the Scots on Saturday. The yob went on: "There have been meetings between our boys and lads from West Ham Coordinates:
West Ham is a district in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England, located 6.1 miles (9.8 km) east of Charing Cross. From 1889 to 1965 it formed part of the County Borough of West Ham. and Chelsea.
"They'll unite to take on the Scots and fans from other countries."
Supporters of London teams were involved in a number of disturbances last season. Millwall fans rioted at Ipswich and seats were ripped up during the Arsenal-Tottenham game in April.
Euro tickets vanish
.Police are probing the disappearance of 50 tickets for Scotland's Euro 96 games.
They were on their way to Scots living in Birmingham.
The Scottish Football Association has rigidly controlled the distribution of tickets for the Euro Championships.
The SFA See sales force automation.
SFA - Sales Force Automation decided to allocate tickets only to members of its own Travel Club to minimise the risk of trouble.
A Royal Mail spokes-man said: "The SFA have arranged replacement tickets for the fans."