Police close Yellow and Red Lion pub ahead of Watford FC game against Crystal Palace

A Watford FC fans' pub has been closed by police ahead of the match with Crystal Palace FC this evening.

Officers said they were closing the Yellow and Red Lion Pub in Vicarage Road for this evening due to “concerns around public safety”.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said the decision had been made after officers assessed the security situation around tonight’s fixture.

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4:08pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Eastsussexhornet says...

So not only does it only have one proper trading day a fortnight, on the really big match days, it is closed....
So not only does it only have one proper trading day a fortnight, on the really big match days, it is closed.... Eastsussexhornet

4:15pm Fri 8 Feb 13

mk6 hornet says...

they must be expecting trouble but this is palace not millwall.
they must be expecting trouble but this is palace not millwall. mk6 hornet

4:28pm Fri 8 Feb 13

JohnnyHornet says...

What the police probably mean is that, being a Friday night, they don't have adequate resources to maintain safety.
What the police probably mean is that, being a Friday night, they don't have adequate resources to maintain safety. JohnnyHornet

4:31pm Fri 8 Feb 13

mk6 hornet says...

JohnnyHornet wrote:
What the police probably mean is that, being a Friday night, they don't have adequate resources to maintain safety.
yea but why should we suffer it is our pub the police have to much power
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyHornet[/bold] wrote: What the police probably mean is that, being a Friday night, they don't have adequate resources to maintain safety.[/p][/quote]yea but why should we suffer it is our pub the police have to much power mk6 hornet

4:33pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Guy Bov says...

What's the point in having a match day pub not being able to open on match day. Especially crazy bearing in mind palace not noted for their hooligan element and being an weekday evening game can't imagine too many fans get up early enough to the ground to get too hammered.
What's the point in having a match day pub not being able to open on match day. Especially crazy bearing in mind palace not noted for their hooligan element and being an weekday evening game can't imagine too many fans get up early enough to the ground to get too hammered. Guy Bov

4:33pm Fri 8 Feb 13

kingofpop says...

I wonder if the away pub has been closed???
I wonder if the away pub has been closed??? kingofpop

4:48pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Mohandas says...

Eastsussexhornet wrote:
So not only does it only have one proper trading day a fortnight, on the really big match days, it is closed....
Welcome to prohibition.Do they get a rebate on their business rates or compensation from the police because their job has supposedly been made easier? Do all pubs close near football stadiums eg when Spurs play Arsenal?
[quote][p][bold]Eastsussexhornet[/bold] wrote: So not only does it only have one proper trading day a fortnight, on the really big match days, it is closed....[/p][/quote]Welcome to prohibition.Do they get a rebate on their business rates or compensation from the police because their job has supposedly been made easier? Do all pubs close near football stadiums eg when Spurs play Arsenal? Mohandas

5:18pm Fri 8 Feb 13

tiger bay says...

What a frigging JOKE!!! Hertfordshire police you really are an embarrassment!! The only potential flashpoint will be the Wetherspoons!! Have they closed that?? NO CHANCE...and the Oddfellows which is for away fans?? This is right up there with keeping the Watford fans in for 15 minutes after a HOME game with Luton a few years back!!
What a frigging JOKE!!! Hertfordshire police you really are an embarrassment!! The only potential flashpoint will be the Wetherspoons!! Have they closed that?? NO CHANCE...and the Oddfellows which is for away fans?? This is right up there with keeping the Watford fans in for 15 minutes after a HOME game with Luton a few years back!! tiger bay

8:49pm Fri 8 Feb 13

neil-bs says...

Not that easy to understand...unless of course there had been threats from LD!
Not that easy to understand...unless of course there had been threats from LD! neil-bs

10:59pm Fri 8 Feb 13

kingofpop says...

Shocking really, typical police though. Why not get pubs in and around to ban away fans as it is them that are trouble makers not watford fans and we get punished....TOO1S!!!
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Shocking really, typical police though. Why not get pubs in and around to ban away fans as it is them that are trouble makers not watford fans and we get punished....TOO1S!!! ! kingofpop

9:58am Sat 9 Feb 13

OAC Bailiff says...

well done police probably saved a lot of agro
well done police probably saved a lot of agro OAC Bailiff

10:03am Sat 9 Feb 13

pwwils says...

more likely this is a licencing issue, another bas **** up!!!
more likely this is a licencing issue, another bas **** up!!! pwwils

10:51am Sat 9 Feb 13

crazyfrog says...

Never heard anything like it, if the police suspected trouble then thats their job to be there and police it, not close the venue and hope it doesnt happen elseware
Never heard anything like it, if the police suspected trouble then thats their job to be there and police it, not close the venue and hope it doesnt happen elseware crazyfrog

1:07pm Sat 9 Feb 13

HornetJJ says...

They were obviously expecting trouble from the Chav Palace fans!
They were obviously expecting trouble from the Chav Palace fans! HornetJJ

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