Phew, someone's on my wavelength! Thanks alanabit - I needed that! And you're absolutely right - the loutish element have chosen football as the vehicle for their idiotic behaviour (see also my attempt at humour regarding the possibility of the louts switching allegiance to Curling, which seems to have gone right over some people's heads). And thanks Tim and Gareth for pointing out that it's not just an English disease, despite the way some would have it (sadly mostly Scotsmen with memories shorter than a Goldfish's, who are in no position to lecture anyone about bad public behaviour - and I should know, I've walked along Maryhill Road on many an evening) :-)
Anyhoo, I'm out of this one for good now. Bye.