South Yorkshire Police Steel City derby self-congratulation hides what could have been a very different story at Bramall Lane

South Yorkshire Police Steel City derby self-congratulation hides what could have been a very different story at Bramall Lane

PATS on the back all round at South Yorkshire Police HQ in Sheffield, pleased with themselves about the outcome of the Steel City derby from a low arrest point of view. They believe their crowd strategy worked. Many fans, however, experienced something quite different which suggests a relatively quiet night on the disorder front was more down to luck and torrential rain than judgment.

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