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Hand In Hand Comrades - Unless You Happen To Be The Police That Is! (Or - Why I Am Ashamed To Admit I Like Feyernoord Right Now)
The first song there has been evidence of me singing with my Mum was the Feyernoord football chant.  Please don't ask me how or why this happened - I don't know.

Why did I tell you this???

Well, Apparently the Rotterdam Police have decided to hold a strike tomorrow - and the Feyernoord supporters are not happy.

Instead of the supporters being able to sing (and I am giving the literal English translation here) - "Hand in hand Comrades.  Hand in hand for Feyernoord.  Not words but deeds give Feyernoord" - at the Kuip tomorrow afternoon, they will have to sing it in the same venue on Monday evening.  They are not very happy about this.

I will get to why the Police are striking in a minute - however, because they are on strike tomorrow the Mayor of Rotterdam has been forced to postpone the match.  Apparently a distinct lack of Police in and around the stadium is not conducive to playing a football match safely.  (I think the match could be shifted to the Coolsingel near the Town Hall as there is a rumour that quite a few Police Officers are going to be in that area tomorrow afternoon.)

As to why the Rotterdam (and other Police Forces in Holland) have decided to take strike action and other forms of industrial action???

Well, they are protesting about changes in terms and conditions regarding Pay, length of service, etc.

The wife of a serving Rotterdam Police Officer tweeted an article which was written by an ex-professional footballer who now works for a Dutch police force.  This article made it clear that without the Police there can never be another football match.

I wonder what would happen if the UK Police were allowed to try the same thing???


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