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Stopping soccer violence

Has a crackdown on British soccer hooligans knocked them out or just pushed them aside?

Updated: May 18, 2011, 12:09 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine
Richard Heathcote/Getty ImagesAn increase in on-field security has made EPL games much safer for the average fan.

The residents of West London could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled onto a B-movie set when they walked past Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium on Feb. 13, 2010.

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