Olympic paranoia at Old Trafford

Chatting with a steward outside Old Trafford we talked of the Olympic Stadium.

I told him about my family’s trip there on Saturday.

He told me about Old Trafford.

They get 75,000 people on a matchday- they know how to manage crowds.

The Olympic experience arrived in Manchester in the form of a recent rehearsal at the ground. The idea was to test Old Trafford’s capacity to manage an Olympic size crowd.

I asked him what he thought of the Olympic Security team.


I wonder whether , like the wasp trapped in the jar, the terrorist will escape twice as determined to wreak havoc.

More likely , the terrorist is putting his feet up , his work is already done.




About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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1 Response to Olympic paranoia at Old Trafford

  1. Mike Atkin says:

    I think exactly the same, when, as a hardworking, taxpaying, law abiding etc, I am treated like something under your shoe every time I fly – the terrorists are definitely winning

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