The latest Home Office figures shows that more Newcastle United fans were arrested during the 2012-2013 season than fans of any other premier league club.
175 fans were atrrested during the season, 114 of these for violent disorder.
More than 100 of these arrests took place after Newcastle's 3-0 defeat at home to arch rivals Sunderland in April.
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