Does Spain summit mark the end of the Ultras?

Although the outcome is a little unpredictable, one thing for certain on Thursday is that a meeting between the government, the Spanish League (LFP) and the Spanish FA (RFEF) is going to be a bit of an epic.

The breakfast, lunch and dinner budget is going to be blown for the entire year and the next. The topic is the urgent issue of what to do with some of the more disagreeable elements of the country’s football supporters.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.