One club policy which Mr Booth said had proved successful was to bar entry to anyone badly behaved or drunk. Those fans he said, tended to be better behaved on subsequent visits.
Though bad behaviour is rare, CCTV allows for every person to be captured by cameras and if anyone steps out of line, the policy now is not now to charge in with large numbers of stewards but to pass descriptions to stewards so offenders can be watched and then located elsewhere such as on the concourses. Warnings are issued but the ultimate sanction is a banning order.
Today's good-natured crowds, said Mr Booth, were due at least in part to one of the club's philosophies.
"For every yob we get rid of, we gain a family of four," he said.