Sir: Barry Fantoni (letter, 26 June) notes that no one has called for the reinstatement of National Service for football hooligans.
I was struck by the drunken, ill-disciplined and disorganised efforts of the English fans against the French police. They were all over the place. Their German counterparts marched soberly down the streets in a display of force that could only have been achieved by professional training. Our football hooligans need a dose of military training to get them up to the standard of German hooligans, who clearly benefit from conscription.