Since the publication of EVERYWHERE WE GO in 1996, football hooliganism has received huge media attention. In BARMY ARMY, Dougie Brimson provides the definitive account of the subject, using new anecdotal evidence to look at the history of hooliganism and how it has evolved since the terrace battles of the seventies. He explains who gets involved and why, and also examines the influence of the media, the clubs and the players on those supporters who repeatedly cause trouble at games. Finally, he asks what should and must be done for the future of football.
Having written 15 books and a multi award winning feature film in under 16 years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one the UK's most prolific writers.
After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force -including both the Falklands and Gulf War 1- the ex-Sergeant engineer's literary career began in 1996 when he co-wrote a book based on his experiences as a soccer casual entitled Everywhere We Go.
This groundbreaking work examined the culture of soccer fandom from the inside and has become essential reading for anyone with an interest in the game and its supporters. A further 13 books have followed and their success has established the author as one of the worlds leading authorities on the issues of both the game and lad culture. His latest book, Wings of a Sparrow, was released in December 2012.
The next 12 months will see the addition of at least two new ebooks onto the Brimson portfolio.
The first, will be the third book in the best-selling 'The Crew/Top Dog' trilogy followed by the much anticipated sequel to Billy's Log.
Away from the literary world, Dougie is also an accomplished screenwriter having penned the critically acclaimed short movie IT'S A CASUAL LIFE and the full length feature, GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS starring Elijah Wood. Following its release in September 2005, the film won numerous awards including:
Narrative Jury Prize - SXSW Film Festival
Narrative Feature Audience - SXSW Film Festival
Best of Festival - Malibu Film Festival
Jury Award (feature) - Malibu Film Festival
Official Selection - Tribeca Film Festival
After a successful worldwide cinema release, the movie went on to sell over 80,000 DVD units during its first week on sale in the UK alone.
TV and radio credits include Sky News, BBC News, BBC News24, NBC, CBN, ESPN, Talk Radio and Radio 5 Live whilst Dougie has also produced and presented two motorsport series for Granada Television as well as working as a presenter for Bravo TV. In 2007, he also produced a motorsport series for Channel 5 in the UK covering the sport of BrisCA Formula One Stock Car racing.
Dougie is currently working on a variety of new movie projects including the forthcoming Brit-zombie flick Killerweed (currently in pre-production), Mister One Hundred (a biography of Welsh darts legend Leighton Rees), Wings of a Sparrow (a football based comedy), Soldier, Soldier (based around the war in Afghanistan) and an adaptation of his own novel, Top Dog, which is due to begin filming in Summer 2013.