Hull is England's forgotten city. Its East Coast seaport trawlermen and dockers have long prized a culture of heavy drinking and hard fighting. Against this backdrop, the Swinging Sixties left a legacy of skinhead, suedehead and bootboy gangs who roamed the narrow streets and sink estates, warring over turf and for local pride.
Divided by their support for the city's two rugby league clubs, only one banner could bring them together: that of Hull City FC.
More than a hooligan memoir, City Psychos is an extraordinary account of growing up among the tribes of a gang-oriented city in an era when football violence became a national phenomenon.