This book is a great read, as a member of Manchester AFA
in the early to mid 1990s, I was introduced to Manchester
AFA by members of my family who played
important roles in the organization so I feel I
can with some authority verify that the book if anything
understated their success in beating the nazis off the
I feel that both authors personalities come across
well in their writing, and that the book, unlike
some of the football hooligan type of book to come
out of late, tries not to revel in gung ho BS and
does indeed tell it like it was during those times.
There were times that AFA were outnumbered by the
enemy such as the battle of Waterloo but managed to
beat them by their belief and the fact they were
inaudated with a large lunatic fringe (Gary the Axe
should and could write his own book!)
Steve Tilzeys account of the wars with the NF
in the 1970s was facsinating and having prior
knowledge of the battles with the BNP in East
Lancashire in the 1990s Dave Hann tells his story
in an accurate and humourous way.
You want a fat free account of a true account for
a change and want to be entertained at the same time
then you can't do better than this book.