I love English gangster and football hooligan films. The genre is a huge favourate of mine, and when I saw the TV advert for this films DVD release, I thought why not? At best it could rival the likes of Football Factory, The Firm (second release) Rise of The Foot Soldier or Green Street, or at worst it could sink into the likes of Away Days.
First thing's first, it isn't a bad film, it's different, a sort of TV Drama feel. Second thing is..and mark my words "THIS IS NOT A FOOTBALL HOOLIGAN FILM"...not in the slightest. Don't be duped into buying this under the assumption that it's another Hooligan film because it isn't. In this case it dosen't say what it does on the tin, so the word "Hooligan" in the title, a football stadium and a rowdy mob on the case is a false sale. The film is surrounding an Hooligan who's gets himself involved with a gang who commits credit card fraud, football or football violence is merely flirted with in this film. Again I will repeat myself it isn't a bad film..it just isn't what it claims to be.