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The Crew by Dougie Brimson
The Crew by Dougie Brimson
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The first book I downloaded on my kindle fire HD and it did not dissapoint. Having read many of the books in the Hoolie genre the fictional aspect of the culture is usually one of a shot in the dark with little attempt of sophistication and little perception of real life football hooligans, the same cannot be said for dougie brimson.

Deploying a deep education of the genre, Brimson encorporates the diffrent hoolie firms into one, one crew who travel to rome looking for a scrap, well we think they are? Brandishing a knowledge of the normal life of a hoolie, Brimsons character Evans uses the trip as a method of selling stolen cars from his excecutive garage, with lots of subtle… Read more
Top Boys: True Stories of Football's Hardest Men by Cass Pennant
One of many books written by the ex ICF hoolie, Cass Pennant. Cass visits over 30 of the top hooligans in England and Europe and asks complexed and intriguing questions surrounding the individual firms.

Although this is a great read, the same template of questioning is enforced each time which means that this becomes rather predictable and is almost identical from firm to firm. Nevertheless Cass has guts to go and visit all of the boys hees fought with over the years, for that I salute him!

So if you like the question type book with little explanatory detail, this is a quick an easy book, if you pref-are a more complexed read with different political and social… Read more
City Psychos: From the Monte Carlo Mob to the Silv&hellip by Shaun Tordoff
The book is a branch from the widely known "Hulltras" hooligan memoir website which Tordoff and a friend Tony developed over time. The website has since disbanded although various different message boards have now been constructed regarding the common name of the silver cod squad which is hulls firm to this day.

Tordoff paints the picture of Edwardian Hull through to the late twentieth century with ease and great courage, accurately describing the bitter heihrachy of a common child hood boy in the forgotten city. From the early days of the monte carlo mob to the late days of the ever active silver cod squad, tordoff describes the terrace terror with beautiful detail and loyal… Read more