Paul Miceli

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The Crew by Dougie Brimson
The Crew by Dougie Brimson
3.0 out of 5 stars A Readable Freebie, 8 Oct 2012
Tore through this on holiday and found it to be more than readable. Considering Dougie is making this available for free with the sequel well and truly established, it's a good chance to pick up some football-related literature that matches quite a few of the real-life hooligan books for fictitious content. The difference is, of course, that this is meant to be a work of fiction. I've definitely seen non-fiction accounts that deserve to be on the same shelf as this publication!

Centred around an elaborate car-ringing scam hidden under the guise of an England away trip, there are elements of the Italian Job and I.D. (undercover copper stuff) contained within it. Some well-written… Read more
Kicking Off: Why hooliganism and racism are killin&hellip by Dougie Brimson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
After a brief Facebook discussion with the author about the subject a couple of weeks ago, I picked up 'Kicking Off' to see how the opinions of Dougie compared with my own and although I'd have to disagree with a small handful of his views on hooliganism, he does raise points which challenge the typical media soundbites that they would rather you believed. I've seen other writers in this genre attacking Dougie for his previous work but in fairness, the world would be a poorer place if our opinions were all the same.

'Kicking Off' doesn't really teach us anything new about hooliganism if we already have a reasonable amount of knowledge on the subject, although Dougie and his views… Read more
Billy's Log - The hilarious diary of one man's str&hellip by Dougie Brimson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading for Lads, 2 Oct 2012
Picked this up after reading some of Dougie's football-related stuff to see how his fictional skills are working out and was pleasantly surprised to find a light, amusing and refreshing story that differs greatly from anything the author has done before. Perfect for 30-somethings who have been there, or 20-somethings who are still going through it, Billy's story is one of sexual frustration, personal angst and a total musunderstanding of the things that make women tick. We've all been there, and Dougie has managed to cover many of the thoughts and feelings many of us will have experienced at one time or another.

Written in an comfortably engaging style in the form of a diary, the… Read more