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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boot
Very good book. I am not finished this book yet but wot I have read is so true bout football violence
Published 2 months ago by Julie Mills

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1.0 out of 5 stars Booooooorrrrrriiiiinnnnnnggggggg
Due to there being no characters in the book there is no depth to it. Page after page of "we went to sunderland for a fight, we won"..."we went to Manchester for a fight, we lost" etc etc becomes extremely boring very quickly. I'm sure that in the 30-40 year period the book covers there must have been some hilarious incidents, characters and anecdotes...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great boot, 16 April 2014
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This review is from: NME: From The Bender Squad to The Gremlins; Inside Newcastle's Football Hooligan Firm (Kindle Edition)
Very good book. I am not finished this book yet but wot I have read is so true bout football violence
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just another hooligan book, 14 Dec 2013
This review is from: NME: From The Bender Squad to The Gremlins; Inside Newcastle's Football Hooligan Firm (Kindle Edition)
A lot of books have been written about violence at football, some very good, others heavily edited to appeal to the modern equivalent of a football lad "The Cyber Hooligan" who learnt about "The Hooligan Era" from reading rather than from experience. These modern keyboard warriors can often be seen on forums laughing at the thought that Newcastle United ever had hooligans as they have never read about it. The fact is though as many of a certain age will testify, they were never known as a good day out as it was a place few ever came to, but on their travels they attracted many teams biggest gate of the season due to their travelling army.
The author of this book took several years to gain the trust of those involved and only got the go ahead by writng it as it was told by those involved. Over 40 "Respected" Newcastle lads contributed their memories spanning 40 years. The stories told in pubs to "Trusted" lads are now brought together in a brutally honest account of Newcastles Hooligan Gangs. Some they won, many they lost, but they always enjoyed the day out and always they tell it as it happened.
It may bring back memories, it will cerainly make you laugh at times. But it will definately give an honest insight into the way things were, the social history and most importantly, what it is that made them do what they done, and what has bound them together for life, even if hooliganism is a thing of the past.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Booooooorrrrrriiiiinnnnnnggggggg, 27 April 2014
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Due to there being no characters in the book there is no depth to it. Page after page of "we went to sunderland for a fight, we won"..."we went to Manchester for a fight, we lost" etc etc becomes extremely boring very quickly. I'm sure that in the 30-40 year period the book covers there must have been some hilarious incidents, characters and anecdotes but for some unknown reason the writers have decided to go with the "we had a fight and we won/lost/drew (delete as applicable)" type of story. There are many more interesting hooly books out there but I have found this one very good for falling asleep to.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MacLean rule, 6 Jan 2014
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Wot a piece of Billie and shot , lies from front to back , not worth the 77p I paid for it
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