Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Hardcore Paperback – 18 Oct 2008

3.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£530.14
Available from these sellers.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: VHC Publishing (18 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956130208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956130204
  • Product Dimensions: 16.9 x 1.9 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 686,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Moog on 29 Mar. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Okay, but Danny Browns book was possibly more of a tilt at what it meant to be a Villa fan first and foremost, rather than a list of battle honours. If you want nostalgia from the heady beginnings of terrace subculture, then this is'nt for you. But, if you were part of the 'scene' post-C Crew (or just on the periphery), then it will probably be more of an interest......and whet your appetite for more of the genre. I was bought up on the Holte terraces of the seventies, so this was less likely to rock my boat anyway.
Some decent pics though and a fair few faces to boot. Definitely worth a punt.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I bought this as a fan of Aston Villa rather than a fan of the genre so I can only really compare this to Heroes and Villans, the book about the 70-80's hooligans.

Ubnlike the other book, you don't get the feeling of lovable rogues about this lot. Although they stress the point that fighting came before the football in some cases, it appears that they are not much more than a bunch of blokes interested in getting drunk and finding a fight.

Michael Lutwyche does try to explain at the front of the book why this is (and he raises some interesting points) but as a fan raised outside Birmingham, some of the anti Birmingham City references cannot be fully appreciated.

Not a bad book, probably better if you're around 35 and based in the midlands as you could probably identify better with the writer and his mates.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Ok read but pretty repetitive. The strange thing with all these books is its always a bunch of inadequate blokes who are average at fighting, joining together and starting fights with guys exactly the same as they are. I know some of the main characters in this book and they are quiet as nice in their own. Pretty sad really.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Asw on 22 July 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Quality read (cardiff fan) honesty is best policy! Didn't know they had a firm but sound like a tight knit bunch of lads
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book. All the members give their own individual accounts with some honest admissions of defeats and successes in equal measure. The author also mentioned some good points well made in the first chapter. I read it as a Villa fan and if your into these books its worth a read
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
An honest account by 2 lads who were in the thick of it.

If they got a result they say so, if they didn't they say so - which you can't say for the majority of books on the subject of football hooliganism.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Read quite a few books of this genre but found a lot of the recollections to be exactly the same, this to me seems that there must be a large amount of collusion, also I've never heard anyone talk about villa firm although I see they must of had some kind of firm if a few were cat c, it did seem though their top guy Fowler regularly decked people with one punch but didn't seem to hear anything regarding him ever getting done, other than that it was a good read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Not the best in fact one of the worst I've read and I've read em all bit repetitive same story in some cases from different lads just it seems to pad the book out
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback