Rolling with the 6.57 Crew: The True Story of Pompey's Legendary Football Fans Hardcover – 1 May 2003
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About the Author
Cass Pennant made his debut with his bestselling autobiography, Cass. He is the author of the enormously successful Congratualtions, You have Just Met the ICF, the inside story of West Ham's infamous InterCity Firm.
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Top Customer Reviews
In terms of spelling, grammar, construction and factual accuracy this book is no winner. It's clear Cass Pennant is not a Pompey fan - getting the FA Cup final years wrong and referring to the North Terrace as the "North Bank" are two of the give aways.
If you take the accounts of events with a pinch of salt you have what is basically just another run of the mill hoolie book (we done this and that mob, we never ran from no-one etc) - but with a bit more interest for the average Portsmouth fan.
Some of the accounts of events in this history of PFC fans on the rampage are funny and absorbing and the chapter on the effect of the rave scene on the "firm" is quite illuminating.
I didn't expect much from "Rolling" and to be fair I wasn't disappointed - but its not without its charm and it whiled away a wet summer weekend waiting for the start of the season.
The one good point about this book I did find however, was that unlike many other books of this genre, instead of trying to declare that this was a pastime of "game lads versus game lads" this is the first book I have read on the subject where the author and contributors openly admit that they would regularly execute cowardly attacks on innocent fans & local vendors etc. It really is honest in that respect and steers clear of trying to cover the hoolie element of it as only being like on like.
I really had to work hard to finish this book due to the level of illiteracy. The first couple of chapters were particularly hard going until I managed to get my head into the retarded mindset that is a Pompey hooligan.
If you thought inbreeding didn't still exist in a modern Britain then read this book. All the evidence that it does is all there within these pages, it is clearly still extremely rife in certain pockets of the country.
It really is the most illiterate book I have read on the subject and extremely hard going. All in all an extremely retarded read.
I thought the George Best book was bad the way his illness (alcoholism) is compared with cancer, maybe it could have been compared to the cancer known as the 657 crew.
This book does nothing but glorify a bunch of racist idiots who probably still wet the bed.
I can't really understand why Cass was involved in this book as a co-author. Someone who wasn't member of the 6.57 (let alone a Pompey supporter) can't write anything about them.
I like the pictures and some of the narratives but some of the stories had no or little action and in my opinion should not be included in the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a complete load of rubbish totally untrue account of the portsmouth football hooligans, rob sivester talks about events that didnt even take place only in his dreams maybe,... Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2009 by Colin Kelly
I found this book very interesting. I followed Pompey from 1979 to 1983 and recognised many of the accounts (More as a spectator than a hooligan)
The descriptions are very... Read more
This book is pure fantasy. The 657 crew were actually a small group of retarded drunks who went around the country getting beaten up by other football fans. Read morePublished on 5 Nov. 2007 by Ian
Yes I read this, yes I have read a number of others of a similar genre. I have also travelled the country and seen football violence at first hand (including visits to... Read morePublished on 9 July 2007 by I. R. Manton
the 657 crew where awesome the most loyal fans ever, and the below obviously dont no nothing about football 2nd rate team doubt it, we are the best fans in the world, and the bloke... Read morePublished on 10 April 2006