Descent enough but can't understand it when his mates try and sell him off as a salt of the earth bloke who hates Bullies when he admits he hammered his misses and "taxed" the rich kids of their gear.Barrington is the bully you would want to avoid.
I chose to give this book a 5 star rating as it was the kind of read that was just impossible to put down. Growing up in the areas mentioned in the book during the 80's, and remembering the riots and the gang culture, this book brought a lot back that I thought I had forgotten. It was a refreshing change from the usual "celeb" books, and one that clearly was written straight from the heart.
This is different from the other hooligan books as it has a good story and for all his ferocious reputation, this book reveals a character who was very loyal and had the strength to turn his back on street violence. I was thinking this book going to be solely about Zulus Army (Birmingham City Hooligans) but I was surprised that it contained very little on the battle on the football terraces. It contains more in relation to Barrington Patterson exploits in the world of kick boxing and MMA fights. Underneath it all showed a man with a big heart to his family and close friends, and as a warrior on/off the ring. Great read.