I downloaded this because I had known Hotshot a few years back from the local pubs......this did not seem to be the same lad and in all honesty it contained mostly other people explaining/telling their stories.......not that impressed
In the mid-1980s, a young man from a tough Manchester estate exploded onto the soccer hooligan scene. Known to all as 'Hotshot', he was addicted to terrace violence and wanted to follow in the footsteps of the older United hooligans. He put together a gang of his own, the Young Munichs, and led through years of organised looting and violence. This was the heyday of hooliganism. As the years went by, the hectic lifestyle took its toll and the days of wanton violence were replaced by a battle for survival. This tell-all features contributions from fellow hooligans.
Nothing new in this book and if I am being honest I don think his tales and his pal's stories warrants a book. Everyone seems to want to write a book these days and they can but this is a poor example. Somethings are left in the past and this is one of them. Sorry for the negativity but I think there were more appropriate characters in the united lads who warrant a books chronicling the heady days of the 80's.
A good read. I recommend it for anyone with an interest in football, fashion and life on the wrong side of the tracks. I've read other books like this and this was something new in that it explored the environments that the characters came from and their lives outside hooliganism to a greater extent.
Great read ,crazy days ,they was a game bunch of lads ,just glad it wasn't an other cockney guy telling me how much drugs he had taken and how many hookers he has had ,same old same old, northern lads who are real not cockney film star wanna be's,,real story from a real guy,,,, go on hotshot ,,,,,now bring on guy Richie ,,,for a real movie ,,,,gorton to greatness