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4.4 out of 5 stars


on 17 November 2014
as an albion supporter,ive been to blues on loads of occasions and always found it pretty hostile,but as a fifty something myself can relate to a lot of whats been written,the times and the era,so found it interesting
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on 23 October 2016
Good book
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on 21 May 2017
Good read about the Zulus
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on 14 February 2015
Although sometimes people dont believe stories of mass brawls and the excitement of it all this book is close to the truth ....
I was a little lad when i first saw the zulus at bcfc and although they are to many people to mention this book does a good job ....i would recommend buying apex to zulu ....
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on 16 January 2008
There is a great book waiting to be written about the Birmingham Zulu's, but unfortunately this is not it.

No one who came up against the Zulus will have anything other than respect for them, regardless of the outcome, and they certainly earned their place in the top tier of "firms", but this fragmented series of disjointed anecdotes does little more than replicate dozens of other similar collections.

The author has a poor grasp of the reality of life on the terraces from the 70's through to the 90's, and appears to be more interested in self-promotion, rather than putting together a coherent storyline. Even the claim to be the first multicultural "firm" is debatable, as I personally can recall seeing a large multi-cultural Millwall contingent getting wasted at an FA Cup tie at Goodison Park in the early 70s.

The writing is stilted, there are many gaps in both the timeline and event narratives, the incidents are carefully selected and often incomplete, and overall the book does little to add to anything that could have been compiled from newspaper and television reports.

Save your money until a book is written that does justice to the Zulus.
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on 15 February 2017
The author brilliantly shows the reality of life on the terraces from the 70’s through to the 90’s about the first multicultural firm. It’s a very detailed account of a notorious hooligan firm – Zulu Warriors. A range of contributors stitched together by a talented journalist provides a fresh detailed account of the past 40 years. All credit must go out to the author and the lads who put this book together.
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on 18 April 2016
My husband doesn't read books and he couldn't put this one down! Compelling reading!
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on 4 October 2010
What becomes quickly apparent in this book is the Zulus scant regard for the truth or possible selective memory loss (maybe due to head injuries received from opposing fans).
Anyone who remembers the Zulus hanging around town in the 1980's, recalls them for what they were, a bunch of thieving tramps. Their MO mainly consisted of picking off stragglers, who they suspected as Aston Villa fans. The clothes they wore were generally stolen from somebody else, and you would often see two of them sharing the same Tacchini tracksuit, with one "Zulu" wearing the bottoms to go with his three star jumper, and the other wearing the top with his nylon sidepocket four button waistband flares.
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on 9 March 2013
A very detailed and honest account of a notorious hooligan firm. A range of contributers stitched together by a talented journalist provides a fresh detailed acvount of the past 40 years. Highly recommend. Big shout to Cuds.
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on 30 July 2015
very good read
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