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on 13 August 2017
Not a bad read, he's quite honest that when they got beat they take fair and square
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on 1 May 2017
A genuine book, a decent readable account of the old respected days of the football violence. A very true and honest account of what actually happened. The author and his lads captured their memories of the 70's, 80's, 90's and nowadays, and didn't glorify it. This is the real history of violence on and off the terraces in Tyneside. This is also the story of three of the most notorious Black & White firms in Newcastle. This book is a must read for lads/casuals everywhere.
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on 27 April 2014
Due to there being no characters in the book there is no depth to it. Page after page of "we went to sunderland for a fight, we won"..."we went to Manchester for a fight, we lost" etc etc becomes extremely boring very quickly. I'm sure that in the 30-40 year period the book covers there must have been some hilarious incidents, characters and anecdotes but for some unknown reason the writers have decided to go with the "we had a fight and we won/lost/drew (delete as applicable)" type of story. There are many more interesting hooly books out there but I have found this one very good for falling asleep to.
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on 21 May 2016
fantasy as per hooligan book
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on 14 December 2013
A lot of books have been written about violence at football, some very good, others heavily edited to appeal to the modern equivalent of a football lad "The Cyber Hooligan" who learnt about "The Hooligan Era" from reading rather than from experience. These modern keyboard warriors can often be seen on forums laughing at the thought that Newcastle United ever had hooligans as they have never read about it. The fact is though as many of a certain age will testify, they were never known as a good day out as it was a place few ever came to, but on their travels they attracted many teams biggest gate of the season due to their travelling army.
The author of this book took several years to gain the trust of those involved and only got the go ahead by writng it as it was told by those involved. Over 40 "Respected" Newcastle lads contributed their memories spanning 40 years. The stories told in pubs to "Trusted" lads are now brought together in a brutally honest account of Newcastles Hooligan Gangs. Some they won, many they lost, but they always enjoyed the day out and always they tell it as it happened.
It may bring back memories, it will cerainly make you laugh at times. But it will definately give an honest insight into the way things were, the social history and most importantly, what it is that made them do what they done, and what has bound them together for life, even if hooliganism is a thing of the past.
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on 28 December 2014
excellent read bargain at that price brings back memories of music and fashion of them times as well as remembering a lot of the games I was not into the fighting just followed the toon .
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on 24 October 2016
Good honest account of a football hooligan firm through the years.definetly worth a read to find out the inside track on Britain's hooligans.
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on 21 January 2017
Superbly written
Top lads up there
From a Millwall fan lota of respect for these boys always up for it
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on 22 May 2016
Good book but I wonder how true the story's are
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on 3 January 2017
Good read. Proper interesting like.
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