i’m fascinated by the whole hooligan culture, i suppose it comes from having to constantly defend the skinhead breed from ignorant daily mail types who think we are nothing short of boot boy thugs.
so, you see, when i buy a book about “terrace legends” the last thing i expect to see is someone i know.
now don’t get me wrong, he’s a nice bloke, and i know he’s “a bit handy”, i also know that he has to hand in his passport everytime england play away because in his words he’s “been a bit naughty in his youth”. but i never knew he was so high up in the ranks, and so well “respected” by the hooligan fraternity!
CAN YOU RECALL A BATTLE YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN, EITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE A GROUND?
“inside was at West Brom in the early ’90s. about 25 of us had gone down on the train and we sat in their seats. their lads were sat to the right of us and at half-time one of their lads came over mouthing at us. i jumped up and smaked him. he rolled over two rows of seats and as this happened, both sets of lads jumped up and were at it about equal numbers. it spilled around the back near the refreshment bar, and at one point a large tea urn was thrown, hitting me in the head and scalding my chest. West Brom were getting the upper hand but the police moved in and we were ejected via the police cells”
i always assumed the reason to go to footy matches was to watch footy. not batter people and end up in a cell, miles from home. respect? for this? not from me my freind. and why be suprised at being arrested if you are in the opposition end? i really don’t understand. must be the adrenelin rush!
DESCRIBE SOME OF THE METHODS USED BY THE POLICE TO STOP VIOLENCE, AND DO YOU THINK THEY WORK?
“i’m currently banned from all grounds and barnsley town centre between eleven and nine on match days. i currently have to hand in my passport when england play away. that’s not a bad method of preventing violence, is it?
er, no, not really.
i wonder if i dare get him to sign my book?
which reminds me of an old post… FROM A WHILE BACK! (not the same guy)
it has to be pointed out that i don’t condone violence at football matches in any way, and have never been involved with a firm, and the only time i have had to throw a punch of any sort at ANYTHING to do with football was once in self defence. i’m a good lad me.