March of the Hooligans: Soccer's Bloody Fraternity

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Virgin Books, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 194 pages
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Is North America the next stop?
“I have been keeping a wary eye on the growing soccer scene in America,” writes Dougie Brimson.  “And while the Los Angeles Galaxy’s purchase of the great David Beckham is going to provide the game with a huge boost, I have a very real concern that he isn’t the only British import that is going to impact American soccer over the coming seasons.”
Hooligan-turned-acclaimed author Dougie Brimson is the UK’s most respected authority on soccer hooligan-ism.  Now, in a book written specifically for an American audience, he tells the astonishing story of the rampant hooliganism among European soccer fans and how it could spread to the U.S.  Written in the raw, in-your-face style that has won considerable acclaim in Europe—The Daily Mail (London) said Brimson had written “probably the best book ever on soccer violence”—March of the Hooligans is a powerfully intimate look at what hooliganism has become and where it is headed.

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A weak offering from the hoolie-writes-a-book-for-pay genre. Not totally horrible, but not good. Read full review

Review: March of the Hooligans

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Not a bad read if you are unaware of the hooligan culture. Kind of got a little repetitive at times, but definitely goes into the whole culture of soccer in England. Read full review



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About the author (2007)

Twelve bestselling, critically acclaimed books of both fiction and non-fiction plus a
Hollywood movie—Dougie Brimson co-developed the story and was senior screenwriter and consultant for Green Street Hooligans starring Elijah Wood—have established this former hooligan as Britain’s foremost authority on sports violence and “lad culture.”  Brimson lives in Hertfordshire, England. This is his American debut.

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