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Blades Business Crew: The Shocking Diary of a Soccer Hooligan Top Boy

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Meet the 'Executive Crew', the 'Zulu Warriors', the 'Headhunters' and the 'Lunatic Fringe'...

They live in a secret world of violence. They organize through the Internet, pagers and mobile phones. They are the soccer hooligan gangs of England.

For two decades, Steve Cowens was a core member of one of the country's most active firms: the 'Blades Business Crew'. He followed Sh
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Milo Books (first published 2001)
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John
Oct 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Early on the author says something to the effect of 'Anyone who says he's never taken a beating is a liar'. In the couple of hundred pages which follow the author never takes a beating as he travels the length and breadth of Britain administering one punch knock outs to various firms top boys. It is truly a tragedy that, for so many years, violence was marred by frequent outbreaks of football.
Scott Gardner
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
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just full of , " it went off there , and then there ".
Not as funny as some hoolie books i've read , though it is the first where the author's passion for his team is seen throughout
Kelley Jansson
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
A detailed account of the violence pursued by soccer hooligans–all for the sake of an adrenaline rush. The author's honest account of the reason for fighting and reflections on his past youth were insightful. The blow-by-blow description of each fight was a bit much.
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