been reading it and its every good ::) ;D
bit about the book.
Saturday 4th June 1977 was a dark day for Englands International Football reputation
.on and off the pitch.
On it goals from Gordon McQueen and Kenny Dalglish gave Scotland a historic 2-1 victory whilst off it the few England fans in the crowd of 98,103 had to watch in humiliation as the Tartan Army took Wembley to pieces. It was an insult that English fans vowed to avenge and swore would never be repeated. They kept there word!
A couple of years earlier England had began to establish a boisterous away following, trips to Basle and Lisbon in 1975 were amongst the first where large groups of England hooligans had began to export what is now world famously called The English Disease But there is no doubt that the invasion of the Scottish hordes kick started the English hooligans into action and from that day on they have never looked back!
30 Years of Hurt covers all the England games where violence erupted. From the early days when lads clashed with just about everyone who did not speak the Queens language, draped in Union Jacks and wearing tight fitting Admiral replica tops and singing Rule Britannia to the more sinister casual following who went about there business in a ruthless and blood thirsty manor, taking no prisoners in there quest to remain number one in the worlds unofficial hooligan league table.
Containing stories of derring do including the famous battles which made national headlines and saw hundreds deported to the ruthless smaller incidents which left scores injured and maimed.Told in a matter of fact way by the main lads from clubs all over the country 30 Years of Hurt reveals what it was like being a member of the hooligan army which for 3 decades shamed the nation and very nearly brought English football to its knees.
30 Years of Hurt is more than just another football hooligan book, it is the definitive history of England unrecognised army, who in the soldiers eyes did the same as there fathers and there fathers fathers before, they left England and fought
.. for Queen and country! ::)
THE BOOKS ISBN NUMBER WHICH IS 0=9550394=2-8
30 YEARS OF HURT
The History of England's Hooligan Army
by Cass Pennant and Andy Nicholl