By: Bannon, James

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"Of course I'm a f**king hooligan, you pr**k. I am a hooligan...there I've said it...I'm a hooligan. And, do you know why? Because that's my f**king j ob." In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was s ent undercover to track down the "generals" of a football hooligan gang, ac hieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game.The film was so shocking it was hard to believe the mindless events that took place could e ver happen in the real world. Well, believe it now... Almost twenty years o n, the man behind the film has explosively revealed that the script was lar gely a true story. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious young copper. The football club was Millwall F.C., and the gang that he infiltrated was T he Bushwackers, among the most brutal and fearless in English football. In Running with the Firm, Bannon shares his intense and dangerous journey into the underworld of football hooliganism where sickening levels of violence prevail over anything else. He introduces you to the hardest thugs from foo tball's most notorious gangs, tells all about the secret and almost comical police operations that were meant to bring them down, and, how once you're on the inside, getting out from the mob proves to be the biggest mission o f all. A disturbing but compelling read, this is the book that proves fact really is stranger than fiction.


Author Name: Bannon, James

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Ebury Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 0091951518

ISBN Number 13: 9780091951511

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000048900