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 Congratulations, you've just met the ICF

Title

 : 

Congratulations, you've just met the ICF

Author

 : 

Cass Pennant

Publisher

 : 

Blake Publishing

Year

 : 

2003

ISBN

 : 

1904034853

Rating  : 

Buy at Amazon


 

Introduction :

In-depth exploration of the notorious West Ham firm of football hooligans. Pennant is considered an authority on hooliganism and has access to the inner-sanctum of this surprisingly saleable culture.


Synopsis :

Cass Pennant was one of the best-known figures of the I.C.F. He has used his unique position as a West Ham insider to bring together these first-hand accounts of the men who were at the eye of the storm, both on and off the terraces. These tales from the terraces range from the inflamed East End rivalry with Millwall, to the shed-end-battles with Chelsea, from aggravation at Anfield's Kop to the disaster at Heysel. The stories unfold against a backdrop of sharp fashion and music, such as The Cockney Rejects and Sham 69 that became the hallmark of the hoolifans.


Our verdict :

A hooligan book in which some members of the infamous ICF hooligan firm tell about the things they experienced when following their club, West Ham United. From the events of the Harry Cripps testimonial in '72 to the Birmingham 'riot' of '84 and the eventual demise of the firm in the late eighties.

To read a book that describes what it was like to be actively involved in these troubles is intriging.

If your interested in the hooligans/firm culture and you want to know what it was like in the old days than run to the shop to get this one. We rate it a bit lower though.
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