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23 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

They are very successful guys - eg Dougie Brimson served in the RAF for 18 years and has since won many awards for his film writing and Eddy is a successful actor and a stand up comedian. Dougie is also significantly older than you (assuming your date of birth is 1969) so may have followed England away before you did? You’ve also been privileged to have followed England in the ‘sanitised’ football experience era ... They bang on about england away quite a lot and yet iv never seen either of them in the years iv been going.   all that aside though, you say you haven’t seen them following England....so that means they didn’t? You identify, know, remember and log everyone who has followed England since you started doing so?

You may well be correct, but, if I may say so, you have an awfully antagonistic, even aggressive manner of saying so.

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9 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

You may well be correct, but, if I may say so, you have an awfully antagonistic, even aggressive manner of saying so.

OK Matt Hancock calm down!

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9 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

You may well be correct, but, if I may say so, you have an awfully antagonistic, even aggressive manner of saying so.

Can’t see any aggression in my response Phil and there was certainly none intended ...

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It's mildly amusing / confusing that so many people who hate the very idea of this book have actually gone out and bought it - guess what, a book featuring a guy wielding a baseball bat on the cover isn't going to give you tips on tickling. 

I would agree that it's definitely not a memorable read compared to a few in the genre (would say that Scally, Steaming In and Naughty are by far the best in a pretty mediocre and one-dimensional field), but it is exactly what it promises to be on the sleeve - an inside look at our mob. 

It shan't be remembered as a work of great literary merit, and let's be honest, the proof reader should be finished off with the pistol, but fair play to the author for making a couple of quid and putting his thoughts onto paper - if you don't like it, don't buy it! If ever he (or anyone else for that matter) were to write a follow-up, I'd certainly look forward to ordering a copy. 

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5 minutes ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

Quiz time. Is the following line: "for alarmingly large chunks of an average day, I am a moron" taken from:

1. Big Jane Austen's "Prowed and Prejudice"

2. Mr. P. Lumber's "It All Went Off In Bristol"

3. Nick Arsenal Fan's "Fever Pitch"

 

4. Ian Holloway's autobiography 

PS :laugh:'d at 1

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4 minutes ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

Quiz time. Is the following line: "for alarmingly large chunks of an average day, I am a moron" taken from:

1. Big Jane Austen's "Prowed and Prejudice"

2. Mr. P. Lumber's "It All Went Off In Bristol"

3. Nick Arsenal Fan's "Fever Pitch"

 

Definitely 1. Jane Austen

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3 hours ago, poland_exile said:

It's mildly amusing / confusing that so many people who hate the very idea of this book have actually gone out and bought it - guess what, a book featuring a guy wielding a baseball bat on the cover isn't going to give you tips on tickling. 

I would agree that it's definitely not a memorable read compared to a few in the genre (would say that Scally, Steaming In and Naughty are by far the best in a pretty mediocre and one-dimensional field), but it is exactly what it promises to be on the sleeve - an inside look at our mob. 

It shan't be remembered as a work of great literary merit, and let's be honest, the proof reader should be finished off with the pistol, but fair play to the author for making a couple of quid and putting his thoughts onto paper - if you don't like it, don't buy it! If ever he (or anyone else for that matter) were to write a follow-up, I'd certainly look forward to ordering a copy. 

Steaming In was one of the books I rated. But forgot.  A few years old now.  Maybe Among the Thugs was another.   

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On 05/05/2020 at 23:58, YorkshireSection said:

Not just the 80's mate, we still have that same respect by the firms that matter to this day.

Not saying your wrong as I am not knowledgable enough on the subject, but can you define what respect means, the only signs of any kind of hoolaginism or firms I see these days is a load of middle aged gammon posturing behind the safety of a police cordon... is their still things that go on that are organised outside of the immediate vicinity of the stadium?

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2 hours ago, Isawjonshaw said:

Steaming In was one of the books I rated. But forgot.  A few years old now.  Maybe Among the Thugs was another.   

Great book Steaming In, and a good mention of City in there! 

I think the thing about that book (as well as Naughty, Scally, and as you mention Among The Thugs) is that it succeeds in capturing the spirit of an era and goes deeper than just parroting chest thumping war stories. 

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5 hours ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

Quiz time. Is the following line: "for alarmingly large chunks of an average day, I am a moron" taken from:

1. Big Jane Austen's "Prowed and Prejudice"

2. Mr. P. Lumber's "It All Went Off In Bristol"

3. Nick Arsenal Fan's "Fever Pitch"

 

Without question, the biggest morons are the ones who do not like hooliganism, but have still purchased a book about hooliganism thereby enabling a self-confessed hooligan to trouser their money 🤣

Next up, OTIB user voices displeasure that the chocolate teapot he ordered has melted 😬

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5 minutes ago, poland_exile said:

Without question, the biggest morons are the ones who do not like hooliganism, but have still purchased a book about hooliganism thereby enabling a self-confessed hooligan to trouser their money 🤣

Next up, OTIB user voices displeasure that the chocolate teapot he ordered has melted 😬

We should all educate ourselves on views we disagree with.

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3 minutes ago, Seneca the Younger said:

We should all educate ourselves on views we disagree with.

Well, sure, but you can do that without giving over your money - definitely not the smartest thing some people have done. Really, hats off to the bloke for that :D 

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12 hours ago, poland_exile said:

Without question, the biggest morons are the ones who do not like hooliganism, but have still purchased a book about hooliganism thereby enabling a self-confessed hooligan to trouser their money 🤣

Next up, OTIB user voices displeasure that the chocolate teapot he ordered has melted 😬

You are suggesting that I have bought this book? 

 

 

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On the topic of thieving, I recall being in a service station in the late 80s travelling on CATs. It was a large City following, possibly Bradford away in the LC, the City fans in the services simply stripped the shelves the staff and security were powerless to do anything. After that time I remember service stations putting restrictions on the number of 'football' coaches allowed in at any time. City coaches were sometimes met by police at services as well.

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39 minutes ago, sglosbcfc said:

On the topic of thieving, I recall being in a service station in the late 80s travelling on CATs. It was a large City following, possibly Bradford away in the LC, the City fans in the services simply stripped the shelves the staff and security were powerless to do anything. After that time I remember service stations putting restrictions on the number of 'football' coaches allowed in at any time. City coaches were sometimes met by police at services as well.

If City, could it possibly have been KWBS? 

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59 minutes ago, sglosbcfc said:

On the topic of thieving, I recall being in a service station in the late 80s travelling on CATs. It was a large City following, possibly Bradford away in the LC, the City fans in the services simply stripped the shelves the staff and security were powerless to do anything. After that time I remember service stations putting restrictions on the number of 'football' coaches allowed in at any time. City coaches were sometimes met by police at services as well.

Happened in the early 70s as well hardly ever any police in service stations got stopped on M6 once half the shop thrown out coach window.

 

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28 minutes ago, Galway Red said:

I remember someone on the Venture coach nicking half a pound of butter at the services, always makes me chuckle

Not something you should spread around

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6 hours ago, sglosbcfc said:

On the topic of thieving, I recall being in a service station in the late 80s travelling on CATs. It was a large City following, possibly Bradford away in the LC, the City fans in the services simply stripped the shelves the staff and security were powerless to do anything. After that time I remember service stations putting restrictions on the number of 'football' coaches allowed in at any time. City coaches were sometimes met by police at services as well.

I was in the back of a gullivers luton van which pulled into heston services when i came out the truck had reversed close up to the doors where the entire contents of shop were chucked in the back before speeding off

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4 hours ago, Galway Red said:

I remember someone on the Venture coach nicking half a pound of butter at the services, always makes me chuckle

That coach was a professional shop lifting business (allegedly)

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On 06/05/2020 at 23:36, BS4 on Tour... said:

They are very successful guys - eg Dougie Brimson served in the RAF for 18 years and has since won many awards for his film writing and Eddy is a successful actor and a stand up comedian. Dougie is also significantly older than you (assuming your date of birth is 1969) so may have followed England away before you did? You’ve also been privileged to have followed England in the ‘sanitised’ football experience era ... all that aside though, you say you haven’t seen them following England....so that means they didn’t? You identify, know, remember and log everyone who has followed England since you started doing so?

I think you are a very good poster and not wanting to get in to a argument but there books are poor and yes only being 50 but having been to Poland and turkey twice pre Euro 1996 I would not call that sanitised football on or off the field 

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4 minutes ago, sticks 1969 said:

I think you are a very good poster and not wanting to get in to a argument but there books are poor and yes only being 50 but having been to Poland and turkey twice pre Euro 1996 I would not call that sanitised football on or off the field 

Fair play, thanks for the response, I appreciate it, cheers Sticks ...

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On 07/05/2020 at 20:23, poland_exile said:

Without question, the biggest morons are the ones who do not like hooliganism, but have still purchased a book about hooliganism thereby enabling a self-confessed hooligan to trouser their money 🤣

Next up, OTIB user voices displeasure that the chocolate teapot he ordered has melted 😬

Just a tip don't believe everything your wife tells you. 😀 

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