Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
I really loved this book, I think it is well written has some pretty hilarious stories and some tragic ones to.
One of the funniest parts of the book in my opinion was the chapter when he spoke to Police Superintendent R. McAllister of the Wearside Police Station in Sunderlund. McAllister seemed really confused by the fact that we don't have the same hooliganism in American football. For some reason I found that pretty damn funny.
The book also touches on the National Front using football as a recruiting tool, which was pretty interesting.
It seems to me that the true hooligans have little interest in the sport of football it is more about the spectacle of football and the mob mentality.
If you have a chance to read this book please do, if you have read it I'd love to hear what you thought of it.