The Real Football Factories: Shocking True Stories from the World's Hardest Football Fans

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Meet the crews who think nothing of using tear gas, meat hooks, home-made bombs and worse. They come from all corners of the globe: from Brazil, Croatia, Argentina, Italy ... and for these football hooligans, their team is their life.

In a quest to find the most fanatical football hooligans on the planet, author Dominic Utton visited nine countries in three months with Danny Dyer and the team behind the hit TV series. Shot at, stoned, glassed ...

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Meet the crews who think nothing of using tear gas, meat hooks, home-made bombs and worse. They come from all corners of the globe: from Brazil, Croatia, Argentina, Italy ... and for these football hooligans, their team is their life.

In a quest to find the most fanatical football hooligans on the planet, author Dominic Utton visited nine countries in three months with Danny Dyer and the team behind the hit TV series. Shot at, stoned, glassed and tear-gassed, he survived gunfire in Brazil and a riot in Poland.

Full of spine-chilling encounters, extraordinary characters and brutal clashed, The Real Football Factories show that football hooliganism is alive and kicking all over the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781844547968
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Dominic Utton writes for the Guardian and the Daily Express. Danny Dyer is an actor who hosts the British TV shows The Real Football Factories and The Real Football Factories International, and has voiced characters in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Acknowledgements vii

Chapter 1 Back Home 1

Chapter 2 The Balkans 7

Chapter 3 Poland 43

Chapter 4 Holland 75

Chapter 5 Brazil 103

Chapter 6 Argentina 139

Chapter 7 Russia 165

Chapter 8 Turkey 195

Chapter 9 Italy 225

Epilogue 261

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