This text looks at why hooliganism continues to pose a major threat to the modern game, and reveals how football violence has evolved from the terrace conflict of the 1970s into the Internet-led designer combat of the millennium.
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Barmy Army based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Football (soccer) hooliganism is a subject that has only recently been explored in any sort of depth. A subject that has plagued professional football for decades, if not centuries, hooliganism demands attention from all those involved with football in anyway, be they supporters, team members, FA officials, or simply casual observers. This book is fantastic in this sense. If you want to know about hooliganism, read this book. Perhaps the only downside to it is that it fails to dig deeply enough into the root of the problem, prefering instead to dwell on the fact that it (football violence) exists for reasons that are as explainable as why people get angry in the first place. In other words, it doesn't focus on what is really going on. However, the book overall is a fascinating read.
This is possibly the best book covering the phenomenon of football hooliganism ever written. Not only does it chart the history of the problem but it also digs deeper and explains the root causes and possible solutions. My one reservation would be that it concentrates solely on England but that should not detract from what is a compelling read.