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Running with the Firm By James Bannon

Running with the Firm by James Bannon

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Because that's my f**king job.'In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the `generals' of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game.

Running with the Firm Summary

Running with the Firm by James Bannon

'Of course I'm a f**king hooligan, you pr**k. I am a hooligan...there I've said it...I'm a hooligan. And, do you know why? Because that's my f**king job.' In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the `generals' of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game. The film was so shocking it was hard to believe the mindless events that took place could ever happen in the real world. Well, believe it now... Almost twenty years on, the man behind the film has explosively revealed that the script was largely a true story. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious undercover cop. The football club was Millwall F.C. and the gang that he infiltrated was The Bushwackers, among the most brutal and fearless in English football. In Running with the Firm, Bannon shares his intense and dangerous journey into the underworld of football hooliganism where sickening levels of violence prevail over anything else. He introduces you to the hardest thugs from football's most notorious gangs, tells all about the secret and almost comical police operations that were meant to bring them down, and, how once you're on the inside, getting out from the mob proves to be the biggest mission of all. A disturbing but compelling read, this is the book that proves fact really is stranger than fiction.

Running with the Firm Reviews

"A must-read for fans" -- Natasha Harding * The Sun *
"Brutal and searingly honest" * Sunday Express *
"An entertaining and interesting first-hand account of a key point in British football history" * FootyMatters.com *
"An amazing account of football hooliganism in its height and a brilliant read" * sportsvibe.co.uk *
"Rather interesting book" -- Libby Purves * BBC Radio 4, Midweek *

About James Bannon

James Bannon was born in 1965, in Lambeth, south London. After five years of service with the Metropolitan Police, spending a large amount of time as an undercover police officer, he has continued to live a rich and colourful life as an actor, comedian, property developer and proprietor of his own commercial airline. He is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust and lives in Sussex with his family.

Additional information

GOR005465288
9780091951528
0091951526
Running with the Firm by James Bannon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2014-06-05
336
N/A
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