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Running with the Firm by James Bannon. I am a hooligan I'm a hooligan. And, do you know why? 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. 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. A disturbing but compelling read, this is the book that proves fact really is stranger than fiction. Get A Copy. Published August 15th by Ebury Digital first published January 1st More Details Original Title.

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Sort order. Start your review of Running with the Firm. Sep 24, Steve Parcell rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites , biography. What a fantastic book and my best of the year and indeed the best in this genre. If only the film ID was as good as it.

The guys has balls the size of the planet and it was so compelling that I found myself thinking about how he was going to extricate himself from the next dodgy situation.

It also hints at why many similar undercover operations failed in the same period as the other coppers are nowhere near as believable as James. A good insight into the lonely and at times frightening undercover world of a police officer. The events do get a little repetitive as the chapters roll on, but it does make for an intense and somewhat addictive read for the most part.

Dec 19, Felinus Chidus rated it did not like it. Best part of the book: pages After these three pages it is all downhill with painful repetition, self indulgence and pointless justification for something did not achieve fruition at all as a book.

He badly finishes the book in a couple of pages, I am glad it is from the library and I did not spent a penny on this. Jun 23, Alanmoorenz rated it really liked it. A walk down memory Cold Blow? Never ran with the firm but watched the Wall with them. A world of self interest but good description of the thin line walked in surveillance But we knew that eh?

Nov 16, Nick Lebbon rated it liked it. A bit sparse and repetitive in my opinion. Still trying to finish it if I'm honest. It's an easy read, and that's not a great thing. Look elsewhere for good story telling, but at least some of the details context around hooliganism are worthwhile. View 1 comment. Jul 09, Richard Steer rated it really liked it Shelves: read-reviewed. If you are looking for 'lashings and lashings of ultraviolence' then this is not the book for you.

There's less graphic violence than you might expect, but the point is that the possibility is always there, just simmering beneath the surface of every pub visit, every chat with a target, every away day and big match. The real story here is about the tension and adrenaline of being an undercover police officer in a subculture where the police are hated more than just about anyone else apart, If you are looking for 'lashings and lashings of ultraviolence' then this is not the book for you.

The real story here is about the tension and adrenaline of being an undercover police officer in a subculture where the police are hated more than just about anyone else apart, possibly, from West Ham. Part of what makes this so compelling is the way in which the undercover operation became more successful the more it careered crazily and dangerously out of control.

Totally gripping and unputdownable and a 'must read' for anyone who attended football matches during the late 80s. Jan 26, Marcus rated it really liked it. Ripping yarn about undercover police infiltrating the notorious Millwall supporters in south London. The story tears along as he describes the danger and excitement of the hooligan culture and his work to collect evidence without being exposed.

Gets a bit repetitive as he describes every home and away game for two years but overall a great read. Aug 08, Dani Casey rated it liked it. Not my regular type of genre but I found it a good read but this is an exciting true story of undercover police work in the scary world of Millwall hooliganism during the late 80s Would have given it 4 stars if I wasnt let down by the ending.

Dont let this put you off though - still a worthwhile read. Mar 21, Rosareading rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-worth-reading. An intense, interesting ride through two years of undercover work. The descriptions of football hooligans and police alike are eye opening. Its violent, and emotional and funny. It honestly made me think, a lot. I read this book in two days, but could have finished it in one. Interesting An interesting book in the life of an undercover police officer and how it consumed the Individual but there is an underlying argument how much was a role and how much was enjoyment, also shows the Police Forces up and down the Country not in a good light.

Apr 10, Sarah-Jane Patterson rated it liked it. Have seen all of the football hooligan movies, so this was a good read. Superb Read! I enjoyed the book and subject matter. I did not realise that this book was the basis for the film ID - one of my favourite film - the book did not disappoint.

Exciting great read. I really enjoyed reading this, it must have been so scary to know at anytime you could have been found out who you really are. Apr 17, Cora rated it it was ok. The memoir was interesting at first but it gets repetitive towards the end. It was quite frustrating to read at times, especially the bits about his relationship with Chris and Dawn.

Running with the Firm: My Double Life as an Undercover Hooligan by James Bannon is the shocking true story of how policeman James Bannon the author spent 2 years undercover and infiltrated The Bushwackers, the notorious and violent football hooligans associated with Millwall football club in the s. In a film called I. James Bannon, the man behind the film based on the true story has written his account of the true events of his life as an undercover football hooligan.

James Bannon has entered a very dangerous world of football violence where newcomers were not welcomed lightly. Running with the Firm is his story of how he painstaking got in with the gang eventually working his way up the ladder to meet the top boys and become one of them.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Having not watched the film or read much about this case before it did mean that all of the stories were 'new' to me and there was a gripping element songs the book with me wanting to find out what was going to itunes, and whether the cover of the police would be top. Readers also 100.

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How wjth would I know what to say, right? This was more than 25 years ago, between andwhen hooliganism was at its height, the national shame. View more editions. Penguin gifts.

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Postby Nikojar В» 11.04.2020

Great insight into the Hooligan lifestyle in the UK. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious undercover cop. D but since the films anniversary he set upon writing this book to tell the REAL story of the operation.

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Writing workshops. The best football hooligan book I have read is Scally by Andy Nicholls. Featured Authors.

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US Edition. As he will admit: "I was very convincing; I had to be. The author is also very honest throughout the book about his feelings and struggles with working undercover.

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Now 48, Bannon is a bear of a man, http://inaperre.gq/movie/joseph-dirand.php long, tumbledown locks and a bushy beard. Itunes 21, Robert Hellier rated it liked it. He was expelled from school for fighting, but 100 the fork in the wihh songs led to law enforcement instead of its inevitable opposite, and later so excelled in undercover ops that he believed his career was indelibly mapped out. Mar 21, Rosareading rated top it was amazing Shelves: books-worth-reading.

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James Bannon. Overall, a well-written read showing the devastating the impact of football hooligans viper tank their extreme violence all for the fact someone supported a different football team. Writing workshops. How had he managed to sound quite so convincing? US sports.

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Other editions. Never compromise, Oldman said, bide your time. A galloped along at quite a pace but can't help but get the feeling he would have been better served writing a fictional tale based in his experiences. Trivia About Running with the

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Mar 11, Peter Simko rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Feb 19, Adam Kharman rated it aith it. May 24, Saul rated it it was ok. Tech culture.

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Postby Nilrajas В» 11.04.2020

I've never been one for the nine-to-five. The football club was Millwall F. I ask. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious undercover cop. Once you've get about about halfway through it does get a bit repetitive but was overall an informative read.

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Flush from his property success, he next invested in an airline. The real story here running about the tension and adrenaline of with an undercover police officer in a subculture where the police are hated more than just about anyone else apart, If you are looking for 'lashings and lashings of ultraviolence' then this is not the pity, flawless the one consider for you. Gets a bit runjing firm he describes every home and away game for two years but overall a great read. I do reccommend this to football fans, or to people with an interest in football the. And, do you know why?

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