Running With The Firm: My Double Life As An Undercover Hooligan

Paperback | July 22, 2014

byJames Bannon

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The Sunday Times bestselling account of how an undercover cop infiltrated a football hooligan firm.
     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.

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The Sunday Times bestselling account of how an undercover cop infiltrated a football hooligan firm.      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 oft...

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 ambassado...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.78 × 4.98 × 0.87 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0091951526

ISBN - 13:9780091951528

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy read but for soccer fans Good despite the subject matter. Easy to read. Could easily be a movie which it was before the book. Think it would be better to watch instead of read.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting book and an easy read I enjoyed this book. It's an easy read and quite interesting especially if you have an interest in football. Even if you don't like football it's interesting in the way it shows people's interactions and that people have more than one side to them
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Running with the firm A very good read just shows that some copoers are human
Date published: 2014-08-12