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Author: Colin Ward
ISBN13: 978-0340535172
Title: Steaming in: Journal of a Football Fan
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Category: Soccer
Publisher: Coronet Books (December 8, 1994)
Pages: 256

Steaming in: Journal of a Football Fan by Colin Ward

by Ward, Colin, 1956-. Publication date 1994. Topics Soccer (Association football), Biography: general, Ward, Colin, 1956-, Hoodlums, Soccer, Violence in sports, Association football Sociology. Publisher New York ; London : Pocket Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation. Contributor Internet Archive. Originally published: London : Simon & Schuster, 1989. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on April 4, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

He is outspoken on drunkenness, racism and unprovoked viciousness and has harsh words to say about the attitude of politicians and the media to football hooliganism.

Colin Ward spent much of the 1970s and 1980s on the terraces of football grounds around the country, and following England across the continent. It was a time when passionate support of your team did not mean wearing the team shirt and subscribing to your club's TV station. Instead, it often meant having to defend your part of the stadium against attacks from opposition fans, confrontations with the police, and some decidedly hair-raising encounters. Although, post-Hillsborough, this seems like a vanished era, the world of the football hooligan still has the power to fascinate

Unvarnished, unflinching, it tells the story of Colin Ward's experiences at Arsenal, Chelsea and England matches, at home and away. This is widely regarded as the definitive book about the thugs and hooligans who inhabited the terraces of British British football clubs of the 1970s and 1980's. They showed up to drink nonstop for a weekend, to puke, to fight, to shock, to destroy, and to bleed. The book features Arsenal and Chelsea at home and on the road.

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Steaming In," by Arsenal supporter Colin Ward, published in 1989, was among the first to tell the stories from a fan's perspective, and it inspired a raft of imitators. While Ward did not self-aggrandise, hooligan literature swiftly became a genre in which boastful retired "hoolies" related tales of victories against the odds and were not apologetic for their actions

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An account of life on the terraces in the 1970s and 80s, this is an inside story of a football fan. Colin Ward relates experiences at Arsenal, Chelsea and England matches, at home and abroad, and describes the camaraderie and confrontations, chauvinism, hatred, and colourful terrace characters.