By Bill Buford

ISBN-10: 0804150516

ISBN-13: 9780804150514

They've got names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. they prefer lager (in large quantities), the Queen, soccer golf equipment (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the remainder of the recognized universe, and England's football thugs show it in ways in which variety from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize whole towns. Now invoice Buford, editor of the celebrated magazine Granta, enters this trade society and files either its savageries and its sinister attract with the social mind's eye of a George Orwell and the uncooked own engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

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However, not all of their crimes were successful. One driver, Lewis Patterson, resisted being robbed, and for his efforts received two bullet wounds, one in his side and one in the chest, that killed him Anargeros and her accomplice tried in vain to escape pursuit-buying bus tickets headed in the opposite direction from which they were traveling, though returning the tickets later, and even dyeing the color of their hair. The two were arrested in San Angelo, Texas, Anargeros confessing that she had killed the man, but only in self-defense after he had tried to rape her-a claim that the younger girl's statement repudiated, resulting in a charge of murder against Anarge­ ros.

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