Want Some Aggro?

By Micky Smith, Cass Pennant

Want Some Aggro? Look inside
  • ISBN: 9781844544035
  • Publication Date: 4 Jun 2007
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

Availability: In stock




'A mob of 1000 skinheads running along a road is a frightening sight. Into the tube gates we rushed. On the tube, there was the usual knees up mother brown, with the whole carriage full of skinheads jumping up and down, the train rocking from side to side. Mile End and all out...want some aggro?' It's the 1970s, a time of skinheads, Doctor Martens, violence and trouble on the terraces. The Mile End Mob rule Upton Park. Long before the days of the ruthless InterCity Firm casuals, they were the first guv'nors of the terraces, striking fear into the other West Ham mobs and fans. Micky Smith, die-hard Hammers fan, was there in the thick of the action, he saw it all as it happened. Here he teams up with bestselling author, ex-ICF face and West Ham authority Cass Pennant to recall these action-packed and turbulent times. Indeed, it was the reputation and respect commanded by the East End Bovver Boys that drove a hardcore of hooligans to create the notorious InterCity Firm and establish their rule over the terraces up and down the country in the 1980s. Here is the story of what came before the ICF. Thrilling, dramatic and brutally honest it will fascinate any football fan or social historian.

About the author

Born in Stepney in the early fifties, Micky Smith grew up a staunch West Ham Fan. He followed his team up and down the country, and even abroad for the 1976 ECWC final. Shortley after he moved to Australia where he has lived ever since. Cass Pennant is a bestselling author of hard man titles, including Terrace Legends, Cass, Rolling with the 657 Crew and Congratulations You Have Just Met the ICF.

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