The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars James D'Arcy (Master & Commander), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Frank Harper (The Football Factory), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Andrew Shim (This Is England) and Kate Magowan (Stardust). The story revolves around former soldier Sam Norwood who takes a job as a prison officer when he returns from Iraq and becomes exposed to the underworld of prison culture - including corrupt guards and drug trafficking.
Einer der besten Filme über Hooligans in meinen Augen ! :)
This fight was in Europe, Switzerland in 2003. The hooligans on left side of the terrain are the supporters of Partizan from Serbia, and the hooligans on the right side of the terrain are supporters of Dinamo from Croatia.
The sport commentator continued to comment the fight, just like the hooligans fight is completly normal thing to do.
Football hooliganism (sometimes described as the English Disease) is hooliganism by football club supporters. Fights between supporters of rival teams sometimes take place immediately before or after football matches; often at pre-arranged locations away from stadiums, in order to avoid police.
A football firm (also known as a hooligan firm or simply a firm) is a gang formed with the intent to engage in fights with members of firms from other clubs. Some firms, especially in southern and eastern Europe, have been linked with far right political groups, but other firms have been associated with leftist or anti-racist views. The firms' political views are not necessarily representative of all supporters of the teams.
Football hooliganism has been featured in films such as I.D., The Firm and Green Street, (the latter featuring fictional firms based on West Ham's' Inter City Firm (ICF) and Millwall's Bushwackers). There are also many books about hooliganism, such as The Football Factory (also a film) and Among the Thugs. Some contend that such media representations glamourise violence and the hooligan lifestyle. More recently, the book Perry Boys, by English author Ian Hough, has explored the phenomenon from a fashion, sociological, and even anthropological perspective. Hough was involved in the emergent casual culture that transformed the complexion of British football hooliganism in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and his work presents a new angle and a challenge to those who claim hooligans, and ex-hooligans, are without education and style.
Football and violence can be traced back to the Middle Ages in England. In 1314, Edward II banned football (which then was a violent free-for-all involving rival villages fly-hacking a pig's bladder across the local heath) because he believed the disorder surrounding matches might lead to social unrest or even treason.
The first recorded instances of football hooliganism in the modern game took place in the 1880s in England, a period when gangs of supporters would intimidate neighbourhoods, as well as attack referees and opposing supporters and players. In 1885, after Preston North End beat Aston Villa 5-0 in a friendly match, the two teams were pelted with stones; attacked with sticks, punched, kicked and spat at. One Preston player was beaten so severely that he lost consciousness. Press reports of the time described the fans as "howling roughs". The following year, Preston fans fought Queen's Park fans in a railway station; the first recorded instance of football hooliganism away from a match. In 1905, several Preston fans were tried for hooliganism, including a "drunk and disorderly" 70 year old woman, following their match against Blackburn Rovers.
Between the two world wars, there were no recorded instance of football hooliganism, but it started attracting widespread media attention in the late 1950s due to its re-emergence in Latin America. In the 1955-56 English football season, Liverpool and Everton fans were involved in a number of train-wrecking incidents. By the 1960s, an average of 25 hooligan incidents were being reported each year in England.
In 1968, over 70 people died when crowds attending a football match in Buenos Aires stampeded after youths threw burning paper on to the terraces. A 2002 investigation into football hooliganism in Argentina stated that football violence had become a national crisis, with about 40 people murdered at football matches in the preceding ten years. In the 2002 season, there had been five deaths and dozens of knife and shotgun casualties. At one point the season was suspended and there was widespread social disorder in the country. The first death in 2002 was at a match between fierce rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors. The match was abandoned and one fan was shot dead. Boca, one of the largest clubs in Argentina, may have the largest hooligan element in the country, with their self-styled leader, Rafael Di Zeo, claiming in 2002 that they had over 2,000 members. Every major and minor football club in Argentina have Barra brava groups, some of whom are violent. The Boca group, known as La Doce (player number 12) have a long history of violence. In 2002, Diego Maradona, was alleged to remain friends with the group's leaders, in spite of their reputation.
final fight scene from the football hooligan movie The Football Factory
Some Good Bits Out of The Football Factory
Real Football Factories, the Midlands
Danny Dyer, a British actor who starred in The Football Factory, meets the football hooligan firms of the Midlands.
In this episode he meets the Zulu Warriors, Birmingham City's infamous mixed-race hooligan gang as well as Stoke City's Naughty 40, Wolverhampton Wanderers' Yam Yam Army, Nottingham Forest's Forest Executive Crew, Derby's Lunatic Fringe and finally Leicester City's Baby Squad - all widely regarded the 'Main' firms in the Midlands hence why Aston Villa do not appear in this programme.
Interpret - Kategorie C
Titel - "So sind Wir"
Album - "Hungriger Wölfe" / VÖ-2001
Szenen - "The Football Factory"
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Adapted from the best-selling novel Outlaws by Kevin Sampson (Awaydays), comes the stylish heist movie THE CREW, released on DVD on 12 January from Momentum Pictures.
An intense thriller about the criminal underworld, featuring a British up and coming cast, including Stephen Graham (This is England; Goal; Snatch), Scot Williams (Backbeat; Cape Wrath and soon to be released Clubbed), Kenny Doughty (Funland), Rory McCann (Hot Fuzz, Alexander), Philip Olivier (Hollyoaks: In the City; Holby Blue). THE CREW is the gangster movie everyone is talking about, bloodier than Rise of the Foot Soldier, more brutal than The Football Factory.
Across the city of Liverpool, organised gangs are fighting for control of the lucrative supply of narcotics. Against this brutal backdrop the Brennan gang, led by the charming but ruthless Ged Brennan (Williams) pursue the dying trade of old time heists. Now with two decades of meticulously planned jobs behind him, Ged is looking to turn his back on this life.but not before one final heist. However when members of his own gang turn against him, Ged must use all his skills, street cred and friends in low places to ensure the stains vanish without a trace.
The DVD is packed with special features including an audio commentary with Scot Williams and director Adrian Vitoria, a Making of the Crew featurette, music video, production design, a special featurette: Behind The Scenes 25 days of Filming, Shown in 5 minutes. Simply unmissable, THE CREW is available to buy on DVD on 12 January 2009.