Hibs Boy: The Life and Violent Times of Scotland's Most Notorious Football Hooligan

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Hibs Boy: The Life and Violent Times of Scotland's Most Notorious Football Hooligan

Hibs Boy: The Life and Violent Times of Scotland's Most Notorious Football Hooligan

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The two mobs clashed on Easter Road and after some fighting the CCS ran away, but one Hibs boy got severely beaten and was in a coma for a week. He said: “I am not saying we would have killed him but we had contingency plans to do him serious harm. The Hibs Baby Crew (HBC) were youngsters who, in 1987, were involved in hooliganism and seeking full membership. If the opposing gang were in a police escort then a group of Hibs boys made their way to the front of it while another group would hang around at the back.

One of the original members of the Hibs Capital City Service he has been at the heart of every CCS encounter, apart from those he missed while in prison. Police with dogs were soon guarding his home as windows at his business properties were also smashed and bullets were being sent to him in the post. He got five years in jail in 1991 for an axe attack on a pub bouncer in Dunfermline’s Kronk nightclub. The hibs mob were able to swagger into the hibs shed no problem and didn't get grief at all, if they had tried that in the Hearts shed that would've been torn to pieces. This tended to make an easier job of splitting up the other mob and dispatching their less robust members quickly.Distribution is handled by Booksource Ltd of Glasgow, one of the UK’s leaders in this specialist field. By 2005 the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park had in its popular culture section a display case that contained a pair of Adidas training shoes and a sweater worn by a Hibs casual in the 1980s. He has dozens of convictions for violence and has been tried three times in the High Court on very serious charges. Hibernian Football Club should be about the football, not an avenue for some plastic gangsters to play the big man. Instead, the man dubbed "Scotland's most notorious football hooligan" is sitting in the living room of his second-floor flat on a Fife council estate – a room dominated, bizarrely, by the largest grandfather clock imaginable, a chunky wooden chess set and a mock antique-style writing bureau.

In Edinburgh Hibs boys ran dance clubs like Bubble Funk or organised other musical promotion events in venues such as the Calton Studios. There were plenty irate posters on when it looked like there were casuals who went down Blackburn looking to tarnish our club and colours.Hooliganism was established at matches with many clubs in Scottish football before the advent of the casuals [5] [6] [7] [8] and violence from Hibernian supporters was recognised as likely to occur by other teams' hooligan supporters. He claims to be a passionate Hibs fan, but it appears what happened off the pitch was often more exciting for him than events on. There was definitely one well-known (but very talented) Hibs player back then who moved to "one of the big Glasgow clubs" (shall we politely say) and was supposed to be on pocket money wages there when his new club had to pay off some "colourful Glasgow business characters" (shall we also politely say) to prevent him getting malkied over unpaid gambling debts. It was like how in the sixties there were mods and rockers, in the seventies there were skinheads and punks. According to Manchester United hooligan Colin Blaney the Men in Black's trend of wearing black clothing was inspired by Hibs, who did this as a means of avoiding being recognized by the police.

Humiliated by the beating doled out to one of their number, Blance and his cohorts set about plotting revenge for their next Edinburgh meeting in October that year. This new friendship of youths from different areas of the city was a contrast to the existing area gang ethos that had been a feature of the capital since the 1950s. Andy Blance described how his gang became a criminal organisation, operating protection and security rackets.An away match in November 1983 against Airdrie resulted in a clash with the well-known local hooligans, Section B, which further strengthened these connections and helped bolster the young Hibs boys confidence into forming a casual-style hooligan firm.

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