The Brick by Paul Debrick

The Brick

By Paul Debrick

  • Release Date: 2012-08-17
  • Genre: Football
Score: 4
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Description

Paul Debrick was one of football's hardest hooligans. For twenty years he stood at the head of one of the country's most feared firms: the Middlesbrough Frontline. A bouncer, bodybuilder, brawler and 'top boy', he has been shot at, gassed, stabbed, arrested and jailed. 

They call him simply The Brick. 

After an unsettled childhood on Middlesbrough’s rough Hemlington estate, Debrick took to terrace warfare like a natural. His “casual” mob took over from the donkey-jacket-and-pitboot thugs of the Seventies just as hooliganism was entering a new era. Unlike many of his fellow hoolies in the so-called Frontline Crew, he actually disliked football: his motivation was purely violence and the thrill of leading one of the most notorious firms around. 

As direct as a punch to the jaw, he tells it like it was, from knifings and beatings to working the doors and serving time in jail. 'The Brick' is a shocking insight into the mindset of a hooligan leader.

Reviews

  • The Brick

    5
    By mitchborofc
    Love reading this book and remembering what Paul was like. Saying that he was a true gent and not naughty all the time. Sadly missed offshore for his carry on!
  • The Brick

    5
    By Robster990675
    Quality from start to finish!
  • Old school

    5
    By Leearrow
    As title says old school and respect and good bless......
  • Wicked

    5
    By Jdhshahsndhdj
    Such a good book but don't let me view the pictures on iPhone:(
  • RIP debrick

    5
    By Ains.b80
    Not your usual hooligan book,probably better,no nonsense straight to the point and hard hitting,shame to hear the author passed away but sounds like he lived life to the full.....Barnsley whites

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