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Chris Henderson formed the Chelsea Headhunters - who later earned a reputation as the most dangerous fans in Britain - as well as the band Combat 84 who, with their punk attitude and uncut, Orwellian lyrics, represented the antithesis of middle-class England. After the jailing of Stephen 'Hickey' Hickmott, Henderson organised a gang of Chelsea fans who travelled to matches by luxury coach with the aim of causing havoc and destruction. They were finally arrested and their subsequent trial was meant to be the crowning glory of Thatcher's campaign to vanquish hooliganism. Instead, the dramatic collapse of the case sounded the death knell for all the undercover police operations and mass indiscriminate arrests that had been ordered by the authorities to squash the activities of Henderson and others. The 'Ministry' continued to pursue Henderson and prior to the 2002 World Cup, he and Hickmott were named as the two leaders planning hooligan and criminal acts for the tournament in South Korea and Japan, which culminated in Henderson being arrested and refused entry to Japan for the England v. Argentina match. Told in Henderson's exact words, this is the dramatic story of an era of music and football, when how you looked counted as much as how you performed. With its depiction of events surrounding South Korea/Japan 2002, Who Wants It? also shows how the scourge of hooliganism continues to blight the beautiful game today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840183252
ISBN-10: 184018325X
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Ward

Colin Ward is the author of the highly successful Steaming In, All Quiet on the Hooligan Front, The Bootsy Egan Letters, Armed for the Match and Well Frogged Out.

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