Hooligans Abroad (RLE Sports Studies): The Behaviour and Control of English Fans in Continental Europe, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Hooligans Abroad (RLE Sports Studies)

The Behaviour and Control of English Fans in Continental Europe, 1st Edition

By John M. Williams, Eric Dunning, Patrick J. Murphy


286 pages

Look Inside
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138971981
pub: 2015-11-26
SAVE ~$10.39
Hardback: 9781138777101
pub: 2014-04-03
SAVE ~$31.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315772868
pub: 2014-04-24
from $25.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


This book traces international developments in the hooligan phenomenon since the Heysel tragedy of 1985. The authors make special reference to the troubled European championships in West Germany in 1988 and look critically at political responses to the problem. The authors used ‘participant observation’ in their research on British fans at the World Cup in Spain, and at matches in Rotterdam and Copenhagen, and capture the authentic voice of football hooliganism in their interviews.

In this analysis of patterns of football violence the authors suggest some short-term proposals for restricting seriously violent and disorderly behaviour at continental matches and put forward a long-term strategy to deal with the root causes of hooligan behaviour.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. New introduction to the second edition: Heysel and After. Part 1: English Fans in Spain 1. Preparations for Spain 2. English Fans in Northern Spain 3. The Behaviour of English Fans in Northern Spain n Non-Football Contexts 4. English Fans in Madrid Part 2: The Behaviour and Control of English Fans at ‘One-Off’ Continental Matches. Introduction. 5. Astone Villa v. Bayern Munich: Crowd Behaviour and Crowd Control at the 1982 European Cup Final 6. English Fans in Copenhagen, September 1982. Conclusion: Tackling the Problem. Appendices.

About the Authors

Multivolume collection by leading authors in the field

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings: