Grafters PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Grafters free pdf Updated with new photographs. Colin Blaney's "Grafters", originally published in 2004, was a ground-breaking expose of the links between criminal gangs and football hooliganism. In the intervening period the book and the phrase have become part of the lexicon, defining a generation of professional thieves who used the cover of their fellow football fans to earn a fortune. Eight years on author Colin Blaney returns with an updated version of his criminal memoirs and recounts his experiences as a personality in the murky media world that accompanies public relations -- principally his shady dealings with tabloid journalists, TV producers and researchers. In Colin's words he was thrown in at the deep end to "Swim with the sharks". It's all a far cry from Colin's adolescence in the council fl ats of North Manchester. As a child he burgled warehouses and factories. As a youth he joined the bootboys of Manchester United's Red Army, rampaging across the country. As an adult he learned to dip with the Scouse pickpocket gangs, sell dope to Rastas in the Moss Side shebeens and sneak-thieve from shop tills with his mad Collyhurst crew. But Continental Europe offered the greatest lure. The gang moved to Amsterdam which became their HQ for the next twenty years. They stole Rolex watches in Switzerland, peddled Ecstasy in Spain, kited credit cards in Belgium, flogged bootleg tee-shirts in France and snatched designer clothes in Holland. Blaney and his Wide Awake Frim served time in half the jails in Europe and then went back for more. They were on a riotous, non stop roller-coaster ride -- until they finally hit the buffers.

About Colin Blaney

Colin's career as a writer began when he was asked to contribute a few words to Richard Kurt's 'Red Army Years' while in a Swiss jail in the late 90s. Thrilled with seeing his work in print, Colin took 5 years to write the critically acclaimed "Grafters". Subsequently the author has written for many football fanzines and contributed to several other books on the subject. He has also researched and co-written many series for television including 'The UK's Toughest Seaside Town' and 'The UK's Toughest Pub'. More recently Colin has taken to the camera contributing still photographs to the 'A Day On The Lens' exhibition at Manchester's Royal Exchange as well as capturing film of Timperley legend Frank Sidebottom's final performance. He has even appeared in theatre in "Up On The Roof" at Manchester's Royal Exchange and has a new film about Harold Riley in the pipeline.

Details Book

Author : Colin Blaney
Publisher : Empire Publications Ltd
Data Published : 01 June 2012
ISBN : 1901746925
EAN : 9781901746921
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 317 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Grafters



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Colin Firth Handbook - Everything You Need to Know About Colin Firth free pdfThe Colin Firth Handbook - Everything You Need to Know About Colin Firth

    Colin Andrew Firth (born 10 September 1960) is a British film. television. and stage actor. Firth first gained wide public attention. especially in the United Kingdom. for his portrayal of Mr..


  • Manchester City Ruined My Life free pdfManchester City Ruined My Life

    Colin Shindler first wrote of his deep love for Manchester City in Manchester United Ruined My Life. Now he tells the story of his sorrowful disenchantment with his home town club as..


  • Colin Goes Bush free pdfColin Goes Bush

    Here we revisit the appealing Colin Kennedy (ecowarrior) and his zany family. (Colin first appeared in Recycled - There's Dad the lawn mowing business owner. Mum the real estate agent and Allie the beauty-conscious teenager..


  • Leading  :  Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United free pdfLeading : Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United

    After an astonishing career-first in Scotland. and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading. in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and..


  • Colin Chapman free pdfColin Chapman

    Colin Chapman was one of the greatest ever creative forces in the automotive world but he left behind a mixed legacy. Was he an unparalleled innovator who advanced the state of the art of sports and racing cars..


  • Grafters free pdfGrafters

    . Updated with new photographs. Colin Blaney's "Grafters", originally published in 2004, was a ground-breaking expose of the links between criminal gangs and football hooliganism. In the intervening p