As an 8 year old boy Carl Spiers witnessed his first football violence at Stockport in 1969. It was a seminal moment in his life and sparked an obsession with violence. For the next 15 years he progressed from onlooker to teenage boot boy to gang leader and eventually became one of Oldham’s top lads in the late 70’s/early 1980’s.
This roller-coaster ride took him up and down the country clashing with over sixty rival teams from all four divisions. Along the way Carl suffered many injuries including being stabbed in the chest and inner thigh, having his nose, cheekbones, arm, wrists, fingers and skull broken and his teeth knocked out.
He eventually saw the futility of all this mindless violence and by his early twenties he settled down. Nevertheless his experiences stood him in good stead as he went on to become widely recognised as an expert on football hooliganims and wider British youth culture.
Manchester City Vs. Bolton Wanderers F.A. Cup Final, 1904 is digitally printed on archival photographic paper resulting in vivid, pure color and exceptional detail that is suitable for any museum or gallery display. Finding that perfect piece to match your interest and style is easy and within your budget!
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