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HOOLIGAN CCTV FOOTAGE: Not all the videos on this site have been uploaded by us, some are external links. We only upload footage that has already been used by the courts or is on general sale. We don't upload any mobile phone clips unless they are good quality and don't show any faces or anything else that might incriminate. Lancs Lads has also built up a decent archive of pics & press cuttings which you'll be able to view here as and when they're uploaded. We haven't blanked any faces on the pics from the 80's and have sought permission to publish online whenever possible.

ID - SEQUEL SET TO BE MADE: The follow-up is believed to be scheduled for an eight-week shoot in Hull in March and is already in pre-production. It will focus on a fast-rising Asian police officer who goes undercover in order to investigate a resurgent hooligan gang fired up by the takeover of fictional team Shadwell by a Russian oligarch and plans to build a new mosque next to the club's ground. The film's screenplay has been penned by original ID writer Vincent O'Connell and will be directed by Joel Novoa. Writing about the new film on his website, Mr O'Connell said: "I never thought I would go back to it but felt like I had unfinished issues with the story."

THE FOOTBALL FIGHT CLUB: In Britain a new generation of young football fans are responsible for trebling violent incidents since 2007. Last season the police clamped down on football related public disorder with 600 new football banning orders and nearly 3,000 arrests. This documentary follows Britain's youth football firms across the 2013/14 season. The film features members of three firms - 'The Blazing Squad', made up of Man City fans; The 'Yid Army' (Tottenham Hotspur) and 'The Interchange Riot Squad' (Bury) - and follows them home and away to tell the inside story of why a new group of young men are engaged in football hooliganism and what the impact is on their families.

FOOTBALL HOOLIGANS AND PROUD: While the police's hard-line tactics have largely eradicated the violence of the 70's and 80's, with the World Cup right around the corner it is clear that there are still a few gangs hell bent on having a scrap. Featuring frank and honest interviews with the perpetrators themselves, this programme shines a light into the underworld of 21st-century hooliganism. Rochdale fan Lee has just started his third soccer banning order, and there is nothing he likes more than a scuffle. 'At the age of thirteen, I started to want to fight. I love fear. That's just me. I'm after, like, danger - Football violence is a feeling on its own.' You can watch the full documentary here on Five In Demand or click below to watch the full prog on Dailymotion.

URBAN EDGE FILMS: The company was formed by Cass Pennant in 2010 with award-winning Producer & Directors Mick Kelly & Ian Stuttard who have made TV documentaries and factual formats for all the major channels. The film documentary Casuals which was released on DVD in Dec 2011 went on to win The Portobello Film Festival Award for best film 2012. They are also involved in creating other compelling online content, online films and virals with their YouTube TV channel TopBoysTV amassing over a million views. Urban Edge were also instrumental in a successful social media online marketing campaign with the cinema release of St George's Day which is now available on DVD.

THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY: Danny wants something more. Expelled from school and living in his grandfathers flat, he longs to live up to the image of his estranged father Danny Senior. Sent to prison for force feeding a judge his own syrup, Danny Senior was a legend and Danny is looking for a way to emulate his father's achievements and rise to be top boy. Meanwhile, in Wormwood Scrubs prison, legendary football hooligan Dex is about to be released. Dex is on a quest of his own, one of vengeance against his nemesis and rival firm leader The Baron. But when Danny and Dex's paths cross, they embark on a journey as old as hooliganism itself. The Hooligan Factory opens nationwide on June 19th.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS COMPETITION: Mainline Menswear & adidas Originals are kicking the year off with a bang with this not to be missed competition that will see one lucky winner kit their feet out in "3-Stripe" glory for the whole of 2015 as they're giving you the chance to take home a brand new pair of adidas Originals trainers every month for the next 12 months. You'd best make space in your shoe cupboard or wardrobe as twelve amazing styles of trainers could be yours. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this amazing supply of trainers is click here to visit the Mainline Menswear website and leave your name and details. Entries must be in by 15th March. Terms & conditions apply.

NORTHERN MONKEYS NEWS: From the publisher of the forthcoming book; This month will see the publication of a book I've been working on for the last few years. It's called Northern Monkeys and it's a journey through working class social history in the North of England. At its centre is the "casual/dresser" scene of the 1980s - lads going to football in gangs, dressed to the nines in designer sportswear and often with violent motives. For me and Bill Routledge, the prime mover and guiding hand of the project, it's the period that defined and changed everything. Read more here and on The Northern Monkeys website or get the latest news and join the majestic nostalgia fest on our Facebook and Twitter.

WFG UPDATE: Waiting For Glory has now completely sold out & Bill would like to thank everyone that bought the book. However as a result of the phenomenal success of WFG London publishers John Blakes Books have published an updated second edition which is now available nationwide from most decent bookstores or online from Amazon by clicking here There is also a possibility that a few copies of the first edition will be made available at some time in the future. Please click above for the latest news and updates.

MODERN CASUALS PRESTON: The 80's Casuals Classics brand continues to grow with the opening of a second store in Glasgow. With the Preston store already established there are plans to open another two outlets in Birmigham and Doncaster. 80s Casual Classics has grown year on year to become the largest website store of its kind offering endless unique brands and styles in a world of Sports Retro, Vintage 70's, 80's, 90's classics , a site born from the key eras of the Casuals, Dressers, Smoothies and Soul Boys who put their clothing and looking good above all else. 80's Casuals Classics have played a key role in the re-launch of classics from Sergio Tacchini, Fila, Ellesse, Diadora, Lois, and Farah.

WISH YOU WERE HERE: A new photographic exhibition is due to take place at The White Cloth Art Gallery in Leeds in Feb 2013 to launch the 'Wish You Were Here' book, a photographic retrospective of 80's casuals. Leeds United fans were among the most notorious in the country during the 1980's and Wish You Were Here presents a unique look back on those times. Richard Cusworth who collated the exhibition said: 'The lads have an amazing collection of photographs which show something that was a part of their lives and has a long lasting legacy in modern culture.' You can reserve your copy of the book by clicking here and ALL profits from the book are going to be divided equally between the two local charities; St Gemma's Hospice and The Candlelighters.

DRESSERS THE BOOK: Dressers is a social history of young working-class youth culture, covering from the early 1980's on the football terraces through to the dance floors of later that decade and charting the route from Italian sportswear to baggy rave gear, all placed against the backdrop of a small steel-working town 10 miles outside Glasgow. It chronicles the rise of one of Scotland's original football casual groups, pioneering the fashion that was to become central to the Saturday afternoon fracas in town centres and at football grounds all over Scotland. For more information and to order Dressers click here or visit the Facebook page.

FADED LOIS DREAMS: As a clothes obsessed music loving football fan teenager Richard White always dreamt of living in London. By 1982 he was living this dream, and making his way in the big city. This is the story of that year. The story of one young man and his friends as they face up to the joy and pain of living in the capital city. Written from the first person perspective, Vaughan describes in painstaking details the minutiae of London life. From the terraces to the clothes shops via the pubs, clubs and record shops. The fashions, attitudes, love affairs, fall-outs and personal tragedies that occur in this tribal city where if you take the wrong turning you could be walking into big trouble. But most of all Faded Lois Dreams is about friendship, love, identity & belonging.

NORTHERN SOUL THE FILM: This is a story of a youth cult that changed a generation and influenced songwriters, producers, DJs and designers for decades to come. Award-winning director Elaine Constantine has recently completed filming her first feature-length film Northern Soul, with an intended release in Spring 2013. It tells the tale of two Northern boys whose worlds are changed forever when they discover black American soul music. Northern Soul was phenomenally popular in the 1970's, taking the North of the country by storm. Northern Soul the film intends to appeal to those generations of fans while attracting a modern audience who can relate to youth culture from another era. Get more info on the website or the latest news on the Facebook page.

HIGH ON HOPE: This long awaited film celebrates the 20th anniversary of the acid house scene in Blackburn through a combination of rare retro footage, animation, and revealing interviews with some of the people who raved their little hearts out at some of the biggest parties the North had ever seen, as well as the people who made them happen. Despite rave reviews Piers Sandersons award winning documentary is still waiting for a general release because of problems finding the funding to pay for the music rights. Click here for more information & to find out how you might be able help.