Among the Thugs - Sunderland and Manchester Summary & Analysis

Bill Buford
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In Sunderland, Buford speaks to police superintendent R. McAllister of the Wearside Police about crowd problems, but the man appears more interested in discussing American football. He asks several questions about the game and about the lack of crowd problems, and seems amazed at the concept of few issues with large crowds and few police.

In Manchester, Buford attends a match against West Ham at the invitation of members of the firm. He arrives at the Brunswick, a pub, and meets several individuals he has heard of, such as Daft Donald and Berlin Red. He also meets Richard, who admits that being a member of the firm is his most important role in life, and Buford realizes these men take pride in their positions and seek to inform the world of their self-respect. As different individuals tell him stories, he is...

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