Since the early 1990s Aston Villa Hardcore has been arguably the most prolific football hooligan gangs in the UK. Described by the police and press as one of the worst two hooligan firms on the England international scene. There are currently 80 Villa Hardcore members subject to football banning orders and sentences totalling over 80 years have been handed out to participants in a series of high profile incidents.
Gang member Michael Lutwyche reveals how Villa Hardcore - led by Category C football hooligan Steven Fowler - became one of the most highly organised and notorious football hooligan gangs in the country. Known to police forces the world over Fowler first came to the notice of the world media when he was thrown out of France during the World Cup in 1998. He is now subject to one of the longest banning orders in British football.