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Dougie Brimson

Agent: Laurence Pollinger

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom


In recent years, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has emerged as one of the most prolific and controversial authors in Britain.

After 18 years service with the Royal Air Force, his writing career began in 1996 with the co-authorship of the best-selling non-fiction work Everywhere We Go. A book which has become essential reading for anyone with an interest in football and its supporters.

Three further and hugely successful non-fiction books followed but in 1998, Dougie took a radical change of direction with the release of his first solo project, The Geezers Guide To Football. A comic parody of lads and their relationship with the great game. The book received widespread critical and public acclaim yet Dougie avoided the temptation to build on that when, in September 1999, he released The Crew. A hard hitting thriller originally conceived as a plot for a drama series written by the TV writer, Lynda La Plante. The book was an instant success and is currently being adapted for the big screen by Purple Heart Entertainment.

His next book, Barmy Army, saw a return to non-fiction with another examination of football and its culture. Released to coincide with the build up to EURO 2000, the book attracted widespread interest and acclaim from both the press and public alike. And that interest has continued since the tournament as more and more people seek to find out the background to this fascinating phenomenon.

In October that same year, Dougie made a welcome return to his comedy roots with the release of Billy’s log. A light hearted look at lads and their relationship with life, lager and the female race. The book immediately created quite a stir and struck an instant chord with both men and women alike. Indeed, such has been the interest that development work has just begun on the sequel although, ironically, Dougie has just published Top Dog , the follow-up to his previous novel, The Crew.

Widely acknowledged within the media as one of the leading commentators on the culture of both ‘lads’ and football, Dougie has forged a reputation as being a forthright and humorous talk show guest. His ability to provide both strong opinion and ready wit continues to draw admiring comment from both producers and presenters alike and ensures that he is in constant demand.

Aside from writing, Dougie has not been shy in branching out into other areas of the media. He has co-hosted a late night comedy show for 963 Liberty Radio, written and presented sports films for Bravo Television and recently co-produced and presented The Stock Car Show, for Granada Men & Motors. His latest project, entitled Madder Maxx, was also for Men & Motors and examined the diverse world of British motor sport. It began transmission on 24 July 2000 and ran for 13 consecutive weeks. A second series is already under discussion.

An ex-Serviceman and highly qualified engineer, Dougie is an avid motorcyclist and has been happily married to Tina for over seventeen years. They have three children under sixteen. He is also an active member of both The British Legion and The Falklands Veterans Association (SAMA82).

Interests: Sport (motorsport and soccer)

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Crew
  • Top Dog
  • Billy's Log
  • Nonfiction

  • Barmy Army