A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Watford FC: so close but thankfully so far.


OK, the dust has settled so my thoughts on yesterday and Watfords trip to Wembley for the richest game in football, for what they’re worth. As a Watford fan, it … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why part of me hopes Watford don’t win promotion to the EPL.


I am, as many people will know, a Watford supporter. And as anyone who follows the great game will know, this coming weekend could well see my little club return … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Everything you wanted to know about being the ex football hooligan author Dougie Brimson (but were afraid to ask)


As I sit here, pondering my navel and doing pretty much anything I can to avoid actually writing, I often stumble across things which not only make me laugh, but … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

If Carlsberg wrote book Reviews…


There has recently been a great deal of discussion amongst the publishing community about the subject of reader reviews and in particular some of the unsavoury practices being employed to … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dear Daily Mail, an open letter from an ex-reader.


Dear Daily Mail, Re: the photograph on the left. As I type this, Britain is enjoying what will surely go down as one of the great events of the modern age. … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Samantha Brick – A male perspective on a very public bitchfest


Like many chaps, I have looked on bemused as the drama (or should that be saga) of the Samantha Brick story has unfolded across the media. Now for those who … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

General Galtieri – my part in his downfall.


 I am a Falklands Veteran. Yes, that’s right, 33 years ago I was one of those brave  souls who headed south to drive the invading Argentinean scum off of our … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 9 Comments