A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

The rise of UKIP and the one fact people seem to be avoiding.


It’s not often I’ll blog on the subject of politics because generally speaking, I’ve no real interest in debating my personal beliefs with other people. However, as a Falklands veteran … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 10 Comments

The time for football’s lip service is over. Why and how fans must force change.


From the issue of safe standing to the Justice for the 96 campaign, there has been much talk recently of the lack of supporter involvement in football. More specifically, discussions … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stephen Lawrence – the question no one dare ask.


I awoke this morning to the news that Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered teenaged Stephen Lawrence, is to meet the Home Secretary today to receive assurance that the two … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

English for English. It’s common sense!


I was going to write a long rant this morning about a subject which over this last year, has become an increasing source of not just irritation, but actual anger. … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 2 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

My boring writers life…


A couple of years ago, in one of my very early blogs, I wrote about the idea of my writing my autobiography. Recently, on more than one occasion in fact, … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Writers, why your ideas are currency.


If you talk to any writer, they will tell you that their heads are, generally speaking, pretty fucked up. Not in the sense that they/we have some kind of mental … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 2 Comments