A write old life.

Dougie Brimson. Author, screenwriter, serial moaner.

Why Russia absolutely MUST host the 2018 World Cup.


Not surprisingly, in the wake of the furore surrounding FIFA, calls have been made to strip both Russia and Qatar of their respective world cups. Whilst I totally agree with … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Screenwriting: Is age discrimination an actual thing?


In my last blog (Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living) I made the point that as a 56 year old male, the chances of you ‘breaking through’ … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Band of Brothers…


Today is the 6th of June. A date which in the history of the world, will forever hold a special significance. For it is of course, the anniversary of the … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 1 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

Nets, coins, hooligans… you couldn’t make it up. But you don’t have to.


Over the years, I have heard a lot of people talk absolute bollocks about the issue of hooliganism and in particular, the reasons why certain individuals behave as they do. … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

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