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John King's debut novel, The Football Factory
(born in 1960 in Slough, Berkshire) is a novelist and Chelsea supporter. His 1997 novel The Football Factory
, a fictional account of Chelsea-supporting hooligans, was highly successful and has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK to date. The Football Factory was subsequently turned into a play by Brighton Theatre Events, with German and Dutch adaptations following. It was later loosely adapted into a film
of the same name.
Article in the Observer, November 2003