These Colours Don't RunAuthor: Derek Dykes and Andy Colvin
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The Hibs Capital City Service. The CCS. They were the real deal. At first a rather disorganised bunch the CSS was galvanised by the savage beating of one of their members by Aberdeen's firm. Enraged, the CCS trained with chilling efficiency. Then they took revenge in the most spectacular fashion imaginable: they attacked Aberdeen with a petrol bomb . . . right in the heart of Princes Street.
This established the CCS as number-one and from then on there was no going back as they rampaged across Scotland, England and the Continent. There were legendary fights with rival mobs from Rangers, Celtic, Hearts, Man United, Chelsea, Millwall, Anderlecht . . . and even the Tartan Army, who the CCS consider to be the biggest creeps of them all. The CCS also organised a Scottish supermob to take on England's formidable hooligan army: in 1989 the English came to Hampden in confident mood. But, despite them being tooled-up and having a huge number of top boys, they were more than matched by the CCS-led Scottish firm. It was without doubt the most violent encounter in the annals of Scottish soccer thuggery.
Derek Dykes was at the heart of the action for twenty years. A founder member of the CCS, he planned and fought in the battles that made the CCS feared throughout the world of football. He has more than fifty convictions for football violence, including two spells in Barlinnie.