The Cockney Reds emerged from London and the home counties to follow the biggest football club in Britain and left chaos in their wake. Yet for decades they remained a mystery to friend and foe alike. Robert ‘Banana Bob’ Cleur was there from the beginning. Raised in South London, he rode with a violent biker gang before the soccer terraces took over his life. He saw United play in his teens, was captivated by the menace of their vast support, and joined their growing southern army. He eventually emerged as a leader, working as a bricklayer to fund his campaign around the country, backed by his ‘firm’ of brawlers and boozers.