With hooligans had a fight and doesn’t survive it (7)
I believe the answer is:
'with hooligans had a fight and doesn't survive it' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.
'had a fight and doesn't survive it' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'had' could be 'd' (in contractions e.g. 'I'd', 'you'd' etc) and 'd' is found within the answer.
'fight' could be 'row' (I've seen this in another clue) and 'row' is found within the answer.
'it' could be 'e' ('e' can mean 'electronic' which is similar to 'IT') and 'e' is found in the answer.
The remaining letters 'is' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for rowdies that I've seen before include "hooligans making it remain" , "Noisy and disorderly people" .)