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The Damned Utd - David Peace
The Damned Utd
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Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful, and most reviled, football club: Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players. The battle he'd face there would make or break the club - or him.... show more
Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful, and most reviled, football club: Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players. The battle he'd face there would make or break the club - or him. David Peace's extraordinarily inventive novel tells the story of a world characterised by fear of failure and hunger for success set in the bleak heart of the 1970s.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780571224333 (0571224334)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
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payamtameh
payamtameh rated it
4.0 Damned United
You chose the right book, if you're interested in football history mixed with fiction."Damned United" is about Brain Clough management in English football leagues accompanied with his friend/assistant Peter Taylor. it's written from Clough's point of view, started with commence of his career in Lee...
runner
runner rated it
5.0 The Damned Utd
You are either going to love or hate this book...I loved it. For those of a certain age and for those who enjoyed a certain period in English football (before the real big money got a hold) Clough stands as a controversial legend. This book looks at his time as Leeds United Manager in 1974 a reign ...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it
4.0
That the story would read as brilliant as it is to a stubbornly romantic football fan like me, was expected. That Peace's writing would go all the way down a dark, haunting, decadent poetic road with such elegance and soul, such music, was not. Apparently, Brian Clough was an impossible person. He w...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
I don't think it's as good as the other David Peace books but it's still pretty good. I like his visceral style and I reckon he creates a credible Cloughie. The Clough/Leeds culture clash is well handled and the flashbacks to Clough's playing and early managerial career work well.
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