I finished reading David Peace’s ‘The Damned Utd’ about five hours after starting it.
I’d read it too if I were you. It tries to reconstruct a scenario that few people are willing to act as reliable witness to.
For example, all of the various biographies of The Almighty One have interviews with
Of course, anyone who claims that Clough wasn’t good enough for Leeds Utd was comprehensively discredited within five years of his leaving.
But there is one illuminating quote (in Patrick Murphy’s ‘His Way’ biography) that hints at what other
Speaking about working with Himself again at
Elsewhere, on the same page ….
The thing is, I can see what everyone's problem with Clough was. You don't need to read very far between the lines to draw the conclusion that he was quite capable of being a complete piss-taker.
“John McGovern …. Noticed that Clough’s energy wasn’t as demonic as before, he seemed to be channelling his efforts more constructively.”
The trick was knowing when he wasn't being one.