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 fa ...Continua
John H. Ross
Wrote 12/28/15
Bel soggetto però Peace non mi ha convinto del tutto
Lo stile di David Peace rende a volte pesante la lettura e anche la storia, per come viene narrata, diventa un po' ripetitiva. Peccato perché la vicenda umana e calcistica di Brian Clough è tutt'altro che banale. Bella invece la scelta di raccontare...Continua
Wrote 3/5/14
Mourinho ante litteram
Scrittura ostica come il protagonista ma lettura interessante, sicuramente diversa da molte biografie di stampo sportivo. Belli i risvolti legati al modo di fare calcio in Inghilterra negli anni 70, le trattative spartane, le riunioni in stanze fumos...Continua
Excellent faction....
Well, just finished this interesting novelisation of a turbulent period in the history of Leeds United - 44 days of Brian Clough as manager in 1974. Peace's innovative writing style (also evident in his excellent Japanese thriller, 'Tokyo Year Zero')...Continua
Wrote 3/29/11
Il maledetto United

Wrote 3/12/09

Great book. Rapid paced pageturner all about the fears, doubts, insecurities and machinations of a football manager.

Found the pace really suited the subject matter, and loved the way the atmosphere was created.

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