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The Damned Utd Free download è 108 ´ 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 himDavid Peace's extraordExtraordinarily 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. Forget the movie this came first It's the best damn book looking inside the mind of a single human being I've ever read An obsessive man an anxious man worrying and fretting about the same things over and over again as Peace writes a human mind as non linear set of concentric circles closing in on itself The language and voice drive you through this book and you come out the other end knowing this character better than you know yourself You don't need to know anything about football either to enjoy it It is powerful stuff and maybe not for everybody but I have no problem recommending it It will forever remain on my all time top ten listHaving just reread it in 2019 I see nothing to change my mind I will be talking about this and two other books in detail on the Papertrail podcast which will be broadcast in April

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Eeds United home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players The battle he'd face there would make or break the club or himDavid Peace's. Having once briefly worked with Cloughie in the late 1970s when I was promoting a series of football talk ins and he guested 'Shave your beard off young man' were his first words to me and having enjoyed the uncannily accurate characterisation of this controversial figure on film by Michael Sheen I was particularly interested to catch up with David Peace's fictional portrayal the novel that inspired the filmSo glad I did Peace nails the self obsession the paranoia the manipulative but compelling speech and eccentric behaviour and above all the sheer neediness of the man who set out deliberately to create his own legend and came close to being destroyed by the ghost of another Don RevieThroughout we live in Cloughie's tortured mind first person voice for the Leeds episodes constantly switching to second person for Derby and other scenes of the past It's an uncomfortable lodging but the very best place to explore his troubled psyche and it does not restrict Peace who brilliantly illustrates the seedy shambling low level corrupt and amateurish nature of 'professional' football in the 1970s and colourfully recounts the tale of Clough's 44 day tenure as Leeds United managerThis is a fascinating story seared by truth and a great character study powerful dramatic and original than any sporting biography or autobiography you are likely to read 'ghosted' or otherwise It may not be as the cover claims 'the best novel ever written about sport' Peace's own list of sources and acknowlegements throws up a couple of contenders for that title but it's certainly in the running

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The Damned UtdOverachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful and most reviled football club L. During my gap year I worked as a nanny My ward was a tremendously shy and emotionally inhibited young boy One of my tasks was to take him to watch Chelsea FC play The first game we went to together was an evening kick off What I remember is the otherworldly green of the grass under the floodlights the almost phosphorescent white glow of the chalk lines But most of all what I remember is the uninhibited joy of my ward when Chelsea scored We became the best of friends after that evening While I can’t say I’m at all interested in reading about football I am interested in David Peace because he’s a writer I greatly admire He’s something of an original a great stylist who likes making fiction of fact He’s written about the Miners’ strike the Yorkshire Ripper and a serial killer in post WW2 Japan Here he turns his attention to the legendary football manager people’s champion and outspoken maverick Brian Clough The novel has two timelines Clough’s phenomenal achievement of winning the championship with a small and ailing club Derby County and his subseuent job at the tremendously successful but universally hated Leeds Utd Peace does a fantastic job of ventrilouism in appropriating what feels like an authentic voice for Clough Peace’s familiar fragmented hypnotic prose style is present in which he gives his prosaic cataloguing of detail a dark poetry through his mastery of cadence and rhythm “Saturday’s come with Saturday’s stink The sweat and the mud the liniment and the grease The steam and the soap the sewer and the shampoo”The novel is both fabulously humorous and poignantly tragic It's a brilliant character study of hubris of a man being his own worst enemy It’s also clever how emotionally involved Peace gets you in the results of each new football game But with Clough it wasn’t just about winning it was winning in style that mattered He wanted and needed to be loved by the working people He wanted to be a kind of Robin Hood At heart it’s a novel about the little man fighting and being defeated by the complacency and corruption of the establishment