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The Damned Utd: A Novel de David Peace
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The Damned Utd: A Novel (2006 original; edició 2014)

de David Peace (Autor)

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The hugely acclaimed novel of '70s football and the turmoil of the game's most charismatic and controversial manager, from the bestselling author of GB84 and Red or Dead. In 1974 the brilliant and controversial Brian Clough made perhaps his most eccentric decision: he accepted the position of Leeds United manager. A successor to Don Revie, his bitter adversary, Clough was to last just 44 days. In one of the most acclaimed British novels of recent years - subsequently made into a film starring Michael Sheen - David Peace takes us into the mind and thoughts of Ol' Big 'Ead himself, and brings vividly to life one of football's most complex and fascinating characters.… (més)
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Títol:The Damned Utd: A Novel
Autors:David Peace (Autor)
Informació:Melville House (2014), 400 pages
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The Damned Utd de David Peace (2006)

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This is a fictionalized retelling of the life and times of football manager Brian Clough: specifically, his 44 days as manager of Leeds United, interspersed with memories of happier times as manager of Derby County FC. The memories are set off with italics and told alternately with the account of his time at Leeds, so it is fairly easy to follow along. Peace's writing style is much as usual here: repetitions of phrases and the use of unusual formatting (e.g. newspaper column style) and the inclusion of things like league tables help to illustrate the story. I am not sure how well this portrait of Clough compares to real life, but as a character we really come to know him over the course of the book and his struggles become ours. And as someone who recently had to leave a temporary job I really enjoyed, I found that the part about Clough leaving Derby County and not being able to let go easily really hit home.

In comparison with Red or Dead, Peace's other football book, The Damned Utd is an easier read: it is shorter and does not make quite as much use of repeated phrases. It may also be easier to read if you have seen the movie (which was very good as well).

The book also contains a list of sources that Peace consulted or otherwise made use of, which could be of interest if you want to know more or verify Peace's telling. ( )
  rabbitprincess | May 23, 2016 |
Brian Clough's 44-day stay as manager of Leed United, in 1974. Like him or loathe him, he had a way with his players, and was probably the finest manager the England team never had. This was a present from my son-in-law, and inside front cover shows that it was issued as part of World Book Night 2012, having been bought by Steve Ranson from Waterstones, Ipswich. Is the Dewey classification show below correct?
  corracreigh | Jan 24, 2016 |
Beau travail de rythme, de style... mais le sujet reste relativement peu intéressant. La grande Bretagne des années 70, vue en filigrane, est bien évoquée, elle. ( )
  Nikoz | Jun 17, 2015 |
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 Leeds United club -which was under management of Clough's biggest rival, Don Revie for 13 years- interspersed with some flashbacks that gives you some hints about his successful days in Derby County and how he became BRIAN CLOUGH.

- The Times as "probably the best novel ever written about sport"

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  payam-tommy | Mar 13, 2015 |
Innanzitutto, lo United del titolo NON è il Manchester che, anzi, piomba in Seconda Divisione. Perché qui si parla di un altro calcio, pieno di difetti ma anche di ingenuità, e, soprattutto, lontano anni luce da quello attuale, impacchettato e standardizzato come una saponetta. Siamo all’inizio degli anni settanta, quando in Inghilterra dominano Leeds United e Derby County: nomi che risvegliano memorie infantili di una finale di Coppa delle Coppe con il Milan (qui appena accennata) e di una semifinale di Coppa dei Campioni con la Juve (e di questa si racconta, oh se si racconta). Protagonista del libro è Brian Clough, allenatore emerso con il Derby e che prova ad allenare l’odiatissimo Leeds: ben presto mal gliene incoglie. Il Clough qui narrato è istintivo, sboccato, arrogante ed insofferente, ma è anche un sognatore, profeta di un calcio pulito, libero dai sotterfugi e dagli imbrogli di un sottobosco maneggione: peccato che sia esattamente tutto ciò che addebita al Leeds (società, guida tecnica e squadra) ed un po’ anche al resto dell’universo calcistico. La breve lotta contro i mulini a vento – vissuta tra mille sigarette e alcolici di varia specie – è contrappuntata dal racconto della sua vita in panchina, dall’infortunio che ne stronca la carriera agonistica all’odio-amore con il Derby. Questa è narrata in seconda persona, quella in prima: entrambe scritte con una lingua intessuta di frasi brevi, ripetizioni, allitterazioni, giochi verbali che in qualche modo riflettono l’ossessione che domina il personaggio principale. Che, come si affretta a spiegare l’autore, dovrebbe essere visto solo come un personaggio, non come il Clough reale, così come pure la moltitudine di caratteri con cui interagisce. La precisazione non ha in ogni caso evitato che qualcuno si risentisse, soprattutto fra chi è disegnato con tratti negativi: specie fra i calciatori che, come categoria, sono quelli che ne escono forse peggio. ( )
  catcarlo | Oct 8, 2014 |
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The hugely acclaimed novel of '70s football and the turmoil of the game's most charismatic and controversial manager, from the bestselling author of GB84 and Red or Dead. In 1974 the brilliant and controversial Brian Clough made perhaps his most eccentric decision: he accepted the position of Leeds United manager. A successor to Don Revie, his bitter adversary, Clough was to last just 44 days. In one of the most acclaimed British novels of recent years - subsequently made into a film starring Michael Sheen - David Peace takes us into the mind and thoughts of Ol' Big 'Ead himself, and brings vividly to life one of football's most complex and fascinating characters.

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