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Clough and Revie: The Rivals Who Changed the Face of English Football Kindle Edition

4.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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"Roger Hermiston is a thoughtful and skilful writer . . . the social history of Clough and Revie's early years is of most interest here" (Metro London)

"Meticulously researched" (Shortlist)

"This is a terrific read. Roger Hermiston has an easy and mature style. His research looks meticulous yet is modestly displayed" (When Saturday Comes)

"Eminently readable" (Derby Evening Telegraph)

"A gripping story about passionate, driven, extraordinary characters" (Evening Gazette)

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An important and revelatory exploration of Clough's enduring rivalry with and enmity towards Don Revie

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Digital (7 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XH8G5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you thought that you knew everything about this pair you will be pleasently surprised by this book. The author takes you right back to their roots in the North East and tracks them to Cloughs infamous 44 days at Leeds. As a 53 year old liftime football fan I remember them more as famous managers then players. The author has done some meticulous research on their early family life which went onto form the character of these two men. The book also gives an insight into the social history of the area that they grew up in.

I discovered things about the two of them that I would never have known if I not read this book. I have read quite a few of the many books published about these two so do not be put off if you have done the same. I am sure you will find something new about these two fascinating men. An enjoyable and informative read.
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Two reviews here, my cousin Tim's then mine:
`This book is mainly for the football anorak and a must read for those interested in these men and their era in football. As we journey through their lives and careers we gain insights into the huge changes going on not only in football, but society as a whole, and the media in particular. Along the way we learn to appreciate how tough life was for the working communities in Middlesborough in the middle part of the last century, as well as some fascinating snippets on its history. However you feel about either men, you have to admire the success they both achieved and the obstacles they overcame on their respective journeys.
For this reason the book could appeal to a wider audience beyond just the football anorak. The reader will not only reflect on the huge changes in football, but also in the wider world that have occurred again since that time.
I am happy to endorse this author. The writing style and narrative made for easy reading and his extensive research has much to commend.'

I think what this book showed me is that if you have the energy, the talent, the drive and the ambition then there's a good chance you'll get the job done. Then persevere (and make your own luck) and you have a chance of success. Roger Hermiston shows that there is not necessarily the right way to do things, but there is the right way for you to do them. These two men did things their very different ways and both succeeded. A good book, well worth reading.
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Excellent book for those who can remember these great football managers.
Also a social history of the times they were growing up. Also a real insight as to player's pay and behaviour. Very interesting comparing to todays players.
I would definitely recommend to those interested in football & its history.
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Roger Hermiston has a great knack for making you feel right there. Clough and Revie have both their supporters and detractors -- and there has been much written about them -- but Hermiston brings a new perspective: that of a savvy football historian, good journalist and strong, sympathetic writer. Among all the detail and the replays of games, the reader shares the very real highs and lows of these two footballing greats. The book complements Damned United, the imagined story of those famous 44 days, with its well-researched and well-written accounts of what happen both before and after Leeds debacle. Hermiston's own Yorkshire background gives the book a solid authenticity and his authoritative knowledge of football, past and present, is impressive. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of football and the characters and places that form the backbone of the beautiful game. Full disclosure: I have known Roger Hermiston for several years and am very pleased to see him publish this book.
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Two football managers whose lives and careers were intertwined. Both were born in Middlesbrough, a few streets from each other, and Hermiston paints their backgrounds in the first few chapters. The parallel careers are both described, with particular emphasis on when Clough and Revie faced each other on the field. Once the two turn to management, this book really begins to excel. Clough turned from being a huge fan of Revie to his greatest enemy, and Hermiston tries to explain why - although admits that the truth will probably never be known. Whatever the cause, the ructions that reached a head over Clough's short spell at Leeds and Revie's management of England jobs are ably described. A great portrayal of two of football management's biggest characters.
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Great book as other on here have said and a very gripping read, it was just sad that the story ended in 77 but i suppose with Revie in the middle East There was little else that could be said. ONE very bad error which doesnt stop me giving the book full marks but should never have got past the proof reading stage was the claim Frank O`farrell once managed Manchester CITY..................
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A good grounding for further reading though it skips years at a time for no given reason. One obvious focus is Cloughs brief tenure at Leeds. Another section deals with Revies time at England with the emphasis on the manner of his departure. Fascinating though patchy.
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I really enjoyed this book. I was growing up and just getting the football bug. I saw the Yorkshire Television interview on a website and couldn't believe the rivalry of two high profile managers. I would highly recommend this book.
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