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A Moving and Honest Assessment of Clough,
This review is from: Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (Hardcover)
Brian Clough and Peter Taylor were one of the most successful management teams of modern football. To take Derby to the top of the old first division was remarkable, but to reprise the feat with Nottingham Forest and top it by winning the European Cup (twice) was nothing short of astounding.
Clough's management style was dictatorial but highly effective and this book reveals the sometimes insecure person behind the bluster and brilliance. It is not simply a homage to Clough, but tells us also about his dark side, including his reliance on alcohol which ultimately robbed him of his judgement.
Duncan Hamilton, who wrote the book, had a close relationship with Clough over 20 years and this friendship shines through. This makes the book warm as well as authoritative.
'Provided You Don't Kiss me' deservedly won the William Hill Sports Book Prize of 2007 and is a great read for any sports fan.