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Not to be taken too seriously
on 22 April 2010
This is Brian Clough, and you get exactly what you expect. The great football manager and precursor to the modern-day Mourinho (for those not old enough to recall Clough) calls it as he sees it, recounting tales from the glory days and the not so good days.
In an age where many footballing autobiographies appear to be moving away from depicting the good times and how brilliant the protagonists were (for good examples see Tony Cascarino, Mick Quinn), this book does not appear to have aged particularly well. Maybe I read it too late, maybe I'm no longer interested in sporting icons shouting about their success, or maybe it's just not a good book. I guess it's not a genre renouned for its literary marvels, but this one just didn't do it for me.