The Damned Utd by David Peace

This novel provides a fictionalized account of the infamous 44-day period in 1974 when Brian Clough was the manager of Leeds United, a top-flight English football club. Told from Clough's perspective, the narrative alternates between his time at Leeds and his earlier successful period managing Derby County. The story explores Clough's obsessive rivalry with Don Revie, the previous manager of Leeds, and his struggles to gain the respect of the Leeds players, ultimately leading to his dismissal.

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Total Points: 21

Since this book was first published in 2006, there is a penalty of 51.2%. The age adjusted score is 10.25.

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