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Clough's war

By: Shaw, Don

0091928648 / 9780091928643
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20 cm viii, 247 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2009.

Clough's War is the story of his epic ascent and decline at Derby County, a club he took in a few short years from nowhere to the top English football and teetering on greatness in Europe, before the whole dream came tumbling down in the national spotlight with his acrimonious resignation in 1973.

It is the story of his rise to national fame, his almost messianic adoration at Derby and his jealous political tussle with the chairman Sam Longson and the ultimate fall of Clough's unchecked power.

Award-winning script writer and lifelong Rams fan Don Shaw, was the man who, at Clough's behest, ran the campaign to keep Clough at Derby and who found himself almost in the spotlight as much as the great man himself.

It is a tale dramatised with all the power of Greek tragedy and the Machiavellian intrigue of All The President's Men, while shedding new light on the Clough legend like no other book before it.


1DBKEMD Derbyshire & Peak District, 3JJPL c 1970 to c 1980, WSBT Sports teams & clubs, WSJA Football (Soccer, Association football)

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