You knew that things were always going to end one way, because let’s face it the ending has not been a secret. But what you are left trying to work out is about the character of Clough the man.
The problem with this, although a post story bibliography makes it clear it is incredibly well researched, you are not quite sure whether or not the Clough presented here is the real thing. There is also a line or two about Forest but nothing really to expand on the most successful years of his career or his pivotal relationship[ with Taylor.
No one really comes out of it with honours with the players as guilty of immaturity as their manager. What seems to have defeated Clough more than the results, the players and the ghost of Don Revie is Leeds itself and that is very much in keeping with Peace’s other books. Yorkshire is the real enemy and the only survivor.
A review will come soon…