Paperbacks: Provided You Don't Kiss Me, by Duncan Hamilton

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Duncan Hamilton's greatest achievement in this story of his "20 years with Brian Clough" is in conveying why the hard-drinking, unpredictable, foul-mouthed manager was so likeable.

He deftly recalls the beautiful game, 1970s-style, and a man who wouldn't recognise its 21st-century equivalent. It is such a tender depiction of Clough and his demons – this must be some bloke version of love.

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