What are we talking about? A new novel about the rise of Liverpool Football Club, and its manager, Bill Shankly – until his surprise resignation at the height of the club's success in 1974.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Thursday 15 October 2009
Friday 02 October 2009
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Arsenal owe a huge debt of gratitude to old foe Arsene Wenger.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
Saturday 08 August 2009
Wednesday 05 August 2009
Sunday 10 May 2009
In the past couple of years we have had David Peace's 'The Damned Utd' and Duncan Hamilton's 'Provided You Don't Kiss Me', and in a way this book completes a Brian Clough trilogy.
Monday 20 April 2009
Wednesday 01 April 2009
Monday 30 March 2009
"Nobody will miss you more than me." Phillip Schofield bids goodbye to departing 'This Morning' co-host Fern Britton. So, absolutely no rift there, then.
Friday 27 March 2009
Friday 27 March 2009
Thursday 26 March 2009
You could tell a lot about Clough from the fact that this profile of "the best manager that England never had" began with a contribution from Barbara Clough, his widow. So, an authorised version then, and one openly at odds with an unauthorised version – David Peace's book The Damned United, which appalled Clough loyalists when it was first published and which will be given a new lease of life by Peter Morgan's film adaptation, which hits cinemas tomorrow. ITV1's Clough wasn't hagiography exactly – there was a candidly uncomfortable contribution from Nigel Clough about how difficult Brian could be as a father – but it was unabashedly protective in nature and there was no doubt about where the threat lay. Even Johnny Giles, a former Leeds player and a man with no strong incentive to burnish Clough's reputation, contributed to the defensive wall. "The portrayal of Brian Clough in that book is outrageous," he said. "It's mean and it's mean-spirited and it's wrong".
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Tuesday 24 March 2009
At last a good film about football or a cinematic own goal? The next film up for discussion in The Independent Film Forum is The Damned United, adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's novel about Brian Clough's disastrous reign at Leeds United. Is old big 'ead an impersonation too far for Michael Sheen? Add your comments below and we'll print the best in the newspaper next week.
- 1 Diary of Second World War German teenager reveals young lives untroubled by Nazi Holocaust in wartime Berlin
- 2 'Jail reckless bankers': Report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 3 Breaking the Silence: In the reality of occupation, there are no Palestinian civilians – only potential terrorists
- 4 Uri Geller psychic spy? The spoon-bender's secret life as a Mossad and CIA agent revealed
- 5 Vice pulls 'breathtakingly tasteless' fashion shoot glorifying the suicides of famous female authors from Sylvia Plath to Virginia Woolf