Posts Tagged "Derby County"

DVD Review – “The Damned United” (Revisited)

By on Aug 24, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

Earlier this year, we sent Ted Carter to the cinema with a paper bag containing some crab paste sandwiches and a ticket for the movie version of David Peace’s 2006 novel, “The Damned United”. The film is released on DVD next Monday, so we thought that it was time to revisit this interpretation of Brian Clough’s forty-four days at Leeds...

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Fraud, Derby County & A Tiny Bit Of Justice

By on Jul 21, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

It is not often that one can say with any degree of confidence that someone in football is a crook and have evidence to back it up, but the usual caveats do not apply in the cases of Jeremy Keith, Murdo McKay and Andrew McKenzie, formerly of Derby County, who were imprisoned last week over their involvement with the Championship club. Mackenzie and Mackay were both...

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Review: The Damned United

By on Mar 30, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

I have been a little unwell over the last twenty-four hours so, in lieu of being able to write anything myself, I wrapped our usual cartoonist Ted Carter in mittens, a warm scarf and his favourite duffle coat, and sent him to the cinema to watch the film version of “David Peace’s novel, The Damned United”. He came back with this report and a...

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Stupid Boy

By on Jan 6, 2009 in English League Football | 1 comment

Upon reflection, this week probably wasn’t the best week to start reading “The Damned United”, David Peace’s outstanding debut novel about Brian Clough’s ruinous forty-four days in charge at Leeds United. Clough comes across in it as frustrated to the point of being a tortured soul, the massive ego becoming a security blanket against...

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Scenes From Football History – 1982/83: How Fulham Blew It

By on Nov 26, 2008 in English League Football | 1 comment

From the mid-1960s on, football grew massively as a passive spectator sport. The realisation that football could evolve as a spectator sport for people that weren’t even at the match was a revolution in terms of the perception of the game. By 1983, moves for live televising of league football for the first time were already well in motion. By the end of 1983,...

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