Clough and Revie: The Rivals Who Changed the Face of English Football

Roger Hermiston


Clough and Revie: The Rivals Who Changed the Face of English Football

Clough and Revie: The Rivals Who Changed the Face of English Football

  • Title: Clough and Revie: The Rivals Who Changed the Face of English Football
  • Author: Roger Hermiston
  • ISBN: 9781845966607
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback



Don Revie and Brian Clough were born a brisk walk away from each other in Middlesbrough, in 1927 and 1935 respectively They were brought up in a town ravaged by the Depression and went on to become highly successful professional footballers Then, as young managers, they both took clubs languishing in the doldrums Leeds United and Derby County and moulded them into chamDon Revie and Brian Clough were born a brisk walk away from each other in Middlesbrough, in 1927 and 1935 respectively They were brought up in a town ravaged by the Depression and went on to become highly successful professional footballers Then, as young managers, they both took clubs languishing in the doldrums Leeds United and Derby County and moulded them into championship winners.Despite the myriad similarities, these two sons of the Tees were as different in character as Richard Nixon and John F Kennedy A bitter rivalry developed between them, which in turn enlivened and then blighted English football in the 1960s and 70s.In Clough and Revie, exclusive interviews with players, relatives and friends shed fresh light on these two intriguing characters Part footballing chronicle, part social history, the book is a revelatory exploration of the rivalry between the two men It brings a fresh perspective on their early years in the North East, tells how they nearly became teammates and explains why the feud began and what its repercussions were.


Recent Comments "Clough and Revie: The Rivals Who Changed the Face of English Football"

An interesting take on some previously well trodden paths, this book suggests more strongly than previous works involving the men just how connected their lives were – and makes for an interesting read in doing so. The author, by way of alternating biographical updates draws out the conclusion that Clough & Revie not only grew up in close proximity to each other but would have been influenced by very similar cultures & factors, such as the hard times of the 30’s & 40’s and the [...]

Clough: buccaneering, maverick football genius. Revie: unbuccaneering, unmaverick football genius. Can they be friends? Of course not. Everyone knows that. They both got the job done though, so take your pick. If you're contemplating reading this book you'll already know about them being born within inches of each other in a teeming Middlesborough alleyway and their conjoined careers thereafter. Revie wins the league with Leeds. Clough wins the league with Derby. Revie leaves Leeds. Clough takes [...]

Excellently written book that flowed well and reminded me of the events at the time. Possibly the best book of it's type that I have read. Revie and Clough were fascinating characters

Excellent read about the relationship between Clough and Revie


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