Provided You Don’t Kiss Me

Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough

Sports, Football / Soccer
Paperback Published on: 05/05/2008
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‘One day you’ll write a book about this club. Or, more to the point, about me. So you may as well know what I’m thinking and save it up for later when it won’t do any harm to anyone.’

Brian Clough’s twenty years as Nottingham Forest manager were an unpredictable mixture of success, failure, fall-outs and alcoholism. Duncan Hamilton, initiated as a young journalist into the Brian Clough empire, was there to see it all. In this strikingly intimate biography – William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2007 – Hamilton paints a vivid portrait of one of football’s greatest managers: from Nottingham Forest’s double European Cup triumph to the torturous breakdown of relations at the club and Clough’s descent into alcoholism.

Sad, joyous and personal, Hamilton’s account of life with Brian Clough is a touching tribute to a brilliant man.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007247110
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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Provided You Don’t Kiss Me
Provided You Don't Kiss Me
Fantastic stuff, you can almost hear Sir Brian. The book is expertly written and I found it hard to put it down once I started reading it.Brilliant. 10 out... READ MORE
Provided You Don’t Kiss Me
Fascinating and Hilarious
Finding myself sat alone for at 3am in the morning pretending to be in charge of englands national team I realised I was addicted to football management vi... READ MORE
Provided You Don’t Kiss Me
I’ll probably have to pay for my own drinks
As broad and as long about Clough as you could wish to want. Duncan Hamilton has the privilege and occasional torment of being allowed so close to Cloughie... READ MORE
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