Tag: clough

Brian Clough and the often forgotten spell at Brighton

THERE ARE TWO TELEVISION INTERVIEWS with Brian Clough that take part not much more than 12 months apart, spanning the autumns of 1973 and 1974, which paint two very different pictures of the…

Brian Clough and the art of doing it your own way

This feature is part of The Masterminds The only way to simplify football is to make it complicated. As such, understanding who Brian Clough was and his impact on football seems appropriate for…

Paul Gascoigne and the death of the flawed hero

FOOTBALL IS CAPABLE OF BEING PURE THEATRE, producing storylines that would be tossed aside by even the most shameless Hollywood scribe as too implausible. Liverpool in Istanbul in 2005, Manchester United in…

Managers: the men of power

POWER CAN BE A WONDERFUL THING. It gives an individual authority. It gives them a sense of one-upmanship over their compatriots. It instills brewing self-confidence. It sews fatale seeds of non-existent capability.…