Film: The Damned United


Brian Clough’s ill fated 44 days at Leeds United. The legend even had Muhammad Ali talking on TV about him. But true to Clough’s nature, he was going to fight even that passing reference. Tearing down institutions. Shaking up the cozy old boys club that ruled football. Leeds United was just that. Its ironic to see that 20 years later, it did happen as United went bankrupt. That was Clough, his genius and his untimely end through alcoholism. The movie opened on the 27th of March. I hope I get to see it in the US.
A fantastic cast and a screenplay written by the writer of Frost/ Nixon.
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