Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thecultureshow/2009/03/the-damned-united-from-the-per.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thecultureshow/2009/03/the-damned-united-from-the-per.html en-gb 30 Mon 27 Apr 2015 17:44:32 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thecultureshow/2009/03/the-damned-united-from-the-per.html EllenW-web_producer http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thecultureshow/2009/03/the-damned-united-from-the-per.html?page=66#comment2 I'd honestly never heard of him! It has to be said that:1. I lived in a household where sport wasn't watched or discussed2. I went to a girls school where none of my friends watched any sport3. Growing up in Belfast in the 1970s and 80s led me to suspect that sport was just another excuse to take sides and fight with a group of people you didn't know. I now recognise this view is extreme ;-) Wed 01 Apr 2009 08:45:31 GMT+1 jonesthemac http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thecultureshow/2009/03/the-damned-united-from-the-per.html?page=33#comment1 You had never heard of Brian Clough? What planet were you living on? I was born in 1972 and he was a household name for the first 20 years of our lives. As the film/book refers to his early years, are you also not aware of the incredible success he managed to achieve? Tue 31 Mar 2009 18:56:07 GMT+1 WilliamT-G http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thecultureshow/2009/03/the-damned-united-from-the-per.html?page=0#comment0 I enjoyed it mostly for the opposite reasons expressed in the blog. I am just old enough to remember Don Revie and the players depicted in the film. I have a deep personal association with the city of Leeds and Leeds United football club. I was interested to see how they managed to film outside Elland Road stadium without revealing any of the developments done since the 1970s (and also interested to note how the tremendous amount of construction in those decades has left that corner of South Leeds hardly altered). I saw an article recently by a "neutral" football writer (it happened to be Patrick Barclay) who did not like either the book or the film of "The Damned United". To me that is futher indication that (so-called) neutral football writers go through life always missing the point. The thing about football is that it is always partisan. The main thing I got from the film was the chance to re-live the achievements of Leeds United from the early 70s. We were (and are, and always shall be) widely despised, but nobody can deny that we were a major club in those days. I don't really care whether the depiction of Brian Clough and his relationship with Peter Taylor is accurate or not - it made a good, very well-acted story. Tue 31 Mar 2009 16:11:00 GMT+1