Advanced book information: For Pete’s Sake: Volume One: The Backstreets to the Baseball Ground

Posted June 9th, 2010 in published by admin

The story of the ‘other half’ of Clough & Taylor, football’s most famous and successful partnership.

Peter Taylor and Brian Clough first met as young footballers at a pre-season practice match in Middlesbrough in 1955. If the lanky goalkeeper and the skinny centre forward could have seen into the future they would hardly have believed what lay in store for them.

That encounter led to a friendship and a management partnership that would conquer the world of football.
Football fans know them as Clough and Taylor; to Peter’s journalist daughter Wendy Dickinson they were simply ‘Dad and Brian’. Together they won countless honours, including league titles and two European Cups in consecutive years, a feat that will never be repeated.

After almost 30 years of friendship and spectacular success they split up, were never reconciled and never spoke again before their untimely deaths.

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