Review: Revie ā€“ Revered and Reviled; the Authorised Biography by Richard Sutcliffe

Say this for David Pearceā€™s novel The Damned Utd ā€“ it was the first really unembarrassed cultural treatment that the national game has ever had. Fever Pitch broke the ground. But Fever Pitch was gauche, blushing, unsure of its reception. It was essentially uncontroversial, and that is what has set The Damned Utd apart: the…