Clough loses his job at derby and in the present it goes from bad to worse with Leeds. These twin histories provide a glimpse into someone almost unable to appreciate an opposite point if view. You might be able to get away with it when the results are going your way but not when you are losing.
Living in hotels finding hostility everywhere starts to make it almost impossible for clough to settle. He is also haunted by failure and the hated be still feels for don revie. It starts to unhonge him and you can see a collision coming with board and players even before it begins.
This is all against a background of a grim yorkshire sketched out by peace. But he could gave let the landvape talk more like he does in red riding.