It lasted 44 tumultuous days, pre-empted a decline, prompted a controversial book and film and gave them a nickname: The Damned United. Brian Clough's brief but remarkable reign at Leeds United left a legacy. Seven weeks can change a great deal at one club, as they discovered in 1974 and will do again 36 years later. Saturday is the first of 43 days that will determine Leeds United's destiny. The Grand United for half a season, damned is starting to look a more apt description again.