brian clough

scenes from the movie,"The Damned United" ....
I don't own this movie, all credit goes to the rightful owners!

Presented by Brian Moore, this is the inside story of the legendary footballer and manager which features frank interviews, rare film footage and highlights from his career. He became known to millions as 'big-head' after all his sensational media coverage and, amongst other topics, he talks about the controversial split with his partner Peter Taylor.

28 May 1980
Nottingham Forest 1--0 Hamburg
Goals : Robertson 20'
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Antonio Garrido (Portugal)

Nottingham Forest : Peter Shilton,Viv Anderson,Frank Gray, John McGovern (c),Larry Lloyd,Kenny Burns,Martin O'Neill,Ian Bowyer,Garry Birtles,Gary Mills,John Robertson
Substitutes : John O'Hare,Bryn Gunn,Jimmy Montgomery,David Needham
Manager : Brian Clough

HSV : Rudolf Kargus,Manfred Kaltz,Peter Nogly (c),Ditmar Jakobs, Ivan Buljan,Holger Hieronymus,Kevin Keegan,Caspar Memering,Jurgen Milewski,Felix Magath,Willi Reimann
Substitutes : Horst Hrubesch
Manager : Branko Zebec

The 1980 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, on 28 May 1980, that saw Nottingham Forest of England defeat Hamburg of Germany 1--0. In the 21st minute, John Robertson squeezed a shot past Hamburg keeper Rudolf Kargus for the only goal of the game, to give Nottingham Forest back-to-back European Cup titles. The victory also meant that Forest became the first club that had won the European Cup more times than their domestic first division.

Brian Howard Clough, OBE 21 March 1935 -- 20 September 2004 was an English footballer and football manager.
As a player Clough was a prolific goalscorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 league goals from 274 starts. He also won two England caps, both in 1959. Clough retired from playing at the age of 29, after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage. He remains one of the Football League's highest goalscorers.
In 1965, Clough took the manager's job at Fourth Division Hartlepools United and appointed Peter Taylor as his assistant, the start of an enduring partnership that would bring them success at numerous clubs over the next two decades. In 1967 the duo moved on to Second Division Derby County. In 1968--69, Derby were promoted as Second Division champions. Three years later, Derby were crowned champions of England for the first time in the club's history. In 1973 they reached the semi-finals of the European Cup. However, by this point Clough's relationship with chairman Sam Longson had deteriorated, and he and Taylor resigned.
This was followed by an eight-month spell in charge of Third Division Brighton & Hove Albion, before Clough returned north in the summer of 1974 to become manager of Leeds United -- a surprise appointment given his previous outspoken criticism of the Leeds players and their manager Don Revie. He was sacked after 44 days in the job.
Within months Clough had joined Second Division Nottingham Forest, re-uniting with Taylor in 1976. In 1977, Forest were promoted to the top flight and the following season won the league title (the first in the club's history), making Clough one of four managers to have won the English league with two different clubs. Forest also won two consecutive European Cups (in 1979 and 1980) and two League Cups (1978 and 1979) before Taylor retired in 1982. Clough stayed on as Forest manager for another decade and won two more League Cups (1989 and 1990), but could not emulate his earlier successes. Forest were relegated from the Premier League in 1993, after which Clough retired from football.
Charismatic, outspoken and often controversial, Clough is considered one of the great managers of the English game. His achievements with Derby and Forest, two struggling provincial clubs with little prior history of success, are rated amongst the greatest in football history.His teams were also noted for playing attractive football and for their good sportsmanship.Despite applying several times and being a popular choice for the job, he was never appointed England manager, and has been dubbed the "greatest manager England never had".

.....Brian Clough interviewed by David Frost.....2 months after being sacked by Leeds United...

We finally find out why Motson is so utterly useless. He's still in shock about this interview.

The official trailer for I Believe In Miracles is now available to watch.

The film will be given its world premiere at The City Ground on Sunday 11 October and tickets are available online at and in-store at the Forest ticket office.

Watch the famous Clough vs Allison debate that appeared on live national TV.

Watch these interviews and documentary about Brian Clough in 1970

Watch Brian Clough at his best as well as Derby County in action