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Retro: This Complete Set Of Football Playing Cards From ’90 Minutes’ Magazine Really Is Something Special To Behold! (Photos)

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The brainchild of TalkSPORT presenter Paul Hawksbee, '90 Minutes' magazine launched in October of 1990 and managed a glorious seven-year run before folding.

While we're certain the publication featured it's fair share of memorable articles and such like, nothing that ever went to print is likely to provide a more lasting impression than the special set of football playing cards that 90 Minutes put their name to in 1993/94(ish).

Classic Moments: John Motson Gets His Backside Handed To Him By Brian Clough In Prickly BBC Interview, 1979 (Video)

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After 50 years plugging away on the gantry, John Motson has announced he's retiring from his BBC commentary gig at the end of the season.

Now aged 72, Motson has cemented his place as one of the foremost voices in English football lore, with 20 major international tournaments and 29 FA Cup Finals listed on his CV.

On This Day In 1973: Cheers Of A Clown As Jan Tomaszewski Puts Paid To England’s World Cup Qualification

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It may have been the day that England finally came to terms with the fact it had become just another football nation.

Insular arrogance had been punctured once before when the Magical Magyars of Gustav Sebes' majestic Hungary side had run rings around Walter Winterbottom's Englandoutfitin 1953, beating them 6-3 and becoming the first country to win at Wembley since 1863.

Nottingham Forest

Retro Football: Brian Clough’s Quartet Of Classic Adverts For Shredded Wheat, 1991/92 (Video)

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As he made a point of telling everybody all the time, Brian Clough really wasn't one to suffer flashy prima donna players gladly.

So it might come as something of a surprise that Cloughie dabbled in a few endorsement shills over the years, including a starring role in this series of adverts for Shredded Wheat from 1991 and 1992.

Clough says no to Nottingham Forest return

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London (AFP) Nigel Clough has rejected the chance to become the new manager of ailing two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest and evoke memories of their glory days under his father Brian, it was announced Monday.

Instead Clough has decided to remain as manager of Forest's fellow Midlands side Burton Albion, who also play in the second-tier Championship.

Clough says no to Nottingham Forest return

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London (AFP) Nigel Clough has rejected the chance to become the new manager of ailing two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest and evoke memories of their glory days under his father Brian, it was announced Monday.

Instead Clough has decided to remain as manager of Forest's fellow Midlands side Burton Albion, who also play in the second-tier Championship.

Europe’s youngest managers: From Brian Clough to Julian Nagelsmann, a potted history of managers under 30

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There has been a lot of talk recently about how managers are getting younger. Hearts caused a stir by appointing 30-year-old Ian Cathro to the top job in December, a man who is younger than some of...

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Retro Football: Dean Saunders Remembers Brian Clough’s Unorthodox Attempt To Sign Him For Nott’m Forest In 1991 (Audio)

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Here's a cracking little yarn from Dean Saunders about the time Brian Clough attempted to prise him away from Derby County in the summer of 1991.

Saunders was hot property having scored 17 goals despite Derby's relegation from the top-tier, with Everton and Cloughie's Forest forming an orderly queue in hope of snaringthe prolific Welsh striker.

On This Day In 1978: Peter Shilton On Fire As Newly-Promoted Nottingham Forest Secure First Division Title (Video)

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There's been much made, fairly understandably, of Leicester's outstanding progress this season from table-proppers all the way up to table-toppers.

In 1978, East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest achieved the feat of winning the First Division league title the season after being promoted, which was made mathematically certain on this very day, 38 years ago.

On This Day In 1979: Trevor Francis Becomes Football’s First Million Pound Man, But Also Doesn’t, But Then Does…

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Clough unveils Francis to the press in his own inimitable style, February 9th 1979

Thirty seven years ago today, Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough turned up to a press conference in a fetching red leatherette jacket, clutching a squash racket, to introduce new signing Trevor Francis.

Daniel Taylor interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.9.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Guardian journalist and author of the new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.'

In the interview with Daniel Taylor, the author discusses his new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.

Daniel Taylor interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.9.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Guardian journalist and author of the new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.'

In the interview with Daniel Taylor, the author discusses his new book about Brian Clough and Nottingham Forest entitled 'I Believe In Miracles.

Competition: WIN! One Of 30 Limited Edition Hally Ink ‘Nottingham Forest Legends’ Prints

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By Chris Wright

Here at Pies we're big admirers of the work of illustrator Gavin Hall, aka HallyInk, who has found a cool niche knocking out these cracking limited editioncaricatures of football's great and good.

Finally, after persistent badgering from the likes of us, HallyInk has got around to producing a Nottingham Forest version, featuring bona fide Forest club legends Brian Clough, John Robertson, Stuart Pearce and Des Walker.

Nottingham Forest Fans To Pay Homage To Brian Clough By Staging ‘Green Jumper’ Tribute At White Hart Lane

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By Chris Wright

Following the 10th anniversary of his death last Saturday, every single travelling Nottingham Forest fan will be able to pay tribute to Brian Clough at tonight's Capital One Cup tie against Tottenham by wearing a replica of his famous green Umbro jumper.

Capital One, themselves a Nottingham-based comany, have distributed 1,000 green jumpers among fans who are planning to travel down to White Hart Lane on club transport.

Manchester United

Keane: I enjoyed every minute at United

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Many Manchester United fans would claim that Roy Keane is the greatest captain the club has ever had. His end to the time at the club left a sour taste in the mouth but his name is still sung regularly at Old Trafford, reflecting how fondly the fans felt and still feel towards him.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Keane has spoken about his time at United and his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ibrahimovic wins League Cup 2017 for Manchester United

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Manchester United won the English League Cup 2017 by downing Southampton in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Wembley. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, once again displayed his class by scoring twice in the final. Jose Mourinho delivered the first cup for United in his first season as manager. With his fourth League Cup triumph, he now joins Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough as the most successful manager

Ex-Man Utd star Roy Keane says Brian Clough better than “cold” Alex Ferguson

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six nations

Southgate glad of ‘Clough-like’ Jones’s insight

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London (AFP) – England football manager Gareth Southgate said it had been “fascinating” to spend time with Eddie Jones as a rival rugby coach compared the Australian to legendary football manager Brian Clough.

The England rugby union team are on a national record 15-match winning streak heading into their Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturday, with 14 of those wins coming since Jones took over following the team’s first-round exit on home soil at the 2015 World Cup.

Southgate glad of ‘Clough-like’ Jones’s insight

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London (AFP) – England football manager Gareth Southgate said it had been “fascinating” to spend time with Eddie Jones as a rival rugby coach compared the Australian to legendary football manager Brian Clough.

The England rugby union team are on a national record 15-match winning streak heading into their Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturday, with 14 of those wins coming since Jones took over following the team’s first-round exit on home soil at the 2015 World Cup.

English Premier League

Foxes eye the finishing line

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AS LEICESTER CITY HOME IN ON THE MOST UNLIKELY OF TRIUMPHS, THEIR SIMPLE WINNING FORMULA REMAINS UNBROKEN

Leicester City won another nervy game 1-0 on Sunday, their fifth such victory in six matches, to move seven points clear with half a dozen games remaining.

Southampton could count themselves unlucky having caused the Foxes many problems and the Saints had two plausible penalty appeals for handball waved away.

OPINION - Should Chelsea fans consider relegation as a realistic possibility?

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It's a question that needs to be asked, should be asked and something we do have to seriously consider. Should we as Chelsea fans be worried about the possibility of relegation this season??

Someone once said of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest, "They are too good to down". What happened?

CHELSEA RELEGATED - Is it a realistic threat Yes or No?

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It's a question that needs to be asked, should be asked and something we do have to seriously consider. Should we as Chelsea fans be worried about the possibility of relegation this season??

Someone once said of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest, "They are too good to down". What happened?

Turnover among top managers hurts soccer at the highest levels

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Why would anyone want to be the manager of Manchester United?

A few years ago, if you asked that to a soccer fan, you'd be greeted with a dumbfound stare and probably a quick exit from the conversation. The fame, prestige and glory of winning with a super club like Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Barcelona are lifelong goals, things that most coaches can only dream of.

Turnover among top managers hurts soccer at the highest levels

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Why would anyone want to be the manager of Manchester United?

A few years ago, if you asked that to a soccer fan, you'd be greeted with a dumbfound stare and probably a quick exit from the conversation. The fame, prestige and glory of winning with a super club like Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Barcelona are lifelong goals, things that most coaches can only dream of.

Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

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One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they've worked with in years gone by.

The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones et al were around the dressing room.

Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

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One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they've worked with in years gone by.

The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones et al were around the dressing room.

‘Rockmount,’ the short-film about Roy Keane’s youth career is a must-see

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Rockmount is a brilliant short film about Roy Keane's youth career in Ireland and how he starts out on the road to success that led him to Manchester United and his national team.

The 11-year-old Roy Keane, played by actor Craig Keane Harrington, started his career at Rockmount, the club in Cork that helped him on his way to a professional career with Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough.

‘Rockmount,’ the short-film about Roy Keane’s youth career is a must-see

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Rockmount is a brilliant short film about Roy Keane's youth career in Ireland and how he starts out on the road to success that led him to Manchester United and his national team.

The 11-year-old Roy Keane, played by actor Craig Keane Harrington, started his career at Rockmount, the club in Cork that helped him on his way to a professional career with Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough.

Special One Jose Mourinho reveals admiration for Brian Clough

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Jose Mourinho has spoken of his profound admiration for former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

In the foreword for a new book on Clough called I Believe in Miracles, the Chelsea boss talks about the similarities between himself and the two-time European Cup-winning manager.

The Portuguese revealed he went on a day trip to Nottingham during Euro 96 while he was working at Barcelona to see the place where Clough enjoyed his success.

Special One Jose Mourinho reveals admiration for Brian Clough

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Jose Mourinho has spoken of his profound admiration for former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough.

In the foreword for a new book on Clough called I Believe in Miracles, the Chelsea boss talks about the similarities between himself and the two-time European Cup-winning manager.

The Portuguese revealed he went on a day trip to Nottingham during Euro 96 while he was working at Barcelona to see the place where Clough enjoyed his success.

Jürgen Klopp fits Liverpool and English football’s cult of the manager perfectly… but success isn’t guaranteed

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Taking A Look At Brian Clough’s Short-Lived Leeds Tenure

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It has been 10 years to the month since the passing of the greatest manager England never had, Brian Howard Clough OBE.

His time in football was dotted with highs and lows. Clough's achievements with Derby County and Nottingham Forest have gone down in folklore but it's safe to say he had his fair share of trouble too.

Remembering the 1971-72 Season: Another Tight Race In English Football

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After today's Boxing Day results, a five team log jam sits atop the Premier League table. This is the most competitive the top flight has been in the Premier League era. But in the 1970s, an era when each win was worth just two points, there's a remarkable story to tell.

Derby County, under manager Brian Clough, had stormed the First Division (the old top flight in England), winning promotion to the First Division in May 1969 and finishing fourthin 1969-1970.

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Is A Shadow Of Himself

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For the past ten years, Jose Mourinho has been the titan on the world stage of soccer management. Records have been casually swatted aside with contemptuous ease. The force of his personality was simply too powerful to be contained but now that force appears to be slowly ebbing away.

Before we look at this slow steady decline though, we must remember the decade of excellence.

We All Hate Leeds. That’s Why the Premier League Needs Them

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"Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Thomas Haynes Bayly

In their absence, it appears that opposing fans have developed a level of respect for what Leeds United accomplished during their time in the Premier League. The club did disrupt the natural order of the Football League First Division (later the Premier League) while boasting some of the more unique supporters in English football.

The Undervalued Importance of Assistant Managers

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It's safe to say that if an average soccer fan were shown a picture of José Mourinho and asked which club he managed, he would know the answer straight away. Same would be said for Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, or Massimiliano Allegri. Football managers quickly become the "face" of the clubs they lead.

Watch England 1-1 Poland; Highlights Of That Disastrous Night for The Three Lions in 1973 [VIDEO]

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For a walk down memory lane, England played Poland in 1973 with The Three Lions just needing a win to qualify for the 1974 World Cup. The match, which was played at the old Wembley Stadium, will live in history because of the brilliant performance by Poland goalkeeperJan Tomaszewski who kept England from winning the crucial match.

The Rest

Where to find Leeds United vs. Derby on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Leeds United vs. Derby, you've come to the right place.

Leeds United has another opportunity tonight to climb into the top three in the Championship while seventh-place Derby County can move up a couple of places with a win at Elland Road. The two clubs, formerly managed by Brian Clough, meet face-to-face in what should be an entertaining Championship encounter.

"Chelsea are the absolute masters!"

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Jose Mourinho has received plenty of criticism for his tactics at different times of the season from all angles. However, one manager in particular believes that Jose's team are in fact, the benchmark for others to try and emulate.

Nigel Clough, son of the famous Brian Clough and now manager of Sheffield United, has spoken admirably of Jose Mourinho's tactics and his Chelsea team for the way they strangle the life out of their opponents to win games.

David Peace Interview, Author of ‘Red Or Dead’ (Voices Of Soccer)

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David Peace is our guest on this week's episode of Voices Of Soccer. The author discusses his latest book, "Red Or Dead," which details Bill Shankly's period as manager of Liverpool football club from his appointment in 1959 to his unexpected resignation in 1974.

Host Kartik Krishnaiyer discusses several fascinating topics with Peace including the symmetry between Bill Shankly and the subject of Peace's previous book (Damned United)— Brian Clough.