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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.

The Afterlife of Brian

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'Nobody Ever Says Fuck You'

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Nottingham Forest fan Stuart Astill misses his first game in 40 years

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The Nottingham Forest trophy cabinet may not have had an update in the past few decades, but under legendary manager Brian Clough they won two European Cups, a league title, four League Cups and plenty more. One man who watch watched Forest through all their glorious highs and Gary Megson-led lows is Stuart Astill, who has witnessed every single one of his team's games in the past 40 years.

Match Of The Past: Nottingham Forest

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We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship with Nottingham Forest. Twice the champions of Europe, it has now been more than a decade since Forest were last in the top division of English but, whilst our selected six matches all hark back to happier times to some extent, we've left the European Cup matches that everyone has already seen a thousand times off this list.

15 Brilliant Photos Of Footballers With Animals

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By Chris Wright

For absolutely no reason whatsoever, here's a 14-strong bundle of photos of footballers posing some more awkwardly than others with their animal friends (click for full-sized images)...

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Brian Clough patrols the Nottingham Forest training ground with his dog

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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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Do you believe in destiny? An existential question too deep to ponder right now, perhaps, but one that does arise from the unshakeable sense of inevitability about Jürgen Klopp moving to England to...

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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.

Back to school – how to pick a team

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It's the off season in the Premier League, which means that every team is being linked with players on every continent. Some of the rumours have merit, others are tactics employed by teams, managers and agents alike.

One thing's for certain, Arsenal have some money to spend, and chances are they are finally going to.

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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.

12 Brilliant Photos Of Brian Clough In His Pomp

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By Chris Wright

On what would've been his 78th birthday, here's a grid of 12 classic shots of Brian Clough from both his playing and managerial heyday. As the man himself once said, Clough wasn't the best manager in the business, but he was in the top one.

Click for the full-sized images.

Manchester United

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

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Nemanja Vidic Buys Apartment For Father of Friend Who Passed Away: The Nightly EPL

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For a change, we have a feel-good story to tell tonight. Instead of articles about diving, clubs going bankrupt or professional footballers making racist remarks, we learned tonight that Nemanja Vidic has helped out the father of a friend who passed away recently, by advising him to open a bank account and then depositing a large sum of money for the father to buy an apartment.

Manchester City

Mancini Will Have To Conquer His European Hoodoo

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On Tuesday night there will be a matchup that ten years ago you would only have seen had you had Tonton Zola Moukoko playing especially well for you on Championship Manager. Manchester City, fourteen years ago a languishing club in the third tier of English football, attracting a home crowd of 3,000 against Mansfield in the Auto Windscreens Shield (they lost that game), are now champions of England and set to take on Real Madrid in the first match of the Champions League group stage at the mighty Santiago Bernabeu.

Match Of The Past: Derby County

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We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with a club that became the champions of England twice in four years during the 1970s, Derby County. Under the managership of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, the club was promoted to the First Division in 1969, and they gave a glimpse of what was to come with the first of our six matches, a mauling of Tottenham Hotspur at The Baseball Ground in September 1969.

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"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.

Brian Clough Television Interview From 1969-70: Cocky And Confident As Always [VIDEO]

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I came across a new TV documentary this evening that I hadn't seen before about Brian Clough.

It's from 1969-70. Uniquely, the TV documentary starts off by asking then Derby County manager Brian Clough what his expectations are for the season. He goes through his entire squad and offers his critique of each player, what they can contribute and how he thinks his just-promoted side will do.

‘Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You’ is This Month’s Book Club Selection, Join the Discussion!

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We're going to do things a little differently for April's book discussion. This month we're going with a book that I strongly recommend. It's one of the best soccer books I've read in years. And even months after reading it, it still sticks with me.

The book discussion selection for April is Brian Clough: Nobody Ever Says Thank You.

Classic Brian Clough Interview By TV Presenter David Frost, 1974 [VIDEO]

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Shortly after getting the sack from Leeds United, football manager Brian Clough sat down with TV presenter David Frost for an exclusive interview. I've never seen this one before today, but it's a must-see for anyone who has any respect...

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