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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Very good player-a hard worker and very mobile for a big man.
    Indeed he was, I was sorry to see him leave Forest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Very good player-a hard worker and very mobile for a big man.
    Underlined that he had his best years after leaving Forest, winning a league and European Cup as well as several England caps. Which leaves the question, when Cloughie let him go, did he anticipate that Birtles, and later Trevor Francis, would replace him so effectively?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    Underlined that he had his best years after leaving Forest, winning a league and European Cup as well as several England caps. Which leaves the question, when Cloughie let him go, did he anticipate that Birtles, and later Trevor Francis, would replace him so effectively?
    No,I think Clough and Taylor got lucky.After Withe left(which BC later admitted was a mistake),Steve Elliott
    started the 1978/79 season and failed to impress.Garry Birtles then came in and immediately start to shine-I
    don't think BC and PT expected this as Birtles had only played one 1st team game in 1976/77 in midfield against
    Hull,after which it is reported Cloughie said to Taylor 'don't ever do that to me again'!


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    Default Re: Proper Football in the 70s and 80s before those W***ers at Sky killed it.

    Clough admits he got that wrong, but he does also say Birtles was a reason for letting him go.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Clough admits he got that wrong, but he does also say Birtles was a reason for letting him go.

    Perhaps-but why did Elliott start the season instead of Birtles? Even a genius needs some luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    The squad for 1974/5.Duncan McKenzie had just left and we started the season with crowds of 11,000,7000 and
    9,000 against Bristol City,Millwall and Oxford respectively.Luckily,Cloughie rode to the rescue 5 months later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Pompey-a proper old football ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Pompey-a proper old football ground.
    Absolutely.

    I don't envy the sign writer, having to letter up those roof tiles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Absolutely.

    I don't envy the sign writer, having to letter up those roof tiles.
    Speaking of Fratton Park,I sadly never met Brian Clough in person-the nearest I came was at the start of the
    1975/76 season at Portsmouth when he walked an arms length away from me near the touch line.
    He was such a huge figure in the game at that time that I couldn't believe he was manager of Nottingham Forest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    A terrific crowd at Coventry under Jimmy Hill.It was quite an achievement to stay in the top flight for 34
    years after their promotion in 1967.


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    Speaking of Portsmouth, how many faces on here do we remember?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    A terrific crowd at Coventry under Jimmy Hill.It was quite an achievement to stay in the top flight for 34
    years after their promotion in 1967.
    Indeed it was. Coventry are one those clubs that are hard to dislike.

    Had one of the worst away end 'views' along with Southampton's Dell too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Indeed it was. Coventry are one those clubs that are hard to dislike.

    Had one of the worst away end 'views' along with Southampton's Dell too.
    Yes,I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Cov.Funnily enough,I went to Highfield Road many times and don't
    recall having a poor view there(even when we clinched the league in 197.
    The most remarkable game I saw there was the 5-4 defeat in the League Cup in 1990-when Nigel Jemson missed a
    sitter near the end to make it 5-5.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloughie1975 View Post
    Speaking of Fratton Park,I sadly never met Brian Clough in person-the nearest I came was at the start of the
    1975/76 season at Portsmouth when he walked an arms length away from me near the touch line.
    He was such a huge figure in the game at that time that I couldn't believe he was manager of Nottingham Forest.
    I was very privileged to have met Brian and Nigel Clough on a few occasions due to my dad working in professional football.

    The first time I met Brian, was the day after Boxing Day 1976. My dad had taken some players for trials at Forest. After the trials we had drinks in the players lounge (before the Jubilee club was built). I was 14yrs old, Mr Clough popped behind the bar pulled my dad a pint and gave me a bottle of (Apollo drinks) lemonade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I was very privileged to have met Brian and Nigel Clough on a few occasions due to my dad working in professional football.

    The first time I met Brian, was the day after Boxing Day 1976. My dad had taken some players for trials at Forest. After the trials we had drinks in the players lounge (before the Jubilee club was built). I was 14yrs old, Mr Clough popped behind the bar pulled my dad a pint and gave me a bottle of (Apollo drinks) lemonade.
    Yes,Cloughie always liked to connect with the people.I recall asking my mum to phone the ticket office in 1978
    to enquire about ticket details for the League Cup semi final v.Leeds(as I was working).She duly obliged and
    Cloughie himself answered the phone!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Absolutely.

    I don't envy the sign writer, having to letter up those roof tiles.
    Signwriter? Looks more like the groundsman did it with a Harris brush and a tin of white gloss.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Signwriter? Looks more like the groundsman did it with a Harris brush and a tin of white gloss.



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