Old Big 'Ead: The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Clough

Old Big 'Ead: The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Clough

Duncan Hamilton


He’s British football’s thinker manqué. the main profitable England supervisor we by no means had and a real footballing legend. To many, an outspoken operating type hero. To others – almost always his ambitions – he was once a bolshy northern gobshite. by no means below opinionated, usually debatable and consistently eloquent, right here we current Brian Clough, in his personal phrases… On himself: ‘I wouldn’t say i used to be the simplest supervisor within the company. yet i used to be within the most sensible one.’ On Roy Keane: ‘I in simple terms ever hit Roy as soon as. He bought up, so I couldn’t have hit him very hard.’ at the FA: ‘I’m convinced the britain selectors proposal in the event that they took me on and gave me the task I’d are looking to run the convey. They have been sensible, simply because that’s precisely what i'd have done.’ On being nominated for a knighthood: ‘I suggestion it used to be my round the corner neighbour, simply because she concept if I obtained whatever like that, I’d need to move.’ On dealing with gamers: ‘We speak about it for twenty mins after which we elect i used to be right.’ On drink: ‘Walk on water? i do know most folk in the market might be asserting that rather than jogging on it, I must have taken extra of it with my drinks.’

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