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Brian Clough - Old Big ‘Ead

Brian Clough - Old Big ‘Ead

 Brian Clough: Old Big ‘Ead by Andrew Godsell    “I would not say I was the best manager in the business, but I was in the top one”. This was Brian Clough’s typically bold, and humorous, assessment of his ability. At both Derby County and Nottingham Forest, he made the most of limited resources, creating and inspiring teams that were to give great performances in both English domestic football and the European Cup. Much of this was achieved in partnership with Peter Taylor, who acted as assistant manager to Clough at a series of clubs. Taylor, who had been a...

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Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo Di Stéfano was the first superstar of modern football..Besides prolific goalscoring – his career total was more than 800 goals in first class matches – the strength of Di Stéfano’s game was the enormous scope of his play. 

For many players, Di Stéfano was the greatest of all time, with George Best, Johan Cruyff, and Diego Maradona each lauding him as their personal hero. In the words of George Best: “Di Stéfano was the best footballer ever. He had everything. I used to pretend to be him as a kid”.

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