Monday, 25 October 2010
Lots of Leeds fans hate Brian Clough, but I quite like him. Anyway, I was walking round Nottingham with my family today and we ran into him!
I saw him at Leeds once, when he was Forest manager. He was giving a young player a debut. The player was nervous, so Clough put his arm round him and walked him round the perimeter of the pitch, making him look all the Leeds fans in the eye. I thought that was genius. The player played well. Clough helped him overcome his nerves.
I saw him another time, at a Leeds-Forest reserve game. He was a bit worse for wear that night, but still an entertainer.