Inducted: 2002, National Football Museum Search, Search At care homes and social clubs throughout the county and beyond, sporting memories mornings help to improve the wellbeing of people over 50 through the power of sport, by sharing photographs, articles, memorabilia or talks. Clough's frequent outspoken comments against football's establishment eventually led to him falling out with the board of directors at the club, and following brief periods at Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United, Clough and Taylor went on to manage Derby’s local rivals Nottingham Forest in 1975. His appearances on chat shows as well as in the football media made him a household name; assertions like "I wouldn't say I'm the best manager in the world, but I'm in the top one..." may have made him a popular figure with the media and TV viewers, but meant he often ruffled feathers in the football world. We are a registered charity; In total he scored 204 goals in 222 games, winning two England caps while still playing for the Division Two side, against Wales and Sweden in 1959. Nationality English Date of Birth 1935-03-21 Brian Clough terms to date 5 Total games 1422 Wins 651 Draws 360 Losses 411 Total honours won 13 Average games per spell Last time out we looked at Brian Clough’s tenure in charge at Derby County and his magnificent achievement in taking one provincial club from the backwaters of English football to the First Division title. During his 18 years as manager (with Peter Taylor as his assistant until 1982) he led Forest from 6th from the bottom of Division Two (January 1975) to winning the First Division Championship in 1978, followed by two consecutive European Cup wins in 1979 and 1980 and four League Cup victories. Statement, Paid-for Derby County manager Brian Clough seen here in rehearsals as a football pundit on the ITV Big Match programme.23rd August 1973. Conversely, Albion were unbeaten away from home for five games but with the side languishing in the bottom four, former skippers Bert Murray and Brian Bromley left the club and John Boyle arrived on loan from Chelsea as Saward tried to find a winning formula. On 1st November news broke that chairman Mike Bamber had somehow managed to lure Brian Clough and Peter Taylor – who had led Derby County to the League Championship in 1972 – to the south coast, signing them both up on five-year deals! He was awarded an OBE for his services to football in June 1991. Albion midfielder dedicated his derby day goal against Crystal Palace to his mum, as Sunday marked Mother's Day in Argentina. It was here that Clough really got into his stride and earned his infamous reputation as a hard but fair manager. During his first season he started to lay the foundations for the club’s future success, signing players including Roy McFarland and John McGovern. M4 3BG, © 2015 National Football Museum. Manchester This has been argued as one of the greatest managerial feats in the English Football League's history to date. Find out what's on here. Paul Fuschillo and Billy McEwan had also arrived from Blackpool but the optimism soon waned as three successive defeats in late March saw the side drop back down to 17th.
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He left the club for Blackburn Rovers in May 1974 following the arrival of Fred Binney and netted 28 goals in 99 appearances. A look back to the 1973/74 season and the arrival of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor at the Goldstone. Pic via Mirrorpix. Clough moved to Derby in 1967, taking Peter Taylor with him as Assistant Manager. Netting 12 league goals, Ken was Albion’s top scorer in the 1973/74 campaign. It wasn’t enough to save Saward who was sacked two days later, with trainer and former player, Glen Wilson, taking over on a temporary basis. Click the link to find out more about the cookies. Shockwaves reverberated throughout the football world while Albion fans were instantly reinvigorated; Clough’s first game against York City – a 0-0 draw – attracted over 16,000 fans, which was up almost ten thousand on the previous gate. Please note: Clough himself summed up the headache facing those who appointed the England manager: "I'm sure the England selectors thought if they took me on and gave me the job, I'd want to run the show. Charity No: 1050792. We will not pass your details on to any third parties. Clough moved to local rivals Sunderland in 1961 where he scored 63 goals in 74 matches before suffering an injury in a match against Bury at Roker Park in December 1962. Brighton And Hove Albion: November 1973 - July 1974; Leeds Utd: 44 days in 1974. Clubs Managed: Hartlepools United, Derby County, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest Cathedral Gardens League Cup Quarter FinalManchester United v Derby CountyDerby manager Brian Clough.December 1969. He went on to have spells with Port Vale, Bury, Tranmere and Swindon, where he later became manager. The media spotlight was firmly on Clough and it intensified three days later when another home humiliation was handed out, this time by Bristol Rovers whose 8-2 victory was also witnessed by ITV’s The Big Match cameras. https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/halloffame/brian-clough “Forget promotion, just be happy to avoid relegation,” was Clough’s message following his arrival, the concerns for his squad no doubt heightened by a 4-0 FA Cup first round replay defeat to Walton & Hersham at the Goldstone – undoubtedly the worst cup defeat in the club’s history. Search Brian Clough in action for Sunderland 9 August 1961. Pic via Mirrorpix. On 20th October 1973, Dave Busby became the first black player to represent the Albion in a senior match when he came on as a substitute against Shrewsbury Town. He was awarded Manager of the Year in 1978. Find Out More. Away from the pitch, Clough's forceful personality, sharp wit and often good humour put him in the public eye. Aged just 30 he was the youngest manager in the Football League. A prolific striker, he was to be Boro's top scorer for three consecutive seasons. * With thanks to club historian Tim Carder and Ian Hine [www.seagullsprogrammes.co.uk] for images. Clough spent two years attempting to regain fitness, but would play only 3 more matches, before retiring aged 29. If you continue on this website you will be providing your consent to our use of all cookies.
Prior to his arrival County had been in the Second Division for over a decade. He then worked for Blackburn as commercial manager before retiring in 2012. please support us. Welbeck: 'Agent Lallana' convinced me to join.
Born in Middlesbrough, Clough made his professional debut for his home team club in 1952 aged 17 as a centre-forward. We may also very occasionally send you information about the museum via Facebook. What happened on the field was, however, playing second fiddle to the media circus surrounding Clough. content Policy. We will normally only contact you via e-newsletter. Honours: 2 European Cups, 2 Division One Championships, 4 League Cups Some participants live with dementia or have memory problems, while others have experienced depression, live alone or are dealing with ongoing health issues. All Rights Reserved. Although somewhat controversial, and often at odds with his chairman and board, his management helped the club win promotion to the first division in 1969, followed by their first Division One Championship in 1972. Another former Albion player, Steve Burtenshaw, was an early favourite to fill the post, having recently resigned as a coach at Arsenal, but nobody could have predicted what was to follow. His qualifications were never in doubt, but it seems his outspoken views on the way football should be played, and run, ultimately counted against him. It was at Middlesbrough he met goalkeeper Peter Taylor who would later become a close friend and colleague in his managerial career.
Search, An INM Website A 4-1 defeat at Tranmere Rovers completed a miserable fortnight and Clough responded by bringing in goalkeeper Peter Grummitt on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, Ken Goodeve from Luton Town, and young Burnley players Harry Wilson and Ronnie Welch for a joint fee of £70,000. Pic via Mirrorpix.
Having finished rock bottom of the Second Division the previous season, there was very little money around for boss Pat Saward ahead of the new campaign and he signed just two players during the summer: Mick Brown from Crystal Palace and Ronnie Howell (Swindon Town).
Given the current coronavirus pandemic, such events remain on hold, so each Friday at brightonandhovealbion.com we’ll be bringing some Albion sporting memories of our own, continuing with Brian Clough’s shock arrival on the south coast…. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Conditions, Privacy There was little cheer for Goldstone regulars as the season got underway, either, with the first five home fixtures, plus a League Cup fixture encounter with Charlton Athletic, all ending in defeat.
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Sporting memories: Mike Bamber's Brian Clough coup A look back to the 1973/74 season and the arrival of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor at the Goldstone. There was an error generating this page, please try again later. Arriving at the Goldstone from Tranmere Rovers in March 1972 for £25,000 plus Alan Duffy, he scored six times in 14 games as Albion went on to win the Third Division championship, and was then top scorer in 1972/73 as the side was immediately relegated. Arguably the most successful, almost certainly the most outspoken, English manager of his generation, Brian Clough's desire to win was first seen in an all-action playing career ultimately cut short by injury.
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If you are not registered, please Sign Up. This website employs cookies to improve user experience. For the half term holiday (w/c 26 October), we will be open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Please enter your email address and password to login. Search. Forty years today, the Argus carried its match report of one of the most shameful displays in the club’s history. He was in fact interviewed for the job in 1977 and 1982. Ken Beamish rides a challenge at the Goldstone. Albion's new striker reveals the part former England team-mate played in his move to the club. Following his death in September 2004, a stretch of the A52 which connects Derby and Nottingham was renamed the Brian Clough Way. The move made no sense. Nottingham Forest: January 1975 - May 1993. Brian Clough manager of Nottingham Forest Football Club watching his side's match against Millwall from the dug out.25th October 1988.
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