Sport Theo Walcott is to miss his second World Cup in a row

He has always accepted the pressure with good humour and no bitterness. He is still young and there is a World Cup in him yet

Prolific career cruelly cut short

Brian Clough: The player

Forest struggle to serve up fitting tribute to fallen manager Clough

Nottingham Forest 2 Rotherham United 1 aet

Rivals unite in tribute to legend

Brian Clough once famously said he would run Peter Taylor over if ever he encountered him on the A52.

How to get a good press: the secrets of Clough's inner circle

Football aside, the Forest manager also knew how to work the media, writes Trevor Frecknall

Farewell, Cloughie

Anatomy of a footballing genius: loved, hated, feared and revered

A thousand tributes poured over the fallen head of Brian Clough yesterday but none of them carried the impact of the one that exploded in the corridors of Derby County Football Club 31 years ago.

Brian was head of the Forest family

Last may, at a dinner held to mark the 25th anniversary of Nottingham Forest's first European Cup victory, Brian Clough had the room in the palm of his hand as he spoke about his time as manager of the club.

Brian Clough, the 'best manager England never had', dies aged 69

The legendary football manager Brian Clough, 69, died today after a battle against stomach cancer, hospital officials said.

Roy McFarland: McFarland and Todd relishing a Rams reunion

Thirty years after they were the best centre-halves in England, Roy McFarland faces his former team-mate as an opposing manager. Phil Shaw talked to him

Souness plots end of Arsenal record run

Graeme Souness last night labelled Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest team of the late 1970s as "dour" and claimed "there is no comparison" with Arsène Wenger's "spectacular" Arsenal side of today.

Arsenal come off the ropes to keep run alive

Arsenal 5 - Middlesbrough 3

Phil Shaw: How Clough put the East Midlands at the centre of Europe

Soon after John McGovern began playing for Brian Clough, which he would do at no fewer than four clubs, he was summoned to see the manager at the start of training after a mundane performance.



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