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Farewell, Cloughie

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.

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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.

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