Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Forest Legends: Duncan McKenzie

Forest Legends: Duncan McKenzie

Duncan McKenzie was born in Grimsby in 1950 and signed for Forest in 1967. He spent seven years at the City Ground and he'll live long in the memory of those who were lucky enough to be entertained by him.

McKenzie made 111 appearances for the Reds and scored 41 goals, most of them of the spectacular variety. One of my most vivid memories of him was a stunning overhead kick he scored at Kenilworth Road against Luton. The goal was the opening shot in the Sunday football programme Star Soccer, shown on ITV.

Probably the most exciting player with the ball at his feet, he could be as equally frustrating. Although he could take on and beat an entire defence he would often run into trouble and infuriate his team mates.

As with most talents he had his flaws and McKenzie's was probably the 60 fags a day he said he smoked. He was also something of a showman and was famed for having the ability to jump over a Mini with a single leap.

From Forest he moved to Leeds. He was signed by one Brian Clough during his ill fated 44 day reign. His signature was seen by the Elland Road faithful as being the one good things that Cloughie did for them.

Two seasons at Elland Road saw him finish as the clubs top scorer during the 75-76 season. He then spent a season at Belgian side Anderlecht, before moving to Everton and becoming a Goodison legend. He finished his career playing for Blackburn and Chelsea, before spells in the US and Hong Kong.

Duncan McKenzie now has a reputation as an entertaining after dinner speaker and he's hosted radio shows in Liverpool as well as taking over from Danny Baker on the BBC's 606 show for a while. He will be remembered by all those who saw him play as a wizard with the ball and a healthy goals to game ratio, with over 100 goals in just over 300 appearances.


Writer:guinless
Date:Sunday March 2 2008
Time: 4:29PM

Comments

0
Fantastic player. One of my favourites back in the 70's.
hoops
02/03/2008 19:27:00
0
A real footballer,can't be compared to some of the dross of today.
gills-1962
02/03/2008 23:43:00
0
A blast from the past, probably would get in your team now!!
will it ever happen
04/03/2008 11:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Vital View - Championship, 1st-3rd December 2016

Another Newcastle defeat opened the Brighton but Albion could only draw so closed to within a point of the leaders. Cardiff, Wigan and rock bottom Rotherham make up the bottom three.

Montanier On Patience After Newcastle

Head coach Philippe Montanier has praised the Nottingham Forest players for their patience in Friday evening's victory over Newcastle United.

Video - Nottingham Forest 2-1 Newcastle

Nottingham Forest secured a third successive win when we came from a goal down to beat Championship leaders Newcastle 2-1.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stojkovic9%
Mills1%
Perquis1%
Mancienne1%
Cash1%
Lansbury17%
Kasami7%
Lam3%
Lichaj29%
Osborn3%
Bendtner7%
Sub - Assombalonga3%
Sub - Carayol1%
Sub - Vellios17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Sniffer Dog53
2.da fuq52
3.Apollyon36
4.orbitalforest22
5.ZedRed21
6.radfordinlondon18
7.Calvin Plummer18
8.Our Kids Dad18
9.forestfaninvegas17
10.AdebolaCornflakes16
Write for Vital Football