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Win A Copy Of 'The Day I Met Brian Clough'

Win A Copy Of 'The Day I Met Brian Clough'

Brian Cloughʼs family are among the many people who describe their personal memories of the charismatic football manager in this unique collection of tributes. Brianʼs widow, Barbara, and their daughter Elizabeth have provided a rare insight into life with the man known as the Master Manager.

Barbara recalls how they met in Middlesbrough and how his tremendous generosity remains one of her over-riding memories of her husband. Elizabethʼs memories include travelling in her Dadʼs car listening to Frank Sinatra songs. Brianʼs brother Joe and sister Doreen also recount their memories in this book compiled by journalist and author Marcus Alton, who is the editor of the tribute website, brianclough.com.

This collection of anecdotes and tributes includes contributions from fans, friends and former players, collected by Marcus since he set-up the non-profit-making website over 10 years ago. Those who worked closely with Old Big ʼEad describe memorable times in his company - including the TV producer who captured unique footage of Cloughie in his back garden as he sang a surprise tribute to his old friend and commentator, Brian Moore.

There is no doubt that an encounter with Cloughie was usually unforgettable - as this book illustrates. Just ask the fan whose car broke down on the A52 (now Brian Clough Way) only to hear a knock on his window and an offer of help from - yes, you guessed it.

A former player describes for the first time how he threw a bucket of water over Cloughie by accident. You can guess the result!

Marcus Altonʼs royalties from this book are going to the Brian Clough Memorial Fund, which is run by the Clough family and gives money to the types of good causes that Brian supported.

Fans may think they have heard all there is to know about Cloughie. But this book has many untold stories and tributes, demonstrating how he touched so many lives and won admirers around the world.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Senior news journalist for the BBC Marcus Alton met Brian Clough a number of times, both as a fan and a journalist. His own memories are featured in the book. It was back in August 2000 that Marcus set-up the non-profit-making website, brianclough.com. Brian later thanked Marcus personally for forwarding all the get-well e-mails to him following a liver transplant. This new book follows the success of his first book about Brian Clough, Young Man, You`ve Made My Day, published in 2008. The book is on sale from October 2011. £9.99 · PB · ISBN-13 978 1 90823 498 8.

One lucky member of Vital Forest will win a free copy of the book. Simply email your answer to the following question to forest@vitalfootball.co.uk. In which year did Brian Clough become manager of Nottingham Forest? The winner will be announced next Wednesday.



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Writer:guinless
Date:Friday October 14 2011
Time: 11:15AM

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