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Middlesbrough Honours Cloughie

Middlesbrough Honours Cloughie

The £65,000, 7ft tall bronze statue, of a young Brian Clough, stands in Albert Park in Middlesbrough. Apparently Cloughie walked through the park as a lad on his way home from Ayresome Park. The town commissioned the statue and money was raised through a combination of public donations and The Heritage Lottery Fund and took over two years to raise.

Brian Clough will always be remembered by football fans the world over for his achievements not only with Nottingham Forest, but also with that other team down the road.

Indeed that other lot have seen fit to name the Pride Plaza redevelopment after Brian Clough, in honour of his achievements at that club. Our great City has seen fit to name a tram after the great man (#215 to be precise).

There is however work being carried out on a statue to honour 'Old Big Ead' in our City, with funds raised by the Brian Clough Statue Fund. It has reached it's target and is working on the design and location. Hopefully it will be awarded a suitable and prominent position in the City, after all Cloughie put this town on the football map for eternity.

The statue was unveiled in a ceremony led by his widow Barbara and children Nigel, Simon and Elizabeth. Sculptor Vivien Mallock said the statue showing Clough walking through the park with his football boots thrown over his shoulder, had been well received.

Fair play to the people of Middlesbrough.








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Writer:guinless
Date:Wednesday May 16 2007
Time: 5:07PM

Comments

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Well I am glad that someone has don eit. Its an absolute disgrace that neither the council nor NFFC has stumped up the cash for a statue.
wemaybefamousagain
17/05/2007 09:00:00
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Erm. There is going to be a statue in Nottingham too, with funds raised in much the same way as the Middlesbrough statue - ie, mostly by the PEOPLE. The Nottingham Fund has also had not only support, but significant financial contribution from both the council and NFFC. The Nottingham fund was started some 8 months after the 'Boro one - so is understandably somewhat behind in terms of actually creating, siting and unveiling the statue. I went up to Boro yesterday for the unveiling - it was a great day and very fitting and so lovely to see so many generations of Cloughs there to enjoy the day.
goddammit
17/05/2007 09:25:00
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I am well aware of the supporters statue fund but I don't think it would have been expecting too much for the club to pay for it.
wemaybefamousagain
17/05/2007 16:57:00
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I agree Forest should have a statue of Clough - and Taylor. But not the one the people of Nottingham raised the money for.. that was the whole point of the enterprise. Forest, being Forest, are wholly belligerent and useless about the whole thing.
goddammit
17/05/2007 20:45:00
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I agree, the statue paid for by the fans is rightly going to be outside the ground. The fact that you would barely know of Peter Taylor's existence at the CG is proof enough of their belligerence.
wemaybefamousagain
17/05/2007 22:22:00
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I like the look of the statue, a nice piece of work
Johnny Kipper
18/05/2007 11:08:00
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