Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

No Knighthood For Sir Brian

No Knighthood For Sir Brian

Brian Clough brought success and glory, beyond the wildest dreams to the supporters of Nottingham Forest, along with enjoyment of the beautiful game to millions of other football followers around the world.

It was with this in mind that a petition was organised and sent to the Prime Minister, to ask him to recommend Old Big 'Ead for a posthumous knighthood. The petition asked. 'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to award Brian Howard Clough, OBE a posthumous knighthood for services to football.'

It is very rare for anyone to be awarded a knighthood after their death, but you can't help but think the government could make an exception for the Great Man. A statement from 10 Downing Street said. 'We fully understand and sympathise with your suggestion for a posthumous Knighthood for Brian Clough especially given the pleasure that his success brought to so many throughout his career.

However, the Prime Minister is not able to make recommendations to The Queen for posthumous honours, as there is no provision in the Statutes of the various Orders of Chivalry. Posthumous honours are restricted to medals awarded for bravery only.'

There were 1,335 signatures on the petition. To view the petition and the governments response, click this link.




Writer:guinless
Date:Monday January 14 2008
Time: 5:20PM

Comments

0
a 'don't look at me' is a bit of a non-answer really. SAF can have one but God can't. Disgraceful.
City_Ground_Fan
14/01/2008 20:00:00
0
Absolute balderdash. The Great Man should have been Sir Brian many, many, many years before he passed away. SIMPLE AS THAT YOUNG MAN as he would say.
RedSmedDownUnder
15/01/2008 10:10:00
0
Brian should get his knighthood. (1881)
watford1881
05/05/2008 13:06:00
0
Brian should have got a knighthood years ago. GIVE HIM ONE NOW!!!!! (1881 'till I die)
watford1881
05/05/2008 13:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Seven Goal Thriller - QPR v Nott'm Forest (24/2/18)

Following today's clash between Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Queens Park Rangers (2) vs (5) Nottingham Forest, Loftus Road, 24/2/18 Att: 13,675

QPR v Nottingham Forest - Team Sheets - 24-2-18

QPR are at Loftus Road with Nottingham Forest the visitors for the latest Championship game.

24-2-18 - Follow QPR v Nottingham Forest On Twitter

Nottingham Forest go to Loftus Road as the visitors to QPR today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Nottingham Forest Archived Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

QPR MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Pantilimon2%
Darikwa4%
Pereira Figueiredo16%
Fox0%
Osborn0%
Watson8%
Colback0%
Cash0%
Tomlin50%
Lolley8%
Brereton8%
Sub - Dowell0%
Sub - Worrall4%
Sub - Guedioura0%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Ingy259
2.Strawberry Avenger239
3.Apollyon236
4.orbitalforest204
5.Pope John XXIII190
6.Old Red Fart171
7.AdebolaCornflakes123
8.the jock118
9.Calvin Plummer117
10.mao tse tung114
Write for Vital Football