UK time is: 11:36:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 14 2008

Time: 5:20PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
14/01/2008 20:00:00

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
Report Abuse
15/01/2008 10:10:00

Brian should get his knighthood. (1881)
watford1881
Report Abuse
05/05/2008 13:06:00

Brian should have got a knighthood years ago. GIVE HIM ONE NOW!!!!! (1881 'till I die)
watford1881
Report Abuse
05/05/2008 13:07:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Sign A Lion Hunter? (Friday March 27 2015)

McLaughlin: The Only Way Is Essex (Friday March 27 2015)

Arsenal's Akpom Seals Forest Loan (Thursday March 26 2015)

Arsenal's Akpom Incoming? (Monday March 23 2015)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Jimmy Gordon 499
2. PVH 371
3. Calvin Plummer 281
4. da fuq 265
5. LyttleByLyttle 218
6. JWJW 184
7. Pope John XXIII 160
8. Our Kids Dad 149
9. the jock 134
10. orbitalforest 130

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Ipswich 39 19 10 10 16 67
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 12 66
8. Wolves 39 18 11 10 11 65
9. Forest 39 15 12 12 8 57
10. Blackburn 39 14 12 13 1 54
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53

Breaking League News

Is Hoolahan Too Lightweight?
Norwich : 30/03/2015 11:27:01
Video: Lafferty's Sweet Volley
Norwich : 30/03/2015 10:22:01
O'Neill's Praise For Lafferty
Norwich : 30/03/2015 10:14:01
van La Parra confesses
Wolves : 30/03/2015 10:00:00
Matthews family thankful for support
Wolves : 30/03/2015 09:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich v Forest
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Forest win 54%
Norwich win 40%
Draw 6%