UK time is: 01:18:36
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

De Vries Stating His Case (Sunday January 25 2015)

Forest MotM Against Fulham (Sunday January 25 2015)

Cohen Pleased With Rehab (Saturday January 24 2015)

Hobbs - We Gave Ourselves Too Much To Do (Saturday January 24 2015)

Eastick - We Needed A Fulham Miracle (Saturday January 24 2015)

Antonio Not For Sale (Thursday January 22 2015)

Fulham Fell Forest!! (Thursday January 22 2015)

Stats: Fulham v Nottingham Forest (Thursday January 22 2015)

Fulham v Nottingham Forest - Team Line-Ups (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Pearce Wary Of Fulham's Threats (Wednesday January 21 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. PVH 728
2. Jimmy Gordon 680
3. LyttleByLyttle 468
4. Calvin Plummer 335
5. orbitalforest 323
6. da fuq 303
7. JWJW 283
8. MrsBrownsBoys 280
9. toms 251
10. Pope John XXIII 244

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 3 - 2 Forest
Derby County 1 - 2 Forest
Forest 0 - 2 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 3 Birmingham
Middlesbrough 3 - 0 Forest
Forest 1 - 1 Leeds Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Sheff Wed 27 9 11 7 -2 38
10. Blackburn 27 9 9 9 -1 36
11. Birmingham 27 9 9 9 -8 36
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34
13. Cardiff 26 9 7 10 -3 34
14. Fulham 27 10 4 13 -7 34
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34

Breaking League News

Rampant Millers Get First Win Of 2015
Rotherham : 27/01/2015 23:24:00
Bent At The Double
Derby County : 27/01/2015 23:08:00
Derby County : 27/01/2015 23:06:00
Wednesday 0-0 Birmingham City
Sheff Wed : 27/01/2015 22:25:00
Blackburn : 27/01/2015 22:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest v Millwall
Suggested By:  
Forest win 34%
Millwall win 33%
Draw 33%