Brian Clough

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Chris Eubank fights Michael Watson for the WBO middleweight title at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London in 1991. Photo: Brendan Monks/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

June 1991 and Donald McRae found himself alone on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Excited, uncertain, anxious he stood under a burning sky, the desert sun(...)

Wayne Rooney has been appointed as Derby County’s permanent manager. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty

Wayne Rooney has been appointed as Derby’s manager on a permanent basis. The Championship club announced the 35-year-old former England striker had s(...)

Nottingham Forest are without a point after their opening four Championship fixtures. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA

Off a corridor in the offices behind the main stand at the City Ground, around the corner from a bronze bust of Brian Clough and inspirational quotes (...)

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa  and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the sideline during the Premier League match at Elland Road. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/PA Wire

The spot where they filmed the scene in “The Damned United” is a wasteland now, and it has been for some time: a patch of land in the lee of Elland Ro(...)

Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner having breakfast in bed after securing the FA Cup the day before. Photo: Varley Picture Agency

Big Jack was unimpressed. “What the fook you doing ’ere?” he said. It was a question, possibly, though in the moment it felt like an accusation. “Eh,(...)

In his 2016 autobiography there’s a typical line from Jack Charlton. He saw someone drinking Coke and said: “What are you drinking that s*** for? Guin(...)

Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough and assistant Peter Taylor look on before the 1980 European Cup Final against Hamburg SV  at the  Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Photograph:   Duncan Raban/Allsport/Getty Images

At a standstill, thinking about a standstill, rewinding to a conversation a long time ago on the benefit of standing still. A lot of noise, talk, mat(...)

Roy Barrett is a stockbroker who eschews the caricature, focused on family rather than excess.

As a footballer, Roy Barrett was a contradiction. Tall and slim, he had the close control that would be expected of a much more compact player, accord(...)

Ian Holloway is set to return to management with Grimbsy Town. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty

Ian Holloway is back in football after accepting the manager’s job at League Two Grimsby, the club have announced. The 56-year-old former Bristol Rov(...)

Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane during Nottingham Forest’s Championship game against Derby County  at the  City Ground in February. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

If there is one story that sums up Martin O’Neill’s inability to win over his players at Nottingham Forest it probably goes back to a prosaic game at (...)

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