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 More than just a game
Topic Originator: Gadgie59  
Date:   Mon 15 Nov 22:54

Came across this on the BBC’s website .... coupled in with some of the ‘heart and soul’ references made by Yogi in his first interview; I think says much about how much football can mean to some people’s lives.

Being a big admirer of Brian Clough and his contribution to football, achieving massive success with (little?) provincial clubs, this article made a big impact on me - to see that his focus wasn’t just on glory, there was a very human side to him too.

Yogi’s references relate to the other side of the coin, sort of getting the players to see the club from the fans’ perspective.

Maybe football ‘is’ just a game .... but it can be such a massive influence and part of our lives.


“Football is a beautiful game,
It should be played beautifully.”
Brian Clough.
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 Re: More than just a game
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 16 Nov 09:31

Is that the article about the lad that Cloughie took into his family for a while ? Worth finding.
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 Re: More than just a game
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 16 Nov 10:05

Yeah, Vet he was on tv last week, Clough met him and his brother outside Roker Park as a kid and took them under his wing, everytime Cloughie was in the North East he would invite the lads to the game.
Eventually welcoming the kids to his home for holidays and eventually having the lads down most of the time working in his sons Newsagent and learning what life is all about.
Unfortunately it went tits up, when the Cloughs discovered that he and his mate had been stealing from the shop.

Craig Broomfield has now written a book about how The Cloughs saved his life. proceeds of his book going to domestic abuse and children's charities

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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