Brian Clough - My Fake Diary

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

...to the Third Division. The appointment was to prove a masterstroke, a year later Derby won the Second Division (now Championship) title. Much of the credit has to be reserved for Taylor. The loyal number two certainly had an eye for a player. It was Taylor who instigated the purchase of Dave Mackay, a signing which breathed life into a fallen giant. In 1972 the Rams won the First Division title for the fist time in their history.

The names Gemmill, O'Hare, Todd and McFarland were now household names. While their charismatic manager instantly became a television personality. The outspoken boss was a regular on chat shows and was never afraid to air his views. These outbursts caused ruptions at The Baseball Ground. Chairman Sam Longson grew tired of his manager's controversial views and veiled criticism. In 1973 Clough offered his resignation. The board accepted and Clou...

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