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And the Ref Was Called Clough (HP)

And the Ref Was Called Clough (HP)

Ref No: 9780955880728

Details: Author: David McVay

Type: Books

Price: £17.99

When Nottingham Forest and Luton Town emerged as FA Cup finalists in 1959, the experts predicted a laborious, plodding game awaited fans and neutrals alike. Confirming how some things never change, the pundits were wrong as events unfolded on that memorable May day half a century ago. Four times since 1952, a defeated Cup Final team had been debilitated through injury, a handicap that could not be rectified in the days before substitutes and the 'Wembley Hoodoo' as it was known then, visited the stadium once more. Only this time, the 10 men of Forest would not be bowed...And The Ref Was Called Clough is a special publication that is tribute not only to that FA Cup winning team of 1959 but also their club chairman at that time Harold Alcock. His arrival at the City Ground shortly after the Second World War was critical to the club's progress and his tenure coincided with their rise to the First Division and that splendid Cup triumph that is still recalled by thousands of football fans on Trentside and beyond. His daughter Gillian has kindly donated scores of hitherto unseen photographs recording Forest's FA Cup run, rare snapshots of the players and their wives in celebration of the Wembley triumph, and dozens of action images from every round.

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