The family of former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough have expressed their pride at the popularity of Nottingham's bronze statue.
This Wednesday, November 6, will mark exactly five years since the statue was unveiled by Barbara Clough in front of more than five-thousand people in the city's Old Market Square.
Mrs Clough sadly passed away in July this year, but in a statement for the tribute website, Brian and Barbara’s children, Simon, Nigel and Elizabeth said the day of the unveiling five years ago has left them many special memories.
– Brian Clough's children - Simon, Nigel and Elizabeth.
The statue in Nottingham always meant a lot to Mum and she was delighted to be able to unveil it on that special day. She always said that Dad would have been amazed to have his own statue and we feel immensely proud that it has become such a lasting landmark and tribute.
“Mum enjoyed attending the gala dinner and going to see the statue for the first time at the sculptor’s studio in Hampshire, where she described it as being perfect. Once again, we would like to thank all those who helped raise the money, including the small team who organised the fund-raising behind the scenes.
Brian Clough’s family have described how proud they are of Nottingham’s bronze statue of the legendary Forest manager, saying it has become a renowned and well-loved landmark in the city.
This Wednesday 6 November will mark exactly five years since the statue was unveiled by Brian's wife Barbara Clough. An audience of more than five-thousand people turned out in Nottingham’s Old Market Square for the occasion.
It followed a major fund-raising campaign by fans which saw the £60,000 target raised within 18 months.
Organiser, Steve Brookes, explains the reasons behind a charity match in honour of Barbara Clough, who died last weekend.
The match was played today between fans of Nottingham Forest and Derby County to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.
A charity match between fans of Derby County and Nottingham Forest taking place later will honour Barbara Clough.
The wife of the Reds and Rams legend Brian, passed away last weekend.
Supporters of the two sides will be playing at Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre in Nottingham to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Nottingham Forest have paid tribute to Barbara Clough, the widow of the club's most successful manager, who died at the weekend.
Writing on its website, a club spokesperson said:
"Nottingham Forest have extended their deepest sympathy to the family of Barbara Clough, who passed away on Saturday. Mrs Clough, the widow of legendary Forest manager Brian, was widely regarded as a tremendously supportive figure to her husband and the club is immensely saddened by the news. "
Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Merlita Bryan, has extended her sympathies on behalf of Nottingham City Council to the family of Barbara Clough, wife of the legendary Nottingham Forest manager Brian, who has passed away.
Councillor Bryan said:
“Barbara was a great friend and supporter of Nottingham. Councillors and officers at the Council worked closely with her when the statue of her husband was unveiled in the city back in 2008 and of course when Brian was made a Freeman of the City. Our sympathies are with her family at this sad time.“
Tributes are being paid to Barbara Clough, the widow of legendary football manager Brian Clough, who died at the weekend after a short illness.
This picture shows the pair getting married in Middlesbrough in 1959, when Brian was captain and centre-forward at the city's football club.
A family statement released this afternoon by her three children Nigel, Simon and Elizabeth, said she would be 'greatly missed by everyone'.
Barbara Clough, the wife of legendary football manager Brian Clough, has died.
Her family released a statement confirming she passed away at the weekend after a 'short illness'.
More than 800 people have taken part in a 10k race in memory of Nottingham Forest legend, Brian Clough and his former assistant manager Peter Taylor.
The first Clough-Taylor People's Run took place at Donington Park in Leicestershire to raise money for various charities, including Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Nottingham Hospitals Charity, CP Sport and Hope Against Cancer.
Competitors wore red and white t-shirts, the colours of the two football clubs Clough and Taylor managed.
The pair steered Derby County out of the old Division Two in 1969, and three years later won the first division title.