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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Nottingham Forest 1979 - No.11 Robertson.


In 1979, under their maverick manager Brian Clough, Nottingham Forest won European club football’s biggest prize beating Malmo from Sweden 1-0 in Munich.
With Malmo sitting back in defence, the game was merely about whether Forest could break through.

Despite constant pressure, the English side had still failed to score as first half injury time began, but then John Robertson, a man who was now one of the most feared wingers in European football, beat two Swedish defenders on the left hand side before whipping in a cross. Goalkeeper Jan Möller, did not come out to clear the ball, and at the far post was Trevor Francis, playing in his first ever European game, to head the ball into the roof of the net.


In a competition that had started with the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool taking part, it was Nottingham Forest who had run out winners, even eliminating the current holders Liverpool (who had won the last two finals) in the first round. They had shown what man management and teamwork could achieve and they would be back the following season to successfully defend their title.

In 1997, FourFourTwo magazine declared that John Robertson was 63rd in the 100 greatest footballers of all time. He was also voted No 1 Nottingham Forest player of all time, forcing Stuart Pearce into second place, in a 2005 poll run by fans.

This shirt is available to purchase for £22.99 ref:269
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1979 - Away.

This shirt is available to purchase for £22.99 ref:269Away
A yellow 100% cotton T-shirt, in small, medium, large and xl sizes.
Please refer to size guide A.
Other sizes may be available on request.

Payment and postage options are opposite.

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