Friday, 14 November 2014
Nottingham Forest 1980 - No.11 Robertson.
In 1979 Forest won the European Cup by beating Malmö 1–0 in Munich's Olympiastadion, only two years after promotion to the top division in England.
Remarkably they retained the trophy in 1980, beating Hamburg 1–0 in Madrid, thanks to a strike from John Robertson and an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Peter Shilton.
Beside Shilton, key players of that era included right-back Viv Anderson (the first black player to play for the England national team), midfielder Martin O'Neill, striker Trevor Francis and a trio of Scottish internationals: winger Robertson, midfielder Archie Gemmill and defender Kenny Burns.
John Robertson was the main attacking architect. In his autobiography Clough noted that "Rarely could there have been a more unlikely looking professional athlete... scruffy, unfit, uninterested waste of time...but something told me he was worth persevering with." but that "[He] became one of the finest deliverers of a football I have ever seen – in Britain or anywhere else in the world – as fine as the Brazilians or the supremely gifted Italians."
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