Retro Football: John Motson Destroyed By Brian Clough, 1979 (Video)

Alan Duffy

5th, October 2011

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By Alan Duffy


The ultimate football anorak (or sheepskin coat), iconic commentator John Motson has now been with the Beeb for 40 years, quite an achievement.

In a world before Sky Sports, self-important celebrity pundits, the overuse of ironic puns and Clive Tyldesley, Motson was football television’s Mr Big, the A-list commentator who shared football’s iconic moments with the nation.

His voice will be forever synonymous with the beautiful game.

However, in this classic interview, a typically prickly Brian Clough gives a young Motty a hard time.

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