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

Alan Duffy

5th, October 2011


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.