Flashback: Brian Clough tells John Motson to shut up (with video)

Ollie Irish

26th, November 2009


“Shut up and show more football.”

No doubt Uncle Motty still has nightmares about this interview.

Like him or loathe him, Clough had the balls and charisma to confront the media head on – he was absolutely right in most of the points he made. I’d rather watch an extra 15 minutes of football on Match of the Day than listen to Messrs Lineker, Hansen and Shearer waffle on in TV’s equivalent of the 19th hole.

God knows what Clough would have made of Sky Sports’ relentless hyperbole.