Middlesbrough goalscoring legend Brian Clough died on Monday 20th September at the age of 69.
Clough scored an amazing 204 goals in 222 League and Cup appearances between 1955 and 1961 for the Teesside club.
The former Nottingham Forest and Derby manager, who had a long battle with alcoholism, died at Derby City hospital.
A hospital spokeswoman said that he had been suffering from stomach cancer.
During his remarkable career, Clough won back-to-back European Cups with Forest, two League Championships with both Forest and Derby, as well as four League Cups, earning himself a position at the top table of Britain's greatest club managers.
Yeah, a great man. I recently watched the tribute to Clough on BBC, and the best bit was when Muhammed Ali was set up to sledge Cloughie ( along the lines of "I'm the only true big-mouth round here, stop or I'll kick your arse), when the presenter asked Cloughie if he was going to comply, he replied "No, I want to fight him!". Top stuff. The fact that he was asked to run for a seat in parliament by Labour in the Eighties is cool too. Imagine he'd accepted! Ol' Big 'Ead vs. Thatcher? A mouthwatering prospect.
I cannot, and will not, cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.