Beginning with master managers BRIAN CLOUGH and PETER TAYLOR, author JOHN BRINDLEY, in 20 Legends: Nottingham Forest, paints the portraits of stars who lit up the City Ground from the 1959 FA Cup winning team through to the present day.Top case studies include European Cup greats JOHN ROBERTSON, KENNY BURNS, LARRY LLOYD, IAN BOWYER and GARRY BIRTLES, who give an insight into what made The Reds such a dominant force.Highlights also include mavericks DUNCAN McKENZIE and TERRY CURRAN, FA Cup winner JEFF WHITEFOOT, the incomparable IAN STOREY-MOORE and current Red ANDY REID. There's also a rare fascinating interview with DES WALKER and a look at the dual Reds career of STUART PEARCE.
BORN in 1961, football author JOHN BRINDLEY is a Forest fan first and human being second. Introduced to The Reds by his father, whose brother-in-law Bobby McKinlay holds the club's appearance record, supporting his team is more an obsession than a hobby. From juvenile 'sins' of missing school to follow Forest at home and in Europe, to being thrown out of a library for celebrating victory over Sheffield Wednesday and missing weddings because they co-incided with bad results, he has continued to view the world through exclusively Red spectacles. "I've forgotten everything else in my life," he confesses. "But never who Forest are playing next!"A former journalist with the Loughborough Echo, he is a regular match day football reporter whose glass can only be half full - until he knows Forest's result. In 20 Legends: Nottingham Forest, he tells the entertaining tales of some of the stars who have shone brightest at the City Ground.