Nottingham Forest have found themselves as a point of reference as debate rages on around the proposed European Super League.
As Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham plan to breakaway from European commitments and general competition, football fans rally around the game the way it is.
One major sore point is the fact of how between the six clubs, they’ve won just 10 European Cups, with Liverpool winning six of those and Manchester United three.
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Forest have, in fact, won two of their own under the management of Brian Clough when they were at the top of the English game.
The club’s social media account has unearthed some of Clough’s famous quotes on football belonging to everybody, including its supporters.
Football belongs to everybody.
Brian Howard Clough. Double European Cup winner.
— Nottingham Forest FC 💙 (@NFFC) April 20, 2021
That is a point that the ‘big six’ are missing right now as they plan to breakaway and it is safe to say that supporters are liking what Forest have had to say on Twitter.
We dive into the reaction of some supporters here, including rival clubs and Forest’s own…
Hopefully this 'league' lasts as long as Brian's foray in Yorkshire.
I'll write a book about it, The Damned League.
— Half-Time Oranje #wewantourballback (@HTOranje) April 20, 2021
Clubs like you and Villa for example have for more of a greater history in Europe than some of the ‘big 6’ make your voices heard guys. 👏👏👏
— Ryan Cunningham (@Ryceezy) April 20, 2021
One of the last real men in football. Said it how it was regardless of the criticism. Every word from the heart and truly meant.
— NickNotts97 (@NNotts97) April 20, 2021
Not a Forest fan but a team that has more European Cups than Chelsea Arsenal Spurs & Man City put together & earnt on the pitch the correct way – RESPECT
— Rog (@rogerthedodge2) April 20, 2021
Everything we need to know about football has been said by this great man. Just listen and learn from a true football genius 🏆🏆
— Uber Forest (@UberForest) April 20, 2021
Always ahead of his time… true words.
— Brett Hughes (@BrettsAj) April 20, 2021
No fan deserves to be in this scenario
— Emmet Buggy (@buggy_emmet) April 20, 2021