Video of the Day: Derby County vs Nottingham Forest, 1983

by | Jan 9, 2016

The East Midlands had an extraordinary decade for football in the 1970s. Derby County were the champions of England twice and Nottingham Forest the champions of England once and of Europe twice – including 1980 – but by the early 1980s Derby had been relegated from the First Division of the Football League and were struggling against relegation to the Third Division, less that eight years after being the champions of the country. On top of this, there are just fifteen miles between Nottingham and Derby. And on top of this, well. Peter Taylor had, of course, been the assistant to Brian Clough throughout Nottingham Forest’s most successful years. He retired in May 1982 but was lured back into the game six months later. Within weeks of his return, his Derby County team was drawn at home against Clough’s Nottingham Forest in the Third Round of the FA Cup in January 1983. Commentary comes from Peter Brackley.

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