I don’t think you can really ask for a better tribute than that can you?
It’s a simple one, but an incredibly effective and emotional one at the same time.
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the day that we won the European Cup for the second time as we beat Hamburg 1-0 in Madrid. The club dedicated the whole day to the remarkable achievement of that side, with throwback videos and pictures as well as interviews with two of the players from that night John Robertson and Garry Birtles.
But perhaps the best tribute of all, was the one that involved the players of today as one by one they read out the names of the team from that night in Madrid, rounded off by head coach Sabri Lamouchi speaking the name of the man in charge of the side, Brian Clough.
Which European Cup win did you enjoy the most?
It was a tribute that drew a wide variety of responses from the fans on social media, some of them serious, some of them cheeky.
I love this 😍
— Andy car and music fan (@mincodies) May 28, 2020
That is amazing
— COKEY NFFC shelton21🏴🏴 (@RedsForest21) May 28, 2020
— Anthony Cockayne (@anthonycockayne) May 28, 2020
Got to be honest, I'm feeling a bit emotional today…such an achievement, so much pride, so many great memories, just reminds me of how much I love Forest then and now ❤️ #NFFC
— Mic-y Mark (@Melchett) May 28, 2020
disappointed grabban didn’t get to say kenny burns
— joel (@wealthall19) May 28, 2020
Samba was like… pic.twitter.com/wrEoBRnR0D
— Michael Cleaver (@MichaeAndrew1) May 28, 2020
Didn’t recognise Lolley with the haircut!
— Justin O'Hanlon (@rpdarkhorse) May 28, 2020
Sambas voice. Think he’s just taken over David Attenborough as my favourite voice in the world🥰
— joss dixon (@jossdicko) May 28, 2020
What about you? What did you make of this little tribute?