Date: 29th May 2020 at 10:30am
Written by: Barney Laws

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?

1979

1979

1980

1980

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.

What about you? What did you make of this little tribute?

 
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