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Nottingham Forest European Cup Civic Reception

Cloughie waves his magic wand and it's the greatest day thus far for the lads of Forest. Their first European Cup victory and the city grinds to a halt in scenes of jubilation.

News 1979 4 mins

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It would be unthinkable now and was pretty amazing then: an unfashionable club from the East Midlands take on the best in Europe and beat the lot. And not only that, the following year they went back and did it all over again. Larry Lloyd seems to share everyone's incredulity as Nottingham Forest celebrates in the city centre. This is clearly a day for the players with the architects of all this success: managers Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, being noticeably absent.