LEAKED: Burton letter schools Fawaz in the art of brewery-based bacchanalia

LTLF Exclusive
Friday, August 5, 2016
Dear Mr Al-Hasawi,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Burton Brewers’ Association in the sincere hope that you will take this missive in the spirit of sporting goodwill it is intended.

As you are aware, our local football team will be playing its first ever game in the Football League Championship this Saturday against the club we presume you still own, Nottingham Forest [...]

Trevor Again: how Forest smashed the transfer record for Francis

In the age of mega inflation-busting transfer fees for the likes of Ronaldo, Bale and Pogba, £1 million may seem like chicken feed. However, in the 1970s this was considered a mammoth amount. In 1979 Brian Clough brought striker Trevor Francis over to Nottingham Forest. He cost a total of £1.18 million, making him the most expensive British transfer at the time. The move caused a sensation [...]

When the FA snubbed Old Big ’Ead

England are yet again on the hunt for a new manager. The England team is at one of its lowest ebbs and needs a radical new approach to regain its pride. Inevitably, the FA’s initial answer was to go for the inoffensive yes man, Gareth Southgate. Although on this occasion, even Southgate saw the job as a poisoned chalice. The FA has been making the same mistakes for decades. But back in the 1970s and ’80s, it made possibly its biggest error - Brian Clough was overlooked for the job both in 1977 and 1982 [...]