33 Total Quotes

Brian Clough Quotes

If God had wanted us to play football in the sky, He'd have put grass up there.
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#Football

On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.
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#People #English Athlete

Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
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#English Athlete #Hell

Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
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#English Athlete

I can't even spell spaghetti never mind talk Italian. How could I tell an Italian to get the ball? He might grab mine.
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#Mind

If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well.
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#English Athlete

Football hooligans - well, there are 92 club chairmen for a start.
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#Football

No cheating bastards will I talk to; I will not talk to any cheating bastards!
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#Cheating

I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud.
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#English Athlete #Women

Anybody who can do anything in Leicester but make a jumper has got to be a genius.
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#Genius

That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can't keep goal with hair like that.
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#English Athlete #Man

I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.
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#English Athlete #Business

When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
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#English Athlete #Age And Aging

I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.
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#English Athlete #History

We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day - and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw.
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#English Athlete #Night

If I had an argument with a player we would sit down for twenty minutes, talk about it and then decide I was right!
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#Argument

Walk on water? I know most people out there will be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it with my drinks. They are absolutely right.
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#People #English Athlete

Beckham? His wife can't sing and his barber can't cut hair.
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#English Athlete

I have no idea what kind of advice my father would have given me, were he still around. More than anything, I wish he could have been present at our press day. Then, everyone would have wanted to talk to him and it might have taken some of the attention away from us.
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#Advice

I've decided to pick my moment to retire very carefully - in about 200 years time.
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#English Athlete

Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.
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#English Athlete