DERBY'S TRIBUTE TO CLOUGHIE
There was a clear reminder of Cloughie's nickname - Old Big 'Ead - when his long awaited tribute in Derby was eventually unveiled to family members and VIP's at Pride Park (August 27th, 2010). The canvas covering the sculpture became snagged on his head as officials tried to reveal the statue. There was a nervous pause in proceedings as it took several minutes to free the material.
For Derby fans, the statue brings back many great memories of Cloughie's success at the Baseball Ground before the Great Man resigned from the Rams after a disagreement with chairman Sam Longson.
Derby County commissioned sculptor Andy Edwards to make the statue, rather than hold a public tendering process like the schemes in Nottingham and Middlesbrough where public money was involved.